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Previous Thread: >>128768656
1ST FOR EG IS THE MOST UNLIKABLE TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF DOTA 2
Couldn't say right now. I would give them another 1 or tow lans to get some concrete results. I think currently this team can make top 6-4 at shanghai, currently winning is most definatly out of the question.
This lan has such a fucking shit format tho, it's really hard to tell where the current teams are coming out of starladder. bo3 Single elim and bo1 groups is borderline useless, also considering OG ehome and vg weren't at this lan I have no idea what the top 6-8 are.
With all that gear you must be at least 5.5k right? I mean you've put so much effort and money into buying so much shit... I would really hate myself if I cared this much about dota and gaming and still sucked at it.
i am western eu m8 and don't really have a diehard team to fanboy for. I just think this is the most rational analysis, I don't think allaince could beat lgd I 100% don't think they can beat eg. Perhaps a landslide was a bit too bold, but i would be surprised if the series went to 5 games.
what are the best waifus of the patch?
Dotards i need your opinion on this.
what would you do if you saw an overlay like this at a dota lan?
>The most efficient item in the game in terms of Agi provided over cost
>Instead skipped for Manta/Basher/BKB
team secret circa 2015 until rtz left is without a doubt the most unlikable team in the history of dota
EG only has RTZ and Sumail as unlikable faggots. old secret claimed that they were going to win everything, proceeded to lose everything, had a period of success where they were the most cocky assholes imaginable, and then went straight down the shitter
That mousepad is fucking disgusting
that shits pretty annoying
i don't need a constant shot of people concentrating on looking at a monitor
>is dota dead?
game is fine but the esports and streaming scene is continuing to decline.
The retards in this community only want LE MEMES so any actual content is unsustainable. That's why you get people like action slacks, odpixel and such at your events. Also pro's have 0 chance of developing any other revenue streams so basically you have to be a top 10 team or your fucked. There is literally no hype - analysis content in the scene so lans have 0 context and the year has no structure.
Basically dota is the NEET game of esports, just living day to day until it's inevitable death from due to it's own incapabilities to look after itself.
So what's the new metric valve are using in calibration matches?
I think it might be tower damage, but it wouldn't surprise me if they went with total stun duration or something like ward's placed or dewarded.
why do you feel this way?
go watch some of his draft analysis videos or overviews of tournaments. he outright says when they were outplayed and he praises other captains when he is outpicked
I thought league was dying. Anyway. CS GO master race coming in
Hey anon, who's your favourite streamer? Pic related
They've used the same method for the past years
They take hero damage, hero healing, GPM, XPM, stuns landed/durations, wards purchased, tower damage and give you points based on your hero
>tfw dota esports will be dead by the time zai comes back
what a fucking waste.
No it won't, he might even get on a team after shanghai desu
>EG is saving American Dota
>Meanwhile China is dying
>people writing lewd donation messages to my zai
flash is 100% necessary.
There are very few times in the meta when it isn't taken on all champs. Last year hecrim would go top without it but that's one of the only times i can think of.
Best BH in here you niggers
I'm on Timber.
I'm murdering your safe lane carry.
What you gonna do about it bro.
hey senpai its me best lone druid on vg in the making
just posting progress, these are all my rankeds sicne i switched from unrakneds
pretty much all the games lost are just the ones not even arteezy would win, my last loss for example was my safelane lc getting carried super hard and deciding to throw, we had over 25k gold advantage but lost so yeah
if you have any lone druid tips share them but remember i will become better than you
>I don't handle that information, all I know is he's given no priority at all.
before you pretend to work at valve maybe you should do some research and realize that valve isn't a fucking top secret military company
How will the hud revamp work with current user-purchased huds? Also can you fix the day-night timer on the timber fury hud?
