Dota 2 17th July Patch – Content Analysis

July 18th, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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This week’s Dota 2 patch introduces a number of bug fixes, UI updates, a rework for Earthshaker’s model and plenty of more hidden goodies.

There may be many earths, but there's only one Earthshaker.

Front End Changes

Changelog

GAMEPLAY
- Abaddon: Fixed Abaddon’s illusions applying Curse of Avernus.
- Abaddon: Fixed Aphotic Shield being dispelled.
- Abaddon: Fixed Mist Coil Heal/Damage order.
- Dragon Knight: Fixed Dragon Blood’s bonus armor not showing properly in the UI.
- Gyrocopter: Fixed the Fountain doing no damage to Gyrocopter ‘s Homing Missile.
- Io: Fixed Tether sharing mana regeneration when you have full mana.
- Io: Fixed Spirits initially spawning 250 units away instead of 150 units.
- Medusa: Fixed various spells being unable to remove the stun from Stone Gaze.
- Medusa: Fixed Stone Gaze facing requirement not taking into account distance once the debuff is added.
- Necrolyte: Fixed several specific heroes being unable to buyback for the rest of the game if they died to Reaper’s Scythe.
- Omniknight: Fixed Guardian Angel not affecting Siege units.
- Silencer: Fixed Curse of the Silent being removed by Aphotic Shield/Manta.
- Slark: Fixed Pounce’s Leash getting dispelled.
- Visage: Fixed being able to dodge Soul Assumption.
- Fixed the free courier in Mid Only not always being controllable if you selected your hero too late.
- Fixed Backswing behavior for: Soul Rip, Tombstone, Cold Feet, Ice Vortex, Chilling Touch, Enfeeble, Shallow Grave, Thunder Strike, Kinetic Field, Static Storm, Malefice, Midnight Pulse, Howl, Stifling Dagger, Static Link, Shrapnel, Psionic Trap, Whirling Axes (Ranged), Storm Bolt, God’s Strength, Wave of Terror, Venomous Gale, Shadow Word, Fatal Bonds, The Swarm, Time Lapse, Maledict, Overpower and Ice Shards.

UI
- Added automatic detection of GG calls in tournament and practice lobby matches, which then ends the game 10 seconds later.
- In the fantasy stats dropdown, players you have on any of your teams will be highlighted and mousing over them will list which of your fantasy teams they are on.
- Guild invitations now display who’s inviting you, and how many members the guild has.
- Added a tournament drop for early roshan kills (before creeps spawn).
- Quick Cast now works on the portrait of your currently selected unit.
- Players can customize which messages appear on the Chat Wheel.
- Messages sent via the Chat Wheel appear with an arrow icon next to them.
- Calendar page now shows a list of tournament games per day.

VISUALS
- New Earthshaker model.
- Updates to some Earthshaker effects.
- Abilities that are configured to ignore Backswing will now continue their animation visually if they have no other orders or actions to take.
- Fixed Eclipse not always playing the missed Lucent Beam visual effects.
- Made Abaddon’s Borrowed Time effect and healing more clear.

MATCHMAKING
- People who decline Matchmaking are temporarily restricted from searching for 45 seconds.
- Parties are more likely to be matched against other similarly sized parties.
- When matching parties, the matchmaker now also considers the minimum experience level on both teams rather than just the average.
- Reduced the average skill variance in games where there are 10 individual players.
- Fixed a bug in the matchmaker that was causing it to insufficiently segregate players based on win count.
- Fixed a bug that would cause excessive queue times, especially for large parties or high skill players.

AUDIO
- Non-default announcers will now comment on pick/ban phases.
- Windows Mixer control for Dota2 no longer resets to full volume on start up.
- Music volume floor goes to 0.
- Updated Abaddon VO.

Hero Model Updates

Earthshaker’s original model has been around since the first International and simply doesn’t compare to the standard of the hero models we are receiving now which means his model has been redone and broken down.

Earthshaker’s Model

The new model is a great improvement on his old one which can be compared below using the comparison slider.

Hero Portraits

New vs Old

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Comparison Slider

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SFM Model Viewer Shots

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In Game Shots

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Full sized version

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Hero Models Broken Down

To go along with Earthshaker’s updated model it has also been broken down.

