I would at least give it a try if it didn't seem like such a time sink. After the learning hump, can it be played casually? By which I mean a few games a week?
Can DOTA 2 be played casually?
I've been playing nothing but one or two bot matches/day to learn the game. I can't imagine why it wouldn't be possible to play like a game/day and enjoy it. Now, if you want to get good at the game (from my limited understanding), that takes a more significant time investment.
After you get to the point where you have about 200-300 games (maybe less or more depending on the person) you will get to the point where you understand the mechanics and the only real way you will get much better at the game is by playing a shit ton and having a consistent group.
That's where I've been for a while and I can pretty much go into any public match and dominate. It's not that I'm good at the game, but when you only play with a bunch of random people it's hard to advance beyond a certain skill level. So, I could pretty much play a game every other day and still have fun and be good, but for me it's not fun unless I'm improving so I pretty much stopped playing it because I didn't have a group.
So the answer is Yes, if you like not getting better and playing hour long games a lot.
Yeah you can easily play this game casually and have fun. It'll be even better if you can find a group of buddies who are also noobs and are willing to group up and play casually for fun. You guys aren't going to be semi-pro level or anything, but there are people I get matched with who have 1000 games and still have no idea what they're doing, you'll be completely fine.
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