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

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StarCraft 2 Glossary of Terms

I see a lot of words flying about when talking about StarCraft 2 strategies. Things like Rush, Timing, Contain, Push, 6Pool, Cheese... It would be quite helpful to have a list of the accepted ...
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How quickly does the bonus pool refill?

In SC2, how fast do my bonus pool points refill? I have finally worn my pool down to 0. Does anybody know if it is just time that refills them or something else?
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How to book many marines quickly

In the late game, when I have 5-7 raxes I often need to book 15-20 marines (lings, etc) at a time. To do so right now I'm pressing 'a' button 15-20 times... which take me solid 5-10 seconds.... Is ...
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Starcraft 2 limitations on expansions

I'm currently playing SC2 with it's free starter edition. I already loved it and planing buy it. But i've some questions. If I buy only WoL, can i play ranked/unranked matches? If I buy only WoL, ...
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Starcraft 2 Gets Slower as a Match Progresses

The problem is simple, I fear the solution is unobtainable. Whenever I get (roughly) more than 120 supply my game comes to almost a complete standstill. Playing ladder makes me cry a little inside. ...
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Is there a way to make StarCraft 2 remember my battle.net password?

StarCraft 2 requires me to enter my password every time I launch the game. Is there a way to bypass this inconvenience, for example by making it remember the password somehow?
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Where to find replays with specific builds in them? [closed]

I'm struggling to find replays with specific builds. Right now I'm searching for blink stalkers into dark templars, but my question is generic.
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What to do against Warp Prism infiltration strategy in Starcraft 2?

Yesterday, a friend won 3 plays with this strategy : http://www.theuen.com/strategies/protoss/warp-gates-using-warp-prism http://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/184/61571 The fourth, he stopped because ...
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What is the “magic box” in Starcraft 2?

Tzenes mentioned a "magic box" in Starcraft 2 in chat. Despite myself, I'm now overwhelmingly curious: What it is the magic box? Why I should care about it?
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How many divisions are there for each league in Starcraft 2?

In Starcraft 2 competitive online games you get placed in a league and are ranked against approximately 100 other people of your skill level. For the different skill levels there are bronze, silver, ...
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Will I lose my League/Rank in Starcraft 2 due to inactivity? [duplicate]

I just got promoted to diamond league. If I stop playing for a while, will I get demoted back to a lower league? If so, how lang can I stay inactive without this happening? Also, will I get demoted, ...
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Do I need a Wings of Liberty code to play Heart of the Swarm?

I have Wings of Liberty, but I am thinking of getting HoTS. My code for Wings of Liberty has been used on my locked account. So, my question is do I need another copy of Wings of Liberty to play HoTS, ...
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How to counter Protoss' fast expand as zerg?

So this is the situation: I scout around 9, I find his base quite far from mine. The protoss also immediatly puts a wall in front of his natural (+cannons), making it impossible to end the game ...
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What's purpose of these little rock plate under ramps in many maps in Starcraft 2

What does these little destroy able rock's purpose? Any advantage on keeping it or destroying it?
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What new real time strategy-games can you create custom maps in? [closed]

I just found out that the city of Stockholm has made open 3d-models of basically the entire city. I'm thinking of porting them to some starcraft-like real-time-strategy-game, playing the siege of ...
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What's this number on my friend's Battle.net Portrait?

One of my Real ID friends has a small number next to his name on my friends list. What does this refer to? None of my other Real ID friends seem to have it.
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How to deal with 2v2 rushes?

I play on a 2v2 team as Protoss, my ally is Terran. 1v1 rush handling is fairly straight-forward, and if you're prepared for it the defender gets the advantage because of quick reinforcements, high ...
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Testing maps with Starcraft 2 starter edition

I have a friend who wants to work on a SC2 custom map, and I figured I'd help him out since I loved playing around with the old Warcraft editor. Blizzard's take on starter edition users using the map ...
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How can I test my SC2 Maps without a Battle.NET connection

Is there any way to test my SC2 custom map while I cannot log on to Battle.NET?
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Can StarCraft 2 be played offline?

I've always thought that Starcraft 2 was Always Online, but I was talking to a college today and I found out there was an offline mode which just lacks access to achievements or custom maps (like I ...
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What does the free edition of Starcraft 2 include?

Free edition: Play the first five missions of the epic single-player campaign and wage unrelenting war on your friends. Does it really mean it includes multiplayer? Are there any limitations? ...
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Starcraft 2 Protoss: Can't Use My Resources Effectively

So I have this macro trouble of mine.I am currently a gold league Protoss player and playing WoL at the moment. The problem is, I end up having over 1k minerals and can't properly waste them all! Last ...
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Strange mouse cursor change during games

During some games my mouse cursor changes to some strange dotted line (like in the picture). I looks like that, but I had to draw it myself as the mouse is not visible in screenshots. This is really ...
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What effects do choices in Wings of Liberty have in Heart of the Swarm?

As per my other question, I know that choices made in Wings of Liberty affect (at minimum) dialog in Heart of the Swarm. What other effects do these past choices have on the campaign, if any? Are ...
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Are copies of Starcraft 2 sold without redemption codes unclaimable? [closed]

I am planning to buy WoL and HotS from Amazon. As you know, Starcraft 2 is only playable online, which requires redemption code. The product listings don't have any information about what is ...
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What are some strategies that use the Raven in Starcraft 2?

