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    Dota 2

    Let's talk about Dota 2, shall we?

    The official description from the all-knowing Wikipedia says

    The game consists of session-based online multiplayer activity, with the primary objective of each match being for the teams to destroy their opposing team's fortified stronghold. Each player controls a player character called a "hero", who is given the responsibility of participating in team combat, which generally takes place along a series of lanes that connect their opposing bases, lined with defensive towers. The gameplay elements are largely incorporated from Defense of the Ancients, with the game's lead designer, "IceFrog", being the longest-serving and current developer of the Warcraft III mod.
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    It's apparently been in active beta for several months, judging by the number of YouTube videos. They've also held a major tournament already.

    Who's playing it? Who's interested in playing it? There was a post in the FNF forum looking for players, but I haven't heard much mention of it otherwise.

    When I saw this as Valve's next big upcoming game, I was puzzled. I am unashamed to say I'm a Valve fanboy. They've never made a game I didn't enjoy. But they've also never done a game anything like this. A squad-based, top-down, action/fantasy RPG based on a World Of Warcraft mod is pretty far from Half Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead.

    I admit that this doesn't look like my type of game. But... it's Valve. I have an enormous amount of faith in them, and not just because they make "fun" games. The effort, artistry, and craftsmanship they put into their work makes their games special. Architects designed Half-Life 2's City 17. Wheatley from Portal 2 was animated by an authentic Muppeteer. Things like that are what (to me) make Valve games stand apart.


    So... let's talk about it.

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    I'm really interested in playing it, although I have very little experience with this game genre. If anyone wants to play together, let me know!
    Last edited by dare; 02-07-2012 at 02:02 PM.

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    Bit sad that this thread is so quiet!

    I'm quite a mad Dota 2 player, and with The International 2 just being played (with iG beating Na'Vi to win $1m) its great to see such effort put into eSports. Massive props to Valve in making this event excellent to watch, and awesome effort on all teams in getting where they got!

    Seeing how the pros play definitely has given me some great insight into how to be a much more effective player, also makes me want to join up a team and try a bit more with organized matches.

    Anyone else out there watching/playing?

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    Dare I really want to play it. I'm interested, but have no idea how to get on? If people could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it!

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    It's currently in Beta... so unless you have a beta key you're shit out of luck.

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    Somebody needs to find me a beta key

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    I have given 3 away thus far, next time I have a key drop into my inventory I'll hit you up

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    http://www.dota2.com/survey/experience/

    If you want to up your chances as well.

    Or if you're willing to pay thirty bucks,and get the game plus cosmetics plus a bonus invite: http://www.dota2.com/store/itemdetai...9587?appid=570

    Bear in mind it will be free later

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    Sweet well do keep me in your mind when you get another! I'd really like to hop on.

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    Ok guys, I have an invite if anyone wants it. Hit me up via PM and I'll see if you're worthy.

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    I have 6 passes for DOTA2.
    If you want in, you know where to find me.

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    I have one already, but haven't really played.

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    You should all just play League of Legends instead.

    "But Flam, League makes me earn things, and people have an unfair advantage if they've played for longer"

    Go die.

    (I'm sorry for meanness, but it's late, my eyes hurt, and I've had this argument a thousand times.)

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    You say go die because you don't really have a counter-argument to what they're saying. This is a genre based on knowledge that Riot locks away so they can make more money. Dota 2 is the better game by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamoctapus View Post
    You should all just play League of Legends instead.

    "But Flam, League makes me earn things, and people have an unfair advantage if they've played for longer"

    Go die.

    (I'm sorry for meanness, but it's late, my eyes hurt, and I've had this argument a thousand times.)
    If you have never played a data/moba game then yes, you should start with LoL because the learning curve on Dota 2 for a new player is massive. LoL is definitely not as good though, in almost every aspect.

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    I just need friends, and things, and stuff!!!!!

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    Several people on steamtoid play if you need buddies, the skill range varies from decent to complete noobie so you're welcome to find a group there.

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    Sweetness, thanks. I'm a ultra noob when it comes to it.

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    Best game.

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    P-diddy, most people are noob.

    Hell, I'm very noob and I've got 100 hours game time so far.

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