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Question about the multiplayer. So, if you play your placement matches and you suck. You get placed in the lowest league. However, if you keep improving at the game and start winning matches left and right. Do they take you out of that leauge and put you in the next highest one? Or are you stuck there?
Yes, as you win more, you will be promoted to other leagues. As you win more games, you will be matched with "stronger" players who may or may not be in different leagues.

If you continue to beat stronger players, the system will continue to match you against stronger and stronger players. You can be in Gold and play against Diamond players if you are on a streak.

No one really knows how the promotion system works just yet. But if you are doing good, you'll eventually get promoted.

Your rating is also carried over to some extent. You won't start at zero points, but it will balance your points based on that league, not sure how that works exactly either. But if you have like 400 points in Bronze and go to silver, you'll still have like 200-300 points and may still be ranked very high.

The ranking is pretty BS though as new leagues are created all the time. You can be rank 1 in your league but be rank 40 in a different league.

I'm in Diamond, but when I lose a few games, I start playing Platinum players who were on a winning streak. (Some of which are normally Diamond players anyways but just get placed in Platinum because that's the highest league you can be placed in.)

If anyone is curious of their overall ranking, there are fansites being created that are combining data from different leagues to give an overall ranking system. They are still in progress so the database isn't anywhere near complete.
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Does the digital download come with a guest pass? Where is it if so? I was just wondering so I can gift it or give it to a 35 repper for a larger freebie thread.

edit for: I suck hard at mp. Haven't played SC for 7 years. It's still fun though.
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What's in the retail box?

Budget issues will keep me on the sidelines for at least another week; when I'm finally able to buy, I'll have to choose between the retail box and the direct purchase. On the one hand, I like the idea of spreading the cheese around the whole retail chain; on the other hand, I won't have to pay tax on a direct sale.

So to help me break the tie, I'm wondering exactly what I would get in the retail box. Is it really barebones (just the DVD in a paper sleeve), or is there more? I saw a couple of the CE boxes when I was walking around Wallyworld the other night - man, those suckers are heavy. Must be nice to be able to buy hardcover art books with your computer games.
    
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The Standard edition of the retail box has the CD of the game, 2 guest passes to WoW and SC 2, A notepad with a wanted sign for Jim Raynor on it, and a small manual for the game.
    
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i love this game was getting my ass kicked earlier though
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The Standard edition of the retail box has the CD of the game, 2 guest passes to WoW and SC 2, A notepad with a wanted sign for Jim Raynor on it, and a small manual for the game.
What's the notepad look like? Just curious cause I bought CE.
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that looks like it will change color when it's dipped in water or something? lol

on a side note, SC2 does seem to heat up the graphics card when in menus where the FPS can skyrocket to 300 fps or so. Prolonged menu = 99% graphic card use = unnecessary heat. But the stupid thing is when you turn on Vsync to cap the fps at 60, you seem to get more unstable frames during gameplay. can anyone confirm this?
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10.7A out , anyone have some feedback?
 
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anyone got any tips on surviving long enough on the last protoss mission?
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