Hero Anaysis

The Next Big Patch: Looking Over 6.82 – Heroes

With the 6.82 patch for DotA 2 now on the horizon we have a ton to talk to about. It is bringing huge changes to the game and really shifting it towards more of a later game focus (something which I am kind of fond of given that I tend to play more late...
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No Longer Ban-Prone Batrider: Icefrog and Valve’s Design Philosophy Regarding DotA 2

With the release of patch 6.80 for DotA 2 we see yet another series of well thought and targeted changes for heroes and gameplay. It is truly remarkable that in a game with 105 heroes the balance team for DotA 1 and 2 continues to make game design decisions...
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Tidehunter’s Tumble: An Analysis of the Leviathan’s Falling Popularity

Tidehunter used to be such a frequent appearance in professional games that he even had a team, No Tidehunter (now playing under the name of Alliance), jokingly named in honour of him because they found him so annoying to play against. Unfortunately,...
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