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PostSubject: Secret StarCraft Game Play Tips/Tricks   Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:20 pm

False Surrender Trick

If you have an expansion, and one of your base’s are under attack, press enter, and type in “has left the game” (make sure you have chat on “send to all”), but don’t send it yet! Pause the game and then send the message. People will think you have surrendered! This looks more realistic than the Fake Elimination Trick because the color of the fonts are all the same when the game is paused! I actually got fooled by this trick before!

Nuke Defense Trick - Submitted by Jesse Shuck

If a small group of your units have been chosen for a targeted nuke, and you can’t see where it’s coming from, simply use statis field with an arbiter and the covered units won’t even be scratched.

“Invisible” Supply Depot - Submitted by Snakeab

If you are a newbie or you know you’re gonna lose, and your terran…

When you get money to spare send an SCV behind a mineral patch and build a supply depot right when he starts building it, click on the SCV (not the supply depot) and press cancel. It will almost look as if it weren't there. Then when you lose all your buildings (except the supply depot), your opponent will think the game is messed up and leave. You should probably build a few all around the map. Try to build one behind your enemies minerals.

“Invincible” Tank Glitch (Does not work with 1.08!)

This trick is used to make your siege tank have the hit points of a building! To do this, first hotkey a tank, and put it next to a building that is capable of flying. Lift off the building, and land it. While it’s landing, get your tank, move it under the landing building, and siege it. You must do this VERY QUICKLY. The tank will now have the life of the building and be invincible to melee units! With practice, you can get 5+ tanks hiding under 1 building!

Critter Trick

A VERY easy and cheap way to see your opponent’s base!

This is very simple to do…all it requires is a map with critters (preferably Kakarus because they fly) and you being Zerg. Get a Queen with 75 energy and look for a critter. Parasite the thing, and you can see what it sees! Once the critter walks (or flies) into your opponent’s base, enjoy the view! This is really cool because your opponent will not automatically attack the critter! This is because it’s a neutral unit! This neat little trick will help A LOT in a game.

Note: This will not work very well against comps because comps always kill critters. But most humans just ignore them!

Tips from the Pros:

- ALWAYS expand! Do not be afraid to!

- Against comp, ALWAYS build defense.

- Never just stare at the screen waiting for stuf to finsh building. Constantly be clicking and checking the minimap for stuff.

- Against human in a no rush game, do not build tower or choke point defense. It wastes time, money, food, and it’s not needed. Just have anti-air detection towers (eg. Missile Turrets) scattered around your base.

- When attacking, ALWAYS leave units behind in your base.

- When attacking, go for the workers, supplies, and key production buildings.

- As Zerg, build Nydus Canals in your expansions. This allows quick back-up against attacks.

- NEVER have more than 2 workers per mineral field, and 4 workers per geyser.

- Attacking with a mix of units is more effective than attacking with bunches of the same unit.

- Combining spells with attacks can greatly increase your chance of winning a battle.

- Go Overlord hunting with Devourers, Corsairs, and Valkyries. Zerg players often put all their Overlords in the back of their bases, near their primary resource area.

- Cloaked units work well against humans early in the game.

- As Terrans, ALWAYS build a comsat on your first Command Center; NEVER a Nuclear Silo.

- Against Zerg, don’t bother attacking Larva or Eggs. Attack eggs only if you have strong units.

- Trick your opponents by doing a small attack with air, and after he/she spends tons of money on anti-air, do a massive ground attack, or vise-versa.

- As Terran, don’t nuke buildings unless you have more than one nuke available. If you only have one, go for units (nuking a bunch of burrowed units kicks pompis!).

- When playing big money maps, always do frequent attacks on your opponent to wear him down.

- Attacking 1 unit at a time is a lot more effective then having all your units attack different things. To do this, use the shift key. Hold down shift while issuing commands, and your units will finish each one before moving on to the next.

