Dota 2 30th January Patch – Content Analysis

January 31st, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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This week’s Dota 2 patch has arrived bringing is an update on the back end VPK file structure resulting in faster, better, stronger Dota 2. Along with a number of other bits and bats. You can view the full changelog here.

When I have my Manta Style, you have my permission to die.

Front End Changes *

Hero Animation Updates *

We have some minor hero animation updates in this week’s patch.

Troll Warlord’s Animations *

Troll Warlord now has a set of “fast” animations for both his melee and ranged stance, which should improve his animation quality when he hits the attack speed cap.

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Vengeful Spirits Animations *

Vengeful Spirit has seen some minor animation work with an addition of a spawn animation.

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Hero Portrait Updates *

Some minor tweaks to Troll Warlord’s portraits.

Troll Warlord’s Portrait *

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New Portrait

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Old Portrait

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UI Updates *

We have some updates to the Team UI in this week’s patch.

Team UI *

In preparation for the unreleased Team matchmaking system, the team profiles now show a string for the team’s rank.

    "team_profile_rank"        "Current Rank: %s1"
    "team_profile_rank_probation"  "Determining Rank, %s1 more games needed"
									

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The team search UI was also updated with an option to search through the empty teams (defaulted off).

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New Cosmetic Store Items *

We have some new cosmetic items sets and a new courier in this week’s patch.

Couriers *

Cluckles the Brave

“Many critters can be trained to ferry tools into battle.  Few will do so while wearing a jetpack!”

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Model Viewer Shots

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Particle Effects

Death particle effect for the standard courier variant.

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Jetpack flames for the flying version.

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Death particles for the flying version, burnt chicken edition.

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Anti-Mage’s Items *

The Gifts of Yoskreth Set

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Backpack Images

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Model Viewer Shots

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Chen’s Items *

Arms of the Penitent Nomad Set

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Backpack Images

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Model Viewer Shots

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Enchantress` Items *

Blessings of the Wildwing Set

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Backpack Images

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Model Viewer Shots

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Windrunner’s Items *

Wings of the Gilded Falcon Set

“Quick as wings, light as feathers, golden as the sun; the wings of the guilded Falcon set is a tribute to a rare and deadly predator.”

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Backpack Images

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Model Viewer Shots

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Other Changes *

The “Wildkin” camp units have been renamed to “Wildwings”.

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Back End Changes *

Updated Strings *

The strings for the upcoming tutorial system continue to roll in.

    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_StashBuyRing"    "While we're at it, a little more armor would be good so why not buy a <font color='#EE0000'><b>Ring of Protection</b></font>. Armor reduces damage from enemy's attacks."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelSmoke"    "Hey Sniper, there's some smoke to the northeast.  Let's check it out!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelBridgeOut"  "Spotted Tidehunter!  He must have taken out the bridge!nnDoesn't look like he's noticed us.  Let's stick to the plan."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelGraveyard"  "Looks creepy in there."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_PullBegin"    "There's more nearby.nnTry shooting them to get their attention and <font color='#EE0000'><b>pull</b></font> them towards your creeps by running back here.  Your creeps can help take them out!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_RewardFree"    "We're free!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_Reward"      "Thanks Sniper!  They didn't take our gold, no doubt more concerned with lunch.  Here you go.  Take it as your reward."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierBuyItem"  "With all that gold it might be a good idea to buy up some items.  Let's upgrade them!nnOpen the shop and purchase <font color='#EE0000'><b>Gloves of Haste</b></font> and a <font color='#EE0000'><b>Belt of Strength</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierRetrieve"  "Remember our courier?  We can use him to grab the items from the stash and bring them to us here.  That way we don't need to return to base every time we buy something!nnClick the <font color='#EE0000'><b>Deliver Items</b></font> button in the bottom right to continue."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierTravel"  "The courier has grabbed your items and has departed.  You can check on the status of the courier by looking at the mini map and see where he's at."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_BootsUpgraded"  "Nice!  Notice the items you purchased have automatically combined to create Power Treads.  These too are an active item.  You can toggle which stats they boost by activing them.  Try it now."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelExperience"  "Notice the boots changing the attribute they boost as you toggle their state.nnTime to find more creeps so we can learn Assassinate.  Don't want to lose our chance to surprise Tidehunter!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelUlt"      "Nicely done!  Level up and learn <font color='#EE0000'><b>Assassinate</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_KillTide"      "Tidehunter may still be lurking around.  Head to where we last spotted him, perhaps we can get a good shot off and finish him off!"

