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Build your Own StarCraft 2 Custom Maps Using Editor Panel

Build your Own StarCraft 2 Custom Maps Using Editor Panel - Learn how to create custom maps for Starcraft 2 using three approach: Find the “fun factor.”, Make sure the map is easy to learn., and Actively seek and encourage feedback..

The StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor panel, new this year to BlizzCon, proved to be a treasure trove of information for aspiring mapmakers and anyone interested in the StarCraft II custom map scene. Lead Level Designer Matt Morris, Senior Level Designer Richard Khoo, Level Designer Jason Huck, Level Designer Matt Gotcher, and Data Specialist Justin Klinchuch discussed a variety of topics with the audience, including their design philosophy, mapmaking tips and suggestions, official custom map previews, and a critical look at the StarCraft II Editor.

Blizzard has Four New Custom Maps to be Featured at BlizzCon 2010

Blizzard has Four New Custom Maps to be Featured at BlizzCon 2010 - Yes that's right and they are including Dota map. This will be available for free via in the future. :)

Four all-new Blizzard-crafted StarCraft II custom maps are making their debut at BlizzCon 2010: Aiur Chef, Left 2 Die, StarJeweled, and Blizzard DOTA!

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - Announcement Trailer

In the six years since its 2004 launch, online role-playing game World of Warcraft has reigned unopposed as the king of the massively-multiplayer market -- but there’s one thing that’ll kill a long-running game quicker than anything else: boredom.

7 step For Newbie to become a decent player.

This is some quick guide. For a Newbie player who cant get out Bronze league.
Im not a diamond myself, but for most people they just love this game but can't be a decent
player. if you want to get silver or gold try some of these guide its from my own exprience.
now sit back and relax my friend.

Starcraft 2 Patch 1.1.2 Release

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty patch 1.1.2 is now live! This patch features adjustments to protoss, terran, and zerg balance and several bug fixes. Be sure to check out the full patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes.

About Basic SC2 and Protoss - Part 3

A tightly done build order vs. Terran and Harrasment Part 2

Okey so I'm not blind, I've seen the threads on the forum about Terran being OP and so forth. What those threads lack is ANY discussion to what to do against a Terran, its just rubbish trash talk to each other which might strengthen your internet peen a bit but does not help anyone being better at beating Terran. I won't take a discussion in this thread about whether Terran is OP or not, I don't want you to start flaming about this either in here.
Now I have a good friend who play Terran and we have practice a lot against each other over the last weeks and days just to see how OP Terran is.
I'd say we are both at the same level, so it isn't Diamond Protoss against Bronze Terran.

About Basic SC2 and Protoss - Part 2

For this part i will talk about four things, that might not be so basic and actually is kind of a intermediate level of play but still touches everyone in almost all games and match ups.

The first thing i want to write about is:

First and Early aggressions
We have all been here, we have built up a force and thinking

"okey, okey... i got this army.... what do I do?"

About Basic SC2 and Protoss - Part 1

After seeing a lot of thread here on the forum that surely are related to basics about RTS I feel that I want to write this posts and I really hope that this thread will help alot of strugeling protoss that feel that they are lacking in some games but can't pin-point what they are lacking in.

So when you are reading this thread I assume you have chosen protoss (or atleast is strugeling with protoss when you play random and get that race) so... Ye won't write about any other race, but almost all of what I will write here will fit into both the other races too.

Weird Zerg Mechanic, or Larvae Management 101

I was giving a lot of thought into it lately, and I couldn't find a satisfying answer as to why the Zerg have to choose well-balanced armies and a variety of units to beat even their "hard counters". (examples: It is way better to go Roaches/Hydras than mass Hydras against mass Stalkers, even though Roaches aren't the optimal counter. Also, The popular build of Slings/Blings/Mutas works a LOT better than pure Slings/Blings even if your enemy is going mass marines and marines alone, which doesn't make sense. You'll still win with banelings alone, but with mutas it seems to work even better). Why does this happen? Zerg units don't have forced synergies, like MMM (anti air/light + anti armor/building + heals). And many will say that in some builds Roaches and Lings are used as meatwalls, but why the heck does Infestor/Lings/Hydras/Roaches/Ultras work soooo much better against Mass Stalkers than lets say pure Infestor/Ultras?? On paper, it is the optimal counter. Fungal for the blinks + anti armoured Ultras with splash. Why less ultras and more money invested into other units, not so hard counters as Ultras, works better???

