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Mar 1 Community Groups, Events, and Tournaments Although it may not be apparent to forum newcomers, the forum community is very well connected. There are a number of groups we communicate in, a bunch of fun events, and variety of forum tournaments. This is a thread for those who may not be forum regulars who want to learn more about the various forum groups and activities. It is meant to be continuously updated, so if you are an event organizer please post about your group, event, or tournament here and I will add it to the thread! If you run one of the listed events, post here if your thread is nearing the post cap (500 posts, 25 pages) and needs the thread limit increased and we'll see if we can get that fixed for you. Social Groups Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/aC6yV9 Forum Poster In-game Chat Group: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7924143830 ... Forum Poster Skype Group: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7924143830 ... Adopt-a-newb: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7592800176#1 ... Obs Gaming: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/8569307014?page=1 ... Events Ladder Challenge: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/18194755354#14 ... Current Tournaments [None] Miscellaneous [ul]Community Streams: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/9499700426#1 ...TheSkunk46 Mar 1
Oct 15 The Newbies guide to StarCraft II Hello all StarCraft forum goers!!! I decided to make this thread to help out those are new to StarCraft or anybody who is struggling with ladder and looking to improve as a player. Below is a compilation of some things that I thought could assist the average newcomer looking for help. You don’t have to visit all of these links to improve or even any of them, but this is here for anybody who needs it. I included so many links because no one thing will work for everyone so I have gathered all this here so you may decide what will work best for you as an individual and as a StarCraft gamer :D! I will continue to update this thread and add new things as I find them. If you are a StarCraft veteran or newbie and you have anything to add to the list simply post it in the comments and I will add it to the list. Any feedback you have to help better the thread will be greatly appreciated!! Whether you have anything to add to the list, would like to see something edited, or even think I added something that should be removed, all feedback is welcome and will be taken into consideration. For those of you just joining StarCraft II or wanting to get more involved in StarCraft II I strongly suggest you check out Day9 daily #269 and the other Day9 dailies in the Beginner Day9 section. If you have never played an RTS game I would also recommend checking out the beginners guide under the TeamLiquids website section. It explains some of the basics concepts a bit and should give you a good starting point to choose where you want to go with the knowledge. Magnet also has been creating a great guide series for those new to the game that can help those who are beginners and up to the intermediates. Videos, Tutorials, and streams Watching videos and streams of StarCraft is one of the greatest ways to learn. You can watch pro players play so you can copy builds, learn timings, and to help you understand the game better. Many people also post videos online to help give you tips and tricks to “Be a better gamer” – Day9 Starcraft II: World Championship portal (For all things WCS and to watch pro players play) http://wcs.battle.net/sc2/en#schedule WCS season’s 1 and 2 replays http://media.blizzard.com/sc2/replays/WCS-Season1-and-2-Replays.zip WCS Season 1 of 2014 http://wcs.battle.net/sc2/en/articles/wcs-2013-global-finals-and-2014-season-1-replays Blizzard released all of the pro level replays from WCS seasons 1 and 2. If you ever wanted to copy your favorite pros builds and get every little detail that even the casters miss, well then this is the place to do it. “The foreigner scene benefited tremendously from seeing the Korean well-honed builds in all their replay intricacies. Every SC2 notebook opened up after that news.” Streams to watch • Twitch streams http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/StarCraft%20II%3A%20Heart%20of%20the%20Swarm • Community Streams http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/9499700426#1 RootCatZ http://www.twitch.tv/rootcatz Artosis (A well-known StarCraft caster) http://www.twitch.tv/artosis Day9 (A well-known StarCraft caster) http://day9.tv/archives/ Magnet's Video Tutorials (For every race!) A great collection of "tutorials that are aimed at beginners and intermediate players, but advanced players could pick up a thing or two from watching. They are all contained in a playlist, so you can get started here!" Magnets thread: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/12162856313 Direct link to youtube guides: Protoss: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1A8B75D9D089AE92 Terran: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4D757697403A0519 