Dota 2 20th March Patch – Content Analysis

March 21st, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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This week’s Dota 2 patch has arrived bringing another big batch of bug fixes, visual updates and updates to the unreleased heroes. You can view the full changelog here.

Look into the Snowl's eyes and prepare to empty your wallet.

Front End Changes

Hero Animation Updates

Some minor test animation work done of Nature’s Prophet this week’s patch.

Nature’s Prophet’s Animations

Nature’s Prophet has a new animation referred to as “upper_body_taunt_test”, suggesting that work may have resumed on the in game taunts.

Do you even lift?

New Ingame Item Models

We have some more new models for the the ingame items and an update to the dust of appearance’s model.

Dust of Appearance’s Model

Dota2_Item_DustAppearance

Quelling Blade’s Model

Dota2_Item_Quelling

Stout Shield’s Model

Dota2_Item_Stout

Tango’s Model

Dota2_Item_Tango

Visual Updates

We have a couple of big visual updates in this week’s patch.

Dagon Visual Update

The visual effect for the Dagon now scales depending on what level your Dagon is at.

Eat your heart out Harry Potter. Thanks wykrhm.

Drow Ranger’s Visual Update

Marksmanship is active:

Dota2_Drow_MarksOn

Marksmanship has been affected by the nearby enemy hero:

Dota2_Drow_MarksOff

Lockjaw Courier

The Lockjaw courier has been updated with new texture work.

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New Texture

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Old Texture

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Back End Changes

Updated Strings

More updates to the second tutorial map’s strings.

    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_MapIntro"      "Here's a map with the tower location!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelUp"      "Low health?  Your ultimate ability, <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Assassinate</b></font>, is perfect!nnHeroes may learn their <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>ultimate</b></font> ability at level six.  With Tidehunter low on health you could finish him off with a single shot.  We'll need more experience though.nnLead the way northeast."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelOverHere"  "Over here, I've got an eye on Tidehunter."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelBridgeOut"  "The bridge is out but that's ok, we're not level six yet.nnAppears he's a little preoccupied.  Let's stick to the plan and get some more experience."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_PullBegin"    "Spotted some here.nnTry shooting them <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>once</b></font> to get their attention and <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>pull</b></font> them towards your creeps by running back here.  Allow your creeps to help take them out!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_KillTide"      "Hopefully Tidehunter is still lurking about.  Head to where we last spotted him perhaps we can still get the jump on him!nnLet's go!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_KillTideHow"    "Took the long route?nnTime to get to work.  Use <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Assassinate</b></font> by pressing <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>%dota_ability_execute 3%</b></font> and then click on <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Tidehunter</b></font> across the bridge."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_KillTideComplete"  "Boom!  Nicely done, he won't be bothering us for a while."
									

The team disband confirm message has been updated to point out that if you disable a team you won’t be able to reuse that name, the disbanded team will be archived.

    "DOTA_TeamDisband_Confirmation_Message"              "Do you wish to disband %s1? You will not be able to undo this action or remake this team,"

									

The workshop submission panel now has support for supplying marketing images along with the rest of the submission files.

    "DOTA_Workshop_File_Marketing"    "Marketing Images (.psd files)"

    "DOTA_ItemTest_Marketing_Title"    "MARKETING"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Marketing_Desc"    "A .PSD file containing a selection of marketing images to use when promoting your submission. Click the Marketing Help link to see the requirements, and suggested format, of your .PSD file."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Marketing_Help"    "Marketing Help"
									

More updates to the Dota 2 workshop tool.

    "DOTA_ItemTest_Attachment_AttackPoint2"    "Offhand Attack Point Bone name"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Attachment_AttackPoint2_Desc"  "When an OFFHAND ATTACK animation is used instead of the base ATTACK, this attack point will be used to spawn hit effects & projectiles."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Attachment_Mouth"      "Mouth Bone name"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Attachment_Mouth_Desc"    "Specifies where on the model to place particle effects intended for the mouth of the unit."

