DOTA 2 Catch-all

Berzerk404 wrote:

I should try to join in with you guys. Solo queuing seems to be really hit or miss with team quality.

Solo queuing can be brutal. Even having one other person can help set a tone for communication with many pubbers

Vengeful Spirit. Such a fun hero to play.

liquid wrote:

Vengeful Spirit. Such a fun hero to play.

She is. It's funny, there are some heroes that I tried out early on when I was played mostly bot matches that I dismissed as ineffective and somewhat boring that have turned into favourites in the long run. Vengeful and Sven are the most prominent. Because only 1 of Sven's ability had an active attack component, he seemed extremely boring and not all that useful - particularly since he was advertised as a support at the time.

How many more things do we need to see before drow gets fixed.

https://dotabuff.com/heroes/drow-ranger

1st in popularity, 60% win rate for the month right now according to dotabuff.

A Bastion announcer back was added in the background of the last patch. I cannot wait for it to come out.

Happytime Harry wrote:

How many more things do we need to see before drow gets fixed.

https://dotabuff.com/heroes/drow-ranger

1st in popularity, 60% win rate for the month right now according to dotabuff.

Already nerfed in 6.77 (presumably it will come as part of next week's dota 2 patch). 900 range on her aura for ranged creeps. Still global for heroes. I don't know how much it will reduce her popularity, but the win rate will come down.

http://www.playdota.com/news/dota-v6...

Happytime Harry wrote:

How many more things do we need to see before drow gets fixed.

https://dotabuff.com/heroes/drow-ranger

1st in popularity, 60% win rate for the month right now according to dotabuff.

I may be a noob, but I'm tired of seeing Drow in every match I play. Whatever steroid diet they're feeding Drow, they need to stop it. If I'm going to get pwned, I want some variety in my pwnage.

Happytime Harry wrote:

How many more things do we need to see before drow gets fixed.

https://dotabuff.com/heroes/drow-ranger

1st in popularity, 60% win rate for the month right now according to dotabuff.

Looking at some the stats (https://dotabuff.com/heroes/played), Centaur Warrunner also has a near 60% win like Drow. Yet, Warrrunner has only a fraction of the popularity of Drow. Why isn't Warrunner as popular as Drow?

Boobs.

Atomicvideohead wrote:

Boobs.

But I'm told that Warrunner is hung like a horse. That's got to count for something.

XantaKlawz wrote:
Happytime Harry wrote:

How many more things do we need to see before drow gets fixed.

https://dotabuff.com/heroes/drow-ranger

1st in popularity, 60% win rate for the month right now according to dotabuff.

Looking at some the stats (https://dotabuff.com/heroes/played), Centaur Warrunner also has a near 60% win like Drow. Yet, Warrrunner has only a fraction of the popularity of Drow. Why isn't Warrunner as popular as Drow?

Drow ez-mode is different than Centaur. Centaur is strong, great initiate, good ult, etc but that's not what makes his team win, it still takes skill.

Drow late game, turn on your aura, watch every lane push, which really handicaps the other team in doing anything besides defending.

Looking at that Change log thoughts:

Earthshaker Buffed. Scary.

Clockwerk scales a bit better, noice.

I wonder if Svens debuff is enough.

Skadi and Shivas are a bit more viable. Yay!

Terrible, terrible games last night...until the last game. Good playing with you Hickle. Good playing with you, Deckard Cain.

Oh, how'd that next game go?

Atomicvideohead wrote:

Terrible, terrible games last night...until the last game. Good playing with you Hickle. Good playing with you, Deckard Cain.

Oh, how'd that next game go?

Couldn't have been as bad as the game Sunday that sent everyone running for the hills. I've played some truly atrocious games recently (though I think I was ok in the Juggernaut game in the middle) and I can't ever seem to have a good match when playing with seekr.

Seekrs pretty abrasive. But the response to his (relatively) mild incivility, was out of wack; Racism and abandonment? Yikes.

As for the bad game -- we got a Japanese guy who was pretty good , but had a specific/unusual way of playing that he couldn't really communicate. And a team fight where spoot stopped playing Axe, and decided to text. He got us all killed. Came back just in time to save himself, i think. Lost everyone pretty much after that.

The best, and most frustrating game in recent memory.

https://dotabuff.com/matches/79647907

1 hour, 20 minutes. Almost all 25 with full builds, ridiculous.

Deckard Cain was the best homophobic tree.

H to the ickle wrote:

Deckard Cain was the best homophobic tree.

That good of a follow up game, huh?

Recently I played a few games on Very High mmr because of the party I was in. Holy crap, it puts things into perspective. I knew I am bad but I didn't think I was THAT bad. Soul crushing.

Atomicvideohead wrote:

That good of a follow up game, huh?

I didn't play with him again, he just said Certis is awesome a lot when we were playing.

Well to be fair, certis is awesome. And the guy on the other team was pretty homophobic. I don't mean to be an apologist, but I think he was just making fun of the other team.

We all like to think the best of Deckard.

It is time...

Spoiler:

To feed.

Group invite please!

Manach wrote:

I think I received 6 copies of the game.

Free to a good home I guess (No Coffee grinder). But it's weird, I received an email about it, received a Steam news about it, but what I saw in my inventory is "Unknown package (17250)". So I'm not even sure it's even that game.

Yup, they were Dota2 copies.

2 gone, for to give/trade. Non-coffee grinder prefered.

I'd like to set up a 5 v 5 with the regular crew on Saturday (family events sunday). When would be a good time? I'm thinking Early afternoon.

Atomicvideohead wrote:

I'd like to set up a 5 v 5 with the regular crew on Saturday (family events sunday). When would be a good time? I'm thinking Early afternoon.

I should be good with any time. Either I'll be forced to work this weekend or I'll have all the time in the world.

Atomicvideohead wrote:

I'd like to set up a 5 v 5 with the regular crew on Saturday (family events sunday). When would be a good time? I'm thinking Early afternoon.

Provided my Christmas shopping is done and I'm all packed for Sunday, I'd be up for some afternoon dota on Saturday. Can't guarantee anything at this point, unfortunately. I'm going to be out of town from the 23rd-26th, but I have the rest of the holidays off and I'm looking forward to enjoying a fair amount of dota. Or should I say Greeviling?

These aren't for antiluck people like me. On the bright side, the Bastion announcer pack is out.

Glad i upgraded that greevil, because it directly affects stats/abilities in this new mode. My greevil owns face.

Which greevil is that? I have the seraphic without any extras but I won't be able to play for a day or two. Kind of sucks if it's a big difference because then it gives an advantage to luckier people, which is never a good thing imo.