Starcraft 2 Top 200 Players on Leagues and Ladder - August 31

One question is often asked by the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty community regarding our new leagues and ladder system: “Who are the best players on the ladder?” We have plans to one day have the best players, based on their current rankings, compete against each other. In the meantime, we can pull some internal numbers, do a little math, and come up with a list of the best players in each region. Here are the top 200 players in SEA/ANZ. We'll update this list approximately every week until it's time to have them compete.
Congratulations to these players. Your skill is an inspiration to the entire StarCraft II community.

SC2 Patch 1.1 with First Feature and Balance Patch

This patch will be released on September. And as they promised, it would contain the first feature and balance patch.

From Blizzard Entertainment

Greetings, citizens of the Koprulu sector! StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is celebrating its one-month anniversary and we’re extremely excited to witness the amazing community that’s come together around the game. To that end, we want you to know we are hard at work on the first feature and balance patch, and expect to have it completed and available by the middle of September. Patch 1.1 will contain a number of improvements including additional mod features, Editor improvements and bug fixes, some custom game improvements, support for NVIDIA’s 3D Vision, and more. We'd also like to share some specific plans for this patch with you.

Starcraft 2 Top 200 Players on Leagues and Ladder

One question is often asked by the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty community regarding our new leagues and ladder system: “Who are the best players on the ladder?” We have plans to one day have the best players, based on their current rankings, compete against each other. In the meantime, we can pull some internal numbers, do a little math, and come up with a list of the best players in each region. Here are the top 200 players in SEA/ANZ. We'll update this list approximately every week until it's time to have them compete.

SC2 Protoss Tactic, Build Order for Quick Zealot Rush

Do a few probes, then pylon, 1-2 probes, gateway, pylon, couple more probes, then start manufacturing zealots. It's important to be on top of your opponent though using a probe or two, as they could go tech rush which will leave you in a spot of trouble if they successfully defend your first rush and can give them a good advantage mid-game.

Starcraft 2 Current List of Bugs

From Daxxarri (Community Manager)

Just a reminder, this is an informational thread only.

You will not receive support by posting in this thread. If you wish to report a bug, please do so in the Bug Report forum: http://sea.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/11483/

We have a list of known bugs that will affect StarCraft II's operations.

Starcraft 2 Campaign 99% Achievements Bug

From Mewi

99% Achievements Bug, I noticed there was no thread regarding this that was directly in the bug report section. So I'll post one here, sorry if there has been another post in here.

But this bug is annoying me, and beating up my OCDness. Please fix it?

Starcraft 2 Brutal Campaign 25 Bug

Author: FuzzYD

PS: Dear Blues, Is it possible to get this stickied here or in the Bugs forum? Hoping it will reduce the number of threads inquiring about this supposed bug.

For everyone who is experiencing this annoying bug, I've summarized everything we know about it here. Hope it helps.

The Bug:
Brutal 5/10/15/20/25 not credited.

Starcraft 2 Turtle vs Turtle

Author: Nethaera

You’ve sent out your SCV to do a little scouting. You’ve found your opponent, and he or she is fortifying heavily. You’re doing the same, focusing on building structures, protecting your entry points, and placing anti-air units at all the right locations. Your base is covered from all angles. Occasionally, there’s a skirmish in the middle of the map or around the edges of your bases, but no one seems to be pushing outside of their comfort zone. You look at the clock and realize -- this isn’t going to be as quick of a game as you had originally thought.

BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft 2 Tournament:

From Blizzard Entertainment:

BlizzCon is a celebration of epic games, a gathering place for our community from across the globe, and also the definitive place to see the greatest competitive matches in the world as the top pro players go head to head both in the World of Warcraft Arena and in Warcraft III. With the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, we feel it’s high time to expand that set list -- BlizzCon 2010 will play home to a 16-player StarCraft II invitational tournament!

StarCraft 2 Wings of Liberty Invitational Tournament

From Blizzard Entertainment:

We're proud to announce the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010 Invitational Tournament for Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand!

