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How do I manage Larvae in the Campaign maps?

I've already noticed that Swarm Queens lack the "Spawn Larvae" ability in the HotS campaign. Spawning additional larvae is a huge issue when playing Zerg in multiplayer -- what gives? Do I have to ...
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How do I survive until reinforcements arrive on Rendevous?

I'm still early in the campaign, and the only unit I can spawn from Larvae are Zerglings, which die en masse to the Hellions, Hellbats, and Firebats roving the map, and are utterly useless against the ...
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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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What is the “canonical” option for the Wings of Liberty split missions?

Wings of Liberty had 3 "split" missions, where you had to choose sides: Safe Haven / Haven's Fall, where you had to pick between Dr. Hanson and Executor Selendis Breakout / Ghost of a Chance, where ...
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In a ZvZ match, how do I deal with early mass zerglings?

Just as it says on the can. How do I defend early mass zerglings in ZvZ? Early being around the time my natural is finished to the time it's about half-saturated. I'm getting a baneling nest as soon ...
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Reinstalled Starcraft 2 (new system), lost my achievements

I recently changed my system drive (C:) and did a clean Windows (8) reinstall. When I reinstalled Starcraft 2 (which I hadn't been playing for quite a long while), the game asked me to create a new ...
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How can I handle Widow Mines in my backyard?

In a recent game, a Terran player dropped some widow mines behind my mineral line. It took me a minute to realize what had happened, and then it took some time to get enough energy to scan for the ...
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What are the new units in Heart of the Swarm?

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is out now - what are the new units, and what new strategies can they be used for? Basic list of new units and stats from battle.net: ...
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How do I check what upgrades my enemy has? [duplicate]

Whenever I click an enemy unit, it still keeps the selection on my own unit, so I can't see what upgrades my enemy has. How can I inspect what weapon/armor upgrades his units have? (It didn't use to ...
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Why does Starcraft 2 custom maps have no imported 3d models?

In Warcraft 3, map editors were able to import any custom 3d model objects into their maps. I have yet to see a single Starcraft 2 custom games have an imported custom model. Why is this? Does Galaxy ...
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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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PvZ double Stargate - does it work and how?

Just played a very quick PvZ match - I scouted a very early fast expand from the Zerg player and managed to deny any of their scouting with an early stalker. I had been thinking of early trying some ...
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Changing middle mouse button down event to left mouse button double click event

Is it possible to simulate a double left click by using the middle mouse button down event? The reason I'm looking to do this is because it would be a lot easier to single middle button click on a ...
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Starcraft 2 WoL achievements in HotS

I am just wondering if any of the achievements earned in WoL will be completely carried over to HotS. I've heard that in HotS achievements seem to be based on a new system, called levelling system. ...
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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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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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When do I tech?

I play Zerg in the HotS beta mainly, and every time I die it's because of plain stupid reasons, I have great economy, 3+ more bases then my opponent, good saturation, etc. I usually like to keep ...
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How long will this strategy work? (TZ 2v2 marauder+cs/speedling push against PP, TP shared base)

My 2v2 partner and I are Terran/Zerg and in high bronze, working on our fundamentals to get into silver/gold. When playing a walled off (shared base) Protoss and Protoss or Protoss and Terran we've ...
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Z v ??: Optimal Amount of Broodlords per strategy

Most end game transitions for Zerg go towards Broodlords mix. What is the optimal amount of Broodlords for the end game? Does it vary against each opponent race? Also, what is the best unit to mix ...
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Is there a way to reset player stats and league in StarCraft II?

I haven't played StarCraft II for a long, long time and I would like to get back into it as a very casual player. My problem is that I played a lot before and somehow landed in diamond league. I ...
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How does partially installed play work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the precise differences between “playable” and “optimal”? The Starcraft 2 installer lets you play the game even before it's completed installing. How is this ...
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Starcraft 2 scoring: Why am I ranked last in this game

I'm the last player in this game. How did it calculate the ranking? So we lost the game and I didn't kill any buildings but how am I ranked even lower than the other guys in my team? Is it purely ...
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Is it possible to give opponents full map vision?

Is full map vision for opponents possible in custom maps or otherwise?
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StarCraft II - Can someone in Brazil use the European Server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the StarCraft 2 region lock work? I live in Europe and I have a buddy who lives in Brazil and wants to play with me on the European Server of StarCraft II, he ...
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If I pre-order HOTS can I give the Beta key to someone else?

If I pre-order HOTS now, can I give my beta key to someone else to use with their account and then when the game is released properly still play with my own account?
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General SCII tips for a beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting started with StarCraft II I'm just getting into StarCraft 2 and I'm finding it really difficult to stay organized and on top of things. Does anyone have some ...
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Starcraft II Attack-Move as default “mouse-click”

Are there hidden setting in Starcraft 2 to set the mouse button to default to "attack-move" instead of the standard move command, where the enemies are ignored and the units are running blind into ...
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What are code A and code S?

