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META DOESNT EXIST

Metagaming will always exist for me!

Whenever somebody uses a bug or an advantage that's meta to me. That PL Hatchet bug coincided with when he was picked 90% of the time.

Midas meta due to the XP nerf and slow game pace at the time. Though I still think majority of metas are based on game bugs.
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I think Metas are based on 1 or 2 teams make X strategy look really strong.

Other than that I agree that Dota Meta is too flexible to even define. This patch has the biggest viable hero pool ever.
   
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hhmmm...

No.

I have always been an unconventional player, and It's something I've always liked doing.
And don't say "you'll always be bad then" because I rose above the 50% and was going to be on a Diamond team as a jungler in LoL.

Historically speaking, being an unconventional player achieved me my first and 2nd world first in an mmorpg as well as being the fastest known AoE leveler of my server. I ran a build that people believed I was playing on a Private server. Infact I was so good and so fast that I outpaced the mechanics of the game itself and only the highest skilled players were capable of supporting me.
My 4 other world firsts an another MMORPG also were from playing unconventionally. While everyone of my class spec and populous was trying to run AoE I developed a core 1v1 build and out level'd my peers drastically, yet the meta was to build AoE Kiting.
I set the definition of what It meant to build an Amazon in that game.

Unconventional ideas have always been my flavor, and that's never going to change.


The other support players can say the same thing.


Suddenly everyone needs farm and no one is buying wards/mek/pipe.


Going certain builds is one thing, but when your team clearly needs your help supporting, you dont flip them the bird and pick up a Daedalus. You pool your resources and work together.
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I think Metas are based on 1 or 2 teams make X strategy look really strong.

Other than that I agree that Dota Meta is too flexible to even define. This patch has the biggest viable hero pool ever.

My offlane Morph viable!

I think people should just call it trends.

I guess I'm used to metagaming in MTG and SC. Meta can also be playing anti trend strats.

Like if you mastered an anti ES hero while he was imba (if there was one), that would have been meta.
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Just out of curiosity, what is your prefered role in the game and your favorite heroes?

As for now I really enjoy offlaning with:

Nyx
Doom
Lifestealer

and for fun I midd Pudge
Edited by Bastard Wolf - 3/24/14 at 2:27pm
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Just out of curiosity, what do is your prefered role in the game and your favorite heroes?

As for now I really enjoy offlaning with:

Nyx
Doom
Lifestealer

and for fun I midd Pudge

I Enjoy the 2/3 role the most, and have mostly been playing solo mid

Favorites to play are DeathProphet, Necro, Meepo!,
Alch, Razer, or Morph if in need to carry and if I need to support I like WD or Ogre Magi
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I Enjoy the 2/3 role the most, and have mostly been playing solo mid

Favorites to play are DeathProphet, Necro, Meepo!,
Alch, Razer, or Morph if in need to carry and if I need to support I like WD or Ogre Magi

Doc loves the Necro! That's your sig hero for me.

WR/Mirana/CM here playing 3-5 or Sun supporting me so I can AFK farm as PL for 40 mins.


I'm not up there in MMR but for people with 5k+ solo

http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=130209

Seems they adding leaderboards.
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Doc loves the Necro! That's your sig hero for me.

WR/Mirana/CM here playing 3-5 or Sun supporting me so I can AFK farm as PL for 40 mins.

well hes so much fun mid...and as far as unconventional builds...rush Dagon, get EBlade then Aghs soo much fun
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As someone whos played at least 1500 games of support in Dota pubs...
don't play support. you will hate life and hate dota.

nowadays if i need to play support i will play ancient apparition but i like to stick to offlane heroes like centaur or slark or phoenix or safelane carry now. i'd say life has only moderately improved since, but the number of come-from-behind victories are a lot higher than it used to be.
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