Zerg: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3C4D68C33BED8B17 Day9 beginner videos • Daily #132 - Mental Checklist http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-132-back-to-basics-the-mental-checklist/ • Daily #252 - Secrets of hotkeys, APM and mouse movement http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-252-secrets-of-hotkeys-apm-and-mouse-movement/ • Daily #269 – How to get into sc2 http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-269-newbie-tuesday-how-to-get-into-sc2/ • Daily #312 - How to learn and improve http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-312-newbie-tuesday-how-to-learn-and-improve/ • Daily #419 - Fixing 1 problem at a time http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-419-newbie-tuesday-fixing-1-problem-at-a-time/ Day9 beginner/Intermediate videos These are videos I would like to have put in the beginner section but I wanted to keep that section small and I couldn’t decide one way or another so I put them here. • Daily #184 – Newbie Tuesday #1 http://youtu.be/epMo2fLDU1Q • Daily #480 – Finding Leaks in your play http://day9.tv/d/Day9/newbie-tuesday-finding-leaks-your-play/ • Daily #481 – Zerg Leak finder http://day9.tv/d/Day9/newbie-tuesday-zerg-leak-finder/ • Daily #434 – Simplifying problems http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-434-newbie-tuesday-simplifying-problems/ Day9 intermediate videos • Daily -#257 Refining Mechanics http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-257-newbie-tuesday-refining-mechanics/ • Daily - #261 Mechanics #2 http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-261-newbie-tuesday-mechanics-2/ • Daily - #285 Stealing a Build http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-285-newbie-tuesday-stealing-a-build/ • Daily - #289 Refining a stolen build http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-289-newbie-tuesday-refining-a-stolen-build/ • Daily - #340 Gold level analysis http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-340-newbie-tuesday-gold-level-analysis/ • Daily - #341 Reprioritizing your to do list http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-341-newbie-tuesday-reprioritizing-your-to-do-list/ • Daily - #360 Mental Checklist: Exercises http://day9.tv/d/Day9/day9-daily-360-mental-checklist-exercises/ Apollo (Yet another well-known StarCraft caster) ApolloSC2 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/dignitasApollo/featured Starcraft II tutorials for all races (Warning: This was made for Wings of Liberty but it should still be helpful) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPW1oxf-pY2z_TlIpqbP5QU_R940oevX9 Terran HotS tutorial part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQo2NIM_Ayw Quick Tips from Apollo • A hotkey setup for terran http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvoainJ_U_c&feature=c4-overview&list=UU_pdrFR2cNTk8IPpdwMFmdQ • How to correctly reinforce your Zerg army http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSQJGpalufo&list=PLPW1oxf-pY2xl4bAxglkCGOMiivDhNzuj FilterSC (Starcraft streamer and well known for his bronze to master’s series) FilterSC YouTube Profile http://www.youtube.com/user/filtersc/featured General Bronze to Masters HotS http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyRd56uoh38q4rBlQzYrkSUYogfsLV98B Terran Bronze to Masters HotS http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyRd56uoh38pWI3hITzzf3Btm36QD3ATi FilterSC: HoTS Bronze to Masters - Protoss http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3CmL64w6TRMWRP2l2mru717TyMxokVUn Combating Ladder Anxiety http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKIbExelPwk FilterSC Twitch Stream http://www.twitch.tv/filtersc HTOMario (A grandmaster meching player on NA) HTOMario’s YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Sc2Yosho/videos HTOMario: How to Mech TvP http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3CmL64w6TRMSmLo4FnHZK87vb-VP386P HTOMario a TvP video guide compilation! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7dmJpss_DxACl3C6oaA7Rzvh16OZ-sUC HTOMario a TvZ video guide Compilation! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7dmJpss_DxB4zmmJFFwR555v8B2gpuGf How to Mech TvZ Part 1 - The build order http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjGgD8PhMJEKillerofGods151 Oct 15
2d "Help a Noob" for players new or returning! New or returning to StarCraft and have a question? Lower league player looking for advice? Anyone of any level of skill can ask any questions relating to SC2. If you answer, make sure you're correct! Be as helpful and specific as you can in your reply, help each other out, and ignore/report trolling. Even if nobody else contributes, I'll try to answer every question to the best of my ability. Resources: Check out the "Adopt A Newb" channel in-game: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7592800176 reddit.com/r/allthingsprotoss/ (or zerg/terran -- be sure to check out their discords) http://csnstarcraft.com/watch/main/ - Lots of great tutorials http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/9882048889 - The Newbies guide to StarCraft II - collection of links to good learning resources /r/starcraft does this and it's fairly successful, so I thought I'd see how it goes here.TheSkunk300 2d
