Dota 2 14th October Patch – Content Analysis

October 15th, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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A new patch has deployed straight to the main Dota 2 client introducing a number of new Dota TV tickets and a bundle set for Chaos Knight.

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Front End Changes

New League Passes

We have a number of new league passes that are now available in the Dota 2 store.

Logitech G – Free to Play

“LAN Centers all over India compete in Dota 2 for a total prize of 25,000 INR!”

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Dota 2 Champions League

“The Champions League will feature 12 teams from Europe and North America fighting for $50,000! 25% of all ticket sales will be added to the prize pool!”

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DotaTalk SteelSeries Oceania Cup

“Australian and New Zealand Dota 2 teams compete for SteelSeries Na’Vi gear worth over $1000!”

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SteelSeries Southeast Asian Cup Season 3

“This tournament is open to all teams in Southeast-Asia where the 2 top teams will compete for a prize pool of $1000 and 5 Steelseries Siberia Elite Headsets!”

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SteelSeries Euro Cup Season 2

“SteelSeries Euro Cup is back for Season 2! This tournament is open to all teams in Europe where it will have the top 2 teams competing for a prize pool of $1000.”

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Sunday Evening Cup Series

“The Sunday Evening Cup Series (SECS) began in December 2009 and is the longest running Dota tournament series to date. SECS provides an open competitive platform for North and South American teams to gain real tournament experience.”

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WH Overgaming Challenge 2

“The WH Challenge 2 is the last tournament in the WH League Season 2. After this, 8 team will compete for a R$1000 grand prize!”

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HyperX D2L Season 4

“The D2L returns for its fourth season with more money and more teams! Witness sixteen of the world’™s best Dota 2 teams battle it out for over $50,000 and a ticket to the Live Finals at Caesar’™s Palace in Las Vegas!”

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SteelSeries Dota 2 League: Code A

“Rising teams across China gather together to compete for top ranks in SteelSeries Dota 2 League for prizes plus a chance to challenge Asian elite teams.”

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ESP Dota 2 Cup

“Six invited teams and two qualifier teams face off for glory and $2,000 USD. Featuring Dignitas, Liquid, Rattlesnake.int, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, and Menace!”

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New Cosmetic Item Sets

We have a new set for Chaos Knight which includes a Dota TV ticket to the ESP Dota 2 Cup.

Arms of Burning Turmoil Set

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Contains

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SFM Model Viewer Shots

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In Game Shots

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Back End Changes

Updated Strings

The Shop stock/restock lines have now been stringed.

    "DOTA_Shop_Stock"            "Stock: %s1"
    "DOTA_Shop_Restock"            "Restock in: %s1"
									

The inventory KDA/LH/D have also been stringed.

    "DOTA_Inventory_KDA"          "K / D / A"     // kills / deaths / assists
    "DOTA_Inventory_LHD"          "LH / D"        // last hits / denies
									

The match details page has had the same applied.

    "DOTA_Shop_Item_Error_Disallowed_Hero"  "Disallowed for this Hero"
									

Items disallowed for specific heroes will now display an error message when trying to purchase them.

    "MD_K"                "K" // kills
    "MD_D"                "D" // deaths
    "MD_A"                "A" // assists
									

Some more strings for the NEXON client.

    "NEXON_State_VerifyPerson" "Person Verification Restriction"
    "NEXON_State_PaymentAgreement" "Payment Agreement Restriction"
    "NEXON_State_UnderMembershipRestriction" "Under Membership Restriction"
									

UI Updates

We have some minor updates to the UI to reflect the updated strings.

Inventory UI

With the inventory UI now using strings for the Kill, Deaths, Assists and Last Hits / Denies it will now be possible to either have them displayed in another language or it could possibly to used to display different scores rather than your standard KDA / LH / D (for custom gamemodes etc).

Before

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After

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Item Drop List Updates

We have some more updates to the item drop lists in this update.

