Dota 2 11th July Patch – Content Analysis

July 12th, 2012 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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This week’s Dota 2 test patch has arrived nice and early which has brought my predicted arrival, Templar Assasin, onto the scene.

Front End Changes

New Hero

The hero release spree continues with this week’s patch bringing us Lanaya, the Templar Assassin. 

Templar Assassin

“Lanaya, the Templar Assassin, came to her calling by a path of curious inquiry. Possessed of a scientific bent, she spent her early years engaged in meticulous study of nature’s laws–peering into grimoires of magic and alchemy, recreating experiments from charred fragments of the Violet Archives, and memorizing observations of the Keen recordkeepers. Already quiet and secretive by nature, the difficulty of acquiring these objects further reinforced her skills of stealth. Had she been less retiring, she might have become notorious among the guilds as a thief-scholar. Instead her investigations led her into far more obscure corners. As she devoted her furtive talents to unlocking the secrets of the universe, she instead unlocked a secret door that exists in nature itself: the entryway to the most Hidden Temple. The intelligences that waited beyond that portal, proved to be expecting her, and whatever mysteries they revealed in the moment of their discovery was nothing compared to the answers they held out to Lanaya should she continue in their service. She swore to protect the mysteries, but more to the point, in service to the Hidden Temple she satisfies her endless craving for understanding. In the eyes of each foe she expunges, a bit more of the mystery is revealed.”

     

Model Viewer Shots:

In Game Shots:

UI Updates

We’ve a number of UI updates in this patch.

Dashboard UI Updates

We’ve a few updates to the dashboard.

The friends list’s Rich Presence will now show when someone is casting a game:

The replay UI will no longer spoil the details of the matches:

Before reveal:

After reveal:

Those of you that were unaware of the dota_reset_camera_on_spawn cvar, there’s now an option for it in the game options:

The options page itself has had it’s entire layout updated to match the new dashboard style:

Old style:

The play page’s match making panel will now update on the fly to show what servers and gamemodes the party is queued for:

The watch tab tournament page has been updated to show that ratings will be coming soon:

In Game UI Updates

As well as the dashboard updates we also have a number of in game UI updates.

Unpausing will now display a large countdown in the centre of the screen and will also play a sound:

You can now use the custom announcer packs when spectating:

The “Inspect Hero” feature now displays that player’s current Battle Point rate:

Heroes` ultimates that are unaffected by the Aghanim’s Scepter upgrade now show this in the ability panel:

When spectating a game, the Neutrals will now have a yellow healthbar:

Unnatural mana gain or loss (such as Arcane Boots) now show an overhead message:

Backpack Icon Updates

We’ve a few updates to the announcer backpack icons.

Hero Model Updates

We’ve a number of models that have been broken down into multiple parts in order to get them ready for cosmetic items.

Brewmaster’s Model Updates

Brewmaster’s model, although newer than the rest has now already been broken down.

Parts: Back, Barrel, Bracer, Shoulder, Weapon.

Brewmaster’s Base Model:

Pugna’s Model Updates

Pugna’s model has now been broken down to allow cosmetic items to be made for him.

Parts: Belt, Bracers, Cape, Head (Horns), Shoulder, Weapon.

Pugna’s Base Model:

Riki’s Model Updates

Riki’s model has also been broken down to allow for cosmetic items.

Parts: Gloves, Head (Horns), Shoulder, Tail, Weapon.

Riki’s Base Model:

Hero Animation Updates

Yet again we’ve more custom stolen spell animations for Rubick.

Rubick’s Animations

Once again Rubick has had his animations updated.

Enigma’s Black Hole animation:

New animations:

Enigma’s Black Hole.

Pugna’s Life Drain.

Back End Changes

Updated Strings

Linda K. Morris has been credited for doing Templar Assassin’s voice work:

    "DOTA_ActorCredits"          "Linda K. Morris - Announcer, Luna, Queen of Pain, Templar Assassin"
									

Strings for the workshop publish tool, suggest that a more robust item testing tool may be arriving in the near future:

    "DOTA_Workshop_ItemTitle"      "SUBMISSION TITLE:"
    "DOTA_Workshop_TestTitle"      "TEST YOUR MODEL"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmitTitle"      "SUBMIT TO THE WORKSHOP"