    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_Attack_Desc"  "Attack animations must match the timing of the unit's default animations. The attack animation for this unit must be %s2 seconds long, and the attack point occurs at %s1 seconds into it."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_AttackB"  "ALTERNATE ATTACK (optional)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_AttackB_Desc"  "An alternate attack animation to randomly play instead of the ATTACK animation. Must have the same length & timing as the ATTACK animation."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_Attack2"  "OFFHAND ATTACK (optional)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_Attack2_Desc" "An alternate attack animation to randomly play instead of the ATTACK animation. Hit effects / projectiles will spawn from the OFFHAND ATTACK POINT attachment instead of the base ATTACK POINT. Must have the same length & timing as the ATTACK animation."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_Attack2B"  "OFFHAND ALTERNATE ATTACK (optional)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_Attack2B_Desc" "An alternate attack animation to randomly play instead of the ATTACK animation. Hit effects / projectiles will spawn from the OFFHAND ATTACK POINT attachment instead of the base ATTACK POINT. Must have the same length & timing as the ATTACK animation."

    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_RunInjured" "INJURED RUN (optional)"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_RunOutOfRange" "OUT-OF-RANGE RUN"
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_IdleOutOfRange" "OUT-OF-RANGE IDLE"
									

The workshop tool also supports submitting replacements for Bestmaster’s Boar and Hawk plus has support for Lone Druid’s Spirit Bear.

    "DOTA_Import_Boar"          "Boar"
    "DOTA_Import_Boar_Desc"        "Boars require a single model."
    "DOTA_Import_Hawk"          "Hawk"
    "DOTA_Import_Hawk_Desc"        "Hawks require a single model."
    "DOTA_Import_Bear"          "Spirit Bear"
    "DOTA_Import_Bear_Desc"        "Spirit Bears require a single model."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_RunOutOfRange_Desc_SB" "This run animation will be used whenever the Spirit Bear is too far from the player to be able to attack."
    "DOTA_ItemTest_Animation_IdleOutOfRange_Desc_SB" "This idle animation will be used whenever the Spirit Bear is too far from the player to be able to attack."
									

Some new store based strings, suggesting that a rework of the store UI may be in the pipeline.

    "StoreCheckout_NoItems"      "Your shopping cart is empty!"
    "StoreCheckout_TooManyItems"  "You have too many items in your shopping cart!"
    "StoreCheckout_Loading"      "Checking out..."
    "StoreCheckout_Unavailable"    "Checkout unavailable at this time."
    "StoreCheckout_Canceling"    "Canceling..."

    "StoreUpdate_Loading"        "Loading the Store..."
    "StoreUpdate_NoGCResponse"      "The Store is currently closed."
    "StoreUpdate_NewPriceSheetLoaded"  "The product list has been updated to the latest version."
    "StoreUpdate_ContactSupport"    "Please contact customer support to have your Steam wallet configured."
    "StoreUpdate_OverlayRequired"    "You must enable the Steam Community in-game and restart the game to use the Store."
    "StoreUpdate_SteamRequired"      "A connection to Steam is required to use the Store."

