A 2013 action RTS video game by Valve Corporation for PC, Linux and Mac. It is the stand-alone sequel to the popular Warcraft III mod "Defense of the Ancients" (aka DotA).

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Where do the DotA All Stars and DOTA2 announcer voices come from? (Ownage, Unstoppable, etc.)

This is a question that has been bothering me since forever. I have tried to find the answer to no avail. Back in the DotA days, and now DOTA2, I've heard those (hilarious) voices. I have read in ...
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What is the maximum amount of characters fit into the nametag of a DotA 2 object?

Name tags can be purchased from the shop in DotA 2 store. How many characters does a nametag allow me to use on an object such as a courier?
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Does Juggernaut's Blade Fury remove negative buffs?

It seems to me that Yurnero(Juggernaut)'s Blade Fury makes him magic immune since he couldn't be stunned but does it removes negatives buffs placed into him?
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Do DotA 2 heroes have the same “fun” names as in WC3 DotA?

In WC3 DotA, you would occasionally (1 out of 10 times) get little fun nicknames for your hero instead of their actual name (for instance, Puck!! for Puck, Clinkz Eastwood for Clinkz, YaphetS for ...
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IO: do Spirits deal damage to hero without releasing its life energy in a burst during initiation?

I've been playing IO (guradian wisp) for a while. Recently I visited playdota.com and I was quite confused when I found out the mechanism behind its skill Spirits: Io summons 5 ancient Spirits over ...
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Is it possible to automatically buy (bind, alias) items in DotA 2's configurable 'recommended' area of the Shop?

I know that it is possible to create an alias to buy things directly from the shop, as in: dota_shop_force_hotkeys 1 toggleshoppanel shop_nav_to_tab 1 shop_select_itemrow 2 And that's very nice. ...
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Dota 2 wins being counted as losses

Last night I won about 4 games on Dota 2. The games were completely unbalanced to our side and I "trolled" a bit, but nothing special. All of the games were added to my loss counter rather than my ...
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Steam beta shortcuts

Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. ...
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Difference between “Riki's Sange and Yasha” and “Sange and Yasha” cosmetics

On the Dota 2 market, I see the cosmetic items "Sange and Yasha" and "Riki's Sange and Yasha". What is the difference between these two items?
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How to use poof on all meepos with a single command? [duplicate]

In original dota it was not possible. Is it possible to use poof on all meepos with a single command now? I've tried ctrl-W with unified attack order ON but it doesn't work. (or maybe it was ...
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When can you Roshan solo? [duplicate]

I hope this is not too complex a question and is simple as in: is there a statistical point, like damage taken vs given, when someone can take Roshan? I understand this gets complicated by other ...
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How to adapt skill as an FPS player over to an RTS? [closed]

While I've been struggling to play Dota 2, I had an epiphany the other day: It's not the game itself, it's the way it controls! I started playing games at a young age with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, ...
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Dota 2 crashes suddenly

I'm having issues with Dota 2. Sometimes, for no readily apparent reason, the game will crash to the desktop. It can happen when I join the game , checking the store or just on a loading screen. There ...
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Dota2 crashing from time to time

I am using latest nvidia drivers 334.89 (tried every driver starting from 320) and after patch (approx at the end of november 2013) i am getting sometimes crashes to desktop without any error ...
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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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Any Good Leagues for DOTA2 [closed]

I'm looking for some good leagues to play in for DOTA2? Any good competitive leagues out there?
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How might I successfully solo gank at level 1 with Phantom Assassin?

I'm interested in solo ganking at level 1 with Phantom Assassin, at the very beginning of the match. Is it possible to do so reliably? What would be the best starting items and ability choice to ...
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Mekansm VS Crimson Guard

Which is better for supposed tanky heroes like razor, Axe, Cent or Viper? The default suggested item for razor is Mekansm, and forums are mentioning that even AXE is better off with Mek. but the ...
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What items should I consider getting for Phantom Lancer?

Normally when I play phantom lancer, I usually go for the normal tango > magic wand early game, then I wait till I can afford diffusal blade (level 2 hopefully). After that I usually have no idea what ...
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Which control action is used to deny creeps in Dota 2?

Googling for how to deny creeps in Dota 2 will quickly let you know the magic key is "a". However, I've had the "wasd" keys bound to move around the map. I'm trying to figure out how to bind denying ...
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Are there multiple Frostivus difficulties?

When selecting a difficulty for Frostivus, my options are: Normal New Game+ New Game++ Is this a bug? Are they showing up like this on everyone else's clients? My main question is what ...
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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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How to “dominate” enemy heroes

On one of the pub games i had where Aiushtha (Enchantress) was on my team, we had this one mid-game clash where enemy Pudge's hp turned green and became invulnerable, clearly suggesting he got ...
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Ladder website for creating brackets and tournaments [closed]

There was a really sweet free website that allowed me to create a tournament with brackets of a few types. I can't remember it now. Can anyone recommend a good bracket/ladder creation site?
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Does the Suntrike / Tornado inscribed gems counter work?

