Tonight Valve dropped a surprise 7.20d mini-patch with a slew of nerfs, changes, buffs, and other things to talk about so we’re doing a patch review ASAP! Join us as we do math (sometimes well, sometimes poorly), establish Dota 3’s ability system, and plenty more!
In this week’s episode of Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi are explaining how the meta has shaped up to be in this first chunk of 7.20, with all the various item, stat, and hero changes! We’re covering why games feel hectic and fast, what items are shining, what hero archetypes are popular, and plenty more! For our hero combo Proud is playing a mid lane Outworld Devourer with the brand new Kayasha, Tranquil Boots, and a Shadow Blade while Ursi attempts to learn a 3 Doom, for better or worse!
On this week’s Teach Me Tuesday Proud and Ursi are doing a complete review of 7.20c, the newest iteration of 7.20, followed by a simple explanation of how best to deal with the current pub pests: Slark and Phantom Assassin! We’re also covering a bunch of 7.20-specific questions so look out for those!
On this week’s Theory Craft Thursday we are basking in the glory of 7.20’s changes and our ability to once again enjoy theorycrafting dota two concepts! We’re going over all our big take-a-ways from our first couple days playing the patch including: what seems busted strong, what met expectations, whatt exceeded expectations, what needs fixing, what we thought would be strong but actually wasn’t, how wraith bands got stupid strong, and plenty more! For the hero combo we tested our 3 Tidehunter with a 4 Bounty Hunter to play around with some of the newly changed heroes! Thanks for listening!
All our blood sacrifices have done their job at long last and we were blessed by the heavens with not only a bonkers wild patch 7.20 but also a 7.20b, which was released around 4 hours into this recording and we cover at around 4hrs 14min if you’re particularly interested in skipping to that new bit. Theorycraft Thursday upcoming tomorrow also! Enjoy!
This week we’re opting to avoid posting a soon-to-be-irrelevant TcT and instead just giving you all the lowdown on our content coming out next week since the schedule is a bit different than usual! We’ll have plenty more content than usual including not only a full length 7.20 review on Wednesday for all you fiends but also shorter, more readily-consumable patch review on Tuesday morning (or Monday night, depending on time zone) and a special, exciting TcT for next week!
ALSO I HIT THE TIME IT TOOK A WHILE BUT WE GOT THERE
On this week’s Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi are doing their full patch reflection & wrap-up, covering all the things they learned and reflected on from this long, long patch! Some topics include: resolutions for 7.20, the effect of duolanes on our thinking about hero viability, commitment to new roles, balancing role queue when exploring new roles, tower hitters, pub innovation vs. pro innovation, and plenty more!
On this week’s Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi form a suppport group to survive the next 2 weeks before 7.20’s release on November 19th, right alongside the Artifact beta which also starts on the exact same day for some ungodly reason. We played a great game this week and cover Drow Ranger’s aghs & maelstrom style as well as support abaddon’s strengths and weaknesses, among other things!