Back to basics tactics videos
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Author:  Tmarichards [ Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:06 pm ]
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Hey guys

I've started work on a series of tactics videos that are aimed mainly at new players, but more experienced players might be able to pick a few things up as well. I've decided to put these here instead of my usual thread in the Battle Reports section as this feels more relevant.

For anyone who's interested, I've being playing 8th competitively since it came out (and 7th for about a year before), and I'm currently ranked (at the time of writing) just inside the UK top 90. So not great, but having played 250-300 competitive games of 8th I have a pretty good grasp of the basics of the game, so I want to do something that I would've found useful when I was learning the gaming.

Hopefully you'll find them useful, any feedback would be great.

This first post will be updated as more videos come out



Subject 1: Redirecting


Subject 2: Deployment


Subject 3: Magic Phase


Subject 4: List building (Empire focused)


Author:  Calisson [ Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:12 pm ]
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Thanks, Tom.
I included your post into the D.R.A.I.C.H. so that it may be found easily later on.

Author:  Assani [ Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:41 pm ]
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Great work! Useful for new generals -> me:)

Author:  Tmarichards [ Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:31 pm ]
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Had a lot of requests for a list building video, so I've put one up in the first post. Enjoy!

Author:  Phierlihy [ Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:47 am ]
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I think the video ideas are brilliant. But to be honest I wasn't able to force myself to sit through the five minutes of preamble and turned each one off without getting to whatever good bits it had. If that was the first few minutes, I wasn't going to sit through 50+ minutes only to find out there was nothing there I wasn't already aware of. My advice - cut to the chase of the material. As players we're perfectly qualifited to decide what is valuable and what isn't. Keep making videos but tighten it up!!

Author:  Dyvim tvar [ Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:31 pm ]
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phierlihy wrote:
My advice - cut to the chase of the material.

Totally agree.

I watched the one about redirecting, and it's good, but you should get right into the meat of it. I then started up the video on the magic phase, saw than it runs 53 minutes, and immediately turned it off. I don't know what exactly you cover in that video, but it might be good to break it up into chunks of 15-20 minutes or less -- maybe offensive magic phase, defensive magic phase, and spell/arcane item selection as 3 separate videos instead of everything in a nearly hour-long video.

Author:  Silic [ Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:39 pm ]
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Great idea. Will certainly have a run though (but as said before, I may need to clear my schedule).

Author:  Tmarichards [ Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:49 pm ]
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll see what I can do- so far most people have been happy with the long videos but I might try a style similar to the Day9 Daily- an hour long show recorded in one live session but split into 3 parts for the archives/Youtube.

On a side note, I don't imagine there's much interest in it, but would anyone be interested in watching something like this on a regular daily/weekly/monthly live stream? It would make a change from me just streaming SC2...

Author:  Torakeen [ Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:01 am ]
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Is it just me or are all the above videos no longer available?

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