1. Post #1
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    January 2009
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    http://www.dota2.com/diretide



    New Gamemode called Diretide:
    Compete against the enemy team in collecting the most candy.
    Collect candy from Roshlings and deposit it in your Candy Bucket.
    Go on a raid and steal the enemy's candy from their bucket.
    When the timer expires the team with the most candy wins!
    Then get assraped by Rosh!


    Egg Crafting
    http://puu.sh/1kKKB
    http://puu.sh/1kKLb


    Below is from a Reddit thread
    Code:
    It is said (by some elder sage or other) that the hatchlings are highly susceptible, and that each essence exerts a unique influence on the incubating creature. Is there method to this madness? Trial and error, and some comparison of results, will surely reveal the rules of Greevil husbandry.this basically means that different essences will affect the outcome of the egg when it hatches, this is mainly a thread to try and gather information about the different possible outcomes and how to get them.
    first things first....
    Each Egg has 9 slots for essences, don't be fooled by the appearance of 15 slots (the other 6 slots are just a visual indication of how the colors combine to generate green/orange/purple) :
    3 red slots (Exort essence)
    3 Blue slots (Quas Essence)
    3 Yellow slots (Wex Essence)
    Different Types of essences :
    Quas Essence
    Wex Essence
    Exort Essence
    Unusual Essence
    Strange Essence
    Subtle Essence
    Shadow Essence
    WARNING : for those of you who are willing to experiment, DON'T use a shadow essence on an egg that already contains other types of essences, it will always convert into a dreaded egg (Black) no matter what, and your essences already put into the egg will be kinda useless, since you can just put a shadow essence into an empty egg to get the same result
    Different Egg outcomes according to essences feeded : (Image can be found Here, Thanks dspir1t.)
    The difference in level between courier types results in different animations for them.
    Red Eggs : (Majority of Red Essences)
    Ferocious Egg (Red type 1) : TBD, Hatch outcome : Red Greevil Level 1
    
    Brutal Egg (Red type 2) : 2 Exort Essence, Hatch outcome : Red Greevil Level 2
    
    Merciless Egg (Red type 3) : 3 Exort Essence, Hatch outcome : Red Greevil Level 3
    
    Yellow Eggs : (Majority of Yellow Essences)
    Anxious Egg (Yellow type 1) : TBD, Hatch outcome : Yellow Greevil Level 1
    
    Eager Egg (Yellow type 2) : 2 Wex Essence, Hatch outcome : Yellow Greevil Level 2
    
    Spirited Egg (Yellow type 3) : 3 Wex Essence, Hatch outcome : Yellow Greevil Level 3
    
    Blue Eggs : (Majority of Blue Essences)
    Stubborn Egg (Blue type 1) : TBD, Hatch outcome : Blue Greevil Level 1
    
    Resolute Egg (Blue type 2) : 2 Quas Essence, , Hatch outcome : Blue Greevil Level 2
    
    Determined Egg (Blue type 3) : 3 Quas Essence, Hatch outcome : Blue Greevil Level 3
    
    Green Eggs : (Majority of Blue/Yellow Essences)
    Covetous Egg (Green type 1) : 2 Quas/ 2 Wex, Hatch outcome : Green Greevil Level 1
    
    Greedy Egg (Green type 2) : 3 Quas/ 3 Wex, Hatch outcome : Green Greevil Level 2
    
    Orange Eggs : (Majority of Red/Yellow Essences)
    Ravenous Egg (Orange type 1) : 2 Exort / 2 Wex, Hatch outcome : Orange Greevil Level 1
    
    Voracious Egg (Orange type 2) : 3 Exort / 3 Wex, Hatch outcome : Orange Greevil Level 2
    
    Purple Eggs : (Majority of Blue/Red Essences)
    Cruel Egg (Purple type 1) : 2 Exort / 2 Quas, Hatch outcome : Purple Greevil Level 1
    
    Wicked Egg (Purple type 2) : 3 Exort / 3 Quas, Hatch outcome : Purple Greevil Level 2
    
    White Eggs (Majority of Red/Yellow/Blue Essences)
    Blessed Egg (White type 1) : 2 Quas/2 Wex/2 Exort, Hatch outcome : White Greevil Level 1
    
    Seraphic Egg (White type 2) : 3 Quas/3 Wex/ 3 Exort, Hatch outcome : White Greevil Level 2 (Source, Confirmed Thanks Treguard)
    
    Black Eggs
    Dreaded Egg (Black type 1) : 1 Shadow Essence, Hatch outcome : Black Greevil Level 1
    Natural Eggs
    Imbued Egg (Natural type 1): 1 essence of any type except shadow OR All other combinations, Hatch outcome : Normal Greevil Level 1 (Naked)
    SPECULATIONS : (Please confirm these or deny them if you got any proof)
    Unusual essence will not change the egg color or the outcome, but it might cause the courier to be unusual??
    
    IF the speculation about unusual essence is correct, will strange essence cause the courier to be strange?
    
    what exactly does the subtle essence do ?
    
    Adding a shadow essence into an egg will always turn it into a dreaded egg no matter what type of essences you had before, or even if it was empty, and it prevents you from adding more essences (Source, Confirmed thanks shepherdlui.)
    
    Eggs will hatch after the event is over, and not anytime before.
    
    Egg outcomes will be Greevil Couriers, The Greevil will have a number of different parts ranging from Ears, Eyes, Hair, Horns, Nose, Tails, Teeth and Wings. He will also come in a range of different colours etc. The combination you get will be determined from whatever essences you feed your egg. (Source, Confirmed Thanks Cyborgmatt.)
    
    lets try to make this post as informative as possible so people can get the most out of this event within its duration. (and try to get as many people contributing to this, the more input the faster this gets completed and confirmed)
    Happy Diretide. :)
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  2. Post #2
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    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Saw it too, when I click it in-game it just defaults to the old update.


