DOTA 2 Catch-all

Well, that was a nice change. Just won two games as tinker. First randomed, then the second because I had so much fun with the first. If my last-hitting were better I'd really rule with that guy.

Coyotebd wrote:

Well, that was a nice change. Just won two games as tinker. First randomed, then the second because I had so much fun with the first. If my last-hitting were better I'd really rule with that guy.

That's how dota goes. Terrible experiences followed by positive ones.

I was hoping to be able to play a match with you yesterday, but you were offline by the time I finished working and then I had to hit the sack early so I could be available to monitor a new site launch this morning.

casktapper wrote:
Coyotebd wrote:

Well, that was a nice change. Just won two games as tinker. First randomed, then the second because I had so much fun with the first. If my last-hitting were better I'd really rule with that guy.

That's how dota goes. Terrible experiences followed by positive ones.

I was hoping to be able to play a match with you yesterday, but you were offline by the time I finished working and then I had to hit the sack early so I could be available to monitor a new site launch this morning.

It's also neat when you find a new hero that just clicks with how you play. Like Cask and Dragon Knight. And me with Necrolyte recently.

Also, that guy the other night was right -- Necrolyte Venomancer is an evil combo.

Well, it's better than playing a hero that you think will be fun and sucking at it, like how I'm 0-2 with Riki.

Strangely, I'm 2-0 with Huskar.

My god is Bloodseeker hilariously effective in low-level games. In my first match using him last night I went 15/0. So many times I was just farming near my towers when someone would come up to take some pot shots at me, so I'd rupture them and they would run themselves to death, or just stand there while I wailed on them. I almost feel guilty.

Yeah grab a force staff and you'll feel even more like a jerk. A satisfied jerk.

Do they have a medium? Easy is too easy, hard is near impossible.

My highest was 3500 I think, with 4 in a row.

just tried again, 3780 7 in a row on hard. I can't see myself ever getting one wrong on easy haha.

5060, 8 in a row! Ow!
Totally got lucky.

Patch notes are out for tomorrow. Bristleback is in.

- Added Bristleback!

GAMEPLAY
- Broodmother: Fixed Insatiable Hunger cooldown on level 1 and 3.
- Dragon Knight: Fixed Dragon Blood armor bonus not carrying over to Illusions.
- Dragon Knight: Fixed Elder Dragon Form frost slow getting dispelled when target initially becomes Magic Immune.
- Doom: Fixed Doom damage being blocked by Pipe.
- Enchantress: Fixed Nature's Attendants lasting 1 second less than intended.
- Huskar: Fixed Life Break leap moving too fast.
- Magnus: Fixed Shockwave hitting units behind you.
- Mirana: Fixed Mirana's Leap range being slightly too short.
- Nyx Assassin: Fixed Impale traveling too far.
- Phantom Lancer: Fixed being able to have 1 juxtapose illusion too many
- Razor: Fixed Static Link break range being 25 too short.
- Shadow Shaman: Fixed Shackles doing a little less damage than intended.
- Slark: Fixed Pounce not initiating an attack order on the leashed target.
- Templar Assassin: Fixed Meld buff getting dispelled.
- Visage: Fixed Familiars not getting affected by Chronosphere.
- Weaver: Fixed being The Swarm units being unable to Latch onto sleeping units.
- Weaver: Fixed The Swarm getting permanently dispelled if the enemy is invulnerable .
- Weaver: Fixed the Swarm units not doing their initial attack immediately upon latching.
- Added Psuedo Random chance for Roshan's Bash.
- Fixed Eye of Skadi frost slow getting dispelled when target initially becomes Magic Immune.
- Fixed Diffusal Blade proccing multiple damage instances.
- Fixed heroes flickering on the minimap when walking by Sentry Wards while under Smoke of Deceit.

UI
- Pausing in a practice or tournament game now prevents the team that paused from querying units, moving the camera or accessing the shop.
- Added ability and item notes, detailed tooltips that will display only if ALT is pressed.
- Adjusted Replay Highlight scene leadin time a bit.
- Arcane Boots now has 'mana' as a shop alias.
- Wisp name change to Io.
- Added 10 second rewind button to replay controls.
- Spectator Items panel now takes up less space and shows items ordered by value.
- Steam friends can be added, removed, and friendship requests confirmed/ignored from within Dota 2.

VISUALS
- New Vengeful Spirit model.
- Added in-game models for when the following items are dropped from inventory into the world: Gem of True Sight, Observer Wards, and Sentry Wards.

BOTS
- Added Bounty Hunter bot.
- Significantly revised how Roam mode works.

AUDIO
- Revised Beastmaster's voice.

DOTA 2 STORE
- Added the Treasure Key of the Cursed Wood and the Treasure Key of the Shaper Divine.
- Several old keys have returned to the store along with a very low drop rate for some older community chests.
- The current set of community crates will no longer expire, but their drop rate will be decreased over time and their rarity increased over time.
- Added new sets for Brewmaster, Lich, Riki, Juggernaut, Beastmaster, and Spectre.
- Added a couple new couriers!

Awesome! I look forward to not being able to play him for a week while he gets first picked.

Prepare for the onslaught of pubs attacking bristleback from behind and killing you.

I like the changes they made to pausing.

Yikes on pubbies killing their own team with Bristle. Guess I'll stick to centaur even more now.

Also, Io is a dumb name for wisp.

Makes slightly more sense if you take it as a reference to the moon of Jupiter, rather than the Greek nymph who got turned into a cow.

Moo.

Are you saying he should only be paired with Zeus?

So streaky this weekend. I won a bunch in a row then lost more in a row. I'm nearly 100 real matches in and I was repeatedly grouped with <10 match team-mates.

Of course, it didn't help that I randomed or Single Drafted a lot of support.

ya thats the way it was for me for the past few weeks. I'm at 417-391, 26 over 500. I've been has high as 40, but its been a rough past 100 games or so.

I looked at the few people on Dotabuff that allow access to their stats that I played with. I was amazed to see so many severely sub-500 records.

Like this guy: http://dotabuff.com/players/122807360

For all the people that are +500, you have to have people that are under haha.

True. Considering though that it's a 5 man game with matchmaking designed to keep us at 500 how bad do you have to be to hit 360?

Oppositely as good as you have to be to hit 640 i guess haha.

I got to say I really love spamming BoTs as Tinker. Played him again last night in a single draft. Went mid vs. Lion and kept killing him. Despite having to buy and upgrade the courier I got my bottle and my BoTs and starting zipping all over the map, pushing lanes, jumping into teamfights and having a good time.

It really helped that Lion kept returning to mid for me to kill him, and our team seemed to be much better than theirs, despite our team thinking "The first guy to die buys courier" is a good plan.

Do we do any team games? I've finally mustered up the courage to give Dota 2 a go (ex-LoL player).

Add us on Steam, there are usually at least a couple of people playing.

Was there an update last night? I wasn't on, and I heard that Valve has their big vacation this time every year.

Also: Sky Wraith,with Abaddon in the lower right.
IMAGE(http://dota2.gameguyz.com/sites/default/files/1364958806.jpg)

Abbadon is gonna look like a BAMF

Solo'd Rosh as Lycan, Tusk comes in at the last second and grabs Aegis.