Im not trying to dis Dota 2 or anything like that, but id be interested to hear your opinions. Every time I go back and play some Dota 1 I just can help but agree more and more with this statement by Kuroky:
Comparing DotA and Dota 2, DotA has the quality that every click, move, and action changes the game drastically as you have full control over your hero. This creates more dimensions between the interaction of heroes within split seconds. This create a much bigger skill gap. Every move has to be well thought out and as you act fast in DotA, your movement has to be clear in order to succeed your intended action. Dota 2 is simply right clicking towers and heroes due to smaller map, better animations and much easier pathing. So, the skill level is lowered drastically. I won't deny that there still is alot of profundity in the game.. at first I thought it was just me, but after confirming this with puppey and following the results of the DotA2 tournaments, it became obvious
In DotA, you had 2-4 teams for 4 years who never really got upset in tournaments, while Dota 2 has alot of random factors and easy-style going on, thus making it harder to predict results.. I know I might get shitstormed for saying that, but competitive players denying this fact are simply liars or never understood DotA.
Surely some of you long time Dota fans feel the same way. I know ill probably get the standard
1. Stop complaining, if you dont like it dont play it
2. Its still in beta valve knows what they are doing
But I cant help but feel that this is just too big of a fundamental flaw to just ignore and that Dota 2 is nowhere near living up to its potential. But if most people dont seem to care.. I donno..