In the past decade, the computer gaming industry has grown from zilch to mammoth. The quality of game graphics and design enhanced with each new developed game. The latest games swept less new ones off the shelves of gamers. This was the case for almost all game genres especially with strategy games. However, a few strategy games developed by Blizzard Entertainment never seemed to lose their charm, in fact, they continually kept growing even more popular. One such game by Blizzard Entertainment is Warcraft III: Dota.
Dota stands for Defense of the Ancients. Dota is not game itself; it is a multiplayer map on Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. But because of its fame and ample differences with the rest of the game, this map is often considered an entirely separate game itself rather than just a map in The Frozen Throne.
The idea in this game is that you are a hero from one of the two rival races; scourge and sentinels, and you fight your way through the defenses to destroy each others thrones. There is a vast variety of different heroes you can choose from each having its own special abilities. The game can support up to ten players, divided into two equal teams each representing one of the two races – sentinel or scourge.
You can buy items with money you earn by killing enemy units and your hero increases in levels by gaining experience from battles. At each level change he learns a new ability. Heroes can cast spells, with almost every hero having his own distinct spells and attributes. The objective is to make your hero strong enough to defeat the enemy heroes and break down their towers and defenses.
Dota was introduced as a map on The Frozen Throne, almost three years ago. It did not gain much attention initially, but then gradually started being appreciated by gamers around the world. Since then it has had more than sixty new versions released, each new version gaining more fame and success. Today, people all around the globe play Dota like it’s an addiction. It is a fascinating and particularly enjoyable game, which is easy to learn, and the amount of challenge it gives you endlessly grows the more you play. For any fan of strategy games, Dota is a ‘must try’ game.