A few nights ago @WhiteboySlim and I decided to get together around 8PM PST and play some games together. We didn't have a game in mind but we wanted to play.

After meeting up I had the idea to play DoTA 2. Recently I went into the game and noticed you can create a lobby match and play with bots. In fact, you can play just yourself with all bots if you want to.

After pinging a few folks on the site, @panickedthumb, @WhiteboySlim & @Jacob_Richardson joined us for the match.

After getting everyone in the lobby and spending a few minutes figuring out how to start the game we started. I had no idea what any of the characters did, so I picked one at random. Our first match went fine and in the end we won, but it contained a really steep learning curve.

The second match was more fun and we won that as well, but we spent time reading over the kinds of hero's we want to play as and for the last two matches I picked "Treeant Protector".

It was nice having @Jacob_Richardson around because he showed us some of the ropes and that helped quite a bit. We lost our last match but we had quite a lot of fun anyway. I have heard and seen the DoTA 2 and League of Legends community is rough to new players so being able to play in a bot match helps that quite a bit.

In the end I had a good time and am looking forward to playing again.

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/17/2012 at 04:58am

Yeah, I was never sure exactly who was talking, I assume Jacob was the one giving us all the info, but without him we would have been so lost. I would have anyway.

Who am I kidding, I *still* was ;)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/17/2012 at 06:30am

Yeah, it was Jacob I was the one making the bad jokes and swearing.

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