Dota 2 27th February Patch – Content Analysis

March 1st, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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This week’s Dota 2 patch has arrived bringing the starting point for the long awaited tutorial, another bundle of cosmetic item sets and more. You can view the full changelog here.

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Front End Changes *

In Game Tutorial System *

Following on from last week’s introduction of the in game guide system, we now have the first stepping stones of the major Dota 2 tutorial system which is played out in a form of quests in order to help keep new players engaged.

Upon entering the quest option the player will be greeted with the following map.

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The first tutorial map introduces you to Dragon Knight and gives the player an idea of how to move the hero around and navigate the map.

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I won’t spoil the rest so you’ll have to check it out for yourself in game!

For those of you who want a large copy of the map you can find one below.

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Hero Animation Updates *

We have a few animation updates in this patch for existing hero models.

Dragon Knight’s Animations *

As well as the new tutorial introduction animation that we got for Dragon Knight in last week’s patch we also have a loadout animation for Dragon Knight’s pose on the loadout page.

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Keeper of the Light’s Animations *

Keeper of the Light has a new bow animation which is used in the tutorial.

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Razor’s Animations *

Razor also has a tutorial introduction animation.

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Slark’s Animations *

Slark has a custom animation for the Ripper cosmetic item featured in this week’s patch, he also has started to receive some injured animations.

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Hero Ability & Hero Icon Updates *

We have some updates to Lina’s icons in this patch.

Lina’s Ability & Hero Icons *

Lina’s ability icons have been updated.

New Ability Icons

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Old Ability Icons

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Alternative hero icon

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Visual Updates *

We have some visual updates for some of the in game item particles effects.

Mjollnir *

New shield particle effect and the lightning arc effect has also been updated.

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Abyssal Blade *

An abyssal blade icon is now displayed above the affected hero after the debuff has been applied.

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Templar Asassasin *

Templar Assassin’s Third Insight set now has a custom particle effect for her blades.

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Shadow Shaman *

As well as the new Ether Shock sound effects, Shadow Shaman’s also has some updates to his ability particle effects.

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Zeus *

Zeus has had a number of tweaks to his ability effects, improving the overall visual quality of his lightning effects.

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New Community Treasure Chest *

Continuing the recent trend we have another new treasure chest containing items made by the community, the chest also features a new set of unusual couriers featuring the Crystal Rift unusual effect.

Treasure of Crystalline Chaos

“A heavy chest of alien crystal. The lock is of an unknown design.”

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Treasure Key of Crystalline Chaos

“I wonder what this does.”

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Double Vision

“This mascot of the powerful Pyrexae has two heads with which to scout for trouble!”

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Bottom Watcher

“From far below, a dweller of the deeps has been pressed into service at the surface!”

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The Shattered Blade of Levinthal

“The Duke of Levinthal, Elector of the Gleaming City, withstood Ostarion’s besieging undead legions for many days before sallying forth to face the Immortal King in personal combat. This broken blade is the sole legacy of that ill-fated act of defiance.”

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Grampa Sharpie’s Shin Shooter

“Brag ‘Whistlecheeks’ Sharpeye was once the finest gun in all the Knollen, able to knock the toes off a troll at one thousand feet. He left his favorite gun to his grandson in the hopes that one day young Kardel would continue to build its legend.”

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Gramma Sharpie’s Smokin’ Rug

“Gramma Sharpeye never touched a rifle in her life, but she rolled a fine cigar and packed a solid cartridge. Every fifth eve, after chores were done gramma would sit by the fire and puff her cigar and rock her chair and pack enough cartridges to serve the entire family’s shooting. Wear her favorite smokin’ rug on your back as a memento of those happy days.”

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Ragestone Axe

“Veins of ragestone are well known to the keen and humans who have taken up masonry or mining. The material’s strange magical influence has been known to drive men and beasts into bloody fits of madness and horrible acts of uncontrolled violence. Axe doesn’t see what the problem is.”

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Gloried Horn of Druud

“Encorselled by Elder Greyhoofs at the Clanfounding, a single note from this horn can call forth the great hordes of Druud to do battle at the end of all times. Bradwarden the Warrunner and vanguard of the Druud clans protects the horn and will, at the appointed hour, summon his brothers and sisters to make a final apocalyptic war.”

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Big Bad Bandana

“The wind can only keep so much hair back.”

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aka BATMICHAELS.

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The Silent Ripper

“Perfect for sliding through the bars of a cell, for a silent shiv in the dark. Just don’t ask where he hides it.”

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Arcane Staff of the Ancients

“A staff forged in the heart of Light’s own dream of itself, it has been entrusted to Light’s Keeper as a manifestation of the ancient power.”

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Staff of the Ancients Particle Effect

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Crystal Rift Unusual Effect *

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New Cosmetic Store Items *

We have another bundle of item sets in this week’s patch.

Alchemist’s Items *

Alchemy Essentials Set

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Contains

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Batrider’s Items *

The Rough Rider of Yama Raskav Set

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Contains

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Dazzle’s Items *

Ritual Garb of the Father Spirits Set

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Contains

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Pipe Staff Particle Effect

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Model Viewer Shots

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Naga Siren’s Items *

Designs of the Slithereen Nobility Set

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Contents

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Nyx Assassin’s Items *

Carapace of the Hidden Hive Set

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Contents

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Queen of Pain’s Items *

Tortures of the Secret Queen Set

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Contents

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Silencer’s Items *

The Hidden Talent Set

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Contents

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Weaver’s Items *

Ember Tipped Carapace Set

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Contents

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UI Updates *

It’s now possible to set a custom rich presence status.

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The custom status will be displayed in the rich presence system. Cycling with your normal status.

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On the live games page you can now filter for team matchmaking games.

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Items that are equipped will be tagged in the backpack with an icon in the corner to quickly give you an idea of what items you have equipped.

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The quest system is now available which features the first tutorial map.

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The Workshop now has a button for viewing existing compiled models.

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It is now possible to examine chests and preview the range of cosmetic items that are contained inside.

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Back End Changes *

Updated Strings *

Large updates to the tutorial and quest strings.

