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Postby Purplecat » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:53 pm

Honestly, I can't be the only one who is looking forward to this game? I really hope the beta starts as soon the tournament is over, but who knows. :s
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Postby Jinx » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:53 pm

Not at all Purple :P After getting hooked on HoN I can't wait for Dota 2 to be released. I'll search for the source but I read somewhere that the invite beta will start right after the tournament is over (a couple days!) and then the larger open beta (open to all?) sometime later this year.

Edit: The source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011- ... until-2012

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Postby Jinx » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:55 pm

So it looks like we'll have to wait just a little bit longer for the Dota 2 beta as Valve wants to address some issues they encountered during the tournament :(

Source: http://geek.pikimal.com/2011/08/23/dota ... ree-weeks/
http://www.gamekult.com/actu/interview- ... 95576.html

Translated from French:
Gamekult: Have you just details of this future beta?

Gabe Newell: It will start in three weeks I would say. We still have some things we want to change in response to feedback after the tournament, and then the launch in the wake.
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Postby Jinx » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:32 pm

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Postby Sekh765 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:38 am

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN JINX! TRANSLATE THIS ANCIENT TOME!
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Postby Jinx » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:05 pm

It basically means that yesterday they added a slot on steam for what looks to be the Dota 2 invite beta. According to Gabe's "3 weeks" remark it's still got about 2 more weeks but it looks like they're moving files around in preparation for it's use :geek:
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Postby Sekh765 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:04 am

Update on the BETA from ICEFROG on the DOTA 2 forums.

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We aren't planning to have one big beta invite tomorrow. Right now the beta primarily consists of the tournament teams, Dota1 beta testers, and other players that might compete in upcoming events. We will gradually give access to more and more players over the coming weeks and months. The Dota2 development process, like with Dota1, is focused on getting incremental player feedback to help us prioritize features and functionality in the game. There won't be an immediate million person invite all at once, but rather a gradual buildup as we develop new features and test various aspects of the game in order to to make it an enjoyable experience for an expanding player base.

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Looks like we got awhile to wait.
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Postby Jinx » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:20 pm

From the rumor mill:
Kznn wrote:I'm on the beta. Icefrog told me early this morning that there will be a big update today and next week. and then after that, ppl will probably start to gets keys


The same guy also claims from a conversation with IceFrog that the Non-Disclosure Agreement will end three weeks from now. Will this coincide with keys going out?
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Postby Wulfie » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:03 pm

Jinx wrote:From the rumor mill:
Kznn wrote:I'm on the beta. Icefrog told me early this morning that there will be a big update today and next week. and then after that, ppl will probably start to gets keys


The same guy also claims from a conversation with IceFrog that the Non-Disclosure Agreement will end three weeks from now. Will this coincide with keys going out?
Well so much for the NDA when people keep doing stuff like that.
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Postby Jinx » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:33 pm

Wulfie wrote: Well so much for the NDA when people keep doing stuff like that.


Speaking of, in a clear breach of the NDA some people have datamined the Dota 2 client. SEMI-SPOILER CONTENT TO FOLLOW Nothing was really discovered that we don't know already but some interesting goodies to be sure: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmes ... _id=266898

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