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 can I work around the delays after Overlord mutation and Changeling spawn?

There are 2 delays that really annoy me about Overlords/-seers. The mutation start from Overlord to Overseer. If I run a mutation and I don't wait at least 1/2s to give him a move order, the ...
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What changes does the Starbow mod make to units, spells, and tech trees? [closed]

There's recently been a lot of hype about Starbow and I've been playing the mod plenty. However, it would be nice to be able to read about changes, unit tweaks, and new spells while not in the game so ...
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What is the maximum number of units in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm?

In Wings of Liberty, the maximum number of units (based on the supply cap) was 200, but I found out that you can have up to 255 if they are added or found during gameplay. What is the maximum number ...
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How do I remember which units counter which in StarCraft 2?

I find myself clicking on the "Help" button at the top of the screen to figure out Rock-Paper-Scissors counters on the fly. The Help system is nice, but I'd prefer if there were some easier way to ...
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Can I transfer an installation?

I'm already familiar with transferring Steam games from one hard drive to another, but is this possible to do with Starcraft 2? Starcraft 2 is a huge download and I already have it installed on ...
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How to change map in StarCraft 2 custom game from 1v1 map

I just got Wings of Liberty and I want to play some 4v4's with AIs so I'm not horrible against my friends when we play. I'm trying to add a game in the custom games and it's just letting me do 1v1 ...
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How do Zerg counter Thors and Hellions

Being Zerg, apparently the official counter against Thors and Hellions with blue flame is Zerglings, Roachs, or Infestors. I'm not mentioning Broodlords at end game, of course. This requires you to: ...
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What is the best strategy for beating the final Campaign Mission “All In” on brutal difficulty?

Has anyone beaten this mission on brutal difficulty? If so what was your strategy? I tried both paths: Path 1 - Taking out the nydus networks Path 2 - Taking out the flying units I found path 1 ...
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How can I improve my Zerg Macro?

At the moment my Zerg macro kinda sucks. I'm okay at the start of the game when I have a fairly fixed build order - I send in an initial rush and expand at the same time, however shortly after that ...
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How can I effectively use Tempests?

I'm not a very experienced player in Starcraft, but I've noticed that the new Tempest unit seems a little disappointing, despite its capabilities. This made me wonder if I'm using it incorrectly, and ...
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Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better player?

Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better StarCraft II player? Off the top of my head I can think of: Watching replays with commentary from youtube.com/hdstarcraft and ...
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Does the digital version of Starcraft 2 include two guest passes?

Does the digital (purchase) version come with 2 guest passes, as the box version does? If yes, where I can find them to send to my friends?
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What are effective ways to scout as Protoss in Starcraft II?

I recently played a game online where I was rushed with cloaked Banshees. While I was able to fight it off, it ultimately cost me the game because I was not prepared for it. What are the most ...
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How do I build and fight simultaneously?

I feel like my main deficiency is that I have a hard time with the multitasking required. Specifically, when I have troops in the field, especially more than one group of units, I tend to not keep up ...
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What are some high level strategies for 2v2's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do team tactics differ from 1v1 tactics in Starcraft II? I am getting pretty good at 1 v 1 matches. I scout well and counter well (<3 terran). However I find ...
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How come 4 Warp Gate Rush does not dominate professional play?

This might be a dumb question; I actually don't own SC2, so what experience I have is playing friends' accounts. But my friend has been playing on Diamond + Platinum, and so far he seems to be ...
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Are there such things as map hacks in SCII? [duplicate]

Are there actually "maphacks" out there? I don't see how this is possible but a lot of people seem to be talking about them. Personally I would never use them and I think they ruin the game. But, are ...
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Ladder website for creating brackets and tournaments [closed]

There was a really sweet free website that allowed me to create a tournament with brackets of a few types. I can't remember it now. Can anyone recommend a good bracket/ladder creation site?
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Why do zerglings with speed beat normal zerglings?

With Metabolic boost "speedlings" become a lot better then the un-upgraded zergling. This is because they are faster. But when matched up with even number of un-upgraded zerglings they always win. If ...
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How do you control both teams in a StarCraft 2 unit tester map?

I want to try out the unit tester map 818 by doc which I've seen being used in quite a number of tutorials, but the question is I can't seem to control both teams. How do I do that? I search for it ...
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What game modes can I earn XP in?

In Heart of the Swarm you can gain XP as each race by building units and killing enemy units. XP gain is obviously disabled in the campaign, and obviously enabled in ranked multiplayer matches. Is XP ...
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Where is the Starcraft II custom map folder?

I downloaded a custom map but I don't know where to put it in order for it to appear in the Custom Game map selection menu. Does anyone know where is this custom map folder ? I play on MacOS X but I ...
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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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ZvP: Gateway aggro -> Phoenix -> Robo deathball: What went wrong?