    "DOTA_Workshop_File_Geometry"    "Geometry (.smd, .dmx, .fbx files)"
    "DOTA_Workshop_File_Texture"    "Texture (.tga files)"
    "DOTA_Workshop_HeroSelect"      "Select Hero"
    "DOTA_Workshop_NoHeroSelected"    "No hero selected"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SlotSelect"      "Select slot"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionTypeTitle"  "What are you publishing?"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Wearable"      "WEARABLE ITEM"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Wearable_Desc"  "Model geometry that attaches to a specific hero's base model."
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Courier"      "COURIER"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Courier_Desc"    "A self-contained model with the animations required to operate in-game as a team's courier."
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Other"      "OTHER"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Other_Desc"    "A submission that doesn't fit in any of the other submission types."

    "DOTA_ItemTest_Required"      "Required"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Required_Texture"  "Required (Textures will be resized to: %s1)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Required_Geometry"  "Required (Max Polygon count: %s1)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_NotRequired_Geometry" "(Max Polygon count: %s1)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_NotRequired_Texture"  "(Textures will be resized to: %s1)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_ItemName"      "OUTPUT FILENAME:"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_ItemName_Desc"    "This is the output filename for your item. It isn't seen by players, and must be less than 50 characters long."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_LOD0Title"      "OPTIONAL PORTRAIT GEOMETRY"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_LOD0Desc"      "This is the .DMX, .SMD, or .FBX file that contains the higher resolution geometry for your item. It will be used only in portrait views. If your item isn't highly visible in the hero's portrait, leave this blank and we'll use the in-game geometry instead."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_LOD1Title"      "IN-GAME GEOMETRY"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_LOD1Desc"      "This is the .DMX, .SMD, or .FBX file that contains the geometry for your item. It will be used in-game."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Texture_Title"    "Texture Files"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Texture_Desc"    "This is the set of four .TGA files that combine to texture this geometry file. Browse and select any one of the _color, _normal, _mask1, or _mask2 .TGA files, and we'll look for the rest in the same directory."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Texturing"      "Texturing Help"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Modelling"      "Modelling Help"

    "DOTA_ItemTest_ImportError"      "Texture File Error!"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Error_TextureNameA"  "Cannot recognise the chosen .TGA file name. Textures must end with one of the following suffixes: _color, _normal, _mask1, _mask2"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Error_TextureNameB"  "Cannot find a matching .TGA file with the following suffix:n %s1"

    "DOTA_ItemTest_Import"        "IMPORT"
									

The International Ticket’s confirmation string has been updated to allow the users to request an email with their ticket information:

    "DOTA_InternationalTicketButton_Desc"    "You are confirmed for The International.nYou can request you ticket information be sent to the email account associated with your Steam account by clicking below."
    "DOTA_InternationalTicketButton1"      "Request Email"
    "DOTA_InternationalTicketButton2"      "Done"
									

New Strange Modifiers:

    "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_TrackedKills"    "Tracked Kills"
    "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_TrackedInvisKills"  "Tracked Invisible Kills"
    "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_InvisJinadaHits"    "Invisible Jinada Strikes"
    "KillEaterEventType_Bounty_TrackGold"      "Tracked Bonus Gold"
    "KillEaterEventType_Tide_GoodRavages"      "Quad Ravages"
    "KillEaterEventType_Windrunner_DoubleShackles"  "Double Shackles"
    "KillEaterEventType_Windrunner_GoodPowershots"  "Multi-Hero Powershots"
    "KillEaterEventType_Invoker_SunstrikeKills"    "Sunstrike Kills"
    "KillEaterEventType_Axe_CullingBladeKills"    "Culling Blade Fatalities"
    "KillEaterEventType_Axe_BerserkerCallAverage"  "Average Heroes Caught Per Call"
    "KillEaterEventType_Couriers_Purchased"      "Couriers Purchased"
    "KillEaterEventType_Wards_Purchased"      "Wards Purchased"
    "KillEaterEventType_Tide_EnemiesGushed"      "Enemies Gushed"
									

New Strange Ranks:

    "BountyHunterRank0"      "Scrounger's"
    "BountyHunterRank1"      "Scavenger's"
    "BountyHunterRank2"      "Shadower's"
    "BountyHunterRank3"      "Trapper's"
    "BountyHunterRank4"      "Hawker's"
    "BountyHunterRank5"      "Ferreter's"
    "BountyHunterRank6"      "Tracker's"
    "BountyHunterRank7"      "Stalker's"
    "BountyHunterRank8"      "Hunter's"
    "BountyHunterRank9"      "Hitman's"
    "BountyHunterRank10"    "Marauder's"
    "BountyHunterRank11"    "Liquidator's"
    "BountyHunterRank12"    "Mercenary's"
    "BountyHunterRank13"    "Cutthroat's"
    "BountyHunterRank14"    "Murderer's"
    "BountyHunterRank15"    "Exterminator's"

    "GoldRank0"          "Destitute"
    "GoldRank1"          "Deprived"
    "GoldRank2"          "Meager"
    "GoldRank3"          "Lacking"
    "GoldRank4"          "Poor"
    "GoldRank5"          "Favored"
    "GoldRank6"          "Flourishing"
    "GoldRank7"          "Thriving"
    "GoldRank8"          "Prosperous"
    "GoldRank9"          "Booming"
    "GoldRank10"        "Bounteous"
    "GoldRank11"        "Lucrative"
    "GoldRank12"        "Abundant"
    "GoldRank13"        "Flush"
    "GoldRank14"        "Gilded"
    "GoldRank15"        "Bountiful"
    "GoldRank16"        "Affluent"
    "GoldRank17"        "Wealthy"
    "GoldRank18"        "Opulent"
    "GoldRank19"        "Palatial"
    "GoldRank20"        "Triumphant"

    // Didn't end up using these, but they seem useful, so leaving them in for a later rank set.
    "ThiefRank0"      "Pilfering"
    "ThiefRank1"      "Pinching"
    "ThiefRank2"      "Rifling"
    "ThiefRank3"      "Pickpocketing"
    "ThiefRank4"      "Swindling"
    "ThiefRank5"      "Poaching"
    "ThiefRank6"      "Divesting"
    "ThiefRank7"      "Fleecing"
    "ThiefRank8"      "Looting"
    "ThiefRank9"      "Thieving"
    "ThiefRank10"      "Robbing"
    "ThiefRank11"      "Plundering"
    "ThiefRank12"      "Raiding"
    "ThiefRank13"      "Ransacking"
    "ThiefRank14"      "Pillaging"
    "ThiefRank15"      "Marauding"

    //Axe Ranks..

    "AxeRank0"        "Peon's"
    "AxeRank1"        "Flunky's"
    "AxeRank2"        "Grunt's"
    "AxeRank3"        "Guard's"
    "AxeRank4"        "Recruit's"
    "AxeRank5"        "Fighter's"
    "AxeRank6"        "Warrior's"
    "AxeRank7"        "Veteran's"
    "AxeRank8"        "Guerilla's"
    "AxeRank9"        "Enforcer's"
    "AxeRank10"        "Mercenary's"
    "AxeRank11"        "Warmonger's"
    "AxeRank12"        "Eliminator's"
    "AxeRank13"        "Executioner's"
									

Unreleased Hero Icons

Naga Siren now has a minimap icon: 

Unreleased Custom Announcers

There are a number of updates to the unreleased custom announcers.

Axe Announcer

There is now an icon for an Axe announcer and mega kill packs, suggesting that he will most likely be one of the next hero announcers after Storm Spirit.

 

Storm Spirit Announcer

The Storm Spirit announcer now has artwork and all of the audio files in the client files.

You can listen to the pack here: http://www.dota2wiki.com/wiki/Storm_Spirit_Announcer_Pack

There are also mega kill lines.

The Pirate Cap’n Announcer

The first announcer from the workshop has also made it’s way in game, both the artwork and audio files are in the client files.

You can listen to the pack here: http://www.dota2wiki.com/wiki/Pirate_Captain_Announcer_Pack

There are also mega kill lines (no artwork yet).

Unreleased Cosmetic Items

Disclaimer: These items are still work in progress and might never be in the game, no freaking out allowed, thanks.

In Game Taunts

The “In the bag” taunt now has a name/description and artwork.

“item_name”: “Taunt: It’s in the Bag”

“item_description”: “Express your confidence to the enemy team. Surely nothing could possibly go wrong…<br><br>This taunt can be equipped as an action item and used with any hero.”

