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Post by Eorl @ 11:20am 24/09/14 | 1 Comments
Ever-popular free-to-play MOBA title Dota 2 will soon be undergoing some massive changes, developer Valve has revealed in a new blog post. Among your typical hero changes, the game's iconic map will also be getting a much needed location change in regards to NPC Roshan.

Titled "Rekindling Soul", the update will be shifting the NPC dragon character Roshan into a more comfortable position. Per Valve, Roshan's "pit now looks out upon the river from another angle," and other areas around it have been retooled to provide new means of accessing it. Other map changes include a raising of each teams starting "fountain zone," which is now set on high ground with a wide vision radius.

It isn't just the map that is getting adjustments, with Shadow Fiend getting a frightful new look plus public match favorite character Bloodseeker is receiving several changes while also being removed from Captains Mode. Meanwhile, characters Legion Commander and Terrorblade are both being re-added to Captains Mode after additional rebalancing.

Other major changes include:
  • The following abilities can now be cast on Spell Immune allies: Ice Armor, Surge, Alacrity, Nature's Guise, Chakra Magic, Recall and Mist Coil
  • A few abilities and damage type mechanics have been reworked. There are now three primary damage types and a Spell Immunity Piercing status with each. Each ability now carries a notation in the tooltip indicating these.
  • There is far more changes coming in update 6.82, which you can read in full at the changelog here.

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    Posted 12:10pm 24/9/14
    Holy s***, some massive changes. Eg 2 runes every 2 mins (1 each end) plus a new bounty rune for gold/experience.

    Haven't played DOTA for ~6months now but damn, some big changes to a very old formula.
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