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Ladar
09-21-2011, 03:01 PM
I know there are awesome experienced Dota player who know where the secret shop is. But alot of new player really have problem with this concepts.

If there was some indication of where it was that would help alot or a way of separating the shop on the sides from the secret shops.

And if in selecting your recipes it would explain if you needed to go to the secret shop or not that would also help.

levon123
09-21-2011, 03:07 PM
Agree. Maybe a simple indication on the minimap when the player tries to buy something that is buyable at the secret shop, showing where it is.

Cymen
09-21-2011, 03:18 PM
I think the tutorial should cover that...

CvP
09-21-2011, 03:40 PM
I think the tutorial should cover that...The tutorial covers it already.

Ladar
09-21-2011, 03:49 PM
I honestly think your should do it in the tutorial and explain where the shop is in someway when the person can't buy the item. It's a really unintuitive mechanic, especially with the way the shop is laid out and it's something that a player coming from any of the Mobas won't get.

CvP
09-22-2011, 12:52 AM
Tutorial covers side shop too iirc.

BuGGuru
11-09-2011, 02:28 AM
I think a simple ! next to the item would be great to show whether the item is a secret shop item or not.

Rugz
11-09-2011, 03:14 AM
When you right click on an item from the secret shop in a recipie it pings the 2 shops on the minimap if you aren't at one of them. I'm also 90% sure that there is an icon in the lower left corner of items that require the secret shop to purchase (although the icon also appears on things like Ring of Health which are available from the side shop).

BuGGuru
11-09-2011, 03:58 AM
I'm also 90% sure that there is an icon in the lower left corner of items that require the secret shop to purchase.

If it is so, i didnt said anything :)

1323
11-09-2011, 05:27 AM
would be nice if there will something like an option which u check:
[x] tips/help
dunno if its there alrdy^^

dibbaN
11-12-2011, 04:22 PM
If new players can't go through the tutorial, finding the Secret Shop will be the least of problems. "0-20 within 5 minutes, I suspect."

w0rm
11-13-2011, 06:46 AM
Suggestion: When you try to buy an item which you can buy at secret shop only, you should get a special secret shop ping on minimap as an indication that you need to go there to purchase the item.

Mishac
11-13-2011, 11:06 AM
Maybe thats why it is called secret shop, so that only experienced players know where it is. :)
But besides the point, if it is covered in tutorial there is no need for it.

w0rm
11-15-2011, 06:18 AM
But besides the point, if it is covered in tutorial there is no need for it.
That's not a very good logic. When someone's new to DotA genre, it's very hard to start for them. They have to learn a lot of new things at the beginning and imo it's stupid not to make it a tiny bit easier during your first steps.

vladhood
11-15-2011, 07:11 AM
this got implemented.. the game pings the secret shop for you and says secret shop not in range when you try to buy something from the secret shop anda re out of range.

w0rm
11-15-2011, 07:27 AM
this got implemented.. the game pings the secret shop for you and says secret shop not in range when you try to buy something from the secret shop anda re out of range.

Thread needs to be closed then so we can focus on other things.

Lolo
11-15-2011, 09:52 AM
there are ppl that don`t know there is a secret shop in dota ?