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

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Why do Terrans drop MULEs in battles?

I have seen many pro players dropping mules after and during battles. Sometimes they use scans instead. This seems counter-intuitive, I mean they could get a ton of minerals for that. Why do they do ...
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What video game tournament has the most players? [closed]

What video game tournament is largest in terms of player participation, and for what genre? EVO is the biggest tournament when it comes to the fighting game genre, with 4-digit figures of players ...
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What is a good Terran anti aircraft strategy if you are on the move?

Marines seem to be a good cheap and quick to build up anti-aircraft unit, but my question is more about "strategy" and not just a "unit". I was using Banshees (which have cloaking) to startle some ...
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Why did mechanical units explode when being fixed by SCVs in Starcraft 2?

I had a bunch of mechanical units what I was using to attack an enemy, since they took some damage I sent some SCVs and started fixing them. Instead of getting fixed, they got destroyed. Any ideas ...
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Does The Starcraft 2 MMR transfer to a different server?

I play zerg in ranked master league on the Europe server, got my 1000 wins and I want to play terran now (I am horrible with terran). Do you know if my MMR will be the same on the Americas server or ...
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What is a Speedling?

I often hear of "Speedlings" in Starcraft 2 but what do they mean exactly? And why are they so good? How can I hinder the enemy from building extensions with Speedlings?
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Does each race in Starcraft 2 Share The Same MMR

I have been playing Starcraft 2 with Zerg mainly, I reached my 1000 wins with zerg and now I am starting out with Terran. Will my MMR transfer to Terran as I am a master league Zerg player? I have ...
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What do these AM, FFA, SEA, etc. buttons on GGTracker do?

On GGTracker there are a bunch of filter buttons. 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 are obvious. I think "AM" means the Americas server, "EU" means the European server. But I'm not sure what the other ones are. ...
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Are there any additional campaign packs available for Wings of Liberty / Heart of the Swarm? [closed]

I'm looking for additional campaign maps/packs free to download/play for Starcraft 2 "Wings of Liberty"/"Heart of The Swarm". I almost finished the later and would like to keep playing. I'm not much ...
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Starcraft II Galaxy Editor - How do I decide the dimensions of my dialog?

How do I decide the dimensions of my dialogs in the Starcraft II Galaxy Editor? I've tried the Galaxy ++ Editor, but it does not seem very accurate and when I use the numbers that they provided me ...
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Can I be demoted In HotS ranked 1v1?

During the current season (2014 Season 2), is it possible for me to be demoted after my placement matches? If I consistently play below the average skill of my current league is it possible I will get ...
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Replay analysis: Why opponent got bigger army and why psy storm is so weak?

Recently I played PvZ and lost (http://ggtracker.com/matches/5047035). Trying to analyze reasons, I've figured out that at the beginning of the 1st big engagement (around 16-30) opponent had army ...
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How do I retrieve my saves from the cloud?

It's been a while since I've played SC2, but with HotS out, I've reinstalled. My old save games were lost to a hard drive crash, but it's my understanding that save games are stored in the cloud. I ...
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Is there a way to tell how many buildings have been destroyed in SC2 - The Dig?

Been playing StarCraft 2, and I'm wondering if there is a way to tell how many buildings you have destroyed in the level "The Dig" working towards the achievement for destroying 50 buildings with the ...
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How do I change my profile / avatar picture on my account for Starcraft II?

My avatar picture defaulted to, I think it's the photo of the guy from the SCV unit. How do I change this to something else? I can't seem to find an option for this anywhere.
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Starcraft 2 Protoss: Can't Use My Resources Effectively

So I have this macro trouble of mine.I am currently a gold league Protoss player and playing WoL at the moment. The problem is, I end up having over 1k minerals and can't properly waste them all! Last ...
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How to play Starcraft 2 on LAN? [duplicate]

Every now and then I go out of town with family for a weekend or what-not. On these trips my brother and I always bring our laptops & such and we are always wanting to play 1v1 against each other ...
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Is Pylon Expand a sustainable build?

I don't see it mentioned here. I think I saw some pros do it once or twice. The idea is to do pylon then immediately expand before Gateway, utilizing the Mothership Core to defend against early ...
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How can I get the 'Can't Touch This!' archievement?

I’m on the way to get some achievements done, then I came across the "Can't Touch This!" achievements. I tried several ways to get it, but so far no idea did work. Has someone already got this ...
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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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Replays freeze/don't work after upgrading to Windows 8!

Originally I ran StarCraft 2 on Windows Vista and everything worked fine. A couple of months ago, however, I upgraded my PC to Windows 8. I run Starcraft 2 without any issues, but replays now are ...
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StarCraft 2 Glossary of Terms

I see a lot of words flying about when talking about StarCraft 2 strategies. Things like Rush, Timing, Contain, Push, 6Pool, Cheese... It would be quite helpful to have a list of the accepted ...
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How to book many marines quickly

In the late game, when I have 5-7 raxes I often need to book 15-20 marines (lings, etc) at a time. To do so right now I'm pressing 'a' button 15-20 times... which take me solid 5-10 seconds.... Is ...
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Starcraft 2 limitations on expansions

I'm currently playing SC2 with it's free starter edition. I already loved it and planing buy it. But i've some questions. If I buy only WoL, can i play ranked/unranked matches? If I buy only WoL, ...
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Is there a way to make StarCraft 2 remember my battle.net password?

