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

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Confused and horrible at SC2. How does a noob go from bronze to GM? [closed]

Bought the game 1 and a half months ago, stuck in bronze, 2nd position(win:50, lost: 58) but I'm horrible and don't know how to get better. I'm using hotkeys, camera keys, constantly train scv, ...
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What is “Spawning Pool Party” achievement and how to get it?

When comparing achievements with a friend, I saw this one under the feats of strength tab. What is this? When will we be able to get it and how do we get it ?
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How to get rid of “Input limit reached. […]” warning

This warning incessantly pops up every time I try to navigate within the menus and such, and this drives the living hell out of me. How do you get rid of this?
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How to Combat Protoss Walling in a Zerg's Base

Recently I had a game where I went for a risky Hatch-First build. Except before the hatch was close to being completed, the Protoss walled off my main's base with pylons exactly like the picture ...
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What is the meaning of the number 54 in Blizzard's games?

In many places related to StarCraft and World of Warcraft there is a number "54". Is it really just a part of the decoration, or it has a special, secret meaning? ...
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Two bases at one mineral field

It is most effective if you have 30 drones at one field, but could you get more minerals, if you build two bases there, and collect from both at the same field?
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Meaning of ladder points

Last night, we had a discussion regarding promotions on the ladder. One of the issues where whether the points have influence on promotion or not, and neither of us can find legit facts to the points ...
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ZvP How to deal with a Pylon-blocked natural?

As a Bronze Zerg, I find that whenever my natural is blocked/cannon rushed by a Protoss opponent that by the time that I've dealt with it I'm a long way behind. Then subsequent 2-base pressure is the ...
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What are some strategies to beat Starjeweled AI on hard to insane?

I have been playing the new Blizzard custom Starjeweled, and I have beaten the AI on Medium but can't do anything against hard or higher. I can't even get a tick of damage on the AIs base. Looking ...
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How do I check the reason for my being banned in Battle.net?

I've been banned from the Battle.net servers. A pop-up window said 'The detail has been sent to your registered e-mail address', but I've got nothing. How do I check the reason for my being banned?
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When does first win of the day bonus reset?

At what time does the daily bonus reset? I am personally mostly interested in EU region's reset.
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Starcraft 2: Tips for the Path of Ascension challenge

I can't seen to find a way to get below 25 units lost in this challenge. In first part of the challenge I lose around 9-10 units. Second part is pretty ok, I lost 3-4 units there, but in 3rd part I ...
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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 ...
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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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What strategies should the Protoss use against mass Medivac/Marine/Marauder?

I understand that prevention is better than cure but sometimes the game gets a little late and when I'm in this situation it's very hard to counter as Protoss. The picture below almost makes his ...
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Why did I not get achievement for completing the mission?

I just completed the mission Fire in the sky, why did I not receive the achievement for doing this?
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What bonus experience can you get?

I have just completed my first multiplayer game in the new expansion where you receive XP for doing different things. I got 25% bonus XP for playing with friends, are there other things I can do to ...
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Why are my maps “streaming data”?

I've noticed that, with the advent of Battle.net 2.0 (maybe earlier), playing the campaign references "streaming data" from the battle.net servers. Since the campaign maps exist locally (viewable ...
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Thors in battle versus Colossi

As Terran facing a Protoss. The Protoss goes for a standard army, Gateway units with Templars and Colossi. The Terran has a standard bio ball with a few Ghosts and some Thors. Does the Thor High ...
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Forming an arc in SC2 - mechanics

In this question: Forming a "concave" with your army We get a nice explanation of why we want to form arcs with our armies. What I'm wondering is how to actually do it, in terms of ...
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Why don't StarCraft's nukes have a larger blast radius?

Why are nuclear bombs are so weak in StarCraft? The scale of the explosion and the amount of damage done seems very limited compared to what is commonly associated with nukes. Should I understand ...
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In which Wings Of Liberty missions can you play as the Zerg?

Are there any missions in the Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign where you can play as the Zerg? If so, which missions?
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How do zerg counters mines

I'm platinum level so I don't think I have enough micro to split units when I see a mine about to fire. In early game, I tried zerglings & roachs, speedlings seem to be the best for me because I ...
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A list of all units versus each unit in Starcraft 2 [closed]

Is there a list, where I can look exactly, in which order the units of one race are good against a specific unit? For example: I scouted and see "He is coming in with a bunch of Zealots". I play Zerg ...
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How can I play StarCraft 2 competitively against less skilled friends?

