If you are like me, then you no doubt are just waiting with baited breath for the release date of DOTA 2, or Defense of the Ancients 2! Unfortunately, though, DOTA 2 still has a few tests to go through at the time of this writing, which is why it is still stuck in its Dota 2 beta phase. What? You did not know that? Well, let me tell you that, as of right now, DOTA 2 is undergoing a beta phase that is closed to most people. Don’t believe me? It just so happens that I have this information from the Euro Gamer website, making it a pretty reliable indicator of just what exactly is going down with DOTA 2 at the moment!
A beta phase of video game development at least is good news because it means that DOTA 2 is already feature complete, so that is something to get a little excited about! As it relates to this game, though, a Dota 2 beta phase means that this game more than likely has a few bugs in it that still need to be dealt with, not to mention a bunch of performance as well as speed issues. However, don’t fret, though, because DOTA 2’s developer, the Valve Corporation, is clearly undergoing this Dota 2 beta phase stage just to make sure that, when all of us players finally see the final version, we will not be disappointed one bit at all. And that is definitely something well worth waiting for, is it not?
A beta phase like the one DOTA 2 is currently seeing is really for the good of all of us DOTA fans. You see, the whole point of the beta phase is to lessen the impact to us users when the game finally hits the street, and as it stands now, only a small group of players probably have access to DOTA 2, making sure that all the kinks are discovered before the final version is out. To that, I say, “Good! Thanks beta testers for investing your time and effort to make sure that DOTA 2 is bug-free when I get it in, hopefully, the near future!
I just want to also briefly give you a heads up concerning the actual release date of DOTA 2. It is sort of a mixed bag, but, hey, that does not mean that it is all bad. At the time of this writing, it is a sure bet that DOTA 2 will definitely be out sometime in 2012…but the bad news is that “sometime” part because the specific date in 2012 is currently unknown. I know…I know, I want to be able to play it right now, but that is the best that the Valve Corporation can do for us fans right now so I suppose we will all find out together just how much patience is really a virtue.
However, in the buildup to the actual release date of this game, I have decided to hone on my skills with the help of Dota 2 Ownage System so that I can be sure I am definitely going to be one of the few people to absolutely dominate the game when it comes out. Understandably, I urge you all to do the exact same thing, as few things are worse in life than waiting all this time for a game to come out and then not being able to play it right at the moment that it is released!
I am going to spend the time between now (the time of the DOTA 2 beta phase) and when DOTA 2 is finally released honing my skills. This means that I will go back to my DOTA mod for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, just to make sure that, when DOTA 2 hits, I will be totally ready for it.