As a domestic player born in the 80s, XuXiXin is now nearly 40 years old and has experienced and witnessed from WAR3 to the present DOTA2. It can be said that DOTA is an old friend of mine. I would like to thank Toutiao for this Dota article event. I have the honor to write this article during the DOTA2 Shanghai TI9 International Invitational. The core purpose of this article is to make more domestic New players and friends of, can re-understand DOTA2, and at the same time can objectively, unbiased, and correctly recognize some of the current problems of DOTA2 in China, which can attract more people’s attention and participate in working together to make Sean Knife Healthy development of the circle. Therefore, this article rejects any citations, please read and watch objectively and rationally. If you love, please love deeply, even if you don't love, there is no need to hurt each other.
The international status is extraordinary, but the domestic situation is embarrassing
In recent years, with the development of international e-sports events, the domestic With the prosperity of the e-sports industry, more and more young people are joining it, trying their best to chase their e-sports dreams. As a post-80s uncle player who is nearly 40 years old, Xpress still has an e-sports dream in his heart, although his skill and reaction ability are not the same as when he was young. Recently positive DOTDuring the TI9 International Invitational Tournament of A2, and this year was the first time it was held in China, it naturally attracted the attention of countless new and old players. As the most influential e-sports game in the world, DOTA2 actually launched the national server as early as 2013, but objectively speaking, DOTA2 has not been fully popularized in the domestic game circle. It is a pity that I cannot help but say One thing. In foreign countries, the influence and popularity of DOTA2 is absolutely dominant. The game is getting more and more fun, and there are more and more newcomers. But at home, he was in a rather awkward situation, which also made many Sean knife friends very depressed. So what causes this situation in China? How can the Sean Dota regain its glory?
Digital statistics are thought-provoking
DOTA2 is the most influential gaming MOBA in the world Games, on STEAM, is also the number one player in the online player rankings. Take the last 48 hours as an example, the highest peak of DOTA2 is 730,000 players playing games online. This is the official statistics of the international server, and this number It also includes the national service. The national service accounts for about 15%-20% of the global DOTA2 players. It is said that 15W players are playing games at the same time (This one has to be counted as players playing arcade auto chess). This was still during the TI International Invitational. Compared to our domestic MOBA game player group, which has at least tens of millions, it is indeed slightly thin. Looking at the official account of DOTA2 on Weibo, there are more than 1 million fans... In fact, many people joked that DOTA2 is now a DG game, and it is not an unreasonable smear. I love the game DOTA2 deeply, but the data is here. What causes this situation to be thought-provoking?
Question 1: The loss of old players turns into cloud players
Old The loss and gradual transformation of players into cloud players is the first problem of DOTA. Of course, this problem exists in any game. It has been 17 years from the original DOTA of WAR3 in 2002 to the current DOTA2. Even the youngest friends who played Dota back then have already entered the society and started to work. Today’s society is under great pressure on young people, and the pace is getting faster and faster. If you slack off, you may be surpassed. The responsibilities of buying a car, providing a house, getting married and having children, and supporting the elderly also follow. In order to live a better life, almost every adult is working hard. So playThe game time is naturally getting less and less, and even in many cases, it is replaced by drinks and overtime. Finally, I took a rest on the weekend, and ended up sleeping for a day because I was too tired...Naturally, even if the old players love Dota, they don’t have time to play. They can only remember in their hearts that they took annual vacations and drank during TI every year. Beer nibbled fried chicken and met in Dota to watch the game. Take out the private money that is usually stolen and pull the book directly to the level of one or two thousand, hoping that the Chinese team can raise the immortal champion shield, and the moment the Chinese red floats in the audience, I know that the prize money for the champion is at least included. The share I contributed is really no different from fulfilling my e-sports dream. However, the problem of losing old players to cloud players is really unsolvable. It can only be said to be youthful, and the belief in Dota will never die! It is hoped that the fire can be passed on from generation to generation, and DOTA will succeed in others, and this leads to the second question below.
Question 2: It is very difficult for newcomers to get started, and the threshold for beginners’ tutorials and online teaching is too high
Everything needs to be replaced by the old and the new. Inheritance is very important. If there are no new people, no fresh blood, even the best game will gradually decline. And DOTA2 is currently in China, and inheritance is really a barrier. Feel free to personally experience,During the Spring Festival this year, it’s okay. I made an appointment with a friend in an Internet café to find youth... At least I haven’t spent a night in an Internet café for a few years, so I started playing DOTA2. A few middle-aged people seem a bit out of place. However, just after we started a game, we found that there were several college students standing behind, and most of the young people playing other games beside us were not playing them. All of us were watching our middle-aged people playing DOTA. I still remember the acceleration mode that I didn’t want to cheat people. I lost the game after holding the urine for 50 minutes. I took a break to smoke a cigarette at the door and talked to these college students and found that they all knew the game DOTA2. But the reason why I didn't play it was because although the game was fun, it was too profound. If no one took it, it would basically be impossible to escape the fate of being persuaded by my own research.
