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Lol, just a X away. lol

Narcotic is my HoTS name tongue.gif. I'm pretty sure its a bug, but I am in GM for HoTS after the last patch.
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There are also big skill differences within Masters and GM. I'd say the difference between low master and high master is bigger than the difference between gold and diamond.

Wow, that's actually pretty surprising!
    
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Narcotic is my HoTS name tongue.gif. I'm pretty sure its a bug, but I am in GM for HoTS after the last patch.


Who cares! frame it! haha. I noticed DayNine is like rank 87 GM too. haha!

And he also does things like mass widow mines. How people have fun, and be that good surprises me...
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Anyone here into coaching? I flippin suck at 1v1's. I can't get past plat.

i'm low diamond level terran if you want to practice with me add me. ObeseSCV.748
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There are also big skill differences within Masters and GM. I'd say the difference between low master and high master is bigger than the difference between gold and diamond.

I don't know. The skill difference within leagues seems to be bigger in the higher leagues but I wouldn't go that far. I can see a low master player beating a high master player with a lucky BO or cheese, but I can't see a gold player beating diamond no matter what.

Also, where is my beta key!? mad.gif
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Yeaaaahh it's not hard to make top 200 when only a few hundred people are in HotS beta.
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Are you watching the European? smile.gif
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All I can think of with the WCS EU: Spoiler: Racial distribution, 'Balance'... (Click to show)
Balance
Protoss is totally OP!
You can see the same thing with WCS NA.

Also I am so overly happy that Grubby is going to china biggrin.gif

Edited by RlndVt - 9/16/12 at 3:18pm
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Originally Posted by RlndVt View Post

All I can think of with the WCS EU: Spoiler: Racial distribution, 'Balance'... (Click to show)
Balance
Protoss is totally OP!
You can see the same thing with WCS NA.
Also I am so overly happy that Grubby is going to china biggrin.gif

Protoss is OP? I was left with the solid impression that zerg is OP. And Terran is screwed. With relatively equal supply worth of armies, zerg ANNIHILATES terran. Tanks go down like marines, thors do pathetic damage...
Really marine cheese or banshee are the only valid strategies for terran right now. We saw how even mech is worthless against zerg.
And the toss bit the dust quite a few times too smile.gif

EDIT: Perhaps you meant UP? Because if it was OP, it wouldn't get decimated past round 6.
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Was actually being sarcastic ;-)
Warning: Rant! (Click to show)
IMO zerg is overpowered. Broodlords unlimited free spawning is broken, having corruptors morph to BL is broken (mechanically), mutalisks are broken (I played a PvZ where I got surprised by mutalisks (my mistake) (three bases) he moved in once, killed some probes, built lings, did a ridiculous cost-ineffective suicide mission on my third, got broodlords and killed me. Literally nothing I could do.) Infestors is broken, be it infested terrans or fungal. I think it's ridiculous to see a mother ship become immobile by something like fungal.

Terran has it's strengths. Mech is showing good succes in TvZ. I'm not an expert on terran but I think that T's are playing TvP bio fundamentally wrong (but extremely well because stim is good) with mass MMM. Protoss cannot fight MMM after a certain critical mass point. Zealots get shredded, stalkers get shredded, immortals can get shredded. Only thing P has going is sentries for a few good force fields (don't get me wrong, this can crush T). Protoss reacts to MMM by teching to splash. Because of limited options this is storm or colossi. T knows this so should also tech. Getting some ghosts is always good. P clumps to protect high value units, EMP and move in. Get vikings if needed, get more ghosts if needed. But keep the MM 'small'. In small numbers MMM is extremely cost effective which is why drops are so good.

Protoss is obviously also broken. Forcefields are ridiculous, (but needed defensively, wait, I'm a genius! Read below). Colossi are broken, huge damage output, lots of HP, yet 'easily' sniped.
Forcefields.
They are perfect early game for defence but the problems arrise when Protoss moves out and can separate huge chunks offensively. What if forcefields lose effectiveness when not used on a Psionic Matrix power field! Be it that they then become destructible, have a shorter cooldown, or something else. They will basically just suck when not close to a pylon!

(Currently imagining crazy WP placements to get that perfect forcefield off).

This change wouldn't have too much effect on low level players right? Only thing they need to learn is place a pylon near their ramp...

PS.
It's 2:45 AM so this could all be rubbish and written poorly but feedback is welcome!
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