    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_IntroRazor"    "I bring the spark of death!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_IntroRazorWin"  "Hahahaaaa..."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_Move"        "Hey, you! Dragon Knight, over here!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_MoveHow"      "<font color='#c02525'><b>Right Click</b></font> to move where you want to go. Move to the highlighted location."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_MoveCam"      "We need your help!  Across the bridge! Head north, and follow the path."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_MoveCamHow"    "You can move the camera in several ways:n- <font color='#c02525'><b>Move your mouse</b></font> to the edge of the screen.n- By holding down your <font color='#c02525'><b>Middle Mouse button</b></font> and dragging."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_MoveCamHowNoEdge"  "You can move the camera in several ways:n- With the <font color='#c02525'><b>%+forward% %+moveleft% %back% %+moveright%</b></font> keys.n- By holding down your <font color='#c02525'><b>Middle Mouse button</b></font> and dragging."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_Warning"      "Dragon Knight! Our old enemy <font color='#c02525'><b>Razor</b></font> is attacking our outposts. <font color='#c02525'><b>Keeper of the Light</b></font> already went after him. He said to send you along when you showed up."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_Attack"      "Attack this Dire creep by <font color='#c02525'><b>right clicking</b></font> on him. Kill him! Kill him!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_AttackWave"    "More creeps! Lend your sword, Dragon Knight!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_Camp"        "Dragon Knight, follow us to the watchtower. Protect us! There may be more enemy creeps on the way."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CampLevel"    "Hey, you gained a level! You're getting even stronger."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CampLevelHint"  "Click the <font color='#c02525'><b>LEVEL UP</b></font> button above your portrait and select your first skill, <font color='#c02525'><b>Breathe Fire</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CampInvade"    "More creeps!  Quick, cast Breathe Fire on them!  Burn them!  Burn them!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CampUseBreath"  "Hit your <font color='#c02525'><b>%dota_ability_execute 0%</b></font> key to starting casting <font color='#c02525'><b>Breathe Fire</b></font>, and then <font color='#c02525'><b>Left Click</b></font> on an enemy to target it!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CampFinish"    "You saved us! That's why you're a hero and we're just creeps. We'll hold this watchtower. Press on and find Keeper of the Light, so you can team up to fight Razor."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_ShopAttract"    "Ah, Dragon Knight! A true hero!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_ShopOpen"      "Greetings, my friend, and welcome to my shop. Hit <font color='#c02525'><b>%toggleshoppanel%</b></font> to open and close the shop menu.nnAllow me to make a few recommendations. For you, I suggest a Healing Salve and perhaps, hmm, yes...a Stout Shield. I believe you have just enough gold."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_BuyShield"    "<font color='#c02525'><b>Right click</b></font> on the <font color='#c02525'><b>Stout Shield</b></font> to purchase it.  The <font color='#c02525'><b>Stout Shield</b></font> can be found under the Armaments tab."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_InspectShield"  "The <font color='#c02525'><b>Stout Shield</b></font> is a passive item, so you need not activate it to gain its benefit.  <font color='#c02525'><b>Mouse over</b></font> the shield in your inventory to view its bonuses.nnPurchase the <font color='#c02525'><b>Healing Salve</b></font> when you're ready to proceed.  It can be found under the <font color='#c02525'><b>Consumables tab</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_UsePotion"    "I see you've been fighting already. You might want to use that Salve on your wounds. Healing Salves are <font color='#c02525'><b>Active Items</b></font>, so you need use them on a target. <font color='#c02525'><b>Left-click</b></font> on the Salve in your inventory to get a targeting cursor, then <font color='#c02525'><b>left-click</b></font> on yourself to drink it."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_PostPotion"    "Be careful. If you take damage while that salve works its magic, the healing will come to an end."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_BuyClarity"    "Buy a <font color='#c02525'><b>Clarity</b></font> potion too.  It'll be useful on your adventure by allowing you to regenerate mana.nnLike with the Healing Salve, the regeneration will stop if you take damage before its work is done."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_UseClarity"    "Now use the <font color='#c02525'><b>Clarity</b></font> and regain your mana. Instead of clicking on it, try hitting <font color='#c02525'><b>%!item_clarity%</b></font> to use it - each inventory slot has a key assigned to it. Hitting <font color='#c02525'><b>%!item_clarity%</b></font> twice will immediately use it on yourself.nnAfter using it, you'll see the regeneration buff above your healthbar. You can mouse over a buff icon to see a complete description of the effects."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_GoCreepingFollow"  "Since you ask, I spotted several neutral camps in the woods to the south. There's a fair bounty on their heads. This way!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_GoCreeping"    "Well done, Sir Knight. Now I have another item in mind for the battle ahead, but you'll need to earn a bit more gold first. Roquelaire, where might our knightly friend find some lucrative work for his sword?"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CreepLevel"    "You've earned another level!  Click the <font color='#c02525'><b>LEVEL UP</b></font> button and select <font color='#c02525'><b>Dragon Blood</b></font>.  This skill increases your armor reducing damage done by enemy attacks and improves your health regeneration."

