~Dota 2~ : Deny Your Friends And Your Enemies
08-06-2013, 07:32 PM
Post: #101
RE: ~Dota 2~ : Deny Your Friends And Your Enemies
alliance is hilarious because they are Ridiculously Generic Team Name with Ridiculously Generic Team Tag ([A])

and one of their players only played lone druid for a thousand games before he was picked up by alliance

and yet....... they win everything

(my favourite team is still Liquid though)

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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08-07-2013, 01:59 AM
Post: #102
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To be fair, their name before being picked up was "No Tidehunter" which is one of the best prodota names ever

That said, LGD won every game in the bracket last year too. And every game in the winner's bracket... until they met navi in the upper bracket final and crashed out of the tournament in third place.
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08-07-2013, 02:00 AM
Post: #103
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In other words: GO NA'VI! (And also DK)

By the way, if anyone is interested, Quantic Gaming has done a 3 part series depicting the storylines of TI3!

http://www.quanticgaming.com/articles/bl...-Part-One/
http://www.quanticgaming.com/articles/bl...-Part-Two/
http://www.quanticgaming.com/articles/bl...art-Three/
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08-07-2013, 02:48 AM
Post: #104
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mouz :(
liquid :(
dignitas :(
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08-07-2013, 12:49 PM
Post: #105
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at least liquid will probably defeat mufc before getting slaughtered by LGD so there's something i guess

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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08-07-2013, 02:02 PM
Post: #106
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(08-07-2013 12:49 PM)beruru Wrote:  at least liquid will probably defeat mufc before getting slaughtered by LGD so there's something i guess

yea, no. I think Liquid has a legit shot against LGD. i actually really like the way the bracket turned out.

all four upper bracket games are delicious, and 3 western teams (not counting LGD.int as a western team) in the lower bracket have pretty friggin easy matchups. And the last one, VP v Zenith is sure to be entertaining as hell. In a way, its a shame its "just" a Bo1 :(
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08-10-2013, 12:41 AM
Post: #107
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https://secure.flickr.com/photos/dota2ti/9464543650/

This is wonderful.
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08-11-2013, 08:39 PM
Post: #108
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I play DOTA 2, sometimes. I have the capacity to play, enjoy, and appreciate it, but it's not my top favourite.

What I like the least about it works out to being what I like the most about it. Hero kits and how the game plays usually makes everything feel very overwhelming and powerful, despite there being drawbacks and counterstrats to anything that seems strong. But I can't hold myself together when this works in my favour, and the sight of a staggering show of power is incredibly exciting.

Haven't played many matches, so I'm still in low level pubs, and I'm still finding the heroes that fit my niche. I can deny creeps, and I can ward, I think I have the upperhand in the mean time, I just need to get the hang of farming, fighting, and not fumbling around doing nothing every once in a while.
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08-12-2013, 04:48 AM
Post: #109
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(08-11-2013 08:39 PM)Flamerider Wrote:  What I like the least about it works out to being what I like the most about it. Hero kits and how the game plays usually makes everything feel very overwhelming and powerful, despite there being drawbacks and counterstrats to anything that seems strong. But I can't hold myself together when this works in my favour, and the sight of a staggering show of power is incredibly exciting.

I think the message got lost in the verbosity.
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08-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Post: #110
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So TI3 is over. I won't spoil the winner if any of you haven't watched it yet.

I love how Nightstalker was picked in one of the rounds, and that he taught Na'Vi how to fear the night.
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08-12-2013, 10:55 PM (This post was last modified: 08-17-2013 10:35 PM by Flamerider.)
Post: #111
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(08-12-2013 04:48 AM)Chirality Wrote:  I think the message got lost in the verbosity.

Alright, alright. It can be super frustrating, but it can be super fun.
I'm going to be verbose a lot. It's... colourful.

Also most TI3 shenanagins will go over my head, I haven't seen any of it.

Before I forget: Steam ID = neonrage0
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08-13-2013, 09:26 PM
Post: #112
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i don't think a CM picker lost a game in TI3

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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08-14-2013, 06:47 AM
Post: #113
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(08-13-2013 09:26 PM)beruru Wrote:  i don't think a CM picker lost a game in TI3

I believe we can safely conclude that CM is, in fact, not a bad hero just because of her movement speed.

