Dota 2 27th March Patch – Content Analysis

March 29th, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
Advertisement
Contents
      1. Front End Changes
        1. New Hero
          1. Bristleback
        2. Updated Hero Models
          1. Vengeful Spirit’s Model
        3. Updated Visual Effects
          1. Io’s Visual Effects
        4. Hero Animation Updates
          1. Juggernaut’s Animations
          2. Mirana’s Animations
          3. Riki’s Animations
          4. Sniper’s Animations
        5. Hero Models Broken Down
          1. Bristleback’s Model
          2. Vengeful Spirit’s Model
        6. New Ingame Item Models
          1. Gem of True Sight’s Model
          2. Iron Branch’s Model
          3. Item Recipe’s Model
          4. Magic Wand’s Model
          5. Observer Ward’s Model
          6. Sentry Ward’s Model
        7. New Cosmetic Item Sets
          1. Beastmaster’s Set
          2. Brewmaster’s Set
          3. Juggernaut’s Set
          4. Lich’s Set
          5. Riki’s Set
          6. Spectre’s Set
        8. New League Passes
          1. G-1 Champions League Season 5
        9. UI Updates
          1. Dashboard UI
          2. Hero Selection UI
          3. In Game UI
          4. Replay UI
      2. Back End Changes
        1. Updated Strings
        2. Unreleased Cosmetic Items
          1. Anti-Mage’s Items
          2. Batrider’s Items
          3. Bounty Hunter’s Items
          4. Centaur’s Items
          5. Doom’s Items
          6. Juggernaut’s Items
          7. Leshrac’s Items
          8. Meepo’s Items
          9. Mirana’s Items
          10. Phantom Lancer’s Items
          11. Queen of Pain’s Items
          12. Rubick’s Items
          13. Sand King’s Items
          14. Silencer’s Items
          15. Skeleton King’s Items
          16. Slark’s Items
          17. Sniper’s Items
          18. Storm Spirit’s Items
        3. Unreleased Custom Couriers
          1. Captain Bamboo
          2. Inky the Hexapus
          3. Standard Version
          4. Flying Version
          5. Snelfret the Snail
          6. Standard Version
          7. Flying Version
        4. New Treasure Chests
          1. Treasure of the Shaper Divine
          2. Treasure of the Cursed Wood
        5. Unreleased Heroes Update
          1. Skywrath Mage
        6. Updated Sound Effects
          1. Beastmaster’s Voice Work
      3. Materials Update
        1. Elder Titan’s Materials
      4. Particles Update
        1. Abaddon’s Particles
        2. Skywrath Mage’s Particles
      5. Predictions For The Next Hero
        1. Bonus Shagbark GIF

This week’s Dota 2 patch has arrived bringing the drunken brawler Bristleback into the world of Dota 2. You can view the full changelog here.

Oh, me back needs a scratch.

Front End Changes *

New Hero *

Bristleback *

Dota2_BristlebackMinimapIcon Rigwarl, the Bristleback.

“Never one to turn his back on a fight, Rigwarl was known for battling the biggest, meanest scrappers he could get his hands on. Christened Bristleback by the drunken crowds, he waded into backroom brawls in every road tavern between Slom and Elze, until his exploits finally caught the eye of a barkeep in need of an enforcer. For a bit of brew, Bristleback was hired to collect tabs, keep the peace, and break the occasional leg or two (or five, in the case of one unfortunate web-hund).

After indulging in a night of merriment during which bodily harm was meted out in equal parts upon both delinquent patrons and his own liver, Bristleback finally met his match. “Your tusks offend me, sir,” he was heard to drunkenly slur to one particularly large fellow from the northern wastes whose bill had come due. What followed was a fight for the ages. A dozen fighters jumped in. No stool was left unbroken, and in the end, the impossible happened: the tab went unpaid. Over the weeks that followed, Bristleback’s wounds healed, and his quills grew back; but an enforcer’s honor can be a prickly thing. He paid the tab from his own coin, vowing to track down this northerner and extract redemption. And then he did something he’d never done before–he actually trained, and in so doing made a startling discovery about himself. A smile peeled back from his teeth as he flexed his quills. Turning his back to a fight might be just the thing.”

