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How is matchmaking being balanced?

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  • How is matchmaking being balanced?

    Hi. I installed Dota 2 and now I have 60 hours on record and I wonder why I don't play with people like me? When in Newbie Gamemode there're ONLY bots, no real players. When I play Turbo Im always with players with 1000-5000 hours and the most sad thing is that there's always one guy with a lot of hours that kills all the enemy team or one enemy that kills our team, which is my regular match in D o t a 2. I wonder if ranked or all pick could actually be better?
    Last edited by denkeel; 05-03-2021, 03:03 AM.

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    denkeel Don't hold your breath. These Idiots have no idea how to fix match making... but also, objectively, there's probably not enough new players to match you with.

    I've been playing DotA, DotA 2 and other mobas in between for a combination of close to 20 years now, here's what I recommend you do.

    First of all go here:

    This guy makes a pretty thorough fundamental class for free on a playlist (which is the link I just posted) Would have loved to have that when I started playing.

    Keep playing your bot matches until you have a grasp of these fundamentals and understand what pretty much every hero does and how they work.

    Once you're done with that DO NOT GO PLAY RANKED MATCHES. The algorithms are pure garbage, and you will calibrate way above where you need to be, you will get shit on by everyone and rightfully so... it will take you too long to drop down to the rank actually representative of your skill level. Instead,start playing normal matches, and never leave games, this will allow you to practice late game scenarios, which leavers rarely get to practice ( because they leave too early, duh). You'll also get to try late game item builds vs actual players more easily, because if ,and when your teammates leave, you will be able to sell their items and get gold from them (plus anything they had in the bank). This is where you "START" building actual skill.

    Keep watching BSJ's fundamentals videos and gradually watch his others as you keep practicing in normal matches. If you're disciplined in doing this you will improve in no time. Once you start dominating normal matches you can start playing Ranked.

    Always stay informed about the current meta by watching videos about it, and watching high ranked games.



    Oh! and... NEVER PLAY TURBO.