Originally posted by moggle45
When people say tvt, tvz, and micro manage what do they mean? Some guy was saying that a stimmed Marine is better than a Goliath vs a Mutalisk because the Marine and Mutalisk are both small units. Do things like size of units actually matter in battle?
And a couple of questions about Terran. How do you defend yourself from another Terran player that has Sieged Siege Tanks and Marines / Goliaths protecting the tanks?
I know of some tricks like using an air unit / building to further the range of tanks. Can you please tell me other good tricks / tech?
Thankyou for you time.
By micro management I think they mean hotkeys, but don't quote me.
Yes, a single stimmed marine does faster damage than a goliath. Goliath's damage type is explosive and mutas are small so mutas take only half the damage dished out by goliaths.
There are about 3 damage types: explosive(50% to small units, 75% to medium units and 100% to large units), concussive(100% to small units, 50% to medium units and 25% to large units) and then there's normal which does normal damage to everything minus any armor/shield upgrades. So yes, size in battles do matter. Splash is a another, but I'm not sure how that works.
As for fighting off goliath/tank in tvt, I guess fighting fire with fire, but you're gonna need those BCs, unfortanely since this type of battle usually ends in a stand off. TvT is one of more frustrating matchups for terran.
As for the rest of it, well, I don't play terran that much so I really don't many, if any, good tricks you can do. Besides, it varies depending on what race you're playing against.
Here's the run down(being vague)
tvp: vulture/tank, keep toss from expanding or you'll wish you had.
tvt: tank/goliath eventually BCs. You can deviate from this from this, but you'll generally want to stick with it.
tvz: m&m/tank/ SV for irradiate.