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

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#1 in bronze but still stuck there. Why? [duplicate]

Just started playing SC2. Never played RTS before. It's been 3 and a half weeks since I'm number 1 in my bronze league (40 games won/ 41 games lost)-680 points. What I don't understand is why I'm ...
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Do starcraft 2 professional players play with minimal visual settings

Recently, i had the pleasure of being teased into playing starcraft 2 by a good friend; he came home with an Alienware rig and i was convinced enough to give the game a go on my older and less ...
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Who is the voice actress for the Terran adjutant from Starcraft II?

What is her name, and has her voice been used in any other video games?
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Does GGTracker's APM include camera hotkey usage?

I use GGTracker.com to analyse my Starcraft 2 games/replays since it gives me a nice overview of my SQ and APM over time. I use The Core for my key mappings, and as a Zerg player, I make quite a lot ...
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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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Is it possible to ask Starcraft II to use OpenGl instead of DirectX?

For comparison, I noticed in Blizzard's other game, World of Warcraft, you can explicitly specify in a configuration file (C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WTF/config.wtf) to use OpenGL (SET gxApi ...
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How to drop Hellbats?

Playing vs Terran I was often attacked by Hellbat drops. Usually that was so painful. These Hellbats kill SCVs quickly. Even if those guys are running away, the Hellbats are transported by boosted ...
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How do zerg counters mines

I'm platinum level so I don't think I have enough micro to split units when I see a mine about to fire. In early game, I tried zerglings & roachs, speedlings seem to be the best for me because I ...
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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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How to counter Hellbats in the field?

Usually, I scout mass Hellbats in advance. I know it is coming, but usually I lose to them. I know they have a small range, so Marauders and Marines should outrange them. Tanks should be good, but ...
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How do I deal with a protoss army containing high templars as a zerg?

Well, I play team games mostly but besides team battles, I have been in a few battles which was just the protoss and me, the zerg. And, I struggled a lot. Whatever composition I have in the army ...
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When should wall off my Terran base and when should I not?

When playing with Terran in ranked in any mode (1v1 or 3v3). I learned that against Zerg the base should be always closed. I do the same against Protoss or Terran, but I was told by some players that ...
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Is this profile view bugged?

I have been seeing some profiles with level 0 even though they are not. Is this normal or some sort of a known bug?
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How do I tab out of Starcraft 2?

At least since the Heart of the Swarm update I can't seem to find any key combination that lets me temporarily get out to Windows to check chats and so on. Is there a known combination or some tool I ...
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ZvP How to deal with a Pylon-blocked natural?

As a Bronze Zerg, I find that whenever my natural is blocked/cannon rushed by a Protoss opponent that by the time that I've dealt with it I'm a long way behind. Then subsequent 2-base pressure is the ...
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I can't invite a friend to play in Starcraft 2

How does one invite specific people to play 1v1 in Starcraft 2? Acccording to this note I tried the following but failed: Add the guy to friends. Right-click the name of the friend you want to ...
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What is “Spawning Pool Party” achievement and how to get it?

When comparing achievements with a friend, I saw this one under the feats of strength tab. What is this? When will we be able to get it and how do we get it ?
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Does creep spread speed depends from amount/concentration of creep tumors?

During the Heart of the Swarm campaign I've was given the advice: if you lay more creep tumors, your creep will spread quicker. Is that the case in multiplayer game?
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ZvT: How can I effectively deal with Medivacs?

In ZvT when Terran plays bio, what is the best way to snip Medivacs? I thought that could be Corruptors, but actually they are quite slow and expensive. Hydras are vulnerable to marines. ...
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How to select idle worker without the screen jumping to the worker?

Every time I select "idle worker", the screen jumps to the worker. This completely throws me off during, say, an attack. Is there a way I can select my workers and tell them to harvest minerals ...
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Will undetected creeptumors take damage

Will undetected creep tumors in StarCraft 2 take damage from splash damage? Such as Hellion, Hellbat or Siegetank splash damage.
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Use all units in campaign

So in the campaign you go along and slowly get new units and buildings and it progresses (for both WOL and HOTS). I am wondering if there is a way to disable this and build any unit or building ...
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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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Song during Heart of the Swarm Ending Cinematic

What is the name of the song used during the heart of the swarm ending cinematic? You can hear it at the following link: ...
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Why some types of ranked matches become unavailable?

Upon HotS release I played mostly 1x1 ranked games... at some point 1x1 got 'unavailable' for me. I resolved that by hitting 'back' button to escape matchmaking screen and coming back. But in 1-2 ...
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What will the Terran Point Defence Drone work against?

