DOTA 2 - Discussion Thread

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  1. theDemonHunter

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    Valve + Icefrog = Awesomeness :D :party:
    Kommentar anyone?

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    EDIT: Official website and Beta Signups Here: The International - Dota 2 - Home
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    Dota 2 Championships: First Public Showing at gamescom

    Valve today announced The International. This tournament will
    be the first time Dota 2 is shown in public, and will take place
    August 17th -21st at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

    The International features the 16 best Dota teams in the world
    competing in the Dota 2 Championships through a group stage,
    double elimination playoff format over the course of Cologne’s
    five-day trade show.
    The tournament will be broadcast in four languages (Chinese,
    German, Russian, and English) free of charge. The winning team
    will receive $1 million.
    “The International is the first public Dota 2 event and will give the
    tens of millions of gamers playing Dota around the world their first
    look at the new game,†said Gabe Newell, president and founder
    of Valve. “I have had the good fortune to watch the competitors as
    they prepare for the tournament, and the level of play is
    extraordinary.â€

    In addition to the cash prizes awarded by Valve, NVidia is providing
    all the hardware for the event.
    Dota 2 will be available for the PC and Mac later this year.

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    Originally posted in: Official DotA 2 Blog/

    EDIT: The tournament is over and the winner is NA'VI who walk out with a million dollar cash prize :).
     
  2. theDemonHunter

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    Did anyone see the live matches? The game looks awesome! Way better than HON or LOL put together, I must say.
     
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    That is truely awesome! I'm dying to play this, when is it going to be released?
     
  4. theDemonHunter

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    In a couple of months. You can sign up for the Beta. Do it Meph!!! (Need a steam account though)
     
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    yeah, saw some of the Na'vi match...the game looks very promising...

    And like someone mentioned a RTS from Valve ...Can't wait...
     
  6. theDemonHunter

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    ^^Same here, can't wait to play it.
    According to these guys :Gamezone Dota 2 delayed it's delayed till the next year :(. Hope the beta starts soon!
     
  7. joel.monty

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    Ive heared some rumors of the game price is gonna be like close to 2.5k.
     
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    the game looks insane

    as for the matches watch some of na'vi's matches

    they are very good :)
     
  9. Hayabusa

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    Okay guys .. dota2 is gonna come out only in 2012 but they are planning to start an invite-only beta right after Gamerscom 2011( i.e 21st aug).

    So hurry up n sign up for the beta with ur steam account( even a new acc will do)

    The International - Dota 2 - Home
     
  10. Siddhesh222

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    I signed up for the beta only like 6 hours after it was started...hope I get selected. I hope they don't give preference to players based on how many games you own... or from specific region... I only have CS and TF2 on Steam :/.

    inb4 valve time.
     
  11. V!bU

    V!bU Bang Bang Bang!!!
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    One of the beta tester announced that the set up file comes around 3GB for DotA 2, that's way too high, I signed up within half an hour after they posted for Beta :p
     
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    ^The game will be big man ... the graphics ... the sound effects with all the 100s of heroes having their own unique sounds unlike dota 1 ... :D .... also many more features of reconnecting to a disconnected game and what not :D !!! I am dying to play this :D ...
     
  13. Gannu

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    Valve could have included a small single player campaign. :(
     
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    I know the game has a very good Visual when compared to other games (LOL, HON) but still 3GB is way to high for a Multi-Player.... And more over the player disconnect and reconnect, AI auto taking the Player character who left the game in-between everything is there in LOL and still its around 900MB to the max, maybe the new Dominion map may increase the size of the game to 1.5 GB to the max..... Considering the size 3GB its way to high according to me....
     
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    This is gonna be just awesome !!! Thanks for the links !!
     
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    Hehe. You obviously haven't played Team Fortress 2. That's 10 GB.

    Developers don't care about high file sizes anymore, since everybody but us indians have high speed unlimited connections.
     
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    Come to think of it, VAVLe is the last company you would expect to do that. . Co-Op maybe. .
     
  18. theDemonHunter

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    I presume you havn't played Dota much Gannu? (Pardon me for my ignorance, if you have infact played the game before! :p)

    It cannot have a single player campaign as the game, from it's humble beginnings, was always designed to be team based with elements from both rpg, and rts games mixed together (Making the model unique). Although, AFAIK, Dota 2 will have a better dedicated bot support than Dota with which you can play singleplayer (to practice and get to know the game, before jumping into the multiplayer bandwagon! :D). Even this limited single player functionality is provided as a means to eventually land up the player in the online/LAN "mainstream" that the dota community has always been about! :) (Bots can never replace the intuitiveness and versatility that a human mind can have, including stupidity and suicidal tendencies I might add :p)
     
  19. V!bU

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    Hmmm am too playing Team Fortress 2 :) Team Fortress is completely a different genre, correct me if am wrong bro... FPS and Strategy games differ a lot bro...

     
  20. Gannu

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    Nope you are absolutely right. I haven't played DOTA before and missed out on Warcraft III as well assuming this was more like a MMORPG title than the regular RTS one. :(
     

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