1. Post #2441
    MendozaMan's Avatar
    April 2007
    4,862 Posts
    I find it funny when the enemy team bitches about a Sniper that actually ends up carrying his team.
    I mean come on, Sniper is an easy hero to kill unless he obtains a shadow blade but even then, dust and gems leave him even more useless if thats the case.

    I also enjoy playing as Witch Doctor so much, saved my laning partner, Skeleton King from dying several times. Plus our combined stuns allowed us to gank ES and Lion several times.
    Witch doc is soooo much fun. Stun people, maledick them in the middle of a teamfight and run away while they can't do shit about losing all their HP. Lothar and his ulti is a terrifying thing to fight against too
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  2. Post #2442
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    IAmAnooB's Avatar
    August 2006
    3,518 Posts
    Witch doc is soooo much fun. Stun people, maledick them in the middle of a teamfight and run away while they can't do shit about losing all their HP. Lothar and his ulti is a terrifying thing to fight against too
    I recently was up against that, it was TERRIFYING. Especially when your team doesn't got any area stuns/disables, and when I am the only one carrying dust.
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  3. Post #2443
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    February 2005
    16,374 Posts
    lycan totally not op
    Lycan is just a complete dickwad of a character in pub games. This goes from DotA to HoN into Dota 2, no one has any fucking idea what to do about him ever because they just let him farmfarmfarm or kill him twice, think he is out and then he just makes a comeback so easily. Him and Sylla are both characters that are complete nightmares for pubs but still really good competitive characters.
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  4. Post #2444
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    IAmAnooB's Avatar
    August 2006
    3,518 Posts
    Lycan is just a complete dickwad of a character in pub games. This goes from DotA to HoN into Dota 2, no one has any fucking idea what to do about him ever because they just let him farmfarmfarm or kill him twice, think he is out and then he just makes a comeback so easily. Him and Sylla are both characters that are complete nightmares for pubs but still really good competitive characters.
    You have to ward his jungle, and try to gank him as much as possible. The problem is that you need good disablers and teamwork after he's level 6, and at least in my experience it isn't that often that pub players goes hard disablers.
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  5. Post #2445
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    April 2007
    9,652 Posts
    Lycan is just a complete dickwad of a character in pub games. This goes from DotA to HoN into Dota 2, no one has any fucking idea what to do about him ever because they just let him farmfarmfarm or kill him twice, think he is out and then he just makes a comeback so easily. Him and Sylla are both characters that are complete nightmares for pubs but still really good competitive characters.
    Doesn't even see competitive play. He's banned all the time.

    Edited:

    Also, i was up against a laning lycan last week. We killed him 6 fuckin times in lane but he still ended up carrying the game.
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  6. Post #2446
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    Mech Bgum's Avatar
    August 2011
    779 Posts
    I dunno i just cant lose as Ursa in pubs. I usually end up feeling sorry for picking Ursa, people are always trying to run away when they see Ursa coming instead of doing something, that's so dumb.
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  7. Post #2447
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    Doesn't even see competitive play. He's banned all the time.
    Doesn't this technically means he's very good in competitive then ?
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  8. Post #2448
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    April 2007
    9,652 Posts
    I dunno i just cant lose as Ursa in pubs. I usually end up feeling sorry for picking Ursa, people are always trying to run away when they see Ursa coming instead of doing something, that's so dumb.
    I'm undefeated as leshrac, i'm like 11-0 with him.
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  9. Post #2449
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    I'm undefeated as leshrac, i'm like 11-0 with him.
    One of the easiest pub heroes.
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  10. Post #2450
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    April 2007
    9,652 Posts
    One of the easiest pub heroes.
    Not gonna deny it.

    Edited:

    Doesn't this technically means he's very good in competitive then ?
    No, it means that even comp players think he's broken as shit and do not want to deal with him.
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  11. Post #2451
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    No, it means that even comp players think he's broken as shit and do not want to deal with him.
    That's my definition of very good.
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  12. Post #2452
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    Smashman's Avatar
    September 2009
    11,669 Posts


    Never give up
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  13. Post #2453
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    w0lfeh's Avatar
    February 2009
    4,950 Posts
    What does Dota 2 test do?
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  14. Post #2454
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    Captain Chalky's Avatar
    September 2010
    7,849 Posts
    What does Dota 2 test do?
    It's like Dota 2 beta beta.
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  15. Post #2455
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    October 2010
    12,319 Posts
    I've definitely gotten the hang of this game.. on some heroes at least, and I've begin to think that maybe the skill-cap in Dota isn't that high after all?

