hey guys, i just finished a game that i would say is one of my best. i successfully micro'ed and macro'ed to win the game
i didn't do anything fancy (stalkers and zealots only) but i managed the battle while building new buildings, new units and probes the whole time
so ive uploaded the replay here
and id like some feed back. do note: this is not an "exciting" replay. i really mean it when i say i dont do anything fancy. im looking for feedback on what i could do better and how i can improve.
(i think i could have expanded earlier but it worked out ok)
if i win this next match im about to start, i get rank 1 for my division
i wont spoil it, but here is "the next match"
it is more entertaining than the one earlier in this post.
I watched the replays dude. Both games you played good and I liked the early aggression you did/kept doing. I would say you've got a good standard of everything and now they just need tweeking. I'll list things for you.
At one point you had your nexus rallied to a assimilator and there were about 6 probes harvesting it which means you had 3 idle's. Never rally it there just incase you forget. I'd say the same for taking probes off gas for minerals or putting one or two on. Don't do it all until you train yourself to remember.
You done well with building units early game, like when your warpgate was being researched. This is something you wanna keep doing early game, theres no point having an extra gateway if your not making a unit from it. Same applies to your warp gate. Also try to make pylons closer to the battle. With highground bases put one by the cliff and when you get sight, you can warp units directly into the dudes base.
You had alot of resources banking and thats not something you want. Things like a robo are essential for late game (Against P I open 1/2 gate robo as standard), so when your banking that much just throw one down. On average 1 base can support 4 production buildings so once you throw down the FE throw an extra gateway down.
Use hotkeys, in the second game you like never had units hotkeyed. And not just one subgroup, dependent on the unit mix varies on my hotkeys but I normally have 2/3 groups for my units.
Sentries, use them more often. The unit is sooo underrated. GS reduces all ranged attacks by 2 which is something you really want and forcefields can be useful. On Desert Oasis you could have blocked the zealots on the ramp and just shot the VR's down.
Your micro is getting good. You done pretty well with your stalkers so just keep working on it. I've recently started playing with all health bars on which is so useful for micro'ing/focus firing.
Your macro still needs abit of work, you need alot more probes. When people say always build probes, it took me a long time to realise you should litreally always be building a probe. In some cases though if your vs'ing an all in its ok to skip probes.
You should be upgrading more, like on desert oasis you should have gone for blink vs voidrays. Weapon/armour upgrades are things you want.
Counters. From the games I seen you should have teched alittle bit to counter your enemy. On DO you should have gone for blink against VR's/zealots, it doesn't take that much apm but you'll soon learn to get really good with it, also blink is the counter to collossus. On LT you should have really got a robo/immortal and even if you dont need immortals you should have a robo for observers.
Chronoboost, use it more especially early game.
That's abit it dude. Like I said you're doing pretty good and things just need tweeking now. Do that thing day9 said like always think 'what am I doing?', that helps me keep on track of most things in the game and it will boost your APM.
Hope that helps dude.