KEY

- “Item Removed” (Hero)

+ “Item Added” (Hero)

Common Item’s Drop List

- ”Armored Exoskeleton Arms” (Weaver)

- ”Armored Exoskeleton Legs” (Weaver)

+ ”Beard of the Woodland Outcast” (Nature’s Prophet)

+ ”Oak of the Woodland Outcast” (Nature’s Prophet)

+ ”Petals of the Woodland Outcast” (Nature’s Prophet)

+ ”Armblade of the Chiseled Guard” (Sven)

+ “Emerald Frenzy Amulet” (Bristleback)

+ “Emerald Frenzy Glove” (Bristleback)

+ “Emerald Frenzy Helmet” (Bristleback)

+ “Stoneshard Belt” (Earthshaker)

+ “Stoneshard Bracers” (Earthshaker)

+ “Stoneshard Crown” (Earthshaker)

+ “Storm-Stealer’s Armor” (Razor)

+ “Storm-Stealer’s Bracers” (Razor)

+ “Storm-Stealer’s Helm” (Razor)

+ ”Tassets of the Chiseled Guard” (Sven)

Uncommon Item’s Drop List

- “Armored Exoskeleton Back” (Weaver)

+ “Pride of the Woodland Outcast” (Nature’s Prophet)

+ “Stature of the Woodland Outcast” (Nature’s Prophet)

+ ”Blade of the Chiseled Guard” (Sven)

+ ”Emerald Frenzy Flail” (Bristleback)

+ ”Pauldron of the Chiseled Guard” (Sven)

+ “Storm-Stealer’s Belt” (Razor)

Rare Item’s Drop List

+ “Pack of the Woodland Outcast” (Nature’s Prophet)

+ ”Core of Stoneshard Majesty” (Earthshaker)

+ “Emerald Frenzy Spikes” (Bristleback)

+ “Greathelm of the Chiseled Guard” (Sven)

+ “Nightwatcher’s Staff” (Skywrath Mage)

+ “Storm-Stealer’s Whip” (Razor)

Mythical Item’s Drop List

- “Announcer: Pyrion Flax”

- ”Armored Exoskeleton Wings” (Weaver)

- ”Mega-Kills: Pyrion Flax”

Other Changes

Along with the other changes we also have some other minor miscellaneous updates.

New Scripting Commands

We now have a number of new additional scripting commands within the client expanding on the power that scripting has within the client.

    "script", "Run the text as a script"
    "script_add_debug_filter", "Add a filter to the game debug overlay"
    "script_add_watch", "Add a watch to the game debug overlay"
    "script_add_watch_pattern", "Add a watch to the game debug overlay"
    "script_attach_debugger", "Connect the vscript VM to the script debugger"
    "script_attach_debugger_at_startup"
    "script_break_in_native_debugger_on_error"
    "script_clear_watches", "Clear all watches from the game debug overlay"
    "script_debug", "Toggle the in-game script debug features"
    "script_dump_all", "Dump the state of the VM to the console"
    "script_execute", "Run a vscript file"
    "script_find", "Find a key in the VM "
    "script_help", "Output help for script functions, optionally with a search string"
    "script_reload_code", "Execute a vscript file, replacing existing functions with the functions in the run script"
    "script_reload_enity_code", "Execute all of this entity's VScripts, replacing existing functions with the functions in the run scripts"
    "script_reload_think", "Execute an activation script, replacing existing functions with the functions in the run script"
    "script_remove_debug_filter", "Remove a filter from the game debug overlay"
    "script_remove_watch", "Remove a watch from the game debug overlay"
    "script_remove_watch_pattern", "Remove a watch from the game debug overlay"
    "script_resurrect_unreachable", "Use the garbage collector to track down reference cycles"
    "script_trace_disable", "Turn off a particular trace output by file or function name"
    "script_trace_disable_all", "Turn off all trace output"
    "script_trace_disable_key", "Turn off a particular trace output by table/instance"
    "script_trace_enable", "Turn on a particular trace output by file or function name"
    "script_trace_enable_all", "Turn on all trace output"
    "script_trace_enable_key", "Turn on a particular trace output by table/instance"
									

NPC Test

We also have an NPC test function which supports the NPCs from the unit script file and provides them with some basic AI that forces them to attack the nearest unit.

