StarCraft II Discussion - FAQ & Posting Guidelines

Welcome to the StarCraft II Discussion Forum FAQ and Guidelines! Here we try to answer all of the commonly asked questions of the StarCraft II Forums. Please read through them if you are new to the forums. That will save us all a lot of time and unnecessary efforts. If you think of something that should be in here or something that should be changed, please contact one of the SC moderators through PM.

Forum Posting Guidelines

General Posting Guidelines

See the forum FAQ for SC:L's general forum posting guidelines. The following rules also apply to this forum:

  • Please post any topics related to StarCraft universe lore and storyline in the StarCraft Universe Lore Discussion forum.
  • Constructive criticism and suggestions are highly recommended.
  • Baseless complaints are borderline spam, and if seen too commonly, members will be given an infraction as such.
  • Insults against Blizzard and/or their employees will not be tolerated.

Forum-Specific Banned Topics:
  • Please use this forum only for StarCraft II subjects. This forum is also to be used for the discussion of StarCraft universe lore. Original StarCraft subjects belong in the StarCraft: Brood War Discussion forum.
  • Please browse the two previous pages of the forum before opening a new discussion, to prevent duplicated threads.
  • NO petitions - Blizzard doesn't care about them.
  • Opening arguments such as "Starcraft vs. _______" are old, annoying, and will result in us getting angry.
  • Don't open threads whose only purpose is to voice your complaint about everything you don't like about what you've seen so far.
  • Don't ask about when the next update is going to be. If there's some credible evidence that leads you to believe there will be an update soon, that's okay, but don't post threads simply asking when it's going to be.
  • Unless a release date is set by Blizzard, any estimates by gaming websites are purely speculation, so please refrain from posting threads believing that these dates are the real deal. I'm sure if you look, you'll still find a release date for StarCraft: Ghost (which Blizzard has "suspended indefinitely").
  • Threads about water units. Not only has Blizzard directly stated that Starcraft II will not feature water units, it simply makes no sense for water units to exist, as only half the tilesets available even have water on them.

StarCraft II: Summary of Current Information:

StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.

Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II will present a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard will again offer unparalleled online play through, the company's world-renowned gaming service, with several enhancements and new features to make StarCraft II the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game.
In regards to general questions about the current development of StarCraft II, it would be beneficial to check StarCraft II's official website or the Official StarCraft II FAQ. For recent news and events, check StarCraft Legacy. As for everything else, we have our StarCraft II Discussion Forum.

General StarCraft II Information: is the official website for Starcraft II. However, Starcraft Legacy contains important information that may not be found on Starcraft II's official site. It's hard not to be excited about Starcraft II's, but be sure that any information you present in this forum is official, and not something that has been fan-inspired such as fan art or photoshopped images.

StarCraft: Ghost

The game's production has been "suspended indefinitely". Please don't open threads regarding this matter unless there is news about it.

Regarding the effects of the suspended SC: Ghost game in terms of characters and storyline events, it is currently unknown how much of that information will be revealed in StarCraft II. However, because the game's production has been suspended/canceled, the information we learned about the game and its storyline can only be used as a speculation, and not as fact.