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so for those of you that have played the beta, how different is it from the original?
i know the heros are mostly the same for now but what about the items?
given I quited the game during 08-09 so I'm not sure how much I know about the current game.
I can't play starcraft well cuz I suck at micro, I finished my dragon age series, been playing witcher but im getting nowhere with it, played mass effect for a bit but it didn't quite interest me.
man, I kinda wanna go back to dota already.

The gameplay is exactly like Dota 1. All the heroes, abilities, items, and terrain are exactly the same. There is just a bunch of new features on top of that.
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The game still needs room for improvement (since it's beta) but personally I don't feel last hitting is the same as dota 1, or it is just me getting use to last hitting in LoL and not focus on denying.
The items system really help you, it's more of a "newbie-friendly" since the recommend items are pretty much useful and viable (DPS QoP oh yeah) but you actually need time to get a hang of it if you haven't play for so long.
@dezahp: I'm the only person who plays LoL in our 5s premade tongue.gif and I'm doing decent hehe

Last hitting definitely took some getting used to but I'm very comfortable with it now.
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speaking of graphics....Im not even sure if it can be called "better"..... I mean, it simply looks to be a different style, and this "different style" looks A LOT like LoL......

..Graphics are drastically improved from Warcraft III. Drastically. I can say as I played Dota 1 for like 5 or 6 years.
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well DotA 2 has a different engine than DotA (wc3 engine) so it looks "shinier, brighter" that's why it looks like LoL smile.gif if you compare HoN and DotA you will see they look the same (dark theme) just my opinion though =D
I don't know if I'm playing tonight guys, my exam is at 8 tomorrow frown.gif damn it I wanna get 20 wins.
ps: @sbuck333: the reason there are so many int champs is because the game was created for the tournament, and the pros don't play a lot of agi carries (AM/Weaver/Drow mostly) they like to use nukers+stunners in their line-up (4 ints 1 agi if possible too)

Call them heroes please haha. Makes me cringe when I see people call the Dota heroes champions or w/e else.
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I was never able to find out how to pause/resume game...where can i find it?
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speaking of graphics....Im not even sure if it can be called "better"..... I mean, it simply looks to be a different style, and this "different style" looks A LOT like LoL......

i dunno how it cant be better. i mean, everything is more detailed, its using a far superior graphics engine compared to hon/lol/dota1, and the animations are very good.
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well, I like the dark theme a little more. the theme this dota 2 has looks like torchlight comparing to diablo

which is fine, but could use a little more "evil" redface.gif
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I was never able to find out how to pause/resume game...where can i find it?

F9 is pause.
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I know I might get a loads of spam now but I kinda just realized I still have a second key to give away so.. How should I go about it? I remember Shane made a draw or smth before..
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Lol if there is a draw count me in please. Spade said he will help with any giveaways on this thread I believe.
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I know I might get a loads of spam now but I kinda just realized I still have a second key to give away so.. How should I go about it? I remember Shane made a draw or smth before..

Nice man. I think you meet the requirements but I can't remember what they were. Also I think you can setup the giveaway any way that you want. If it were me I would require entrants to be an OCN member for like 3+ months, have 50 posts, and 5 rep. Dunno, maybe I would make the requirements even higher so some random doesn't win the key and disappear forever.

So that last game I randomly restarted at the worst possible time. Dunno why it happened but I did have Windows updates ready to install but they've been ready for hours and hours. Sigh, sorry about that. GGs though tonight.
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oh....speaking of the crashes, how does the game deal with leavers? what if you DC/crash? DCing isn't all that uncommon from DSL connections IIRC
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Nice man. I think you meet the requirements but I can't remember what they were. Also I think you can setup the giveaway any way that you want. If it were me I would require entrants to be an OCN member for like 3+ months, have 50 posts, and 5 rep. Dunno, maybe I would make the requirements even higher so some random doesn't win the key and disappear forever.
So that last game I randomly restarted at the worst possible time. Dunno why it happened but I did have Windows updates ready to install but they've been ready for hours and hours. Sigh, sorry about that. GGs though tonight.

Well juggernaught bd'ed twice?

It seems groups of 4 get lumped with really bad players (1-14 pudge and that drunk skeleton king). gonna have to get full party the whole time!
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