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Predictions For The Next Hero

Ez fight, ez bonus damage

Familiar Woods

For those of you that may have missed the post I made last week the Shagbark HUD is now on the Dota 2 Workshop and is finished.

You can check the full details here: http://www.cyborgmatt.com/2013/10/dota-2-introducing-familiar-woods/

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  • Zlatko Soleniq

    first yet I dont care that much

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

    that CK set … so fugly…especially the horse :(

    • FuglyShmugly

      so what?

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

        so your parents hate you

        • FuglyShmugly

          I don’t have parents. What’s your point?

          • FuglyShmugly’s MoM

            this is sad :(

          • Gussygoose

            so you’re born from the ashes of the old civilization? like using some sort of mutation genetics?

  • Fabots

    Two words: LOW POLY.

  • asdf

    ded gaem

    • MickJ

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    • Gussygoose

      if only this app allowing guest to vote down, it will be more than 100 vote downs.

  • Cinnamon

    only a set this time? too much money volvo?

    • Lebron James

      LMAO

  • Roger Wilco

    Legion Commander 100% confirmed

    • FiegmuNd

      gif is pretty accurate, lol

  • iShapeshift

    I bring a little “ded gaem” everyday c:

  • GG

    Another hat patch… another week of holidays at the valve’s office

    • NarTVipeR

      mb they’re doing some great shit there) and u r blaming them

    • ragnarogk

      Are you telling me that if you have money to spent and you can take a vacation without losing money you would´t do it?

  • ded gaem

    ded gaem

  • vovlo goldshekelshoahstein

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    BUY BUY BUY HATS GOY

    • MickJ

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    • shekelin shekelin

      OY VEY GOYIM!

  • AukeRoorda

    It says Familier Woods instead of Familiar ; )

  • ILoveHats

    GREAT UPDATE!!! THANKS VALVE!!!

    • Mag Mid

      an update which is mostly about tournament tickets and 1 set, yeah right.

    • Gussygoose

      sarcasm.

  • WTF VOLVO

    No more mythical drop list, no Hero, no fix PL. daed game

  • Vlad

    Ok, I had a lot of patience, but this is getting ridiculous. I still hope, however, that this is not this week’s patch. This is honestly starting to feel like negligence on Valve’s part. I have nothing against the hats, but the lack of actual content starts to get jarring. More than 3 months passed since Abaddon came out, and there was already a 2 month break since ET before that. I’m fine with 1 hero even every 2 months (to be honest, the fact that I know what remains to be added is actually the thing that creates a lot more enthusiasm), but the fact that they used a pseudo-LAN (you STILL need internet to play, sorry to all fanboys, but that’s not LAN) as an excuse for a big update is starting to spell trouble in my eyes.

    • Bleako

      Lots of words just to say “ded gaem”

      • Vlad

        I pulled off my eloquence card because maybe JUST maybe Valve knights (so I don’t call them drones) will get their heads of their asses, listen to me, and understand that this is NOT ok.

        • Bleako

          Alternatively, you could understand that not everyone’s feeling of entitlement is as big as yours.

          If you look at the previous patch releases, Valve are most likely going to release one big patch per month from now on. The previous weekly test client patch releases won’t happen anymore, so it’s probably time for you to drop your expectations.

          • ded gaem

            >going to release one big patch per month
            Last almost 4 months speak otherwise.

          • Bleako
          • ded gaem

            >shitty backpack overhaul and 5 bug fixes
            hahaha oh wow

          • Bleako

            I’m counting about 100 changes and fixes in this patch, including local play.

          • Vlad

            Are you seriously excusing that pseudo-LAN as local play? Have people forgotten what LAN actually means? I was excited with my old flatmates that we’d get local play when installing patches at a cafe so we can kill some time when we get home. Then we found out at home that we still couldn’t play because we had no internet. That was just a shity excuse of a half-measure patch.

          • Bleako

            Fake LAN mode for a ded gaem, gg vlev going back to playing offline LoL/HoN, no more money for u.

          • Артём Иванов

            SC2 have abt 100 bugs fixes in every patch. Then it realized — patches was every day and about 100 fixes each. Blizard — bastards but they know how to support a game very well and how to fix it. With wc3 was the same.