Dota2_Bristle_Portrait Dota2_BristlebackHeroIcon

bristleback_viscous_nasal_goo bristleback_quill_spray bristleback_bristleback bristleback_warpath

Voicework

Voiced by TJ Ramini (Timbersaw), Britishback has some great voice work. See below for an example snippet.

“It’s in the bag, mate. Yeah, go on, you see if it’s not. Open it up and see if it’s not in there. I’m telling you, it’s a lock, mate.”

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Bristle01

Dota2_Bristle02

Dota2_Bristle03

In Game Shots

Dota2_Bristle_Ingame01

Dota2_Bristle_Ingame02

Dota2_Bristle_Ingame03

Dota2_Bristle_Ingame04

Dota2_Bristle_Ingame05

Dota2_Bristle_Ingame06

Updated Hero Models *

This week’s patch sees the return on the updated Vengeful Spirit model, bringing her model up to par with the quality of the newest heroes.

Vengeful Spirit’s Model *

The difference between her old model and new model is amazing.

Comparison Slider

before
after

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Venge01

Dota2_Venge02

In Game Shots

Dota2_Venge_Ingame01

Dota2_Venge_Ingame02

Dota2_Venge_Ingame03

Dota2_Venge_Ingame04

Updated Visual Effects *

We have some updates to Io’s particle effects and icons.

Io’s Visual Effects *

Io has made a return to it’s older darker blue style visual effects.

New Particles

Dota2_Wisp_New

Old Particles

Dota2_Wisp_Old

Ability & Hero Icons

New Icons

wisp npc_dota_hero_wisp

wisp_tether_break wisp_overcharge wisp_relocate wisp_spirits wisp_spirits_in wisp_spirits_out wisp_tether

Old Icons

wisp npc_dota_hero_wisp

wisp_tether_break wisp_overcharge wisp_relocate wisp_spirits wisp_spirits_in wisp_spirits_out wisp_tether

Hero Animation Updates *

We have a number of animation updates in this week’s patch, mainly for the new cosmetic item sets.

Juggernaut’s Animations *

Juggernaut has a cfew custom animations for his Thousand Faces set, it features a custom loadout and death animations.

Faces Loadout Animation

Dota2_Anims_Juggernaut

Mirana’s Animations *

Mirana’s new Lunar Dragon mount has a custom animation which allows it to duck its head out of the way when Mirana throws her arrow.

Lunar Arrow Animation

Dota2_Anims_Mirana

Riki’s Animations *

Riki’s Subtle Demon set has a custom loadout animation and attack animations.

Tail Attack Animation

Dota2_Anims_Riki

Sniper’s Animations *

Sniper’s new Instagib rifle provides him with a new awesome assassinate animation.

Instagib Assassinate Animation

Dota2_Anims_Sniper

Dota2_Anims_Sniper02

Hero Models Broken Down *

As is the trend with the new heroes, Bristleback has arrived fully broken down ready for cosmetic items. The new Vengeful Spirit model has also been broken down.

Bristleback’s Model *

Default Parts

Bristleback’s Head
Bristleback’s Back
Bristleback’s Necklace
Bristleback’s Bracer
Bristleback’s Weapon

Base Model

Dota2_Base_Bristleback

Vengeful Spirit’s Model *

Default Parts

Vengeful Hair
Vengeful Weapon
Vengeful Wings
Vengeful Bracers
Vengeful Shoulders
Vengeful Skirt
Vengeful Leg Armor

Base Model

Dota2_Base_Venge

New Ingame Item Models *

Following on from the last couple of patches we have more of the shop items now getting in game item models for when they are dropped on the ground.

Gem of True Sight’s Model *

Dota2_Item_Yem

Iron Branch’s Model *

Dota2_Item_GG

Item Recipe’s Model *

Dota2_Item_Recipe

Magic Wand’s Model *

Dota2_Item_HarryPottersWand

Observer Ward’s Model *

Dota2_Item_Wards

Sentry Ward’s Model *

Dota2_Item_Sentrys

New Cosmetic Item Sets *

We have some more community made cosmetic item sets that are ready for the Dota 2 store.

