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Moba Origins

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Zionova

Senior Member

11-22-2012

Do people really think that this type of game started with the WC3 mod DotA? Aeon of Strife was the predecessor to DotA.


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Aelis

Recruiter

11-22-2012

Ok


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ObscureClockwork

Senior Member

11-22-2012

no, i don't (think it started with WC3)
and it really doesn't matter

for a lot of people, dota on WC3 was what made it popular


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Worst Zed Ever

Member

11-22-2012

Starcraft, Aeon of Strife.

Live and Learn.


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Zionova

Senior Member

11-22-2012

I just find it funny when people say **** is a DotA clone/rip off without realizing it wasn't what spawned these types of game and was a clone/ripoff itself.


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Illyriomysterio

Senior Member

11-22-2012

Like many songs, the creator isn't necessarily the most important compared to the one who popularizes it.


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Talisid

Senior Member

11-22-2012

Except, for the most part, DotA started a large chunk of the gameplay innovations that make the Genre what it is.

Its like saying that Space Invaders started the top-down shooter genre. Well yes it did, but it was games like Gradius that really fleshed out the genre and made it what it is today by introducing powerups, levels, bosses and lots and lots of bullets.

Likewise, AoS was a skeleton of a game compared to how fleshed out DotA was when it was released.


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ComanderMolander

Member

11-22-2012

NOOBS PONG WAS OUT BEFORE ALL THESE SHlTTY RIPOFFS


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EddieJ

Senior Member

11-22-2012

This is the thread I posted and got downvoted twice rooofl


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A Vitriolic Cat

Senior Member

11-22-2012

Who cares.

Again, let me re-iterate - who cares.

It doesn't matter WHERE mobas started, what matters is where they went and are currently going. People talk about DotA because DotA was the first moba that showed that the genre could be a hit and have a sustainable player base.


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