One of the three factions in the popular Starcraft series, the Terrans use biological and mechanical units. They are not as strong, unit-for-unit, as the Protoss, and cannot create the vast armies of the Zerg. Instead, they survive through adaptability.

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scouting with Terran - again from new side

Yes, I know, it is a long-long story. I understand how scouting is important. But the problem is that usually good player will 100% prevent "late" scouting with SCV. You will suggest to use scan. BUT. ...
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StarCraft2: is it possible to build planetary fortress and orbital command in one command center?

Is it possible to build planetary fortress and orbital command in one command center? I didn't think is possible, but I saw some threads that tell build OC and then PF... Am I correctly understand ...
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StarCraft2: 2nd CC without expansion - is it worth?

Once watching own replay I figured own very obvious and very crusial thing. In this replay I had around 35-40 harvesters on main+natural and income around 900-1000 minerals (per minute?) When I ...
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Why don't Marines get back into Medivacs?

Sometimes during marine drop when I detect that coming opponent forces are overwhelming I am trying to get all marines back into Medivacs and go back to my base. Usually I have marines and Medivacs ...
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Is a Zerg fast expand impossible to stop with Terran?

A friend (platinum) told me that early Zerg expand cannot be stopped by Terran. In 99% of games a good Terran can build a bunker and can bring ONLY 1 marine inside. The Zerg's task here is keep 6 ...
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How to harass Zerg with Terrans (in the early game)

I saw and read a lot of recommendations to harass Zerg if you play Terran (1x1). From one perspective it should pretty easy: put bunker and 4-8 marines there... actually anywhere you want to have a ...
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How to beat a Zerg that goes for a Zergling/Baneling/Mutalisk mix?

Watch my replay here. (Scroll down, look for "Save file to your PC: click here" in the box) I did Cons Shells against Banelings, Tanks against Zerglings and Marines/AA/Vikings against Mutas. ...
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Starcraft2 - Terran: do they have any observer or other way to detect burrowed zerg units (especially banelings)?

I usually use the command center for detection, but it is limited in energy and not really useful. In the original StarCraft there's the Science Vessel... is there anything similar in SC2? If there ...
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StarCraft2: What is any good Terran tactic to play on maps that prevent early rush?

What is any good Terran tactic to play on maps that prevent early rush? Important thing is intelligence... should I spent minerals to improve command center for that? Or it is better to build ...
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As Terran, what techniques effectively harass in the early game (before 6 minutes)

I play a very macro style Terran which consists of no aggression early game. What are some strategies or build orders that put significant pressure on my opponent (or damage), but set me up to ...
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Build orders: What is the timeline & how much can each base support?

This is probably more relevant for Protoss and Terran players, and a similar Zerg question can be found here. Obviously each build order is different, but you never see build orders which take you ...
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Countering MMM + Vikings as Protoss?

I was in a match on Blistering Sands versus a Terran that was going MMM. I naturally built Colossi, and to counter he got Vikings. Granted, in that match I was really bad on letting my opponent have ...
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Why were the Thor's priorities changed in patch 1.1.3?

From the patch notes: Thor - This unit will now prioritize attacking ground combat units over Medivacs.
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Are there any websites that list common build orders?

I'm trying to compile a list of common (or at least good) build orders across all three races. Does anyone know of some websites where I can collect this data from? Thanks.
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Dealing with the dreaded Terran Base Race

In my recent games, I've been having a lot of trouble with Terrans who refuse to engage my army even if it arrives knocking on their doorstep (I play Protoss mostly), because they know that they will ...
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(When) is a Planetary Fortress useful?

I haven't seen a single PF in the game. Does anyone build them?
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How do I stop 5 rax reaper into MM as Zerg?

This build was used by Morrow in the finale of biggest SC2 contest to date - IEM. How do I stop it? Do I use some all-in counter?
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How do Terran hide SCVs within command centers?

I've seen terran put scvs into their command center and lift off, how do you put scvs into the command center?
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Countering scout harass as terran

This might sound like a stupid question to ask but I want to know if there's another approach to countering builder harass while I'm constructing a building. Sure I can get another SCV to back him up ...
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What's the best counter to marine spam?

I've seen this cheesy strategy a few times now - loads of marines with all the upgrades and medivacs. This wasn't a rush but still wasn't able to counter playing as zerg. What's the most effective ...
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How does a Terran player stop a cannon rush from Protoss?

On a small 1v1 map playing Protoss vs. Terran, if the Protoss player brings the probe to build a pylon and forge in a corner of the Terran base, what should the Terran player do? It seems like the ...
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MULEs vs Scanner Sweeps, best use for Command Center energy?

Obviously if I am supply blocked and in a pinch I would use the supply add-on but unless I screw up and become supply blocked I generally won't so I'll focus this question on MULE vs Scanner Sweep. I ...
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Why do I see orbital commands in most reaper rush builds?

It's not a prerequisite, right? Or is the orbital command itself part of many Terran builds? Example link
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As a Terran, what's a good counter to early Mutalisks?

I always seem to have trouble against Zerg as Terran, but ESPECIALLY if there are a mass of early Mutas harrasing me. I know Marines are great against them but that's not good enough, because they ...
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Does a Ghost EMP work on Command Centers and other buildings?

If so we could block the MULEs and scans, etc. What about other buildings? I'm assuming it will wipe Protoss shields. That means if you have a double ghost you could throw down a nuke with one and ...
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Is a Sensor Tower useful in Starcraft 2?

Is there any point to building a Sensor Tower? Doesn't it immediately reveals your own location on the minimap? What good does it do?
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What are the popular openings / builds for Terran in StarCraft 2?

I don't have too much interest in playing Terran, but I'd like this information mostly to better understand what I'm up against.