Item Sets

“DOTA_Set_Juggernaut_Brave” “The Dauntless”

“DOTA_Set_Axe_Blood_Mist” “Blood Mist Armor”

“DOTA_Set_Dragon_Knight_Davion” “Armor of Sir Davion”

“DOTA_Set_Omniknight_Purist_Champion” “Armor of the Purist Champion”

“DOTA_Set_Invoker_Magnus” “The Magus Magnus”

“DOTA_Set_Witchdoctor_Tale_Teller” “The Traveling Tale-Teller”

“DOTA_Set_Bounty_Hunter_Hardened” “Hardened Hunter’s Gear”

“DOTA_Set_Morphling_Radiant_Crystal” “Radiant Crystal Bindings”

Axe’s Items

Axelmet (Ignore the hammer):

Blood Mist Set:

Heavycutter:

Bounty Hunter’s Items

Harden Hunter’s Set:

Dragon Knight’s Items

Armor of Sir Davion Set:

Drow Ranger’s Items

Ice Bow:

Faceless Void’s Items

Bindings of the Rift and Green Blessed Mace:

Invoker’s Items

Magnus Set:

Juggernaut’s Items

Dauntless Set:

Mask of Intimidation:

Morphling’s Items

Radiant Crystal Bindings Set:

Omniknight’s Items

Armor of the Purist Champion Set:

Phantom Assassin’s Items

Double Axe:

Reaper:

Phantom Lancer’s Items

TriSpear:

Sven’s Items

Demigod:

Classic Weapon:

Foreign Weapon:

Tidehunter’s Items

Wheel:

Hammerhead:

Witch Doctor’s Items

Tale Tellers Set:

Unreleased Strange Modifiers

There are a number of new strange modifiers in this patch.

Invisible Jinada Strikes

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of times you break invisibility with a Jinada strike on an enemy hero while wearing it as Bounty Hunter.

Tracked Invisible Kills

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of dying invisible enemies you were Tracking while wearing it as Bounty Hunter.

Tracked Kills

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of dying enemies you were Tracking while wearing it as Bounty Hunter.

Tracked Bonus Gold

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the total bonus gold you’ve earned from Tracked kills while wearing it as Bounty Hunter.

Sunstrike Kills

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of your hero kills you achieve with Sunstrike while wearing it as Invoker.

Double Shackles

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of your Shackleshots that bind two enemy Heroes while wearing it as Windrunner.

Multi-Hero Powershots

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of your Powershots that hit at least two enemy Heroes while wearing it as Windrunner.

Enemies Gushed

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of enemies you’ve Gushed as Tidehunter.

Quad Ravages

(No Artwork yet)

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of your Ravages that hit at least four enemy Heroes while wearing it as Tidehunter.

Couriers Purchased

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of Couriers purchased.

Wards Purchased

Adding this Strange Modifier to a strange item of your choice will allow it to also count the number of Wards purchased.

Other Modifiers

Axe has some specific modifiers that aren’t in the item schema yet:

“KillEaterEventType_Axe_CullingBladeKills” “Culling Blade Fatalities”
“KillEaterEventType_Axe_BerserkerCallAverage” “Average Heroes Caught Per Call”

Unreleased Treasure Chests

There are a number of new treasure chests in this patch, including a special summer version which requires it’s own type of key.

Sithil’s Summer Stash aka Summer Sale 2012 Chest

So the reason the Steam Summer sale has yet to arrive is because of Dota 2 (Just kidding). There’s now a “Summer Sale 2012″ chest in the files, which includes it’s own special type of key.

The Chest description:

“item_name”: “Sithil’s Summer Stash”

“item_description”: “That disreputable scoundrel Sithil has lost a chest of plundered loot! You will need Sithil’s Summer Key to open the chest. You can pick one up at the DOTA 2 Store. Beware! At the end of July 2012 this chest will crumble into useless dust. This chest contains one of several mysterious new items.”

The Key description:

“item_name”: “Sithil’s Summer Key”

“item_description”: “Used to open Sithil’s Smmer Stash. Double click or right-click the key in your backpack and select the chest you want to open.\r\nAfter the end of July 2012 this will become a normal key.”

