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I am reluctant to leave the practice league over concerns that I will be 'stuck' in the league I place. Is this the case, or can you earn your way from say Bronze to Silver as you improve?

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No, you are not stuck. As you keep playing, you can move between leagues depending on how well you do.

I recommend leaving the practice league as soon as you are ready to start "getting better", since the "real" league gameplay is quite a bit different. First, the game speed is faster. Second, the maps don't have walled-off entrances to protect you from rushes. I'm not sure that spending a lot of time in the practice league will be the best help when it comes to placement matches.

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Would you suggest playing insane AI's? Can they even be beaten? (How?) –  ccook Jul 30 '10 at 12:48
    
To be honest, unless you are getting steamrolled every single game, the best way to get better is to just play in a league. –  StrixVaria Jul 30 '10 at 13:00
    
Fair enough. Time to place :) Thnx –  ccook Jul 30 '10 at 13:10
    
@ccook you may find this thread useful: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2900/… –  tzenes Jul 30 '10 at 16:06
    
Thank you. Unfortunately my tank+marine+medivac strat works well. Placed me in a high league, now anything but gets me steam rolled... doh –  ccook Aug 3 '10 at 12:27
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