Originally Posted by scron2
You have got to be kidding me. That is such a lie. Any game window on any gateway has at least 6 dota games posted at any time.
But if you are on Garena you have to stroll through like 20 rooms before finding one that has players out of game and ready to host. Not to mention the fact that you have to be a certain level for some rooms.
Simply put, go to throneit.com, and login and check their available games. There are pretty much always games hosted and you can join from any gateway. You can't argue with the facts. BNET is faster for finding games.
i play on northrend - i was under the impression throneit.com is only available on american gateways?
whenever i check the custom games at night, i have a REALLY hard time finding a game that actually fills at some point (read: no hostbot) and preferably uses some sort of delay-reducer, because that tiny thing that garena has going for it is actually pretty damn important to me.
whenever i join a full (or rather close to it) room in garena at night it may take a while for a game to fill, but its still way faster than looking for a host on bnet and usually it fills quite fast. i play a lot of pubs, cant argue with my experiences.
however, a wc3 patch got released recently and a lot of garena users are still using the old one, hence their games wont show on the list. this may explain your experience. joining a room isnt that hard, just try a few times, bang youre in. only hard if you try to join a specific room that has 230/225 users or sth. maybe its also region-specific, i can only speak for europe.
pretty funny that a troll would call me a liar.