Dota 2 15th August Patch – Content Analysis

August 17th, 2012 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »

This week’s Dota 2 patch has deployed straight onto the live client bringing more bug fixes, UI tweaks and new hidden goodies. You can view the full changelog here.

Front End Changes

Hero Texture Updates

We’ve another set of hero texture updates, this time for one of the oldest heroes who has been around since the beginning, Pudge.

Pudge’s Updates

This week’s update comes with a new comparison slider feature, simply drag the slider in the middle towards the left/right to make a live comparison of Pudge’s old/new textures.

Comparison Slider


New Textures (His Hair Model Is Currently Missing):

Old Textures:

Hero Models Broken Down

We’ve some more of the existing hero models being broken down in this patch to prepare them for cosmetic items.

Dazzle’s Model

Default Parts:

Dazzles Mohawk

Dazzles Staff

Dazzles Dress

Dazzles Sleeve

Base Model:


Pudge’s Model

A long with his texture update, Pudge’s model has also been broken down.

Default Parts:

Pudge’s Left Hook

Pudge’s Left Arm

Pudge’s Back

Pudge’s Bracer

Pudge’s Cleaver

Pudge’s Hair

Base Model:

Hero Animation Updates

A single animation update in this week’s patch.

Omniknight’s Animations

Omniknight has a new animation for his idle stance when viewing him in the loadout UI:

UI Updates

A couple more UI updates in this week’s patch.

The International

The league pass for The International 2012 has now been setup which includes some new UI buttons for checking the brackets etc:

There’s also a tab on the web browser now that will take you directly to the International website:

Private Lobbies

Private lobbies have been updated again and now include an option for setting the best of 3/5 score:

The load game function has also made a return after being fixed:

Game Stats UI

More updates to the game stats UI have been made, there’s now a “Net Worth” tab which takes the value of non-consumable items in their inventory and their current gold combined:

Your average Nature’s Prophet game.

Back End Changes

Updated Strings

The lore strings for some of the recently added heroes (Nyx, Naga and KotL):

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_nyx_assassin_impale_Lore"              "All zealot scarabs possess intimate knowledge of underground pathways, using them to their advantage."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_nyx_assassin_mana_burn_Lore"            "The tome in Ultimyr describes one scarab with the ability eat away at the mind of lesser beings."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_nyx_assassin_spiked_carapace_Lore"        "While their carapace is relatively thin, it's guarded by a retractable field of razor-sharp spikes."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_nyx_assassin_vendetta_Lore"            "The scarab kills for the glory of his queen."

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_naga_siren_mirror_image_Lore"            "Slithice, while being strong in her own right, is notoriously hard to track down."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_naga_siren_ensnare_Lore"              "The only way to escape the onslaught of a Slithereen is to never oppose one in the first place."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_naga_siren_rip_tide_Lore"              "A torrent from the Deep Ones crushes the defenses of the Siren's enemies."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_naga_siren_song_of_the_siren_Lore"        "Slithice's powerful voice enchants leagues of opponents, while calling her Slithereen kin in a time of need."

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_keeper_of_the_light_illuminate_Lore"        "Ezalor's hidden light reveals itself in marvelous fashion."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_keeper_of_the_light_mana_leak_Lore"        "Ezalor disrupts Primordial harmony, draining magical energy from those with poor constitution."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_keeper_of_the_light_chakra_magic_Lore"      "In the same vein, Ezalor bestows his harmony among others."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_keeper_of_the_light_spirit_form_Lore"        "In a flash of light, Ezalor reveals his true nature."

Strings for the new lobby settings:

    "DOTA_Lobby_Series_Type"    "Series Type"
    "DOTA_No_Series"        "No Series"
    "DOTA_Series_Best_of_3"      "Best of 3"
    "DOTA_Series_Best_of_5"      "Best of 5"

Strings for the new watch buttons for TI2:

    "ti2_sub_sched_label"                    "Browse games by schedule"
    "ti2_sub_sched_desc"                    "Browse all the games by date played.  Go tothese pages to follow The International spoiler-free. n(Then avoid our twitter feed and facebook posts.)"
    "ti2_sub_results_label"                    "Follow games by bracket (spoilers!)"
    "ti2_sub_results_desc"                    "Follow the action as teams work through the Winner and Loser Brackets."

