You can tell that Icefrog had a strong hand in the release of the latest version of the DotA gaming world; DotA 2 contains some of the most advanced changes to this gaming system yet. More importantly, it contains some upgrades that will give you an idea of just where the DotA 2 world may be going. With the addition of a social network, it stands to rival some of the more popular multi game playing universes, but the difference is few of the other game universes come with an entire international community of live players to support them.
What’s New in the Game and How it Works
Learning the new navigation isn’t hard, but the new in game social aspect can take some getting used to. There are ways in which to keep the in game and out of game chats open and you can also post to your threads while playing. One thing that is still uncertain is how accessible the social network will be when there is live time international competition. While strategy cheating isn’t that much of a concern yet, it isn’t hard to imagine it could be.
What Makes it the Game to Try
Dota Two is becoming the game to try because it offers more than the usual multi-player role gaming setup. The play and character development is solid, as well as the combat situations and opportunities to grow standard stats and value stats. The value stats development almost plays like they took the concept from the GTA series of ownership and business and expanded it to hold the strategic role playing environment. You can develop your own character, but you can also develop the NPC characters that are following you.
Does it Play Well on Many P:latforms?
Right now Dota 2 is not released on many platforms. That could change in the near future. The addition of the social network can hold the promise of one of two ways of development. They could be looking to develop their own standalone environment, or they could be developing the game software enough to allow it to be integrated with an existing system that features a communications network. The way the current navigation options and inventory screens are designed it is easy to imagine them porting over well to any other style of home entertainment system.
What Does the Future Hold?
Dota 2 has advanced features and freemium features that can add to your experience in the game. While it has taken a while for this release to come to pass, what it is showing as the projected game development is getting people thinking about what Dota 3 will bring. One theory is that the move towards creating a social network around the game is less about getting players to interact then to begin enhancing security features within the game. The idea of their being enhanced security features may foreshadow releases with extended options and premium features available from within the game itself.