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The devs have repeatedly denied the fact that there is a balance mechanism that makes winrates closer to 50% (though if it is true or not we'll never know.,...). The ones that happen to go below tend to solo queue and the ones that go higher tend to play in groups/use and abuse the same strategies over and over again

There is no strategy that cannot be countered by something else.
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Just played 3 games with For_The_Moves and won two and lost the third one because of my fail frown.gif i lagged so bad i couldn't do any thing but still nice playing with a follow OCNer

It was fun playing with someone you know. Totally different from playing with the typical dota crowd.
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There is no strategy that cannot be countered by something else.

but some strats are abused by playing in pubs where the other team might not be as organized. if you've played 400 games of wisp/ursa or tiny, you might be able to use it more efficiently against a random pub than say in CM..and result in a higher win rate. Not saying it's not counterable, but just harder to deal with.
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It was fun playing with someone you know. Totally different from playing with the typical dota crowd.
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It's not mechanism rather than effect of good balance, if matches are perfectly balanced your winrate will eventually come closer to 50%. Thats why dev's say they dont 'force' 50% winrate.
Edited by jellybeans69 - 10/20/12 at 12:33pm
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but some strats are abused by playing in pubs where the other team might not be as organized. if you've played 400 games of wisp/ursa or tiny, you might be able to use it more efficiently against a random pub than say in CM..and result in a higher win rate. Not saying it's not counterable, but just harder to deal with.

If you've played 400 games of tiny/ursa + wisp that means you've got a ton of games played in total. Thus you're going to be matched against other players that also have a ton of games played and are probably competent enough to deal with it. Even in lower-end pub games chances are people are going to have enough brains to get heroes with disables and buy sheep sticks etc. That is a strong strat though.
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post #2547 of 17068
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If you've played 400 games of tiny/ursa + wisp that means you've got a ton of games played in total. Thus you're going to be matched against other players that also have a ton of games played and are probably competent enough to deal with it. Even in lower-end pub games chances are people are going to have enough brains to get heroes with disables and buy sheep sticks etc. That is a strong strat though.

As much as I like you Zulli, but no.
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We started an in-house private game go to channel ocn and the private game password for lobby is OCN. gonna start by 4 pm PST/7 EST
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I am confus confused.gif

I signed up for the DoTA 2 Beta a while ago, and got into the Beta. Once DoTA 2 was released, I magically somehow had DoTA 2 (full game) in my games list. I don't know what happened there, as I have never bought a single item (I only free stuff and gifted games).

Today I opened up Steam and found another copy of DoTA 2 in my gifts, even though my friends know that I have DoTA 2 already. 

Once I confirm that none of my friends gifted me another copy, I'll probably

 

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I am confus confused.gif
I signed up for the DoTA 2 Beta a while ago, and got into the Beta. Once DoTA 2 was released, I magically somehow had DoTA 2 (full game) in my games list. I don't know what happened there, as I have never bought a single item (I only free stuff and gifted games).
Today I opened up Steam and found another copy of DoTA 2 in my gifts, even though my friends know that I have DoTA 2 already. 
Once I confirm that none of my friends gifted me another copy, I'll probably
SHHH ASDF KONFIDENSHUUL INFOES (Click to show)
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DotA 2 isn't released. When you're accepted into the beta, you get 1-2 invites you can send to people.
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