Most people drop for the first bunch of games.
But a lot depends on how you started.
Did you play any campaigns or lobby matches or just jumped straight into multiplayer?
Play the art of war tutorials until you are *consistently* gold medal.
And find the Cicero interactive build order mod for practice.
This helps show you your idle time and gives you a grade.
When you are *consistently* top grade, then you can look at the bigger picture.
Anything below 1k elo has serious issues in these basics to start with.
It’ll give you a platform to know roughly what to do (how many vills on each resource) to achieve what production.
I can guarantee you have a ton of floating resources (unspent gold or wood or food) and that you go to some resources waaaay too early.
These build orders help give you a ‘perfect’ time to aim for and so feedback on how close you are to achieving that.
As well as a purpose for what you’re doing.
Eg I’ve seen so many low elos go to gold and stone in the dark age and they have no need to (eg not a tower or castle build).
When we first start we just want to do everything haha 🙂