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

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Giving control of my units

How do I give control of my units to another player? I was very much surprised when a teammate gave me control of his units somehow, and didn't have time to ask him how he did it. It's a neat ...
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when an ally leaves a game can you control their units?

so I played a 4v4, and right at the start of the game, 2 of my allies quit out right at the start. we ended up winning anyway, and as I was watching the replay, I noticed that 1 of the 2 allies who ...
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Do 2v2 games affect my Matchmaking Rating for 1v1?

What I am thinking. I am playing as Protoss but I want to try different race (Zerg). I am noob playing zerg, so I can't just switch races because opponents would stomp me badly. I thought that I will ...
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How do I give resources to my teammates, quickly, in Starcraft 2?

Usually, due to my wretched management (or sometimes due to a mass OC strategy), I have a lot of unused minerals. I understand that one of my primary goals is "to keep money low", but sometimes ...
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How can I check the rank of a player after a match?

I know that I can check a rank just after a game in the summary screen. But what if I want to check it later? Is there such a possibility?
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Can you see old Score Sheets ever again in SC2?

After an SC2 match, a score sheet with handy graphs & stats pops up. But, once you click 'Back' or 'Save Replay' and navigate away from it, is there no way to ever see it again? It does not pop ...
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How to get back into Starcraft 2 multiplayer?

For awhile when SC2 came out I was pretty heavy into it. I was playing multiplayer and got up to diamond in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3. I want to start playing multiplayer again, but I feel like I'm going to ...
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How to transition out of my strategy when it fails?

So my favorite 1v1 strategy anytime im favored in a 1v1 match is a one base fast tech attack. This strategy works very well against opponents who dont scout or try to expand right away. My 1v1 strat ...
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Why does the 'favored' rating change from start of game to end of game in Starcraft 2?

Why is it when I start a game and it says the team is 'Favored' or 'Slightly Favored' and then it ends and it is considered even or even my team 'Slightly Favored'? What impacts this? I win where ...
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What is the effect of the DLC campaigns on multiplayer?

I read somewhere that the Zerg and Protoss campaigns will be add-ons to be bought separately. Will I need to buy the upcoming starcraft 2 expansions to be able to play online? Or are they just ...
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StarCraft 2 AI differences

What exactly is the AI doing that relegates it to its difficulty setting? I had thought it was purely actions per minute but that seems way to simple.
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Why would a non-network issue like an inadequate video card cause me to lag out of Starcraft II games

I keep lagging out of Starcraft II games, even though I am (moderately) certain my network is just fine, I'm on a university campus. I am however lacking in system specs, specifically my graphics ...
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Message from my university IT people explaining why Starcraft II wont work on campus, does this sound plausible?

Is changing how the game is hosted even an option ? I haven't seen anything related to this on the SC forums. Right now any multiplayer game I joins lags out and I get dropped right away..but the ...
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Is there a mission timer in StarCraft II?

I'm working on some of the achievements in the single-player Wings Of Liberty campaign. Several of them are in the form of "Complete the mission in X minutes or less". Is there any in-game way I can ...
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What are some pros and cons for the different Zerg and Protoss research options?

In Starcraft 2's single player campaign, two new research options unlock for every 5 Zerg/Protoss research points recovered, up to the maximum of 25 research points per race. What are the pros and ...
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How do I enable showing hotkeys in the game?

On some Starcraft II stream I have seen bigger mouse pointers or some kind of overlay where the hotkeys are shown over each button, e.g. in the build menu. How can I enable that?
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What's the maximum number of Gateways you can power off 1 Pylon?

Rotterdam was mentioning on the WCS NA stream that he could power 14 gates off 1 pylon, but that 15 "might" be possible. Alas, I have no SC2 so I cannot see if he is right or wrong.
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How do I combat mass Void Rays as Protoss?

I play PvP games with a friend of mine. Neither of us is very good, but he usually wins because he has played more than me. Thing is though that he rarely does anything other than build a bunch of ...
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How to force field properly? In particular in PvZ?

I don't have enough practice as Protoss, and playing often had situations when opponent retreats... and I can't catch him. That happens: vs zergs: lings just go back terran: marines/marauders kite ...
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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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ZvZ: Differentiating between early pools, without drone scout, how do I react?

How do I tell the difference between 6/7/8/10 pools and their variants, using only an overlord scout? Both 6 and 10 pool send 6 zerglings across the map, and have no expansion at the normal time. Yet ...
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Zerg late-game strategies [closed]

I am a Zerg, and after a lot of sweating on battle.net I managed to get to the point where I survive with minimal losses to a number of rush waves. My problem is that once I have enough resources to ...
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What does it mean to “pull SCVs”

I'm trying to improve my very poor StarCraft2 play and have been reading about popular build orders, rushes, cheeses, etc. In reading this guide there is something I don't understand: ...
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PvZ: how to play vs early roaches?

The last dozen of my PvZ I try to push early with 2-4-6 zealots. Sometimes opponent has not much defense and I can kill queen, few drones and the most important - force him to build more lings. It ...
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Whats the best methods of hiding a nuke attack from the opponent?

I'm a Silver League Terran player. I normally don't use nuke gameplay in SC2 since the army normally moves out the nuke's blast area. I would like to start incorporating it into my play style as a ...
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How do I patrol in Starcraft 2 using QWERT key-layout?