    "StoreCheckout_Fail"        "The In-game Store is currently closed."
    "StoreCheckout_InvalidParam"    "A programmer messed up! An invalid parameter was passed to the game coordinator. Try the purchase again."
    "StoreCheckout_InternalError"    "There seems to have been an error initializing or updating your transaction. Please wait a minute and try again or contact support for assistance."
    "StoreCheckout_ContactSupport"    "There was an error with your transaction. Please contact support for assistance."
    "StoreCheckout_NotApproved"      "The game coordinator was unable to approve your transaction with Steam. Please try the purchase again later."
    "StoreCheckout_NotLoggedin"      "You must be logged in to Steam in order to complete a purchase."
    "StoreCheckout_WrongCurrency"    "This transaction's currency doesn't match your wallet currency."
    "StoreCheckout_NoAccount"      "Your Steam account is currently unavailable. Please try this purchase again later."
    "StoreCheckout_InsufficientFunds"  "You do not have enough funds to complete the purchase."
    "StoreCheckout_TimedOut"      "This transaction has timed out. Please try the purchase again."
    "StoreCheckout_SteamAccountDisabled"  "Your Steam account is disabled and cannot make a purchase."
    "StoreCheckout_SteamAccountNoPurchase"  "Steam wallet transactions have been disabled on this account."
    "StoreCheckout_OldPriceSheet"      "Your local product list is out of date. Requesting a new one."
    "StoreCheckout_TransactionNotFound"    "This transaction's id wasn't found by the game coordinator. Please try the purchase again."
    "StoreCheckout_TransactionCanceled"    "Transaction canceled. You have not been charged."
    "StoreCheckout_TransactionCompleted"  "Transaction completed!nEnjoy your loot!"
    "StoreCheckout_CompleteButUnfinalized"  "Unable to confirm success. If successful, your items will be delivered at a later date."
    "StoreCheckout_NotEnoughRoom"      "You don't have enough room in your backpack to buy that many items."
    "StoreCheckout_ContactSupport_Dialog_Title"  "Warning"
    "StoreCheckout_ContactSupport_Dialog_Btn"  "Contact"
    "StoreCheckout_LimitedQuantityItemsUnavailable"    "An item you are attempting to purchase has sold out or is currently unavailable."
									

Unreleased Hero Models Broken Down

The unreleased hero models for Bristlebog and Legion Commander have both already been broken down into multiple parts making them ready for cosmetic items.

Bristlebog’s Model

No base model yet but we have the default parts list.

Default Parts

Bristlebog’s Head
Bristlebog’s Back
Bristlebog’s Necklace
Bristlebog’s Bracer
Bristlebog’s Weapon

Legion Commander’s Model

No base model yet but we have the default parts list.

Default Parts

Legion Commander’s Helmet
Legion Commander’s Shoulders
Legion Commander’s Banners
Legion Commander’s Weapon
Legion Commander’s Bracers

Unreleased Cosmetic Items

We have a couple of new item sets in this patch along with a new Axe for Axe.

Axe’s Items

The Vindicator (In the new Treasure of Rarities chest)

“A sharply bladed axe, terrible and wicked.”

vindicator_large

Model Viewer Shots

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Chen’s Items

Chen’s Buttercup mount is now finished and is part of the Treasure of Rarities chest.

Dota2_Chen_Buttercup

Keeper of the Light’s Items

Empowered Vestments of the Gods Set

“With these vestments, Keeper of the Light rides forth from the Primordial harmony.”

dota_item_empowered_vestments_of_the_gods_set_large

Contains

head_hoodgodsv3_large

belt_skirtgodsv2_large

armor_armorgodsv3_large

horse_roehringods_large

weapon_staffgods_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_KOTLSet

Dota2_Items_KOTLSet02

Riki’s Items

Unknown Riki Set

Dota2_Items_RikiSet

Dota2_Items_RikiSet02

Spirit Breaker’s Items

Heavy Armor of the World Runner Set

dota_item_heavy_armor_of_the_world_runner_set_large

Contains

new_sb_rg_helm_large

new_sb_rg_shoulders_large

new_sb_rg_belt_large

sb_new_rg_arns_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_SBSet

Dota2_Items_SBSet02

Dota2_Items_SBSet03

Unreleased Treasure Chests

We have a number of new treasure chests in this week’s patch along with a mysterious “Bonus Gift”.

Treasure of the Cursed Wood

“A gnarled chest formed of a dark, still-living wood. The lock glows with cursed runes.”

The fourth chest containing a set of community made items.

treasure_chest_cursed_tree_large

Unique Cursed Wood key required to open the chest:

cursed_tree_key_large

Loot List

TBD

Treasure of Rarities

“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.”