Developer's Corner: 1v1 Game Balance

Since the release of Wings of Liberty, the StarCraft II balance team has been diligently studying how the game is being played, playing it ourselves, and seeing how evenly the three races match up on the battlefield. While we regularly examine player data and statistics from all regions, the information we're examining in this blog was pulled exclusively from the North American region for simplicity's sake. Authenticator Change

To help keep accounts as secure as possible, we've recently changed how authenticators can be used. Going forward, authenticators can now only be associated with one account at a time. No changes are being made to how many game licenses a single account can support. You can still have multiple World of Warcraft accounts under a single account, for instance, and all game licenses linked with a account will still be protected if an authenticator is in use.

StarCraft 2 Guide - Tournament Idea

Now before my computer was corrupted by a Virus I came up with an idea of a tournament you can do yourself or with with a friend, it's verses AI and Recommend it in Custom games, now

it consists of 22 games were they gradually increment in difficulty as well their is a story melded into it as I will explain the guide lines and verses so I appreciate if you'd hear

me out, I"ll explain this as if it was 1 Player but a 2nd player could take the place of you AI Partner, make sure they use the same Race the AI was chosen.

sc2ALLin1 v10.3.3 Offline StarCraft 2 RETAIL Launcher

Here is an updated version of sc2ALLin1 v10.3.3 Offline StarCraft 2 RETAIL Launcher. Vernam, the developer of sc2Allin1 wants all of us to be sure that we get only the authentic installer and not those repacked versions which has a virus.

Vernam's statement:

Be adviced, that ONLY this is the original and official webpage for downloading my Tool, any other site that have my tool for download may be dangerous to use! lots of websites/torrents have repacked my tool with effected .exe virus/trojan, and will damage your system! the only way to be 100% sure is to download any latest version from THIS (nibbits) web-site or from the auto-update system from the tool when available!

Protoss Guide for Beginner and intermediate

Hello everyone, I have notice a lot of the newer players finding some difficulty in their match ups and engagements when it comes to playing in the multiplayer match up or even facing a computer AI. I'm not a top top player but i have my fair share of beta and starcraft 2 knowledge. I only play Protoss in 1v1s so it may or may not apply to you. I would be regularly updating this thrend so please check back for updates.

Starcraft2 Guide vs M&Ms

Ensabanur is pretty much right on with what you want to do for the most part, however there are even more options, I'll detail a few:

Against m&m:

If it's more 'rauder heavy, zealots and sentries work fantastically early on as forcefield allows zealots to get in range and do damage.

Void rays are another option to delay the Terran push and keep him in his base while you build up a force/expand

Starcarft 2 Guide - Zero Hour Guide

At start, salvage that 2 bunkers at the bridge, you're going to hold your defense at the your base ramp

Spam m&m, I went 4 barracks, 2 with reactor, don't need to build any bunker / turret.

At 11-10 minutes mark, gather all your troops push through the left exit and go all the way up straight to the top, you'll find 2 hatchery there, kill it, then retreat your troops back to your base, I did it with about 50 m&m, but I didn't make it out alive all the way back to my base.

At 3 minutes mark, gather all your troops again, and push through the extact same location, they should rebuild the hatchery already, kill it, done, even if you fail the mission, you still get the achievement, you can float your CC and fly away and win like a coward.

Starcarft 2 Guide - ZVT Guide, Zerg vs Terran

I found this in the US forum. I don't know if it's legal or not, but credit goes to MrMrCmmndsU for this guide:

This guide will also count on your opponent being the general high-division Terran player--the one that does the predictable build orders of TvZ and A-moves his deathball into your base and expects to win because of the supposed cost-effectiveness of Terran units. In short, your average Terran player is not always going to be pro-level. He will be stupid. And we will take advantage of that.

I will also be assuming you know how to handle your macro (spawn larva, spread creep). But even if it's not perfect, you should still do fine--your opponent is not perfect either.

Campaign Guide for Mission 3 - Best Defense achievement

This guide is for those who are currenty tearing their hair out trying to complete this achievement. After countless retries I finally found a build that works after reading through various forums etc. Although getting the achievement seems very difficult, it is deceptively very easy to get. This guide assumes you are just going for the achievement and nothing else. This is my first guide and I'll explain what I did as best as I can.

How to optimise your network settings for SC2

A lot of people seem to be having issues with the 5 sec lag spikes, dropouts and mid-game freezes among other things so I've put together an unofficial compilation of information on how to ensure your network is best configured for Starcraft II online play. I take no credit for the guides I link to, only this little goto post which I hope helps some of you fix your SCII issues. :)

Diamond Zerg, Build Order YOU MUST KNOW

ok so basically i played around with the inbase hatch late expo and found that it was working amazing, however something was missing. It allowed fast saturation of the main and high unit production.

I believe MadFrog has found the build we have been praying for and im going to share this with everyone

Zerg Tutorials: Muta, Baneling vs Terran

Do you think this will work for you? If you're a Zerg or Terran player, share your thoughts/opinion here.

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