Dota 2 tosses out sign-up queue, opens game to everyone and anyone

By Russ Boswell ยท 5 replies
Dec 17, 2013
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  1. DOTA 2 has been out for quite a while now and most of you diehard fans out there have probably already mastered one, if not all of the available characters. But did you know that there are gamers who have...

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  2. Xasrai

    Xasrai TS Rookie

    Actually, the metric in game shows that it IS unique players. is an in-game screenshot from before the full release of the game. It shows 4 million unique players per month. Currently, it shows as about 6.45 million unique players. It's a shame I can't log in to the game to show you.
  3. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    I would love to see the DOTA 2 community grow larger than League of legends, but I do not see that happening as the game is much much more difficult. Which will turn off a number of players in the LOL community. I have tried to convert several of my friends, but the learning curve just seems to be too high for them to stick with it.

    My hat is off to Valve though as they did a great job creating this game!

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  4. bob333

    bob333 TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +15

    More newbies to kill!
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    The problem is that when you spend time to learn LoL, you don't wanna leave all that and switch to DoTA and go all over with the learning curve. People don't like learning curves.

    I prefered LoL because it has better overview of items and UI. Gameplay is not much different. Nowadays I kinda like DotA more.
  6. I have been a Dota addict since mid 2007. I used to enjoy playing 'Halbardiers' in multiplayer maps of AOE 2 upto then. Personally, I did not find the learning curve to be that tedious as some of the friends have experineced. Remember, that in our gang of roommates, each of us believed we had mastered one hero and no other guy could take that hero. Mine was Lich King. I used to play Lich King Solo against them playing others heroes, all mid. My ulti used to kill them all :D Ofc, we were amateurs then and did not know the techniques of last hit, deny or savings the *** form Lich's ulti by moving away from one another :)
    Then came a phase when Broodmother played by a friend used to own us all with her Ulti of insatiable hunger :D.
    A phase where I used to play Earthshaker with Battle Fury :D Love Dota. Been an addict, and to avoid it, have not switched on my Gaming Machine since 4 months now :(

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