    Roshan is cute.

  3. Post #3
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    January 2007
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    Roaming Roshan?

    Oh dear.

  4. Post #4
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    Dota 2 is beautiful in SFM
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  5. Post #5
    Grass Poison
    leonthefox's Avatar
    March 2010
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    The Diretide page is now up, nice

  6. Post #6
    I like cheese...
    lionheart1066's Avatar
    July 2009
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    About flipping time, I was expecting it far earlier though.

  7. Post #7
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    This looks way better than the TF2 Halloween
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  8. Post #8
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    December 2008
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    Medallion now core on every hero
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  9. Post #9
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    October 2009
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    I'm so fucking excited. I knew being sick today would pay off.
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    Dennab
    October 2010
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    This is awesome. You guys think we're still getting heroes tomorrow as well? That would be one amazing update.

  11. Post #11
    It wouldn't surprise me if they snuck in Medusa. But that roshan is so cute :3
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    January 2006
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    Baby Roshan courier confirmed. I don't need to say more.

  13. Post #13
    THE GRINCH WHO STOLE COSMETICS
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    Diretide is a separate game mode, probably gonna take forever to find matches.=
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  14. Post #14
    DJF
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    April 2011
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    I wonder what's in those crates and eggs.

  15. Post #15
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    March 2009
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    I read the site and I have no fucking idea what you're meant to do. So you get candy, and feed it to Roshan, and then he gets a sugar rush and you kill him for loot but you can also feed candy to a greevil egg?

    Maybe it'll make more sense when I play it.
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  17. Post #17
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    Woohoo updating.

  18. Post #18
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    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Bloody HUD and river... awesome.
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  19. Post #19
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    January 2006
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    i want the lil babs roshan. soooo cute
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  20. Post #20
    THE GRINCH WHO STOLE COSMETICS
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    I have no fucking clue what's going on, but it's fun.

  21. Post #21
    C47
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    January 2010
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    Quality page there, getting chills all over. I wonder if this will work in bot matches too.

    How long is the event going to be?
    Will it be an separate/optional mode or default mode for all match types?

  22. Post #22
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    This is super fun.

  23. Post #23
    THE GRINCH WHO STOLE COSMETICS
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    So, basically, you collect candy for 15 minutes. The people with the most candy get free items. Then Roshan comes and you get FUCKED THE FUCK UP. The team that gets the last hit on Roshan gets free items, the rest get the egg things.

    It's really, really fun. When Roshan comes you get a free 15k and you can't attack the enemy team.

    ALSO DEATH PROPHET IS THE ANNOUNCER !!!
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    EDIT NEVERMIND

  25. Post #25
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    January 2010
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    If they got Ellen back to do an announcer voice over I bet they also got her to do Medusa.

  26. Post #26
    l l
    lmao
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    lmao NP and AM are imba as fuck on this

  27. Post #27
    DJF
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    April 2011
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    My god this is fun, and so many items

  28. Post #28
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    November 2006
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    I snagged a tidehunter item for coming in #1 killing rosh as lion, eblade and dagon 5 for the win

  29. Post #29
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    July 2008
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    Decided to play it and had a team who couldn't figure it the fuck out. I'm kind of slow and I Was the first to figure out that CANDY GIVES YOU EXP USE IT TO FARM TO LEVEL 25 THAT IS WHY HE REGENS FASTER THEN YOU CAN HIT HIM YOU ARE ALL LEVEL 17 NO THE CANDY DOES NOT HURT HIM YOU DUMB RUSSIAN GOD FUCK


    Fantastic gamemode though.
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  30. Post #30
    THE GRINCH WHO STOLE COSMETICS
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    ROSHAN ALSO HAS DIFFERENT COSTUMES AHAHAHAHAHA

    I've gotten him as an Angel and as Frankenstein's Monster so far.
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  31. Post #31
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    codemaster85's Avatar
    January 2006
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    this game mode is awesome, the speed is a major plus compared to grinding the start of the game

  32. Post #32
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    November 2009
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    i really hope this gamemode isn't restricted to halloween only, this gamemode is TONS of fun

  33. Post #33
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    April 2007
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    i really hope this gamemode isn't restricted to halloween only, this gamemode is TONS of fun
    Unfortunately it probably will be. This gamemode seems like it can get old really quick, so I guess it's not really a bad thing if they decide to make it only playable on Halloween.

  34. Post #34
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    September 2010
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    So how to item drops work in this? Do you just earn items as you get the candy, or when you complete the match. Also, would it just be random players or does everyone on the team get guaranteed an item?

  35. Post #35
    THE GRINCH WHO STOLE COSMETICS
    Dennab
    August 2011
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    So how to item drops work in this? Do you just earn items as you get the candy, or when you complete the match. Also, would it just be random players or does everyone on the team get guaranteed an item?
    You get an item for having more candy after the first half, and an item for either last hitting Roshan or dealing more damage to him overall (haven't figured out which yet).
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  37. Post #37
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    March 2010
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    This is so awesome!

  38. Post #38
    Omniknight is fantastic playing this, get boots of speed, cast repel, teleport back and fourth between the enemies pumpkin and yours.

    also you're pretty much immune to rosh

  39. Post #39
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    roshan senpai~~

    your baby is so kawaii~~

    (sweet mother of god its so cuuuute)

  40. Post #40
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    Omniknight is fantastic playing this, get boots of speed, cast repel, teleport back and fourth between the enemies pumpkin and yours.

    also you're pretty much immune to rosh
    Tinker is brilliant too, especially in the kill Roshan bit.
    Get 4 Sheeps Sticks, Blink and BoTs, win game.