Earthshaker’s Base Model

Default Parts

Earthshaker’s Belt

Earthshaker’s Totem

Earthshaker’s Bracers

Base Model

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Hero Visual Updates

Since last week’s post some of Abaddon’s abilities has had visual updates, along with more updates in this week’s patch.

Abaddon’s Updates

Abaddon’s Borrowed Time effect has been updated to make it much larger and noticeable.

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The healing applied under Borrowed Time will now show a green colour healing aura.

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Aphotic Shield has been updated since last week’s post and now scaled much larger and has a spike effect applied to it.

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New League Passes

We have a new league pass for the Neolution GosuCup.

Neolution GosuCup

“Neolution GosuCup is a monthly cup where 4 of the top Asian teams compete for a prize pool of $1000. This cup runs for 5 months and is hosted by GosuGamers.net.”

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New Team Pennants

Team Fnatic now has a Pennant that will be available to purchase in the Dota 2 store in order to help support the team.

Fnatic’s Pennant

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UI Updates

We also have a bundle of UI updates in this week’s patch.

Dashboard UI

Players who decline a match are now blocked from finding another match for 45 seconds.

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The Guild Invites UI will now display who is inviting you and how many members are in that guild.

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In Game UI

The game will now automatically detect GG calls in private and tournament games and will initiate a 10 second countdown that will end the game and blow up your Ancient. This can be cancelled by any player on the team.

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Chat UI

The chat wheel functionality has been updated to support a wide range of new messages which can be customised in the settings panel.

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Each phrase can be swapped out for one of the predefined ones and can also be bounded to individual keys.

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All the phrases will be translated into the languages Dota 2 supports so your message will always make sense.

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Game is hard indeed.

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The current time phrase is useful for Aegis timing.

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The chat wheel messages are now shown in game with an arrow in front of their message.

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You can see the full range of phrases below:

The Categories:

    "dota_chatwheel_header_positioning"      "Positioning"
    "dota_chatwheel_header_status"        "Status"
    "dota_chatwheel_header_enemy"        "Enemy"
    "dota_chatwheel_header_lane"        "Lane"
    "dota_chatwheel_header_items"        "Items"
    "dota_chatwheel_header_neutrals"      "Neutrals"
    "dota_chatwheel_header_misc"        "Misc"
    "dota_chatwheel_header_flavor"        "Flavor"

The Messages:    

    "dota_chatwheel_message_Ok"          "Okay."
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Care"        "Careful!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_GetBack"      "Get Back!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_NeedWards"      "We need wards."
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Stun"        "Stun now!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Help"        "Help!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Push"        "Push now"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_GoodJob"      "Well played!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Missing"      "Missing!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Missing_Top"    "Missing top!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Missing_Mid"    "Missing mid!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Missing_Bottom"    "Missing bottom!"

    "dota_chatwheel_message_Go"          "Go!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Initiate"      "Initiate!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Follow"        "Follow me"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Group_Up"      "Group up"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Spread_Out"      "Spread out"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Split_Farm"      "Split up and farm"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Attack"        "Attack now!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_BRB"        "Be right back"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Dive"        "Dive!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_OMW"        "On my way"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Get_Ready"      "Get ready"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Bait"        "Bait"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Heal"        "Heal"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Mana"        "Mana"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_OOM"        "Out of mana"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Skill_Cooldown"    "Skills on cooldown"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Ulti_Ready"      "Ultimate ready"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Enemy_Returned"    "Enemy returned"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_All_Missing"    "All enemy heroes missing!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Enemy_Incoming"    "Enemy incoming!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Invis_Enemy"    "Invisible enemy nearby!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Enemy_Had_Rune"    "Enemy has rune"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Split_Push"      "Split push"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Coming_To_Gank"    "Coming to gank"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Request_Gank"    "Requesting a gank"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Fight_Under_Tower"  "Fight under the tower"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Deny_Tower"      "Deny the tower!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Buy_Courier"    "Buy a courier please"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Upgrade_Courier"  "Can anyone upgrade the courier?"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Need_Detection"    "We need detection"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_They_Have_Detection" "They have detection"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Buy_TP"       "Buy a Teleport Scroll"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Reuse_Courier"    "Re-use courier"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Deward"        "Deward please"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Building_Mek"    "Building Mekansm"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Building_Pipe"    "Building Pipe"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Stack_And_Pull"    "Stack and pull please"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Pull"        "Pull creeps please"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Pulling"      "Pulling creeps"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Stack"        "Stack neutrals"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Jungling"      "Jungling"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Roshan"        "Roshan"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Affirmative"    "Affirmative"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Wait"        "Wait"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Pause"        "Pause please!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Current_Time"    "Current Game Time"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Check_Runes"    "Check runes please"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Smoke_Gank"      "Let's smoke gank!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_GLHF"        "Good luck, have fun"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Nice"        "Nice"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Thanks"        "Thanks!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Sorry"        "Sorry"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_No_Give_Up"      "Don't give up!"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Just_Happened"    "That just happened"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Game_Is_Hard"    "Game is hard"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_New_Meta"      "New meta"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_My_Bad"        "My bad"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Regret"        "I immediately regret my decision"
    "dota_chatwheel_message_Relax"        "Relax, you're doing fine"
									