									

Poor Tidehunter.

    "DOTA_Quest_Assassinate"      "Assassinate Tidehunter"
									

Abaddon is now listed as an in game unit. :)

    "npc_dota_hero_abaddon"        "Abaddon"
									

Abaddon’s ability strings.

    //ABADDON
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_death_coil"          "Death Coil"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_death_coil_Description"    "Abaddon releases a coil of death that can damage an enemy unit or heal a friendly unit at the cost of some of Abaddon's health."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_death_coil_Lore"        ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_death_coil_target_damage"    "DAMAGE/HEAL:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_death_coil_self_damage"    "SELF DAMAGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_aphotic_shield"        "Aphotic Shield"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_aphotic_shield_Description"  "Summons dark energies around an ally unit, creating a shield that absorbs a set amount of damage before expiring. When the shield is destroyed it will burst and deal damage equal to the amount it absorbed to an area around it. Removes certain types of negative buffs and stuns on cast."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_aphotic_shield_Lore"      ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_aphotic_shield_duration"    "DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_aphotic_shield_damage_absorb"  "MAX DAMAGE ABSORBED:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_aphotic_shield_radius"    "BURST RADIUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne"          "Frost Sword"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_Description"    "Abaddon strikes an enemy with chilling power on each attack, causing all units who attack the slowed enemy to gain increased movement speed, along with faster attack speed, for a limited time."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_Lore"        ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_debuff_duration"  "DEBUFF DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_buff_duration"  "BUFF DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_slow_pct"      "%MOVEMENT SLOW:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_attack_speed"    "ATTACK SPEED BONUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_frostmourne_move_speed_pct"  "%MOVE SPEED BONUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_borrowed_time"        "Borrowed Time"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_borrowed_time_Description"  "When activated, most negative buffs will be removed and any damage you take will heal instead of damaging you. If the ability is not in cooldown, it will passively activate when your hitpoints drop below a certain threshold.nnUpgradable by Aghanim's Scepter."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_borrowed_time_Lore"      ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_borrowed_time_hp_threshold"  "HP THRESHOLD:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_borrowed_time_duration"    "DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_borrowed_time_duration_scepter"    "SCEPTER DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_abaddon_borrowed_time_aghanim_description"  "Increases duration."
									

Abaddon’s tooltip modifiers.

    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_borrowed_time"          "Borrowed Time"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_borrowed_time_Description"    "All damage taken by Abaddon heals him instead."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_aphotic_shield"          "Aphotic Shield"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_aphotic_shield_Description"    "Absorbing damage; upon absorbing the max damage, explodes and deals damage in an area."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_frostmourne_debuff"        "Frost Sword"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_frostmourne_debuff_Description"  "Slowed by %dMODIFIER_PROPERTY_MOVESPEED_BONUS_PERCENTAGE%%%.  All attacking units gain bonus attack and movement speed."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_frostmourne_buff"        "Frost Sword"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_abaddon_frostmourne_buff_Description"  "Gaining %dMODIFIER_PROPERTY_MOVESPEED_BONUS_PERCENTAGE%%% movement speed, and %MODIFIER_PROPERTY_ATTACKSPEED_BONUS_CONSTANT% attack speed."
									

Strings for the upcoming team ranking system.

    "team_profile_rank"        "Current Rank: %s1"
    "team_profile_rank_probation"  "Determining Rank, %s1 more games needed"
									

More string updates for the unreleased in game guide system.

    "DOTA_UI_default_build_description"  "This build contains basic item recommendations for %s1."

