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Just got my invite through Steam!

I'm installing now. What's Dota 2 test?
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Just got my invite through Steam!
I'm installing now. What's Dota 2 test?

Congrats! Hope you enjoy the game. smile.gif

Every Thursday night an update to the game is released and these updates are applied to Dota 2 Test. The following week they are then added to the regular Dota 2 game and new content is added to Dota 2 test. Doing this allows the new content 1 week to be played and tested before being added to Dota 2 which makes it more stable. For example; Last Thursday, Feb 23rd, Bane was added to Dota 2 Test and yesterday it was added to Dota 2. Hope that makes sense, I think it does haha.
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Congrats! Hope you enjoy the game. smile.gif
Every Thursday night an update to the game is released and these updates are applied to Dota 2 Test. The following week they are then added to the regular Dota 2 game and new content is added to Dota 2 test. Doing this allows the new content 1 week to be played and tested before being added to Dota 2 which makes it more stable. For example; Last Thursday, Feb 23rd, Bane was added to Dota 2 Test and yesterday it was added to Dota 2. Hope that makes sense, I think it does haha.

Just played my first game. I used Zeus since I think he's beginner friendly. Two of our guys disconnected and left the game 5 mins in but three of us did pretty well against 5 of them.

I had problems last hitting and farming. I died 5 times which isn't good but I don't think it's a bad start. Had a bunch of assists and 3 kills or something like that.

It's a great game.
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Just played my first game. I used Zeus since I think he's beginner friendly. Two of our guys disconnected and left the game 5 mins in but three of us did pretty well against 5 of them.
I had problems last hitting and farming. I died 5 times which isn't good but I don't think it's a bad start. Had a bunch of assists and 3 kills or something like that.
It's a great game.

You won't usually have leavers like that, its pretty rare in Dota 2 as there are repercussions for doing so. Zues is a fun hero, constantly ganking and nuking heroes with him is what its all about.
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every time I play this game it's all leavers ... not impressed
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every time I play this game it's all leavers ... not impressed

I know how you feel, my past 6-7 games I've had a leaver on my team. Last game my entire team left so I ended up holding the other team off for another 30 minutes by myself haha. I just hate when you get 30-40 minutes into a game and someone just randomly dc's for no reason and the game is just over.
Edited by NoTiCe - 3/2/12 at 10:41pm
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I've played right around 300 Dota 2 games and leavers are rarely a problem. I'm guessing that you guys are in the leaver pool and are placed with players that are in said pool. That is my only guess, like I said leavers are rarely an issue in my games.
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I've played right around 300 Dota 2 games and leavers are rarely a problem. I'm guessing that you guys are in the leaver pool and are placed with players that are in said pool. That is my only guess, like I said leavers are rarely an issue in my games.

I played four games last night and people left from either my team or the other team all but one game. I think that maybe a new round of invites went out yesterday and some new players were trying it for the first time so they did poorly and left early. That's just a guess I really have no idea.


I stuck it out every game though even when it said it was safe to disconnect because someone left.

Is there a certain time when a game still counts for a win even if someone leaves? One of the games someone left early and I still got credit for the win and in another game I didn't get credit. How's that work?
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I've played right around 300 Dota 2 games and leavers are rarely a problem. I'm guessing that you guys are in the leaver pool and are placed with players that are in said pool. That is my only guess, like I said leavers are rarely an issue in my games.

I would understand my problem if I was in the leavers pool, unfortunately I have played over 100+ games with two leaves :/ and neither of those were recent.
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I played four games last night and people left from either my team or the other team all but one game. I think that maybe a new round of invites went out yesterday and some new players were trying it for the first time so they did poorly and left early. That's just a guess I really have no idea.
I stuck it out every game though even when it said it was safe to disconnect because someone left.
Is there a certain time when a game still counts for a win even if someone leaves? One of the games someone left early and I still got credit for the win and in another game I didn't get credit. How's that work?

Good question. I'm not exactly sure how it works but as far as I know every game counts regardless of leavers. I haven't had enough completed games with leavers to know for sure.
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I would understand my problem if I was in the leavers pool, unfortunately I have played over 100+ games with two leaves :/ and neither of those were recent.

Not sure what to tell ya, like I said I just don't have many games with leavers. It does happen though.
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