Dota 2 is a multiple online battle arena game (MOBA). It is known for its rewarding gameplay, overall complexity and production quality. Dota 2 has made its mark as one of the greatest video games of all time. To play the game, one needs to study about the game and the role they will play in it; whether they are to support, carry, playmaker offlaner or midlaner, or choose from more than 100 heroes- with each hero having 4-5 unique abilities, know the objectives and many more nuances. This is what makes Dota 2 so unique and incredible in the esports scene. Its popularity has escalated to such an extent that “Dota Pro Circuit” tournament organized by Valve provides a chance to get a direct invitation to The International.
About Dota 2
Defense of The Ancients(Dota) was developed and published by Valve on 9th July, 2013. Dota 2 is heavily inspired by Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos. It combines the elements of real-life strategy games with tower defense games. As it is a multiple online battle game, one can create a team of 2-5 players who compete to destroy the core of the other team’s base, the Ancient. Each player can control one of the 121 heroes, with each of them having its own strengths and weaknesses.
It is a complex game that requires patience, time and effort. One needs to understand the several intricacies and nuances of the game. Also, it is important to understand how different combinations of items can provide one with a lead in the game. Dota 2 is the most lucrative esports game with a grandiose tournament organized by Valve. It is completely free and will always be- so anybody who wants to play can download it through steam or from their official website.
Tips and Tricks in Dota 2
Dota 2 is a complex game where you need to outsmart your opponents, cast your spells better, deny the cast of spells better, move around the map quicker and much more. It is difficult to an extent where sometimes the pro players often tilt and commit silly errors and mistakes. To have a better understanding and to ascertain the essence of Dota 2, Here are a few tips and tricks one needs to know:
1) Keep the Courier in the Roshan Pit
By keeping the courier in the Roshan pit. one can check when it respawns. When the pit is dead and one does not have the timer, one can often know when it will spawn. This provides the team a better sense of timing about when they need to kill the Roshan Pit, Additionally, it provides a sense of security and certainty for the team
2) Towers give extra Regen and Armor
It is better for a player to fight around the tower as they provide extra health regeneration and armor. Tier 1 Tower provides a player with 3 armor and 1 hp regeneration. Tier 2 Tower and Tier 3 Tower provide a player with 5 armor and 3 hp regeneration. So as to get this additional benefit, a serious player must take full advantage of Towers.
3) Cutting Trees
This tip is for safelaners and heroes that are more into farming ancients. If ancients are stacked and if a player wants to farm them, one can cut trees with a quelling blade. This makes it easier to stack them. It is much safer to farm them by cutting trees.
4) Push The Lane
To secure power runes when they are about to spawn, one can do it simply by just pushing the lane. One can do the same to secure the bounty rune. Regardless of what, a player gets an advantage by either securing the bounty rune or the enemy offlaner loses some experience.
5) Storm and Ember Tip
Storm Spirit can basically jump and use a lot of casts and items in the ball lighting which makes the team invulnerable. This can serve as a big advantage for the team fights. The same goes well with the Ember Spirit, which can use any item in the ball lighting.
6) Phoenix vs Night Stalker
Phoenix is one of the biggest counters to Night Stalker. In a team fight, as soon as Night Stalker’s ultimate is popped, a player can pop his eggs. This changes the timeline to daytime which makes the power of Night Stalker useless. As it does not have extra vision and extra speed movement when the eggs are popped.
7)When to Fight vs When to Farm
One of the biggest questions that teams face while playing Dota is to pick when they need to fight against when they should farm. There is no absolute answer to this question. But one can definitely ask oneself certain questions: are they ready to fight, what items do they have, is the non-availability of big cooldowns for either team known. If the answer to these questions is not in one’s favor, a team should never choose to fight.
System Requirements for Dota 2
PC requirements to run the game smoothly
- CPU: Info
- CPU SPEED: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
- RAM: 4 GB
- OS: Windows 7 or newer
- VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
- PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
- SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible
- FREE DISK SPACE: 15 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 256 MB
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
- RAM: 4 GB
- HDD: 15 GB of storage space
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB / AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Screen Resolution: 1080p
- Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Also, for running Dota 2, a stable internet connection is required. Any internet connection speed on or above 1 Mbps will work fine.