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dota 2 and other stuff

Posted by Darkslime Z on 2012/06/26

even though i don’t actually play dota 2, i do like to keep tabs on its development blog as it progresses through its beta phase. as a long-time league of legends player, the kind of things valve is doing for this game are pretty darn cool. their client, while it still needs some work, impressed me tons more than lol’s old adobe air-based client. needless to say, replays, match history, and even neat statistics such as a rating for certain characters all place it above riot’s clunky mess of programming code. they recently opened up a steam workshop for hero accessories and whatnot, which is a pretty interesting move. some people are actually using the opportunity to update re-skin heroes entirely, too. setting aside the coolness factor of the community-created content that they’re accepting into the game, which is an amazing cash + community combination attack, their new update introduces the equivalent of lol’s ranked teams, as well as a new and rather thought-provoking system where you pay to watch official tournament games inside the client. the price would approximately reflect the popularity and “big-ness” of the tournament.

they say they’re going to give it a trial run to see how it does, which seems like the smart move to make, but we have to remember that this game isn’t even out of beta stages yet. valve is really going balls-out on this game. it’s a shame i personally think lol is just plain more fun, and don’t want to take the time to learn yet another hundred characters, or else i’d probably be playing it.

in other news, bandai is releasing a ballute pack that can be equipped on any master grade model from zeta gundam(that used the system). essentially what this means is that i can drop my gunpla into earth from my personally geosynchronous satellite now. man, i’ve been waiting to be able to do that for ages.

in other other news, jesus christ it’s a gyan on a horse get in the car kids

oh… you can probably expect a mahjong update incoming. i’ll be translating a few more wikipedia articles on specific hands, so please wait warmly!

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