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Thread: Update Notes - July 1, 2013

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    Update Notes - July 1, 2013

    TUTORIAL
    - Enabled Mechanics II, Laning I, and Laning II.
    - Added Limited Hero mode for playing with bots and matchmaking.

    UI
    - Added panel for displaying and removing pending guild invitations.
    - The International: Fixed not being able to request your ticket information by clicking on the ticket stub on the top bar.
    - The International: Fixed bug that prevented the confirmation email to be sent after consuming an event ticket.

    VISUALS
    - Updated Lion's head.
    - Fixed a bug where character items could sometimes show up incorrectly to third parties if the data couldn't be obtained from the owner. Most often seen on items like Pudge's hook.
    - Fixed refraction based effects showing up in some character previews where they should not.

    AUDIO
    - Fixed Death music bug.

    COMMUNITY
    - Implemented more lenient algorithm for communication bans that takes into account how many games are played.
    - Reset communication ban lengths if a player has not been banned in two weeks.
    - Reset all existing communication bans as part of the recent algorithm changes.

    GAMEPLAY
    - Alchemist: Chemical Rage bonus HP reduced from 300/600/900 to 250/500/750
    - Batrider: Flamebreak cooldown increased from 11 to 14
    - Gyrocopter: Attack range reduced from 375 to 365
    - Io: Tether movement bonus decreased from 20% to 17%
    - Lifestealer: Rage cooldown increased from 15 to 17 seconds
    - Treant Protector: Living Armor damage block instances from 7 to 4/5/6/7
    - Team 2 now bans second instead of first in Ban Phase #2. (All other phases and orders are the same)

    Ban Phase #1 No Changes [Team A/B/A/B]
    Pick Phase #1 No Changes [Team A/B/B/A]
    Ban Phase #2: Changed [From Team B/A/B/A to Team A/B/A/B]
    Pick Phase #2: No Changes [Team B/A/B/A]
    Ban Phase #3: No Changes [Team B/A]
    Pick Phase #3: No Changes [Team B/A]

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    Nice. Finally new tutorials.

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    Thanks for the patch!

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    Sweet, more tutorials

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    Unexpected, but awesome. Will we still be getting an update on Wednesday?

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    Et tu, Finol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    COMMUNITY
    - Implemented more lenient algorithm for communication bans that takes into account how many games are played.
    - Reset communication ban lengths if a player has not been banned in two weeks.
    - Reset all existing communication bans as part of the recent algorithm changes.
    So they do view the forums after all.. Better be good.

    Thanks Valve.

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    What was wrong with Lion? Hasn't he gone through enough rework?


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    where are the heroes

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