What am I doing wrong?

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Hey guys. I used to be stuck in bronze when I would do 1v1 or 2v2 with my friend. I decided to try 2v2 random and I got placed into gold. I seem to be doing horribly. I even did horrible in bronze. The only time I would win even then was when my friend and I would marine rush. Could anyone take a look at this replay from a 2v2 random I just did and tell me what I need to improve upon? It's a fairly short game, but I got destroyed. http://drop.sc/players/US/2886172/Ghost
Scout, macro, 1 rax fe, go back to 1v1s until at least gold.
What does everything except scout and 1v1 mean?
You are probably just struggling because your mechanics aren't good enough, YET! But keep working on using hotkeys, control groups, etc and you'll get there.

Check out an old thread of mine that might help out some: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/1921983336
05/04/2012 12:37 PMPosted by Ghost
Could anyone take a look at this replay from a 2v2 random I just did and tell me what I need to improve upon?


To put it bluntly, you are doing everything wrong. To improve, you should only think about constantly making SCVs and not getting supply blocked for a while.

Do this about 10 times:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXbSvEKLJl8

Then check this out:
http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/4421992878

You will be a much better player in no time. Come back to this replay in a month and you will cringe at the mistakes you were making.
I just watched that youtube video. WOW. I tried it once and absolutely slaughtered my opponent.
Nice job. I suggest you take it slow and focus on constant SCV production and not getting supply blocked for a while. Those things need to become automatic before you learn micro, unit counters, and relatively complex builds.
05/04/2012 12:52 PMPosted by Ghost
What does everything except scout and 1v1 mean?


Remember the golded rule: every building should either be training a unit or building an add on. 1 rax FE is a build. look it up.
I haven't had a chance to play much since doing this, but I just watched a bunch of videos and tried to apply mechanics advice. (see "halby mineral drill" on youtube) I've been just working on my macro and I've gone about 18-4 on the bronze ladder having little experience with the game. 3 of those 4 losses were when I did the alternate 10 minute minerals only timing and lost to tanks or colossi. I've also been practicing with some friends I made online and managed to do quite well against golds and silvers in customs.

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