I've never seen anyone with those gems with something other than 0. Does those gems work and if yes, where do I need to put them ?
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Should I change the default keybindings? [closed]

I've been playing Dota 2 for some time now (I've played about 100 hours total, according to Steam.) One thing that I still frequently struggle with is hitting the correct keys for the items I have in ...
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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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Why no-one MoM+Battlefury Spectre?

Spectre has low damage, low mobility (the first skill can't really be popped just for movement) and low attack speed during laning phase, and normally people would be ganking spectre all the time to ...
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Are the effects granted by the TI Compendium permanent?

All's in the title. The question encompasses effects such as "Custom Dagon/Eul's Scepter/Bottle/Fountain Effect" acquired through the compendium achievements and whether they alter these factors ...
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Is there a way to automatically download all match replays for a specific tournament?

I missed some International 2015 matches over the weekend and I'd like to watch them in the game client. Is there some way that I can automatically download the replays of all matches for that ...
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Can the Dota 2 hotkey labels be hidden?

I just bought myself a Razer Tartarus, and i've mapped it up to what seems most sensible for dota and then arranged dota's hotkeys as appropriate. Now I just need to train my muscle memory from the ...
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Dota 2 lag spike every 10 seconds

I get lag spikes every 10 seconds of playing the game and there are disconnection warning notices in the top right side, this keeps happening until the game ends. I tried to ping google while playing ...
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How does the Item Drop System work in DoTA2 as of the Oracle Update

I have been almost always getting no items when I play ranked matches. I checked the wiki and there isn't any helpful information about how the drop system works. Can someone explain why I'm not ...
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Mask of Madness - How does the Bonus damage recieved work?

I ask about this ability: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/dota2/Mask_of_Madness Unfortunately the wiki has not alot of information about the extra damage recieved: "Bonus Damage taken: 30%" How does this ...
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Which spells can do damage twice or more through movement?

Afaik there are spells like QoPs ultimate who did twice the damage in dota 1 if the target was forcestaffed from QoP so the end of the ultimate would hit again. Is this still possible in DotA2 and if ...
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How to enable the dota2 ingame guides

I've recently subscribed to a dota2 guide via the steam workshop, but nothing has changed so far in the game. Are the guides perhaps something that only show up in the test build or do I need to ...
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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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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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Where can I get a high res terrain map for DotA 2?

I am trying to find high resolution DotA 2 terrain maps, but found nothing. Can somebody help me find some similar to this one?
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Are all bots created equal?

When I'm playing a match of me + 4 medium bots against 5 medium bots, I'm occasionally the worst player on my team by a fair margin (e.g. as a carry, I died 3 times in the beginning of the match and ...
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Lag spikes every ten seconds on new laptop

I've been playing DOTA 2 on a lenovo laptop perfectly for some time on very low graphics. I just recently acquired an asus laptop with all-around better specs and it plays DOTA at a much higher ...
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How can I know what server a reply / match is played on in Dota 2?

I know programming and am aware of the Dota 2 API. However, after searching about I couldn't find out whether the information about the region / server of the match / replay is stored somewhere. This ...
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The Kills/Deaths/Assists and Last Hits/Denies not in correct position

My Kills/Deaths/Assists and Last Hits/Denies is in the top right corner. I would like it to be below the basic courier controls (bring items, boost speed of courier). Please tell me where I go in the ...
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How do you understand the Differences in XP Earned graph?

DotaBuff offers a Differences in XP Earned graph for matches. This match shows an interesting one with both red and green. How do you interpret the graph? Is it: From the perspective of the winning ...
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Having problem recording screen in DotA 2

Maybe this question doesn't belong here, but please bear with me. I'm unable to record screen using camtasia. The software just records audio not the video. I've tried every option in the recorder, ...
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Scripting a pause in steam

Is there a way to make a steamscript wait/hold for a certain time before the next action/command gets executed? I found the wait command and apparently it was used in TF2 scripts. I tried using it ...
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Always show packet loss metric

In Dota 2 if you input the command -ping you'll get an more accurate ping measure and also a packet loss percentage. Is possible within the source engine to always display the packet loss just like ...
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Sockets and items

I have a couple of questions about item socketing. What is the effect of Bloodstone in the process of socketing? I have Bloodstone of the Founder,does it have any other effects compared to the other ...
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Is there any way to specify game mode (i.e. All Random) using the console?

Is there any way to specify game mode (i.e. All Random) using the console? I don't see anything about this on here (I know, not an official list), but I thought I'd still ask (and someone can answer ...
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Dark Treasure Keys

I have a couple of the treasure boxes lying around in my backpack and am curious to know what lies inside those? Are they just vanity items (such as the one item drop I received). Or are they ...