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Alur
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(03-20-2017, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vimes

How have I not watched all of these, I used to love the Carbot Starcraft stuff.

They are all pretty good. Really wish they'd add the stick horse as a real mount and include some Carbot portraits in a bundle or something.
Kioshen
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(03-20-2017, 08:20 PM)
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I love those episodes too. Been mulling changing my avatar to carbot's Raynor or something for a while now. I really wonder if they are ever going to put the stick horse mount in but then again they'll have to do another rig pass on all those models so they probably won't unfortunately.

I've also stumbled on something really interesting from CavalierGuest and it's his guide to tanking. I'm linking it here if somebody finds it useful but it sure did help me understand a little bit more what I'm doing wrong with E.T.C. . I'm actually surprised Proto or Alur didn't chew me out while we were playing together because I wasn't doing my job properly at all.
Alur
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(03-20-2017, 10:30 PM)
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Probius' given name is now Sondius.

It's way better.

EDIT: AAAHHHHHHH
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Sora the Cat
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(Yesterday, 01:32 AM)
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SO how is this game nowadays? I PLayed it like 3 months when it launched and it wasn't bad at all. Is it well balanced? Would it be worth it to invest time in it again?
Milly79
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(Yesterday, 01:36 AM)
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It sucks bad
Kioshen
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(Yesterday, 01:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sora the Cat

SO how is this game nowadays? I PLayed it like 3 months when it launched and it wasn't bad at all. Is it well balanced? Would it be worth it to invest time in it again?

It has come a long way since then. Lots of balance changes, QoL improvements, UI changes, roster has been build up at a pace of a hero every 3 weeks. There's a lot to like right now.
Sora the Cat
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(Yesterday, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kioshen

It has come a long way since then. Lots of balance changes, QoL improvements, UI changes, roster has been build up at a pace of a hero every 3 weeks. There's a lot to like right now.

I'll try it in a few minutes.
scoobs
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(Yesterday, 01:41 AM)
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HOTS is awesome right now.
Kioshen
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(Yesterday, 02:57 AM)
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Good lord. I had a match tonight that was as toxic as it could be in QM. They were Nova, Zeratul, Samuro, Valeera as a 4 stack with Tassadar vs KT (Me), Probius, Zagara, Valeera and Abathur. Me and Zigzag got picked on constantly it was insane. We won because they just couldn't push lanes fast enough so we just tried to survive, pick our spots for shrines and eventually we had all towers up for a glorious countdown.

You can sleep better at night now Milly. I've played enough games on the side as KT to be ok for a while. I'll leave your boy toy alone for the time being.
Sora the Cat
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(Yesterday, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kioshen

It has come a long way since then. Lots of balance changes, QoL improvements, UI changes, roster has been build up at a pace of a hero every 3 weeks. There's a lot to like right now.

Originally Posted by scoobs

HOTS is awesome right now.

Had a few matches and it was great, I remembered how to play pretty quickly too. Will certainly keep playing.
Ketch
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(Yesterday, 04:50 AM)
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troll blood plus forest medicine really changes the way zuljin plays.... everybody wants to run the super greedy build but healing while like smart ADC mechanics really makes the hero shine.
scoobs
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(Yesterday, 04:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ketch

troll blood plus forest medicine really changes the way zuljin plays.... everybody wants to run the super greedy build but healing while like smart ADC mechanics really makes the hero shine.

I've been preaching Troll Blood + forest medicine since release. To me, it's essential unless you have double support. Being able to run out after a Taz'Dingo at like 5% HP and heal to 50% in a few seconds is so powerful. I get why people want that extra attack speed, and it is very strong, but you are so limited in terms of sustain because you are 100% reliant on your support to babysit you.

