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Venge is cute!
I'm going to marry Shendelzare!
Second game in a row of two extremely salty QoPs who think just because they can land a 5 man ult she should win and it's our fault if anything goes wrong.
Like nigga, you have a blink and a massive fucking hitbox, if you miss your ult when they clump you deserve ridiculous, you don't deserve praise just for not fucking up, and we're not going to suicide for you just because you did 300 pure damage to a team that has 1200hp minimum.
Fuck, I don't know what it is but in my experience QoPs have been insufferable people. If they're on your team everything's your fault.
If they're on the other team they're the first to allchat report x. What is it about QoP that attracts the worst people?
I've always wanted to be Tresdin's squire. I always enjoy fantasizing about entering the fountain with her after a long battle and slowly removing her armor, starting at the helmet and making my way down to her boots. The embarrassment I feel doing this in front of other female heroes only adds to the allure of the situation. She sits down on a stool and commands me to kneel down and remove her boots one at a time. "Is that a boner?" Rylai says. Akasha licks her lips, Rylai giggles, and Shendelzare glares at me. I try to cover it up out of embarrassment, but Tresdin kicks my hands away. "You haven't finished yet." I don't understand because I had already removed her armor, but after she gives me a look I realize that she wants me to remove her shoes as well. I take off her shoes and reveal her gorgeous feet, surprisingly soft despite her being a strong warrior, and extremely sweaty. "Lick the sweat off my feet, squire," she commands me. I hesitate for a moment and look over to the other girls. They all start giggling at me and whispering. Then I feel Tresdin's foot forced into my mouth with the other one covering my nose. The smell and taste of her sweaty feet causes my raging boner to grow even more. "Alright, squire, stand up and remove your clothes." Although embarrassed, I take all my clothes off. Suddenly I feel my position swapped with that of Shendelzare. Suddenly I'm lying beneath Akasha and Rylai, who had both taken their boots off, and were pressing their feet against my member. "No," Tresdin said, "He's mine." She runs over and gets on top of me. It's only now that I realize that she's holding Aghanim's Scepter, and I understand that nobody will be able to interfere with us. Her technique gets more and more intense until I am unable to hold back. I cum inside her pussy with the force of a hundred megacreeps. She gets off of me, and as I lay there quivering in pleasure she gets dressed and begins to chuckle. "Only 9 inches? Pathetic."
Puck is cute!
I'm going to marry puck!
>tfw no loli president hero
Who is the worst dota hero and why is it CK?
i would pay money to get calibration again
calibrated 1 month into dota which was my first moba on 25 fps 10 fps in fights
calibrated 4k on a smurf but i have none of my hats feels badman
What's the abuse? i'v been playing oracle non stop
Knowing how little thought they put into anything, it's probably like the Zeus issue that exposed nuking constantly whenever possible as a "skill" behavior to the system. Oracle's the only one who zaps allies, so it's probably related to that.
>Spam E, use nothing else
>rack up 40000/50000 heals in one game because you're also hurting but it's not counted
>get an easy 4k when done calibrating
It's disgusting, but this has been able to be done for a while.
The fact that this was recently frontpaged on reddit and fixed the same day shows that this game is broken beyond belief and is 100% controlled by the reddit socialists TbH FaMs.
>revert a small bug that only maybe 100 people used
>meanwhile people are buying 4k accounts anyways en mass
>The fact that this was recently frontpaged on reddit and fixed the same day shows that this game is broken beyond belief and is 100% controlled by the reddit socialists TbH FaMs.
Reddit has been a massive influced on game balance for over a year.
Tons of balance suggestions are directly from reddit.
At this point around 1/3 of what reddit suggests makes it into the game.
This is when you know the game is fucked and something's off.
but its a homo game made for homos by homos
>please reset my MMR
>i don't belong in 2k! ;((((
>i'm not shit it's all my teams fault!
The dota 2 subreddit takes a shit on league whenever it can. The more it's different from league the better. Which is a shame because league has an amazing ranked/team ranked system.
>it's all these other shitters on my team. it can't be me!