6d Balance Test Mod Bug Fixes We've just deployed the following fixes to the Balance Test Mod: Protoss The Sentry tooltip now states its range is 4.5. Protoss units affected by Anti-Armor Missile will no longer take extra damage when shields are depleted. The Fleet Beacon hover text in the Probe’s Warp command card no longer indicates it has an upgrade for Carriers. Fixed an issue where Gateways that were built before Warp Gate research was complete would not automatically transform if they finish after Warp Gate research completes. After Warp Gate is researched, the production tab will no longer show Warp Gates instead of Gateways. After Warp Gate is researched, clicking on a Gateway that's in production will no longer display the Warp Gate name instead of Gateway. The Zealot Charge upgrade has been corrected to cost 100/100. Fixed an issue that caused Fracture LE and Cerulean Fall LE to not have a countdown at the start of the game. Terran Fixed an issue that caused Battlecruisers to prioritize structures over enemy air units. The Neosteel Armor upgrade now updates the Bunker model. Fixed an issue that caused the Thor to not deal the correct amount of damage with upgrades. Fixed a typo in the Thor’s 250mm Punisher Cannons description. The following fixes were also deployed: Versus Cerulean Fall LE – Fixed an issue where canceling a Refinery on certain geysers base could trap SCVs. Fixed an issue that allowed a Zealot’s normal attack and charge attack to damage units in a transport. Co-op Missions Tychus – Fixed an issue that allowed Lt.Layna Nikara to heal mission objectives.Traysent27 6d
Nov 7 [FIXED] WCS 2018 Portraits Update: Oct 18 -- This issue should now be resolved! Update: Oct 17 -- We are still actively looking at resolving this issue and hope to have it fixed by the end of the week. There is currently an issue that is preventing players who have purchased a War Chest from accessing the WCS 2018 portraits. We're currently working to resolve the issue. Thank you for your patience!Traysent10 Nov 7
Oct 11 Community Update – July 19, 2018 Hello everyone! It’s been an exciting time at WCS Valencia. Many different strategies have been utilized, all three races were well represented in the playoffs (for us on the balance team this is always heartwarming to see), new faces made it into the top 16, and there were plenty of hats for everyone. Congratulations to Serral for winning WCS Valencia, and hats off to Has for showing us the power of unorthodox play! To start things off, we wanted to mention that the Team Liquid Map Contest 11 is going on now. The judging phase ends July 30, so make sure to check it out when the finalists are revealed. We are always excited to see all the new maps the community comes up with. Good luck to everyone participating! In the tournament world, we’re not seeing anything immediately concerning. Interestingly, we’ve been getting some conflicting reports about ZvP. We’ve seen conversations in the community about late-game being Protoss-favored. However, reports from some pro players have said the opposite. Of course, it’s normal for players on any side to believe the others are too strong while also feeling like their own faction needs buffs. From our perspective, Protoss Carrier with High Templar support is very powerful, but if the game goes on for a long period of time, the Zerg does have options to pull them apart and punish that composition’s relative low mobility. Additionally, many ZvP games are focused around mid-game Zerg pushes and how the Protoss player responds to these, which can be an issue if the majority of games are decided around this singular, pivotal moment. ZvP also continues to have Stargate as the most common opener. This isn’t a completely unexpected development—Oracles and Phoenixes are some of the fastest scouts for early game Protoss, and they can also double back and defend their base in case of early attacks. Beyond the early build choices, ZvP does have very interesting back-and-forth dynamics during the mid-game and early late-game, so we’re not looking to make an immediate change here. In TvZ, the previous Raven changes have had the desired effect of reducing the ability of mass Ravens to defeat Zerg armies on their own. It also has generated a number of reports that TvZ has now shifted into the Zerg’s favor late-game in head-on fights. Having an advantage at different points of the game can be fine, as that provides incentive to tech up in a matchup rather than investing deeply into lower tier units and fighting with those. But having it be unwinnable is certainly undesirable. We don’t think this matchup has developed to the point where a tactic can be said to be “unwinnable,” but we will be watching for these situations going forward. TvP’s biggest change was the Marauder buff. This seems to have had the desired effect of making mid-game battles closer, which results