You sure must have heard of DOTA 2, the insanely popular massive multi player online role playing game.
I started playing the game after one my friends told me about it, a month back.
For the first few game, I was like “meh!” but then as soon as I gained some experience, things became really interesting, though I sucked real hard at it in the beginning, often dying to creeps.
But then, after I started playing it more regularly, I was taken aback by the beauty and entropy of the game. You have so damn many heroes, about 125 of them with completely different abilities and capabilities and then you had these items, so many of the items that you can purchase for some amount of gold once you start farming (DOTA term for gaining gold by last hitting enemy creeps and heroes). The beauty of the game lies in the fact no two games can ever come remotely close to each other. There are so many parameters, so many possibilities, so many permutations and combinations, all this makes a game insanely unpredictable and mysterious.
You have heroes of all sorts. Carries are heroes who are relatively weak during the beginning of the game but they gain traction during the mid game and go all out near the end of the game. Support heroes are those whose role is to provide support in lane pushing and they are primarily used to back the team carries up. Heroes can also be classified on the basis of whether they’re Melee (Close ranged) or Ranged.
And, finally the biggest thing about this game is that it’s a multiplayer game and team support is critical. You can’t go solo in this game. Team’s chance of winning depends on the role of every player and on how well they perform their role and yeah, if you make mistakes and especially when you feed (Dying to an enemy hero often), then your team mates (depending on how mannered they are) might either teach you, report you or curse you so bad that you’ll be forced to leave the game and again, it depends on the type of team mates you get. And you can always create a lobby and play with your friends.
So, if you’re new to RPG and planning to check out DOTA 2, I highly recommend that you do so. You surely will suck at it, really badly, but if a guy like me can overcome the beginning hiccups (I used to suck pretty bad and still do a bit), then I’m hell sure anyone can.
There a quite a bunch of Good Websites out their with a good amount of advice about DOTA 2, especially for beginners, be sure to check them out!
Check out these heroes if you’re not sure where to begin: Sniper, Lion, Drow Ranger, Windranger
Most importantly, Have fun!