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

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Starcraft II Practicing new units and game changes

Since Legacy of the Void the challenge missions are banned to the terran campaign "Episode I Wings of Lilberty", followed by the Challenge Missions image. These missions still use the game settings ...
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Are there canon or otherwise widely accepted names for groups of Starcraft 2 units?

Groups of animals have special names: +------------+--------------+ | Animal | Group Name | +------------+--------------+ | alligators | congregation | | iguanas | mess | | owls ...
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Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better player?

Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better StarCraft II player? Off the top of my head I can think of: Watching replays with commentary from youtube.com/hdstarcraft and ...
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Is it worth it to go for rich minerals?

Typically there are eight regular mineral fields per normal base, and each harvest yields five units of mineral. Rich mineral bases typically have six rich mineral fields. So once the minerals are ...
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When I should leave the game so loss is counted towards rating decrease?

When I should leave the game so loss is counted towards rating decrease? Is it ok to drop the game and surrender immediately after the match is scheduled? Or I should play for some time (30-60-90 ...
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Is it possible for two friends (or two people using the same internet connection) to be matched up against each other in a ranked or unranked game?

I'm curious to know whether there is some type of filter in place by Blizzard that prevents people using the same internet connection, or friends, from getting matched against each other in ranked or ...
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How much unused supply should I keep available as zerg for a macro-focused build?

A common problem I have when focusing on macro as zerg is that I forget to build enough overlords until I need them. As a result of this I've lost a number of games even when I managed to scout out my ...
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How do I defend against Nydus attacks in a StarCraft 2 team game?

I played a 3v3 last night with mostly novice players. It was PTT vs. ZZT. One of my opponents got sight in the rear of our bases and started flooding the place with Roaches and Hydralisks via Nydus ...
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How to survive to 6 Reapers rush on Starcraft II Lotv TvT

Since LOTV, almost each time I play against Terran (I'm Terran, so TvT), the other guy build 6-8 reapers and go rush before my first Factory unit. In best cases, I can scout a triple RAX, and in ...
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How do I play the official “Left 2 Die” scenario?

Several of the achievements under the arcade section of StarCraft 2 are for a game named "left 2 die". When I looked that up in the list of arcade games, there are six pages of results, but none of ...
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How where there different personalities if all protoss were connected by the Khala?

As already can be heard in the Legacy of the Void opening cinematics, Artanis defines the Khala as "The sacred union of our every thought and emotion”. However, through the games we are lead to ...
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What is giant blue target in SC2 Legacy of the Void?

Just started playing Into the Void. Warming up against computers. I noticed a blue target in a wide area around my units while I played against Terran. I'm thinking it's the Liberator but I recall ...
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What are some good Terran counters to Hydralisks?

I was surprised how strong Hydralisks are against siege tanks - TeamLiquid tells me that tanks are actually strong against Hydras. But why? Tanks do 35 damage (+splash) in siege mode to hydras. But ...
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What is the purpose of the rock plates under ramps in many maps in StarCraft 2?

Do these little destroyable rocks or plates at the bottom of ramps have any purpose? Is there any advantage to preserving or destroying them?
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What's the proper way to deal with someone who Team Kills and harasses you constantly in Starcraft 2?

What can be done against individuals who Team Kills (TK) in games of Starcraft 2? I don't play the game too much, but it seems this individual does and sometimes we're paired up as teammates in 3v3 ...
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Was the Battlecruiser's Tactical Jump removed?

I don't see the Tactical Jump option for my Battlecruisers, nor any place to research it (Starport,etc). Has it been removed or am I missing something?
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Are Terrans objectively better than Protoss at Aggression/Harass?

They say that StarCraft is a balanced game. However, a game can be balanced in more ways than one. One way the game could be balanced would be if all the races could do every tactic equally well, ...
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Change Starcraft 2 level editor language

Is there a way to change the level editor's language? It's in some asian language somehow...
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The fastest way to select all army units except Observer?

F2 is the hot key that helps to select the whole army. But that includes the Observers scouting on their mission and need to be kept as-is/not joining our attack movement. How can I call for all army ...
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SC2 camera positioning easy way?

I am new to StarCraft 2. I got to understand that we can position cameras from F5-F8 buttons. It means only 4 buttons. But what if I want to use camera positions more than 4 positions? Is there an ...
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Battle.net friend list

I haven't played sc2 in like 4 years, and now when I logged in the battle.net app I see that the friend list shows 1 offline friend only. But when I visit my profile page on the battle.net website, ...
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How does region/language locking work for Legacy of the Void?

If I buy a StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Battle.net key from a Russian shop, which says it's for "a Russian-language version, intended for activation in Russia", what are the restrictions exactly? ...
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Can a Dark Archon mind control a Hybrid?

I've reached the point where I can allow my military access to Dark Archons, albeit at the cost of access to High Templar (I think). Now, High Templar are great units, but if I can turn the attacking ...
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How do you block players you don't want to play with?

The match maker keeps putting me up against the same guy who says glhf then quits. I've faced him about 15 times over the past couple days. Sometimes I get him several times in a row. All I want is a ...
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Stealing minerals with single scout worker

What is the point to lots of the higher league players taking their scouting worker and mining from the enemy field? Is this just for BM? What is the purpose of this?
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As terran, what are the most common techniques to block off the entrance ramp to your base?

