I'm just going to throw in my $0.02 as well.
Creator of one working tournament. Favorite friends / opponents in ladders.
USA VS JAPAN MEGABOTS. Genocide threads. Vassal thread. Typewriters are awesome thread. Another morseware thread. Don't remember...
I don't think making threads/tournaments count as "achievements." If you consider them as "social achievements," then yes, but that's just a personal achievement of coming out of your shell and branching out to the social aspect of the game.
Rank 30 in [Real-Time Ladder].
Like Richard said, unless you specify, people will automatically assume you mean the 1v1 ladder (which is the most popular). Being that you play the RT Ladder obsessively, it was easy for me to tell which ladder you were referring to. But it is not as obvious to other players. Even so, I wouldn't really put you in the 30s tier in the ladder. Since it is less-popular, and thus less played, it is easier to maintain a higher ranking. Since you are generally ranked 30th out of 60 players (more or less) on the RT Ladder during its "off-season" period, you would be about an average player. Putting this into similar conditions on the current 1v1 ladder, you would be ranked at around #150 out of 300 ranked players. I think your current tier of 50 is a more suitable statistic than the 30s. Now that there is an influx of people playing the RT Ladder than just the normal 60 or so, it is harder for more "permanent" players on the ladder to keep their original position. Of course, the RT Ladder is nothing like the 1v1 Ladder, but assuming rankings of players stay the same on both ladders (which they mostly don't), you would be ranked lower. A rating of 1600-1700 would put you at #131-83 on the current 1v1 ladder.
Talkative is fine. Especially when discussing strategy. However, keep in mind there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. You may know how to pick and play on templates from experience; trial and error so to speak. But knowing how or why those picks/moves are important is crucial. You still have much to learn given your current gameplay, but you have also improved a lot. Just make sure you know what you are talking about. Also, don't talk about strategy before or during your games. They either confuse or reveal your strategy to your opponents.
High ego according to some.
Could not agree more. Especially when you first started playing, you offered very bad advice and assumed you had lost games due to trivial reasons. Luckily that habit is no more, but your ego remains more or less the same (the fact that you refer to yourself as the "top" noob in the RT Ladder is proof enough). I think this is why you weren't suited for Illuminati. Illuminati is a clan that allows "students" to converse and play directly with "elite" clan-mates of greater skill in order to learn strategy quicker than most. However, whenever better players pointed out your mistakes and offered you advice, you refused to listen. Instead you blamed your mistakes on an entirely irrelevant factor, and this was the reason you did not improve as much as you would have liked there. Illuminati had a very fast-paced learning curve, which is why I think you did not fit in.
Therefore, I would recommend a smaller clan that focuses on gameplay and improvement, but offers learning at different paces for individuals and a strong sense of community. Clans such as 101st, M'Hunters (not as small), or Warlighters would definitely fall under that category. Not sure of their current activity, but from my experience they've been decent clans filled with players willing to help each other learn. You could probably also fit in with more casual clans such as REGL, which would also be very accommodating to your learning curve.
Remembeer, there's only so much a clan can do for you. They're not tools that magically make you better if you stay in them long enough. When it comes down to it, it is only by your hand that you improve.
Edited 9/7/2015 04:37:58