I played some years ago and used to use a patrol- and hold-position command with my units, but I cannot find it anymore in the game. Did they abandon that function? and if, why and is there an ...
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Mech build order for Squadron TD (Starcraft 2 mod)? [closed]

Does anyone know a good build order for the mech race in the Squadron TD mod for Starcraft 2? I've read through their forums. There's one thread for Mech and the BOs listed in there don't work.
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How to micro mutalisks in a muta vs. muta battle in Starcraft 2?

Suppose you and your opponent have exactly the same amount of mutalisks. What is the most effective way to micro them? Attack-move towards the enemy? Focus-fire one of his mutas?
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How to micro with zerg (i.e. surrounding, kiting, & stationary unit demolitioning)?

Surrounding (speedlings) What's the most efficient way to surround a kiting bio ball (i.e. marines, marauders, medivacs)? Would I click far ahead of the group to force my speedling group to clump up, ...
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How precisely does the StarCraft 2 handicap feature work?

I asked in this question how I could introduce additional handicaps into StarCraft 2 to make it easier to play with my friends without relying solely on the built-in handicapping system. However, it ...
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What is a viable Hydra/Swarm Host/Viper build order?

My favorites units in hots is the swarm host, hydra, and viper together. I have a pretty decent overall strategy, but I don't have a good build order. I tend to do a 13 pool and a early gas when ...
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How can I voluntarily lose ranking score in Starcraft 2?

I am a bronze league player, but the last 20 games I have faced opponents a lot more skilful than me. I tried leaving the league and playing new placement matches. I was placed in the Bronze league ...
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How can I teach my less-skilled friends the value of scouting and aggression?

I've been playing Starcraft 2 with many real-life friends who have varying levels of experience with Starcraft and RTSes in general. At this point most of them have gotten the hang of the macro game, ...
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Marine Arena: Turn money into damage in late game

I think I can master the early game pretty well now in Marine Arena, but I get into trouble in the endgame. Often I engage the enemy with my army, and we both lose most of our troops. Suddenly I have ...
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How can I organize a tournament?

I am a gaming fan -- mostly StarCraft 2. I don't play the game much, but I love watching the broadcasts on Twitch.tv. I've been wondering how one can organize a tournament so your favorite players get ...
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I can't view offline clan member's profile

When I try to look at a clan members profile, I get this error message, even though the entire clan are from the EU servers. It's nice to watch how your fellow clan members are progressing towards ...
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Which display ratio and resolution is best for Starcraft 2?

I noticed that the view of the game differs a bit depending on your display ratio (16/9, 16/10, ...) In which ratio you will have the most overview of the game? And does it depend on the resolution ...
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How to micro/counter siege tanks properly in TvT

I'm wondering how to micro siege tanks in different modes. For example, 1. When you are harassing another Terran with siege tanks: The best option is to avoid that and make a drop to undefended ...
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How should I micro Roaches against Zealots early game?

A Roach will be killed by a single Zealot when they both have no upgrades. I still prefer Roaches over Zerglings to handle early Zealot pressure. I was wondering what's the most efficient way to ...
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How can I see where the players are clicking in spectator mode and in replays?

When I am spectator or in replays, I can switch vision to just one player so I will see where he or she moves his vision focus and I can see what the player is selecting in the bottom interface ...
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Why do Terran players use the Marine blob micro move?

In replays, I see Terran players using Marine blobs to have the marine move a bit then attack then move a bit then attack then move a bit then attack. What is the reason for doing this micro? Are ...
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Proper way to micro Warp Prism and Sentries?

Lately I really like to load a Warp Prism with 2 Sentries and 2 Zealots in PvZ. I fly into the Zergs main when his army is not there and unload my units, force-fielding the ramp and doing terrible ...
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Where can Terran spend extra minerals after building a tier 2-3 army?

In the late game, if I'm on a 3-4 bases and building tier 2-3 army (Terran Air), I end up with a ton of extra minerals. There are usually no more available expansions and I only have 1 or 2 barracks ...
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How can you micro stalkers vs. zealots?

I'm trying to micro a few stalkers against a few non charged zealots. I see a lot of players move their stalkers away, then hit, then move away, then hit, and so on. How do they micro as such? Do ...
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How to micro infestors most effectively

I've been trying to get better with infestor usage. If I have just a couple of infestors, I seem to be able to use them OK against marine balls with a double-fungal. When I start getting 5+ infestors ...
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Which Mutations are related with which availiable upgrades in Multiplayer?

In the Heart of the Swarm campaign there are some mutations that are the same as some availiable upgrades in the normal multiplayer game mode. But Most mutations are not availiable in multiplayer. ...
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How do you keep slower units moving behind faster units while keeping them from getting separated?

This especially comes into play for me with roach/hydra and to a lesser extent with ling/roach. I want my roaches in front of the hydras to absorb damage, but since roaches (with speed) are faster ...
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VoidRays vs Stalkers: die or try to retreat?

In my PvP engagement when I have stalkers+VR vs opponents Stalkers, I often have situation when opponents stalkers are focusing my VRs. My intuitive wish is to pull VRs back, but quite often opponent ...
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Are there certain sounds that only occur when a unit is born? Or is it random?

I noticed, that a queen always makes the same sound, when it's born. Is it the same with all units? The first sound in this video is the queen birth sound (the video is continuing with all other ...
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How can I rename all Replays in the Sc2 folder?

I started using Sc2gears to analyse my replays. the naming in the replay folder is /D-</p(/r-/B-/W)>-/n./e which results for example in 2013-09-03 22-21-28-Player1name(T-B-N) vs ...