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Early disconnect from all 5 team members (before first blood / 5 minutes)

I have some questions regarding the abandon system in Dota 2: scenario: A player disconnects (not abandons!) the game before first blood / 5 minutes, then all his team members disconnect shortly ...
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Setting the camera in Starcraft 2 to be like Warcraft 3 or Dota 2

In SC2, the WC3/DotA 2 Mouse3 dragging has been removed. Instead, when you hold Mouse3 and move the screen, the mouse reappears where you started dragging from. On WC3 and DotA 2, it started from ...
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How does the Performance Index work?

In one of Dota2's recent patches, Valve has added a new feature called "Performance Index" visible in your own in-game profile. It is not clear how it works. Is there any information available, what ...
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Calculating the constant C in Dota 2 pseudo-random distribution

The probability of a modifier occurring on the Nth attack since the last successful modifier is given as P(N) = C * N. C is a constant derived from the expected probability of the modifier ...
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How does the metric for Most Successful Heroes differ from “Performance” in Heroes Played? [duplicate]

On my profile page, the Most Successful Heroes list Silencer, Spirit Breaker and Mirana. However, on Heroes Played sorted by "Performance", there are heroes that I have a better performance with: ...
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How do you counter Tiny?

I have been in two games now — one with Tiny on my team and one on the opposing team — where he has taken over the game. In both games, he was the sole person in the middle lane and proceeded to gank ...
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How do you zoom out when watching a replay?

Can you zoom out while watching a replay? I know my question has been asked for playing the game and I understand that you can't. In another answer to that question it's claimed that: ...but you ...
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Playing Riki: how to counter a Spirit Breaker with dust?

Last game I played Riki for the first time (yeah, I know! :D). The opposing team had a smart Spirit Breaker who knew how to counter me: charge with dust in his pocket. Due to his superior movement ...
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Is it possible to move the minimap?

As title says, been trying to ask on the Dota-2 ingame chats with no success. Can this be done? For long time League of Legends players like me, one gets used to have the minimap on the lower right ...
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As Zeus, is it possible to globally acquire assists?

Example: Spirit Breaker ganks Crystal Maiden, and Zeus is on SB's team. To my knowledge, if Zeus doesn't steal the kill with Thundergod's Wrath (but deals damage with it), Spirit Breaker gets the ...
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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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How do you zoom out?

Is there any way to zoom out the camera in DotA 2? I've found my ideal aspect ratio - and holy crap, is the resolution terrible if you're not on the right one! Even with the right ratio, I feel like ...
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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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Was I supposed to get something extra for my first store purchase?

I did a purchase from the Dota 2 Store (online) today and got a cheap set ("Custom of Karroch Set" for Beastmaster for 1.50tl (0.75$/0.5$)). This comment states that I had to get something else ...
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What does the green diamond beneath the character mean?

Sometimes they are lit, sometimes they aren't. What does that represent?
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How to ban/report offensive players in Dota2?

Playing Dota2 on low skill level I often face offensive comments and would like to do something with it. So I have few questions: On gamepedia it is written that I can "give a negative feedback to ...
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Abilities/Items that grant vision

Referring to my previous question and its comments, I want to know which abilities/spells/items supplement hero vision at night, day and both combined?
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People can see me when I should be invisible! What do I do?

Frequently, while playing as a hero that relies on invisibility (such as Broodmother), there comes a point in the game where I should be invisible, yet people walk right up to me and attack me anyway. ...
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What is Armlet toggling?

I've watched a few live games where Lifestealer's health appears to drop fairly significantly after a fight, without him taking damage. People in chat have called this "Armlet toggling", and while I ...
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Is Mask of Madness a viable item for Juggernaut?

I have seen many people advocating for Mask of Madness on Juggernaut saying that it helps the ultimate. Since the ultimate attacks are not considered the same than normal attacks (the damage is not ...
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Does Urn of Shadows have a limit to charges, and what is it's radius on damage to enemies?

I bought Urn of Shadows for the first time in my last match, and i was surprised at how useful it is. I want to know is there a limit on the charges you can get on it, or can i just stack them up ...
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Does last hitting provide more experience?

I know last hitting gives you the gold for the kill, but what about experience? Is there any difference between last hitting a creep or standing next to it, in regards of experience? What about ...
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Is there a way to make a skill autocast-able?

So I was playing a bit of Bristleback, and after it got to late game, as it does, and I got an octarine core, with more mana than I could spend, I was pressing w to walk. After that game, and a ...
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How do you counter Bristleback?