          • SCPLAYERSINCEBIRTH

            Stop telling lies please.

          • Артём Иванов

            i am not mb a bit less, but like this. SC2 never had known bugs not fixed. For example: we had balanar wings bugged 3 times. Now look at the discription on SF ult, it says 25% dmg reduction, but it’s 50%, this bug reported 6 month ago.

          • ded gaem

            >shitty backpack overhaul, pseudo LAN and 5 bugs fixed
            great update

          • JoJo Stout

            He means from First Blood on. Meaning, by Oct. 24th, if this big update pattern is to be followed, we should see another big update. There’s going to be one anyway, for Halloween. Whether or not that will include LC is yet to be seen.

          • Vlad

            Yeah, to be honest I have a feeling that will be the case as well, despite my earlier rant. A part of me still thinks we’ll get a big surprise from Valve, and if that happens I’ll apologize for my previous outburst.

          • JoJo Stout

            Believe me, I want more heroes as much as the next guy, I’m just fine with waiting. We’ll probably end up getting two or three heroes at once during the next update and probably the one after, if they plan on doing this “big updates only” thing. Whatever the new Diretide is should be enough to tide me over regardless of a new hero anyway.

          • MewkaKazami

            It will it will be the haloween event one.

          • Darklycan52

            Don’t try to argue with this guy, this is Bleako… A Valveknight from dev.dota2

          • Nemtlegen

            Stopped reading at “entitlement”. From then on I knew whatever you could possibly say would be shit.

          • Roy

            Yeah, those big patches you talk about aren’t actually that big. First Blood only came w/ the LAN that Vlad discusses (which isn’t even that big considering it still needs internet in order to work), Captain’s Draft, and about 10 bug fixes. That’s not a big patch. Just because they put a lot of bells and whistles on the patch notes and make a big spectacle out of it’s deployment (even going so far as to name the patches), doesn’t make it a sizeable patch in terms of game impact.

          • Bleako

            “about 10 bug fixes”

            More like 60, and probably closer to 100 if you count each individual fix instead of groups of fixes.

            I mean, no matter if you guys didn’t like the content of the patch, it was still a big one, and it’s patches like that that you should all expect to get once per month.

            Releasing a hero doesn’t make it a big one.

          • Артём Иванов

            Blizzard rly ROFL from this patchs. They did 100 oneclick changes for one year and calling it big patch?

          • lel

            bleako what does gabes dick taste like? holy shit you are such a valvedrone. the game is out of beta and it’s not even finished, valve are spending time allocating resources to HATS instead of releasing real content that dumb goys like you seem to despise

          • JoJo Stout

            You know that releasing hats takes zero work from Valve, right? Because, you know they just take the ones from the Workshop and release them on the store, right? It doesn’t pull resources away from heroes or game modes or anything else.

        • oogaboogacaveman

          I’m still gonna play because the game is awesome, I don’t see why they NEED to be constantly releasing new heroes, the hats and stuff are made by the community, they’re just allowing them into the game

          • Артём Иванов

            So they r doing nothing. Only alowing hats…

          • jack

            lol….you’re all eating your own words now eh?

    • Anon

      All these ” ded gaem” spammers should realize that they have a dead brain.

    • Leelad

      I remember a time when if someone gave you something for free you didn’t piss and moan about it you were thankful that you had fun without paying.

      Entitled little prick.

      • Vlad

        For free? You mean that time when I bought TF2 and one month later they made it free for everyone yet I still respected Valve’s stance on this, because the game really needed it? Please… I don’t shy away from investing in games if I respect the developer well enough (like Oddworld, Playdead, Jordan Mechner, Eric Chahi & Frictional), even though I already finished said games countless times before, so I think I am entitled to an opinion about some questionable decisions (at least to me) that were taken by this company over the last few months. It’s not as if Valve reads the comments on Matt’s blog anyway. And btw, if I posted my school project (which is a game) on the internet right now, you wouldn’t be like “what a nice free game”, you’d be like “who created this piece of shit”. Am I to tell you what you just said to me, or absorb your criticism and try to improve?