Back End Changes

Updated Strings

New tutorial strings for the 8th location which will be the last hit challenge map.

    // Tutorial Location 8
    "world_map_location_8"        "Last Hit Challenge"
    "world_map_location_sub_8"      "Practice your last hitting against a bot."
    "world_map_location_desc_8"      "<i>The Hero who can acquire the most gold will almost certainly triumph.  Only through extensive practice can a Hero master the art of last hitting.</i>"
    "world_map_location_gdesc_8"    "This mode will help you practice: <ul><li>Combat: Fighting in a Lane</li><li>Combat: Last Hits</li><li>Combat: Denies</li></ul>"
									

Last hit challenge strings.

    // Last Hit Challenge
    "LHC_LastHits"    "Last Hits:"
    "LHC_HighScore"    "High Score:"
    "LHC_LastHitStreak"  "Last Hit Streak:"
    "LHC_Multikill"    "Multikill:"
    "LHC_Denies"      "Denies:"
    "LHC_ChooseLane"    "Choose a Lane"
    "LHC_EnableHelper"    "Enable Helper"
    "LHC_StartTop"      "Start Top"
    "LHC_StartMid"      "Start Middle"
    "LHC_StartBot"      "Start Bottom"
									

If an early attempt at Roshan is complete before the creeps spawn in a tournament game then a tournament item drop will be triggered.

    "TE_EARLY_ROSHAN"              "Early Roshan"
    "TE_DESC_EarlyRoshan"            "%s1 of %s2 got an early Roshan against %s3 on %s4."
									

The new Agony set for Queen of Pain will have a couple of style options.

    "DOTA_Item_Shade_of_Agony_Style0"        "Shaded"
    "DOTA_Item_Shade_of_Agony_Style1"        "Unshaded"
    "DOTA_Item_Wings_of_Agony_Style0"        "Torn"
    "DOTA_Item_Wings_of_Agony_Style1"        "Pristine"
									

Unreleased Cosmetic Item Sets

We have a new item set for Abaddon and Queen of Pain in this week’s patch.

Abaddon’s Items

A throwback set to his old concept art with a feathered Gryphon mount.

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Queen of Pain’s Items

On this set the Hood and Wings come with two different styles.

Backpack Images

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Style #1

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Style #2

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Unreleased Cosmetic Items

We have a number of new unreleased single cosmetic items in this week’s patch, some of which will be part of the Summer Treasure Chest.

Chaos Knight’s Items

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Invoker’s Items

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Kunkka’s Items

Updated from last week’s textures.

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Last week’s version:

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Lion’s Items

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Pudge’s Items

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Riki’s Items

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Nature’s Prophet’s Items

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* Glasses not included.

Updated Backpack Images

We also have a number of new or updated backpack images for some of the older unreleased items that have been covered recently.

Centaur Warrunner’s Items

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Couriers

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Crystal Maiden’s Items

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Dark Seer’s Items

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Dragon Knight’s Items

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Juggernaut’s Items

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Lich’s Items

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Lone Druid’s Items

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Mirana’s Items

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Spirit Breaker’s Items

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Item Sets

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Tools

Compendium International Fantasy Team creation tool.

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Quirt’s Summer  Treasure Chest

The contents of Quirt’s Summer Treasure Chest have now been revealed.