    "ti_winners_bracket_view"  "Winner Bracket"
    "ti_losers_bracket_view"  "Loser Bracket"
    "ti_schedule_view"      "Schedule View"
    "ti_prelim_view"      "Prelims"

Strings for the load game tab:

    "international_tab"                      "INTERNATIONAL"

More workshop error strings:

    "DOTA_ItemTest_Error"        "Import Error"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Error_Unskinned"    "Couldn't find any bones in the wearable that correspond to bones in the hero model. Wearable items must be skinned to the hero's bones to be submitted."

The new game stat dropdown for spectators, “Net Worth”:

    "DOTA_SpectatorDropdown_NetWorth"      "Net Worth"

Strings for the unreleased pennant system:

    "DOTA_PennantUpgrade_Confirm"  "Are you sure you want to upgrade this pennant?"

    "Attrib_FanfareLevel"            "Fanfare: %s1"

New killeater trackers:

    "KillEaterEventType_GamesViewed"        "Games Viewed"
    "KillEaterEventType_Sven_DoubleStuns"      "Multi-Hero Storm Hammers"
    "KillEaterEventType_Sven_WarcryAssists"      "Warcry Assists"
    "KillEaterEventType_Sven_CleaveDoubleKills"    "Multi-Hero Cleave Kills"
    "KillEaterEventType_Sven_TeleportInterrupts"  "Storm Hammer Teleport Interrupts"

Unreleased UI Updates

As well as the International dashboard background video I mentioned in last week’s blog post, we also have a replacement for the red image you see on the dashboard background.

Unreleased Cosmetic Items

As well as the 50 new items that were added into the store from this patch, we also have a number of items that have yet to be released still in the files.

Axe’s Items

Beserker’s Axe:

Brewmaster’s Items

Spiritual Spirits & Mace of the Great Elder:

Vice of the West:

Juggernaut’s Items

Mask of Death:

Lone Druid’s Items

Crescent Sickle of the Druid:

Poor Armor of the Druid:

Shoulders of the Twelfth Day:

Robes of the Dawn:

Lycanthrope’s Items

Shoulder of the Noble:

Morphling’s Items

Crown & Shoulders of the Comet’s Tail:

Ogre Magi’s Items

Golden Walrus Whacker:

Belt of Champions:

Lucky Belt:

Riki’s Items

Sange and Yasha:

Skeleton King’s Items

Spine Sword:

Tidehunter’s Items


Unreleased Custom Couriers

We’ve some more updates to the unreleased couriers as well as a new arrival.

Drodo the Druffin

Some more new animations for the Drodo courier: idle_fishslap and idle_tailwag.

Fish Slap Animation:

Shitty Wizard & Donkey

Followers of my Twitter will recognise this one from the tshirt I linked the other day, in one of the small patches earlier in the week an extra image was bundle into the files, this image was a picture of a tshirt from the Dota team showing the Shitty Wizard riding on a Donkey courier:

In this week’s patch a new courier model has been added, SW_Donkey and this (as seen on the tshirt above) is the Shitty Wizard himself riding on a Donkey courier:

Team Pennants

These are the first references we’ve got for the “Team Pennants”, at a guess these will most likely be linked with the new non hero “Fan Item” slot.

These pennants will be upgradable and might possibly contribute to the “fanfare levels”:

    "DOTA_PennantUpgrade_Confirm"  "Are you sure you want to upgrade this pennant?"

    "Attrib_FanfareLevel"            "Fanfare: %s1"

These are the left over pennants that are in the files from the Internal tournament teams:

Fluffy Bunnies:

Jolly Rogers:

Team 86:

Team 91:

Van Buren Boys:

Updated Sound Files

We’ve some more new voice work for some of the existing heroes and also some new music.

Bloodseeker’s Voice Work

New voice work for Bloodseeker, you can listen to all of his new lines here.


Drow Ranger’s Voice Work

New voice work for Drow Ranger, you can listen to all of her new lines here.


Highlight #2:

Enigma’s Voice Work

New voice work for Enigma, you can listen to all of his new lines here.


Kunkka’s Voice Work

New voice work for Kunkka, you can listen to all of his new lines here.


Highlight #2:


The selection drums from the first International are returning.


Materials Update

We’ve no new materials for the unreleased heroes in this week’s patch.

Particles Update

We’ve no new particles for the unreleased heroes in this week’s patch.

Predictions For The Next Hero

Will return after The International 2012.

