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Can you make the game save regional match making setting?

Before you start your queue you can set up matchmaking settings. There you have Game Modes, Region and Language options. Now I have set them all up to my liking, but I have a problem with regional ...
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Getting two drops from a single match, how does it work?

When you play Dota 2, after each match there is a small chance you'll get a "drop". Basically you'll get an item if you're lucky. You also get an item everytime you level up (fill the battle points ...
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What do the settings mean?

I want to tweak my settings for DOTA2 but some of them are not clear to me. Others - such as "Animate Portrait" - are fairly obvious. What effects do each of these settings have on the game ...
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Is there a way to use cvar via say command?

I am experimenting with Cvars. Those are variables set in the server and or client. List here: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/List_of_DOTA_2_Cvars I want to export some of those via the ...
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Best way to Micro/split push with Phantom Lancer

So, if you're playing with a bunch of minions (Don't know what the term is) [i.e. treants, spiderlings, phantoms] in DOTA 2 and you have 4-5 you want to push up one lane while you go somewhere else, ...
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How do you counter Lina mid?

I faced Lina mid for the first time with Pudge and was amazed at how strong she is in mid. Her early nukes are absolutely devastating. My question is how do you counter her early game in mid so she ...
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Why Juggy's spin not damaging roshan or other ancients?

Spell Description Damage type: magical • This skill won't affect mechanical units. If a unit is not being affected by Blade Fury, Yurnero can perform normal attacks against this unit. - ...
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Phantom Lancer illusions use auras?

Does Phantom Lancer's illusions use aura's, like from Vladamir's? Does the lifesteal contribute to PL's health? Do they use aura armor reduction? I'm also curious about Desolation armor reduction, or ...
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Axe culling blades instant kill Damage?

I Read somewhere that axe does 100000000 physical damage (killing blow). So if someone uses blademail during the killing blow, Will it kill axe??
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What does Unusual Essence in Dota 2 do?

I know its a bit late, but what does the Unusual Essence in Dota 2 do? Unusual Essence A ball of swirling magical energy, pulsing with power. I understand that the 3 basic Essences - Quas, Wex, ...
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Blademail damage return by owned or summoned units

For example lycan. His summoned wolves attack a target with active blademail, Who will have the impact of the return damage, Lycan or the wolves?
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Does the Bounty Hunter Track ability grant true sight of the affected unit to all allies?

Does the Bounty Hunter Track ability grant true sight of the affected unit to all allies or is the Bounty Hunter the only one that can see it?
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Hooking SK in sandstorm doesn't cancel his sandstorm. So Is SK still invisible away from the sandstorm?

I was playing Pudge. Tried to save an ally Sand King so i hooked him in sandstorm. Hooked him successfully but the sandstorm's animation was in the hero's previous position. Will SK still be invisible ...
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Why Slardar's Amplify and Gondar's Track doesnt stack?

I was playing slardar yesterday with gondar in my team. when i amplified a tracked hero the track buff dispelled. Why?
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What are the exact mechanics for Bane's nightmare skill?

Bane's nightmare skill can work on both allies and enemies, and is transferred when the sleeping target is attacked, but what are the conditions for doing so? Does the attack have to be a targeted ...
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Is there any maximum numbers of Gems that a Team can Buy?

I've heard, several times, that a certain team in Dota 2, can't buy more than X gems (where X varies from 2 to 4) and thats why some people don't break the gems of the other team once they drop them, ...
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Why are characters banned in tournament play for DotA-likes?

Why are characters banned from DotA-likes in tournament play during selection? Are there characters that are actually imbalanced; why not just balance them? If it's just for the sake of another ...
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Does Negative Buffs gets paused when a hero is under Song of the Siren?

Naga Siren's ultimate Song of the Siren turns all enemies within range invulnerable while asleep. Does this mean that enemy heroes under negative buffs spells will have the HP removal/damage they're ...
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Swap or hook an ally being lassoed by Batrider

Can I save my ally being dragged away by Batrider's lasso by hooking or swapping?
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Why can't Kunkka equip a Quelling Blade?

What is the reason behind this? Does giving Kunkka a Quelling Blade makes the game unbalanced? Also, does this same rule carry-over in Dota2?
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Does Balanar (Nightstalker) also benefit from Luna's Eclipse?

Whenever Luna use her ultimate Eclipse, it turns night into day for a few seconds. Does Balanar(Nightstalker) benefit from this? Or it's simply just an animation effects from Luna's spell.
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Can Decrepefied heroes be attacked?

Can decrepefied heroes be attacked by Frost arrows, Glaves of Wisdom or other toggle based skills with pure damage?
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Will a hero take damage from rupture if he was hooked by pudge?

I've seen some matches where a hero under the effect of rupture take damages when pushed by force staff. Will it also take damage when the hero is hooked by pudge?
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How do I view my profile?

To view someone else's profile, I can click them and select "View Dota 2 Profile". My own profile doesn't show up in my friend's list though so I can't find a way to view it. I've tried clicking my ...
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Is Searing Arrows affected by Strafe?

