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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

TI5 Teams Arranged According to Roster Stability

Most Stable TI5 direct invite candidates
TI5 candidates arranged according to their last roster change

1. Rave (Philippines)
- Same roster since June 8, 2014 with the addition of ninjaboogie

2. Hellraisers (Russia)
- Same roster since October 30, 2014 (4 players joining Dread)

3. Team Empire (Russia)
- Same roster since December 31, 2014 with the addition of ALOHADANCE

4. Evil Geniuses (United States)
- Same roster since January 5, 2015 with the addition of suma1L and Aui_2000

5. Cloud9 (Europe)
- Same roster since January 5, 2015 with the addition of BigDaddy and MiSeRy

6. Team Secret (Europe)
- Same roster since January 6, 2015 with the addition of zai and Arteezy

7. Ninjas in Pyjamas (Sweden)
- Same roster since February 23, 2015 with the addition of Limmp

8. Team Malaysia (Malaysia)
- Formed as EHOME.my on March 1, 2015 but name changed to Team Malaysia on March 26, 2015

9. Invictus Gaming (China)
- Same roster since March 6, 2015 with the addition of BurNIng and Faith

10. Vici Gaming (China)
- Same roster since March 10, 2015 with the addtion of Hao

11. Team Tinker (North America)
- Same roster since March 10, 2015 with the addition of Black^

12. Newbee (China)
- Same roster since March 14, 2015 with the addition of June

13. LGD Gaming (China)
- Same roster since March 15, 2015 with the addition of Maybe

14. Not Today (Peru)
- Same roster since March 21, 2015 with the addition of StingeR

15. HyperGloryTeam (China)
- Same roster since March 30, 2015 with the addition of xtt

16. Virtus Pro (Russia)
- Same roster since April 4, 2015 (as ASUS Polar) with the addition of God and DKPhobos - playing as Virtus Pro since April 15, 2015

17. Natus Vincere (Ukraine)
- Same roster since April 5, 2015 with the addition of Funn1k, Artstyle and SoNNeikO

18. Alliance (Sweden)
- Niqua replaced by AdmiralBulldog on April 28, 2015

Why was the list limited to 18?
We put in the Dota 2 teams that have a realistic chance of getting a direct TI5 invite.
We guarantee that 10 of the TI5 direct invites have been listed above.