    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CreepLevelForce"  "Don't forget, you've still a point to assign from the level you earned!nnClick the <font color='#c02525'><b>LEVEL UP</b></font> button and select <font color='#c02525'><b>Dragon Blood</b></font>.  This skill increases health regeneration and your armor which reduces damage done by enemy attacks."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_GoldEarned"    "That's gold aplenty, Dragon Knight!  Return to the merchant and let's put it to good use."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_CreepingAllDead"  "Well done!  You've earned gold aplenty and destroyed the threat.  Let's return to the merchant and see about that new item."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_BuyGauntlets"    "You're back! And with fresh coin from clearing those dens. It is my pleasure to offer you the repeat-customer price on these <font color='#c02525'><b>Gauntlets of Strength</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_BoughtGauntlets"  "I have more fine items for you, Sir knight. But as before, you will need more gold."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_KeeperIntro"    "Ah, now if it isn't my old friend Dragon Knight! We've had ourselves a bit of a dust-up with invading creeps, so if you'll lend us your sword arm, I'll keep you supplied in mana."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitIntro"    "There's a <font color='#c02525'><b>Circlet</b></font> in the shop to further boost your attributes.  I spotted a battle to the west where we can earn enough gold to purchase that <font color='#c02525'><b>Circlet</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitHowTo"    "In battle, you need to strike the <font color='#c02525'><b>Last Hit</b></font> on a creep to earn gold. Too early or too late, and you get nothing!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitReminder"  "Remember it's the killing blow that matters. You only earn gold by getting the <font color='#c02525'><b>Last Hit</b></font> on a creep."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitFollow"  "This way!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitGold185"  "Well done, you've earned enough gold for the <font color='#c02525'><b>Circlet</b></font>.  Let's return to the merchant, shall we?"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitCirclet"  "Welcome back!  Buy the <font color='#c02525'><b>Circlet</b></font> to further boost your attributes. Why don't you slip into it?  Move your mouse over the attributes next to your portrait to see the benefits of your purchase."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitBracer"  "Surely you'll need more before you face Razor though.  I'd recommend some <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracers</b></font>.nnBracers are an <font color='#c02525'><b>Upgraded Item</b></font>, which requires one or more items and a <font color='#c02525'><b>Recipe</b></font>.  Return when you've earned 190 gold and I'll show you what you need to do."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitAgain"    "Once more to battle, Dragon Knight!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitAttack"  "Last hit!  Remember to time your swings! Moving in midswing to cancel an attack is a good way of timing a <font color='#c02525'><b>Last Hit</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitGold190"  "You've earned enough gold to buy the <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracers</b></font>!  Let us seek out the merchant and make use of your coin."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitRecipe"  "Ah, the knight returns!  Keep in mind that some items are crafted in combination. In this case, you own the <font color='#c02525'><b>Circlet</b></font> and <font color='#c02525'><b>Gauntlets</b></font> which can be crafted into <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracers</b></font>nnOpen the shop and click <font color='#c02525'><b>Upgrades</b></font>.  <font color='#c02525'><b>Left-click</b></font> on the <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracers</b></font> to display all the required items to craft the bracer."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitRecipeBuy"  "The items required for the Bracers show up near the bottom of the shop window.  You already have two of them so all you need is the <font color='#c02525'><b>Recipe</b></font> which can be purchased automatically by <font color='#c02525'><b>right-clicking</b></font> the <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracer</b></font>.  You can also buy the recipe directly."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitComplete"  "Beautiful!  Your <font color='#c02525'><b>Circlet</b></font> and <font color='#c02525'><b>Gauntlets</b></font> have been consumed to create the upgraded <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracer</b></font>, which will provide greater attributes, and free up space in your inventory."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_UltBegin"      "Those <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracers</b></font> provide a good attributes bonus but we need one more thing to face Razor, and that's your ultimate ability, <font color='#c02525'><b>Elder Dragon Form</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_UltLevelReq"    "Abilities are earned through battle experience.  Come, ready your sword!  There are more Dire creeps this way.  Continue earning experience until you've reached <font color='#c02525'><b>level six</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_DragonTail"    "Ah, you're level five! Choose your <font color='#c02525'><b>Dragon Tail</b></font> skill, and try it out on some creeps. It's a short ranged <font color='#c02525'><b>Stun</b></font> that'll make it easy for you to smite enemy Heroes."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_UseDragonTail"  "Hit your <font color='#c02525'><b>%dota_ability_execute 1%</b></font> key to start casting <font color='#c02525'><b>Dragon Tail</b></font>, and then <font color='#c02525'><b>Left Click</b></font> on an enemy to stun them!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_UltLevel"      "That'll do it!  Level up and choose <font color='#c02525'><b>Elder Dragon Form</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_RazorBegin"    "I smell a spark in the air...Razor is coming!  Use your <font color='#c02525'><b>Elder Dragon Form</b></font> to prepare for the fight!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_RazorIncoming"  "Razor comes!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_RazorArrive"    "I will raze my enemies."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_RazorDead"    "Well, done, noble Knight.  You've defeated Razor!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LaneTip_1"    "Nicely done.  Don't forget you only earn gold by getting the <font color='#c02525'><b>last hit</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LaneTip_2"    "Stay behind your creeps and let them engage the enemy first.  This is a good way to avoid damage."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LaneTip_3"    "Let your creeps lower the enemy creep's health and then move in to get the <font color='#c02525'><b>last hit</b></font>."

    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_Begin"      "Sniper!  Glad I found you, the base has been under attack.  <font color='#c02525'><b>Tidehunter</b></font> was spotted leading various creep waves against our defenses trying to wear us down."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_BeginFollow"    "The base is this way Sniper."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_RangedCreep"    "Your ranged weapon should be able to hit the enemy from up here!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_RangedChase"    "You've got his attention now!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_RangedLastHit"  "Well done!  As with melee, getting the <font color='#c02525'><b>last hit</b></font> will earn gold."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_RangedLevelTwo"  "I bet there are more somewhere.  Explore a bit and see if you turn up a few more to earn enough experience to reach <font color='#c02525'><b>level two</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_AreaAssign"    "You showed them!  Go ahead and level up <font color='#c02525'><b>Shrapnel</b></font> when you have a chance."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_AreaLearn"    "<font color='#c02525'><b>Shrapnel</b></font> is an Area of Effect ability.  It will do damage to anyone caught within its radius."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_AreaIncoming"    "Look out!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_AreaUse"      "Sniper!  Use <font color='#c02525'><b>Shrapnel</b></font> by hitting <font color='#c02525'><b>%dota_ability_execute 0%</b></font> and left-click to place the shot."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_AreaFriendly"    "Don't worry, <font color='#c02525'><b>Shrapnel</b></font> will only damage enemies within the <font color='#c02525'><b>area of effect</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerHelp"    "Sniper Sniper Sniper!  Over here!  We need help defending the tower, <font color='#c02525'><b>Tidehunter</b></font> is there and he's brought too many for us to hold off!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_MapIntro"      "Here's a map of the location!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_MapExplain"    "The <font color='#c02525'><b>mini map</b></font> contains a lot of useful information such as tower locations, your position, and creeps.  It'll even show enemies that you or allies can see!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerGoTo"    "The tower is near!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerDefend"    "Defend the tower!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerLevel"    "During the fray you earned another level.  Put a point into <font color='#c02525'><b>Headshot</b></font> to give you a chance to stun your enemy briefly while causing more damage."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerRetreat"    "If you find yourself under attack try moving behind the tower and letting your creeps attack the enemy, they'll keep you safe."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerThanks"    "Wow, that was close.  Thanks Sniper.  <font color='#c02525'><b>Tidehunter</b></font> was giving us a tough time but looks like he was low on health and you scared him off."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerLevelAny"  "You've gained another level.  Go ahead and level up and choose a skill.  Read the tool tips to learn what each one does and pick one."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TowerExplain"    "Good thing we had this <font color='#c02525'><b>tower</b></font> helping to defend against the enemy.  <font color='#c02525'><b>Towers</b></font> are important to the defenses in the area.nnIf today has been any indication there's likely more creeps about."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_StashBuyBoots"  "You can buy items at any time and they'll be stored for you in your <font color='#c02525'><b>stash</b></font> while you're out adventuring so you can pick them up later.nnBuy the <font color='#c02525'><b>Boots of Speed</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_StashViewStash"  "Notice that the <font color='#c02525'><b>Boots of Speed</b></font> have been placed in your <font color='#c02525'><b>Stash</b></font>. The stash shows you items you have stored back at your base.nn<font color='#c02525'><b>Mouse over</b></font> the Boots of Speed in your Stash to see what they'll do once you retrieve them."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_StashBuyRing"    "While we're at it, a little more armor would be good so why not buy a <font color='#c02525'><b>Ring of Protection</b></font>. Armor reduces damage from enemy's attacks."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_StashGo"      "Now let's go retrieve your items!  The base is nearby, let's go!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_StashRetrieve"  "Ahh, welcome back Sniper.  I've a couple items set aside for you here in your <font color='#c02525'><b>stash</b></font>.  Whenever you're inside the base you can pick up your purchases.nnHit the <font color='#c02525'><b>Grab All</b></font> button on the stash to transfer the boots to your inventory."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierBuy"    "While you're here, pick up a <font color='#c02525'><b>Courier</b></font> as well.  <font color='#c02525'><b>Couriers</b></font> are great for bringing items to you while in the field, but more on that later.nnPurchase a <font color='#c02525'><b>Courier</b></font> to continue."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierDeploy"  "The <font color='#c02525'><b>Courier</b></font>, like a Salve, is an active item and must be deployed before you can use it.nnDeploy the <font color='#c02525'><b>Courier</b></font> by hitting <font color='#c02525'><b>%!item_courier%</b></font> or <font color='#c02525'><b>left-clicking</b></font> on him in your inventory."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelUp"      "Well done.  With Tidehunter low on health, we may be able to take him down if we surprise him.  The <font color='#c02525'><b>Assassinate</b></font> ability will allow you to hit him from long range and does a lot of damagennWe'll need more experience to reach level six.  Try exploring to the northwest, there's some areas we haven't yet been."
    "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='#c02525'><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_CourierBuyGlove"  "With all that gold it might be a good idea to buy some items.  Let's upgrade your boots!nnOpen the shop and purchase the <font color='#c02525'><b>Gloves of Haste</b></font>."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierBuyBelt"  "Now you'll need a <font color='#c02525'><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='#c02525'><b>Deliver Items</b></font> button in the bottom right to continue."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierTravel"  "The courier automatically took the items in your stash 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 <font color='#c02525'><b>Power Treads</b></font>.nnThese too are an active item.  You can toggle which stats they boost by activing them.  Try it now."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelExperience"  "The boots change the attribute they boost when you toggle their state.nnTime to find more creeps and get some experience to reach level six.  Don't want to lose our chance to surprise Tidehunter!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelUlt"      "Nicely done!  Level up and learn <font color='#c02525'><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!  Let's go!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TeleportTower"  "Uh oh, the far tower is under attack!  To reach the tower quickly you will need to purchase a Town Portal Scroll from the shop which will us to teleport directly to the location to help defend!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TeleportUse"    "The <font color='#c02525'><b>Town Portal Scroll</b></font> is a channeling spell and requires standing in place during the entire cast duration.nnUse the <font color='#c02525'><b>Town Portal Scroll</b></font> by hitting <font color='#c02525'><b>%!item_tpscroll%</b></font> and then <font color='#c02525'><b>left-click</b></font> the <font color='#c02525'><b>south tower</b></font> on the map overview."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_TeleportCenter"  "You can re-center the view on yourself by hitting <font color='#c02525'><b>%+dota_camera_follow%</b></font> twice or <font color='#c02525'><b>left-clicking</b></font> the map overview.nnI better get a move on so I can meet you there!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_BuyBelt"      "We've earned a tidy sum of gold holding off that siege.  It's probably time to upgrade those ratty boots of yours.  Purchase the Belt of Strength from the Shop."
    