      • bob

        Please stop with this “its free you don’t have a right to have an opinion” even valve disagrees with you on this.

    • Lingo56

      End of the month Diretide will be out, if they don’t release a hero by then, all hope in Valve will be lost from me.

      • NarTVipeR

        i think Legion must be soon cuz all of its materials prepared

        • groovemike

          Haha the laugh !! I can’t stop it !!

    • MickJ

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    • Baked Fish

      Well, regarding the pseudo-LAN, it was obviously an anti-piracy move. Not saying I support it (au contraire).

      • volvo

        Anti-piracy for FREE game? WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SMOKING?

        • Baked Fish.

          I ask you the same question. Think about all the LAN Houses in Asia, they would just get a pirate copy of the game and never log in to Steam if the Pseudo-LAN was an actual LAN. Then people wouldn’t buy hats.

          • toplel

            >pirate copy of free game
            Do you even understand what are you typing.

          • ragnarogk

            He means that they didn´t download the game from the steam store.

  • WHAT IS THIS?

    Is this the week patch ? plz say it isnt!

  • Hellboy

    More HATS

    Y u no release heros Volvo

  • B|Stuna

    Why do you call it a “Content Analysis” if They haven’t really released any content? You should change it to “Dota 2 [Insert Date] – Hat Analysys”.

    ded gaem

    • Bleako

      I’d call it “Mini patch content analysis”

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    • DoctorDoom

      Do you have a life outside of ranting about every single update of DoTA 2? Because I see you bitching on literally every post. Go play some other game if you think it’s a dead game and get the fuck off this blog. We understand what B|Stuna thinks about DoTA 2 by now.

      • Diggernick

        Amen

    • Guido Fuensalida

      fat butthurted nerd detected. go play another game, we wont miss you

      • volvo goldshekelshoahstein

        Shut up, goy. We don’t want to lose potential hat buyer.

      • HUE

        HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE

    • flash

      Just saying, but you are bitching about content in a FREE game….

      • B|Stuna

        Free game which I’ve spent well over $1,000. So yeah, I will keep bitching and complaining until they release a hero, because I am very butthurt about the lack of content.

        Kappa

        • Darkane

          Why do they need to do anything other than release hats if there are people like you out there to buy them all

        • Ragnarogk

          So you complaint about hats and you spent 1,000$ buying hats. Error 404, logic not found

          • groovemike

            Kappa

  • sasha grey

    That scripting part is interesting enough for me this week !

  • werwerw

    DED GAEM

  • fuck volvo

    VOLVO DISBAND
    ICEFROG MAKES NEW HEROES FASTER THAN YOU PORT OLD ONES

  • bestcarcompany

    No new champions ded game

    • Roger Wilco

      jeez does anyone even look at the “next hero predictions”
      commander’s coming out thursday

      • werwerw moron

        NICE TROLLING BUT FAIL

        • fuck volvo

          At least change your username if you’re going to talk to yourself. Low effort, low IQ.

        • JoJo Stout

          He was probably joking but LC could totally come out Thursday. Halloween update is expected any day now, after all.

          • Gussygoose

            I suppose LC will come out with a bonus hero. So 2 or 3 heroes at once. Techies probably..

  • Roger Wilco

    hey matt tell volvo about my sick viper corrosive skin tweak: put it on a like 35-45% chance and restrict it to attacks within 300 range. Otherwise it’s just dumb and makes him really hard to deal with and chase down. Also it’s legitimately an issue of “it’s not fair he has more than I do” – Tiny’s craggy exterior doesn’t stun every attack and has a range restriction, which makes complete sense. I honestly don’t think people would get damaged and slowed by throwing a rock at someone. How does that work? does the acid follow the trail of the rock through the trail back into your hand? idk how to ask valve about this but it makes me and a bunch of people I know super mad.

  • HUEHUEHATSJAJAJA

    My free game isn’t fueling my entitlement fast enough, better act like an idiot on the internet!

  • Mr.Frost

    Hi Matt, since there wasn’t any official update related to bots for several months, I wonder if you know about any development in that area. Thanks.

