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DOTA2: Valve on Beta Invites: "Fret not, it's coming!"

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYPosts: 5,719Administrator Uncommon

Valve recently updated the official DOTA 2 blog with the unveiling of the Alchemist, some community news, and an update for those who have been biting their nails off in anticipation of a beta invite:

If you’ve been perusing the forums out there (or watching Steam’s game stats), you’ve probably noticed that we’re really cranking out invites now. So, if you’re still waiting for an invite, fret not, it’s coming!

Be sure to check out the latest DOTA 2 changelog to tide you over until you receive your invite.

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Michael "MikeB" Bitton
Community Manager
Twitter: @eMikeB

Comments

  • DF08SaidDF08Said StockholmPosts: 22Member

    First! (sorry)

    Im really looking forward to getting a beta key! gotta try this out. have played all Dota Based games already.

  • MrBootsMrBoots a, ALPosts: 277Member

    I didn't realize this was a mmorpg.

  • PsyMike3dPsyMike3d AthensPosts: 388Member Uncommon

    its not mmorpg... its called moba

  • TsuruTsuru Silverspring, MDPosts: 264Member Uncommon

    I got my invite Friday :)

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon

    What is Dota?  

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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,300Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by PsyMike3d

    its not mmorpg... its called moba

    Perhaps the MMORPG.com team should open MOBAguru.com as well..? :D

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  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,540Member Uncommon

    Yes, what is DOTA? I clicked the official link, which routes to the blog and nowhere I see explained what DOTA stands for. I also dont know what MOBA is supposed to be. I kind of find it annoying, how abbreviations just appear and are assumed to be common knowledge.

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,189Member Uncommon

    Why is this being covered here?  It is not a MMO, nothing even close.

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member

    MOBA = Metro Omaha Builders Association  (I guess it's like sim city)

    DOTA = Department of Tethered Aviation (a massively multiplayer online kite simulator?)

  • s4ndm4n2006s4ndm4n2006 Baltimore, MDPosts: 54Member

    MOBA = Massively Online Battle Arena

    DOTA = Defense Of The Ancients. 

    I am not a big fan of MOBA games but many that are MMORPG players are, and it loosely still falls under the same kind of  games for the same reason games like Vindictus might be covered by MMORPG.com.  Although Vindictus isn't an MMORPG in many ways (due to it's lobby-style + instanced battles) in the same way DOTA or MOBA games are appropriate here, IMHO.   I'm surprised people here are commenting that they have no idea what it means.  I say that because this isn't the first or only MMORPG-related site to cover them.  :) 

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by s4ndm4n2006

    MOBA = Massively Online Battle Arena

    DOTA = Defense Of The Ancients. 

    I am not a big fan of MOBA games but many that are MMORPG players are, and it loosely still falls under the same kind of  games for the same reason games like Vindictus might be covered by MMORPG.com.  Although Vindictus isn't an MMORPG in many ways (due to it's lobby-style + instanced battles) in the same way DOTA or MOBA games are appropriate here, IMHO.   I'm surprised people here are commenting that they have no idea what it means.  I say that because this isn't the first or only MMORPG-related site to cover them.  :) 

    I've heard the term DOTA before, just never understood it.  I knew it was some type of MOBA, which I HATE!!!!, but nothing more than that. 

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  • PiasekPiasek LimanowaPosts: 318Member

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    Why is this being covered here?  It is not a MMO, nothing even close.


     

    If you go to the main site here, then you can see "Online / MMO and MMORPG Gamelist.....at MMORPG.com"

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  • Shroom_MageShroom_Mage Lafayette, LAPosts: 863Member
    Gabe was actually calling DotA an "Action RTS" because he didn't really care for the other term. Regardless, it's no more an MMO than Starcraft 2 is.

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  • DreamionDreamion GothenburgPosts: 286Member

    Originally posted by Reizla



    Originally posted by PsyMike3d



    its not mmorpg... its called moba

    Perhaps the MMORPG.com team should open MOBAguru.com as well..? :D




     

    LOL, That's not a bad idea, go for it!

  • just2goodjust2good san diego, CAPosts: 14Member Uncommon

    The M in MOBA is not Massively, its Multiplayer. MOBA = Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

  • needalife214needalife214 Moorpark, CAPosts: 1,128Member

    MMORPG.COM staff have already stated that MOBA do have their place here.

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  • scotty899scotty899 townsvillePosts: 166Member

    its a quick game still. no need to farm minions just kill each other. its ok but ima stick to LoL.

  • NaxriusNaxrius Nanaimo, BCPosts: 62Member

    I got in the beta, you can watch one of my first matches on my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/SyntheticGamingHD

    Its really fun, but some heroes really need to be fixed.

  • fatlessfatless Toronto, ONPosts: 6Member

    Pay Type: free so its f2p?

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