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Forcefully selecting Dire/Radiant before the game starts?

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  • apoptosis
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    You have to test it as a team of 5. My theory is that for a team the last one to click "accept" counts. Therefore if there is a team of 5 and there is even one other player who clicks before the last of the team, the team will end up as dire (unless the person who clicked before the last of team was also a team...). Well, the theory can be utter bullshit, but I'm always dire when in a team of 5.

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  • Hasheem
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    It's not true. I tested it.

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  • mooplestoory
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    That can't be correct. Team matchmaking wouldn't work at all if this were the case, but me and a friend are always on the same team (of course).

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  • kivy58
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    we share the same theory but from the last 15 games i always accept it late and i end at radiant. some instance is like im the only one they are waiting and end up being radiant again.

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  • apoptosis
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    When I play with a party I'm Dire literally every time. I can't remember the last time I played Radiant.

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  • trena99
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    isn't it based with the skill of the player?
    w/l ratio?

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  • desufin
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    This doesn't seem right, last few games I've ended up as blue player in Radiant and I've been first/middle and last to accept before the game starts. Seems like you've just gotten lucky/unlucky with your placement.

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  • fulgorestyle
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    i may just be the unluckiest person alive or this could be a potential problem. can someone please move this to brainstorm section? thanks

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  • orcithetester
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    Going to test this out tonight and post results.

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  • Hasheem
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    Not sure if this is true, but if it is it would be VERY wrong. It would mean matchmaking doesn't work at all.

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  • fulgorestyle
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    Originally posted by abc0815 View Post
    i always klick asap and i was on booth sides equally i guess. But i will keep an eye on this
    watch the number when it shows players accepted. you can click asap and 5 other people might beat you also

    90% of the time i am alt tabbed so when the game pops i always click late and it is very very rare for me to be on radiant. i noticed this a while ago but didn't think anything of it until today

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  • abc0815
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    i always klick asap and i was on booth sides equally i guess. But i will keep an eye on this

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  • Forcefully selecting Dire/Radiant before the game starts?

    I just tested this 5 times and when I queue up alone (might be different for a party) the number that I am when I voted to accept the game determines my player position/color.

    theoretically, I can force myself to be on scourge every single game

    1) Queue up
    2) Game pops, wait 5-10 seconds, and then click accept or click asap instantly
    3) Keep ending up on dire/radiant every game

    question is.. how much does this matter? lol

    not sure if this falls under gameplay bugs anyway
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