Secondly, you need to watch competitive games more carefully. The differences between competitive players and pub players aren't things you can immediately see and notice. They're skills that are harder to pick-up and harder to notice such as positioning, map awareness, precision, warding, etc. Yes, what heroes you have is a huge factor in the game, and having a better lineup than the other team will give you a huge advantage. But in competitive Banning Pick games, knowing what heroes to pick and what heroes to ban takes skill and strategy, and is part of being good at the game. I assure you if you took a competitive team and gave them 5 average heroes, and took 5 decent pub players and gave them 5 of the most OP heroes, the competitive team would still stomp the pub team.
Last edited by _theEnemy_; 07-04-2012 at 02:26 AM.
Seriously, about the comments on the competitive players, I did watch a lot of them, and every time it's the same. There is always a freaking polywog priest owning towers and winning the game. When they lose with poly, it's because they use the wards for hero kills instead of backdooring the towers like they do in other games. Same crap that happens in pub games. Why the heck aren't they banning polywog priest then if they're so pro? Surely they noticed the same thing I noticed since dota days that polywog ruins games every time he's picked and played decently?
I've seen "pro" end the game with 0/11/2 scores as characters I usually own with (revenant here). To me, the competitive scene is all about having 5 players that have communication and who practiced together and know how the game works. Put any 5 pub players that don't feed, understand the game, have them train together with microphones for a couple of games, pit them against "pros", and the only determining factor will be the heroes they picked.
There are overpowered / cheap heroes, despite what people think, and they are extremely easy to pinpoint as they are used almost every games, OR every game they're in, they end up winning the game (or failing if their not-so-op friends feed the other team's overpowered hero).
Valk Mag PWP Bubbles Glacius - my personal top 5 of heroes that have a "content rated OP" pass, they're OP, everyone knows it and nobody wants to nerf them. There are several others.
Some newer heroes that all came out broken to unbelievable levels:
Silhouette - "There are no immediate changes for Silhouette" - Pants-on-head-retarded OP when she came out, then she got nerfed 2-3 times, still OP, recently she took another nerf, still OP. At least it's on a saner level of OP now.
MK - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFOVQxXmic0. Did you see that idra?? I'll show you one more time...I mean idra doesn't want to nerf it... it means it must be balanced right? nuff said.
Gemini and Tremble - I don't think any comments are necessary here
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