So last night I decided to give DoTA 2 another shot. I had played maybe 2 games since beta and didn't like it. I felt like it was exceptionally unbalanced. Well, without flaming me.... I still feel that way. I know a big part is that I don't know the Heroes. I was flamed harder in my 5-6 games of dota2 last night than in all of my 5000 games of LOL combined. I know the mechanics. Last hits. I know the 'unique' mechanics, like denying your enemy the kills although I'll admit I'm not the best at that.
However I noticed in every game a few things:
The hero that got first blood, snowballed and won every game.
People say the game is balanced, but the storm guy... sheesh. One of the games, his entire team left except him. so it was 1v5. I figured, oh this is going to be fast and easy. Wrong. He dove in 1v5 against us and crushed us. He ended up goign 119-2-0. We would use every ounce of CC we had and it did nothing. he would get away with full HP and all 5 of us would be dead.
Also I noticed the community is worse than any other game I have ever played.... including WoW and Minecraft... every other word was 'F this' and 'you stupid N'... I felt like I was in the 1800's with the way the N word flew around.
I also noticed that ranged chapions dominated every game.
Now, I expect the same as League of Legends. The idiots are the low ranked people. As you hit higher levels they mature. I could be wrong.
So I guess I'm in need of some help. One of the things that confused me.... I thought if you were an agility champ, agility increased your damage... same for strength and Intelligence... If so... wtf is the 'damage' stat on everything? Why would you get 'damage' if your personal stat does the exact same thing and gives you added bonuses like health or whatever...?
Help a brutha out!!! Suggestions for some champs to try to not be completely stomped every game so I can get to a point where I enjoy it? After playing League of Legends for 5 years, I would like a change of pace.