Posted by dOoBiX on January 22nd, 2012 at 1:16 pm
HuskyStarcraft has posted a video up showing that it is possible to stack Siege Tanks, as well as other units like Thors, by dropping them in tight spaces with Medivacs. This was originally discovered by DerNalia, who was a victim of this attack in a game, and had posted a screenshot of it on the reddit StarCraft forums. Blizzard will likely fix this bug in an upcoming patch, as they have done so with these types of exploits in Brood War.
HuskyStarcraft has also made a 2nd video showing tank-stacking with buildings here.
Big update: HuskyStarcraft has posted a 3rd video of the same bug, but this time some people have figured out how to get the tanks to fall off the edge of the cliff and move around at the bottom of the map! Check out the exploit in the video below:
Posted by dOoBiX on September 12th, 2010 at 6:56 pm
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:
- Hold Shift
- Press C (Return Cargo)
- Right click the mineral patch it was gathering from
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 quickly
- Be sure the last command queued up is the right click
- 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.
UPDATE: Patch 1.1.1 removes mineral boosting!