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Got a few updates to talk about today. First, the new weekly patch added Kunkka and Bloodseeker to DotA 2. Practice bots have also been added which is a nice addition, it is similar to the DotA AI map in Warcraft III.

There appears to be a large giveaway of keys coming up soon and as soon as the DotA AllStars Facebook page reaches 100,000 likes they will make an announcement with details. It is currently at 94,000 so the announcement should come soon.

There is a new blog post at Dota2.com which includes the announcement of Kunkka and Bloodseeker. Here it is quoted in its entirety. Finally, there is a blog post that I missed from yesterday that is much longer and is a good read. You can find it here
kunkkabloodseeker_small.jpg
Quote:
Originally Posted by DotA Team at blog.dota2.com 

Twice the blood shall I shed!
October 6, 2011 - Dota Team
First things first, today’s update introduces Bloodseeker and Kunkka. Have fun!

This update also enables the practice bots. While they’re still a work in progress, they’re a great low-pressure tool for trying out new heroes and item builds. While practicing with them, note that you can ping the minimap to send commands to your allied bots – ping an enemy tower to tell them to push a lane, an enemy hero to ask for assistance in a gank, and so on. At the moment they only know how to play a subset of the current heroes, but they do know how to use all of Dota 2′s many items.

They’ll also use text chat to indicate their plans, so you can join in. For example, they’ll:

Let you know when they’re coming to your lane for a gank.
Communicate when they’re fleeing or losing a fight.
Indicate their high priority targets in upcoming team fights.
Expose their thinking about whether they should push or defend their lanes.
Call for assistance versus Roshan if they think the timing is right.
If you’re interested, here are a few features we’ll be adding to them next:

User specified difficulty levels, so you can tune them to your skill level.
Deeper control over your allied bots, so you can “command” your team at a high level. For instance, you might want your team’s carry to not join a fight, and instead keep farming their lane. Note that they do a good job of making these kinds of decisions themselves, but if you really want to be hands-on, you can.
Support for several more heroes.
As always, let us know what you think.

Finally, we saw that Playdota’s Photo Competition finished up, and handed out several Dota 2 keys. If you haven’t taken a look, there’s some great photos there.
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While the new updates are awesome they serve very little purpose in my opinion if they don't have anymore than 500 testers to see how well the new heroes work and bug check.

Really wish they would just do like a "24 hours to fill out this form and get a beta key."

This would let everyone in that truly wanted into the beta and follows Dota every day.

These contests that take 2-3 days for entries and 2-3 days to judge for 1 key out of 1500 entrants is just plain stupid in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15207504 
While the new updates are awesome they serve very little purpose in my opinion if they don't have anymore than 500 testers to see how well the new heroes work and bug check.

Really wish they would just do like a "24 hours to fill out this form and get a beta key."

This would let everyone in that truly wanted into the beta and follows Dota every day.

These contests that take 2-3 days for entries and 2-3 days to judge for 1 key out of 1500 entrants is just plain stupid in my opinion.

Did you read my previous post? There appears to be a big announcement regarding beta keys as soon as the DotA Allstars FB page gets 100k likes. Its at about 95k right now.

That said, I also dislike all this contest nonsense.
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Did you read my previous post? There appears to be a big announcement regarding beta keys as soon as the DotA Allstars FB page gets 100k likes. Its at about 95k right now.

That said, I also dislike all this contest nonsense.

Yeah I liked the FB page earlier today.

Even then, we don't know if 100k likes will mean all fb users will get a key, if they will hold another content, or if they will just give away 10 keys.

Now they are just toying with us.
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Although, after reading the FB post more carefully it says

"Once we reach 100000 likes, we will give details on how to get Dota 2 beta keys."

It doesn't say "we will give details on how you could win a beta key" or anything of that nature that would suggest you need to have luck or be picked to get in.
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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15208007 
Yeah I liked the FB page earlier today.

Even then, we don't know if 100k likes will mean all fb users will get a key, if they will hold another content, or if they will just give away 10 keys.

Now they are just toying with us.
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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15208201 
Although, after reading the FB post more carefully it says

"Once we reach 100000 likes, we will give details on how to get Dota 2 beta keys."

It doesn't say "we will give details on how you could win a beta key" or anything of that nature that would suggest you need to have luck or be picked to get in.

They just updated the status again.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DotA All-Stars Facebook 
At the request of the long-time fans of this community-run DotA fanpage, we will announce the DotA All-Stars beta key giveaway details within the next 2 hours. In the meantime, please like the official Dota 2 Facebook page maintained by Valve. Help Dota 2 reach 200000 likes.
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They just updated the status again.

Looks like I am staying up to see what this is. At least they didn't say "contest."

Still hoping it's some type of "fill this form out within xx number of hours and get a beta key"
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Originally Posted by DotA 2 Facebook 
This will be a quick and easy contest for the 1st wave of keys.

Just answer this simple question on the status message posted after this note.
"Who is your favorite DotA hero? Why is it your favorite?"
Please include:
* Your PlayDota.com username (Keys will be sent via PM if you win)
* Your country of origin

Example of an answer:
Dotaplayer9001 (Australia) - I like Crystal Maiden because winter is coming.

Winners:
(3) Dota 2 beta keys for the best answers
(1) Dota 2 beta key for the comment with the most number of Likes.

Avoid:
* Posting more than one entry. (Disqualified)
* Not including your PlayDota.com username and country of orgin (Disqualified)

The winners of the first wave will be announced on October 9, 2011 Sunday 6:00 AM -8 GMT.

Good luck!

http://www.facebook.com/notes/dota-all-stars/first-wave-of-dota-2-beta-keys-instructions/10150404791309042
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What...a...letdown...

3 keys given based on bias opinions of which comment they like the best.
1 key given based on who can get the most of their friends who don't even know what Dota is to like their comment.

I still entered... But yeah, 3 days for something like this....I'm not a happy camper.
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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15209546 
What...a...letdown...

3 keys given based on bias opinions of which comment they like the best.
1 key given based on who can get the most of their friends who don't even know what Dota is to like their comment.

I still entered... But yeah, 3 days for something like this....I'm not a happy camper.

IKR. Should've been like within 1hour or something to bring our chances up wink.gif
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