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Sorais

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  1. It's been weeks, no sign of the patch on Garena.
  2. Per title. He's already capable of initiating (with a considerable amount of damage too) from stealth; if he's able to jump after taking damage then it doubles as a powerful escape mechanism when he's spotted jumping. Goldenveil is still countered by Arcane Bomb, but it is a fairly pricey item to farm when its only application is to counter one enemy hero. Notably Tempest/Pestilence are already unable to jump when they take hero damage. Pearl can, but the range is pretty short so it's not really an escape.
  3. There's a new way to DOS and you don't even have to start the game - you can time out everyone in the picking lobby. A small box shows up that says "packet loss, you can wait or reconnect" and this is what the Ctrl + F8 log looks like. It's quickly getting to the point of why even bother logging on.
  4. Only works on uncoordinated teams and/or Artillery players who itemize poorly. Good players defend their carry, and Pharaoh is pretty squishy (outside of his primary attribute he has no innate tankiness). Artilleries that get Geo, or even worse Tablet (costs less than 2k gold) are very hard to solo kill with Pharaoh, maybe even impossible.
  5. Here's a more detailed response to your post: - Flux does not have "insane semi-carry potential". Lots of heroes outscale him. Think about it - what does he actually have that lets him carry, his W? That's not even comparable to the likes of Aluna's Q and E. He does need massive AoE teammates to excel because if your entire team is single-target heroes like Arachna and Predator, you can't capitalize on opponents being all clumped up. Finally his nuke is not especially strong, especially without his ultimate. (Please don't tell me you would really rather have his nuke than, e.g., Torturer
  6. Since we don't have glaring imbalances right now (lots of underpowered heroes/items, but nothing really overpowered), improve matchmaking and/or the gameplay experience: - Don't let matchmaking put you in the same team as someone you ignored or banlisted - Make smurfs play against other smurfs - Shorten queue times for players at the top of the MMR range - Make it so that people who don't concede actually play and are not, e.g., AFKing in some corner of the map or hiding in the base and never getting off high ground| - Find some creative way to make people not pick all-carry lineu
  7. Aluna in MW is not a support: - She can't heal - She doesn't have any skills that actually support teammates, unless you call a 0-damage stun "support". - But she does have skills that boost her autoattack damage - Her damage output outside of her autoattacks is fairly weak That doesn't mean you can't play her as a support. She is largely flexible when it comes to items, there is nothing she especially needs (unlike, say, PK on Moraxus or Resto on Thunderbringer). If you're in a team with Rhapsody/Nymphora etc and they aren't getting Astrolabe, you absolutely can and possibly s
  8. That might be why, since I'm currently in the 1900-2000 bracket.
  9. See video. No idea what happened. Garena match ID: 648181370
  10. Make it so it can only target heroes (because who uses it on creeps anyway ...). The key difference in practice would be so you can reliably Sand Scepter Deadlift when he charges at you with his summons out.
  11. How about making it so that stats reset can set your MMR to any number from 1500 to the current MMR? This makes it so that you can drop rating (to find games faster), but not go all the way to 1500 where the games might not be enjoyable. Of course, implementing a cap on MMR would be even better.
  12. Apparently the servers are down and have been down for several hours; everyone I know is playing public games.
  13. As I wrote in the second paragraph: "Only ranking the above average heroes because for some reason the Tier List Maker website does not allow me to add more tiers." Apex/Adrenaline/Goldenveil/Xemplar etc are all below average. Tarot icon is the one that's available on Tier List Maker. If you want the newer icon feel free to update the tier list maker icons. @Mr`Cactus thanks, will correct.
  14. Caveat, this is a one-person effort by me, so the list is very vulnerable to my biases. I only see what happens in my own games, and it's also been a really long time since I played a MW tournament game. Only ranking the above average heroes because for some reason the Tier List Maker website does not allow me to add more tiers. I'm sure it used to allow me to do this, so it must be a recent bug. Heroes are not sorted within tiers, although I've made an effort to put similar heroes together. Thoughts: 1. As long as Flux is supported with AoE ultimates, I think the hero is
  15. Heh, one wonders how Garena's stock price keeps going up when they treat their players so badly.
  16. Eh, if this is implemented and you want to group queue, don't stats reset. If you implement something naive like "you need to play X games before you can play TMM", my money is on there being game farms like this.
  17. Example screenshot: Which heroes are the illusions in the river?
  18. Ambivalent - you could try it but I doubt too much will change. Maybe people will walk forwards to get last hits, but it'll always be dangerous, and some players won't do it anyway. It could also make certain heroes like Gladiator much stronger (and Accursed/Prisoner/Devo are all melee). If the game mode is implemented I'll give it a try but I strongly suspect I'll soon go back to playing the "normal" mode.
  19. Smurfing sucks, especially since it feels like it's actively dissuading me from group queuing because once I do I will run into smurfs. Ideas: 1. If you stats reset, you cannot group queue until X number of games played. 2. Even better, you cannot group queue until Y minutes of games played. No joining and leaving and manipulating stats. 3. Even better, you cannot group queue until your stats (win rate, KD, GPM, etc) are not anomalously high or low relative to the other players in the games you've played. Finally, and very importantly, fix the queue time. That is a big reaso
  20. You're discovering that MQ is not a "strong carry" in the sense that she beats other carries 1v1. In fact she is pretty bad. Her advantages are her ultimate (with which she can join teamfights early and be useful), her ability to initiate for gankers (via her Q), and her natural farming ability. It's not surprising that Ravenor wins a straight up 1v1 (he didn't even have Brutalizer). Your counters to the "I can't 1v1 the Ravenor" problem are: - Kite the Ravenor, using the likes of Genjuro, until his Shrunken expires, then stun him and kill him. - As an extension to the above, Geom
  21. These days I'm banning Flux every game. Vindi helps but is not a full-fledged counter because he will also be pulled by Flux, and quite possibly stunned before he can ult (his ultimate also takes longer to cool down than Flux's). You didn't mention Pearl, who also goes some way to helping after PK but is also not a full-fledged counter because heroes in Pearl ultimate can still be stunned even if they don't take much damage. But all that is kind of missing the point, which is: I wonder if international players are seeing the same phenomenon. I have not been 5qing so I don't have f
  22. The idea is that you pick some very powerful AoE ultimates and then hug tower until you want to fight. This could be, e.g., when you have BKBs, have ultimates, and so on. Example lineup: Flux, Accursed, MoA, Hellbringer, Behemoth Against this the enemy team have several options: - Attempt to farm neutrals. Problem with this is that the neutral camp is now virtually unfarmable without multiple heroes, and it's not like you don't have initiation. If they split up to farm the neutrals, you initiate on them and kill them. There are only two heroes that can kill neutrals early enough to b
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