I woke up yesterday morning, hoped on TL, and then decided to practice my PvT. I just switched to Protoss a week ago, to explore a Double Forge build. That isn't the point of this blog.
When I logged in, I didn't notice it at first. I simply hit "Find Match", and chugged along. First game I play, PvT on Steppes. I steamroll the guy. As in, I roll him in under 8 minutes with a 2 gate cyber expand. My forges weren't even done by the time he was out. He tried to float his CC into a corner... Something most diamonds don't do. But I killed it easily. My next game, I lost to a 6-pool on Meta. My bad for assuming 14 hatch - happens when i'm still sleepy. Gotta remember to play ladder only when awake .
This was not shaping up to be a good morning.
I go on tilt, and lost the next two games mainly thanks to making just terrible, overagressive decisions, such as moving ~10 Sentries in against roughly the same number of siege tanks. Before my 5th game of the morning, I force myself to take a deep breath, and let off the tension. That's when I notice my 1v1 says "One Placement Match Remaining."
As my rage slowly grew, I went back through my match history, and the last 4 games were against a Bronze player, a Gold player, and two diamond players. This makes some sense in hindsight. And absolutely no sense at all. There hasn't been a Ladder Reset yet (as far as I'm aware). So... why am I unranked? unplaced even? I sent blizz a note on the bnet forums to fix it, went back to the game, and raged out - hard. I didn't scout the cannon rush cheese bullshit and lost badly to another guy in gold. So now I'm a Bronze player, ranked 19th in my division, with a 1-4 record. I want to keep playing, but I want to give blizz a chance to fix my record, and I don't want to mess it up any farther.
Merry Xmas, blue.