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Forum » New Player Help » New-ish player, connection help? 6 posts - page 1 of 1
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by ZombieTym » March 30, 2015 10:03am | Report
First, sorry if this is in the wrong place, I didnt see anywhere that would be better for this topic. Please link me to the right area if this is the case.

I've been playing extremely casually (usually private against bots), but I recently decided to try playing online, but when I do, I cant connect to the server. It gets me set up with a match, goes to the loading screen, then disconnects and tells me I cant connect to the server.

Please explain in basic terms, as I have next to no understanding of computer jargon.



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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Krwiozerca » March 30, 2015 10:23am | Report
Welcome to DotaFire.

Where are you from and which servers do you mark when searching for a game?

Maybe your connection is very slow and it just times out, so it can't connect properly?


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by ZombieTym » March 30, 2015 10:28am | Report
Midwest US, and the servers I'm searching are US West and East, and Europe west.

I've been trying for limited pick and all pick for game modes, preferred language english.


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Wulfstan » April 1, 2015 7:05pm | Report
If you have a slower computer, try preloading a game. Just go and watch something on the watch tab, it preloads some assets. Next time, if you queue for a game(or watch another one), it'll load faster (and not time you out if that is the problem).

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by William » April 1, 2015 8:37pm | Report
I'm not sure regarding your issue, but welcome to DOTA. Don't be put off by rude comments whilst playing. I advise you to mute them and carry on.


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Zerak Kyria » April 4, 2015 8:38am | Report
My suggestion would be to check your ping and then limit it to servers which give you the best result. E.g myself I only play on Aus servers.
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