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Well you can get into Diamond with less than 30 games played pretty easy... so there has to be more reasons than just the number or wins or losses. Probably have to beat X amount of Diamond players to get into Diamond.
Maybe, but, then what happens if you lost to x amount of diamond players, do you get depromoted back to platinum? I've been winning and losing game and have about a 50% win to loss ratio, some of those games were when I started and wasn't building much defense, so, I could have won those if I replayed them(obviously can't). Point is, it can't be as simple as winning x games vs. a diamond player or losing x amount of games. Having said that, at one point, I was up against a gold player, but, don't recall playing against another since then, so, maybe your theory holds some merit, kind of test the waters for a promotion up
    
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I don't know. I'm more confused about the guys in Platinum who have 200 wins and are #1 in their division 1000+. Why aren't those guys in Diamond yet?
Haha, I wish I knew. 1000 points rank 1 platinum, 2nd guy in my division is almost 200 behind me and I play against diamond regularly. Rarely play more then 3-5 games a day though.

I don't feel like I'm a decent player though so I guess I'm fairly placed at the moment.
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When I played you, you seemed fine. I would guess Platinum I think, or lower # Diamond.

And I don't know how it works for getting demoted either. I know that my Diamond division is old as hell and was full before, but a couple new players have showed up in it recently, replacing some players. I don't see anyone below 50% w/l ratio in Diamond.
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*Start rant*

I don't want to start an argument in the LoL thread so I'll post this here. I hate LoL. Screw that game, it sucks, and I can't comprehend the appeal. My friends are all playing that over SCII because they don't get super pissed when they lose in it, and its easy to get good at. What a lame reason to play a game. I hate you LoL, your nothing but a scrubby UMS.

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I was pretty bad random player when we last played to be honest without any solid build orders etc. When I look at these games now I'd say I was about gold lol. 2 gates expand against 3 rax? No detection at all? Running into EMPs with all the sentries?

I got to top 10 plat quite fast playing random then got to rank 1 after switching to protoss and have been there for about a month now. I play a lot practice games against diamond opponents and I'm doing fine on ladder, but then I'll occasionally loose to some gold level cheese. So I guess I'll stay in plat until I can start winning consistently.
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I've lost to Platinum players a couple times myself . Never lost to a gold or below though, and hopefully never will.
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Haha, I wish I knew. 1000 points rank 1 platinum, 2nd guy in my division is almost 200 behind me and I play against diamond regularly. Rarely play more then 3-5 games a day though.

I don't feel like I'm a decent player though so I guess I'm fairly placed at the moment.
That's the same situation I was in a couple of days ago. I was ~980 Platinum with a 56%-ish win percentage as Random. I went on a 4-1 stretch against a few Diamond players the other day and finally got promoted.

No idea what the specifics are, but from what I've heard everyone has a "hidden skill rating" that is used to calculate league promotion and relegation. It's more about who you beat than how many games you win, especially if you're cleaning up against lower-tier players yet struggling against the league above yours.
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Personally, I do believe that I have the game down, just need more experience and to play more games. Also, while I am mostly playing zerg ATM, I would like to switch to being random, since, sc2's appeal to me is playing all three races and not just concentrating on one. Plan to make the switch once I get a bit better with my zerg builds
    
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I'm uploading the latest 1.1.1 bug . Will be up on my youtube soon.
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I'm uploading the latest 1.1.1 bug . Will be up on my youtube soon.
bug? you mean the fact that AOE is much less for ultralisk than before?
    
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