Based on their regional ranking and performance on Battle.net, sixteen of the top StarCraft II players from Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand will be selected to take part in the region’s first StarCraft II online tournament.

SC2 North American Battle.net Access FAQ

From Blizzard Entertainment:

We’re pleased to announce that all players who purchase the Southeast Asia/Australia/New Zealand version of StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™ will also have the option of playing on North American servers following the launch. While we still encourage gamers to play on the local servers, which will offer lower latency and more action during peak hours, we recognize that many players have longstanding friendships and rivalries with North American players, and would like to continue playing with them. Because of this, we're giving Southeast Asia/Australia/New Zealand gamers access to both regions' servers, so they can choose where they'd prefer to play.

Starcraft 2 NA Region Access

From Blizzard Entertainment:

With the announcement that North American regional access will be provided to those who purchased a Southeast Asia/Australia/New Zealand standard or collector’s edition of StarCraft II, some of you have expressed concerns regarding your ISP download caps. We wanted to let you know that it will not be necessary to download a new StarCraft II client to play in the NA region.

BlizzCon 2010 Online Contests Begin

From Blizzard Entertainment:

The BlizzCon 2010 Fan Art, Original Song, and Movie contests have begun! To enter, simply submit your original Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo-themed work before September 27. We have over $25,000 worth of prizes to give away between these and our Dance and Costume contests on Friday night at BlizzCon, and winning entries will be showcased live at this year's show.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Invitational Tournament

From Blizzard Entertainment:

We're proud to announce the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010 Invitational Tournament for Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand!

Based on their regional ranking and performance on Battle.net, sixteen of the top StarCraft II players from Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand will be selected to take part in the region’s first StarCraft II online tournament.

SC2 Free Character Name Change Coming Soon

From Blizzard Entertainment:

We wanted to let everyone know that in the near future we’ll be allowing everyone a chance to change their chosen StarCraft II character name for free.

In some cases, people chose character names that don’t represent their usual multiplayer nicknames, as they were unaware of how the character names were being used. It’s important to us that everyone is represented by a name of their choosing in their multiplayer games, ladders, and on the forums and community site.

MaDFroG vs. LiquidTLO Showmatch Videos

Did you miss out on the StarCraft II showmatches between Dario “LiquidTLO” W√ľnsch and Fredrik “MaDFroG” Johansson at the 2010 European Warcraft Invitational? Did you watch the live stream, but want to relive the excitement? You can now find the videos embedded below. Enjoy!

Starcraft 2 Replay Features

Author: Ztala

Replays are an indispensable tool for real-time strategy gamers. Players can watch and analyze a game post-match to improve their gameplay. With a loss, they can go back, pinpoint their mistakes, and scrutinize what went wrong. With a win, they can look for ways to improve.

Real ID in Australia

Author: Seraphis

Fact 1:

If you purchase World of Warcraft from a local store in Australia, you are forced (ie: you have no choice) to create a WoW account on a US server.

Fact 2:

If you purchase World of Warcraft from a local store in the US, you are forced to create a WoW account on a US server.

Starcraft 2 Replays FAQ

Author: nirvAnA

Q: Where are my replays saved?
A: Replays are saved seperately from your Starcraft 2 installation directory. Instead, they can be found under your "My Documents" folder, or just "Documents" for Vista and Windows 7 users.

Example: C:\Users\John\My Documents\StarCraft II\Accounts\(your account number)\(more specific numbers)\Replays\

Load up the game, access the replay screen on Battle.Net by clicking the replay button.

Starcraft 2 Hack for LAN

Author: TheTacoMan

This is beyond ridiculous. Pirates have already make a hack for LAN play in Starcraft II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0om0zrJ3Qnc

This means a couple of things:

A.) LAN is entirely possible in SCII, Blizzard have simply opted not to include it so they can force everyone onto battle.net and prevent piracy. Well i got news for you guys, your perfect system has already been cracked, so the jig is up

SC2 Unit, Building, Tech, and Counter Spreadsheet

Author: Spinkler

So I spent some time compiling all this information into a spreadsheet which I'm hoping is easily printable (I'll need to ensure it is when I'm at work - no printer here.)

