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Old 10-16-2011, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default DoTa 2 as a LAN game


for a few months i have been waiting for a dota 2 beta key, joining too many contests and staying really late up night to find more dota 2 key givaways. this treasure-hunt has made me or most of us physically and mentally stressed. until i gave up with the dota 2 beta, its still beta after all, and then i went back to dota 1 which is in the w3e. we played a ton of games with my buddies in pub games, then it hit me. i think dota would be in its full potential when your playing with your friends, but wouldn't it be a turn off if there was a lag between your games?, LAN can't produce lag in fact lagging in lan is just hardware deficiencies. i vote for dota 2 to have both LAN and online feature. let me know what you guys think

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in addition, most internet cafe's in our country has dota written all over its face, meaning all computers in an internet cafe containing 50 units of computers have customers playing dota in them. if dota would switch to dota 2 then they should find away to let this people transfer from 1 to 2.

fact: this people would rather choose an old lan game other than a fancy online game. its all about the GAMEPLAY..i love dota not because of the graphics because of the gameplay and because how we and our friends enjoy playing it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:43 AM   #2
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

you cant really vote on these type of things. although i agree that there should be a Lan feature, having it would risk piracy in the event that DotA2 would be P2P. If DotA2 becomes F2P, Lan would not be an issue but the quality of community members will suffer.

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Old 10-16-2011, 04:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

There is no doubt in my mind that Valve will allow people to host LAN servers. Every past Source game has had the ability to host them. And not including LAN support would simply be stupid for a game that has such a large focus on playing with friends.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:57 AM   #5
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you cant really vote on these type of things. although i agree that there should be a Lan feature, having it would risk piracy in the event that DotA2 would be P2P. If DotA2 becomes F2P, Lan would not be an issue but the quality of community members will suffer.

IceFrog will find the balance, young padawan.
yes, piracy is infact a problem! i know they could find a way.

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There is no doubt in my mind that Valve will allow people to host LAN servers. Every past Source game has had the ability to host them. And not including LAN support would simply be stupid for a game that has such a large focus on playing with friends.
indeed you are correct. the problem with most online games are the inability to play with friends in ease.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:04 AM   #6
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

On piracy: I don't think Valve really cares about piracy that much. They don't do much to combat it besides, in their own words, "offering a better product than the pirates". Gabe and co. have said time and again that piracy is not something on their list of priorities, because if you offer people a good enough product at a good enough price, then they will buy it. There is no way that the threat of piracy (it would get pirated anyway) would cause them to disallow LAN server creation.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:10 AM   #7
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

Dota 2 will not have DotA's success if there is no LAN.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:21 AM   #8
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Dota 2 will not have DotA's success if there is no LAN.
I agree... One of the features why DotA1 is so popular in third world contries and in China.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:39 AM   #9
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On piracy: I don't think Valve really cares about piracy that much. They don't do much to combat it besides, in their own words, "offering a better product than the pirates". Gabe and co. have said time and again that piracy is not something on their list of priorities, because if you offer people a good enough product at a good enough price, then they will buy it. There is no way that the threat of piracy (it would get pirated anyway) would cause them to disallow LAN server creation.
of course! marketing power, valve never ceases to amaze me.


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Dota 2 will not have DotA's success if there is no LAN.
You hit the right spot, especially here in the Philippines.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:46 AM   #10
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I hope Valve stick to it's "quality over piracy" motto, unlike Blizzshit
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:51 AM   #11
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

I would like to have LAN games as well.

But why don't just make it that you need to go online first THEN you can LAN? I don't found any problem in that based on the reason why you want LAN.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:00 AM   #12
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Could have
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:02 AM   #13
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All Source games have LAN support, DotA 2 won't be an exception.

Who cares about piracy, you need Steam to run it anyway.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:03 AM   #14
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I would like to have LAN games as well.

But why don't just make it that you need to go online first THEN you can LAN? I don't found any problem in that based on the reason why you want LAN.
Lol fuck no. That means you can't play with friends if you don't have an internet connection. LAN mode should be able to be played 100% offline, since that's the WHOLE POINT OF A LAN >_>
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:06 AM   #15
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

All Source games have LAN support, DotA 2 won't be an exception.

Who cares about piracy, you need Steam to run it anyway.

Edit: Valve has stated multiple times in interviews they don't care about piracy because they offer great products and think people want to buy them to support the company.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:09 AM   #16
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Lol fuck no. That means you can't play with friends if you don't have an internet connection. LAN mode should be able to be played 100% offline, since that's the WHOLE POINT OF A LAN >_>
This. And having LAN will eliminate the problem encountered in 'The International'... no more disconnections and lags.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:11 AM   #17
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Dota 2 will not have DotA's success if there is no LAN.
Regardless of LAN dota 2 will have very different success from DotA. I'm thinking of making a thread or a blog about it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #18
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Meh would be nice, but I don't really need it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:16 AM   #19
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Yeah a lan feature would be great and i think it exists in other source games aswell so the possibillity of having lan support could be high.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:29 AM   #20
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

http://www.playdota.com/forums/54953...e-lan-support/


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Old 10-16-2011, 06:46 AM   #21
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i didn't knew that, that thread existed.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:22 AM   #22
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:31 AM   #23
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Valve is going to release Dota2 with around 70 heroes this December (I think). Only the legit copies would continue to recieve updates.
there. porblem solved
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:41 AM   #24
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Same as starcraft 1 and 2
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:06 AM   #25
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Lol fuck no. That means you can't play with friends if you don't have an internet connection. LAN mode should be able to be played 100% offline, since that's the WHOLE POINT OF A LAN >_>
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This. And having LAN will eliminate the problem encountered in 'The International'... no more disconnections and lags.
The OP's point of LAN is to remove the lag and delay caused from connection between ppl offline and in that case, online or offline to enter the gamedoesn't matter and in this case, I support, and it will solve the 'The International' problem.

And I highly doubt anyone will have problem in internet connection when they can afford to buy Dota 2.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:20 AM   #26
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Default Re: DoTa 2 as a LAN game

LAN proves to be the better method to play (less to no DC and lag) and i dont see any problem why valve should not implement it to the game.

Piracy? Pirated games will not receive any updates whatsoever and we all know updates are VERY essential in dota (new heroes, new items, balances and fixes). This however would not eradicate piracy fully but yeah those who purchased the game still have the edge over those who downloaded it for free.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #27
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Dota 2 will not have DotA's success if there is no LAN.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:45 PM   #28
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LAN will be good for competition when lag matters, makes it more entertaining imo.

just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #29
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Dota 2 will not have DotA's success if there is no LAN.
I've heard that about starcraft 2 as well.. that seems to be doing well in the e-sport world though.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #30
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LAN Support is definitely needed for this game because of how much focus is on friends.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:56 PM   #31
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Considering they will be using the source engine, I am pretty sure LAN will be available.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #32
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LAN support is always nice
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:02 PM   #33
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If there is no offline lan of DOTA 2 it will suck as more as the failure.... in future...
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:08 AM   #34
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I hope DOTA2 don't has LAN option, like HoN and starcraft II did, LAN= piracy.

Instead DOTA2 need be free to play like LoL but with a option of buy all heroes for 60 american dollars.

Also DOTA2 need only be played in 1 unique client, unlike DOTA1 that we have many clients as garena, RGC, dotalicious, battle.net, Euronet.
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