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Is there an option to join your friends and observe the game from within (as in a replay only live) while they play? It used to be possible in SC1, is there a trick to it in SC2?

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That sounds like it could give a player an incredible advantage. – Frank Mar 22 '13 at 20:08
This wasn't really possible without hacks in SC1 either, but there were observer maps that emulated a lot of the SC2 observer functionality. – McKay Mar 22 '13 at 21:17
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This isn't possible unless you started the game as an observer.

When in the game lobby screen, the host can right click on a user, and say "make referee", they then become an observer for the game.

Any participants who join into the game lobby after it's full will automatically be observers / referees.

This procedure can also be used from a game save, if the participants are willing to go back out to the lobby to make this possible.

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Thanks, that was what I was looking for :) – Aleksandar Savkov Mar 23 '13 at 0:11
I guess it's not possible to make this for example in the single player campaign, right? – Waylander Apr 2 '13 at 16:55
@Waylander Correct. No observation of the campaign is possible. – McKay Apr 2 '13 at 19:54

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