Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players.
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Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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August 23

The Dark Rift Update



The ethereal rift has opened, and the new hero Underlord is now playable in Dota 2. Bringing with him a new Post-Game Summary feature filled with detailed match info, and the addition of Teammate Stats to your profile, the leader of the Abyssal Horde stomps his way into the lanes in today's update to complete the roster of established heroes. Head over to The Dark Rift Update page to learn more.

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August 19

The Secret Shop Goes International



The online Dota 2 Secret Shop is open for business. Featuring merchandise launched at The International 2016, as well as a host of other original and community-created designs, the Valve Store powered by WeLoveFine is now taking orders for shipments of this year's Dota 2 collection to fans almost anywhere in the world.

To celebrate the shop launch and the release of our Anti-Mage and Windranger Dota 2 figurines produced in cooperation with Good Smile Company, we've also worked with Good Smile to create a manga-style comic featuring both heroes as their journeys intersect on the trail of the necromancer Balimar Oakrot.

Find out more in: A DARK PURPOSE SERVED

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About This Game

Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Irresistibly colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

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System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon HD 2400 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 8600/9600GT (Driver v331), AMD HD 2xxx-4xxx (Driver mesa 10.5.9), AMD HD 5xxx+ (Driver mesa 10.5.9 or Catalyst 15.7), Intel HD 3000 (Driver mesa 10.6)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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The Ugly Barnacle
600.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
Well im a oldschool MOBA player.

Loved the hell out of DOTA AS
Loved the hell out of HoN
Loved LoL for quiet soem time
Loved Smite for the most part
Like some Hots every now ann again
Loved early builts of DOTA 2

Why is that?

First of all, no, im not salty. I palyed "only" 600 hours since beta....(that shoudl rly not be called "only" IMHO)
Anoother thing to be be saied beforehand is, that i play Supports like 80% of the time.
But in dota 2 I dont enjoy that....at least not anymore.
"What is wrong with you, volvo did soooo many great things for supports, wards are so cheep and TPs aswell how the ♥♥♥♥ can you say its not fun in dota 2 but in HoN it is with wards and TPs costing twice as much!? and all those new great support items!"

Well lets see the how Dota 2 is evolving.

Positive thing first!
-Volvo changes the Metagame often and in very refreshing ways! They change Tier lists all the time and even touch core mechanics regarding gold income etc etc. I love that!
-Dota 2s approch to alternating Skins is great! Love the idea of having a base Skin and apply Items to those skin in order to mix looks up!
-The social chat and group findign system! I created a Group/guild chat without any trouble and keept inviting players i ran into and and it was no problem at all to get 5 man partys wwhenever i palyed! Big pro on the Community finding side witch is VERY important in a game where most of the Community is filled by toxic ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. (i know Guilds were gone for a loooong time and that SUCKED hard and should be mentioned on the negative side..but teh Guilds are back so here it is in the Positive side!)



Now for the Negative things

-The balancing shifts into "get as insane as possile as soon as possible". at least this is waht i feel recently (last 1.5 years). I got 2 Shot (dagger throw and blink hit) by a lvl 10 PA at min 14, who hadd GM and perseverance. i was lvl 10 aswell as CM. Game should still be in my recent games if you want to check it out.
-Most of the games feel like the better lategame team wins (yeah im only in 3.5k MMR but lets be real here, this is higher than 70% of the palyerbase regarding to teh MMR ddestribution)
-Carrys feel all the same in later stages of the game. Since the right click DPS is scaling sooo much stronger than in HoN (HoN is closest to dota 2 so i take it for comparesim) you dont rly use your skills anymore at a certain oint since it would hurt your DPS in most cases.
-Heros that are "out of meta" are almost out of exictance. Try to successfuly play a Puck nowadays...its next to imposible.
-Heroes like Invoker...can you think about a gme mechanic that hero can not use? Well he cant reduce magic ressistance... "he has no silence!" Well yeah....but he burns 21435245234 mana in a 900 radius AOE so he perma silences STRG and AGI heros if you think about it. "well yeah but you need massive amoutns of skill to play him!" Thats True...but that does not make it legit to ahve a hero liek him in the game. Lets say you create a hero with only 1 skill, and for that skill you need to momorise 100 keys in the correct order, and if you do you get to 1 shot an enemy hero within 20000 range. Would that be fair?


