1. Post #1081
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    Bird's Avatar
    August 2010
    982 Posts
    He apologised to me a few hours after the incident

    I did that once too. Lost a match to DTs and got so angry (mostly at myself for not going lair, but in the heat of the moment you rarely realize that). Usually I never bm, but I was really frustrated and was on a losing streak. After I left I looked at the results, took a deep breath and messaged him back apologizing.
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  2. Post #1082
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    March 2005
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    He apologised to me a few hours after the incident

    That's actually pretty surprising. It's not an easy thing to apologise after that I guess.
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  3. Post #1083
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    Xion12's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,205 Posts
    I'm getting much better at this game, I think my skill was at low silver for the first few days, but taking the time to focus on my mechanics has really helped a lot. I still let my minerals get really high, and I can't quite scout well enough yet, but I am damn fast. Inaccurate, unplanned, yet fast. I have a basic build order, I'm learning basic tactics to defend multiple expansions, I'm training my fingers to do what I want them to. My eyes are the worst thing aside from my train of thought. I just can't get into the habit of looking at the minimap and my money / supply. If I could do that and figure out how to spend it, then I would be in diamond. My micro is alright, I don't really focus on it aside from when I think I need to make my units live as long as possible. My motivation is getting into platinum by the end of the season, even if it doesn't happen I'll be content with know that I have improved more in one week than I have in months of me just trying to win. I treat every loss as its own victory, as simple as it sounds, and as often as the pros say it, it's extremely difficult to get into that mentality.
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  4. Post #1084
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    igamiwarr's Avatar
    August 2005
    2,984 Posts
    I don't know if anyone else feels this way but I think that I am going to start playing in small tournaments more instead of laddering(still will ladder a bit). The map pools are competitive and much better than the current ladder map pool, and you get to face people who are better than yourself, which I think is important to becoming a better player. Plus you get the chance to win a small sum of money! (That and it just feels good to win a tournament)
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  5. Post #1085
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    Xion12's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,205 Posts
    Ooh, count me in. I want to participate in a bigger tournament one day, just for fun.
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  6. Post #1086
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    igamiwarr's Avatar
    August 2005
    2,984 Posts
    I'm getting much better at this game, I think my skill was at low silver for the first few days, but taking the time to focus on my mechanics has really helped a lot. I still let my minerals get really high, and I can't quite scout well enough yet, but I am damn fast. Inaccurate, unplanned, yet fast. I have a basic build order, I'm learning basic tactics to defend multiple expansions, I'm training my fingers to do what I want them to. My eyes are the worst thing aside from my train of thought. I just can't get into the habit of looking at the minimap and my money / supply. If I could do that and figure out how to spend it, then I would be in diamond. My micro is alright, I don't really focus on it aside from when I think I need to make my units live as long as possible. My motivation is getting into platinum by the end of the season, even if it doesn't happen I'll be content with know that I have improved more in one week than I have in months of me just trying to win. I treat every loss as its own win, as simple as it sounds, and as often as the pros say it, it's actually really hard to get into that mentality. Especially when people are on tilt.
    Yeah it is really hard to get into the mentality that you need to lose in order to win, but it is an important mentality to fall into, as it can apply to just about any competitive sport or game, and is especially important when improving in Starcraft. Good for you! Another aspect of improvement is setting a goal for yourself, which you are doing. Just focus on important macro aspects and I am sure that you will improve at a quick rate.
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  7. Post #1087
    zombojoe's Avatar
    March 2010
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    I think I've made about $95 from tournament winnings.

