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1 Valve Announce Dota 2 on Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:02 pm

The Derr Man


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Today Valve announced on Game Informer the details on their new game DotA 2.

http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/10/13/dota-2-announced-details.aspx



Some official artwork...



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2 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:14 pm

Kingfrozen


Rainbow Lover
Thats... actually less cool than I thought it would be. It makes good business sense though right? And I'll probably end up at least trying it out.

Should be fun for a while at least.

3 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:19 pm

martin


Millennium Bug
It looks like HoN may have a run for its money.

4 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:45 am

Emilia


Administrator
I'd like to see some game footage. A poster means nothing. It is a false representation of the game. Graphics wouldn't be THAT good.

Maybe if they didn't call it dota 2, it would sound better as well.


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5 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:53 am

The Derr Man


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It's not a remake its suppose to be sequel to the original mod, like Team Fortress 2.

Yeah the artwork isn't in-game or 3D renders but they are pretty awesome, it will be awesome to play in a Spectrum team Very Happy


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6 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:42 am

martin


Millennium Bug
What's wrong with calling it dota 2 emilia?

They are probably calling it that because Valve got the people who made dota to make a sequel for their company and be patient for some gameplay footage, it will come eventually lmao. derr is merely telling us that there will be a sequel coming, nothing wrong with that, of course the posters are there for advertising purposes.

Me myself, I think that the game will probably turn out to be very good. It should be a lot better than the original anyway because it will no longer be a mod, but a full standalone game, so it will no longer be restricted to the limitations of the game in which it is modding.

7 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:35 am

The Derr Man


Moderator
Well theres only one person developing and maintaining DotA atm, and thats IceFrog (real name unknown) and he joined Valve last year to lead the team in making DotA.

I think he wanted to keep the original DotA alive for people wanting to still play on the old Warcraft 3 engine for tournaments and such, while this is a full standalone sequel with a better engine.

Some of the features that are mentioned in that article are;
- global lighting and true cloth simulation
- skillbased matchmaking system
- the opportunity for experienced players to help newbies using a coach-system are also planned
- integrated voice chat (no more ventrillo)
- a ton of custom voice work, each hero will have there own amusing lines


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8 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:47 pm

OJPhoenix


Spectrum is My Best Friend
I do agree with Emilia, but after reading the announcement, it sounds like its going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it.

I really would have preferred a different name than Dota 2, and I don't mean it needed a new name, just they didn't have to put a 2 after it, they could have given it a title instead, like the way Counter Strike : Source has. No idea what extra word they could have given it, but surely they could come up with something better sounding than Dota 2

Emilia, will you actually try the game? or would that be foolish optimism? Razz

9 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:50 pm

martin


Millennium Bug
dota 2 sounds like a fine name to me, I don't know what you people have against simple numbers. Me myself, prefer numbers, there is nothing more annoying than trying to work out the order of a series of games or movies when their names have no numbers. Numbers in games are great and there is nothing wrong with it as far as I'm concerned.

10 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:53 pm

OJPhoenix


Spectrum is My Best Friend
I will agree that numbers prevent confusion concerning multiple sequals.

But I tell you right now. There will likely be no such thing as Dota 3. Unless something radical happens to the state of our technology.

Dota was the same game that was constantly ever changing and updating, Dota 2 will be exactly like that, it will have no sequel, it will be its own sequel as it constantly updates, more like an MMO.

There wouldn't be any confusion between Dota and Dota the Something at all.

11 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:55 pm

martin


Millennium Bug
true, but i'm still fine with it being called dota 2

12 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:48 pm

The Derr Man


Moderator
Counter-Strike: Source was Counter-Strike remade onto the Source engine not a sequel.
Team Fortress 2 was a sequel to Team Fortress Classic not a remake.

It will be Dota 2 because it is a seperate game and IceFrog is still going to work on DotA, but the original mod was basically just a map and created by someone else, so they want to differ between the versions to avoid conflict with the original creators.

I should mention this in the other DotA thread but Valve copyrighted the names, DotA, DotA 2 AND DotA 3, so there is possibility of a DotA 3 :p


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13 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:08 am

OJPhoenix


Spectrum is My Best Friend
fair enough

they did? wow fair enough, I wouldn't object to a DotA 3 but it just doesn't seem likely

14 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:01 am

Emilia


Administrator
No, I will not try the game. Wrong genre and game style! Yuck!

I HATE sequels having numbers. Doesn't matter what it is (games, movies, albums, etc).
I HATE HATE HATE. It is cheap and uncreative.
Like John said, it needs to have a sub name.

What is absolutely stupid, is when creators give it a number AND a subname.
We aren't stupid, we can tell them apart >.>
Oh wait, Martin can't.
HAHAHAHAHAHA

And yeah, why have a Dota 3? Seriously, it is pretty money hungry and it also suggests that they are going to leave gaps in Dota 2 so they have something left to make Dota 3 better.

Or, they could just do expansion packs or something.


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15 Re: Valve Announce Dota 2 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:54 am

The Derr Man


Moderator
The problem is Valve can't call it 'Defense of the Ancients' because when they tried to file to copyright the name, Riot Games counter-filed because the creators who made DotA Allstars (that now work for Riot Games on League of Legends) because the name should be held by them and to protect DotA for all the modders that worked on it, the only name Valve could use offically was DOTA and since they don't want to confuse people and tarnish the original game it is called DOTA 2.

So Emily, do you HATE Half-Life --->2<--- because it has a big fat 2 at the end? Huh?
And its called DLC Emily.

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