A Prologue Of A DotA GamerDecember 21st, 2009 by James | This article was viewed 14,543 times.
My journey into the world of Dota Allstars gaming kicked off in year 2004. Since then, I have been an extremely loyal Dota player even until now, which is almost 6 years later. I felt ashamed to say this, but I have grown with the development of the game, whereby more than a quarter of my life has been spent mastering the game.
As I recalled back at all the hours spent on playing the game, it felt like I had not accomplished anything in life. Thus, I realized that I should put all the knowledge I learnt from the game to good use, by writing guides for every single hero in Dota Allstars.
My Little DotA Background
In year 2004, the latest version was the 5.84. It was extremely buggy and my first hero was Drow Ranger vs. my cousin’s Medusa. I could recognize all my own confusions back then by looking at some of my friends play now. I was a noob (newbie) and my brother’s suggestion to use frost arrow for higher damage did not help either. I lost of course, which was not much of a surprise as not many get to enjoy the taste of winning in their first Dota match.
I can still remember being jeered as a noob and was attacked repeatedly in a 5 v 5 match the next day. It was then I told them, “Instead of insulting me, why don’t you teach me how to play?”. A few taught me but many left the game.
After a week of training, I was asked to play 1 v 5 with my cousins. At that time my favourite hero was Sand King, I owned all of them but sadly I lost the game because I did not push early enough.
That week alone created a chain reaction that triggered all my interest in the game. I daresay that I am extremely good at the game, but not the best though, never once did I enter any DotA competitions before. This is probably due to my fear of the intense tournament pressures.
Because I am so good and yet I am still not in any competitions; these contributes to the lack of success within me. However, by writing guides that reflects all my experience and knowledge in Dota, (hopefully) it can bring some enlightenment to current newbies that are capable of or planning to play in tournaments.
The guide that I am writing will be a Dota Hero Guide; it will lay out some examples on how to use the hero like how I have been using it for the past 6 years. My guide might not be perfect, but if you think it is far from what you expected and happen to know a more effective way of using the hero, do share it with me.
You will also realize that most of my guides focus on self-development and not much on team strategy. Many people will argue that team strategy is more important than self-development. However, I believe that if you want to contribute to a team strategy, you must first develop individually in order to contribute. If you can handle yourself well, you will be able to adapt into any team strategies thrown onto you.
If you are currently a WCG tournament player, I presume that you have very little to learn on an individual level from the game of DotA. However, if you’re still new to the game and would love to seek more knowledge at a pro level, prepare yourself for a real treat.
By the way, I can’t believe my editor protested at the amount of articles I will be writing about in the next few months.
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