DotA 2 Q&A - DotA 2 FAQs Revealed!

DotA 2 Q&A
IceFrog, the main character behind the development of DotA 2 has recently answered some important questions about DotA 2 which were asked by the community. He revealed some major information before the release of the game such as, reconnect feature, replay viewing, lag & delay issue, hardware requirements etc.

DotA 2 Q&A:
Q: Is there reconnect support for DotA 2? (by Vanes-UT)
A: This was actually one of the very first things we added early on, before the game was stable, in order to help with testing. You’ll also be able to have a friend of similar skill level substitute for you in case you have to leave. Players that want to improve their reputation in the game and community will also be able to help out by joining ongoing games that are missing players.

Q: Can I still play with my friends from America even though I am European? (by Adam Mosley)
A: Yes, a lot of people have friends in different regions and we want to allow them to easily interact. One of the things that makes DotA special is how big the community is, so we will do our best to make it easy to connect and communicate with one another.

Q: How are you going to handle delay and lag between players? (by Alex)
A: This is something we are putting a lot of time and resources into. Minimizing delay to servers, along with optimizing networking code, is very important to being able to enjoy DotA on both a casual and competitive level. We’re expanding the Steam infrastructure around the world so the matchmaking service for DotA 2 is able to provide the lowest possible ping wherever you are playing. There will also be some uniquely located servers that are optimized regionally for handling longer distance matches.

Q: What kind of hardware requirements will the game have? (by S.Hong)
A: We don’t have an official minimum DotA 2 system specs just yet. The goal is to make sure that people with older computers and the PCs at LAN centers will be able to support the game, while also allowing for newer computers to scale well.

Q: I heard there was going to be an AI feature for when a player leaves. Is there going to be an option to take direct control of the hero? (by Stephen)
A: The AI features will be optional to the players in the game. You can have teammates use it, send it to the base, or give it AI modes and behaviors to follow.

Q: Will there be anything like the AI maps in DotA or a “training mode” with difficulty levels? (by L.Pham)
A: Yes there will be bot support if you just want to play by yourself, or you can create a party of friends and fill the rest of the slots with bots. There are a variety of different settings you can use in order to configure the bots, ranging from selectable difficulty levels to specific behaviors that you want to practice against. For example, if you want to practice your lane control, you could configure the bots to be stronger at denying, last hitting, and harassing. We’ll also have some specially crafted challenge scenarios, similar to things like Pudge Wars, which I’ll elaborate on in the future.

Q: Will the replay system allow me to move freely backwards and forwards in time rather than having to watch a whole replay? (by Luciando)
A: You’ll be able to jump around to any point in the replay, add bookmarks for easy referencing, view detailed stats and graphs while the game is going, and watch through a specific player’s view (with regards to their camera movement). You’ll also be able to watch replays with friends if you want to review a game or learn from your mistakes. To aid videomakers, the replay system will have flexible camera angle and speed controls. There will also be a bunch of commentating and editing features you can add to your replays.

Q: Don’t you think you should make a lot of changes to the gameplay? (by Robert)
A: Significant changes would not necessarily make it a better game. There are countless features we are building around the game that will make the experience a much better one. The gameplay itself, though, has always evolved step by step, and it will continue with that methodology. We consider this a long term project, in the same way DotA has always been. We want to provide a quality experience and not just change for the sake of change. You’ll naturally see additions and improvements to the game as time passes, but it would be a natural progression aimed at improving the game for the players and not for other arbitrary reasons. Valve and I strongly believe that the player focused development process the game has gone through is what will allow us to continue making the best decisions with regards to where we spend our development time.