(No artwork yet)

treasure_chest_large

Loot List

Either a strange item from this list:

Fashion of Yoskreth

wh_mask_large

Hair of the Dark Magic

darkmagic_hair_large

Cape of the Dark Magic

darkmagic_cape_large

Stormthrasher

disruptor_rider_storm_hammer_large

Grand Blade of the Demigod

demigods_sword_large

Fireborn Odachi

generic_sword_nodachi_large

Or one of these rarer items:

Diretide HUD Skin

hud_diretide

Frostivus HUD Skin

hud_frostivus

The Vindicator

vindicator_large

Buttercup

buttercup_large

Buttercup’s Barding

buttercup_armor_large

Bonus Gift

“A gift for being awesome! Open it up to receive a prize.”

gift_single_large

Loot List

Unknown.

Unreleased Custom Couriers

There are a few unreleased couriers now in the files as well.

Nimble Ben

“Transdimensional Delivery Boy”

Standard Version

Dota2_Courier_JillingFront

Dota2_Courier_JillingBack

Flying Version

Dota2_Courier_JillingFlyFront

Dota2_Courier_JillingFlyBack

Princess Penelope the Porcine

Standard Version

Dota2_Courier_GnomePigFront

Dota2_Courier_GnomePigBack

Flying Version

Dota2_Courier_GnomePigFlying02

Dota2_Courier_GnomePigFlying

GIF

Dota2_Pig_Run

Snowl

“Servant of Selemene” ^__________^

Standard Version

Dota2_Courier_SnowlFront

Dota2_Courier_SnowlBack

Flying Version

Dota2_Courier_SnowlFlyFront

Dota2_Courier_SnowlFlyBack

In Game

Dota2_Snowl_Ingame

GIF

Dota2_Snowl_run

Unreleased Heroes Update

A small update to Bristlebog with the addition of his ability icons in this patch.

Bristlebog’s Update

Bristlebog now has a set of completed ability icons.

bristleback_viscous_nasal_goo bristleback_quill_spray bristleback_bristleback bristleback_warpath

Updated Sound Files

We have some new menu music in this patch along with some other minor sound files for the diffusal blade and the Boar courier.

New Menu Music

We now have some music for the world view.

dota2_music_world_view.mp3

In Game Item Sound Effects

The Diffusal Blade now has an in game sound effect.

item_diffusalblade.wav

Boar Courier Sound Effects

boarfootstep1.mp3

boarfootstep2.mp3

boarfootstep3.mp3

boarfootstep4.mp3

boar_death1.mp3

boar_pack_jingle1.mp3

boar_pack_jingle2.mp3

boar_pack_jingle3.mp3

boar_snort1.mp3

boar_snort5.mp3

boar_snort6.mp3

boar_snort7.mp3

boar_snort8.mp3

boar_spawn1.mp3

Viper’s Sound Effects

Viper’s poison attack now has a sound effect.

poison_attack.wav

Unreleased Tutorial Maps

We now have a basic overview of the second tutorial map.

Dota2_TutorialMap2_Overview

Materials Update

Bristlebog’s Materials

Updated weapon texture.

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Skywrath Mage’s Materials

skywrath_mage_color1

Particles Update

Bristlebog’s Particles

Dota2_Particles_Bristlebog01

Dota2_Particles_Bristlebog05

Dota2_Particles_Bristlebog02

Dota2_Particles_Bristlebog03

Dota2_Particles_Bristlebog04

Elder Titan’s Particles

Dota2_Particles_ElderTitan05

Dota2_Particles_ElderTitan01

Dota2_Particles_ElderTitan02

Dota2_Particles_ElderTitan03

Dota2_Particles_ElderTitan04

Skywrath Mage’s Particles

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath07

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath01

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath02

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath03

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath04

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath05

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath06

Predictions For The Next Hero

I'm seriously running out of Mystic Flare GIFs. Volvo pls.

