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DotA Discussion / Re: For Admins.
« on: Today at 11:09 »
Moderator can take over the game control if there is a rule to be enforced. As I understand he took owner because the original owner was cancelling the votekick. So if Tiny was indeed breaking the game ruin rule it was the right thing to do. That is to be determined.

I don't understand the complaint about !muteall tho, it has no effect on the gameplay.

DotA Discussion / Re: Unbalanced games
« on: January 17, 2021, 12:58 »
We already have the "game starting sound", but it plays when loading screen comes up.  :)

Announcements / Historic winners added to website
« on: January 15, 2021, 16:55 »
The new page includes the stats which were previously added to xpam forum sidebar and a table of previous season winners (for seasons where we could find archived data)

DotA Discussion / Re: Unbalanced games
« on: January 14, 2021, 15:54 »
Please lets keep on topic and not go into personal stuff, it adds nothing to the debate. Otherwise I will start deleting posts.

@Arthas I think that is good idea and worth thinking about. So instead of punishing we reward. It is just harder to implement. I guess you would !queue for a "high PSR" game and that game would be force balanced. Sounds correct?

DotA Discussion / Re: Unbalanced games
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:05 »
Maybe I can try some simple KDA balance formula like goodnes=K-D+A/2 and we turn it on for a few days and see what happens.

But that is a slightly different topic, we are talking about !balance not being used at all for now.

DotA Discussion / Re: Unbalanced games
« on: January 13, 2021, 17:19 »
there are many reasons why people "stacking", here are some of them:

1. Players are friends and they do communicate outside of the game itself

2. Players are not friends, but they all want to be in the same team because:
a) they enjoy playing together and it improves their experience playing Dota
b) they are better than the rest of the lobby and by playing in the same team it is almost guaranteed to be an easy victory and good stats.

3. A player, most of the time game host, picks players to his team to get the advantage without those players consent.

the question is as an administration, what part do you want to address?
1 and 2 are mostly the same thing. Primarily we want to discourage 3 while still somewhat allowing 1/2. Lowering PSR gain for unbalanced games would be one such solution. More ideas are needed.

DotA Discussion / Re: Unbalanced games
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:16 »
We are already discussing internally some ideas how to discourage stacking but we don't know yet what will be done. Any ideas are welcome.

The fact that number of games and rate has not really changed since the switch just proves that command reassignment has no effect and people play whatever they want and are not dumb. So "unfair advantage" has no base in facts which you yourself provide. Neither map is favored in any way other than 1 letter command difference.

We are also no separating ladder because it is too much work and nobody showed that differences between v6 and v7 are so great that PSR gains from either map are not comparable. If one map gave some unfair advantage in stat gains I would consider it but nothing of such nature was argued in this topic. As it stands, gaining PSR from either map is equal in difficulty unless someone can argue the contrary and show a significant difference.

I will soon close this topic since it has no further purpose.

General Discussions / Re: Player profile data
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:36 »

General Discussions / Re: Old season winners
« on: January 05, 2021, 23:22 »
Apparently the old stats page around 2011 had a dropdown menu where you could check old seasons.. unfortunately internet archive did not cache those pages.. meh. Lost to the sands of time.

General Discussions / Re: Old season winners
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:02 »
Yes, we have stats for 2015 but not before.

General Discussions / Old season winners
« on: January 04, 2021, 01:15 »
I am preparing a page on the website documenting all season winners of previous seasons. We managed to find the info on the forum back to 2015 but not anything earlier.

If anyone can find some info before 2015 (maybe on this forum or some other place) let me know.

Technical support / Re: Client update
« on: December 24, 2020, 01:09 »
Not possible. You could

1. Disable updates completely (setting in xpam.ini). Enable if there is some important update, right now nothing planned really.
2. Make an empty file and rename it to DotA_Allstars_7.00e6.w3x .. this will trick the updater into thinking you already have the map. Or.. it should in theory, did not test it.

e4 is also an update now but I will remove that.

DotA Discussion / Re: DotA Games
« on: December 15, 2020, 11:55 »

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