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silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






So it turns out I can only watch or listen to the last game each day, anything worth watching other than this last one?

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silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Incoherence posted:

Honey badgers versus bears. Thanks, Dendi.

Honey badgers are awesome

by which I mean vicious beasts who can and will take on anyone and anything

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






how the poo poo is liquid already taking down t4s

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






little munchkin posted:

tnc picked a bunch of soft carries vs ta/troll/tide and then played really passively

how dare you explain things logically

(thanks)

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Sampatrick posted:

Liquid is master of the sea?

Wolves of the Sea

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






I can't play this game, and I can't watch it except for TI but man it's good

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Zyla posted:

is there gonna be any doter today

in like ten minutes

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS







Hey guess what, it's 25 minutes after I said that and the draft is finally starting

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Okay so which of those three matches were fun to watch? Saw the first game, had to go to bed. Was it enjoyable to see infamous go out (boo) or liquid trash on eg?

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






NmareBfly posted:

okay the start of this interview made me laugh really hard

The...the end of it too

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






ATP_Power posted:

Lets see if Nisha can copy Ana.

That's some good damage on io...

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Officially said technical difficulties :(

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






frajaq posted:

this match is loving amazing so far

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






I switched to the OWL stream and

wtf why is there a live band, and why doesn't TI have a live band

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






That's actually really nice commentary, speaking as someone who barely understands anything about the game.

Why can't commentators talk like that

(I was literally following this thread while watching replays because the commentary in here is, somehow, way more insightful than the actual commentators)

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






violent sex idiot posted:

its a lot easier to sound smart when you are typing minutes or hours or days after the fact than when you are live on camera

Yeah but they're being paid to sound smart, and also other people are getting paid to give them information to help.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






The REAL Goobusters posted:

The casters put in a ton of work. It’s not easy at all. And they’re working a ton of hours as well

I'm completely aware of that, just noting that despite that work, their commentary is significantly less useful to me, a person who only has limited understanding of why anyone does anything in DotA, than this here thread.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Vando posted:

Never said it was easy, just that the analysis is bad (and no wonder, really: the strategies you see, especially in TI, are barely understood by the highest level of fulltime pros). Doesn't matter how much work you put in if the task is basically impossible.

That is a good point, I guess. Pretty much no one is qualified to commentate from both a vocal and knowledge standpoint.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Sampatrick posted:

This thread is absolutely not better than the casters at understanding drafts and so on we're all just spewing random poo poo and hoping we're close to right lmao

Note that I didn't say better at actually understanding high level anything, just better at explaining medium level poo poo to beginners.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Infamous geniuses

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Maybe this'll become a wider trend, and esports players will get official off-seasons and it'll be healthy!

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






They're named after the town in Massachusetts right?

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Centzon Totochtin posted:

This feels like a prank

Are they copying poe and posting Markov chain patch notes?

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Not Al-Qaeda posted:

patch is actually trash. outposts are an unnecessary gimmick making map movement and macro more convoluted, cool new items dropping from neutrals is dumb as gently caress and incentivizing passive afk farming instead of pvp/objectives, and new hotd + lycan is retarded

Can you not use that fuckin word

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Neutral drops sounds like a random draw from a shared unbalanced deck of cards, and that's usually a really bad thing to do in a strategy game.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






GOOD TIMES ON METH posted:

Counterpoint: They are fun

This is a bad argument because things that are balanced can also be fun, but badly designed things that are fun can ruin competitiveness.

Winning isn't and ought not to be everything, but that doesn't mean random unbalanced chaos is good.

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silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






JollyBoyJohn posted:

The items are probably a super negative if you are playing dota at an organised level but i just mostly get high and hit creeps :shrug:

Yep this is exactly the same argument as "how can Munchkin be a bad game, I have fun playing it drunk with my friends".

I'm not insulting you btw, just that argument pops up in the boardgame thread a lot and it's...it's bad.

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