Q: Can you spectate an already ongoing DotA 2 game? (by Valo)
A: A lot of the game will be built around spectating and shoutcasting support. You will be able to join most ongoing games (unless the players marked it as private) and just watch them. You can join a game your friend is in, see what your favorite clan is doing, or simply pick a skill level and a hero you like and it will find you one to watch. We also have a system in place that automatically distributes the load to multiple servers so that the game itself won’t be affected by users joining to spectate. Our distribution network will allow us to support any number of users that want to watch, by dynamically assigning more servers to the task. There will also be special tags and search options to help you find live or old shoutcasted games. Shoutcasters will be able to operate as directors, so anyone watching will have his camera looking at the same things the shoutcaster is viewing. There is also an optional anti-cheat mechanism built in so that the game you are spectating can be time delayed by any amount of time to reduce potential abuse.

Q: Will you keep loyal to casting times like Torrent and will it still be possible to do the advanced tricks, like animation canceling, fog of war tricks we’ve learned, etc? (by Lycan)
A: Yes, those mechanics are implemented. They are a very integral part of the game and it wouldn’t feel the same without them.

Q: How will we manage replay files? (by Nikos)
A: They will be automatically saved with your identity online utilizing the Steam Cloud storage system, so you don’t have to worry about losing them. You’ll be able to use the replay browser tools to search, sort, tag, rank, and favorite them.

Q: Are you going to work on DotA after DotA 2 is released? (by Jack Lee)
A: I plan to keep DotA updated for as long as the community wants. That being said though, I think that DotA 2 represents the long term future for the game.

Q: How will development change with regards to your role, current beta testers, community feedback, etc? (by Basel)
A: All that stuff will remain the same, except that now I also get to work with the developers at Valve. All of our current playtesters and even contributors like Kunkka are helping. One of the most important things for me has always been getting input from the community. There will be a lot of opportunities, throughout the next year, to give your feedback on all the things we are working on, ranging from features to visuals.

Q: Are the upgraded graphics going to be distracting? New graphics are great, but when there’s too much, you can’t see what’s going on anymore. (by Lycan)
A: Gameplay is definitely the most important aspect, everyone on the team understands this concern. The number one priority is making sure players can quickly and easily tell what’s happening on the screen at all times. Fine tuning the right visual balance with each ability, effect, hero, etc., will be an ongoing process as the game is playtested and we get your feedback. A clean and understandable visual representation of the action is important to everyone from experienced players, spectators, to new players.

Q: Will I be able to help test DotA 2? (by Sing Liu)
A: There will certainly be an opportunity to get involved with beta testing DotA 2 and help us with your feedback. We’ll release more information about how to sign up in the future.

Q: Are you going to do anything to make it easier for new players to get into the game and feel welcome? (by Arvin)
A: Some of what makes it hard, in current DotA, stems from the lack of services around the game that can help foster a better relationship between players and that it’s hard for players to be matched up with equally skilled allies and opponents. Things like tutorials, matchmaking, AI bots, identity, coaching, and community contribution will go a long way to making it easier for new players to fit in.

Q: What hotkey setup will exist in DotA 2? (by Stany Kaff)
A: We have a few default templates that cover the most popular configurations, but you’ll also be able to fully customize them to your liking. You can customize it on a global level or on a per hero basis if you choose. The hotkey configuration will include everything, not just heroes and items, but also how you navigate in the game, control the camera, autocast, set control groups, etc. Your settings are saved to your identity online, so if you go to a LAN center you will not have to reconfigure your keys.
I hope Q&A session will give you a clear picture of the upcoming DotA 2 game in your mind. More information & news about DotA 2 will be available here, stay tuned for the latest updates!

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Source:
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164 Comments yet..:

Anonymous said...

first blood!

sounds awesome

Anonymous said...

Nice One....

Anonymous said...

wohoooo... reconnect feature in dota 2... I wanna play it now!

Anonymous said...

Wohooo.....
"I plan to keep DotA updated for as long as the community wants. That being said though, I think that DotA 2 represents the long term future for the game".
This thing make me feel that i am top of this world

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that icefrog will still continue developing dota after the release of Dota 2

good job ice

Anonymous said...

Can we play this game on LAN??

Anonymous said...

