The newest game to hit Steam’s ever popular marketplace, Dota 2, is now live and ready for you to jump into. So, what are the best ways to get started playing this new multiplayer online battle arena?
In order to increase the frame rates of the game, which means the number of frames per minute, just open the game up: go into the game options, select the “advanced options” section: select the “launch options” and then -alt +tab: go to the game folder where the game is located. You should now see a new folder called “steamapps”. This folder contains all the various files for the game and is what you’ll want to open when you first launch it. You’ll also find two new folders here – one called “common” and the other called “dota”, which contain different files for each game version.
One of the best ways to start playing the game is to install the latest patch, which comes with the game. You can find this by going to the main menu and choosing “main menu”. Once in the main menu, go into the game options. Once in here, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on “patching”. Once here, make sure you’re in the beta channel, or “testing”.
Once you have downloaded the new beta patch, you will need to install the new version, which can be done by clicking the download button on the main menu again. Make sure you read the instructions carefully, but basically, you just need to copy the files from the downloaded file into the folder that is called “dota” – the one that you opened previously – and then paste them into the directory that is accessible by your system. Once they’re in place, press “Play”. That’s it!
There are a couple of things you can do to make the game a lot more enjoyable. The first, obviously, is to purchase an official Battle Dress. They are widely available on several shops and auction websites, and are a great way to look like an expert player right from the very start.
The other way is to go and play some of the “troll games” that are available for purchase on a variety of websites – or, as they’re sometimes called – and then put your newly-earned items up for sale on various auction sites, such as Amazon and eBay. The fun is just as good playing these games as it is for getting your items up for sale, so keep at it and you’ll soon get into the habit. As with anything else, the more you play, the better you get at it and the better your skills grow.
You could also try the game on a friend’s account and play it against them. If you know them well, it’s easier to get the hang of the new game, as your opponent doesn’t need to worry too much about your newbie status – and if you don’t know the person very well, it can be a very friendly and competitive experience, especially if you have a team that you can trust to win against.
The game is a blast, but the most important part is to remember to take it easy – it’s never too early or too late to get started. The game might not be very popular yet, but it won’t be too late to start playing it now, so start learning as you go! – and you won’t regret it!
Don’t forget to check out the new games that are coming out, either. Whether you’re more interested in the original games that came out in the past (DotA and Warcraft) or the brand new ones, such as DotA: Allstars, it’s always good to have something to play when you’re waiting for the new releases.
As soon as you’ve bought the game and set it up correctly, it’ll be time to start playing. Make sure you do all the things you know how to do in order to be prepared for the real thing, though – for instance, make sure that you’ve got a steady Internet connection, because your Internet connection can affect your ability to play the game – especially if you’re using your desktop for other important tasks – and then go ahead and download the game.
A quick internet search will turn up the best ways to keep the game updated, so don’t be afraid to check out a few of the many sites that are offering tutorials, tips and tricks on how to keep the game running smoothly during the new game. When you’re ready to go head out into the world of online gaming, you’ll find that the old saying, “practice makes perfect” applies in a big way to the new game as well, because you’ll find yourself making mistakes along the way, of course.
In an earlier post I mentioned the great new games on Steam which included DotA 2 and other titles, but now we have something a little bit special – the release of Dota 2 on Steam. There are many reasons for this but the main one is that it’s the very first game to come to the Steam platform since its inception and will be giving a lot of gamers a good opportunity to get their hands on the game before anyone else does.
This may seem like a gimmick and one which is likely to fail but Valve has gone the extra mile with this one as the fact that the release of the game is timed to coincide with the launch of the new interface makes a lot of sense. With everything in place and ready to go it’s going to be a very exciting time indeed and I can guarantee that all you serious gamers will be using the game to test its features right up until the release date.
The fact that the game is so popular means that there’s a lot to look forward to when you play the game and the addition of Steam as a platform means that you’re going to have a huge choice of games available to you. This includes everything from action games and sports to real time strategy games and arcade-style games. As with any PC game that’s coming to Steam it’s important that you play a number of them to really experience the game and to see what it’s all about.
As far as features go, with the addition of Steam as a platform there’s a lot more to look forward to when you get hold of the new version of the game which will include all the latest patches and updates as well as the ability to play against players around the world in tournaments. This means that there’ll be even more variety in terms of games to play and you’ll also be able to join up with people around the world that are already enjoying the game and can play against each other in tournaments and enjoy the competition that goes along with it.
Of course the addition of new versions to the game will mean that you’ll be able to play the game from any computer, anywhere, and to play it with any friends whether they’re online or not. As long as you have internet access it should be easy to get started and it should help give you a real chance to get to grips with the game’s interface and learn about its different features.
You won’t be playing the same kind of game as you did on the original version of the game and there’s a lot more to learn as far as the controls and the various features are concerned, but this should make the process of getting familiar with the game a lot easier. Once you’re up and running then you’ll have an even greater chance of getting good at the game and getting to grips with it in an enjoyable way.
When it comes to the new interface, the addition of Steam as a platform means of playing the game is certainly going to make it even easier for you to get started with it and make sure that you are enjoying the experience. It doesn’t matter if you’ve played the original game or not as the interface is similar and will look and feel just the same.
It may be a little disappointing for you to know that you won’t be able to do everything the original game could do but that’s okay as you’re learning from the original game and are doing it in a different environment. That means that when you finally get your hands on the new game you’ll be able to really get to grips with the new features and learn more about the game before moving onto the next level.