I have basically never won a game against CK ever. How the fuck do you deal with this guy? he stuns, pulls me out of position, then ult and kills me with HALF the farm I have. Then he does it again every 1.5 minutes.
>I have basically never won a game against CK ever. How the fuck do you deal with this guy? he stuns, pulls me out of position, then ult and kills me with HALF the farm I have. Then he does it again every 1.5 minutes.
>It only takes you 300 games to gain 1k mmr! if you play enough you will be where you should!
Some of us have jobs you pathetic neet
he is a loser with no life, and his MMR is the only think that keeps him from offing himself.
Reddit is the biggest cesspool of Valve dick riding I've ever seen in my life.
Everything is fine. You haven't played in a month and get a 24 hour mute your first game and you didn't even talk? I have like 500000 games played and never once got reported you deserve to be killed irl you fucking scum dota is perfect buy more arcanas. Nothing is wrong with the MMR system. It's completely fine that it's just a 51% winrate grind and about playing thousands of games to get where you belong. Buy more arcanas.
>he's a loser because he has no lyfe heheh
>I have a life it's not because i'm shit
>mmr changes fast
>70% of your mmr doesn't depend on RNG matchmaking
>being forced to play with shitters doesn't teach you toxic skills that will turn you into a shitter
Ever notice that the only people who defend mmr play more than 5 games a day?
PEOPLE WHO BUY ACCOUNTS END UP AT THEIR TRUE MMR IN LIKE 5 GAMES ANYWAYS BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS PERFECT FUCK OFF BACK TO LEAGUE WHO EVEN CARES THAT EVERY ONLINE MULTIPLAYER GAME HAS ROLLBACKS
Hey guys, I've been thinking about it a lot lately, I really like Puck and am sad to see it really isn't in the meta. At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, does anyone esle think Puck might actually be viable as support?
1k mmr shitter here. I like playing PL because lolillusions, but none of the builds for him have any sustain. Can someone recommend me a build that has better mana/health regen? is linkens ever a good item on him? What about Bfury?
>reminder that MMR is a completely terrible system
>reminder that the only people who defend it are degenerate neets who don't deserve to live, but will thankfully never have children
>reminder that the "pro metta" doesn't have anything to do with over 99.5% of the player-base
>warhammer 40k "anti-mage"
>enemy casters piss themselves in fear just looking at them because of basically being living anti-matter, they drain the power of the casters and use it against them, incredibly difficult to focus on
>a guy that burns mana with attacks and has some magic resist (not vs pure), no one fears him
only as one of those 'holy FUCK they didnt send puck mid they sent *Insert some greedy jungler* mid so our offlane cant deal with a puck autoattacking him down and that ruins the flow of our entire laning to midstage so puck can catch up with a decent blink timer after brown boots' games.
US servers are South America. I'm 3.7k and I'm shocked every time somebody on my team is actually American. Probably 1/10 games.
Don't know about EU W, but most people speak and understand English on it from what I hear.
Boots, vanguard, and diffusal I guess. Radiance is second priority. Don't rush it. That's what I've been told. Still learning her. Also you should max the second skill or dagger first, not the dispersion.
>patch out oracle mmr padding
>now you cant see effects for a bunch of abilities
quality work once again valve
>PEOPLE WHO BUY ACCOUNTS END UP AT THEIR TRUE MMR IN LIKE 5 GAMES ANYWAYS
They will obviously not lose all of their matches and even if they did to drop from 5k to 3k (for example) they would need to lose 80 matches in a row.
At worst their winrate would be like 40% since they would obviously get carried a bunch of times, meaning to drop down it would take a long time even if they played actively.
If the reset was guaranteed every half-year or something what would be the point of buying accounts?
STFU LOL BABY YOU'RE PROBABLY LIKE 1K YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT I'VE BEEN PLAYING THIS GAME FOR 21 YEARS AND VALVE IS HANDLING THIS PERFECTLY. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH AN ELO SYSTEM IN A GAME WITH 10 PLAYERS AND THOUSANDS OF VARIABLES IF YOU DONT LIKE IT GO BACK TO HOTS LMAO MMR IS FINE
>invisible mirana arrows
WHAT THE FUCK
HOW DO I COUNTER THIS?
