Welcome to the VespeneGas DotA Board.
What is DotA?
DotA stands for "Defense of the Ancients," a popular custom map for Warcraft 3. For more information about DotA, visit the DotA home page at www.dota-allstars.com
What's this site?
This is an online replay parser for DotA. Here, you can upload replays of DotA games for yourself or to share with friends (or strangers). You can also check out detailed game information such as hero kills, deaths, items purchased, etc.
What else can I do here?
If you play a lot of in-house games, run a DotA tournament, have frequent LAN parties, etc., you can take advantage of some additional features: compare player performance over many games, generate "fair" teams from a pool of players, and some advanced statistical analysis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How does all this work?
Everything revolves around posted games. To post a game, you upload a Warcraft 3 replay file, and fill in some information about the game. You can then view an online record of the game, and if you wish, share it with others. The VespeneGas DotA Board also provides statistical analysis of all your uploaded games in a variety of ways.
How do I post a game?
Head over to the Games
page, and upload your replay file. It will then ask you to confirm various information about the game, and fill in any missing details. Starting with DotA Allstars v6.54, most everything should be detected automatically from the replay (earlier maps will require you to enter the winner, hero kills and deaths manually); however, it probably will not reliably detect hero choices if players random or swap. If you are posting an in-house game and have already set up the players in your group on the DotA Board, you can choose the players present in the game--this will allow you to track players' performance even if they change their in-game handle frequently.
What's this about groups?
You can post games without any group associated to them, and you can view all the info about the game just the same. However, a lot of the more powerful reporting features here are designed for in-house groups: collections of players who regularly play games together, be it a LAN party, a battle.net clan, or just a group of friends. The DotA Board's group functionality helps facilitate this, and allows access to additional reporting features that are specific to each group.
What kinds of stats are tracked?
Primarily wins/losses, hero kills/deaths, and items purchased. This information is broken down by player, by hero, and by player-hero combination. A random assortment of different statistics is available on the Stats
What about creep kills/denies? assists? other things?
Sorry, the DotA Board does not currently track this information. This is partially dependent on IceFrog adding features to the map specifically for replay parsers (such as he did in v6.54), because if something can't be reliably determined just from looking at the replay file, the only way the DotA Board could track it is if users manually entered the data when posting the game. There's also the question of how interesting or useful it would be to track creep kills (or your favorite feature request). These features may get added at some point in the future, however.