There are many different arrangements of structures or units that can be used to block off the entrance to a base to prevent a zealot push or zergling rush. The obvious answer is barracks and a supply ...
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What happens if “two” vsync options are enabled at once? (RadeonPro, Starcraft 2)

In StarCraft 2, some cutscenes are "animated" and don't use Direct3D, so when using RadeonPro's "Direct3D Tweak" vsync option (with triple buffering), these types of cutscenes aren't getting vsynced. ...
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In Starcraft 2, how do expansions affect the game?

I would like to know what changes they make, I assume there are new campaigns, and I understand each version runs on its own, my questions are: Does Legacy of the Void contain everything Heart of ...
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Where can I download a digital Starcraft II copy?

I have already bought SC2, and now my copy of the game is not with me. I would like to download it from an official website, but I failed to find the link. Where can I find the game on an official ...
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When do I have to save in Starcraft 2?

So, I'm very new to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, and I just purchased the game. I noticed that sometimes, Starcraft automatically saves, but sometimes, it doesn't. For example, when I finished a ...
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Does Starcraft 2 credits automatically increase whenever I enter the game?

I am very new to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, and I just purchased the game. So after purchasing few things from the armory, I had around 30,000 credits left, and I saved&exited the campaign. ...
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What is XP and what is it good for?

I bought SC2 the day it came out, and I made good use of it, but somewhere along the way I stopped playing because of school and work commitments, etc. I just reinstalled it today and I noticed that ...
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How to set a specific color as my default player color in Starcraft 2?

A search on our forum, and google search on this topic get me nowhere. So how can I set my default player color? p.s. Hitting Alt-F will switch player colors into red for enemy, yellow for allies, ...
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Will I be able to play legacy of the void ladder if I buy wings of liberty or heart of the swarm?

Will buying wings of liberty or heart of the swarm allow me to play ranked ladder with the legacy of the void expansion, both WoL and HotS is 50% off and starter edition of SC2 allows me to play LotV ...
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How to put early pressure in LotV?

With 13 (or 14) workers on start, early game of StarCraft has been changed significantly. If early Zerg could choose to do 7(6)- pool, now the best they could do is 13-pool... Is this still strong ...
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Why my mother-ship core cannot blast the photon cannon?

In LotV my mothership core is not able to cast photon cannon: I do have enough energy, spell is available, but hitting it and selecting Nexus doesn't give me anything. Please advise how to cast ...
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What is the difference between EPM and APM?

Blizzard introduced EPM as a new stat for watchers of Starcraft2 matches, in one of the last patches. I am a bit confused. What is the difference between EPM and APM? What does each include exactly in ...
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Does Archon Mode count for any Multiplayer achievements?

Archon Mode in Legacy of the Void allows two players to team up and control one base. It shows up under the Unranked/Ranked Multiplayer modes and even has it's own ladder. However, it seems games ...
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Are there blind Starcraft players?

I've read that there are blind people who can play Starcraft competently. This seems like it would be impossible to me. Is it possible to play Starcraft if you are blind? How would this work?
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Can I obtain missed story achievements in Heart of the Swarm without starting a new campaign?

As I was playing "StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm" my internet went offline at a certain point and I missed the "Fashion Statement" achievement. I did what was necessary to gain it but since I was ...
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Playing Protoss vs Zerg should I target the hatchery or the drones?

As protoss, in a 'normal' - with no early rushes- I like to go 3 gate Robo and push out, with an immortal or two (if I see Roaches), or just gateway units otherwise. This normally works well and I ...
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OS X - El Capitan Mouse Problem (After Alt-Tab)

I am using OS X El Capitan. When I opened the first time StarCraft 2, I have no problem. But, When I did Alt-Tab and returned the game, Mouse cursor has lag and is seen double. How Can I solve this ...
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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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What does playing “Ranked” mean?

I play Starcraft and today someone asked me if I had ever played 'ranked'. What does that mean?
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How do I play Whispers of Oblivion now that Legacy of the Void has launched?

I only own Wings of Liberty. Is there a way for me to play the Whispers of Oblivion missions?
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How to pass “Evil Awoken” mission of prologue campaign on Brutal?

I'm playing "Evil Awoken" mission of "Legacy of Void" prologue campaign and have difficulties on the 2nd part of the mission: upon the destruction of "Void Catalyst" my units don't have fire power to ...
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Do both players need to own Legacy of the Void to play co-op missions?

I want to play the Co-Op missions with my friend, but he's on the fence about getting LOTV. I know back when HOTS released Blizzard added a feature that made anyone in your party "own" your expansion ...
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How do I play the prologue missions from prepurchasing Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void?

I just prepurchased Legacy of the Void so I can play the exclusive prologue missions (I have no interest in multiplayer). However, I cannot find them anywhere in my campaign list in Starcraft 2. I've ...
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Does Starcraft 2 contain a cooperative multiplayer campaign mode?

Is there a way to play through a story-driven campaign in Starcraft 2 in a multiplayer environment? If its not built-in, are there community-created multiplayer maps that have this sort of feature?
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How to kill Zurvan in the HotS campaign on Brutal?

I have been playing the game on brutal and got the basic skills,how ever I am having trouble with Zurvan. I saw the movie by Joltzblc and parazx already, but I believe there is some trick to the ...