Welcome to another Quest Blog from my friend Trevor at Solo Queue. I chose to share my impressions of his go-to MOBA Smite on his blog and he happily reviewed his experience of my favourite, Dota 2. I very much appreciated his insights! Solo Queue writes on all sorts of gaming information; some about the business aspect, the various platforms and what kinds of games they offer, as well as good old fashioned reviews of games and gaming necessities. Please take peak over at his blog! (Also his setup makes me super envious that I did not invest more into mine!!)
PS. if you ever want to play a match with me, Solo Queue; you know where to find me. I will be your lane babysitter, your right hand girl, your guide to the treacherous land and toxic community of Dota 2. Should you want it.
Recently I sat down to really test my chops at arguably the most popular game worldwide: Dota 2. Another MOBA like Smite or League of Legends, Dota 2 for those who don’t know, is a widely popular game from development/publishing overlords: Valve Software.
Right off the bat, I knew I would be pretty terrible at the game considering it is a top-down MOBA. Like LoL, I am just notoriously bad at navigating my character with point-and-click controls. Players comfortable with the controls are able to navigate the arena, check their map, buy items, and much more with proper clicking, and yet here I am looking like a sporadic fool waving my cursor all over the screen just trying to find my bloody hero.
I ended up just locking the camera to my character. While I understood the tactical implications of this, it was all I could do to stop myself from playing with the finesse of one of those wavy-arm inflatable guys outside of carwashes.
With my control-handicap figured out, I began my journey into the world of the highest grossing title in the history of ever. Right away, I was baffled by the amount of characters available to play. unlike Smite or LoL, all playable Heros are available from the start. While this lent itself to an incredibly tough decision of where to start, it was pretty cool to have so much freedom without paying a cent. I chose Razor; the Lightning Revenant. He looked pretty sweet, and his abilities sounded understandable enough for me to use practically.
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