Today we are going to talk about Basic of Dota 2. As it’s a pretty long topic to cover up all basic of Dota 2, let’s do some warm up here and go deeper in post by post.
So, What is Dota 2?
It’s a multiplayer Game that utilise 10 players in the one and only map, that split into 2 team, Dire and Radiant and attempt to win the game by taking opponent throne. 🙂
Click here to understand how to install Dota 2.
Click here to understand Step by step guide to launch steam and to play Dota 2.
How it works/play?
Players get to choose Hero from a pool of selections. We’ll get into it in next topic.
For now, let’s start by introducing the Map.
In Dota, we have only one map which is shown above, split into 2 team with 2 colors to represent it.
We’ll have Radiant at the Bottom and Dire at the top. Upon the start of the game, Both side creeps(auto pilot) will spawn in all 3 lanes and will be clashing to each other automatically. Each Lane will have tier 1 and tier 2 tower before reaching base which is tier 3 tower. After the tier 3 tower, you’ll see 2 building that is identical side to side on each of the lane. We call it barrack.
For now, just treat it as it’s important to you and you must protect it at all cost. We’ll cover the barracks in the next chapter.
Alright, you got the idea of how the map look like. Let’s get to the rune section. Notice the 2 yellow dot in the picture, as soon as the timer count down to zero, it will spawn rune and will respawn rune again every 2 minutes inside the game. We’ll have 6 types of rune in the game.
Blue: Double Damage
We’ll get into deeper section of Runes in next chapter.
Still following us? Good, few more intro to go and we’ll go to the main dish.
In the map, other than the 3 lane, we have so called Jungle scattered between them. In the jungle we’ll have creep also that will spawn at 30 seconds in their own camp after the game started. However, we call it Neutral Creep. It means that does not side neither Dire or Radiant and they will continue to be there unless we interrupt them. All the location of the neutral creep in the jungle are shown in dark green dot as below.
Bear in mind that neutral creep have own level of difficulty. Click here for more detail on neutral creep level and jungling tricks.
In the Map, notice that there’s a special RED DOT on the middle right of the map. That’s actually the KING of Neutral creep. You can treat it as a side quest during the game. It’s call Roshan. Beware that you shall not go and disturb him at the very beginning of the game as he is the mightiest Neutral Creep with insane HP. However if you manage to challenge win him, there’s reward for you. To remind you NOT to pick up a fight with him, here’s the picture to Freak you now. 😛
Click here to understand more about Roshan.
Now final checklist to go though before end of the intro.
At the beginning, once you selected a hero and jump into your base, you automatically have access into shop. Shop will haev tons of items to sell. However, same like counter strike, when you leave past your safe room, you’ll not able to buy items. Lucky for you, there’ll have some secret shop disperse in the map for you to shop during the game. The red circle duplicated some of the item in your base, while the blue circle side contains special(premium) item that you can only purchase there. We’ll go through the item list and so on next article.
So, that’s all for the introduction. In the next topic, we’ll discuss about the most important essence of the game. HERO.:)
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