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Previous Thread: >>121388350
What an hilarious and refreshing thread
How do you guys keep coming up with this shit?> Lmao
its like the 200th time I have seen this in the past weeks and im not even here that often
its like you guys are fucking intelectual geniusses, coming up with threads like this, reposting them, sharing with us
hahahaha oh golly what a laugh I have everytime when I see this, its like you guys are the omega omega omega of pathetic shit reposting faggots
lmao so funny and freshly made thread
would it kill ya if you for once would make an original thread instead of posting the same old meme jokes over and over again? you probably didnt even come up with it you just blatantly copy someone else and probably think you're hilarious when posting it
seriously consider please to try to improve the quality of posting please
sincerely, mike (a proud and loyal VG poster)
TOP NTH FOR 3D ANIME > 2D ANIME
The point of anime is the 2d though...
>Kotlguy invited to the ESL major
What the FUCK
they're not really friends you know
they're people working together and networking together
they're not going to all hang out until the ends of times, they're opportunistic and here because they know the esport scene is an inbred joke
GABE NEWELL IS A MISOGYNISTIC PIG!! HE SHOULD HAND OVER RIGHTS TO DOTA 2 AND VALVE SOFTWARE SOLELY TO SHEEVER!!
>adelaide-chan shitposted so much that EE will watch Love Live! now
learning to play disruptor as a 2k shitter to have more variety for counterpicks.
I usually level up q and e first, rush mana boots then mek, then forcestaff then greaves and finally ags. Gameplay is fine so far, still need to work on that W skill, because i sometimes get confused like it's kunkka's x mark the spot and fuck it up sometimes, other than that my E and ult are pretty good, use it kinda like a blackhole.
My question is this: would it be viable to go manaboots then euls and forcestaff, so i can euls, then place a circle + ult.
It kinda reminds me of a lina combo, but idk if it'd be a viable combo because it'll kinda only be necessary when you find yourself in a 1v1 situation.
Any tips guys?
I've always wanted to be Tresdin's squire. I always enjoy fantasizing about entering a tent with her after a long battle and slowly removing her armor, starting at the helmet and making my way down to her boots. At that point she sits down on a stool and commands me to kneel down and remove them one at a time. "Squire, must you pitch another tent so soon?" she says to me. I try to cover it up out of embarrassment, but she kicks my hands away. "You haven't finished yet." I don't understand because I had already removed her armor, but after she gives me a look I realize that she wants me to remove her shoes as well. I take off her shoes and reveal her gorgeous feet, surprisingly soft despite her being a strong warrior, and extremely sweaty. "Lick the sweat off my feet, squire," she commands me. I happily endulge until my raging boner begins to hurt from pressing so hard against my trousers. "Alright, squire, stand up and remove your clothes." I do so while she does the same. Then, all of a sudden, I feel an inescapable desire to stand still. "FIGHT ME" she screams as she pushes me to the ground and gets on top of me. It's only now that I notice she's holding Aghanim's Scepter, and I understand that she won't stop until one of us cums. Her technique gets more and more intense until I am unable to hold back. I cum inside her pussy with the force of a hundred megacreeps. She gets off of me, and as I lay there quivering in pleasure she gets dressed and begins to chuckle. "Only 9 inches? Pathetic."
This isn't going to stop sheeverposting you know
I'm looking at him and he doesn't seem good on paper. Nothing great. He's supposed to be good. How does I into jakiro?
FAVORITE DOTO QUOTE TIME
>"Either outcome is a possibility"
Nerf-it, the visionary
Jakiro isn't really good
liquid fire slows attack rate, works on towers, for 0 mana and 4s cd
this ability is amazing
rest of his kit, and his animations are horrible
his int stat is gud tho
It's fun, I just made like 7 today. It's like being alone but there are 8 times more ideas being produced and conversation transforms each person's ideas with more ideas from the other people. You can do nearly anything by yourself, but it's X times more interesting with X more people fucking it up.
I have exam in 9 hours and i am watching irrelevant NA dota. Where did it go wrong f am?
