• Dota 2 - "Maybe this week we'll get a hero that's both useful AND fun..."
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[QUOTE=Banhfunbags;34519113]They said they're changing the way they deliver us content. Hopefully this means that they'll release heroes more frequently, or they add 4+ heroes every patch or something.[/QUOTE] I think we'll definitely see heroes added at a faster rate to the beta. Heroes currently have to be polished before they're added to the main game, but they will probably be added to the testing channel at the beta stage. We could very well see a few heroes an update.
Beta for the beta. How do we access this?
Wave of Waves of invites.
[QUOTE=Banhfunbags;34519113]They said they're changing the way they deliver us content. Hopefully this means that they'll release heroes more frequently, or they add 4+ heroes every patch or something.[/QUOTE] Updates that are released every time a bug is fixed.
everybody in the beta is going to get the test version so they can play the raw version of an update before valve makes tweaks and releases it to the main beta.
I'm almost positive that this is part of Valve's move to accelerate into publicly releasing DOTA 2. [editline]3rd February 2012[/editline] also iirc the move towards updating DOTA 2 to the WC3 stats was planned towards the end of the DOTA 2 beta.
Whats a good item build for Furion (Nature's Prophet)? I know good beginning items and I know how to jungle and all that junk but I can never figure out a good build for him while I'm progressing and getting more gold and it ends up costing me.
[QUOTE=Luigi30;34519221]I am going to be playing Lich for a long, long time :( Oh yeah, I made a version of my TF2 hat rater but this time for [url=http://uhatsearch.appspot.com/dota/elo/effectiveness]Dota heroes.[/url][/QUOTE] You can't even compare 2 heroes. It's not even possible. More effective? More effective at what?
pubstomping
One thing that bothers me, is that Dota 2 is still beta-invitational only. It's essentially closed beta with feedback forum up and running. Why would they need a test version if : 1. Current Dota 2 build has the option to run "tournament", i.e. if they need Dota 2 for public event they can run stable version no matter the latest patch. 2. Purpose of Beta is to test content, mechanics and servers. If they wanted to lower the amount of people to just the devoted testers, then it might work, though I expect a lot of people switching for just the updates and not the testing.
because they want to release patches to a test-client where people who actually want to give feedback can and by the time they release it to the main client where all the players are the bugs are fixed.
[QUOTE=Tokagero;34519931]One thing that bothers me, is that Dota 2 is still beta-invitational only. It's essentially closed beta with feedback forum up and running. Why would they need a test version if : 1. Current Dota 2 build has the option to run "tournament", i.e. if they need Dota 2 for public event they can run stable version no matter the latest patch. 2. Purpose of Beta is to test content, mechanics and servers. If they wanted to lower the amount of people to just the devoted testers, then it might work, though I expect a lot of people switching for just the updates and not the testing.[/QUOTE]1. The Tournament mode is just for 6.72f changes, rather than 6.73. 2. I think Valve is really pushing to make the current Dota 2 Beta a complete product, just without all the heroes at the moment. The quality of each the heroes in the updates has been very, very high so far. Also, I bet Valve has wasted quite a bit of time each Thursday trying to clear up massive issues with new heroes/bugs, that would be solved much easier with these widescale actual beta tests. This might mean more heroes can be shipped at once, rather than taking the risk of putting out 4 heroes at once to the current beta, they've got a good place to find and work out the kinks quickly. We'll see, though.
[img]http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/614975698530051398/F5A1CEBDC1A0C87D6E51BBF53A862C07ED217EF0/[/img] Skeleton King too stronk. Void wasn't farming at all early, so I thought we were gonna lose for a while. Then we started stomping Zeus had to leave about 25 minutes through because he needed to sleep, and the rest of the team was worried we'd lose if we held out until 45 minutes. Also Zeus this game is the Tinker from my last game. :v:
I'm just going shadow shaman whenever I see an ursa or anti mage.
[QUOTE=titopei;34520233]I'm just going shadow shaman whenever I see an ursa or anti mage.[/QUOTE]spec reimu's game with me
[img]http://puu.sh/fvyr[/img] omni is the best, my build sucks, first game so its ok
nice game
Even though that pudge wasn't that good he did have some nice moments. Pullin' me out of faceless void's ult for one :v:
I always thought necro's q was just 2 attacks so i usually only picked him when they had huskar. I now have a newfound love for a new hero.
One of the best DoTA 2 comebacks so far.
It's Thursday. Where's the update?
[QUOTE=That Ninja;34521738]It's Thursday. Where's the update?[/QUOTE] [url]http://blog.dota2.com/[/url]
[QUOTE=NomadicNinja;34521754][url]http://blog.dota2.com/[/url][/QUOTE] So it's not that bad. Kind of bittersweet. Sucks though cause I won't be near my computer for the next few days.
Been fooling around on /v/ with the recent obsession with making Dota Magic cards. These have been my contributions so far. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/aG8nY.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/CKFMT.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/7iFaz.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/BDiMt.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/57Meu.png[/IMG] [b]Edit:[/b] Revision 2.0: Compacted image display to a single formatted line for a more convenient page-scrolling experience (after much intensive focus-testing)
Wait I don't have the Dota 2 test thing
[QUOTE=Banhfunbags;34521845]Wait I don't have the Dota 2 test thing[/QUOTE] It still hasn't been released yet, they're working on its backend systems according to the blog.
Oh cool, the voice responses on the wiki are much more neat now. [B]Edited:[/B] [IMG]http://puu.sh/fwkx[/IMG] lol
[QUOTE=l l;34522033][B]Edited:[/B] [IMG]http://puu.sh/fwkx[/IMG] lol[/QUOTE] Blatant troll is blatant. Just went best on my team as BH. 4/6/4. Yes, we lost.
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I find it funny how I made the thread title about a useful hero and we got [B][U][I]fucking nothing[/I][/U][/B] this week.
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