I pretty often hear SC2 shoutcasters talking about code A and code S. What is it, exactly ? A league ? Some sort or special ranking for grandmaster ranked players ?
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Starcraft 2 on Macbook Pro Retina on external 27" - No valid resolution

My primary monitor is set to the 27" at 2560 x 1440. I can't window and unwindow (command + m) either. what to do!?
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When should a zerg NOT be droning?

So, I drone a lot... I feel like it's all I ever get told (the idea of, as zerg, "DRONE DRONE, and when you're done droning, DRONE SOME MORE!"). However, with this crazy over emphasized ...
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Why do Terran players bring SCVs with their main army so often?

It is quite common to see games where Terran players start moving aggressively across the map with their army, and bringing about 10-15 SCVs with. You however never see Protoss bring probes, or Zerg ...
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Is there any benefit to pre-purchasing Heart of the Swarm?

Recently, I received an email from Blizzard offering me to pre-purchase Heart of the Swarm expansion to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Is there any benefit to pre-purchasing as opposed to buying it ...
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What happens to units and buildings if they get “buried” under destructible rocks?

HOTS introduces the new "destructible rocks" that can actually be destroyed, as the name suggests. One part of rocks crushes down and blocks a predefined area. What happens to units and buildings ...
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Zerg scouting vs Terran Wall off?

I was wondering if anyone can help me with my Zerg scouting especially against a Terran Wall-off? So I drone with my 12th drone and I almost ALWAYS get blocked with a Rax with 2 supply depots as ...
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Can an SCV repair a Protoss ally's structures? [duplicate]

In a 2vs2, 3vs3, or 4vs4 matchup In SC2 Wings of Liberty Repair structures, not units.
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Any good zerg double extractor trick builds for use against zerg?

What is a good Zerg build that utilizes a double extradtor trick, yet allows for an effective economic advantage against zerg?
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Early game protoss scouting interpretation

I'm Zerg (platinum, near diamond) and I want to know how to interpret my early game scouting against Protoss. I imagine that I need to know the different timings of build orders, how many ...
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How do Zerg counter Thors and Hellions

Being Zerg, apparently the official counter against Thors and Hellions with blue flame is Zerglings, Roachs, or Infestors. I'm not mentioning Broodlords at end game, of course. This requires you to: ...
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How do I analyze a replay in SC2 and show useful statistics?

I used to use BWChart to analyze replays in Starcraft and the Broodwar expansion. BWChart allowed this by showing very useful statistics. Is there any way I can see and analyze statistics in a ...
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What is the correct ability to use in a Roach/Infestor vs Roach/Infestor battle?

Lately, I have been seeing in Professional games and streams that Zerg players when in a ZvZ mid game battle where they have mainly roaches and infestors vs the mirror composition, they sometimes use ...
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What should be the first target for Mutalisks?

In ZvZ what should be the primary goal of mutalisks? Recently I have been hearing it is best to target overlords out on the map before trying to poke into your enemies bases. Logically, I am thinking ...
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Stalemate detection failure?

Take a look at this case: Both Protoss and Zerg don't have the ability to gather resources anymore, Nexus and Hatchery are destroyed. Protoss still have a few base up. What's left of Zerg's base will ...
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What factors are considered when deciding whether someone is favored or not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are favored indicators located and how do you interpret them? I tend to play 2v2 or 3v3, with all my team being platinum league. Sometimes, when a match begins, we ...
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What is better for Stalkers: 1 Armor + 1 Shield or 2 Armor?

Grubby just came up with this question on Twitter SC2 math heads: what's better for a Stalker, 1 armor 1 shield or 2 armor? I heard 2 armor is better before but I don't know why necessarily. I'm ...
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Are Spore crawlers detectors when unburrowed?

I haven't taken notice yet, but while spine crawlers are unburrowed, do they still count as detectors? Or must they be burrowed?
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Countering terran's initial rush in 2v2 co-op vs hard AI

Related question (but not quite duplicate): How do I learn to effectively transfer to 2v2 hard AI as Zerg? We're playing Zerg and Protoss and using co-op vs AI as a training ground to practice the ...
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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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Ladder website for creating brackets and tournaments [closed]

There was a really sweet free website that allowed me to create a tournament with brackets of a few types. I can't remember it now. Can anyone recommend a good bracket/ladder creation site?
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Remap cancel (B) key in Starcraft 2?

I've switched over to the grid keyboard layout. Works awesome. The one thing that sticks out is that if I need to cancel a unit movement, I can hit escape. However when using unit powers like shield, ...
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Do Combat Drugs need to be researched? [closed]

In Heart of the Swarm, does the Combat Drugs ability of Reapers need to be researched, or does it come automatically? If the former, where is it researched from?