Quoting Istari, reply 17Guys, please treat each other with respect.
Dota players and Demigod players should be friends. It pains us when people see these games as competitors when we thought part of the objective here is to help expand a fresh new genre into the gaming world. Unless Dota or Demigod players think this type of game is doomed to be a niche then why is there always so much animosity?
Sorry, but it's primarily the fault of most DotA players. They are often a very unfriendly community to newcomers and Demigod has so far served as a haven to get people into this genre. Those who take sides typically want to shoo DotA jerks away and DotA players jump in to heckle Demigod players because their game has a lot less heroes or doesn't have a hugefan base (yet).
FPS fans don't usually fight this way between titles because usually there's just one guy on a map that gives you lip. It's just a problem with the DotA community in general. Not all players in DotA are like this but you'll never get into a game as a new player w/o getting kicked or massive hatred upon you while trying to learn the ropes of the 90+ heroes, and that's even after reading up on the game.
Its a two way street dude. You have more people shit talking DotA in this thread than you do people saying its the best thing since sliced bread. Infact most DotA players are saying there's room for both. I prefer DotA but I like variety thats my thing. The diversity is light years ahead, but it's also been out for years so it's got a huge headstart.
DG fanboys have to realize that without DotA (or AoS) there wouldn't be a DG right now. It helped me a genre and for that anything deserves credit. DotA brings people to DG. All those people who played DotA but just couldn't get into it because of its over the topness. "It's a neat idea but it's too damn complex" well they have a home now. The DotA players who want to mix things up and play a more relaxed game have a place to do it.
On the flip side DG brings more people into the genre, more casual people. And if they decide to step up to DotA one day they can, They scratch eachothers backs.
You'd think DotA killed someones mom while they were forced to watch, jesus =P
Also the community isn't something thats DotA specific. It looks like this one is well on it's way to becoming DotA community 2.0 by the looks of it. Pray it doesn't though, once banlist hits DG and your account is tied to a CD key it's not going to be fun for a lot of people. However take a look at the WoW community, the WAR community, any community with a shitload of the unwashed masses. The anonymity of the internet makes people douchebags, The fact that people "rally" behind their team (game) also makes people assholes. "This is our game, go fuck off!"
Its like when you were a kid and your mom bought you a sega when nintendo is better (for the love of christ I'm making a point calm down). Suddenly you're stuck with a shitty sega and all your friends have a nintendo. They rip on your sega and rub your face in it but you just tell yourself "sega owns nintendo!" until you believe it because mommy sure as hell aint getting you a nintendo too. So you stand by your choice, you rally behind and defend your little sega. It doesn't matter that there is clearly enough room in the world for both and who really gives a shit at the end of the day. You're going to defend yours and to hell with everyone else. Ok, not multiply that by 1000 and you've got the internet fanboy.
There's room enough for both. They arent even anywhere near close enough for people to be caring this much anyways. Expand your horizons, play both, or don't I honestly don't give a shit. But if you're foaming at the mouth defending one (like people are doing here and DotA players the world over do for that) you've got some mental problems.