The Summer Sale 2012 Chest:

The Summer Sale 2012 Key (Poor Turtle):

Loot list:

    "summer_sale_2012"
    {
      "Ice Crystal Bow"    "1"
      "Wheel of Fortitude"    "1"
      "Timebreaker"    "1"
      "Deathwielder"    "1"
      "Hammer of Holy Words"    "1"
      "Ancient Mask of Intimidation"    "1"
      "Demon Claive"    "1"
      "Hammer Time"    "1"
      "Elemental Ice Infusion"    "1"
    }
									

List of potential unusual couriers

    "summer_sale_2012_unusual_courier"
    {
      "Fearless Badger"    "1"
      "Stumpy - Nature's Attendant"    "1"
      "Trusty Mountain Yak"    "1"
      "Enduring War Dog"    "1"
      "Mighty Boar"    "1"
      "Morok's Mechanical Mediary"    "1"
      "Skip the Delivery Frog"    "1"
      "Speed Demon"    "1"
      "Tickled Tegu"    "1"
    }
									

The Defense 2 Chest

There is also a chest for the early Defense 2 Dota TV ticket holders.

The Defense 2 Chest:

The Defense 2 Key:

“item_name”: “The Defense 2 Key”,

“item_description”: “Used to open The Defense 2 Chest. Double click or right-click the key in your backpack and select the chest you want to open.”

An unusual version of The Defense Courier will be part of that chest:

    "the_defense_2_unusual_courier"
    {
      "Defense Season 2 War Dog"    "1"
    }
									

Loot list (Basically made up of other chest’s loot lists):

    "defense_2_crate"
    {
      "juggernaut_kill_eater_b"    "1"
      "furion_kill_eater_b"    "1"
      "axe_kill_eater_a"    "1"
      "bountyhunter_kill_eater_a"    "1"
      "witch_doctor_kill_eater_a"    "1"
      "tidehunter_kill_eater_a"    "1"
      "the_defense_2_unusual_courier"    "1"
    }

Loot it uses:

    "juggernaut_kill_eater_b"
    {
      "Four-Fangs the Swordbreaker"    "1"
      "100-Proof Jug"    "1"
      "Relic Blade of the Kuur-Ishiminari"    "1"
      "Prey-Tracker's Aspect Mask"    "1"
      "Stoic Mask of the High Plains"    "1"
    }

    "furion_kill_eater_b"
    {
      "Diadem of the Goddess Enthroned"    "1"
      "Beard of Cycles"    "1"
      "Flared Wooden Crest"    "1"
      "Luxuriant Chin-Foliage"    "1"
      "Cape of Verdant Dreaming"    "1"
    }

    "axe_kill_eater_a"
    {
      "Berserker's Pauldron"    "1"
      "Berserker's Helm"    "1"
      "Berserker's Belt"    "1"
      "Demon Blood Helm"    "1"
      "Demon Blood Armor"    "1"
      "Demon Blood Guard"    "1"
    }

    "bountyhunter_kill_eater_a"
    {
      "Shuriken of the Hidden Hunter"    "1"
      "Harvester of the Hidden Hunter"    "1"
      "Creeper's Cruel Shuriken"    "1"
      "Pangolin Shoulder Armor"    "1"
      "Pangolin Carapace"    "1"
      "Pangolin Scarf"    "1"
    }

    "witch_doctor_kill_eater_a"
    {
      "Demon Skull Staff"    "1"
      "Wooden Fetish Mask"    "1"
      "Dreaded Dreads"    "1"
      "Vile Carnival Hat"    "1"
      "Horn Mask"    "1"
      "Grandfather's Ribs"    "1"
    }

    "tidehunter_kill_eater_a"
    {
      "Femur Thrasher"    "1"
      "Excavator's Treasure"    "1"
      "Swamp Fins"    "1"
      "Octopus Hat"    "1"
      "Pirate Slayer's Black Flag"    "1"
      "Pirate Slayer's Tricorn"    "1"
    }

    "the_defense_2_unusual_courier"
    {
      "Defense Season 2 War Dog"    "1"
    }
									

Bounty Hunter’s Chest

“item_name”: “Treasure of the Pangolin Guildmasters”

“item_description”: “You will need a Treasure Key to open this chest. You can pick one up at the DOTA 2 Store. Each chest series comes with a different selection of possible loot.”

Invoker’s Chest

Tidehunter’s Chest

No larger version of the artwork yet.

“item_name”: “Treasure of the High Tide”

“item_description”: “You will need a Treasure Key to open this chest. You can pick one up at the DOTA 2 Store. Each chest series comes with a different selection of possible loot.”

Windrunner’s Chest

Witch Doctor’s Chest

No larger version of the artwork yet.

