Too many people get set into a League of Legends-like THIS HERO HAS ONLY ONE ROLE AND CAN DO ONLY THIS NO EXCEPTIONS mindset.
playing different heroes is fun!
never thought that with even an ounce of teamwork, being an Undying is so much funzies)
Make tombstone destroyable by # of attacks like supernova snowball or homing missile. All of the problem of this spell revolves around how unkillable the stone is until very late game.
Right now the default behavior when you see a stone is to run away and cut the zombies down and proceed to stay away until it disappears, that's pretty shallow gameplay in my opinion.
I just played a few games on that new mode and it's pretty much bullshit. i played diretide only once or twice so i ve got a naked greevil and i'm completely useless to my team :|
I've several Greevils, using my Seraphic with the fairly lucky combination of Hook + Purification + Phantom Strike. The game mode seems to be much better thought out than vanilla Diretide and has fewer game-breaking bugs, no lane farming, no massive imbalances, no mandatory boss killing in the end. The games are pretty fast too, although I played games where it was back and forth teamfight mayhem for the first 5 minutes without anyone getting a score.
I imagine having a bad Greevil would hurt a bit, but at least the randomness of items keeps the chances of winning a bit more even and you can always make up for it by picking huge teamfight heroes.
If you're new to the mode, remember to change between your hero and your Greevil often. They have separate health/mana, they regenerate while not being used and their cooldowns count down. Also, your Greevil is often a lot tankier than your hero so starting in that form might be a good idea. I randomed Storm Spirit earlier and could just zip away all my mana, blink around as a Greevil for a while and switch back to full mana SS.
I really enjoyed this event thus far. It is always really impressing to me for a game developer to hotfix issues on the fly as they arise (Juggernaut would one-hit greevils), and hey - free hats!
Is Divine Rapier one of the possible RNG items you can get in this mode? Would be a bitch if your team is up 10-0 and the enemy gets randomed a Rapier. Or two. Or more.