i dont buy midas very often, in more than half the loses i bought one i think and the games were over before i could get radiance at litearlly like 20min
even 1 or 2 min faster radi would at least give me a chance to win it
average radi is 18-22
fastest i got it was like 14 i think but it was a game where the enemy safelane just went jungling and left me alone after i killed him 2 times 1v1
timings honestly dont matter that much on druid, you just disrupt the safelane super hard get a radiance and push
their carry most likely wont have anything because you lone druided him and even if the game is looking grim somethign like 15-2 or whatever you can just win by grouping and pushing with radi i won games like that
if you want any item tips, from the small amount of games i have i can tell you i HATE phase midas or phase in general, you simply dont need it since you max rabid as second spell now and with basi spam it 24/7, bear runs super fast phase is only to dominate 1v1 other than that its an outdated build, get it late game so nothing blocks your bear
sorry i dont want anyone to stalk me
I wish they did something to make lesh playable again. Casting his spells feels like you have 2k ping
aether lens is super core on hereos that want to non stop cast shit but never be in any harm
zeus and omni of the top of my head are 2 best heroes to buy it on
it also increases your blink, which is also core, so yeah
against shit players you prolly can do some dumb shit like skipping bottle going midas etc, against good players if you wont go aether lens viel of discord the game will prolly be over by the time your epic bloodstone rush or whatever pays for itself
they arent bad at the game, you just saw lone druid vs dark seer and your conclusion is: WOW THIS DARK SEER IS SHIT
when this is just how the matchup goes, dark seer can do nothing once druid is lvl5 like litearlly nothing at all and so he lost the lane
if you werent 3k you would understand what happend
secret lost becuase they made tons of mistakes, everyone, like envy while napalmed turning to sunder someone when alliance is about to rax them instead of sundering one of his 4 allies at 100% hp ahead of him, you just wont win any lan playing so shit
MC failed at dark seer when Alliance did not have LD too.
Agree that Kuroky's drafts and leadership are a big problem which will keep Liquid from ever being a contender to win a major. That chase of Loda around the Alliance base when most of them were dead and raxes were waiting to be wrecked, FATA saving ulti, lane losing drafts...you don't see that shit from EG and that is because ppd can keep some kind of hold on Arteezy and Sumail.
His spells have always had stupidly long cast animations, even when he was the OP hero of the patch.
It's a feature of the hero, just like how CM has shit movement speed. Toughen up and deal with it.
>It's a feature of the hero, just like how CM has shit movement speed.
Why is that slut so slow anyway
because icefrog loves gimmicks
hero is bad at something
instead of making the hero better at it he will make it better at something the hero is already good at
thats icefrog balacning 101
maybe its good becuase you dont get many just good at everything bland heroes, but you get tens of heroes like cm
buffing her ms just makes too much sense for icefrog to consider so instead frostbite will be aoe in next 5 patches so she jungles even faster
Please do not sexualize my fiancée!
Venge is cute!
I'm going to marry Shendelzare!
>reddit meme avatar
I just want to know the actual lore reason.
hopefully no team is stupid and bad enough to try and give real effort/strats/tactics/info away during a bad irrelevant poorfag honeypot tourney like starladder
its because of all the dicks in her ass she can't run without without oozing shit
>get out normies these are muh memes
>you don't belong in muh sekrit club
lore never had anything to do with balancing
shadow demon is stronger than sf and doom together yet he is a uber position5 cuck in the game while they are big dick late game monsters
i also like silencers lore, hes supposed to be this mage killer beefcake that caves their skulls in with his big muscles becuase magic is of no use against him but in the game hes mostly a beta cucklet too
so is undying desu etc, a lot of supports have alpha male war general bios
Shadow demon got rekt long ago by SF and Doom and is still gathering his strength, that is why he is so weak.
Undying is a general, but only of a zombie horde, not really a headsmasher himself.
Silencer will turn into a rightclicker if played as a core and has a skillset for it.
techies is inherently shit no matter what because he offers nothing in teamfights
he can't fit in a rat lineup because a rat lineup needs a strong 4 man teamfight
he doesn't work with 4p1 because no matter how slotted your Medusa gets you are going to lose fights 4v5
the hero just doesn't fucking work
>subvocalizers brains literally shut down
>people unironically think alliance is relevant
I'm going to shatter Shendelzare's bird pussy with my dick!
