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wow guys i really appreciate all of this. I have had a few wins since reading the thread and it has helped immensely !thumb.gif

Np I'm glad it helped you out. There's just so many variables in this game that every situation is different. You just need to get as much experience as you can under your belt. This game all comes down to sound decisions and making the right ones. Do something wrong and it can cost you the game. You should join up games with friends because solo queuing is always harder. I'm sure everyone from here wouldn't mind letting you join up with them in games if available.

Oh and since I probably won't be on tomorrow...Merry Xmas everyone. Getting ready to go out to a party :].
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Yeah i am really liking the bounty hunter, i did really well in the last game!!!
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Yeah i am really liking the bounty hunter, i did really well in the last game!!!

Congrats, lucky they released Bounty Hunter, the amount of Rikis in this game is just "out of control"...since nobody plays Sladar or get sentries, thanks Valve.
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Hey guys, any word on when DotA 2 will go into open beta?
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Hey guys, any word on when DotA 2 will go into open beta?

Nope not yet, I don't think they've ever said it will go into open beta but that doesn't mean it won't. Will definitely post about it in the OP if it happens.
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Thanks.
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How is everyone feeling while playing Dota 2 ? I have never played Dota 2 and most probably will not play it as long as it's a closed beta.

I however often play DotA (and started 6-7 years ago) and the new patch, DotA 6.73 has made a lot of changes. The pub metagame went from "relatively relaxed" to "insanely aggressive".

The new heroes introduction turned the game into a skill spamming fest. I am not saying they are imbalanced because they are not that imbalanced but now the game is about who gets the heroes with the most active skills wins.

I have spoken with some people in the Vietnamese DotA competitive scene and they have confirmed what I was suspecting, the competitive metagame went from semi-turtle to full turtle. The traditional 4 gankers 1 carry changed into a 4 pure support/semi-support 1 carry.

How about the metagame in Dota 2 ? Lately I have not been following the news and the competitive scene so I'm a little lost. I saw the introduction of the BH and I smirked a little. The hero is so frequently used at a passive carry in DotA while it's true power is his ganking potential, USE IT. It's an early game destroyer.

-Luxio
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It's so annoying to hear you guys talk of dota 2 while I twiddle my thumbs wait for a key! mad.gif

Anyway, I hear a lot of people talk of Dota 2 being slower than HON which results in slow and more strategic matches. Is this true and if so, how?
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It's so annoying to hear you guys talk of dota 2 while I twiddle my thumbs wait for a key! mad.gif
Anyway, I hear a lot of people talk of Dota 2 being slower than HON which results in slow and more strategic matches. Is this true and if so, how?

I cannot say about Dota 2 but in DotA, the metagame is way slower than in HON (with the probable exception of the newest map).

One of the reasons is that HON isn't DotA. It was created and copied of DotA but it lacks one essential : IceFrog. The guy made what DotA/Dota 2 is today and he can change the metagame in ONE patch.

HON is developed by other lads, one of them was an ex-developer of DotA. During his reign, the game lacked popularity compared to what we have now. It is IceFrog that made me play DotA. (I have started playing in the 6.4x period which corresponds to the transition from Guinsoo to IceFrog.)

-Luxio
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How is everyone feeling while playing Dota 2 ? I have never played Dota 2 and most probably will not play it as long as it's a closed beta.
I however often play DotA (and started 6-7 years ago) and the new patch, DotA 6.73 has made a lot of changes. The pub metagame went from "relatively relaxed" to "insanely aggressive".
The new heroes introduction turned the game into a skill spamming fest. I am not saying they are imbalanced because they are not that imbalanced but now the game is about who gets the heroes with the most active skills wins.
I have spoken with some people in the Vietnamese DotA competitive scene and they have confirmed what I was suspecting, the competitive metagame went from semi-turtle to full turtle. The traditional 4 gankers 1 carry changed into a 4 pure support/semi-support 1 carry.
How about the metagame in Dota 2 ? Lately I have not been following the news and the competitive scene so I'm a little lost. I saw the introduction of the BH and I smirked a little. The hero is so frequently used at a passive carry in DotA while it's true power is his ganking potential, USE IT. It's an early game destroyer.
-Luxio

Vietnamese DotA competitive scene ? like Starsboba ? biggrin.gif haha i used to play next to them when I was back in Vietnam.
The meta in DotA 2 is pretty much the same, no more chinese tri-lane (thanks God) but I see a lot of Furion/Enchant, therefore 1 top 1 mid 2 bot is the way to go (sometimes 1 bot, often a carry)
The new 6.73 is LOL, the new goblin hero is complete pub destroyer, all pure damage spells thumb.gif I approve.
PS: Terrorblade + Tuskar have been added to -cm, sorry Anti-Mage, your reign ends now.
Edited by TheOddOne - 12/25/11 at 2:10pm
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