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*** Official Dota 2 Thread ***

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

  1. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 May 2009

    Posts: 20,150

    Location: North East

    Just played a limited heroes game. Nearly had an aneurism at how bad my team was. We lost, only taking down 2 towers. I couldn't believe it.

    We lost k/d 46/16 (I had 15 of the kills) I know everyone has to learn but if that group commuted collective suicide and never played DOTA2 again it would be a good day.
     
  2. Shaftydude

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Aug 2010

    Posts: 120

    360 true damage nuke, magic immune for 12 seconds.

    28% Movement Speed and Attack Speed Reduction.

    7 second immunity from physical damage.

    Radiance is core for him to get his farm on, and just to stand next to people for them to die and get damage items.

    But for some reason it does not work so well in Dota 2 compared to HoN.
     
  3. Gee

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Jul 2007

    Posts: 4,140

    People gonna be around for some games tonight?
     
  4. Purdy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jan 2011

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    Lots of HoN heroes carry better than Dota ones, Pyro was fun to carry with, although spellshards or whatever were op :D
     
  5. ToejaM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jul 2011

    Posts: 2,491

    Location: Funkotron

    The only reason you'd play him as a carry over support is if you get him in all random and you get all other supports lol.. if you purposely choose him as the carry then you're doing something wrong!
     
  6. LanceCrossfire

    Hitman

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    Location: altrincham, manchester

  7. Krisali

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jun 2008

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    Location: Bolton, England

    Well tbh Pyro mid was so strong that you could easily carry with him. Sure the 1 position was still taken by a traditional carry. In Dota Lina had the same issue and was verily beaten with the nerf bat to what she is now. Pyro is still a lot stronger than Lina I think.

    A Pyro with crit and harkons was absolutely beastly
     
  8. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 May 2009

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    Location: North East

    3 good wins tonight. Got my first try of Outworld Devourer, quite a good hero and one I would never normally have tried.

    Had one bad loss and in this game something I could not believe... Someone who struggled to play Riki. Ended up 2/12 as Riki and they wernt even using dust or gems. The guy was shockingly bad, seen nothing quite like it :p
     
  9. Shaftydude

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Aug 2010

    Posts: 120

    Riki got buffed as well with being able to cast skills and using items and not revealing the hero. Now think if he played that Riki, would have been way worse!
     
  10. Outline

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2010

    Posts: 801

    Great games over the weekend, some Diretide and some regular.

    My team's been working together a lot better, and when we're not put with two idiots it seems we stomp pretty hard!

    when we're not put with two idiots

    not put with two idiots

    idiots
     
  11. Wilkeh

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Sep 2012

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    It's one of the very main reasons we only play as a 5 stack! There's nothing worse!
     
  12. Pudgey

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2013

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    Location: London

    Yes there are some real idiots out there. Like the ones that spend the first 15 mins fighting over mid and then steal your items off the courier when you call them out for being stupid.
     
  13. Shamikebab

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 51,067

    Location: Surrey

    Actually my problem lately is no-one wanting to take mid. People that pick mid heroes (so everyone else picks accordingly....then insist on laning) grr.
     
  14. lucarocks92

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2010

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    Location: ireland

    Tried to get into dota but couldn't switch from hon. I think hon is a better game over all. I liked the heroes more though on dota than hon. I just suck at dota compared to hon as well. I consider myself a pretty good hon player and on dota i am terrible i lose my my map awareness that i have on hon and it just doesn't transfer over at all to dota.

    How well did u guys make the transition from hon to dota?
     
  15. Outline

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2010

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    It's so odd and frustrating when this happens. People must feel added pressure... Really, it's just opportunity to free farm and go for first blood :D
     
  16. Gooner Leroy

    Mobster

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    I found dota to be much easier to HoN. I found the gameplay a lot more forgiving in that usually, the slightest error or loss of concentration on HoN usually gets punished whereas with dota I found that wasn't so.

    I used to play HoN a fair bit and then played a lot of dota in the beta stage. I'll tell you, going back to HoN is much much harder :p
     
  17. Murray

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Sep 2010

    Posts: 9,415

    Location: Scotland

    So happy that a lot more heroes have tracking now. Its so good.

    Spent a while making a lot of my items nice today :p

    Gems I've got so far :

    Maximum Stun Arrows on my Mirana mount

    Kills, First Bloods, Roshan Kills and Victories on my Lone Druid Panda.

    Spells Stolen on my Rubick staff

    Creeps Enchanted on Enchantress hair

    Double Shackles and Multi-hero Powershots on my Windrunner bow.
     
  18. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 May 2009

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    Location: North East

    What does everyone think about Ember Spirit?

    I found him very flashy and pretty but found his attacks to have no real substance to them, especially his ultimate. Perhaps I was missing a few points with him, I'm certainly no expert, but found him distinctly average.
     
  19. Shaftydude

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Aug 2010

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    HoN is a fast paced, where twitch reactions are more important.

    Dota is more slower paced, heroes have actual animations, so you have to time according, Puck is a hero where I'm always waiting to cast all my skills with his combos unlike in HoN Bubbles was bam bam bam.

    Dota 2 is more tactical, strategic and team focused then HoN is.

    The best way to say it is, Dota is Street Fighter and HoN is Tekken.
     
  20. RoganTheGypo

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    Joined: 9 Jun 2013

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    I've never swore so much in my life since playing diretide. On a plus though my fancy drow bow says I've spent 77k+ worth of gold lol