    "DOTA_UI_scratch_build_for"      "%s (Scratch)"
    "DOTA_UI_scratch_build_description"  "This is a draft build from your Steam Cloud."
    "DOTA_UI_no_skills_in_build"    "This build does not contain skill recommendations."
    "DOTA_UI_guide_header_draft"  "YOUR %s1 DRAFT BUILDS"
    "DOTA_UI_guide_header_subs"    "YOUR PINNED %s1 BUILDS"
    "DOTA_UI_guide_header_top"    "RECOMMENDED %s1 BUILDS"  
    "DOTA_UI_build_rating"    "Rating:"
    "DOTA_UI_guide_panel_description"  "Description"
    "DOTA_UI_guide_panel_skills"    "Skills"
    "DOTA_UI_guide_panel_items"    "Items"
    "DOTA_UI_check_out_builds"    "Try out a Hero Build"

    "DOTA_UI_check_out_builds_desc"  "Hero Builds recommend items and skills for your chosen hero."
									

Strings for the updated performance bar system (which now goes up to 10).

    "dota_pb_title"                        "PERFORMANCE"
    "dota_pb_description"                    "Your performance bar shows how well you've played each hero relative to your other heroes."
    "pb_area_0"                          "1"
    "pb_area_1"                          "2"
    "pb_area_2"                          "3"
    "pb_area_3"                          "4"
    "pb_area_4"                          "5"
    "pb_area_5"                          "6"
    "pb_area_6"                          "7"
    "pb_area_7"                          "8"
    "pb_area_8"                          "9"
    "pb_area_9"                          "10"
    "pb_desc"                          "Four games are needed to establish a performance rating.  Your ratings will become more accurate the more you play."
									

Strings for the unreleased team matchmaking system, gathering team options etc.

    "DOTA_InvitedToPartyForTeam"                  "%s1 has invited you to a party for a team match."

    "DOTA_InvitedToPartyHeader"                    "Party Invitation"
    "DOTA_InvitedToPartyForTeamHeader"                "Team Matchmaking Invitation"

    "DOTA_TeamMatchmake_InviteGatherTeamDisc"            "Press the “GATHER TEAM” button below to invite your team members to queue up in a Team Matchmaking game."
    "DOTA_TeamMatchmake_InviteGatherTeam_NoTeam"          "Team Matchmaking"
    "DOTA_TeamMatchmake_InviteGatherTeamDisc_NoTeam"        "When you're part of a complete team, you can use this page to play Team Matchmaking games.  You can create a team in the “COMMUNITY” tab under the MY TEAM area."
    "DOTA_TeamMatchmake_InviteGatherTeam_InvalidTeam"        "Team Matchmaking"
    "DOTA_TeamMatchmake_InviteGatherTeamDisc_InvalidTeam"      "When you're part of a complete team, you can use this page to play Team Matchmaking games."
									

Unreleased UI Updates *

More updates to the unreleased in game guide UI.

In Game Guide UI *

The unreleased in game guide system will now alert players the first time they jump into the game, suggesting that they try out a hero build.

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Elder Titan *

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A wild texture has appeared in the files, currently it’s under the “root\materials\models\heroes\elder_titan” folder, although that doesn’t confirm that he is a hero as the shopkeeper etc also reside in the same folder.

It's actually Techies textures

New Treasure Chests *

We have a number of new treasure chests in this week’s patch.

The three hero chests also have a chance of unboxing either a Radiant or Dire HUD skin.

