The game modes dictate the difficulty of the scenario, as well as whether players can choose their hero or are assigned one randomly.
Many game modes can be combined, allowing more flexible options.
Because the gameplay revolves around strengthening individual heroes, it does not require focus on resource management and base-building, unlike most traditional real-time strategy games.
Killing computer-controlled or neutral units earns the player experience points; the player gains a level when enough experience is accumulated.
Soon after, Neichus left the team and left it in the hand of Ice Frog.
This started the legendary 6series of Dot A Allstars which is currently developed by Ice Frog and Valve.
In the center of each base is the "Ancient", a building that must be destroyed to win the game.