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Yes indeed. I'll just make the drawing tonight at 9pm CST.
Since the site was basically down for 24 hours, this shouldn't be a problem. Also everyone should know that apparently people that were already in the beta recieved 2 extra keys and servers count seemed to have jumped to over 5k now. Looks like they are really preparing for some mass invites or something.

Now THAT makes me stoked! Been on HoN for too long, time for a change up biggrin.gif
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After the first beta wave, players online was about 800-1000.

After wave 2 when I got in on Tuesday, players online was about 1200.

Now I saw over 2k players online earlier today. They are definitely increasing beta invites.


I also want to add, that since I have never played Dota in my life, I've been, for lack of a better term, terrified of playing an actual matchmaking game. I was so afraid of making dumb mistakes and being *****ed at non-stop.

I finished my first game earlier and realized I didn't have anything to fear. Playing with an 0-10 Drow on my team made me look like a god.

The hardest thing for me with learning this game is the items. In LoL, if I needed health, regen, mana, armor, whatever, I could just instantly think of a handful of items that gives those stats and what would suit me best.

Now I am completely lost and have no idea what to buy so I find myself sticking to recommended items more often but I feel that might not be the best choice.

I guess it'll just take time...
Edited by ShaneS429 - 11/10/11 at 5:43pm
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ya it not easy at first thats for sure.


any word on wave 3?
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Dota/hon have a completely different feel to the game and the meta is entirely different. I'm not sure how skilled of a player you are but here's some insight on Dota (I've played dota/hon/lol in considerable amounts).

Sustain is not NEARLY as useful in Dota. There are regen items to help you out early game, but it's very unreliable. You're not going to be able to stay in your lane for the first 10-15 min like in LoL's top just farming away. This is because in Dota there's too many other factors going on to allow you to simply focus on farming. 1. ganks/roaming are much more beneficial, so they happen a lot more. 2. the role of support is HUGE. but instead of helping you sustain to farm, their purpose is to harass the enemy champ from csing and also to stun/disable champs that try to jump you. 3. grab tangos in the beggining. but your best bet is to really try and avoid damage all together.

Focus on farming and denying, and learn how to control your lane. You will need to learn how to farm statically (meaning equal amount of cs as denies so your lane doesnt get pushed) and also learn how to pull your lane (getting neutral minions to pull the aggro of your creepwave, therefore pulling your lane back closer to your tower). Farming is still a key part of Dota as it is in LoL but there is a lot more of a focus on harassing and ganking, so you always want to be closer to your tower for protection.
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anc_hero_07_warlock_small.jpg

11.11.11 update: love the design on warlock's armor.
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Dota/hon have a completely different feel to the game and the meta is entirely different. I'm not sure how skilled of a player you are but here's some insight on Dota (I've played dota/hon/lol in considerable amounts).
Sustain is not NEARLY as useful in Dota. There are regen items to help you out early game, but it's very unreliable. You're not going to be able to stay in your lane for the first 10-15 min like in LoL's top just farming away. This is because in Dota there's too many other factors going on to allow you to simply focus on farming. 1. ganks/roaming are much more beneficial, so they happen a lot more. 2. the role of support is HUGE. but instead of helping you sustain to farm, their purpose is to harass the enemy champ from csing and also to stun/disable champs that try to jump you. 3. grab tangos in the beggining. but your best bet is to really try and avoid damage all together.
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Thanks, I understand that all and is basically how I've been playing. It's more of a matter of learning every heroes moves (who has stuns, silence, slows, etc), and learning which items I should go for based on who I am and what the game is going like.

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I will be doing the key giveaway tonight. Even though the forums have been down for like 36 hours, most people signed up within hours of my original post. I'm guessing I have just about all the people in the contest that want in. Plus with invites increasing from Valve, I'd like to give this out soon.

Tune in if you can in about a half hour. Right now everyone has a 1:11 chance of winning!

Probably the best odds any of you have had in a Dota 2 drawing haha.
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I will be doing the key giveaway tonight.
Tune in if you can in about a half hour. Right now everyone has a 1:11 chance of winning!
Probably the best odds any of you have had in a Dota 2 drawing haha.

biggrin.gif so excited. ima go crazy if i get the key.
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Contest Closed

No further entries accepted

Entrants:

  1. lolspops
  2. fstop
  3. Nihsnek
  4. Bobtheklown
  5. OldMold - WINNER!
  6. Pencuri
  7. Nano5656
  8. dezahp
  9. Spade616
  10. XSCounter
  11. Dylan33p

Edited by ShaneS429 - 11/10/11 at 7:03pm
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nvm just mine drivers haha



grats oldmold
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Wow, thank you so much! I look forward to playing some this weekend!

I have been waiting for quite a while... Thanks again!
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