    Its a different experience and its way more stressful than ladder. Be prepared to get cheesed and allin'd a lot.
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  8. Post #1088
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    April 2011
    3,355 Posts
    TIL Cherrycoke(Villa on FP) is a very good guitarist and songwriter. :o
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  9. Post #1089
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    June 2006
    1,942 Posts
    I just got to 24 bronze in my division. Hopefully I can get to silver before the season ends. How do you join the FP ladder in the op?
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  10. Post #1090
    iSnubWaitWhat's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,114 Posts
    I just got to 24 bronze in my division. Hopefully I can get to silver before the season ends. How do you join the FP ladder in the op?
    Go to battle.net and log in.
    Click 'Visit StarCraft II'
    In the top right you should see your in-game profile name; click it and click profile
    Copy paste URL
    Go here: http://sc2ranks.com/c/4662
    Click 'Manage characters'
    Put your URL in the box and click Submit
    ???
    Profit!
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  11. Post #1091
    zombojoe's Avatar
    March 2010
    7,607 Posts
    Yeah he showed me this yesterday.


    Pretty damn good.


    If you are going to play tournaments, make sure you have a ton of time, especially for the ones that are retardedly long. I basically got $25 for free because almost everyone but the admins had abandoned the tournament because it took almost 3 months.
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  12. Post #1092
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    Xion12's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,205 Posts
    What would be the best way to enter a tournament? Is it a site like z33k.com, or what?
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  13. Post #1093
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    April 2011
    3,355 Posts
    z33k is a good start.
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  14. Post #1094
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    September 2006
    10,957 Posts
    I should just start going protoss I'm not getting anywhere as terran.
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  15. Post #1095
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    Xion12's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,205 Posts
    In my opinion, Terran is easy to learn but the hardest to execute. The thing reason being is that they're so versatile but being able to get the most out of them take so much work and time. I prefer Protoss, just because I was always Protoss ever since Brood War (I never really played it much). I like Zerg, but it just feels so messy to use them for me, I just don't want to manage creep and injects. With Protoss it's easy to learn and easy to execute but it's really hard to get an advantage early game, and you have to use a spell caster just to be able to defend yourself early game.
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  16. Post #1096
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    August 2010
    982 Posts
    I hate protoss deathballs. They seem indestructible. My standard strat against them is to baserace and hope for the best, I just can't engage them.
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  17. Post #1097
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    igamiwarr's Avatar
    August 2005
    2,984 Posts
    What would be the best way to enter a tournament? Is it a site like z33k.com, or what?
    Playhem is also a site that you should consider using, either way there are daily tournaments on both.
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  18. Post #1098
    I bought this title for 1 dollar
    titopei's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,493 Posts
    I'm scared. My friend wants to duel me in sc2 and he said he played 20 practice games and only lost 3.
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  19. Post #1099
    Biotic's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,355 Posts
    do it and let him win
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  20. Post #1100
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    November 2008
    5,641 Posts
    I'm scared. My friend wants to duel me in sc2 and he said he played 20 practice games and only lost 3.
    20 practice league games or 20 games to practice against you? There's a huge difference there. If it's practice league, basically any normal build will destroy him, since he's used to having rocks to defend him until he's ready.
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  21. Post #1101
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    March 2009
    4,460 Posts
    Ah, nothing feels better than winning and having the other guy say "Fuck zerg op".
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  22. Post #1102
    I bought this title for 1 dollar
    titopei's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,493 Posts
    20 practice league games or 20 games to practice against you? There's a huge difference there. If it's practice league, basically any normal build will destroy him, since he's used to having rocks to defend him until he's ready.
    I think it was practice league games. He just made marines so all I had to do was just harass with drops and turtle with siege tanks. He ran out of money pretty fast since I had 3 more expos and I just destroyed his main.

    Edited:

    And that was after not playing for half a year.
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  23. Post #1103
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    igamiwarr's Avatar
    August 2005
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    I think it was practice league games. He just made marines so all I had to do was just harass with drops and turtle with siege tanks. He ran out of money pretty fast since I had 3 more expos and I just destroyed his main.

    Edited:

    And that was after not playing for half a year.
    You should have told your friend that Practice league is shit.
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  24. Post #1104
    I bought this title for 1 dollar
    titopei's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,493 Posts
    You should have told your friend that Practice league is shit.
    Shh, don't tell him that. Then he might actually learn good strategys.

