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Valve normally runs cute little Halloween events for some of its games. Team Fortress 2 gets Scream Fortress, for example, while DOTA 2 had Diretide. Oh, except for this year. And boy are people upset.

Once Halloween came and went with no announcement of a Diretide for 2013, fans of the game went nuts. The game's forums were hammered by requests and concerns over the absence, to the point where any and all threads even mentioning the word "Diretide" are being removed by mods.

And that's just for starters. The mob, outraged, then turned their attentions to other matters. One dumb sentence brought up repeatedly was "daed gaem, Volvo pls fix!", leading people to start posting on Volvo's - yes, the car company - Twitter, Facebook and even Reddit communities asking/complaining about the lack of Diretide, a move helped along with a Tweet by DOTA 2 commentator Toby Dawson:

November 2, 2013

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People need to grow the hell up.
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Game addicts. You give them a bonus treat and they expect it every year...TRICK.
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Game addicts. You give them a bonus treat and they expect it every year...TRICK.

Nobody is in the right in this situation, and them being upset is okay because valve showed poor communcation, however the spam obviously isn't okay. Though I'd be lying if I said I didn't find things like "༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give DIRETIDE" funny, but I guess that's what I get for using twitch chat so much.
    
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༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ GivE DIRETIDE

Rofl, it was just a stupid minigame. I think most of those people are just trolling.
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A few hours ago I went to Metacritic to look up the latest review scores for games and there it was (and still is), right on the frontpage a promoted 0 score and comment about Dota 2 talking about Diretide (and Volvo upon reading the full comment) and out of curiosity I clicked on it, and the list was full of negative scores and at the top there was all the rage expressed in the User Score: 4.0 (against the 90 from Critic Reviews). The last time I remember visiting the Dota 2 page the user score wasn't anything like this, if I remember well it was like 8.2 or something. So I assume this is all because Valve didn't provide a Halloween special event ?

I don't even know what to say.




Edit: Here's Metacritic front page right now:




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Quote from my friend about this

'they're doing it because valve has left everyone in the cold

and hasnt announced anything about it whatsoever

thats why they're all mad

because valve hasnt said anything'

pretty much every facebook page is being hit by this, the prime minister of malaysia, Putins fb page, Obama's fb page, volvo etc,
Doesn't really bother me though, the same thing happened to people camping outside valves offices wanting hl3/hl2ep3 except more friendlier.
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A few hours ago I went to Metacritic to look up the latest review scores for games and there it was (and still is), right on the frontpage a promoted 0 score and comment about Dota 2 talking about Diretide (and Volvo upon reading the full comment) and out of curiosity I clicked on it, and the list was full of negative scores and at the top there was all the rage expressed in the User Score: 4.0 (against the 90 from Critic Reviews). The last time I remember visiting the Dota 2 page the user score wasn't anything like this, if I remember well it was like 8.2 or something. So I assume this is all because Valve didn't provide a Halloween special event ?

I don't even know what to say.




Edit: Here's Metacritic front page right now:



Yeah this is the only part about this that really annoyed me. Dota 2 is a great game, don't give a 0 because of a bit of negligence from valve over a special event, pretty silly for anybody to do that.
    
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I'm a huge dota 2 fan but luckily I bought BF4 so I was not really affected with not having diretide this year. At first the "༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give DIRETIDE" was funny but I think they really went overboard this time even spamming innocent FB pages. IMO they should have just kept it in the twitch chat or in /r/dota2.
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