Know your MOBA roots
The MOBA didn't begin with DotA, find out how far back this mod-turned-gaming-phenomenon really goes.
On the linked videos are the other 2 parts of the story.
aaah i wanted the rest of the story as well!
Never liked those modded maps, never liked stand alone mobas. Stupid genre.
Looking at DOTA, i am ok with it, while being heartbroken as no one knows about Warcraft 3. When i see a copy of Warcraft 3, i don't call it Warcraft 3, i call it DOTA.
Oops I meant LoL, but you get the point. I have a bad tendency to read what i just wrote so write it again again.
Double HoN? lol
I see your point too. HoN, Dota, and HoN are just a few games starting to shape the genre known as MOBA. Its also cool kind of cool because your starting to see different takes on the game, like Awesomenauts and to a lesser extent Smite.
True, but at the same time AoS was a standalone game, like Doom... only that less sucessful, but I see your point. Mine was more as the games themselves, compared to the bigger picture.
Just saying that because when shooters came out they were referred to as Doom clones until they were classified into their own genre.
If the "MOBA" genre was like the FPS, Aeon would had been Doom, DotA: Counter Strike, HoN: Rainbow Six, DotA 2: Crysis and LoL.... well I'll let you guys figure it out (hint... russians, and killstreaks)
It does have Twitch the Plague Rat.
Kind of like how Doom started the first person genre.
Ok I call this video complete BS.... First off yes AoS started with Starcraft. HOWEVER as a Warcraft 3 player from day 1, DOTA only came after AoS for Warcraft 3 came out which introduced, god characters... Every 10 levels your hero transforms into a more powerful one, and they transform 4-5 times. And when the video said that you had to "find it on the internet and then start up Warcraft 3" he never played Warcraft 3, it uses P2P hosting connections to allow players to download the maps INSIDE the game without the need of websites. Sadly with DOTA's existence, all of Battle.net US East server on Warcraft 3 is filled with this game. If it's not DOTA it's a host bot, a terrible bot that lacks good connection sometimes (which lags the game terribly.) Making everyone else's map, unviewable. I've made several WC3 maps, people who played it enjoyed them however because of DOTA, no one from the public can see my maps or anyone else. It's a real shame that Warcraft 3 turned that way.... I really love the game, just for it to be spammed by DOTA DOTA DOTA, I hate DOTA too.
In my opinion, DotA is what solidified the MOBA genre. AoS was the spark, and DotA is the wildfire. Without DotA, LoL, HoN, etc etc would have never existed.
AoS, any oldschooler should know. Im still backing DotA since its what made the avalanche. And valve joining the party doing the tried-and-true structure of the game its just great, and keeping the "roots" of the game. While guinsoo and eul switcvhed to LoL and well... In my opinion its that it doesnt have that spark and twitch. yet somehow you see it everywhere yet being the weakest link of the 3 games (easy to play, moderate to master)..Guess complexity doesnt sell...