Icefrog please don't make cartoonish graphics in Dota 2.

Anonymous said...

Dota 2 should be free to play.. They should know thatthe popularity of Dota is because its free to play.

Anonymous said...

the replay seeking and AI bot feature makes me want to play the game now!!!

Nictor said...

when dota 2 beta testing is going to start? i wanna participate. i have steam account

Anonymous said...

ok then ... very well said ... but is it free to play ...

Anonymous said...

@ 6:32

Dude, It won't be a "free to play" game. valve wants to make money that's why they hired IceFrog to do their job.

IMO, Dota 2 will contain monthly subscriptions like World of Warcraft.

Anonymous said...

Dota Ftw !

Anonymous said...

only dota 2 will make me install steam crap on my PC..

Anonymous said...

according to my calculations based on the above FAQs, I think Dota 2 will be only be playable online there may be no support for Local Area Network.

FAIL!

Anonymous said...

is it free???

Josh said...

@ 6:50 starcraft 2 is online, is it a fail?

Anonymous said...

S2Games/Riot/Blizzard

Time to pack your bags

Anonymous said...

me!! mee!! i have a question!! can i play dota 2 now?

Anonymous said...

well, Icefrog again confirmed the gameplay wont be changed but i still doubt dota 2 will contain simplicity and user friendly interface like warcraft 3 :S

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Icefrog knows what hes doing and he will make it user friendly on the whole "is it free thing" I'm pretty sure it won't be because valve likes money and also if its a monthly like WoW I'm not even gonna bother trying it

Anonymous said...

@ 7:00

ditto

Valve dota will completely dominate the whole genre by a big margin.. heroes of newerth/league of legends cant stand in the scene once it releases

Anonymous said...

DotA 2 != local area network ?
DotA 2 != free 2 play?

:(
if DotA in warcraft 3 will still updated i'd rather play DotA in warcraft :)

Anonymous said...

nc, I can play it on my old pc

Anonymous said...

face to face sound goods

Anonymous said...

FB BY empty-_-head!

Anonymous said...

aw man! can you make the pc requirements the processor intel pentinum 4! plssss i cant play this game in our computer!plsss

Anonymous said...

Q: Do we need to buy Dota2?
A: ?

Anonymous said...

imba ernie fufu

Anonymous said...

i hope dota 2 will be for free...

Anonymous said...

DotA no longer free :(

Anonymous said...

low-end pc doesn't meet the minimum system requirements. DoTA on warcraft is better :) low system requirements. and almost all of us are familiar on the old DoTA . i hope icefrog will still update the DoTA maps for warcraft. nothing beats the basics

Anonymous said...

if u need to pay for dota2, im more than willing to do so, dota technically was never free, u had to buy roc and tft, unless for the ppl that downloaded illegally..

Cant wait for dota2 though id rather to play it through garena and not valve

Anonymous said...

hate those who always say first blood at first comment wtf

Anonymous said...

he didn't mention anything about buy dota 2 price in faq

Anonymous said...

it can make the HON down! wee I'm excited!

evolution01 said...

I have a question Here !


Dota 2 WIll be played on Steam or in garena?? --- if steam then u hav 2 pay for it that means more than 60 % players wont be buying it !

Anonymous said...

well if they going to sell dota 2 i rather played the orig Dota..

Anonymous said...

DOTA 2 is going to be epic fail if not free to play (LAN)

If icefrog thinks that valve can earn via their STEAM thing...its their mistake! The will only cause the dota players to be split apart in different other games! Seems dota is dying atlast ....HON has very same features except icefrog aint in it...whats the difference? how many people pplay HON and how many dota on lan ? judge urself!

Anonymous said...

Is it an online game, i mean do we ned 2 buy a steam acc in order to play it~

Anonymous said...

this is free game ? like in garena
and can we play in philippines for free ?

Anonymous said...

We Should buy DOTA 2 I know it's not that expensive for us to buy because icefrog loves us!

Anonymous said...

