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8.0The Goal is not to win now. The Goal is to improve now. Do not try to win now.
Try to improve now, and you will win later.
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TheStaircase is a training system designed to help you reach your league goal in the most efficient way possible. Choose the league you want to reach below and follow the corresponding benchmarks to achieve this. Keep in mind, that this should be your long term goal and is often times not just one league above your current league.
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TheStaircase (How to)
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1Choose a Race.
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2Choose a League Goal.
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3Start at Step 0 if Zerg. Start at Step 1 if Terran or Protoss.
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4Follow the constrictions for each step.
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5To pass a game, you must meet or exceed all benchmarks in your league goal.
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6When you pass 4 out of 5 games you move onto the next step.
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TheStaircase
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Protoss Benchmarks
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Step
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League GoalSpending SkillRace Macro0Play "Creep or Die" in the arcade and use "TheStaircase" mode for your League Goal against no opponent.
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1Mine only Minerals. (no gas) Attack move on the minimap only. (do not look at battles)
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GrandmasterGrandmaster1002Mine only Minerals. (no gas) and Control your units to the best of your ability.
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3Mine Gas and Minerals and Control your units to the best of your ability. Given Units only
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MasterMaster1004Choose 1 unit from the Battle Units List. Aside from the Given Units, this is the only unit you may build.
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5Choose 2 units from the Battle Units List. Aside from the Given Units, these are the only units you may build.
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DiamondDiamond1006Choose 3 units from the Battle Units List. Aside from the Given Units, these are the only units you may build.
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PlatinumPlatinum100
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The Rules
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GoldGold100
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# 1NO clicking in the command card (bottom right portion of the game screen).
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# 2NO more than 2 queued units per production facility.
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# 3 - No more than b+2 supply structures in construction at a time, where b = the number of mineral saturated bases. Mineral Saturation occurs when there are 16 workers mining minerals.
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Terran Benchmarks
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League GoalSpending SkillRace Macro
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Units
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GrandmasterGrandmaster100
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ProtossTerranZerg
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MasterMaster100
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Given UnitsGiven UnitsGiven Units
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DiamondDiamond100ProbeSCVDrone
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ZealotMarineOverlord
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PlatinumPlatinum100Mothership Core / MothershipHellionZergling
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ObserverHellbatQueen
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GoldGold100Warp PrismOverseer
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Battle UnitsBattle UnitsBattle Units
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AdeptMarauderBaneling
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StalkerReaperRoach
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Zerg BenchmarksSentryThorRavager
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ImmortalCycloneHydralisk
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League GoalSpending SkillRace MacroMax Creep %ColossusSiege TankHydralisk
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DisruptorGhostUltralisk
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GrandmasterGrandmaster7010Dark Templar / ArchonVikingMutalisk
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High Templar / ArchonBattlecruiserSwarm Host
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MasterMaster659Void Ray LiberatorBrood Lord
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OracleBansheeInfestor
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DiamondDiamond608TempestRavenViper
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CarrierWidow MineCorruptor
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PlatinumPlatinum557PhoenixMedivac
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GoldGold506
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Guidelines/Notes
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- Play aggressively; avoid static defenses
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Benchmark Key - Experiment with the new unit/units on your current Step as much as possible!
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- Focus as much as possible on your goals, and not on winning the game.
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Spending SkillAn equation that measures the skill of keeping your money low relative to your income. - Avoid arrow keys or moving the mouse to the edge of the screen to move.
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Benchmark CalculationGGTracker.com - Click on the minimap and use location keys to move screen
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Consistency RequirementMust hit both Benchmarks 4 out of 5 games to PASS - Use Hotkeys, Control Groups, and Camera Location keys as much as possible.
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Race MacroInjects, Orbital Command Energy, Nexus Energy: 100 is a perfect scoreTry to get 48 workers on Step 1 (3 base saturation)
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Max Creep %Maximum % of the map covered in creep throughout the course of the game.Try to get 66 workers on all other Steps (3 base saturation) NOTE: only take the gas you need when you need it!!!
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- Feel free to rearrange the order of units once you get past Step 2.
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Additional Resourceslink - Have as much fun as possible at all times :D
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TheStaircase on teamliquid.nethttp://bit.ly/Sd6PbF-Try to keep at least one unit or group of units active on the map after your first scout, this will help train multitasking.
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TheStaircase Videocoming soon!-For Step 2 and onward, try to look at your base only when necessary
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