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Starcraft 2 - how do I expand without gas?

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Hi

In Starcraft 2, the better players can build a base at their natural expansion immediately, but when it's me, it expects Vespene gas.

How do I expand instantly without gas?

Thanks
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer
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What building are you trying to build?  What race?  Normally it's just the minerals you need to build the main collection building.
James HancockSelf Employed

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On any race, you cant build a new collection building without gas.

Starcraft 2,

not starcraft
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer
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You can build the Command Center (400) Nexus(400) or Hatchery(300) with just minerals.  That's what I'm assuming you meant by expanding.

By building a second center, you can produce workers faster and/or place it closer to the next set of resources you're trying to mine.  The game is balanced, anything other players can do you should be able to as well.
James HancockSelf Employed

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You can not build a second main building without gas
This is Starcraft 2
They changed it from 1 / BroodWars
But, some players can? it's weird
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer
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You can build a second main building without gas.  I realize this is starcraft 2.  

Take protoss for example:
http://www.osirissc2guide.com/starcraft-2-protoss-structures.html

You can still build a nexus .. . the cost is still 400 minerals, 0 gas.

Again, what race / building are you trying to build?
James HancockSelf Employed

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Thanks

Start a new game with any race and select a peon for building

No matter the race, it still expects vespene to build  a new base.

Thanks
James HancockSelf Employed

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the terran aspect of that page claims it doesn't need gas, but in the game, vespene is required

thanks
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