Defense of the Ancients (commonly known as DotA) is a real-time online or LAN strategy computer game composing of two to ten or twelve players where you can choose from over ninety unique characters you can play on. It requires focus, strategy, quick hands and quick thinking when you are in difficult situations. The objective of the scenario is to destroy the opponents' "Ancient". The two teams' ancients are heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. The game is popular in many parts of the world; in the Philippines and Thailand. It is also one of the most well-known computer games being played in Sweden and other Northern European countries. By ...view middle of the document...
Like other addictions, DotA game has replaced friends and family as the source of a person, emotional life.
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Defense of the Ancients (DotA) - is a multiplayer online battle arena mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, based on the "Aeon of Strife" map for StarCraft.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos - is a high fantasy real time strategy video game released by Blizzard Entertainment on July 3, 2002 (US).
StarCraft - is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment and released for Microsoft Windows on March 31, 1998.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (TFT) - is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the official expansion pack to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, requiring Reign of Chaos to play. Released in stores worldwide in multiple languages beginning on July 1, 2003, it includes new units for each race, two new auxiliary races, four campaigns, five neutral heroes (an additional neutral hero was added April 2004 and two more were added in August 2004), the ability to build a shop and various other improvements such as the ability to queue upgrades.
League of Legends (LoL) - is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, inspired by the mod Defense of the Ancients for the video game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. It is a free-to-play game, supported by micro-transactions. It was first announced on October 7, 2008, and released on October 27, 2009. League of Legends was generally well received at release, and has grown in popularity in the years since. According to a 2012 Forbes article, League of Legends is the most played PC game in the world in terms of the number of hours played.
Disrupts - To interrupt or impede the progress, movement, or procedure.
Modded - A mod or modification is the alteration of the program code of a video game in order to make it operate in a manner different to its original version.
Congregate - To bring or come together in a group, crowd, or assembly.
Infrequently - Not occurring regularly; occasional or rare.
Exclude - To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject.
Use Map Setting (UMS) - Is a selectable game type in Starcraft and Starcraft II in which the game will follow the scripted scenario the map was created with.
Aeon of Strife (AoS) - A massive civil war amongst the protos, even earning the status of...