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 to keep sentries and templars in the center of death balll?

Couple of posts about sentries usages (Effective use of Sentry in Starcraft 2) mention it is good to keep sentries in the center of you army so guardian shield will cover bigger amount of units and ...
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How to complete “StarCraft Master” achievements?

In StarCraft2 I have a lot of arcade achievements like "Complete any 10 rounds in StarCraft Master". I found that StarCraft Master is a micro map, but I can find it neither in arcade nor in custom ...
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Starbattle - Whats the point of the quantum reactor for the Colossus. When is the best time to get it?

I'm a passionate Starbattle player and was wondering how I would go about finding out when the best time was to get quantum reactor which gives 25% shield recharge during sustained fire vs 0% under ...
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Is there an easy way to load many units into many overlords?

The only way I can find to load a very large number of units into a big ball of overlords (who have been upgraded to carry passengers) is to select all my units, then shift right-click each overlord ...
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Create and Join Game Not Available While in Lobby

I have just downloaded the "Try it" version of Starcraft II and I am attempting to create (or join) a custom game however both the Join Game and Crate Game buttons are grayed out with a hoverbox ...
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Any benefit to setting CPU affinity for a game?

Would there be any possible benefit in setting the CPU affinity for a game? Like Starcraft 2, for example. I've heard suggestions to do this, such as choosing real cores only (no hyperthreaded ...
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Is enabling “Large Address Aware” ability for PC games actually beneficial?

I've come across a suggestion for custom-enabling "Large Address Aware" ability for game executables, which as far as I understand, essentially allows 32-bit games to access 64-bit memory space. ...
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Can I see a list of achievements before mission starts, or while it's loading?

A list of achievements that I could have earned will show up at the end of each mission. Is there a way to make it show up before each mission, so I will actively aim for them?
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Any viable PvP build which uses 1gas in the early game?

Novadays, PvP in general starts with 2 gases and some kind of early pressure using 2 gateways + stargate or robo. Is there any viable build which is base on 1 gas and allows earlier expansion? Thank ...
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PvZ: how can Protoss keep up with the Zerg production?

I'm a mid-platinum Protoss player, I recently played a few games vs Zerg... some won.. but some... well, Zerg just overwhelms... For instance: http://ggtracker.com/matches/5153632 Yet at the 9th ...
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Strange mouse cursor change during games

During some games, my mouse cursor changes to some strange dotted line (like in the picture). It looks like that, but I had to draw it myself as the cursor is not visible in screenshots. This is ...
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How to run Battle Simulator

could you please advise, how to run battle simulator? I've seen post on battle net it should be available and post is quite old, but how can I start it? I heard there are custom maps searched and ...
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Do I need to keep paying to play online content?

Do I need to keep paying after I brought the original CD of Starcraft 2? I heard that the online part isn't free, is it payed per hour or month or is it free? Do I need a "Premium account" or ...
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Do the vikings watching everybody die in “Death from Above” ever play any role?

Starcraft II, Heart of the Swarm. While playing "Death from Above", I couldn't help but notice a couple vikings slacking off: As far as I am concerned, they never actually attack me. They just sit ...
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Why does Starcraft 2 get slower as a match progresses?

The problem is simple, I fear the solution is unobtainable. Whenever I get (roughly) more than 120 supply my game comes to almost a complete standstill. Playing ladder makes me cry a little inside. ...
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Why do Terrans drop MULEs in battles?

I have seen many pro players dropping mules after and during battles. Sometimes they use scans instead. This seems counter-intuitive, I mean they could get a ton of minerals for that. Why do they do ...
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What video game tournament has the most players? [closed]

What video game tournament is largest in terms of player participation, and for what genre? EVO is the biggest tournament when it comes to the fighting game genre, with 4-digit figures of players ...
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What is a good Terran anti aircraft strategy if you are on the move?

Marines seem to be a good cheap and quick to build up anti-aircraft unit, but my question is more about "strategy" and not just a "unit". I was using Banshees (which have cloaking) to startle some ...
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Why did mechanical units explode when being fixed by SCVs in Starcraft 2?

I had a bunch of mechanical units what I was using to attack an enemy, since they took some damage I sent some SCVs and started fixing them. Instead of getting fixed, they got destroyed. Any ideas ...
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Does The Starcraft 2 MMR transfer to a different server?

I play zerg in ranked master league on the Europe server, got my 1000 wins and I want to play terran now (I am horrible with terran). Do you know if my MMR will be the same on the Americas server or ...
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What is a Speedling?

I often hear of "Speedlings" in Starcraft 2 but what do they mean exactly? And why are they so good? How can I hinder the enemy from building extensions with Speedlings?
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Does each race in Starcraft 2 Share The Same MMR

I have been playing Starcraft 2 with Zerg mainly, I reached my 1000 wins with zerg and now I am starting out with Terran. Will my MMR transfer to Terran as I am a master league Zerg player? I have ...
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What do these AM, FFA, SEA, etc. buttons on GGTracker do?

On GGTracker there are a bunch of filter buttons. 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 are obvious. I think "AM" means the Americas server, "EU" means the European server. But I'm not sure what the other ones are. ...
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Are there any additional campaign packs available for Wings of Liberty / Heart of the Swarm? [closed]

I'm looking for additional campaign maps/packs free to download/play for Starcraft 2 "Wings of Liberty"/"Heart of The Swarm". I almost finished the later and would like to keep playing. I'm not much ...
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Starcraft II Galaxy Editor - How do I decide the dimensions of my dialog?