Also.

http://dotabuff.com/matches/273160433

Medusa bought a divine rapier. Needless to say, she died and Ursa got his hands on it.

(We actually thought it was QoP that bought the rapier. We didn't see the rapier dropped when we killed Medusa, since QoP grabbed it really quickly)
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08-14-2013, 01:26 PM
Post: #114
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CM has a 60% winrate in TI3, and picked in 25 games.
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08-15-2013, 10:18 PM
Post: #115
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i have a spare Burning player card i will trade for player cards im missing

i need 2 more orange cards and 2 more mouz cards so hit me up with what you have

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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08-16-2013, 11:46 AM
Post: #116
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I've actually played league before and I wouldn't necessarily hate playing either League or DotA except for a few details

1. my ability to play is limited by my other hobbies and the dreadded College

2. I would probably try to introduce all of my MOBA acquaintances to eachother because playing with less than four people I know personally is undesirable and less than three is a nightmare.
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08-16-2013, 11:58 AM
Post: #117
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Oh and additionally both me and most of my LoL friends and acquaintances have hit a pretty significant skill wall in League thanks to not knowing what the fuck we're doing and I hear DotA is really only more complicated so there's also that.
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08-16-2013, 12:34 PM
Post: #118
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(08-16-2013 11:46 AM)Stiqqery Wrote:  I've actually played league before and I wouldn't necessarily hate playing either League or DotA except for a few details

1. my ability to play is limited by my other hobbies and the dreadded College

2. I would probably try to introduce all of my MOBA acquaintances to eachother because playing with less than four people I know personally is undesirable and less than three is a nightmare.

(08-16-2013 11:58 AM)Stiqqery Wrote:  Oh and additionally both me and most of my LoL friends and acquaintances have hit a pretty significant skill wall in League thanks to not knowing what the fuck we're doing and I hear DotA is really only more complicated so there's also that.

Relevant
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08-16-2013, 12:56 PM
Post: #119
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(08-16-2013 11:58 AM)Stiqqery Wrote:  Oh and additionally both me and most of my LoL friends and acquaintances have hit a pretty significant skill wall in League thanks to not knowing what the fuck we're doing

What do you mean by that?
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08-16-2013, 01:56 PM
Post: #120
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I mean that either due to poor reflexes or a basic failure to put ourselves in the correct frame of mind, we have difficulty with all but the most incompetent of human players, and frequently even when we're winning we get frustrated and occasionally start yelling. Often about people we got queue'd with screaming bloody murder about how much everyone ELSE sucks.
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08-16-2013, 02:05 PM (This post was last modified: 08-16-2013 02:07 PM by Chirality.)
Post: #121
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So basically it's just a lack of experience. Ignore the haters, the good 99% of them are completely wrong about what the team's problems are and what objective should be pursued, item builds, etc. I can't really comment about LoL, but from the dota 2 perspective, I'd say, just keep playing. Try to find more experienced people to discuss the game with. This is one of the easiest ways to have a better understanding of the game and it's mechanics.

EDIT: Dota is more complicated but in a good way IMO.
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08-16-2013, 02:13 PM
Post: #122
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The other problem is timesuck.
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08-16-2013, 02:20 PM
Post: #123
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Well that's up to your time management.
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08-17-2013, 09:47 AM (This post was last modified: 08-17-2013 09:59 AM by Stiqqery.)
Post: #124
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I think I'm willing to try it if people are willing to play on my team despite my being complete trash.

STEAMID: sfm0stiq

(I am also Stiqfigurmaster on LoL for those of that persuasion.)

I feel like the thing that keeps me from enjoying MOBAs is the difficulty and my own personal past experiences, but I think maybe if I can be less hypercompetitive and less worried about playing ALL THE TIEM then maybe I can actually get kind of okay without pulling my hair out all the time.

Additionally, friendship.
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08-17-2013, 09:01 PM (This post was last modified: 08-17-2013 09:01 PM by A Killer Cuppa Tea.)
Post: #125
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URVQtjy6L...page&t=290

CM gets the recognition she deserves.

