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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Can I make my HUD take up less space?

The HUD takes up too much space and, as a result, the game looks like it's running 640x480 because of the huge default HUD while it's actually running at 1080p. Is there a way to make the HUD smaller? ...
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What is the cause of so many people disconnecting at the beginning?

In nearly every game i play someone disconnects at the very beginning. Is this caused by someone leaving the game already? I would find that very hard to believe because it just happens too often.
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What causes the tower to target your hero?

I am playing dota2 (100h+) and I still do not get what are the circumstances which lead to be targeted by the enemy tower. What causes the tower to attack the hero instead of the creeps?
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Is there a way to reset my battle points?

This may seem like an odd question, but after almost 300 hours of playing, I still suck horribly and find myself getting matched up with/against people who are way above my head. Both sides will ...
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What does this icon do in dota 2?

What is the Icon above Spell Steal? And how come I don't have that on my DotA?
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How do I slow down the creep wave in Dota 2?

I watch higher level games, and I see heroes slow down the creep wave to place it more on their side of the map. When I try it, I can't get the creeps to get caught on my hero. What am I missing here? ...
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Can I transfer my dota2 account invite to another account?

Now I have two steam account, bombess and bombless. I received a dota2 account invite email and click the link I received when I was using my steam account bombess. So now bombess got the gift. But I ...
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What happened to immortal item of Dota 2's sixth compendium goal?

The compendium says that users will receive an immortal item after the compendium reaches the sixth goal, but it looks like we haven't received it yet. Does anyone know if it is delayed, or are some ...
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How do I ward properly in DotA 2?

I finally got my DotA 2 Beta invite. Now to learn the game I read it's a good start to play support heros (like I already loved to do in League of Legends). Even though I'm still pretty new to the ...
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How does party matchmaking work?

If I queue with 4 friends (making us a full 5 people team), do we get matchmade (?) with another 5 people team, or is it possible to fight 5 people that do not know each other?
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How does Bristleback's Quill Spray actually work?

What is the max bonus damage bristleback can deal with his "quill spray" and "bristleback" abilities?
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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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Can I suppress the level up popup menu during fights?

Sometimes during a team fight I get a lvl up, and the interface wants me to learn some ability. This is very frustrating as I'm trying to use some specific skill that may already be at top lvl, or ...
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How do sleep and passive damaging abilities interact?

Sleep is typically broken by any attacks. How do passive damaging abilities like necrophos's or radiance burn affect sleeping units? Do they cause them to wake up or not?
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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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Do passives triggers during a duel? [duplicate]

When Legion Commander starts dueling against an enemy hero, do passives triggers during combat? And what about illusions (Manta Style, Chaos Knight, Phantom Lancer, etc.) and wards (Venomancer, Shadow ...
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Does smoke make spells invisible too?

I was wondering if enemies can see all spells casted in smoke or its active parts. For example. Wisps spirits on a smoked Wisp, Abbadons Shield, Lich Shield, etc. Which spells are visible/readable ...
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About rune/neutral creep/roshan spawn time

How long does it take to spawn a rune/any neutral creeps/roshan? Does the spawn timer start after a rune has been taken/any neutral creeps have been slained/roshan has been slained or immediately ...
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How to counter Earth Spirit

I would like to know which heroes, items and gameplay decisions counter Earth Spirit As far as i am concerned good counter are silence and Disruptor but since Earth Spirit can silence himself he ...
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How to use Dota 2 courier? [duplicate]

I am searching the internet for hours but I can't find a step by step guide on how to use the dota 2 courier. All guides begin without showing its usage for a newcomer to the game. Any ideas or links? ...
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Dota 2 character counters [closed]

As per the title, which characters in Dota 2 are considered to be hard counters to other characters? This is in the sense that Slardar is considered to be a hard counter to Anti-Mage. (This has the ...
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Are the damage numbers above heroes the real damage?

Is the number, which is shown above a hero's head when he receives damage, calculated with armor and magic resistance, or is it the damage before any calculations?
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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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Is it possible to make DotA 2 skills to behave like HoN?

I like the solution Heroes of Newerth provided for heroes like Bubbles (Puck in DotA). Using his first skill (Shell Surf) will override it with a subability which does the second part of the ability ...
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How do I zoom in?