Kunkka’s Treasure Chest *

Treasure of the Restless Seas

Loot List

Strange versions of the following items:

  • Pride of the Crew
  • Royal Admiral’s Bicorne
  • Grand Curls of the Admirable Admiral
  • Sword of the Admirable Admiral
  • Sword of the Seventy-Seven Seas
  • Raw Hide
  • Wheel of Fortitude
  • Excavator’s Decorated Treasure
  • Hammer Time
Omniknight’s Treasure Chest *

Treasure of the Omniscient

Loot List

Strange versions of the following items:

  • Omniscient’s Maul
  • Hammer of Light Inexorable
  • Helm of the Radiant Crusader
  • Warhammer of Renewed Faith
  • Ornate Mantle of Renewed Faith
  • Hammer of Enlightenment
  • Hammer of Holy Words
  • Cape of Thunderwrath’s Calling
Morphling’s Treasure Chest *

Treasure of Tidal Power

Loot List

Strange versions of the following items:

  • Birot’s Crests of Dignity
  • Direstone Pauldrons
  • Direstone Crown
  • Shoulders of the Comet’s Tail
  • Crown of Polymorphia
  • Birot’s Helm of Dignity
  • Crown of the Comet’s Tail
Treasure of the Forbidden Lotus *

“A strange and fragrant chest. The lock is of an unknown design and the contents are currently a mystery.”

Loot List

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Unreleased HUD Skins *

The HUD Skins now have backpack images and will most likely be arriving in the store sometime in the near future.

Dire HUD

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Radiant HUD

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Diretide HUD

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Frostivus HUD

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Unreleased Custom Wards *

With cosmetic ward submissions added to the Dota 2 workshop we are now starting to see some more custom cosmetic wards.

Warlock’s Ward *

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Particle Effects

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Workshop Image

Unreleased Cosmetic Items *

We have a number of unreleased cosmetic items in this week’s patch.

Please remember there is no guarantee that these items will make it into the game.

Broodmother’s Items *

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Crystal Maiden’s Items *

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Dazzle’s Items *

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Enchantress` Items *

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Faceless Void’s Items *

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Lone Druid’s Items *

Hood

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Set 01

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Set 02

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Naga Siren’s Items *

Set 01

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Set 02

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Outworld Devourer’s Items *

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Phantom Lancer’s Items *

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Pudge’s Items *

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Queen of Pain’s Items *

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Silencer’s Items *

This set is currently in Dragon Knight’s Silencer’s  old colours.

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Purple version mock up.

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Sand King’s Items *

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Slardar’s Items *

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Templar Assassin’s Items *

Set 01

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Headband

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Tidehunter’s Items *

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Materials Update *

Tusk’s Materials *

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tusk_cowl_color tusk_hat_color

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Particles Update *

Tusk’s Particles *

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Predictions For The Next Hero *

Soon™

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  • h0use

    Ty! :)

  • Zachary White

    WALRUS! SKINS! AND KAPPA!

  • http://twitter.com/StanTheOneSage Stan

    But TECHIES!??

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      dunno if you still don’t know a thing about heroes getting released.

      you should check out first the unreleased heroes page before you ask for Techies or Abaddon.

      • TheVanarch

        He was joking…

      • will

        get trolled

  • hydr4t3d

    awesome job! :D

  • I_expolde

    Kappa

  • rick

    DAT PUDGE

    • Rookie2171

      DAT CM!

    • Lieec

      Bad that these pudge set doesnt fit game at all. It’s more looks like LoL skins.

      • Sinsane

        To bad that its player choice and i bet a lot of ppl will buy it. So fuck LoL and enjoy dota

      • Gray

        Pudge was a butcher who roamed an endless battlefield cutting up corpses. He could literally wear anything without it being wrong or he could have no items because “Why would he wear that”

      • pigmeu

        “I DUN LIEK EET SO IT’S FROM LOL”

        what are you, a twelve year old?

      • ANNONNY

        Yeah, we’re getting into gag crap now which just makes the earlier statements about not turning it into a bunch of joke stuff seem..

      • Nemerian

        “Bad that these pudge set doesnt fit game at all. It’s more looks like LoL skins.”

        because valve is known to be super serious with it’s in-game items.
        brb bottle of urine.

  • Dumb

    Awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.greene.315 Aaron Greene

    Tuskarr plz

  • Hoffer

    Done doing sit ups yet?