I've seen several mentions of Ravens and how useful they are in various other Starcraft 2 questions, but I haven't been able to figure out a good way to use them in multiplayer matches. Clearly I'm ...
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How can I speed up the “Optimization” stage of the SC2 launcher?

My Starcraft 2 launcher is currently at 5.1% of "Reconfiguring game files. Please wait". Unfortunately, it has been like this for 30+ minutes. The launcher clearly states not to close the ...
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How does one get a tie game in Starcraft 2?

I've seen "Tie" game results in others' match histories. When a game is considered a tie?
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2v2 strategy if partner drops out early?

What is a good strategy if our partner leaves in the first 5 minutes? I play 2v2 regularly with my friend. His computer can be flaky and will occasionally freeze within the first five minutes of the ...
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How long is StarCraft 2's typical input delay compared to other competitive games?

Battle.net 2.0 seems to have severe netcode issues, meaning that commands take longer to be executed than they should. This is likely a result of preventing lag and dropped connections, but it comes ...
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How do I change the video settings from outside Starcraft 2?

In switching from residence life to house life for a brief vacation, I've been forced to downgrade from my 1920x1080 resolution-supporting monitor to a 1024x800 monitor, although I brought my computer ...
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What exactly is a “cheese” in Starcraft 2?

I seem to see commentators mention "cheese" with regards to Starcraft 2, but I'm not quite sure what they mean. If a particular build/tactic is called a "cheese", does that mean it is a considered to ...
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Good practice for protoss player against MMM in PvT

Currently, I'm bronze player in US league, I always have a problem in the battle situation with my army against MMM pattern. My composite army always contain zealot/stalker/sentry(not ...
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Starcraft II ending transcript

May someone give me a transcript of cinematic ending of Starcraft II HOTS. I am not native, so it's difficult for me to understand that all. I just heard
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Can widow mines be denied with force fields?

All is in the title. Is it possible to deny a mine shot with a force-field? I have been in this situation, a team-mate has scanned a zone and reveal some widow mines on the my way to enemy base. I ...
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Can you add queens in production to a control group?

I am currently working on a strategy that involves having 4-6 queens in my final army comp (plus a queen for each hatchery). My problem is that whenever I queue up a queen to be produced, I have to go ...
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Which comes first? Heart of the Swarm or Wings of Liberty?

I'm quite confused as which Starcraft 2 game to buy first? If I buy Heart of Swarm will I'll be able to play in Wings of Liberty too? or no?
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Where to find video of replays from '1st person of view'

A few days ago I watched Day9's team monobattles. That boosted my own apm and everything else - I began to do stuff quicker. Does anyone know where can I find other videos of replays that are ...
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How do I get psionic death achievement in StarCraft II?

I'm trying to get this on unranked matches, hoping that unranked matches are under melee combat category. Do I have to kill 20 units in one, single storm, or do I have to have 20 or more kills in ...
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Can a StarCraft II digital download be put on multiple computers?

I want to buy StarCraft II on the Blizzard website, but I want it installed on two different computers (both Macs). I'm wondering if I can install it on two different computers through Battle.net, or ...
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How quickly do larvae spawn in Starcraft 2?

When I play Starcraft 2 as the zerg I always lose track of my larvae while fighting battles or exploring. I was wondering if anyone knew exactly how many seconds it takes for a larva to spawn.
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Song during Heart of the Swarm Ending Cinematic

What is the name of the song used during the heart of the swarm ending cinematic? You can hear it at the following link: ...
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What's the proper way to deal with someone who Team Kills and harasses you constantly in Starcraft 2?

What can be done against individuals who Team Kills (TK) in games of Starcraft 2? I don't play the game too much, but it seems this individual does and sometimes we're paired up as teammates in 3v3 ...
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How can I work around the delays after Overlord mutation and Changeling spawn?

There are 2 delays that really annoy me about Overlords/-seers. The mutation start from Overlord to Overseer. If I run a mutation and I don't wait at least 1/2s to give him a move order, the ...
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What changes does the Starbow mod make to units, spells, and tech trees? [closed]

There's recently been a lot of hype about Starbow and I've been playing the mod plenty. However, it would be nice to be able to read about changes, unit tweaks, and new spells while not in the game so ...
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What is the maximum number of units in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm?

In Wings of Liberty, the maximum number of units (based on the supply cap) was 200, but I found out that you can have up to 255 if they are added or found during gameplay. What is the maximum number ...
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How do I remember which units counter which in StarCraft 2?

I find myself clicking on the "Help" button at the top of the screen to figure out Rock-Paper-Scissors counters on the fly. The Help system is nice, but I'd prefer if there were some easier way to ...
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Can I transfer an installation?

I'm already familiar with transferring Steam games from one hard drive to another, but is this possible to do with Starcraft 2? Starcraft 2 is a huge download and I already have it installed on ...
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Raptor or Swarmling Zerglings in HOTS?

One of the first choices in the HOTS campaign is between Raptor and Swarmling Zerglings. Raptors just look cool and attack faster, but Swarmlings could save a base as they mutate faster and in ...
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How to change map in StarCraft 2 custom game from 1v1 map

I just got Wings of Liberty and I want to play some 4v4's with AIs so I'm not horrible against my friends when we play. I'm trying to add a game in the custom games and it's just letting me do 1v1 ...