  • Cymen

    Just watched the Stream. Gonna read this NOW! 😀

  • Cymen


  • Druid


  • Strangestate

    Typo on “net worth” area of the post. You wrote “net work”



    • 35

      New heroes will be released only after International. And Techies still
      don’t have neither textures nor particles. So I think you will wait at
      least month

    • omfg


  • Esteban Navarro

    dat drums ♥

  • Vu Viet Anh

    Dat Shadow Priest’s ass

  • Philipp Mordashev

    I wish Pudge’s hair model IS missing, I cant imagine him without his lovely haircut, it makes him complete.

    • 35

      I bet you haven’t played Warcraft DotA.

      • Brotagonist

        I have, and the hair DOES complete him. Along with the accent, it adds a lot of personality to him. WCDota’s Pudge was just a generic abomination with zero personality, Dota 2’s Pudge is superior in every way. Atleast until they took away his hair.

        • GigaCake

          Agreed 99%.

  • funk[Y]

    Herka derka

  • RTS Dealer

    Brewmaster items? My belly is ready!!!

  • Daewa

    What is this “best of 3/5 score” about? I don’t understand this setting.

    • Andrew Punk

      It’s when you play 5 matches in a row to find out who is the best of 5. (or 3)

      • Daewa

        Oh, i get it, thx

    • shibomi

      best of 3 or 5

  • Alexander Vilchez Rojas

    DRUMS!!! love them


    Man, going through the voice work really made my day and put a giant smile on my face.

    Something that was needed after that horrendous Alpine Ursa set being put into the game..


    WUT? alpine ursa is AWESOME.

  • N o D

    When i heard that drum sounds, i remember an African man playing a bongos and making an African face.

  • Wesley

    some animated heroes are getting more violent and dark in dota2 i’m not like it

  • random

    Just want to ask when will you give the giveaway :<

  • Nasser_S

    aaah, its really boring, i mean those patches with no heroes. can’t wait for the international ends :p

    • vaan13

      cyborgmatt doesnt mention it but on dota2wiki troll warlord has appeared on the list

  • Irrelevante

    “The selection drums from the first International are returning.”

  • yeabuddy

    they need to have the drums playing at TI2

  • d1.psy

    So… Who won?

  • ZeyaD Sarairah

    hmmmmmmmm where is the COURIER WINNER UPDATE ? 😛

  • Neru

    Okay so….why the FUCK does Drow has an AGHANIMS SCEPTER voice over!?!?!?
    Theories anyone??

    • Norroar

      They have given all heroes a line for having Aghanims, so that they do not have to bother with it another time, in case they want to add effects for certain heroes. Fairly sure they intend to add more Agh effects, and probably ones that alter skills to a new mechanic, making Agh a viable but situational item on most heroes.

      • Liam Donald

        Pudge also has a line for Blink Dagger. :)

    • Geo Margoff

      Maybe the line is along the lines of “WTF YOU BUY THIS FOR NOOB?”

    • Pedro Henrique Medeiros

      They will add lines for all itens I guess.

  • Managor

    Fish and crits? Yes I remember that line!

  • futus

    who cares about meepo anyway?

    • Kenen Kenen Hedalen

      You mean “the most awesome hero in the game”?? Yes, I care about him.

      • Sazyar

        Thats not the way you spell “Jah’rakal” 😛

  • marcisbored

    Sudden revelation that Meepo is DEFINITELY the next hero to be released lol, the latest patch is titled “Fancy Geomancy!” = Meepo the Geomancer

  • cRUNcher

    while spectating there is now a checkbox in the dashboard top right if you want to receive spectators chat or not
    you didn’t put that into your analysis Cyborgmatt, it’s a good add on imo :)

  • Skeith

    I like the lore Enigma’s lines added.

  • Gunnar Riedlinger

    Oh god do I want dazzles undergarments!

  • xiongahboi

    the pudge new look make he more close to real butcher., but i just like tat hair :(

  • Major Bob

    I dont think u actually got keys or wardogs ! 😀

  • Darkywa

    The selection drums from the first International are returning. *__________*

  • Pedro Henrique Medeiros

    One of the Enigma’s new lines:
    “Flame and gravity make a star, Phoenix.”
    Just made my day. Embrace yourselves, Icarus, The Phoenix is coming.

  • Techno46

    Oh, man, I am so glad they return the first tourney drums. I hope they will be in the game.