Friday, July 3, 2015

Dota 2 Custom Maps

Dota 2 Custom Maps

Custom maps is one of the reasons why Warcraft 3 became one of the most played games of all time.
With the introduction of a hugely improved interface for custom maps in the Dota 2 Reborn update, Dota 2 aims to replicate Warcraft 3's massive appeal to the casual crowd while avoiding the mistakes of Starcraft 2's failure.


Dota 2 Custom Maps Introduction by Valve:


Some of our favorite custom maps from Warcraft III:
1. Fufu Ninja
(Fufu United Ninja All-Stars)
- This Warcraft 3 custom map featured 4 different types of assassins in a free for all mayhem.

2. Elimination Tournament
- This Capture The Flag rewarded skill shots and quick thinking.

3. Tree Tag
- Warcraft 3 was full of maphacks but Dota 2 can bring back that suspense of hiding from The Infernals.

4. Dodge Ball 1.0
- This classic by MaD[Lion] is definitely a party favorite.

5. Uther Party
- Mini-games galore - perfect for LAN parties

Which Dota 2 custom map do you enjoy playing?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Dota 6.84c Changelog

Dota 2 6.84c Patch Notes

The 6.84 series is the patch that is going to be used for TI5.

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* Haste rune duration reduced from 30 to 25
* Mekansm cooldown increased from 45 to 65
* Tether movespeed bonus reduced from 17% to 14/15/16/17%
* Rocket Barrage damage reduced from 11/15/19/23 to 8/13/18/23
* Bristleback Base Attack Time increased from 1.7 to 1.8
* Precision Aura's passive no longer has an exception for pseudo-heroes like Familiars (still affects them when cast, like creeps)
* Spiderlings Poison Sting slow reduced from 15 to 12%
* Holy Persuasion now provides a base HP minimum of 700/800/900/1000 instead of raw bonus HP
* Tombstone HP reduced from 200/400/600/800 to 175/350/525/700

* The fixed portion of the XP Hero Bounty for first 5 levels is reduced from 100/120/160/220/300 to 100/120/140/160/180 (then continues +100 per level as usual)
* AoE Gold Bounty, for teams that are behind, now has a small additional component that doesn't fully scale with net worth (100/75/50/35/25 for 1/2/3/4/5 heroes, scales linearly from 0 to 4k net worth difference)
* Small adjustments to AoE Gold (non-networth component)

Old:
1: 154 + 7.7 * Level
2: 115.5 + 6.6 * Level
3: 66 + 5.5 * Level
4: 38.5 + 4.4 * Level
5: 33 + 4.4 * Level

New
1: 150 + 8 * Level
2: 100 + 7 * Level
3: 40 + 6 * Level
4: 25 + 4 * Level
5: 20 + 4 * Level

For future Dota 2 updates, just find us at Neutral Creeps

Sunday, May 17, 2015

TI5 Open Qualifier Winners

4 additional Dota 2 teams will be joining the TI5 Regionals after winning the TI5 Open Qualifiers.
These teams battled it out to emerge as the top teams among thousands of competitors.


SEA - Southeast Asia Open Qualifier winner: 
INVASION of MALAYSIA
(defeated EXECRATION of THE PHILIPPINES)

EU - European Opean Qualifier winner:
YELLOW SUBMARINE of RUSSIA
(defeated PUB PLAYERS of THE EUROPEAN UNION)

AM - Americas Open Qualifier winner:
UNKNOWN.xiu of PERU
(defeated eGamersX of CHILE)

CN - China Open Qualifier winner:
The Wings Gaming of CHINA
(defeated Newbee Miracle of CHINA)

See also:
Dota 2 teams in the TI5 REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dota 6.84b Changelog

6.84b is a balance patch introduced after Dota 2 6.84.


6.84b Changelog:
Roshan armor upgrade increased from 1 per 8 minutes to 1.4 per 8 minutes
Familiars hit requirement reduced from 4 to 3
Enrage damage multiplier reduced from 2/2.5/3 to 1.5/2/2.5
Glimmer Cape Magic Resistance reduced 66 percent to 55 percent
Glimmer Cape and Shadow Amulet Attack Speed reduced from 30 to 20
Silver Edge recipe cost increased from 350 to 600
Flesh Golem minimum damage amplification reduced from 5/10/15 percent to 1 percent (same for scepter)
Flesh Golem minimum slow reduced from 5 percent to 1 percent
Soul Rip manacost increased from 50/75/100/125 to 100/110/120/130
Zombies no longer require two hits to kill from Towers
Stampede Scepter damage reduction from 70 percent to 60 percent
Gyrocopter base Intelligence reduced from 23 to 19
Queen of Pain base movement speed reduced from 300 to 295
Hawk movement speed from 250/300/350/400 to 250/275/300/325

Dota 2 is considered as the most balanced Dota genre game in the world.