  • BoPuNk

    Nice1 matt!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Duo Ranger

    Ladies and Gentleman, FAILBADDON THE ARMLESS or Abbadon the Harmless Fallure is the next hero, so clap your hands if you Believe!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPnoryQa2LE

  • Razb

    Kappa Thank You

  • Darknessx

    O: Nice updates… Dat Pudge…

  • big G

    FIRST

  • Techies

    WHERE AM I?

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      inside the heads of Valve employees

  • http://twitter.com/Tr4M4Tiz3D Ben Shilton

    once again another great post

  • Vitiositas

    Pretty sure that slardar weapon has been in the game for a few months now? Correct me if im wrong

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      are you talking about the Trident of the Sea something?

  • mi love tresdin , hes mi breda

    how about tresdin ? any news ? :(

  • Mrleblanc101

    Omg those cosmetic item are so AMAZING ! Especialy sand king, pudge, outworld devourer, enchantress and crystal mayden… maybe broodmother too :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      what?!
      you actually thought SK’s set is amazing?!
      zzzzz.
      dunno if you’re just saying that because its the first items for SK thats going to be available.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Jwells35 Josh Wells

        actually i liked it too

      • Emma De Bruin

        zzzz there is nothing wrong with the set, you probably one of those people that just needs to complain about everything zzzzz

  • frankster

    Blooper or not:
    enchantress has a naughty toothache;
    faceless void grew out a ginormous dick.

  • HappyPugna

    Elder Titan = Tauren Chieftain.

    • Skab

      Except we already know his name is Tribal Chieftain, so no. Elder Titan is most likely tutorial related, like Matt said.

      • Slackyjr

        Maybe he’s abaddon

        • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Duo Ranger

          he has Arms, so isn’t abaddon

        • Col

          If it was Abaddon, then they would’ve named the tooltip strings for his skills similairly.

          • will

            Also, Abaddon will be called Abaddon, since this is not a Blizzard trademark name, but is in fact stolen from an old myth.

          • Extort Quack Wax

            I like the fact that you called the book of revelations an old myth.
            Also, I think it’s just a custom hero for the tutorial map.

          • lau

            NO old myth! it’s stolen from biblie!

          • koko

            which, by any definition, is an old myth

      • Anonymous

        Or it’s the Jungle Stalker camp, just renamed.

      • Loddy

        Yeah, ’cause hero names are clearly set in stone. Right Obsidian Decimator?

        • http://twitter.com/dakotaUA Jack Crowns

          I’m going to ignore your cunty attitude and simply point out that, while names are not in stone, they’ve maintained letters so that the hero acronyms remain the same, e.g., Tribal Chieftain still can still be referred to as TC.

          • Dop3Fish

            I’m going to ignore your cunty attitude and simply point out that ET is a much better acronym.

          • Qwe

            I’m going to ignore your cunty attitude and simply point out that even if it’s better it’s not what he’s been known for all these years.

          • Loddy

            AAAAAAAND turns out you were wrong. But your ignoring of supposedly cunty attitudes is still superb.

      • http://www.facebook.com/1161D Kensuke Kataomoi

        Well, he has horns. Looks TC enough for me.

    • Ingwar

      May be pit lord?

    • Krad

      Now wait for Younger Titan

    • ZounceX

      ITS TECHIES OMG HOVER MOUSE OVER…..

      • nikos

        Thank’s for pointing it out, I didn’t see it :O
        Even though I think Matt is trolling us…There would be three heads if they’re mayde like the old techies and like the concept art…
        MATT YOU”RE THE MAN!

        • nikos

          made* Oh god what was that? my eyes hurt…

    • Aiacos

      Or his Ancestral Spirit’s model…

    • pf

      Elder Titan=Kratos

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000965148872 ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

        we want kratos in dota 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hansen

      Could also be the ancient camp.

  • Nanamin

    I want a GLaDOS announcer, plz volvo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      wait, how can a car brand get involved in GladOS and Dota 2?

    • yodawg

      I would literally sacrifice a child for this to happen. VALVE. please.

