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Valve is Becoming greedy... Who actually didnt expected that?

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  • #31
    Jan you forgot about New Bloom, the CNY custom game event.

    There you could buy an item which gave you "gold tokens". When you used the gold tokens you had a lot more gold in your next custom game.

    In order to achieve a lot of points in that custom game (which rewarded Redhoof/Jadehoof and other items (presents)) it required a lot of gold thus gold tokens. (Not sure what their exact name was but you get the idea.)

    But it seems everyone has forgotten about it. Hardly anyone/noone mentions it.

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    From Cyborgmatt's and SirBelvedere's analysis everyone participates in the event. However you will only be reward if:
    1. Your team denied/fulfilled the contract (at least one team isn't rewarded) and
    2. One of your teammates owns PA arcana (he doesn't have to play PA).

    The event "ends" when PA gets killed by her target or PA kills her target. Once.

    That isn't pay to play. That's pay to be 100% rewarded (given you deny/fulfill the contract).
    James "2GD" Harding's career as a Dota 2 host on Valve events
    * 25.02.16 - † 26.02.16
    Spoiler: 


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    • #32
      Originally posted by GermanViet View Post
      That isn't pay to play. That's pay to be 100% rewarded (given you deny/fulfill the contract).
      It is still something that will affect gameplay. People always were saying that Valve would bever entangle gameplay and cosmetics. And they did. I guess that is why people are upset.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Noo View Post
        That's not what the files hint at. It's hinted that you need the arcana to start the contract, and if you fulfill the contract, other players on your team also need to have the arcana in order to get the reward.
        + "DOTA_GameEnd_AssassinSuccess_0Player" "Yet nobody on her team owns the Manifold Paradox, leaving the reward unclaimed.
        Seems fairly simple, if PA is picked and does not have the arcana, the event will start anyway; but the reward will be handed out only if someone has the arcana. Weather or not only the people that have the arcana get rewards is up for interpretation.

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        • #34
          I personally don't like the idea that I'm forced to play that event. But I will make my final judgement when main client is updated.

          My point of the last post is everyone will participate in the event. Thus it isn't pay to play. Just pick PA and you will have your mini-event. Or don't but someone else probably will. Regardless if the picker or anyone else owns PA arcana or not.

          Whether you will be rewarded for it is another story but it has nothing to do with pay to play.
          Rewarded seems to be based on whether the team (which won the mini-event) has a player who owns a PA arcana or not.

          But knowing me I would play that event anyway because I'm going to try to level my trophy as high as possible.
          James "2GD" Harding's career as a Dota 2 host on Valve events
          * 25.02.16 - † 26.02.16
          Spoiler: 


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          • #35
            Dota 2 is no longer a "FREE TO PLAY" game.
            Dota 2 is a "RAPE TO PLAY" game

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            • #36
              I personally would be fine with that event , if valve would incrrease mm quality ( slowly but steady ) but since they havent done BARELY anything in this department , im really upset. I stopped playing already 1 month ago , from 10 games a day to 1-2 games per week. If nothing changes in the "next years big awesome patch" i will quit for good.
              Fact is simply this game is the worst imaginable game for a solo player , but valve doesnt seem to care. Sure if you manage to find a team and play with them the game is fun , but as a solo player you have to deal with account boosters , griefers , hardcore noobs , boosted accounts , trolls , toxic players etc etc etc. my mmr went from 5k to 4,3k simply because i get boosted accounts with 50 games as a 5k palyer which then suicide into the enemy. How is this considered playable?
              Last edited by Wambo; 11-20-2014, 09:27 AM.

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              • #37
                There is something I don't really get.
                When a game is started, a player the Phantom Assassin Arcana will be given a contract to kill another player in the game. The contract will be publicly announced to everyone so every player knows who the target is. The mini-game is defaulted to start around 15 seconds after the game begins.
                "Publicly announced to everyone"? - Do they mean outside of game match or website? Where they gonna announce it?
                "Started around 15 seconds"? - Do they mean it starts after 15 seconds of the game time runs? @@
                Can anyone give me clearer explanation. Thanks.

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                • #38
                  Anyway, this will only affect -AP games, so just don't play -AP and you will not play the event.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Claire Farron View Post
                    There is something I don't really get.

                    "Publicly announced to everyone"? - Do they mean outside of game match or website? Where they gonna announce it?
                    "Started around 15 seconds"? - Do they mean it starts after 15 seconds of the game time runs? @@
                    Can anyone give me clearer explanation. Thanks.
                    If I had to make a guess based only on that description: At beginning of the game, people are given a set level and gold, they then fight in a arena where the winning team gets the item an item.


                    If that is how it works, then the only problem I see imaginable are farmers.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Winter Wyvern View Post
                      If I had to make a guess based only on that description: At beginning of the game, people are given a set level and gold, they then fight in a arena where the winning team gets the item an item.


                      If that is how it works, then the only problem I see imaginable are farmers.
                      It is very obvious that any team with Phantom Assassin wants to farm and farm to be strong/fatter than enemies. So, Dota 2 = Farmville 2? @@'' sucks!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Claire Farron View Post
                        It is very obvious that any team with Phantom Assassin wants to farm and farm to be strong/fatter than enemies. So, Dota 2 = Farmville 2? @@'' sucks!
                        No, the are probably all set back to lvl 1 with the normal starting gold afterwards.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Winter Wyvern View Post
                          No, the are probably all set back to lvl 1 with the normal starting gold afterwards.
                          Huh? I don't understand. Please explain further. @@'' I am started to confuse on the mini game already.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Claire Farron View Post
                            Huh? I don't understand. Please explain further. @@'' I am started to confuse on the mini game already.
                            Game starts, everyone is set to a level (lets say lvl 16), given about 6k gold, and fight in a small map until PA or the target die. Once that is over, people are teleported back into the fountain at lvl 1 with starting gold and no kill-streak.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Winter Wyvern View Post
                              Game starts, everyone is set to a level (lets say lvl 16), given about 6k gold, and fight in a small map until PA or the target die. Once that is over, people are teleported back into the fountain at lvl 1 with starting gold and no kill-streak.
                              Holy shit? What a stupid mini game? I thought the contract of list is a contract of event given when player(s) with Manifold Paradox can join during Ranked Match or Public Match? @@"

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Claire Farron View Post
                                Holy shit? What a stupid mini game? I thought the contract of list is a contract of event given when player(s) with Manifold Paradox can join during Ranked Match or Public Match? @@"
                                Yes, it is rather pointless, but you do get free items if you stay tell the end of the game.

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