1. Guild McCommunist

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    Two years ago, Valve began development on Dota 2, the sequel to the Warcraft III mod Dota, which revolutionized gaming and introduced the MOBA/ARTS/some convoluted acronym genre. The sequel, which has been in beta for these two years, has become an instant hit already, becoming a staple of the genre. Now, after all these years, the game is finally being officially released.

    From today onwards the game is no longer in beta, it's now an official release. Although to be fair, "closed beta" was a rather loose term for the game, as anyone could buy "beta access" through the Steam store and everyone cared about a million passes to the game as well. However if you somehow didn't get gifted a pass or bought one, now you can just download the game for free.

    The game is free-to-play but all heroes are accessible from the beginning, the only paid items are cosmetic and do not affect how the game is played.

    The learning curve is a bit steep and the challenge is difficult, but if you think you're up for one of the more hardcore competitive games in recent history, why not give it a shot?

    :arrow: Source
     
  2. narutofan777

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    finally, I'll try out the game.
     
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    Fucking finally.
     
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  4. luigiman1928

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    I only have this to add seeing as how I already fell in love with the game.

    Where are my TF2 promos?
     
  5. FireGrey

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    Funny, I've had no problems during the Beta but now I have a game-breaking packet loss issue that I have no idea how to resolve.
     
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  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai
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    So, LoL players, what's your excuse now?
     
  7. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon
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    Mordekaiser Numero Uno Huehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehue
    jajajajajajajajajajajajajaja xD

    That's my excuse.
     
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    Excuse for what, exactly :/ ?

    EDIT; Oh I presume our excuse for not playing DOTA 2 above LoL? Well my excuse/the one many others have is that everyone plays LoL, not DOTA2. I literally have 20 friends playing LoL, half of them I know IRL that play LoL, and only 2 people that play DOTA2.

    Also, DOTA2 artstyle <LoL artstyle
     
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  9. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
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    BRASIL?
    GIB MONY PLS
    I REPOT U
    MORDEKAISER ES NUMER UNO
    HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE
     
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  10. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon
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    JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJJAJAJAJAJAJAJJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
    xD



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    what am I doing ._.
     
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  11. ForteGospel

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    different game mechanics
     
  12. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.
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    Maybe when I get a laptop that isn't shit I'll give this a go.
     
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    volvo is doomed
     
  14. Narayan

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    somehow I don't feel excited about this announcement.

    no patch, no new heroes ported.
    edit: I just saw that abaddon is added to the test client , huehuehue.
     
  15. Arras

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    To everyone else for reference:
    http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=316408
    (read it, it's hilarious if you played LoL)
     
  16. gokujr1000

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    LoL looks prettier and recently released Oceanic Servers.

    What's YOUR excuse?
     
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    all my friends play dota and not lol :D
     
  18. gokujr1000

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    Yeah that's actually my real excuse for playing League. I've got more friends who play League and 0 who play Dota. I'm still downloading it to give it a try though.
     
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  19. chartube12

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    Should I give this ago or return to GW?...Hmmm Last time I tried guild wars 2 after a 2 month break, I was hammered with all these changes they made to the game, couldn't get myself back into it.

    EDIT: This will be the last DOTA game you see for a long time. Value still can't count to 3.
     
  20. Arras

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    As long as they do balance updates and the occasional new hero and things no one would want a Dota 3 anyway. Unless they were to remake it with Source 2...
     
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