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I actually need 6hrs to get the hang of DotA 2, guess I took a long hiatus from DotA to play LoL (8 months) smile.gif
You got a key already? frown.gif
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just got a key, been playing for a few hours. i literally flat out just quit HoN to play dota 2.

dota 2 is amazing. i'm not sure what it is about it, i just freakin love it. this is coming from a HoN player of 500+ games.
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Hey guys, I am proud to announce that I have finally won 4 out of the 5 games of the original DotA that I played today biggrin.gif. Finally recovered after my trip through LoL. At first I could barely get a kill against easy bots haha, going to keep practicing though for DotA 2.
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Originally Posted by TheOddOne View Post

I actually need 6hrs to get the hang of DotA 2, guess I took a long hiatus from DotA to play LoL (8 months) smile.gif
You got a key already? frown.gif

I got key long time ago biggrin.gif got invited from my friend. Been 6 days and playdota hasn't give me any keys yet frown.gif

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Hey guys, I am proud to announce that I have finally won 4 out of the 5 games of the original DotA that I played today biggrin.gif. Finally recovered after my trip through LoL. At first I could barely get a kill against easy bots haha, going to keep practicing though for DotA 2.

Yay congrats biggrin.gif now join the OCN LoL channel.
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Sup guys still on vacation here. Cant wait to get back and play again. I was under the impression that all heroes will be out on the 31st but wwre gonna have to wait a while apparently.

Dunno where you got that impression haha.
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So i finally got my dota 2 invite today (cheers to playdota) and played my first game with shadow fiend! 13-1-11 isnt too shabby with two triples and an ultra hahaha.
For those who have played DotA, my immediate experience when switching from DotA to Dota2 was awkward and quite demeaning. To better suit your style, turn on legacy keys and probably switch the numpad keys from 4~9 to 1~6. Then go on to turn off camera acceleration.
That said, it took only 10 minutes to get the hang of dota 2. Things such as: item buying, last hitting, rune-bottling and basic character knowledge (mana bar, direction in which the hero is facing) has become much, much easier to the point where I despise the game a bit. There's even recommended items for christ's sake! (though the one's for shadow fiend were only partially correct)
All in all, DotA will always be the raw version/big brother of dota 2, but dota 2 is still incredibly fun to play with friends. If ONLY they gave out more invites...
my 2cents.

A lot of people, including myself, used custom hotkey programs to switch spells and item hotkeys to whatever suited you. Not the best advice to suggest legacy keys. smile.gif I also have camera acceleration maxed however I never bring my mouse pointer to the edge of the screen to pan the camera. I use middle click and drag. Pretty weird I know but its a habit I've had for years.

It actually took me a few games to the last hitting and I the other changes are very nice, IMO. Yes it is easier but its not like it makes the game any easier to win or lose since everyone has the same new advantages. Also you can now change the suggested items for every hero but I never really looked at them anyway. Finally, it shouldn't be that hard to get a key at this point, 180 keys a day everyday is a ton of keys that they are giving out at playdota.com. Most of my friends that I played Dota 1 with now have Dota 2.
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just got a key, been playing for a few hours. i literally flat out just quit HoN to play dota 2.
dota 2 is amazing. i'm not sure what it is about it, i just freakin love it. this is coming from a HoN player of 500+ games.

I flat out quit Dota 1 to play Dota 2, haha. I probably have ~3,000 total Dota 1 games played and I quit it cold turkey for Dota 2. I heard that a new Dota 1 patch is coming out this Saturday though so I'll probably play a few. I bet they throw the santa hats and other doodads on Roshan, couriers, etc.
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Why no one playing ?
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Is HoN a decent way to practice for DotA 2? I don't really like the graphics in the old DotA lol, feels a bit dated.
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i want a key waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :'( feel free to add me at steam:ViN_ThE_DuMmY or Garena:ThE_DuMmY or ICCUP:ThE_DuMmY or darer:ThE_DuMmY i would like to test some OCN gamers thumb.gif been a player of dota for around six years and proud
     
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Is HoN a decent way to practice for DotA 2? I don't really like the graphics in the old DotA lol, feels a bit dated.

No, HoN is different. Just play DotA, it's a bit dated but you will get the flow of the game.
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Is there a dota 2 steam group for Ocn?

If so can I get an add?
Steam name: thetiger51


P.s. Im old...been playing since these type games since they were called AOS (Aeon of Strife)

sadly all this means is that I have a lot of theoretical knowledge and not too much practical application


...sent from my bionix powered SGS
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