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Blizzard has completely rebooted its StarCraft 2 mod Blizzard DOTA.

The version of the game shown at BlizzCon last year has been "flattened", senior game designer Jonny Ebbert told Eurogamer. Blizzard DOTA is one of four internally-developed mods for StarCraft II, and intended for release on or near the launch of StarCraft 2 expansion Heart of the Swarm.

Going slightly further, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Co-Founder Frank Pearce explained that Blizzard hopes to make its DOTA mod more accessible to newcomers.
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What? I don't even...!?!

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Seriously.... Do we REALLY need another dota?? >.<

news like this don't excite me anymore
    
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Seriously.... Do we REALLY need another dota?? >.<

news like this don't excite me anymore
I have to admit, though, a SC2 Dota does sound entertaining.
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I have to admit, though, a SC2 Dota does sound entertaining.
SC2 has tons of awesome mods.
My favorite being this.

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SC2 DoTA sounds WAAAAAAY better than a Free 2 Play (have to buy stuff to keep up with other players) version that Valve is making. Boooooo to F2P play games with micro transaction economies... go blizzard!!!
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The problem with DotA in SC2 is the much higher ms that you are stuck with in games. It's the exact problem that WC3 had, and people had to make background programs to get rid of the lag. The newer alternatives like LoL, HoN, and DotA 2 don't have this problem, and it actually makes a world of difference.
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Blizzard is basically and essentially saying this: We are gonna dumb our version of Dota down. We are doing this because Dota 2 looks like it's gonna be good and be a game of skill--and we can't compete against that. So we are entering a different segment: the segment of players that are interested in Dota but aren't good.

Pretty much what the article is saying.
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SC2 DoTA sounds WAAAAAAY better than a Free 2 Play (have to buy stuff to keep up with other players) version that Valve is making. Boooooo to F2P play games with micro transaction economies... go blizzard!!!
You're pretty ignorant, it's funny.
    
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SC2 DoTA sounds WAAAAAAY better than a Free 2 Play (have to buy stuff to keep up with other players) version that Valve is making. Boooooo to F2P play games with micro transaction economies... go blizzard!!!
So, wait, let me get this straight.

You say that Free-to-Play sucks, and in same context tell us that you prefer a modification?
Riiiiiiight.
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