Gamer SOs, I want to learn to play DotA!!!

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Sounds fun! I’m generally more of a sci-fi/fantasy style nerd (my SO is a math/science guy). I like lots of table top games but have been wanting to give one of these massive multi-player games a try. I’m also terrible, like really terrible, at most video/computer games so it would be fun to do it with people who aren’t psycho-competitive about it. I’ll be checking back with this thread again. Also, I need to make sure I meet the system requirements, my machine is pretty old. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

HopefulCatlover:  Hi! My SO is a gamer too! He often plays DOTA with his friend and then with AIs for the other players.

I love the graphics in DOTa. 

I do play some other games, Sims 3 <3 , Tropico 5 with SO and above friend (and alone), Guild Wars and Guild Wars2. Mainly Sims though 😀

DOTA 2 is free on Steam. Is that the one you mean? 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

swonderful:  I get REALLY frustrated when I play computer games with my SO, he’s always so good and I can’t co-ordinate my fingers and press everything and look at the enemies… ARGH. 

I usually end up rage quitting haha.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m a “gamer” if you will(though, I don’t own as many games as FI!) and I have to warn you, DotA brings out the ugly in people. I’ve seen/heard so many grown ass men turn into screaming five year olds playing that game that it’s turned me off completely. If you’re good at it, you’re a “cunt” and if you’re bad at it, you’re a “dumbass loser who should go kill yourself.”

I’ve never seen anything like it, and I play plenty of competitive games. I hope you can find a SAFE, FRIENDLY group of people to play with because it’s not exactly fun playing with people who suck all the fun out of it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Floofy: Ugh, see, I feel like this is why more girls don’t game. I never understood getting so riled over something that is supossed to be FUN.  

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

HopefulCatlover:  A PvP fantasy game that’s free on Steam?  I think it’s definitely something worth looking into.  I personally love 5v5 types of arena set ups, but do you have to level your characters first or can you just start playing matches?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I used to play Dota in college.  My ex and his friends were really into it.  I played it weekly with them but I wasn’t very good at it.  I was pretty much our team’s Leroy Jenkins.  After my ex and I broke up, I stopped playing because the Dota community isn’t too kind to people trying to learn or who just aren’t very good.  I’d totally be open to joining a friendly group on Steam.  I don’t remember a ton about the heroes and items, but I remember a lot of general strategy from the game.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

For those who might not be familiar with the game, here’s a brief rundown of how it works:

  • There are two sides – the sentinels (humans and elves) and the scourge (undead).  You will be placed onto one of those two sides when you join.
  • Your team’s goal is to destroy the other team’s base.  Both bases are heavily defended by towers and that team’s heroes.
  • At the start of the game, every player must choose a hero to play as.  This will be the character you control throughout the game.  The sentinels and scourge have different heroes, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and powers.  Even if you are unfamiliar with a hero, it is generally pretty easy to figure out what a hero’s strengths are after playing with it for a few levels.
  • As OP mentioned, every single player begins at level 1 in every new game.  No extra money, no extra skills, nada.  Everyone is on equal footing.
  • With your hero, you will need to advance on the other team’s base.  This is done by destroying towers and killing the other team’s heroes.  Many teams work together and coordinate their heroes’ efforts.  
  • When you kill monsters and heroes from the other team, you will also begin to earn money and experience.  Experience will help you level up and acquire new abilities which you can use to advance against the other team even more.  Money can be used to purchase items in your base which can boost your abilities even further.
  • If you are killed, you will respawn at your base and lose some of your money.  If you have died a lot, it will take longer for you to respawn.
  • The game ends when someone’s base is destroyed.
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