What is DotA?
DotA (Defense of the Ancients) is a very popular customized game for Warcraft III:The Frozen Throne. There are two teams of five players and each player selects one of over seventy heroes which they will use to try to destroy their opponent’s base, while protectingtheir own. As players accumulate money, they can use it to buy a large variety of items toenhance the strengths of their hero and provide additional abilities.
What do I need to play?
•A copy of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and the expansion, The Frozen Throne (they bothmust have a unique CD key, so you must purchase them, copying a friend’s CD won’twork). You’ll need the Frozen Throne CD in to play, Reign of Chaos is just for installing.•A computer capable of running Warcraft III. If it can run WCIII, it will have no issue withDotA.•A stable internet connection, 56 kbps or faster. Games of DotA can take anywhere from30 to 90 minutes, so you’ll need a connection that won’t cut out very often.•The latest version of DotA-Allstars, available athttp://www.getdota.com. The site lookslike this -Click on any one of the links under “Latest Map” to download the file. If there are problems with one link, try a different link instead. The Stable Map is an older versiononly used for high-level league play, so you won’t need to get it.