PlayDota Garena Group
This is basically a review of a newly joined member to the PDGG group, it is meant to serve to as guide to new players aspiring to join PDGG as in what to expect once in the group and know it's ups & downs. It is also meant to show to the group and members of the group what kind of impression they make in the eyes of new players.
PDGG as a group
Well I got in a couple of weeks ago, playing in the room ever since, trying to get a good overview of the members. The room isn't exactly what you'd expect after watching PDGG group members count: 595 (current), you'll find about 10 ppl in the morning (GMT +01:00) and slowly it starts to populate untill noon to about 30, then it dwindles around that number for the rest of the day.
The people are OK, it can be a bit difficult the first day, since nobody knows you & nobody knows your playstyle, but after a couple of days, you should fit right in.
Probably the only annoying thing in the room for now is the lack of hosts and players, you end up waiting 1 hour untill a match finishes so that a guy from the game that ended, joins a game with 9 ppl so we can start -_-... or you end up waitting hours with other players untill a reliable host pops up (& you play maybe some random games in the meanwhile).
Most reliable hosts (4 me) seem to be kikoni231 and ^^DragonFist^^, they know most of the players so it's easy to get a game full, but they keep stealing each other's players >.< when there aren't enough of them. Kikoni is from Europe & Dragon from US, I lag on none, I'm actually suprised I don't lag on Dragon's host.
Chicken (and wards sometimes) seems to be a standard in the room, the first time I played and for the next few days, I kept rejecting the share of chicken since I had some bad experiences in pubs with that & even in clan wars, but I got used to it after a while, though I don't truly use the chick unless in emergency situations, even when I buy it.
I even got flamed once for not buying chicken which Ogre, they are really attached to that damn pet ^^.
Any mode they input (except CM) is bound to be SP, no other way around, so it's all about luck if one of the team gets stacked with above average players or another with the opposite.
RDSP is common, so is APSP.
PDGG skill level
Well you won't meet any complete newbies in this room, that's for sure, you'll still find some players that simply can't play together with others or teams of players that want to take the enemy tank down first but you'll also meet some really great players that have great leadership skills and gank nicely and teams that have epic coordination.
Some heroes and players to watch out for: Hugo_Weaver's Weaver, DragonFist's ganks, lucky Ogres, & a guy's name whom I don't remember right now Kunkka, kikoni231's Windrunner, Bristleback, all the new heroes >.> especially wisp+bara combo, wards.
There's also a PDGG vent (that I haven't visited yet) so that may fix a team's coordination issues if used properly.
* better than pubs/good skill level
* no leavers
* everyone knows each other
* not much flame going on
* long time before a match starts
* not enough players/hosts
* PDGG bot keeps dying
It's a group worth joining, no matter if you have buddies to pubstomp with, or a place to play dota in already, I'm using it as a secondary playzone since my pubstomping friends are away for now. It would be nice getting them in to play in the room, but I doubt they will have the patience to go through the joining process (100 posts, etc...)
gg pdgg gl/hf...
Total Comments 4
Posted 08-24-2010 at 08:46 PM by 悲しいバグ
Posted 08-25-2010 at 10:05 AM by dresmasher
Posted 08-26-2010 at 12:11 AM by CvP
Posted 08-26-2010 at 11:06 AM by dresmasher