“Skilled play is simply one means to exploring and understanding the games in question. What matters is whether or not you know what the hell you’re talking about.” … Continue readingWhy Dota Sucks — 1. Why I Am a Dota Expert
“I expect some will suggest that a scathing rebuttal of a genre which is being played at prize tournaments and by tens of millions of people means that I do not enjoy videogames. … When the reality is that I love them enough to take the knife to a popular and emerging game genre and provide a series of answers which demonstrate an incredible love of videogames.” … Continue readingWhy Dota Sucks — Introduction
“For this reason, it’s simply the easiest and most effective to identify the genre with the game that brought it wide popularity and codified most everything commonly associated with the genre today.” … Continue readingWhy Dota Sucks — Prologue: Why Call the Genre "Dota"?
“I don’t care whether the journalists handed out their “universal acclaim” and I don’t care whether the “pros” say it’s good. It is my absolute fucking right to ditch your game, call it what it is, and move on to something else.” … Continue readingThe Hundred Hours Fallacy
“So what’s the problem? Well, the terms are often used interchangeably, and it leads those who clearly lack authority to inadvertently assert that authority.” … Continue readingThe Difference Between "Good" and "Like"
“Welcome to an early access article on Learn to Counter! Get instant access and start reading! Get involved with this article as it develops! Your voice counts!” … Continue readingThe Dota Book (Early Access)
“Downloadable content says, “We have a game here that is worth playing. What can we do to add more content?” An expansion pack says, “We have a game here that is worth playing. What can we do to make the content better?”” … Continue readingWhy Expansion Packs Are Superior to DLC
“[I]f you’re playing alongside teammates and you’re not the best player in the world, then you will always be worse than someone else, and you will be holding them down. Just keep that in mind when someone else is holding you down.” … Continue readingTeammates (Amongst Other Excuses)