Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a custom scenario for Warcraft III, based on the "Aeon of Strife" map for StarCraft. The objective of the scenario is to destroy the opponents' "Ancient". The two teams' ancients are heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied heroes and AI-controlled fighters called "creeps". As in role-playing games, players level up their hero and use gold to buy equipment during the mission.
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I spent a year of my life devoted to this mod. And looking back on it, even if i gained nothing else from it, i gained happiness. I don't regret that year or view it as a waste of time like I do so many games that take up that much of my time. Sure the communities awful, and you'll never escape its hate. But if you find someone, anyone, and learn it together, you'll have many happy memories.