The Dota Clinic

#1 Posted by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

Hey Bombers, some of you might remember a while back a series I did called "Dota for Dummies" in which it was aimed at new players coming into Dota 2 and learning the mechanics. Well I just started up a new mini series called The Dota Clinic, the premise is slightly different however. Rather then looking at specific mechanics and game knowledge of Dota, I want to talk more about the mindset of the person playing Dota. Things like goal creation, motivation, anxiety reduction, competition, cooperation...etc are topics that can effect your game play but are more focused on the person playing the game. It is something that not everyone will be into, but it is a major passion project for me as I am working towards my PhD in Clinical Psychology and I work with people on a daily basis on overcoming many issues. Combining my love for Psychology, Sports, and Dota is a mix that I just have damn fun talking about.

Episode #1 - Goal Creation

This episode I go over a simple process of creating goals and how to set them up to allow you to have the most potential for success.

#2 Posted by TobbRobb (4850 posts) -

Neat idea. I personally don't have much use out of something like this, but I'm sure some will greatly benefit from some help with their mindset. Oh, and while I think you spoke clearly and got the point across well without being dull. Using an entire half hour for a video like this might scare attention-impaired generation. Either making a more summarized video on the side, making the video shorter, summarizing it early on in the video or even splitting it up into smaller chunks are all things that I think would help you reach your audience.

Either way, nice setup with the text document! I think it looks very well thought out and you obviously care about the subject. Keep at it!

#3 Posted by chilibean_3 (1698 posts) -

I enjoyed your last set of videos and this series seems like a pretty neat idea.

#4 Posted by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

@tobbrobb said:

Neat idea. I personally don't have much use out of something like this, but I'm sure some will greatly benefit from some help with their mindset. Oh, and while I think you spoke clearly and got the point across well without being dull. Using an entire half hour for a video like this might scare attention-impaired generation. Either making a more summarized video on the side, making the video shorter, summarizing it early on in the video or even splitting it up into smaller chunks are all things that I think would help you reach your audience.

Either way, nice setup with the text document! I think it looks very well thought out and you obviously care about the subject. Keep at it!

I agree, I wanted to shoot for around 15 min. I thought for sure a lot of people would say it was to long, but surprisingly enough I have gotten more people saying "I thought it was to long, but I listened the whole time..." But at the same time, if it is to long for people to digest or care about, then there are plenty of other resources out there for them. We shall see how the next one goes, the goal will be 15 min plus or minus a few.

#5 Edited by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

Forgot to post Episode #2 over here. This episode is all about Motivation. How to understand your motivation and how to adjust your mind set to keep motivated.

Also, here is Episode #3, Competition and Verbal Aggression. This episode I talk about competition and how it effects people, but also the larger issue of Verbal Aggression within games such as Dota. I wanted to explain some reasoning why people begin to attack other teammates rather then fixing the issue at hand. Then more importantly, how people can react to properly diffuse these types of situations.

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