  • lifestealer

    Another piece of shit patch, ty volvo for your shitty work

  • Rabbi Schlomo Goldshekelstein

    Ah, more tournaments that no one will buy and a half-assed CK set.

    The hero pool is stagnating, valve.

    • JoJo Stout

      Yes, the hero pool of over 100 heroes is so terribly boring.

  • volvo employee

    I seriously hope you self entitled scum didn’t expect bug fixes or actual content release. You’re playing a fucking free game so just buy hats and fuck off.

    • Rabbi Schlomo Goldshekelstein

      You’re right, content really is stupid. I’m gonna buy another $20 set. Thanks, Valve employee!

      • Bleako

        np anytime.

        $20 has been automatically added from your credit card to your Steam wallet.

        • Gussygoose

          lol

    • goyim

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  • LIONELDENDI1

    CYBORGMATT FREEDOM FIGHTER WE ARE WITH YOU! SECOND APOSTOLE OF TE CHURCH OF GABEN RELEASE US FROM EVIL AND BESTOW UNTO US YOUR BLESSINGS! KEEP UP THE GOODFITE, TWITCH HITLER MODS BE DAMNED

  • aneper

    kappa

  • Gareth

    To the people that are saying dead game, valve release a hero not hats and i’m gonna go to another game bla bla bla. why are you complaining the game is free and you don’t have to invest any money at all into it play, cosmetic items/treasure keys and tournament tickets are completely optional it is entirely up you to put money down and buy them. valve will release the new heroes when they are ready to be released, just be grateful that they are actually supporting the game.

    • volvo goldshekelshoahstein

      Yes yes yes we’re very busy and support the game. Soon we’ll release everything and fix all bugs.Just buy this week the hats hehehe.

    • ILoveHatzs

      Is this real life?

  • Greg

    We went from Updates that had multiple heroes, to updates that had 1 hero with Multiple hats, to Updates with 1 hate. Ded Gaem.

  • abdelkader

    Another useless “pseudo” patch ! just like the whole VULVA team who’s behind this game…stupid potheads

    • Fuck

      Va bag pula in gat si ma pis pe comunitateaa voastraaaaaaa

      • abdelkader

        Stupid Romanian, go eat DEAD RATS in your 3rd world country

  • doto

    Why complain about no new heroes if you can’t even play 10 heroes well?

  • ddd

    the CK set is awfully low textured. why did valve even add it?

    • ded gaem

      Did you ever see the penguin courier?

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    • manmen

      Yup you are right about that one. The guy just made it look good with some video in the workshop. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=160879857&searchtext=

    • Gussygoose

      to save spaces on the harddisk.

  • flatzin

    THAT DISGUSTING CK SET, WTF?? this set could go to an Chaos Knight update in Dota 1, wtf, really?

    • ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

      i agree 100%

      • Gussygoose

        i disagree 100%

  • James2253

    Predictions For Nothing

  • Game is ded

    dod gahm

  • kuro

    whats the point of teasing us with legion commander for months?
    just dont make that fucking prediction and give us the hero.

  • Bob Dole

    lol thanks for the dotaTV tickets volvo

  • AXEMADMAN

    Dota patches has been so bad that matt has move to CSGO

  • A Disgruntled Customer

    WOW LOOK AT ALL THESE ITEMS THAT I’m never going to buy.

  • okman

    I love this incredibly entitled community that thinks Valve has sent all of their modelers, coders and scriptwriters to make items instead of heroes and that they shouldn’t release a patch just because it doesn’t have anything in it pertaining to a new hero (even though Monday’s patch was not only unexpected but had a nice inventory scripting overhaul). Maybe they should have the workshop community work on new heroes for them instead of cosmetic items? But honestly these ppl will never be happy even if they happens.

  • Okoo

    Another ticket with a fucking ugly cosmetic. wtf valve.

