When the world was still cooling, a crystalline satellite entered the planet's orbit and became a permanent feature. Existing through the early stages of civilization, this object was actually the virtual prison for the raw energies of the Radiant and Dire, vying for control within the confines of the "Mad Moon". Eventually, their struggle became so extreme that the moon was blasted apart, with shards falling all across the world. The energies of the Radiant and Dire attracted creatures of different alignments and unified under these factions, the battles of Dota would commence. Written by
What does a Hero truly need?
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Dota 2 is the sequel to the Warcraft III custom scenario Defense of the Ancients, developed by the pseudonymous lead designer, IceFrog. Said lead designer was hired in 2009 by Valve to develop a stand-alone sequel that would be a virtual re-engineering of the original, on the Source engine. See more
Often, I am asked: "what does a hero truly need?"
Much depends upon the hero. Would you be swift? Then for you, I have speed beyond measure. Would you be strong? Then I can grant you the might to overpower any foe! Would you be wise? Then come closer and I will unlock your inner cunning!
What does a hero truly need?
[screen switches to black, briefly, before returning to the shopkeeper
That is for *you* to decide...