Honestly, it isn't too bad of an item to build every game if you usually make use of the regen as well. Sure, he'll lack mobility but Torrent and Ship spam is a good defense.
First game of the day... and got Meepo.
Then I get a Jakiro who misses more Ice Paths than he lands and rages at me for not tower diving two heroes with low HP, as a low level Meepo.
And then pretty much everyone feeds, so I'm behind in levels as probably the most level-dependent hero in the game.
God, I hope that Jakiro gets sent to LP for a month.
Yes you do need to be able to communicate with people. It is a team game where being able to coordinate and work together are vital to playing the game let alone winning. Telling me you don't need to communicate in such a team driven game is just flat out wrong.
In particular during late game ganks communication is practically mandatory.
But to the rest I suck it up. Would I prefer it if they were speaking English? Ofcourse and why wouldn't I. But they aren't actually doing anything wrong as they're part of West EU and have as much right to speak and expect their language as I do my own.
Language barriers in the EU are a flaw that sometimes get forgotten about and Russians deciding to throw themselves into the problem really doesn't help at all, they have their own servers so they should use them and they should feel blessed that they actually have a server dedicated to one country and language.
This isn't simply a matter of one person being in a game, no more often than not when I play with my bro the other 3 people on our team are Russian. Heck there are so many of them I actually had to re-read the region filters to make sure that selecting Eu West wasn't instead filtering me out.
To which I must ask. Why are they even on the EU West server in the first place when they have their own?
Last edited by Scummer; 2013-02-05 at 07:13 PM.
1) Answer their queries politely in English as if you completely understood what they were saying, "Yes, exactly, I couldn't agree more with you."
2) Converse with them in Russian using all the words you learned while playing dota. And Vladimir Putin.
3) Converse with them in Finnish or whatever Gutterspeak you're capable of.
Or just don't take it too seriously. Remember that on the average, there's more Russian speakers in the enemy team if you aren't one.
I'm sure this has been posted before but I have to bring it up:http://i.imgur.com/SkGlf.png
Once every 2 games or so we have a Russian on our team despite being qued Australia only, I have no idea why they would queue to a higher ping server.
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and why this countries on 1 server?
their languages are definitely not similar (greece doenst even use latin alphabet letters)
also language barrier is not a problem
as long as you are playing with decent people
i met (in game) more retarded english speaking ppl than russians, i just lost a game with 3 of my countrymens (right term?)
but they were so dumb (well, 2 of them) no amout of clearly understandable talking would help
dont quote me on that, but im pretty sure australian connections are routed via SEA