>tfw there are still people who offlane brood
rank 4 has triple the range and a third of the cooldown
you don't need the damage and you don't need the miniscule wall duration when you pull someone that far out of position
disruptor doesn't live in a vacuum, pick the skill that makes him work the best with his team
>we're being kekolded by beyond the fucking summit now
i don't play games for faggots
i paly DOTA
do you post the same when esl, joindota, dreamhack, starladder, mlg, etc. do other games?
we are just having some fun
Jakiro is at his best in low skill games where both teams run around randomly until eventually grouping up and ramming into each other until someone's buildings fall over
He has spammable aoe damage and slows, kills towers well so you can get stuff done while your team fucks around, a spammable aoe stun that wins teamfights when people don't know how valuable cc is and your ult is actually a good spell sometimes because people stand in it
He's also bulky enough to give you a bit of a buffer on positioning and stop you from getting blown up when a fight starts, so you almost always get to do something.
legitimately the most fun I've ever had in this game was discovering jakiro when I had no real idea what I was doing and figuring the game out with him.
Give it a try. He's kind of boring on paper but his kit works well and feels good.
LATEST NEWS: OVERWATCH CONFIRMED DEAD
Overwatch joins his brothers WoW, Sc2 and Heroes
>american time = maximum blizzdrone time
>no beta keys except for streamers, so anyone still interested would be watching
Whole of Blizzard being sustained one and only by Hearthstone.
not him but how can you not respect smash m8
the game was shit on by the developers and the fans/players just soldiered on like champions
its also a casual babby game that was so fucking good for competitive play that its easily and laughably better than all the other shitty modern fighters that are played
what if, when you went uphill, there was a 25% chance that your attack did 0 damage?!?!
what if, when you attacked, there was a chance of dealing FOUR HUNDRED PERCENT DAMAGE?!?!
what if, when you attacked, there was a chance of SUMMONING A MIRROR CLONE OF U?!?!?!?
what if, when you attacked, there was a chance they were stunned for 1.6s?!?!?!
>try offlane terrorblade
>it's actually broken as fuck
and hearthstone scene is in uproar over blizzard, they are already saying the game is in decline.
why do people fanboy over blizzard again? Literally all of their IP's are either dead, dying, or crippled by their absolute fucking astonishingly bad business and development decisions.
>wow losing so many subs they have to stop reporting their sub numbers
>diablo season started good, but the game is literally played by no one again
>hots dead on arrival
>sc2, do i really need to explain this one.
>they have already fucked themselves with the paywall for overwatch, once again showing they have no idea how to make a good micro transaction system
hearthstone is the only thing left, and their dev is getting a load of shit from the community.
They wont be printing money for much longer if they keep this shit up.
didn't blizzard buy themselves out of activision like years ago?
>why do people fanboy over blizzard again
I hope people realize how shit the company has been since WoW... but then again most present day blizzdrones joined with WoW, so mine is a lost cause
tfw you're getting better and shit, your mmr is going up and you're enjoying playing your favorite heroes
>I hope people realize how shit the company has been since WoW...
If WoW is your marker for when Blizzard started circling the drain you're wrong. Blizzard's shittiness started back in 2000 and stayed pretty constant until sometime around 2009.
How to fix viper in 6.86:
>Poison Attack no longer deals 10/16/22/28 flat damage per tick.
>Poison Attack duration from 2 to 4
>Poison Attack now deals 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 damage instantly, then ticks 3 more times for 75%, 50% and 25% of that.
>This damage is doubled for every 20% missing HP on the hero, up to 32/64/96/128 damage on the first tick (at level 4, deals maximum of 128 / 96 / 64 / 32 damage on each of the 4 ticks)
>Poison Attack slow now degrades over its duration smoothly, from 10/20/30/40% slow at start to 0% slow at end
>Subsequent poison attacks refresh the duration and reset the damage/slow to maximum.
