How To Play An RTS Game: Advice For Beginners

Originally posted on 11-28-07 at wire.ggl.com.

Clockwise from upper left: StarCraft II, Battle for Middle Earth II, Company of Heroes, Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars

I love math, and I’m terrible at it. I love foreign languages – I’ve studied four different ones, and have absolutely no aptitude whatsoever at any of them.

I love real-time strategy games, and I suck at them.

So I decided to comb the web and talk to a couple of experts, and put together the ultimate list of advice for RTS n00bs. Just from compiling this advice, I’ve graduated from “Worst RTS Player Ever” to “Generally Confused n00b.” But I’m still working at it. Continue reading