Anyways, this spreadsheet was intended to be printable and easily stored in a folder of plastic pockets as a quick reference guide. I'm hoping that most of the information a newbie could want is easily and quickly accessible.

Starcraft 2 Patch 1.0.3 Release

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty patch 1.0.3 is now live. This small patch addresses a minor technical issue that was preventing certain players from accessing offline play. For additional information, check out the official patch notes below.

Starcraft 2 Build Order Guide

Author: Duban

First off, what is a build order(BO)?

Literally, a build order is a set of instructions on the order and timing of buildings and units you construct. The timings are usually timed by your supply count. At a set time you should have X supply, and when you have X supply you know its time to build a given building or unit. Its a set of orders and instructions.

Figuratively, a build order is the refinement of an idea. At first you know what you want to do, but you don't know exactly how to work it into your strategy without sacrificing too much else. You don't know when you'll have the minerals/gas to spare, when you need to start mining gas to time everything perfectly, and you don't want to go into it without a plan. So you create a build order

Starcraft 2 Protoss Build Order and Strategy Guide

Author: Sirix

Updates - Added 3 Gate Robo in with the Quick Robotech build, as well as an alternate strategy of quicker gateways or quicker Robo depending on your opponent. Added the 'scouting your enemy' section. Changed a few words to keep under the 5000 char limit.

Below, I'll list a variety of opening builds, their builds orders, and a sentence or two of detail about the builds strengths and weaknesses. I'll try to follow it up with some 'what to watch for' in the opening builds of your opponents, so you can pick a viable tech tree to counter.

(Build Order is listed by supply, the number on the left being at what supply you should start building that structure/unit)

Starcraft 2 Guide: Becoming a Better Player

Author: Grunt

As a disclaimer, I'm not yet good at SC2, but I will be soon. What I do bring to what I am writing is a past pedigree of success and an outlook that will help many a gamer.

I've been in Cal league in FPS, top 40 PvP teams S1 in WoW, and have been in various clans and ladders for RTS games.

I am writing what I am writing from the standpoint of someone who never played Starcraft 1 and who has only been playing starcraft 2 for approximately a week.

Starcraft 2 Guide 10 Ways to Improve Your Playing Skills

Author: Zomgtossrush

Today I am going to give some pointers here and there on simple ways to improve your game. A lot of these are very basic, but can be applied at all levels of play. This is more of a how you should be practicing and how to get better post.

10. Control Emotions

Don't ever get too mad at the game. This can lead to being on tilt and playing poorly. Remain calm, learn from your mistakes and continue to focus on playing well.

StarCraft 2 HotKeys

Interface Hotkeys

* F10 = Menu
* F11 = Chat
* F12 = Help
* ALT + G = Map pinger
* ALT + T = Show/hide minimap terrain
* ALT + F = Alliance options
* CTRL + ALT + F = Show FPS
* PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN = Adjust view
* MOUSE WHEEL = Adjust view height
* SHIFT + [any command] = Create a series of commands
* SPACE = View last warning area
* BACKSPACE = View base
* ALT = Show / hide health points bar

Starcraft 2 Guide to Marine Marauder and Medivac

Author: OmniBOT

Since Zerg and Toss players love complaining about how OP MMM supposedly is, I'd like to share some tips with you all, my fellow Terrans, on how to do it better =D

Starcraft 2 Beginners General Guide to Micro and Macro

Author: Babyface

Hi! Now that we have all gotten our feet wet with the starcraft 2, I thought I would write a short guide to help beginners develop micro and macro skills for multiplayer. Please note this is not the end-all stop for micro and macro knowledge, it is here to help beginners get started, and to hopefully teach a few tricks to help micro and macro skill development. This guide was primarily written for Terrans, but may be adopted for other races with a few changes. So with that lets get started:

Protoss Strategy Guide: Basic Openers and Tactics

Author: Sirix

So I'm going to try to consolidate the tactics that I've learned throughout beta as well as watching countless replays. I myself am no pro, but I feel I have a fairly diverse knowledge of the basic Protoss opening strategies, even if I cannot always perfectly replicate them. Below, I'll list a variety of opening builds, their builds orders, and a sentence or two of detail about the builds strengths and weaknesses. I'll try to follow it up with some 'what to watch for' in the opening builds of your opponents, so you can pick a viable tech tree to counter.

