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I've been watching SC:Broodwar matches and there are tournament legal glitches/bug that some professional players use on their match such as the Turret Bug, the Mining scv trick where you can make a unit go through a mineral line or the Dragoon hold trick where you can make a Dragoon fire slightly faster by moving your Dragoon as soon as it fires then quickly pressing hold position.

Are there any glitches being used legally now in Starcraft 2 tournaments as if it is part of the meta game?

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This is the only example I'm aware of and it's likely to somehow be patched out in the next version of SC2, as it's similar to a previous trick that was also patched out. Blizzard no longer seems to be a fan of emergent gameplay and so these "tricks" that were so common in SC:BW are purposefully taken away.

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Is that trick solely only on the Terran SCV? Can't watch the whole video but somehow managed to watch the trick in action. –  MegaNairda Aug 24 '12 at 9:34
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@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft About 4% according to one post and between 1-7% depending on the mineral patch according to another post –  Atav32 Aug 24 '12 at 16:12
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@BBz Again, you can do it in both directions. The video was just to show how it was done, not to maximize the efficiency. –  Decency Aug 24 '12 at 16:37
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"Blizzard no longer seems to be a fan of emergent gameplay and so these "tricks" that were so common in SC:BW are purposefully taken away." - They were never a fan of it there is just a limit to the number of exploits they will fix after a game has been released for so long. Make no mistake about it these "tricks" were exploits. –  Ramhound Aug 24 '12 at 17:01
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@Ramhound Many of the 'exploits' of original SC:BW were core to the gameplay and would never have been changed. –  Decency Aug 24 '12 at 20:40

Although Blizzard is not fond of glitches in general, the priority they give to mineral-walking (drones, SCV's and probes set to gather minerals) has led to some quirky scenarios. One of the most notable can be seen here.

Stephano was able to push the Dark Templars off of his Hatchery by mineral walking his drones so that they push the DTs, then having them hold position. This bought him vital time.

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