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June 30, 2017
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This is my hero for the contest. Advice is welcome, just bear in mind it's not finished or properly balanced yet.


Lumen, the Energy Elemental





Hero concept


Lumen is a purely spell-based intelligence carry, or "ability power carry".

He is made to dish out high amounts of scaling spell damage, something no hero can do in the game currently. The closest thing to INT carries in dota right now are either right-clickers (Silencer, OD, Ench), those who only have one real damage spell which can be juked (Invoker, Timbersaw), or have high single target damage but lack teamfight presence (Tinker). I can also mention Skywrath, who had great potential as an INT carry with his 0 second cooldown aghs ulti, but sadly it was removed by the frog, and his 2 second cooldown Q, while being a "scaling" skill, is still terrible in the late game.

Lumen is made to have none of these weaknesses, and have both high single target damage, great skill scaling, and powerful teamfight presence. To …
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June 19, 2017
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After realizing that I have been playing support so much that I find myself panicked to find a hero or two that does decent dps and/or can tank as well as Ogre. I picked up Lycan because he seemed simple to use and I would learn more about micromanaging and melee.

I messed around on solo for awhile when I noticed that when you picked up the illusion rune while he's a werewolf, that his illusions are werewolves too, but if you get it, THEN morph, the illusions don't follow. So I decided to test this stuff with a Manta Style. It was then I noticed something very cool... his illusions gained his crit while they were transformed. So instead of going for Necro, I actually built him to hit more often. When I put on the Crystalis, the crit hell was more often. I'm going to see what why the Necronomicon is so bae on Lycan because I looked up the gold and exp those creeps give when they get shot down, and I didn't want the enemy to be getting that kind of swag.

Then it hit me... would that sa…
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June 08, 2017

Hey Guys!

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It's been awhile since I've blogged, but I kept getting tilted from the AHC, so I decided to learn other heroes and figure out what my play style was rather than trying to fit a circle peg into a square hole.

I found out I like Morana more than Sniper, but I don't think I've figured out how to properly play her. My tendency to go support has made me a very defensive player and I have gotten yelled at on more than one time for using her ult for defense. Now... I'm not a coward, but when it's four on two and my partner isn't smart enough to fall back, that's the time I see fit to pop the ult so we can both retreat for a better opportunity. *shrug* I think I'll watch some pro matches on her. One friend introduced me to the concept of Roaming Support and I'm still trying to wrap my head around how to perform that properly.

I also realized that, while I had a couple of damage dealers on my roster, the tankiest person I knew how to play outside of the cursed Ursa was Viper. I wasn't too ke…
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June 03, 2017
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hi guys im shinyup from PH .. i need a good team i am 3.8k solo playing position 1 and 2 if someone interested pls call or text me 0995-784-4373

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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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