Hey everyone! I'm Jon and I play a good deal of Starcraft 2 diamond ranked games and I'm going to share some of my thoughts/experiences about those games and starcraft 2 in general with you.
I actually started out with no prior experience, and literally just copied a 4gate build order and used it to get to ~500pts or so diamond rank after about a week or so of the games release. I think a lot of people who are just starting out don't realize how important build orders are to winning... if someone is using one versus another player who is just doing w/e, they will most likely crush that player with the superior build.
Build orders are important but there many other aspects to the game as you delve deeper into it... seeing as this is just my first post I won't really get into the other important aspects just yet, but I will say that doing things like: scouting, countering, keeping hold of watch towers, macroing/microing and using all of your resources in general are good ideas for getting a higher win percentage. For my next post I will touch down some more on these topics and how they have affected games I've played recently, so be sure to check it out!