  • pleasehavesomeempathy

    I.. for one.. think everyone should stop complaining about the number of “updates” that valve has been making, specifically to that of “hero porting”. Sure, I would love to see all my favourite heroes from Dota1, but do people really have that little patience? Back during the All-Stars days, Icefrog’s update on hero creation varied from months, to sometimes years, but everyone was happy with it. Meanwhile, Icefrog still put immense amount of effort in implementing new items, fixing bugs, changing hero skills for the purpose of balancing and etc. Now I know Dota2 scene is now under a big company Valve and Icefrog has many under his employment, but the complications of porting and updating surely becomes more difficult too? Concept sketching, 2D modelling, 3D modelling, voice acting, particle creating, etc etc. A lot of work goes in to porting new heroes, as well as just generic game management. Not to mention that, in WC3 all the models and skills were already there (some WC3 skills directly used on Dota), and it still took Icefrog ages for an update. It’s like everyone here thinks Valve employees are getting paid to do nothing..

    • volvocarcompany

      ded game

    • finally

      what!? they actually were getting paid to do something? that’s news to me

  • Abdulla Salah

    Valve will port all heros at once.
    NOT SURE + this ck mount is so low quility -.-

  • ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

    ded geim

  • JohnnyBNoobe

    Cyborgmatt when patch comes out :
    “Oh ! 300 MB update ! There must be some other things than hats this week !.. Oh well… I was right, tickets…”

  • Kappa

    Absolutely fucking nothing. Here’s some facts about DotA 2 as of late:
    1 new hero in 5 months
    the game is literally more than 4 gigs bigger than it was before 2013
    the matchmaking system is absolutely broken with forced 50% win rate
    balance changes needed in the worst way

    while the esports community grows, the community that plays games is quickly dying

    • ghettosmurf

      Not all the megabytes you download are new files. Much of it is updates to existing code/models/textures.

  • zulu

    Wheres the premier league and father of dragon set?

  • kandi`

    guys this patch was to bring in the D2L S4 tickets to the community so that they can watch the games chill the fuck out

  • LOL VUVLVA

    Even the set is bugged. One fucking set and they managed to fuck it up.
    http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=109622
    Comedy gold. They don’t even test the shit they add to the game.

  • Dedest Gaem NA

    TWENTY TWO League of Legends champagnes released

    ZERO Dota gyros….

    • Joke Triple

      they’ve released 3 champions nce the last hero release, not 22. Not to mention that those champions and their skins cost money unless you want to spend ages grinding to unlock a champion that you just might not even enjoy and want to be stuck with one skin. Judging by how you enjoy league and care about only hero releases, you obviously don’t care about graphics so you could go back to dota 1 where all the heroes are already released.

      • pirat

        screw you… DEAD GAME …get a life, punk

      • Gussygoose

        Dota 2 Focus : Quality over Quantity
        LoL Focus : Quantity over Quality

  • D-rack

    Here it is if you don’t like the missing heroes then go play dota one and have your eyes bleed from the okay graphics the only reason you’re playingn dota 2 is because the graphics so quit your complaining jeez

  • Kelvin Chong

    Hats = cosmetics? Or is it an abbreviation for another word? Thanks in advance for enlightenment..

    • Gussygoose

      Hats .. yeah it’s cosmetics they meant.

  • dedgaem
  • Spalding1250

    You guys will all play it anyways

  • shockwave

    I’m going to go right out and say that I would keep playing if valve didn’t release a single update ever again. DoTA 2 is a fun game, so I play it. I really don’t understand how lack of new heroes ruins this great game for some people. If you are really that affected by lack of the exact new thing you want, you probably didn’t enjoy it that much in the first place, so you should just stop playing and go play something else. It’s really that simple. Just go play something else.

    • ragnarogk

      Tottaly agree

  • ZOE

    Someone knows why the colour of some items name is red on the drop list?

  • game is dead go home

    ded game. Screw it I’m going to go play prime world

  • Seacow1g

    I’ve given up on playing this dead game. It’s a fun game sure, it’s also beautiful and complex. But Valve simply does not do anything to keep me interested as a player. I’ve returned to play LoL after a 2 year hiatus and am having a blast. The champions are great and when they are doing stuff like this http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/15/league-of-legends-team-builder-lets-you-preselect-your-role it really makes me feel like that company really cares about their game and deserves my attention (and money).

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

      wow that’s nice pre-build team… this time i’m with riot

  • Valve Dev Team

    I’ve given up. I don’t go into these patch notes and expect ANYTHING other then hats any more. And i’m never disappointed.

