If I could distill one point out of that it would be:
Build more production buildings.
Posted by tGPraxI read it all, very basic simple key points that might get you started on the basics of Terran macro. You could have went into Specific builds '3rax off 1base + expansion at 7:00 Build', or 'adjusting gas timings for Cheesy strats that require gas', but non the less, covers majority of the theories behind Terran macro. Definitely suggest this thread to anyone who has trouble with their macros.
*On 2.3.2 Section Easy maps, there's a small typo. "Quite frankly, Shakuras is a macro gamers dream, providing you keep an eye on the back door." I think you meant Provided,
Posted by cousinjoeExcellent post and I do agree, this is the way that Terran SHOULD be played. The question though is, why isn't it happening??
Answer: It's a game design flaw
1. Marines are too strong
2. Siege Tanks are too weak
3. Terran Tier 3 is too weak
As a Terran, you have your maximum advantage early in the game. By mid-late game, Protoss and Zerg have the advantage. Any competitive Terran player is going to see that you have to win the game EARLY. You definitely don't want to let things get to mid-late game, and hence we are not seeing as many Macro games.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to see more Macro games, they're definitely a lot more fun and entertaining. At the same time though, players don't like to lose.
The solution here, is for Blizzard to fix these game design flaws. Make the marine a bit weaker early, and strengthen the Siege Tank and Tier 3. Rushes will go down, MMM will go down, and the Macro game that you describe so eloquently becomes the standard of play.
Posted by BeefMasterThis is a really excellent thread. I have certainly struggled with that point in the game where you are trying to secure your 3rd.
I think one of my biggest problems is in trying to keep all of this in my head as I play, and in trying to remember to Macro.
It seems like once you get into the mid-game, there is so much to pay attention to out on the battlefield, that it is easy to fall behind on the macro. Do you have any advice for building this multi-tasking skill?
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