Item Loot List

Listed in rarity order.

Flying Desolation

Rare – Bounty Hunter

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Raven Scythe

Rare – Necrolyte

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Headdress of the Protector

Rare – Skywrath Mage

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Wavecutter

Rare – Slark

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Evildoer

Rare – Phantom Assassin

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Aghanim’s Basher

Rare – Brewmaster

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Nature’s Grip

Rare – Nature’s Prophet

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Meat Dragger

Rare – Pudge

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Stone Infusion

Rare – Lion

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Shadowshards

Rare – Riki

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Twin Serpent Bow

Mythical – Medusa

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Spine Splitter

Mythical – Skeleton King

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Unusual Courier List

One new addition to this list, Mok.

Fearless Badger
Enduring War Dog
Mighty Boar
Morok’s Mechanical Mediary
Skip the Delivery Frog
Speed Demon
Tickled Tegu
Baby Roshan
Prismatic Drake
Cluckles the Brave
Nimble Ben
Kupu the Metamorpher
Porcine Princess Penelope
The Llama Llama
Itsy
Snelfret the Snail
Captain Bamboo
Snowl
Mok

Unusual Courier Effect

Unnamed Lava effect.

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Unreleased Custom Couriers

We have three new couriers that have appeared or have been referenced in the files which will be this year’s International couriers, similar to how we had the Lockjaw, Drodo and Smeevil Turtle Rider for The International 2012.

These three couriers are very much still work in progress.

Trapjaw the Boxhound

Currently untextured.

Standard Courier

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Flying Courier

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Unicorn Donkey (Unnamed)

Placeholder textures.

Standard Courier

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Flying Courier

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Magic Carpet Smeevil (Unnamed)

No model yet, just a texture file.

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Unreleased Tutorial Updates

Progress continues on the next tutorial map, the last hit challenge.

Last Hit Challenge

    // Tutorial Location 8
    "world_map_location_8"        "Last Hit Challenge"
    "world_map_location_sub_8"      "Practice your last hitting against a bot."
    "world_map_location_desc_8"      "<i>The Hero who can acquire the most gold will almost certainly triumph.  Only through extensive practice can a Hero master the art of last hitting.</i>"
    "world_map_location_gdesc_8"    "This mode will help you practice: <ul><li>Combat: Fighting in a Lane</li><li>Combat: Last Hits</li><li>Combat: Denies</li></ul>"
									

You start off the map by selecting from any of the current heroes in the game. After that you will get to decide which lane you want to test your last hitting skills in and also choose whether or not to enable the last hit helper.

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The last hit challenge will keep track of your high score, last hits, last hit streak, multikill and denies.

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The last hit helper is a new system which will show green arrows on a creep that is in last hit range.

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The arrow will slowly start to fade in when the creep starts to get to a low enough threshold where he can be last hit.

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Updated Sound Files

We have an adjustment of Abaddon’s voice work and the first set of International 2013 announcer lines have started to appear.

Abaddon’s Voice Work

Example of his updated voice work:

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Compared to his previous version:

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Default Announcer Lines

We have a few new default announcer lines for some of the newer gamemodes.

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International 2013 Announcer Lines

We also have the first set of announcer lines for this year’s International Event.

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Materials Update

We have no new material updates for the unreleased heroes.

Particles Update

We have no new particle updates for the unreleased heroes.

Predictions For The Next Hero

Q: Why did the Jedi cross the road? A: To get to the Dark Side.

Closing Note

The Mac & Linux version of the Dota 2 client are now ready to deploy on the main client, Dota welcomes Tux.

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  • BRO4ALL

    FIRSSTTTTT

  • tooDarko

    ty!

  • Cymen

    Thank you for the great work, CyborgMatt!

  • Razvy

    = Grey Scrub (with glasses)

  • Noco

    I hope we get a updated model for Ursa, I think he doesn’t look as good as he should, his textures aren’t the best.

  • The Spooky Ghost

    Shitty Wizard courier please.

  • Name

    weeee

  • Espen Lund

    Yey tux

  • Tomahawk007

    Oh… The new Sound Fx for abandom is really interesting. Why does he speak to techies? :) It’s a kind of sign? :D

    • Boris Nišević

      troling us as always

  • Loke

    Is that a legion commander prediciotn or am I just retarded?

