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 factors to consider when upgrading from Engineering Bay?

first I must say that I've loved this site from afar for a while now (my Droid Stackexchange app) and appreciate all the time you guys put in. That said, I want to ask a simple question with simple ...
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Punishing Banshee Play After an Early Scout

Let's say I'm 90% sure that the player is going to make 2-3 banshees with Cloak on Scrap Station. I know I have a lot of options here, but I'm interested in what the community would do. Here's a ...
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Splash damage to burrowed units in Starcraft2?

In Starcraft 1 I vaguely remember that burrowed units wouldn't take splash damage (but would take damage from Psi-Storm), and units under dark swam did take splash damage, but you could avoid this by ...
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What mistakes cost you games when you were Bronze/Silver

I realize this may sound silly, but in the poker game Holdem many of the top pros have said it is much harder to beat a bad player than a good one, because of the crazy random stuff a newbie will do. ...
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Is there such a thing as too many probes?

I've been watching a lot of Day[9] videos to get better at SC2. My main race is Protoss and Day[9] loves the phrase "pylons and probes", meaning you should always be building pylons so you aren't ...
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How can I see how many league games I lost in Starcraft 2?

One change in patch 1.3 was that "Loss counts are no longer displayed in Profile and Ladder pages for players below Master League." Are they displayed anywhere else? While I might understand that I ...
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Why is reaper rushing used less frequently nowadays?

In the early version of SC2 (when Rax was able to be built before supply) EARLY reaper rushes were very effective. Recently, as far as I read few times on gaming.se and teamliquid, reaper rushes are ...
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How do I counter a suicide Reaper rush as Protoss in StarCraft 2?

I got taken down by what felt like a cheesy Reaper rush in 1v1 PvT. The other player basically sacrificed everything to build a Barracks and two or three reapers (I believe he built the barracks at 7 ...
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How to deal with early stalker rush as Zerg

Often against Protoss they start with zealots, but I usually block my ramp with 3 roaches in time so they pose little threat. But shortly afterwards they mass stalkers and send in ~12 stalkers as I am ...
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Where do the third party stats sites get their data?

Both sc2ranks.com and rts-sanctuary provide stats on starcraft 2 rankings. where do they get their data? is it a special deal they have with Blizzard, or are they accessing a public feed that ...
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Morph multiple gateways into warp gates simultaneously

I've seen a number of higher-level players select a number of gateways and morph them all simultaneously into warp gates. How do you do that? If I press the "G" button, it just starts one of them ...
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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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How to protect yourself against drops

It is too often in my games (in TvT) I detect that my opponent after getting some good defended wall building StarPort and preparing to do a drop. I understand, that 1st thing to do is to look on the ...
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What bonuses do you receive when attacking from high ground?

Question 1: What is the amount of damage increase if your forces are attacking from high ground? Question 2: Do "2 high ground levels" give any benefit compared to '1 high ground level'? Sometimes ...
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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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How will the changes to Stimpack's research time affect the 3 Rax Timing Push?

As I understand it, one of the core ideas behind the 3 Rax Timing Push is to have your army at your opponent's doorstep as Stimpack finishes, or at least have it completed as your army pushes ...
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How to retreat from an unwinnable battle?

I'm a Starcraft 2 beginner (playing mainly Zerg) and encountered some situations where I ran into a much bigger army with an army of smaller size. This usually happens versus Protoss where they ...
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How to best manage Protoss Observers in StarCraft 2?

In THIS question you guys answered how I can best locate/manage probes, but I forgot to ask about observers. So I am making a new question since the last one was already answered. Normally when I ...
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How do I get the “Zergling Rush” achievement in StarCraft 2?

I'm trying to get a lot of the battle.net achievements, but some of them seem quite difficult. Specifically, "Zergling Rush" the 20 zerglings in 255 seconds achievement
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Does spacebar center on Nuke/Worm in StarCraft?

I can't test it now, but does spacebar (center on recent event) work for Nydus Worm/Nuke? (eg. if i got nuked or wormed, can I find it by hitting space)
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Where to see a FULL Day9 casts list that is updated daily?

I have tried but cannot find a Day9 casts list that includes all of his casts. There's one on Team Liquid, but it doesn't seem like all of them. In particular, I am looking for the cast where Sean is ...
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What units is it viable to use the Corruption ability against?

So obviously, it should be used against mothership/carrier/BCs and stuff like that, is it still good against smaller units? Also, as I've just discovered, the corruption ability works against all ...
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What does “(Player name) has not rebuilt their base and is being revealed” mean?

What does this actually mean? Does it mean that all his units and base structures will be made visible to his opponent? It seems that "being revealed" = "will be defeated"?
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SCV repairing speed

How quickly do SCVs repair buildings/units? How many SCVs are required to repair a supply depot/bunker/barracks being attacked by 2 zealots, by 4 stalkers, 1-2 void rays, 6 marines? Any other ...
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Are there advantages for Protoss gateways over warp gates?

