Dota 2 Update Looks to Help New Players

Dota 2 Update Looks to Help New Players

Developer Valve announced some new features for Dota 2, aimed at welcoming new players to their hit MOBA.

“Some of the most satisfying moments in Dota are found in the first stages of learning the game, as you begin to see intricate strategies take shape in the battles around you,” the developer wrote on their blog. “However, there have also been some issues that caused unnecessary challenges for new players in the past.”

MOBA’s are traditionally known for their high skill ceiling, often with confusing mechanics underpinning them. To that end, newer players will be restricted to a “curated group” of 20 heroes, for their first 25 games. Currently, there are over 100 heroes in Dota 2.

Further, new players will be matched alongside more seasoned players with “consistently high behaviour scores.”

“It is especially important for a new player to have a good social experience while they are first trying to learn the game,” the developer continued. “The matchmaking system will now ensure that new players will play with and against appropriately-skilled players that also have a track record of good behaviour.”

The International 2017 is set to begin this week with the group stage. The prize pool is currently sitting at over $23 million USD – the largest figure in esports history.

Source: Gamasutra



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 12:14 PM
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Your blurb on the front page says "Valve is aiming to make their it more approachable"... did you mean IP instead of it?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 12:27 PM
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Devoloper Valve?
 
 
 
Posted by Tin-Automaton
On Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 12:37 PM
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1 August 2017, 12:14 PM Reply to kniteowl
Your blurb on the front page says "Valve is aiming to make their it more approachable"... did you mean IP instead of it?
Good eye -- fixed! :D
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 2:11 PM
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Help yourself by not playing Dota.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 4:43 PM
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1 August 2017, 02:11 PM Reply to Syn-Ryn
Help yourself by not playing Dota.
I mean Dota is a pretty good game, that's free.....
is it the "AAA" console gamers care so much about? probably. AAA as a definition these days seems to be something with money thrown at it.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 5:15 PM
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1 August 2017, 04:43 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
I mean Dota is a pretty good game, that's free.....
is it the "AAA" console gamers care so much about? probably. AAA as a definition these days seems to be something with money thrown at it.
Wait no, Witcher 3 is an indie and they had spent $81 million USD.