søndag den 28. marts 2010


So today we played two games vs MYM, and we tried to play without one of our core players misery. How did this affekt us?

1 game - I think I selfowned us a bit during picks, personally I didn't want to pick the lion, but the team was really up for it. We got some weak lanes and we put them wrong. basicially we kinda got owned in all lanes, only dusa and panda got farm in the early game stage and we didn't really have heros to go on them. They picked smart, picking sk first pick while the rest of the core inciators was banned. Mym farmed well, and got their blink daggers fast, and took a lot of our towers down. I was left a little in the dark as maiden, couldn't do much. Our movement was sloppy, I think it was cause the picks didn't fit us too well, and we kinda made a lot of mistakes during the game. Some on the team was too offensiv while others as I see it played passiv - wich in this case was smartest. actually the situation in this game is quite the same as we saw in the OK vs MYM game 1, where MyM putting a lot of pressure on us, as they did vs OK. Defence is in almost every case the easiest to play and its shows in this game, MyM inciating on maiden (me) behind tower on top and loses the fight on it. Loda was outstanding this game, getting the maximum out of dusa, showing the true str of the hero. Playing without misery makes it easier to play passiv, but we lack a lot early game without him. As I said to the team before the game: "first game is without misery, we have to move, it will be hard without him". Guess we didn't succed that well :). Even though we played horrible in periods of the game, the people on this team is exp enouth to choose the right decisions in the end. We fought our team fights well, and we punished them the right times in the game. I would still go as far as saying this was DDT's worst game so far as DDT. Ofcourse MYM is a strong opponent, but I take most of the blame, cause our picks wasn't that well excecuted. If we had put maiden panda top, dusa mid, lion potm down I think we could have done better as misery mentioned after the game. Anyway we made to many mistakes, and that made the game too exciting. Btw pusher gave me no chance downlane to herras back, with that annoying pugna, mym played very well the early phase of the game. In the end I'm once again happy to be able to play with people like loda, who can turn a game we messed up around all alone and make us all look good. :D

2 game - This time our picks was really good, again team and I didn't totally agree with me, they wanted to ban sven, while I was scared of the pushing power in the hero pugna. Im happy I got to sit on the blue or pink collor, meaning I can use that power to make the final decision. So with the ban on sk, sven was a strong fp, Misery dropped during picks but yelled on vent "maybe its time to do our kotl storm lane". And boy I couldn't agree more, so storm and potm was picked, we had a nice setup for strong lanes. Rex was picked lp for us due to low time, but I regretted immediatly after (even though rex would be strong as shit too), ballanar was the better pick, and nice sportsman ship from MYM's side allowing us to change it. The game talk for it self, we played very well, only did few mistakes, but not game deciding. A fast decision to swap our raping downlane with top lane, made us own the annoying silencer aswell. Anyway DDT was back in shape 2 game, ofcourse you could say MYM was outpicked too, and that might not be a lie, but we punished them like they punished us 1 game, but there was no chance for them to get back in the game, so they decided to ff. A fair call. GG was two good games, too bad first game from our side, sorry for that.

I got a question for my readers. I been thinking a lot about heros the past time, and one hero I would like discuse with you. Is kunka worth picking as a high tire hero? (picking it fast). I won't answer my opinion right away, will save that for my next post. But think about the hero, and give me some arguments to why it should be picked fast or not (is it overrated or not).

Again sorry for my bad english hope you understand.

søndag den 21. marts 2010

What up with people?

a little more then a week ago I got asked to do an interview for mymym, I guess some people actually do find some of what I say interesting. Once again Gosugamers community (big part of EU dota community) is fast at judging. I answered the questions honestly, I mean why would I do an interview if I would hide something. Might sound cocky to some, but all I did was being honest. What ever people think of my game, I don't care about, I know im importan to my team and that noone can do what I does for DDT, but must say I'm a bit disapointed getting hated this much, for no reason as I see it. Some say I got cocky and not always been this way. Thats not true, I just never been in a team where I was this confident, I always spoke the truth, if I in unique didn't sounds as cocky as now its simply because I knew our limits. I wouldn't go state to the public that we were one of EU finest when we weren't. Now that I honestly think we are one of EU's finest, why am I not allowed to say so? Should I praise other teams when asked about them, if I don't think they earned any? Ofcourse i'm confidence, I have been given no reason not to be.

I make interviews for you, the community, but most of all to our supporters, does fans want to hear confidence or a cover up for a statement just to look good to the public eye? I open my own blog for you, the community, for people who want to know more and learn, for any fans I might have (don't know if thats the case). I start to understand more and more why some people refuse to make interviews, parts of our community is just sad people, useing every excuse given to hang out people. A lot speaks about me and other people without even having the slightest idea of who I am or the person they trash talk. More of these people never even played or spoke to me, and still if asked could write an essay about how bad, cocky and terrible person I am.