I could go on andd on and on but i think i made my point and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off enough fanboys at this point...
Valve is killing this game and thats a sad thing for someone who loved all stars and watched this type of game become what it is right now....
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TITAN_MiNoKio
1,983.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
nc
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Fidget
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
Poo
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M1ckey (RaVEn)
4,489.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Never ever fall for the chest game. If u want a set get it through the market
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tatabogotac
191.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Best game ever
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Gothknight
1.7 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 30
i hate dota!! but i know that it is a very nice game indeed
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Yip
296.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
game yang ga ada matinya. (titik) wkwk
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Surreal Mustache**
1,078.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game is a soul eater.
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tarz
1,329.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Stupid feeder. Grammar: Error 404.
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Not Recommended
2,096.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Im gonna go detailed on this one , sorry for bad english

This is my opinion of Dota 2

Community :
When people supporting the team as a support hero.

~First 10 minutes~
*enemy dewards*
"WARD WARD WARD WARD WARD WARD WARD AGAIN"
*no response in 3 seconds"
"tang ina no support "

~When killing an enemy~
"OI KILL STEAL , I NEED MONEY DUH DO SOME SUPPORTING"

this one really get in my nerve
~When i take Bounty rune~
Carries : "GG im not gonna be fat"

When i try to be a nice carry

~When picking heroes~
*Me Picking riki*
"Hehe can someone support?"
*All pick agi's*

~First 2 minutes~
"Heyy lion can you buy ward?*
"Why me ? you think im a lion and i have to support ? *** ** ** * ** ** *"

~Mid game ~
"Wait i need farm"
"GANK PLS DONT FARM , YOU NOT PLAYING FARMVILLE"

~Late game ~
"YOU NOT FAT . stupid you had one job.Farming
"But i thought we're not playing farmv.."
"SHUT UP GG NOOB"

When i try playing mid

~When enemy first blood you~
"GG mid ill report"

~When you decide to farm a little more~
"GANK LA STUPID report this mid noob"

Zero respect for the newbies , keep calling them "noobs dont play uninstall dota " wont change a thing
Anyway. Toxic deadly not inspiring full of hate words Community.
Dont try this game if you cant control your self , there's plenty game in steam that with great community.

Game :
The game itself are great , you can choose one from 50+ heroes with different skill set and animation.
What make Dota 2 fun and addictive because the knowledge/hardskill about dota that you got from experiencing a lot of playing or someone taught you used to defending your Ancient ( Or your HQ) and destroying theirs.While doing this , you can(and must) collaborate with your other 4 teammates with different heroes and skill set to try make the best Offense/Defense.
Really really enjoyable if you play with your friends or family.

Well guess now , what if you got a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ toxic teammate ? don't bother ganking together, make one mistake may get you reported and mocked

Tips if you want enjoy Dota for a long time : Make sure you have friend/family playing it too.If you ever play a Single game and you met this stranger with fun attitude,forgiving yet teaching ,know ways of dota, commend them and don't scared to ask if they want to be your Steam friend.Because kind like them are extremly rare. Its like getting Mew in Pokemon

Gameplay
9/10
Fun
9/10
Community
0,5/10
Play it with friends or family
10/10

Overall for me
6/10

Feel free to comment on agree or disagree , i will respond
Remember, Dont be A hate in Dota 2
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92 of 117 people (79%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,818.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Don't waste yo time
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61 of 82 people (74%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Dota 2 is probably the best MOBA game I've ever played. I had more fun in Dota 2 than I ever did with LOL but don't have as many personal friends who play it like I do with LOL.

I enjoy the customization and the free items with the added ability to trade items easily and even sell them which is really nice and some of the many things that made the game nicer than LOL which is a great MOBA but just not as good.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6,036.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Great game. 5k+ Hours. Hard to learn. Impossible to truly master. So many possibilities and variables. Teamwork crucial. Time consuming (games can be 40-70 mins long). Watch is great too. Personally Am trying my best to play a lot less because of life responsibilities. Suggest watching rather than playing if you are time poor. Some players can be toxic (ie. Rude or angry). Suggest muting them for an enjoyable experience
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100 of 159 people (63%) found this review helpful
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47 of 68 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3,955.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Worst game ever
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,882.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
no io arcana, more like no guy buy
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
533.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Best MOBA out there. Hard to pickup, harder to master.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,082.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I dont recomend playing this game if you dont know russian language.
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