Nethertoxin removed and replaced with Sidewinder
>Viper quickly glides to target location, slowing and poisoning all enemies he passes through. Slow and poison lasts 8 seconds and degrades over its duration
>Deals an initial 20/30/40/50 damage per second and 20/30/40/50% slow to both attack and movespeed (deals 50/100/150/200 overall damage)
>70 mana cost, 600 range, 31/26/21/16 cooldown, 400 glide speed
>Sidewinder requires no turning to cast and viper doesn't need to turn to attack or cast spells during the sidewinder duration
While I never got into Diablo II (because of autistically playing the original Diablo hundreds of times getting bored of the genre for life) I liked War3/TFT. I don't know if there was some corporate drama as I didn't follow that shit back then.
From a point of view of game design purely, for me WoW is when the company went to shit.
'since wow' in terms of 'since the start of wow'
wow was when blizzard sold out and gave up on making games. WoW was the cancer that killed the company
everything by blizzard/blizznorth prior to wow was alright
that sounds retarded
you basically combined two abilities and added pheonix's ability minus the cool part
back to LoL with you
>20+ year old non-gaming tv show about a guy painting is more alive than Blizzard's new game
What the fuck are you talking about? DotA has had developer support since it was released, Smash got released and people decided to ignore most of the characters and stages because it was always meant to be a random clusterfuck game.
>blaming your teammates when you had the worst score
it doesnt work like that senpai
>From a point of view of game design purely, for me WoW is when the company went to shit.
Fair enough. Most of the complaints people had over WoW apart from the usual problems inherent to MMOs were complaints that could be applied to WC3. WoW, Burning Crusade, and Wrath were basically WC4, tying up all the loose ends of WC3.
>mistime the glyph on the outer towers and put it on cd by mistake
> Most of the complaints people had over WoW apart from the usual problems inherent to MMOs were complaints that could be applied to WC3
but MMO is precisely what the problem was
wc3 was the single most technically well constructed rts engine of all time and put together with gameplay as its sole concern. WoW was made as a casual game to slowly leech dollars out of the pockets of its users with a steady drip stream of content to try to hook people
WoW was when blizzard stopped caring about making games and started caring about maximizing profits
>teammate starts all capsing
>"WHO DID THAT? WHY DID YOU DO THAT?"
>literally glyph everytime it's off cd
>it doesn't matter if they find out in the replay, they can't report me anyway
wait it is going to to be a single price game? theres nothing wrong with that if they hold true to that and dont kek people with having to buy heroes, weapons, abilities and such
i was expecting some FTP kek scheme or sub
only underage babbies cant pay for shit
How to actually fix viper
>Corrosive skin MR bonus and slow from 10/15/20/25% to 12/18/24/30%
>Bonus damage from netherotoxin now increases smoothly rather than just doubling every 20% HP missing.. Function is D = (32*B)*e^(-0.0345*X), where D is the bonus damage, B is the base damage of 2.5/5/7.5/10 and X is the % HP on the target, from 20 to 100%. Damage is still halved vs creeps and towers
>WoW was when blizzard stopped caring about making games and started caring about maximizing profits
But that's wrong, WoW's team had most of the same people working on the non-technical side of things as WC3 did. The cost of the development cycle and of the dedicated servers required meant that not a whole lot of the money people spent on the game went into Blizzard's pockets. It wasn't until 2009 when most of the original team got reassigned to Project Titan that Blizzard's policy went downhill and they started using cheaper, lower capacity servers to cut costs, recycling content and plots to save on development, and making the game more accessible and more broadly appealing to try and pull in more subscriptions and more xpac dollars. The "Blizzard milked WoW from the start" argument is retarded and the people who believe this just use it as a way to legitimize why they didn't like it.
>against invoker with no orbs as a hero with high base damage, 1.6 BAT and one of the best attack animation out of mid heroes as well as high projectile speed
>getting last hits is somehow an achievement
Even if thats a replay bug and he's going exort and it's not showing you're both level 2 which means you have better damage than him.
lmaoing @ ur life
With WoW the target audience changed and that was reflected in the game design anon. I don't like using this word but WoW was aimed at more "casual" audiences compared to previous games. I even remember TV ads for WoW in my country, the first time I saw a videogame being advertised on TV. With WoW and the success it had they started designing games for a more general audience. Over the years it got worse and worse until nowadays with turds like Hearthstone, Heroes or Overwatch. In my opinion that's turned Blizzard from the top PC dev to piece of crap.
