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May 24, 2017
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I know this is nothing new, but here's the thing... if they won and Blizzard got the rights to the game would it really be the same game? I mean, Heroes of the Storm was just meh, and I really don't trust them to make DOTA anywhere as good as it is if it shifted gears. :P

Thoughts?

Peace!
Ursula

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May 20, 2017
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I'm not sure if I said this in a previous Blog, but I'm 35.

I've been making a lot of friends lately, and I managed to find a girl gamer streamer called Miha. She's also support and she was playing Omniknight. I went into chat and shared my dreams with the group and they said that 27 was the max that a player could be pro. They coach after that age. :/

... Now, I can understand if it has something to do with the stress involved, but video games can be mastered at any age. I know I have a long way to go, but this actually shocked me. What is the main reason people stop gaming at around 30? Is it because they want normal lives?

I... really don't want a normal life. I want to make this game my life's work. If they come out with a DOTA 3 or fail all together, I'll find another MOBA. I'm not worried about that. I don't want security, I don't want the mundane, I want to live a rich and eccentric lifestyle. That's just the way I roll.

I know this game has already been out for several year…
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May 18, 2017
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I woke up late today, and got really tired after going to the gym. It came to my attention when I looked at my Steam Account that I have played 232 hours since I started about a month ago. Ten days out of about 30 that I have been spending playing DOTA 2.

I thought it was time to take a break from playing, but not from DOTA. I decided to spend the day making notes on You Tube Pros and trying to formulate strategies of my own from my personal experiences.

Here are a few questions I would like answered.

1) A few games where I actually got the drop on Pudge, he was able to pocket deny without a bloodstone. How?

2) Can you pocket deny with a Soul Ring?

3) Now... I've heard of stutter stepping where you click, move, click, move. But when I see the pros moving their heroes, the repeatedly click like morse code in a line to where they want to go. What does this accomplish.

4) Okay, this has been bugging me for awhile. I saw a pro Ursa in offlane, and he upgraded his Stout to a Poor Man'…
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May 18, 2017
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Hey, wazzup guys! I just finished up my Bloodseeker guide after 7 days (80% of the time just me slacking off hehe). Anyways, I'll be working on a Sven or... Anti-Mage guide next so stay tuned for that! As per usual, feel free to leave honest constructive feedback for my guides so that I can improve their quality in the future.

Also for those who have seen my YouTube channel, I've decided that I'll stop working on it FOR NOW until I can publish a decent amount of well-updated Dota guides here on Dotabuff. Thank you for those who have supported me along the way and here's to a brighter future (at least for me heh)!

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May 16, 2017
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I took a day off after I got into a fight with one of my friends in DOTA who claimed I wasn't doing anything to help the team when I was playing support. I was so pissed I saw three enemies on mid. I was playing Lich so I TP'ed to the base tower, threw my ult and killed the Crystal Maiden and put their other two at half health. I then replied in chat "Am I helping out NOW, *******?!". I had been placing wards, making sure I farmed enough to get Mana Boots and Mek for our carrys, only underleveled by three levels with 5 kills and 2 deaths under my belt, helping out in team fights and my usually nice friend decides that my performance isn't good enough when he's died three times more than I have.

I try to be proactive... I ask him... what am I not doing? All he says is watch the replay and demands that I play another match with him. Now... this is a guy who has stalked me for matches because he claims I am a good player even though his level is higher than mine. I get tilted from his co…
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May 15, 2017
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I have been getting tilted as I train with Ursa. I feel very uncomfortable going for a naked dagger because that's a lot of money to get that early in the game. I'm always leaning on my phase boots and Poor man's so much that knowing I can't run away from trouble that easily when I have to step up to the creep wave to get the money is a problem. If I don't have a ranged attacker on my lane to back me up, the task seems very uphill. I'm just going to set Ursa aside for a little while and expand my horizons so I can get out of just using Lich and Veno all the time in Pubs. Yeah, nobody else wants to play the support and if I choose anything else I might lose the match... but... not everyone is a jerk. So I decided to pick up Sniper.

I've cussed this character out in matches many times. The first thing I notice is that he has no animation time in his attacks. You point, you click, you first hit. He doesn't do a lot of damage when you are in the first levels, but that's okay. Once you get…
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May 13, 2017
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Hey all... I was messing around in Demo to get a feel for the distance of a Force Staff when I came up with a brilliant idea.

Troll Soccer

This is ONLY to be used on people who do bad things on purpose. Newbs don't deserve this kind of punishment. This is only a last resort to the unteachable or just plain mean. Nobody deserves constant verbal abuse. Now... give them one pass before deciding to do this. Some people just have a bad day. This is also ONLY to be used if there is little to no hope of winning (I.E. there is a high tier hero that has been fed, all your towers are down etc).

Step One: The rest of the team who has been harassed by the offender (and they have tried to reason with him, but he's being a jerk) decided unanimously to play Troll Soccer with the offender. If everyone is okay with this, you pause the game.

Step Two: Make your intentions known to the opposing team, citing why the offender is about to be humiliated. Tell them the rules of the game.

The Troll will b…
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May 12, 2017
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Ten losses with that bear. I'm not the worst player of the group, I just have a hard time gauging how much damage he can do. A friend of mine told me to rush Vlad's and do Rosh at level 6 at all costs, but I'm seeing the pros doing something completely different. Is it really that important to get Rosh ASAP? I think it's a timing thing because it seems to be a waste of an Aegis if it only lasts for 5 minutes. Having it mid game seems much more productive unless the team really wants Cheese.

I'm going to try Phase Boots, Poor Man's shield, THEN Vlads. I can get the Blink Dagger after I Rosh, then... I'm kinda stuck. I could go Shadow Blade or Bar. A wand is useless. Linkin's maybe? I need to understand the art of ganking, though. I chase too much and end up in the enemy's traps.

Venomancer on the other hand, I've been rocking fairly well. I notice that his wards aren't affected by most Area of Effect attacks and they make good "poor man's wards" when giving chase or trying to reveal t…
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May 11, 2017
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Sorry for being inactive for quite some time! I took a week-long break from Dota 2 and now I'm back! Currently, I'm working on the Bloodseeker guide and afterwards I'll be making an Anti-Mage one. Hope you'll enjoy it and please rate the guides accordingly. Tell me if there are any mistakes (there will be that's for damn sure) and what I can do to improve em. See ya!

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May 10, 2017
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Drink lots of water! Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin moist. Proper hydration can go a long way to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and other environmental toxins. This ensures your skin looks great.It is important to avoid tanning salons when you want to maintain good looks. Having a tan may have someone look younger for a short time, but it does long term damage. Tanning the skin, regardless of its aesthetics, inflicts damage and accelerates the aging process. If your goal is to look younger then you should be avoiding the tanning salon.

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