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    "Hard" bots feeding hard? just bad luck?

    So often times before i play a game with real opponents i play a short botgame to get into the game, give my slow working brain the time to remember all the buttons and when to press them but since some time, the only thing that made botgames less frustrating then real ones is that you could just exit without feeling like a douchebag because all of those last games on "hard" my bots fed so extremely much that even though i was chain-killing opponents and killing towers, all of my bots were already dead rendering even a ridicoulessly farmed hero helpless 1v5... and resulting in a sure loss (last game 8 minutes arcane mek doom (good nuff for my skill bracket) but unfortunately i had every kill on my team and that was only 33% of the total kills in the game...even played a superfarmed midas freefarm solokill dusa once and even then there were a fed sven,luna and something else plus disablers with my team already dead...)... its so weird because that didnt happen so extremely much in earlier versions of the game (even though i dont play all that much i play since quite some time)

    this is the second time i post what basically is a question whether or not this behaviour is actually based on a change or if it is just bad luck of having a noob-bot streak... but if something was changed: change it back. if nothing was changed: then please adjust the bot-dificulty of each team dynamically in the early stages to a limited degree with the effect decreasing the later the game goes (with your kills having a reduced impact) so not every botgame is a goddamn deathball and so you can win, as well as loose a game against bots with your play actually mattering.

    I know bots arent the big important thing for most players but they actually are one of the reasons why i gave up playing hon back in the day (which had no real bots, at least when i attempted it...twice) but not dota 2 some time later... because some people suck but dont want others to be sad because of their own noobish play...

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    thinking about it now: does bot skill in the practice mode actually change all of the bots skill level or just the one of the enemy bots? if it was just the one of the enemy bots that would kinda explain why hard botgames are so fucking awfull since even the slightest improvement to the performance of higher dificulty bots that was done at some point would shift the way the bots behave massively then...

    also would explain why medium games are instawin... still i cant think of why somebody would actually design it in such a stupid way so it cant be. right?
    Last edited by M3phistophilus; 03-12-2014 at 09:03 AM.

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