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 does Starcraft II show no maps in Single Player?

After reformatting my laptop and reinstalling StarCraft II so I am no longer able to play vs the AI as it shows "No Content Found". Anyone know how to fix this? Blizzard tech support isn't ...
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Starcraft 2 Can't Click Connect

I've been trying to get onto StarCraft 2 and it won't let me actually press the "Connect" button, it is grayed out, disabled; does anyone know how I can fix this? I have even tried reinstalling it, ...
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StarCraft2: Breakout vs Ghost of a Chance

On my 1st campaign pass I've chosen "Breakout" mission. Now I do that the 2nd time (to have everything done on Brutal) and want to choose "Ghost of a Chance". Q1: Remember, that the penultimate ...
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Decision making on the little things as zerg

I play zerg, and there are a number of little things that I do to late, or never. Things like creep spreading, larva injects, etc. are things you should obviously do (if you have decent apm), but some ...
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Is there a limit on resource sharing?

It's a relatively frequent strategy in 2v2 matches in StarCraft II for one player to immediately leave the game, allowing his ally to have a very strong economy to deal with his two opponents. Of ...
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Starcraft 2: How to cycle through the various units/buildings in a single control group?

I usually assign all of my command centers to hotkey 4. Let's say I have three command centers hotkeyed. Double tapping 4 would take me to the CC which I selected last when creating the hotkey ...
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How to book many marines quickly

In the late game, when I have 5-7 raxes I often need to book 15-20 marines (lings, etc) at a time. To do so right now I'm pressing 'a' button 15-20 times... which take me solid 5-10 seconds.... Is ...
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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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Why are there so many Terran players at GSL

In the GSL tournament hosted by gomTV (often refered as gomTVT), there are a lot of Terran players. On the ladder, the race balance seems to be a lot better. Why is Terran so favored in top level ...
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StarCraft II profile URL path

I want to make a SC2 clan and we need an website. We want to let users register free on website based on Server, Character Name and Number. I saw on http://sc2ranks.com/ that they can somehow can ...
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Proving that a SCII character is really owned by the one who claims to be the owner

This question is related to my same question for WoW. I promise that it's the last. I have all the answers for other games. WoW and SCII was the only 2 missing. Is there a way to prove by any way ...
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How to play Starcraft II campaigns without logging in?

I have read that when "Play as Guest" mode is selected, Starcraft II campaigns can be played without achievements being recorded to your profile. Every time I click to the "Play as Guest" button, it ...
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Why my mother-ship core cannot blast the photon cannon?

In LotV my mothership core is not able to cast photon cannon: I do have enough energy, spell is available, but hitting it and selecting Nexus doesn't give me anything. Please advise how to cast ...
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How much damage does each bounce do with the Mutalisk's Vicious Glave upgrade?

The upgrade description states: Mutalisk attacks bounce three more times up to six targets. These bounces deal increased damage and travel farther. So how much damage does each bounce do? ...
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How can the marines take their helmets off on Char?

Before landing on Char, General Warfield says that Char has "an atmosphere that will burn a man alive;" however, during the cinematics, the marines are shown without their helmets and there doesn't ...
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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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What is better for Stalkers: 1 Armor + 1 Shield or 2 Armor?

Grubby just came up with this question on Twitter SC2 math heads: what's better for a Stalker, 1 armor 1 shield or 2 armor? I heard 2 armor is better before but I don't know why necessarily. I'm ...
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How should Protoss respond to a Zerg expanding a lot?

About an hour ago, I had a game against a Zerg player. We were both in high silver. When I play against a Zerg, I go FFE almost every single time, and it tends to work out pretty good. The downside to ...
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Is hallucination research effective?

On the ladder until my last game, I rarely saw hallucination abilities, if at all. This leads me to believe that it is not very effective overall. So my question is, can it be effective? If so, in ...
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How can I determine if a push has done enough damage?

Say I go for a timing push and my opponent goes some fast expand build. Once I have enough units I push. Then there is a small battle, which usually does not end the game. During this time I expand ...
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make map where user enters text [closed]

I'm making a custom map for myself where I can play certain battle simulations out to see how units fare against each other (and practice micro). I would love to prompt the player for text input like ...
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How do you decide what to get first, Forge or Twilight Council?

Once you have a decently size ground force (~ 6 troopers?), you want to start upgrading them, right? Now ... if you're seeing some concrete threat like Mutas or Tanks, then you'll want a specific ...
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Cancelling a damaged building in Starcraft 2

I know that cancelling an unfinished building gives you back 75% of the resources you invested. However, I have the feeling that if an unfinished building is attacked, the percent of damage received ...
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How does one hide the bottom UI bar?