in micro and positioning being very important for both sides in order to gain an advantage. We are still observing how the matchup is playing out in this regard. Since Terrans have a stronger mid-game, Protoss will have to adjust and discover areas where they can get away with more workers or squeeze in an upgrade. Ideally, both races would be able to pressure each other throughout the game through offensive action, although at different times. For mirror matchups, we are not planning on making any short-term changes. PvP has historically been a matchup where your opening builds are extremely important, but lately, we’ve gotten reports that it’s difficult for games to go safely beyond three bases. ZvZ has decent diversity between Zergling/Baneling openers, Mutalisk-focused games, and Roach-focused games. This matchup also often evolves in a healthy way into Lurker pushes or Hive tech. In TvT, the early game often centers around Cyclones, but the matchup can diverge into different playstyles, i.e., Bio vs Mech as the game goes on. We are keeping an eye on this matchup in particular to see how it develops.Balance Team172 Oct 11
Sep 27 In Memory of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain We here at Blizzard Entertainment are devastated to learn of the passing of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, one of our most valued personalities and creators. John’s contributions to the StarCraft II community have been both immense and enduring over the years; these include serving as a team owner alongside Genna Bain, professional commentator, and tournament operator. Most of all, John was always unabashedly himself – his passion and honest feedback helped us make better games and better decisions for all players. Our deepest condolences go out to Genna and all those whose lives he touched. John, thank you for everything. We will miss you.Traysent33 Sep 27
May 2 Community Feedback Archive – 2018 Below you will find all of the Community updates that have been posted this year. Community Update – January 12, 2018 Community Update – January 22, 2018 Community Update – February 5, 2018 Community Update – March 6, 2018 Community Update – March 13, 2018 Community Update – April 19, 2018 Community Update – May 8, 2018 Community Update – May 24, 2018Traysent2 May 2
Feb 9, 2012 MVPs: Most Valuable Forum Posters If you frequent Blizzard forums you’ve no doubt seen jade text stamped across threads here and there. Those with the power to wield green words are regular players -- just like you -- who’ve been recognized for their contributions to the forums in one way or another. And since we want to provide these player advocates with the resources they need to continue being awesome posters, MVPs have direct lines of contact with Blizzard community managers. Our goal is to find frequent posters who are a positive influence on the gaming community in some form, whether it be through posting strategy guides or tips on various aspects of gameplay, or even just bringing a positive and constructive tone to the forums when socializing with their peers. If you or someone you know fits the description of a Most Valuable Poster as laid out in the MVP FAQ, email us at MVPs@Blizzard.com. We select MVPs based on a large set of criteria, so don’t be discouraged from putting your name out there if you only post on, say, the Protoss Discussion or DPS Class Role forums. MVPs are welcome to post wherever they’re comfortable, including across the Diablo III, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft forums. But remember! The key to being a strong candidate is having a solid posting history. We’re always on the lookout for the next shining beacon of good within the community to join the illustrious ranks of our MVPs. Want to know more about how a Blizzard MVP operates? World of Warcraft MVP Eldacar recently spoke with WoW Insider in this behind-the-scenes interview: http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/02/09/behind-the-scenes-with-a-blizzard-forums-mvp-green/Zarhym1 Feb 9, 2012
4m If your race got nerfed out of the game. Just play a different race. It's not that god damn hard. People crying and whining "muh race muh race". There's three races is the game, go get your free ez wins with the big bad OP race, sooner or later your favorite race will be OP again. !@#$in kids acting like a video game is serious business.CAPSLOCKSON13 4m
8m Mech in TvP I have a question for Terrans better than I. I’m only low diamond, and I am a mech player. Currently I open hellbat/cyclone with +1 and do a timing attack which transitions to a third base and then Thor/hellbat/liberator comp. I have zero trouble with Zerg, but against Protoss the new patch has me in a bind. How exactly do I hold immortal pushes at around 6-7 minutes? As it stands now I try and open the same way but my cyclones even with proper frontline support are giving a less than stellar performance. It seems to be a very one sided match where sentries are causing insane line of sight issues with the cyclone. Historically it’s a push I’ve always been able to hold and if I have enough left over push over and attack a base on the Protoss side. Now I simply get rolled into the ground. In closing, I’m going to guess the first response or close to it will say go bio, I can win with bio I just don’t like bio. Secondly, I am just curious if anyone else is having similar issues adjusting to the cyclone as I am having. I’m just looking for some advice from some fellow meching Terrans.BaconMonster6 8m
