As i'm new to Dota2 (never played dota before), i noticed how "hard" it is to learn the game.
I've played around 15hours by now, picking some recommended newbie heroes and some random ones.
The thing is, the hero list + item list is overwhelming at start.
So i was looking for some more efficient way to learn the game (limited in time )
order the heroes ingame by primary attribute (strength, int, ..) or role.
Pick a hero, read a little guide, look up a build and gogo, just play it.
Well that's not really efficient i think at the moment.
Find an excel sheet of the heroes, so i can order them by role, attributes, ...
That way i could more easily compare their stats, for example:
I would order by role "Carry", and then check the armor/HP pool/int/... for all the carries, by ordering some columns.
This is a bit like ingame, but i could filter more freely/quicker.
So the first real question is:
How do you handle this?
Just play? Are there some others that create some excel sheets?
Other ways to do it?
And the second question:
Once you've chosen a hero, you have to create a build for it.
How do you create a build?
Do you first spend points into its weaker stats?
Or you spend points first into its stronger stats?
Do you equip items to cover the heroes weak stats?
Or do you enforce the stronger stats first?
I guess this is more testing how you like to play the hero, then try to buy the most cost efficient item.
I know most of us just pick heroes and learn them (and this might even be the "efficient" way), but i'd like to hear about some other methods too.