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Old 09-06-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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So, I have been playing LoL for the past six (6) months or so and have just recently heard of DotA. I know it is a RTS but what are the defining differences between the two RTS'? I enjoy LoL for its simple game style but I have heard from some friends that this game is much more complex than LoL so I am really interested in what players from DotA have to say between the two games. Thanks,
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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This proved that new member is not aware of search function and PD should do something for this. Eg: Reminder about Search when member is registering.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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Want to play a casual Dota genre game with a limited hero pool?
Play League of Legends.

Want a competitive game where you can access all heroes right from the start?
Dota 2 is the game for you.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #5
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Thanks, that is helpful. Now I would assume the learning curve on the heroes will be a lot higher then the ones a LoL player would be use to?
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:06 AM   #6
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Basically the difference between the two is that LoL is better.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:07 AM   #7
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I think a good analogy would be MSPaint vs Photoshop. Both are programs that allow you to edit images. MSpaint is simpler, easier to use, and more intuitive, but doesn't have as much "stuff" to offer. On the other hand, Photoshop is more powerful (with layering, enhancing, etc), but it's likewise more complex, and one might take a while to learn how to identify and use these functions, yet alone truly appreciate them.

Both have their merits; I use both of them.



For actual discussion, search the playdota forums (even googling "playdota dota vs lol" if you don't want to use the search function) or simply google "dota vs lol".
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:08 AM   #8
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The biggest differences between LoL and Dota I noticed after 20ish games of LoL so far:

LoL has a higher regen/cost ratio, so even agi carries can spam their spells. Picture sniper having enough mana to spam shrapnel for harass.

Dota towers are weaker, tankier heroes can tower dive as early as level 5. Try that in LoL and you die in 4-5 hits.

Creep aggro is different, but not hard to pick up.

Dota juking is much harder due to trees being destructible, millions of qb/tango spots you should know.

Boots first will get you rage from everybody in Dota.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:10 AM   #9
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Thanks, that is helpful. Now I would assume the learning curve on the heroes will be a lot higher then the ones a LoL player would be use to?
Not really. In LoL you have 6 skills to worry about in total (including summoner skills).

In Dota, you only have to worry about 2-3 skills because the majority of heroes have at least one passive. Some even have 3 passives.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:10 AM   #10
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k seriously

LoL has no denying, meaning that farming is harder to gain a decisive advantage in LoL
Dota involves summoning more additional units
In Dota, barracks (inhibitors) don't respawn
in Dota, Carries are far far far more important, and so are roles
 
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Next time, use search.

Ok, about LoL vs. Dota things. There are many differents.

1)Every heroes in Dota are free. You can't buy Runes. "Rune" in-game are power-up which is accessible for any player.
2)Dota map is much bigger than LoL.
3)LoL has free "Return to base", While Dota has to buy "TownPorter scroll", But TownPortal can be used to teleport to any ally building/tower.
4)Jungling is a little bit harder. Not any hero can jungle, and jungle does not give you buff.
5)HEALING SALVE/MANA POISON ARE DIS-SPELLED IF YOU GET HIT. USE IT WHEN YOU'RE OUT FROM COMBAT.
6)There is no bushes, only fog of war. You can't see the the units too far from you and can't see units behind trees.
7)Invisible heroes are not imba, because you can buy anti-invis items with cheap prize.
8)Last hit/Deny is way more important than in LoL.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:27 AM   #12
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Not really. In LoL you have 6 skills to worry about in total (including summoner skills).

In Dota, you only have to worry about 2-3 skills because the majority of heroes have at least one passive. Some even have 3 passives.
And then I bought 6 items in dota with active abilities.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:29 AM   #13
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And then I bought 6 items in dota with active abilities.
On Chen.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #14
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oh look, it's this thread again.
Happy to see that people still don't have anything better to do than humor themselves that other people have passion about their computer games.
Thanks for creating this thread, we had almost forgot these kind of threads was made on daily basis for a while there.
 