23m Banshee vs liberator Is the Liberator just better than the banshee in every way that there is little reason to use them besides cloaked harrass? Is there any fun comps that use a handful of banshees instead of libs?ZXOmegaXZ29 23m
39m Let's have Life back. Can we please have Life back? We don't deserve to be punished for his mistake. It's been long enough, and it's we the fans who miss out on the Life ban of Life, arguably the best SC player ever.Kingslayer123 39m
1h Mouse is not working from today, suddenly mouse is not working when it is full window mode. I've tried several things to fix it but I couldn't do anything with it please help.Sean13 1h
1h RIP Stan Lee RIP Stan Lee, you've brought us all such greatnessPlayer25 1h
1h mouse STOPPED working since today. I use a MacBook Pro Mojave and I just installed the patch on SC2 today and my mouse stopped working. I even went to the privacy setting and on 'accessibility' tab, I checked Starcraf2. still not working. anyone know WHY?SmrtAsianGuy5 1h
1h Final Balance Changes for Season 4 I think the new changes suggested in this recent update for the balance patch (cyclone and thor buffs, creep and ultra buffs, robo changes) are good and fair for all three races, it seems more like buffs than nerfs for each race: https://starcraft2.com/en-us/news/22640615 Lol, @MyOhMind all I will say is I admire your dedication, it definitely produces results, xD. *Disclaimer: I am not talking about the balance changes in their totality as I have no comment on them, just the recent ones that were added today.*Raver75 1h
1h Should I restart? So I just installed SC2 last night - last I played was almost 3 years ago and only got 3 missions deep into Protoss campaign and never finished the main story. I had finished the Terran and Zerg but honestly forgot everything. Should I start over with the Terran and re-do the campaign? I'm not sure how long doing the Terran/Zerg campaigns will take again on Normal.Skeeter7 1h
1h Zeratul Players are Disrespectful Okay so a new hero is always welcome to the game, but seriously these Zeratul players are playing Brutal at sub level 15? They expect players who are not playing Zeratul to grind XP for them? Come on show some respect, make your Zeratul level 7 so that they won't be a burden. SC2 Coop is ---- well a cooperative game, you guys work together to finish the mission. Show some consideration and play several hards first, it doesn't take that much to at least level 7 Zeratul before he can be useful on Brutals. You guys are wasting time for players who just want to clock in a few games before they get on with their busy work-family life.Chen16 1h
1h Xbox One and Starcraft II Any chance of bringing Starcraft 2 to the consoles. On the Xbox 360 we had 3 command and conquer games which was fun in my book, yes RTS games in my opinion are better with a mouse and keyboard (I have it on pc). But Diablo III seems like a perfect fit(except losers and there modded gear) and I think if done properly StarCraft 2 would also be. I would like to hear thoughts from blizzard and community on the idea. Thanks in advance.NewfieMan23 1h
2h Balance Update TvP Mech My friend and I are doing 1's on the new balance patch and with the cyclone change he can't open mech against protoss. He used to open helbat cyclone to transition into thor but now the cyclones get demolished and don't put out the same dps vs a 2 base push. How should he open for mech now?HawkEye24 2h
2h I am not the most toxic I am the perfect ammount of toxicity for any channel, like I am toxic, but not toxic enough to get booted, I don't unserstand it, sometimes people come in and they are super toxic and no comprendea explano, so kick em like they hot, but not me, I am the perfect person of toxicity, I am a devils adovacate with a halo, I don't know when to shut up, but I do know what to say to make sure that it is okay that I didn't shut up, the world doesnt revolve around me, or others, but instead we revolve with forces that revolve around the world that keeps the world in place, and through mildly satiricle responses we are able to see a new light , a new demeanor to a person, understand how long their wicks are and understand what oil their laterns burn with, being toxic like this isnt easy, but someone has to do it, a necessary evil, and I hope everyone understands my role in this community, is to point out the hidden truths, to ride the hidden elephants into battle and retreat after they have been slainedNoTanku2 2h
