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RavenKitsune

Trying out DOTA 2 for research

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Hello Dota 2 players I play mainly lol at the moment but I thought hey as a game developer I will want to not have just one moba to try out so I thought I would try Dota 2 as well. At the moment im downloading it and once its finished I am hoping mabye sometime some of you wouldn't mind playing with me so i can learn more about Dota 2 and its player community.  Last time I tried to play dota 2 it went infinite looper on the tutorial video but hopefully it is nicer to me this time and I will actually be able to play. Other than that I hope to see some of you on the...hmm not sure what Dota 2's arena is called...Im calling it the battle fields for now~

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Ah I couldn't like your post here enough! I love it when someone comes over to the Dark Side of gaming...

Welcome to our little corner of the forums buddy!

I can direct you to many resources but I'm afraid I won't be able to play with you much due to region differences and high ping.

Regardless...I hope you enjoy your time in the game. Just remember the following:
 

  • Roll with the losses (I'm sure being from LoL you know how horrible losing streaks are, but keep with it friend)
  • Ignore Russians (Seriously, even on US servers you'll be flooded with Russians. They're a pox in the community...most of the time)
  • Ignore the in-game tutorial (It never helped me, I think it's pretty awful)
  • Play LOTS of bot games (Against NPC/Computer AI, it helps a ton to practice where no one can blame you for mistakes!)
  • There's always the forums here if you have specific questions!
  • Or message me personally! (Which you already have :D)


    Other than that, enjoy your time, keep your cool and slay some nerds!
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There is much to learn about the ways of dota. Please join our team speak channel and we will show you the path. The life of a dota player is a hard one filled with angry Russians and Peruvians.

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I shall offer you some key pieces of wisdom for a new player...stay far away from meepo, earth spirit, and invoker.

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Heroes you could play as a beginner:

Sven, Lion, Sniper, Wraith King, Bristleback, Viper....list goes on but those are a few off the top of my head! If you need any info about specific heroes let me know.

And keep us updated on your progress! Maybe show us some replay IDs so we can watch your epic noobie moments!

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won first game as drow ranger top XD 

You can view your profile in-game, go to the replay of that game and there should be a several digit long number. Match ID. Let us know what it is and I'll watch the game!

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O wait is it this thing?

1107665457

That's it, I'll watch it tomorrow when I have the time.

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Heres a good one I just had. I went 7 0 7 as viper. 1109966986

After doing some research thought I want to try morphling sounds like my kind of  hero.

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Heres a good one I just had. I went 7 0 7 as viper. 1109966986

After doing some research thought I want to try morphling sounds like my kind of  hero.

 

Fun hero. Not easy, but enjoyable.

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Are the heroes still like in 1? I didnt like dota that much but i did like luna, phantom assasin, bloodweaver, lina inverse (who is nothing like the others i liked), and the tauren dude who has a 0.5s aoe stun with every move he does, and a buff that is like your next hit is 400% damage or whatever.

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Are the heroes still like in 1? I didnt like dota that much but i did like luna, phantom assasin, bloodweaver, lina inverse (who is nothing like the others i liked), and the tauren dude who has a 0.5s aoe stun with every move he does, and a buff that is like your next hit is 400% damage or whatever.

I don't...what? Calm down and construct sentences so we can understand you.

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I don't...what? Calm down and construct sentences so we can understand you.

I think he is asking if the heroes in Dota 2 have abilities and stuff like in Dota 1 lol

 

I tried DOTA 2 again about 2 weeks ago with a friend. I played one game, was pretty...well since I played alone with 0 guides I did ok but then 2 of the guys in chat said, "Go back to LoL scrub" so I cried and went back to play LoL :(

 

I didn't even mention I play the game <.<

I guess they still saw I got them mechanics a bit

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I think he is asking if the heroes in Dota 2 have abilities and stuff like in Dota 1 lol

 

I tried DOTA 2 again about 2 weeks ago with a friend. I played one game, was pretty...well since I played alone with 0 guides I did ok but then 2 of the guys in chat said, "Go back to LoL scrub" so I cried and went back to play LoL :(

 

I didn't even mention I play the game <.<

I guess they still saw I got them mechanics a bit

Well all the heroes in Dota 2 are taken from heroes in Dota 1. Names and visuals changed due to copyright from Blizzard...but the skills are mostly the same with some tweaks (such as Bloodseeker, who had a pretty drastic overhaul a while back).

