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Old 01-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #26
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Got an email today saying I have invites as well.

The amount of depth the game has is amazing. They need to have a "new player" client, that only has the original 30-40 heroes in it, and add heroes as you play. That helped me since I started about a year ago. I learned most of the heroes that were part of the game, and then learned a little about each new hero or two they added every week.

It frustrating to play a game where you have to learn your own hero's skill, and 9 other heroes' skills as well.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #27
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Got an email today saying I have invites as well.

The amount of depth the game has is amazing. They need to have a "new player" client, that only has the original 30-40 heroes in it, and add heroes as you play. That helped me since I started about a year ago. I learned most of the heroes that were part of the game, and then learned a little about each new hero or two they added every week.

It frustrating to play a game where you have to learn your own hero's skill, and 9 other heroes' skills as well.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #28
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Bots are helpful
Bots are quite helpful for learning each hero, but tend to do things that real players wouldn't.
The hard ones also borderline cheat.

I also have 4 invites left to hand out, PM me your Steam name and I'll send them out when I get home.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #29
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I've got 6 invites for DotA2 as well. send me a PM with your email and I'll get it to you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #30
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Any LoL players that are now playing this that could compare the 2?

I played a ton of League of Legends but very little recently. Just got tired of the same maps, same formula every game.

But, It was very fun and addicting for over a year.

how does Dota2 compare?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #31
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Any LoL players that are now playing this that could compare the 2?

I played a ton of League of Legends but very little recently. Just got tired of the same maps, same formula every game.

But, It was very fun and addicting for over a year.

how does Dota2 compare?
I like it better than LoL.
The game is more skill based than LoL, no worrying about summoner spells or rune pages giving people an edge over others.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #32
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Whomever sent me this game as gift on Steam, I salute you good sir! Thank you. You are a scholar and a gentleman; one day I hope to actually fire the game up and play it.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #33
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Any LoL players that are now playing this that could compare the 2?

I played a ton of League of Legends but very little recently. Just got tired of the same maps, same formula every game.

But, It was very fun and addicting for over a year.

how does Dota2 compare?
It has denies, which is probably the biggest difference. Also, all players are equal in terms of skills available and such. Also, there is in game chat which for the life of me I can't figure out why they haven't implemented this in LoL.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #34
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I mainly play bots to test different Hero items and item upgrade/purchase paths...

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #35
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If anyone has a spare invite, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #36
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Any LoL players that are now playing this that could compare the 2?

how does Dota2 compare?
-There can be several lane compositions... a tri-lane, 2 dual-lane, etc
-you can use neutral creeps to deny your creeps
-you can deny your creeps with CC, denys xp/gold to opponent and can control creep line
-towers are supposed to be protected by the heroes, not the oposite..and tower diving is really common...
-way more active itens
-INSANE HARD CARRY
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #37
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Coming from a LoL Sona player, DOTA2 has quite the learning curve for me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:42 AM   #38
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I have it, but haven't played too much, but I have about 6 invites if anyone is interested. PM me your steam username or email.

Personally I like LoL better, but I think itís because Iím not used to the champs. The game does not seem as responsive to me, like it takes a few extra frames to execute a command compared to LoL.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #39
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Personally I like LoL better, but I think it’s because I’m not used to the champs. The game does not seem as responsive to me, like it takes a few extra frames to execute a command compared to LoL.
yeah...there is an animation time... Puck/Rubick have a very fast casting animation (0.1s), very LOL friendly....avoid leshrac and it's insane 0.7s
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #40
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Don't DO IT! Someone gifted me DOTA2 on steam and I fired it up to do some product testing and now I logged over 200hrs in the game since Christmas...
1,869.6 hrs on record since last year for myself.

Very competitive and the community could be harsh at times once you hit over 400ish games if your not on your A game.

Not a fan of the report abuse that's been going on definitely needs more fine tuning.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #43
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For noobs, Drow Ranger and Sniper are the easiest to learn.

Drow dont have much spells, but the "Silent" is the most important for ganking and you can cast it from a distance.

Sniper has an instant hit animation for people that have trouble last hitting and denying creeps.

Just be sure if you are on a pub server, to let people know your are noob and dont take the middle lane.

Both heroes are unstoppable if given enough farm and after the 30 minute mark.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #44
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Hey guys, just downloaded the game. Can anyone shoot me a PM with a key? I'd love to play
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:59 AM   #45
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I never understood the massive appeal of these games, but maybe that's because I suck really badly at them and the learning curve is pretty much vertical. People say once you get the gist of it you'll be hooked but I haven't found a way to enjoy MOBA games yet (tried LoL some a while back, got Dota 2 for free like everyone else and decided to try it). Even if I win I didn't really enjoy it. Might be the long length of the games VS my short attention span
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I don't even know what kind of game this is; some sort of RPG I assume? Downloaded it last night, but will not get a chance to try it out until the weekend.

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For noobs, Drow Ranger and Sniper are the easiest to learn.
Just, no. Drow has a horrible attack animation and new players shouldn't start as squishy carries without escape abilities. Bots are a great way to learn the game, but if you just want to jump in my suggestions are Lich/Tidehunter. If you want to try a carry maybe try out Viper.
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Just, no. Drow has a horrible attack animation and new players shouldn't start as squishy carries without escape abilities. Bots are a great way to learn the game, but if you just want to jump in my suggestions are Lich/Tidehunter. If you want to try a carry maybe try out Viper.
Luna, Witch Doctor, Venommancer and Keeper of the Light to a lesser degree are pretty n00b friendly as well.
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Wow, sounds like I am about to get my butt handed to me. Don't think I have ever played a game like that before.

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