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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15264107 
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.

Yeah. Sounds about right, I read something somewhere about Valve purchasing servers in Europe and that most DotA 2 players are actually European. I imagine they would open the flood gates, just a crack at least, if they had the backbone to support a few thousand new players.
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Edit - Sorry for the double post, thought I clicked edit on my previous post but apparently not. New Dota 2 blog post.
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Originally Posted by Dota Team 
Dota is a game where it sometimes look like it’s impossible for your team to turn the match around, but the large number of variables in the game can often lead to cases where a team in that position still manages to win. If you talk to anyone who’s played a fair chunk of Dota, you’ll find they still remember that recent game where they thought the game was over, but they turned it around and staged an epic win. One of the biggest challenges of improving Dota’s experience is that of trying to ensure that players don’t prematurely leave games, robbing team mates of a chance to have that comeback experience, and the enemy team of learning that they may have a fantastic early game strategy that falls apart in the late game. If a significant number of games end prematurely for any reason, we believe it’s fundamentally unfulfilling for everyone.

There are many reasons why players leave or go AFK. Aside from the obvious ones, there are many rare cases: they may get an important phone call, they may be having configuration issues with their computer, their team mates might be saying horrible things to them, they may get up to open the door for the pizza guy and accidentally lock themselves out (yes, someone at Valve actually did this). Some of these reasons are fundamentally undetectable to the game.

So, like all thorny design issues that can’t be play tested internally, this is something we’ll be working on for some time in public. We think it’s a key problem in Dota 1 for us to solve in Dota 2, and hence, it’s too important for us to just rush into. So far we have been focused on gathering data about what’s really going on. Now you’ll see us starting to venture into additions that actually perturb the system. As these come on board, we’ll be measuring each carefully to make sure it’s making the overall ecosystem better, not penalizing legitimate players or missing those who are out to hurt other player’s experiences. As a result, don’t be surprised if we measure something we’ve released and then choose to remove it after we have the data. It’ll be an ongoing process for us as Dota 2′s player base expands, but it’s one we’re not going to stop working on until you tell us we’re done.

As always, feel free to send us your thoughts and feedback.

http://blog.dota2.com/2011/10/steeled-and-tempered/
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IMPORTANT UPDATE:

We are pleased to inform you all that considering the massive amount of participation in the DotA 2 Beta Key Draw, we have decided to double the number of keys given out every day. Every draw from now on will pick and give out FOUR keys daily instead of two like announced earlier.

Best of luck!

That's pretty awesome. Didn't win today though. BLAH!
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post #94 of 17117
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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15276727 
That's pretty awesome. Didn't win today though. BLAH!

Just saw this as well. I've done a little bit of math to get a feel for how good (or bad) your chances are to win a key through the PlayDota giveaway.

There are currently 376 pages of people signing up. Assuming everyone posted one single time in the thread and that there are 20 posts per page that is 7,520 posts. Take the 7,520 posts and divide that by 4 keys per day and you have a 1 in 1,880 chance to win a key everyday. 1 / 1880 = 0.000531914894 or about half of 1 percent chance to win per day.

Sigh.
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This is low but I've gone through and looked at a lot of the members who only have 1 post count and many registered today or yesterday. To qualify for the rules they had to register before the 10th I believe.

Not to mention every time someone wins I assume they are then taken out of the pool.

But yeah I guess 0.5% is better than 0%.

I just hope the number of people that rent qualified or are using multiple accounts may raise my chances.

There is always a chance they do gradually increase the number of keys. Maybe 4 keys a day for 2 weeks. then up it to 8 and so on until just about everyone that entered gets in.
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post #96 of 17117
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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15281569 
This is low but I've gone through and looked at a lot of the members who only have 1 post count and many registered today or yesterday. To qualify for the rules they had to register before the 10th I believe.

Not to mention every time someone wins I assume they are then taken out of the pool.

But yeah I guess 0.5% is better than 0%.

I just hope the number of people that rent qualified or are using multiple accounts may raise my chances.

There is always a chance they do gradually increase the number of keys. Maybe 4 keys a day for 2 weeks. then up it to 8 and so on until just about everyone that entered gets in.

Yeah there are a bunch of other variables that I didn't take into consideration. It was assuming that the rules were followed by everybody which as we know is almost never the case. Would be nice if they up it to like 8 keys a day, then maybe I would start to get my hopes up just a touch. smile.gif
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I missed the patch update yesterday but Riki is the new hero! Lots of miscellaneous updates etc as well. Check out the link for full details.

Riki.png

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http://www.dota-two.com/weekly-patch-update-3
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Woot woot! 6 keys per day now!
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Originally Posted by ShaneS429;15318788 
Woot woot! 6 keys per day now!

Nice, glad that you are keeping an eye on that thread haha.

A new website is under construction called DotA Project. Nothing there yet but I'll try to keep an eye on it. They also have a YouTube page.

http://www.dotaproject.com/

http://www.youtube.com/dotaproject
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Originally Posted by Zulli85;15261540 
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.
LOL, I didn't remember signing up, but I knew I might have at some point, so I tried all my email addresses and it turns out I signed up on Sep 2009 and haven't returned since XD

I was spared from the rule that accounts which signed up after the giveaway started can't participate. Wee!
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