HOW 2 JOIN ONGOING GAME????

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

what the hell?????

Anonymous said...

oh this sucks! If I have to buy the CD just to play is fine but PayToPlay damn that! always needing money for monthly payments I'll just play Dota in Warcraft 3 for free suckass!

Anonymous said...

GODLIKE!!

Anonymous said...

100% NOT FREE!!! maybe for the first few months then after that we need to start paying monthly ZZZZZZZZZZz TYPICAL VALVE

Anonymous said...

I love you icefrog

Anonymous said...

....hope its for free... if its not... then dota (garena) ftw :P

Anonymous said...

Are you going to do something about Map Hackers??

Anonymous said...

And the Price?

Anonymous said...

Minimum requirements are not yet revealed by Valve and I think they're too high for an RTS Source-Engine game, I'm pretty sure they want to get gamers play it at lowest requirements as possible


and ABOUT PAYING, THE GAME IS FCKING FREE ONCE YOU BUY IT! EVERY VALVE GAME IS FREE ONCE YOU BUY IT. LIKE TEAM FORTRESS 2 AND L4D2, THEY ARE MOSTLY USED AS ONLINE MULTIPLAYER ONLINE BUT IT'S FREE, EVEN THE DLCs ARE DAMN FREE. STUPID PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT VALVE IS ACTUALLY A GOOD GAME COMPANY

Anonymous said...

i wish that no hacks will enter dota 2 like maphacks and drophacks or any hacks. hope valve and icefrog will do something about this =)

gino said...

cOOl but will still love the first dota :)

Anonymous said...

Naaa,ice frog and valve wont listen to us to make this dota 2 a Free2Play game. They spend lots of money to create this game,thats why they wont make this game free 2 Play. i think ill just stick to the original dota rather than this dota 2. We love dota but if dota will be remove at War Craft because of this dota 2,ill never gonna play this game again. War Craft III is the home of the dota,not this one. They are just seperating players. If we need to pay for this game,it will be like HON. players will be seperated again and dota community will fall. Poor thing you created this game. But still,we understand that you need to earn some money to. So just pls dont remove the original DotA All Stars at War Craft III of Blizzard. I hope dota community will not fall because of the release of dota 2 cause another game will make dota players to be seperated. Like now,i think ice frog is to busy on dota 2 thats why it takes a long time to release a new map of Dota all stars.

Another thing,IF ICE FROG GONNA MAKE A BALANCE GAME LIKE DOTA,PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE GARENA HACKS AND MAP HACKS TO MAKE IT IMBALANCE,DOTA UTILITIES DISAPOINTED PLAYERS BECAUSE OF RELEASING HACKS. WHY WOULD WE PLAY DOTA IF THERES A CHEAT?. ARENT YOU OUT OF YOUR MINDS?. THIS IS A SITE THAT SUPPORTS DOTA,NOT A SITE THAT MAKE DOTA COMMUNITY FALL. PLAYERS ARE GETTING TIRED TO PLAY DOTA BECAUSE OF THOSE GARENA HACK. PLS DONT RELEASE GARENA HACKS AND MAP HACKS ON THIS SITE OR DOTA COMMUNITY SOON WILL FALL CAUSE DOTA 2 IS NOT FREE TO PLAY AND THE ARE HACKS ON DOTA ALL STARS. I DO NOT MIND IF MY OPPONENT IN A GAME IS A CHEATER BUT IM JUST CONCERNED THAT DOTA WILL BE AN EPIC FAIL IF YOU CONTINUE TO RELEASE HACKS. ASK OTHER PLAYERS. THEY WOULD SAY THE SAME THING. DO NOT SUPPORT THOSE HACKS OR THE COMMUNITY WILL FALL.

Anonymous said...

RESTART FEATURE!

Anonymous said...

yeah dude!!! f*ck

Anonymous said...

