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 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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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?
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How does the StarCraft 2 region lock work?

Does someone who wants to play the North America and Latin America versions of StarCraft 2 need to buy two keys, or is just one key enough to install both game clients? I'm not sure about this on ...
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How to signal on the minimap in Starcraft 2?

Nothing to add to the title of the question.
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Where are my Starcraft 2 guest passes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the digital version of Starcraft 2 include two guest passes? I heard that when you buy StarCraft II you get 2 keys you can give to someone to play the game for 2 ...
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What is the difference between the digital download and the boxed version of Starcraft II?

What I know so far is that the boxed version should include free guest pass tickets. Is there anything in addition (except for the box, the CD/DVD and probably a printed user guide)?
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Why do players shift-move units back and forth?

I see players shift-click move their units back and forth all the time in replays online. Why do they do that? Wouldn't a hold position command achieve the same thing?
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Is there a limited availability of the Digital Deluxe Edition of Heart of the Swarm?

Blizzard is currently offering a Digital Deluxe Edition of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. For previous releases collector's editions have been limited by quantities available. Are there stated ...
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Now that I completed the StarCraft II Campaign, can I play the Lost Viking arcade without restarting?

I've finished the StarCraft II campaign, and now when I select the campaign I have a list of the missions instead of the ship (or of Char). Can I play the Lost Viking game from there, or do I have to ...
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Is there any point to playing the arcade game in the bar?

In campaign mode, do you get something special if you beat the Lost Viking arcade game? (can it be beat?)
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Once you've completed Lost Viking, are you able to select higher difficulties and what are the score multipliers?

Once you've completed Lost Viking, are you able to select higher difficulties without first re-completing the game on the easiest setting? Presumably there is a score multiplier when playing the ...
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How to kill the boss (Terra-tron) in Lost Viking

Did anybody kill a "Boss" in "Lost Viking" arcade of StarCraft 2? I saw the reward for gaining 125000 points in this game. How is it possible?
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How do I take a screenshot in Starcraft 2?

With WoW you can just hit print screen and it saves and image automatically but in SC2 it doesn't seem to work or maybe I just can't find the files. Any suggestions?
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How to disable loading screen tips?

Is there a way to disable loading screen tips in StarCraft II, for example by editing the config file?
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How to run YABOT (Yet Another Build Order) on Mac?

My aim is to play single YABOT game, I have downloaded the latest MapCraft(1.6), run it selected a YABOT map but nothing happened when i press launch....is there anything i am missing?? please help ...
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StarCraft II does not install on Mac OS X with FileVault

I have the same problem as described here. I've installed SC2 on two systems, one had this "Insert DVD" problem, the other did not. I deleted all of the files and re-downloaded on the system ...
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Starcraft 2 - Installation Help

I have just bought Starcraft 2. I am in the process of installing it and it installs successfully, but then has to do some updates! It has been updating for about 20 minutes and when it gets to 100% ...
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How do I uninstall StarCraft II on OS X?

I can't seem to find an obvious way of uninstalling StarCraft II on OS X. What's the standard procedure for this? For what it's worth, I've found two directories that are obviously related to ...
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How does partially installed play work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the precise differences between “playable” and “optimal”? The Starcraft 2 installer lets you play the game even before it's completed installing. How is this ...
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What is the minimum bandwidth for playing StarCraft II?

The official StarCraft II System Requirements says "Broadband Internet connection". But how many kbps are required for playing online?
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Why does Starcraft 2 keep telling me to lower the graphics settings or close other applications?

I'm running a (new) 2010 Macbook Pro with: A Core i7 2.66 Ghz Processor 8GB Ram NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Graphics Card Is it really possible that it can't handle the "high" graphics settings on ...
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Is there a demo of Starcraft 2?

I won't be able to buy SC2 for a few months still (tear), so I was hoping in the meantime I could try out a demo (timed or otherwise is fine). However, google tells me nothing about the existence or ...
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What is the difference between EPM and APM?

Blizzard introduced EPM as a new stat for watchers of Starcraft2 matches, in one of the last patches. I am a bit confused. What is the difference between EPM and APM? What does each include exactly in ...
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How to effectively transfer to midgame tech in Starcraft 2?

i've been playing SC2 for quite a few weeks and managed to get with my team into the higher leagues in 3v3 and 4v4. However now it seems my team is suffering much more losses than before. We analyzed ...
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How does Starcraft 2's matchmaking system work?

How advanced is the matchmaking system in Starcraft 2? Does the server attempt to match you up with people who are as good as you, or does it just randomly pair you up with another player? And if it's ...
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What do I do when an opponent builds a refinery in my base?

So admittedly, I'm a bit of a SC2 newbie. I was playing an online match and my opponent upon first scouting me with a Terran SCV noticed that I had not yet started putting down Assimilators myself (I ...
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Does multiplayer gaming with StarCraft 2 support all three races?

I have ordered StarCraft 2 from Play.com, but not received the package yet. I just wanted to know: is multiplayer Terran-only or you can control even Protoss and Zerg?
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Can I display my win/loss stats broken down by race?

I am interested in viewing my win/loss ratio broken down by which race my opponent was playing. I imagine that the opposite would also be nice - to see my win ratio based on who I was playing with. ...
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Starcraft 2 Ladder games 3v3?

I don't get how the ladder system in StarCraft 2 works. I mean, I understand that I am placed in a ladder position according to my rank, but how do we start a 3v3 ladder game? There seems to be no ...