Beastmaster’s Set *

Custom of Karroch Set

dota_item_custom_of_karroch_set_large

Contains

korosh_peaks_head_large

korosh_peaks_shoulder_large

korosh_peaks_belt_large

korosh_peaks_arms_large

korosh_peaks_weapon_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_BM01

Dota2_Items_BM02

Brewmaster’s Set *

The Drunken Warlord Set

dota_item_the_drunken_warlord_set_large

Contains

gear_brewmaster_shoulder_01_large

gear_brewmaster_sake_01_large

gear_brewmaster_gloves_01_large

gear_brewmaster_back_01_large

wep_brewmaster_cleaver_01_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_Brew

Juggernaut’s Set *

Thousand Faces Set

dota_item_thousand_faces_set_large

Contains

thousand_faces_mask_large

thousand_faces_vest_large

thousand_faces_katana_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_JuggSet01

Dota2_Items_JuggSet02

Lich’s Set *

Eldritch Ice Set

dota_item_eldritch_ice_set_large

Contains

glacier_large

ice_frostbite_large

ice_mantle_large

rags_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_Lich01

Dota2_Items_Lich02

Riki’s Set *

The Subtle Demon Set

dota_item_shinobi_set_large

Contains

riki_mask_of_the_last_shinobi_large

riki_shadow_wraps_of_the_last_shinobi_large

riki_spiked_tail_of_the_last_shinobi_large

riki_tengu_pauldron_of_the_last_shinobi_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_RikiSet

Spectre’s Set *

The Ephemeral Haunt Set

dota_item_the_ephemeral_haunt_set_large

Contains

tr_head_large

tr_shoulder_large

tr_misc_large

tr_belt_large

tr_weapon_large

Model Viewer Shots

Dota2_Items_Spectre

New League Passes *

We have an update to the G1-League ticket which now comes bundled with a free courier.

G-1 Champions League Season 5 *

“The 5th G-1 Championship will feature an online qualifier to select the top Western team for a paid flight to the LAN finals in China to face teams like iG, LGD, DK and Orange. The Asia qualifiers will also use a prelim system to compete for spots at the LAN finals. The prize pool exceeds $53,000.”

subscriptions_g-1_season5_large

Includes a free Inky the Hexpus courier.

UI Updates *

We have a number of new UI updates in this week’s patch.

Dashboard UI *

The dashboard friends list now has support for adding, removing Steam friends as well as being able to deal with incoming friend requests.

This is what my list will now look like on a permanent basis.

Hero Selection UI *

Wisp has been renamed to Io.

Dota2_WispRename

In Game UI *

We also have a number of in game UI updates as well.

A number of hero abilities and in game items now have support for extra information which can be displayed by holding down alt which gives you a lot more insight into the ability or item.

Dota2_UI_AltText

The spectator items now has been updated to match the visual style of the rest of the HUD.

Dota2_UI_ItemStats

It also still possible to see stash items using this panel.

Dota2_UI_ItemStats02

Replay UI *

The in game replay UI panel now has a rewind button which will jump you back 10 seconds.

Dota2_UI_ReplayRewind

Back End Changes *

Updated Strings *

Backend work continues on tutorial two, the adventures of Sniper and Tide.

    "world_map_location_2"      "Sniper"
    "world_map_location_sub_2"    "Mechanics 2"
									

Wisp has been renamed to Io.

    "npc_dota_hero_wisp"        "Io"
									

Bristlebog renamed to Bristleback.

    "npc_dota_hero_bristleback"      "Bristleback"
									

An example of the ability and item detailed tips that appear when holding alt.

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_antimage_mana_break_Note0"                "• Mana Burn is blocked by magic immunity."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_antimage_mana_break_Note1"                "• You can lifeleech the damage dealt by this skill with a Lifesteal aura."