    "DOTA_Quest_MoveTo"          "Head For the Gate"
    "DOTA_Quest_FindKeeper"        "Find <font color='#c02525'><b>Keeper of the Light</b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_FindRazor"        "Defeat <font color='#c02525'><b>Razor<b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_DefendCamp"        "Defend the Watchtower Using <font color='#c02525'><b>Breathe Fire</b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_ClearNeutral"      "Clear <font color='#c02525'><b>three</b></font> Neutral Camps"
    "DOTA_Quest_ReturnToShop"      "Return to the Shop"
    "DOTA_Quest_EarnMoney2"        "Earn 185 Gold and Buy a <font color='#c02525'><b>Circlet</b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_EarnMoney3"        "Earn 190 Gold and Buy <font color='#c02525'><b>Bracers</b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_LevelUlt"        "Reach <font color='#c02525'><b>Level Six</b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_Assassinate"      "Assassinate Tidehunter"
    
    "DOTA_Quest_M2_Attacks"        "Stop The Attacks"
    "DOTA_Quest_M2_LevelTwo"      "Reach <font color='#c02525'><b>Level Two</b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_M2_TowerDefend"      "Defend the <font color='#c02525'><b>Tower</b></font>"
    "DOTA_Quest_M2_Assassinate"      "Learn <font color='#c02525'><b>Assassinate</b></font>"
									

Strings for the new world map quest system.

    "DOTA_Tutorial_Location_Start"    "START"

    "world_map_location_1"      "Davion, the Dragon Knight"
    "world_map_location_sub_1"    "An Introduction"
    "world_map_location_desc_1"    "Once per generation, when storms blow southerly through the Wailing Mountains, the great forged wheel-books of the Ruined City turn slowly in the wind and moan out tales of an age long forgotten. But now a new storm blows strange winds across the land, and the wheel-books sing like nothing heard before. A song of a conflict, and a looming conflagration—the prophesy of a great war that will sweep down from hidden planes and engulf the world in its fire.
In a lonely wood lies the camp of Davion, the Dragon Knight, slayer of Slyrak, possessed of skills beyond mortal knowledge. Yet his true potential still lies before him. The time has come for him to take up arms with his fellow Radiant forces and train for the final battle against the Dire. To succeed against such a powerful foe, Dragon Knight must marshal his strength to reveal his untold power."
    "world_map_location_gdesc_1"  "This starting quest will introduce you to Dragon Knight, and the basics of controlling him."
    "world_map_location_2"      ""
    "world_map_location_sub_2"    ""
    "world_map_location_desc_2"    ""
    "world_map_location_gdesc_2"    ""
    "world_map_location_3"      ""
    "world_map_location_sub_3"    ""
    "world_map_location_desc_3"    ""
    "world_map_location_gdesc_3"  ""

    "world_map_close_button"    "CLOSE MAP"
    "world_map_reset_button"    "RESET"
    "world_map_reset"      "RESET MAP"
    "world_map_reset_desc"      "Really reset map completion state?"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_FINISHED_Title"  "Congratulations!"
    "DOTA_Tutorial_Finished_Tutorial01"  "Dragon Knight, you’ve proved yourself worthy of your knighthood. Long will your name be remembered!"
    
    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_title"  "THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE FIRST QUEST OF THE NEW USER EXPERIENCE!"
    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_text"  "Congratulations on your victory as Dragon Knight, where you showcased your proficiency with the basic mechanics of the game.  The team is hard at work improving and expanding the New User Experience, and we’ll be bringing you new challenges in the future.  Meanwhile, we invite you to (1) practice with bots, or (2) give us feedback on the mission you just completed. Thanks!"
    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_botsbutton"  "Play VS. Bots"
    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_feedbackbutton"  "Give Feedback"
    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_botsbuttondescr"  "Play against Bots. Even invite friends to practice with you!"
    "world_map_questcompletepanel_01_feedbackbuttondescr"  "Give Tutorial feedback and suggestions in our developer forums."  

