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I went from LoL to DotA and just about had a heart attack because of the extra things that had to be done to be up to par in DotA. It took me probably 90 hours to feel comfortable with the game and find characters that I am comfortable with. What about you guys?
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Dota is one of the hardest if not the hardest game that is out there. I've been playing Dota for a long time and have been playing Dota 2 recently. LoL is a much easier game which is catered for the more casual type of player while Dota offers a much more challenging game.
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Are beta invites particularly easy to get now esp with the steam sales going on?
    
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Originally Posted by svaalbard View Post

Are beta invites particularly easy to get now esp with the steam sales going on?

No the Steam sales have nothing to do with beta invites and I'm almost certain nobody would trade a beta invite for something someone got from the free Steam gift pile. The only good chance to get a beta invite is through PlayDota but you already have to be a member there to even qualify for the requirement of the beta key giveaways. That's so people just can't all of a sudden register and try to get a invite.
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Dota is less hard than complicated in my opinion. There are a ton of items and builds a long with heros in Dota, not to mention that the ingredient system is very non intuitive. Those things make the game very complicated and give it the illusion of being a hard game.
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From the small amount of LoL I've played, I noticed a streamlined quality that probably makes the game easier to pick up and might (or might not) set a lower skill cap than DotA. I don't know if it's a matter of overall difficulty so much as learning curve. DotA has a demanding and longer curve than LoL (which is more casual and might have a slightly lower skill cap), so it could be called harder to learn and might be viewed as more difficult overall because the learning curve is prolonged.

FYI: I picked up DotA about a year ago and tried LoL a month or so ago. I quit LoL after a few tries because it didn't feel quite right and I didn't want to disassociate myself from DotA mechanics with DotA 2 beta invites going out (one of which I got biggrin.gif). I think it's somewhat harder than other games I play, but I learn quickly.
post #7 of 8
Dota definitely have a much higher skill cap than LOL. I came from playing original Dota, then HON, LOL, and now Dota 2.

I really think the added mechanic of denying is a huge factor. Being able to out level and hinder someones ability to get experience by denying is definitely an aspect I enjoy but it's hard to get used to.

I know when I played LOL and then went back to playing HON(A lot like DotA) I was like wowowowow this is hard, so I know how you feel. Just keep at it and practice getting those last hits denies and you'll get it before you know it. Just take some getting used to as well.
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Easy compared to other games such as starcraft.
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