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Official DotA 2 Website

Official DotA Website
IceFrog's Developer Blog

What is DotA 2?

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Dota 2 is an upcoming action fantasy strategy video game being developed by Valve Corporation. It is the stand-alone sequel to the popular Warcraft III custom map Defense of the Ancients[/I]." Wikipedia goes on to mention that "The game is comprised exclusively of session-based online multiplayer activity, with the primary objective of each match being for the teams to destroy their opposing team's fortified stronghold called an Ancient Fortress. Each player assumes the role of a "hero", who is given the responsibility of participating in team combat, which generally takes place along a series of lanes that connect their opposing bases, lined with defensive towers. The gameplay elements are largely incorporated from Defense of the Ancients, with the game's lead designer (known only as "IceFrog") being the longest-serving and current developer of the Warcraft III mod. Dota 2 marks Valve's first fantasy, as well as Action RTS game.
Steam OCN Dota 2 group and OCN channel

There is a Steam OCN Dota 2 group that you can join, please post in this thread or PM me for an invite. There is also an OCN chat channel in Dota 2 that you can visit. Once you join it the first time, you will automatically join it every time you launch the game. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ocndota2

OCN Guild
If you are looking for people to play with we have an OCN guild. Either PM your steam name so I can add you to my friends list and send you a guild invite or just leave a post in the thread

Useful Dota Links

Console Commands

http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=22468
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/dota-2-general/453984-customising-dota-2
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=150539103

Dota 2 Stats
http://dotabuff.com/
http://www.datdota.com/ This site keeps track of the Pro Dota 2 games

Trading and Betting
http://www.reddit.com/r/Dota2Trade/
http://dota2lounge.com/ If you are into trading your items or betting this is the most popular site around.
http://steamcommunity.com/market/ If you want to buy or sell items

Dota 2 Pro
If you are interested in Professional Dota these sites are worth checking out
http://www.joindota.com/en/start
http://www.gosugamers.net/dota2
http://www.liquiddota.com
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/dota2/Main_Page
http://www.trackdota.com/matches Keeps track of Live pro games without video. Pretty useful if your on a mobile device. It updates stats about every 20 seconds
http://dailydota2.com/ Keeps track of live pro games with or without video with access to stats K/D/A, gold, items, networth etc..
https://classicdota.com/ This site has VODs of the best and most memorable games in Dota 2

Misc
https://purgegamers.true.io/g/dota-2-guide/ If you are new to Dota and want to learn the basics check this guide out.
http://dev.dota2.com/forum.php This is the dev forum for Dota 2
http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Dota_2_Wiki This site has info for just about everything for Dota 2, Heroes, items cosmetics etc..
http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/
http://dotaflame.com/ This is a Dota VOD site. Most of the VODS are from pub games of pro players from twitch streams
http://dotainteractions.com/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Dota2Modding/

A couple videos about DotA and Dota 2


This is probably the most well know talked about pro game of Dota 2. Grand Finals BO5 Game 5 between Navi vs Alliance @ TI3
 

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I am super excited for this game. Like... massive huge raging boner excited.
Yeah me too. Seems like not too many people are getting excited about it here at OCN so I'm trying to get it some attention. Hopefully this thread picks up after a few updates etc.

That said, I think that Zues screenshot is amazing. Not my favorite hero but probably my favorite screen at this point.

Edit - No new information at this point on 9/13 other than IceFrog's post from last night which you can read in the OP.
 

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Originally Posted by Zulli85;14922853
Yeah me too. Seems like not too many people are getting excited about it here at OCN so I'm trying to get it some attention. Hopefully this thread picks up after a few updates etc.

That said, I think that Zues screenshot is amazing. Not my favorite hero but probably my favorite screen at this point.

Edit - No new information at this point on 9/13 other than IceFrog's post from last night which you can read in the OP.
As long as Spectre plays like he did on the tourny... I'll be happy.
 

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wooo HOOOO!
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Words still do not express my excitment. I can't WAIT to ditch HoN and it's crappy heroes.
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Me too man, a friend of mine just installed the beta now and is playing it for the first time. Damn. Also you should play DotA 1 not HoN haha.
 

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I suppose it does but you might be pretty confused by the time DotA 2 comes out. Pretty sure HoN mixed and matched a lot of heroes' abilities and things of the like.
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Yep, maybe 20 are the same, the others are either different skills or completely different. But it'll be fun re-learning the heroes and experiencing the thrill of "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ABILITY! BULL S***!" xD
 

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I used to play Dota on Battle.net, feels like centuries ago.