Last night, me (naix) and my friend (Phantom Assassin) were against Bristleback on the bottom lane. We tried to take him down multiple times, but every single time we ended up with either me or PA ...
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What exactly does “Safe to leave” means?

When one of your team members disconnects at the beginning of the game and doesn't come back in certain amount of time, the game is set to "Safe to leave". I did some research on that subject, and ...
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Should Dazzle ult his friends or enemies?

Suppose you are playing Dazzle and you sense a team fight is coming. You are ready to drop your ult, but the way everyone is positioned, you can either drop it on your friends OR your enemies. Which ...
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How can I be more comfortable being squishy?

I've been playing DOTA and DOTA 2 for years now, but I've always had a problem: I suck with squishy heroes. Really, as soon as a hero is even a little bit squishy, I get under-leveled quickly and die ...
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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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Is there is a command to move cursor?

Is there is a command in Dota 2 to move cursor? Can I send some coordinates to game to move my cursor?
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How to level up fast with the 2015 Compendium c.q. is there any connection between coins and leveling?

I've bought the "The International Five Compendium" for my friends and me, as there is a special thing where you will get more coins if there are five compendium owners in your team as well as a ...
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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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Can enemies see the pets of invisible heroes?

The International Compendium 2015 grants Almond the Frondillo at level 50. This pet can be equipped by a limited range of heroes, including Riki. If I am invisible as Riki (or anyone else), will my ...
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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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Hero that can solo Roshan at an early level aside from Ursa

Aside from Ursa, is there any hero that can solo Roshan at an early level, like level 6 or at least below level 10?
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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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Is smoke required for Techies to kill Roshan in early levels?

I have seen a video of Techies killing Roshan at level 8 with Arcane Boots, Soul Ring etc, in that video he first uses Smoke of Deceit to disappear and then he did that trick. Is there any ...
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Does Lion drain mana when my mana is full?

Suppose that I am playing Lion, and my mana is currently full. If I use my Mana Drain ability on an enemy hero, will it actually drain any mana from him/her/it?
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Backup Dota 2 Workshop DLC

I want to share the Dota 2 Workshop DLC (5.7 GB, not the alpha) files with another PC, but the "Backup and Restore" functionality does not give that option. I know for a fact that all the files are ...
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How to practise combo Earthbind and Poof continuously using Meepo?

I would like to master Meepo and am looking for tips and tricks that I can use to get a hang of using that hero. Clicking on each portrait and using the keys to Earthbind and Poof gets me killed most ...
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Which is the most efficient way to level up my TI5 compendium? [duplicate]

I have bought my TI5 compendium, is there a way I can level up my compendium by playing games and still be able to reach 250+ levels?
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Nature's Prophet Teleportation skill interrupted from a stun from jungle creep - how?

I know that the Teleportation skill of Nature's Prophet isn't channeling spell, so it can't be interrupted. But in this game between Alliance and Na'Vi, a neutral jungle creep interrupted this spell. ...
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Riki's Blink Strike against Faceless Void's Chronosphere

If Faceless Void used Chronosphere, would Riki be able to blink to him using Blink Strike and then backstab him (with Blink Strike)?
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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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What are “Reliable Gold” and “Unreliable Gold” in Dota 2?

I noticed that when i hover my mouse over gold a pop-up comes up and in it there are: "Reliable Gold", "Unreliable Gold" and of course the amount of gold it takes to revive if you're dead at that ...
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How can you train for blind hooks with Pudge

I have witnessed a few games where a Pudge would manage to hit a non negligible numbers of blind hooks. At first I thought it was a bit of luck but then I noticed some players are quite good at blind ...
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Dota 2 Workshop Content downloading, DLC unticked

Okay, so basically everytime I restart steam or go into this one specific steam account, it always starts to download Workshop Content. DLC unticked, files deleted. As you can see in the image below, ...
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How can I shift queue commands to a group of meepos?

Being used to microing, I'm learning to play Meepo. However, I've encountered some difficulties when it came to queue commands. How do I shift-queue commands to a group of meepos? Quick example : ...
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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 do I level up stats instead of skills in DotA 2?

I've seen a few guides for various heroes (mainly on DotA Fire) that advise leveling stats instead of skills at level 15, then from 17 to 25 (when skills have been maxed). How do I do this? (What do I ...
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Who can move faster than max move speed?

In DOTA2, 522 is considered the movespeed cap. Most abilities that grant maximum movespeed increase your movespeed to 522. There are also cumulative effects that when applied together will increase ...