The game is brand new and yet it’s already starting to look like the very heavily saturated market of guides that have turned World of Warcraft into a secondary market. I often wonder who is writing these guides, but not quite as much as I wonder what kind of content they can possibly offer that people would pay so much money to read them.
Starcraft 2 Mastery is the newest in the long line of guides for Blizzard’s Starcraft sequel to hit the market and it promises to do things a bit differently, offering a big collection of new strategies and upgrades to the basic outlook on how to play your race of choice – whether it is Protoss, Zerg, or Terran.
What It Offers
The first thing you’ll notice with Starcraft 2 Mastery is that it focuses heavily on laying the groundwork for every strategy. You don’t just get information on how to rush your opponents. You are told why the rush works, when it doesn’t work, and how to adjust when it fails. That’s a huge collection of added data that can help tremendously when you’re just learning how to play.
The Learning Curve Can Be Steep
The biggest problem you’ll find with a game like Starcraft 2 is that the hardcore players have already been at it for more than a decade. They’ve been playing Starcraft since 1998 and that mean they have a HUGE head start on the newbies. Even lower brackets can be brutal for players that don’t know the difference between Colossi and Drones.
So, having a good guide in hand can be a huge boon for the new player who needs a quick charge of information and tactics when first playing one of the hottest new games of the year. If you’re that player, check out what Starcraft 2 Mastery has to offer now.