      • http://www.facebook.com/douglaz.machado Douglaz Machado

        omg GladOS would be epic announcer *.* thats an awesome idea.

  • Demen

    ELDER TITAN = TECHIES

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

    well that confirms it, Tusk first before Bristlebog.

  • wittyjoke

    Did Tide went to Red Lobster?

  • Voker

    the fuck is that SK set… it looks horrible (at least in the pictures)

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      i already saw it animated, still looks awful.
      some of the sets are a bit off

    • CrazedPorcupine

      I kinda like that sandking set, then again, It might just me being excited that one is finally possibly being added rather than me actually liking it…

    • Daniel Craig

      Are you fkng insane I love the SK set, stop bitching and go play the damn game

    • pigmeu

      well, maybe you don’t know this but…
      you don’t need to use it if you don’t like it

  • Asif

    the siren skin looks awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.tripp.5 Jon Tripp

    Elder Titan = Tauren Chieftain?

    • http://www.facebook.com/Kosh.Castillo Jose Luis Castillo

      yes, i think is tauren, you can see the face and 1 horn,and this name Elder Titan, makes me think on tauren chieftain, the other posible hero would be Pit Lord, but nah , sounds more like TC

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

    LMAO that Tusk prediction picture

  • Divinebacon

    PINGUUUU

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

    Great update! That Pudge set looks wicked. Thanks Matt!

  • boink

    AM set is awful…

    • Dominique

      You aweful and you should feel bad

  • Ryan

    Naga Siren Set 01.

    That is all.

  • Tung Do

    Oh well, here go my money -.- Don’t really want to spend it but those sets are frking awesome ..

  • dima

    eldar titan is gonna be a super creep, infa1488%

  • goobacks

    pudge set looks pretty cool. wish we’d see abaddon soon though

  • http://twitter.com/rtsdealer RTS Dealer

    Chicken courier = oh the nostalgia!

  • Matt

    The quality of cosmetic items is getting so much better…hated them at first but some of them look as good if not better than the heroes vanilla look. Good on whoever is making them! :D

  • Otavio

    My best bet is that it’s legion commander.

  • Wakaka

    Pudge is now a scarecrow?

    • pigmeu

      everytime someone complains about artstyle, a kitten dies

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=758750393 Justin Lee

    mirana cosmetic items didn’t make it…

  • Crow

    Its tuskar people. Tusk partical??? >.<

  • http://www.facebook.com/cordell.brathwaite Cordell Brathwaite

    Bad ass sets dammmnnn

  • http://twitter.com/diggtrap Peiul

    I MUST. NOT. SELL. MY ORGANS. TO BUY. COSMETICS. UGH. THIS IS. CRUEL.

  • megafilipe

    how the fuck does that pudge gets in the test client, it was so hated when it got shown at the design contest

  • Enitsuj

    Pudge items O.o

  • wshqjc

    I suggest the content of items update should be collected to another article,I think most of players are willing to see them in store, but not here in the update log.

  • TROLOLO

    DAT ENCHANTRESS DERP FACE

  • Damm

    Elder Titan looks like William Wallace

  • Husky-

    All of Anuxi’s working finally getting released in game. Excellent quality.

  • nes_one

    Elder Titan = Legion Comander???

  • Random random

    2GB update…

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.greene.315 Aaron Greene

    Good job matt!

  • JLIVE

    TECHIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEES!! SO HAPPY and its my birthday lol!!! great news man!

  • roager

    Elder titan is techies

  • MwazZ

    Thanks for the updates!

  • http://www.facebook.com/muhammad.rasel.71 Muhammad Rasel

    Who gives a damn fuck! Elder Titan = I want TECHIES!

  • MiNerLinG

    OMG, I love techies! Great news!

  • Strengiligence

    I found the Pudge’s set disturbing… He’s a Butcher, not Jeeper’s Creeper.

  • Omni

    My favourite part of every Cyborgmatt post is looking at the .gifs at the bottom =)

  • http://twitter.com/dedmau5 dedmau5

    who the frack cares about techies? Techies is only for troll-games.
    Abaddon is worth far more!

