it's funny how valve doesn't add this highly demanded simple feature, but it does go through all the trouble to make heroes more HATable!
i mean would it kill the devs to add local host option to a custom game lobby? is it that hard? is it that time consuming and expensive? will it prevent you from adding more HATs in the future?
i've been watching DOTA 2's progress since the closed BETA and i must say i'm disappointed, VALVE turned a once loved game into a circus for 12 year olds, buffing specific heroes to suit the "pro" players, adding nothing but unnecessary distractions so to hide all the bugs, imbalances and broken AI...
if i cant play a decent game of dota at least let me play custom maps on local servers! its the least you can do after you ruined the game!