I know I wasn't "pro" when playing in "MET", wasn't the most easy part to play none the less my time there, I even was suprised when asked to join back in the days. Not playing dota for 4 months, and then straight into top lvl dota, welcome cruel world. I don't regret it though, but past is past, and who ever says I haven't deserved a role on this team must be blind or just fucking hating me for my past. Get over it. I consider my self one of the most honest players on the scene, not only towards the community, but to my self as well. I'm not trying to prove anything to you besides the results, I don't need to take on things I'm not cut out to do, I do what I'm best at, if thats being the sacrifice for my teammates to shine and own, then be it. You don't have to play a fabouls sf or morph to play dota on highest level. Sometime gameunderstanding, personality and spirit can be what a team needs. I don't want people to compare me to players lik misery or loda, cause I'm well aware of their skills, and wouldn't be fair to compare us. We don't offer the same to the team.

Damn straight I hope the community wakes up one day and stop the mean hate and change it to support of the team they like. If people commented "Ducky you are wrong, nirvana is going to teach you a lesson" it would be a cool comment, shows the support to the team you like, instead of commenting "stfu this fuking noob why people keep interview this fknoob :-?? he is the worse player i ever know ....." or if you don't like me getting interview say something like "I hope they soon do a interview with xxxx" I really see no reason for these stupid comments, many of them is not for sharing just personal attacks.

Now I'm no saint or angel sure I proberly did my share of hate, and made my mistakes aswell, so let me the first to appoligise.

Peace out.

mandag den 15. marts 2010

DDT vs TR, DDT vs AAA, OK vs MYM and DDT vs Nirvana.int

I’m back after a short break from the writing (hasn’t been a lot moving these days).

Today I want to talk about 3 diff things, the MYM vs. OK games (yes OK again, seems like these guys take some headlines), Our 2 games today vs. TR and AAA, and I want to take a look on the upcoming games against Nirvana.int, how is our chances?

Well I will start out talking about our 2 superb games today. The game vs. AAA id say we where a bit surprised by them picking kunka 1 pick, when our plan was for them to pick vs. or sladar. This brought the idea of going for the strong -armor strategy up, yet then we didn’t pick sladar right away since it was highly likely that they wouldn’t pick it after picking kunka 1 pick - 2melee after 3 picks usually isn’t the way to pick. So instead we grabbed 2 of the strongest lane dominating hero’s potm and vs. After the picking phase the team was really confident, we felt like having the upper hand, and the lane play showed we where right. I haven’t seen how top lane went but must have gone pretty well, at least Azen and I shut down the morph completely leaving Azen to farm up sladar really fast. Our plan was to get daggers on sladar and templar really fast making us mobile for ganking with potm sladar and ts to catch the opponents. This worked out as it should and we left AAA no chances what so ever. I think our play today was near flawless, only few small mistakes was made, but they where not crucial.

The game vs. TR was another story, we picked a bit more passive hero’s, knowing Azen a man that can carry a team alone upon so small shoulders. We had small disagreements about the picks, but in the end I couldn’t stop picking the solo sandking. After the picks our plan was to help our 2 carry get their core items, pressure the enemy in top and mid lane as hard as possible to make this possible (miracles job as tidehunter). Angel was kinda left alone in the dark, plan was just for him to survive and grab as much as possible without risking to much, that he choose to go rape the lane alone instead is another story. When we put our lanes and think about how we can do best we always expect our opponents to play flawless as well, wasn’t the case and normally isn’t the case in EU that’s why even in a game like this where our solo drops after 14 min we manage to win every lane. Sloppy play by TR gave us the advances for free. Sad for them we are not a team not punishing people when they make mistakes, and we certainly did this game. Even if our plan was to farm up a bit secure our carry hero’s and then take them by force at mid-late game, they gave us the opportunity even 4v5 to rape them in both early and early-mid-game. This game too we play almost flawless sure some situations could have been done differently, I could have looked a bit more on the minimap top before getting killed by lion puck, but again its small mistakes that won‘t matter in the big picture if you just punish them even harder when they don‘t play as they should.

Later in my blog I would love to discuss when a replay deserves the mark of “RR”.