    Edited:

    FB messaged me his plan

    this was my plan
    i used 5 marines as a decoy
    and then i sent my entire army with stim packs to attack
    but my accidently used stim on my decoys
    so they ran too fast and had less health
    they were suppose to tanks your tanks
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  25. Post #1105
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    March 2009
    4,460 Posts
    Marines are great tanks, what with their 45 hp and tank's attack of 35.
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  26. Post #1106
    Biotic's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,355 Posts
    yea

    Edited:

    i use marine to draw tank fire all the time for my mutas
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  27. Post #1107
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    January 2009
    1,114 Posts
    Does anyone here play Squadron Tower Defense on EU? vv Can be boring with random teammates.
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  28. Post #1108
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    October 2006
    1,697 Posts
    pvp is stupid

    fuck pvp

    that's all
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  29. Post #1109
    iSnubWaitWhat's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,114 Posts
    pvp is stupid

    fuck pvp

    that's all
    All mirror match ups are stupid IMO
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  30. Post #1110
    I bought this title for 1 dollar
    titopei's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,493 Posts
    Marines are great tanks, what with their 45 hp and tank's attack of 35.
    Hey man, with 3-3 upgrades and combat shields, they're probably the best tanks.
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  31. Post #1111
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    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,192 Posts
    Harbingers map 3 time lapse.


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  32. Post #1112
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    April 2006
    14,096 Posts
    why im i still bronze ughghghhhh



    i'm favoured in most of these games including against silvers

    Edited:

    A gold and a silver both ragequitted in a row after the loading screen when they saw I was favoured

    Edited:

    ffs i hate hotkeys, i scouted out an all in marauder marine push so i built ling/bling/roach army and massed blings for the attack, then exploded them accidentally instead of unburrowing, the guy was silver as well
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  33. Post #1113
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    April 2011
    3,355 Posts
    A gold and a silver both ragequitted in a row after the loading screen when they saw I was favoured
    Are you sure they didn't crash?
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  34. Post #1114
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    Kondor58's Avatar
    April 2006
    14,096 Posts
    No how would I know that
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  35. Post #1115
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    August 2006
    2,333 Posts
    Holy shit I got placed in diamond 1v1. Now I'm scared to play games in fear of getting brutally raped in the anus.
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  36. Post #1116
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    March 2010
    7,607 Posts
    You can pull off complete bullshit and win in diamond. Likewise in masters. I wouldn't worry about it, only the high diamonds are actually competent.
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  37. Post #1117
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    Kondor58's Avatar
    April 2006
    14,096 Posts
    Holy shit I got placed in diamond 1v1. Now I'm scared to play games in fear of getting brutally raped in the anus.
    The only way you can get to another league is by winning 3 out of 5 games against diamond players on average so probably not
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  38. Post #1118
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    June 2010
    589 Posts
    why im i still bronze ughghghhhh

    A gold and a silver both ragequitted in a row after the loading screen when they saw I was favoured

    What.
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  39. Post #1119
    Crisis01's Avatar
    June 2010
    589 Posts
    So apparently if you have a chance to win and gain loads of points, and lose and only lose 4-5 points, the correct thing to do is just give up and leave.
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  40. Post #1120
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    February 2005
    309 Posts
    why im i still bronze ughghghhhh

    i'm favoured in most of these games including against silvers

    Edited:

    A gold and a silver both ragequitted in a row after the loading screen when they saw I was favoured

    Edited:

    ffs i hate hotkeys, i scouted out an all in marauder marine push so i built ling/bling/roach army and massed blings for the attack, then exploded them accidentally instead of unburrowing, the guy was silver as well
    If the system is still the same as it was a year ago, you won't get ranked up until you start losing. So if you're facing mostly golds and then start to lose you can get ranked up straight to gold.
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