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This batch of StarCraft Science videos includes some great tips for Terran and Zerg players, ranging from the practical to the tactical:

Queued Sniping: How to take out entire groups of biological units within seconds by shift-sniping with multiple ghosts.

Multiple Nydus Worms: How to improve the chances of a successful invasion and increase your unit transport throughput.

Hunter Seeker Flanking: Hunter Seeker missiles are the only projectiles in the game that can be outrun. Spreading Terran Ravens around and launching the missiles from multiple positions will prevent your opponent from evading these energy-costly funballs.

For more StarCraft Science, check out the scientist’s YouTube page!

StarCraft 2, just like its predecessor, is full to the brim with cool gameplay mechanics just waiting to be discovered and (ab)used to their maximum potential. With some micromanagement skill, correct positioning and knowledge of the game’s subtleties, you too can gain a competitive edge in the e-arena!

StarCraft Scientist – the newest addition to the SC2Blog crew, will be exploring and documenting these useful, tricky game mechanics, and we will post them for your viewing pleasure. Without further ado:

Smart Blinking: How to blink a large group of Stalkers over a cliff with no Protoss left behind.

Might take some practice, but one can’t really cliff-blink a full contingent of Stalkers without it.

Void Ray Micro: Keeping your Void Rays charged and ready for battle may require a high APM count to pull off, but considering the fact that a fully charged Void Ray can output up to X4 the damage, it’s often worth the clicks!

Xel’ Naga Tower control: Manipulating the tower to keep it under your control while your unit stays safe from harm.

Creeping up cliffs: How to make Zerg creep tumors spread creep up to inaccessible higher ground with just a little help from an Overlord.

That’s all for now! If you like the videos, make sure to subscribe to StarCraft Scientist’s YouTube channel, and if you have some tips and tricks of your own that you’d like to be made into tutorials, leave them in the comments or post on our Facebook page.

With Blizzard’s official StarCraft comic strip program, Vespene Laughs, coming to an end, we’re proud to re-introduce our own replacement – Sc2Comic.com. Here’s the first strip, another take on the original StarCraft 2 introduction video:

We’ll aim at releasing a fresh comic on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, with occasional guest artists and multi-strip adventures. Make sure you subscribe to the Comic RSS and to SC2Blog or follow the TerranoZergus Twitter feed to keep yourself up to date on SC2 Comic happenings.

We have our winners, and Blizzard has their names. It took just 22 hours and a surprising amount of wrong answers to finally reach our quota. Four readers got all five answers correctly and ironically, so did one that didn’t need the badge at all.

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Without further ado, here are the answers:

1) Chances are, you are facing 1_COOL_GUY, also known as legato. A controversial player that actually had his account reset at the time.


2) At some point, the IN Clan was so successful that Theinclan.com was ranked #4 in Google for “clan”.

Members included INcinerate, INAgent911, INTillerman, INmogkupo, INMojo, INBob and many others… Some were there from the beginning, some were there towards the end.


3) The legendary service was Kali, whose logo adorned the competition’s post.


4) The League was called PGL, Professional Gamers League. Tillerman’s trading card is still being used in advanced shock therapy.


5) Tom Cadwell, aka Zileas. His economy-based analytical approach to RTS got him the BW Beta Championship title, as well as a job in Blizzard later down the road.

Congratulations to the winners. Hopefully, we will get to see you all on October 10th at Blizzcon!

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