Regarding the Terran Raven unit, and its Point Defence Drone (PDD), what unit attacks will be intercepted by the PDD? I haven't been able to find a complete list.
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Is Kerrigan Level achievement bugged? [duplicate]

I believe this achievement is bugged. Is it normal? Shall I ticket Blizzard about this? Or is there something I miss?
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What is a patch terran?

What does it mean when they say "patch terran"? I am looking to understand what the term means.
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Missile turret placement

Whenever I scout a build that has potential for airborne harassment (e.g. Banshee, Muta, Oracle) my reaction is to build missile turrets to defend the mineral line, however all too often my opponent ...
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Does this still work in order to get master mechanic achievement? [duplicate]

I have read many times that by saving up 1M credits and buying one tier of achievements and then loading, then buying other tier and so on lets you have the master mechanic achievement. I came across ...
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What is upgrade spending and more importantly, why does it decrease?

At the score screen, under graphs tab, what exactly is upgrade spending? Well it sounds obvious but why does it decrease sometimes?
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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?
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When to stop worker production

A long game, with up to 4 expansions, same goes for the opponant. Throughout a game, its vital to keep up your worker production to have the strong economy for the higher tier fights. You find ...
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Can I install Starcraft 2 multiplayer only, without campaign?

I have installed WoL, size 14 GB, when I buy HotS I'm afraid that might grow up to 30 GB, which is too much. Since I'm not going to play campaign, is there an option to install online multiplayer ...
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Terran bio versus Protoss

Terran bio army consisting of: Marines Marauders Ghosts Medivacs Vikings What is the focus kill priority for the Terran versus a Protoss, assuming the Protoss has the following: Zealots ...
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How do you deal with choke points early on in StarCraft 2?

How do you scout/harass/attack/deal with choke points in early->mid game in Starcraft? After some introspection, I've realized the bane of my Starcraft online play -- I wait far too long to attack ...
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Would I lose the “Hurry up, it's raid night” after I earned it?

Okay. This is a silly question but I have to know. I recently completed the campaign in normal difficulty and got the achievement. I, now, want to get the brutal quests done. Is there a possibility ...
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Can I make Starcraft 2 portable?

If I were to install Starcraft 2 in a external hard drive (changing the install folder during installation), could I run it on another computer without installing? For example, if I installed ...
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Will a Wings of Liberty campaign be any different with the Heart of the Swarm extension?

If I have the Heart of the Swarm extension pack installed with my StarCraft II, will the Wings of Liberty campaign be affected by it? (I.e. new terran units, new upgrades, etc?) I don't mean for the ...
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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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How does the Mutalisk's Glaive Bounce calculate damage?

With zero upgrades and when attacking a unit with no armor, a Single mutalisk attack does: 9 Damage (first target) 3 Damage (second target) 1 Damage (third target) What is less clear is what ...
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How to clear unit selection in Starcraft 2?

If I select a group of units, is there a way to just CLEAR my current selection as if I selected no units? Some uses cases for a CLEAR selection... Accidentally select all workers Marine splitting ...
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Response to a Terran FE

If you either play as Protoss or as Zerg. What would be the proper response to a Terran 1 Barrack Expand, if scouted within the first 4 min. For any map type! I am looking for hints to what you ...
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Do Queens affect the amount of larva produced in the Heart of Swarm campaign? [duplicate]

I found it odd that during the campaign, I am unable to use the Queen's ability to spawn larva. However, it seemed that keeping a queen near my hatchery did cause more larva to spawn. In the Heart ...
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Stimpack versus Combat Shield

A 2 or 3 Barrack rush with either Stimpack or Combat Shield versus any race. You sometimes see the pro´s open with this and then expand behind it, or even doing it as an all in. But in which ...
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Is it possible to transport units (via Overlord) in the Heart of the Swarm campaign?

Playing through the Heart of the Swarm campaign, I noticed my overlord options were limited. Is it possible to use overlords to drop units during the Heart of the Swarm campaign?
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How to select all same type structures in entire map?

I was wondering if it is possible to instantly select all same type structures in entire map (not in territory you are currently watching)? For example: I want to reallocate multiple spine crawlers ...
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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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Starcraft HoTS AI vs League [duplicate]

I'm playing starter edition so I can't get ranked normally. I've just been playing through the AI beating them at very hard. How good is that for player leagues? I've seen these: How good is Hard ...
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What does season lock exactly mean in Starcraft 2?

While I was checking this TeamLiquid Site about season dates and more information, I noticed that there is, besides "Start Date" and "End Date", a so called "Season Lock". What does the season lock ...