“item_name”: “Treasure of the Ancestor Spirits”

“item_description”: “You will need a Treasure Key to open this chest. You can pick one up at the DOTA 2 Store. Each chest series comes with a different selection of possible loot.”

Unreleased Tournament Tickets

The Star Series Season II LAN Final now has an in game Dota TV ticket, already on sale now.

“item_type_name” “#DOTA_WearableType_LeagueViewPass”

“item_name”: “Star Series Season II Lan Final”

“item_description”: “Star Series is one of the most prestigious Dota 2 leagues held by StarLadder, and powered by Intel and Asus. The keystone of Star Series is the LAN final, which is held in Kiev CyberSport Arena, Ukraine. Watch six of the best teams compete for the Grand Prize of $15,000 and the title Star Series Champion.”

Unreleased Custom Couriers

We’ve more updates to the unreleased custom couriers.

Turtle Rider

The Turtle Rider courier now has a couple of animations.

Idle Animation:

Running Animation:

Tickled Tegu

The flying version of the Ticked Tegu courier has been updated with fresh animations, the courier now appears finished and has a backpack icon.

“item_name”: “Tickled Tegu”

“item_description”: “A friendly Tegu from the dragon infested Cathauran Wastes. He smiles as if he knows something you do not.”

Backpack Icon:

Flying Courier:

Defense Season 2 War Dog

Subscribers to the Defense Season 2 in game pass will have the chance of receiving an Unusual courier from the Defense chests:

“item_name”: “The Defense Season 2 War Dog”
“item_description”: “A special reward for subscribers to The Defense Season 2 tournament.”

Model Viewer Shot:

Materials Update

Naga Siren’s Materials

Visage’s Materials

 

Particles Update

Keeper of the Light’s Particles

Naga Siren’s Particles

Visage’s Particles

Predictions For the Next Hero

The hero that I predict will be released next is Naga Siren , progress has been made on her over a steady period and with the most recent materials update it’s looking like she’s almost ready for release.

The progress on Visage has been pretty strong as well, although I still think he’s a little while away.

Nobody really likes Meepo so we don’t need to worry about him.

Source Filmmaker

I have also just put a tutorial up for Valve’s newly released Source Filmmaker, it’s an amazingly powerful tool and I highly recommend you give it a try, who knows you might be the next Spielberg.

http://www.cyborgmatt.com/2012/07/dota-2-sfm-tutorial/

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  • Goggles

    “Nobody likes Meepo”
    Except me ):

    • KPMaker

      It has just been confirmed that Meepo will be released after Techies since he is so unlikable. Also a die hard Valve employee that loves the Techies has deleted all the Meepo files.

      So sorry to break the news. :(

      • ilovemrdoe

        confirmed? got any source for that?

        • KPMaker

          ;)

  • FlashQuang

    Awesome!! keep it up cyborg! (in my opinion, i’m actually like Meepo :)

  • OP

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA need moar invoker items xD

  • hairypanis

    I LIKE MEEPO!

  • Spydy

    WHAT ABOUT TECHIES?

    • jij

      never

    • !lp!

      They are saving the best for last!!!

  • grizzleh

    A legend in the dota community, thanks so much for all the work man

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1568574271 Jimmy Nguyen

    Damn, that sexy morph.

    • Pax

      My waveform brings all the boys to the yard…

  • Stan

    Sweet! Been waiting for Siren!

  • Envy

    I love Meepo been waiting forever :[

  • BiGDicKRicK

    LOL yeh i hate meepo

  • Robert

    Magnataur or Bristleback? Valve please release them before the International

    • david

      yea also centaur and troll warlord, thos are dota 1 classics

      • vaan13

        they both have concept arts so guess we see them pretty soon

    • vaan13

      ofc they do magnus is in list of soon released guys and Bristle will be released later

  • toscomovil

    NOODY LIKES MEEPO? YOU JUST MESSED WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE DUDE

    • http://www.facebook.com/Amraism マッドネスヒーロ アマラー

      he said that on purpose so that valve would release him next update

    • rambo

      i dont like meepo either! so get lost

  • JooauL

    i like meepo as well :(

  • Aoi Sora

    I love MEEPO, nooo give him to me first :D

  • Kara

    I think they should be a bit more selective in making steam workshop submissions official…

    But Valve sure loves purple heros ^^

  • Bobby

    Thanks a lot cyborgmatt! We appreciate the time and effort you invested into compiling these changes.

