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Hey guys! Fairly new SC player here. My first rts was supreme commander so new to rts somewhat too. Just now starting to get serious about laddering.

I was wondering if anyone here with some free time is willing to maybe help me improve my game some, i'm looking for a diamond/high plat player i can play 1v1's with, mainly just looking for someone significantly better than me who can tell me what I did wrong each match and what I need to improve on.

I'm silver playin zerg. My worst matchup is usually ZvT. Really would like to step up my game to gold atleast and I don't think I am too far off from that (hopefully). Thanks in advance and hope this is a ok place to ask for help like this thumb.gif
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What is silver,gold,diamond. I have tons of free time and almost every day I'm on SC2 for 4,5 hours.
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Silver, gold, diamond are leagues. It's blizzard way of matching people up with people their own level.

I would love to help both of you, but guessing from the time you two posted you aren't playing on the EU server T,T

Basic beginners help (from the OP):
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Beginner and not-so-beginner resources:

Day9 Daily Youtube Channel (Newbie Tuesdays and analysis of pro replays, for all levels)
HDStarcraft's Youtube Channel (some guides, commentaries of pro replays)
Husky's Youtube Channel (some guides, commentaries of pro replays)
PsyStarcraft's Youtube Channel (commentaries of pro replays and his own games, campaign walkthrough on Brutal)
Force SC2 Strategy's Youtube channel (beginner, guides to builds and strategies)
Detailed Units DPS chart
Liquipedia (SC2 Wiki)
Starcraft Wikia (SC2 Wiki)
Ultimate SC2 resources thread on TL (newbies click here)
Personally I would recommend you find a (macro) build for each match up (against Terran Zerg and Protoss) that you think is fun, can be anything, as long as it's not all in and you enjoy it, you can use that build to practice your mechanics.
Also, build drones and overlords, probes and pylons, scv's and supply depots, and never, ever, get supply blocked. Some units might be good too smile.gif
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Fairly new Starcraft 2 player here too. Not exactly new, I've played VERY little long time ago, so I know very little. I just love playing zerg, and I've advanced to 22nd in the bronze from 91 in two days. I think I have something like a win ratio 70-80% win ratio since I started again. I looooove love love (!!) watching Day9's videos and I sometimes watch his Newbie Tuesday videos several hours daily.

I have a question. How much of a difference is there between bronze, silver and gold league skill wise? Because I'm thinking that with a high win ratio equal to mine, I might be able to pull a mid-silver before actually starting to even out my win/loss ratio.

Oh, and Liquidpedia is awesome for gathering knowledge too. I just seem to remember the things Day9 is saying more, because he makes his videos funny and interesting the whole time. Oh yeah, and he actually talks about fundamental and essential things, which is very nice for me. One of my friends are top Masters league, so I can ask him questions, but I just don't want to bother him with too basic and nooby stuff, which is where Day9's videos work out really good for me.
 
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From my experience in EU ladder there is a significant difference between bronze and silver. I was placed in silver and the only bronze who beated me at the time were top 8.
Mid silver and mid gold don't have that much of a difference, in fact when i was climbing the silver league i played and won many games against top 25 gold player while i was still losing to mid silver guys.
You will most likely get a promotion when your win rate against silver players climb above 50%.
post #19906 of 25319
Yay i just got promoted to diamond!
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Originally Posted by FedeVi View Post

From my experience in EU ladder there is a significant difference between bronze and silver. I was placed in silver and the only bronze who beated me at the time were top 8.
Mid silver and mid gold don't have that much of a difference, in fact when i was climbing the silver league i played and won many games against top 25 gold player while i was still losing to mid silver guys.
You will most likely get a promotion when your win rate against silver players climb above 50%.

I'm feeling there will be a long time for that to happen wth.gif

How long does it normally take to get promoted to silver? Or how many games have you played to get where you are now?
 
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Anyone here into coaching? I flippin suck at 1v1's. I can't get past plat.
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Yay i just got promoted to diamond!

Congrats!
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I'm feeling there will be a long time for that to happen wth.gif
How long does it normally take to get promoted to silver? Or how many games have you played to get where you are now?

I was originally placed to silver, so i don't really know how many games you need to win to get a promotion. I was promoted to gold after ~40 wins at a win rate of something near 65-70%. You will know that promotion is near when the matchmaking put you almost only against top 8 bronze and silver players.
Now i finished the season in the top 8 gold, with no more than 60 wins total.

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Yay i just got promoted to diamond!

Nice! thumb.gif
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