    // World map lore
    "map_lore_title_0"          "The Wailing Mountains"
    "map_lore_desc_0"          "High in the Wailing Mountains, the Aesthetes gather in reverie when the sacred wind blows.  At these times, the wheel-books sing of a great rift in the wholeness of existence—a disharmony sown from a single paradoxical thought conceived in the divine consciousness.  The Wailing One could not think this thought and be one being, and so the great unity was cloven.  What had been conjoined was rent asunder, and out of that great division the universe was born."
    "map_lore_title_1"          "The Ruelands"
    "map_lore_desc_1"          "Steel met sorcery in the war to claim the riches said to be buried beneath the rocky Ruelands.  Yet the victor was granted no celebration or solace for their costly campaign.  As they mined into the earth they found only the treacherous graves of ancient lava tubes.  The rumors that sparked three kingdoms into bitter war had yielded nothing, and the price paid was enough to topple them all."
    "map_lore_title_2"          "Tidemarsh"
    "map_lore_desc_2"          "It is no coincidence that the roads in Tidemarsh resemble capillaries, for any creature that travels these lanes ends up sustaining the vast groves of amphibious anemones that cover the land. An unwitting traveler may be excused for mistaking them for the terrestrial trees they so resemble, but this error is compounded by the sadistic denizens of the huts at the Tidemarsh edge, who point lost strangers in that direction no matter what their business. In return for these deliveries of sustenance, the trees of Tidemarsh keep to their borders, although it would be no trouble for them to extend their reach a little farther every night."
									

Elder Titan (aka Tauren Chieftain) has been confirmed as a hero and is added to the unit list.

    "npc_dota_hero_elder_titan"      "Elder Titan"
									

Elder Titan’s ability strings and tool tips.

    //ELDER TITAN
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp"              "Echo Stomp"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_Description"        "Elder Titan and his Ancestral Spirit both stomp the ground, damaging and knocking nearby enemy units unconscious around their locations.  The Elder Titan stomp deals physical damage, while the Spirit stomp deals magical damage.  Unconscious enemies will wake if they take damage."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_Lore"            ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_cast_time"          "CAST TIME:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_radius"          "RADIUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_stomp_damage"        "STOMP DAMAGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_sleep_duration"      "SLEEP DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_spirit"          "Echo Stomp"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_spirit_Description"    "Elder Titan and his Ancestral Spirit both stomp the ground, damaging and knocking nearby enemy units unconscious around their locations.  The Elder Titan stomp deals physical damage, while the Spirit stomp deals magical damage.  Unconscious enemies will wake if they take damage."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_spirit_Lore"        ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_spirit_cast_time"      "CAST TIME:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_spirit_radius"        "RADIUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_spirit_stomp_damage"    "STOMP DAMAGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_echo_stomp_spirit_sleep_duration"    "SLEEP DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit"            "Ancestral Spirit"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_Description"      "Elder Titan sends forth his Ancestral Spirit, a spiritual mimic of his movements.  The Spirit mirrors its owner's movements, damaging any units it passes through.  When it rejoins the Titan, it grants bonus damage and movement speed for each unit it damaged.nnThe Ancestral Spirit possesses the Echo Stomp, Return Spirit, and Natural Order abilities."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_Lore"        ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_spirit_duration"    "DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_buff_duration"    "BUFF DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_pass_damage"      "DAMAGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_radius"        "RADIUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_move_pct_creeps"    "%BONUS SPEED(CREEPS):"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_move_pct_heroes"    "%BONUS SPEED(HEROES):"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_damage_creeps"    "BONUS DAMAGE(CREEPS):"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_damage_heroes"    "BONUS DAMAGE(HEROES):"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_return_spirit"            "Return Ancestral Spirit"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_return_spirit_Description"      "Returns the Ancestral Spirit to Elder Titan."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_natural_order"            "Natural Order"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_natural_order_Description"      "Reduces all elements to their basic levels, removing base armor and magic resistance from nearby enemy units."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_natural_order_Lore"          ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_natural_order_radius"          "RADIUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_natural_order_armor_reduction_pct"  "%BASE ARMOR REDUCTION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_natural_order_magic_resistance_pct"  "%BASE RESIST REDUCTION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter"            "Earth Splitter"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_Description"      "Sends forth a jagged crack in front of Elder Titan.  After 3 seconds, the crack implodes, slowing them while dealing damage based on the maximum life of units caught in the area."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_Lore"          ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_crack_width"      "CRACK WIDTH:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_crack_distance"    "RANGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_crack_time"      "DELAY:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_slow_duration"      "SLOW DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_damage_pct"      "%MAX HP AS DAMAGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_elder_titan_earth_splitter_slow_pct"        "%SLOW:"
    //-----

    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_echo_stomp"          "Echo Stomp"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_echo_stomp_Description"    "Knocked asleep by Elder Titan."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_buff"    "Ancestral Titan Buff"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_ancestral_spirit_buff_Description"  "Gaining %dMODIFIER_PROPERTY_MOVESPEED_BONUS_PERCENTAGE%%% bonus movement speed, and %dMODIFIER_PROPERTY_PREATTACK_BONUS_DAMAGE% bonus damage."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_natural_order"        "Natural Order"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_natural_order_Description"  "Reducing magic resistance and base armor by 80%%."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_earth_splitter"        "Earth Splitter"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_modifier_elder_titan_earth_splitter_Description"  "Slowed by %dMODIFIER_PROPERTY_MOVESPEED_BONUS_PERCENTAGE%%%."
									

Ganker has been added back in to the hero role list.

    "DOTA_Hero_Selection_Filter_Ganker"      "GANKER"
									

Pending friendship requests will now show up on the friends box and will integrate with the rich presence system.

    "friends_pending"                        "PENDING FRIENDSHIP REQUESTS"

    "DOTA_UserMenu_AddFriend"                    "Add as Friend"
    "DOTA_UserMenu_RemoveFriend"                  "Remove Friend"
    "DOTA_UserMenu_AcceptFriendRequest"                "Accept Friend Request"
    "DOTA_UserMenu_IgnoreFriendRequest"                "Ignore Friend Request"
									

The practice with bots option now uses a local offline server instead of one of Valve’s servers.

    "dota_lobby_offline_practice_game"                "PRACTICE WITH BOTS"

    "dota_match_local_game"                      "Connected to local game"
									

Tusk now has announcer preview lines for the store preview option.

    "DOTA_Announcer_Preview_Tusk_01"    "I want a nice, clean fight"
    "DOTA_Announcer_Preview_Tusk_02"    "Dire's middle tower is under attack"
    "DOTA_Announcer_Preview_Tusk_03"    "Ah, winter! Reminds me of home"
    "DOTA_Announcer_Preview_Tusk_04"    "Roshan has fallen to the Radiant"
    "DOTA_Announcer_Preview_Tusk_05"    "Welcome to Dota"
    "DOTA_Announcer_Preview_Tusk_06"    "The battle begins"
									

The post match survey system strings.

