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Recon5 Avvie-free for life! from Southeast Asia
Avvie-free for life!
Mar 9th 2013 at 2:44:40 PM

You figure the most played game on Steam would have a pretty decent thread here, but nope.

As with Ho N (and the original Do TA), most of the community sticks to the place with the best or most extensive (regardless of quality) theorycrafting. The official forums for 2 and the fan forums for 1 beat our little hangout in that respect.

Marioguy128 Geomancer from various galaxies
Geomancer
Mar 9th 2013 at 2:50:45 PM

Also, I'm pretty sure everyone else is occupied with League.

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Locoman from Mandrill Maze
Mar 9th 2013 at 3:13:28 PM

presumably because there aren't enough anime girls in DOTA 2

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya. 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you better be prepared to finish the job."
Mar 9th 2013 at 4:13:13 PM

I've won with (and often enough have lost against) alchemist, but it heavily depends how good your team manages early game. Got my best gold per minute with him (no surprise) at 792. My favorite hero is crystal maiden. Very easy to use if you ask me.

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VutherA Thank you, Monty Oum. from Canada Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Thank you, Monty Oum.
Mar 9th 2013 at 4:23:52 PM

[up][up] Wait, then what is 'Lina, the Slayer' supposed to be?

Or is the implication that is not enough?

Recon5 Avvie-free for life! from Southeast Asia
Avvie-free for life!
Mar 9th 2013 at 4:24:03 PM

[up][up][up]Lina (EDIT:Ninja'ed by Ken-er-Pikachu). Also Bambi, and that flying blue toad who definitely has a good enough VA for it.

edited 9th Mar '13 4:24:36 PM by Recon5

Kev-O AWKTUHGAHN
AWKTUHGAHN
Mar 9th 2013 at 4:54:10 PM

I wish Valve would region lock the game. I'm getting really annoyed at having the worst luck and getting tossed into pub matches where everyone but me speaks Spanish or Russian. How am I supposed to play with someone whose only way of communicating with me is, "You feed, Kev-O. I report you now."?

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Recon5 Avvie-free for life! from Southeast Asia
Avvie-free for life!
Mar 9th 2013 at 5:23:40 PM

This is one of the few times I've seen support for region locking.

Kev-O AWKTUHGAHN
AWKTUHGAHN
Mar 9th 2013 at 5:31:29 PM

[up]It's a game that requires loads of communication. If you can't communicate well, shit gets fucked.

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Locoman from Mandrill Maze
Mar 9th 2013 at 5:59:23 PM

Well, I tried playing Alchemist again in an offline practice game... my lane went to hell about ten minutes in and remained that way for the rest of the game.

Anyone notice that the offline pactice bots are really intent on kill-stealing? As in, you gank a Dazzle or something in the river, get him down to 25 HP, and then Sven rushes in and kills him with his stun. Or Zeus's ult, or something similar.

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya. 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you better be prepared to finish the job."
Kev-O AWKTUHGAHN
AWKTUHGAHN
Mar 9th 2013 at 6:00:37 PM

Bots do not understand the concept of sharing. Just murder.

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VutherA Thank you, Monty Oum. from Canada Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Thank you, Monty Oum.
Mar 9th 2013 at 6:18:58 PM

It's obviously to match the average player. Artificial Brilliance, baybee.

Locoman from Mandrill Maze
Mar 9th 2013 at 6:29:44 PM

No, the bots don't say "cyka" or "bliat" enough to pass as real players.

edited 9th Mar '13 6:31:23 PM by Locoman

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya. 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you better be prepared to finish the job."
nman Nailed It! from USA Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Nailed It!
Mar 9th 2013 at 6:31:22 PM

[up]I know for sure that the bots aren't people because one will always buy the courier.[lol]

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Locoman from Mandrill Maze
Mar 9th 2013 at 6:32:34 PM

And you can play whatever hero you want without "gg noob [hero] on our team report pls end now"

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya. 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you better be prepared to finish the job."
VutherA Thank you, Monty Oum. from Canada Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Thank you, Monty Oum.
Mar 9th 2013 at 6:33:11 PM

They wanted to match the average player's playing, not everything.

Mercifully.

edited 9th Mar '13 6:33:23 PM by VutherA

Locoman from Mandrill Maze
Mar 10th 2013 at 11:46:34 AM

Well... I tried an actual online game with Alchemist this morning. We still lost (Drow+Sniper on the enemy team equals rape) but I at least managed to get a few kills in.

Oddly enough, I found that Hand of Midas is pretty good on Alchemist, seeing as how you still get bonus gold from Midas'ing enemies.

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya. 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you better be prepared to finish the job."
Mar 16th 2013 at 7:38:25 AM

  • Tranquil Boots disabled speed reduced from 50 to 25
  • Tranquil Boots heal increased from 170 to 250
  • Tranquil Boots cooldown increased from 40 to 60
  • Tranquil Boots heal duration increased from 10 to 20
  • Illuminate manacost increased from 150 to 150/160/170/180
  • Illuminate AOE reduced from 400 to 350
  • Spiked Carapace duration reduced from 2.75 to 2.25
  • Spiked Carapace cooldown increased from 14 to 23/20/17/14
  • Marksmanship bonus is removed when there are nearby enemy heroes (instead of just being halved)
  • Reduced Marksmanship enemy detection aoe reduced from 400 to 375
  • Heavenís Halberd's Disarm is no longer dispelled by Manta
  • Living Armor damage reduction is now done for all instances of damage that reduce its charges
See ya later Drow! Nice knowin' ya. Glad to see that long expected nerf finally hit.

Honestly, I'm glad this is coming out. Nyx and Kot L also needed a slight nerf. Now all that's left is Phantom Lancer and his absurd Agility gains.

edited 16th Mar '13 7:39:45 AM by hass

Recon5 Avvie-free for life! from Southeast Asia
Avvie-free for life!
Mar 16th 2013 at 7:16:32 PM

PA seems to get roflstomped in most pro games where he's not allowed to snowball, just like AM.

Kev-O AWKTUHGAHN
AWKTUHGAHN
Mar 16th 2013 at 7:58:47 PM

Problem is, most pub gamers can't stop a PL from going out of control. As long as the PL isn't a dumbfuck who specs into Juxtapose early, he's got a very high chance of murdering everyone ever.

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Locoman from Mandrill Maze
Mar 17th 2013 at 12:27:21 PM

Finally, now I'll never have to play another game without hearing "RESPECT THE DEAD, BUT FIRST YOU'LL HAVE TO EARN IT" and "LET ME GET MY ARROWS, THEN YOU CAN DIE" over and over and over again. grin

Drow is dead! Huzzah!

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya. 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you better be prepared to finish the job."
Mar 17th 2013 at 12:46:31 PM

For all the unique and awesome voice acting in the game, Drow has got to be the most dull and generic of all characters. It's kinda grating honestly.

Kev-O AWKTUHGAHN
AWKTUHGAHN
Mar 17th 2013 at 3:40:43 PM

She sounds like a very uninterested old black woman.

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Locoman from Mandrill Maze
Mar 17th 2013 at 6:13:01 PM

Of course, now that Drow's been nerfed, Phantom Lancer will become the next "nerf pls" hero. I play PL quite a bit, so that's a bit of a shame, although it is true that he can snowball out of control if not ganked constantly.

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya. 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you better be prepared to finish the job."
Benluke Some guy. from United States
Some guy.
Mar 17th 2013 at 6:39:15 PM

Phantom Lancer is annoying, but is he really any worse then any illusion spamming hero?


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