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  • first

    first

  • http://twitter.com/OriginalityEnds Josh That’s It

    You done good, Matt. Now go have your tea. You deserve it.

  • Getuba

    GIVE US TECHIES GODDAMNIT

  • Abaddon

    So many cosmetic items Oo. I just hope we get three heroes next week :)

  • F russia w love

    tnx for great work!

  • Richochey

    Kappa

  • abatab balcatz

    techies.

  • Lance Gray

    I hope a Dire themed tutorial will come. All of these tutorials are set on the Radiant side of things.

    • kidsplaydota2

      there has been only one tutorial so far…
      and that was a trial anyway…

  • jimmy

    No new hero again zzzz

  • q

    getuba stahp

  • Chinabot

    Honk

  • Techies

    ded game, ded company

  • HotZin

    A nolife spamming comments. What’s new?

    • Life

      Not you.

  • trollcommentftw

    gg no hero fail valve

    • aformentionedtroll

      oh yeah i forgot ded game ded company too.

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

        ded? i dunno that word. lol

        • hellaanswer

          to cease to liv

  • thL

    No Techies, no fun. :(

  • Havocked

    Next week will mark 7 weeks passing since a hero release. Fucken outsanding!! Better have a triple hero patch next week!!
    1) SkyWrath
    2) Bristlebog
    3) Elder titan

    ALL IN ONE PATCH DO IT VALVE!!!1

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

      yeah, that’s what they’re hinting when they released funny avatars for those 3, it means they will release 3 heroes in 1 patch soon, hopefully its next week.

    • researchfordays

      It’s happened multiple times before, brood, qop and skel king were all in one patch. One week after that patch bat husk and jak were all released. A couple of months later pa, gyro, and ck were all released together. nyx, kotl, and visage were released together most recently. That makes 4 triple hero release patches in total.

      • Havocked

        yep I remember those… Been here since Jan 2012. Man I swear they released more heroes in the 1 month before the IT2 (before the month cutoff) than the last 8 months!

        I actually said after IT2 we would have the entire hero pool by early 2013. Fuck was I wrong on that prediction!

        • augaga

          I bet that valve is planning to release all heroes before TI3 so they can show it as dota 2 offical launch.

  • Strengiligence

    Hurr Durr! No new hero/es! Fuck this game! Dead Game! GG! No Techies, fuck this game because im so stupid I still don’t know that Techies will be released last because lot of people said so.

    -some idiot

    • TechiesValvePlease

      Look, all I want to know is when I can expect Techies, and I need to know that he will be in next week’s update.

      • someonewhoreadsdota2blog

        Many months ago, perhaps over a year ago, Valve released a statement of Icefrog’s to the effect of saying that techies was possibly going to be reworked or completely removed from the game. Either way Icefrog says if he is released he will be the last hero released.

        Source: Dota 2 official blog from a year or so ago.

        • 2milho

          there’s nothing wrong with techies. people just need to learn how to play with him. not the stupid standard “i’ll waste the game setting traps for some1 to step and DIE LOL!”
          6 second AOE stun? 600 dmg AOE nuke that hits towers? sound overpowered. not to mention denying kills and dealing massive aoe dmg at the same time, the sniper-remote mine with absurd damage…
          I used to carry a game with techies (no kidding) or turtle the shit out of everyone untill my hardcarry was overfarmed.
          to me techies is one of the hardest heroes to master in the game, side by side with invoker and other badass heros.
          miss those days so much…

          • Njdnik

            the problem with techies going into dota 2 doesnt seem to be anyway he´s played or how annoying he is, the problem is that his bombs last more than the spectators mode in-game delay, so what would happen is that people could just tell the players where the bombs are located..

