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Old 08-19-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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They're kind of boring. Icefrog should've kept the 5 bans system. Even with 10 heroes banned there are still 36 other heroes to choose from.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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They are boring even with +100 heroes pool.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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Why no axeeeee
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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I want to see FUDGE GOD DAMIT!
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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I say Tiny isn't as picked as he should be.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:00 PM   #7
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IMO Icefrog should've put in the "shit tier" heroes and left the good ones out.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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i say pudge isn't picked as she should be.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:47 PM   #9
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i say pudge isn't picked as she should be.
Wouldn't Pudge be better referred to as "they" lol
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #10
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ice said that current ban system is ONLY for this game build
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:02 PM   #11
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There's been a lot of boring picks, true, but there's been some really fun ones as well. Morph got a ton of play today, and there was even at least one game with (gasp!) no Spectre, AM, or Weaver.

I'm getting really sick of Weaver, hope he gets banned more.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #12
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ice said that current ban system is ONLY for this game build
That is what I assumed as well but really with the monotony of picks we have been seeing it was probably a mistake to reduce the bans for this tournament.

Another option would be to put THD in instead of AA, Kunkka instead of Beastmaster, Obsidian instead of Furion, PA instead of Spectre, etc. Would make for more lulzy games in my opinion.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #13
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If Na'Vi will get to the top with no loses, they might pick Pudge in the final match. Or Axe.

Let's hope
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:54 PM   #14
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That is what I assumed as well but really with the monotony of picks we have been seeing it was probably a mistake to reduce the bans for this tournament.

Another option would be to put THD in instead of AA, Kunkka instead of Beastmaster, Obsidian instead of Furion, PA instead of Spectre, etc. Would make for more lulzy games in my opinion.
what a joke rofl
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #15
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You really think boring picks are important when your playing for $1 mil? Please....
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:53 PM   #16
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They are boring even with +100 heroes pool.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:55 PM   #17
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Banning is for pussies. Banning should be banned from the game.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:56 PM   #18
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if it's about 1mil nobody jokes around with walking POS pudge.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:07 PM   #19
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Weaver should be removed from the game, lol. I wish he was banned every game.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:32 PM   #20
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Weaver hasn't even been all that successful so far.

The picks are good.

I mean NS gets first banned against M5, Na'Vi go for Viper all the time, Scythe goes with Storm, some guys pick Tiny, Lesh has had some appearances, Void is being quite successful(!), we see Tide more often again, a Tinker every now and then and every team more or less has their own take on what's the best.
What more could you ask for?

I'm actually quite glad that there's no Invoker, not Bat, no SD. Allows for more variation on the solo lanes.

Oh and there's a lot of 2-1-2 play, some tri lane play and quite some 2-1-1-1.

DotA has rarely been this diversified.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #21
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The fact that Pudge and Axe aren't even considered in a tournament worth 1mil is an issue for the future.
Dota would be perfect if teams could successfully draft with Axe, Pudge, Techies... etc. I would enjoy more a "surprise draf" than "dominant meta-game draft".

I know balancing is not simple. Just thinking about the future.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #22
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Maybe that's just me but I think captain's mode sucks. Go ahead and flame all you want.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:43 PM   #23
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Maybe that's just me but I think captain's mode sucks. Go ahead and flame all you want.
Suggest a better mode and I'll tell you why it's worse :P
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:59 PM   #24
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Every hero except Axe and Pudge has been picked. What's your problem
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:03 AM   #25
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Weaver hasn't even been all that successful so far.

The picks are good.

I mean NS gets first banned against M5, Na'Vi go for Viper all the time, Scythe goes with Storm, some guys pick Tiny, Lesh has had some appearances, Void is being quite successful(!), we see Tide more often again, a Tinker every now and then and every team more or less has their own take on what's the best.
What more could you ask for?

I'm actually quite glad that there's no Invoker, not Bat, no SD. Allows for more variation on the solo lanes.

Oh and there's a lot of 2-1-2 play, some tri lane play and quite some 2-1-1-1.

DotA has rarely been this diversified.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:10 AM   #26
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44 out of 46 heroes ain't bad though. Just sayin'
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:59 AM   #27
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I'm becoming tired to watch these CM,Veno,Weaver,Rexxar and insert overrated heroes replays.
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Weaver hasn't even been all that successful so far.

The picks are good.

I mean NS gets first banned against M5, Na'Vi go for Viper all the time, Scythe goes with Storm, some guys pick Tiny, Lesh has had some appearances, Void is being quite successful(!), we see Tide more often again, a Tinker every now and then and every team more or less has their own take on what's the best.
What more could you ask for?

I'm actually quite glad that there's no Invoker, not Bat, no SD. Allows for more variation on the solo lanes.

Oh and there's a lot of 2-1-2 play, some tri lane play and quite some 2-1-1-1.

DotA has rarely been this diversified.
+1.

This man is completely correct. Everything has been used semi-successfully in the tournament, what more could you ask for? You just think the picks are boring because we're watching 7 games in a row, your bound to find the same heroes in some of those games just based on the sheer number of games being played.
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