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So I just got an invite and played my first game was absolutely awful. I've read some guides and whatnot but it was definitely harder than I thought. I think what I'm struggling with is the item selection, it just seems very confusing at the start.
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So I just got an invite and played my first game was absolutely awful. I've read some guides and whatnot but it was definitely harder than I thought. I think what I'm struggling with is the item selection, it just seems very confusing at the start.

Guides are nice but you need to play to learn what is needed for different situations, so keep at it, you will get better!
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i hope valve will make controlling him easier for new players

I'm not sure that is possible.
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Finally got lucky enough to play this game. I haven't played a MOBA since DOTA was still a Warcraft 3 custom game!
I've got a lot of catching up to do.

Dota still is a WarIII custom game. smile.gif
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So I just got an invite and played my first game was absolutely awful. I've read some guides and whatnot but it was definitely harder than I thought. I think what I'm struggling with is the item selection, it just seems very confusing at the start.

MOBA games probably have the biggest learning curve of any video game on the planet, they aren't easy to pick up and are even harder to become good at. There is just a ton of stuff to absorb and for many people it is too much to try and learn in the beginning. But with lots and lots of practice you will get there. I recommend playing a lot, watching pro level replays, and visiting playdota.com to learn the basics (and more advanced stuff) about the game. Check out the link below; The info there covers Dota 1 but the map, heroes, items, and mechanics are exactly the same so it also applies to Dota 2.

It may also be easier if you find a couple of heroes that you like and pick them every game for a while. If you decide to do so I can help you with general strategy and item builds as they are different for each type of hero. Also the in-game recommended items aren't always ideal but you should probably follow them if you've got no idea what else to get. Hope this helps! smile.gif

http://www.playdota.com/learn
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MOBA games probably have the biggest learning curve of any video game on the planet, they aren't easy to pick up and are even harder to become good at. There is just a ton of stuff to absorb and for many people it is too much to try and learn in the beginning. But with lots and lots of practice you will get there. I recommend playing a lot, watching pro level replays, and visiting playdota.com to learn the basics (and more advanced stuff) about the game. Check out the link below; The info there covers Dota 1 but the map, heroes, items, and mechanics are exactly the same so it also applies to Dota 2.
It may also be easier if you find a couple of heroes that you like and pick them every game for a while. If you decide to do so I can help you with general strategy and item builds as they are different for each type of hero. Also the in-game recommended items aren't always ideal but you should probably follow them if you've got no idea what else to get. Hope this helps! smile.gif
http://www.playdota.com/learn

Yeah, I kept up the The International when it was on, and I kept thinking "this doesn't look that hard" but now I know better. I guess since it is a type of game that I had never played before, I was unable to pick up on the many nuances. Thanks for your help.
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How is everyone doing with meepo? I'm pretty rusty with him and had a few careless deaths (like accidentally leaving a meepo out and letting it run into their fountain chasing). We had a chance to win but a 30 win lion who was making some pretty boneheaded mistakes and no one wanted to rosh even if we won a teamfight...very strange match.



When did they add the Aghanim's buff? Is it even worthwhile? I feel like it wouldve been better to get a damage or stat item instead....thoughts?
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How is everyone doing with meepo? I'm pretty rusty with him and had a few careless deaths (like accidentally leaving a meepo out and letting it run into their fountain chasing). We had a chance to win but a 30 win lion who was making some pretty boneheaded mistakes and no one wanted to rosh even if we won a teamfight...very strange match.

When did they add the Aghanim's buff? Is it even worthwhile? I feel like it wouldve been better to get a damage or stat item instead....thoughts?

I honestly don't find it worthwhile to get Aghanims on meepo. Once you get 4 meepos, it gets pretty hectic to control all of them individually especially when in ganks and fights. I usually leave one meepo in the pool in case one of them gets in trouble.
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How is everyone doing with meepo? I'm pretty rusty with him and had a few careless deaths (like accidentally leaving a meepo out and letting it run into their fountain chasing). We had a chance to win but a 30 win lion who was making some pretty boneheaded mistakes and no one wanted to rosh even if we won a teamfight...very strange match.

When did they add the Aghanim's buff? Is it even worthwhile? I feel like it wouldve been better to get a damage or stat item instead....thoughts?
My favorite items on meeps are treads, later bots. Meka, blink, orchid, medalion, Euls, Vlads if theres to other right clickers, on my team forcestaff, some rare cases Eblade;) Never aghz.
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Well the thing is Meepo isn't meant to be easy to play especially if you aren't good or have no idea how to micro since he really is probably the hardest hero to play in the game. I'm glad that they're adding Meepo but also not at the same time because I'm sure I will encounter a lot of fails who will try to attempt at playing him lol
i just finished playing with some one who never played dota 1 and tried playing Meepo it was an epic fail biggrin.gif
     
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In this game only me(SF) and naga carried the game had good last hits and denies while having the highest xp/min and gold/min and meepo was a fail tongue.gif
     
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I'm just seeing bad Meepo after bad Meepo in matches. I was interested in playing him, but he looks so difficult so I won't bother.


Just had a another great match wit Veno. Any beginners learning this game should try him out. Great spells, great map control and lingering damage from poison will get you some kills.

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