11/17/2012 3:35:08 PM
So I started playing DotA around about 2 years ago with 2 of my friends. I remember starting out and only being able to play Dragon Knight (and I still fed, a lot.), and trying to tackle the A.I. with my mates.
A couple months later, we decided to move to the online platform instead of just impromptu LAN's and single-player A.I. maps, and so we all registered at the local South African Battle.net server, Twilight. After what may seem large, but really isn't, 1200+ (Not including LAN's and GameRanger) games under my belt, I have moved onto the new, fresher version, Dota 2.
When Dota 2 came out, I was skeptical at first. I thought it was just fancy graphics and I wasn't really missing out by not getting it. I had always harbored a deep hatred for Steam and Digital Copies of games, especially considering at how often Dota 2 would be updated, and at the time I was perfectly happy with just regular old DotA with a capital A.
That was, until recently when I was offered a Dota 2 gift pass for my birthday. At first I declined, and was asked to at least think about it. As time went by I eventually decided that it wouldn't hurt to try, and since they upgraded the lines updating while I slept or AFK'd wouldn't be too much hassle.
I am glad I tried. After a measly 9 games, I have decided that I love it. I love the way they transferred everything over, leaving it as it was before, but giving it that special change DotA needed. The fresh and polished graphics may not really sound like much reason to play, and I admit, confused the hell out of me when I first played, but they definitely add to the game all in all. The new voice-overs for characters, the way they taunt when they deny or last hit, all the utilities, and of course all the awesome looking customized gear you can get for your heroes.
Dota 2 may not seem like much of a change from the orignal, but if you are considering it, then I'd urge you to try it at least, and only judge it after you've played 5 or more games.
You can check out my stats here: Link, and you can feel free to add me on Steam, __PaRaGoN__ is my name, and on Dota 2 it is -PaRaGoN-.
Hope to see you on the field of battle,