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

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Is there a correct way to counter a tank marine drop as Zerg?

I find that I keep getting destroyed to a tank/marine drop in my mineral line. This generally happens early game before I'm two base saturated and have roach ling bane. (for the obvious MMM deathball ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 I change unit response language in Starcraft 2?

Is there a way to change the unit responses from English to say....Korean? The Korean voices just sound honestly way better.
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What makes a map better for one strategy than another?

For race verses race strategies, the "meta-game" changes with time. I can understand that. But often when watching VODs with announcers they say "oh! that is a good strategy for this map" or perhaps ...
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Would I get promoted to upper league with the new MMR system by this playing frequency?

I was in master 4v4 (Random) a while ago. I did not play for 1 season and when I get back I got placed in bronze league. Games were too easy for me now but the thing is: I play 1 day a week (~10 ...
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Cant find redeem code on starcraft 2 digital purchase

Can someone help me locating the game key of the Starcraft 2 WOL i just purchased? The only email blizzard sent me was the transaction. No links or whatsoever.. I already installed the starter edition ...
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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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Currently in American region when tried changing to SEA region a new profile was asked to be required

To be able to add my friend in Starcraft 2 who is in SEA region I too have to be in SEA region I presume. When I tried switching to SEA region it required me to enter my character name. My question is ...
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Are battlecruisers an automatic win button?

I managed to get five bases, very well defended. However, when I got to build 20+ Battlecruisers with all armour and weapon upgrades, they literally destroyed everything. It was 1 vs 3, Terran vs ...
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How do you earn Swarm Points with Wings of Liberty?

I have an account with just Wings of Liberty on it, but my profile tells me that I'm a level 2 Terran (though I generally play Protoss). How is this possible? I'm just restarting the game so I can't ...
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ZvP: Gateway aggro -> Phoenix -> Robo deathball: What went wrong?

I'm a platinum zerg having trouble dealing with protoss lategame. Previously I always did Stephano's 12:00 roach max, which worked most of the time, but now I want to learn to play standard. So now ...
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What's the maximum number of Gateways you can power off 1 Pylon?

Rotterdam was mentioning on the WCS NA stream that he could power 14 gates off 1 pylon, but that 15 "might" be possible. Alas, I have no SC2 so I cannot see if he is right or wrong.
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ZvZ: Differentiating between early pools, without drone scout, how do I react?

How do I tell the difference between 6/7/8/10 pools and their variants, using only an overlord scout? Both 6 and 10 pool send 6 zerglings across the map, and have no expansion at the normal time. Yet ...
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Why do players shift-move units back and forth?

I see players shift-click move their units back and forth all the time in replays online. Why do they do that? Wouldn't a hold position command achieve the same thing?
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How to force field properly? In particular in PvZ?

I don't have enough practice as Protoss, and playing often had situations when opponent retreats... and I can't catch him. That happens: vs zergs: lings just go back terran: marines/marauders kite ...
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PvZ: how to play vs early roaches?

The last dozen of my PvZ I try to push early with 2-4-6 zealots. Sometimes opponent has not much defense and I can kill queen, few drones and the most important - force him to build more lings. It ...
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How can I organize a tournament?

I am a gaming fan -- mostly StarCraft 2. I don't play the game much, but I love watching the broadcasts on Twitch.tv. I've been wondering how one can organize a tournament so your favorite players get ...
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Which display ratio and resolution is best for Starcraft 2?

I noticed that the view of the game differs a bit depending on your display ratio (16/9, 16/10, ...) In which ratio you will have the most overview of the game? And does it depend on the resolution ...
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How can I see where the players are clicking in spectator mode and in replays?

When I am spectator or in replays, I can switch vision to just one player so I will see where he or she moves his vision focus and I can see what the player is selecting in the bottom interface ...
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VoidRays vs Stalkers: die or try to retreat?

