Neoseeker : News : Dota 2 beta is officially over, welcome to the launch queue
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THM Jul 9, 13
Is it MMO or MMORPG?
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bluexy Jul 9, 13
THM It's MOBA, like LoL. Entirely free-to-play.
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THM Jul 9, 13
quote bluexy
THM It's MOBA, like LoL. Entirely free-to-play.
I see; Cool. Also, I suspect acquiring some items will involve micro-transactions? Just like Never Winter?
P.S. There's no such thing as free-to-play in capitalism, it appears to be 'Free'.
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bluexy Jul 9, 13
THM All the champions available to play are entirely free. The microtransactions are all visual customizations; you can buy outfits for your characters. Also though, items can randomly drop for free after you complete a matchmade game. All in all it's probably the most free free-to-play game I've playedd before.
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dbzmaster Jul 9, 13
It's as they said, it's been nearly 2 years now they've declared the game a beta. If anything, it's hurting the game at this point by giving people a bad idea at the state of it. MOBA players are extremely tenacious though, so probably not.

I'm surprised they still haven't worked on achievements. They're a stupid idea to me personally in a competitive game.
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ShadowCrystallux Jul 9, 13
Woo go Valve you amazing people! , if I ever get a decent internet however, I will play a few games of DOTA2 again, if I'm allowed.
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Heydoc Jul 10, 13
So 61 in queue will this take me a day or a year...?
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BlackScythe Jul 10, 13
quote Heydoc
So 61 in queue will this take me a day or a year...?
I had like a dozen beta invites I never used. So did a lot of other people, should have just gone to a forum and asked lol.
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DarkLordAkuma Jul 10, 13
I've been playing DOTA 2 through the BETA. I was expecting some kind of new feature or new content when it went to "Live"... but there isn't anything? I was expecting at least a new Champion or something for Launch.

The game is fun, but to be honest I'm a little disappointed with it and this is coming from someone who still actively plays it. The game doesn't really have anything unique about it compared to other MOBA's available.

HoN has it's own Champions amongst other things.

LoL has a completely different set of champions, different map, champion's have passive abilities, you have summoner spells, rune pages, passive tree's.

DOTA has ... basic Dota stuff with some new costumes?

Don't get me wrong, I'm having fun playing DOTA 2 with my friends, but I was expecting a bit more from Valve to be honest.
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Nagare Jul 10, 13
I'm not sure what you really expected for a game truly going from testing to"release." They were making sure everything worked and that heroes were mostly balanced, not hiding all the features from the players.

I'm looking forward to Friday when I get a chance to play again because it means matchmaking will probably be sped up and even that we might reach the final goal for the Compendium and I can unlock the mythic and vote for the next hero release
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DarkLordAkuma Jul 10, 13
I explained in my post what I expected from a game going in to Launch. I've seen this in other "Launch" releases. HoN for example( if I remember correctly), released a new champion on "Live" after a prolonged period in Open Beta. They even changed their model from a single purchase of the game to F2P when they went live (Might have been shortly after live). A more recent one, Neverwinter's release included the introduction of a new feature Gauntlagrym.... fair enough it broke on launch, but it was a new feature.

What was I expecting? Maybe some form of Ranked Matchmaking would have been a cool edition to go Live with.
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v1cious Jul 10, 13
I am 13820th in the launch queue, any idea how long i'll have to wait ? Is there any way to check the evolution of my position in the queue?
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Nagare Jul 10, 13
I really doubt that they'll be introducing a new hero before The International at this point and I don't think anyone wants for it to suddenly have a fee because its already F2P. New feature wise the training mode has been getting fleshed out recently and new hero items were released. Can't argue against wanting a public ranked matching system but they do already have three tiers for players.
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DarkLordAkuma Jul 10, 13
I highly doubt they would change their business model, I was just giving an example. Training mode is alright for the new players, but I was expecting something for everyone. Why wouldn't they release new heroes before The International? Riot with League of Legends consistently release new champions, and as I remember I think the new ones end up getting banned in competition play anyway, at least for the first few weeks.
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