I have recently encountered threads and posts with links to websites related to DotA, such as official maps and AI maps.
I wish to inform you that you download maps and other products of unofficial DotA websites at your own risk.
I have decided to provide you with all relevant OFFICIAL DOTA LINKS right here.Note: This thread has absolutely nothing related to DOTA 2.Official DotA Website and Forums:
There is only ONE Official DotA Website, PlayDotA.com, containing the latest official DotA updates and the official DotA forums.Website link: http://www.playdota.com/Forums link: http://www.playdota.com/forums/Downloading the latest map:
The latest DotA map is always readily available at the Official DotA Downloads website.Link: http://www.getdota.com/News on the latest map release:
The developer always updates his blog when the latest DotA map is released.Link: http://www.playdota.com/forums/blog.php?u=1Optional Link: http://www.icefrog.comChangelogs:
Changelogs for the latest DotA maps are readily available and archived at PlayDotA.com. You do not need a PlayDotA.com account to view this link.Link: http://www.playdota.com/changelogsArtificial Intelligence (AI) maps:
Only one official team is assigned to designing the DotA AI maps. This Official DotA AI map, along with a few trustworthy fan-made maps are posted at the DotA Tools & AI Maps section of PlayDotA.com. However, you need to register a PlayDotA.com account in order to view the section.Link: http://www.playdota.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=33
If you do not wish to register an account on PlayDotA.com, you may follow the AI map developer's blog. Whenever a new version is released, which is usually one or a few patches behind the latest DotA map, he will post the download links for the various languages. Additionally, the blog is used to keep fans up-to-date with the status of the current AI map development.Link: http://dota-pbmn.blogspot.com/DotA Information:
Details about DotA heroes, items and recipes, and game mechanics can also be found at PlayDotA.com. They are always up-to-date and accurate. You do not need a PlayDotA.com account to view these links.Heroes link: http://www.playdota.com/heroesItems and Recipes link: http://www.playdota.com/itemsMechanics link: http://www.playdota.com/mechanics
Useful guides are also available at PlayDotA.com. You do not need a PlayDotA.com account to view them.Link: http://www.playdota.com/guides
If anything here was unclear or there is a problem of some sort, please post in this thread or feel free to message me and I shall attend to the issue.
Hope this helped someone and beware of those unofficial and dangerous DotA-related dung all over the internet.
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