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    Oh nice. Looking forward to seeing your team there.

    Haven't had a chance to play with professional players yet in Dota 2... Some popular streamers, sure, but not any from top teams.

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    There is something amazing about Timbersaw. One moment you are trying to farm creeps just to get those Arcane Boots and hit lvl 6, next thing you notice you have Bloodstone with 20+ charges and 10+ kills. It's not even funny how fast you can snowball with Timbersaw.


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    yea hopefully they arent too busy.

    the dota 2 scene is getting so big it's kind of crazy. makes me regret going to work instead of focusing on heroes of newerth back in the day. sorta haha

    so many tournaments its been nonstop after ti3.

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    When do you guys begin your Winter breaks, for those in school? I'd like to setup the tournament thread ASAP to give teams around 3 - 4 weeks to sign up. I was thinking the week of December 23rd, most likely a weekend for those celebrating Christmas.

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    Downloaded this game some months ago but have yet to play it beyond the tutorial. Besides the Dragon Knight, what characters are good for beginners, and what Mages are worth picking up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntchez View Post
    what Mages are worth picking up?
    Definitely the wrong type of question to be asking. DotA isnt an mmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntchez View Post
    Downloaded this game some months ago but have yet to play it beyond the tutorial. Besides the Dragon Knight, what characters are good for beginners, and what Mages are worth picking up?
    Look at the OP. Some of the heroes under the intelligence category could I guess be considered mages.

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    games usually heavilly skill and team dependent sooo it really depends on what you want from your team. But for pubstomps puck or queen of pain or visage are really good

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    So, no one has problems with the date mentioned above? I'll setup the thread hopefully over the weekend as I'd like to have it up before exams make me unable to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtremethrill View Post
    Definitely the wrong type of question to be asking. DotA isnt an mmo
    Just because DotA is not an MMO doesn't void the term Mage as a classification for those who utilize magic, regardless if the term is officially used in-game or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Abubakr View Post
    Look at the OP. Some of the heroes under the intelligence category could I guess be considered mages.
    I do not know how I so easily oversaw that, but I do thank you. They all look and sound neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntchez View Post
    Just because DotA is not an MMO doesn't void the term Mage as a classification for those who utilize magic, regardless if the term is officially used in-game or not.
    You're not helping him by countering my statement; if he goes to play dota then only picks heros based on their mage-like, archer-like or warrior-like attributes, he's going to have a bad time. But w/e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtremethrill View Post
    You're not helping him by countering my statement; if he goes to play dota then only picks heros based on their mage-like, archer-like or warrior-like attributes, he's going to have a bad time. But w/e.
    he was the one that asked the question...

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    If the tournament day is a holiday I definitely have a problem with that. I have to work on every single holiday, such is my job. But then again I don't have a team at the moment.


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    Going to keep it away from holidays as people usually like to use those days to spend time with their families.

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    mid or feed.

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    Should be pushed to main client tomorrow.

    http://www.dota2.com/wraithnight/

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    Wraith Night event mode actually looks fun for a change, unlike Diretide. I am also curious how much will the new Arcane item cost though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abubakr View Post
    Should be pushed to main client tomorrow.

    http://www.dota2.com/wraithnight/
    Shouldn't it be coming out today? i mean it is the 12th today.
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    Sorry, I posted it at 12:15AM, so it should have been today.

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    I am afraid to get the Legion Commander arcana item because I feel like she will be nerfed in the ground. Played only one game so far though. In any, even barely, competent hands you can roll faces. But she can be easily shut down with team effort. Still, her ultimate damage gain will be nerfed for sure, her passive will either become a unique modifier or the lifesteal percentage significantly lowered.
    For a carry who can snowball hard she also has a very high mana pool. I felt like I can spam my spells without worrying much about depleting my mana. So maybe INT gain nerf too.


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    She doesn't really seem to be too strong requiring hard nerfs. Once people figure out how to play against her, she is fine.

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    I am starting to feel that ranked matches are bigger cesspool than normal. Been matched with either people who play like it's their very first game in the genre or trolls who drop my items out of courier in who-knows-what locations just for their amusement.

    Stacked teams also seem to enjoy trolling more too (never encountered such situations before), same thing with item dropping. I've had enough after 10 minutes of arguing with rustards and just started feeding and threw the game. Ranked MM really tests my patience so far.

    Will probably return to Wraith Night to keep farming Frozen rares.

    EDIT: Is there a rough estimate of the skill "tiers" based on MMR yet?
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    5% 1100
    10% 1500
    25% 2000
    50% 2250
    75% 2731
    90% 3200
    95% 3900
    99% 4100
    Those are the percentiles, as in if you have 4100 MMR or more, you're above 99% of the players. This was released for the normal MMR, so it may not reflect exactly for ranked but it is a good comparison.

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