    • Deem

      I think that is an international 3 prediction =)

  • Dreadlord

    No Night Stalker’s cosmetics again? I’m disappointed.

    • ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

      no Mouth Vaginer cosmetics this time

  • Chaliou

    ES Model Comparison:
    http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/32872
    I could hover over this shit forever xD

  • asdf45

    abaddon was saying techies!
    confirmed : techies next week guys

    • Retarded Comment

      You are a retard.

    • Noco

      By your logic Phoenix should have came out back in January 2012 when Gyrocopter was released. He has laning lines when he mentions Phoenix.

    • Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      you must be a new kind of stupid.

    • Mrleblanc101

      techies is the last hero to be released…

      • Lixie Pixie

        If they release techies, there won’t be a single game without him. And the games are full of russians already, so we don’t need more problems. LAST!

    • Sarcasm, fur lyfe

      The other people commenting on asdf45′s post, have no idea what sarcasm means. #dotacommunity

  • iany

    not trying to be a dick or something, but that riki dagger looks a little bit like this Icarus Disperser from Lineage 2: http://l2wiki.com/images/d/d9/Icarus_Disperser_photo.jpg

    • Sebbernn

      No it don’t.

    • Nikuliai

      sorry to say this in a rude way but… ARE YOU FUCKING BLIND?! it’s nothing alike, and I honestly would rather it looked like the dagger you posted since the new one is total shit

    • Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      you got good eyes, not! -_-

  • Ks

    Those fixes to the matchmaking system are great. Thanks valve.

  • Ezewan Fauzi

    I love how Valve got all those team announcer ready for each and every team. especially the victory line. Great! can’t wait for TI3!

  • game_is_dying

    dead game! Kappa

  • HELYX

    PLS NO TECHIES PLS

  • Sleepy

    Legion Plz

  • haehae

    lol @ next hero prediction. definitely would be legion wit that duel pic :p

  • Bob Dole

    game on life support

  • Lefu

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THOSE VOMITIVE UGLY COSMETICS!?

    • Nguyễn Thanh Tùng

      what the fuck is wrong with you!?

  • we_want_techies

    where is techies?

  • capawesome

    Is that giant stupid-looking Invoker cosmetic for real? Please tell me that’s a joke.

    • Dood

      A wizard must be well versed in three things: Spells, casting those spells, and costume wearing.

  • Walrus

    Thanks for the great update Matt! Always appreciate your work. It would be really nice if you could link your patch analysis to Twitter too. Maybe I am just missing it…

  • axio

    Another update, another shitty Qop set. And more Riki? Really? The smug goat bastard doesn’t have enough knives?

    • ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

      i agree 100%

  • Voker

    wtf that invoker item…. they didnt have anything bigger?

    • Polski

      i’ts based of a WoW WoTLK PvP set

  • noemi

    WORST QOP SET EVER

    • Sleepy

      What are you talking about?

      I think that head and shoulder looks great and fits her really well

  • sam

    no unusual shagbark? i’ll pass….ugly items except the 2 mythicals….better use keys on trading them…

  • Nikuliai

    Nice Work as always Cyborgmatt

    PS: hyped with that line

  • Dude

    To anyone complaianing about Invoker’s massive collar: I’m pretty sure there’s some sort of scaling bug going on here, just look at CK’s armlet, Kunkka’s shadowblade (the handle is about as thick as his arm), Pudge’s hook….

  • Gabe Brucker

    That invoker cowl is horrible.

    • therealgaben

      Umad? Thats what they said about the new rubick set but everyone bought it in the end

  • Dude

    Also, several existing heroes have line referring to heroes not in Dota 2; for instance, Nevermore has had a rival line for Terrorblade since the beginning: http://hydra-images.cursecdn.com/dota2.gamepedia.com/9/9d/Nev_rival_11.mp3

  • Albino Dinosaur

    Where is the death prophet set? WHERE? WHEREEEEE?

  • alakzaN

    next hero prediction : LOCOMIA (?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUAO7OaGKxU

  • Daniel Rodrigues

    /ALL GG FOR PUB TOO PLS PLS PLS

  • Nguyễn Trần Chinh

    Let’s duel! Next here maybe Legion.

