for a few months i have been waiting for a dota 2 beta key, joining too many contests and staying really late up night to find more dota 2 key givaways. this treasure-hunt has made me or most of us physically and mentally stressed. until i gave up with the dota 2 beta, its still beta after all, and then i went back to dota 1 which is in the w3e. we played a ton of games with my buddies in pub games, then it hit me. i think dota would be in its full potential when your playing with your friends, but wouldn't it be a turn off if there was a lag between your games?, LAN can't produce lag in fact lagging in lan is just hardware deficiencies. i vote for dota 2 to have both LAN and online feature. let me know what you guys think edit: in addition, most internet cafe's in our country has dota written all over its face, meaning all computers in an internet cafe containing 50 units of computers have customers playing dota in them. if dota would switch to dota 2 then they should find away to let this people transfer from 1 to 2. fact: this people would rather choose an old lan game other than a fancy online game. its all about the GAMEPLAY..i love dota not because of the graphics because of the gameplay and because how we and our friends enjoy playing it.