Like a lot of people, I started to play Dota 2 this week after Brad mentioned he was getting into it. And just now I finished my first co-op bot match with @golguin and @colourful_hippie. It was really fun and extremely useful to learn some aspects of the game. I figured that new players could use this thread to find matches with parties of fellow newbies and prevent the normal Dota 2 GB group from getting flooded with users not ready for regular PvP matches. So just put your Steam ID in here and send some friend requests. No need for favorite hero really because it's bot matches so I think experimentation should absolutely be encouraged. Doesn't matter how new you are (and even if you're a vet you can join and give pointers if you want) this is basically so we can all learn...together.
My Steam ID is MariachiMacabre, by the way.
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This thread is for new players looking to share their experiences playing dota 2. If you are looking for other players to form a team with, click this thread over here. Thanks.