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In every game items are automatically purchased for me throughout the game without me adding them to the quick buy area.

The behavior is as follows:

  1. Game starts.
  2. Items are automatically bought. The items include the Donkey courier thing, a town portal, some tree eating potions, and some kind of dust that I can't remember the name of.
  3. As the game progresses, additional items are purchased like the invisibility pendant and more potions.

It completely destroys the ability to buy any meaningful items and puts me at a serious disadvantage. I've gone through the settings and don't see any auto-buy new player setting.

Any idea why this might be happening?

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can you add more details as to what you are seeing? Are you sure they are in your inventory (6 squares on bottom right) rather than suggested items in the list? Also, are you losing gold? –  z - Dec 23 '11 at 4:29
    
Other moba games have had a beginner mode that buys items for you, not sure for DOTA2 but worth checking –  Domocus Dec 23 '11 at 4:36
    
@Domocus DOTA2 currently has a suggested items list, but I haven't seen any cases where it buys an item for you yet. –  z - Dec 23 '11 at 4:40
    
I've updated the post with more details. –  drneel Dec 23 '11 at 4:46
    
totally weird, sounds like you are being controlled by a bot or something –  z - Dec 23 '11 at 4:47
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I found the setting, but I'm not sure how it got turned on as I chose expert or whatever the highest level setting was. Switched that and then everything got better.

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Weird. That must be a new feature they added, since I don't remember seeing that. Glad you found it though. –  Kotsu Dec 23 '11 at 5:43
    
This was on by default for me when I started playing about a month ago; don't think it's new. –  Decency Dec 23 '11 at 16:12
    
My first game that I played I didn't have any problem, but then after they released an update or something the other night it started happening. –  drneel Dec 23 '11 at 17:01
    
it is an option you can turn on and off in options –  user38553 Dec 19 '12 at 0:20
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