You missed a few easy denies, walked up to the wave and took harass for no reason other than to give a 0 damage scream, werent pushing and didnt abuse creep equilibrium (especially as Qop), however you last hit well
Let me guess, 2K and you dont often play mid, more of a carry player
He is retarded. Soe is just a host/interviewer who hasn't done shit in Dota for ages, as she has been working for Blizzard or ESL in other events. Sheever is okay but not a huge loss in caster ability.
Winter getting shafted is the biggest disgrace of the talent pool
>admirall bulldog is the best furion player
I've never saw him do a quad stack once
it's ez see
He's not really in a good spot right now. He was good when his Liquid Fire dealt a tiny bit more damage and the meta favoured early pushing which he was great at. You can chip the shit out of towers and when you could 5 man down mid 10 minutes in he was great at slowsiegeing.
The only advice I could give if you want to keep playing is that he can FARM, seriously, this nigga is all about shitting out aoe nukes. If you're going back to base just throw your ult on a creepwave, try to stack the hard camp and farm it with your ult and dual breath. Euls means an absolutely guaranteed stun and your ult means youre the king of rosh. Veil is really good on him so picking him with lineups that generally have magic damage is also a good idea.
>pudge is a good mid and should definitely go there,vs a storm, over Lina
>io is the worst hero in the game
>Medusa can somehow get 6 slotted in 20 minutes
>PA is a mid hero
How do I get out of 1K when my team thinks this? I get some ridiculous score like 14/1 every game, but can never break high ground, we inevitability feed and lose
No. Not me ooga, team booga, I know im shit but I dont know what to do herr
i really like the range on his stun, made good setup for followup stuns. i also enjoyed dropping his ult in a fight and watching the retarded enemy stand in it. i will def play him more, seems a situational hero though.
>Pugna MIGHT not actually be a girl?
but anon, that doesnt even make sense
There are plenty of models to chose from but blizzard wouldn't pick them because they aren't as profitable as a direct sale or microtransactions. Hots and hearthstone are good examples of this
keep working on your own play and forget about everything else
your mmr is never going to shoot up like an arrow unless you are vastly better than your mates AND you play mid, carry, or some super active rapist
just keep improving and win 51% of your games or more
or create a new account and see where you land after you calibrate
>invoker at full hp
>level'd up dagger and never uses it
>walks in front of the creepwave (?) for reasons unknown (seriously what the fuck is happening?)
>still missing cs/denies despite not harassing
>pay for literally everything, including having to buy completely new sets of cards and all the other shit like adventures on new regions
>spend gorillions and still cant have more deckslots because having some choice and freedom might "confuse" the playbase
the only company who can into f2p is volvo
ask EE to become your mentor
and then practice hard so you will never be as bad as EE at dota
ah i misread then
im still waiting to see if they allow multiple of the same hero on one team before i even touch the game - but i might just not play it anyway because blizzard is bound to shit up the game somehow, even though right now it has potential
Viper is literally sleeper OP right now if you don't do the meme mek + Aghs build. If you get Drums + SnY his power curve through the mid game is so strong and even has decent lategame if you build him correctly.
>removing Nethertoxin, literally his most potent early game killing ability
>Role models are important for you to be encouraged to follow your dreams and pursue the job you want to get and a lot of times it’s easier to identify yourself with someone of the same gender.
What the fuck?
Do black people really need other black people to look up to?
Do women only look up to other women?
Look up to successful people, because of their success.
>turn the most hated character into a villain
>get the audience hating your villain for FREE without even having to waste time making them do any of the bad cardboard cutout villain shit they probably had planned previously
>more movie time for other things
pretty brilliant tbqh
but why? he threw away everything he tried to say at the end by again reverting to
>"The problem I see is that when I look at the list of invited people, there are ZERO females. Not even one."
he tried to use reason for like 2 seconds and then reverted back to kek mode and let reason and logic scatter to the winds once more
How do I see my own personal hero ranking with Dotabuff+? Clearly I'm not top 100, but I want to see how far away I am from it.
