DOTA 2

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Two_old
If they are using the name dota, I take it that they won that name battle.
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Lots of drama going on in the game industry right now. Here's an interesting blog post about IceFrog's supposed personality and secret past.

Two wrote:

If they are using the name dota, I take it that they won that name battle.
DOTA 2 is the actual name, not an abbreviation.
Ephemeral
I still will probably just play LoL instead.
5TEV3N
so its a competition between s2 , riot and Valve
but to be honest HoN is slowly loseing there population. its even got there own private server O.O
so basically its Riot vs Valve :P
mekadon

that blog wrote:

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what.
awp
I have never played any of these games can someone provide a brief description of what to expect because I like Valve
WyndII
I hope it's free >.<
5TEV3N

WyndII wrote:

I hope it's free >.<
it won't be free....
if its from valve, then its retail.
mekadon
Shit, now I had to pay for dota? sigh
Glass
LoL ftw.

but if this game turns out to be free(highly doubt it) I'm giving this a try as well.
Mashley
Why would it be free? Valve is a business, you know.
mekadon
I just hope it's not totally overcharged since the old one is free anyway.
Lybydose
The old one is $30 or whatever because you have to buy Warcraft III
Glass

Lybydose wrote:

The old one is $30 or whatever because you have to buy Warcraft III
Not if you torrent it! :idea:
mekadon
The dota map is free, not Warcraft III

Glass wrote:

Lybydose wrote:

The old one is $30 or whatever because you have to buy Warcraft III
Not if you torrent it! :idea:
lol
sonnawabit

Glass wrote:

Lybydose wrote:

The old one is $30 or whatever because you have to buy Warcraft III
Not if you torrent it! :idea:
well then dota 2 is free as well if you torrent it lols
-Xero-
You can't "torrent" Valve Games, because they are running via Steam.
WhoAteFred
Pretty sure there are ways around Steam. As they say, if it's on the internet, there is usually a way to pirate it.

As for DOTA2:I'm not much of a DOTA fan I guess. Hopefully Valve does well with it though, and somehow gets me hooked.
maay

WhoAteFred wrote:

Pretty sure there are ways around Steam.
I guess there aren't, as it will be running on its own server, so you will need a serial key. Just like in HoN...

If it's a single payment then I'll consider buying, else I'll just stick with DotA :/
Ph0X

awp wrote:

I have never played any of these games can someone provide a brief description of what to expect because I like Valve
Way to ignore this man's question.

Before I even describe DotA, I just want to point out that this might not really a Valve game like you know them. It might end up being some side project like AlienSwarm, but it might also become an integral part of Valve like Portal.

They haven't really said that much, but if it actually is a remake of DotA, and it does become an integral part of Valve, then for the first time, valve will have a non-fps game. I just checked their wiki page and apparently Dota 2 is just another side project.

So yea, the camera view is just like any other RTS game. There are two teams of usually 5 players each IIRC.
Each person chooses a hero. Each team is in an opposite corner of the map and you pretty much have to take over the opponents base. There are AI mobs spawning and as you kill them, you gain XP and gold. With those, you unlock new powers and buy new items.

Note that there are over a hundred heroes, with a different skill set each, then hundreds of items to modify them even more.
This is pretty much the main reason I never got into DotA. To be really good at it, you need to pretty much know all the heroes and items by heart.

The best analogy I can give is, I don't know if you've played WC3 or any RTS, but imagine playing a 5v5 RTS game, but instead of building bases, you just control a single guy that you level up and upgrade.

Now, if instead of doing an exact fucking ripoff (aka sequel) of a game like blizzard does, they actually went and modified it by making it first person, they could've come out with something new and original, but ofcourse all the DotA fanboys would've been butthurt.


WhoAteFred wrote:

Pretty sure there are ways around Steam. As they say, if it's on the internet, there is usually a way to pirate it.
For any singleplayer game, you'd be right, but for multi-player games, there never are any solutions, unless they are completely unprotected (like Borderlands for example). Sometimes, they're able to redirect it to their own custom servers, but there never is a way that allows you to play on official protected servers.

Since DotA is mainly a multiplayer game (playing it with bots is just like playing counter-strike with bots, it's retarded), the only thing you could probably do is play it with your friends over lan on a cracked version.
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