Wednesday, August 18, 2010

DotA Clan Leader Handbook Part 1

No brotherhood, no dota
There are only a few teams of professional teams who dedicated their team to DotA completely. Most of the unprofessional dota players are real life friends or friends that met online while playing dota. Before setting up a clan, you should get all your friends that play dota together and play as a team regardless how noob are them. Even if you lose, the experience are more important.The friendship and evetually the brotherhood are the chain that bonds all the team member together.

Do not let dota occupy your heart solely
Most of the dota players are youths that usually studies in school.DotA brings us the desire to win, the satisfaction after killing and all the happiness together. However, we should put study, work and life into our top priority. Reality is still reality. DotA is not. Tell your team mates as well.

Being a leader, you must recognize the effort that your teammates put in. 
give the credit to your teammate after a victory. take the responsibility after a defeat.

Celebrate your victory but it is necessary to watch the replay after a defeat as well. 
It is to check whether you have made the right decision at the right time. It is good to discuss with your member how you can improve your teamwork under certain situation. It is better than playing another game. Although watching replay is very boring, but is very important for the team to grow and improve teamwork. As a leader, do not scold your teammate for wrong doing, but suggest a better way to handle the situation if it happens again.

Improve your laning skills. In unprofessional teams, the team leader is usually the best player and do the solo job. If you are able to control and suppress the opponent in mid lane. Try to tell your teammates that you are doing a good job so that they will not nervous and worry too much if they are not laning very well. 

Improve your teammates laning skills. It is important to improve your teammates laning skills as well. You can choose to ask them to play a 2v2 15-mins game and observe the gameflows. Give suggestions and try to encourge your teammate to do well. In this way, they can train their teamwork and co-operation. Skills are important but teamwork and co-operation are equally important.

Stay tuned on Play DotA for the next part of DotA Clan Leader Handbook (Part 2)