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

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What does StarCraft 2 campaign difficulty affect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How exactly do different difficulty levels affect the gameplay in campaign? When creating a campaign you get the four difficulty options just like for each mission. Do ...
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How can I fix blurry map thumbnails?

A few of the map thumbnails have somehow become distorted. How can I fix it? I'd rather not reinstall the entire game.
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Starcraft 2 - alternate map types

What kind of alternate "games" are there in Starcraft 2? In the same way that WC3 spawned DOTA, what has SC2 spawned so far...?
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What happens if you use a drone to build a building while he's carrying minerals?

Kind of a basic question, but what happens? Do you lose it? Does it count as harvested? In a similar fashion, what happens when a drone/scv/probe goes harvesting gas when he's holding a mineral?
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Common strategies and counters

Is there a resource that can give me a list of popular strategies (not builds), and effective counters to them? E.g. - rush can be countered by wall-in-natural, fast expand countered by rush, etc... ...
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Will achievement points be reset at the end of a ladder season?

Greg asked this in another question of mine, so I'm reposting it here. Will achievement points and so portraits be reset for the next ladder season?
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MLG PRO DC Final video

MLG PRO DC finished for some hours ago and I want to watch the finals between HuK and Idra. Is there any way to watch this without paying the MLG page? Can it be found on the internet on for example ...
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How to counter a proxy zealot rush on Blistering Sands

I'm recently doing a lot of rushes, and I found that the outcome is very map-dependent. On a map like Blistering Sands, where I know my opponent's location and he has a backdoor, how would you defend ...
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10-pylon vs 8-pylon

I usually build 8 probes, then a pylon, so I could keep building probes and not have to wait for the pylon to build (in 10-pylon you're stuck while the pylon is building). Is one of these build ...
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When exactly do players move between leagues?

I see this article that says After a hidden period of time, their skill level will be reevaluated. Has anyone been able to determine how this work? I now reached 1st place in my league and am eager ...
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How good is Hard AI?

If it were in a league, would it be bronze?
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Does blizzard silently update the AI?

It seems that the AI was at least twice updated without this being noted in the patch notes. First major thing that i saw was a much better defense against a cannon rush. Then patch 1.1.2 went live ...
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Do custom games of a higher difficult count for those below it for the custom games vs AI achievement?

For the Custom Game achievements (i.e. get 10 wins as zerg vs medium AI opponant in a 1v1, etc etc) do you actually need to grind out a bunch of games vs a medium AI or can you just fight the hardest ...
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Starcraft 2 Patch 1.1.2

How does the new patch affect the game? What made them increase the hitpoints for the buildings? How did the patch change the void rays? Less cheeze from terran with the new building rules? New Roach ...
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When not to zealot rush?

I have just discovered the wonders of proxy zealot rushing. I setup a pylon and 2-3 gateways somewhere near his base, spam zealots and attack. In silver league, this is effective about 70% of the ...
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Does a Thor take 3 or 4 volleys to kill two (2) hydras?

VS. ground Thors do 30 Damage per attack with 2 attacks. Hydras have 80 health. The Thor's attacks are staggered (not like the phoenix that makes both laser attacks at the same time). Back to the ...
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How does SCII select an opponent when playing multipalyer?

I've just gotten out of the Practice League so maybe there is an option later on to select opponents.. But I was wondering, how does SCII select an opponent? I imagine its pretty region-specific as it ...
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Attacking while moving over enemies with Carriers?

Is it possible to order a carrier to move over enemy units, while attacking them, but without stopping to attack ? This is useful if you want to make sure you carrier moves to safety or to the enemy's ...
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Starcraft-2: When to wall in?

When and when not should i wall in? In some replays i've watched casted by Day[9], he says things like "Oh i generally wouldn't wall in here" etc etc. However, my understanding of what type of ...
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How to defend myself against a MM + Tank rush in a TvT?

When playing Terran VS Terran, how can I defend against this rush? The opponent comes with Marines, Marauders and Tanks. He deploys the Tanks and then uses scans to destroy my Rax + Bunkers + Units. ...
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Total points from achievements

What is the maximum possible achievement point/score total in StarCraft II?
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2v2: ZP/T vs TT - how to not fall behind

This is a specific 2v2 question regarding my partner and I as Terran/Zerg or Protoss/Zerg respectively, against a team of Terran/Terran. Assume 6+ player map, possibly shared base. I find that we ...
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Stuck in StarCraft II improvement

The problem is that I seem to be stuck in my SCII learning process. I've seen the latest Day9 'Newbie Tuesday' streams and he claims that making workers, not getting supply blocked and making units ...
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What's a good way to judge the number of hatcheries that I should have at any point?

I've found that I get bottlenecked pretty quickly in SC2 by the larvae and overlords. Do I need a second hatchery at my first base before I goto Lair? Typically, do the Zerg expand before Protoss ...
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Can you see old Score Sheets ever again in SC2?