If I don't take Trolls Blood/Forest Medicine, I basically have to constantly Hearthstone back to regenerate, or hope that my Healing Well is available. I just don't like it. His E is simply too weak without those two talents to sustain.
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Ketch
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(Yesterday, 05:00 AM)
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yea i think you're right. When played that way he's just like a super raynor
Alur
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(Yesterday, 07:51 AM)
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They put all the baseline power of Zul'jin's E into the jungle beats track.
Maledict
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(Yesterday, 09:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alur

They put all the baseline power of Zul'jin's E into the jungle beats track.

And it was absolutely worth it.
Kioshen
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(Yesterday, 01:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sora the Cat

Had a few matches and it was great, I remembered how to play pretty quickly too. Will certainly keep playing.

Glad to know you've enjoyed your quick trip. Hopefully blizzard will try to do another push outside of their own fanbase now that they've put a fresh coat of paint on the game.

Originally Posted by Ketch

troll blood plus forest medicine really changes the way zuljin plays.... everybody wants to run the super greedy build but healing while like smart ADC mechanics really makes the hero shine.

Those talents are pretty much mandatory in QM. You have to pick them to be a strong independent Troll that takes no shade from everyone. Not sure if I'd take it in HL/UD but self-sustain in QM is a must.
brian!
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(Yesterday, 03:10 PM)
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Dang merryday retiring
Ketch
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(Yesterday, 03:15 PM)
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Damn. Imagine if you could retire from playing video games because you didn't need the money anymore.


Good for him
Kioshen
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(Yesterday, 03:56 PM)
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Dang, he was a really good support player. At least he's going back to university so it's a good personal decision. He basically funded his education with his earnings. One of the Chinese team imploded too after the eastern clash. Wonder if HGC is not enough for the eastern market to develop.
Ketch
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(Yesterday, 05:42 PM)
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he probably retired after realizing he'd never do better then the best play dreadnaught's ever seen.
KevMan1815
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(Yesterday, 06:44 PM)
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So no matter how long it's been since the previous hero has been announced I'm always wondering what the next one will be. Aren't we about due for a hint at least for the next hero?
Ketch
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(Yesterday, 06:46 PM)
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Can't be worse then probe.
Herbspiceguy
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(Yesterday, 07:16 PM)
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Anyone know how my ranked prerequisite of 14/14 lvl 5+ heroes got rolled back to 13/14 over night?
I've played 3 ranked placement matches 2 days ago. Now I have to go back to lvling up a hero again.
Alavard
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(Yesterday, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Herbspiceguy

Anyone know how my ranked prerequisite of 14/14 lvl 5+ heroes got rolled back to 13/14 over night?
I've played 3 ranked placement matches 2 days ago. Now I have to go back to lvling up a hero again.

Probably due to the weekly free Hero rotation changing.
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Herbspiceguy
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(Yesterday, 07:32 PM)
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What a horribly designed chore of a prerequisite.
Familienoberhauptvogel
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(Yesterday, 07:33 PM)
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That was actually the players' wish.
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Herbspiceguy
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(Yesterday, 07:38 PM)
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I'm the least person to advocate only sticking to a few mains. To be decent at a moba you should have at least have some experience playing all characters, but having to go through unranked just to lvl up heroes feels very tedious to me.
kirblar
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(Yesterday, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Herbspiceguy

I'm the least person to advocate only sticking to a few mains. To be decent at a moba you should have at least have some experience playing all characters, but having to go through unranked just to lvl up heroes feels very tedious to me.

It's to keep people from playing heroes they've never touched in competitive play. Especially new ones.
protonium
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(Today, 01:05 AM)
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Familienoberhauptvogel
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(Today, 01:12 AM)
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Member talentgating? I remember Snitch telling a story how they picked diablo in an NA tournament but didn't have him leveled in NA. That was a couple months before Bob?
Milly79
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(Today, 01:13 AM)
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Wtf proto
scoobs
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(Today, 01:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by protonium

Doesn't appear to have escaped death enough times.
Ketch
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(Today, 03:02 AM)
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He escaped death and then immediately died anyway.
Kioshen
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(Today, 03:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by protonium

Damn it you spotted one of my smurfs ...
Alur
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(Today, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Familienoberhauptvogel

Member talentgating? I remember Snitch telling a story how they picked diablo in an NA tournament but didn't have him leveled in NA. That was a couple months before Bob?

