Closing in on the 200 hour mark in Dota 2, I can’t help myself but to be amazed by the product in front me. I remember my initial skepticism towards it, but that’s all gone entirely and Dota 2 is by far the best game I’ve played in the past decade, and it will continue to improve with more depth as it’s just in beta and not even out yet.
I have been tracking my progress and skill level since I first started and the evolution is heart warming. I’ve improved dramatically over the 199 hours that I’ve played. Add to that also all the broadcasts that I’ve been watching of professional esport teams and whatnot, and I am growing into a formidable opponent. I estimated that I’d hit 300 hours before summer and it looks to be a spot-on prediction.
Do I have some suggestions for Valve after spending so much time with the game? Sure I do. I’d like to see a deeper and more thorough performance system. I don’t know why they changed it to a more shallow one. I want to see exactly how many matches I won with a hero and how many I lost in a simple and effective way. I want to see how I performed in each match quickly and I want to be able to find all my replays under a “replay” sections somewhere. I want more information on what skill bracket you get placed in.
Other than that I am fairly content for the moment. I’d like to thank Valve for inviting me to the closed beta of Dota 2 as it has given me a many hours of entertainment and is the perfect way to prepare for when the game releases. It’ll be fun to destroy new players that didn’t make it to the beta. Do you play the Dota 2 beta? What are your thoughts on it? Do you plan to play the final game upon release?