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2-17-2012 @ 10:04PM
@DarkWalkerMMORPG was not always considered a genre, the concept can trace it's lineage back to only 1 or 2 successful games. Just like DotA. I think that's part of the inherent problem with the whole trademarking thing and the lineage of DotA over the last years. It's BECOME a genre, even if it wasn't before.No, a lot of people don't know what a "Defense of the Ancients" or "Action Real Time Strategy" game is, but that's because it is (relatively) new to the scene as a game unto itself. What started as a mod for another game has now developed into it's own genre of other games and I for one think it's pretty awesome, Eul and Guinsoo and IceFrog have created something that will live on for a long time.On a side note, I personally think ARTS is better fitting than DotA as an all-encompassing name, but worse names have caught-on to describe things in the past....
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