I really hate blizzard for demoting a 1500 diamond (i finally hit 1500 after a big win streak, i don't ladder much). now i am #1 plat with 1400 points and no one i play is near diamond level, blizzard arbitraily took away my practice method forcing me to now custom game to get any practice and my diamond rank (only mattered to me for entering tournaments that are "diamond only")
now this is a crappy circle, i can either power ladder games, that don't help me at all to attempt to get back to diamond (30 wins later and not diamond yet, so i feel like i need to win 100+ games for it to send me back up)in order to be able to practice at diamond level on ladder, or just use custom games and be excluded from alot of the random open tournaments that i like to enter to get my name out there and have fun.
So i'm stuck in ladder-limbo because of what i assume is an error in the MMR? Unless it really thought a 1500 diamond player that wins 60% of his games at the 1500 level is actually as good as a platinum level. I just feel way too discouraged to try anything until the next season of ladder because of that crappy MMR. I'd have to play so many games to prove my MMR to it since it thinks i'm plat after 500ish ladder games.
So thats what i'm upset about. being higher ranked than morrow (as zerg) never having a loss streak more than 6 games(was quitting at first mistake), and never having a day where i lost more than won, and now a platinum ranked person. Rank never mattered to me, in terms of the number and rating next to your name, just the diamond symbol because of the ability to enter tournaments, so i would often just practice new things on ladder then bring it into customs to perfect.
I miss my rank, blizzard give it back.
EDIT: to fully explain the sequence of events: got to 1500, lost 3 games won 5 lost 1 won 1, stopped playing for midterms. logged back in on a friday to play in omfg.tv's showmatch thing and it told me i was plat.
all in all i just wanted to express my frustration with the ladder system to TL and explain to my fans and viewers why exactly i haven't been streaming lately. watching me beat a player who a moves marines into banelings isn't exactly entertaining.