Dota 2 Diaries - Part 2: Donkey Time
Donkeys, runes, and our very first hero kill are just some of the things that happened on our journey this week as Dota veteran Zorine continues to teach Ed the basics of one of the biggest things in PC gaming.
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Dota 2 is one of the biggest names in PC gaming and eSports, but the learning curve is notoriously steep and unforgiving. Join Dota veteran Zorine as she teaches Ed the ropes from the very beginning.
@Zorine Dominator doesn't stop your orb...it will only take effect if your frost arrows is off, in dota 1 it is the same but you couldn't use hot keys while having and orb but you can press the hot key while having an orb in dota 2.
LoL players will switch to this , because of the many afkers/trolls in ranked games , it's just sad , LoL was a great game , but community ruined it , hopefully dota 2 community won't be filled with trolls :\
@Zorine he should upgrade his boots before other items maybe.threads or phase
@Zorine drow's silence does not silence items
Thanks for the videos. I've never played any of the DOTA games, but these tutorials have definitely piqued my interest, so please keep them coming.
Ok I watched Dota 2 diaries part 2...… hopefully you can bottle runes next time; will the bots win next week? Will Riki need dust, will Drow get a magic stick? Only time will tell.
Note the chicken's status (bottom right) so you don't piss off your team mates "who the hell is $%@# ing with the courier".
Call ss, mia, top, mid bot, Ursa is heading your way...and he got Shadow Blade!
Please - practical > theory; have him stack creeps (practical) not theory, and pull creeps (practical) not theory. "Just do it".
I know it's early but third time's a charm - ROSHAN will die next week, if not by the Humans, may the Bots slay him.
wow some of you kids should learn how to spell instead of playing DOTA if you are that stupid.pupular really Adam? Even with spell check kids are failing at spelling.Blows my mind.
If she doesn't know that the couriers doesn't drop items upon death, she is way out of touch with the game. It hasn't been that way for a long time now. I suggest she actually play the game instead of relying on her Dota 1 experience. Different game, now.
What a crap, whats the point to clone leage of legends that game suck alot, even map is same ,valve you suck here,all the time same gameplay,if you dont ant to sleep play it and you will fall in sleep quick, wheres rpg elements, thers nothing
a bit more info about different items and different heroes would be nice for such a long video, but tnx anyway :)
This is a good game, unfortunately I don't have the activation code, also didn't invite, really want to play the next ~
Good guide for beginners, Hope to see you soon in a ranked game after you have finished the basic stuff.
Hey Ed, a few tips Zorine didnt mention, in Pubs, type in chat: "Where's the Secret Shop" to give your team an additional vote of confidence in you.
Also, bring your courier along with you wherever you go.
And ALWAYS, ALWAYS go middle lane, even though someone is already there.
Hope that helps.
Zorine is pretty cool but she is SOOOO SLOW to think of stuff, lol, it amazes me she is a veteran player. She takes forver to make up her mind about stuff
I know some people may (will) disagree with my choices here, but here's some other simple heroes you might want to try if you ever get bored of Drow.
More right-click focused heroes a-la Drow:- Skeleton King (Very tough melee, only one active ability to worry about, also can reincarnate on death. Aka pretty forgiving on mistakes)
- Riki (Melee with perma-stealth, can jump on and silence enemies)
- Phantom Assassin (Melee with a pretty simple skillset, ult is a passive that gives the potential for HUGE crits)
- Sniper (Ranged, has a skill that boosts his range, and a pretty powerful nuke)
- Viper (Ranged with another toggleable ability like drow's frost arrow, and an ult that deals a large amount of damage + slows)If you're interested in trying heroes with more of a focus on active abilities:- Lich (Support with a spammable nuke and a crazy-strong ultimate)
- Ogre Magi (Tough support with a stun and a slow, along with a pretty fun ultimate)
- Luna (Carry with a nuke and an ult similar to what you saw juggernaut using on you here)
- Juggernaut (You saw him here, but he's a carry with a really strong spinning ability, and an ult that wrecks people 1v1. Also has a heal)
Really been enjoying the series! Gives me something to look forward to on Tuesdays during work
DOTA is certainly one of the toughest games to learn and jump online with right from the start, since one player's actions can disrupt a whole team's. Familiarizing yourself with buying items and the heroes (your hero AND the ones you're going up against) is certainly something that takes time and will only come with experience, but after playing some games it’ll get smoother. Some of the more important skills to work on are positioning (where you hero is at any given time, example: so you don’t run into your own creeps when attempting to flee) and map awareness, as Zorine touched on. One suggestion; as simple as Drow Range is as far as abilities are concerned, her role as a carry isn’t the best for players starting out. I would suggest Skeleton King (more survivable/semi carry/simple abilities) Vengeful Spirit (stunner w/ a support role) or Ogre Magi (more durable stunner w/ support abilities). Good luck with the game and remember the most important part, to have fun with it, though this can be tough when players rage :(
Doing this video is the best advertisement for this game I've ever seen. I had only a mild interest in the game before. Now I feel like it's a "must have."
Love the videos both 1 and 2, really helping me understand the game better :) Plus I recently got an invite to play Dota 2.... so can't wait to try it :)
@ahmed1998 people will draw dicks on the map
@mnoi Hey mnoi, we were suffering some weird microphone distortion near the start of the video, if that is what you are referring to. Sorry about that. The issue's been dealt with and the next one will be better. Thanks!
@Skullmon lol,glad to see am not the only 1 interested in dis,wen do u think he will get his first rampage?
@666NightsInHell Clone LoL? Someone needs a history lesson...
i would downvote you 50 times, hell id be content with just the 1 if it still existed on this blasted site!
@666NightsInHell lmao. League of legends is a clone of dota. In fact it was made by some of the original dota modders. Dota has been around since warcraft 3 came out some 8 years ago. And its one of the most popular competative team games on the internet..... why wouldnt you make it.
@6330033 Apply for access through Steam. They've been pretty good about getting back to people quickly and letting them into the beta.
OMG THESE TIPS
@illmatic87 SWEET, thanks! Will head into a pub game to try that out right now!!
@BK09 Those all sound like very enticing heroes and skills to try out, thanks! Would like to try out a Melee character later on down the line, but right now I'm going to try and keep my distance from everything, haha.
@GD1551 Yeah, somebody mentioned that on the live stream and corrected me. Thanks :)
@Zaknaifen yeh.. community on these kind of games really sucks T_T
@Zaknaifen Indeed, drow is simple but requires alot of awareness and normally a decent team supporting.
@rahul4life infinit3_dant3,dats my steam id would love to help u learn the game
@rahul4life Can invite me? Thank you
@Jshaw71 Keep your eyes open later this week!
@viramundo very,but sum of us aint dicks u know, ;)
@cyberslik hey thanks, will add u soon :)
@6330033 like onto steam or into dota 2?
@doorselfin Will do, sorry about the slow reply, my motifcations have been sent to my old email adress, oh well...
LoL, DoTa and those style games have the origin of AoS. LoL doesn't suck, having some of the same people making it that made dota doesn't mean its a clone. It obviously has gameplay similarities but they changed the game to make it more casual and to take some of the micro out of the game and make it seem more action packed and champion kill oriented. it takes some of the skill out of the game but emphasizes other skills... completely personal preference as to which one you prefer on that basis.
Though the actual game mechanics might be better in HoN, the comunity and style makes it one of the worst MOBAs out there. As proof, that game is dead now. I've seen that years ago, too bad nobody agreed back then. Please stop comparing these games
@rahul4life Looking for a long time, can not find the activation code. Can only look at video, you have invited? Could you give me a? steamid: li564177617