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  1. Dota 2

    Late game you will virtually never kite with drow. You will cast your silence and then autoattack. The kiting is more for earlier in the game, when a melee hero is trying you kill you and you are trying to deal damage without taking any. It is situational and doesn't work well without several...
  2. Dota 2

    Phase boots are not particularly good on clock. Moving through units in your cogs to escape is the only real application; the bonus damage is good during a manfight in your cogs, but you'll probably win that with your Q anyway. I usually get tranquils and disassemble them to make mekansm, or...
  3. Dota 2

    My items are F1 F2 Z X C Space I came to dota from SC2, so I was already set on having control groups as 1 2 3 4 etc. In SC2 it was also common to have control groups for areas of the map set to F1 F2 F3 etc. so that wasn't difficult for me, though I never use items that have a target on F1...
  4. Dota 2

    I am almost positive that the ctrl clicking does not work with anything besides basic commands (move, attack target, etc), since if you have multiple units selected and press ctrl+Q it will cause them to do different things (and maybe one needs a target and one doesn't, or a different type of...
  5. Dota 2

    I play meepo, and Poppy says he played it well in dota 1. The problem with meepo is that his power is very dependent on the opponent's lineup, and there are certain heroes he is completely terrible against (e.g. nyx assassin, bounty hunter, sven). He also needs experience very badly, and in pub...
  6. Dota 2

    being totally serious here: queue captains mode. I queue it quite often even by myself, and in general the experience is much better than all pick because people actually play for the team rather than themselves and the teamcomps are fairly even, barring a stupid captain. The downside is that...
  7. Dota 2

    Even if it isn't exclusively for centaur, at least make it so heroes need to be near him to get the buff. Then at least there is some vulnerability when setting it up. Even with the 6.76c nerfs he's going to be a top tier hero due mostly to his ult's initiation power. And speaking of globals...
  8. Dota 2

    The shop is really all about memorizing where items are. If you didn't already, you should switch the shop into paneled mode (there is an icon at the top right of the shop window). Also, you should set a hotkey to open the shop for quick purchases. An useful feature of the dota 2 shop that I...
  9. Dota 2

    Well if your team gets you good farm (and they should) then radiance is a solid first item to get. In that case you should be sending illusions individually to jungle camps or to push lanes, which does take a little bit of micro. But the penalty for screwing it up isn't huge, you just don't farm...
  10. Dota 2

    Wait people who just started dota 2 can stomp with TA? I have like 800 wins and I am shit with TA =( Also as someone that plays both invoker and many "micro" heroes, invoker is hands down easier. It isn't even close. Not only is the micro required to play him not particularly intensive once you...
  11. Dota 2

    I agree in general, though I think that the nerf to lycan specifically will probably allow him to not be banned every game. His jungle game is severely weakened, which requires a lot less investment from the opposing team to stop. Additionally, although I think the nerfs to naga aren't super...
  12. Dota 2

    I don't think drow and sf are really outclassed, just that their skillsets aren't in high demand. Though I do agree with you in that I doubt drow and sf will become even remotely commonly used carries. Drow was already able to outcarry morphling; her dps wasn't the issue. The simple truth is...
  13. Dota 2

    Well he isn't really nerfing popular combos in the sense that DS, Naga, and Lycan pretty much never make it past the first ban stage. I think it's a good step to take to move the game more towards "what should we ban to make our strategy work" and further away from "second pick needs to ban...
  14. Dota 2

    Yeah you want to send the spiders to farm the jungle while you stay in the lane. It's very risky to go into your opponents jungle yourself, so it's best to stay with your webs in the lane. There is a key for "select all non-hero units i control" which you can change to whatever you want. Mine is...
  15. Dota 2

    My own broodmother is mediocre, but i can give some tips as someone who has seen a lot of brood play and who often plays hard lane solo. As soon as your game loads, buy your items quickly and run down to the hard lane. On both dire and radiant sides there is a big bunch of trees immediately...
  16. Dota 2

    I've been playing this a while now and it's a blast. The graphics are great, the layout is great, overall just a really fun game. I especially like how much the game is simply about information gathering and positioning; it's really complex. There have been issues lately with the servers...
  17. Starcraft 2

    I used to go immortal phoenix and was fairly successful (maybe 60% against it, lol), but if I go phoenix based on just my early scout there is the chance that they are not going 1/1/1. And while on some maps phoenixes transition well against terran's standard play, with shorter rush distances...
  18. Starcraft 2

    Well my terran is pretty poor but i am a mid masters toss who has watched a shitload of games so maybe i can help here. Stopping the cloaked banshees is all about scouting (I'm assuming you mean cloaked banshees; if they're not cloaked you just make 1 viking lol). If you see your opponent take...
  19. The World Cup of Pokemon VI - Signup Thread [NEW UPDATE: Post 643]

    Pokemon Online Username(s): TAY Country/State of Residence: CALIFORNIA Nationality: CALIFORNIAN LETS GET UP IN THIS BITCH p.s. I gave scofield #uswest since apparently i was still the owner. Any westerners should join that channel on irc!
  20. Smogon Premier League II - Week 2

    PM'd Solace, hopefully we can get this done.
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