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Old 09-28-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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-- Draft Guides forum rules --


When the guide is created, forum version of draft guide is created here too. To preserve quality of future guides, give creative people much needed space and comfortable atmosphere to refine their works of art, we have decided to implement few small rules to ensure that things are working smooth.

In addition to Global Forum rules, these specific rules apply here due to the nature of this section of the forums:



  • Each draft guide in his starting version should contain a minimum of 250 characters, or 100 words, whichever is better. If these simple conditions are not met within few days of it`s creation, they will be deleted on both forum and guide section pages.
  • As global rules apply, intentional spam or trolling in any way will not be tolerated. People who try to make decent guides in here expect your creative and helpful insight, and it`s your job to ensure it.

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Old 09-28-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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Default Attention: Guide Writers! (rules updated Dec.24th)

Attention: Guide Writers!


To help fill our guide database and earn recognition for great writing, the following is a list of heroes without one or multiple published guides. In addition to regular Spotlighting, both new and old high-quality guides about these heroes will also be considered for a Spotlight.

Anti-Mage Clinkz Centaur Warchief Doom
KotL Lich NA  
Omniknight Pandaren Brewmaster Rogue Knight SK
SS Skele Stone Giant TC  
Tidehunter Tormented Soul VS Venomancer  

UPDATE:
Congratulations to ArchAngel-- for his OD guide (Nov.11)
Congratulations to Game Strategy for their CK guide (Nov.16)
Congratulations to fremdlaender for his Chen guide (Dec. 22)
Congratulations to Tones_ for his Pugna guide (Jan. 10)
Congratulations to kawumm for his THD guide (Feb. 22)
Congratulations to Dysania for his KotL guide (Jul. 3)
Congratulations to zaphodbrx99 for his Lycan guide (Dec. 15)

Get writing!
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:55 AM   #3
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there is tc guide already and i take Clinkz

and a question, do existing guide that cover a hero that already covered get a very slim chance to get spotlighted?
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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i already covered TC
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #5
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I think I saw some Veno guides...maybe that was on DA. IF needed, maybe i'll take Veno then.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:31 PM   #6
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What about my CM? Is anyone here starting a Venomancer guide? Else i'll do one.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:20 AM   #7
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There is already a SS guide. I will take KotL now.

Also, I'll finish my old sk guide asap.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:21 AM   #8
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I already covered Storm.

It's in my signature.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:34 AM   #9
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Don't I get props for writing the first major Alch guide? I highly doubt anyone else wanted to cover him.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:30 AM   #10
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Default Re: Attention: Guide Writers!

Uh, excuse me, Mr. Justin but, currently I was attempting to write a Leshrac guide. But when I submitted my draft guide at http://www.playdota.com/add/guide by pressing ok, it logged me out and redirected me at the main forum. ATM I saved it as a draft in my e-mail. Can you please help me?
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:45 AM   #11
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What about my CM? Is anyone here starting a Venomancer guide? Else i'll do one.
Yeah, I started one. Might post a first verison in draft somewhere between saturday and next week.
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:50 AM   #12
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I'll rewrite one for Storm when I have the time. Maybe Centaur too.
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:18 PM   #13
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Mini-guides would help as well? (skill, item, little strategy and not much pics). As I'm at home for only for the weekends which leaves me little time, I don't even have time to update my guide to 6.63
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Attention: Guide Writers!

I guess maybe I could cover a few heroes like DoomBringer, Lcyan, Lich or Chaos Knight if I have the time.. I also can cover for Boney(Bone Flecther) but 173.GoodOldKuya has already taken it..
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:31 PM   #15
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Feel free to write about whichever hero you like, don't let the choices of other users influence your decision, especially if you have a certain favourite or two.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:36 AM   #16
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We are getting Doom guide soon, prepared by n!ght. He already done the layout and everything, but it was never published that`s all.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:56 PM   #17
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We are getting Doom guide soon, prepared by n!ght. He already done the layout and everything, but it was never published that`s all.
That's right. I'll add to your statement that doomsheep is my co-writer
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:15 PM   #18
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man i feel jealous
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:41 PM   #19
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I am sorry if I am bugging you all but isn't my Centaur Warchief Guide enough? If it's enough maybe we can remove Centaur from the hero list
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:54 PM   #20
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I am sorry if I am bugging you all but isn't my Centaur Warchief Guide enough? If it's enough maybe we can remove Centaur from the hero list
your guide is somehow bugged. It doesn't exist and in the draft section it's unfinished..?
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:40 PM   #21
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I might claim chen... but i'm thinking i won't have the time to finish it :P
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:06 AM   #22
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well.. i 've written an anti-mage guide dat i feel is pretty gud.still hoping it gets published ,lol
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:49 AM   #23
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here's the link to my guide http://www.playdota.com/forums/88932/magina/
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:03 AM   #24
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I might claim chen... but i'm thinking i won't have the time to finish it :P
yeah same here.. I thought I would get my doom guide finished today
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:01 AM   #25
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I'll claim Harbinger. He is my favorite carry and I would love to share how to play him.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:40 PM   #26
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May I feel free to ask this: Can I make guides but just with text. Explaining what to make, what to do etc... Will cover my fav KotL first! I pretty much suck with computers and stuff. Only thing I know is how to play DOTA. So asking, can I just make a guide like a word doc, without any icons and stuffs?
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:10 AM   #27
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I've never written a guide before but I reckon I could put together a respectable storm guide if you like. Might need a hand with the presentation though.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:11 AM   #28
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Sure, you can always ask me or any of the friendly posters here for assistance.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:56 PM   #29
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I'm trying to post a draft guide for lich, but I seem to be unable to post in the draft guides section, what am I doing wrong?
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I'm trying to post a draft guide for lich, but I seem to be unable to post in the draft guides section, what am I doing wrong?
You have to post here.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #31
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How do I get started writing a guide?
You have to create your guide using the Main Site Editor, which you can find here: http://www.playdota.com/add/guide. When you click the OK button, the guide will be posted in "Draft Mode" and then a thread will be created in Draft Guides subforum.

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Thanks to both of you!

Edit:
I wish there was a preview in the make the guide section :P. I can make it look pretty latter I guess.
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I might take on Chen or TS if I can get some help with re-sizing images and hosting those screenies
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #34
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Why isn't Yurnero on this list? There's only one guide on him, except for mine, and that one is a)in no way in-depth and b)a bit outdated.
Plus, Lina and Prophet don't have a guide at all and aren't here as well.
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My THD guide is currently up and my Centaur guide is 3/4 complete.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:42 AM   #36
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Since all my exams are done (woot!) I feel like writing a guide.

Interested in an AM guide, or Lich.

Probably want to make it a community guide since I'm a bit on the lazy side :P
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:55 AM   #37
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Why sniper is not on the list? There is not a single decent guide on him, not to mention updated.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:05 AM   #38
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I kind of wanna cover a guide, but I don't really know any formats =( if anyone could help i would greatly appreciate it, or i'd be happy to supply replays for anyone through CWs, ih, etc
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:49 AM   #39
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^ just edit it, you can preview there
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:41 PM   #40
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This really isn't a guide, but I always do a post-mortem on every game. Anyway, I started with this article,
(Alltern8.com | The Ronin's Warcraft DotA Diaries).

It kind of shows the gameplay, including hero combinations, items used, and strategies (push or GBs or just plain leveling up).
Would love to see your comments there.

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