What does Micro and Macro means?

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What do they mean?
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Micro has to do with controlling your units.

Macro has to do with building placements, unit production, etc.

That's what micro and macro mean in a nutshell.
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Micro = Micromanagement, individual or small group tactics, it's how you win the battle.

Macro = Macromanagement, economy and production, it's how you win the war.
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From my understanding it's roughly the game equivalent of the difference between strategy and tactics.

Micro is essentially your manipulation of units within the line of fire (put simply), and macro is simply your manipulation of your mass of units out of the line of fire (also put simply).
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simply put macro is making stuff and micro is using stuff.
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Micro = Micromanagement, individual or small group tactics, it's how you win the battle.

Macro = Macromanagement, economy and production, it's how you win the war.


Very well put.
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In other news, does anyone know off hand which general it was that defined tactics as maneuvering your army within the range of artillery and strategy is maneuvering it outside the range of artillery? I can't seem to find it on google.
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TL;DR
Macro makes units
Micro uses units
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Micro means microwave
macro means ...
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05/18/2012 09:03 PMPosted by Meownaise
macro means ...


"Macro"ni and Cheese
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Micro: latin stem meaning small.
examples: microscope, microeconomics, microphone.
Macro: latin stem meaning large.
Examples: macroeconomics, macrocosm, macron

Think small or big.
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Micro is aplying precise and constant controll to units to get the most out of them. Kiting, zergling slip knot, ability use, precise position adjustmants, or focus fire. Things like that. In a military perspective, micro would be the job of the squad leader.

Macro is large scale work, generaly builing up a lot of stuff and other grand scheme things. Technicly flanking and any "a-move" tactics would fall into macro style, though in SCII its often refered to purely on the production side. In a military perspective macro would be the job of the general, large over all troop movements and supply lines.
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