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I've seen those percentages quoted before but I'm not sure it's true: http://sc2ranks.com/stats/league/all/1/all

Can't wait to finish campaign tonight so I can start playing ladder again.

Was actually wondering this myself , seems like diamond was adjusted to 5% instead of 2% sometime during end of WoL so might have been silver/gold too.
It looks like that it's actually 8% bronze + people who havent done placement matches , 32% silver and 20% gold by SC2 ranks %
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man I've been playing some GRINDY zvz games but I'm finally Rank 1 biggrin.gif had to fend off 2 different Spine rush cheeses but won both of those too. Diamond here I come!
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Leagues are really wonky right now. As a Diamond player I have been matching against anywhere from silver to masters players. I think it will take a bit of time for things to balance out.
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Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis View Post

I've seen those percentages quoted before but I'm not sure it's true: http://sc2ranks.com/stats/league/all/1/all

Can't wait to finish campaign tonight so I can start playing ladder again.
Blizzard's percentages are supposed to be of active players only, sc2ranks is supposed to be of all placed players. The promotion system is also indirect about getting those percentages, you don't get promoted when your mmr reaches x%, it's when your mmr hits X, and you've played enough games against better players that blizz is reasonably confident about the accuracy of your MMR.
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Spending time watching streams this weekend before I go back to playing. Trying to pick up things to improve on for HotS and in general. Learning a bit watching DeMuslim.
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YESSSSSSSSS first time in Diamond!

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Warhound is back! biggrin.gif

So after considering every angle, here’s what’s changing:
- The Warhound has been added for Terran because robots are cool and the art is amazing
- The Warhound has been added for Zerg to remain competitive with Terran.
- The Warhound has been added for Protoss to keep Protoss players from whining about them on the forums.

Source: https://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/9369235
    
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Well, OP or not, widow mines are an un-interesting unit. IMO they don't bring any excitement to the game. The shredder was about the only original and interesting thing that happened to the terran since the Viking.

I'm personally bored with terran's units. You don't get any feeling of power unless you go for the cartoony Thor, and you don't get any cool sci-fi moments from the battlecruiser either (the pew-pew gun is a joke). And all the goodies HOTS brought seem to be gone now..

IMO as far as terran is concerned, HOTS is a patch, not an expansion. Hate me smile.gif
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I agree with you regarding HoTS as a patch. But only for the multiplayer aspect. It deserves its expansion title for its well made campaign.

on the warhound topic:
so warhound can be made from factories (terran), larva (zerg), robotics faci (toss)? I mean seriously, its a mechanized unit with a terran look. Unless zerg and toss have different models for it.

OH WAIT! APRIL FOOLS! WTH! FELL FOR IT!
Edited by squall325 - 4/1/13 at 1:16am
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Well, OP or not, widow mines are an un-interesting unit. IMO they don't bring any excitement to the game. The shredder was about the only original and interesting thing that happened to the terran since the Viking.

I'm personally bored with terran's units. You don't get any feeling of power unless you go for the cartoony Thor, and you don't get any cool sci-fi moments from the battlecruiser either (the pew-pew gun is a joke). And all the goodies HOTS brought seem to be gone now..

IMO as far as terran is concerned, HOTS is a patch, not an expansion. Hate me smile.gif
widow mines bring something more to the game, they bring positional play back to a degree. The randomness of the widow mine as to which unit it'll hit and having to constantly reposition them as well as using them in early pressure and can be used to shut down certain styles of play(think drops) is huge to the game. Shredders were interesting but they had issues with balance
    
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