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September 18, 2019
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Hi guys I'm Masked_Man and I wanna share my journey from a toxic player and sometimes person to a caring and positive player and person.
I've been playing dota for a long time and used to be good in game, well people where mostly bad, finding good guides was hard in game, web sites and YouTube and many didn't care about meta or patch notes but I did so grinding MMR was not really hard for me. Things were good but some irl stuff pushed me away from the game. I came back briefly for patch 7.00 to see what's up and ended up writing a guide for my favorite hero *Huskar* (Check out my guides if you're interested).
Talent tree system was not interesting for me and Huskar was **** in the patch so I got burn out quickly. I though I quit DotA for good. Until my reunion with my best friend Backstabber.
We haven't met in years and this amazing game that we all absolutely love and hate at the same time made us closer than ever.
We started in off lane with our Bristleback and Kotl combo, crushing l…
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June 19, 2019
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What to do if you are a returning or a new player? Start all over again???



HELL NO!

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December 07, 2018
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So yeah, after recent updates, while creating custom hero spells (see my github and blog), I was twinkling on Dota 2 Workshop tools.

What a sight! It looks like a major update on Workshop, where a tool (previously void) shifts a particle's color to a new one (that is, changing the color).

Be noted that the changes only applies to ultimates' particles. So yeah, basic abilities are still in their actual color.

Nonetheless, I tried it myself, only to change the particles to full green (0,255,0), and Voila! It may be different from actual in-game later (primarily based on the color shift), but here you go. It's official.

Sonic Wave:


Freezing Field (falling shard):


Black Hole:


Doom:


Laguna Blade:


Finger of Death:


Macropyre:


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August 20, 2018
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Zhan and Yhen the Spirit Monks



I was thinking of creating 2 heroes where you can use both of them at level one or at the beginning of the game (YES! 2 heroes as one just like Meepo, but two heroes already at the beginning and have different skills). I got this idea long time ago when i stumbled on a story about yin and yang. They have each of their own 6 inventory slots and does not share stat bonuses and cooldowns for each of their items.

These 2 heroes help each other in fighting enemy heroes, although they have different principles and perspectives, they agree with each other in times of fights and clashes. The core of these heroes is there ability to switch places when they are close with each other. Their primary attribute is agility but gains differently in stats when leveled. If one hero is killed, both hero dies.

The first monk is called Zhan. He is basically the yin monk. He is a melee hero which uses his fist to fight enemies. He uses spirits to enhance every attack he mak…
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August 02, 2018
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Slark: Dark Pact


Waiting in interval

Tutorial Will be Moved


It's not that I wanted to, but apparently this blog isn't suitable for code-heavy writings. So, I decided to move the tutorial into the GitHub's wiki page.

Don't worry, I'll still be here if you have critics or questions regarding the tutorial.

So, rather than this post being empty, I'll write out the overview instead.

Overview


So, Dark Pact will teach us about how to use modifier's interval function; OnIntervalThink. Upon cast, Dark Pact will have a delay, and after that, continuously purges the caster.

There are 2 intervals; the delay and the continuous purge/damage. Both need to share the logic on one function; OnIntervalThink. In this case, we use boolean to check which interval invokes the function.

How it should be implemented? Here's the full tutorial: Slark's Dark Pact.

Conclusion


Next, we're going to have Linear Projectiles and How You Use Them, using Mirana's Sacred Arrow.
Comments, Critics and Questions…
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July 02, 2018

First Blood

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My first ever DotA (Defense of the Ancients) game was an -apem1 game on Northrend server.2

The first hero I played with was Zeus. My friend advised me to choose him because he's, according to his words at that time, quite easy to play. He told me to go with him on the top lane and to spam Arc Lightning on creeps as much as I can so that we could push fast toward the first enemy tower. He said that I should use Lightning Bolt on heroes only.

However, he wasn't able to help me with my items because he had no idea what to build for this hero. At that time, he used to build Power Treads and Sange and Yasha on every single hero. And yes, I ended up building those two items for Zeus!

1 Apem stands for All Pick Easy Mode. Essentially, it's the same thing as Turbo game mode in Dota 2.
2 European Battle.net server.

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July 02, 2018
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I have just begun making dota video :)
everyone see and comment for me
thank you very much !!!

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June 21, 2018
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Greetings, everyone! After continuous playing and figuring out what the current meta is, I've decided that I'll be making a guide on Spectre. She's one of my favorite heroes in Dota 2 of all time AND she's currently one of the strongest carries in the meta as of 7.17. Besides, I haven't seen any guide that went for any other build aside from the "RUSH RADIANCE" which is honestly just a far too greedy way of playing her.

Anyways, expect the guide to be finished a few days from now. It'll be having the same format as my Phantom Assassin guide, perhaps even better! See you soon everyone and thank you once again for being supportive of my guide creations :)

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May 29, 2018
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Having or creating a strategy with players from random servers, or even with your own friends/teammates can be a hustle when trying to catch up with their skills, (if you're noob) or making them follow you (If they're noob). But fear not. There is a soluble solution to that. First, during the banning phase and the picking of heroes, talk to your teammates first. You shouldn't pick a hero right of the bat because it's your favorite or something. Make sure that your team is consisted of these line-ups.

-Tanker (for pushing)
-Support (Obviously, you know what the roles of a support are)
-Hitter + free hit= Long range hitter (SOMEONE HAS TO ATTACK FROM THE BACK TO YA KNOW)
-Initiator (SET AND START THE CLASH!!)
- Another hitter + tanker= Carry (NEVER FORGET THIS. THIS WILL BE YOUR KEY TO VICTORY!!!)

In picking your hero phase, learn to raise your versatility. Don't just stick to one hero. (this is not a relationship BTW) So in times you needed a new hero whether you are a support or carr…
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May 18, 2018
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Hello, everyone! Just wanted to say that my Phantom Assassin guide is OFFICIALLY done! I'll be keeping it updated with the patches to come so don't worry about it being eventually outdated. Now, as for my next move, I'm planning to renew the Bloodseeker guide I made a while back and replace it with this new guide format I've created. Or, I may even make a guide on how to properly go about in solo ranked queues since I've realized that a lot of people are having trouble in this aspect of the game. Besides, I'm starting to get tired of people complaining about their teammates every game when they've basically asked for it by going into matchmaking on their own!

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