DUMBASSES!! THIS IS A GAME WHICH "BUY IT, FREE FOREVER"


YOU EVEN DON'T KNOW THE FULL DETAILS YET!! SHEESH STUPID PEOPLE

Anonymous said...

If DotA 2 is Paid to play I am sure 80% of the players won't buy it especially in Asian countries where majority of the players originate.

Anonymous said...

It will have a one time price. Valve would never make a pay2play game.
I can't believe that there are people who think it might be free. Look at the features. Think of the resources. How in the world could it be free?

Pay once, play forever. Just like the old DotA. Pay for WC3, pay for Frozen throne, play it for free.

Anonymous said...

So the game work offline?

Anonymous said...

...is it the same to the frozen throne that is played in the present..

Anonymous said...

i want to play it now!! woohoo.. at whatever the cost is!

Anonymous said...

i still wanna know will it take money to reat an acount like HON of free like Dota ??? sm1 plz answer

Anonymous said...

next year we play use tis server?? no garena

Anonymous said...

Stupid guys,before you insult us,try to understand what we are talking aboout. what we are saying that pay 2 play is if we need to pay for the account that will be used un WAN games,not in LAN game,tsk2.

Anonymous said...

become again a noob XD

Anonymous said...

GO ICEFROG,,,,,
BOOOOO!!!!!!! !!!!!!!STARCRAFT!!!!!!
STARCRAFT IS SOOO LAME!!!!

Anonymous said...

yeah

Anonymous said...

Will the game be a free download? Or do you have to buy it through steam?

Anonymous said...

Well I Think Your Will Have To Buy Dota 2 From Steam And Play It Well If It Isn't Expensive I Will Still Have Income On Valve!!! PLAY DOTA FOREVER !!!

Anonymous said...

so does this mean bye bye garena? :(

Anonymous said...

I DONT WANNA PAY TO PLAY DOTA 2 ): IT SUCKS IF WE NEED TO PAY TO PLAY.. i think more ppl will stick to the war3 dota if dota2 is needed to pay to play.

Anonymous said...

nice one but how many month other for dota 2??

Anonymous said...

yhup i want to play that dota 2

Anonymous said...

its really good if it can be run on windows xp too!!

Anonymous said...

chleba

Anonymous said...

please make the dota2 guud and no lag on old system computers!!!

Anonymous said...

is there also like a beta key for dota 2? like HoN

Anonymous said...

Wow, the specs are quite high for a "low-end PC"...

Anonymous said...

Pfft not gonna pull me away from LoL

Anonymous said...

LOL.
don't make it like HoN.

Anonymous said...

how i download dota 2 tell me pls

Anonymous said...

Pls make this free to play for everyone...

Anonymous said...

DOTA 2 is free to play?

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that DotA would not be there anymore because DotA 2 is much better. I think this quote is related about my comment. "Sacrifice short term goals for future term goals."

Anonymous said...

Does dota 2 requires any CD? Since Valve is Involved.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping that Icefrog uses a similar ranking system Blizzard implemented into SC2 but instead of tracking win or lose, track the number of kills, deaths, assists, etc.

Anywho... DOTA 2!

IceKatak said...

create 1 account rm 100

Anonymous said...

I HOPE IT WOULD BE NOT LIKE HoN.HoN IS RETAIL AND NO ORIGINALITY.
COOL GRAPHICS.I LOVE THE GAME. NICE JOB,:D

Anonymous said...

Oo deve ser muito animal :))

Anonymous said...

I think it will not be for free on it's release, It will be free after about 2 to 3 yrs after it released, after they retrieve what they invested...Valve hired many people(and of course invested tons of money) just to please the DOTA community (create a free LAN game)?????? knock!knock!helloooooooo????!! pwd b un??? that's extremely Illogical!!!! Valve is a gaming Corporation!! of course they treat DOTA as a business( a tool to make money) not a game!!! they are businessmans!!!not a Drama Queens who gives everything for free!!

Anonymous said...