In my PvP engagement when I have stalkers+VR vs opponents Stalkers, I often have situation when opponents stalkers are focusing my VRs. My intuitive wish is to pull VRs back, but quite often opponent ...
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I can't view offline clan member's profile

When I try to look at a clan members profile, I get this error message, even though the entire clan are from the EU servers. It's nice to watch how your fellow clan members are progressing towards ...
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Are there certain sounds that only occur when a unit is born? Or is it random?

I noticed, that a queen always makes the same sound, when it's born. Is it the same with all units? The first sound in this video is the queen birth sound (the video is continuing with all other ...
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How can I contact a player I had a match with?

After a match in the score screen, you can start a chat with all players from that game. But if i close the score screen, I see no possibility to contact that players again. Is there a hidden button ...
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How can I rename all Replays in the Sc2 folder?

I started using Sc2gears to analyse my replays. the naming in the replay folder is /D-</p(/r-/B-/W)>-/n./e which results for example in 2013-09-03 22-21-28-Player1name(T-B-N) vs ...
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Replay naming in Sc2gears [closed]

What would be a good naming convention for replays saved by Sc2gears? I use /D_/p1(/R1-/W1)/p2(/R2-/W2)_/n_/h./e that will result for example in 2013-09-03 ...
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Why don't players drone scout in ZvZ?

I know that in professional play, a lot of players don't scout with a Drone in ZvZ. As a gold league zerg player, I like to go hatch first, but I usually worker scout anyway because I'm worried that ...
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Terran Vs. Terran - BIO play

Even though I have hundreds of hours in StarCraft 2, there is still one returning issue that I find difficult to solve, even through replays and other VODs or streams. In Terran versus Terran, the ...
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Can you determine Protoss Buildings while still under construction?

If an opponent protoss warps a building, all buildings look the same, or is there a hint, what kind of building it will be once it is finished?
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How do the A.I. Builds behave

If you choose custom game in starcraft 2 you can choose of different builds for the A.I.: Full Rush Timing Attack Aggressive Push Economic Focus Straight to air What is the difference between ...
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Swarm Host/Hydra/Viper vs. Siege Tank/Banshee/Viking

When I play Zerg and use a Swarm Host/Hydra/Viper build I always lose to SiegeTank/Banshee/Viking. The Terran players uses his Vikings to kill my overseers before my hydra can get in position. Then ...
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What is a viable Hydra/Swarm Host/Viper build order?

My favorites units in hots is the swarm host, hydra, and viper together. I have a pretty decent overall strategy, but I don't have a good build order. I tend to do a 13 pool and a early gas when ...
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What do observers do in eSports?

What does the observer do in Starcraft II eSports productions? As far as current events goes, I've heard the WCS Season II Finals casters repeatedly refer to "the observer" behind the scenes. Does ...
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Loop over points?

In the SC2 map editor is there a way to loop over an array of points? I have a bunch of actions I need to perform on each of them, and I don't want to duplicate the trigger over and over again.
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Give all units in region

In the map editor, is there a trigger to give all units within a region to another player? "Change Ownership" only applies to a single unit.
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Starcraft 2 Building Previews

After watching Idra's stream, I noticed something. When he builds a building, after picking the spot where to build, there is a preview placed on the ground and for him it is a bright pink. ...
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How can I voluntarily lose ranking score in Starcraft 2?

I am a bronze league player, but the last 20 games I have faced opponents a lot more skilful than me. I tried leaving the league and playing new placement matches. I was placed in the Bronze league ...
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How can I view FPS in Starcraft 2?

I am trying to play with the optimal settings regarding game performance. But yet again, I still enjoy playing with some great graphical settings. To balance this out, I would love to know; Are ...
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How do I chat to friends outside a running game in starcraft 2?

How can I chat to people in SC2 that are not in my current game? I konce got a message from another ST2-friend in my game, but I couldn't answer. I can only chat to "Allies" with Enter or chat to ...
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Confused and horrible at SC2. How does a noob go from bronze to GM? [closed]

Bought the game 1 and a half months ago, stuck in bronze, 2nd position(win:50, lost: 58) but I'm horrible and don't know how to get better. I'm using hotkeys, camera keys, constantly train scv, ...