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ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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fez_machine posted:

What's the meta at the moment?

A) Play any hero. B) Make sure to press your buttons. C) Hope your team feeds less than the opponent.

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ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Zurreco posted:

Bot TI2 starts July 8th. :cheers:

BotTI Battle Pass when

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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If you don't know gorp you neither know dota nor yourself.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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And those were after he upgraded from destroying keyboards.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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GOOD TIMES ON METH posted:

Gorgc owns but he also can't like mentally shut out people trying to make him mad in his chat and I've seen streams where he seems like legit about to have a mental breakdown. Which is usually funny as a viewer of course but I feel bad for the dude sometimes.

Yeah, his tiltability is one of the biggest things keeping him from being on a decent team. He's acknowledged it on stream and has said he's trying to get better about keeping levelheaded while still being very passionate about the game.

I don't personally have the impulse to lash out with my limbs when I'm frustrated and I break, but I definitely know people like that. Playing dota for more than eight hours a day seems to break your brain and you'll inevitability become unhealthily invested in a trivial thing like a team fight.

ILL Machina fucked around with this message at 04:38 on Jul 9, 2019

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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My buddy voted riki and I was baffled, but he made a good point that they'd have to affect the abilities or something since he's never actually visible. I always vote for the arcana that I think would be the most challenging to make, usually because they have multiple models or are weird (Io, Tiny, LD). That and I try to slightly favor chars with decent wardrobes already.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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They often release new heroes with arcana, so it's more like one a year for the old ones. And I think they did Io as well as the Jugg that year because jugg was easy and Io was popular (rigged vote for suuurrreeee). But yah, I think that still means they have enough tourneys for the next 100yrs.

ILL Machina fucked around with this message at 09:47 on Jul 17, 2019

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Someone's doing the Lord's work.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Alternatively, don't recalibrate and live a life of peace and harmony.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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I think it's your hidden mmr, which is used to set up initial calibration and determine the variance used to make games worth more or less rank.

At least most mmr systems have the hidden and visible versions. Might be making this up, but yah they will use that hidden mmr from unranked to estimate your ranked mmr.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Imo that sounds like a normal dev team, especially if you don't include whatever content/graphics folks you have. It's almost never a matter of dev quantity when it comes to software quality. You might have more in initial dev to support lots of fundamental systems, but ten years later I'd be very surprised if they had more than one scrum team on that poo poo. Might be one or two product people guiding that team in addition.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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You'd think that more revenue would imply more investment, but at best I'd assume they put together a crack team to design the BP, hand of the concept to devs, and disband after execution.

People like chibi poo poo, esp Invoker weebs.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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I feel like visage was picked more when his birds were spell immune. As a slight counter to naga sleep and stuff

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Sab669 posted:

What is the "optional unit query panel"?

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Yes, thank you for clarifying. Just saw some vids with that panel that I've never seen before because it was off by default, I think. Towers and enemy units would appear in the side instead of replacing the self unit panel.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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schmitty9800 posted:

That's what HOTS's default is, your hero always stays on the bottom and anything you click on appears as an info panel on the top left.

Yah mostly because you never control those units, right? Clicking always means inspect instead of switch. Still sucks having to look to a second place for the same stat.

Between that and the lack of camera click-drag (vs click-pan), I couldn't bring myself to like hots despite trying to for a while.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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IcePhoenix posted:

Windrunner will win and get an arcana that fixes her spine
iirc she was missing an animation bone, but I thought they added it in a while ago.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Dunite posted:

Edit: As a support if you hit certain metrics of fight participation, support items, and vision, shouldn't splitting rank to focus on support result in a large leap over current mmr regardless if you win or not?
If you're saying mmr changes should be based in more granular metrics, you're making an old but valid argument. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to correlate those other features to your team winning, as some machine learning/data science folks have tried and failed to discover. Your argument is assuming support mmr means you're "good at doing support things" but mmr, and ultimately the real evaluation of that role-expertise concept, is more like "do you win while doing support things". On top of that, if you focus on more in-game metrics, they can be exploited to the detriment to your team. The simplicity of the system is one of its strengths.

ILL Machina fucked around with this message at 04:17 on Aug 7, 2019

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Spamming Zeus ult off cooldown, too.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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I liked it a lot but a lot of it came down to who was given items/put points in skills the AI would actually use.

I can understand the mail and bkb bans, but it did dumpster p much all the beefy strength heroes.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Yeah, right? And for some reason I had no idea the courier had a TP slot.

Extra reports and more for people with good behavior is my favorite, though.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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lurksion posted:

Continuing a multi-year trend, I still don't understand kill gold.

300 gold for a super farmed alch while down 22k

https://dota2.gamepedia.com/Gold#Hero_kills

Basically, the base kill bounty is only based on streak and killed target level. "The amount of assist gold received depends on the number of assisting heroes, and the relative net worth rank of both the victim and the killers."

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Yeah that EG 7 man and rosh throw was ridiculous.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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I'm not sure this was BM but it kinda looked like it. He used sleight whenever it came off cooldown and it just looked like they didn't want to go to deep.

And then he bought dagon immediately afterward.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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This has been said before but the dota2vods reddit page is a good spoiler free source for things like that. They have viewer polls for suggested watching. DotaCinena is also doing daily highlights.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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So turns out it was a spirit. Is this guy Dark Seer's boss?

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Can you all just submit your chemistry diplomas or pharmacology credentials or get the gently caress out please

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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I thought those dudes in the booths with them were monitoring their IVs.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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The REAL Goobusters posted:

Just gotta chill with the insults, we only got each other in this forum honestly.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Modrasone posted:

gently caress that reminds me I was on a mission to make "Jizzflakes" the biggest word in my wordcloud. Forgot about it somewhere along the way.

"HE WANTS THIS AND SO SHOULD YOU!"

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Vando posted:

Level 25 unlock

Level 25 talent

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Dunite posted:

What about a Midas recipe cool down on par with a gem?

First person to it makes sense but the choice to wait or actually get other items is the trade off.

It would slow games down and deincentivize a lot of hero pairings, which is less fun.

A lot of these ideas sound very bad, but I like where our heads at.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Yeah this is amazing.

The kill gold change kinda hosed our strim boyz, but the all chat has made everything worth.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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scuz posted:

Before watching the "Purge coaches Slacks to Immortal Rank" videos I thought Slacks was okay but he's one of the most toxic players to play with. So yeah, he puts a lot of effort into fun poo poo like this, but playing the actual game with him seems like a total nightmare.

...I mean so is playing dota in the first place, so maybe it's a wash.

He was a gem to play with. Purge brings out the worst in people, especially if you're trying to keep your stream interesting and your viewers awake.

ILL Machina fucked around with this message at 17:59 on Sep 24, 2019

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Sounded like he was with crit and bulba, that might've just been matchmaking though

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Is it weird that yawar doesn't get marked as USA? Doesn't sumail?

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Oh ok. Permanent resident but not yet citizen. Thanks.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Most orgs pick their names/acronyms for SEO reasons.

ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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My first thought was that supports will probably inherit a lot of these items as cores and junglers farm the six slots they actually need.

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ILL Machina
Mar 25, 2004

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Andrast posted:

OG released their strats in the vid too



Quick, can anyone read Dutch?

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