After an SC2 match, a score sheet with handy graphs & stats pops up. But, once you click 'Back' or 'Save Replay' and navigate away from it, is there no way to ever see it again? It does not pop ...
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How do you walk and shoot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Micro question: Stalker vs Zealot How do you walk and shoot in Starcraft 2? For example, marines can seems like they are shooting while walking. How do you do it? Just ...
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Mutalisks upgrade

I use mutalisks a lot when I play zerg. What upgrades affect their performance. Are there other upgrades for them other than those from the spire?
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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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Strong Protoss Anti-Air?

Related: Whats the Best Counter for Void Rays What's a good Protoss AA strategy? Last night I got rolled by mass void rays, even with a sizeable stalker army defending alongside cannons, My ...
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How do I pick up multiple units at the same time with the Medivac?

In some videos I've seen Medivacs scoop up a whole load of units at the same time. I'm trying to get by right-clicking all the units to pick them up, but knowing how to do this properly would of ...
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Can I save and reload in Zerg Hunter RPG: Betrayal for StarCraft II?

This question refers to the custom map Zerg Hunter RPG: Betrayal version 0.98 for StarCraft II. I am attempting to save the game and reload it later. The menu, where I would normally go to save ...
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How do you redeem the mini-Thor WoW pet that comes with the StarCraft II Collector's Edition?

One of the advertised extra items that comes with the Collector's Edition of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is an "exclusive in-game World of Warcraft pet" (full list). However, I didn't see anything ...
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What attack is used against the Colossus?

The Colossus is unique in that it can be attacked by both ground attacks and air attacks. Some units, however, can attack both air and ground, and use a different attack for each - for example the ...
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Is it possible to purchase and play a used copy of StarCraft 2?

I found a good deal for Starcraft 2 used on Ebay. Can I buy the game? Is it possible to transfer a game from one account to another? edit Its mentioned unused key but opened box. So Can I buy it ?
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Why didn't I earn credits on replay of Starcraft 2 mission?

I played Liberation Day and The Outlaws on brutal difficulty and completed the bonus objectives to get a total of 100,000 credits. Then I completed Zero Hour on brutal but did not complete the ...
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What are some nice strategies, match-ups, build orders and resource sharing tactics for teams?

I wonder if there are some nice strategies / match-ups / build orders / resource sharing / tactics for 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 player teams? (3x3 is most interesting for me.) I want to know more about: unit ...
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StarCraft II does not install on Mac OS X with FileVault

I have the same problem as described here. I've installed SC2 on two systems, one had this "Insert DVD" problem, the other did not. I deleted all of the files and re-downloaded on the system ...
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Is there a way to see achievements for the current mission?

Whenever I finish a campaign mission I see the achievements for that mission in the summary screen, but that's an inconvenient place to see them (as you just finished playing it) -- If I achieved one ...
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Is there enough synergy in different race combinations to justify a race switch when playing 2v2?

I prefer playing as zerg generally, although I do a fair amount of "random", but I've recently started playing 2v2 with a friend who's also a zerg player, and I have been considering switching to ...
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Where can you get additional build orders for Starcraft 2's YABOT map and how can I load them in the multiplayer version?

I tried YABOT on the battle net map list with a friend, but the terran build order list seemed quite lackluster. I tried finding more build orders around the web but had no such luck. I couldn't even ...
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How do I take a screenshot in Starcraft 2?

With WoW you can just hit print screen and it saves and image automatically but in SC2 it doesn't seem to work or maybe I just can't find the files. Any suggestions?
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Is it possible to determine someones league while playing against them?

Is is in any way possible to determine if my opponent is in a higher/lower or same league as myself while I'm actually playing against them in 1vs1 in starcraft 2, or am I forced to check this after ...
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How can you saturate mineral fields effectively?

I know that you should have 3 workers on each mineral to harvest it most effectively, but how can you manage how many workers you have to use per base? The number should obviously be 3 x mineral ...
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How to play custom build-anything map in Starcraft 2 with others?

I see players in replays and screen-casts that have maps where they create all kinds of buildings and units very quickly. I'd like to try some scenarios with a friend of mine. Is there a custom map ...
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I sometimes read about Marauders splash damage… They do have an AOE affect?

I am a little bit confused, because i always thought marauder had only a single target hit, but when i hear about splash damage, i get confused. Do they have an aoe? is that trigger but the slowing ...
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Can custom maps in Starcraft 2 automatically enable certain unit upgrades?

If I create a custom map with the Starcraft 2 map editor, how can I specify that some unit upgrades are already researched? For example, if I want all the units to already have the weapons upgrade 1 ...
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Which upgrade do hydralisks/roaches use when meleeing?

In similar vein to this and this: Hydralisks and roaches have a special melee animation when the enemy is within melee-range. I thought this was just for show, and I've actually heard speculation ...
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Can I play and fully enjoy Starcraft 2 using a Touchpad and not a Mouse?

I would like to play with StarCraft 2 on my MacBook Pro but I often (bad habit) use my laptop sitting on the couch where Mouse is not an option. Do you think I could be able to fully enjoy StarCraft ...
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Starcraft 2 replays and screen capture software

I have a few questions: How can I email a Starcraft 2 replay? What can i use to record my computer screen without holding a video recorder in front of it? What is the best deal for a capture card ...
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Do units get some kind of bonus for being promoted?

Units get promoted based on kills -- does this have any effect on their stats or is it just for them to brag about to other units?