How to start playing DotA?

I just read the Valve announcement of DotA 2 and in the meanwhile I would like to try DotA.

I have a some questions about it.

  • Proper Trilane setup
  • Hero that can solo Roshan at an early level aside from Ursa
  • What are the differences between Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and League of Legends (LoL)?
  • Why do some heroes fit some lanes better than others?
  • Counter-warding: how to know where wards are?
  • What actions does Legion Commander's “Duel” Abillity restrict?
    1. Where could I buy a digital copy of Warcraft III : Frozen Throne?
    2. Is Frozen Throne enough standalone or should I buy other packages?
    3. Where can I found a DotA strategy guide good for newbies?

  • Hero that can solo Roshan at an early level aside from Ursa
  • Spells which can pull a hero out of Chronosphere
  • Why do some heroes fit some lanes better than others?
  • What are the differences between Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and League of Legends (LoL)?
  • Counter-warding: how to know where wards are?
  • What are the exact mechanics for Bane's nightmare skill?
  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “How to start playing DotA?”

    1. You can buy Warcraft III and the Frozen Throne expansion directly from Blizzard digitally or from an authorized reseller.
    2. You also need to download the map itself. You can find the Latest Version here: getdota.com/. You’re also going to need a good program to find games.
    3. There used to be an amazing website for this called dota-allstars.com. Unfortunately it seems that the creator of DotA has some issues…

    On an unrelated note, if you like the game play I highly recommend Heroes of Newerth. As a competitive DotA player myself, I find that HoN has the closest mechanics (as compared to LoL) and many of the same heroes from the original game.

    Additionally you don’t have the issues of:

    • how to find a game on DotA, or
    • how to get equal level opponents

    1) You probably want Warcraft III Battle Chest. Here is a link to it on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Warcraft-III-Battle-Chest-Pc/dp/B00009ECGK

    2) No, Frozen Throne is the expansion, you will need the original too.

    3) Here is one: http://www.pubarticles.com/article-dota-strategy-guide-for-beginners-1281941321.html

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