Also a pro tip for you and anyone new out there: You can hit enter and tick the little button in the bottom left to Mute All Chat. Best thing ever when you're learning Dota 2. Just get some friends, hop on Teamspeak and have fun without in-game chat.

 

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Also a pro tip for you and anyone new out there: You can hit enter and tick the little button in the bottom left to Mute All Chat. Best thing ever when you're learning Dota 2. Just get some friends, hop on Teamspeak and have fun without in-game chat.

 

I don't really care about it that much. After playing League for so long, I got used to reading crap and being stomped for no reason at all.

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Bloodseeker got an overhaul? Nouuu.

How about items? Are they pretty much the same? Same with more? Tweaked around with, or overhauled as well?

I pretty much found that virtually every charcter i liked generally had huge benefits from the butterfly.

Oh yeah, and mechanics, some of them had limitations due to warcraft 3's base mechanics. For example, the dodge% on butterfly did not stack or add to or do anything in addition to the dodge mechanics of any of the heroes. Or that sword with crit on it didnt stack with heroes with crit abilities. Did they take advantage of a custom engine to allow for these things to interact better now? Or did they make it so i still doesnt stack to be faithful to old fans?

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Bloodseeker got an overhaul? Nouuu.

How about items? Are they pretty much the same? Same with more? Tweaked around with, or overhauled as well?

I pretty much found that virtually every charcter i liked generally had huge benefits from the butterfly.

Oh yeah, and mechanics, some of them had limitations due to warcraft 3's base mechanics. For example, the dodge% on butterfly did not stack or add to or do anything in addition to the dodge mechanics of any of the heroes. Or that sword with crit on it didnt stack with heroes with crit abilities. Did they take advantage of a custom engine to allow for these things to interact better now? Or did they make it so i still doesnt stack to be faithful to old fans?

Items have been changed a little, it would be better if you checked the item list here: http://www.dota2.com/items/

As far as I know butterfly and daedalus do stack with their respective buffs.

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I would be delighted to play with you!  i can show you the ropes around this roller coaster of a moba called dota. 

 

My steam is kakan774

And my skype is mikaelkill

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One ok~ two the profile pic and signature, KAWAII <3 and three. holy moly people I expected only like 1 reply this is pretty darn impressive XD

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One ok~ two the profile pic and signature, KAWAII <3 and three. holy moly people I expected only like 1 reply this is pretty darn impressive XD

I think most people here in the Dota 2 forums can't stand LoL and love the fact that someone is coming to give Dota 2 a try.

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I think most people here in the Dota 2 forums can't stand LoL and love the fact that someone is coming to give Dota 2 a try.

Why do hell so many Dota 2 players hate on League so much? It's so childish lol 

Vice versa too tho

 

So far one thing I noticed different from League is when I played every single round in Dota 2, someone either shittalked League and once when I mentioned, "I know most of the MOBA basics now since I play League", every time I said that, someone started saying, "go back to LoL then scrub"

 

In League it's actually quiet opposite. I had many conversations with randoms from League players about Dota 2 and nobody ever shit talked. Tutorials and bot games everyone is actually friendly, in DOTA 2 I had quiet the opposite experience, it was even more stressful than League. I either got shit talked for playing bad and then shit talked for playing League lol

 

Once they even started saying shit about League for no reason, despite saying, "I never played it but I know it's shit". Instantly tells me it's some 12 year old.

 

I guess if I give Dota 2 a try again, I will let you guys know lol because I really got sick of at the start from all that horrible experience. 

I got 2 Dota 2 friends who I got into League and when they openly admitted they played DOTA 2 in chat, nobody said anything bad. In fact, most League players respect DOTA 2 players if you ignore the tards on Youtube and Facebook.

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