    "DOTA_Post_Match_Survey_Question_0"    "Please rate your enjoyment of this match:"

    "DOTA_Post_Match_Survey_Thanks"      "Thank you for your feedback!"

    "DOTA_Survey_Very_Low"          "Very Low"
    "DOTA_Survey_Low"            "Low"
    "DOTA_Survey_Average"          "Average"
    "DOTA_Survey_Good"            "High"
    "DOTA_Survey_Very_Good"          "Very High"
									

Strings for the new chest examine system.

    "ExamineItem"          "Peek inside"
    "examine_chest_may_contain"    "This chest may contain any one of the following items:"
    "examine_chest_required"    "REQUIRED TO UNLOCK"
    "examine_chest_bonus_item"    "With a chance of one of these bonus items:"
    "examine_chest_purchase_key"  "Purchase Key Now"
    "examine_chest_unlock"      "Use Key"
    "examine_chest_mystery"      "Rare Special Item"
    "examine_chest_mystery_desc"  "This chest may contain an exceedingly rare special item!"
									

Unreleased UI Updates *

A new addition to this week’s patch is the book of ol’ Techies.

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The Book of Ol’Techies *

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Updated Sound Files *

More sound file updates in this week’s patch.

Misc Sound Files *

gamestartup3.mp3:

reincarnate.wav:

reincarnate_03.mp3: 

Shadow Shaman’s Ability Sounds *

Shadow Shaman has had his Shock sound effects updated.

shock01.wav:  

shock02.wav:  

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Materials Update *

Abaddon’s Materials *

Abaddon himself.

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Abaddon’s mount.

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Abaddon’s cloak and sword.

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Particles Update *

Skywrath Mage’s Particles *

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Predictions For The Next Hero *

1-800-DIAL-A-SKYWRATH-MAGE

Dota 101 – ALTV Coaching Competition *

To finish off this week’s post I also a special giveaway to tell you about! For those of you who are looking to improve your carry play then you will be glad to hear that you now have the chance to win a coaching session featured on the next Dota 101 episode with the QPAD Red Panda’s very own captain Niklas “Wagamama” Högström. As well as the free carry coaching session you will also net yourself one of Razor’s new Naga Hex gaming mouse as well.

To enter into the giveaway all you need to do is make a comment on the ALTV tutorial page I have linked below with a link to your Steam community page.

You can view the Dota 101 ALTV’s tutorials here and comment in order to enter yourself into the giveaway: http://www.cyborgmatt.com/2013/03/dota-101-altv/

Razor’s Naga Hex Mouse:

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  • eZ

    First

    • Ben Peacock

      Gratz

    • lol

      fail moron lol

    • lol

      fail moron lol

    • Havocked

      In good CyborgMatt fashion. First to DIE

    • Havocked

      In good CyborgMatt fashion. First to DIE

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheMrSpinner Miladinović Nikola

    Oh snap!

  • Okoo

    Thx Matt!

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheMrSpinner Miladinović Nikola

    Nice!

  • er the great

    yeah…waiting for this….one of my best played hero…

  • Xermaran

    first

    • Xermaran

      nvm-second… darn you eZ

  • XD

    1st XD

  • lel

    Kappa

  • butts

    The descriptions and titles of the wards are switched

  • Zoro

    Remake Abaddon. Now.

    • http://twitter.com/FoxCharge FoxCharge

      Judging from the textures alone, it looks like they’re taking him in a pretty awesome direction.

      • Just Me

        Bald man in the wresler mask? Yea, sure…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mario-Touchdown/568315984 Mario Touchdown

        I’m sure once the model is done he will look BADASS.

      • Frozen

        I DONT WANT ABADDON TO BE A HUMAN OR AN ELF, I WANT HIM TO BE A DEATH KNIGHT

    • http://twitter.com/FoxCharge FoxCharge

      Judging from the textures alone, it looks like they’re taking him in a pretty awesome direction.

  • Master Splinter

    ABADDON!

  • Ziz

    what is that status on matt? techies lvl 25?

  • Ziz

    what is that status on matt? techies lvl 25?

  • Chris

    Oh man, Abaddon’s materials look kind of disappointing… what’s with the KISS paint :(

  • Chris

    Oh man, Abaddon’s materials look kind of disappointing… what’s with the KISS paint :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/PedroLaraSalazar Pedro Lara Salazar

    Bane alchemist!

    • Martrillo

      It would be so awesome if they’ll add special VO for if you have the whole set, hahaha.

      • boogy

        Just talk in a cup for voice chap!

        • boogy

          chat*

    • Martrillo

      It would be so awesome if they’ll add special VO for if you have the whole set, hahaha.

    • PaxAttax

      That’s not Bane, that’s Breaking Bad.

    • Barrogh

      I’ve also seen Scarecrow Pudge in the Workshop. Give me Batman Night Stalker and Ivy Enchantress and I’m set.

    • No

      Nice to know that Nolan invented gas masks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PedroLaraSalazar Pedro Lara Salazar

    Bane alchemist!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hjlee6624 Joon Lee

    The new Silencer hat looks like a dildo

    • vaan13

      stfu nice hat – better than standart

      • anon

        if you like dildos

    • http://www.facebook.com/stuart.m.newton Stuart Mackay Newton

      we think he looks like the pope

    • Coneheads
  • er the great

    cyborgmatt is probably joking about abaddon…..does’nt it look like skywrath because of the mount which is a bird????

    • Wisarut Prhomkotara

      Skywrath doesn’t carry a sword, so no.

      • zealous

        he has a lance in dota1

        • tasadar

          lol no ! he has a sword called frostmourne.

      • er the great

        maybe the mount is for skywrath and the cloak and sword is for abbadon……or maybe valve via cyborgmatt is trolling us…..

    • Wisarut Prhomkotara

      Skywrath doesn’t carry a sword, so no.

    • FoxCharge

      Those texture files are in the “Abaddon” folder, so there’s a pretty good chance it’s actually him.

      • zealus

        then valve is trolling us via cyborgmatt

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

          zzz, that’s what other ppl said when they didn’t liked what Troll looks like.

    • FoxCharge

      Those texture files are in the “Abaddon” folder, so there’s a pretty good chance it’s actually him.

    • Doomroar

      he will ride a griffin now… or so it seems, but i do miss the skeletalhorse

    • Liew

      But does skywrath holds a sword?

    • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Rangeiro DONTE: DuoMaxwell

      well which is better a arthas ripoff or a remake based on his incompetence in 40k, including the sword and Bhaldness??
      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_71qcyRKU_ZI/THCeXOpss9I/AAAAAAAAAL8/lVSiX57Z-IE/s1600/633636980672920862-AbaddonTheDespoiler.jpg

  • er the great

    cyborgmatt is probably joking about abaddon…..does’nt it look like skywrath because of the mount which is a bird????

  • Aikari Tsero

    server.dll! Finally!

    • aod

      what’s with the server.dll?

      • astro

        LAN-play is getting implemented

        • aod

          FINALLY!
          at least a bot game can be played offline.

    • aod

      what’s with the server.dll?

  • Aikari Tsero

    server.dll! Finally!

  • AlphaStar

    What happened with the Queen of Pain set? For some reason, it’s not in the store :?

    • http://www.facebook.com/vasilis.dimitrakopoulos.3 Vasilis Dimitrakopoulos

      i wonder too and how we can use the lina custom icon…

    • http://www.facebook.com/vasilis.dimitrakopoulos.3 Vasilis Dimitrakopoulos

      i wonder too and how we can use the lina custom icon…

  • AlphaStar

    What happened with the Queen of Pain set? For some reason, it’s not in the store :?

  • XDD

    finally, alchemist set is released. you have my permission to die XD

  • XDD

    finally, alchemist set is released. you have my permission to die XD

  • awdee

    i don’t see the QOP’s set in the store, is it going to be droppable?

  • awdee

    i don’t see the QOP’s set in the store, is it going to be droppable?

  • Byamba

    CHANGE ABADDDON

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      Sry, he badass right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      Sry, he badass right now.

  • Byamba

    CHANGE ABADDDON

  • Robin

    What the heck, Abbadon rides an Eagle?

  • Robin

    What the heck, Abbadon rides an Eagle?

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      That is something like Chimera? WE STILL DON’T KNOW OK?

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      That is something like Chimera? WE STILL DON’T KNOW OK?

    • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Rangeiro DONTE: DuoMaxwell

      He bears the marks of the Armless faillure from 40k including the sword

    • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Rangeiro DONTE: DuoMaxwell

      He bears the marks of the Armless faillure from 40k including the sword

    • peto

      if we look closely to abaddon’s materials and skywrath’s particles, they all have the same color scheme..maybe valve is trolling us naming the materials to abbadon’s instead of skywrath’s..:/..we don’t know.

    • peto

      if we look closely to abaddon’s materials and skywrath’s particles, they all have the same color scheme..maybe valve is trolling us naming the materials to abbadon’s instead of skywrath’s..:/..we don’t know.

    • Doomroar

      its called a griffin half eagle half lion

    • http://twitter.com/joneisdead Jone

      Thats a Griffo

  • http://twitter.com/TheEasterWolf EasterWolf

    abaddon and hippogriff, seriously?

    • Doomroar

      is a griffin not hippogriff, hippogriff is from warcraft, griffin is the original one which is half eagle half lion more cool if you ask me.

      • Nemerian

        “hippogriff is from warcraft”
        no
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippogriff

      • Hurt.

        Hippogriff isn’t from Warcraft.
        And personally I think it’s cooler but meh they’re both fine.

      • http://twitter.com/TheEasterWolf EasterWolf

        O, yes, sorr, I said automatically

  • http://twitter.com/TheEasterWolf EasterWolf

    abaddon and hippogriff, seriously?

  • jojo

    hopefully abaddon wont be bald :/, he doesnt look bad, but i think he needs a different mount and more hair

    • Dogchow33

      Apparently according to his textures, he’s going to have raven shaped armor. And a gryphon/hippogriff is perfectly suitable, since we don’t have any avian themed mounts yet, other than Skywrath Mage’s which by his concept art looked like a metal bird/owl.

    • Dogchow33

      Apparently according to his textures, he’s going to have raven shaped armor. And a gryphon/hippogriff is perfectly suitable, since we don’t have any avian themed mounts yet, other than Skywrath Mage’s which by his concept art looked like a metal bird/owl.

  • jojo

    hopefully abaddon wont be bald :/, he doesnt look bad, but i think he needs a different mount and more hair

  • FlyingMoustache

    That Silencer is the new Pope.

  • FlyingMoustache

    That Silencer is the new Pope.

  • Appa

    Nice, Tide & Sniper are in the next tutorial.

  • Appa

    Nice, Tide & Sniper are in the next tutorial.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vasilis.dimitrakopoulos.3 Vasilis Dimitrakopoulos

    how you can use linas alternative hero icon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/vasilis.dimitrakopoulos.3 Vasilis Dimitrakopoulos

    how you can use linas alternative hero icon?

  • Andrawr

    did anybody else see Winter in the final page of the book? hahaha

    • Martrillo

      HAHAHAHAHAHA WTF

  • Andrawr

    did anybody else see Winter in the final page of the book? hahaha

  • Martrillo

    They’re releasing lore stuff! :)

    I’m happy with the particles for Skywrath Mage, and I hope Valve makes Skywrath’s spells as gorgeous as WC3, cos Mystic Flare is just too damn beautiful.

  • Martrillo

    They’re releasing lore stuff! :)

    I’m happy with the particles for Skywrath Mage, and I hope Valve makes Skywrath’s spells as gorgeous as WC3, cos Mystic Flare is just too damn beautiful.

  • peto

    ah ok so elder titan is tauren chieftain….now i know.

  • peto

    ah ok so elder titan is tauren chieftain….now i know.

  • Bahamut

    WHAT ? WHERE IS BRISTLEBOG !? WTF !

    • Krjal

      Yes! Give us Rigwarl!
      Also, *back please. That ‘new’ name should die in a fire.

  • Bahamut

    WHAT ? WHERE IS BRISTLEBOG !? WTF !

  • joker

    Abaddon on a grifffin…….REALLY?! DEATH KNIGHT PLZ

  • joker

    Abaddon on a grifffin…….REALLY?! DEATH KNIGHT PLZ

  • Abadauy

    Make Abaddon look like the way he supposed to be.. Death Knight! :)

  • Abadauy

    Make Abaddon look like the way he supposed to be.. Death Knight! :)

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

      that’s why his color is like that, his skin is like decaying or something.
      and get used to the fact that Abaddon won’t have a horse mount in Dota 2.

      • Hello

        I got used to your mom.

  • sicarii

    Please actually be abbadon, please actually be abbadon.

  • sicarii

    Please actually be abbadon, please actually be abbadon.

  • LightBulb

    Looks like theres gonna be another dota 2 event Mad moon

    • Nemerian

      no, thats just the backstory of dota 2.

  • LightBulb

    Looks like theres gonna be another dota 2 event Mad moon

  • capawesome

    That Silencer looks hilariously awful.

  • capawesome

    That Silencer looks hilariously awful.