Is there any way to zoom in the camera in DotA 2? The characters are really small on my screen and I cannot enjoy the special items for cosmetics. I have found a zoomed-in screenshot, however, there ...
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Are Dota Teams very well Balanced?

Peers often tell me that Dota is more about skill of the player, and not really on the heroes themselves. This talk happened after the epic win of Alliance versus Na'Vi, with me agreeing that Na'Vi ...
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What is the most expensive item from Dota and Dota 2?

I was wondering, what is the most expensive combined item from Dota and Dota 2?
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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 can I see other players choices in single draft?

I just played a single draft game and mentioned my two favorite heroes and which one to pick. But one guy mentioned my 3rd hero that I could pick. So how do you see which heroes a team mate can pick ...
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Does denying creeps earns XP for opposing team?

Is it true that denied creeps still give XP to heroes?
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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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Is it possible to remove gems from sockets?

The Three Spirits patch just added the ability to create sockets in items and then add gems to those. I've heard that adding a gem where there's one already will destroy the old one. Does that imply ...
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What items provide quick heals in dota 2?

I'm quite a beginner in dota 2, have gotten used to the game and I understand some basics of healing,I used to buy a bottle in every game because I always run out of mana/health or both very quickly ...
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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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Does Moment of Courage trigger on evaded attacks?

Does the Legion Commander passive Moment of Courage trigger on an evaded attack?
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Is it possible to set a list of items to purchase, then purchase them one by one with 1 key?

Let's explain with a quick example : I would like (if I'm playing Pudge for example) to be able to set a list of the items I will buy (Bottle > Boots > Urn of shadows > etc.) and then by pressing a ...
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Fatal assert failed - error

It has happened a few times so I thought I should ask what this is and how to fix it.. Often happens when I try to Watch Game of a friend.. I click Watch Game, it goes to the Loading.. screen with ...
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In Captain's Mode Matchmaking, how is the Captain chosen?

Yesterday, while in a party of four, we chose to test out Captain's Mode - we made the person who wanted to draft and pick leader of the party. When the game started though, the 5th member of our ...
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How can you view your skill level? [duplicate]

After a recent Dota 2 patch it is no longer possible to search by player name. They have also removed the "skill level" function from their API, which means that you can't really see your skill level ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch active unit in a group after cast in Dota 2? [duplicate]

Suppose I have several units selected (ilusions, meepos, etc.). I want to cast an ability of first unit, switch to second, cast ability of the second, switch to third, etc. Is it possible to make all ...
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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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How to script autobuy of specific items

i was told / i read that it was possible to buy from shop via hotkeys. (not quickbuy) i tried to build a script: bind KP_8 shop_nav_to_search //with the shop open, makes the search box active ...
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How to bind middle mouse to attack ground

I want to save typing 'A' and left click, is it possible to bind to mouse3?
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Is there a way to copy a hero build in Dota 2?

One thing I often do in Dota is set up custom item builds, so that when I'm playing a hero all the items I like to buy as that hero are in the suggested items section of the shop, for quick, ...
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Bind a key for multiple units to use the same spell

Is there a way for me to bind a key that will allow multiple units in my control group to all use the same spell at once? For example, if I have 3 centaurs as chen, and I have them all selected. Can ...
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How to delete old DotA 2 item builds created before the guide system?

With the patch from 20 February the new guide system is online which provides skill builds and item builds. I have been using the online tool to create those builds, but my old itembuilds saved in ...
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How do I come back after falling behind in levels?

Over the last few days, I have had games, where I fall behind in Hero levels, due to teammates playing badly and feeding the enemy heroes. This outcome makes it difficult to get back into the game. ...
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Does reporting someone automatically mute them?

In Dota 2, I've noticed that whenever I report someone, I (happily) never see any messages from them for the rest of the game. As I highly doubt trolls of the nature I've encountered would just ...
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How to identify the real Phantom Lancer from the clones?

The three or four times I've played against a well managed PL, my team always got destroyed and no one really knew how to handle him. Is there a way to pick out the real one from the phantoms?
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Why is the Team button on Dota 2 unclickable?

I have a team but the Team button on the profile seems grayed out and cannot be clicked but when I checked my teammate's profile I can click the Team button and I can see myself there.