1. Post #121
    SnowCanary's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,910 Posts
    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.
    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.
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  2. Post #122
    Doughnuts's Avatar
    September 2011
    892 Posts
    Beta for the beta. How do we access this?
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  3. Post #123
    101% Asian
    Banhfunbags's Avatar
    April 2007
    1,925 Posts
    Wave of Waves of invites.
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  4. Post #124
    Meatpuppet's Avatar
    July 2010
    6,696 Posts
    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.
    Updates that are released every time a bug is fixed.
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  5. Post #125
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    September 2009
    15,126 Posts
    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.
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  6. Post #126

    July 2010
    4,575 Posts
    I'm almost positive that this is part of Valve's move to accelerate into publicly releasing DOTA 2.

    Edited:

    also iirc the move towards updating DOTA 2 to the WC3 stats was planned towards the end of the DOTA 2 beta.
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  7. Post #127
    Murdoco's Avatar
    October 2009
    12,673 Posts
    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.
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  8. Post #128
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    Smashman's Avatar
    September 2009
    11,669 Posts
    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 Dota heroes.
    You can't even compare 2 heroes.
    It's not even possible.

    More effective? More effective at what?
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  9. Post #129
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    Dennab
    December 2011
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    pubstomping
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  10. Post #130
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    February 2007
    4,943 Posts
    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.
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  11. Post #131
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    September 2009
    15,126 Posts
    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.
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  12. Post #132
    Terin7's Avatar
    November 2007
    821 Posts
    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.
    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.
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  13. Post #133
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    June 2005
    3,590 Posts


    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.
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  14. Post #134
    I bought this title for 1 dollar
    titopei's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,475 Posts
    I'm just going shadow shaman whenever I see an ursa or anti mage.
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  15. Post #135
    Meatpuppet's Avatar
    July 2010
    6,696 Posts
    I'm just going shadow shaman whenever I see an ursa or anti mage.
    spec reimu's game with me
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  16. Post #136
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    Dennab
    December 2011
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    omni is the best, my build sucks, first game so its ok
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  17. Post #137
    Meatpuppet's Avatar
    July 2010
    6,696 Posts
    nice game
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  18. Post #138

    July 2010
    4,575 Posts
    Even though that pudge wasn't that good he did have some nice moments.
    Pullin' me out of faceless void's ult for one
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  19. Post #139
    I bought this title for 1 dollar
    titopei's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,475 Posts
    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.
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  20. Post #140
    Dennab
    December 2009
    6,575 Posts
    One of the best DoTA 2 comebacks so far.
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  21. Post #141
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    That Ninja's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,714 Posts
    It's Thursday.

    Where's the update?
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  22. Post #142
    in 2013 people will no longer be judged by ethnicity but by the anime girl used as their avatar
    NomadicNinja's Avatar
    March 2007
    7,916 Posts
    It's Thursday.

    Where's the update?
    http://blog.dota2.com/
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  23. Post #143
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    That Ninja's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,714 Posts
    So it's not that bad. Kind of bittersweet.

    Sucks though cause I won't be near my computer for the next few days.
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  24. Post #144
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    April 2006
    755 Posts
    Been fooling around on /v/ with the recent obsession with making Dota Magic cards. These have been my contributions so far.



    Edit:
    Revision 2.0: Compacted image display to a single formatted line for a more convenient page-scrolling experience (after much intensive focus-testing)
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  25. Post #145
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    Banhfunbags's Avatar
    April 2007
    1,925 Posts
    Wait I don't have the Dota 2 test thing
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  26. Post #146
    SnowCanary's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,910 Posts
    Wait I don't have the Dota 2 test thing
    It still hasn't been released yet, they're working on its backend systems according to the blog.
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  27. Post #147
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    Dennab
    December 2011
    10,758 Posts
    Oh cool, the voice responses on the wiki are much more neat now.

    Edited:


    lol
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  28. Post #148
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    July 2010
    3,992 Posts
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    lol
    Blatant troll is blatant.

    Just went best on my team as BH. 4/6/4. Yes, we lost.
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  29. Post #149
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    April 2007
    9,650 Posts
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  30. Post #150
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    Banned?'s Avatar
    February 2005
    16,368 Posts
    I find it funny how I made the thread title about a useful hero and we got fucking nothing this week.
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  31. Post #151
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    February 2007
    10,706 Posts
    we get nothing, good day sirs
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  32. Post #152
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    Prism's Avatar
    July 2008
    4,596 Posts
    I hate "no new hero updates" because I always hype myself up, hoping someone awesome will come out.
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  33. Post #153
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    September 2009
    12,139 Posts
    Then next week we probably get 2 heroes
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  34. Post #154
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    April 2007
    9,650 Posts
    Unless they go balls to the wall adding like 4-5 heroes and change major elements like the hud every week i don't see a reason for having 2 separate clients.
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  35. Post #155
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    July 2008
    4,596 Posts
    Unless they go balls to the wall adding like 4-5 heroes and change major elements like the hud every week i don't see a reason for having 2 separate clients.
    Open beta could be a reason. Valve know that most people will just play the game for fun if they do an open beta and glitches,bugs are not fun.

    Imo, they dont want to repeat the case with the BF3 beta where people we're so disappointed by the bugs in it, they candled their pre-orders. They'll want to have a more polished version to show to everyone and one where they first add new things and see what the actual testers think of it. Let the testers test and the players play.
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  36. Post #156
    Doughnuts's Avatar
    September 2011
    892 Posts
    I want to see valve go balls to the walls on this
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  37. Post #157
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    Dennab
    December 2011
    10,758 Posts
    surprise update soon?
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  38. Post #158
    Fabulous Vailglorous Extraordinaire
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    February 2007
    10,706 Posts
    Yeah, servers just went down
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  39. Post #159

    July 2010
    4,575 Posts
    Unless they go balls to the wall adding like 4-5 heroes and change major elements like the hud every week i don't see a reason for having 2 separate clients.
    Two reasons why:
    1.) Valve probably wants to implement some borderline-gamebreaking changes very fast to test things out. Which means many heroes at once, bulk stat edits for items, etc.
    2.) Valve wants to weed out who's serious about testing. People who just want to play DOTA for DOTA are going to run into beta, goof around and play, and then quit playing. People who want to play DOTA and test it are going to download the 2nd client as well and help Valve by playing & generating/posting feedback.

    Edited:

    Really Valve is going to try to shoot to get DOTA 2 out sooner rather than later. I think they want to get DOTA in the public's hands before June hits.
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  40. Post #160
    I BOUGHT THIS WITH BLOOD MONEY
    Tosas's Avatar
    June 2011
    4,146 Posts
    I fucking want techies so bad :(
    Watch team rage saying useless hero versus gem then work some forcestaff magic.
    Gah, stomping pubstompers would be so fun.

    I mostly played him on dota-league, always blamed for shit pick, but end up carying with fucking hex/eul's and stasis trap disables, not even mentioning 750magic aoe dmg each 10 seconds.

    I'd also love to see magnataur soon and roof, maybe then pubbers will think of picking those to do some teamwork when encouraged to combine ultimates, because I barely see people do that with blackhole/vacuum/ravage and similar combos.
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