In Dota 2 heroes is the most important component on the game, where the player would be present by each hero that they use. The way that player control heroes also play a huge role in interfere the story line during the game play. There game itself consists of two teams where each time has 5 players with their own heroes that could be selected from the panel. However from 112 heroes available, there are only 108 heroes of Dota 2 that are playable. Each of the heroes has their own combat type, which based on their ability and the addition that they gain from attributes. All types of heroes are needed so they could create the strongest army, which could destroy enemy’s force.
Heroes with strength element
The heroes in this category are very tough so they have the power to endure higher damage than heroes in other categories. Because they have high strength attributes, they will also high source of health and could heal very quickly. That is why player use this heroes in battlefield to deal with the damage. These heroes are usually using melee weapon.
Earthshaker: this hero use the power of nature to deliver their abilities such as Raigor Stonehoof that could create seismic fissures that would stun the foes and isolate them from their allies. The best thing about this hero is that it could give damage to a lot of foes at once by using their Raigor’s Echo Slam ability.
Sven: this hero is a rogue character that could fight foes by itself. By using Storm Bolts ability it could slam the foes on the ground and scattered them apart. This hero is very dependable for close range combat.
Tiny: these heroes of Dota 2 have tiny body, however that does not mean it does not have strength. On the contrarily it could cause a big landslide in a flash. It also strong enough to swipe their foes in the air, and could transform into Stone Giant that has huge size taller than its enemies.
Kunkka: this hero has Tidebringer as their weapon, as legendary sword it could destroying the whole armies. The manipulation ability of Torrents would deal a lot of damage to the foes. Ghost from ship is summoned to blow their enemies even to the edge of the troops.
Heroes with agility element
This kind of heroes comes with high agility, which makes it dexterous so it could master a lot of weapon and technique. They have high speed when attaching their enemies so player would only focus in using regular attack with addition of damage from items.
Anti Mage: This hero is very deadly especially for mage. They would teleport through the battlefield to reach the mage that is what makes it very difficult to catch. In the end they could use Mana Break ability to break down enemy’s Mage, in the end the Mana Void ability is cast to end the Mage.
Bloodseeker: this hero will target foes that has get with a lot of damage to finish it which show how it really thirsty for blood. Moreover when he finishes one unit of foes, then he could heal himself. It could also disturb foes that try to flee so they could not finish their moves.
Drow Ranger: these heroes of Dota 2 uses arrow to deal with their foes. The Frost Arrows ability could be used to slow down enemy’s movement, while their Icy Wind Arrows are used to finish the foes out. Marksmanship attribute is really needed by this hero.
Shadow Fiend: this hero has high attack damage and powerful ability. Shadowrazes are use to blow their enemies while Mortal Coil would creates a lot of damage on the foes. The final destroyer would be Requiem of Souls that is high powerful attack.
Mirana: this hero uses arrows as their weapon that could deal great damage with suprice attack as the key, they could also call sandstorm that damaged a lot of opponent near them. The allies would be protected with lunar power using this hero ability.
Heroes with high intelligence
The heroes in this category has a lot of abilities and spells, they also have higher number of Mana that generates very quickly compared to other heroes in different categories. This hero is normally acted like supporting character to help their allies by harming enemies and do not do any physical attack Moreover the heroes in this category is very fragile but they because they have high ability then they would not be killed easily.
Crystal Maiden: this hero use ice element to fight their foes by trapping them in ice and creating waves of ice to damage them, they also heal the whole allies while doing so.
Puck: these heroes of Dota 2 use mischief ability to deal damage to the foes. They use choking dust do make the foes get silence effect so they could not use their Mana. They also becomes invincible so the enemies attack could not reach them, makes the enemies waste their Mana uselessly.
Storm Spirit: this hero uses storm to blow their enemies then suck them into electrical vortex, which would give their enemies high damage. This hero could also dash passed their enemies without being damaged.
