Oh crap, I'm somehow in Platinum

#1 Posted by DEllen (149 posts) -

So I haven't played Starcraft since February (when I was in bronze) and logged back in for the first time today. Since I hadn't played for so long and the ladder has been reset, I played my 5 placement matches. I beat the first two fairly easily, and just scraped by on the third .But on my fourth I was playing against IdrA who I recognised from one of the TNTS. He destroyed me pretty quickly. At this point I was thinking that I might get into silver and was pretty chuffed. Last match was against a platinum player who I'm sure would've quite easily beat me but he quit less than a minute in.

And suddenly I'm in Platinum getting my ass handed to me pretty much every game.

How long might it take till I get moved down to gold and have a fighting chance?

#2 Posted by Yamoto (111 posts) -

Your fucked just wait a  month or two and the ladder will be rest  
Also you where not playing aginst the real idra he only plays on the korean server since well lets face it the American starcraft 2 ladder is pretty poor 

#3 Posted by csl316 (8172 posts) -

Considering Idra's probably in Grandmaster, I doubt you played him since it didn't have EG in the name (his team). I played a Fenix once, but I sincerely doubt it was the pro Fenix.

In any case, that kinda blows. As far as being moved down... word is that it can take some time. Then again, getting your ass kicked is usually a good opportunity to learn from mistakes. In a not fun way.

#4 Posted by Menseguez (182 posts) -

I was  misplaced into Gold league in the first season. It took a good 25 straight losses or so before i finally landed at the bottom of the bronze pile where i belonged. I was kind of bummed out about losing all the time so i took me a few months to get all those loses. Shouldn't take too long though. Even if you don't get demoted your MMR will go down enough that you'll be playing much lower ranked players soon anyway.

#5 Posted by CallofSpartansofWar1337 (95 posts) -

lol dats unforunate. i hope u can get outta it soon! i wann try starcraft somtime.

#6 Posted by haffy (673 posts) -

Just keep playing. You'll be playing people your level and getting around a 50% win rate pretty fast. It might take a bit longer for you to move leagues, but that stuff doesn't really matter anyway.

#7 Posted by adoggz (2046 posts) -

dont worry bout it. after you lose somw youll be playing people from lower leagues anyway.

#8 Posted by Revenant86 (156 posts) -
@DEllen:  
 
sometimes you gotta block out the screams and carry on with the mission.  
#9 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Time to level up man fast Or your gonna have a shitty time.

#10 Posted by JusticeCat (113 posts) -

just forfeit a bunch of games. SC2 doesn't show a 'games lost' tally for anyone below Masters.

#11 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -

idra in platinum...lol?

#12 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -
@endless_void said:
idra in platinum...lol?
He's really went downhill lately.
#13 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -
@Skytylz said:
@endless_void said:
idra in platinum...lol?
He's really went downhill lately.
I'm just joking, he's still 4th GM haha. Obv. the op faced an imposter.
#14 Posted by tunaburn (1888 posts) -

dude i hadnt played in months got on and placed into gold. i was getting wrecked and it wouldnt drop me. now im doing ok in gold league.
im about 50%...
except one small thing... i get bored picking protoss each game so i pick random sometimes.... then i lose..... :'(

#15 Posted by BakerTheZombie (75 posts) -

It probably won't be too long before you get "reassigned". If you really are getting wrecked in your current league, the system should fix it soon enough. Just make sure to keep playing games, you can't get demoted unless you play. Sucks how broken the placement system can be sometimes. :|

#16 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -
@endless_void said:
@Skytylz said:
@endless_void said:
idra in platinum...lol?
He's really went downhill lately.
I'm just joking, he's still 4th GM haha. Obv. the op faced an imposter.
I know, I was joking too.  Sarcasm doesn't work on the internet, I really need to learn that.  
#17 Posted by csl316 (8172 posts) -

@Skytylz said:

@endless_void said:
@Skytylz said:
@endless_void said:
idra in platinum...lol?
He's really went downhill lately.
I'm just joking, he's still 4th GM haha. Obv. the op faced an imposter.
I know, I was joking too. Sarcasm doesn't work on the internet, I really need to learn that.

I chuckled, at least.

#18 Posted by ShockD (2393 posts) -

Tha way down the ladder is easy, don't worry.

#19 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -
@Skytylz: Ah gosh dammit :P
#20 Posted by Zolfe (262 posts) -

or you can play custom matches until you get to platinum level, i also recommend playing the [macro or die] user maps against AI 1v1, if you just learn to macro, you'll be fine in plat

#21 Posted by Flaboere (344 posts) -

Look at it this way; you've been given the opportunity to study platinum players 1st hand, just play them, loose, watch the replays, and you can learn build orders and so on.

#22 Posted by Spectreman (232 posts) -

Don´t play much late in the night or at dawn. The others players are more difficult in these periods of day.

#23 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

I haven't played since December. I logged in yesterday confused about these "seasons" I was unaware to the changes made to the multiplayer system. I was a pretty decent platinum player but now I qualified for silver and I don't feel comfortable at all. Hang it there duder.

#24 Posted by allay (12 posts) -

Or you could just bomb your MMR down to bronze and get a fresh start. :)

#25 Edited by Raineko (433 posts) -

oops sry wrong thread.

#26 Edited by BombKareshi (996 posts) -

I got placed in Platinum myself recently, after winning 4 placement matches against unranked players and losing my last one against a Gold player. What an excellent matchmaking system Blizzard has devised! I've been logging in once every few days to lose a couple of matches, but it's been anything but a fun experience. I'm quite new to 1v1 and this is not how I envisioned learning to play.

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