stolen from snakesinaplane
10 Reasons To Not Play Dota
1. Its addictive.
In 6.60 there will be almost 100 heroes to choose from. They all can be played multiple ways using
about 100 items and the combination of skills among them is almost endless. In other words, the replay
value is insane, and you will always be curious about testing out new strategies etc = addicted.
2. The learning curve is very, very high
With those 100 heroes, 100+ items, and 400 hero abilities to learn, its not something you can walk
right into and enjoy.
3. Its elitist
Because of the level of strategy required, high learning curve and the time it takes to start and complete
a game, anything other than perfect understanding is not tolerated well by most online players.
If you’re a beginner, be prepared to be flamed, bullied, banned and abused.
4. Its imbalanced
5. Those hero sounds get to you..
“Time to go”, “Shoot to kill”, “Alright, who wants some”, “Ahh, child’s play”, “You fail to amuse me”.
These are just some of the phrases you’re going to hear from your hero each time you issue a command, and
that’s each time you move and attack, and cast spells for some. This is almost maddening after 3 games,
you’ll swear you were a Tauren warrior swinging a totem pole.
6. Time commitment Each game is different, but its a rule of thumb that the average game lasts 45 minutes, that’s
a whole half of a football/soccer game. And there’s no such thing as taking breaks either. So
coupled together with it being addictive, you’re going to be spending lots of time playing DotA
once you start playing it .And when it starts it never stops. And when it never stops...
7. Too many changes or too long between changes
8. Fun factor is heavily dependent on your team
You could be the best player in the world, you’re not going to have fun playing DotA if your team is
retarded…and Garena and Battlenet (DotA online clients) are full of retards. Its quite common in a game
for me to be doing well, getting a lot of money, having a positive score and having fun when all the sudden I see
3 team mates doing stupid stuff like orb-stacking, buying illogical items and just overall being idiots. This
effectively wastes 45 minutes of your time. Its ok to lose after 45 minutes if your enemies outsmarted you a
nd just won, but losing because of your own team’s lack of cooperation and stupidity gets to you.
9. Too many leavers/hackers/bug-abusers 10. There is no real end or objective
World of Warcraft is understandably addictive, but its also very rewarding and vast. You can
explore massive lands, interact with millions of players, get countless items and the gameplay is
very non-linear. DotA on the other hand is rinse and repeat. You pick a hero, kill creeps, kill heroes,
buy items, destroy the Frozen Throne or Tree of Life, type gg and thats it. Although you may become
addicted, there is no real fulfillment from playing the game. It gets repetitive and boring…..yet you
may find yourself unable to stop playing it.