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

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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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How to counter widow mine

I just started playing HotS and in my first Protoss game was caught by opponents widow mine. I assume that if I had observers I would see them... but they still would kill my army. What is the proper ...
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How to watch Replays with double click after copying the install folder to new computer?

I copied my Starcraft 2 install directory to a new computer, so I don't have to download all the patches again. Everything works fine, except when I double click on a Replay it does not open Starcraft ...
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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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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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Is Pylon Expand a sustainable build?

I don't see it mentioned here. I think I saw some pros do it once or twice. The idea is to do pylon then immediately expand before Gateway, utilizing the Mothership Core to defend against early ...
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Can I change unit response language in Starcraft 2?

Is there a way to change the unit responses from English to say....Korean? The Korean voices just sound honestly way better.
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General SCII tips for a beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting started with StarCraft II I'm just getting into StarCraft 2 and I'm finding it really difficult to stay organized and on top of things. Does anyone have some ...
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Can't alt+tab back into Starcraft

I can alt tab to go out of the game, but when I want to go back in it doesn't want to be active, can I fix this with some kind of program? (Its only on fullscreen programs that are acting like that). ...
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What does the “set friend note” feature do?

In SCII you can right click on a friends name and "set friend note". What is this? What does it do? It allows you to type in text but nothing happens after you save it. So is this for your reference? ...
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Do master-level players use build orders frequently?

Is it a very common practice to execute a specific build order in a master league? I wonder if it's really a standard way of playing, or players just improvise efficiently without using any builds at ...
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Why is Matt Horner embarrassed of Mira Han?

Their encounter and marriage thereafter is a bit awkward, but still. Is there any valid reason for Matt to be embarrassed while Jim Raynor is talking to Han? Light spoiler: He waves his hands in the ...
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Can I rebind the camera drag to another mouse button in Starcraft II?

In Starcraft II, when you hold the third mouse button and move the mouse you drag your camera. But there are two drawbacks to this: It requires me to remove one of my fingers of one of the main ...
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StarCraft2: How to get more research points?

I've passed campaign once and want to do on the Brutal now. After passing all 3 first missions I did the "Smash and Grab" - the 1st artifact missions. Upon completion I've discovered that I don't ...
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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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Select all probes at main

Looking at replays, keeping the player camera mode, I see some players select all probes they have at their main while having their view elsewhere. How can this be done? Thanks
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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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For Couch Surfer, do I have to watch the entirety of the broadcast?

Do I have to watch broadcasts in their entirety or am I able to click the TV screen and then press Esc? Does the screen always show static if I've viewed all broadcasts so far? How many unique ...
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Purchased physical mac StarCraft 2 via amazon. Is it possible to download it prior dvd install?

I purchased a copy of SC2 WoL from amazon. The problem is that my old 2007 MBP dvd player is not that healthy anymore and I'm afraid I could have some problem with the installation. Or worse, destroy ...
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Tips for Akilon Wastes map?

A bunch of the guys I work with have been playing Starcraft 2 - we are mostly Silver/Gold level players and are having a friendly competition of 1v1s. The rule is that in a best of 3 format the first ...
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Can I get missing achievements by replaying missions from the archive?

I had some internet connection problems so I have decided to complete some missions offline and I was not credited achievements for these missions. If I want to get these achievements, is going to the ...
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Lair Rally points messing up

SC2 HotS multiplayer. Whenever I upgrade to a lair or hive as zerg my rally points get cancelled and sometimes just as a hatchery it happens too. I'm needless missing mining time and have units out of ...
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Play online without HoTS expansion?

I have Starcraft 2 WoL. I would like to play online (matchmaking) but the button are disabled. Does this mean I can't play online with only WoL?
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How to discover PsyStarcraft's build orders?

I am looking for PsyStarcraft's favorite/most common build order(s). I'm a bronze-level and I find it hard to obtain just from YouTube replays (even when he says what's going on :). I'm especially ...
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Looking for a Starcraft 2 Graphics Guide

Currently on my computer i can only run starcraft 2 at the lowest graphics settings. I am getting a new computer with a better video card that will most likely support higher settings. My question ...
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Achievement changes: Liberty Completionist

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/2356436 "Liberty Completionist Hard" and "Liberty Completionist Brutal" achievements are now the final achievements in the "Wings Of Liberty: Hard" and "Wings Of ...
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MegaRax vs quick mech in TvT - is it viable?

Playing Terran in my previous league I've beat a lot of other Terrans with Mega Rax strategy. In my implementation it looks like this: 10 Supply 11 Barrack 12 Refinery 14(or15) Barrack 2 in mean ...
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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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StarCraft2: previous campaign history

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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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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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 is the best way to get the x Blitz achievements?

Anyone got these achievements for all difficulties? As the title says, what is the best way to defeat an AI in under five minutes?
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Starcraft 2: Issuing orders to custom game AI

Is there a way to issue orders to allied AI players in custom games of Starcraft 2...?
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Where can I find a list of professional StarCraft 2 players?

I'm looking for a place where I could find a list of the handles for professional SC2 players - i.e. players who play StarCraft 2 for a living and are usually ranked very high on the ladders and ...
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Which race in Starcraft 2 has it easiest and safest to expand?

I've had a bit of a discussion about expanding in Starcraft 2. Which race has the easiest and safest expanding? I argue that Zerg has the hardest as they can't add static defense before the creep gets ...
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Is all research needed to reach top tier upgrades in Starcraft 2?

Do I have to get all of the possible Zerg and Protoss research in every mission of the Wings of Liberty campaign in order to get the top-level upgrades? I've missed a couple points and I'm wondering ...
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How do you unlock the various profile icons?

How do you unlock the various profile icons in Starcraft 2? Is it purely going through campaigns? Unlocking certain achievements?
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Zerg research 20 points. Is self heal any good?

I am at 20points with zerg research and i need to choose between ships/vehicles that can self heal or special units starting with 100 points and extra energy. Is self heal any good? How slow is it? ...
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Does the Mac version of Starcraft II come with any performance issues?

I'm curious if the Mac version of Starcraft II will perform approximately as well as the PC version on Bootcamp or if there will be any stability/performance compromises. Is SCII a native port on Mac ...
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Starcraft 2: Rally point for Queen

Zerg-ians, How can I assign a rally point for a Queen (i.e., after it's built out of a Zerg hatchery/lair/hive)? At the moment, it will simply sit right next to the hatchery(/lair/hive) from which ...
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How to make worker carry multiple resources?

I want to make a rather simple (?) change: I would like Probes (or other workers) to be able to carry multiple minerals at the same time. I would expect the probe to: approach the mineral field ...