BeanX the Irrelevant wrote:
IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
TF2 and Dota 2 (which just went live out of beta and people should totally play) just added their Summer items in today's updates.
Brace yourselves. Sale live tomorrow.
Edit: Looks like it goes live 10 AM PDT. The prophet has spoken. Gaben cometh.
I Would play DotA2 but Im already bad at Smite and LoL I dont think they would like my brand of bad there.
The nice part of Dota 2 is that EVERYONE starts off terrible, and continues to be terrible for months. But the matching system does a decent job of putting you with other terrible people, so you don't notice just how bad you are.
It's also sufficiently different from LoL that you might like it more. Or less. I was just reading an article yesterday that was trying to break down the differences between the two games from an experiential stand point. Lemme see if I can find it... Success
At the end of the day, I'd say the skill curve is much steeper with Dota 2. But since I think it does a better job of matching people than LoL does, I find that the experiential skill curve seems kinder. It doesn't really matter that you suck if the game is reliably placing you with other player who suck a relatively similar amount.
They're different enough that there's plenty of reason to end up preferring one over the other.