(Build Order is listed by supply, the number on the left being at what supply you should start building that structure/unit)

Starcraft 2 Guide Zerg Versus Protoss, Fighting the 4 Gate

Author: Antpile

I've decided to write a guide on beating the 4 gate push that is all the rage right now in the 1v1 leagues. This build is rough on us poor Zergies. Here, I will teach you how to send those Zealots packing.


Opening Game

So, you are happly producing your drones and are reaching 9 or 10 supply, what do you do? Well, if you are playing on Zerg's home stadium of Scrap Station or on Desert Oasis, then you do nothing. Your overlord will be in his base momentarily and tell you all you need to know. What's that? You forgot to send your overlord to his starting position as soon as the game started? Shame on you!

Starcraft 2 Zerg Scouting Compendium Guide

Author: Nicholas

Greetings, fellow Zerglings.

Over the past few days, there have a been a lot of topics asking why (insert Terran or Protoss strat here) keeps stomping Zerg. And among the responses, one thing is agreed upon - if you don't scout it out, you're toast. Always. So, that led to posts asking how to scout, when to scout, where to scout, such and such. However, I haven't seen any threads describing exactly what you might be seeing when you scout. So, I'm going to add that, and combine everything else into one big scouting post.

Starcraft 2 Guide to Zerg Micro, Macro, and Build Orders

Author: Nicholas

Hey, guys. Now, when I wrote the Zerg Scouting Compendium, the main reason was that I had been seeing a lot of posts about scouting, Protoss and Terran build orders, different Protoss and Terran builds, that sort of thing. So, I wrote a guide to cover that, and I would hope that helped quell some of the confusion surrounding those topics. Now, I've been seeing a lot of posts about Queen macro, base macro in general, our standard build orders, and the like, so I'll write another guide-type post to try and address those issues. Again, this will mostly be information from other threads on this forum, combined into one post for convenience.

The veterans should note that this will mostly be information for newer players, but it might be worth a read. You could always learn a thing or two.

Starcraft 2 Patch 1.0.2 Release

Patch 1.0.2 is now live. This small patch addresses a few issues that were affecting single player gameplay. For further information about what fixes have been applied, check out the official patch notes below.

Starcraft 2 Patch 1.0.2 Release

Starcraft 2 Digital Download Error

Author: DFO
Here is my step by step procedures on how to install Starcraft 2 using thus fixing this problem

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The file "fileset.base\Mods\Core.SC2Mod\Index.SC2Locale " in archive "<any>" could not be opened, because an error 2 occurred. If this problem persists, please contact Blizzard Technical Support. (MPQFile::OpenFromArchive)

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Carefully follow these steps:

1. Using a torrent client like BitTorrent or BitComet, download http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5728458/StarCraft_2_Wings_Of_Liberty_Digital_Download-WW_corruption_fix
2. Once download completes, copy all files and paste it on the same folder where your Starcraft 2 installation files are located.
3. Double click "QuickPar-0.9.1.0.exe" to install QuickPar.
4. After installation of QuickPar, double click "Installer Tome 1.MPQE.par2".
QuickPar will check and fix your Starcraft 2 installation files for any missing blocks.
5. Once QuickPAr done on repairing your Starcraft 2 installation files, double click "Installer.exe" to install Starcraft 2.
6. Enjoy!

Starcraft 2 Guide on Picking a Race, SC2 Terms, and Build Orders

Here's another great guide made by Duban of Starcraft 2 community

I've played the beta and am a pretty good player. If there is one thing I've found to be critical to playing well it is choosing the right race. To do well you shouldn't pick Terran because they are human, Protoss because they are cool and high tech, or zerg because of their monstrous appetite.

