Maybe you were tempted by the Early Access Bundle. Perhaps you were coaxed by our massive Beginner’s Guide. Possible you were lucky enough to get a beta key through due process, and now you’re sitting bewildered at the hero select screen and thinking that maybe you might want to have a bit of a cry. Which are the best heroes to pick as a beginner? Who is going to get you shouted at the least? What does it all even mean? What is a Dota?