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  • Bots leave base before buying items

    Summary:
    If the player casts/uses a spell that damages the hero itself or a bot, then the bots will immediately leave the fountain.
    Heroes that have such spells are: Pudge(rot), Undying(soul rip), Bloodseeker(Bloodrage), Slark(dark pact), Bane(Nightmare) and Wisp(Overcharge)
    They will still buy their items a few seconds later, but everything will be at their stash, leaving them 'empty handed'.
    If the bots die they will pick their items up when they re-spawn.(depending on their amount of gold they also buy new items)
    If the bot with the courier died, he will deploy it, the rest of the bots will start to ferry their items to themselves.

    Repro:
    - Start a bot-match
    - Pick a hero that has a self(or ally) damage inflicting spell (e.g. Pudge with rot or Undying with Soul rip)
    - Level said skill and use/toggle/activate it directly

    Result:
    The application of damage triggers the bots to walk out of the fountain and head to lane empty handed.

    Expected result:
    Bots buy their items before they decide to go to lane.
    and/or
    Bots don't react to damage inflicted by allies(before the game starts)
    and/or
    Bots don't react to damage since the game hasn't started yet

    I have tried searching for topics that addressed this issue, but failed to find one, my apologies if I've still missed it.

    PS: Thanks to Arxos, the information he supplied was very valuable and was added to this post.
    Last edited by Double_DeluXe; 06-11-2013, 08:34 AM. Reason: New confirmed information of replies added / changed
    “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

  • #2
    Oh, this is actually a fairly well known bug, but no causes were found until now.

    After attempting to reproduce I found your reproduction is slightly inaccurate though.
    Casting a spell doesn't suffice, you have to cast a spell that causes damage to you or one of the bots in one way or another. So if I didn't forget anyone the only heroes that can do it are Pudge, Undying, Bloodseeker, Slark, Bane and Wisp. I also tried instantly buying a Soul Ring and using that, but it seems the bots don't react to that.

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    • #3
      I frequently play Bane and cast Nightmare on my allies in the fountain. I've not have this happen because of that. I have had the bost leave the fountain before buying, but certainly not because of Nightmare. Maybe there are some other factors that also contributes.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SolidAsARock View Post
        I frequently play Bane and cast Nightmare on my allies in the fountain. I've not have this happen because of that. I have had the bost leave the fountain before buying, but certainly not because of Nightmare. Maybe there are some other factors that also contributes.
        I doubt it, I tested each of the skills for the heroes that I mentioned, and tested a number of other heroes, and have found nothing to disprove my theory. Every single time, they left the fountain the instant any damage was done by the spells, whether it was to me or them.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Arxos View Post
          I doubt it, I tested each of the skills for the heroes that I mentioned, and tested a number of other heroes, and have found nothing to disprove my theory. Every single time, they left the fountain the instant any damage was done by the spells, whether it was to me or them.
          I went to repro this and found that you are 100% correct, with all mentioned heroes. Sorry I argued, I was just sure that that time it did not happen. Maybe this is a recent occurrence, or perhaps I just outright missed the fact that they bought nothing

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          • #6
            Changed / added information in the first post to reflect findings by other members.
            “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

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