The world of LAN gamers and BNeters are revolving around a single map mod for Warcraft III : Frozen Throne, that is the DotA Allstars, currently at version 6.34. Official Site. Well, here is a brief introduction to the game.
DotA stands for Defense of the Ancients. Basically you just have to destroy your opponent’s Ancients, located at top-right corner and bottom-left corner of the map, while defending yours. The heroes that the team players choose, the items that they bought, can make a huge difference in the gameplay, therefore each team need to devise the best strategy in order to win the game.
There are 2 teams to choose from, Sentinels and Scourge. Each teams have about 38 heroes to choose from. Heroes have skills and stats, heroes can be levelled up from 1 to 25 via gaining experience from killing a creep or a hero from the area near you. Each creeps are worth certain amount of gold which allows you to save up and buy items, heroes are worth more than creeps.
Each heroes have 3 attributes, with one as the main attribute that defines the type of hero he/she is, i.e Intelligence (Spell-casting heroes, high Mana), Agility (Fast attack and high armour), Strength (High Hit-points and attack).
There are many items to choose from, and there are many items that can be forged with lower-tier items with the recipes. For more information, please refer to the Offical Site’s item page.
You can download this game mod map from here too, via filefront. Thiis is the link the download the AI (Aritifical Intelligence) map, which is can play with the computer players while you are offline. Click here to download the AI map.