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DOTA2 |OT15| anime only please

Fuchsdh

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Just pick SPIRIT BREAKER or VISAGE and win your god damn GAMES
Not working for me so well (lost 3/4 last SB games.)

I can dominate early all I want and shut down their junglers, but if someone else loses their lane and they start 5 manning I feel like I can't get anything done.
 

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Dota's dead to me this weekend. The glorious return of Samus is on Friday.

I'll still probably play some anyway, but damned if i won't be playing a ton of Metroid.
 

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glad to see the koreans return, they were the true successors of russian davai dota i feel
with them going to be na based, their scrims would in general be better compared to sea teams so it should bring their levels up as well
 

Qvoth

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fnatic losing to wg.u feat. feero and sqreen
fully expecting ee to leave fnatic after the next major whenever that is

edit: lost, fnatic is out of pgl and starladder bwahahaha

edit 2: mid1 is back to 10k
 

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Dota's dead to me this weekend. The glorious return of Samus is on Friday.

I'll still probably play some anyway, but damned if i won't be playing a ton of Metroid.
I've been waiting for a new 2D Metroid ever since Fusion and i'm glad one is coming out so soon but there's been a surge in great metroid-likes that have been coming out over the years when Metroid was a dormant franchise.
I just hope the series can keep up with some of the greater additions to the genre
(Hollow Knight)
, but i guess we'll find out this weekend!

To keep it relevant to this thread, the medic from HoTs has a Samus skin!

 

shira

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I've been waiting for a new 2D Metroid ever since Fusion and i'm glad one is coming out so soon but there's been a surge in great metroid-likes that have been coming out over the years when Metroid was a dormant franchise.
I just hope the series can keep up with some of the greater additions to the genre
(Hollow Knight)
, but i guess we'll find out this weekend!

To keep it relevant to this thread, the medic from HoTs has a Samus skin!
If that was overwaifu riots would be had
 

JoeInky

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I've been waiting for a new 2D Metroid ever since Fusion and i'm glad one is coming out so soon but there's been a surge in great metroid-likes that have been coming out over the years when Metroid was a dormant franchise.
I just hope the series can keep up with some of the greater additions to the genre
(Hollow Knight)
, but i guess we'll find out this weekend!
It's pretty great, the map is a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be after playing AM2R, that game felt like it was over pretty quick whereas Samus Returns feels bigger so far (and harder, but that might be due to circle pad controls, doesn't quite feel right).
 

Hylian7

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Has anyone tried Gyro with Aghs+Basher?
I haven't, but that sounds terrible.

Honestly Aghs Gyro in general kind of sounds like a waste. An extra automatic attack that can't apply Flak Cannon every 1.1s...big whoop. That 4200g and slot can go toward almost anything else. The only real value I can see in it is a 7th slot item to swap out to hit buildings. Is there any real use of Gyro Aghs? I feel like global Call Down, while still highly situational, was better.
 

Fuchsdh

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I haven't, but that sounds terrible.

Honestly Aghs Gyro in general kind of sounds like a waste. An extra automatic attack that can't apply Flak Cannon every 1.1s...big whoop. That 4200g and slot can go toward almost anything else. The only real value I can see in it is a 7th slot item to swap out to hit buildings. Is there any real use of Gyro Aghs? I feel like global Call Down, while still highly situational, was better.
I feel like there's lots of aghs that just don't seem justified, and so it makes it weird that they have aghs in the first place. Take for instance SB—his agh effect is great, but again that's 4200G that probably needs to get put towards BKB or damage or something else far more. Or SK—the only major utility of that bonus is that it confuses the hell out of the enemy team because no one ever goes for a aghs SK build (for probably good reasons.)
 

Hylian7

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I feel like there's lots of aghs that just don't seem justified, and so it makes it weird that they have aghs in the first place. Take for instance SB—his agh effect is great, but again that's 4200G that probably needs to get put towards BKB or damage or something else far more. Or SK—the only major utility of that bonus is that it confuses the hell out of the enemy team because no one ever goes for a aghs SK build (for probably good reasons.)
From a design standpoint, a lot of the Aghs in the game are some utility that might be situational, but feels like buying another item that only works on that hero. There are plenty of Aghs that are considered good, but situational. Nyx, Earthshaker, Ogre Magi, Lion, these are Aghs still considered good, but you don't buy them every game.

Gyro's old Aghs had utility, pushing lanes from anywhere, or maybe doing some AA combo shenanigans.