3h SC2 is too dark Why Blizzard team prefer dark maps? There are so many possibilities for ground. More maps such Blueshift, Dreamcatcher, Catalyst was also fine. And not! Its not because of Gamma! Second one. Mostly I play Zerg and looking on dark grey creep is really borring. Any patch change in future that I can change my creep color or smthing just for me! For other player same as now. Make a game also a bit fun in this way. ThanksRico6 3h
4h Vs. AI partners I play lots of co-op and vs. AI 2v2 games. It seems to take about 5-8 minutes to find a partner for 2's these days though, if some folks on here are interested in playing this type of game mode, please send me a PM and I'll add ya. Thanks!Stihl5 4h
5h SC2 LAN PARTY Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Hey guys! There's a Starcraft 2 LAN happening at a place called IKlick in Hamilton on Saturday, November 17. Desktop/ Network setup begins at 12:30pm so that the event can actually start at 1pm (We expect it to go until like 11pm). There's a cover charge of 10$ for every 5 hours. You can bring your own desktop/ laptop if that makes you comfortable, but it's not necessary. There will be desktops you can use. We'll be running some kind of friendly tournament with 2 different tournament brackets (to help split up the higher/lower leagues). If you want to come but don't have a method of transportation, we have some guys willing to drive those who can't. If you're interested in coming, join this discord: https://discord.gg/cyszyfqProbe34 5h
5h Flashback time. It's been over three years since this beauty was posted. I feel like those people who have joined the community since then deserve to read this and have a good chuckle :) https://us.battle.net/forums/en/sc2/topic/16492759376TankMyster0 5h
10h The nail in the Zerg coffin https://starcraft2.com/en-us/news/22640615 5th news on balance changes, fifth time Zerg gets weaker against the other races. Even David Kim was better at balance than the current team: "At the same time, we were cautious to not critically affect its relationship against Brood Lords." Are you f**king kidding us ?!! Thors get +38% dps against broodlords and you say IT DOESN'T AFFECT THEIR RELATIONSHIP !! And even if you make the anabolic synthesis research instant, NOBODY will ever use it because it's BULL!@#$, it's too expensive for what it does, 10 % speed offcreep is ridiculous, and... "Cyclone supply cost reduced from 4 to 3." ...you just buffed the additional ultralisk counter you just put back into the game, which is still faster than an upgraded ultralisk offcreep and can kill an ultralisk in 9 SECONDS with its mag-field accelerator upgrade !! F**k you Blizzard, i'm done with this game, and with your other games too since i'm a Diablo fan.Malacath34 10h
13h How to deal with mech ZvT Seriously guys, since the swarm host is gone, i could win only a couple ZvT versus mech, and almost half of the terrans started going mech. It is utterly broken for me. Should i bother with muta? How to deflect that 16-17 minute push with couple tank and thors? And after the push, what to transition in to? Ex diamond top plat zerg btw.Deltaus24 13h
13h Hallucinations against Widow Mines Why isn't Protoss doing this? I mean - spot Widow Mines - make a bunch of hallucinations - fly them hallucinations over terran army - profit also most Protoss open Oracle and Terran answer with Widow Mines. Why not fly a Hallucination over SCVs so they get hit by the splash?Schaber9 13h
15h Past required MMR for promotion Been trying to get to diamond as toss before the season closes, I finally have the MMR for diamond 3, but there's no promotion. I have over 300 games this season. It doesn't say I have a provisional MMR. So...what gives? https://imgur.com/a/Ikl63QCCasorus4 15h
16h Why didn't zergs go ZvT hydra/bane in HotS Ostensibly the hp and speed buffs make or break the style. Yet I can't rectify this with zerg's weaker lotv economy. One would think that the substantial advantage of zerg's +4 larva inject would have been more than enough to compensate for any such slight deficit in mobility or survivability of HotS hydras. Update: There's some dispute on this point: is zerg's economic strength in LotV(relative to the other races) better or worse than it was in HotS?lllIlIlIlIlI27 16h
17h ZvT on the new patch I'm hoping that we see a return of ling bane muta vs bio mine, but I don't have the knowledge of Terran to know if that will be viable. How do you guys think TvZ will play out on the patch?Roboroadkill82 17h
17h Anyone who hasn't received a drop report here If you have been watching the WCS Goblal finals and you havent received a SINGLE drop or your Alarak portrair report here. https://www.twitch.tv/starcraft In my case: i watched like 5 days of this and didnt get a single drop nor a portrait. My account IS linked.TheOvermind63 17h
18h New MacOS Majove with freeze Mouse cursor i having trouble with the mouse cursor always freeze when when i started the starcraft 2 program Can Someone Help?Aceknight7 18h
21h Where did the term smurf account come from? I know what it is. I know what the smurfs are, as I am old. But how did the term get into gaming?Woundem7 21h