This incident also touched me a lot at the time. Maybe in the eyes of old players, I don’t think so, because DOTA2 It is because of this that it is fun. Based on the profound and complex system mechanism of the game itself, there can be endless tactical systems. You can rely on the one-handed extreme show operation that you have trained for a long time. Even the assistance can have a big brother's heart. You can also have your own highlight moment. But if you calm down, objectivelyThinking, if you want to do this, do you have to build on the basis of getting started? If you keep wandering outside the door and can't reach this threshold, isn't all this empty talk? In contrast to the novice tutorials of DOTA2, if you friends want to play as a newcomer, just leave him to study the novice tutorials, 90% will be dismissed. Maybe you would say that we all came here back then, yes, that’s right, but we have to take into account the difference of the times. In the past, the 70s and 80s learned about information by reading newspapers and magazines, listening to the radio and watching TV. The 90s and 00s started. The computer network has now entered the era of mobile terminal traffic king. The speed and pace are very fast. We were able to study it patiently because there was really no choice back then. After all, it was Dota who created the MOBA game format. Are there other similar games to choose from? You like to play MOBA games, then you can only playDOTA, because there is no other option...
There are too many MOBA games now Players can become more selective, and if players are required to follow the old routine, then the road can only be narrowed in the end. This is not to say that domestic newcomer players are hypocritical, they can do it abroad, so if they can’t do it in China, don’t say it lightly. This question is indeed very embarrassing.embarrassed. Although they are all students, the domestic primary school students have too many homework to finish, and junior high school students have to make up classes late, not to mention high school. I believe most students have the urge to tear books and papers after the college entrance examination. In China, grades are the life of students. Faced with heavy learning pressure, there is less time for entertainment. In an objective comparison, the relative study pressure in foreign countries is much lighter, so naturally there is relatively more time for entertainment and research. Under the same conditions, for domestic novice players, the threshold is obviously a bit high by studying DOTA2 on their own. This does not mean that you can only play fast food games in China, but you have to recognize that the essence is to be as efficient as possible. If you are hungry and go to a restaurant to eat, you also eat stir-fried dishes. A restaurant’s dishes taste very good, but the chef does This dish requires you to wait for hours. The other has a mediocre taste, but it will be ready for you soon. Which restaurant are you going to...
Together with the teaching strategies on the Internet, there is no official guide at all. All of them are private versions with mixed good and bad. I really want to be self-taught, and most of them can't touch the doorway, because all the strategies are built on the basis of getting started and having some game understanding. As for what the novice should master first, what should be understood later, how to advance and improve, the selection of equipmentThe characteristics of choice and heroes. In the eyes of old players who have played for thousands of hours, these things can be said to be so simple that they are too lazy to talk to you. On the contrary, they are most needed by newcomers. Otherwise, it is equivalent to teaching advanced mathematics to a primary school student. , I don't understand at all. Under these almost harsh conditions, persuading retreat and staying away seems to have become a norm. This issue calls on the national service officials to make a difference and establish a unified strategy and novice teaching platform, so that master anchors and old players can produce some truly grounded newcomer video teaching, step by step from shallow to deep. Rather than simply giving you a digital ID for the game video to ask you to review it, this is for those who have basics and don’t understand them. It is said that the prerequisite for famous teachers to make high apprentices is to have a teacher. If there is no teacher, even if the student's talent is good, what use is it? But even if the teacher’s problem is solved, it is necessary to recruit students widely, and it is also necessary to distribute enrollment advertisements everywhere.Right? Then the third question arises, the issue of promotion.
Question 3: Promotional issues
The promotion of DOTA2, in this era when traffic is king, is really thin. I won’t mention anything else, just talk about the cultural background of DOTA2, isn’t it worth promoting? althoughHowever, the V agency does not give you the true connection and story of the background universe, but only follows the principles of Cthulhu mythology to throw out some truth and information for you, and let the players think and guess for themselves. But I don’t believe it. Why is there almost no DOTA2 related to a game e-sports fan fiction searched on the Chinese website? This point needs to be guided. It is to promote public opinion, publicize it, and guide players to create. Now it is not necessary to watch TV, but who doesn't take a mobile phone to read novels? Where are the ads for spending money? Where is the flow? Have you ever been on a hot search? You know that back then, our Chinese team personally played DOTA2 Hanbok to autistic. It was brilliant enough for the Chinese team to achieve 3 crowns and 5 Asians in the 8 TI World Finals, right? What about advertising, publicity, promotion, championship coins, and souvenirs? ? ? The hottest advertisement turned out to be the TI9 Shanghai DOTA2 International Invitational Tickets sold out in 53 seconds! Sean knife friend one voteHard to find, the scalper tickets are filled directly! Our 30 or 40-year-old cloud players are all holding their wallets and waiting to chop their hands. As a result, we sang like this. I really want to ask "What are you doing bro?"
In general, DOTA2 is a very dynamic competitive game, and A very charming game, like a bottle of old wine,The more the product, the more alcohol. Brothers, please treat the problem objectively and rationally. Dota 2 never needs to discredit other MOBA games to get affirmation. In today's era, both large meals and fast food are reasonable, because they have their effects at different times, places, and environmental conditions. Fast food is definitely more suitable in a hurry, and a luxurious meal is naturally more enjoyable during a leisurely vacation. But we cannot deny the meaning of fast food because of this, it would be too extreme. And the above three major issues, if you start to pay attention to it from now on, except for the first issue, which cannot be changed in accordance with the times, the other two issues must be resolved. China is now a powerful e-sports country and should never lose its dominance over DOTA2. I sincerely hope that more fresh blood can flow into DOTA2, take over the fire from the veteran, and bring this celestial nightmare legend. The story is passed on, and more new and exciting chapters are written.Not to mention too much, in short, "TI9, Chinese team come on! CN DOTA, BEST DOTA!"
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