So a couple years ago I happen to come across a preview for starcraft 2 …which led me to youtube to find more....which led me to HDstarcraft..which led me to Huskystarcraft.. and ultimately led me to here.
I started to play online… Not even knowing about Iccup I’d just go to USeast on battle.net….. boy…I had no idea I was this bad at the game… When I first logged on I was arrogant.. of course having played against 3 or 4 comps with no codes and being able to build a solid wall with terran.. leaving me free to slowly build a fleet of battle cruisers…keep in mind I never used to play broodwar.. lurkers.. wtf was that?.. medic? C’mon overrated.. I don’t want a woman in my army
After watching Husky cast the pro-korean scene I started to fall in love with BW on a whole new level.. I installed the expansion pack and started to learn all the new (to me) units. I recruited my Brother-in-law to play some LAN games with me.. a couple of 25-26 year olds sitting at the kitchen table playing starcraft.. what’s cooler than that?
When I’d play online I was scared to play 1v1.. mostly because when I’d play 3v3 people online were a$*h0L3s and would get so angry at me when I’d try somehting other than the standard rush builds everyone does… god forbid I go for fast nukes.. jeez.. you don’t have to just quit and call me a “f’n noob”..
Then one day I went onto Iccup.. Hey.. this guy wished me good luck.. that was nice of him….
I wouldn’t play much 1v1 because I’d get so amped up.. I mean to me it was personal.. if I lost I would be ruined. “I shouldn’t be losing I’ve been playing since like 99… why are these guys so friggin good”.
Then.. I read about some using hotkeys…”what the hell is a hotkey.. is he hacking?”
That’s right.. I’d been playing years not touching the keyboard other than to type… I could actually hold a D ranking on ICCUP w/o touching the keyboard
Mostly because I knew cheesey quick build orders like 1 base lurker and getting fast DTs… Proxy gates.. why not?!?
I average 70 APM with no keyboard.. I started to take pride in it… I created a hanlde ‘idontusehotkeys’ and would tell people if they asked me why that I only had one arm..
I just got SC2… and I told myself when I got this game I would relearn the game.. I would force myself to use hotkeys…
My problem is.. I fumble all around.. I’m one of those guys who can type 60WPM but with only 3 fingers.. total.. from both hands.
My eyes need to be on the keyboard to type effectively.. so trying to use hotkeys with one hand and multiple fingers.. while not looking at the keyboard is a giant struggle for me.. I have to re-learn everything..
I don’t even know the keys to press.. I know that shift saves commands almost like a que.. and that I can create a control group of units or buildings.. but I don’t know the shortcuts for building or the units…
So here goes.. I’m going to try it out.. My first goal.. get top ten in my bronze league with hotkey use…