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Wanted: Loadscreen Tip Suggestions (Updated: 2-13-2014)

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  • #16
    Lamo, how fucking lazy are you guys.

    There is literally a 48 page long thread on PlayDota with pro tips from years of experience

    and you consult new players that complain about mmr and bugs?


    • #17
      You realise Dota 1 has plenty of bugs and inconsistencies with Dota 2?


      • #18
        Here's a couple that would help in lower brackets:
        "You should make sure your team has a courier. If you don't have a courier, it will be difficult to get your items. "
        "You should start with cheap items, such as tangoes and branches rather than more expensive items like boots or bottle. "
        "As a support hero, you are strongest early game. Try to get kills in lane, or gank other lanes. "
        "Most abilities do not work against Ancient creeps, which are the largest neutral creeps on the map. "
        "When placing a ward, try to place it on high ground such as a cliff."

        Higher level ones:
        "Cleave damage is not reduced by armor value, neither on the primary nor secondary targets."
        "All heroes have \"Hero\" armor type, which reduces damage from towers by 50%."
        "Towers have \"Fortified\" armor type, which reduces most damage, but increases damage taken from catapults."
        "If you buy multiple items that give magic resistance, only the most powerful one will work."
        "Armor reduction items such as Desolator are most effective when the enemy has low armor."

        General ones:
        "Remember, poor play is not a reason to report someone."

        Revisions to existing ones:
        "Quelling Blade only does its bonus damage to creeps" should say "to enemy creeps"
        "Monkey King Bar will grant you true strike, which prevents enemy Heroes from evading your attacks..." should be more specific and say that it prevents attacks from missing for any reason, rather than just evasion.
        "A \"Carry\" is a hero that gains power slowly, becoming strong late in the game. A \"Support\" enhances their team's effectiveness rather than their own power." : Kind of misleading, should really just be "supports are strongest early game, carries become stronger as they gain gold and levels"
        "Using a Pipe of Insight..." implies that pipe only works against AoE when it works against all damage
        "Reliable gold..." leaves out Midas as a source of reliable gold
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        • #19
          It isn't a bug when the mechanic works that way. They'll remove it if they change it.


          • #20
            Being rude to teammates drops your chances of winning by x%, positive comments increase it by x%!

            (assuming you have those stats)


            • #21
              Intermediate: Silences and some knockback skills don't cancel teleportation.


              • #22

                "Manta Style and certain abilities like Naga Siren's Mirror Image or Alchemist's Chemical Rage grants you a short period of invulnerability."

                Wanted to add "allowing you to dodge damage and effects" but it didn't fit. :<


                • #23
                  Advanced: Always carry a teleport scroll


                  • #24
                    An advanced tip about attack types and armor types would be nice. Something like

                    "ranged creeps deal piercing damage, and will therefore deal more damage to lane creeps, who have normal armor type." This sort of info is very obfuscated as is.

                    But what I mainly created my account to say is that I would love for there to be a loadout item for the loading screen messages. Like, say there was a loading screen text item released after TI4 that displayed interesting trivia about TI4. Or when something like Dream League is produced they could have interesting statistical trivia during the loading screen, like what you often see or hear about during their casts. (e.g. "x% of Nagas win when they farm a radiance in less than y minutes")

                    I think it would be nice to have something like that once you've learned all of the basic mechanics of the game...


                    • #25
                      Intermediate/Advanced : As a mid-lane hero, pushing the lane around the rune-minute mark will allow you better rune control and will prevent experience loss.
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                      • #26
                        Advanced: Did you know you can access the Secret shop from the Roshan pit?
                        Advanced: Using the chat wheel to say the time can be useful for finding out when Roshan will respawn!
                        Advanced: Attacking a enemy hero will drag creep agro to you! Use it to pull creeps back to your tower!


                        • #27
                          Feel free to change phrasing, especially on the disjoint one:

                          Double tap self cast (enabled in the options) can be used with TP scrolls to take you back to the fountain.

                          Using soul ring gives you extra mana, even if you are currently full on mana.

                          Disjointing is the method of dodging spells and attacks while they are traveling in the air. Several items and abilities can be used to disjoint spells including illusion, blink and invisibility items/abilities.

                          Towers and creeps prioritize units/heroes in the order of attacking other heroes, attacking the tower itself, whoever is closest.

                          Remember to drink coffee before playing.


                          • #28
                            All categories: Do not choose languages you can't speak


                            • #29
                              Pro Tip: Speak English on EUW


                              • #30
                                Advanced: If you're in the side lane, try not to use the courier in the first minutes of the game until your mid lane player has ferried over his bottle!

                                Medium: Always check to see if your teammates are already building a Mekansm or Pipe of Insight, the actives don't stack!