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

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Starcraft2 - Terran: do they have any observer or other way to detect burrowed zerg units (especially banelings)?

I usually use the command center for detection, but it is limited in energy and not really useful. In the original StarCraft there's the Science Vessel... is there anything similar in SC2? If there ...
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Handle Marine (often with Bunker) Rush as a Zerg

As a bronze leaguer, I got a taste of Diamond League Terrans and I have got to say their gameplay was superb. Three games against diamond all ended up in one crushing defeat: via Marine or Marine + ...
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How to Handle Colossi + High Templar as Zerg

I find the combo of high templar, stalker, colossi really hard to handle especially if I went roaches, hydras, lings and a measly number of corruptors. Is my only option a different build order, or ...
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Why there are no 2v2 pro tournaments?

I enjoy a lot following starcraft 2 tournaments, both by downloading replays and by watching commentaries. I noticed though that all tournaments are 1v1. Is there any particular reason for not ...
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How to defend against 6pool?

I am specifically interested in countering 6pool early rush as Protoss but you can include other races too.
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How do I win against a Zerg on many bases as Protoss?

I started thinking after seeing this question, that most strategies involve aggression and better macro (true for any combination I suppose), but how do you come back if you are behind? What if it ...
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Is there a legit way to zoom out more?

Any legit way to zoom out more in Starcraft 2? I feel like I could handle much more information on the screen. If I could zoom out a little further, it'd be awesome.
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What does “F1” key do and how to use it to spread units?

Somewhere I read that 'F1' helps to spread units from stack in different locations. I've tried to do that, but was not successful. Could you please tell me how to do that? Thanks.
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Intro voice-acting

I've just re-installed Starcraft 2 and I had the pleasure to view the nice intro cinematic ;) The voice of the non-prison-person-speaking really reminded me of Peter Cullen. As I couldn't find any ...
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Does playing against insane AI help in multiplayer games?

From what I see playing insane A.I. opponent teaches you to play well, especially the early game. Insane opponents usually build a big army quickly and attack you in 4-6 minutes. If you can't earn a ...
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What to look for in a graphics card for Starcraft 2

I recently built a half decent PC for home use, media centre and programming. It's based around an AMD Quad Core Phenom. I put a nice 700w power supply in it, 4 gigs of ram and a couple terabytes of ...
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Galaxy editor use unit type for trigger?

I have a trigger using the event Unit Enters/Leaves Range of Unit, but it seems to want a specific unit. For the sake of brevity (and saving time for me), how do i set the trigger to find a unit that ...
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Why do Terran players use the Marine blob micro move?

In replays, I see Terran players using Marine blobs to have the marine move a bit then attack then move a bit then attack then move a bit then attack. What is the reason for doing this micro? Are ...
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What's the best way to save your workers from hellion harass?

I usually select all my workers and right-click around my base, trying to run them away from the hellions. The problem with this is that they tend to get clumped up, occasionally getting pwned by ...
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StarCraft2: What is any good Terran tactic to play on maps that prevent early rush?

What is any good Terran tactic to play on maps that prevent early rush? Important thing is intelligence... should I spent minerals to improve command center for that? Or it is better to build ...
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StarCraft2: maps for placement matches

Do maps for placement matches contain barriers that prevent rush?
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Does the kill count for a unit affect it in any way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do units get some kind of bonus for being promoted? In SC2, you can see the kill count for any specific unit. Does this count have any affect on the game? I know there's an ...
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What happens if you skip the practice games?

I haven't played any league games yet in StarCraft 2. When I go to the league page, there is a button that suggests something like "test skills". As far as I know it will be 5 games to determine my ...
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As Terran, what techniques effectively harass in the early game (before 6 minutes)

I play a very macro style Terran which consists of no aggression early game. What are some strategies or build orders that put significant pressure on my opponent (or damage), but set me up to ...
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How do I destroy 4 Zerg Hatcheries in the “Zero Hour” mission on Hard difficulty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a strategy to earn the best defense achievement in StarCraft 2? I'm working my way through some of the missions to get the extra achievements and learn some skills ...
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Why did the Engineering Bay lose the ability to lift off in Starcraft 2?

The main production buildings for the Terrans did not change particularly much between StarCraft 1 and 2. Though they are obviously different games, StarCraft 2 is, after all, a sequel, and borrowed ...
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What does 'SCV' mean?

It's most likely an acronym, but what does it mean exactly? (In German it's WBF, bonus points for that one).
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Is it true that I won't see completed missions time if I restart a campaign?

If I restart a campaign I will still have all my achievements. But as far as I understood, I won't see completed missions time if I restart a campaign? Is this true? Thanks
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Is there a fee for cancelling a building?

I always thought that if you cancelled a building while it's being built, you got all your mineral back, but I read that the extractor trick for zerg costs 6 minerals when you cancel it. Does this ...
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Build orders: What is the timeline & how much can each base support?

This is probably more relevant for Protoss and Terran players, and a similar Zerg question can be found here. Obviously each build order is different, but you never see build orders which take you ...
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StarCraft2: Will I be able to switch between campaigns if I start a new one?

