Our Journey into Dota 2 Continues
Posted 2012-05-17 H4nn1
At first, I was apprehensive about shifting to a new game. Undertaking Dota 2’s steep learning curve while transitioning to my first year as a university student from an army cadet seemed a bit too ambitious. However, after I have experienced exciting, challenging games and received encouragement from my teammates, I’ve learned to love and really appreciate the nuanced team play and strategies observed in the Dota 2 metagame.
When I played Dota 1, my primary role was to play solo-mid carry. Tinker and Shadow Fiend were my favorite heroes during that time, but now Pudge, Morphling, and Invoker are my favorite Dota 2 heroes. Currently, I still enjoy playing solo mid, semi-carry roles. I also really like that we don’t have to rely on add-ons to play, and the gameplay and UI are much cleaner now.
My newfound excitement was sometimes impeded by my outdated gear, but my Fnatic Raidcall sponsor really looked out for me (Thank you). I used to have a head set microphone that blocked my whole mouth, but with my new, comfortable headset, my stream viewers can listen without having to hear my creepy breathing. Cheers to that.
My new swag: keyboard, mouse pad, mouse, and headset.
My teammates and I scrim daily as we want to reach over and beyond the high standards set by the current top teams. We also have boot camps planned in order to better compete in DH Summer 2012 for HoN as well as other Dota 2 tournaments such as SLTV Proseries. Not only are we going to better our team play through practice, but we’re also going to grow closer ^_^.