Lich: this hero has many kinds of energy source; it could create waves of cold that used to deal damage to enemies. They could also create armor made from ice that uses to protect them. Chain of Frost is use as the final blow that could finish their opponent. When they do not have enough Mana, they could sacrifice their creeps.
Witch Doctor: the presence of these heroes of Dota 2 could create a lot of difference in the battlefield. They could create a huge cask that could paralyze the enemies. Cursing the enemies with voodoo would be easy thing to do, since they could also summon death wards to finish their enemies. The best thing is this hero could also heal their allies.
When you play online game, it surely becomes very annoying when your game get lagging, especially when the lag happen during your combat with the boss, then the lag would makes you react late to the attack so you could not dodge it in the right time. If your hero only has only little health left, the matter of lag that just happen for a few second would make your hero death on the battle which finish your game. That is why you need to reduce lag in online game to ensure your game experience happened in smooth play.
Easy steps to reduce lag for your game
1. Add the online game to your antivirus exception list so they would not block the connection. If it possible use game mode for your antivirus during your play so it would not scan all connection which makes the game becomes lagging.
2. Stop your download since it could take a lot of connection especially when you use download manager that takes parallel connection to download your file, which means your game would get less connection and becomes lagging.
3. Stop other programs that you do not need including music player, which could take a lot of process in your computer.
4. Move the place of your wireless router to be as near as possible, it would be better when you are in the same room as your wireless router so the connection do not need to get through walls which makes it slow.
5. It would be better when you could use Ethernet cable to connect to the router since it will offer more stabile connection than reduce lag in online game.
6. Search for the minimum requirement of hardware that your online game needs to operate if your hardware could not meet the minimum requirement, then it would not be able to process the game in maximum so your online game would be lagging. To easily see whether your hardware would be compatible with the online game, there are many website that could scan and detect it for you.
7. Do not forget to update all drivers to the newest one so there would not be any bugs on the drivers anymore. Newest driver would also ensure smoother run on the device.
8. Add more RAM; this is needed so there is more resource that your online game could use. For now the minimum RAM that you need usually on 2GB size, but it would be better when you could get RAM with 4GB size since more modern online game would be heavier to runs.
9. Defrag your hard disk routine; this is needed so your hard drive would be free from any junk that could clutter your hard disk that makes it difficult to read. Go to the search field and types defrag, from the list choose Disk Defragmenter then choose Defragment Disk to sets the process.
10. Change your firewall setting; make sure that your game is allowed to get connection in and to send connection out to reduce lag in online game.
Fans of Dota surely have surely tried this game sequel when it first release in 2013, although it is a sequel but in has stand alone story that has no relation to the other series. Valve release this game through their exclusive platform of steam with their beta stage that tested on windows operating system since 2011. Since the Dota 2 Game Play is multiplayer, you could play with ten of your friends which divided into two opposing team. This kind of strategy is what makes the game play more interesting for the player.
Game play on Dota 2 environment
You will be presented with a map where you do the combat between two teams; the view angle is done in high level where you could see the whole three dimensions map. You could choose your hero from 108 selection of character to be controlled throughout the game. Your hero would start the game at level 1 then you would move into higher level as you gain more experience through the combat that you do.
However the maximum level that you could reach is only at level 25. After you able to reach one of the levels you would be present with points which you could use to level up the general statistic of your hero such as Strength that describe the power of the hero, Intelligence that describe the ability of hero to learn new things, and Agility that describe the speed movement of your hero, but you could also use the point to purchase new ability for your hero. The general statistic of your hero would highly affect the method that your hero used in the combat on the Dota 2 Game Play.
Hero would get a small inventory that they could use to hold various items. The items are useful to give your hero additional ability or to increase your hero general statistic. You could purchase the items individually using your in game currency called gold which you will gain automatically as the game proceed, however when you want to get more gold then you could try to destroy your enemy. However when you kill an enemy that is not a player, then the gold would only received only by the player that landed the final blow that kills it.
