DotaBuff Guide Competition
Many of you have probably already heard that we are making an advanced guide competition. The rules are simple - write a "guide" on a hero using this template, and post the link to it in the comment section.
Why the Guide competition?
We strongly support the development of the Dota 2 community and believe that there are a lot of things people can learn from the exceptional players on certain heroes. DotaBuff is a place with a really high concentration of exceptional players that are ready to share their knowledge with the world.
We are looking for something that could be useful to both new players and veterans. Guides written by professional players tend to disregard the differences between Public Matchmaking and Pro-Scene, overlooking some of the skill and coordination limitations.
We really enjoy the increase in community participation on our web-site and try to encourage it. The directly leads to the second part:
What are the prizes?
This Statistics-Fan set for Legion Commander and a 3-months "Plus" subscription will be presented to the author of the best Guide, chosen by the community.
The Guide will also be immortalised in our Blog.
What are the rules?
You have until Sunday, 23rd to submit a link to the Blog in the comment section, where you will immediately enter the competition. Then the voting phase will begin, lasting until Wednesday, 26th. On Thursday, we announce our Winner and post the guide in our Blogs.
Guide should not be a guide in the most common sense - it should be closer to the Dazzle! Blog post, providing some more advanced strategies and discussing the strength and weaknesses of the hero in the current meta.
Don't describe the skills in too much detail (a general idea of a skill, rather than a detailed tooltip for every level) - there is a wiki for it, and it is a tedious task. Rather concentrate on something really cool and/or overlooked on the hero.
Don't make the paragraphs too long - it looks scary. One sentence-paragraphs may not be fine for your uni coursework, but it is more than ok in a blog/guide format - as long as it provides some point.
Try to make it somewhat entertaining and keep it simple. Try to achieve no more than Grade 10 in HemingwayApp
Use some stats. Substantiating a claim with the empirical evidence, rather than subjective opinion of the author, will result in higher credibility of the text.