1. #10001
    I think matchmaking has been wonky for everyone recently. Queues seem to be a lot longer these days.

    Also, is there any hero that's viable, and that isn't hated by everyone for some particular reason?

  2. #10002
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grading View Post
    I think matchmaking has been wonky for everyone recently. Queues seem to be a lot longer these days.

    Also, is there any hero that's viable, and that isn't hated by everyone for some particular reason?
    Yesterday i had a game where the enemy team had someone playing their first game. I've played 500 games, so you'd think i'd get enemies a bit more challenging, but there was also a guy in my team with 1300 games - so yeah, the MM is a bit broken at the moment i think. I felt sorry for that Visage though, we decided to stop ganking him in the end since he was already bearing the full force of his team.

  3. #10003
    Quote Originally Posted by Grading View Post
    I think matchmaking has been wonky for everyone recently. Queues seem to be a lot longer these days.

    Also, is there any hero that's viable, and that isn't hated by everyone for some particular reason?
    what do you mean? I don't particularly hate any hero (besides techies, fuck techies.)

  4. #10004
    Storm "Skill" Spirit, for example. A lot of people seem to hate him. Same with Spirit Breaker, I hear a lot of people say he's OP.

    I also played Weaver and Treant a bit before they were suddenly overpowered. It just seems people have beef with a lot of heroes.

  5. #10005
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grading View Post
    Storm "Skill" Spirit, for example. A lot of people seem to hate him. Same with Spirit Breaker, I hear a lot of people say he's OP.

    I also played Weaver and Treant a bit before they were suddenly overpowered. It just seems people have beef with a lot of heroes.
    People hate heroes which they don't know how to play against. Storm is powerful if played well, but it's also very easy to counter him. Spirit Breaker is an amazing if your enemy don't have vision or report their misses, or know how to stop the charge before it hits the target.

  6. #10006
    Counter Storm Spirit? Okay.

  7. #10007
    Quote Originally Posted by Grading View Post
    Storm "Skill" Spirit, for example. A lot of people seem to hate him. Same with Spirit Breaker, I hear a lot of people say he's OP.

    I also played Weaver and Treant a bit before they were suddenly overpowered. It just seems people have beef with a lot of heroes.
    I never thought Storm Spirit was hard to fight against.

    I'd say there are many ''viable'' heroes that aren't hated. Hell, I haven't even seen people hating on PL or Void lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysah View Post
    Counter Storm Spirit? Okay.
    Well, did they change Storm from his WC3 Dota counterpart?

    Because if they didn't, I don't see how he is OP at all? He's definitely good, but not game breaking in any way.

  8. #10008
    Quote Originally Posted by Lysah View Post
    Counter Storm Spirit? Okay.
    Dont let him snowball and gank him two or three times before he gets six? I dont think I ever saw a game where storm was a factor (or atleast for next 20 minutes) if he didnt get his early farm and levels.

  9. #10009
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysah View Post
    Counter Storm Spirit? Okay.
    Mana Leak, AM, or any melee illusion hero with Diffusual will absolutely destroy Storm Spirit. And actually, even someone with a decent disable, or chain stun (e.g. ES) is enough to stop SS in his tracks. Storm's strength comes from his insane mobility, the ability to disrupt targetting and pretty nifty sustained burst, but if you stop him from doing that or deprive him of mana, he's useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannibalrat View Post
    Mana Leak, AM, or any melee illusion hero with Diffusual will absolutely destroy Storm Spirit. And actually, even someone with a decent disable, or chain stun (e.g. ES) is enough to stop SS in his tracks. Storm's strength comes from his insane mobility, the ability to disrupt targetting and pretty nifty sustained burst, but if you stop him from doing that or deprive him of mana, he's useless.
    You don't need to stun SS, just silence him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charge me Doctor View Post
    You don't need to stun SS, just silence him
    that too,,,,,,,,,,,,

  12. #10012
    Abaddon is pretty fun. Pretty good at stomping the noobs

  13. #10013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    Abaddon is pretty fun. Pretty good at stomping the noobs
    Fun? All you do is spam your shield and run into towers without dying.

  14. #10014
    Quote Originally Posted by Celltrex View Post
    Fun? All you do is spam your shield and run into towers without dying.
    alright if thats not fun i dont know what is

  15. #10015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysah View Post
    Counter Storm Spirit? Okay.
    Night Stalker, you'll have a hard time at mid for the first couple of minutes, but if you can control the runes (if you're any good he won't be level 6 until about minute 5 so there's no excuse for missing the first three runes), you should be fine. As soon as it's first night, kill him.

  16. #10016
    yesterday I was told that "its impossible to win against mid OD so screw you gay tryhard!".


    It was said by TA, btw.
    Was slightly amused.

  17. #10017
    Quote Originally Posted by Storm the Sorrow View Post
    yesterday I was told that "its impossible to win against mid OD so screw you gay tryhard!".


    It was said by TA, btw.
    Was slightly amused.
    Thats because during TI some people were spamming that OD is the best mid of all time, if you pick any hero that was banned/picked during TI you're going to hear things like that.

    Went random a couple days ago and got wisp, we won but not by much, then the other team started saying "lol, noob, you pick the best hero in the game and almost loses, l2p". I know wisp is a really good hero when you play with friends/team, but its so hard to make him work with average players and even then hes not the best hero of all times.

    On a side note i would like to ask this, just throwing an example, out of 100 games i play like 70 on high rating and 30 on very high, but most of the time i feel like the players there aren't really that different from normal/high, is the mmr system broken? I know some people here, like lysah, are on a VERY high rating and end up facing people of the same skill level but to me seems like normal/high/very high has been the same. Is it just bad luck or am i facing people with the same "skill lvl" that i have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zehzao View Post
    On a side note i would like to ask this, just throwing an example, out of 100 games i play like 70 on high rating and 30 on very high, but most of the time i feel like the players there aren't really that different from normal/high, is the mmr system broken? I know some people here, like lysah, are on a VERY high rating and end up facing people of the same skill level but to me seems like normal/high/very high has been the same. Is it just bad luck or am i facing people with the same "skill lvl" that i have?
    The normal/high/very high system is used to show whether a match had above average GPM/XPM, cs, KDA etc, and does not have anything to do with the MMR system. In practice, players with high MMR tend to have matches in the higher brackets but lower skill games get there reasonably often as well.

  19. #10019
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysah View Post
    Counter Storm Spirit? Okay.
    Just ward his jungle

  20. #10020
    Just dodge skillshots

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