Now for the MYM vs. OK games, it’s not that I’m trying to hang out OK mentioning them every time in my blog, it simply seems like they draw a lot of attention towards them. I saw 4 of the games 1,2,4,5 I believe it was. The one with the roof I missed (happy for that) :D. Now a big part of the community loved the games “OK” won, they all had DRAMA, COMEBACK and mass action (team fights). How come DDT’s games never has these aspects? I’m not going to answer that question directly I bet most of you will be able to see it after reading my analyze of the games.

Game 1.

In my opinion MYM wins the picking phase, coming out with a lot of disable 2 of the best range carry hero’s, a great initiate hero that mania masters = a lot of potential owning void and dusa. I thought to my self, MYM is going to take the shit towers in no time put high pressure on them and by that winning the game. I was DEAD WRONG.

Looking at the first 10 min of the game:

MYM brings down baby for fb, and having a real strong start, Rasta is left in mid for free farm due to really horrible play by zeus in my humble opinion. Zeus constantly standing with 400 mana only using chain to spam creeps when he face a rasta with 3 tangos and a stick. Zeus not ganking and nor keeping rasta down as he should in my opinion. To passiv play from zeus in the early game. On the other hand smiske doing a awesome job top lane herrasing that sf keeping dusa to free farm, a dusa that simply doesn’t understand the power of the hero. Hitting no snakes on sf and misses way to many last hits, not buying treads when having gold. After smiskes perfect play top lane dusa is lvl 4 half way 5 and sf 2 half way 3 and dead. Knowing a sf has no chance what so ever standing lvl 3 vs. a lvl 5 dusa he calls for help. Pusher rushes to help leaving the dominating lane bottom. No idea what Drayich thought when a lvl 2 lion comes top, at least it scared it him so much that he choose to flee to his own tower leaving sf to farm lvl 5 before reaching lvl 6. Had this dusa been played by a player knowing what its capable of he would have sent pusher flying back to bottom lane. Drayich choosing to save money and not fighting back the lvl 2 lion results in sf coming back in the game, where he shouldn’t have been allowed in my opinion. Meanwhile downlane gets a few kills on sandking and potm even though id say they could have postioned a bit better killing void. None the less MYM winning all 3 lanes. Then pusher choose to run downlane again bring misfortune with him. He simply give away his life for nothing at all, bringing “OK” back downlane. Playmate should have more cs at this point too.

After 10 min mark Rasta is very farmed, sf got way more then he should, void got a few cs but nothing noticeable, again he should have died more, if potm could position him self better when sk stunned. And if Lion would have aided a bit more where he should. Lucky for MYM that zeus and dusa at this point fucked up so hard that MYM stands with the small advances even when they made few mistakes. Game turning into mid game MYM manage to take most of “OK” towers putting high pressure getting core items on their hero’s. Lakost manage to pick off a few hero’s on his own, playmate running to much around not getting much farm. Smiske saving as many as his teammates as possible. Drayich still not farming anything choosing to assist his team instead of farming up what he needs, Dusa at this point is of very limited use if not used as bait. Still he refuse to get treads that could have benefited him in many ways through early and early-mid game. After "OK" been but raped hard MYM makes some horrible team fights coordinating things horrible wrong. “OK” manage to stay in the game even if the farm they get are limited. At this point in my opinion its not “OK” playing well, its MYM fucking up. It was a won game they threw away several time from 15-25 min. At 26 min its easy to tell dusa is not a born carry player. Dusa ports to a dead tower instead of pushing the bot lane taking a free tower completing linken. Dusa did nothing top lane no reason to port in if they wont go anyway. Again in this fight smiske save “OK’s” ass by swapping baby out. After the little fight top “OK” choose to go for mid tower, atm their side lanes is pushed and there is massive farm to harvest for dusa or void. They realise this fact and again dusa wasted a lot of time running with the team instead of farming. Dusa runs right side farming 10 sek after choosing to run mid, MYM pulls out yet another horrible fight end up losing mid tower, but still “OK” should have gotten more out of situation, at this point DUSA could have had way more FARM. And in my opinion MYM focus the wrong hero. They keep focusing the VOID who basically does nothing with his vanguard and no attack speed. Fight a rosh, MYM fails yet again to execute their combo, Smiske plays fabulous winning the fight by splitting up the fight for MYM. Poor wd and tank void gets all focus, while zeus is set free to spam. No idea what MYM are thinking. Suddenly the game turns again MYM starting to win fights basically with no items changes, they finally manage to get off the fights well. No idea why they just didn’t do that 10 min earlier. None the less the reason why they still are allowed to do so, is cause “OK” didn’t manage to punish MYM enough for MYM’s mistakes. I mean seriously “OK” had so much farm running into their arms this game but dusa still without anything cause she’s been running confused around. None the less game ends soon after sf not able to outcarry void alone, potm simply to poor to help.

