N00B Guide

N00B Guide Intro


No StarCraft 2 guide in and of itself can make you a better player and anyone or any site that claims differently is feeding you a line of bulls**t. No guide is absolute nor can it offer every detail or cover every situation that you're going to face in the game.

What a good guide should do is provide you direction. It should provide you advice that is only beneficial if the reader takes the time to really digest what is being presented and apply it in a thoughtful manner. What's exciting about real time strategy games is the constant and rapid nature in which the environment can change forcing you to change along with it or be left behind. So read the words we worked hard to put together here with that in mind and always be willing to adapt and evolve your gameplay as necessary.

We're not perfect either, so if you've got some advice of your own, think we should add, change, or delete something, please let us know and we'll keep these guides the best free resource for StarCraft 2 strategy on the net.


So you've just picked up Starcraft 2 or you're finding it hard to play the campaign, compete online, or perhaps you're just looking to improve your game and learn some strategy techniques. If that's the case then you've come to the right place then my friend.

After reading this guide and taking action you'll be able to make notable progress and improve your play substantially. Due to the complex nature of real time strategy games in general all new players need some guidance. This guide covers those StarCraft 2 strategy basics and will give you that solid foundation needed to compete. So please take the time to read everything top to bottom and if you have any questions or feel like we missed something don't hesitate to drop us a line.

Note: We called this the N00B Guide, as opposed to a beginners guide, because we expect everyone can share in the sense of fun that it is to be a new player. Everyone starts out as a N00B so don't take offense at the terminology; on the contrary, embrace it.

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