        • R.Krom

          So far, they do have concept art for Techies guys.. It’s a start :)

  • Fifthranger

    OH NO, NO NEW HERO… WHAT WILL WE DO WITH A MORE BALANCED GAME AND THE 95HEROS THE ARE ALREADY IN THE GAME!!!!

    • facetiousremark

      all the balance fixes this patch are blowing my mind…..

  • leroyy

    that snowl is cute as hell XD

  • Sym

    Why u guys just cant understand? there will be no new hero unless 6.78 released.

    • sohratus

      when icefrog will release 6.78?

      • FFF

        when Valve will release SECOND TUTORIAL

        • BlingJet

          And when is that?

  • Walker

    September 2012 – Meepo
    October 2012 – Magnus and Centaur
    November 2012 – Slark
    December 2012 – Timbersaw
    January 2013 – Medusa and Troll Warlord
    February 2013 – Tusk
    March 2013 – Nothing
    December 2016 – Dota 2 Finished
    January 2017 – End of the World

    • asa

      lol

    • Pombar

      February 2017 – Half-Life 3 released to the lifeless void

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

      hahahah….. agreed……… but to finish bringing the old dota1 heroes to dota2 sounds more possible to be at 2025 !!!!!!!!!!!!! faking valve slow turtles.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rosetta.atilla Joseph Teston

        Valve can take their damn time, I’ll take polish any day.

        • http://www.facebook.com/DaanBrinkhuis Daan Brinkhuis

          FINALLY. SOMEONE. THANK YOU. Have some respect for game developers, people.

  • WhaleRum

    Wow that gnome+pig courier is really bad. Wtf.

    • Matt Stone

      really badASS you mean. I want it.

  • Turvius

    this is my prediction for next week:

    another courrier
    bristlebog’s textures
    skywrath materials
    elder titan’s spells
    a new axe for axe!!!!!
    and….
    a gif on predictions for the next hero :)

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

      100 times more acurate than cyborgmats predictions!

    • AntoxaGray

      and main menu music changed one more time

    • DaTrip

      My prediction for next week:

      New super boring common weapon for…SVEN!
      Cute courier with ultra big price
      Some boring items for heroes that already have a lot of items
      Updated Skywrath Mage spells(added one black dot!)
      Gif with Skywrath Mage.

  • FFF

    Goddamn is that so difficult to release a new hero, when Valve shouldnt to invent some new ideas aboot new hero cuz icefrog did it long times ago, and Valve should only to draw this damn models, but instead they released a regular LAME axe for axe and a BOAR(!!omg) and a little prick courier w pig. Just a shame.

    • His Bushisness King George

      You are retarded. Valve DOESN’T make ANY items, they just implement models made by community, it doesn’t take any time. If they don’t release a hero that means that they are busy doing something else (second tutorial, hero models, particles, new modes…)

      • FFF

        OMG! Second tutorial!?!? r u serious!??! woooooooow. so stoked for this.SECOND. TUTORIAL. the whole fucking YOUTUBE full as fuck of TUTORIALS. There r a shitload of 3d tutorial 4th and even omg 10000th tutorial.

        • http://www.facebook.com/gorn.moody Gorn Moody

          Dude, you just went full, never go full.

        • His Bushisness King George

          I do take got what do pls halp what do i got take rumrumrum

        • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.cougar.1 Cougar Hunter

          I would like it better if instead of tutorial they make an actual single player campaign that’s connected to each and every heroes’ lore.

        • http://twitter.com/kokopg I said JUST Koko

          I love you ^^

        • Ruffian

          Since it’s apparently so easy, why don’t you stop flexing your retard muscle and go ahead and start making the heroes yourself and send them the files? I’m sure everyone would appreciate it

          • FFF

            and you

        • Gray

          How are you so stupid?

