It was also October a year ago when Ice Frog, the father of DotA announced his partnership with Valve to execute the making of DotA 2. Defense of the Ancients or DotA’s continues popularity had become inevitable, DotA-like games was even published by different game developers such as Heroes of Newerth (HoN) and League of Legends (LoL) both this DotA-like games even hosts its own respective tournaments with a decent prices.
DotA was founded and developed by several people, not just the mysterious Ice Frog but there are quite few people behind it and one of them is Steve “Guinsoo” Feak who is now working for Riot Games-League of Legends as a designer.
Valve is know for publishing renowned FPS Games or First Person Shooting Games like Counter Strike, Half-Life, Left For Dead and Left For Dead 2, a question may bother your minds if they can really handle a game like DotA if they have been focusing on shooting games, i believe the answer is “Yes, then can”, as i said earlier in the topic, Ice Frog is leading the developer team for DotA 2.
DotA 2 Changes
Same game-play, Heroes and Items from DotA will all be included in DotA 2, the major change will be graphic-related things, this will also release them from the limited war3 engine to its own new Valve DotA 2 Engine which will give them unlimited opportunities to develop the game further and unbound to limitations, a graphic effect called Cloth Effects will also be added and a whole new better lighting effect.
Coach System – this is a feature to expect from DotA 2, the mechanics of this feature allows a player to see its desired pupil’s screen and activates a private chat for both of them, this will allow the other player to teach his desired player. The released date of DotA is said to be early to mid 2011.
We can expect a huge changes in 2011 E-Sports, World Cyber Games with Starcraft 2 and DotA 2 will surely shake the cyber gaming scene.