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_antimage_blink_Note0"                    "• If you used Blink to teleport to a distance over the maximum range, you'll be teleported 4/5 of the maximum range instead."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_antimage_blink_Note1"                    "• You can use Blink to dodge incoming projectiles."

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_antimage_spell_shield_Note0"                "• Stacks multiplicatively with other spell resistance sources."

    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_antimage_mana_void_Note0"                  "• The stun passes through magic immunity."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_antimage_mana_void_Note1"                  "• Damage is calculated based on the primary target's mana, but applied to all enemies within the area of effect."
									

A new keybind has been added for spectators to select the unit under the cursor.

    "DOTA_SpectatorSelect"        "Spectator Select Unit Under Cursor"
									

More strings for the upcoming store remake.

    "Store_FilterType_Contributors" "Creator:"

    // Used by filter dropdowns in the store
    "Store_FilterElement_All"        "All"
    "Store_FilterElement_ValveContributor"  "Valve"
									

There is an Attribute tag for G1-League for the Inky courier games viewed tracking.

    "Attrib_G1League"            "G-1 League Season %s1"
									

Strings for a new “Weekly Hero Challenge” system, which is a list of heroes that you are required to win with that week in order to successfully beat the challenge to earn yourself some extra Battle Points.

    "DOTA_WeeklyChallenge_Header"    "Your Weekly Hero Challenges"
    "DOTA_WeeklyChallenge_Description"  "The Weekly Hero Challenge list is refreshed every week. Complete a challenge by winning a game with a hero on the list and receive a bonus to Battle Points gained during that game."
									

Unreleased Cosmetic Items *

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

Anti-Mage’s Items *

anuxi_ancient_crasher_large

anuxi_ancient_crescent_large

Dota2_Items_AM

Batrider’s Items *

batmeleon_mount_large

Dota2_Items_Batmelon

anuxi_feral_mount1_large

Dota2_Items_BatAnuxi

Bounty Hunter’s Items *

seasoned_wraps_large

Dota2_Items_BH

Centaur’s Items *

anuxi_horned_mother_large

Dota2_Items_Centaur

Doom’s Items *

anuxi_molten_fractur_large

Dota2_Items_Doom

Juggernaut’s Items *

jugg_flag_large

Dota2_Items_JuggFlag

Leshrac’s Items *

anuxi_crystilline_sickles_large

Dota2_Items_Leshrac

Meepo’s Items *

meepo_cratepack_large

Dota2_Items_Meepo

Mirana’s Items *

lunardragon_mount_large

Dota2_Items_Mirana

Phantom Lancer’s Items *

anuxi_ring_spear_large

Dota2_Items_PL

Queen of Pain’s Items *

anuxi_ruby_web_wings_large

Dota2_Items_QOP

Rubick’s Items *

weapon_agh_large

Dota2_Items_Rubick

Sand King’s Items *

anuxi_cerci_tail_large

Dota2_Items_SandKing

Silencer’s Items *

anuxi_mind_slicer_large

Dota2_Items_Silencer

Skeleton King’s Items *

sk_dragon_jaw_large

Dota2_Items_SK

Slark’s Items *

anuxi_encore_dagger_large

Dota2_Items_SlarkDagger

fishy_frillhawk_large

Dota2_Items_SlarkHood

Sniper’s Items *

globulargoggles_large

Dota2_Items_Sniper01

weapon_noscope_large

Dota2_Items_Sniper02

Storm Spirit’s Items *

anuxi_ring_of_storm_large

Dota2_Items_SS01

Dota2_Items_SS02

Unreleased Custom Couriers *

We have a couple new couriers in this patch as well.

Captain Bamboo *

“Not just a Panda, He’s a Captain!”

Standard Version

Dota2_Courier_Bamboo

Dota2_Courier_Bamboo02

Flying Version

Dota2_Courier_BambooFlying

Inky the Hexapus *

“Inky the hexapus was fished from the waters of the Horn of Despair and pressed into service by a fleet of marauding pirates, carrying messages to and fro between ships.”