  • http://danshintaeng.tumblr.com/ Le Hua

    DAT NAGA SET

  • http://danshintaeng.tumblr.com/ Le Hua

    DAT NAGA SET

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ixipixi Sami Mäkinen

    All glory to the holy book of Techies. May His minefields be forever undetected.

  • Doomroar

    ok so to not repeat myself more, search griffin on google and get yourself an idea of Abbadon mount.

    • Frozen

      man who cares bout gryphins, aba is evil i want him to have an evil mount, a fkin serverous or a near to death mount i dnt give a fck what exactly, just i want him to be a death knight, i dont want him to be radiant, i want him to be DIRE

  • AntoxaGray

    Weaver set. Must have.

  • Mostafa

    Alchemist lools like Bane in Hitman

  • http://www.facebook.com/caue.ligabui Cauê Ligabui

    Silencer reminded me of Magna Angemon

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

      aw. Digimon guy?

  • Draco

    Ok where is the new Vengeful spirit model ??? 9 days have passed since it was announced and still nothing.

    • VVG

      Check 20th February content analysis and then delete your comment

      • Grimoth

        Check your Dota client and then delete your comment

        • Draco

          Dude I’m not a bloody retard… I’m still stuck with her old model when playing… be it the test client or the main one… I’m just asking if anyone here actually sees her new model when playing… No need to bash me.

          • Draco

            Let me rephrase that since I don’t think anyone here is willing to help. Are we still waiting for her new model, or is it already implemented in the game?

          • Grimoth

            I was actually sticking up for you, since the VS model isn’t ingame despite what was stated on the february 20th patch, but whatever.

          • Draco

            For some reason your comment was not visible to me, thus my second question, thank you for the info mate, cheers! P.s. that first response was meant for VVG.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.grey.3367 Robert Grey

    Please, make abba an death knight, not fuking mofo on bird;/

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

      its a Gryphon.
      lol. so many ppl getting affected that Abaddon won’t get a horse mount in Dota 2.

  • wizard

    WIZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • Beau_Zhani

    I think if Abaddon will be ride an skeleton of goat (like Warcraft) or something like that, it will be better than gryphon or some creature which we have right now.

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

      get over Dota 1, if not then go back to Dota 1. zzz

  • asfdsfa

    abadon has to be a “dead human” undead! something like that..not a super hero with a tatoo on his face :|

  • goblins now!

    Hahaha… Oh wow. Cyborgmatt playing as goblin techies. Lost it at that point.

  • dadad

    Why did you have to make Silencer so fucking ugly?

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

      why are you so dumb that you don’t even realize that its just a cosmetic item?

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

    Techies?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexander.zellans Alexander Zellans

    Lies, no sets on qop.

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

      true. they said they added it in the store but nothing.
      if they’ll make it as a Legendary or Immortal set, then they should’ve waited for a far more better set.

  • dadad

    Can you fuckign switch the color of silencer

  • Wisest Man That Ever Lived

    Tauren Cheeftain is Elder Titan? I thought that is bad before i saw

    BOLD ABADDON ON SHITTY GRYPHON, WITH RETARDED BATMAN MASK!!!! Are you f*cking insane???? What moron would of do something like that???

    I F*CK YOU MOTHER VALVE!

    And dont say me bullshit about “blizzard have rights on death knights” or something, because they just copied horsemen of aplocalypse theme, it was all created hundreds of years before. Freaking black plague was impersonated like that! Not to mention all games where it was used before.

    I spin my shlonger in your mouths!

    • Grimoth

      You have issues child, please consider venting them somewhere other than this site.

    • capawesome

      Do your parents know you’re using the computer?

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

      I cant stop laughthing!
      Kiddos are so funny!

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

        ikr.

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

      are you retarded, you don’t even know if its in alpha stage or beta stage.
      it can still change by a little. zzz

    • Frozen

      man in one hand he is right, abaddon means destruction and represends an evil, we loved the death knight in dota1 and we expect to see an undead lord of evil in dota2 with all his sick death skills and destruction auras, not a fkin paladin in a gryphon.. this is not what we like and im talkin for everyone that liked abaddon in dota1. i want his near to death mount he shields and death auras al over abaddon, thats how he should be done

  • Alireza

    Abaddon’s mount is a bird again ?!!

    like most of Dota 2 heroes !!!!

    It must be a dead Horse or maybe skeleton horse !!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/hieu.trug.9 Trug Hiếu

      I saw a tail there dude.

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

      wow. a guy who loves horse that much.

      just accept the fact that this is not Dota 1, and that is a Gryphon-like mount.

  • Nazarus

    Abaddon is Robin?

  • jamal

    LMAO! that hero speculation GIF.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kain.nobleman Kain Nobleman

    Abaddon sneak peek :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfLbyksEHUQ

    Volvo needs to add extra textures for the love letter and wig :D

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

    i bet next week’s update would still be a no new hero update.
    maybe a 2nd part of the tutorial.

  • Greed
  • lelwut

    I want to play with ABADDON. If I wanted to play with Deadpool, I would be playing UMvC3. FUCK THIS

    • capawesome

      Bye bye!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ragingkamote Mark Erik Sy

    Enchantress!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tzaddii Tzaddi Cro
  • http://twitter.com/briandias2 Brian

    how do i use the alternative icons?!

  • Frozen

    men i really think abaddon should not look like that, we all expected to see a death knight with his undead power with sick death coils and nearly dying mount.. not a damm gryphon… i was lookin forward to play abaddon and now im not -.-

  • Frozen

    I WANT ABADDON TO BE A DEATH KNIGHT

  • Naelok
  • VII.

    VALVE PLEASE!
    Abaddon needs to be a badass with a badass horse as mount!

  • asfdsfa

    CHANGE THE ABBADONNNN!!!!!!!! MAKE IT A DEAD HUMAN NOT A FUCKING SUPERHERE FFS!!!! 10 YRS OLD DESIGNERS WTF! WE NEED A REAL ABBADON HERE NOT A SUPERHERO! STOP MAKING THE GAME LOOKS LIKE FULL OF PUNKERS OR STEAMPUNKS! WTF IS WITH MAGINA ? LOOK AT MAGINA IN DOTA1 AND LOOK AT MAGINA IN DOTA2 !!!!! WTF IS THIS SHIT?

  • aeruz

    maybe thats chen new armor, valve is trolling us, cuz thats not even close to abaddon no matter how i look at it….. PLZ! i hope im right huhuhuh

  • Tifa112

    WATCH THIS BEST HOOK OF PUDGE !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy-nZXg2_cg

  • Tifa112

    WATCH THIS GUYS ! BEST HOOK OF PUDGE EVER !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy-nZXg2_cg

  • QDARKQ

    Habemus Silencer!

  • Bimugen

    Where did the Queen of Pain Set Go? It was never released?

  • Lightfang142

    playing as techies :X where are they now