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September 20, 2017
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So this is a blog?

Cool.

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September 12, 2017
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Here lie the creations of the swirling darkness that is my mind... look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Suggestions, criticisms, and comments are most unwelcome. /sarcasm

The Blind Seer is a hero based around a cool concept but one who's abilities I'm not entirely pleased with.

Xaeran, the Master of Attraction, a hero based around gravity with several unique abilities and an Oracle-like skillset that can hurt your team if not played correctly.

Mazzil, the Crazed Dwarf. This hero has a unique ability that the rest of the hero builds around, and is worth checking out. Compared to some of my other suggestions, this hero is relatively easy to play.

Some Item Ideas: This is a list of over 20 items that either build from items that have a linear progression to them (to add variety to the game), or simply ones that I feel should be added to the game.

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September 09, 2017
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Heyo! I know it's been awhile, but I got tired of waiting for the Neurologist and got a second opinion from a Chiropractor and a therapist. Both of them said I likely have a pinched nerve, so the massage therapist started working on it and confirmed that the majority of my neck, shoulder and elbow were filled with more knots than a boy scout rope.

The massage lady said that I should take physical therapy because insurance would cover it.

I've been spending the last month working with them and low and behold, I can feel my ring finger again. The pinky is still mucked up, but I've gone down to only going twice a week and I've been cleared to play DOTA for 3 hours max.

Still not good enough to be a pro, but at least I can play the game again. I'm thinking about starting a stream where I teach new players how to play the game until they're level 20.

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August 26, 2017
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good luck us

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August 13, 2017

I'm BACK!

Views: 348 Krwiozerca
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Hello everyone,

After watching TI this year I figured I'd give this game a second try. I'll play some Jakiro games to get a grasp of this game after such a long time (1 whole year!).

If you want to hit me up, my Steam name is: "Friendly Patrick" with a Leo Trockiy avatar (just how you remember me).

Wish me luck!

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July 31, 2017
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Hey guys, I know I haven't posted in awhile, but I have an update to make.

About a month ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes and took some time off to adjust to my new lifestyle. I played here and there and even decided to invest in a trip to TI to see the scene. I still had intentions to go pro until today.

About 5 days ago, I thought my hand had just fallen asleep, but as the week rolled along, the numbness in half my hand wouldn't go away. I went to the doctor today.

Diabetic Neuropathy in a main nerve all the way down my arm. The numbness is spreading and they said that big wrist movements on that hand would only aggravate it more. I see the neurologist in a couple of days to see how hardcore this stuff is.

For now, gaming on the PC is no longer an option until I get the clear from the neurologist.

I am still passionate about the DOTA community and I hope to start a stream someday if I get the clear to game again, or potentially get a special mouse which will allow me to move w…
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July 22, 2017
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Hey guys! LordVesper here and I'm officially back! School's been taking up a lot of my time but I finally managed to setup schedules for my Dotafire guides. Anyways, for my first action, I will be making a guide on micromanagement, Divine Rapier usage, and guide to Sven! So stay tuned for that :D

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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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