Drafting, bans, team synergy
Your attitude is completely disgusting. You have a high and mighty, "Everyone around me is an idiot retard that doesn't know how to play this video game." Combine it with the fact that all your scrimmates are moderators, and we have some A grade corruption over here.
You're disgusting. You need to have some respect for the common man. I'd rather you delete all your guides than have you create another guide, so you can sneer at us even more.
You think you contribute, but all you do is spread around this elitism which will eventually kill the game.
DotA elitism? You mean it exists in DotA?! Oh yeah, that's right, DotA is still growing bigger and bigger every day regardless of elitism, but it's dying right?You think you contribute, but all you do is spread around this elitism which will eventually kill the game.
where did he say dota elitism? i thought it was just general elitism and asshattery he was referring to.
I believe Angel himself said it best when he said "Glorify, master of emotions".
Anyways, I didn't vote simply because its obvious which one is going to win. That doesn't mean I won't look forward to reading it though. Here's to hoping you give in to your urge to help people/show off and end up writing another guide afterwards.
When you are a strongly capable player of any game, it is immensely irritating to have to constantly defend your opinions against the hordes of weaker players who flame you and your opinions over and over again simply because you are better. I don't know whether it's jealousy or just spite that motivates them, but either way it's a pain in the ass. Yes, Angel can be a dick- but he has good reason; namely, that the very scrubs that he tries to help keep trying to knock him down.
Been there, done that. Don't let them get to you, Angel. I think I have a pretty good grasp on how to properly teampick, but I look forward to seeing your take on the matter regardless.
The majority of people in every video game are just plain bad button pushers. But for some reason these same bad players think people care about their ill advised opinions, so you get good threads being crapped on over and over again by useless garbage. It is not hard to see why Angel has adopted his attitude.
He is much like the bosses we all have at work - they all take the high ground and scream at everyone, but at the end of the day, everybody knows that they know nothing and are mostly incompetent.
could be guides are only ment for beginner players
later on u will find ur own item build
i admit i watched guides early on (never played dota but full of ass kicking:P)
and i still do only for fun tho
but i never use the item build they recommend on the forums
because i know what to use on which unit
It probably works great when everyone is playing meta and you know what's happening but what happens when someone introduces a new line and your cookie cutter bullshit stops working? I'd be surprised if Glorify could stop clinging to his own high horse long enough to figure out a counter.
PS. this happened in DotA (and virtually every game), good teams with good execution run the metagame builds and dominate other opponents doing the same by outplaying them and then along comes an unorthodox team trying to run a new lineup that no one's seen before and people get flabbergasted trying to figure out the counter.
No one is saying Glorify is a bad player or that his team is bad. Only that they're defensive to a fault and can't accept that maybe just maybe, given a specific situation that their opinion is incorrect.
I agree with most of what he says, but him and his crew are a mockery of an open forum.
(not to mention they're all little nerd ragers who think everything is justified because they can "crush" you at a video game)
People let their emotions interfere too much with logic. I'll admit reading things angel has posted and watching his videos has made me an imensely better player, does that mean he's the best? no. but he IS a good player (anyone who says otherwise needs to check emotions)
Yes he does act like a dick but then ANY competitive scene has a bit of trash talking and agressive attitude particularly to those who THINK they're better but never provide proof. If you treat his contributions with the same respect that anyone else deserves he has no reason to flame you, wether you agree or disagree. Yes you can say he may not have the best strategy but there is no way that he's wrong. (it's a game with different playstyles.)
Also to the dick who said the system is corrupt because glorify plays with mods... Yeah that's logical, or it could be the fact they were friends BEFORE they were mods and that they all represent the same level. what about people who play with devs, think the devs are corrupt too?
/end whiteknighting rant
Being a good player and contributing to the development of other players (what writing a guide should be about) should include constructive discussion and acceptance of criticism. At the very least, reject objections with reason and evidence instead of throwing out pointless quips based upon pretend-credibility.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that if you can't differentiate between the constructive things that he's provided to this forum and his immense dick-waving when it comes to people posing innocent questions then maybe you're the one who has your emotions a little strung out.
I'm not claiming I'm a better/worse/equal of a player than Angel/Glorify. However, I'm not the one that is doing guides in this section, and certainly not the one that has several premium guides here. Based on the SIX VoDs of him playing, I can safely say he is not that good of a player either, mostly average. Hell, most of the videos are with the idiotic Hatchet a.k.a "my last hit sucks so I need this badly".
Thus, I find his arrogant and egoistic attitude quite amusing and at the same time repulsive. For me, guides should be done by either:
1. People without the unnecessary big e-peens, OR
2. People that have proven competitive experience over time and can afford it. (Loda, Gix, Merlini, Emperor, etc.) See the Dota Premium Guide section to see what I'm talking about.
@ bh guide
Good guide, lots of pics, 9/10
Last edited by Tektos; 09-29-2009 at 11:52 AM.