    I mean, I've always had the impression that Dota is SUPER COMPETITIVE and it takes four hundred years for a newb to become decent, but it seems to me that all you need is knowledge about all the Heroes, and getting used to actually using items/abilities like you should, against their cooldowns. (like phase boots.)
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  16. Post #2456
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    I've definitely gotten the hang of this game.. on some heroes at least, and I've begin to think that maybe the skill-cap in Dota isn't that high after all?
    Then you will go from low tier Matchmaking to mid tier Matchmaking.
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  17. Post #2457
    Bat-shit's Avatar
    October 2010
    12,319 Posts
    Like as if that means anything to me.

    Are you saying that there are players who I can NOT meet in public matchmaking, unless I become as good as them?
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  18. Post #2458
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    Tokagero's Avatar
    February 2007
    4,943 Posts
    Like as if that means anything to me.

    Are you saying that there are players who I can NOT meet in public matchmaking, unless I become as good as them?
    Yup, it's called leveled matchamking. Tiers of players, similar to ladder in SCII, except this one seems more flexible, at least for now.

    I believe your games are ranked by being low/mid/high quality, thus game slowly begins to pick people from area your games land most of the time.

    Believe me when I say that in just day to day matchmaking you are unlikely to play with tops and best, same as you don't count on meeting famous sports stars when playing on public field.

    Edited:

    There is a good reason for that, unless you like being pubstomped / pubstomping. I think neither is fun.
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  19. Post #2459
    Murdoco's Avatar
    October 2009
    12,673 Posts
    Man I forget why I stopped playing nature's prophet. I can get so many ganks off early game it's not even funny. Only problem is my team has to be somewhat competent and I have to be able to split push well. Still pretty fun. Did well both times I randomed him today.
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  20. Post #2460
    The Pain Train's a-comin! Woo woo!
    OluapPlayer's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,123 Posts
    Well it feels like the game likes to put me among high matchmaking players out of sadism or something.
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  21. Post #2461
    Flubascrub
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    August 2009
    10,530 Posts
    I hope Skywrath Mage gets ported over sometime soon, sounds baller as hell.
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  22. Post #2462
    Gabe Newell's Avatar
    March 2011
    1,556 Posts
    baller as hell.
    um
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  23. Post #2463
    Saint Jimmy's Avatar
    September 2009
    839 Posts
    I just had a fun game as Lion, think I'm getting the hang of him. Unfortunately we lost as the 2 russian clan friends on our team went Invoker and Bloodseeker and then played terribly and left the team in teamfights. It ended up with me and Sniper trying to hold down whole team pushes. That bit wasn't as fun...
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  24. Post #2464
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    The Mighty Boat's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,485 Posts
    I find it funny when the enemy team bitches about a Sniper that actually ends up carrying his team.
    I mean come on, Sniper is an easy hero to kill unless he obtains a shadow blade but even then, dust and gems leave him even more useless if thats the case.

    I also enjoy playing as Witch Doctor so much, saved my laning partner, Skeleton King from dying several times. Plus our combined stuns allowed us to gank ES and Lion several times.
    uh why would you build shadow blade on sniper

    Edited:

    I hope Skywrath Mage gets ported over sometime soon, sounds baller as hell.
    league of legends: the hero
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  25. Post #2465
    Jakkarra's Avatar
    January 2012
    54 Posts
    It's a core item allegedly.

    I've found it rather useful though, as an escape mechanism. Obviously it's not foolproof as there's myriad ways to invalidate Invisibility, but combined with the extra damage, and using it before you're actually getting pounded on, it's not a BAD item by any means.
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  26. Post #2466
    Flubascrub
    Flubadoo's Avatar
    August 2009
    10,530 Posts
    mirana's voice is so damn weird
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  27. Post #2467
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    Tokagero's Avatar
    February 2007
    4,943 Posts
    uh why would you build shadow blade on sniper

    Edited:
    He doesn't have any escape mechanism and Blink Dagger on him would be a waste due to his range (i.e. easy positioning).

