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

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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, ...
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Two bases at one mineral field

It is most effective if you have 30 drones at one field, but could you get more minerals, if you build two bases there, and collect from both at the same field?
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Meaning of ladder points

Last night, we had a discussion regarding promotions on the ladder. One of the issues where whether the points have influence on promotion or not, and neither of us can find legit facts to the points ...
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How do I check the reason for my being banned in Battle.net?

I've been banned from the Battle.net servers. A pop-up window said 'The detail has been sent to your registered e-mail address', but I've got nothing. How do I check the reason for my being banned?
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Which Mutations are related with which availiable upgrades in Multiplayer?

In the Heart of the Swarm campaign there are some mutations that are the same as some availiable upgrades in the normal multiplayer game mode. But Most mutations are not availiable in multiplayer. ...
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How do I patrol in Starcraft 2 using QWERT key-layout?

I played some years ago and used to use a patrol- and hold-position command with my units, but I cannot find it anymore in the game. Did they abandon that function? and if, why and is there an ...
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A list of all units versus each unit in Starcraft 2 [closed]

Is there a list, where I can look exactly, in which order the units of one race are good against a specific unit? For example: I scouted and see "He is coming in with a bunch of Zealots". I play Zerg ...
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In which Wings Of Liberty missions can you play as the Zerg?

Are there any missions in the Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign where you can play as the Zerg? If so, which missions?
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What is a Speedling?

I often hear of "Speedlings" in Starcraft 2 but what do they mean exactly? And why are they so good? How can I hinder the enemy from building extensions with Speedlings?
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Basics of playing zerg

I am beginner in Starcraft 2. What are the very basics you have to think about when playing zerg? So far, I know, I have to think about these things all the time: continue building units in the ...
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Reapers, Combat Drugs, and Medivacs

The Terran unit "Reaper" has the ability to quickly heal when out of combat (when not fired upon or firing). It's a great opening unit, both for scouting and for picking off workers for you to get ...
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Leaving a league

After the release of Heart of The Swarm, a feature was added in the league ladder section, where you now can leave your current league. I noticed this in the BETA aswell. In the buttom right of the ...
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How do I kick someone out nexus wars?

Is there a command like -builder to vote-kick someone?
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No creep spread from main to natural

I've been watching a lot of pro-games at tournaments like dreamhack lately and i've noticed that a lot of the zerg players don't connect their main and natural with creep. They always start spreading ...
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Thors in battle versus Colossi

As Terran facing a Protoss. The Protoss goes for a standard army, Gateway units with Templars and Colossi. The Terran has a standard bio ball with a few Ghosts and some Thors. Does the Thor High ...
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#1 in bronze but still stuck there. Why? [duplicate]

Just started playing SC2. Never played RTS before. It's been 3 and a half weeks since I'm number 1 in my bronze league (40 games won/ 41 games lost)-680 points. What I don't understand is why I'm ...
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Do starcraft 2 professional players play with minimal visual settings

Recently, i had the pleasure of being teased into playing starcraft 2 by a good friend; he came home with an Alienware rig and i was convinced enough to give the game a go on my older and less ...