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: 2 queens or hatchery?

AFAIK, 2 queens costs 300 minerals and consumes 4 supply. 1 hatchery costs 300 minerals and doesn't consume supply. 2 queens require constant management (not too often, not too boring if certain rules ...
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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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How do you compare 2 players in different leagues in SC2?

Using sc2ranks.com we can see the points accumulated by each player. Are the points of a player comparable to players in other leagues? If not, why not and what happens to a players points upon ...
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What's the difference between a melee and a custom match in StarCraft 2?

For clarification, I know that you pick custom when you want special maps like Sotis or TD maps, and melee if you want good ol' RTS style. But why do we have to select "custom game" to earn ...
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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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Starcraft II Public Test?

I have just realized there is a new menu item called "Starcraft II Public Test" which I think has been installed with one of the latest updates. What is this? I'm not very comfortable with launching ...
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How to destroy a base more efficiently in Starcraft 2

I know this is kind of a far fetch, but every once in a while I have a game where I'm destroying my opponent base while he is destroying mine, and it all comes down to who does it first. Of course if ...
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Starcraft Battle.net US Account (EU User)

I am from Europe (Romania) and I need to get a US Battle.net Account since I just bought the US version. Is it possible? Thank you.
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Starcraft 2 chat problem with multiple players on same connection

The in-game voice works fine for me but if I have friends come over and we're all on the same connection, only one of us can use voice chat. Everyone else appears to be muted. Could this have ...
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Where can I find all the Diamondbacks in the Great Train Robbery?

I'm once again working on my achievements, but haven't located all Diamondbacks. Does anyone have a map or something where I can find all of them? Bonus points if you can also pinpoint to the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to stream StarCraft 2 in justin.tv?

I have a 12mbps download and 2mbps upload connection with AT&T u-verse, so I'm sure I'm able to broadcast with a pretty decent quality. Anyway. I've searched around on Google, but some methods are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Galaxy Editor change map lighting?

Is it possible to change the global lighting setup of a Starcraft II custom map?
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Is there any possibility how to see the elapsed GAME time in multiplayer SC2?

I know that this question has been discussed a bit in numerous topics about SC2, but still perhaps there is a possibility how to see the elapsed game time ingame? Or is it perhaps planned in future ...
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When are Archons useful?

I've played about 50 games and haven't built/seen a single Archon. When should they be used? One possible use case is when you're massing Dark Templars, and then find that your opponent has detection ...
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When should I focus my units' fire?

I used to think that I should always use focus-fire when controlling a bunch of units - i.e. tell them all to target the same enemy, in order to bring it down quickly. However, I saw some replays ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When exactly do players move between leagues?

I see this article that says After a hidden period of time, their skill level will be reevaluated. Has anyone been able to determine how this work? I now reached 1st place in my league and am eager ...
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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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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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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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Effective use of Sentry in Starcraft 2

I find my self following other players and pushing with few zealots/stalkers/1-2 sentries, and enabling the shield once attacking. But i'm not sure I'm fully taking advantage of this unit. Should I ...
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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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Do the artifact blasts hurt the final boss in the last mission in Wings of Liberty?

I'm still trying to complete it, and I'm not sure about this thing - when I activate the artifact, does it hurt Kerrigen?
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Starcraft 2: What's the easiest order to do the missions on brutal difficulty?

Finished the first 3, no sweat.. now I've reached the first fork. Looking for some advice on which path to take? Trying to get all the brutal achievements.