I really enjoy StarCraft 2, and mostly want to play with my friends. We enjoy playing Co-op vs. AI (with 3 or 4 of us humans on a team). But I would like to get into some skirmishes against them as ...
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Basics of playing zerg

I am beginner in Starcraft 2. What are the very basics you have to think about when playing zerg? So far, I know, I have to think about these things all the time: continue building units in the ...
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Reapers, Combat Drugs, and Medivacs

The Terran unit "Reaper" has the ability to quickly heal when out of combat (when not fired upon or firing). It's a great opening unit, both for scouting and for picking off workers for you to get ...
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Leaving a league

After the release of Heart of The Swarm, a feature was added in the league ladder section, where you now can leave your current league. I noticed this in the BETA aswell. In the buttom right of the ...
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Does GGTracker's APM include camera hotkey usage?

I use GGTracker.com to analyse my Starcraft 2 games/replays since it gives me a nice overview of my SQ and APM over time. I use The Core for my key mappings, and as a Zerg player, I make quite a lot ...
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How do I kick someone out nexus wars?

Is there a command like -builder to vote-kick someone?
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No creep spread from main to natural

I've been watching a lot of pro-games at tournaments like dreamhack lately and i've noticed that a lot of the zerg players don't connect their main and natural with creep. They always start spreading ...
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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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#1 in bronze but still stuck there. Why? [duplicate]

Just started playing SC2. Never played RTS before. It's been 3 and a half weeks since I'm number 1 in my bronze league (40 games won/ 41 games lost)-680 points. What I don't understand is why I'm ...
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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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Do starcraft 2 professional players play with minimal visual settings

Recently, i had the pleasure of being teased into playing starcraft 2 by a good friend; he came home with an Alienware rig and i was convinced enough to give the game a go on my older and less ...
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How to drop Hellbats?

Playing vs Terran I was often attacked by Hellbat drops. Usually that was so painful. These Hellbats kill SCVs quickly. Even if those guys are running away, the Hellbats are transported by boosted ...
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Is it possible to disable “xyz is slowing down the game” popups in Starcraft 2?

Is it possible to disable "xyz is slowing down the game" popups in Starcraft 2? If so, how?
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Who is the voice actress for the Terran adjutant from Starcraft II?

What is her name, and has her voice been used in any other video games?
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Purchased physical mac StarCraft 2 via amazon. Is it possible to download it prior dvd install?

I purchased a copy of SC2 WoL from amazon. The problem is that my old 2007 MBP dvd player is not that healthy anymore and I'm afraid I could have some problem with the installation. Or worse, destroy ...
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Is it possible to ask Starcraft II to use OpenGl instead of DirectX?

For comparison, I noticed in Blizzard's other game, World of Warcraft, you can explicitly specify in a configuration file (C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WTF/config.wtf) to use OpenGL (SET gxApi ...
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How do I deal with a protoss army containing high templars as a zerg?

Well, I play team games mostly but besides team battles, I have been in a few battles which was just the protoss and me, the zerg. And, I struggled a lot. Whatever composition I have in the army ...
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What are some pros and cons of the different races?

How would you describe the Pros and Cons of the different Races in Starcraft 2? I.e. which Race has stronger Air-to-Air Units? Which can adapt faster to enemy tactics? Which has the strongest Defense? ...
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How to select idle worker without the screen jumping to the worker?

Every time I select "idle worker", the screen jumps to the worker. This completely throws me off during, say, an attack. Is there a way I can select my workers and tell them to harvest minerals ...
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When should wall off my Terran base and when should I not?

When playing with Terran in ranked in any mode (1v1 or 3v3). I learned that against Zerg the base should be always closed. I do the same against Protoss or Terran, but I was told by some players that ...
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How can I back up a patched version of Starcraft 2?

As we all know, when you first install SC2, the are several updates/patches that comes along with it and it takes aeons to finish. I'm wondering if there is a way to save the updates/patches and ...
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How to counter Hellbats in the field?

Usually, I scout mass Hellbats in advance. I know it is coming, but usually I lose to them. I know they have a small range, so Marauders and Marines should outrange them. Tanks should be good, but ...
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How do pro Zerg players generally prepare for a 4 gate they know is coming?

I am a master's league player attempting to learn Zerg. My overall macro is very strong, but I have the sense I am over-droning which leads to my defeat against a strong 4 gate (high ...
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Heart of the Swarm Leveling

Is there an efficient and fast way to push my Race level in Heart of the swarm? And does someone know how much time is needed to get every race to 30?
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Is there a place to get/view pro replays on Starcraft 2?

It would be cool if you could look at replays of people on the ladder, but until that happens can you download other people's replays? Is there a repository or something?
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In Starcraft II, do the armory upgrades apply to hero/mercenary units as well?

If I purchase an upgrade for the firebats or marines from the armory on the Hyperion, will the heroes/mercenary units also receieve the upgrade bonus or are their stats unaffected?