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

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How can I contact a player I had a match with?

After a match in the score screen, you can start a chat with all players from that game. But if i close the score screen, I see no possibility to contact that players again. Is there a hidden button ...
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Replay naming in Sc2gears [closed]

What would be a good naming convention for replays saved by Sc2gears? I use /D_/p1(/R1-/W1)/p2(/R2-/W2)_/n_/h./e that will result for example in 2013-09-03 ...
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Why don't players drone scout in ZvZ?

I know that in professional play, a lot of players don't scout with a Drone in ZvZ. As a gold league zerg player, I like to go hatch first, but I usually worker scout anyway because I'm worried that ...
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Terran Vs. Terran - BIO play

Even though I have hundreds of hours in StarCraft 2, there is still one returning issue that I find difficult to solve, even through replays and other VODs or streams. In Terran versus Terran, the ...
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How do the A.I. Builds behave

If you choose custom game in starcraft 2 you can choose of different builds for the A.I.: Full Rush Timing Attack Aggressive Push Economic Focus Straight to air What is the difference between ...
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Is multiplayer Heart of the Swarm backward compatible with Wings of Liberty?

I don't have Heart of the Swarm, and I don't plan on purchasing it in the immediate future. However, I know that some of my Battle.net friends have gotten it. Will they still be able to play Wings of ...
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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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Swarm Host/Hydra/Viper vs. Siege Tank/Banshee/Viking

When I play Zerg and use a Swarm Host/Hydra/Viper build I always lose to SiegeTank/Banshee/Viking. The Terran players uses his Vikings to kill my overseers before my hydra can get in position. Then ...
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Can I reinstall Starcraft 2 on Windows using the key from my Mac?

I want to buy StarCraft 2, but have one question. Currently I have an iMac and I know I can install SC2 on it. My problem is that later I want to sell this Mac and buy a PC. Will I be able to ...
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Are there replays of bad (new) players with commentary?

I know, sounds dumb, but bear with me a sec. People here have posted links to tons of high-level replays with commentary. (Thanks.) They're awesome fun, and I can learn a little. But since I'm a ...
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Starcraft 2 Building Previews

After watching Idra's stream, I noticed something. When he builds a building, after picking the spot where to build, there is a preview placed on the ground and for him it is a bright pink. ...
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What is the bonus pool in Starcraft 2?

I see this number labeled "Bonus Pool" when I look at my standing in various ladders. What is it?
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What do observers do in eSports?

What does the observer do in Starcraft II eSports productions? As far as current events goes, I've heard the WCS Season II Finals casters repeatedly refer to "the observer" behind the scenes. Does ...
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Loop over points?

In the SC2 map editor is there a way to loop over an array of points? I have a bunch of actions I need to perform on each of them, and I don't want to duplicate the trigger over and over again.
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Give all units in region

In the map editor, is there a trigger to give all units within a region to another player? "Change Ownership" only applies to a single unit.
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How can I view FPS in Starcraft 2?

I am trying to play with the optimal settings regarding game performance. But yet again, I still enjoy playing with some great graphical settings. To balance this out, I would love to know; Are ...
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How do I chat to friends outside a running game in starcraft 2?

How can I chat to people in SC2 that are not in my current game? I konce got a message from another ST2-friend in my game, but I couldn't answer. I can only chat to "Allies" with Enter or chat to ...
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Custom Hotkeys for Starcraft 2

In the Hotkeys options, I see presets but there's no way to make my own preset. Is there anyway to do this in Starcraft 2? Thanks for any info :) Note: I play Starcraft 2 on OS X
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Keyboard with macros support from Blizzard

I thought macros are prohibited from use in Starcraft 2 multiplayer, but recently I've found a keyboard being sold by Blizzard: http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100001142 Designed ...
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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 ...