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

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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 ...
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Will I be demoted to a lower league in Starcraft 2 if I don't play?

I've just been promoted from platinum league to diamond and master pretty fast (in 4 vs 4). This was totally amazing for me but I'm afraid I will be demoted again to a lower league as fast as I came ...
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Do spine crawlers *in* the mineral line affect the rate of resource gathering?

I sometimes like to put spine crawlers in between the minerals and the hive when I am really sick of harassment. How much does this affect the rate of mineral collection? I reckon there must be some ...
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How can I permanently disable all achievements and related messages?

I'd like to play StarCraft 2 without seeing all the achievements and related messages. Is there any way I can permanently get rid of them?
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Lair Rally points messing up

SC2 HotS multiplayer. Whenever I upgrade to a lair or hive as zerg my rally points get cancelled and sometimes just as a hatchery it happens too. I'm needless missing mining time and have units out of ...
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Do the vikings watching everybody die in “Death from Above” ever play any role?

Starcraft II, Heart of the Swarm. While playing "Death from Above", I couldn't help but notice a couple vikings slacking off: As far as I am concerned, they never actually attack me. They just sit ...
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How do I improve my One Base Battlecruiser Build

Alright, so my favorite build against zerg is the 1 Base, Battlecruiser Build. This build has proved to be 100% effective against zerg, the only time I usually struggle is against randoms who end up ...
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Is replaying the final mission enough to finish the campaign, if half of my campaign was done offline?

Starcraft 2, Heart of the Swarm. So about halfway through the campaign, I begun having a terrible internet connection. So I finished most missions offline. Including the final mission. Naturally, I ...
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Play online without HoTS expansion?

I have Starcraft 2 WoL. I would like to play online (matchmaking) but the button are disabled. Does this mean I can't play online with only WoL?
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Starcraft StarJewel how to spawn more marines?

There is a way to spawn more marines in the StarJeweled arcade game? I've seen people do it and as real sports they don't explain how they do it.
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Is your ranked MMR separate from your unranked MMR?

I've googled this question, and there are lots of answers; unfortunately the answers are all conflicting. Some say: You only have one MMR, used by both ranked and unranked, but only ranked affects ...
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In StarCraft 2 what function does a referee serve?

In his answer to How to join a game as an observer in StarCraft 2 McKay states: When in the game lobby screen, the host can right click on a user, and say "make referee", they then become an ...
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What combo are ultralisks good against in WoL?

I find that when coming up against a large Marine/Marauder group I often lose even when I have about 10 ultralisks. It is only in a few situations, in late 4v4 games, that I have been able to go for ...
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I heard that Starcraft 2 now has something called global play? [duplicate]

So it is possible for me to buy the SEA (South-east Asia) version and play it in Europe? (I'm based in Europe, but can buy the SEA digital version on battle net). Will it work?
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How to join a game as observer in StarCraft 2?

Is there an option to join your friends and observe the game from within (as in a replay only live) while they play? It used to be possible in SC1, is there a trick to it in SC2?
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Which SC2 units can accidentally cause friendly fire?

Which units in Starcraft 2 cause friendly fire? I already know that Siege Tanks do, as can misplaced Psionic Storms, but I was surprised to learn that Colossi and Banelings do not. Which units can ...
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Skip worker scouting for economic advantage?

It's customary to send off a worker early in the game to scout the enemy's base. I do it, too, but find the information gained to be of not much use, at least in the lower leauges. I usually can only ...
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Oracles vs. Terran

When facing a Protoss in 1v1, and you have an idea based on your scouting that your opponent is going for Oracles. Would it be best to get more marines, or to get a turret fast? (I'm thinking about ...
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Are Automated Refineries/Extractors as fast as three workers?

In both the Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm campaigns there are research options for automated refineries/extractors, which allow vespene gas to be harvested without a worker. This has ...
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How to counter widow mine

I just started playing HotS and in my first Protoss game was caught by opponents widow mine. I assume that if I had observers I would see them... but they still would kill my army. What is the proper ...
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How long does it take a Widow Mine to attack an enemy unit?

I have been trying to incorporate the new Widow Mine unit into my army. When I burrow the Widow Mine their is a circle that indicates it's attack radius. However, I have noticed that when enemy units ...
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Will detected hallucinations trigger Widow Mines?

The wiki says that detected hallucinations get the lowest attack priority by the AI, but is that high enough to trigger Widow Mines?
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How to use the Steam overlay in StarCraft II?

Is it possible to use the Steam overlay in StarCraft II? I tried adding it to Steam, but the overlay closes whenever I hit "Play" from the launcher. I tried running Steam as admin too, but that didn't ...