>be on a winstreak
>winstreak is ended
>check my allies match history
>3 of them are on big loss streaks
>there are mongoloid subvocalizing subhumans on d2g RIGHT NOW
How about this one? Is this a meme still?
Just make Echo Stomp an actual stun.
There, I fixed Elder Titan.
be reminded of the activities of subhuman anime addicted shitskins
not a new idea
but people will sperg over it with REEE ITS ALL FINE HE'S A GOOD HERO even though not even EG can win with him or ppd make a draft where he's actually useful and not a walking passive
And I'm right back to where I started my grind
Why do matches only end in stomps one way or the other? It's rare that a match is relatively even all the way though
>the sharp dropoff in meme quality of the last two weeks
The sleep from Echo Stomp is a ridiculously niche ability that depends on coordinated teams AND the right lineup to be of any use.
If ET could actually stun, lets say for a reduced duration since a near-spammable 5 second AOE stun is probably too much, I would guarantee you would see ET in randoms more.
>"ppd has always felt that he is better than everyone else"
what is it about redditors and just pulling shit out of their ass and claiming it as fact? Are you aware of how retarded you sound.
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."
redditors have NEVER been able to stomach the fact that EG and PPD, Team and Player America, are the best in the world
redditors are all about `DAE le bernie sanders omgzg yurope so good muh healthcare and welfare for poors`
Damn slut will shake her ass for anyone
I'm not and I never will be a cuck. But holy shit I want to fuck Shendelzare so badly. The thought of arousing her near some ironwood branches entices me so much. I would lay down some branches (for the stat bonus as well as the bedding) and go to work. Of course Shendelzare hesitates at first, after all she is so full of hatred that the idea of arousal probably never crosses her mind. But I persist through, and do my best to intoxicate her with pleasure. But soon I find that it's not working. At least, it doesn't look like it's working. All of my efforts are only making her more and more enraged. Finally, when she should be at the peak, nearing her climax, she throws me over the pile of branches and screeches. "SKREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" she yells, and I look down for a moment to see that my dick and balls are gone, replaced with a soft, velvety, puffy pussy! I look over at Shendelzare and on her I see my fully engorged penis and low-hanging ballsack. Although terrified, the situation arouses me even more, and I soon feel waterfalls flowing out of my new lovemaker. Shendelzare bends me over and hatefucks me in my pussy with my own dick, and I find a new pleasure I could've only ever dreamed of.
>Tresdin will never laugh at your tiny 9 inch dick
SINCE WHEN VLADS WORKS FOR RANGED HEROES JUST GOT LE EPIC STOMPED BY DROW + 4 RANGED HEROES
THEY JUST GOT VLADS ON DAZZLE OOPS MIGHT AS WELL QUIT THE GAME THEN LMAO THANKS ICEFROG
>VLADS IS MELEE ONLY BECAUSE IT WOULD BE BROKEN OTHERWISE
D2G NOT LONG AGO
Memes my man do you speak those? Le teleporting leaf man is my favourite memer because he hits building and doesnt afraid. Noobs try to counterpick my leafman but they dont know that i know about everycounterpick scenario. THey go for things that give vision over my trees but i just buy shadowblade and tp out they never see it coming. I actually taught that one to bulldog i actually deserve the win but its whatever at least im not an autistic manchild likehe is lmao. Anoher one of my favourite heroes is broodmother. I usually go mid with her because she can lose the game realy quick and im all about being efficient so if i see that my team sucks i give them a false sense of security and bait them into thinking that i know what im doing. And to conclude my presentation on my top 3 heroes we have terrorblade. He is secretely OP this patch people just havent figured him out yet she does a lot of damage thanks to her skill that gives her damage and if you build stat items ur basically unkillable. People try to counter me with nukes so i usually build a pipe on him and just splitpish all day like leafman but with no trees so when i get ganked i just activate my pipe and TP out
>zai playing Dota 2
>actually playing SF4
this qtpi was streaming dota 2 4.6k this morning
now she must be getting drilled by her 9/10 6ft2 210lbs chadsky bf thoguh
zais always been a fighting games nerd
>Tryign to get good at Weaver
>Have lost the last 5 games with him because of ooga and Huskar/Dazzle combos
I don't understand why I can't pick an invis hero even once and not have an enemy team loaded with counterpicks and detection of every kind throughout the entire game.
