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10.0The 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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START HERE!Units
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1Follow the constrictions for each step.
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2To pass a game, meet or exceed all benchmarks. (no winning necessary)TerranZerg Protoss
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3When you pass 4 out of 5 games, move onto the next step.Given UnitsGiven UnitsGiven Units
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SCVDroneProbe
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TheStaircaseMarineZerglingZealot
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HellionQueen
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1Mine only Minerals. (no gas) Attack move on the minimap only. (do not look at battles)HellbatOverseerObserver
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2Mine only Minerals. (no gas) and Control your units to the best of your ability.MedivacOverlordWarp Prism
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3Mine Gas and Minerals and Control your units to the best of your ability. Given Units onlyBattle UnitsBattle UnitsBattle Units
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4Choose 1 unit from the Battle Units List. Aside from the Given Units, this is the only unit you may build.MarauderRoachStalker
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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.ReaperBanelingAdept
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6Choose 3 units from the Battle Units List. Aside from the Given Units, these are the only units you may build.ThorRavagerSentry
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7You have completed TheStaircase! Try improving other aspects of the game like strategy, tactics, and micro!CycloneHydraliskImmortal
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Siege TankLurkerColossus
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Rules for Every StepGhostUltraliskDisruptor
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VikingMutaliskDark Templar / Archon
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# 1NO clicking in the command card (bottom right portion of the in-game screen).BattlecruiserSwarm HostHigh Templar / Archon
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# 2NO more than 2 queued units per production facility.LiberatorBrood LordVoid Ray
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# 3NO 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.BansheeInfestorOracle
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RavenViperTempest
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Widow MineCorruptorCarrier
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BenchmarksPhoenix
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Saturation SpeedMasters+To get full benefit out of TheStaircase:
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- Have as much fun as possible at all times :D
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Spending SkillMasters+ - 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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- Avoid arrow keys or moving the mouse to the edge of the screen to move.
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- Click on the minimap and use location keys to move screen
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- Use Hotkeys, Control Groups, and Camera Location keys as much as possible.
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Benchmark Key - Try to get 48 workers on Step 1 and 2 (3 base saturation)
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- 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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Spending SkillA metric that measures the skill of keeping your money low relative to your income. - Feel free to rearrange the order of units once you get past Step 2.
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Saturation SpeedA metric that measures the skill of growing your income safely and efficiently. - Play aggressively; avoid static defenses
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Benchmark Calculationhttp://gggreplays.com - 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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Consistency RequirementMust hit both Benchmarks 4 out of 5 games to PASS - For Step 2 and onward, try to look at your base only when necessary
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