Will I be able to switch between campaigns if I start a new one?
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StarCraft 2 - How are disconnects handled?

I recently got disconnected from a 1v1 quick match. I checked my match history and this game was never recorded. I was under the assumption that disconnects were counted as a loss. However, this doesn'...
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Will I be able to see the results of the previous campaign if I start a new one?

I am planning to replay a campaign (to achieve other achievements). Will I be able to see the results of the previous one? For example, one of the achievement is: to accomplish all 29 mission while ...
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Can I start the campaign again to get conversation-related achievements?

I didn't accomplish "Find out why Tychus Findlay is always in a Marine suite" achievement. If I start the campaign again will I be able to get it?
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Are Dark Templars visible during warp-in if you have warp gates?

I know that units being warped in can be attacked as soon as their visage begins to appear on the screen. Is this visage cloaked for dark templars?
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Where can I find a good Starcraft 2 community to learn how to play the game? [closed]

I would like to find a good SC2 community to learn how to play the game and eventually move up to league play. Any good recommendations?
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Spending minerals with gas for zerg

when I'm playing zerg I have almost always a problem of low gas and lots of minerals. Especially it happens when playing with terran because I need mutas + banelings. How to spend minerals correctly? ...
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How can I complete all “armory” achievements?

I've almost completed campaign, bought all upgrades for infantry (and earned additional achievements, I don't remember it's name, let's name him "infantry armory achievement")... and discovered, that ...
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Why don't the pros kill the scouting probe as it passes through their mineral line?

While watching pros play (MLG, GSL,etc) I notice that sometimes a player will move a probe/drone/scv right through the other player's mineral line. I have yet to see a pro try to kill this drone as ...
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Galaxy Editor change map lighting?

Is it possible to change the global lighting setup of a Starcraft II custom map?
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What is the best method of getting better at micro in Starcraft 2?

I've always known my micro is the worst aspect of my game, which is is why I tend toward out producing, or being sneaky (rushing or using cloaked units). But lately I've realized the only way I'm ...
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What is a ladder reset?

What is it? Why is it needed? (What is it purpose?) At what time intervals is it performed?
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Strategies against zerg when playing protoss

I've been playing SC2 for a month or two casually and have a 37/37 win loss ratio in 1v1. for some reason I can't beat Zerg with any amount of consistency. I'm probably around 60 or 70 percent for ...
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What are the most popular multi-player maps?

I am an experienced StarCraft player, now past 12 missions in the campaign. Before going to multi-player games I would like to look at the maps that are often played. Could you please list the most ...
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StarCraft 2 - why haven't certain players been promoted to higher leagues?

I've read the following questions regarding what factors influence a player to move between leagues: When exactly do players move between leagues? Starcraft 2 - Hidden vs. Visible Ranking Starcraft ...
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How do I measure my APM?

I know for StarCraft (1st version) there were some utilities that I could use to measure my APM. Is it possible for SC2? If so, how do I do it?
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How to kill the boss (Terra-tron) in Lost Viking

Did anybody kill a "Boss" in "Lost Viking" arcade of StarCraft 2? I saw the reward for gaining 125000 points in this game. How is it possible?
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StarCraft2: How to toggle quickly health bar displaying mode?

Here is link how to switch 'health bar' displaying mode: How to have health bars displayed at all times in Starcraft II? But sometime it is useful to switch from "ALWAYS" to "SELECTED". Is it ...
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How should I effectively use Fungal Growth?

The Infestor ability Fungal Growth seems like it could be incredibly useful, but I haven't yet figured out when I should use it. I usually end up spending my energy on Infested Terrans instead. It ...
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Definition of “Macro” as used by Starcraft II players?

I'm a bit confused by the term "Macro" as used by players of SCII. It seems to refer to overall strategy that a player is using, but it also seems to refer to things like map control. Mind clearing ...
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What's the difference between the two ways to create games against the computer in Starcraft 2?

In Starcraft 2 there are two ways to set up a game against the computer; you can choose "Play versus A.I." on the single player screen or you can start a "Custom game" from the multiplayer screen and ...
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can't earn 'Cooperative novice' in sc2?

I'm trying to earn the Guide One achievement. The last one I need to complete is the Cooperative Novice *Win 3 Cooperative games* I have 2/3, but I don't remember how I got the 2. I've tried 2v2 ...
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Change tileset for already-created Starcraft 2 map?

I started making a custom map and I want to change the tileset to a different one, is there a menu setting for this?
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Starcraft 2 Galaxy editor mirroring tools?

I like my maps to be symmetrical, and I wanted to know since a casual poking around didn't find anything: Are there any commands or tools in the Starcraft 2 Galaxy editor to assist with making my maps ...
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Does a scanner sweep from the CC identifies hallucinations?

does a scanner sweep from a Terran CommandCenter identifies a hallucinated unit? a possible scenario would be if you try to mislead the terran player with a collosus hallucination to force him to ...