If I use Clinckz's Strafe ability, which dramatically increases attack speed for a short time, can I cast Searing Arrows faster? Or Strafe only affects the normal attack?
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Do items in Dota 2 have individual cooldowns?

If I buy 2 Quelling Blades, does that I mean I can hack down trees twice as fast? Similarly, if I buy two Linken's Spheres, can I block two spells?
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What items can be transferred as non-muted?

I noticed that all consumable items can be traded during a game and remain non-muted. But, I was surprised to find that ring of regeneration was also non-muted when I traded it. What items can be ...
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How can you hotkey items in DotA 2?

I'd like to be able to activate items (ideally) with the keyboard numbers, but 1-6 are reserved for unit groups, correct? I assume those cannot be assigned to items.
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How to leave/disband my team?

I created a team just to see how it worked. Now I'd like to disband it and join someone else's team, but I can't seem to find any option on the team page (open profile -> click team name at the top). ...
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How can you duo Roshan at level 1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of a team setup is required to kill Roshan before the match begins? A friend and myself recently nailed down how to duo Roshan at level 1 using Ursa (with fury ...
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What is the best way go invisible after respawning? (Riki)

Riki's invisibility doesn't usually kick in after you respawn. How can you activate it?
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Dota 2 trading terms

I have perused some dota 2 trading forums. Certain items/terms are appearing often, but I'm just not sure what the jargon means. The terms - Hook - TB - Old Key They are what I am unsure ...
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Dota 2: increase Viewport size

Is there a way to increase the viewport using configs or video.txt? It seems that the viewport depends on monitor resolution, but I heard that resolution does not matter and everyone has the same ...
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Dota 2 Faceless Void Tier

I was looking through a Dota 2 Competitive Hero Tier List - August 2012 and I found Void in the Tier 4: Rarely banned or picked. I thought it was one of the most overpowered heroes in the game. Was I ...
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Are there any spells that can stop Juggernaut while spinning?

Are there any spells that will cause Yurnero's (Juggernaut) Blade Fury to stop?
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How to counter wards placed at creep camps?

I played a game where the enemy placed wards at creep camp. It really messed up the game as I can't pull the creep close to the outer towers. If I pull the creep from camp closer to the inner tower, ...
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Does a Negative armor gives you an additional attack damage?

Dazzle(Shadow Priest) and Razor(Lightning Revenant) ultimate are one of the few skills I knew that can render an enemy heroes' armor into a negative value. Supposedly a enemy heroes armor is -10 and ...
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Dota 2 Minimap in DotA

I know there are many mods available to make DotA UI similar to Dota 2. However, I'm in need of a very simple change. I just need the minimap of Dota 2 to be imported into DotA. I'm not interested in ...
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Is there any way to know if a hero is ranged or melee?

I have just started playing DOTA 2, and as with any other game, I feel I am best with ranged heroes. However, I don't know which heroes are ranged or melee. Is there any way to find out?
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Killing and countering Antimage

Recently, I'm having trouble killing Antimage (Magina). His low-cooldown blink which allow him to get in/out of team fight makes him an annoying hero, also this hard carry hero really get so strong as ...
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Greevil consumable items: usage and meaning?

What is the Greevil items used for? I'm talking about current Greevil common consumable items: Kindler's Kit Pile of Coil Fistful of Snowballs
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Linken Sphere and Razor's Unstable Current

If Razor is wielding a Linken Sphere and a hero caster cast a targeted spell on him, will the caster still receive damage from Unstable Current? Also, if it is the other way around. My hero is the ...
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Does the Orchid's Soul Burn amplifies magic damage?

Does casting magic damaging spells on a unit under Soul Burn of Orchid of Malevolence will add up on the amplified damage on the end of it's duration?
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Why are items automatically purchased for me?

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: Game starts. Items are automatically bought. ...
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Can you still use single-attacks in dota 2 to avoid creeps?

In DotA, you can avoid the aggro of the creeps by single-casing attack-based skills, e.g. Blades of Wisdom from Silencer or Frost Arrows from Drow. Can you still do that in DotA 2?
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What does a greevil egg contain?

What are the all of the different greevils that can hatch from a greevil egg? What essence combinations are required for each, and is it even possible to still get them after Diretide has ended?
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Is it possible to get Steam to continue downloading a game while I'm playing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing? This question has been asked before, but it's outdated and the solution no longer applies: How do I continue ...
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Are there any heroes skills that can pass through fissure?

Taking blinks aside, are there any heroes skills that can pass through Earthshaker's *road block* from Fissure?
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Does Rikimaru's backstab and critical damage from items stack?

Does Rikimaru's passive Backstab stack with critical damage? Is there a chance that my damage will be equal to this Normal attack + backstab + critical damage
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How to bring back the game in Dota 2?

In League of Legends if the early game is messed up and the enemy heroes are fed up, every additional kill costs less for them. Also killed heroes does not lose gold. This allows them to buy equipment ...