Chances are, if you're reading this, you are one of the many fans that can't wait to get their hands on Valve's Defense of the Ancients 2. The game is currently in closed beta and it is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated PC releases and one beta that fans would love to be involved in.
It looks like Valve may be offering fans a chance to get involved and all you have to do is read the DOTA 2 webcomic, Tales From The Secret Shop: Are We Heroes Yet?. Marc Laidlaw of Valve, who is responsible for writing Are We Heroes Yet?, recently did an interview with Newsarama.
"Lore is continually in development, and we try to work it into all aspects of the game. Mostly, so far, that has shown up in the character vignettes that accompany each hero when you view them in the game. These are meant to give a quick verbal impression of the hero in a heroic moment, with just enough evocative imagery behind them to make you want to go deeper into the story, and they are meant to be very short and highly distilled."
"Creating the comic was the first place where we had a chance to work our way more deeply into the lore, and to lay out some of the concepts we've developed. Ideally, we can keep finding stories that let us flesh out the underpinnings of the DotA universe in compelling ways."
Newsarama announced that with the final volume in the webcomic series, there will also be a survey that readers can complete which will enter you in for a spot in the Defense of the Ancients 2 closed beta. The survey is said to include some questions as well as a diagnosis of your PC's hardware and you must have Steam installed to be considered.
Check out the webcomic at http://www.dota2.com/comics/are_we_heroes_yet!