Hey dudes, I was hoping I could ask some questions to more experienced DoTA players.
First off, how good are bots as compared to people? Right now Earthshaker, Zeus, and Lina bots completely kick my ass. Earthshaker can position Fissure with inhuman precision, Zeus knows exactly when to use his ult (not unlike Karthus of LoL) and Lina's burst is utterly insane. Is this just because the AI is a glorified calculator who knows how to do this stuff with crazy precision? I haven't played PvP games because the only hero I can competently play is Axe, and I am also unaware of how the metagame plays and I don't wanna be yelled at.
On the topic of Heroes. I love Axe. I find him super easy. Awesome harass with Battle Hunger, Culling Blade when they're low, and just build tanky because Counter Helix will take care of them. Also, superrrr easy jungler. I find jungle to be awesome, you don't have to worry about last hitting or being outlaned or whatever because it's just you and the monsters. But, I can't really find anyone else who can fit this style. Skeleton King is really cool, but he can't build as tanky as Axe since he doesn't have Counter Helix. Alchemist seems really cool because he's got that AoE which is great for jungling when it gets more powerful and he snowballs great with that extra gold, but he's so weak early.
tl;dr- Axe is easy mode because you can just build tank and the DPS comes with his skills, which I love, and I want recommendations for heroes like that. Also, Earthshaker, Lina, and Zeus bots kick my ass.