Having a good gathering of
resources is very important to win the game,since without
resources you can't do much.Before anything,you
should know some things about the gathering:
1.Each worker will take only 8 units
of minerals or Gas.
2.Only a worker at the same time
will be able to extract Gas.
3.Only a worker at the same time
will be able to mine in a mineral field.
Knowing this you can learn,for example,that at the start of a
game it's better to send each worker to a different
mineral,since only a worker can mine a mineral at the same
The number of workers depends of the number of minerals
chunks.If there are 8 minerals chunks,the optimum number of
workers is 1/2 per deposit,thus,a little more than 8,say 13.If
it's 10,you will have more workers,15 or 16 but no more than that.
An excess of workers
won't increase the gathering.
The extraction of gas is
similar,it depends where is the gas geyser ,the number of
workers depends of this,but as standard many players use 4
workers per geyser.
If it's far it requires more workers to
maintain the extraction to the maximum level.If you see more
than a worker waiting to enter to the Refinery,Extractor or
Assimilator you should know that you have too many workers.
A depleted geyser only will give you 2 of Gas, it'll be better
search a new geyser.Always remember to build the Nexus, Command
Center or Hatchery as close as is possible of the minerals/gas
Last revision: 12/03/05