Standard Version *

Dota2_Courier_Inky

Dota2_Courier_Inky02

Flying Version *

Dota2_Courier_InkyFlying

Snelfret the Snail *

“The original rebel snail, Snelfret refused to conform to a social order that enforced lethargy, a world that told him he must not move too fast. So he loaded up his shell and headed for more dynamic climes, determined to redefine the meaning of snail’s pace.”

Standard Version *

Dota2_Courier_Snail

Flying Version *

Dota2_Courier_SnailFlying

Custom Particle Effect

Dota2_Effect_Snail

New Treasure Chests *

We have a new treasure chest dedicated to the community item maker Anuxi as well as a loot list for the fourth community chest.

Treasure of the Shaper Divine *

“A chest of magical items created by the community contributor Anuxi.”

Chest

anuxi_crate_large

Key

anuxi_key_large

Loot List

Crystalline Sickles

anuxi_crystilline_sickles_large

Ring of the Storm

anuxi_ring_of_storm_large

Cercus of Whirling Death

anuxi_cerci_tail_large

Encore

anuxi_encore_dagger_large

Whirling Mind Slicer

anuxi_mind_slicer_large

Ring Spear of Soul Diffusion

anuxi_ring_spear_large

Molten Fracture

anuxi_molten_fractur_large

Ancient Crasher

anuxi_ancient_crasher_large

Ancient Crescent

anuxi_ancient_crescent_large

The Horned Mother

anuxi_horned_mother_large

Feral the Werebat

anuxi_feral_mount1_large

Wings of the Ruby Web

anuxi_ruby_web_wings_large

Unusual Effect

If you’re lucky enough to unbox a courier in this new chest it will be given the Divine Essence unusual effect.

Dota2_Effect_Divine

Treasure of the Cursed Wood *

The fourth community chest featuring items from the Dota 2 workshop.

Chest

treasure_chest_cursed_tree_large

Key

cursed_tree_key_large

Loot List

The Instagib OSP

weapon_noscope_large

Spottin’ Goggles

globulargoggles_large

Fishy Frillhawk

fishy_frillhawk_large

Ambinderath’s Jaw

sk_dragon_jaw_large

Scepter of the Grand Magus

weapon_agh_large

Radiant Crystal Haul

meepo_cratepack_large

Battle Banner of the Masked

jugg_flag_large

Wraps of the Seasoned Veteran

seasoned_wraps_large

Ormr the Lunar Dragon

lunardragon_mount_large

Bessy the Batmeleon

batmeleon_mount_large

Unusual Effect

If you’re lucky enough to unbox a courier in this new chest it will be given the Cursed Essence unusual effect.

Dota2_Effect_Cursed

Unreleased Heroes Update *

We have some small updates to the unreleased heroes.

Skywrath Mage *

Skywrath Mage now has a minimap icon.

Dota2_SkywrathMinimapIcon

He is also featured on Bristleback’s keyart.

Dota2_SkywrathArt

Updated Sound Effects *

Beastmaster has had his voice work reworked in this patch.

Beastmaster’s Voice Work *

Beastmaster has had his voice work updated to alter his pitch and improve the overall quality of it.

New Voice Work

Example Line

Old Voice Work

Example Line 

Materials Update *

Elder Titan’s Materials *

Elder Titan’s Base:
elder_titan_color
Elder Titan’s Hair & Shoulder:

elder_titan_hair_color elder_titan_shoulder_color

Elder Titan’s Bracer:

elder_titan_bracer_color

Particles Update *

We have the first initial particles for Abaddon and some more updates to Skywrath Mage.

Abaddon’s Particles *

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon01

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon08

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon02

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon03

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon04

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon05

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon06

Dota2_Particles_Abaddon07

 

Skywrath Mage’s Particles *

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath01

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath02

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath03

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath04

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath05

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath06

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath07

Dota2_Particles_Skywrath08

Predictions For The Next Hero *

Holiday time ^__^... Then lasers.

Bonus Shagbark GIF *

Advertisement
  • Messi

    First Blood.

  • lionel

    Second blood?