(I told you chiral. I told you bout the 'tubes.)
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08-18-2013, 09:54 AM
Post: #126
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im a huge fan of dota in :60
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08-18-2013, 11:12 AM
Post: #127
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i want to build maelstrom on drow now....

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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08-18-2013, 11:53 AM
Post: #128
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Oh yeah drow totally needs the attack speed :P
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08-18-2013, 06:08 PM (This post was last modified: 08-18-2013 06:08 PM by Eldrake.)
Post: #129
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http://i.imgur.com/ERbOe0w.jpg
I am not exactly sure what happened, but I'd hazard a guess that the Russian player got so vein-popping mad that he started talking understandable english instead of russian for once.
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08-18-2013, 06:19 PM
Post: #130
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IF I WAS THAT RUSSIAN I WOULD BE MAD TOO

0/1/0 PUDGE GETS 30 DOLLAR ITEM

WHY NOT MEEEEEEEEEEEEE

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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08-18-2013, 10:33 PM
Post: #131
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its not even that he was 0/1/0

he gave up first blood and ragequit, ruining the game for 5 other people

and then his team persevered and won anyway, 4v5

for his troubles, he got one of the most sought after item drops in game

gg much
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08-18-2013, 11:28 PM (This post was last modified: 08-18-2013 11:28 PM by Eldrake.)
Post: #132
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I didn't even know that disconnected players could receive item drops, because I never got one from the games where I DC'd because of issues and my team didn't pause. Valve needs to change that so that ragequitters don't get item drops.
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08-24-2013, 06:28 PM
Post: #133
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apparently the chinese casters played A Lot of mafia between matches at ti3

what is the mafia/dota connection

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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09-02-2013, 06:36 AM
Post: #134
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(08-24-2013 06:28 PM)beruru Wrote:  apparently the chinese casters played A Lot of mafia between matches at ti3

what is the mafia/dota connection

They both have the uncanny ability to destroy friendships. jk
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09-05-2013, 01:33 AM
Post: #135
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[Image: hcXy8As.png]

Heroes I've played more than 5 times.

My carry pool is so big you guys don't even know.
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09-05-2013, 02:34 AM
Post: #136
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You don't like str initiators, huh.

They're my favourite type. XD
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09-05-2013, 05:46 AM
Post: #137
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Clock is awesome.
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09-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Post: #138
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You should totally try blink-dagger str heroes for a taste of similar.
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09-05-2013, 10:37 AM
Post: #139
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They don't have hookshots.

I mean, /hookshots/.
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09-05-2013, 11:13 AM
Post: #140
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Its called blink dagger.
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09-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Post: #141
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blink dagger doesn't stun

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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09-05-2013, 12:16 PM
Post: #142
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It does if you're Magnus.
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09-05-2013, 12:42 PM
Post: #143
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Does blink have a range of 3000 I think not.

Get on hookshot level.
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09-05-2013, 01:00 PM (This post was last modified: 09-05-2013 01:01 PM by beruru.)
Post: #144
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magnus has to press 2 button

clock only has to press ooooone

also what chiral said

e: also magnus doesn't have cogs

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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09-05-2013, 10:50 PM
Post: #145
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course he has cogs. its called RP. He even gets a free force staff! AND a battlefury!
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09-06-2013, 02:32 AM
Post: #146
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He's so good he's still picked in the competitive meta :apple:
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09-06-2013, 03:20 AM
Post: #147
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DK's lineup.

Its...

...Its so ...pretty...

[Image: tumblr_ljekv9Q7Aj1qcoqtho1_400.gif]
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09-06-2013, 03:21 AM
Post: #148
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(09-06-2013 02:32 AM)Chirality Wrote:  He's so good he's still picked in the competitive meta :apple:

Are you implying that Mag isnt played competitively anymore?
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09-06-2013, 05:08 AM
Post: #149
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i hope dk's new lineup means no more turtle china

instead, party china.

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
"I don't see any wine," she remarked.

(06-25-2013 09:31 AM)Chirality Wrote:  And then everyone cut the simplest explanations in tiny pieces then set them on fire then threw them in a lake and poisoned the lake.
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09-06-2013, 05:52 AM
Post: #150
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Its the best parts of SEA dota combining with the best part of Chinese dota to make one big beautiful dota of epic proportions.
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