An example of what I'm talking about was seen during the large Roach-Hydra battle in the game between DIMAGA and JulyZerg as part of the GSL World Championship Team League. Under what circumstances ...
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Terran Scout Buildings Absorbing Damage

When playing XvT, Terran's often employ a barrack's or a factory as a cheap scout. I've also seen a lot of cases where they will like to fly the scout over one part of your base (say your main base) ...
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Most efficient unit production control group model?

I consider myself a fairly noobish Terran player, but have noticed my control group strategy in SCII change from... CC on 0 (which was how I used to play BW, I guess); to... CC 1, rax 2, factory 3, ...
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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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What does “RAX” mean?

Im new in Starcraft and when I look on the starcraft subreddit or here in some questions I often encounter term RAX usually in context with Terrans. But I don't know what does it means.
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What is XP and what is it good for?

I bought SC2 the day it came out, and I made good use of it, but somewhere along the way I stopped playing because of school and work commitments, etc. I just reinstalled it today and I noticed that ...
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How do I play Whispers of Oblivion now that Legacy of the Void has launched?

I only own Wings of Liberty. Is there a way for me to play the Whispers of Oblivion missions?
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What is a good Terran anti aircraft strategy if you are on the move?

Marines seem to be a good cheap and quick to build up anti-aircraft unit, but my question is more about "strategy" and not just a "unit". I was using Banshees (which have cloaking) to startle some ...
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Where to spend chronoboost once you saturated with probes?

Usually, during early game I spend Chronoboost on probes, warpgate research, upgrades (attack, defence). In general, till 10th minute mark my Nexus's rarely have 100 energy. In mid game, I don't ...
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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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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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As a zerg against a bioball, should you focus fire on the medivacs, or on the offensive units?

Assuming it's early-mid-game and I have relatively few hydralisks and mutalisks behind my main force of zerglings and banelings, does it make sense to focus fire on the medivacs or just try to take ...
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How do I improve my One Base Battlecruiser Build

Alright, so my favorite build against zerg is the 1 Base, Battlecruiser Build. This build has proved to be 100% effective against zerg, the only time I usually struggle is against randoms who end up ...
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Preventing every game from turning into a base trade as Terran

I must admit, SCII isn't my best game. I'm stuck in the low 20's in bronze (or should I say plastic?) Anyhoo, Terran is my favorite race (mostly because I win the most matches with it - but I ...
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How do I properly counter a protoss turtle 4gate as zerg?

the name says it all pretty much. if the protoss player plans on a 4gate, but turtles his ramp with buildings and zealots, how am I to counter that? the proper counter to a 4gate last I knew was build ...
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Is there any good reason not to distribute StarCraft replays?

Is there any good reason not to distribute StarCraft replays -- like maybe security or something like that? For that matter does blizzard or battle net have a social area that they maybe allow public ...
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Is it possible to show the player's cursor and/or see what keys they press when watching a replay?

I'm pretty sure that while watching some starcraft 2 replay commentaries I have seen the player who's perspective the game is being viewed from's cursor visible on the screen. When I watch a replay I ...
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How do I avoid friendly fire in Starcraft 2 single player?

I often use the attack-move command on my troops, and in the course of events sometimes click on one of my own and kill him/her instead. Is there a method to avoid friendly-fire? I could use the "...
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StarCraft2: is it possible to build planetary fortress and orbital command in one command center?

Is it possible to build planetary fortress and orbital command in one command center? I didn't think is possible, but I saw some threads that tell build OC and then PF... Am I correctly understand ...
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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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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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Where on my system are the current/original maps stored for Starcraft 2?

I would like to either edit current maps to increase the money on them, or get money maps. Where, on my Windows 7 system, can I find the original Blizzard maps? Or are they not stored on my system? ...
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Where can I report SC2 bugs to Blizzard? (also, check out this wild creep glitch)

Took this with my phone hence it's not pixel accurate like a screen shot would be but you can see what I was seeing, I had been watching a Replay and switched my Textures graphics level then went and ...
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How do you access the “Piercing the Shroud” mission if you've already completed the campaign?

I beat the campaign and then saw that I was 25/26 on missions. I did some research and found out about the secret level, Piercing the Shroud. I went back and got the secret (avoiding a spoiler here) ...
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How to switch to grid hotkeys in Stacraft 2?

How can I switch to grid hotkeys in Stacraft 2? And will it work in multiplayer?
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A guide to SCII unit composition slang

While managing this question, I have realized that there are few references online for SCII slang or jargon, which is frequently used by commentators during casts of SCII games. Games are often short, ...
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OS X - El Capitan Mouse Problem (After Alt-Tab)

I am using OS X El Capitan. When I opened the first time StarCraft 2, I have no problem. But, When I did Alt-Tab and returned the game, Mouse cursor has lag and is seen double. How Can I solve this ...