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Trajan Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:17am
Why is Dota 2 classified as a strategy game?
Please write reasons that support/disprove the statement: "Dota 2 is a strategy game".
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Moon Punisher Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:21am 
You never played the game right?

In dota countering your opponent is really important.

Therefore the strat comes from picking the right heroes , the right items , the right time to atk/defend, right time to gank...

If you play without thinking , well , you gonna regret it.
Last edited by Moon Punisher; Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:22am
Trajan Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:23am 
Originally posted by |NP|Moon Punisher:
You never played the game right?

In dota countering your opponent is really important.

Therefore the strat comes from picking the right heroes , the right items , the right time to atk/defend...

If you play without thinking , well , you gonna regret it.
Then every other game is strategy too...

oH!No Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:26am 
I just say LOL :csgohelmet:
Scorpius Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:29am 
There's only one strategy - the best coward wins. It's as simple as that. Turtle until you have a couple of decent items then gang up on 1 or 2 guys with your 5 man squad.
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Nednada Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:32am 
Because it requires your brain to play it well. I like to think of Dota 2 like a somewhat chess game.
Bow Tie Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:32am 
Is this to gather feedback for a school project?
SanityKeeper Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:33am 
I think Dota is more about reflexes and less about strategy . When every high level game ends up with the same 20-25 heroes , the only thing that matters is how quickly you will react to the initiation , if you will pop bkb at the right time etc...
Scorpius Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:33am 
Originally posted by Na`Vio Puppet:
Because it requires your brain to play it well. I like to think of Dota 2 like a somewhat chess game.

It's more of hunting game. You have to be like a pack of wolves or you lose. A lot of people don't understand that concept on dota which is why the often take beatdown.
Last edited by Scorpius; Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:34am
Nednada Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:37am 
Originally posted by Scorpius:
Originally posted by Na`Vio Puppet:
Because it requires your brain to play it well. I like to think of Dota 2 like a somewhat chess game.

It's more of hunting game. You have to be like a pack of wolves or you lose.

Movement and positioning is everything IMO, thats why I compare it to chess. Hunting is consequence of your ability to be on the right place in the right moment.
Trajan Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:38am 
Originally posted by Bow Tie:
Is this to gather feedback for a school project?
No, are there projects like this?
SanityKeeper Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:38am 
How can you even compare chess to Dota...
Because it involves strategy.
What kind of a dumb question is this.
Trajan Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:41am 
Originally posted by WilfredBE:
Because it involves strategy.
What kind of a dumb question is this.
Golly gosh I didn't think of that!
I'd say your answer is dumb...
Moon Punisher Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:41am 
Originally posted by Gaius Octavius:
Then every other game is strategy too...

Well , yes , in most games having a strat will be a benefit.

But how much that is important in order to win , is what makes it a strat game.

You pick X heroes , those heroes open to you X possible ways to play , the enemy team also got X heroes you need to take into account , then you may need to change to Y way during the game to win , add to that the fact anyone could make Z item that changes the game even more, and so on.

Honestly , it would take me a very long time to explain how complex dota can become. One way or the other , for those who played for a long time and watch pro matches , this game is an amazing strat game.

That is the reason dota is so hard to learn, it does not look so complex from outside , but once you begin to understand it , you notice how many possibilities are open to you.
Deepbluediver Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:43am 
People talk a lot about counter-picking, but for the majority of players I'd say its more about getting heroes that work well together, and have abilities that compliment each other (example, Slardar's Ult to reduce armor if you have a melee heavy team, etc) and that cover multiple bases with things like slows, stuns, escapes, etc.

Then, you have to actually USE those heroes in ways that work well together. It's a strategy game because to play it best, there needs to be consideration that goes into it before the game even starts, and the players need to work together to succeed. Compare this to something like CoD, where everything is more largely dependent on player skill, and you could cycle people in and out between "characters" (such as they exist) with few changes.
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