  • AntoxaGray

    I’ve seen they added HUD skins to new treasure crates, but yet to see anymone unlock it.

    • Luc

      can you post a screenshot; don’t know what you are talking about ;)

  • Jojo

    dude these new hats look fugly.

  • Xermaran

    Where’s the Templar Assassin set by Plant? Shadow of the Thief Scholar is far better than any TA sets out there right now

  • Strengiligence

    What’s with the custom HUDS saying will be in store soon. Isn’t it just free and default on whichever team you are in during a game? I honestly liked the Dire HUD, it’s too awesome to look at but Valve is making too much profit from this unneccessary little things.

  • Patryk Najchrowski

    new silencer’s hat looks like penis

    and real tusk are http://prawica.net/files/images/premier_Tusk.jpg

  • adadadadad

    I swear if you go to do Techies last…
    “B-BUT TECHIES IS A NOOB HERO ;_;”

  •  

    gj Cyborgmatt, thx u

  • blackdemon5

    some of the new sets are very cool (broodmother [who isnt afraid of metal spiders 0.o]) but most are very trashy and complicated

  • mohamadezio

    2gB download :O shit just this update :?

  • gaidenz

    I can’t take Tidehunter seriously anymore cos of that damn prawn :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/paranoidfredy Fredy Quintero

    Great tuskar !

  • unlikely but meh

    Am I the only one who thinks the elder titan could be Terrorblade ‘Soul Keeper’?

  • Richochey

    Kappa/ > DansGame/

  • Panda

    I m looking for TB !

  • butts

    Fairly sure Valve is keeping acronyms intact (OD, NA, etc.) so Elder Titan can’t be TC.

  • asdasd

    fuck your mother cyborgmatt

  • Ronie

    How open lotus chest?

  • tano

    truskar :D

  • tsgsgs

    TUSKAR the next hero

  • http://www.facebook.com/snick.meister.5 Snick Meister

    If there is a hero who can be called as elder titan in DOTA 2 .. It has to be Abaddon ~

    Abaddon is now listed as an in game unit.

    • genghis khan

      die in car crash please! and if valve changes the name of ABADDON then i f them and they may die in car crashes too! f off!

  • Jayo

    The BEST SETS are:
    CM, PL & SLARDAR
    +1 to warlock’s ward

    The rest suck B@LLZ

  • amir abdelkader

    Best SETS:
    CM, PL & SLARDAR
    +1 for warlock’s ward.

    The rest SUCK B@LLZ

  • Socbob

    That pudge looks like scarecrow from Batman

  • Inacio

    Please do not let that horrid SK set get in. Someone. Please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

    now i remember.
    some of the unreleased sets on this page are from the Polycount contest last year.

  • Minotaurone

    When they add Bristlebog ???? I want ham Hero !!! When ?? they work at it before Medusa !!

  • lLegion

    maybe that elder titan could be a new event for dota, like diretide and frostivus i guess…

  • VII.

    ABADDON

  • Dr.Fuck

    A
    AB
    ABADDON!!!!!!!!

  • Wall

    Some item sets start to look like from these special kind of games. Windrunner, Naga, Lancer, Slardar( that weapon is overkill o.O), new Warlock and Necrolyte items for example. Thats what you get when u let people choose. Demand & Supply. Money!! Yaay!! Uglier dota ( IMO ). Boo. But more Money!! Yaay!!
    Starting to appreciate the work of the artists behind the default models even more. And thanks CyborgMatt.

  • http://dota2casts.com/ Kael

    I think this is a malitious cheat :D We are the victims of some conspiracy. This clever Cyborgmatt guy set an ALT for the image that says: It’s actually Techies textures. So whats the story?

    Check my post about the topic here:
    http://dota2casts.com/30th-january-patch-who-is-the-elder-titan/

  • http://www.facebook.com/kojuni.halliwell Kojuni Halliwell

    I call the Elder Titan will be Pit Lord it’s so obvious!!!