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12-18-2010 , 10:03 PM
now that cueball is perma-banned, who else wants to play?
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12-18-2010 , 10:04 PM
Haters
gonna
Spoiler:
hate
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12-18-2010 , 10:48 PM
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/djwheat

Painuser vs. Slush last match of the day EG Master's Cup.
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12-18-2010 , 11:19 PM
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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/djwheat

Painuser vs. Slush last match of the day EG Master's Cup.
Pretty awesome 12 drone rush.
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12-18-2010 , 11:32 PM
A couple of questions:

How does the bonus pool affect your hidden ranking? Does it? Isn't there something that takes the bonus pool into affect? I don't know.

If I have a bonus pool of 2000 and I go on a streak where I am able to use up all of that, and we assume that I am able to win enough that I take advantage of that, for example, people who are top diamond players, most likely I'm going to end up near the top of my division. Why not just wait for that bonus pool to build up and then start playing again to further increase your rank with increased points for winning?

The other day NyDGMMA was playing against someone and they said something like "don't roll me," and NyD said "sorry about the cap." What does that mean?
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12-18-2010 , 11:59 PM
Bonus pool is just an incentive to play.

Blizz uses it in the Top 200 rankings, but it has nothing to do with hidden rating.
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12-19-2010 , 03:33 AM
I don't think they do use it in the top 200 ranking. I was under the impression that top 200 that they post is purely based on MMR, and thus doesn't look at points/bonus pool at all.
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12-19-2010 , 03:45 AM
I'm pretty sure that's false. Source?

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/view...opic_id=169830
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12-19-2010 , 04:11 AM
Ah interesting, I've never seen that thread. I was just going by the fact that blizz's rankings were always different than SC2ranking's, so it must have been MMR based rather than points based. And bonus doesn't effect MMR. But I guess that's not the case.

Regardless, the more we learn about how the ranking system works the more I am convinced it is one of the worst ladder systems ever conceived.
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12-19-2010 , 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by AKSpartan
Is this game fun? I'd like to give it a try but I'm hesitant to buy a game where skill is measured partly by how many actions you take per minute (I still have nightmares from my 24 tabling days). And it seems ubercompetitive. The close comparisons to poker (you guys even have a video review thread!) scare me.
Its not actually that important IMO, its sort of an e-peen thing. Id say the huge majority of lower tier diamond players have around 80 APM which is super doable for anyone. It may actually show up higher because they spam but thats not actually relevant, mental multitasking is the real key to how good you are at doing a lot of things. So many diamond players completely stop macro'ing while they micro but still have 200 APM.

Im never sitting around trying to go faster, its usually just mental checklist of things I have to do which I calmly go about. Its a game and its super fun definitely check it out .
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12-19-2010 , 03:32 PM
Yeah you guys have pretty much sold me.
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12-19-2010 , 07:13 PM
Yea I'm a mid diamond player and my APM is about 50-60. I'm a casual gamer and sitting there mashing my keyboard and mouse just doesn't sound like fun. So yeah, don't worry about APM it is kind of like K/D ratio from MW2.. meaning that a good APM or K/D is not indicative of skill in either game for most players (because almost all players intentionally inflate their numbers for e-peen).
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12-19-2010 , 07:37 PM
Mines about 65, it doesn't matter that much. Though once I get on 3 bases my macro tends to slip and being able to move just a little bit faster wouldn't hurt.

Either way I was having fun when I first got the game and my prior rts experience is minimal.
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12-19-2010 , 08:30 PM
I posted in the LiveStreams thread, but it was also posted here so I'll just update here.

The EG Master's Cup Finals is about to show the finals, stalife vs. qxc, BO5. Following that match will be IdrA vs. the winner.

They just went on a 30 minute break as of 7:30pm EST.

http://www.teamliquid.net/video/streams/djWHEAT
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12-21-2010 , 08:58 PM
i just found out queens can do that larva spawn thing by clicking on the minimap

so why the hell are they always crying about how micro intensive it is it takes like 2 seconds to do all your bases...
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12-21-2010 , 10:10 PM
Has anyone ever had a problem where you can sign on to Battlenet fine and be unable to play multiplayer games? I played a few games, won one and then went to play another and now it won't load up for me. I can't select mode or race, or hit any other buttons on the multiplayer screen for that matter.
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12-21-2010 , 10:26 PM
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Has anyone ever had a problem where you can sign on to Battlenet fine and be unable to play multiplayer games? I played a few games, won one and then went to play another and now it won't load up for me. I can't select mode or race, or hit any other buttons on the multiplayer screen for that matter.
yup same thing for me right now i think they just wiped the ladder

prolly patching atm

custom games still work tho
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12-21-2010 , 10:28 PM
Wow yeah, I just tried it. No buttons.

If you go to your Ladder > Friends > and then anyone and go to their profile, it says, "No Leagues Game Played Yet and the games summary says League Games 0

!!!!!!!

EDIT: People on TL are saying the ladder is probably just down. Which has me thinking...don't patches usually come out on Thursdays?

Last edited by ItalianFX; 12-21-2010 at 10:34 PM.
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12-21-2010 , 10:57 PM
Blizz usually gives 2 weeks notice before a patch release for any of their games.
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12-21-2010 , 11:22 PM
On an unrelated note how common/uncommon is it for people to go into a rage in chat during a game? I think I've played ~100-120 games so far and the first time it happened was like 5 games ago. Some guy tried to 6 pool zergling rush me and I countered with a marine all in because he forgot to kill my original scouting SCV so I hit when I saw that he was trying to tech up to banelings.

He was livid and started blowing up in chat about how cheap I was and what lame cheese, etc. etc.
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12-22-2010 , 01:56 AM
just installed broodwar and played my first game since i was about 15, 11 years ago.

holy lord jesus, how did i ever win a game in this??? maybe SC2's easier macro has ruined BW for me, because i was simply pathetic. i don't even think ICCup would have a rating for someone who plays like me, haha
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12-22-2010 , 10:58 PM
any plat or diamond wanna practice (euro)? My toss+terrna is diamond but my zerg is plat i reckon. PM me.
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12-23-2010 , 04:54 PM
does anyone know how to find someones online sc2 profile with only their username + number?

like on battle.net not inside the game
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12-23-2010 , 05:37 PM
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does anyone know how to find someones online sc2 profile with only their username + number?

like on battle.net not inside the game
I don't think you can unless you can find their name on the Blizzard/SC2 forums somewhere.

I did a quick search and someone else asked also. I think they got rid of that option when they went to BNET2.0.

Also, I checked 2 peoples online profiles through their forum post and the URL isn't anything you can just substitute the name. There is some long ass number that is before the name, probably to deter people doing this.
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12-23-2010 , 05:40 PM
SC2Ranks will let you search by name.
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