  • Dejo93

    Killing spree

  • http://www.facebook.com/liam.donald.39 Liam Donald

    Chest for Vlad soon, I should wager.

  • qtwsdh

    first

  • qtwsdh

    first

  • Gruffy

    WOOT

  • http://twitter.com/___AveN___ AveN

    Do not like the new Vengeful Model, but Shagbark is amazing!

    BR AveN

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

      what on earth is wrong with it?

    • Mawary

      The new one is better in every single way, the old one looks like a big batch of crap. I can’t understand what in the world you think is better on the old one.

      • I see and i remember

        Because old one was ghosly, like spirit should be. But you ppl only look at number of pixels, not overall image.

        • polk

          The new one is missing the neat particle effects, like, where did they go?

        • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

          And the old model looked nothing like a hero that should be on the Radiant side. Even if vengeful it’s still Radiant for a reason. A fitting change to make her brighter.

          • Wisest One

            Now she looks like second QoP. Before she melded with her smoke particles and looked like “spirit” now she dont. In the origina she was transparent so why they make her more flash and bone here? Fan service?

            Also red eyes was better.

          • Byatsuke Uchiha

            She is 100% better than the old one in every bit way. The textures are much more updated, higher details.

          • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

            I agree with you on the smoke particles though. I’m not certain why they decided to make her more corporeal. But besides that, I still prefer the new one.

            And “Red eyes was better” X “I like red eyes more” O

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

          actually i felt the dark version looked way more corporeal, haven’t u seen glowing spirits?

          • SWAG

            Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) i didnt seen spirits IRL, but i may assume that spirit of person who was crippled and humiliated so it gave up its body to become the avatar of vengeance would fit to have dark glow and red angry eyes.

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

            she still has red eyes -_-

    • trolololo

      he old one is ugly as fuck

  • Kirihara Izaki

    Haaa

  • Guest

    Thanks Matt, get well soon!

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

    where techies

    • Mrleblanc101

      he’s the last hero they make…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ochiroo13 Очирсүрэн Сурахбаяр

    Holiday time then lasers?

    • sohratus

      it means, next week no heroes, after that Skywrath Mage :D

  • Dods

    Anyone got the GIF ?

    • lala

      He means valve will slack and not release any heroes next week, then Dragonus.

  • http://twitter.com/Rosengrin Ro

    OMFG DRAGONUS LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL IN BRISTLE’S ART ADSGADSDFHGF

  • http://www.facebook.com/andreiya.barus Andreiya Barus

    Techies, Ember Spirit, Phoenix, Arc Warden WHERE ARE YOU!?!?!?!

    • sohratus

      Skywrath, legion, abaddon, elder titan, pitlord and then these heroess will release. Also there is terrorblade

  • lalka

    Shagbark is cute as fuck

  • klagger

    Thank Matt. I like that Shagbark….so cute.

  • handa

    Skywrath Mage looks like the prettiest model so far.

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

    lol. this Shagbark courier should be added to the Store.

  • Mawaru

    Is it only me or does BB resemble Gary Busey in that concept art?

    • http://twitter.com/ezewanfauzi Ezewan F.

      They purposedly did, because there will be a DOTA 2 movie coming real soon!!

      • Bland

        That would be the stupidest thing of all time.
        No.
        Just no.

        • Mr.KingofWorld

          Uwe Boll is coming.

  • Doto

    So… dat new mount for Mirana…. is she going to ride a 4 legged Lugia? lol

  • Swugguh’

    Jesus christ its like 75% of the dota 2 characters are suddenly brits. Dfuq..

    • polk

      bristleback is definitely an aussie lol

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

        nope, he’s the cappest of crap english english accent

    • ANNONNY

      Certainly not what I was expecting out of spike-pig..

  • Doto

    I really dont get the Wisp–>IO change.. i mean.. come on, IO… really? that’s his profile name? really? wtf was wrong with wisp? i’m guessing some copyrights.. but, at least another name for him would be better IMO…

    • 487dota

      Io was his Dota1 original name (Io, the guardian wisp)

    • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

      Its name is Io, not IO. A name from (I believe) the Greek Mythology. And its full title has always been Io the Guardian Wisp. Simply showing its own name instead of the title now.