          • FFF

            no1 likes ur comment, so fuck u

        • http://www.facebook.com/leonardo.f.leite Leonardo Fuchs Leite

          lol. IKR cares about a Tutorial????? Release the remaining heros then MAKE other changes to particles and SHIT THAT DONT FUCKING MATTER. Where are my techies??? where the fuck is MY ILLIDAN?? i mean SOUL STEALER or abbadon. or pitlord. 1 hero a month is really fucking lazy especially for all the money people are already dropping on this shit.. iv paid at least 200$ give me the new champs SOON son. and drop your prices. PEACE

    • Guest

      dat ass

    • Draco

      HOLY SHIT!

    • AntoxaGray

      dat ass

    • John Doe

      The only reason you’ve scored so many upvotes is because of that ass.

  • AntoxaGray

    Strange Odachi? That will be first strange mythical ever.

  • KunkkaMonsta

    The workshop tool also supports submitting replacements for Bestmaster’s Boar and Hawk plus has support for Lone Druid’s Spirit Bear.

    BESTMASTER :D

  • Savo

    FUCK YOU VALVE!!!!!

  • MasaMainio

    These main menu songs are so epic! Good job on those.

  • Hypermera

    İ like it new dagon effect

  • nonewheroeslame

    volvo disband

  • Doomroar

    what a bout start using boar and cow gifs for the predictions it will be the same since nothing will be released XD.

  • capawesome

    That new Main Menu track is badass

  • http://www.facebook.com/zlatko.soleniq Zlatko Soleniq

    it will be a triple hero release next week no doubt about it

    • Peter

      I hope you are right.

  • BlishBlash

    I wouldn’t call those Bristlebog ability icons complete. Or at least, I hope they aren’t. Snot looks too much like Venomancer’s Gale, for one thing.

  • Arcdaemon

    Lol, gnome courier is awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/FelipeRCe Felipe Rodrigues Celestino

    I’m guessing we’re gonna have a big 4 heroes release combo.
    Skywrath Mage, Elder Titan, Abaddon and Bristleback (Never gonna call him by the new name! xD)

    And maybe they even add Legion Commander to the combo! :D

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

      yep. that’s what seems to be brewing.
      prolly sometime in April.

  • Nope

    Hope they don’t make HUD skins cashshop only and give the community the option to create custom ones.

    • F2Prules

      They wont… its a Free to play dude :p

  • ReallyDisapointed

    Valve ……….. no heroes and keep adding worst fucking models of the world like this SHITTY axe for Axe and this stupid pigcourier… everyweek valve add a shitty skin … i really dont understand…

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

      i agree, also very ugly faking spiritbreaker

      • PyrozillaH

        they dont make those cosmetics items fucking idiot

        • meanperson

          they don’t make them but they do decide which ones to put in the game… fucking idiot?

          • FT’Light

            They usually put items in the game based on community ratings/votes/popularity generated from the item(s) in the workshop. Go down vote shit you think is ugly if you dont want it in the game.

          • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

            If there were many better cosmetic items that Valve never puts in, your argument would have better merit. Sadly what Valve puts in ARE the best cosmetics, with rare exceptions (mostly couriers and such).

    • troll

      go play hon or lol then?

    • http://twitter.com/L3ros L3ros

      It’s obvious you don’t understand.

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

      then leave Dota 2. we won’t miss you anyway, its not like you’re someone important.

    • Guest

      i agree!!

  • Pandastew

    now time to buy the pig courier before it got enough downvote to be immortal.

  • FeelinSuppa

    I don’t know why all this hate. When there was no dota 2, a new batch of heroes took some months to appear. Seems like 1 new (old) hero will change drasticaly your gameplay. And some of the unreleased heroes arent that much picked on game. Since troll came out, i only saw him in one match i played (that’s too low). They are working to refine the game, its not like they’re going to work and sit in front of the PC looking at forums and laughing of the community.

  • zooey dechanell

    plz let the next hero to be an elder titan !!! no matter he will be released in 1 week or 1 month, but the titan first !!!

  • dadad

    NIGGA U FUCKING SERIOUS?