>every time someone makes a post like this
Not really. Support abaddon is legit in all brackets.If you can get out of the laning stage without getting shitstomped you've probably already won the game. Stuns and disables win Dota games and likewise the ability to remove them also wins you games. Sitting behind a core that can go ham and keeping him alive is quite broken. I hate playing against competent abaddon and omni players even in the 5k bracket.
basically, he was just pretending to be retarded the whole time to trick everyone
he was able to go from an outcast literally nobody to a galactic senator that worked alongside palpy - so the thought is that he was just pretending in order to hide his presence whilst acting as palpys superior - darth plagueis
it actually almost completely saves the prequels desu
>tfw you will never spoon with the Puppan
Guys, what if Secret had s4, Zai, Kuroky and RTZ instead of w33ha, Misery, PLD, and Envy?
I mean, it's overall a Buff to 6.84 but I don't get why the ult that is named after him had damage reduced and is now counted as magic with pipe even though it fucking says pure
I got flamed by some retard cos I had a tp scroll on nature's profit like a year ago and it still makes me upset when I remember it.
>spend the last 2 days straight trying to win just 1 lopri game
>can't because beaners keep feeding/trolling/leaving
>finally win one today
>proceed to play a few ranked games
>get to a game where both the beaner mid and the beaner bot has died literally 5 times in under 10 minutes
>both huskar and slark are fat and just going around killing people now
>leave because I dont want to sit around waiting for it to end
>2 lopri games now
I can't keep doing this guys I can't keep playing its such a waste of time I can't hope that retarded beaners wont fuck up my games anymore I just cant
>League has 27 million players everyday
>Dota 2 has only about 500k
>mfw still remember getting flamed for still carrying my starting tangos in a 60 minute game
>this was a year ago
He's always been that. Its not like breaking high ground is some new concept that is more important this patch than previous ones. The real answer is aggressive offlanes are way more common and Slark gets destroyed vs them so yeah you're right about not being able to snowball.
just got 5 low pri games for urging my team to push and win a game
i repicked into pos5 support bc they didnt pick one and had a good game...they report me into low prio.
by picking support in the first place you're doing good already. i noticed if i don't go dazzle with mek and urn and bust my ass half to death everything falls apart cuz everybody wanna go yolo rambo ganker all day erryday.
fuck this game
Post hero you got 1st rampage with. I had a shit ton of int
reports from one game don't stack. Its one report however many people report you in a single game. You've been to lp before, thats why you got 5 games. You also got reported multiple times in previous games.
Have thousands of games, never been in lp due to being reported, only abandons.
If you're not totally shit at the game you won't get reported as much even if you flame everyone. But be bad and talk shit, yeah I can imagine why people would report you over and over.
What's the matter? Scared of a strong independent support mainer?
depends entirely on the mmr. if you don't have carries worth supporting it's better to just carry yourself. the problem typically isn't that people don't support, but instead that they don't know how to probably farm as a carry.
>tfw one enemy has more mmr than your whole team
>tfw the winning side is determined by which 4500 MMR brought the shittier friends along
it's fucked either way, they always seem to find a way to pick 3 junglers after each other, then spam ping the map for 5 minutes because no one is getting farm while all t2s are down before minute 10. or if i carry and the aa steals my last hits because he needs early midas. this is 2300 mmr so it probably doesn't come as a shock
>On a massive losing streak
>Finally manage to carve out a win on a hero I'm godawful at
>Feel some sense of relief
>SERVER EXPERIENCING HIGH LOAD, AWARDS WILL BE GRANTED LATER
>Check when I wake up
>Game never happened and it doesn't exist
Fuck this stupid fucking broken game, I've had it, I've done. Valve had a truly good game on their hands and they shat on it to EA extents with their lack of support.
Heres a pro tip that someone gave me way back in the day anon. I follow it religiously.
