DotA, Protecting the Ancients, has become extremely popular in recent years. There are reports that claim that there are more than 20 million players worldwide on the custom Warcraft 3 map. Yes, I said a custom map, because that is what DotA really is. The term “custom map” in the game world means that the map was not created by the developers who developed the game, in this case Warcraft 3. Instead, the map was made by a fan who has enough games to create his own map and realize your own ideas.
The Warcraft 3 card, any RTS (real-time strategy) card in this regard, is like a digital game board. Fill it with water, trees, narrow corridors, undulating rivers, etc., and you will have your own map for any RTS. Blizzard, the creator of Warcraft 3, delivered the game with a very powerful map editor that anyone can use. An intelligent movement on his part made life endless. Currently, people prefer to play in personalized cards, particularly fan cards and dota 2 battle cup wins, rather than cards that Blizzard sends along with the game.
Back to DotA!
The gameplay is very simple. There are two teams, Sentinel and Scourge, five players each. The team that destroys enemy teams, the Ancients are the first to win, the ancient Scourges are called the Ice Throne, and the former Guardians are called the Tree of Life. The relics are found in each of the base teams. There are three paths that lead to the bases, each of which is full of defensive towers and NPC (characters not controlled by players) that protect the path to the base of their teams. The methods are better known as “bands” in DotA. Each of the players can choose one of the 100 different heroes at the beginning of the game. The characters have different skills and attributes, some of which do the best damage, while others can treat injured teammates.
The game is about making your team and your hero strong enough to go through an enemy base and then destroy their relic. Your hero is strengthened by buying items for him or gaining levels. You gain a level by earning experience points that you gain by being close when an enemy hero or an NPC dies. You will be rewarded with gold when you kill an enemy NPC, an enemy hero or destroy one of its buildings. Gold can be used to buy items for your hero or revive if they kill you.