How to play Starcraft 2
Although it makes it easier to grasp the concepts of the game by playing it, you don’t need to be a Starcraft gamer to become a Starcraft gambler. However, you do need to understand how the game works and what the underlying strategy is.
Unlike many other esports, the clashes in Starcraft 2 are 1v1. Each player starts with 12 workers and a base. The workers are in charge of mining minerals for you; thanks to these you will be able to have more workers, structures and units. There are some special units that need a different type of resource called vespene gas. While you are creating your army, your enemy will be doing the same in his base. You can create more bases, or a lot of defence structures to protect your current base. It all depends of what you think your enemy will do, based on the information you are able to gather with the units that are specialised in recon. The two armies will clash at some point of the match and the one who used their resources more wisely, will be the victor. As you can see, the game is all about mind games and trying to predict and counter what your enemy is going to do. Of course, the match development will depend a lot on the race both of you choose. There are three races to select from:
- Protoss: The alien race of mystic warriors. If you chose this race, you can expect to have strong units, warpgates and outstanding late game splash damage. However, the units take a long time to build (time is of the essence in this game) and gateway units tend to get weaker as the match advances.
- Zerg: These insect-like monsters can build units faster than any other race, although said units are weaker. On the other hand, they can overwhelm the opponent with sheer numbers. Their units also are very fast, however, to be effective, you have to spend a lot of resources. They also don’t have great anti-air units.
- Terrans: The human race exiled from Earth. They have great units like the MULE and useful upgrades like the Stimpack. They also have the stronger drop play. However, they have weaker reinforcements which affects them a lot in the long run.