MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is a new gaming genre. Spawned from early forums from the custom map for Starcraft called {Aeon of Strife} and Evolved in to the most recent Defense of the Ancients or "DotA". The objective of the MOBA Genre is for each team to destroy the opponents' Base, heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied heroes and AI-controlled fighters called "creeps". As in role-playing games, players level up their hero and use gold to buy equipment during the mission.

Each human player must control one Hero, a powerful unit with unique abilities. In DotA-Allstars, players on each side choose one of ninety-five heroes, each with different abilities and tactical advantages over other heroes. The scenario is highly team-oriented; it is difficult for one player to carry the team to victory alone. Nevertheless, some heroes, given enough time, can change the outcome single-handedly, while countering the opposing team's heroes.

Because the game play revolves around strengthening individual heroes, it does not require one to focus on resource management and base-building, as in most traditional real-time strategy games. Killing computer-controlled or neutral units earns the player experience points; when enough experience is accumulated, the player gains a level. Leveling up improves the hero's toughness and the damage it can inflict, and allows players to upgrade their spells or skills. In addition to accumulating experience, players also manage a single resource, in most cases: gold.

The typical resource gathering is based on a combat-oriented money system; in addition to a small periodic income, heroes earn gold by killing hostile units, base structures, and enemy heroes. Using gold, players buy items to strengthen their hero and gain abilities. Certain items can be combined with recipes to create more powerful items. Buying items that suit one's hero is an important tactical element of the scenario.

Most MOBA Games offer a variety of game modes, selected by the game host at the beginning of the match. The game modes dictate the difficulty of the scenario, as well as whether people can choose their hero or are assigned one randomly. Many game modes can be combined (for example, an easy difficulty level and a random hero pick), allowing more flexible options.
Aganoize: Did you hear about that new MOBA?
Kite-Dothack: Which one?
Aganoize: League of Legends of course!
Kite-Dothack: Ya, that game looks awesome!
by MammothWaffle June 22, 2009
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If you're bored, playing a MOBA won't help.
by KeltronX May 24, 2015
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The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms.
steve: what do you think of this game?
jeff: That thing is so gay it belongs to moba!
by s2gamerz July 11, 2009
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Multiplayer online battle arena pathogenic virus(MOBA Disease)is an infectious disease caused by the MOBA virus.Common symptoms: Irrational anger, self entitlement, depression, IQ drops, and urges to call people"Faggots."The most common spreader is"Shit"aka"League of Legends."All who come in contact with MOBAs eventually become infected. Though many people can go months without symptoms.There are three types of MOBA Disease that affect people. All types of the virus are spread through human to human contact through MOBA video games.
The first type is named MOBA Primea Disease.(BAD) BAD effects nearly half of MOBA players.Those infected experience irrational anger at everyone they play with. They often AFK before five minutes. Common quotes include "1v1 me kid."&"Ru even ranked?XDD." These infected are most often Bronze.
The second form is "Everyone but me is autistic syndrome."aka(MobaDowns)
Those with "MobaDowns"(aka Moba Downies)tend to be more self entitled.They have altered perceptions of reality, and see themselves as the best players on their team.Anytime anything goes wrong, they blame everyone else. They disown other mobas. This MOBA Disease is VERY common in league of legends players. They will often end friendships over mobas. The third and last type of MOBA Disease is known as MobaDepressa or MDD.
People effected by MDD experience very little rage.Infected are more likely to get depressed. These players often know mobas are toxic, yet chose to play them anyway.
Jungle: "OUR FUCKING SOLO LOST LANE FAGGOT NIGGER."
Mid: "You've been standing in base since 2:00... Their jungle has not even left solo lane once."
Jungle "LITERALLY KIILL YOURSLEF BAD."
Adc: "Dude... You went 0-34 in two minutes... you literally set the world record for the most deaths before five minutes in any MOBA."
~Mid dies for the first time~
Jungle: "YOU"RE SO FUCKING GPPD BITCH. GG GGG GGGG GGGB"
Solo: "Guys, leave the jungle alone. Can't you tell he has late stage MOBA Disease?"
by echobokin September 17, 2015
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A MOBA Dick is someone who is constantly trying to convince you to play MOBA games, such as League of Legends, or wanting you to sign up and give them credit, so that they recieve in-game rewards.
Friend: "Hey, wanna sign up for League, and tell them I told you about it?"
Me: "Dude, don't be such a MOBA Dick."
by Hellspwn August 18, 2013
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