StarCraft 2 requires me to enter my password every time I launch the game. Is there a way to bypass this inconvenience, for example by making it remember the password somehow?
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What to do against Warp Prism infiltration strategy in Starcraft 2?

Yesterday, a friend won 3 plays with this strategy : http://www.theuen.com/strategies/protoss/warp-gates-using-warp-prism http://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/184/61571 The fourth, he stopped because ...
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What is the “magic box” in Starcraft 2?

Tzenes mentioned a "magic box" in Starcraft 2 in chat. Despite myself, I'm now overwhelmingly curious: What it is the magic box? Why I should care about it?
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How many divisions are there for each league in Starcraft 2?

In Starcraft 2 competitive online games you get placed in a league and are ranked against approximately 100 other people of your skill level. For the different skill levels there are bronze, silver, ...
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Will I lose my League/Rank in Starcraft 2 due to inactivity? [duplicate]

I just got promoted to diamond league. If I stop playing for a while, will I get demoted back to a lower league? If so, how lang can I stay inactive without this happening? Also, will I get demoted, ...
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How to counter Protoss' fast expand as zerg?

So this is the situation: I scout around 9, I find his base quite far from mine. The protoss also immediatly puts a wall in front of his natural (+cannons), making it impossible to end the game ...
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What new real time strategy-games can you create custom maps in? [closed]

I just found out that the city of Stockholm has made open 3d-models of basically the entire city. I'm thinking of porting them to some starcraft-like real-time-strategy-game, playing the siege of ...
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What's this number on my friend's Battle.net Portrait?

One of my Real ID friends has a small number next to his name on my friends list. What does this refer to? None of my other Real ID friends seem to have it.
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How to deal with 2v2 rushes?

I play on a 2v2 team as Protoss, my ally is Terran. 1v1 rush handling is fairly straight-forward, and if you're prepared for it the defender gets the advantage because of quick reinforcements, high ...
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Testing maps with Starcraft 2 starter edition

I have a friend who wants to work on a SC2 custom map, and I figured I'd help him out since I loved playing around with the old Warcraft editor. Blizzard's take on starter edition users using the map ...
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How can I test my SC2 Maps without a Battle.NET connection

Is there any way to test my SC2 custom map while I cannot log on to Battle.NET?
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What effects do choices in Wings of Liberty have in Heart of the Swarm?

As per my other question, I know that choices made in Wings of Liberty affect (at minimum) dialog in Heart of the Swarm. What other effects do these past choices have on the campaign, if any? Are ...
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Are copies of Starcraft 2 sold without redemption codes unclaimable? [closed]

I am planning to buy WoL and HotS from Amazon. As you know, Starcraft 2 is only playable online, which requires redemption code. The product listings don't have any information about what is ...
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What are some strategies that use the Raven in Starcraft 2?

I've seen several mentions of Ravens and how useful they are in various other Starcraft 2 questions, but I haven't been able to figure out a good way to use them in multiplayer matches. Clearly I'm ...
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How can I speed up the “Optimization” stage of the SC2 launcher?

My Starcraft 2 launcher is currently at 5.1% of "Reconfiguring game files. Please wait". Unfortunately, it has been like this for 30+ minutes. The launcher clearly states not to close the ...
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How does one get a tie game in Starcraft 2?

I've seen "Tie" game results in others' match histories. When a game is considered a tie?
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2v2 strategy if partner drops out early?

What is a good strategy if our partner leaves in the first 5 minutes? I play 2v2 regularly with my friend. His computer can be flaky and will occasionally freeze within the first five minutes of the ...
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How long is StarCraft 2's typical input delay compared to other competitive games?

Battle.net 2.0 seems to have severe netcode issues, meaning that commands take longer to be executed than they should. This is likely a result of preventing lag and dropped connections, but it comes ...
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Good practice for protoss player against MMM in PvT

Currently, I'm bronze player in US league, I always have a problem in the battle situation with my army against MMM pattern. My composite army always contain zealot/stalker/sentry(not ...
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Starcraft II ending transcript

May someone give me a transcript of cinematic ending of Starcraft II HOTS. I am not native, so it's difficult for me to understand that all. I just heard
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Can widow mines be denied with force fields?

All is in the title. Is it possible to deny a mine shot with a force-field? I have been in this situation, a team-mate has scanned a zone and reveal some widow mines on the my way to enemy base. I ...
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Can you add queens in production to a control group?

I am currently working on a strategy that involves having 4-6 queens in my final army comp (plus a queen for each hatchery). My problem is that whenever I queue up a queen to be produced, I have to go ...
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Where to find video of replays from '1st person of view'

A few days ago I watched Day9's team monobattles. That boosted my own apm and everything else - I began to do stuff quicker. Does anyone know where can I find other videos of replays that are ...
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How do I get psionic death achievement in StarCraft II?

I'm trying to get this on unranked matches, hoping that unranked matches are under melee combat category. Do I have to kill 20 units in one, single storm, or do I have to have 20 or more kills in ...
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Can a StarCraft II digital download be put on multiple computers?

I want to buy StarCraft II on the Blizzard website, but I want it installed on two different computers (both Macs). I'm wondering if I can install it on two different computers through Battle.net, or ...
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How quickly do larvae spawn in Starcraft 2?

When I play Starcraft 2 as the zerg I always lose track of my larvae while fighting battles or exploring. I was wondering if anyone knew exactly how many seconds it takes for a larva to spawn.