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Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby ad_hominem on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:17 pm

Ahead of Valve showing off Dota 2 to the world at this week's Gamescom, they've made the trailer available on their official website.



You can also sign up for the Dota 2 beta on the International page.
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby Armageddon on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:26 pm

Trailer didn't seem VALVe quality to me, but it does look like Source Filmmaker. The facial animations are just getting better with each game.
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby Chrille on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:28 pm

I assume that's all still filmed in the Source engine, as per Valve tradition.

And in that case; holy shit mang
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby marnamai on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:33 pm

I still don't have the slightest idea what this game is about nor what genre it is ...
Can someone enlighten me?
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby Armageddon on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:37 pm

marnamai wrote:I still don't have the slightest idea what this game is about nor what genre it is ...
Can someone enlighten me?

I think it's an RTS.
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby nub on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:41 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_the_Ancients

The original DotA was a mod for Warcraft 3. Basically, it's an RTS where you control a single unit (a Hero) and level them up from level 1 in every match. The objective of the game is to push "lanes" in a map back to the other team's base where their central building is. If you destroy their main structure, you win. Each lane has a certain number of turrets which defend the enemy's base, and you have to destroy these turrets to advance. You also get NPC minions that spawn in waves from your base to assist you in pushing lanes.

I'll keep it at that. The wiki page has all the info you need. Valve could have easily made some changes to the mechanics in DotA II but I doubt it's anything major.

There's two other games that are like DotA called League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth. League of Legends is free to play and in my opinion is far better than Heroes of Newert, which isn't free and has a comparatively horrible user base). HoN's graphics are like 10 times better than LoL's but their art style is really...runny I guess. Dota II is going to kick both their asses I think.


Anyway, that was a great trailer. It wasn't like other Valve trailers, but I still think it was amazing to watch. Source still looks beautiful in my opinion.
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby source-maps on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:37 pm

it looked very cool, but it's simply not a genre for me.. nor the fantasy setting
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby Armageddon on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:39 pm

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VALVe is straying away from what they know...
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby source-maps on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:51 pm

it looks very artsy
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby bitPanther on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:54 pm

trailer seemed pretty underwhelming. the graphics look nice as fuck though
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby Gradius on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:59 pm

I hope this is a TDS because I would like to give it a go but don't have any experience with these types of games.

I try and watch a video of it and all I see is a cluster fuck of characters and pretty lights. I don't even understand anything past the most basic, abstract explaination of the genre.
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby MrBlackspoon on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:54 am

wow, looking at those pics what Armageddon posted, seems that Valve went from brushes + models, into 100% 3d models
Nothing resemble a bsp brush from first look.

Displacements usage +3d models?
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby nub on Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:54 am

God damn it looks awesome.
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby Ark11 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:45 am

Is this still Source? Looks more like Unreal to me.
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Re: Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer Released

Postby Ale on Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:43 am

nub wrote:There's two other games that are like DotA called League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth. League of Legends is free to play and in my opinion is far better than Heroes of Newert, which isn't free and has a comparatively horrible user base


Just to correct you here, HoN has become free to play :)
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