@Ben_H: very Thanks for sharing your experience. If all players are like you, this game will become more popular.
The "I am new to Dota" Beginners Guide
Watching some streams of Dota 2, and reading about it here, makes me excited on one side, and terrified on the other. My issue is that it sounds simply amazing, but as much as I would like to sink hours into the game and get good at it, the reality wont allow that kind of behaviour.
So I could start to read those guides and watch those videos. But I wouldn't have the time to play more than 2-3 games max a week (at the moment at least).
So is there any chance to enjoy this game at a more leisure jump-in-jump-out level? I mean, a learning curve of a hundred hours? that will take me a lifetime.
@Christoffer: Oh yeah you will be able to enjoy it. Just don't let the ragers get to you, put them on ignore. Then if you continue to watch streams / read guides...it will make it easier to figure things out. The problem I think most people have is they go into it thinking they are good at video games and will dominate at Dota quickly. You can play 1000 hours, yet still be considered a low tier player...not many games are like that.
The thing I would suggest if you are only able to play a few games a week, find a few heros that you think look cool / have a ton of fun with...then play them. If you try to random or play a new guy every game, you will be overwhelmed and not have much fun. But by focusing on a few different heroes you can use those few games each week to become the best that you can at that specific guy.
@kurtdyoung: Join the GiantBomb chat channel in game. Since Brad took an interested in Dota the amount of people in that channel has grown by at least 200+ at any given time during the day. Most are new players looking for other new players.
@benstewart84: A mic is useful, but not a requirement. Some people use the in game audio and some people use outside programs like skype or mumble to communicate.
I don't know if this is the right place for this post, but is there any interest in more experienced players helping out newer players on a semi-regular basis?
I have played lots of Dota 2 (and games like it), and I wouldn't mind helping out newer players learn the concepts, strategies, and mechanics of the game. If I'm in the wrong place to post this here, could you point me in the right direction?
If you want to talk to me on Steam, my name is the same there as it is here
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