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Dota 2 is still in beta, no release date yet and still up in the air if it will be free to play or not. As for getting into the beta, it seems that they are giving out keys fairly often and many times they give extra keys to people already in the beta to hand out to friends, so someone here might have an extra key to give out if you ask.
As for the game, it is SOOOO much fun BUT has one of the steepest learning curves out there. I've been playing for just over a month and while I've gotten some of the basics down I'm still a long ways off from being even an average player. They are still adding in heroes from DotA and tweaking the heroes currently in the game every week (or every other week) but if you like strategy in games you play you will like Dota.
The community is mixed, there are quite a few player who are helpful and understand that it takes a while for noobs to learn the game while there are other who will just troll you the entire game for being bad. Just ignore the latter and practice practice practice and you will enjoy the game!

Cool so i might be lucky to receive a beta key here biggrin.gif

Yeah watched a few matches on YT and it looks like a blast and i like a bit of a challenge in my games so it should be alright biggrin.gif Have you played DotA before like the first game?
    
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Cool so i might be lucky to receive a beta key here biggrin.gif
Yeah watched a few matches on YT and it looks like a blast and i like a bit of a challenge in my games so it should be alright biggrin.gif Have you played DotA before like the first game?

Not really, I played DotA like 3 or so times with a friend but never could get into since the learning curve was so great and I didn't have time to learn back then. Plus, the item system in DotA was horribad IMO, Dota 2 fixes this so its not ridiculously hard to figure out what items you need to upgrade to better items.
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Steam is not working for me, is anyone experiencing this problem ? mad.gif
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Steam is not working for me, is anyone experiencing this problem ? mad.gif

Working for me and I see friends online. Steam does not agree with your interwebz tongue.gif
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Steam is not working for me, is anyone experiencing this problem ? mad.gif

I was yesterday but it has since fixed itself.
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Steam is not working for me, is anyone experiencing this problem ? mad.gif

Whats wrong i had problems this afternoon logging in.

My problem was solved with deleting Appupdatestats.blob and clientregistery.blob but i don't know if that will fix it for you.
    
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Anyone else have this problem? I turn off dota, try another game like CS or Skyrim, and then DOTA doesn't load unless I exit steam and restart (gets stuck at the "preparing to launch" screen
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Dota 2 is still in beta, no release date yet and still up in the air if it will be free to play or not. As for getting into the beta, it seems that they are giving out keys fairly often and many times they give extra keys to people already in the beta to hand out to friends, so someone here might have an extra key to give out if you ask.
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The community is mixed, there are quite a few player who are helpful and understand that it takes a while for noobs to learn the game while there are other who will just troll you the entire game for being bad. Just ignore the latter and practice practice practice and you will enjoy the game!

Nicely said. I just want to add that there are only about half of the heroes in the game at this point. Another ~50 to add haha.
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Cool so i might be lucky to receive a beta key here biggrin.gif
Yeah watched a few matches on YT and it looks like a blast and i like a bit of a challenge in my games so it should be alright biggrin.gif Have you played DotA before like the first game?

Dota is definitely a lot of fun and there is always room for improvement. I've been playing for around 5 years now and I'm by no means a pro player. I consider myself far above average but definitely not pro. The learning curve is so huge that you will be learning things long after you start playing the game.
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