Vlads gives mana regen. If you wanna spam spells, I don't know because I've only seen people make do with little to no mana regeneration. Boots of travel can let you tp back to base to regen
Why the fuck do they keep getting away with this?
>cant get out any more
Sounds like your're not good enough
MMR boosters can do it
So I played 4 calibration games, all of them with people at around 1.9k mmr
Does this tell something about the future?
>tps effects are invisble now too
quality at its finest
>and 90% of AoE spell animations
MMR boosters abuse calibration and play with multiboxed bots
There's literally no way ever to fix this though with our perfect MMR system so you just have to deal with it and let the true power of how accurate MMR is handle account buyers :v)
Reminder Juice singlehanded did it
>MMR resets or an MMR system that doesn't use ELO rating
>A reworked report system that can't be abused by subhuman mud people
>Stop listening to fucking Reddit
>Ranked region locks and or true solo queue
>Stop listening to fucking Reddit
Would make this game 10/10
>[–]whiirl [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
>While this was definitely on accident, it is kind of a fun twist.
Jesus fucking Christ. How do these people on Reddit live with being the ultimate beta cucks.
>t-thanks for the game breaking bugs, v-valve!
I started calibrating really early because I'm a fucking idiot, I've got 3 matches to go, And I've won 4 of the seven I've played, with one match ending in 30 minutes loss due to 2 people abandoning.
If I raise my unranked MMR to a somewhat decent level, what are my chances of reaching high 2k to 3k?
>ingame pudge complains about invis hooks because ???
>"its messing me up"
>meanwhile he's throwing INVISIBLE FUCKING HOOKS
WHO THE FUCK NEEDS ORACLE TO CALIBRATE WHEN YOU HAVE THIS RIGHT NOW
>WAIT FOR 3+MAN PUSH ON ONE OF YOUR TOWERS
>INVISIBLE TP IN
The system is still behind closed doors, but i think that after you do you first ranked game, unranked does not count anymore for your starting MMR.
So you should had played more unranked to get a higher start before your first ranked game.
But that ends up being meangless, i'm sure that the unranked ELO works almost the same way as ranked ELO, so you would need the same amount of matches to climb. Unranked matches would probably be easier.
>invisble chrono into invisble death ward
ITS ALMOST THE END OF THE WORK DAY ON THE WEST COAST
LESS BALANCED THAT DOTAIMBA
OH MY GOD COULD YOU ALL STOP COMPLAINING THE GAME IS LITERALLY FREE AND YOURE ALL ACTING LIKE ENTITLED CHILDREN VALVE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AND THEYLL FIX THIS WHEN THEY GET AROUND TO IT AND ITS NOT YOUR PLACE TO COMPLAIN IF YOU DONT LIKE IT DONT PLAY OKAY
>not having pocketgolems
Any news about the Dota 3 client yet?
Yes you can, your health is going down. :^)
>tiny change to how MMR is calibrated
>suddenly every spell is invisible
I just don't understand programming
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you'd think they'd test out these before putting them live.
pretty sure its that "fixed some spells showing up in fog" part
but my question is: don't they test this shit beforehand? they just write the shit and put it up on the live client?
it's probably all one guy who does everything from the fixes to the patch notes and he doesnt get paid enough to test it after.
I mean even the patch notes have typos that you can catch with a fucking spellcheck
You can choose one hero from LoL to port over. What do you choose?
Akali, I use to be the Akali god back in the day.
>PL WAS NERFED
love this meme
-10 agi late game
and the balance change thats .1 sec on wex is justified
if youre not a subvocalizing tard the buffs on manta and diffusal offset the those """"""NERFS"""""
git gud 1k shitters
>you'd think they'd test out these before putting them live.
The community will just end up praising Valve for fixing it so fast.
So long as the community keeps sucking off Valve things will never improve. Valve has no reason to care when the community throws money at then and praises them for everything they do and don't do.
lol back in school me and my mates didn't go to school and played DotA instead.