      • Lobsterbob

        It’s also a moon of Jupiter.

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

          ugh, the moon is named after the mythological figure, like A LOT of celestial bodies -_-

      • Ovid

        Io’s myth actually has quite a few similarities with Wisp’s skills in Dota, especially tethering and relocating. Also, Io was Zeus’s lover. But meh…

    • sohratus

      In Dota 1 it name was Io. So no problem for me

    • ergoroca

      why don’t they have 2 names, or one name and a nickname like in dota 1? sometimes i say “trax” or “furion” and some players don’t really understand what i’m talking about.

  • CNP9

    i just dont understand why these fuckers from valve still do Items for jugger and insists and insists on jugger and bounty hunter and other guys and COURIERS DO HEROES FOR GOD SAKE

    • Anonymous

      Do you know that Valve’s job is just to PUBLISH the items made from NORMAL PEOPLE?

    • Kucing

      yeah, i agree with you mate.
      it’s stupid to see some people keep making a set that’s already exists
      also stupid for valve too for accepting the sets.
      it’s just like there are no other sets from the workshop.
      Although there are so many awesome sets on a hero that doesn’t has a set yet..
      Also this courier things, there are already so many kind of them.
      If valve not stopping them from making a new courier (which is impossible) maybe in the next 1-2 year, we will see a chihuahua, husky, or even husky chihuahua mix with a jet..

      • ergoroca

        what i really don’t understand is how they let so many heroes naked (no sets) and overdress some of them…

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

    Nice work Matt! ^^
    Can you tell me what heroes are missing from CM right now? I want to see Bristle in the competitive ASAP! This would be great!
    I know that Drow is out. What about Tusk, Medusa, and Troll? They are on the scene?

    • sohratus

      Tusk, Centaur, Bristle, Drow, Troll, Slark and will be new released heroes ;)

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

        Thanks!

  • Cartman

    i bought the G-1 Champions League Season 5, and opened, but the courier didn’t come out… is this a bug?

  • er the great

    i thought it would be skywrath mage finally in this week…. but bristleback in a surprise release……and i thought it was ice age 5 when i saw him……LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Duo Maxwell: El Rangeiro

    Seriously Rigwarl sounds like an Ork from Warhammer 40k and fantasy series

  • Justbeunique

    copy

    • Trolololo

      omfg my life is a lie

      • Yes

        How the fck you commented on your post a minute before it appeared? Give me the time machine NOW!

    • Drrad

      Volvo disappointing as usual

      • maikale

        volvo?wanna buy a car?

      • trollloololololol

        volvo? are you sure thats what it is called?

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

          actually Volvo is a (bad) nickname russian complainers gave to Valve on dev forums, rather that or they simply cant pronounce Valve properly.

      • Bertha

        Put Volvo out of this. The two aren’t related.

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

      faking ugly shits

  • Wisest Man That Ever Lived

    I request pig mask for the Bristleback.

    Also, banner for the jug = win!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wrywood Sean Wrywood

    Oh look I’m famous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wrywood Sean Wrywood

    Oh look I’m famous!

  • polk

    I’m going to miss venge’s cool particle effects

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=622831599 DaniTsƧs Gilmour Vazquez

    Very good Patch i love Dota Again xD

  • ace

    Beastmaster Zangief :D

  • Dimchuck

    Funny thing that the hieroglyph 酒 on Brewmaster’s new bottle means ‘alcohol’, ‘liquor’.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ToxiT Deniz Köken

      That is not hieroglyph. I think that’s a mandarin letter(not sure tho.) and ofc i’ll mean alcohol he is a fucking brewmaster.

  • Shomy

    that juggernaut flag made my day.

  • rofl

    As usual. You were wrong about the hero. :)))

  • http://twitter.com/LeMackPlus Mack

    Glad that they tuned Beastmaster’s voice, he sounded too much like Lion.

