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Posts tagged “Dote Night”

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Dote Night: First Impressions, First Heroes

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. I spent the last few Dote Nights talking about tutorials in three MOBAs – what they did well and what they did poorly. I realise I…

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Dote Night: The Wisdom Of Guided Bots

Tutorials and practice in MOBAs is something I think about a lot. It came up again over the last couple of weeks because Riot ventured the opinion that a sandbox mode in League of Legends would introduce problems and take away from fun of the game. I already talked about the sandbox situation in greater detail here but I figured I'd put forward a few…

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Dote Night: The Fallout From The International 2015

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. Today she's going to talk about the aftermath of TI5 for pro players and spectators. With the confetti [mostly] picked out of my handbag and Aegis…

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Dote Night: Which Role Should You Play In Dota 2?

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. Today Twitter had a meltdown over the existence of a magazine about YouTubers called Oh My Vlog. You can pretty much guess at the reactions. The…

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Feature: The case for a reset

Dote Night: MMR Problems And A Potential Solution

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. Above is a picture of two bears. I have been watching a bearcam while I try and write about matchmaking rating (MMR) in Dota 2 [official…

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Feature: It's dead butterflies all the way down

Dote Night: The Petting Zoo Of Disaster

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be complaining about her Dota 2 petting zoo! I am staring at a hang screen in Dota 2. I think I…

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Feature: Rune for your life

Dote Night: Runes And Masteries With Riv

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be glaring at the runes and masteries of League of Legends! In a few minutes of downtime at the recent MSI…

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Dote Night: Nature Spotting in Dota 2

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be spying on the wildlife of the Dota 2 map!

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Feature: The skinny on ESL's big Dota 2 event

Dote Night: Capitalist’s Ones To Watch At ESL One Frankfurt

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be chatting to Dota 2 caster Capitalist about the upcoming ESL One competition! I went to the inaugural ESL One Frankfurt…

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Feature: Learning to LoL

Dote Night: How League Of Legends’ Starter Champs Work

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be finding out how League of Legends picked out their starter champion lineup! League of Legends [official site] treats newcomers ever…

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Feature: Mangoing crazy

Dote Night: Poking At Patch 6.84

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be picking through the mango-infested lands of patch 6.84 Tis patch time in Dota 2 land – the patch notes for…

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Feature: Defence of the artworks

Dote Night: A Gallery In Three Lanes

One of my habits is searching art and design forums for what their denizens are doing with Dota 2. There's some excellent stuff out there - cute cartoons, painstaking pixel art, whimsical watercolours and [other alliterative thing here]. To that end I've been poking about on Behance. It's a platform for artists seeking to showcase their work. It used to be that a site search…

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Dote Night: Pip’s Cosplay Challenge

*deep-breaths-and-don't-think-about-how-disastrously-this-could-go-Pip* Hello Dote Nighters. This post marks the beginning of Pip's Cosplay Challenge. By that I mean I am going to do my best to create a cosplay - one which I could feasibly wear to an event and people would a) be able to recognise who I was supposed to be and b) not join this tragic lineup. The whole thing was inspired by…

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Dote Night: The Influence Of LoL On Smite

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be digging into how one MOBA can influence another: Three lanes, patches of jungle, a bunch of player characters, items and…

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Dote Night: LCS Is Like Holby City (And That’s Good)

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be telling you why she's preferring pro League to pro Dota and what any of that has to do with medical…

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Feature: Suffering For Your Dotes

Dote Night: Possibly The Worst Dota 2 Setup On Earth

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. Today, however, is not that day. Today is the story of the worst Dota setup known to man. Worse than Fear's desk in the Free To…

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Feature: Re-goosing like crazy

Dote Night: 5 Things Playing A Tournament Taught Me

The Rekreational was a games industry Dota tournament which played out over the course of about a billion years seven or eight months. It was organised by Indie Megabooth's Christopher Floyd and IGN's Mitch Dyer. Here's what I learned from being a part of it: I took part of The Rektreational as one fifth of team Venomancer? I Hardly Know Her! along with Ted 'PyrionFlax'…

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Dote Night: RPS vs PCG

Alec has been asking me to come to Brighton to teach him Dota 2 for a while now. Thus far scheduling had made the trip impossible (plus I'm still not entirely convinced it isn't an elaborate childcare trap), But then an opportunity presented itself. A chat with their deputy editor let me know that cheery RPS fanzine, PC Gamer had decided to learn to play…

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Dote Night: Seriously, Puck This

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be telling you all about her exploits with the All-Hero Challenge: Currently I am staring at the cliff face which is…

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