So with the release of Hots I've been considering getting back into starcraft. I played 2 for a while, and it was a fun but incredibly frustrating experience. It was the first RTS I played online and my micro and multi-tasking skills just weren't as good as I wanted them to be. That being said I still enjoyed the attempt of climbing the ladder (when I wasn't howling with rage) and I really enjoyed the single player and some custom games.
Fast forward a few years and about a 1000 hours of dota2 later, and I'm considering jumping back in. I am hoping that my dota 2 experience will have improved my micro'ing skills enough so that I have a chance of getting out of bronze, but that is just hypothetical. I was wondering if anyone had any idea how well that would actually carry over, and if my game would be improved by a meaningful amount.
I also wanted to know if the game was more strategic at the lower levels than it was before. I lost a lot of games from rushes or all in tactics that really bothered me. Partly because I didn't scout it properly, but also because I didn't feel like I was outplayed, I was just bitch slapped via game imbalance. Is this better now or will I still have to deal with this kind of shit at the lower levels?
Last question, how would I go about learning how to play again? I've forgotten what most units do, let alone hotkey usages, specific counters, builds, timing for units, etc etc. I'd love a video series or a written up guide where I can understand what is going on without having to just dive in and learn from pure experience. That doesn't sound fun to me.
Thanks in advance for any advice, I am cautiously optimistic about my return to SC2, and I'd love any help from you guys to help facilitate that.