  • Sad

    Where is Techies ?! :((

  • CircusHater

    So that’s a Chameleon Rider a dildo-horned leshrac, a lugia Mirana and an ice-age bristleback. Goddamn it, dota 2 is becoming a circus just like TF2 !

    • Bland

      As if it wasn’t already.

    • boo9

      at least rubic got an item that is in line with the original artstyle and simplicity. honestly the best item i’ve seen since i got dota

    • http://twitter.com/L3ros L3ros

      Excellent, maybe it rids the game of russians

  • örtsalt

    Check the easter egg on the recipe model that valve put in! The symbol in the middle is the same as the Combine propaganda symbol from the Half-Life series!

    • Kanel

      True, but the combine symbol has been on the inventory icon for a long time. There are also some error sounds from half life in dota2 as well the foundation for the barracks looks like the teleporter from TF2. There is a portal reference in the game too but i can’t remember it.

      • RVN

        turret saying “silence” when trying to cast while silenced

    • izzy

      Recipes combine items… har har valve :P

    • MasaMainio

      Half-life 3 confirmed

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

    FAKING VALVE MAKES THE STANDAR HERO VERSIONS UGLY SO THAT THEY MAKE YOU WANNA BUY COSMENTIC ITEMS

    • SteliosArsfsd

      Είναι δυνατον να είσαι τόσο βλακας;

      • Barack Obama

        YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.newland.96 Eric Newland

    Good job Matt. Take care of dat hand

    • Rohan

      what happened to his hand

  • Meesh

    That sniper googles has only 4 stars, how it has been added before 5 stars sniper head items? FAVORITISM!!!

  • Doomroar

    you know the next hero is TC or LC, why? because valve is testing how long could you go posting SM predictions.

  • Devesx

    why he look alike big boss?

  • Ice my vagina NOW

    Holiday time… then laser?

    He must mean the ability to breeze through fights like sitting in a hammock, before having to deal with instagib nukes as you strive to maintain vision of the horizon.

    Definitely Abaddon

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

      zzz. Skywrath is the next hero to be released.

    • Rohan

      I like ur name

  • Elmo

    Am i the only one here who thinks bristleback’s face is completely unfitting? This tiny nose is not nearly capable of shooting bigass discusting goo that melts armor. And where are his thusks???

  • syber14

    the new centaur weapon ‘The Horned Mother’ looks lik a cheap ripoff of te wyvernguard edge…

  • Soyacan

    Hmm, I like the old vengeful model better :(

  • Carloh
    • Carloh

      Here is some of Rigwarl’s gameplay

  • Mrleblanc101

    I dont see the new WISP name… at least in the “learn” tab it’s the same !
    EDIT: btw the wWIP courrier look super duper awesome :D

  • divine_dive

    BEASTMASTER: if Zangief is good guy, who will crush man’s skull like sparrow’s eggs between thighs?

  • Reminder of matt

    Hey Matt.Try to update Unreleased heroes in your blog:to remove already released heroes.

  • dandydib

    that juggernaut set.
    *licks lip*

  • Isentbabiestofight

    Do not release heros please.Waiting for the heros to be released and imagining how to play the heros are so much fun.If all the heros are released Dota 2 will 75% less attractive to me.

  • Vaan13

    WHERE IS THE NEW PATCH?!?!?

  • afafaf

    Now i get the prediction image…
    FUCKING VACATION VALVE

  • darrel

    point the cursor on the “Predictions For The Next Hero” ..

  • Freezwalm

    It’s friday the 5th, was there no update yesterday?

  • Freezwalm

    It’s friday the 5th, was there no update yesterday?

  • Sonicthebitch
    • Question mark

      how…?

      • Sonicthebitch

        cause i`m evil

        • Serch

          Abaddon is there!!
          bottom right corner

          • http://www.facebook.com/altair.quatro Altair Quatro

            Elder Titan (top right)

        • Guess

          and none are in the game yet

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

    Shame that juggernaut flag has 0 moviment. same issue of Tide’s Reef Denizen, a fucking ugly hard piece.

  • Attila Czifra

    After 2 weeks still no update?

  • Junior

    coincidencias