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Players of the MOBA/Dota-alike genre are notoriously defensive about their preferred game’s notional superiority. The entire landscape consisted of a handful of titles for years, but more and more games are competing for this enormous player pool every day. What can juggernaut developer/publisher Blizzard do to lure you away from your chosen game?
Assuming the usual sky-high Blizzard level of quality and polish, there are many design decisions and ancillary elements of gameplay that will set Blizzard Dota apart from the competition. Is the presence or absence of denial or even last-hitting a deal-breaker for you, or do you need jungling to be de facto required in competitive play, or are the carry/support/tank roles sacrosanct to you? Does Blizzard need to include a deep persistent progression across games to lure you in, or will you boycott any title with competitive advantages given to longtime players? How important are community features like clans to you?
Or are you just holding out for a console MOBA to jump into the action?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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I'll give it a go-around... cannot be any worse than Dota 2. But I'm firmly entrenched in LoL.
Not a fan of these types of games, I will stick to SC2. LoL sucks, Dota 2 is basically the same thing.
So is the idea of this to be some poll of what people want in a MOBA? I mean I get that Blizzard can make a good product but do they really need to take away from DOTA or LoL?
It needs to have a setting to allow my computer and others like it (which can run LoL well) to run well and have the graphical awesomeness which high end PC's can run. It also needs to be free to play like LoL and have more in depth gameplay in every way though!
I'd give it s apin if it had characters I like.
I'm attached to Warcraft's universe as a whole, so sure, as much as I love Dota 2, if I could play as Maeve and Tyrande and Illidan, it would be enough.
I'd be into it. I trust Blizzard and was waiting for them to get back into MOBAs
Why do so many people think this is a joke?
I don't play games in this genre, but if I did it would prolly be LoL because of the community.