StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game published in 2010 by Activision Blizzard and is the sequel to StarCraft.

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How where there different personalities if all protoss were connected by the Khala?

As already can be heard in the Legacy of the Void opening cinematics, Artanis defines the Khala as "The sacred union of our every thought and emotion”. However, through the games we are lead to ...
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How much unused supply should I keep available as zerg for a macro-focused build?

A common problem I have when focusing on macro as zerg is that I forget to build enough overlords until I need them. As a result of this I've lost a number of games even when I managed to scout out my ...
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How to survive to 6 Reapers rush on Starcraft II Lotv TvT

Since LOTV, almost each time I play against Terran (I'm Terran, so TvT), the other guy build 6-8 reapers and go rush before my first Factory unit. In best cases, I can scout a triple RAX, and in ...
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What is giant blue target in SC2 Legacy of the Void?

Just started playing Into the Void. Warming up against computers. I noticed a blue target in a wide area around my units while I played against Terran. I'm thinking it's the Liberator but I recall ...
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Was the Battlecruiser's Tactical Jump removed?

I don't see the Tactical Jump option for my Battlecruisers, nor any place to research it (Starport,etc). Has it been removed or am I missing something?
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Battle.net friend list

I haven't played sc2 in like 4 years, and now when I logged in the battle.net app I see that the friend list shows 1 offline friend only. But when I visit my profile page on the battle.net website, ...
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How do you block players you don't want to play with?

The match maker keeps putting me up against the same guy who says glhf then quits. I've faced him about 15 times over the past couple days. Sometimes I get him several times in a row. All I want is a ...
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Is it worth it to go for rich minerals?

Typically there are eight regular mineral fields per normal base, and each harvest yields five units of mineral. Rich mineral bases typically have six rich mineral fields. So once the minerals are ...
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As terran, what are the most common techniques to block off the entrance ramp to your base?

There are many different arrangements of structures or units that can be used to block off the entrance to a base to prevent a zealot push or zergling rush. The obvious answer is barracks and a supply ...
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How do I play the official “Left 2 Die” scenario?

Several of the achievements under the arcade section of StarCraft 2 are for a game named "left 2 die". When I looked that up in the list of arcade games, there are six pages of results, but none of ...
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What happens if “two” vsync options are enabled at once? (RadeonPro, Starcraft 2)

In StarCraft 2, some cutscenes are "animated" and don't use Direct3D, so when using RadeonPro's "Direct3D Tweak" vsync option (with triple buffering), these types of cutscenes aren't getting vsynced. ...
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In Starcraft 2, how do expansions affect the game?

I would like to know what changes they make, I assume there are new campaigns, and I understand each version runs on its own, my questions are: Does Legacy of the Void contain everything Heart of ...
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Does Starcraft 2 credits automatically increase whenever I enter the game?

I am very new to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, and I just purchased the game. So after purchasing few things from the armory, I had around 30,000 credits left, and I saved&exited the campaign. ...
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When do I have to save in Starcraft 2?

So, I'm very new to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, and I just purchased the game. I noticed that sometimes, Starcraft automatically saves, but sometimes, it doesn't. For example, when I finished a ...
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What is XP and what is it good for?

I bought SC2 the day it came out, and I made good use of it, but somewhere along the way I stopped playing because of school and work commitments, etc. I just reinstalled it today and I noticed that ...
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Will I be able to play legacy of the void ladder if I buy wings of liberty or heart of the swarm?

Will buying wings of liberty or heart of the swarm allow me to play ranked ladder with the legacy of the void expansion, both WoL and HotS is 50% off and starter edition of SC2 allows me to play LotV ...
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Why my mother-ship core cannot blast the photon cannon?

In LotV my mothership core is not able to cast photon cannon: I do have enough energy, spell is available, but hitting it and selecting Nexus doesn't give me anything. Please advise how to cast ...
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How to put early pressure in LotV?

With 13 (or 14) workers on start, early game of StarCraft has been changed significantly. If early Zerg could choose to do 7(6)- pool, now the best they could do is 13-pool... Is this still strong ...
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Does Archon Mode count for any Multiplayer achievements?

Archon Mode in Legacy of the Void allows two players to team up and control one base. It shows up under the Unranked/Ranked Multiplayer modes and even has it's own ladder. However, it seems games ...
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Can I obtain missed story achievements in Heart of the Swarm without starting a new campaign?

As I was playing "StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm" my internet went offline at a certain point and I missed the "Fashion Statement" achievement. I did what was necessary to gain it but since I was ...
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OS X - El Capitan Mouse Problem (After Alt-Tab)

I am using OS X El Capitan. When I opened the first time StarCraft 2, I have no problem. But, When I did Alt-Tab and returned the game, Mouse cursor has lag and is seen double. How Can I solve this ...
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How do I play Whispers of Oblivion now that Legacy of the Void has launched?

I only own Wings of Liberty. Is there a way for me to play the Whispers of Oblivion missions?
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How to pass “Evil Awoken” mission of prologue campaign on Brutal?

I'm playing "Evil Awoken" mission of "Legacy of Void" prologue campaign and have difficulties on the 2nd part of the mission: upon the destruction of "Void Catalyst" my units don't have fire power to ...
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How does region/language locking work for Legacy of the Void?

If I buy a StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Battle.net key from a Russian shop, which says it's for "a Russian-language version, intended for activation in Russia", what are the restrictions exactly? ...
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Can a Dark Archon mind control a Hybrid?

