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Valve's Take On Dota Explained By Its Creator

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The makers of Half-Life, Team Fortress and Portal are taking popular Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients and making it their own. The man behind it all gets into the nitty-gritty of the all-new Dota in a new Q&A.

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Icefrog, the man tasked with overseeing development of the original Dota, explains on the official site for the recently revealed Dota 2 some of the action RTS's finer points.

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Yes, Icefrog will continue development of the original Dota "for as long as the community wants," he says. Yes, there will be bot support for players who'd prefer to play Dota 2 solo. Yes, Dota 2 is designed with cross-continent play in mind. No, there are no screen shots on the official Dota 2 site yet. :(

Dota 2 is planned for release on PC and Mac next year, but Icefrog calls the game a "long term project" with tweaks, additions and new features planned for the future. More details at the newly launched official site.

Dota 2 Q&A [Dota2.com - thanks, Kit!]

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Kenshi_Ryden
Kenshi_Ryden

Being someone who has no idea what DotA is, and would rather hear a description from fans than some website- what kind of RTS is DotA? What makes it worth Valve's attention?