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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Countering MMM + Vikings as Protoss?

I was in a match on Blistering Sands versus a Terran that was going MMM. I naturally built Colossi, and to counter he got Vikings. Granted, in that match I was really bad on letting my opponent have ...
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Starcraft 2 2vs2 unit synergy

What early unit combinations (specific build orders if possible) have the strong proven synergy in 2vs2 and why? What 2vs2 strategies do pro's use and why? We are looking for an easily executable ...
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Mass banshee + thor counter when playing zerg?

Watchin this replay and wondering - would terrans ever go thors&mass banshee against zerg and what would be proper counter for that?
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If I uninstall StarCraft 2 from my old computer, will I be able to install it on a new one?

I have StarCraft II installed on my old laptop right now. I want to install it on my new computer as well. If I uninstall it from my old computer, will I be able to install it on the new one? I don't ...
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Match information in Starcraft 2 via packet capture?

I'm writing a small application to track some additional statistics not provided within Starcraft 2 (e.g. current daily point increase/decrease, distribution of matches such as those won in the first ...
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Make AI do a specific build in YABOT?

I want to practice against various builds (things like roach builds, zerg rushes, DT rushes, etc.) so i can make and refine counter-builds for them. Is it possible to get the AI to do them ...
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Is it ok to build a wall not on main's, but on natural's choke?

I play Terran and in 1v1 most of the time I wall up aganist Protoss and Zerg. Recently it came to my mind that instead of building a wall on main's choke I can build it at natural's, thus protecting ...
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How fast can I get mutalisks as Zerg and what's the build order to get there?

What's the earliest time (as in exact timing of how long it takes) a Zerg player can have mutas, and the build order to pull this stunt? Any help appreciated!
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Effect of being an Armored unit in Starcraft 2?

What effects does having the Armored armor type have on a unit aside from taking the appropriate extra damage from weapons that deal extra armored damage? I.E. do normal attacks do reduced damage or ...
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Starcraft 2 — DirectX 10 effects?

I seem to recall rumors that Starcraft 2 looked better when using DirectX 10 over DirectX 9. Is this true, and if so can you give examples (preferably in screenshot form)?
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Is it possible to play Starcraft 2 at an Internet Cafe without a licence?

I recently tried to check out Starcraft 2 at an internet cafe before deciding to buy it. However it would not let me play the game without a battle.net account. After registering for the account it ...
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After purchasing a used copy, can a Battle.net account be reset?

My buddy recently bought a used copy of Starcraft 2 from a friend and wanted to make himself an account. If he has the existing account information will Blizzard reset his battle.net account for a ...
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Starcraft 2 — legitimately download?

I bought a copy of Starcraft 2 from Amazon, and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, I'm curious: Is there a way for me to legitimately obtain a digital copy of it immediately?
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Are race usage statistics available to the public?

Previously in the beta I heard Blizzard was making balance changes based on the usage % and win % of each race. I have no idea if this was true, but the idea intrigued me. Are there statistics ...
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Guardian Shield: Does it stack?

Protoss sentry units have the Guardian Shield ability which: Creates a range 4 aura that reduces incoming ranged damage to friendly units by 2. Lasts 15 seconds. If a unit is sitting inside ...
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Does a hallucinated observer work as a detector?

I was reading a forum post on TeamLiquid where an interesting fact was posted. "A possible solution to this would be to allow the sentry to create hallucinated observers which can function as ...
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What are all the special hotkeys in starcraft 2?

I recently learned that pressing the w would select all my warpgates, and it changed my life. I also read somewhere that you can cycle through your nexuses with the backspace key. What are all the ...
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Do early workers really have an exponential effect?

Commentators such as HD sometimes mention that a worker advantage in the early game is of extreme importance since it has an "exponential effect" (here's an example video which mentions that at the ...
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What parts of the content rating apply to skirmish/multiplayer?

I'm what most would consider a "sensitive" fellow, enough that I don't plan on playing SC2's campaign should I decide to buy it. What portions of the ESRB content rating apply to the skirmish and ...
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Why were the Thor's priorities changed in patch 1.1.3?

From the patch notes: Thor - This unit will now prioritize attacking ground combat units over Medivacs.