  • mElix

    They releasing items instead of heros is becouse, they have profits trough them, see shop etc…most of ppl plays for free, valve needs profit. I think thats the point.

    • DoogiehueserMD

      Except the items are made by users not by valve. Not that valve doesn’t make money they just don’t have many if any resources allocated to making new items.

  • kidsplaydota2

    keep the tears coming, retards who think making heroes and fixing bugs are easy and bugs is not important ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dejan.ljevar Dejan Ljevar

    Look guys, Icefrog is very busy with dota 1 unreleased heroes, and Valve is… well Valve. At least you know that there will be new heroes, it sucked during the International with no new heroes. If you want to see these new heroes go here
    http://www.dota-utilities.com/2013/02/dota-677b-hidden-heroes-leaked.html
    You just have to be patient.

    AND STOP WHINING LIKE LITTLE BITCHES ABOUT TECHIES, GODDAMIT.
    THEY WILL COME WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED, SO STFU.

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

      ugh. Icefrog is not the only one working on Dota 2, Valve has different teams working for Dota 2. zzz.

  • vaan13

    may i be one optimist? my prediction is: 3 hero some new items (especially for PA set and Skeleton) , and maybe even a new dota 6.78

  • Razvy

    Sniper tutorial? Pff…right-click all the way baby

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

      yerp, Tidehunter will also be there and you’re gonna use Snipe to kill him.

  • Aizan1412

    Too much cosmetics! Please add some necessary update stuffs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ollie.Wilt Ollie Wiltshire

    Glad about KotL set being implemented but I was really hoping to see vlad’s Rubick’s Aghanim’s Scepter item.

  • cRookie

    So who’s Legion commander supposed to be from the first dota? Or is it new?

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

      zzz. She is from DOTA 1, all of them are. try to do some research next time.

  • FUCK YOU LAZY VALVE

    So… no update again? FFS, Valve has to stop adding those useless cosmetic items and add heroes -___-

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

      what?! ofc there’s an update, that’s why Cyborgmatt had this posted. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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

      i agree!

  • AntoxaGray

    WEAVER USE ULTI, FAST

  • ADSA

    No any hero, only new items , new sets. VALVE IS WHORE!

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

      i agree

  • http://www.facebook.com/rcruzrefran Robert Cruz Refran

    WE WANT SOBEK

  • http://www.facebook.com/rcruzrefran Robert Cruz Refran
    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      zzz. and the guy still doesn’t understand that it was just an April Fool’s prank.

  • dadad

    12 BUCKS FOR A COURI LOL

  • Dz

    Easter event?

  • BlackBeetleBorg

    Epic Snowl run is epic when menu music is playing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel.aceves27 Ángel Maac

    Dont worry guys! for the next update we will see the new visual effect of the AIR in dota 2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peupina Pedro Pina

    I wonder when this guys will stop complayining about a no-new-hero update…
    Just play, have fun and stop this bullshit, kids. Have patient or just take a break out of dota to find fun some other time.

    • dadad

      Go back to LoL

      • http://www.facebook.com/peupina Pedro Pina

        Never played LoL… sorry to disapoint you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonardo.f.leite Leonardo Fuchs Leite

    Stop making curriers and sven items and AXE items and release the last fking heros damit all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/leonardo.f.leite Leonardo Fuchs Leite

      ALso stop raping my wallet with keys. And shitty tech support. FUCK u steam.

  • manpd22

    Guys i think it’s PHOENIX time!!!

  • annoyed

    why are people whining about so much over ‘no new heroes’? it’s a freaking free game! are you even paying them to work faster? would you work faster if you weren’t paid to do so in the first place? zzz

  • AntoxaGray

    Next hero will be Bristlelog, your wrong Cyborgmatt.

  • Carloh

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qECiGyDcji8 Here’s the new Bristleback.

  • Bacon_Hoarder

    I think that this is a very valid prediction

  • Rockefeller

    i miss skywrath