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Defense of the Ancients pits two teams of players against each other: the Sentinel and the Scourge. Players on the Sentinel team are based at the southwest corner of the map, and those on the Scourge team are based at the northeast corner. Each base is defended by towers and waves of units which guard the main paths leading to their base. In the center of each base is the "Ancient", a building that must be destroyed to win the game.
Each human player controls one Hero, a powerful unit with unique abilities. In DotA, players on each side choose one of 101 heroes, each with different abilities and tactical advantages over other heroes. The scenario is highly team-oriented; it is difficult for one player to carry the team to victory alone,. Defense of the Ancients allows up to ten players in a five-versus-five format and an additional two slots for referees or observers, often with an equal number of players on each side.
Because the gameplay revolves around strengthening individual heroes, it does not require one to focus on resource management and base-building, as in most traditional real-time strategy games. Killing computer-controlled or neutral units earns the player experience points; when enough experience is accumulated, the player gains a level. Leveling up improves the hero's toughness and the damage it can inflict, and allows players to upgrade their spells or skills. In addition to accumulating experience, players also manage a single resource: gold. The typical resource-gathering of Warcraft III is replaced by a combat-oriented money system; in addition to a small periodic income, heroes earn gold by killing hostile units, base structures, and enemy heroes. This has caused emphasis on a technique called "last-hitting," which is when the player attacks a hostile unit when "its hit points are low enough to kill it with one blow". Using gold, players buy items to strengthen their hero and gain abilities; certain items can be combined with recipes to create more powerful items. Buying items that suit one's hero is an important tactical element of the scenario. Item choice also effects play style, as any given item may increase one statistic (for example, attack per minute) while leaving another (damage per attack) alone.
DotA offers a variety of game modes, selected by the game host at the beginning of the match. The game modes dictate the difficulty of the scenario, as well as whether people can choose their hero or are assigned one randomly. Many game modes can be combined (for example, an easy difficulty level and a random hero pick), allowing more flexible options.


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weableandbob
I never played DOTA, and don't play too. Instead, I play League of Legends, which is made by the same people who made DOTA Allstars. It's pretty much DOTA with different characters and is completely free.
QrafTee
weableandbob wrote:
I never played DOTA, and don't play too. Instead, I play League of Legends, which is made by the same people who made DOTA Allstars. It's pretty much DOTA with different characters and is completely free.
Although the servers do go down more than I like--although this is becoming more and more rare. I'm so excited for the new map.
menino
I'm still practicing DOTA from time to time, and I use Enigma Darchrow, and still find it difficult to win against the computer. Sad
Any tips?
ankur209
Never seen DOTA or played it...!!
But have heard a lot about it... Wink
One of my friend told me that it had been one of the Best Game of 2009...

is it so...!!
Am planning to get hands on this game...but after the exams.. Razz
rayxzero
DOTA 2 is coming maybe next year can't wait what it may look like on a new engine by VALVE.
Dementei
rayxzero wrote:
DOTA 2 is coming maybe next year can't wait what it may look like on a new engine by VALVE.


Yea I was just going to say this too, I'm such a Valve fanboy Very Happy
Should be exciting to see DotA on the Source engine, here's an article about it.
menino
I'm still getting used to DOTA itself, and its quite addictive.
Its fun to play with friends on LAN.

DOTA 2 should be better, and we'll have to wait for it.
QrafTee
menino wrote:
I'm still getting used to DOTA itself, and its quite addictive.
Its fun to play with friends on LAN.

DOTA 2 should be better, and we'll have to wait for it.
You should try League of Legends if that's the case. You'll have lots of fun.
90dota
It is the time to play dota2 ,let us "holy shit" here!
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