Never expect your team to be anything but complete fuckwits, if they do anything that's not completely stupid that's just a bonus. Your aim is always to win your lane, snowball and carry the game. If you lose its always your fault!
Always I mean always focus on your own game, even when you go 20-0 godlike and you're a 6k player you've still made tons of mistakes that game. Watch your replays focus on your mistakes and try not to repeat them. Work on your mechanics in private lobbies, Read Chaq's dota 2 guide, never miss a lasthit as gold wins games. Practice lhing under tower and normally with shit damage. Practice a hero you want to play the next game for a few minutes in a lobby so you get used to the attack animation.
Mute all chat and put some nice music in the background when team starts flaming each other, the game is way more enjoyable and you don't play well when you're upset with someone.
Good luck and godspeed. Getting out of 2k bracket should be childs play if you even put the smallest effort to get better.
You can even set up a glimpse > ult+wall combo and if you time it right get the full duration of the current level of your wall and ult. Honestly the range on that thing is so good, I personally sometimes play disruptor just for that skill. Blink and/or force also helps you land your skills very easily.
I wouldn't play support so much except that they're just so easy to shut down cheese strats with.
Like my last game. They went Void, Jugg and Death Prophet, so I went Omni. They tried to counter with Doom but failed because Riki shat on Doom for most of the game. We BARELY won the last teamfight because after Void jumped on me before I could get my ult off I slammed by Guardian Greaves and got my ult off with 100hp left just as Death Prophet started assraping our team. If we hadn't killed Jugg 2 minutes before and got his ult out he would have still probably killed me with a jump before my ult animation played out.
Or just Dazzle in general. Splitpush like a champ, keep my team alive like a champ, ward everything like a champ. If I don't support I always find ward coverage lacking.
I'm not a great player by any means, but I at least have map awareness I think, and at this rank I suppose that's more than most can say.
>this is double digit mmr starting items
i can't breathe
Why is 3k in Australia like 4k
Why is 5k in Europe like 3k
Why is 3k in America like 3k
Beyond that, matchmaking just stops working beyond a certain rank in some countries.
This is some kooky fucking shit.
>first buying boots on huskar
i mean, the only hero i think i've ever first bought boots on is wyvern. it's fine on other heroes too i guess but....huskar? his movement speed is decent and you should put everything towards armlet and a bit of early game regen at start.
Can someone explain to me how icefrog balances stuff, I really don't get it.
1. a Hero gets buffed in one skill
2. Hero suddenly becomes top tier insta pick/ban
3. instead of just nerfing the skill that made him 'OP' he gets nerfed in in other skills too (doom aghs nerf for example(that might have been necessary but I'm no expert and THat's what I'm asking))
200 mmr isn't that bad in just a few days. what i keep seeing people doing in games is that they will dive from the bottom t1 tower to top t1 tower confident that they will catch that slardar with a blink dagger not expecting to get killed on the way. always carry a tp, you won't believe how many times i've lost to rats because no one had tp. always look at the minimap, watch out for their mid rotating. watch the other lanes, see if one of your teammates is running for his life and you can tp in and turn it around possibly netting your team a few kills in the process. basically read the guide in the op and other guides + videos.
I mean this.
Is there ever a situation where rushing Greaves is a bad idea?
I don't mean that it's the most optimal idea, I mean it's a bad idea? Gives you mana sustain for running around using skills, gives your team mana sustain, heals a large chunk of health in a massive radius great for healing creep waves for pushing or keeping your team alive during fights, and purges a majority of debuffs to boot. It's just so good, not to mention the armor aura and regen aura. I love this item.
Doom definitely needed an Aghs nerf. He went from "take one hero out of the fight" to "kill one hero."
baby steps friend. 1 week is not a very long time. In that bracket I would suggest you start by getting comfortable with the UI and controls. Choose a hotkey layout and make sure you get comfortable with it. Never use your mouse for anything that can be done with hotkeys. Start paying attention to the minimap to watch for enemy movements. If you need vision, buy a ward, 75 gold is nothing but one and half creep gold. Watch good players and try to copy the way they play the hero you like. Last but not the least I can't stress enough how important last hitting is, work on it.
