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

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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 ...
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How can I play vs A.I. on a set difficulty on a random map?

I use to play a lot of 2v2 and 3v3 with random people vs A.I. on hard or very hard slowly working my way towards the Supreme Command achievement. But with Heart of the Swarm they changed it so that ...
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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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Why can't I get credit for some of the Kerrigan achievements in the HotS campaign?

I've gotten most of the different achievements from the Kerrigan sub-group of the Heart of the Swarm campaign achievements, the ones for using the various abilities Kerrigan gets. But some of the ones ...
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Overcoming a Protoss player who turtles until carriers

Ok I'm admittedly still a bit of a noob at this game, but I'm fairly experienced in RTS games in general, and feel that I have a decent grasp of early game strategy in SC2. However, I can't seem to ...
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Maintaining Squad Cohesion [duplicate]

I've been playing the campaign mode using Raptor Speedlings, and they end up crossing the map far faster than any other units at my disposal, which can lead to some problems. In many games, selecting ...
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What are the gameplay differences for Zerg between campaign and multiplayer?

If I were to start playing Zerg in some multiplayer games, what differences would I want to be aware of before starting? I know that all the specific evolutions (raptorlings, splitting banelings, ...
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Do Zerg buildings heal automatically during the Heart of the Swarm campaign?

When playing the last mission of the campaign my Hive was attacked by some flyers, and was reduced to red. I finished off the attackers and thought my buildings would heal back up, but when the next ...
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How do I switch between expansion levels? [duplicate]

When I upgraded to Heart of the Swarm I noticed that it automatically sets Heart of the Swarm to be your default playing level when playing multiplier and ladder. How do I switched back to WoL when ...
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Can burrowed swarm hosts be picked up by graviton beam?

Is it possible for phoenixes that have detection to be able to pick up burrowed swarm hosts to kill/neutralize them?
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Does Wings of Liberty have global play on its own?

I just learnt that global play is available in Heart of the Swarm. If I only have a Wings of Liberty copy attached to the North American server and I have a friend with only a Wings of Liberty copy ...
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How to kill Zurvan in the HotS campaign on Brutal?

I have been playing the game on brutal and got the basic skills,how ever I am having trouble with Zurvan. I saw the movie by Joltzblc and parazx already, but I believe there is some trick to the ...
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How many Swarm Host for a critical mass? [closed]

I've played a couple of games in HOTS multiplayer where Swarm Host have been used against me. When there are only 4 or 5 host the locusts can be killed before they do damage (TvZ), where in the ...
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Who, or what, is Dr. Narud? (Spoilers)

I am not well versed in Starcraft Lore outside the campaigns of the 4 existing games, so I was quite surprised that the mild-mannered Dr. Narud of the Möbius Corporation from Wings of Liberty was ...
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What is a strategy to earn the Elite AI Romp achievement?

Winning 100 matches to earn the Elite AI Romp seems like a difficult achievement to earn: not only because of the time involved, but because of the skill of Elite AI opponents. What is a strategy to ...
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Strategies to earn StarCraft 2 experience bonuses? [duplicate]

I know that earning experience points from StarCraft 2 matches awards a variety of things. What I am unsure of is beyond the first match of the day and speed bonuses what other bonuses exist. Winning ...
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List of Kerrigan's Abilities

What are Kerrigan's Abilities in the campaign for the new Heart of the Swarm expansion? Ability Name: (If applicable/available) Energy Cost / Cooldown: Description: Kerrigan Level Available: ...
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Can I copy the StarCraft 2 DVD to install the game (is there any disc protection)?

My desktop doesn't have a disc drive so I'm planning on copying the files from the DVD to a USB key via a different computer, then copying that to my HDD and installing from there. Before I start ...
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Can you still earn the diablo 3 kerrigan wings if you buy Starcraft 2 now?

Is this still possible or was it only for pre-ordering?
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Was Kerrigan's Leviathan fought in Wings of Liberty?

In Heart of the Swarm, the Leviathan that serves as Kerrigan's command ship is completely massive It is well known that the game can shrink down large ships to fit on the battlefield (most commonly ...
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My Collector's Edition ultralisk skin doesn't show up, what do I do?

The Heart of the Swarm digital deluxe and collector's edition comes with a special Ultralisk Skin, the Torrasque. However, the skin isn't showing up automatically. How do I make this skin appear?
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What are the details of the Thor's new High-Impact Payload mode?

In Heart of the Swarm, the Thor's Strike Cannon were removed, replaced by an ability called High-Impact Payload, which is supposed to be good against air units. But what are the details; I cannot find ...
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How much XP is needed for each level?

I have started leveling my Starcraft 2 account in all 3 races, but I am wondering how much xp is needed for each level, and especially how much is needed in total to reach level 30 so I can get an ...
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When does time supply capped count?

After playing a match you get a lot of statistics, one of them being Time Supply Capped. This sums up how long time you have been at your supply cap, but does it also count if you are at max supply ...
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Is there an infestor evolution in HOTS campaign?

Is there an infestor evolution in HOTS campaign ? I didnt evolve my infestors and I'm wondering If i missed the evolution mission.
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How do I get the “Fast Break” achievement in HotS?

I have completed the game on hard but missed a lot of the Mastery achievements, so I am trying to get them now. But the Fast Break achievement is giving me a bit of trouble, so I could use some ...