In StarCraft2, Protoss can change their gateways into warp gates. However, I'm puzzled that they can be changed back into gateways. Is there any advantage for gateways over warp gates ? What am I ...
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How do you protect against Zerg and marine rush as Protoss?

How do you protect against zerg and marine rush or large groups as protoss? My zealots and stalkers just get trounced. They are upgraded but still, mass marines just destroy me. What can I do as ...
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Are there any websites that list common build orders?

I'm trying to compile a list of common (or at least good) build orders across all three races. Does anyone know of some websites where I can collect this data from? Thanks.
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When playing random 2v2, can you be paired with a pre-arranged team?

When you're playing "random 2v2" (random partner, not race), can you be paired against a team of two players that are in a pre-arranged team and not randomly assigned?
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Is micromanagement of early units “required” by Protoss?

I'm not very good with my micro, and frankly, I'm not sure if the responsiveness of my machine will support good micro play (it's a very baseline machine with settings already turned down to minimum). ...
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Why are my maps out of order now?

The other day I played a custom map in StarCraft II. Now my maps are out of order. When I go to play vs the AI, my maps used to be sorted by number of players then name, but now they appear to be in ...
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What is “Bonus DPS” feature for Vikings?

On teamliquid wiki page about viking there is two bonus features: Bonuses: +4 vs Armored air Bonus DPS: +2 vs Armored air I understand that Viking do +4 more damage to armored ...
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Drone Rushes: Counter for each race

As a relatively new SC player, specifically SC2, the single most annoying thing I have found in my games is when a player attempts an all-in drone rush (any all-in 6-8 drone/probe/scv rush) "Cheese" ...
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StarCraft2: MULE - can he work on one mineral patch with another SCV in parallel?

http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Calldown:_MULE Also, MULEs can mine over other SCVs What this means? Does it mean that MULE and SCV can work on one mineral patch in the same time? Thanks. ...
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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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How to beat Terran by another Terran if he FE with following factory?

Few days ago in TvT I've seen a good implementation of the terran FE strategy. It was something like this: 9 Supply; 11 Rax (pump marines); 13 Rax (pump marines); 14(15) gas; 15 OC; once have enough ...
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Faster ways to transfer resources & share control with other players? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: StarCraft 2 Hotkeys for Resource Sharing with Allies Are there faster ways than using the mouse in Starcraft 2 to: Transfer minerals/gas to another player; and Share ...
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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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Nuclear launch details

Must a ghost see a location to which it plans to throw a bomb? If "yes", is it required to see that target location the WHOLE time or it is enough to see it for launch only? Can Ghost switch-on ...
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What are the abilities of the “Special Infected” in Left 2 Die?

Blizzard's Left 2 Die custom map, a mashup of Left 4 Dead and their own Outbreak campaign mission, starts out with familiar zerg units (from the campaign, if not from multiplayer) assaulting your ...
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What are some good tactics for getting the “outmatched” achievements?

What are some good tactics, race and map choices for getting the outmatched achievements? I'm mainly talking about those against 3 or more hard/very hard AI's, since beating such a large force seems ...
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Glitch with Yamato Cannons?

I notice when I select a group of battle cruisers in Starcraft 2, and choose the Yamato Cannon action, only one of them fires it. I remember in Starcraft 1, the entire group would fire YC. Is this a ...
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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 get rid of long load times when loading the single player map list?

I am getting long load times when I try to load up the single player map list when creating an AI game, when I load up the same list, or presumably the same list, when under multiplayer it loads in ...
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What is a good amount of worker saturation mid to late game?

Base worker saturation was well covered here I'm looking for a good food composition mid to late game running on 3, 4, or 2.5 bases with the first base slowly running out of minerals. I believe you ...
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How can I predict where my opponent will spawn?

Is there a guide out there for determining where your opponent will spawn on any given map? By watching replays I've notice that the good players know exactly where to send their scouts in early ...
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How can match be “Even team” if my opponent was two leagues below?

Yesterday I played one game that had the 'Even teams' label displayed during the 'loading' stage. I won the match (got 22 points including bonus), and, to be honest, it wasn't too hard, but I ...
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Is it possible to redo placement?

Does anyone know if it is possible to reset your account to "new" status and restart placement? I know that Battle.net offers one free name change; will taking advantage of that have this effect?
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How can I hold off a 2 player 7pool rush?

How can I hold off the initial 2 player 7Pool rush as a Zerg? I usually go a 10Pool build when I see two Randoms or a Zerg and a Random matchup. I'm mostly referring to scenarios in 3's games. What ...
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How can Terran survive against a 1-base Roach attack if Terran goes with a Hellion rush?

Let's imagine Terran is going for a Hellion rush (1-2 build, by which I mean build 1 Rax + 2 Factories, Rax builds Reactor, then 1 Factory is switched with the Rax and builds 2 Hellions while Rax is ...
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Can't load replays?

I've downloaded some replays, but when I try to load them in SC2 I get an error: Unable to open replay. Does anybody know what the problem might be here, and how I might go about resolving it? ...