Brag: This is the first RTS I have ever played more than a game or two (WC3). I placed in Bronze. Worked my way up to Gold. Then I went 12-3 in my next 15. Broke even over my next handful and got promoted to Plat.
Beat: SC has all but killed my desire to play poker and is thus indirectly costing me money.
25 minutes into a game i had just melted his entire army of hydra/muta with my stalker/phoenix/zealot/collossi army and was about to go on my victory lap when my internet ****s out for a second and disconnects me. I get the loss obv, internet is back on 1 minute later.
yeah i started off poorly because i didn't know any strats or anything like that.
but now i'm pretty much murdering everyone that i face now, losing to the occasional cheese.
If you just keep playing you will move up. I bet you probably play a lot of matches in which you are not favored by the computer even though you are favored, so you will probably get a lot of points when you win and not lose a lot when you lose. I think this really helped me a lot.
I hate when I think I had upgraded something then later find out that I didn't (usually when I really need the upgrade). For example, yesterday in a TvT match I went heavy tanks, move them out to the enemies base, try to siege, realize I hadn't even started the siege upgrade, and proceed to get raped by the opponents siege tanks in his base. GG
Blizz keeps matching me vs Diamond players today.. I guess it was a bad time to try out planetary fortresses rushes, proxy reapers, and all the other goofy strats i've never done before. 7 losses in a row
i did manage a win though vs another terran that lasted 45 mins.. lots of fail on his side but i just kept trying to brute force my way through his tank lines. :P