Then again, seems like it only prevents top 20 heroes from being played, which isn't really that big of a deal. At least random works.
Troll test patch.
Well, they added HoN-esque hero build guides. Nice.
edit: patchnotes here http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=69544
MMmm, without lifesteal. Brave brave.
Last edited by Jangri-; 2013-01-17 at 10:51 PM. Reason: spelink
Which is basically why I really, really hate playing anything but 5v5 and usually leave a game after an abandon. It should be common courtesy for people to just leave if someone on their team abandons early on but for whatever reason win-loss stats seem to be really important to some people, and I've had to endure some rather boring games because people on the other team didn't have the courtesy to leave and I'm queued with some friends who don't want to take a loss. Few days ago I was on my alt account and queued with 2 friends and a someone in our team quit like 30 seconds into game. We also left (even if 3 enemies had also quit) and I stayed in the game just long enough to see the last guy in our team get really angry in chat and demand that we stay. Later on I looked at my game history and noticed that game turned up as a win because apparently that last guy had played 1v2 for 40 minutes just to get a nice win in his record. I felt pretty bad for those 2 other guys.
Case in point, this game: https://dotabuff.com/matches/45252715
I've been hoping to forget that game, but anyway. 3 enemies quit some 15 minutes into the game at which point their Tinker and Void were 5+ levels ahead of everyone in the game and both essentially had free farm paired with some kills. I wanted to leave but was asked not to. Considering how big both their heroes were I suggested we farm some items before we do anything (WR, Axe and Lich had almost nothing but boots) but they insisted on trying to push right away and repeatedly got disintegrated by the Void/Tinker combo. In the end, it apparently was my fault for thinking it was not a good idea to go pushing with a level 6 Lich with boots and branches against a level 14 Tinker with BoT, Blink and Dagon.
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Been playing Least Played for the last hours with some friends.
Its great for them since they usually limit themselfes to the same 5-10 heroes(our worst only uses 3). Me and a friend often play Random Draft / Single Draft together. So this mode actually doesnt do much for us, since we be using different heroes anyway. But its funny to see some of the underused heroes.
Least played made me discover wisp.. goddamn that hero is fun to play with.