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Old 01-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Wondering if DotA2 has somehing like Smartcast.
So it automatically casts the selected ability at (or towards) the current mouse cursor position as if you had first pressed the ability button and then left-clicked at the target position.

If you don't know what i mean, go to youtube and look for Lol Smartcast
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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No, there is no smartcast in Dota 2.Even though it would be good if they implement it in options.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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There is no option like that and I doubt they will add one due to the autismal rantings of the fanbase saying it'd make the game less skillful.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Smartcast is not a necessary option for Dota. Its good in LoL where you need to be able to quickly spam your skills at an opponent, but Dota's more spaced out spells don't really call for the need of it. Plus, it promotes disable stacking as well as a lack of aim for your spells imo.

Missing spells in LoL doesnt lower your usefulness quite as much as in Dota as well
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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There is a not-yet-implemented "cast immediate" option in the Dota 2 beta options menu already, which is almost certainly the same as the smartcast in LoL.

So yes, it is coming, but doesn't exist yet.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
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There is a not-yet-implemented "cast immediate" option in the Dota 2 beta options menu already, which is almost certainly the same as the smartcast in LoL.

So yes, it is coming, but doesn't exist yet.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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yes, should implement smartcast, made life more easier, but i dont use it, make more mistakes la
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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Am I the only one who gets annoyed with all the LoL and HoN features suggestions for dota 2.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #10
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Am I the only one who gets annoyed with all the LoL and HoN features suggestions for dota 2.
Even though i hate LoL, i admit that some features are quite usefull.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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Once you go smart-casting you don't ever go back. Would've thought smart casting would be harder to use than normal casting since you need inherent experience of the skill casted i.e. surely it would be harder to land a skill-shot if you can't see the GUI of what the skill-shot is doing?

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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yeah some skill are easier to use, like ice wall perharp.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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I would enjoy a smartcast type feature.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #14
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Dota is a game about using the right skill at the right time,LoL is about spamming all 4 of your hotkeys
We don't need this in dota
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #15
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i used to play LoL for some time and smartcast is very useful for some heroes like cassiopeia
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #16
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All these suggestions are making DotA require less skills.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #17
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All these suggestions are making DotA require less skills.
If you are truly skilled, it won't matter. You will be better than those who lack skill no matter how much the game is "dumbed down" with such things. If your only skill is the ability to overcome the limitations that WC3 imposed on the game, you have no skill.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #18
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If you are truly skilled, it won't matter. You will be better than those who lack skill no matter how much the game is "dumbed down" with such things. If your only skill is the ability to overcome the limitations that WC3 imposed on the game, you have no skill.
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I would agree that it doesn't really matter, and I can't see it making a big difference, it's just more convenient.

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Old 01-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #19
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B-But guys guys, the purity of DoTA sure, smart casting takes more skill and makes misclicking and aiming your skills more likely if your not good, but DOTA1 didn't have it and so this game shouldn't (insert here a derogatory comment of choice about HoN, LoL or both)

/sarcasm

Seriously, smart casting is awesome, I'd use it all the time on certain LoL heroes (Cassio's twin fang being one example) if I could set up seperate profiles for each champ so I don't have to go into the options every game depending on whether I want smart cast or not.

Also ironically for what people are saying the hero I smart cast with most is Soraka, who has some of the longest cooldowns in the game between her heal and infuse.

Though if we're talking quality of life features anyone know if they're planning to implement skill shot overlays so I can actually tell what the radius of my arrow on POTM is and exactly how far it goes? Or would that be too 'impure' too? :3
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:42 PM   #21
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #22
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It could be added as an option but I don't think any good player would ever use it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:09 PM   #23
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I heard a rumour that it will be an optional feature and it will be added in.

That said, honest non-trolling question here: Is it really easier?
To me, it seems to be harder... I mean I am moving my mouse around so much as it is. And when I play a hero like Lion, having smartcast would be somewhat frustrating if I wasn't paying attention.

Dunno but it seems to me that clicking to confirm a spell is a safer option.
But that's just me.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #24
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Smartcast is not a necessary option for Dota. Its good in LoL where you need to be able to quickly spam your skills at an opponent, but Dota's more spaced out spells don't really call for the need of it. Plus, it promotes disable stacking as well as a lack of aim for your spells imo.

Missing spells in LoL doesnt lower your usefulness quite as much as in Dota as well
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #25
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I think it will get implemented as option, because there is no real reason why it shouldn't
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #26
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I think it will get implemented as option, because there is no real reason why it shouldn't
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:58 PM   #27
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Guys, just to inform the haters:

Smartcast already IS in DotA2.

But it is ONLY for the top left itemslot.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #28
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Guys, just to inform the haters:

Smartcast already IS in DotA2.

But it is ONLY for the top left itemslot.
What really? OMG game sucks it's too easy. Only for noobs. Nobody buy Dota 2 it's too much like LoL.
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