What heroes do you think are underplayed or never played but should be played in the professional team pool? What abilities from these heroes are underused? What are the most op ults? I have had this discussion with my friend over and over. I believe that Gondar's ult (track) is actually one of the best in the game. We are talking 20% more movement speed to all allies in the area, a small armor reduction, and a huge increase in gold (it's and easy way to get back in the game, goldwise, if you are behind. BH himself is a fantastic hero. He has a 100% crit, a slow, and escape, and a nuke with a ministun (which i think is the important part). And my friend argues that he is not picked as much because he lacks team fight potential. I agree and disagree with this.. What do you think about BH? And do you think he should be played more in the pro pool?
Hey purge,Im half south african half greek living in greece,the dota scene here is HUGE we regularly have amatuer tournaments and i also consider myself a decent player,i was thinking of casting a few games and in general like u do , and because well in greece not many people are fluent in english ,what resorces do i need to get started (unfortunatly dont have a great budget)..just wanna get dota 2 out and about here in greece aswell as in south africa cause i know a few buddies of mine that inform me that it is getting popular there too ,thanks in advance and my steam prof is stainboy if u wanna chat or something .
How do I tell a friend to stop building shit? He doesn't listen to reason. His personal skill level is fine, but he builds the exact same items in the exact same order in every game. Every fucking game. For example, for Nature's Prophet he builds this in this order, every time: Ring of Aquila, dagon (lvl 1), boots of travel, aghanim's scepter, desolator (the game rarely drags on long enough for him to buy anyting else). No HP regen. No attack speed items. Not even an upgrade for the fucking dagon. We (the people who play with him) have tried telling him nicely why his builds aren't optimal, and what would be a better alternative, but it doesn't seem to work. Should I just go to his house and punch him?
You explained how supportive your parents/family has been (which is awesome!) Do you have a significant other now or in the past that you've had to explain your 'lifestyle' to, especially now that it's something you do professionally? Does it make dating difficult? Any tips for those of us hopelessly addicted to DotA?
Have you considered what you plan on doing when (if?) DotA dies down, becomes less popular, you lose interest, etc? Would you plan on moving to a new eSport or going back to work in the field of your college major?
Would you prefer to join the pro scene as a player rather than commentator?
One of my friends doesn't understand the importance of starting items like salves, tangos, and cheap stat items. Normally what he does is buy a single item (like Boots of Elvenskin because he wants to make a yasha as soon as possible) and then run into lane at the start of a game. How can I explain to him the importance of starting items and stats before going for the expensive items?
What do you do in your free time when you aren't playing Dota or on the computer?
You've mentioned in the past that you'd had to develop a tougher skin, as a person, to deal with the criticism of being a caster...and that recent blog post from col.FLUFF discussed having to do it even more so as a player. How do you find the balance between accepting criticism, because you honestly want to get better at the game, and having a tough skin against all the shit you get from teammates, especially at low skill levels?
As someone who does not take getting yelled at well, for various reasons, it has been one of the hardest challenges with Dota for me.