Hopefully I'll get to finish some of the single player games I've been putting on hold because of social life cause when Dota 2 comes out I don't think I'll be playing anything else for a while.
 

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Yep, maybe 20 are the same, the others are either different skills or completely different. But it'll be fun re-learning the heroes and experiencing the thrill of "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ABILITY! BULL S***!" xD
Haha yeah I know the feelin'.
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I used to play Dota on Battle.net, feels like centuries ago.

Hopefully I'll get to finish some of the single player games I've been putting on hold because of social life cause when Dota 2 comes out I don't think I'll be playing anything else for a while.
Yeah thats how DotA has always been for me. I've probably played literally thousands of hours.

...Guess who got into the beta?
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Yeah seriously I just played 2 games of DotA 2 thanks to my friend who let me use his Steam account. First game ever I started out 4-0 with PotM but eventually failed to win the game. Second game the enemy AM beat the crap out of us because our lineup was bad and he is such a strong hero in his current state.

I enjoyed it a LOT too, seriously a lot of fun. Shops are very awkward at first but I can see how it'll be a lot faster once you know where everything is. Also don't know what most of the hero and item icons are but that will also come with time.
 

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Started playing dota 2 versions before Icefrog took over, must have been 2004, play hon at the moment, can't wait for Dota 2, the hard carries in Dota were just so much more fun than the hard carries in hon. To be honest, I can't wait until november, my schedule is going to look like Skyrim - November/December, Dota 2 Beta - Possibly (if I get invited), December/January, D3/Dota2 for the rest of 2012.
 

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I've been following and waiting for dota 2 since it got first announced. For those of you who are hopefully waiting to get into and play the beta remotely anytime soon...don't get your hopes up.
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We aren't planning to have one big beta invite tomorrow. Right now the beta primarily consists of the tournament teams, Dota1 beta testers, and other players that might compete in upcoming events. We will gradually give access to more and more players over the coming weeks and months. The Dota2 development process, like with Dota1, is focused on getting incremental player feedback to help us prioritize features and functionality in the game. There won't be an immediate million person invite all at once, but rather a gradual buildup as we develop new features and test various aspects of the game in order to to make it an enjoyable experience for an expanding player base.
 

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Haha yeah I know the feelin'.

Yeah thats how DotA has always been for me. I've probably played literally thousands of hours.

...Guess who got into the beta?
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Yeah seriously I just played 2 games of DotA 2 thanks to my friend who let me use his Steam account. First game ever I started out 4-0 with PotM but eventually failed to win the game. Second game the enemy AM beat the crap out of us because our lineup was bad and he is such a strong hero in his current state.

I enjoyed it a LOT too, seriously a lot of fun. Shops are very awkward at first but I can see how it'll be a lot faster once you know where everything is. Also don't know what most of the hero and item icons are but that will also come with time.
Well, I USED to like you.
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More importantly, how does it react? Does the source engine do this type of game justice? Does in UI feel laggy at all?
 

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Started playing dota 2 versions before Icefrog took over, must have been 2004, play hon at the moment, can't wait for Dota 2, the hard carries in Dota were just so much more fun than the hard carries in hon. To be honest, I can't wait until november, my schedule is going to look like Skyrim - November/December, Dota 2 Beta - Possibly (if I get invited), December/January, D3/Dota2 for the rest of 2012.
Pretty much sounds the same as me minus Skyrim. If Dota 2 and DIII come out around the same time my head is going to explode. Dunno if I'll be able to handle it haha.
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I've been following and waiting for dota 2 since it got first announced. For those of you who are hopefully waiting to get into and play the beta remotely anytime soon...don't get your hopes up.
Well that news isn't all bad, it just means they aren't going to be inviting huge numbers of people all at once. You still may be able to get into the beta.

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Well, I USED to like you.
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More importantly, how does it react? Does the source engine do this type of game justice? Does in UI feel laggy at all?
Hahah. Yeah man the spell animations are crazy. I saw Pugna's Life Drain for the first time and I was like holy **** thats bad ass. The GUI is pretty sweet too. It actually reminds me of B.Net. You sit in a chat channel and all of the game's menus are right there. I experienced 0 lag whatsoever during those 2 games as well.
 
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