This first post I would like to talk with you about one game that took 3000+ hours of my life as a chubby ukrainian teenager. A Warcraft mod that became so much bigger and is still going strong after a long time after release. The culprit is the great and terrible Dota 2.
There're a couple of points of view from which Dota 2 can be discussed: the first one is from a casual player's perspective, which you are, even if you've spent the similar to mine amount of time in the game. The second point of view will come from a professional cyber-athlete perspective.
As a once casual player myself i will say right away that Dota does not SUCK as the majority of the Internet might say. Yes, it has a terrible entry barrier which will scare off most of the new players: 1. You don't know what you should do and when to do it;
2. You don't know what skill to upgrade, what item to buy and what they will do when you obtain them.
3. The tutorial is basically non-existent. The one that the game offers doesn't represent the actual game at all and acts more like a half-assed singleplayer campaign.
4. Each 2d player on your team is a whiny 9 year old who claims to have parental rights over you.
However, it all doesn't matter once you'll get to know the basics by yourself after a couple dozen loosed games and nerve cells. Then you'll see the true potential Dota 2 has to offer: from countless tactics and build possibilities to just ways of having fun with your team.
This is where the pro-Dota scene comes into play. I can't say much about this aspect of the game except from it being almost as popular as football in some cities in Ukraine (Ukrainian team Na'Vi took the 1st place in the first major Dota 2 International championship, winning 1 million $$$ in the process) and definitely holds a dear place in the hearts of young, not as physically fit for real sports kids, like me who dream of having their face on a stream of their fans monitors to prove their moms wrong for not letting them play 12 hours a day instead of doing homework.. All in all, 8/10, 100% better than LoL. :) #gamereview #games #dota2 #moba #gamer #gameplay #gameanalysis #rate - 0 seconds