    And I dare you call Shrapnel an escape mechanism. I have yet to see it save someone from Night Stalker. Shadow Blade on the other hand requires dust/sentry/gem to be countered(all of which cost, don't contribute to Hero's stats and take up a slot).
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  28. Post #2468
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    June 2005
    3,590 Posts
    league of legends: the hero
    Not true.
    He doesn't have an on-next-hit or a shield.
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  29. Post #2469
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    Badunkadunk's Avatar
    December 2008
    3,519 Posts
    Lycan is just a complete dickwad of a character in pub games. This goes from DotA to HoN into Dota 2, no one has any fucking idea what to do about him ever because they just let him farmfarmfarm or kill him twice, think he is out and then he just makes a comeback so easily. Him and Sylla are both characters that are complete nightmares for pubs but still really good competitive characters.
    I just yelled at my team to buy tons of disables and let me tank him as syllabear, he went from charging in to running the second he saw me- chased him to the fountain and tanked the entire team by myself.

    mirana's voice is so damn weird
    She keeps reminding me of an albino black person.
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  30. Post #2470
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    Santz's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,865 Posts
    Just played a game with some people from 9GAG on my team...

    LE LE LE LE LE XDDD shit talking all the god damn game, I'm glad we won but fuck I was so close to leave the game just so I could stop listening to them.
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  31. Post #2471
    funion is gay
    Zukriuchen's Avatar
    September 2009
    16,579 Posts
    Not true.
    He doesn't have an on-next-hit or a shield.
    god dammit
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  32. Post #2472
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    April 2009
    9,485 Posts
    He doesn't have any escape mechanism and Blink Dagger on him would be a waste due to his range (i.e. easy positioning).

    And I dare you call Shrapnel an escape mechanism. I have yet to see it save someone from Night Stalker. Shadow Blade on the other hand requires dust/sentry/gem to be countered(all of which cost, don't contribute to Hero's stats and take up a slot).
    position yourself properly and buy a manta
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  33. Post #2473
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    Tokagero's Avatar
    February 2007
    4,943 Posts
    position yourself properly and buy a manta
    Sure, but until you get Manta, Threads and possibly some middle item, there is nice time window when you are open to ganks.

    I don't mean just overextending and getting ganked, I mean being towerdived, nuked to death, chain cced, etc. Shadow Blade is your way of saying "Now, if you didn't get that true vision, I am saving my gold and time". Not to mention, the speed boost is sometimes useful for chasing people so that they get in range of Ultimate, or within auto-attack range for ministuns.

    Of course, it's easily countered, but I do believe that with some skills even true vision is just half the battle against Shadow Blade user. Use it with some proper juking and possibly nearby ally and you are on freefarm whole game.
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  34. Post #2474
    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
    17,490 Posts
    played Lina, god damn those are some sweet nukes. there was a riki on the enemy team, i'd ult him, stun necro, nuke, dagon, dead, gg
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  35. Post #2475
    The Pain Train's a-comin! Woo woo!
    OluapPlayer's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,123 Posts
    Lina the fire-lady-who-can-randomly-shoot-thunderbolts.
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  36. Post #2476
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    September 2010
    7,849 Posts
    Lina the fire-lady-who-can-randomly-shoot-thunderbolts.
    I never understood the reason for that. I mean, it's not like Crystal Maiden can shoot laser beams.
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  37. Post #2477
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    Santz's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,865 Posts
    IF I SEE ANOTHER LYCAN WITH SHADOW BLADE ILL FLIP SHIT
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  38. Post #2478
    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
    17,490 Posts
    I never understood the reason for that. I mean, it's not like Crystal Maiden can shoot laser beams.
    well, let's pretend it's a plasma ray
    fire is often associated with lightning strikes, because lightning is plasma. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_...Common_plasmas
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  39. Post #2479
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    Prism's Avatar
    July 2008
    4,596 Posts
    Hahaha, holy shit I just had the greatest game ever.



    Two of our guys dont connect, two of the enemies dont connect. We say its 3v3 time, but the enemies' teammates connect in about 2 minutes. Meanwhile Im playing 1v1 vs lion on mid. 5 minutes go by and our guys get an abandonment.

    We all say "gg bye cya etc" and start to leave. Everyone but me and Lion leaves. We then duel it out on mid, I kill him and he leaves the game, giving me a win.

    tl;dr this is how you win a legit 3v5
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  40. Post #2480
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    September 2010
    7,849 Posts
    well, let's pretend it's a plasma ray
    fire is often associated with lightning strikes, because lightning is plasma. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_...Common_plasmas
    Everything makes sense once again. Now, how did I even forget that lightning is plasma?
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