- A very cheap, but useful, tactic is to parasite critters (especially kakarus because they fly). The critter will walk around the whole map for you, and when near enemy defense, it will not get attacked!

- If your Protoss, mind control enemy workers so you can start a new race! Recommended only for games when you have an ally.

- If you are Zerg, burrow Zerglings at all the resource areas; its cheap and easy; so when they expand there, go kill the expansion before it is up.

- When Fighting zerg you can always run in and try to kill as many overlords as humanly or alienly possible! This will make it so that the zerg cannot produce more units for a little while!

- When your toss and have dark archons with Mind Control, don’t waste it on stupid units like marines use it for the big units like bc or carriers.

- When your playing against humans, it is a good idea to not only defend your sides from drops but to put defense by your workers so your oponents guys just dont fly right by your turrets and into your workers.

- As Terran, first build supply depots (3) at your front entrance. After that build bunkers (3) behind the depots. Put marines in the bunkers and the protoss zealots will run away when you hit them.

- Spider Mines are semi-detectors (the actual spider mine can see cloaked units but the controller can’t) so use them as defense against nuking ghosts and sneaky dark templars.

- If you’re Terran and attacking with an army of air units, send in some flying buildings first as a decoy.

- In $$$ maps, if you have a lot of money like 40,000+ minerals/gas, kill all your workers to get more supplies

- This one is called the bluff. it will only work on human players. first gather as much minerals as you want to build as much bunkers as you want. spread them out away from your base but not too far. put 1 marine in some of them and put 4 firebats in the other(in case they find out your bluffing)that way they walk up to your bunker and bamn they’re toasted. now they should retreat most attacks thinking you have a very high defense.

- Ok, to reduce lag during a game… simply turn off sound (Ctrl+S) music (Ctrl+M) and potraits (The little moving picture). This will cause less lag cuz sound and music wouldnt b transfered in the game. NOTE: i reccomend doing all of these except the SOUND. DO THIS BECAUSE U MITE NOT KNOW WHEN SOME1 IS LAUNCHING A NUKE!!!

- If you are a newbie and have heard that defense helps! Your wrong! The best Defense is Offense!!!

- Dark Swarm- if the other player casts this over hes ranged units for protection from some of your defense just go under it with him wil your guys too, you might nto be able to hit him but u wont get hit either (send in melee dudes liek bats/lings to really pi$$ him/her off lol)

- Parasite- ok so the other player parasited one of your good units and u dont wanna waste him, so heres what to do (without meds, or with u choose). first get a few units that might be of some threat to your oppenent then gather them with the infected unit (now the otehr player can see your force) after this send them on route to his/her base or expansion, now this is where the real fun begins.. the other player will most likely divert all their attention to defending the base ur goin attack with the parasited units. now take your real force and send it to their other base, odds are they wont be suspecting this attack.

- When Playing agisnt zerg target these buldings in this order: Overlords (heh) Hydra Den, (Greater) Spire Spawning pool ultra cavern then the tech, never go for hatches because it wont work if you can get the tech down AND the hatches then they screwed.

- Don’t always go for mass something, always mix around with different units. This ensures you of winning the battle.

- Attack with air a few times and then switch to land he should have more anti air by then and you can do more damage never attack with the same unit combos more then twice unless its really working.. (try land 1st then air it works 2) changing attacks can win u a game if u do it right

- Use hotkeys as it might save you some time. Even though it saves you a few seconds, it is useful because the seconds would add up and that can give you a big difference between winning and loosing.

- When playing as Terran, hotkey the ComSat Station (yes, you can do that!) to 0 or 9, whatever. Now, whenever you’re being attacked by Dark Templars, detection is only two keystrokes and a click away!

- Focus your defence around your entire base (this dosn’t mean surround the perimiter of your base with cannons.) If you only defend your choke, expect and attack from the side. More improtantly units are much beter defence then structures, and micro, spells, and units are the best defence there is!
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