Day[9] Daily #132 – Back to Basics: The Mental Checklist


Day[9] talks about having a basic plan and being able to remember what to do effectively. He suggests the player ensure everything is in the process of being built and that the player have a mental checklist that includes making works, making units, chronoboosting, making buildings, etc.  Day[9] also discusses why keeping money low and preventing supply blocks are critical to a clean build order. Day[9] also addresses how to spend any extra money that might be left over after the player has completed the mental checklist. This Daily is all about building good habits.

Daily Links

Part 1

Q&A with day[9]

  • Hypocritical aspect of this daily
  • Good checklist for zerg (money low, overlord, making larva)
  • Is it important to use the right Ctrl for 098 keys
  • Saturation checklist/probe production
  • Troubles incorporating PSIstorm
  • Should health bars be on
  • Losing track of basics and learning to keep up the checklist
  • As beginner splitting your army into seperate control groups
  • Slower mouse training/focus (Day9 exercise: play minesweeper)
  • First aspects of understand SC2