Scouting basics

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As I had mentioned previously, I will do some guides for beginners. Scouting seems like a good topic as it has often been misunderstood. This post covers the basics, and does not go in details for match up specific scouting.

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Metagame report: August – September 2014

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The metagame has been shifting slowly in all three match ups (sorry, this is Terrancraft. Terran only).

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TvT Auto Turret Tank drop

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This is arguably one of the best TvT builds out there now. It has a deadly timing attack with Auto Turrets, Tanks, Marines and Medivacs. But at the same time, it has a strong economy back up for a macro game.

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TvZ: 7:00 1-1-1 timing

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This 1-1-1 7 minute timing TvZ build is really popular recently. Taeja and Flash have been using this build recently in Redbull, WCS, KeSPA Cup and IEM. I am going to discuss this build based on the build order block method.

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Understanding build orders in blocks

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I decided to post this piece on understanding build orders in blocks first, while I have a TvZ post queued up. That TvZ post relies heavily on the concept that I am going to discuss in this post. This post is about breaking down build orders into multiple smaller pieces for easier execution and adaptation.

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2014/15 Starcraft professional scene

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The 2013/14 is coming to an end after Proleague has concluded and with WCS Season 3 moving on to the knockout stage. There are signs of expansion in the competitive scene for the next season. However, there are still a few important questions remain.

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Feedback and improvement

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I have plans to improve the site based on the feedback I have received.

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Learning TvP from Flash

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Flash played several TvP games in recent tournaments. He won PartinG in Proleague Grand Final, Dear, Classic, herO and Pigbaby in the IEM Toronto qualifier. He made some interesting minor changes on top of the standard TvP play.

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Improving my control group hotkeys

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Everyone has his or her own preference for control group hotkeys, and I’ve mine. But I recognise that there is a flaw in it. Recently, I decided to do something about it, so here it is.

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TaeJa’s Gas First TvP Aggression (Part 2)

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Taeja’s gas first TvP aggression build is so successful and celebrated that the build has been well studied and countered by Protoss.  Despite this, Taeja continues to mix this unique build in his games, but with a twist.

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