Archive for March, 2012

Dota 2 27th March Patch – Content Analysis

March 27th, 2012

This week’s Dota 2 test patch has deployed a day early bringing us Lone Druid and extending my prediction streak

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Dota 2 21st March Patch – Content Analysis

March 22nd, 2012

My prediction streak continues with this week’s Dota 2 patch bringing us Lycanthrope

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Dota 2 16th March – Item Schema Update

March 16th, 2012

The item schema for the internal version of Dota 2 (appid: 816)  is accessible via the Steam Web API, in doing so we now have confirmation of some of the items Valve intend to have in the in game store.

It’s worth noting that this data is from an internal build, so I wouldn’t treat any of this information as concrete.

Item Schema Update

Most of the images here are temporary/WIP icons, so don’t worry if some of them look a bit odd.

Announcers

There are two types of announcers, a normal “announcer” which announces most of the in game related events and “mega-kills” announcer which is specifically for announcing the kill streaks, potentially being played to the other players in the match.

Dr. Kleiner’s Announcer Pack

“item_type_name”: “Announcer”
“item_name”: “Announcer: Dr. Kleiner”
“item_description”: “Oh Fiddle Sticks!”

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Dota 2 15th March Patch – Content Analysis

March 16th, 2012

It’s no surprise that this week’s new hero is Shadow Demon, the Dota 2 blog post from last week heavily hinted at it and his updated particles from the last patch also helped with that prediction.

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Dota 2 Test 1st Mar Patch – Content Analysis

March 2nd, 2012

Bane makes his way on to the live servers with last week’s test patch being pushed to the live client, you can see the content analysis for that patch here.

DotA 2 test was also on the receiving end of an update, this week’s test patch consists of a number bug fixes and general changes, you can see the full changelog here.

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