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Congrats BigFan.
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Congrats now we can ladder together bro

FREE Points EZ Mode jk buddy
hehe, of course

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i have roughly 40

and i was low plat in NA last season

I like to think of myself as a macro reactive player. My job didnt allow much play time so I studied how i should respond to my opponent's actions/army compositions. i do ok in making decisions and macroing up, but im terrible at handling harasses(even the scout worker harass...) and making units during battle(actually i think ive never done that, not even once )

thats some nice APM you got there man...im sure soon enough you will be in plat, as long as you figure that *something* out

I got straight to gold just by realizing banshees can do wonders when mixed in the army even without cloak.

Bigfan and quad do you guys play team games? I can be as good as plat with protoss/terran in teams. I dont play 1v1s anymore. hook me up with some team games if you guys are interested
APM is really only useful if you are going for multiple drops with a main force marching across the map to his main while you macro at home. As in, you don't 9000 APM to do that. If this was BW, believe me, you'll need a ton of APM but with SCII, you can get into masters with as little as 60 or so depending on the race and how you handle battles, etc.... Unfortunately, I don't play team games so I wouldn't be able to help you there

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Congrats BigFan.
Thanks, it had to happen sometime XD I guess the goal of reaching diamond from S1 is closer than ever
    
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Congrats dude!
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Congrats dude!
Thanks, one step closer to diamond and 2 to masters Doubt I'll get there by Sept so maybe by Dec
    
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I feel like stabbing my eyes... I've won 20 games in the last three days and lost 3. I am playing high silver players now and I lost to one silver player so far. HOPEFULLY a promotion soon.
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After reading about how matchmaking works, I found out that you won't get promoted until your MMR (matchmaking rating) stabilizes, so you have to lose a couple to get promoted, otherwise your MMR will keep rising and the system will never be sure of how skilled you are. I won 25 out of 28 matches one day (all against silver players), and no promotion, then the next day I won 2, lost 2, won 1 more and got my promotion (from bronze into silver).

Theoretically, if one never loses, you could be in bronze but be up against masters players.
Edited by Fortunex - 8/23/11 at 3:58pm
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After reading about how matchmaking works, I found out that you won't get promoted until your MMR (matchmaking rating) stabilizes, so you have to lose a couple to get promoted, otherwise your MMR will keep rising and the system will never be sure of how skilled you are. I won 25 out of 28 matches one day (all against silver players), and no promotion, then the next day I won 2, lost 2, won 1 more and got my promotion (from bronze into silver).

Theoretically, if one never loses, you could be in bronze but be up against masters players.
The system wants to make sure that he is good enough for the next league before promoting him. Theoretically speaking, you will never go from bronze to masters unless you were a masters player and are smurfing and trying to see how fast you can make masters again from a Bronze account. You don't need to lose to get promoted, the system will promote you when they feel you are good and ready
    
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The system wants to make sure that he is good enough for the next league before promoting him. Theoretically speaking, you will never go from bronze to masters unless you were a masters player and are smurfing and trying to see how fast you can make masters again from a Bronze account. You don't need to lose to get promoted, the system will promote you when they feel you are good and ready
If you don't lose, your MMR will keep rising, the system won't promote you until your MMR stabilizes at a certain point, which requires you losing a couple matches.

At least that's how I understand it.
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Wanna ladder tonight a bit maybe Big? skype russ.culver
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