More gold would be distributed to nearby allies when you kill the hero of your enemies so it would be higher benefits for more players. But the ultimate gold maker would be when you managed to kill Roshan or one of the towers so all your team member would gain gold. There is a feature when you could kills one unit or you could destroy structure from your enemies, then you would get the enemies ability to collect gold and more experience this is called the denying.
The map would be generated in symmetrical function, where there are two of identical fortresses where the team takes cover and build their power. Inside the area there is a called Ancient that is a fountain of health that would recover the health of your hero. On the southwest part of the map would be the Radiant fortress, where the northeast part of the map would be the Dire fortress. A river that cuts the map in perpendicular line would divide the team land area, but there are three path lines called the lanes that you could take which connected the two fortresses. One in the middle directly connects each fortress, while the other two is on the side of the map.
Several towers and automatic character named creeps that will be spawned in-group to the maps automatically in certain period of the Dota 2 Game Play would guard the lanes. They would then spread on the lanes and attack anyone that they encounter. Outside the lanes on the forest there are a lot of neutral characters, which do not belong to any team and are all hostile. On the northeast side of the map there is a tarn that guarded by Roshan a boss that would give your hero very rare and powerful items if you could kill it. However killing it would need your entire team since this boss has high level and power.
Seasonal game plays on Dota 2
Beside the original game play, Dota also release some seasonal game play to celebrate certain event.
Diretide: this event is a Halloween themed event that first started in 30 of October 2012. New game play used consists of three stages where each would last for ten minutes. During the event player would then receive Greevil Egg when they able to defeat Roshan, however for team that could kill it the fastest they would receive Golden Baby Roshan. For the 2013 event they are started a little bit late on 14 of November, the general game play would still be the same, however to receive the Platinum Baby Roshan they would need to stay alive the longest in the server.
Frostivus: this event is a Christmas themed event that first started in 2012. The Dota 2 Game Play in this event is arranged so the team would not face against each other but to kill Greevils that spread all across the maps. However the player would not receive any gold on this event and the experience is automatically given to every active hero for 900 points each minute. Stocking contains items is given to player in the beginning and they could collect other items when they kills Greevils. For the 2013 game play the team would face waves of enemies while they defend Wraith King Altar from them, in the end Wraith King himself would come and battle the team.
New Bloom Festival: this festival is made to commemorate Chinese New Year spring festival. In the Dota 2 Game Play player would need to kill Nian that is the Almighty Year Beast. There are a lot of items given which makes the player could collect numerous rewards. Two currencies also used such as Ingots and Tokens that could be used to purchase in game items.
Nowadays more and more people are turning into online games because they could get more feature that update frequently, moreover several games allows player to meet new people and interact to one another using the game forum and chat. During the development of game played online, there is a lot of online game types appear so they would be a lot of choice for you to play. All of this game offers different kind of game play so everyone would have their own choice when asked which types is the best for them.
Console game: Xbox Company using their game console that connected using Ethernet cable so players could pay together with their friend’s console first starts this game. In more modern way, the console is connected through the Internet.
First person shooter game: this game is played in desktop PC, in the old time the PCs are connected using LAN system, where they could battle each other player in shooting game. More modern game that played on the internet are very well known today because this game need skills and technique to finish it.
Real time strategy game: this game is played on different kind of strategy with special objective for each game. Because of the real time game play, then there are effects of time where player would get something as the time pass in real world. In this game player from all over the world are connected through the Internet so they could play and interact to one another.
Cross platform online game: these online game types are played on different kind of devices from PC, console to mobile phones. The entire platform used have the same game play that player could change their device to play using the same account. However there usually available some restriction on each device so changing it could create some effect on the player character.
Browser game play: this game is played only on the desktop PC directly using the browser. In the old time they would only use HTTP to play the game, but as the time goes appears java and flash technology which make playing using your browser more fun and appear the same game play that you usually found on console device.
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