  • innociv

    That Drow Ice Bow is the worst thing I’ve seen.
    Is that really being considered? And not the dead branch feather one?

    • Gswlgonzo

      It Looks Sick ingame. Dunno why your so butthurt. Dont like it dont buy it

  • ZafinaKageyoshi

    VISAGE FOR NEXT HERO

  • http://twitter.com/WelfareCentre Derek Speck

    Its reverse psychology, hes trying to trick them into releasing Meepo next.

  • netto

    no updated naga siren portrait? :)

  • Daviking

    Finally! Blog is here! TA is awesome btw, keep up the good work :)

  • Mister Lurker

    I feel they should have placed what heroes were used before revealing replay matches and hide everything else

    • Jooster

      I was thinking that myself

  • disqus_vtwgA07kC2

    Where Nyx Assasin???

    • peto

      probably casting his ulti…:p

      • LembidiZ

        HAHA LAWL xD xD

  • woot

    they did a ninja change to pugna’s head, now no horn

  • MeePwn

    What the fuck Cyborgmatt :/

  • KiL

    TA’s refraction is too noticeable IMO, now you cannot activate refraction in fog/higher ground and play mind game with opponents, especially heavy nukers like Zues or Lina. They won’t nuke you as long as they see your refraction is on.

    • asd


      Made the Refract modifiers not visible to the enemy team.”
      From the latest patch notes

  • LembidiZ

    MEEPO PLEASE :D :D THE BEST HEROES :D :D

  • BloodyOrange

    still no work on lord of avernus and tauren chieftain, my 2 favourite heroes =(

  • http://twitter.com/Tsoojkovski Tsoojkovski

    wonder when we’ll see abbadon, I used to love that one :D

    • Guimhj

      I hope they remake him before on the next dota1 patch. Altough I love him, he is kinda weak right now.

  • MeePwn

    I am no longer following your blog, CyborgMatt. You have disgraced the truth.

    • dravaeloola

      then fuck you! get lost punk!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ivan.sova.16 Ivan Sova

    waiting meepo :*(

    P.S. Hope to see bristle soon

  • Tiolpx

    WHAT ABOUT TECHIES?!?!?

    • imba

      he will be last i think?

  • lol


    Nobody really likes Meepo so we don’t need to worry about him.” lol

  • EDred

    Seems like they added tons of items for consideration. I think they didn’t let a lot of unpolished ones through last times, so the worst looking stuff might be in for tweaks or just abandoned on the way.

    Nice job as always with the blog big C.

  • http://twitter.com/EthanBB SK.i-Net

    I have a slight feeling we could get 3 heroes next week :)

    • vaan13

      hope it will be true

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1505375621 George Smith

    we might not like meppo but we sure like nyx assassin so I hope we will be released next or very soon.

  • Rantanplan

    Dont like the change to hide all match informations, like witch heros have been played, one of the base criterias for me watchin games.

  • Bobby

    Did you noticed that Void has 2 Maces on the screenshot for The green Blessed Mace ?^^

  • Luffydude

    Cyborgmatt rox so much !

  • agaeki

    My girlfriend noticed the patch notes over my shoulder as I was reading them and she immediately started throttling me. I was able to break free of her fiendish grip just long enough to type this. In her words “IT’S NOT A FUCKING TURTLE!”

    Yours breathlessly,

    Agaeki

    • Pops.

      Fiend’s grip, i like it, i like what you did there ;)

  • Kaffeebohne

    the next big things should be all random for matchmaking, swap, improved single draft like in hon and im waiting 4 concede :D

  • http://profiles.google.com/darthnixa Darth Nixa

    Techies!?

    • Tempo

      please god, bring us techies :(

  • gjuykuyk

    nothing of TECHIES?

  • Nazarus

    no Nyx?

  • hurpdurpdota

    NAGA + MEEPO NEXT WEEK. LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT WINS CAST THE FIRST NET.

  • hurpdurpdota

    NAGA + MEEPO NEXT WEEK. LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT WINS CAST THE FIRST NET.

  • Raccoon

    Oh sweet, I’m in one of the pictures

  • Raccoon

    Oh sweet, I’m in one of the pictures

  • http://twitter.com/WeNeedTechies WeNeed Techies

    We need Techies. Soon. Actually NOW.

