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DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:48 pm
by ScotchRobbins
I've never really dug the gametype that the original DOTA mod sprung from... but then again, very different games emerge from the game that was modded.

I have a mediocre laptop that can run a fair count of games pretty well. DOTA 2 isn't getting a lot of hype for giving one's PC a run for it's money, but I figured I'd ask.

I was given a beta key, so I could hop on right now and play if I wanted to.

How steep is the learning curve? I'm not a very good climber. :lol:

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:16 am
by Pheonix
It's pretty steep, but if you find some friends who are willing to play with you, it's fun to learn and play. Overall, it's a lot of fun. I'm pretty terrible too, but it's just a game I know I personally can get into, so I find it utterly fascinating.

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:06 am
by ScotchRobbins
I am one of two-ish people among my Steam friends with the game. Oops.

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:49 am
by Supern0va
Anything by Valve is worth your time :P
i'll play Barbie's Adventure even if they made or collaborate with it. honestly, i havent tried dota yet, but i've downloaded. im more of an FPS player, anything strategy wise, i think Command & Conquer: Tiberium wars is very good.. sadly it didn't get as popular as dota.

international tournament would be so epic to watch as the gameplay is fair and many different ways to steamroll an enemy's base.

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:33 am
by ScotchRobbins
I don't even understand where to start. 0_0

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:57 am
by Pheonix
I don't even understand where to start. 0_0
Play a support character, watch some youtube videos, play some co-op bot matches.

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:27 pm
by Syksy
DOTA 2's an excellent game, but that doesn't mean it'd be good for everybody. Like I wrote in the recent CCGR review, it is quite a harsh game, but exceedingly rewarding at times.

If you guys want, I could walk you through a game. Poke me up in Steam and we'll put up a game against bots and I'll teach you the basics :)

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:11 pm
by Pheonix
DOTA 2's an excellent game, but that doesn't mean it'd be good for everybody. Like I wrote in the recent CCGR review, it is quite a harsh game, but exceedingly rewarding at times.

If you guys want, I could walk you through a game. Poke me up in Steam and we'll put up a game against bots and I'll teach you the basics :)
Are we friends on Steam? I'll gladly help you teach some people.

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:16 pm
by ohnolookout
I've never really dug the gametype that the original DOTA mod sprung from... but then again, very different games emerge from the game that was modded.
So many great custom games came out of WC3. Even though I didn't play it when WC3 was alive, I do remember it being pretty great. People got serious about it pretty fast.


Those were the days. /looks fondly into the air

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 am
by Syksy
DOTA 2's an excellent game, but that doesn't mean it'd be good for everybody. Like I wrote in the recent CCGR review, it is quite a harsh game, but exceedingly rewarding at times.

If you guys want, I could walk you through a game. Poke me up in Steam and we'll put up a game against bots and I'll teach you the basics :)
Are we friends on Steam? I'll gladly help you teach some people.
Hey man, I tried to look you up on the CCGR Steam group but couldn't find you, are you there with some other name? We could play some time together :)

...I play even too much DOTA 2...

Re: DOTA 2 - Worth My Time?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:49 am
by Pheonix
Yeah, my Steam ID is The Christopher Robin now. Been thinking about changing my name to that on here as well. Don't really use Pheonix much anymore.