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 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?
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Spreadsheet with StarCraft 2 units statistics

Is there a spreadsheet with unit states for StarCraft 2? The ones I found are either not up-to-date is (e.g. this one is clearly not fro 1.4.3 patch) or not comprehensive (e.g. one on the Blizzard ...
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Is this profile view bugged?

I have been seeing some profiles with level 0 even though they are not. Is this normal or some sort of a known bug?
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I can't invite a friend to play in Starcraft 2

How does one invite specific people to play 1v1 in Starcraft 2? Acccording to this note I tried the following but failed: Add the guy to friends. Right-click the name of the friend you want to ...
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How do I tab out of Starcraft 2?

At least since the Heart of the Swarm update I can't seem to find any key combination that lets me temporarily get out to Windows to check chats and so on. Is there a known combination or some tool I ...
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ZvT: How can I effectively deal with Medivacs?

In ZvT when Terran plays bio, what is the best way to snip Medivacs? I thought that could be Corruptors, but actually they are quite slow and expensive. Hydras are vulnerable to marines. ...
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Missile turret placement

Whenever I scout a build that has potential for airborne harassment (e.g. Banshee, Muta, Oracle) my reaction is to build missile turrets to defend the mineral line, however all too often my opponent ...
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Does creep spread speed depends from amount/concentration of creep tumors?

During the Heart of the Swarm campaign I've was given the advice: if you lay more creep tumors, your creep will spread quicker. Is that the case in multiplayer game?
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How can I change the language after a patch?

I bought the German version of Starcraft II in store, but I downloaded and installed the English client. The update to patch 1.5 changed my language settings back to German. How can I change my ...
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What is the difference in APM calculation between WoL and HotS?

According to the WoL observer APM counter, I hovered around 90-100 APM when I was at my peak a year ago. Since then I made a long break, and now with HotS I did some matches against the AI to check ...
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Will undetected creeptumors take damage

Will undetected creep tumors in StarCraft 2 take damage from splash damage? Such as Hellion, Hellbat or Siegetank splash damage.
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Use all units in campaign

So in the campaign you go along and slowly get new units and buildings and it progresses (for both WOL and HOTS). I am wondering if there is a way to disable this and build any unit or building ...
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What's the best counter for Void Rays?

Any time I let a Protoss player live to mid-game, I seem to be swarmed by Void Rays, and while I can sort of react, it's generally a 50/50 at that point. Let's say I scout a player with a single Void ...
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As a zerg against a bioball, should you focus fire on the medivacs, or on the offensive units?

Assuming it's early-mid-game and I have relatively few hydralisks and mutalisks behind my main force of zerglings and banelings, does it make sense to focus fire on the medivacs or just try to take ...
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Why some types of ranked matches become unavailable?

Upon HotS release I played mostly 1x1 ranked games... at some point 1x1 got 'unavailable' for me. I resolved that by hitting 'back' button to escape matchmaking screen and coming back. But in 1-2 ...
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What will the Terran Point Defence Drone work against?

Regarding the Terran Raven unit, and its Point Defence Drone (PDD), what unit attacks will be intercepted by the PDD? I haven't been able to find a complete list.
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What balance changes were made between the final Wings of Liberty Patch and Heart of the Swarm?

I see websites showing the stats and abilities for new units in Heart of the Swarm, but nothing discussing changes to existing units. Have any existing units had their abilities or mechanics changed? ...
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Is Kerrigan Level achievement bugged? [duplicate]

I believe this achievement is bugged. Is it normal? Shall I ticket Blizzard about this? Or is there something I miss?
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What is a patch terran?

What does it mean when they say "patch terran"? I am looking to understand what the term means.
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Is there anything missable in the HotS campaign?

Are there any achievements, side missions, easter eggs, or anything of that sort that I have to get while playing through the campaign, that I can't get by replaying missions after I've completed ...
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Does this still work in order to get master mechanic achievement? [duplicate]

I have read many times that by saving up 1M credits and buying one tier of achievements and then loading, then buying other tier and so on lets you have the master mechanic achievement. I came across ...