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On Chen.
On Invoker.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:48 AM   #16
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Next time, use search.

Ok, about LoL vs. Dota things. There are many differents.

1)Every heroes in Dota are free. You can't buy Runes. "Rune" in-game are power-up which is accessible for any player.
2)Dota map is much bigger than LoL.
3)LoL has free "Return to base", While Dota has to buy "TownPorter scroll", But TownPortal can be used to teleport to any ally building/tower.
4)Jungling is a little bit harder. Not any hero can jungle, and jungle does not give you buff.
5)HEALING SALVE/MANA POISON ARE DIS-SPELLED IF YOU GET HIT. USE IT WHEN YOU'RE OUT FROM COMBAT.
6)There is no bushes, only fog of war. You can't see the the units too far from you and can't see units behind trees.
7)Invisible heroes are not imba, because you can buy anti-invis items with cheap prize.
8)Last hit/Deny is way more important than in LoL.
Mana Poison lol

http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/commen...what_should_i/
 
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I forgot how to write clarlity.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #18
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This thread should be closed before it sheds blood
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #19
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On Chen.
On Meepo, actually make it 5 active items and aghs.

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Dota is often perceived to have a higher learning curve than LoL.
You get all the current heroes and any additional heroes for free.
Most heroes have only 4 skills, 3 regular skills and 1 ultimate skill.
LoL runes are different than Dota runes, Dota runes pop up in either one of two specific spots at regular 2 minute intervals that any player can get during the game, LoL runes give players custom powerups before game starts, you will have some disadvantage if you dont have one while the other team does.
Killing allied creeps and towers are allowed in Dota and is called denying or deny, killing allied units while in presence of enemy/ies causes them to get
lower experience and no gold gain.
The barracks in Dota does not respawn after getting destroyed.
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It seems alright so far :P
OT: All I can say is that in DotA, item choice is extremely important and it makes a huge and obvious difference according to how you spend your gold.

From my experiences in LoL, items don't really have that much of an obvious effect, your enemy just looks tanker, or does more damage.

Also, dying makes you lose a percentage of your gold, and as said before, inhibitors (barracks/rax) don't respawn in DotA. So DotA is seen to be less forgiving when you make mistakes compared to LoL.
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LoL heroes all seem to play different, but actually play the same way, build the same and turn out to be boring.

DotA heroes all seem to play the same, but actually every single one has different builds and play styles and are more fun to play, but harder to learn.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #22
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Search "welcome to Dota, you suck", don't be indimidated by title, it helps you a lot and saves you a lot of flaming. It's a bit long though
 
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And then I bought 6 items in dota with active abilities.
On Chen.
On Invoker.
6 items on Invoker is a lot easier than you think because you're using one unit. Having to switch between and manage multiple units becomes exceedingly difficult very quickly. Or at least exceedingly difficult to use 100% of your potential, as opposed to, say, a no-items Leoric.


Tier 0 "Micro": double necrobook double HotD caster Sylla + caster Bear o_o
Tier 1 "Micro": 6 actives Chen, 6 items BoT/agha/blink Meepo
Tier 2 "Micro": 6 actives agh/refresh Invoker, 6 items BoT/blink Tinker
Tier 3 "Micro": 6 actives blink Puck
Tier 4-9 "Micro": everything else in whatever order *shrug*
Tier 10 "Micro": no-active-items bloodstone Leoric

(add in HotD and necro for moar micro's)


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But it's rather constructive so far
 
Old 09-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #24
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Well let's keep it that way
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In dota, you protect towers.
In LoL, towers protect you.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 04:59 PM   #26
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I am afraid the game is too complex and simplifying the differences would not do either game justice. I advise you to read a few guides, the most popular one for this kind of thing is this one. I foesee a lot of bad manner talk since many people on these forums are allergic to LoL.
 
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