2011, the year I will play Starcraft 2

So, I've decided I'll try to get as good as I can at this game, and report the results on this beloved website. I'm pretty sure nobody will be interested in this, but hell, if at least I can get some motivation going, that's good enough for me. 
So here's the deal: 
-I have played 101 1v1 games so far (only Terran). Won 54, and currently I'm in silver league, 8th place in my division. 
-I'll try to play at least 15 games a week and see how far I can go. (time consuming job keeps me from playing more) 
-My short term goal is to get to Gold League as fast as I can. Maybe 2 months? Don't know. 
-I'll keep short summaries of the games here, and maybe post a couple of replays. Maybe some good soul can give me some advice.
Just a couple of things before I begin: English is my second language, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes. And If anyone wants to practice just add me to your friends list. I'm Costello#128, and I play at the NA servers.  
 
See you guys.

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Posted by Costello

So, I've decided I'll try to get as good as I can at this game, and report the results on this beloved website. I'm pretty sure nobody will be interested in this, but hell, if at least I can get some motivation going, that's good enough for me. 
So here's the deal: 
-I have played 101 1v1 games so far (only Terran). Won 54, and currently I'm in silver league, 8th place in my division. 
-I'll try to play at least 15 games a week and see how far I can go. (time consuming job keeps me from playing more) 
-My short term goal is to get to Gold League as fast as I can. Maybe 2 months? Don't know. 
-I'll keep short summaries of the games here, and maybe post a couple of replays. Maybe some good soul can give me some advice.
Just a couple of things before I begin: English is my second language, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes. And If anyone wants to practice just add me to your friends list. I'm Costello#128, and I play at the NA servers.  
 
See you guys.

Posted by endless_void

GLHF man! I started out in silver back when the game came out and now I'm rank 10 Diamond!

Posted by Skytylz

I hate the ladder system, I'm stuck in Silver and basically never lose anymore.  Majority of losses now come from a bad connection to Battle.net.

Posted by TheEdge
@endless_void said:

" GLHF man! I started out in silver back when the game came out and now I'm rank 10 Diamond! "

Feels good man!
 
I started out about six months ago, and said. "Im going to get into diamond!". Played 10 games each day, if I had the time, no matter how hard I lost them. In the end I think i  taught me a little something about patience and perseverance, because when I reached my goal after 500 games it was the most rewarding feeling in the world!
Posted by Wunder_
@Costello:  Good luck! Unfortunately simply playing lots of games won't really yield you the best results - I'd suggest trolling around the teamliquid forums and maybe watching some pro-level matches/tournaments to see the different builds for your match-up, just so you can diversify your play a little bit - even if it's just 1 extra build to your 3rax or whatever.
Posted by endless_void
@TheEdge: *High Five*
Posted by StarvingGamer

Build more Banshees

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Posted by TooWalrus

Hey, I just finished the single player last night. The game is great, but I think single player is enough for me.

Posted by Ben_H
@Skytylz said:
" I hate the ladder system, I'm stuck in Silver and basically never lose anymore.  Majority of losses now come from a bad connection to Battle.net. "
Same, I absolutely destroy most people I face and really only lose to unsuspected stuff (zealot rushes I couldn't scout in time etc. I'm usually able to find them now though) yet here I am still in silver even though I face golds and plats almost exclusively... 
 
@StarvingGamer said:
" Build more Banshees "
Boo hiss it's so predictable...  I had a terran try to cloak banshee rush me tonight.  I had an observer so I killed it. He then thought it would be a great idea to send in two more cloaked banshees.  They died too.    He then tried to transition into thors but I realized I had so many more units than him so I kinda just went and killed him.
Posted by StarvingGamer
@Ben_H: That only happens if they're bad with Banshees.  A smart player will harass and run once it becomes too dangerous.  Then when your armies collide, throw down a scan, have your Vikings snipe the Observer and LOLOL all over the Protoss army.
 
And is it really that predictable?  No one ever goes Banshees against me, it's always MM / MMM in Diamond.
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Posted by Afroman269

fuuu I need to get back and continue my work in practice league, lol.

Posted by Costello
@Wunder_: You're absolutelly right. I have been practicing hard on yabot, trying to get my opening to be as tight as possible. Also, i watch Day9's regularly. 
 
@endless_void: Thanks! I'll definetly take your example as motivation.
Posted by Ben_H
@StarvingGamer said:
" @Ben_H: That only happens if they're bad with Banshees.  A smart player will harass and run once it becomes too dangerous.  Then when your armies collide, throw down a scan, have your Vikings snipe the Observer and LOLOL all over the Protoss army.  And is it really that predictable?  No one ever goes Banshees against me, it's always MM / MMM in Diamond. "
I'm in silver, I'm being serious when I say more than 3/4s of games are banshee rushes.  The rest are 3rax all-ins.  Banshee rushes are very easy to spot for me.
Posted by GetEveryone

Once I've got fit, finished my degree and learned chinese I'll probably do the same ;)

Posted by audiosnag
@Costello: 
GL HB
Always good to see more Bombers on Battle.net.
Posted by smfE

i'm currently at 99 games with 44 loses and i don't feel like i'm progressing at all and still in bronze :(. GL with your progress :)