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Curious, what do you guys think of the mothership? Personally, while I would love to see planet cracker, black hole and time freeze or whatever it was called to come back, they would be too OP especially black hole with the whole "I'm going to suck ALL of your units in ".
Interesting thread to read: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/to...823601?page=12

Personally, I think it's a great unit if you use it because of it's passive cloak as well as being able to recall your army from a losing battle or recalling them into your opponent's base. My only concern is that it moves rather slow and I think adding that time freeze would make for an interesting ability, kinda like the marauder's concussive shell but its a large radius, of course, only movement is affected, not attack, otherwise, imagine laying down one right in the middle of an army, can someone say pwnage?
    
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i finished placement league... it put me in silver...
i dont feel i have the skills for silver
Why not? I was put in Silver as well and trying to work my way up to Gold now Hopefully, soon enough, I'll get to diamond and move even higher
    
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im still pretty slow lol i think my APM is like 30 usually (i know apm isnt everything). i dont know all the little trick of the trade yet. i would have expected going 3-2 in placement would be bronze status. the two games i lost, i got walk all over. im still having problems with early rushes. especially zerg

i did have a nice comeback though in one game. the guy broke in with zerglings and kills all but 5 SCV's and i managed to bounce back and win. he didnt expand though. he tried one basing me. i think after the rush went so well he was in "im gonna win" mode and thought it would take one more push to finish me.
    
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I need help against this build. Please take a look at my replay and tell me *** I can do. I have attempted to go bunch of infestors in another round and could not break him still.
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i finished placement league... it put me in silver...
i dont feel i have the skills for silver
The game does a pretty solid job of figuring out your skill level and matching you against opponents so that you have a fighting chance. While the first 5 games are just a rough estimate, the system continues to hone in on your "true" skill level with each game you play. This hidden skill rating (matchmaking rating, MMR) is what's used to find opponents when you queue up.

In the end, the only way to find out whether or not the system was right is to play some games. There really isn't much of a skill difference between mid/upper Bronze and most of Silver, and in some cases it's harder trying to claw your way out of Bronze than it is playing in Silver.

I was in the same boat as you - throughout the last couple of months of beta I bounced around between B/S/G, but when I did my 1v1 placement matches I went 4-1 and got put in Platinum. I figured I was in way over my head, but I ended up getting promoted to Diamond a month or so later.
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I played a game earlier today against a really good zerg player. I was hanging in there until mutas came out ... His APM was off the charts too

This is one of the best zerg players I have played against so far

Replay:
http://www.sc2replayed.com/replays/1...rg-lost-temple
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The game does a pretty solid job of figuring out your skill level and matching you against opponents so that you have a fighting chance. While the first 5 games are just a rough estimate, the system continues to hone in on your "true" skill level with each game you play. This hidden skill rating (matchmaking rating, MMR) is what's used to find opponents when you queue up.

In the end, the only way to find out whether or not the system was right is to play some games. There really isn't much of a skill difference between mid/upper Bronze and most of Silver, and in some cases it's harder trying to claw your way out of Bronze than it is playing in Silver.

I was in the same boat as you - throughout the last couple of months of beta I bounced around between B/S/G, but when I did my 1v1 placement matches I went 4-1 and got put in Platinum. I figured I was in way over my head, but I ended up getting promoted to Diamond a month or so later.
the only problem is that i played two zerg guys who tried one basing me through my placement. obviously their opening was the usually stuff but you could definitely see the effects of not expanding. after their initial rush they basically had nothing left in the tank for the rest of the game. one guy only had like 10 drones on minerals so he was obviously pretty new
    
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I played a game earlier today against a really good zerg player. I was hanging in there until mutas came out ... His APM was off the charts too

This is one of the best zerg players I have played against so far

Replay:
http://www.sc2replayed.com/replays/1...rg-lost-temple
That guy was really good. Only criticism I have is he didn't put any spinecrawlers in front of his natural. Lost Temple is a perfect map for that. Just using lings and drones for early defense didn't work very well and wasn't cost-effective either.
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