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January 31, 2012
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Hey guys! Another post of my experience with Dota 2! So recently I was playing some games of League and Dota. I found out what I really enjoy more about Dota compared to LoL.

The map and the roles. When I was playing both games, I really discovered that the map in Dota allows alot of variations that LoL does not allow. It allows the player to experience more then one gank path (Which really pisses me off in LoL how ONE ward will pretty much stop a gank, since they only have one path to go in order to gank, at least for top and bottom lane). As for Dota on the otherhand, due to the fact that the trees can be cut down, and that one is able to gank from several different places, the laning phase just seems much more interesting. Like for example, how often do you see in LoL a gank that continues after the people run to their tower? You almost never see a gank complete if the kill does not happen before the tower, but in Dota you can see endless possibilities, due to the towers having les…
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January 30, 2012
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Hey guys! I just noticed there were so many new players like me that came from LoL to play Dota 2!
So I thought I would start up a blog of my own to share my experience with this game so far :p.

Well I started playing Dota 2 at the start of December after playing about 1.5 years of League of Legends. Before I even started playing Dota 2, I was REAL excited to play. I saw so many games from Internationals and just reading Dota 2 wiki and hearing my friends talk about it got me real hyped up :p.

So when I got the Dota 2 beta key......I......was SOOOOO HAPPY. Ask anyone of my friends when I got it..... I WAS SCREAMING. :) So I started playing the game. I played many private games with bots with my friends that got it too. It was fun finally playing bots that could gank, roam, whatever, compared to LoL bots. :)

So now i have about 30 Real games played, with about 20 wins, and 10 losses. And i really enjoying people like veno, and shadow shaman.

Well I well probably add more soon, cause…
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January 28, 2012
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AKA I discovered the blog feature!

I've just recently gotten into the whole moba craze lately after a ton of pressure from my friends. I started playing League of Legend's a few month's back, and am finding it rather enjoyable!

However, this is meant to give a new perspective on DotA, not League, so let's not lose focus.

I have to say, when I first started this game, I found it horribly confusing. Not because I wasn't familiar with the concept (League ensured that) but, there was just so much stuff going on at once. All the stuff in the shops, all the different buttons that you had to keep track of, all the different hero's you're expected to have a near-encyclopedic knowledge of... It was a bit overwhelming, to say the least.

I've only played two games so far, one as some fire using lady with boobs (can't remember her name), and Sniper. So far, don't like fire shooting boob lady, really really really like Sniper. He reminded me a lot of Tristana (who is my main in League, btw). I'…
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January 24, 2012
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Na'Vi vs Problem???

A crazy game with a ridiculously aggressive tri heal push strat being shown off, we enjoyed this one alot.

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January 05, 2012
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When I first started playing Dota 2, I expect there to be many people from HoN, LOL, and Dota. However, I am mostly just seeing HoN players and a few old time Dota people. I was somewhat curious to see if this is because people felt HoN was closer to the original Dota or if the LOL people are just more stisfied sticking with playing LOL. I personally have played all of them and find both LOL and Dota the most satisfying, but as soon as Dota 2 came out in beta I wanted to get my hands on a key and transition back to Dota style play in Dota 2.

What are anyone elses thoughts on the matter?

TL;DR Which is better HoN or LOL, and why did you switch to Dota 2?

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January 03, 2012
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Hi guys, we're streaming league matches from the North American Dota League pretty much on a daily basis at the moment on our Dotacast Channel. The games are pretty sporadic, so it's kinda like storm chasing for us. We sit around watching the players then chase after them when they decide to mobilise and play. So if you can't catch the games live we do upload the VODS to Mobacast.com.

Here's one featuring Playmate, Demon, Fear and Misery all from EG playing together. That turned out to be a really crazy match.

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December 30, 2011

DOTA2's Metagame

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In HON we see the game much more focused on ganking and pushing, where as in DOTA2 it seems that most teams pretty much revolve around a single carry farming the entire game while the rest of the team does what they can to prolong and punish the enemy team for that duration.

I was wondering if there has been any real stray from this strategy over the years: I am aware that the general EU strategy is to constantly group up and try to rush enemies while the CN focus on a ranged carry farming the entire game and their allies keep pressure on the enemy team while keeping that carry safe while they free farm as much as possible, by any means.

I may be wrong, but I have been trying my best to follow the professionals these past few weeks to improve my game and see how they operate, what they prioritize and what their picks/bans are. And during that time, my conclusions from it, are all listed above. I was wondering what everyone's opinions were on this and hope to include new Blog updates …
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December 30, 2011
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Welcome to the DOTAFire community blog! This is an open blog platform where anyone can register and post articles on their profile for all to read and discuss!

You can use the full library of bbcode in your blog articles, and you are free to post about whatever you like, just be sure to categorize your articles as off topic if they're not about DOTA2 :)

We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with!! Enjoy your new blog!!

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