Not surprised they're adding team rankings... though I'm not sure if I'll be able to even use it. Trying to play even semi-seriously in a group with notable skill disparity isn't very fun.
I find myself playing nothing but -AR when I am not stacking for -CM with my team and I don't know why.
I think EN's the only person I'll queue AP with anymore; I just get bored out of my mind when people stack and tryhard outside of CM... what happened to playing for fun?
Yeah, I guess that'd be a problem. Even if it sets everyone's effective MMR for zero and obeys the team MMR, you're still going to experience disparity within the team itself...Not surprised they're adding team rankings... though I'm not sure if I'll be able to even use it. Trying to play even semi-seriously in a group with notable skill disparity isn't very fun.
I have had a shocking time doing AR lately, a dozen or so games where I was matched with people miles above my skill level. It seems to be a result of the large que times, it has to expand the search to those higher levels just to find a game.
Ive had to do single draft almost exclusively to avoid the try hards and play against people around my skill level.
It gets better when you challenge them to a rematch in CM and they either dodge it (usually with the bullshit "lol u suk not worth our time" excuse), or they accept it and get railed by a group of drunks when the two heroes they each know how to play get banned or picked.
Being forced to wait for enemies to pick so you can counter, instead of playing heroes you actually want to play, is not fun.
Them losing a CM rematch (or refusing to play it) just drives the point home - they know they're shit, so why are they running around with that kind of attitude? Hell, even if they were good, why have that kind of attitude? Ain't the point of a game to have fun?
If you pop out of stealth with Geminate Attack and deal 150 damage ... pause ... 150 damage, omniknight pops ult and you die.
Also, DD rune increase damage on crits, and GA is not
So I've been really enjoying the game since MrDeadcruel gave me some keys that I've shared with my bro and some friends and am having a blast playing with friends.
The advice I got given really helped.
I' currently enjoying Earthshaker the most, particularly because his Fissure wall off is so rewarding when it's executed right. I've been playing him with bro who goes Pudge,as Meat Hook into a Fissure wall off is pretty nasty (Not sure if it's what the "pros" would do, but it works).
So I've got another problem with yet another character - Ursa. We just played a game against one and jesus christ the damage he does is insane. Is there any advice on how to beat him? Again it's obviously due to my lack of knowledge with the game, but seems a little OP to me at least which I know is a little typical of somebody when they get their arse handed to them .
That 3000g could be eul's, rod of atos, force staff, nearly all of a scepter, mekanism + wards, jango/phase/bracer, depending on what hero you are playing at the time. All of these things provide much more than shadow blade immediately. SB is only useful if you actively use windwalk to run by enemy wards, to move around the map quicker in general, and to perfectly position yourself during team fights/use the backstab for ganks. I go lothar's on heroes for a combination of all of these reasons, and if you watch me play a hero with it I will constantly use it to run around with a free, built in smoke. I also tend to buy it on heroes who greatly benefit from the backstab, such as Tiny or ES or Kunkka or Alch. Note that all of these are STR heroes.
I've watched Merlini buy lothar's on almost every hero he carries with as well. You can watch him use it if you want another reference.
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Plus, Ursa tends to get BKB after his blink and BKB ignores blademail :/
kind of a poll:
Lina or Lion?
Which one and why?
(besides the fact that Lina is literally smoking hot )
for me though , it seems as if Lion is stronger, while Lina is funnier
Last edited by Storm the Sorrow; 2013-01-31 at 08:43 PM. Reason: I spell gud
Sure as sure
Lina obviously, since I got the hat for her.