22h Unclickable Alerts Is there a way to disable the click on the alerts? I made a search in the options/gameplay and found only a checkbox to enable/disable game alerts (messages on the left side of the screen like upgrade complete). Sometimes I accidentaly click on these alerts and the camera moves to the building that generate that alert (evolution chamber for example). I want the alerts to stay on screen, because I want to know exactly what's upgrade has been completed, but I want that alert to be unclikable.Hua0 22h
1d Mac Version Mouse and Trackpad not working HI .... I have been running Starcraft for years ... and was rerunning the campaign, I am in the middle and now after some patches the mouse and trackpad don't seem to be working in the game. Is anyone else experiencing these issues. MacBook Pro with YosemiteMark7 1d
1d Holy... They fixed Premium Roach Skin not having a diffrence in appearance with Tunneling Claws, they finally added visible diffrence.HellGoesON1 1d
1d Mouse stopped working in 4.7.0 Mouse doesn't work after update for 4.7.0. It works everywhere else, except for when I launch the game. Maybe this is the sign I need to stop playing ;)Polaris1 1d
1d Redeye A traitor lol, he is on Dota 2 the international.Raynor11 1d
1d SC2 on Linux Hey I'm something of a Linux noob. How do I go about running SC2?Arc7 1d
1d Low-quality cinematic ingame? I'm not sure why, but the intro cinematic for Legacy of the Void looked absolutely awful when I fired up the game after the patch. Low resolution, very clear compression artifacts, just generally blech. Nowhere even close to as good as even the one that went on the WCS finals stream, let alone the Youtube one. Anyone else see this? Is there some option for terrible cinematic graphics that got checked somehow during patching that I'm missing? I did reset my video settings in the client, and then started the cinematic again, and it looked just as awful. The Heart of the Swarm cinematic looks perfectly fine. I just don't get it.Mand54 1d
1d Is Ladder Locked? Is this season's ladder locked now, or tomorrow? Ladder lock includes GM with the new lotv GM system right? No more daily demotions?KespadA0 1d
1d 2019 Goals What are yours?. Here's mine in no particular order: 1) Get to GM with any race or combination of races that I want on this account. 2) Get all vs AI achievements. 3) Enter as many tournaments as possible if possible. 4) Make my mod Better Game Balance successful when it comes to implementation of changes and continue to work on it. 5) Find a way to get involved in SC2 esports and SC2 development.MyOhMind24 1d
1d Do you dream about sc2? I just took a nap and did, however my dream ended abruptly so there`s no closure for me. I was one of the 3 commanders leading an army of vikings, siege tanks and some scvs. My rank was second or third and our mission was to get to point b and kill any enemy(large term given because we didn`t really know who the enemy is) on the way. The dream was very fuzzy and portions of it are missing. My first memory i have is from after we left the base and we reached the top of a hill, mostly jungle with a dry dirt road. There, the army was ordered to get into siege position with some vikings in the air and some on the ground. We started to leap frog while i was somewhere to the left side of the army, a few minutes into the jungle, doing reconnaissance when i heard a widowmine going off. Knowing that the main base should be observable from this area i quickly tried to find a good angle on the base. My thought was that a run by happened. It all looked calm, no dust, no alarms, by all accounts the base was fine. So i went back to the 1st in command to report which, calmly, like it was a regular thing, told me that one of our mines discharged. Now we had to go downhill on a dirt road that had jungle on each side. 1st in command took the decision to send the army ahead as we`ll catch up with it. So tanks, vikings and scvs went on as ordered. At some point on the descent there was a left turn leading to a small village. It was at that point that we lost visual and the commander ordered me to go and find out where they are. So i did... I got to the village, which was close to our destination, very close, few minutes, but no army! Our army disappeared. I had to find the army and i had no idea on how to do it. There were no tracks, no smoke, no ambush clues, nothing. Then the idea came to me, knowing that my army is bound, i should double tap 1. So i did, but only found the scvs, 12 of them, they were close, which acted dumb to my questions. Seeing that double tapping worked i then rapidly took a glance to the supply, 120/200 ! we were missing 80 supply worth of army! Here my bladder got in the way and i woke up. What happened? P.s.: don`t tell my the army migrated to mobile! I can`t handle that!Majoris7 1d
1d Tim Morten WC3 dev team ???? Looks like Tim Morten and Michael Scipione have no more to do in the sc2 Team rly sad !IIIIIIIIIII5 1d
1d Terran god streaming https://www.twitch.tv/sc2tytyRaver0 1d
1d "Game client server mismatch" Is anyone else getting this error for NA? I was able to log onto the Asian server but it won't let me get on NA.Shahzad2 1d
1d In game keyboard How do u setup the in game keyboard plz helpdeuce2 1d