Posted by on September 12th, 2010 at 6:56 pm | 10,400 views

sockfolder from Teamliquid.net has found a nice trick that you can use with your drones/scvs/probes to gain a little extra income. Basically, when your worker finishes gathering minerals, they stand for half a second before turning around to bring it back to your base. sockfolder discovered that if you press the Return Cargo button on the worker, it will immediately turn around, thus giving you minerals faster. So to make this trick work well, you need to queue up the commands for each worker.

Select a worker that is holding minerals and follow below:

  1. Hold Shift
  2. Press C (Return Cargo)
  3. Right click the mineral patch it was gathering from
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 quickly
  5. Be sure the last command queued up is the right click
  6. Repeat the whole process for the other workers

According to sockfolder, after 5 minutes of normal mining, a worker would gather 495 minerals. A worker with boosted mining, would gather 530 minerals, which is 7% more! Check out the video created by Trebis below to see this trick in action.

Source: Teamliquid.net

UPDATE: Patch 1.1.1 removes mineral boosting!

  • Too much work…
    Will try later…
    XD

  • zenfist

    lol – removed in patch 1.1.1