On June 16 2012 01:24 Spicy_Curry wrote: Nice article. I think adding storm spirit, tinker, and death prophet or sand king!?!?!?!? would be wise since their mechanics are quite unique and easily misunderstood.
Tinker hasn't been seen much, and Death Prophet is falling out of favor recently, but I will consider Storm Spirit and Sand King.
Thank you very much for this writeup, it clearly explained the basics that I sorely lacked from having only watched progames with little to no commentary (and no previous moba background). 5/5
Man, I've been trying to find sth apart from BW to follow and at first I found DotA to be somewhat boring and extremely confusing - 5v5 fight into ohhh massive amount of flashlights (in LoL it would be ponies and rainbows) was very hard to understand for a BW spectator. Then it got really interesting with a couple of good games, though still very mysterious. Now I recognize most of the heroes used and their ulties, so it's better :D Still I had no idea what items did and why heroes were chosen. This goes straight to bookmarks, muchos grazias senor.
I was dead sure that heroes came with 4 skills plus stat boosts, since that's what wc3 heroes were like. So imagine my confusion when I saw someone with 6 skills in the skillbar. He had no special items that would explain that too... Was sure it was a bug :D Then I saw invoker with some skills (and useless floating things over his head) and 5min later he would be using completely different skill(s). I felt trolled to say the least ^_^ Of course using a wiki would be a surrender to the DotA camp, something I wanted to postpone as long as I could xD
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=81288 <--- How I fell in love with a man, a team, a game and a website in a single day... | "There are no false gods, there is only the Emperor, and Choi Yun Sung is his prophet." -> Zona 40k
Cool thread, I played LoL a lot, while never(but for maybe 3 games) playing original DOTA and by description alone this game seems to be much more fun. probably I'll watch a little and definately try it when it comes out.
Kazeyonoma United States. June 16 2012 18:25. Posts 2245