How do I decide the dimensions of my dialogs in the Starcraft II Galaxy Editor? I've tried the Galaxy ++ Editor, but it does not seem very accurate and when I use the numbers that they provided me ...
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Can I be demoted In HotS ranked 1v1?

During the current season (2014 Season 2), is it possible for me to be demoted after my placement matches? If I consistently play below the average skill of my current league is it possible I will get ...
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Where to spend chronoboost once you saturated with probes?

Usually, during early game I spend Chronoboost on probes, warpgate research, upgrades (attack, defence). In general, till 10th minute mark my Nexus's rarely have 100 energy. In mid game, I don't ...
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Replay analysis: Why opponent got bigger army and why psy storm is so weak?

Recently I played PvZ and lost (http://ggtracker.com/matches/5047035). Trying to analyze reasons, I've figured out that at the beginning of the 1st big engagement (around 16-30) opponent had army ...
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How do I retrieve my saves from the cloud?

It's been a while since I've played SC2, but with HotS out, I've reinstalled. My old save games were lost to a hard drive crash, but it's my understanding that save games are stored in the cloud. I ...
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Is there a way to tell how many buildings have been destroyed in SC2 - The Dig?

Been playing StarCraft 2, and I'm wondering if there is a way to tell how many buildings you have destroyed in the level "The Dig" working towards the achievement for destroying 50 buildings with the ...
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How do I change my profile / avatar picture on my account for Starcraft II?

My avatar picture defaulted to, I think it's the photo of the guy from the SCV unit. How do I change this to something else? I can't seem to find an option for this anywhere.
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Most effective path (tower defense maps)

I'm playing a SC2 "tower-defense"-like map, and need to find out how to build walls efficiently, so that units stay longer on the map and take more damage. The map looks like this: The most common ...
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Starcraft 2 Protoss: Can't Use My Resources Effectively

So I have this macro trouble of mine.I am currently a gold league Protoss player and playing WoL at the moment. The problem is, I end up having over 1k minerals and can't properly waste them all! Last ...
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How to play Starcraft 2 on LAN? [duplicate]

Every now and then I go out of town with family for a weekend or what-not. On these trips my brother and I always bring our laptops & such and we are always wanting to play 1v1 against each other ...
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Is Pylon Expand a sustainable build?

I don't see it mentioned here. I think I saw some pros do it once or twice. The idea is to do pylon then immediately expand before Gateway, utilizing the Mothership Core to defend against early ...
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How can I get the 'Can't Touch This!' archievement?

I’m on the way to get some achievements done, then I came across the "Can't Touch This!" achievements. I tried several ways to get it, but so far no idea did work. Has someone already got this ...
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Will I be demoted to a lower league in Starcraft 2 if I don't play?

I've just been promoted from platinum league to diamond and master pretty fast (in 4 vs 4). This was totally amazing for me but I'm afraid I will be demoted again to a lower league as fast as I came ...
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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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StarCraft 2 Glossary of Terms

I see a lot of words flying about when talking about StarCraft 2 strategies. Things like Rush, Timing, Contain, Push, 6Pool, Cheese... It would be quite helpful to have a list of the accepted ...
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How quickly does the bonus pool refill?

In SC2, how fast do my bonus pool points refill? I have finally worn my pool down to 0. Does anybody know if it is just time that refills them or something else?
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How to book many marines quickly

In the late game, when I have 5-7 raxes I often need to book 15-20 marines (lings, etc) at a time. To do so right now I'm pressing 'a' button 15-20 times... which take me solid 5-10 seconds.... Is ...
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Starcraft 2 limitations on expansions

I'm currently playing SC2 with it's free starter edition. I already loved it and planing buy it. But i've some questions. If I buy only WoL, can i play ranked/unranked matches? If I buy only WoL, ...
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Is there a way to make StarCraft 2 remember my battle.net password?

StarCraft 2 requires me to enter my password every time I launch the game. Is there a way to bypass this inconvenience, for example by making it remember the password somehow?
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Where to find replays with specific builds in them? [closed]

I'm struggling to find replays with specific builds. Right now I'm searching for blink stalkers into dark templars, but my question is generic.
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What to do against Warp Prism infiltration strategy in Starcraft 2?

Yesterday, a friend won 3 plays with this strategy : http://www.theuen.com/strategies/protoss/warp-gates-using-warp-prism http://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/184/61571 The fourth, he stopped because ...
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What is the “magic box” in Starcraft 2?

Tzenes mentioned a "magic box" in Starcraft 2 in chat. Despite myself, I'm now overwhelmingly curious: What it is the magic box? Why I should care about it?
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How many divisions are there for each league in Starcraft 2?

In Starcraft 2 competitive online games you get placed in a league and are ranked against approximately 100 other people of your skill level. For the different skill levels there are bronze, silver, ...
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Will I lose my League/Rank in Starcraft 2 due to inactivity? [duplicate]

I just got promoted to diamond league. If I stop playing for a while, will I get demoted back to a lower league? If so, how lang can I stay inactive without this happening? Also, will I get demoted, ...
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Do I need a Wings of Liberty code to play Heart of the Swarm?

I have Wings of Liberty, but I am thinking of getting HoTS. My code for Wings of Liberty has been used on my locked account. So, my question is do I need another copy of Wings of Liberty to play HoTS, ...
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How to counter Protoss' fast expand as zerg?

So this is the situation: I scout around 9, I find his base quite far from mine. The protoss also immediatly puts a wall in front of his natural (+cannons), making it impossible to end the game ...