I'm a platinum zerg having trouble dealing with protoss lategame. Previously I always did Stephano's 12:00 roach max, which worked most of the time, but now I want to learn to play standard. So now ...
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How to increase actions per minute

Whats a good way to increase my actions per minute (apm)? Please note I don't want Starcraft 2 to become my life either, so reasonable strategies would be much appreciated, but please provide any ...
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What makes a map better for one strategy than another?

For race verses race strategies, the "meta-game" changes with time. I can understand that. But often when watching VODs with announcers they say "oh! that is a good strategy for this map" or perhaps ...
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What is a barracks' sight range?

What is a barracks' sight range? Can't find this information...
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Cant find redeem code on starcraft 2 digital purchase

Can someone help me locating the game key of the Starcraft 2 WOL i just purchased? The only email blizzard sent me was the transaction. No links or whatsoever.. I already installed the starter edition ...
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Would I get promoted to upper league with the new MMR system by this playing frequency?

I was in master 4v4 (Random) a while ago. I did not play for 1 season and when I get back I got placed in bronze league. Games were too easy for me now but the thing is: I play 1 day a week (~10 ...
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When should I sell towers?

There's probably a reason we're given the option to sell towers in Squadron TD, but I never sell them because I don't wish to waste what I've spent. For instance, after wave 20, is a Dark Mage worth ...
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How can I change the resolution on Blizzard games running under WINE?

This is a problem I encounter with two of blizzard's newer games, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft. I can install them on my machine which runs Ubuntu 13.04 raring ringtail using wine 1.6-rc3. Both ...
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StarCraft2: Easy way to calculate number of harvesters

During game play one of the most important questions is: how many harvesters do you have right now. Will it be effective to build 3 more harvesters or it is better to build additional production ...
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How does Idra command his initial drones to mine individual mineral clusters?

See his VOD cast - http://www.justin.tv/eg_idra/b/278424082 I'm noticing he's executing some command while having all drones selected.
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Why does everyone do 9-overlord, not 10-overlord?

What is the advantage on saving the money for the overlord when you have 9 drones, and not filling your supply first and then getting the overlord? In my theory, in the first case you get to wait the ...
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How can I remember to build Supply Depots all game?

What tricks and tips have you employed to keep building Supply Depots all game? I've tried keeping one SCV idle to remember, but I keep getting supply locked.
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How can I remember to periodically check the minimap and resources?

During the game, or battle, I always forget to look at the minimap, to spend free money or build a pylon. Maybe someone knows any application that will monitor this and will not be blacklisted by ...
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How Can I Train Myself to Multi-Task Better in Starcraft 2?

I love mastering macro, almost as much as I love building robust defenses. But like the Maginot line they always get breached and I lose my starcraft games if the defender can fight off my early ...
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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 keyboard macros are useful? [closed]

I have to wonder how much keyboard macros can really help in sc2. Are there really key sequences which can improve mechanics? I am skeptical but I've never tried it. I guess I can boil it down to this ...
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What is quickest way to command the best mix of units be produced immediately?

Let's imagine you are playing Terran vs Protoss. You have around 7-9 rax, few with reactors, others with tech labs. Your opponent has army that consists mainly of zealots and high templars... and you ...
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What are the time differences between 6, 7, 9, 10 pool?

What are the time differences between 6, 7, 9, 10 pool? Which is suitable for larger/smaller maps?
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How do you earn Swarm Points with Wings of Liberty?

I have an account with just Wings of Liberty on it, but my profile tells me that I'm a level 2 Terran (though I generally play Protoss). How is this possible? I'm just restarting the game so I can't ...
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What is the correct method for the Marine Stutter Step?

A common method of Marine Micro is the "stutter step". How is this Marine Stutter step done and when should it be used? For example is the Stutter step effective against Banelings, etc.
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Does baneling building attack do splash damage to units?

If you right click on a building, banelings will attack it do much more damage than usual. Does the splash from this attack damage any units who are stood nearby? And, if so, how much? If I set the ...
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TT vs ZZ on Twilight Fortress

As TT, we were going heavy MM and rush at the 6-minute mark. However, since the map is too large, by the time we got there, they have already expanded and have enough zerlings + banelings. What else ...
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How many Banelings do I need to wipe different structures?

Wondering if I can find a list of how many Banelings you need to wipe common structures (supply depot, Command centers, pylons, Nexus, fences on the map, etc). I know I could find out empirically but ...
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Currently in American region when tried changing to SEA region a new profile was asked to be required

To be able to add my friend in Starcraft 2 who is in SEA region I too have to be in SEA region I presume. When I tried switching to SEA region it required me to enter my character name. My question is ...
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Are battlecruisers an automatic win button?

I managed to get five bases, very well defended. However, when I got to build 20+ Battlecruisers with all armour and weapon upgrades, they literally destroyed everything. It was 1 vs 3, Terran vs ...
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If I get HotS can I still play WoL with friends

If I buy and install the Heart of the Swarm expansion, can I still play multiplayer games with people who have Wings of Liberty? or am I limited to HotS matches only?