>Not picking invis heroes like Nyx and then staying off the map and farming jungle with Iron Talon and only joining teamfights, which makes the enemy team paranoid and they buy loads of sentries to try and catch you roaming alone or before the teamfight, but you're never caught
Why is this general dead at this time every day? Every single fucking day?
>picking skitskat the badriki
For what purpose?
You literally need a whole 4-5k gold item before you can even look at the enemy support without rolling over and dying, and that doesn't even cover doing ANY damage at all in a meta where you need to be up and doing damage as soon as the enemy CuCkports have their feet under them with an aether lens or otherwise.
>lewis chokes loda
>suddenly alliance becomes good again
What if he choked Envy too?
There is literally only activity during e-sports or patch week.
>tfw ww3 won't hurry up and start so we can exterminate potato water drinking subhumans once and for all
>the finals start at 5 in the morning for me
is this how euros feel during TI?
How the fuck is it possible for this retarded cunt am to win like literally trench bracket desu
>8 hours left just so I can watch 1 bo3
I like playing specter but I hate building radiance. Its such a boring item. I just qblade shield tango roh boots vanguard radiance @ 25 minutes and then the game is over one way or the other.
Are there other ways to build specter? How do her illusions work with stats/bonus damage/whatever?
Remember when elder titan was the skill version of earthshaker?
Earthshaker was just the tauren and Elder titan was the tauren chieftain. These days icefrog keeps buffing earthshaker and keeping GOODearthshaker irrelevant.
Give Templar back to me you monster
14 year old detected
whats the best music to grind mmr?
is it memejazz?
its just relaxing and even when things are wrong it keeps me calm, but its not too bland to get bored of it
he would be the worst hero in the entire game im pretty sure
the whole reason why huskar became such cancer is that the destroys melee heroes 1v1 on lane and flash farmes the jungle with armlet
both undoable when melee, or at least way way way less effective
Are badly are EG going to get btfo by Alliance?
pre ti3 dota was the best. dota 1 included.
people weren't playing this retarded minmaxing style where they stack ancients every minute and shuffle their supports to mid while the mid starts jungling.
there was more soul in old dota and the mistakes added flair to each player's styles. now every player is indistinguishable from another.
by destroying i mean literally not letting them get a single cs because they will lose like 200-300 hp for it every time
considering you rush armlet without boots when uncontested no you wont really destroy a ranged hero
and yeah the heal is super important i always got it lvl4
i played a lot of huskar before he was nerfed twice, went always spears passive spears heal, then 3 into spears (4 isnt that great of an upgrade) max passive mas heal
leave ult at lvl1 until you max everything else, it only slows more dogshit upgrade
he was free mmr but then he had 98% magic res, i cant imagine the build would change much now
True answer hands down is Broodmother until mid 4k MMR. People have absolutely no fucking idea how to deal with Broodmother and 90% of my games are just me chilling until level 3 then sending my babies on a tower to get triple kills
>Alliance is a tier 1 team again
is dota 2 dead?
if you think getting 33% more damage is more worth than literally immortality to nukes (raw regen means for example zeus ult cannot kill you ever unless casted the same milisecond as you toggle armlet then you are just retarded i guess
the differecne between lvl3 and lvl4 passive was huge, and only baddies maxed spears over it
its literally like 12dmg vs 120dmg for aghs upgraded zeus ult, guess which can and which cannot literally kill you unless the milisecond you toggled your armlet
if you played huskar when he was good and didnt max his passive over 4th point in spears you are either shit at the game or failed basic math or both
guys quick I need a porn star lookalike for Reinessa.
help me out with this will ya?
Except you couldn't EVER fight as huskar without fucking max heal
So your talk about being "immortal" is meaningless, as your max E strategy was designed for early roshing, while not fighting until lvl 13 with every ability maxed.
