Sunday, 24 of September of 2017

Achievement Hunters: Insane AI 3v3 Co-op Streak

This is the first article in a new series by guest poster Highlander: Achievement Hunters!

With great excitement I present to you the beginnings of a new series from guest poster Highlander: Achievement Hunters!

Highlander is a self-confessed achievement junkie hailing from the SEA servers. He is creating this series of videos to help others like himself sate their hunger for achievement points. I look forward to posting up his videos and hope you all enjoy.

– ZiggyD

In this video we look at how to get the 3v3 Co-op Streak: Insane AI 15 achievement.

This achievement is difficult and annoying to obtain but it has a big pay off. By completing the 15 win streak you will get 10 points per difficulty (beating insane counts as beating all levels below that) 3 times over (for 5, 10, and, 15 wins). After getting this achievement it is easy to do the same for 2v2 netting you a huge total of 240 points!

Here is a quick rundown of the steps shown in the video:

  1. Have all 3 team members select Protoss and start the game. It has to be a formal “Cop-op vs AI” to work, a custom game will not do.
  2. At the start of the match each team member starts training a probe and sends another to the low ground area as close as possible to each of the enemy’s mineral lines. Build a pylon at each of these locations.
  3. Halt probe production and build a Forge ASAP. As this warps in Chrono-boost a few more Probes for a better economy. Take this opportunity to scout out your opponents base.
  4. Once your Forge is complete build two Cannons on the low ground. As they complete build cannons on the high ground and leap-frog cannons and pylons towards your opponents minerals to prevent mining.
  5. Once mining is prevented it is just a matter of finishing the opponents and helping your allies do the same. 
  6. If things go badly for any of your allies tech to Void Rays to deliver a finishing blow.

If you lose a game and fail the streak achievement don’t be too concerned as all wins still count towards your total co-op Insane AI wins (of which you need 250).

An alternative strategy that helps to overcome some difficult maps is for one player to select Terran and use mass-reapers. The basic strategy here is to try and kill their Command Centre/Nexus/Hatchery whilst never directly engaging the main army and continuing to accumulate more reapers over time. This player can target the opponent most challenging for cannons.

Are you a fan of this new series? Do you have a request for an achievement you would like to see covered? Let us know in the comments below! 


About the author:

G'day, i'm ZiggyD, founder of learningsc2.com. When I started LSC2 I was in Bronze so I know what it's like to be a beginner. With this experience I hope to make learning Starcraft 2 easier for new players and to assist the growth of eSports. I'm also a fulltime YouTuber as well! For updates of what i'm working on you can follow me on Twitter at @ZiggyDStarcraft



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