Seems like we were pioneers, kek.
>Found out about Oracle abuse soon after he was put into the game
>Aeons later its finally fixed
it really isnt a terrible game to be perfectly honest its just a simpler game with design flaws that prevent it from ever being a good competitive game. its still fun to play arams and such with friends from time to time
Yeah, pretty much this.
It's also painfully glaring when you fuck up, and retards who are dead for half the game will spend their respawn time heckling you for misplaced ults.
>prevent it from ever being a good competitive game
DELETE THIS. ITS WAY MORE POPULAR THAN DOTA, WHAT IS YOUR FUCKING PROBLEM.
K E K
I just watched the replay where EG gets cucked by Alliance. What was the amerifat reaction?
right only toss needs to work like that to have intresting interactions, like tossing in techies or tide or whatever.
or oracle which can disarm his allies to make them magic immune, that abillity is inherantly complex but that's part of the charm, even if it can be used for griefing.
seems a bit retarded to me desu. you're just putting on artificial limitations.
>be a 3k shitter
>calibrated long before Oracle exploit, but played him a bunch in ranked and unranked
>log in today to a free MMR reset
>normies are going to invade esports through ESPN coverage
>dota waifus are going to be NTR'd by chads
>tfw u sold soul diffuser back for cheap and now u want it
man is there a worse feel than being retarded?
a lot of the limitations come from the game engine. its impossible to overstate just how fucking garbage Adobe Air is. Its kind of expected because they originally made the game with like 10 people on a budget of 5 dollars in a rented out cardboard box and now have to work with it to avoid completely remaking the game from scratch
for example a player is literally incapable of controlling more than 1 unit, you cannot even unselect your hero, Some champs have minions that they can control but you can only issue basic commands to it and it isnt even considered by the game to be a unit. They also had to do a lot of workarounds like making the trees by reskinning invulnerable creeps with most interaction qualities stripped. This would cause bugs like mobility spells that can target minions to sometimes send you clear across the map if it hit the trees in the wrong way. They are also entirely incapable of making a champion with more than 4 abilities on the bar because each player controlled unit in the game engine only has spots for 4 functions which would make a hero like invoker literally impossible to recreate in the game
>finally pick void since his rework because of the invis bug
>think its ez winnings
>he's total garbage
a single hero has mana burn and you completely fucking crumble quicker than wraith king, because with him they at least have to eat away your decent strength hero HP pool to kill you
this hero fucking blows in whatever position what the hell man
>implying the final won't be LGD vs Secret
Alex Garfield btfo
LC is legit pretty and Lina just has a dumb expression
wtf are you even talking about
Mirana and maybe drow are the only weird faced female heroes in the game
do you even know how a manly face looks like?
I'm pretty sure you believe any woman that doesn't look like a fucking sameface korean that had a plastic surgery looks weird
this is DotA 2
not LoL; go back there so you can be happy with sameface moeblobs
>variety when it comes to mechanics
But anon, all league of legends has is variety when it comes to mechanics! Every hero has an epic minigame whether it be fighting over useless capture points or killing creeps with your abilities they all offer such a fun unique experience! It's like a mobile game for every hero!
whatchu think of the leaked enigma remodel senpai
Now valve sues them and we get Skeleton king back
you shouldn't feel bad anon, the market is run by adhd ridden children undercutting people, and russians monopolizing items. you can't ever know which way it's going to swing.
Quick /d2g/ I need some Earth Spirit tips from the autists that main him, how do I git gud?
>just came out of a game
>suddenly an update
don't tell me they fixed it
MMR IS STILL EASILY EXPLOITABLE (Unfortunately, it requires party queue or getting solos to cooperate)
DRAFT OMNI OR DAZZLE
HAVE ANOTHER HERO BUILD ARMLET AND NEVER TURN IT OFF
SPAM YOUR HEAL
THANKS REDDITARD FOR SQUEALING ON THE LAST ONE.
wait so, basically I could calibrate on a high MMR by spamming a hero that does something really well like, let's say... NP rushing towards towers feeding treeants on purpose just to get the most tower damage possible?