I've reached the point where I can allow my military access to Dark Archons, albeit at the cost of access to High Templar (I think). Now, High Templar are great units, but if I can turn the attacking ...
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Do both players need to own Legacy of the Void to play co-op missions?

I want to play the Co-Op missions with my friend, but he's on the fence about getting LOTV. I know back when HOTS released Blizzard added a feature that made anyone in your party "own" your expansion ...
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Are Terrans objectively better than Protoss at Aggression/Harass?

They say that StarCraft is a balanced game. However, a game can be balanced in more ways than one. One way the game could be balanced would be if all the races could do every tactic equally well, ...
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Are there blind Starcraft players?

I've read that there are blind people who can play Starcraft competently. This seems like it would be impossible to me. Is it possible to play Starcraft if you are blind? How would this work?
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Safely delete some Starcraft 2 files? [duplicate]

Starcraft 2 is taking up so much space in my drive. I was wondering if there are some files which can be safely deleted?
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Are the original Starcraft 2 WoL and HotS DVDs still useful for installing the game?

It's been many years since those games came out, and in preparation for Legacy of the Void I'd like to replay the whole series. However, the Battle.net application is quoting me a ~20 GB download ...
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How do I play the prologue missions from prepurchasing Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void?

I just prepurchased Legacy of the Void so I can play the exclusive prologue missions (I have no interest in multiplayer). However, I cannot find them anywhere in my campaign list in Starcraft 2. I've ...
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How do I actually play the SC2: Legacy of the Void Beta?

I've purchased and claimed the Legacy of the Void Beta, such that my account details show it against my account: Clicking on that icon takes me to this page with information about the Beta, however ...
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Starcraft 2 Oracle to charge energy

I wonder if there is some way to charge oracle units which have run out of energy? Currently I have to wait for its power to charge up naturally, which takes too long.
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How can I reset achievements in Starcraft II?

I started a new campaign, but the game is still listing all the achievements as being completed. I'd like to try them again (and have the game keep track of which ones I've done). This is the only ...
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How can I remember Starcraft 2 counters? [duplicate]

The military units in SC2 almost all have counters (i.e. Thor counters Siege Tank). There are a lot of military units, so it makes it hard to remember all the counters. Is there an easy way to ...
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Starcraft 2 to add more units to a group using on-screen “Control Groups” buttons?

I want to add more units to my current group, e.g. at hotkey 1, using the on-screen ControlGroups buttons. Currently we achieve this by Shift-1 via hotkey. I want to do this on-screen i.e. holding ...
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Why get Armor after Attack but before Shields? [duplicate]

Whenever I watch a professional Protoss (usually WhiteRa) in replays of HotS, they usually get Armor (ground/air armor) after getting Attack but before getting Shields. Why is that?
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Sc2 ran out of gas

I am new to sc2. Practising Macro using Terran. I have no problem for minerals but gas always ran out. This is the major problem iam facing. I even built 3 bases but still facing 'ran out of gas' ...
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How to determine which build order to use in different situations?

In Starcraft 2, there are many build orders that can be found all over the internet - but how do we know which build order is suitable while playing? For example, if I go Macro CC, I might end up ...
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How do I run backwards whilst still attacking?

In the video below, the presenter manages to turn his marines around, move them away, shoot back at the Zerglings and then continue moving: How is this accomplished? ...
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Several Screen Recording Softwares Tested, All Create Empty Black Frames

I have tested screen recording with Open Broadcaster Software and HyperCam2. Both software have produced full screen videos (HyperCam 2 had better quality, but greater file size using defaults). It ...
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How to set a specific color as my default player color in Starcraft 2?

A search on our forum, and google search on this topic get me nowhere. So how can I set my default player color? p.s. Hitting Alt-F will switch player colors into red for enemy, yellow for allies, ...
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Best Attacks Against Bunker Early Game StarCraft 2?

I attempted, as Protoss, to rush a Terran player who had blocked off their ramp with two bunkers loaded up with Marines and Marauders with SCVs repairing them. They easily destroyed my stalkers while ...
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How to make use of LotV pre-order beta?

I pre-ordered the LotV and now I want to play the beta. How do I do that? I've searched the UI but all it says is "Playing Heart of the Swarm". Great, now how do I change that to the LotV beta? It ...
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Hidden secrets in Starcraft 2?

So when I played the Terran campaign again after completing the Zerg campaign in Heart of the Swarm, I accidentally uncovered a secret maybe? The one I'm talking about is in the mission where you have ...
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How do I know how many SCV's I have created?

In Starcraft 2, how do I know how many SCV's I have created easily while playing? All I see total population on top right side of game.
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How can I learn to manage multitasking when fighting in Starcraft 2?

I've never understood how to use hotkeys (for eg: 4-barracks, 5-starport etc up to 8). How do the professionals (or even good amateurs) manage using keyboard left hand and mouse right hand? I am not a ...
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How to efficiently tell workers to return minerals before going to build something in Starcraft 2?

(Note: this question is motivated by openers that involve a decent amount of multitasking and in which we can be mineral starved, e.g., controlling reapers/hellions in 3CC-based TvZ builds, which have ...
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SC2 camera positioning easy way?

I am new to StarCraft 2. I got to understand that we can position cameras from F5-F8 buttons. It means only 4 buttons. But what if I want to use camera positions more than 4 positions? Is there an ...
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What is the fastest way to reinstall StarCraft 2?

For some reason, I have to uninstall StarCraft 2 and want to reinstall again. So, after uninstalled, if I try to install again will the install launcher still have to download again 13GB from ...