The NDA lifted on the Dota 2 beta early this winter, but I haven’t had access to it so I’ve had zero coverage to provide. Just yesterday, though, I got my invite so here’s my preliminary take on Valve’s direction for the MOBA genre.
UPDATE: After more play, I’ve updated my preview. Click through and go to the end for my amended take.
I finally had time to try the new League of Legends mode, Dominion yesterday. Unfortunately it was pretty frantic and I didn’t snap any pictures so I had to use a stock screenshot for this article. I intended to attend as Tristana but accidentally chose Nunu (long story short: I was debating before I chose which one to pick and confused myself), which as it turns out was a good thing. I hadn’t played Nunu in quite some time so there was a brief, “what does he do again?” period before I settled into his rotation. It’s a good thing Nunu’s tough enough to endure some learning pains.