Hero Healing is best because that number is normally very low, and as a result small increases carry a lot more weight in your final calibration, hence the Oracle exploit where you could use Purifying Flames over and over to damage teammates and subsequently heal them.
>Tresdin will never laugh at your tiny 9 inch dick
W H Y
L I V E
>JUST LOSE THE GAME DUDE I KNOW IT WONT HELP YOU BUT I'LL GET AN EASY 4K
No lol that's silly ;3
what don't people get about not building fucking rapiers and bf on ember?
a bkb/skadi/abyssal would be much better and not put people though fucking 80 minute games
Sometimes you can skip it if the enemy team drafted like SHIT, but otherwise I agree that you should buy it, and I even prefer building rapiers. Getting stunned and dying with a rapier is a great way to lose a game.
>Tidebringer is a fucking toggle now
>Kunkka still isn't meta
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT SENPAI?
Then what does she consider to be big?
Aether Lens seems nice until you realize Blink do what it does, and if you need more than 2000 initation range you have issues.
And Aghs isn't more useful than Veil, except against PL and Naga since it works on the illusions.
>tfw trying to play Dota with PMS
I'm fucking done man
Not Poorman's Shield,
I just wanted to relax and play video games but everyone is SO FUCKING RETARDED
>I KNOW MORE ABOUT POLITICS THAN EVERYONE AND I MUST LET THE THREAD KNOW
NA here, I've been wearing a permanent frown for the past month due to this shit, I can't even escape this crap at work
The negotiation power the U.S. Government would have to reduce the overall cost of healthcare without sacrificing quality is negated by the inherent incompetence found in people.
Also, you have to remember that it's likely you will actually end up paying *more* for your healthcare if all tax brackets increase proportionally to the amount the government is paying, even after bulk negotiation power, since there are many individuals who require extensive treatment for uncommon conditions.
Because not too long ago he tried being super professional about how he deals with his streams and videos now he prances around with a BERNIE2016 shirt and talks about politics all the time as well has how much 4chan has bullied him
He's a washed up cuck, big time
>since there are many individuals who require extensive treatment for uncommon conditions.
okay you don't really understand how universal healthcare works. it's not actually universal some things are not actually covered.
some drugs are covered, some procedures are covered, usually the most common and most severe.
what is and isn't covered is usually decided by committees trying to get the most out of the tax payers dollars.
after that you can compliment your basic coverage with private insurance plans.
the idea behind single payer and universal healthcare is not to replace all healthcare or all insurance with a government subsidized plan, it's to have a mandatory basic insurance level that covers you for thing you are likely to get.
if you get a rare disease you are shit out of luck unless you have private insurance as it most probably won't be covered.
also yes, some people will not need insurance their entire lives, will be healthy, would end up paying more then they'll use, most people will actually.
that's just how living in a society works though, and it's better/cheaper than the alternative of having the uninsured wait until their so sick they have to go to the ER and get treatment there.
cause guess what, when they can't afford to treatment it's your tax dollars that float the check.
prevention is the best and cheapest medicine.
at a complete loss for words tbqh fampai
>people watch some washed up shitter play customs and talk about politics
Fuck, i quit dota, after 2600+ hours i fucking quit, i just can't win anymore... Being good at videogames was the last thing i could do without failing, i am a fucking shitter now, both in game and in real life, i fucking hate myself
wanna watch kitchen nightmares and anime with me? :)
you can hold a sub 70% win with AM if you know what the fuck you're doing all the way to like 5.5 - 6k. But if you're a shit AM you just lose the game in the picking phase
that 30% you lose as a good AM is when your team is just a complete disaster. Can't expect to win 100% of your games
good luck picking AM though since it needs to be the second last or last pick and a safelaner
4.2k mmr average
>theres literally nobody to watch and purge STILL can't make it to 2k views
Post those best times dotards
I've found this to be universal across all MOBAs. Shitters who can't into positioning and planning ahead are attracted to heroes with "get out of jail free" spells.