Yeah, what a dumb idea that was.

Originally Posted by Kioshen

Damn it you spotted one of my smurfs ...

I'm laughing, but not sure if it's because this is funny or if it's because it's believable. Maybe both?

:D
scoobs
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(Today, 03:33 AM)
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Oh my god I completely forgot about talent gating. Looking back on that, I cannot believe a system that dumb was actually in the game. Just an awful, no good idea.

Then again... this is the same design team who thought Chromie was a good idea.
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Ketch
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(Today, 04:08 AM)
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Anyone playing tonight?
Alur
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(Today, 04:23 AM)
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What time are you going to be on?
Sora the Cat
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(Today, 04:28 AM)
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Hey guys, does anybody want to help me complete that "Two heads are better than one" quest? I'm a little new to the game but I'd love to get Cho/Gall for free before the event stops.
scoobs
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(Today, 05:44 AM)
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I'm down for some chogall games if you're on NA, but I can't play until tomorrow night
Kioshen
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(Today, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Familienoberhauptvogel

Member talentgating? I remember Snitch telling a story how they picked diablo in an NA tournament but didn't have him leveled in NA. That was a couple months before Bob?

Oh right, I completely forgot about talent gating. That concept was so dumb but I could understand where they were coming from with it. Wasn't as bad as the artifacts but this one was up there in the pantheon of stuff they shouldn't have done. Thankfully that's long gone.

Originally Posted by Alur

I'm laughing, but not sure if it's because this is funny or if it's because it's believable. Maybe both?

:D

That was the beauty of it :3.
Ketch
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(Today, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alur

What time are you going to be on?

I didn't make it. Pretty sure I fell asleep right after posting that.
protonium
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(Today, 03:21 PM)
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After finishing HL placements I got grouped with that same escape artist feeder. If he couldn't make first pick Tychus work, there was no way I was sticking around to see his last pick. FeelsBadMan
Milly79
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(Today, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ketch

I didn't make it. Pretty sure I fell asleep right after posting that.

Sounds like me
Ketch
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(Today, 03:55 PM)
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Ugh. I want to finish HL placements but I really don't want to play with any more first pick Samuro AFKers, last pick damage instead of support, or first pick zag "I'm gonna solo bot" on dshire and complain that the rest of the team sucks. that shit gets old super fuckin fast, makes you not want to play HL at all.


If you suck and we lose that's fine, whatever. But just the constant bitching from second 1 in the draft is like UGH id rather die then play with you.
scoobs
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(Today, 03:57 PM)
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gotta rename this thread to old peoples MOBA or something, bed time 9pm.

makes you not want to play HL at all.

That's the solution I come to pretty much immediately after placing every season. Who needs that negativity in their life? Not this guy.
brian!
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(Today, 04:06 PM)
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

Bakery ranked thoughts

I tried streaming some last night but obs is cutting my fps into pieces
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Milly79
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(Today, 04:30 PM)
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Pro player bitches about casual play, news at 10

They'll never be happy, lol
brian!
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(Today, 04:35 PM)
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I dont necesarily agree w/ him, but the stuff he's outlining is for casual players (to make them actually want to play and get good at the game), pros just want proper matchmaking (long queues for proper mmr variance) and for high mmr to actually indicate that you know what the hell you're doing, cuz right now (and in the history of the game!) that aint the case at all lol, i think theyve kind of given up on that though
Ketch
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(Today, 06:01 PM)
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stitches is really good against both rag and artanis

spell shield at lvl 1 and the passive heals you at lvl 4 and putrid bile.

Whenever you get swapped (which is easy to do since you're the size of a fort) it procs the spell shield and you're in the middle of the enemy team taking 60% less damage from Ragnaros plus healing off of everyone. Putrid bile and then walk out or run around in circles if your team is there ready to fight. It's just a free engage.
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