Blizzard Dota Will Be Designed For Novices As Well
Is DOTA and its increasingly numerous brethren far enough removed from its humble Warcraft 3
beginnings for us to attempt that Warhammer-Blizzard joke we’ve been
working on ? We haven’t really gotten the details down, but it was going
to be something really meta along the lines of how Blizzard is coming
full circle by ripping itself off just like it did Games Workshop all
those years ago, only they didn’t really make DOTA, did they? But they
made fans who made DOTA, so that has to count for something, right?
Still, they may not have made DOTA the first time around, but they
definitely plan to take a crack at it now. Only they’re doing it
Blizzard-style. ”One of the important things to note with that space is
the DOTA everyone plays on Warcraft 3 is not particularly accessible to
the novice,” according ot Executive Vice President, Product Development
and Co-Founder Frank Pearce. "One of the game development philosophies
we have at Blizzard is, easy to learn and difficult to master. That mod
for Warcraft 3 doesn’t really fit that description.