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    [–] How to get a team flair? racast5 1 points ago in DotA2

    They're available during lans. If they're available you can change yours in the side bar on the right

    [–] Although Repel cannot be longer used on enemies, I am glad for letting the description be as it is. racast5 7 points ago in DotA2

    The description is refrencing that you could (previously) use repel to stop an enemy pudge from denying himself with rot by casting repel on him.

    [–] "Must buy" items have been nerfed pretty consistenly throughout Dota history (Drums, dragon lance, etc). Why have boots escaped the nerf bat? racast5 1 points ago in TrueDoTA2

    Would it? Most carries backpack their boots in the late game anyways. I guess it would be a small buff cause he'd be 40 ms faster or so, but so would everyone else.

    Honestly I'm not super against boots, I've been playing dota almost 8 years. I just thought it was interesting that in a game where the answer to most things is 'it depends', boots are the one item which go against that theme.

    [–] "Must buy" items have been nerfed pretty consistenly throughout Dota history (Drums, dragon lance, etc). Why have boots escaped the nerf bat? racast5 1 points ago in TrueDoTA2

    I guess the counter argument is you could remove boots and make every hero naturally faster. Then you could tie boot abilities to other, non boot, items. Such as phase, mana restore, etc.

    I think some people say 'when you buy boots is an important part of the game, because a support can go without boots for a while and be at a disadvantage or you can buy first item boots on a roamer', etc. But I'm not saying MS items should be removed. I'm just wondering why Icefrog seems set on having a 'must purchase' item in the game that limits your itemization paths. Because boots are the only consistent item that you must buy (YES with the exception of io and weaver I know).

    [–] Sept 21 Competitive Matches - CIS & EU racast5 1 points ago in DotA2

    Does anyone know when navi will play the finals for the faceit OQ

    [–] Did they just solidify themselves as the best team in CIS DOTA right now(spoiler inside)? racast5 4 points ago in DotA2

    They played really well today. But at the end of the day, it's only ~8 wins, against mostly t2 CIS teams. Thats not NEARLY enough to deserve a direct invite to a major or a minor. When they actually perform well on lan, then we can talk about it. Teams get invited based on consistency. Not one good day of tier 2 online qualifiers.

    [–] Is Navi back for real? This iteration of Navi is as good as the one that won their latest lane or even better. racast5 5 points ago in DotA2

    Gotta see how they do at a lan before you say anything. There's pretty much always a honeymoon period when they reform and start stomping the local t2 teams.

    [–] Sept 20 Competitive Matches - Europe & CIS racast5 1 points ago in DotA2

    If it's scheduled, it'll be on the top right of this page. I don't see anything there right now.

    [–] Casters on Na'Vi game on Beyond the Summit racast5 3 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in DotA2 was casting but he's been having stream issues all game. Low quality and stream keeps dying. is the russian stream. It's good quality

    [–] "Must buy" items have been nerfed pretty consistenly throughout Dota history (Drums, dragon lance, etc). Why have boots escaped the nerf bat? racast5 1 points ago in TrueDoTA2

    Yea you're probably right that they'll always be all or nothing. I think the balance between different boot types is pretty strong. But I also think the game might be more interesting if you didn't have to go boots (more or less) first on (more or less) every hero. Just thought it was interesting that this is the one thing the Frog is set on having in the game.

    [–] Congratulations to the CIS qualifier for Starladder Minor racast5 13 points ago in DotA2

    He gets a lot more flak than he deserves because he didn't get a lot of support from his team. Sonneiko generally spent 75%+ of his time mid, and artstyles best heroes were junglers. There were a ton of games where ditya ra was left solo bottom as a juggernaut or something and would be playing catch up for the rest of the game. I thought he played amazingly all things considered. He almost always had an impact despite the slow start.

    [–] Rainmaker: Leaving the rest of your team behind to pain a perfect path to the goal is NOT a good tactic racast5 8 points ago in splatoon

    Disagree completely. Flanking and map control are super important for any ranked mode, and especially for rainmaker. I'm not saying you should do this every single time you respawn. It can leave your team open to a push while you're not in position to defend. But if the match is generally pretty standoff-ish then it makes sense to paint a path around the enemy and circle around for a flank. If the flank is successful, your team picks up the rainmaker and has offensive map control you can take advantage of for a strong push.

    Rainmaker has always been my best mode and I use this tactic all the time. I haven't dropped out of S+ in either Splatoon 1 or 2.

    [–] What is the greatest act of not giving a fuck you've witnessed in a public setting? racast5 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Being in possession of the murder weapon would be what is called 'circumstantial evidence'. This is evidence that points to something being the case, but does not prove it by itself. A preponderance of circumstantial evidence can be used to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But it is usually not enough on it's own to prove guilt.

    [–] Xenoblade 2 latest build graphics and performance racast5 5 points ago in NintendoSwitch

    Cool I didn't know that! But explains a lot. They do an awesome job

    [–] What is the greatest act of not giving a fuck you've witnessed in a public setting? racast5 3 points ago in AskReddit

    In the U.S., it's never the accused's responsibility to prove he/she didn't commit a crime. Innocent until proven guilty. It's basically the backbone of our legal system. There are no laws which state that the owner of a vehicle is responsible for the tickets another person acquires while driving it.

    [–] Xenoblade 2 latest build graphics and performance racast5 12 points ago in NintendoSwitch

    The combat is fun, but imo xenoblade really excels in the environments which are hard to showcase in a demo. The XCX world was insane. It gave me that botw feeling before botw was a thing. You see something across the world, and you just go there. And the monsters you see along the way are all super unique as opposed to the differently colored hobgoblins and bats of botw.

    [–] 11 Majors Schedule racast5 5 points ago in DotA2

    From the FAQ:

    How is the number of points that a tournament is worth determined?
    Points are proportional to the prize pool of the tournament, with Majors having a 1.5x multiplier.

    [–] Octopath Traveler Surveys Are Arriving -- How Did You Respond? racast5 9 points ago in NintendoSwitch

    I thought the voice acting in general was great, but the repetitive short lines got old fast.

    [–] The Octopath Traveler voice over work is phenomenal! racast5 154 points ago in NintendoSwitch

    In general I think the voice acting is great, but I thought the 'generic' voice lines get repetitive; Specifically, the voice lines which are just one or two words and represent a much larger body of text. When they say 'Alright!' or 'You can count on me!' etc when the text is actually 2-3 sentences.

    I hope they either vary them more, or just leave more out.

    [–] What was your "oh crap, wrong person" moment? racast5 16 points ago in AskReddit

    Don't those generally result in fraternal twins? Not identical? Identical twins result when a fertilized egg divides. The methods you describe usually utilize multiple separate eggs which are then all fertilized. Which is what happens in the case of fraternal twins.

    [–] Developer is banning YouTuber from using their games for his YouTube videos. Can they do that? racast5 1 points ago in legaladviceofftopic

    Nintendo has been doing it forever. They don't allow any videos up on youtube of people playing their games. It's been an area of contention with fans for a long time. So there is precedent for the action, though I don't know if Nintendo has ever been challenged in a court.