  • ArrOw

    FIX HUDS SO THEY CHANGE THE LOADING SCREEN PLS

  • Lenethas the Dark

    You morans even know what are they going to lunch
    first they are making heroes , they’ll release 3 heroes in one patch

    and if you know valve and steam are not Big inc Like Blizzard or EA so they are slow but they are working on a Console – a PC console like Xbox+pc and they will lunch several heroes at the Hallowin so sit down and w8 for them …..

  • Shix

    I say, why release a hero, when he is unfinnished, unbalanced and ruins the game, just because Vlad and B|Stuna are pissed. They will create all of the remaining heros, will you crap on Valve if they don’t mass-produce 10 heroes a year after all of the heroes are done? WTF is wrong with doing the job right, polished heroes are the best, Valve take your time, no pressure!!! If you think that this “dead game” is wrong for you, go troll on lol and HoN blogs, and keep away from this excellent blog.

  • Mysterion

    back beta please, while still in beta heroes in thought, q now launched only think of profit…

  • .

    I don’t care about getting more heros and bla bla bla but i think that is taking to long to implement some easy things like easy mode, death mode, tag team, holdout mode, the other neutral creeps and more bots.

    Volvo is sleeping now that they are getting money from dota 2 :(

  • Lokter

    The sens of entitlement here makes me sad. They are working tirelessly on the back end of the game to fix issues that people have. Post “release” is all about fixing whats wrong, not adding new shit. The new stuff is coming, how long it takes is irrelevant. You only need to look at EA to see what happens when a company pushes content that isn’t ready. Im guessing 99% of you have never been part of a dev cycle, so you don’t understand what processes Valve are going through atm. So pull your head out of your arse and enjoy a the game that Valve kindly made free for everyone.

    tl:dr- Game didn’t cost you anything, stop being a little bitch.

    • PelleParafin

      You think Valve made this game expecting it to make zero profits? I imagine dota 2 makes loads of money, if even a fraction of this was spent on programmers to update the game maybe we could have more than two heroes every 6 months.

  • 1130

    the chaos knight set have bug… cant see when ingame

    • Gussygoose

      its your connection.

  • PelleParafin

    This is getting seriously disappointing, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve said to myself ”Yet another week with a terrible patch. Oh well, next week there HAS to be a big patch with LC in it”.

    With the speed of heroes being released at the moment dota 2 won’t have the heroes ported until around 2020. There has been five and a half months and counting since ET was introduced, that’s two heroes in half a year.

  • dick

    Halloween in 2 weeks away. I wouldn’t start complaining just yet. Let’s see what they roll out for diretide and then we can invest our time into complaining or sucking GabeN’s dick.

  • adadadada
  • Ded gam is ded

    Weekly dose of dead game

  • Gussygoose

    Valve’s planning to release multiple heroes at once..

    Techies could be one of it, and don’t forget Halloween Event, Diretide.
    Ember Spirit, LC, and Techies.

  • Mary Trollins

    Everyone is crying dead game. But the second those heroes come out they’ll all come rushing back to play while pretending they still hate the game.

  • Anon

    Allowing us to pay money to get access to replays are now called patching.

  • SadbutTrue

    I feel that Valve was expecting too much of this game, hoping it would gain massive popularity and take LoL off its throne but when it didn’t, it just really dis-motivated them so now they’re like w/e on with Steam Machines/Controller.

  • Manon DeFlorette

    DK’s helmet looked a bit like Gipsy Danger’s.

  • Čokonaut

    Stop Q_Qing about heroes they are limited this ist League of legends r.tards. This is hard work by Volvo did you saw new patch update whith all balance changes? http://dota2.gamepedia.com/October_17,_2013_Patch_%28Test%29
    who cares about heroes… when you get them and all will be released you them you will just cry about custom items derp. This community is retarded like in any other games. STOP FUCKING RUINING IT!

  • LairenyX

    PLZZ NIGHT STALKER COSMETIC + HUDD PLZ PLZ I BEG U PLZ I WILL PAY U MONEY