Managed to check my rating just before Dotabuff got shut down.
22%, Silver. Hoooly shit, get lower then me and win a prize! To be fair, Dota2 was my first moba, and my W/L ratio was technically negative (~45 losses, 40 wins, 2 abandon), so I guess I can't really be surprised lol.
Last edited by Xothic; 2013-01-26 at 02:05 AM.
Xothic - Prot Paladin - Expired at the end of 5.1, returned start of 5.4.
How's everyone liking AR so far? For me it's been great, unusual team comps on both sides making the game interesting. Plus it's always funny to get 'the feeling' thinking about what hero you get and then either getting disappointed or happy when you actually see the hero.
About dotabuff, it was a great site, but seeing all the misleading titles about Valve shutting them down, if I'm not mistaken they can still collect all the data that was available before the update, just DBR not working. Now they got all sad and think that they're over Valve and will get valve to apologize them and revert everything back. That guy is an douche.
After playing about 80 games of dota 2, I realized that i'm bad at LoL AND dota 2! Tried to play a few games of LoL after playing dota 2 for awhile and I don't get much satisfaction in LoL anymore, guess DOTA 2 is more intense, and it feels way more gratifying when I win a game or get kills. I also hate stat scaling on abilities now lol, hate ratios on abilities! Also, thought I would hate Magnus, no way he's fun as hell. Derp post.
I've yet to try AR, seems like a good way to get out of my rut of playing the same few heroes. I'm so used to waiting until our team's nearly full to pick, and surprise surprise, support nearly every game.
Rest in pieces, Dotabuff. I'm actually really hoping that Valve kills them off for good now.
I dunno. I guess some people have personal lives that are so shit they have to do anything and everything they can to make themselves feel better online.
I don't understand all hate for AP. I am not sure about how AR or SD works but if its just random means they are not balancing the number of support, carry generated somehow than it's as unbalanced as AP. Not to mention there will be tons of "leave"s in mid or low MMRs. Most importantly, some heroes are plain boring to play(imo) and I can't stand playing them. AP is still most interesting mode for me.
First, you see the same heroes every game. Magnus is in literally every AP game I've played since the pros started using him so much, and if he's just a little too strong in pros, he's completely gamebreaking in pubs. You also tend to see a lot of Drow and Viper, since they're so good in pubs. I've also noticed that 4/5 stacks seem to queue for AP so they can pick their perfect little Littlest Pro Team lineups, and that's pretty much un-fun to play against if you aren't a 4/5 stack yourself.
Second, I encounter a lot more Russians, Brazilians/South Americans, and plain ignorant assholes in AP than in RD and SD combined.
Both things mean I avoid that gamemode like the plague. Least Played is basically no different from AP at my level, so I don't touch that either. Jury's still out on AR; I love AR, but if I'm going to continually get idiots that don't know how the game works for teammates/opponents, I'll probably give it a pass, too.
Anyone knows if they ever plan on implementing deathmatch mode? man i used to play -ar dm almost exclusively in dota 1, all random is here, now for the other half!
I still see some AP games without her, but I can't remember seeing an AP game without Magnus in the past couple of weeks. He's just totally gamebreaking in pubs.