Dota 2 : A Video Game

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Jarrod Nichols
Walker B-2
English 11
Dota 2 Paper Dota 2 is a video game played on the computer and is rising in popularity due to many discovering its competitive edge. According to the “Tipping Point” this game is tipping into popularity, as more and more players join each month. Dota 2 got its original starting player base from the version before it, DotA. DotA was a mod for Warcraft 3, one of the most popular mods for the game. It was updated often by the developers as they cared for the game and did their best to balance the meta. It was originally started by Guinsou and eventually taken over by IceFrog. IceFrog was the one that teamed up with Valve to create Dota 2, and Dota 2 has grown to be the most popular …show more content…

This description could go on much longer, but one of the best ways to understand a game like this is to just jump in and practice playing. Dota 2 has been around since July 9, 2013, originally not including every hero. DotA was the original version of the game, and has all of the heroes created for the game. As Dota 2 has grown in popularity, each hero from DotA has been added to the game, even a hero that was not originally from DotA. As heroes are added to the game, it allows players to experience different games, these heroes often change the meta of the game. The changing meta from updates and new heroes bring players back to “relearn” the game. A popular youtuber, Baumi, has described that he often is very excited for a new patch to come out, as it mixes up the meta of the game and he says that he can learn new ways to play and understand new mechanics (Baumi). These new ideas that bring people back to the game is very similar to the concept in the book “The Tipping Point”, the Stickiness Factor. The stickiness factor is shown with the example of Paul Revere riding and yelling the British are coming, making people remember it, or having it stick in their heads. Dota 2 is similar in the way that people always come back to it to learn new mechanics and heroes. The game is sticky because, there is always something new to learn each and every time someone

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