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    [–] If you were to sell your Collector's Aegis, how much do you think it will cost? atlas5280 -1 points ago in DotA2

    They're practically worthless. Who do you think would pay anything for it?

    It's a novelty reward for throwing money at a video game.

    [–] A PSA to all the people who are in LP due to valid reports. atlas5280 1 points ago in DotA2

    The most shocking thing to me is the number of games played. I've been playing for almost 4 years and am sitting at about 2500 games. This dude has played 8000...

    [–] A PSA to all the people who are in LP due to valid reports. atlas5280 1 points ago in DotA2

    I tracked that dude down. Here's his dotabuff: https://www.dotabuff.com/players/87772096

    He's down to 2.8k lol

    He's played 8000 games of dota 2.

    [–] Petition to request Icefrog to hold an AMA session atlas5280 -5 points ago in DotA2

    Did you check the source on that fake "confirmation"? It's a tweet of some random guy saying his friend at valve told him it isn't true lol.

    There's a rather large trove of evidence in the affirmative from first hand sources, and one guy quoting an anonymous source in the negative.

    You're welcome to believe whatever you want, and frankly I don't understand why a) people actually give a shit what his name is and b) how it affects the community anyway.

    [–] Petition to request Icefrog to hold an AMA session atlas5280 -4 points ago in DotA2

    Marc Merril, the cofounder of Riot, confirmed that's his name. Valve has also definitely not "debunked" that, and in fact gave Abdul Ismail special thanks credit in a credit scene from beta that has since been removed from the game.

    [–] Petition to request Icefrog to hold an AMA session atlas5280 -5 points ago in DotA2

    Abdul Ismail. Marc Merril(riot cofounder) confirmed it in a blog post.

    [–] Petition to request Icefrog to hold an AMA session atlas5280 1 points ago in DotA2

    Yeah he's definitely been pretty secretive for years, allegedly only working for developers(s2 and valve) that sign an agreement stating they won't disclose his identity. I think that was a harsh lesson learned working on wc3 dota. Allegedly he also appeared at an interview with blizzard prior to dota 2 development with a lawyer, and was dismissed.

    [–] Petition to request Icefrog to hold an AMA session atlas5280 5 points ago in DotA2

    Dude. You realize his identity is an open secret, and that literally the top hit on a google search for "icefrog identity" will tell you his name, former employers and background?

    And basically any direct invite team has gotten to speak with/meet him. He consults pro players for their thoughts all the time.

    This isn't some huge mystery. He's an introverted programmer that used to communicate with his western audience, but got tired of death threats from 14 year olds.

    [–] Petition to request Icefrog to hold an AMA session atlas5280 0 points ago in DotA2

    Hey does anyone else hear a whooshing sound? Like the sound of something going over your head?

    [–] From a guy who gets reported with higher than average regularity, I just want to chime in and say reports/LP work as intended. atlas5280 2 points ago in DotA2

    So the biggest word in his wordcloud is "report".

    Check the individual games. The dude clearly has a temper and clearly flames his teammates non-stop.

    Lol. He said earlier that he didn't even have a hotkey bound for chat.

    Frankly, I'm glad he's so much higher skill than me, because win or lose I never want to play a game with him.

    [–] From a guy who gets reported with higher than average regularity, I just want to chime in and say reports/LP work as intended. atlas5280 1 points ago in DotA2

    I didn't realize you were the "future of pain" guy from elsewhere in the thread.

    There is no mystery whatsoever to me about why you get LP every 10 games.

    [–] From a guy who gets reported with higher than average regularity, I just want to chime in and say reports/LP work as intended. atlas5280 2 points ago in DotA2

    You're a feminist aren't you?

    LMAO. That's pretty far out of left field, but since you asked, nope, I'm not.

    Life has a future of pain prepared for you and i'm glad.

    I'm a 30 year old war veteran who's outlived 2 siblings. Whatever the future holds, it isn't more painful than the past.

    And man, it's wild to me that you drew so much vitriol out of a single line on a random post in a video game forum. You must have me all figured out.

    [–] From a guy who gets reported with higher than average regularity, I just want to chime in and say reports/LP work as intended. atlas5280 251 points ago in DotA2

    Look man, I completely agree that what happens to sing_sing is clearly abuse of the system, but what's happening in this sub is that people are equating sing getting reported unfairly with the idea that all reports are unfair, and that's just not the case.

    [–] From a guy who gets reported with higher than average regularity, I just want to chime in and say reports/LP work as intended. atlas5280 10 points ago in DotA2

    I'll admit that yes, i have a bad habit of flaming allies if they make many blatant mistakes or feed unnecessarily or let's even assume for playing bad.

    Okay so you deserve some, but not all of the reports you get? Like, sure, some are totally undeserved, but sometimes, you'd report you?

    I rarely spam ping

    But doing it sometimes is okay?

    Why for having the single flaw of being easy to tilt when it comes to flame,

    So you're accepting responsibility for your bad behavior?

    Is it not fair to just mute me in game and be done with it? Or give me a mute ban

    I don't know, do you think that would be more fair than having to play low priority games? It's punishment for your own bad behavior, after all. What punishment would you prefer, since we agree you deserve the punishment you get.

    Now tell me why

    I'm not sure I can, bud. But you'd identified some really good starting points that you have control over. There's more to dota than winning. I'm sure you feel a lot of responsibility for winning in your games, being high-skill and all, but I would encourage you to remember that all 10 people in the game want to win, and no one wants to be harassed, and probably would like to have a little fun, too, what with it being a video game and all.

    My real question to you is: if you changing your own behavior isn't the answer to the LP/report system, then what is? What could valve do to make you happy with how things work?

    [–] From a guy who gets reported with higher than average regularity, I just want to chime in and say reports/LP work as intended. atlas5280 2 points ago in DotA2

    So in all this pointless back and forth, you've yet to suggest anything that could help to remedy the issue. Since you getting LP is completely out of your control(I'm being serious, it's obvious you've objectively proven that you did absolutely nothing wrong and did not deserve the reports or LP you got), what would you change about Dota 2 to the community and matchmaking better for all players, even the toxic ones, and the famous ones, and the high skilled ones, but especially the toxic famous high skilled ones?

    [–] From a guy who gets reported with higher than average regularity, I just want to chime in and say reports/LP work as intended. atlas5280 5 points ago in DotA2

    So what's your suggestion to fix the problem you've so clearly proven exists? It's obvious valve devs read this sub. Now's your time to shine! You could fix it all!

    Seriously though, what do you propose they change?