I just got the beta from gamestop and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for a beginner at starcraft. I have played a couple rts games before like starcraft 1, cnc3, and warcraft 3 but i can not move up from copper league. This game is awesome and i want to get better so i can beat my friend.
Just understand that the "real" game being played is of economy. Pretty much, never ever stop making drones/scvs/probes. When you build an expansion, transfer some of the workers to the new base so you get the extra money asap. You never want to have money saved up, because it does no good. You want that money spent as soon as you get it. If you find yourself ever having more than 500 minerals/gas, build another barracks/factory/gateway/hatchery/whatever so you can get more units quicker.
You also want to get away with everything you can if you can help it. If you hold off an attack with 1 unit, that is perfect, because all that money you didn't spend on extra units went to something more worthwhile. You never want to make turrets/cannons until you absolutely have to. Never build too many, because a large army accomplishes the same thing as defensive structures, except armies can move and attack.
Edited by LysIs514, 21 April 2010 - 08:59 PM.