    Awesome job again, thank you a lot, Cyborgmatt!

  • Sanga

    Bristleback?? Anyone know or heard anything about that, I can’t find anything :’(

  • Kevin

    I sincerely hope that they’re just fucking with you by putting all of the unreleased hero stuff in the game, and they’re actually going to release Techies.

    • Gingervitus

      Then you’ll be sincerely disappointed.

  • don giovani

    I AINT LIKE MEEPO TOO!!! YOU GET NO MEEPO!!!! HAHAHAHAH!

  • http://www.facebook.com/YapheS.FaN Kunal Borse

    Why we have Windrunner’s Treasure Box when we dont have her item….

    • vaan13

      its unreleased chests meaning that we see her items in game next week mb

  • roflcopter

    They should release Meepo and Siren and call it a “Short and Lovely” Update

    • Gingervitus

      Maybe they will entitle the update “How many heroes am I holding up?” because of Meepos clones and Sirens illusion ability

      • benj bernier

        Or net ;)

  • WithOutNam3

    i damn love meepo GIVE US MEEPO ;)

  • Gingervitus

    I personally can’t wait for Death Mode, I remember how hilariously stupid but fun that was lol

  • Willzon

    lol meepo sux cant wait to see magnataur

  • http://www.facebook.com/derrickjamesmckain Derrick James McKain

    What about Slark?

  • http://www.facebook.com/diego.lealpetrolamartins Diego Leal Petrola Martins

    What is exactly this “Battle point rate”?

    ps: I want techies =(

  • Tako_Vengador

    its kinda confirmed naga siren is next , good job
    just look at this image closely

    http://media.steampowered.com/apps/dota2/posts/lanaya_full.jpg

    • Gingervitus

      What exactly am I supposed to be looking for? Even if there was something though it doesn’t mean anything, Nyx Assassin was in the disruptor pic and he wasn’t in this update

      • Gantev

        valve is trolling us

      • Hello

        bottom right you see naga’s head

  • David

    hey cyborgmatt, do you think valve is going to put the las 4 heroes relized in dota 1 (dragonus, goblin shredder, ember spirit and leion commander) because I see no signs of them and nobody talks about it, and i REALLY LIKE EMBER SPIRIT pls answer me! :D

    • Gingervitus

      I read an article where they said that all heroes will be available on release, but it also said that 105 heroes will be available on release and unless my math is wrong there are 108 heroes in dota 1.

      • vaan13

        that means this 3 heroes will be released after TI2

  • David

    They are also mising to classic dota heroes; centaur and troll warlord, those too have been in dota since the first versions of it. I want them!!

    • david

      two*

      • Tempo

        three!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/harryxaxa Imran Adzman

    thanks matt! can’t wait for Naga Siren!

  • abacus

    why does invoker look so freakin handsome on the magnus set? Btw, I’m straight.

  • emilo

    Russian server? YES YES YES

  • Rathial

    Think NA or Siren will be out next? NA was in disruptors artwork and siren was in temple assassins

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cutenadi10maintindhan Le JaanGeerald Villena

    Terrorblade would be better.

  • jithu

    when wil phoenix, abbadon, tuskar come out?

    • vaan13

      later i wait phoenix especially

  • [F]awz[F]ire

    I HOPE VALVE RELEASE NAGA SIREN QUICKLY AND I SUGGEST A CHAT OR WHISPER FEATURES TO OTHER PLAYER

  • g;fdfhhfd

    invoker looked like an assassin like ezio :)

  • Sankarea

    Techies!!!!!!!!!

  • Macmac

    If you look at the bottom right hand side of the lanaya poster, you can see naga siren, so it is probably gonna be her next.

    • Lawngnome

      Last week we could see nyx assassin in the upper right of the disruptor poster, but he didn’t come out.

  • last

    NOBODY LIKE MEEPO WTF?

  • Sydos

    Love the ICE bow. Looks so much better ingame though

  • Gingervitus

    Today’s the big day! Though I will be upset if it’s only a Siren being added, here is hoping it is at least a two hero update :D.

    • Gingervitus

      Boo, only Naga Siren :(

  • reversal

    void’s mace is completely ripped & that’s a really shitty recolor job
    http://www.daevasreport.com/wp-content/gallery/aion-1-9-2-0/2-0_mace.jpg