2 games MYM won they dominated the games, used their advances and punished “OK” as a top team should. Now I didn’t see the 3 game with roof so can’t talk about it, but 5 game is almost the same as 1 game for me, MYM fucking up badly “OK” not using their advances and the game turn late, “OK” having better carry for this and ends up winning. Just want to mention that in 5 game I was shocked over the bad inciates both teams did. Sladar almost lost “OK” the game jumping in without bkb trying to stun a sf in bkb charging ulti.

After watching 4 games I put it this way, MYM was the better team overall - Smiske won 1 game for “OK”, poor teamwork from a team known for its superb coordination made MYM loose, sad but in my point of view none the less the truth. I respect both teams and I do feel the games was exciting, not cause they where well played, more because the mistakes both teams made, did the games exciting. Only Player that proved a stable level through out the 4 games I saw was Smiske he truly played on a high lvl all these games, and is in my eyes the absolute MVP. MYM proved they still had what it takes to dominate in the 2 games they won, “OK” won and gratz to them for that, but to me they proved they still have a lot to work on. Nirvana and DDT would have punished them way harder these games. This proves none the less that more late game wins when 2 teams make too many fuckups. Could be the same case if 2 teams play superb with few small mistakes. I hope to prove that its not the case when we face nirvana in the f4f final soon. Our train will keep rolling as it did today, nirvana, TR, AAA the name doesn’t matter, I just hope nirvana will bring their A game so we can produce some “RR” for the community. Cause right now what people like is tight games, these are sadly only produced when a lot of mistakes are made or if a skilled team picks crappy picks against a not as skilled team.

Its not to sound overconfident or anything, no grudge against any players, but knowing your own limits, beeing selfcritik make better players, Draiych proved he could play wd in the other game, I just personally didn't like the dusa he played, for me it did nothing. I love to watch DDT games aswell spotting where we make mistakes and what we can do better, and when my teammates tell me I can improve I do all in my might to do so. A lot proberly hate me for talking about farm and talking about how a carry should be played when I don't personally play it, doesn't mean I don't understand it though, I just know my limits, and ricing isn't my force, im glad I got some good guys for that job.

Sorry for the super long post.

fredag den 5. marts 2010

To help people understand

Cause of the recent happenings, I choose to write a fast reply. First of all I’ really starting to get tired of people quoting me wrong or choose to misunderstand me when they see a opportunity to make a ruckus out of my writing.
Too name 2 situations:
First this news writer that interviewed Mania quoted me wrong leading to massive hate from MYM supporters. I never said if people read my interview that Miggel and Angel never got the heros they wanted, I didn’t even name Angel in this scenario. I said that Miggel often was choosed to play the last hero and it was a hard role to have.
Now gosugamers once again quote me wrong leading to new haters. I apparently said that Dray's opinion on Magic Stick was because of TheSHIT!'s inability to farm. As far as I can read in my own blog I didn’t even mention the shits farm ability and magic stick in the same sentence or even close too. I said that Drayich view on the version was cause of their lack of ability to farm. Since people don’t understand what I’m saying and what I mean by saying it. I would like to prove to you that I’m right.

To bring a PERFECT example to you guys not understanding that dota is more then winning the early game stage, pls take a look at this replay: http://www.gosugamers.net/dota/replays/28545
Yes you are right this is the game we played vs. THE SHIT. To make it clear to all of you I’ going to make my analyses on this game.

The shit winning the early game by far punishing us in every lane. So why didn’t they win? Now a lot of you would properly just agree with Drayich and say cause farm > gank. But I don’t, they lost big parts of the game cause they weren’t able to use the advances they made. To take a good example the wind runner facing Dusa had a 2-0 advances, still managed to get out farmed by a dusa under pressure. Is this cause Dusa is TOO IMBA? Or is it because LODA’s > Synderen’s farming skills? Now I’m just asking cause I’m confused about people blaming the hero’s that are called late gamers to be imba. Top lane was going so well for TS as well but they must have missed some last hits and they didn’t put nearly enough pressure on our tower when chances occurred, they simply let us have our towers at full HP even though they had several chances of damaging them. This way we had a easy time defending our towers when TS choose to 5 man push our full hp towers, we could tp in late and that way get maximum out of our farm. Game entered mid game and TS still had the advances, now they choose to 5 man gank and skip the farming part wards owning them. Is this because wards is overpowered? Or is it because they where too slow planting wards so they could counter us? And was it the best decision to go 5 man ganking when there was a high risk of us having wards? This is where they lose the game, they simply make wrong decisions, and now Drayich is trying to point out what is imbalanced in the version and that you don’t get enough out of ganking? They had every chance in this game but they lagged the ability to analyze the game proper. They managed to get out farmed where they should out farm us, they didn’t use the advances to take down towers fast put wards correctly. DDT > TS in this case its not because dusa is imba hero or because Drayich didn’t get imba items with his jugger cause he did get a damn lot of gold for killing hero’s he should just have considered chilling with the ganking for a few min and leave to others and farm up some core items.