>We live in a time where Lone Druid is actually picked in pro dotes
imagine a hero getting spell removed and instead getting a stun, but the spell wasnt removed at all it was just given to him for free
so yeah essentially lone druid starts at lvl 5 since 4 levels of synergy are already built in the hero, so now you can max rabid instead and have it 24/7 early game and a free stun
its like if you would take eartshaker, remove his passive but not really just make him start with it maxed and added another stun
It's actually possible that we could see omni/ss again. Holy shit that would be incredible to see. Too bad it's a BO3 right? Not sure it has great chances in that format, but a BO5 on the other hand...
How is this for a pub-tier specter farming build?
One point in dagger to flee, then dispersal, then one in desolate, then max ult->dispersal->Desolate->Dagger
The idea to cover for the lack of vanguard damage block in the item build:
Tango Aquilia Boots radiance heart skaddi BOT butterfly moonshard rapier
1400mmr and am mostly working on not dying more than 4 timesbefore 30 min. Is this build something retarted? what items should I drop for mkb/deso against certain opponents?
so you actually want to have 3 free slots until radiance?
yeah there is a reason you are sub2k
slots are the most valuable resource in the game, you should never waste them
throw in cheap items if you want to rush radi so hard, like wand pms iron talon, you simply need them
As said above, the new specter "meta" is early efficient stats kill securing ganking. I have no idea how well this works below 5k mmr though. Why Aquila if you are going for early farm? Quelling blade seems closer to what you want especially with only 1 point in dagger for escapes. I would still build quelling blade for the extra right clicking.
Learn to read idiot. He specifically isn't building vanguard and is going extra dispersal due to it.
>At your mmr you can go cm hard carry and still win.
>At that mmr you can do whatever and win
Why do you two even post? He obviously can't because he is a 1.5k mmr scrub. He probably loses half of his games. No one cares about your mmr penis, especially not any real life girls or friends you wish you had.
Can our guys defeat the evil imperialist pigs tomorrow?
>beating America run by Trump
>sleeping on couch so I can wake up and watch dotes
>hockey to lull me to sleep
see you in seven hours bros
This game has made me jaded and cynical and generally a bitter person yet after 3k hours I can't stop playing
>can't win anything
>can't carry or support
>rages like crazy
And surprise surprise, The only helpful advice is "don't build vanguard" and "fill out your inventory".
Why do people here pretend that they can actually play dota?
Real advice time: Try to die 0 times before 30 minutes. Getting a kill isn't worth the risk you put yourself at. R in teamfights to distract you enemies, It's stupidly effective at the 1k mmr range. Save your Q to flee when you see enemy heroes moving towards you:
it works, I guess. Don't use your Q for harass and your E doesn't' defend you against long range damage very well. It's why you will still build shield
Items: Tango Qblade Stout, PoorManShield CasualROH Treads Radiance, then get heart manta skaddi mkb manta as the match dictates.
Don't build vanguard.
>Love playing playmaker heroes Beastmaster, puck, batrider
>that means i rely on my pub teams
My first time ever settling a quarry, damn it was fun. Just deleting things.
>winning with 5 greedy carries on your team
>people like this share 'opinions' in /d2g/.
How much have you put on the game tonight?
for some reason the odds for game 3 are in Alliance's favor?
>winning with 5 greedy carries on your team
>in 36 minutes
>against early game dominators like lina and chen
lol, normal skill! :)
i-it's not like i play there or anything...baka....
>jimmy is complete trash and sits around 5k
>gets thousands of viewers
>ixmike is high rank and gets little viewers
>legion dives under tower against a lone Luna without any of us nearby
>dies of fucking course Luna had ult
>OMG WHERE ARE THE WARDS, USELESS TEAM
Also pic related happened about 5 times.
Region lock when
My offlane PL rushed bf first and says he's 5.1k
What's your excuse
>watch ppd vlog
>bananaman's backpack is labelled Mr Tallgeese
P O T T E R Y
you are literally playing a poorfag game you retard.
HoTD is better in every possible way