If your complaining about having to pay for DotA 2, Your a poor 8 Year old whos parents dislike you. If your not 8 years old.... GET A JOB.. lazy azns.

Anonymous said...

RELEASE IT NOW! I WANT TO PLAY!

Anonymous said...

I Think It will not be popular because they know is only Dota so it will not be popular.That my Comment

Anonymous said...

To all the people who said it's supposed to be free to play...
you will have to pay for the game then the rest is free.. if you said dota is free.. the map is free but warcraft reign of chaos and frozen throne aren't you must pay for it.. so basically it will be the same BUT if you used a pirated version of warcraft 3 go fuck your self get a fucking job

Anonymous said...

THe best question will be..

' How are we gonna download DOTA 2? do we have to download the GAME now ? so that means we dont nid warcraft 3 anymore?..

Anonymous said...

sounds awesome indeed, but dota developers waited long just to copy other's idea- although some of them copied the style of dota.. the thing is.. dota 2 is league of legends. . League Of Legends annihilated dota!!! then dota release its new version copying the features of league of legends.. wtf! wcg 2010 has no dota tournament? replaced by LOL :[.

Anonymous said...

DOTA DOTA DOTA DOTA !! 2

Anonymous said...

We Should buy DOTA 2

Anonymous said...

How are we gonna download DOTA 2? do we have to download the GAME now ?

Anonymous said...

Dota 2 is a Pay 2 Play games

Anonymous said...

your the men ice frog wooooh!!!

Anonymous said...

diu

Anonymous said...

is dota 2 a hack free version of dota??

Anonymous said...

hope this very awesome game is free 2 play

FOREVER!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think its gonna be like counter strike steam version. Pay once for steam and you can play forever.

Anonymous said...

plss make DotA2 FrEe 2 pLaY... TnX

arman said...

i prefer dota 2 please make it free for play

Anonymous said...

IF nice Dota 2 got more epic proportions like Genocide or Hat-Trick on the screen that the hero did it it will be awesome

Anonymous said...

I can buy dota2. But I would not pay to play like world of warcraft. Fock that shit if I have to pay to play.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Stop whining you poor bastards. Get a job. Then buy the game

Anonymous said...

Nice... Dota on my favourite game platform (Steam)(Note: Valve Games are all on steam). Epic awesomeness. Now I can expect more Team fortress 2 hat with dota 2 purchase and a great game of dota 2 itself. For those who do not know where to get dota 2 when it is released, dota 2 is most likely officially released on steam.

Anonymous said...

dota 2 will fail if it is needs a connection 2 play maybe ill be plying the orig dota ...

Anonymous said...

yes me too..i rather play the orig dota..

Anonymous said...

plss make DotA2 FrEe 2 pLaY...

Anonymous said...

it's ricki'n like HoN Recon yeah iLike it 4mns recon

Dominik said...

whoever said that "the most of the player play dota because its free" lol wtf...
icefrog is doing it since more than 4 years?
and what is better than getting money for doing his hobby...

Anonymous said...

Its Just Like HoN (Heroes Of Newerth) -.-"

IcE FrOg....! said...

GUys.....DOn;t u think u all r dumbs...NoObS.....Jst W8 anD WaTch WaT D DotA 2 ThE ThInG Is...ANd Ya..U Hv To Buyee It.....So,,OncE Buy Den CommEnt On mY ForUms...U ALl Fukin PplS...NoT all...But WHo ThInKs I M DUmBaSs...If U All ThinK So Den LeaVe PLaYinG DoTa....!

Anonymous said...

people worked hard hundreds of hours and you want to repay them by giving nothing ....free game ? i hope your daddy wiil come home without his paycheck, becouse some client of his cosider that his work should be free.

i will buy witchever comes cheaper hon or dota2 , but definatly i will BUY something.

Anonymous said...

people worked hard hundreds of hours and you want to repay them by giving nothing ....free game ? i hope your daddy will come home without his paycheck, because some client of his consider that his work should be free.

i will buy whichever comes cheaper hon or dota2 , but definitely i will BUY something.