Now I actually rather have people see these things them self, and make them think more about what dota really is. That would make a lot teams better, and it feels wrong giving out great exp like this to teams who should do this them self. But im tired of beeing misunderstood and quoted wrong hated on cause of that, so this is my gift to you take it or leave it.

torsdag den 4. marts 2010

Disagreement about Drayich view on the version

So Drayich is once again out pointing fingers, and this time funny enough he critic’s the part of the gameplay I see The-Shit lagging the most. The farm ability. I’m just going to state my opinion on this matter and about this version. Finally Ice Frog managed to put up a version where most hero’s are able to get used, agi str int doesn’t matter most hero’s have their forces and a lot can be used in special occasions. Drayich talk about gaining more gold for hero kills wanting to go a bit back so we can get more kills and stuff, this would mean removing a lot of the current agi hero’s from the game as I see it, and not really bringing any new into the gameplay. Right now dota is not only about the movement on the map, the talk on the vent, the sync of the team its about beeing strategies, using what ever mean to win, just like any other game. You don’t cry in Counterstrike cause CT can camp at bomb spots, you deal with it. I think this version challenge teams to think more, to make up strats working against other strats finding the right gameplay against diff sort of strats. Like there are diff type of gank hero’s if you like to play with massive gankers. Some of them are capable of doing well as late gamer as well as ganker, to point one out for people confused as Drayich (SVEN), others benefit your team fight ability beside of beeing really strong during the early stage of the game, I point out one more for the people confused (sand king) I only name one but there is a lot more, but its up to you to use the brain as well to think a bit.
Drayich talks about giving more credit to the hero killers and the team killing so you can get stronger faster. Again I disagree, there is a reason why you name hero’s in category’s “Support, Gank and Carry”. Sure a support can be used as a gank hero and a gank hero as a carry and the other way around and all heros can be used diff but none the less if you are smart, you pick gank hero’s to kill the enemy for them to lose gold and secure you own carry. That’s the ability of a gank hero. That’s why people pick from all taverns now a day. You need all the diff roles, and that’s a challenge, a nice one.

I would like to bring up an example:
In EU its very popular to play with a lot of gank hero’s mainly cause most teams suck at farming so you just have to punish the other teams late gamer few times to secure the game. Our game in f4f against Tribal.int you see Tribal.int going for 3 late gamers and their gameplan is to turtle and win late game. They have 2 heros supporting these 3 carry hero’s while we on the other hand choose only 1 carry hero and 4 hero’s to gank and secure our carry. The result, our carry got all the farm needed to rape the game in a very early stage of the game, their carry’s got almost nothing cause their 2 supports got run over by 4 hero’s. A plan is made from both teams, and in this case the ganking one winning, cause its well executed. You need to have a gameplan to succed your way of playing and if you got that im sure every possible way of playing dota is possible, if Tribal choosen maybe only 2 carry heros and 1 more on the support part im sure they would have done a better job. Pappa Drayich its all about reading the situation, if you can’t farm then its about time you learn it, cause farming is a part of the gameplay in dota.

Just want to say a last thing about this matter, I don’t like you saying dota has got more booring to watch compared to 48.b. You are right about first team to get blink wins in 48.b. If ice frog choose to listen to you, the gameplay will look like this. Team winning early game wins the game. Win your lanes and you won the game. I don’t like it I think you gain SO MUCH already killing hero ganking, and its damn entertaining to see a team fight its way back into a game after beeing completely raped in the early game phase. Facts are these, you need to master all 3 phases of the game to win a game of dota. Maybe instead of crying about what is unstable in one of the best versions made you should sit down think a bit about what you could do better to master the mid game and late game aspects for your team. Everyone should so we could rice the level.

Concerning the magic stick, the item is indeed one of the best atm, if it’d to be changed for a more fair item there should be put a time delay on the charge receiving. If to make an example kotl charges wave the magic stick will first get its charge 2 seconds after. Same if you get stunned you will first receive your charge 2 seconds after. This way people cant use magic stick as radar spotting gank, dodging arrows and all that crap. And you can’t use it as a instant save. It would still be a very strong item, but would balance the lane phase a bit more.