Have Sheever, Jess and Soe received their invites yet? If not FUCK VALVE. Seriously, they can invite Dakota if a few people get annoyed, but they won't invite Soe, Jess and Sheever who actually deserve their place on the hosting team? This is fucking bullshit and you know it.
my third item on huskar is almost always grieves. armlet then helm then grieves. i caught someone complaining and calling me a support huskar today for having grieves. we won anyway. grieves are awesome, they're just not typically a better option immediately on support heroes, who usually should be buying them, because they're so rich. they rarely get to come into play because they come into play so late.
i watch a lot of guides and stuff. what are people's opinion here on EDJE? I like his guides and he's done them on some of my favorite heroes.
Well it's only a 1600 recipe. Mek is a really good item in and of itself, I usually get that after mana boots. By the time that happens usually the team is grouping somewhere and I'm keeping lanes pushed with tp scrolls ready in case I see a fight happening. After I push out the lanes a couple times and buy out the wards I usually have around 2k, I get it even earlier if I help a lot in fights and get assist gold, so if we're at all doing well I can generally get a Greaves by 30 minutes at the latest. Most of the time I get it a lot earlier.
I saw a trilane yesterday against our solo lane Gyro.
He was 4/0/1 at 10 minutes and had boots and had almost finished his first item.
>tp down to help him during a dive
>magnus blinks behind me
>misses his charge and I hit him with a heal from Omni as he goes by
>charges straight into the Gyro ult and dies immediately
Because by going the opposite way you end up with LoL where everything is the same.
Heroes need to have Strengths and Weaknesses for game to be fun.
Icefrog tries to raise weaknesses before nerfing strong (==fun) parts.
Here's fault in your logic:
You compare patch 6.84 to 6.85b Dooms disregarding everything else. You can't balance in vacuum.
tfw spent forever trying to find a better steam avatar
5 decides my steam avatar
duo lanes are better than anything else no matter what the MMR is
the carry and mid are always the most unstable, pick some cancerous dual lane and rape the carry till he tilts and just win the game
I don't read a lot of guides but I've heard of Edje before, think he's a german player who atleast played at a semi pro level so his opinions should be decent.
Most hero guides are stupid, you should just skim through them to get an idea of how the hero works and not be afraid to deviate depending on the game. You will develop your own understanding of a hero after you play it enough and your overall game understanding improves.
>silencer ogre magi
there are more those just come to mind most times i feel like being a sadistic bastard
Lol can't wait for the major to be a complete failure without any female talent EleGiggle. They won't even get any views on Twitch. Going to be hilarious, just wait Sheever will be included at every major after this.
>going up against a veno+viper lane
i would assume if you feel that you are being repressed because of your gender/sex/age/whatever seeing some one else with the same alignment as you succeed gives you a "wow he made it out of the hood despite being black, maybe i can too" feeling
it makes sense to meeeee
>they pick meepo
>just counter pick wyvern
this item build was lol
he's from new zealand
his guides are funny and good IMO
Jesus christ that QoP positioning.
Be glad you was going against Invoker and there supports were too retarded to make a move on you.
Reminder that there is still no real loli hero
this is stupid. invoker loses mids because until he has levels he can't win last hit battles. the only way invoker wins is if he gets good sun strike kills early. why does icefrog hate invoker?
dang she's cool
>aegis has two cocks on it
>major is a dragon dildo
what is going on
Ah, thats a different guy then. Imo the best guides are the ones that focus on teaching you the game, rather than a hero. Those types are also very rare. Slahser has a good safelane guide, and Chaq's guide is a bit advanced but if you can get to a level to be able understand it, it is the best Dota guide in existence. It really improves your game to the next level.
As for learning a hero, I prefer watching pro players playing it and trying to understand why they do what they do etc. Going to Dotabuff's top 100 players page and observing what item builds the non pro players on that list who tend to have a lot of games on said hero go for is also a good way to learn.
>mfw ee plays with adelaide
How the fuck is he going to play with a state!?