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*** Official Dota 2 Thread ***

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Purdy, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. alastair84

    Wise Guy

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    I finally got myself out of low priority. Didn't know you could actually get banned from playing for 24h if you disconnect whilst in the low priority pool lol.
     
  2. No1newts

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    For those playing out of interest for heroes you have played 10+ games with what are your most sucessful from a win % point of view?

    When I was new mine used to be;
    Sniper
    Drow
    Lycan

    First time I checked it in an age today and I'm sitting at;
    Earthshaker 71.4%
    Morphling 71.4%
    Gyro 70%
    Abad, Shadow Shaman & Lina 66.7%

    Not actually what I expected, didn't realise how effective I was with some of these heroes.
     
  3. Jolteh

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    In terms of high percentage:

    Sven (18 games) - 72%
    Spectre (10 games) - 70%

    In terms of consistent awesomeness:

    Undying (58 games) - 69%
     
  4. ColdAsIce

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    Probably need more than 10 games to know if you are decent on the hero but mine are:

    Treant Protector (12 games) 75%
    Sniper (47 games) 70.21%
    Medusa (13 games) 69.23%

    Honorable mentions:

    Luna (60 games) 65%
    Bloodseeker (228 games) 61.84%
    Crystal Maiden (100 games) 61%
     
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  5. No1newts

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    Yeah you want to be talking 50+ to get a real idea, i only ask 10+ as I mostly work on my all hero so my highest played is mid 40, despite having played around 1400 games :p
     
  6. GoogalyMoogaly

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    Does anyone know when TI coverage starts?
     
  7. Shamikebab

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    Tuesday. Liquidpedia is usually good for match timings and stuff, or gosugamers.

    In other news I'm famous, first clip on the latest fails of the week :D

     
  8. Wucked

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    I was tempted to try this game recently, it seemed like just the sort of game that I was looking for. But among the first things that I read about it are how God-awful toxic the community is and how much smurfing goes on. So, not exactly new player friendly then? Ain't nobody got time for that.
     
  9. No1newts

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    Yeah the community of full of ******* if you can't live with that don't even bother.
     
  10. GoogalyMoogaly

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    To be fair it doesn't seem to be any worse than similar games (most MOBAs) or any other game that requires teamwork.

    But yeah, if you're the sensitive type that cares what strangers think, you should probably avoid this.

    Smurfing can be an issue more than in some games as it's free. However if you're bad enough at the game (like me) it doesn't matter as most smurfs start off better than me so I don't see many...
     
  11. Wucked

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    Accusations of special *********? No, I'm not that delicate. But I don't seek the company of sociopaths in an effort to prove how uncaring I am, either. I'm forced into it in daily life, I play games to escape it.
     
  12. No1newts

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    No ones accusing you of anything haha. If you are that precious and ready to bite though I really suggest you don't bother as you won't enjoy it. :p

    The community is a pretty nasty place, if you are happy to just ignore it and shrug it off it is a great game with a ***** of a learning curve but great fun when it all comes together.
     
  13. Shamikebab

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    The fact that you're struggling at talking to people on a forum suggests you probably shouldn't be playing multiplayer games :p
     
  14. Wucked

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    :) I was just curious if the dota2 community was as nasty as it's made out to be, people tend to exaggerate things. I'll probably try it out regardless, it looks like fun the the videos I've seen.
     
  15. sniffy

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    I imagine it'll be awful with a fresh account but after a while you'll just encounter the odd moron. There's a concept of being put into a low priority queue after being reported enough times which seems to help keep a lid on things.

    Community aside, it's a brilliant game.
     
  16. No1newts

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    This.

    Use the ignore button as well when you do get the morons. However, don't instantly take anyone questioning you as being a PITA. Some of my best in game lessons came from players who were genuinely happy to help (though they are few and far between :p)

    Oh and watch "welcome to dota you suck" video from purge I believe, go into the game with the mindset that you are rubbish and have a lot to learn and you will learn faster.
     
  17. CraigN

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    the problem i have atm is those who refuse to recognise dota is a team game.

    those guys who say nothing the entire draft then really screw it up with a last pick Sniper when you need a support.

    25 mins in and courier hasn't been upgraded. Really annoys me as i would have played that role if i knew but people just play as if the rest of the team doesn't exist.

    Angry i get at this game/the community
     
  18. Shamikebab

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    Play with friends, it's the only way to play.
     
  19. No1newts

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    True.

    Much harder though when you have random play times like myself, because I travel a lot for work im really inconsistent so can't commit to game times.
     
  20. ColdAsIce

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    There is no way I would have been able to stick with Dota if my first experience was purely solo queuing. Good luck in your quest Wucked. You really need to invest a huge amount of time and frustration to learn the game properly.

    Probably the best guide to Dota on the interwebz