242 Comments
Posted by Steven

Looks neat.

Posted by Filch

great!

Posted by shua310

cloese 

Posted by zombie007

sweet

Posted by Wunder_

Recognized a few characters through ;o Gogo Dragon Knight!

Posted by RPGee

Looks pretty Warcraft-esque. Not that I'm complaining.

Posted by GioVANNI

Nice wordplay.

Posted by kollay

Heavy hero character.

Posted by Dragonblade

This doesn't look like a Blizzard Entertainment product. Nope.  
Not. One. Bit. 

Posted by Daveyo520

Can't wait to see some of the comments that will come of this.

Posted by MrMazz

Money since im buying all this stuff from that guy

Posted by Flaime

Really don't see anything Blizzard in this, except for the fact that it's DotA.

Posted by truckington

Axe ("Red Orc") and Traxex ("Night Elf") are the only ones that look very much like WC3 in my opnion, the others look pretty different

Posted by Rastapasta
@Steven
Posted by Tylea002

I get it.

Posted by Rastapasta

Stupid phone freaked out. This whole game is so weird. I know dota was only a mod for warcraft 3 and LoL was based off that but all i can see in this trailer is blizzard or LoL characters.. Will still play it though.

Posted by warxsnake

cheese

Posted by Nac

There are nightelves in this? Bizarre.

Posted by nintendoeats

The double take that I did on that headline was palpable.

Posted by TheMustacheHero
@Dragonblade:  That's because it's Valve.
Edited by Gildermershina

So, they're literally calling it "Dota 2"? Not "Defence of the Ancients 2" or some other acronym, or "Dota 2: X of the Y", just plain old "Dota 2"? That feels kinda weird to me for some reason.

Posted by Zeninnnnnnnn

YO DATS ASHE AND SION SUCKA.

also I totally forgot blizzard was NOT publishing this.

Posted by mrcraggle

As tradition with all Dota vids.

Edited by Mr_Skeleton

Are we missing a few seconds from the beginning or is that really how the trailer starts?

Wow they are really not shy about stealing all the old characters.

Edited by Tyrial

Scourge abomination complete with hooks in there. Also Tauren and Pandaren look-alikes. Hope its good!

Posted by ghenryschmitt

How about changing the title to "Opening the Valve on DOTA 2" or something so it doesn't sound like Blizzard's making it?

Posted by DeF
@TheMustacheHero said:
@Dragonblade:  That's because it's Valve.
I think you missed the irony in his comment.
Posted by truckington

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Are we missing a few seconds from the beginning or is that really how the trailer starts?

wow, yeah, it's missing the start, here is the trailer on their official youtube page:

Posted by outerabiz

oO wow thought they were atleast gonna make new characters... hmm owell it's still valve so im hoping for the best

Posted by nywt

With all of the leaked screenshots and this new trailer, I can't wait for the tourney to start on Wednesday.

Posted by DrRandle

Icey what you did there.

Posted by superscott597

Ehh. Kind of expected a bit more from Valve. It was going for the epic vibe that Blizzard cinematics have, but didn't have the same punch visually or in the audio. In all honesty, it looked a bit generic to me coming from a developer like Valve. 
 
Anyway, I'll probably end up checking it out eventually. I think I've had enough of the WC style of graphics that HoN and LoL have stuck to. I want to see more gritty action from dudes that don't look like they came from the fairy land of acidic colors...

Posted by rmanthorp

@truckington said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Are we missing a few seconds from the beginning or is that really how the trailer starts?

wow, yeah, it's missing the start, here is the trailer on their official youtube page:

Weird!

Moderator
Edited by Eversor

I know it's important to not keep the sequels familiar, but... damn it, all characters look far too similar to their Warcraft 3 modeled counterparts. Yeah... Blizzard won't like this at all.

Posted by nazer858

LOL that headline, but like I said in the forum thread this looks awesome

Posted by Baggykins

@Zeninnnnnnnn said:

YO DATS ASHE AND SION SUCKA.

also I totally forgot blizzard was NOT publishing this.

not to mention the Jax and Cho'gath

Posted by CaLe

Blizzard should sue Valve because Blizzard have invented DotA and have the patent for that creative license so no one else can make that game only Blizzard and Valve are taking Blizzard's money from them like robbers take money from a bank without working for it like the rest of us so if Valve continue to do this we will have no more creative games from Blizzard because Valve have stolen their idea and not given any of the money to Blizzard to make a new idea for a new game and even if they make a new game then Valve will steal the idea and make New Idea 2 and the cycle will repeat itself until eventually Valve will have all the money and Blizzard will have no money and I wouldn't be surprised if Valve make World of Halflife Craft and it is the same as World of Warcraft with all the ideas that Blizzard already invented and have patent pending creative license over because obviously this trailer is showing us that they are stealing the art style as well as the game they didn't even make their own art style for the characters and just look like Warcraft characters only more round and that's the only difference even the spells look the same to me and I have seen many Warcraft videos and the fire effects are the exact same as in this video I think they even use the same software to create them that Blizzard uses so I think the next thing Valve will do is just steal Blizzard's employees and Valve will be the one's who have all the talent and not Blizzard so I think this is unfair and that's why we should boycott this with an online petition thank you.

