Which MOBA Takes DOTA's Crown?

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radarblips

Way to not crown someone btw like this article suggests. since u guys are too middle of the road Ill do it, DOTA 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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smashingpumpin

Monday Night Combat had some MOBA elements in it. I Had so much fun on that game. Too bad nobody plays it on PC anymore and its Play to WIN successor SMNC is one big turd.

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roberto.tomas

as far as mobas are concerned, they are all basically remakes of the same concept, with the same dinky ai and the same basic map. the couple at the end ni this article are fresh alternatives .. but it would be nice if the world woke up from it's coma and started making new RTS's — or at least MOBA's with wildly more advanced AIs and procedurally generated, variably sized maps.

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H1N1theI

I have only one thing to say.

"fgt n00b stop feeding (3/11/0) i well destry u with my six zeal."

Or

Twoboots new meta. (See the League equivalent: Assassin Sona new meta).

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castrator86

I'm a huge DoTa2 player, I have 50+ Steam games and it's the only one with any significant playtime on it over the past 6 months. It's always fun, every game is always different. Mastering certain characters can be a great time, but the usual All Pick pubstomps get pretty boring as they always pick the same OP characters that get really easy to counter.

The other game types, like Random Draft and Captain's Mode bring a lot more fun and diversity to the game. It usually weeds out the n00bs too.

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NoGoN

Im sorry as a true and pure Dota fan you have something quite wrong that LoL fanboys tend to chirp about while having no clue since they are trying to back up there game for some reason. "Steve ‘Guinsoo’ Feak, the creator of DotA Allstars". Most people I guess dont know this but Icefrog was actually head of Dota allstars and guinsoo a good buddy of his joined him perrty much same day thus both were creators. You basically are saying Icefrog got the leftovers and credit needs to be due. To all the LoL fanboys im glad you have guinsoo he def tries to do the right thing but his time with Dota was terrible imo he is the reason sooooo many heroes were unbalanced and just terrible spell combos overall he honestly did very lil for Dota which is why we praise Icefrog so much for not only saving Dota but also making it one of the best games.

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Axel011

You sound like a Dota fanboy that's just as ignorant as the LoL fanboys. Frankly as far as the creators are concerned I could careless. What I do know though is that LoL is currently the most played game in the world by a large margin. Plus is becoming the largest esports franchise. I would say that's something worth bragging about. Dota 2 is a great game and I would recommend everyone give it a shot. Arguing over which Moba is better is a stupid and childish argument because it all comes down to personal taste.

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Axel011

You sound like a Dota fanboy that's just as ignorant as the LoL fanboys. Frankly as far as the creators are concerned I could careless. What I do know though is that LoL is currently the most played game in the world by a large margin. Plus is becoming the largest esports franchise. I would say that's something worth bragging about. Dota 2 is a great game and I would recommend everyone give it a shot. Arguing over which Moba is better is a stupid and childish argument because it all comes down to personal taste.

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Ben Kim

All the research I conducted indicates that IceFrog became the primary developer of Dota in 2005. This Eurogamer article and Gamasutra postmortem (albiet written by Feak himself) both seem to agree.

There's no question that IceFrog was instrumental in making Dota what it is today, but he wasn't the only person responsible.

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ShinRenNu

I'm a DotA player for a very long time. And with all the MOBA genre ever expanding. I'm more open now to playing friendly approach in the genre. I've tried them all and I'm still playing DotA2, LoL and Smite. But what makes me play more is Smite.

Smite has a lot of game modes to choose from, and the community is far better from the DotA2 and LoL. What I only don't like from Smite is the lack of items to choose from because you need to level an item from Tier 1 to 3. But all the action and fun is there.

BTW when I play, I always play on Mute. Why? Because when you're a veteran player or just by common sense of playing any PvP. You really don't need to chat / give directions. Actions speaks louder than words.

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moneyfairy

I like smite, i have played dota 2, lol, and smite. All of them are great and have there own target audience. I ended up playing smite the most because it reminded me of playing arenas in World of Warcraft only in a MOBA setting.

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dgrmouse

I don't have much interest in online gaming, but this seems like a well-written article. I specially appreciate the background section that explains some of the jargon that seems to be ever present in this gaming archtype.

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Upyourbucket

You should try online gaming, there are many titles that would probably capture your interest.