  • Dave

    Oh look on mid it’s In In…scraper… I mean Sky-voker… No, that’s from Star wars. I need a pun, damn it!

  • shepard

    so..if we are winning( example a one sided game ) and we typed ”gg”.. will the game end ? and we’ll end up losing? or what?

  • Guest

    lol.. GG at pub ? some weak minded motherfucker will just type GG and end the “real” game for those who work harder..

    • Guest

      lol.. READING at blog ? some weak minded motherfucker will just not READ and end the “sanity” for those who read harder..

    • capawesome

      The “GG” option is only for tourney and bot games. Valve has already said this will never come to pub games.

  • Mark

    Terrorblade pls!!!

  • Ed Hardy

    Thank you, CyborgMatt!

  • Ploutonas Pickpocket

    dunno if you guys already know this.
    all hero models that you that has a pixelated part just means that they will be remodeled in the future.
    just look at the pixelated part of the old model of ES.

  • Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

    i only liked the deso shuriken of BH and the lava effect for the couriers.

  • N o D

    popped collar is so 2010

  • For The Next Hero

    yes legion commander its here.
    For The Next Hero

  • Squeedge

    So no allience defeat voise… I guess i know where to put my rares on…

  • Vashano

    Collar still isn’t popped enough

  • ComteDracula

    is it just me or this new ES looks a bit like Ka D’argo?

    • CptJkr

      like khal drogo?

  • best dude

    New lava textures? Xin incoming m/

  • Ano

    “Alliance Victory” !

  • Fofole

    Why there is no mention of terrorblade in the unreleased heroes status page ? :(

  • Eisbaer

    When will they ever split Undying into parts for the cosmetic items… :’(

  • HellhoundXVI

    Hey cyborgmatt, as usual great work! I just had a question. Is there any indication of recent work on LAN mode in this patch? Would be grateful if you answer.

  • Mehmet Fatih

    Legion Commander it is..

  • unphobia

    i wanna lava tiny with lava effect, new Arcana =)

  • Daniyar Shamadin

    why there is no shagbark with unusual effect? -.- Mok has just been released, alr got unusual effect on it -.- unfair

  • Toli

    Well, acutally Shaker’s model hasnt been the same since TI1, it was once rendered, i remember it exactly.

  • Sam_

    Is it me, or has Tinker’s model changed a little? It’s probably me :/

  • Bob Dole

    invoker is now an anime

  • somanyretards

    Abaddon set <3

  • Agareth

    New invoker’s item sucks so much.

  • A bad don

    Techies is 3 goblins… HL3 confirmed.

    • HeLiOn PrImE

      Retarded comment is just retarded.

  • Swagman

    Game is hard!

    On serious note tho, as far as i dont like new earthshaker over old one (wtf with this black mouths? lion have one, now ES have one…) earthshaked definately needed model/texture upgrade. So it is plus.
    Invoker things is ridiculous, but so is his ego so i think it does fit in some way.

  • Denim

    that’s one long analysis, great work!

  • 123

    That unreleased Abaddon set is brilliant indeed. =)

  • Antilame

    Please add for Pub games VOTE GG.

  • Semen

    predictions for the next hero , a picture of duel .
    legion is coming ? faarkkkk

  • Its Just Me

    Abaddon riding a raven/bird combined with a horse.
    That aint no gryphon ): it has a lions body and eagle head

  • seamen

    3rd TI ? 3 new TI3 couriers? BH shuriken has 3 blades? = HL3 confirmed !!!

  • http://www.noxgaming.net/ IAmStaka

    dat invoker item so ugly… also TI3 couriers can make a livestream blowjobbing TI2 couriers and they still won’t get as attention as TI2 couriers did. plsu they’re just ugly. haven’t seen teh smeevil yet…but a gay zebra and a poor copy of lockjaw? seriously?

  • Kappa

    Funny how there’s no announcer line of Alliance losing.

  • Velizar Natovski

    Any idea when will the new updates be?

  • yolo

    shit qop costume

  • dota2fan

    terror blade predictions ? :D

  • Emilee Heskey

    new update with TI3 chest pretty PLEASE?

  • Bob Dole

    game extra dead

  • haiyaya

    no new patch analysis update? ded gaem

  • fdp all

    retard match making