Posted by Scigrex14

Looks like they re-skinned a lot of the heroes from the original DOTA. HoN also had a lot of the characters re-skinned, so that means that three games may have characters that do almost the exact same thing but look slightly different. I like the original DOTA but I would think these games would each try to be a little different so that they differentiate themselves from one another. Instead each game is just trying to look and play as much like the original DOTA as it can legally. I am very interested how this all pans out because one of these games seems like it will win out and become the dominant game. I don't think the community for those games can be split in three or more directions and last.

Posted by damswedon

@mrcraggle: Man If Basshunter made a DOTA 2 song I'd actually care about the game.

Posted by Talesavo

I haven't been this hyped for a game since...getting a Nintendo 64 in the winter of 1998.

Posted by Codeacious

Ehhhhh... not really doing it for me. Maybe I'll check out some of the Gamescom footage, but I'm not really looking at DotA 2 anymore at this point.

Posted by PurplePartyRobot

So, at the end of the day, I'm still last hitting minions, ganking enemy heroes, and pushing lanes? I'll stick with League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth, thanks.

Posted by Robin_Gr

Looks cool. I've never played a dota-style game, but I have always thought I would like the gameplay. This might be my jumping in point.

Posted by Pr1mus
@CaLe said:

Blizzard should sue Valve because Blizzard have invented DotA and have the patent for that creative license so no one else can make that game only Blizzard and Valve are taking Blizzard's money from them like robbers take money from a bank without working for it like the rest of us so if Valve continue to do this we will have no more creative games from Blizzard because Valve have stolen their idea and not given any of the money to Blizzard to make a new idea for a new game and even if they make a new game then Valve will steal the idea and make New Idea 2 and the cycle will repeat itself until eventually Valve will have all the money and Blizzard will have no money and I wouldn't be surprised if Valve make World of Halflife Craft and it is the same as World of Warcraft with all the ideas that Blizzard already invented and have patent pending creative license over because obviously this trailer is showing us that they are stealing the art style as well as the game they didn't even make their own art style for the characters and just look like Warcraft characters only more round and that's the only difference even the spells look the same to me and I have seen many Warcraft videos and the fire effects are the exact same as in this video I think they even use the same software to create them that Blizzard uses so I think the next thing Valve will do is just steal Blizzard's employees and Valve will be the one's who have all the talent and not Blizzard so I think this is unfair and that's why we should boycott this with an online petition thank you.

Blizzard didn't create Dota. I rest my case.
Posted by Dragonblade
@TheMustacheHero said:
@Dragonblade:  That's because it's Valve.
Yes, but how can we be sure?
Posted by TheTelePlus
@CaLe: Please say you're joking. Nobody can be this stupid. Right?
Posted by Irvandus

Awesome name

Posted by mrcraggle

@CaLe said:

Blizzard should sue Valve because Blizzard have invented DotA and have the patent for that creative license so no one else can make that game only Blizzard and Valve are taking Blizzard's money from them like robbers take money from a bank without working for it like the rest of us so if Valve continue to do this we will have no more creative games from Blizzard because Valve have stolen their idea and not given any of the money to Blizzard to make a new idea for a new game and even if they make a new game then Valve will steal the idea and make New Idea 2 and the cycle will repeat itself until eventually Valve will have all the money and Blizzard will have no money and I wouldn't be surprised if Valve make World of Halflife Craft and it is the same as World of Warcraft with all the ideas that Blizzard already invented and have patent pending creative license over because obviously this trailer is showing us that they are stealing the art style as well as the game they didn't even make their own art style for the characters and just look like Warcraft characters only more round and that's the only difference even the spells look the same to me and I have seen many Warcraft videos and the fire effects are the exact same as in this video I think they even use the same software to create them that Blizzard uses so I think the next thing Valve will do is just steal Blizzard's employees and Valve will be the one's who have all the talent and not Blizzard so I think this is unfair and that's why we should boycott this with an online petition thank you.

Longest run-on sentence I've ever seen in my life(outside of literature that is).

Posted by CaLe

@Pr1mus: Blizzard make Warcraft and Warcraft leads to DotA so this is creative patent license!

Posted by ajamafalous

Fuck you for that title Ryan.