I don't understand the point you're trying to make, PizzaSHARK. Do you have one?
So many good games in this qualify, can't wait for the next one. Nice to see mouz there.
To be honest, I've been surprised at the more or less total lack of Night Stalker. It seems like every time I play him, he's always useful. You can give him an armlet and BKB and he can be a semi-carry, or you can play him almost as a utility/support character, going for aura items and a scepter with gem. Void does a lot of damage on a short cooldown and low mana cost, and his silence is flat-out amazing. I guess he's a little dependent on time of day, but only until he gets some XP. Seems like he could fit into that sort of "utility carry" role that Naix seems to be the poster child for these days.
The whole case with SB and Night Stalker are that there are less gamble heroes to pick than them to be honest, that was always been the case, its not like the main complain of Dota is that tournaments always seem to have the same heroes..and for a reason.
Its not that SB isnt good, but he isnt as good as others, of course with such an RNG stun, or Night Stalker, there is risk and gamble involved compared to other heroes.
Then again many things changed since i actively played Dota, and since i restarted the last few months maybe things have changed that i am wrong, but oh well ;D
The risk with NS is that you let the game last for 50 minutes and he becomes nonfactor. Even with items and at night his late game damage is just pathetic in comparison to most heroes...mostly due to how little farm you will likely be getting if you do your job. I've seen many a Nightstalker (including myself) start out with 6, 7, 12 kills and still end up hiding in the back of team fights late game.
SB will still have an AoE stun with charge and a target bash that goes through BKB, even if nothing else, he is useful for that. Black hole? Meet nether strike (and that's not even to mention the movespeed aura that can't be underestimated).
This game needs more Timbersaw.
So tired of disconnects and abandonments....what a torture and a waste of time,the consequences for such behaviour need to be much stricter.
And connection checks need to be extended to the first 3 minutes of the game.How often do people disconnect right after the picks?It's baffling.
I'm keeping my reports for people who abandon now.There's nothing else that's more disturbing.
Last edited by ZRebellion; 2013-05-20 at 05:55 AM.
Tobi won't be covering the eastern qualifiers.
Bit of a disappointment. I'm quite displeased with BTS and 2GD so far, to the point where I simply cannot watch them - poor casters and the insight provided by the co-casters is nothing compared to what the likes of Hanni, Maelk and KuroKy have given us so far (not to mention that the latter 3 all synergize very well with Tobi).
I don't give a damn about Tobi not being all that knowledgeable. He doesn't have to be.
If you read what the descriptions of the report categories in-game, you'll notice they're called "Communication", "Ability Abuse" and "Intentional Feeding." Did someone do something that doesn't belong to any of those 3 categories? Don't report it.
BTS is slightly better now that Merlini is there, but it shows that LD really needs a top tier co-caster in order to be good.