Each race has a distinct play-style and/or play-styles unique to their race. Each player has a play-style that best suits their own personal play-style and play level. To do the best you can you need to find the play-style that best suits yourself, and then pick your race accordingly. Here are the races and how they play.

Learning the Language of StarCraft, Part 2

Last week, in part 1 of In the Vernacular, we highlighted popular terminology for several units and structures within the StarCraft universe. Today, we dive in a bit deeper and focus on common tactics, greetings, and slang new players may encounter as they battle opponents online and get more involved with the community.

Learning the Language of StarCraft, Part 2



Tactics

  • #/# (e.g. 1/1) - Refers to the number of armor/weapon upgrades a particular type of unit currently has.

StarCraft 2 Lost Viking Achievements Guide

Just a few tips and recommendations on how to clear Lost Viking achievements.

[Powerups]
Powerups come in a 4 varieties, side missiles, drone, plasma, and bomb. Any powerup that stays on the field will change in this order [the powerup will flash and become bigger for a moment before it changes.] |- ->Side missiles -> Drone -> Plasma --| Bomb -[note: with the exception of bombs every power up seems to have two levels of upgrade. Changing to a different weapon will loose your leveled up version though so be aware.]

The best option for success in my opinion is to follow a priority list on what to upgrade.
1. Drones x2
2. Plasma x2
3. All else bombs

StarCraft 2 Campaign Credit Glitch

This is to help people take the best advantage of the credit glitch that allows you to get every upgrade and mercenary in the game.

This is only doable once you have obtained 25 research points for both zerg and protoss. I'm not sure what the earliest possible mission is that you obtain this but once you do you can get every upgrade right there.

If you go back to an earlier mission that you can get research points on "even if you've already gotten them" you can get them again and trade them in at the research console for credits.

StarCraft 2 Completing Brutal Campaign Guide

Author: Alleji

Update: First of all, thanks for all the suggestions and requests and general attention this thread received. I'm glad this guide helped so many people with their campaign :)

A lot of you asked me to post tips on missions not included here or suggested alternative strategies. I did my best, but unfortunately I can't add much because each post has a 5000 character limit :( Also, the posts don't seem to display properly for me. The [list] tags are gone and some other stuff. Sorry! It's not me, it's the forums being buggy. I tried to make this as readable as possible.

StarCraft 2 Campaign Missions and Achievements Guide

DISCLAIMER 1: This guide may contain SPOILERS. As this is a mission mechanics guide, I don't really talk about much beyond what's listed in the achievement descriptions in-game, but still, you have been warned.

DISCLAIMER 2: This guide is mostly comprised of what I have personally observed, with a few additions from forum threads. I don't make any guarantees of accuracy, but if you see any inaccurate information, please post so I can correct it.


StarCraft 2 Campaign Missions and Achievements Guide


After beating the campaign and logging onto the forums, I noticed there have been quite a bit of confusion regarding campaign achievements, especially Liberty Completionist and HUIRN. This guide is intended to clear up any misinformation regarding achievements and provide suggestions on the best way to unlock various achievements.

StarCraft 2 Offline Retail Launcher - SC2ALLin1 v10.3.3

1. Starcraft 2 skrimish is available on this new version of SC2ALLin1 v10.3.3
2. Works with Starcraft 2 v1.0.1
3. Based on reloaded's crack and all menus are working fine

Info Retail crack has nothing to do with this tool! So don't confuse them! This Launcher Tool was primary made for Training and Demonstrate-Promote StarCraft II only, not replacing it in any part!

SC2ALLin1 v10.3.3 Offline StarCraft 2 Retail Launcher
SC2Allin1 Retail Compatible Version is now live with new Difficulty Per Player, Handicap, Unique replay history, Custom Advanced A.I, Advanced Team Options, Cheats and much more!

StarCraft 2 Offline Retail Launcher - SC2ALLin1 v10.3.3