Anonymous said...

if it will be on steam gaming engine and i have to pay for it, i will wait until hackers gets a solution for it! hahaha! valve sucks! steam suck! wc3 DotA ftw! garena ftw!

regards-ilongnirexmalaki

Anonymous said...

if dota 2 isnt free no one is going 2 play it. everyone will stick to the normal dota on WC3

Anonymous said...

wanna burst your head??????????????????????????????????????? play dota and f-c- the enemy......

Anonymous said...

dota on warcraft is perfect...why are you trying to ruinate our game??IceFrog please quit this crap until it's too late

FUCK DOTA 2 , FUCK VALVE , FUCK STEAM

Anonymous said...

don't like how you can join any random game and watch. what's stopping people from joining games their friends are in and telling them everything over vent..

Anonymous said...

Dota 2 is not free, u had to buy it..(unless illegally dl ofcourse) it will be suck if we had to pay monthly fees just to play on LAN, i mean, whats dota without online match? Dota 2 MUST BE A (PAY ONCE/FREE FOREVER EVEN IN LAN TOOOO! And Icefrog make huge mistake by choosing greedy Valve, they r good but they just greedy..@hd_twu

Anonymous said...

COMPUTER GAMES ARE FUN, BUT THERE ARE BETTER (MORE IMPORTANT) THINGS TO SPEND MONEY ON... THAT SAID, PAY TO PLAY DOTA WONT DO IT FOR ME (NOT THAT KIND OF PERSON)

Anonymous said...

I'd rather play on DotA than DotA 2, I prefer the originals and I hope many of us still do too.

Anonymous said...

To all you whiney babies complainig about paying for a game years in development....get off your self entitled rushes and go get a job so you can pay the $30(most likely price) for the game without having to dip into your coin jar. Lol DOTA 2 will not be a paytoplay game...so stop saying it will be. They will use a system similar to the goblin coins in HON to make money. They are obviously not epically retarded.and they DO realize that a paytoplay platform will make them lose most players...until prices are confirmed stop bithingg about a hypothetical price tag

Anonymous said...

<> I'd rather play on DotA than DotA 2, I prefer the originals and I hope many of us still do too.

Of course not!! we can spend our hole life with playing old games and never going a step forward, or we just realize that it's necessary to switch to more modern games from time to time. I will play dota 2 and rly can't wait for this game.

Anonymous said...

release it now!

Anonymous said...

wc3 dota gets boring realse Dota 2!

Anonymous said...

Will you keep loyal to casting times like Torrent and will it still be possible to do the advanced tricks, like animation canceling, fog of war TRICKS we’ve learned, etc? (by Lycan)

A: Yes, those mechanics are implemented. They are a very integral part of the game and it wouldn’t feel the same without them.

WTF fog of war mechanics will not be changed ? so if hero that i attack goes to fog my hero turns back where he came and not to hero last position ??? wtf... and i thought its just a bug in wc3 engine... but this makes me ANGRYYY

Anonymous said...

All you babys crying about dota 2 aint free to play. Neither was Dota since you needed WC3, so stfu yu dum fukz!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
So some changes of profiles and names and more graphics in HON will make you pay for it because it's online, and some changes in graphics will make you pay in DOTA2 are you kidding me? the native players don't pay for it's own game yeah it's not for you ICEFROG it's for the natives, the great players don't pay for their great play, if every moment they think of the DOTA then every moment will get paid??

thanks for understanding,
-GOD OF DOTA-

Anonymous said...

I WANT TO PlaY It Now doTa ([2]) wHooOoooooo

Anonymous said...

i hope it is FREE!!

Anonymous said...

when will this game be released?

Dota said...

