So anyone else in the DOTA 2 closed beta? In case you don't know what DOTA is, it's originally a Warcraft 3 mod with a unique, balanced favor, kind of like a game of chess for RTS/action RPG fans. I'd suggest reading here first, since DOTA is somewhat complicated, though well "studied". Right now it's on Steam as "closed" so you have to beg, borrow, or pay for an invite, the last option is pretty odd for a closed beta. There's also no NDA, which is also pretty odd for a closed beta. Apparently it will fully follow the TF2 model of being free-2-play and being something of an accessory simulator (NOT JUST HATS, although I've unlocked a stylish shark skin hat). You can buy the accessories too now, as well as earn them for specific game performance, and general ranking. I'll admit to spending $5 for common item as a gratis, although there is no in-game bonus to "accessorizing" currently. I'm not sure of the devs plans, but I suspect it will eventually make money like TF2 in that if you want to find a special item find then you purchase it rather than wait for it to drop. So anyone play it?