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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.

Sigh. It says first wave of keys like they are going to give away a couple thousand or something but I'm 99% sure its 4 total like you said. Making people run around and enter these contests for a 1 in 10,000 chance to win has gotten old fast. And this is like the 2nd one for me.
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post #82 of 17105
I'm more mad that they keep phrasing everything like they are going to be giving away a huge amount of keys. As in anything over 100+.

4 keys...a "wave"? confused.gif
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Yeah that's what I'm sayin'. Pretty tired of it. Oh well, can't get a key if we don't try.
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post #84 of 17105
I don't think I'm even going to try getting one honestly... just going to wait it out. smile.gif I'll be patient, and besides I'd rather wait to play it with my friends anyways.
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post #85 of 17105
Not much news to talk about but here is a video that is an overview of Thursday's patch. Also it is worth noting that "abandoned" games are now being tracked.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x79npElxYHs&feature=feedu[/ame]
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From the PlayDota Community forums

WyK (Forum Staff):
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Dear Users,

We, the PlayDotA Staff, are pleased to inform you all that all DotA Hero Guide authors who have actively contributed quality content to the community over the course of so many years have all been rewarded with an invitation to try out the Dota 2 Beta.

We have given all authors with guides of rating of 7.0 and above a key, and all "Spotlighted" authors credited with 2 keys each.

It is because of effort from the likes of you that the DotA community has grown to such great heights and we are hoping to see some really active contribution from you all and many more out there even for Dota 2.

Enjoy your game!

Regards,
- PlayDotA Staff

Nice to see they are letting people in based on contributions now and not simply by random contest luck or if you are a "pro."

Sucks for me as my first intro to this genre was LoL and just because I am new to the Dota franchise I have to probably wait for open beta.

I would hope they want people that are from other games so we can compare and help give insight what we like or dislike about Dota in comparison to other games of the genre.
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Playdota.com is giving away 2 keys a day everyday for the foreseeable future. Just have to go to this thread and post in it. There are some other very basic rules as well.
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I signed up.

Wish I saw the post earlier since they already picked day 1 winners. Now for day 2 I'll be up against like 1,900 people.

After the few hundred getting in for hero guides and now this, looks like this is the first step before they will send out 10k invites in the near future hopefully.
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I signed up.

Wish I saw the post earlier since they already picked day 1 winners. Now for day 2 I'll be up against like 1,900 people.

After the few hundred getting in for hero guides and now this, looks like this is the first step before they will send out 10k invites in the near future hopefully.

Yeah at least with the PlayDotA contest all you have to do is post once and 2 keys will automatically be given out everyday. Did you hear something about 10k keys being given away? Have a link or anything?
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Yeah at least with the PlayDotA contest all you have to do is post once and 2 keys will automatically be given out everyday. Did you hear something about 10k keys being given away? Have a link or anything?

No no that's just a guess. I doubt they would go from where they are now to say 250k invites. My thinking makes me believe that since they are doing a few hundred at a time now and are being more generous then logically the next stop would probably be 5k-10k once they get servers.

Just pure speculation on my part.
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