I really hope there will be no monthly fee whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

ARE U GUYS STUPID?? they will prob be like HoN or LoL are doing which they give u the option to support them via a shop after u buy the game. this game has a probability of 85% of being free to play after buying it and if u havent seen in LoL they been releasing a heroe every 15 days so it means the fear DotA2 and most of the hardcore players likes dota and will move to dota 2 and rememmber something,dota is Player hosting system while dota2 will be a Server hosting system so pls buy the game atleast dont hack it since the game will be better than LoL,HoN combined. HoN is to inbalanced and LoL is to casual for me its sseems more like playing toon town than actually playing dota genre and its to cartonish for my taste

Anonymous said...

"Your settings are saved to your identity online, so if you go to a LAN center you will not have to reconfigure your keys."

Looks like there will be LAN BTW. I believe you only have to pay once just like WC3, I doubt there will be any monthly payment like World Of Warcraft.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how terrible the majority of the grammar is here.

And for everyone's information steam accounts are free.
Dota 2 will most likely be a purchase not a subscription.
Stop worrying about monthly subscriptions. With the original Dota, HoN, and LoL out there it would be foolish to try and force a subscription on the community.

Anonymous said...

@Josh Yes, SC2 is an EPIC FAIL game.

@all Valve never release games with subscriptions. It's going to be p2p as this game is going to be a high quality one. You can't have The Starry Night painted by Van Gogh free, but you can have it for free painted by your friend... right? People who don't buy it will be disrespecting Icefrog and all his work on Dota 1. It will be a great game and it will be worth paying for it.

Anonymous said...

@"ARE U GUYS STUPID??" 8:26
First of all it will have VAC... You sound like a retard who has no knowledge of hacking. HoN is balanced, LoL is for kids, DotA has lame heroes thus leading to imbalanced gameplay. You can't have a hero with 3 passives and 1 super simple spells and a guy with 4 castables and very complex spells. Skeleton king, Drow ranger... All passives. Lame! All who say HoN is imbalanced are prolly noobs getting owned cuz there's no dota imba heroes.
Btw, I'm the above poster.

GiorgakiC said...

cant w8 to see it :D

Anonymous said...

HON and LOL will die when released DotA 2

Anonymous said...

I think that HON is fucked NOW but as lol is getting new game play i think it will be ok

Anonymous said...

If DotA 2 is Paid to play I am sure 80% of the players won't buy it especially in Asian countries where majority of the players originate.
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Well, then, I'm the 20% ones. Heheh

Anonymous said...

I hope they do something to integrate new players. The F2P model that LoL has turned out to be extremely effective and gave alot of new ppl the possible to even play the genre.

I hope atleast they have a free trial period, because you cant assume that ppl are gonna buy a game, when there are so many free alternatives out there.

This isnt 2001 its 2011 and the fact is that the competition is harder than ever, not only are there more games to choose from, but the model of you make profit is shifting fast.

Anonymous said...

what's the setting to begin playing?????

Anonymous said...

wtf! is this online or what?

Drakpa said...

Will we be able to play with ai bots without the internet?

Mozilla said...

want dota 2

Mozilla said...

i want dota 2

Anonymous said...

give me a dota2 invite - steam welovepulsar, r2still@mail.ru

darkmen24 said...

thanks for all the information we display Dota 2

putera said...

can i have dota 2 beta key?? pls...

Deadly said...

Rampage,all key's it's me!

Tester said...

Free to play + LAN Support + Delay free online-mode for all the regions = Grand Success !!!

Anonymous said...

love playing dota 2... after valve had confirmed it to be Free to Play and will support LAN and MODS it was DotA fanboy madness all over again. COMPLETELY FREE TO PLAY! FOREVER! though we will have to wait for the whole game to be done and Valve to finish and fine-tune LAN mode, I've been having a blast out of playing DotA 2, even the Bots, the AI are awesome, they use combos and synergies, and even place wards, respond to pings and commands and rotate lanes/call miss... it's like playing with other people, only not selfish people. XD

Anonymous said...

if u tart dota 2 it wont load its just staying on the logo screen can some1 explain that?

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