I decided to learn to play protoss (since it's supposed to be the easiest race :p) and tried to focus on macro. I playedgames against the AI to get familiar with hotkeys until I was able to beat 3 computers without any problem.
I knew that I was going to loose all my games, but didn't know that it would be that hard to find games. 80% of the games in the lobby are already full, or their ping is too high, and when I'm lucky enough to find a game 50% of the time the opponent uses extra high latency which is unplayable.
I also tried to find people to play on the ladder D chat. A guy told me he would play with me(i told him I was a noob beforehand), and said that i should join "22/22". I had no idea what he meant and when I asked for help he called me stupid and left >_<. Hopefully some guy on op teamliquid explained to me what I meant but that was really frustrating.
I really think that as a new player the difficulty to find games really adds to the frustration, because you can potentially spend 30 minutes looking for a game to get desperately crushed.
Now concerning the games themselves:against zerg I was trying to do a +1 speedlot two base timing. Unfortunately I don't know my sim city yet and I keep changing maps so I die a lot to speedling runbys (don't have any choice, it's so hard to find a game already).
So far it was not really sucessfull, I was never able to do a lot of damage. I oftendied to speedlings or even 1 time i got attacked by quick lurkers that were able to deny my expand and kill it because my obs was late .
So my first question is: is it worth it in PvZ as an extremely low level player to try to do FE builds or should I use older builds like 2 gate?
Against terrans and protoss I do a gate/core/gate/dragoon range. I don't even know if it's a decent build but I had decent success with it.
However my problem is that I oftent get a big supply lead in the early game ( I expand before my opponent, have more probes etc) but I have no idea of how to play in the late game and get completly destroyed..
For example I was in a really good position against a zerg player but he had sunkens with lurkers behind his base that I couldn't break. He on the other hand completly annihilated my minings bases with speedling runbys, and in a matter of second I was dead... I tried to counter but the lurkers destroyed my army easily.
So my second question is: when I get ahead I know that the best thing to do is expand, but what is the army composition that I should aim for in the late game? I think one of the reason I loose so much in the late game is that I am way to heavy on dragoons. In this game I had cannons in my expand, should I add a couple reavers behind them to really be safe?
I went something like 0-7 which was expected... it's true that this game is hard.
edit: I really suck with technology, the title is a bit misleading and I don't know how to change it ^^. I guess it should be first experience with broodwar.