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Meepo joins the Dota 2 hero pool

By Theo 'zeuSel' Codreanu
Sep 20, 2012 13:55


ImageMeepo will be added to the Dota 2 hero pool today, 20th of September, after being implemented in the test client yesterday.

Valve has announced yet another patch for its title, which contains several game updates along with the addition of Meepo. The highly anticipated addition of Geomancer will certainly bring up to life the users, considering the very long time since the game Developers have added a "new" hero.

One controversial update which this patch brings is the decrease on the pause timer, from 30 seconds to just 5. This means that the enemy team can unpause the game after just 5 seconds, this will most likely have a bad impact in public games. Should this cause problems in the public matchmaking pool or not, we will soon see, although Valve announced that they will support the users' opinion.

Below you can find the complete patch changelog:

Gameplay

• Pugna: Fixed Nether Ward briefly registering the incorrect team right after casting.
• Wisp: Fixed being able to Teleport a Tethered creep to the enemy base.
• Lich: Fixed Chain Frost being dodgable.

UI Changes

• The buyback button is no longer shown when the hero is reincarnating.
• Shift clicking a recipe now puts it in quickbuy.
• Fixed misaligned tooltips in the combine tree.
• Pennants now work for any game that's part of a tournament.
• Equipped pennants are now visible in your base when you're playing.
• New broadcaster select dialog.
• Added animated Firstblood, killstreaks and multikills notifications.
• Reduced opposing-team pause resume time down to 5 seconds (from 30 seconds).
• The top bar healthbars now show up any time a player is spectating.

• Fixed issues with the featured hero in the profile not showing the right hero, or not animating after toggling the dashboard.
• Stackable items now have their sellback time expired when they are stacked by a movement inside the inventory.
• The suggested items tab is now reloaded after a player swaps heroes with someone else.

Visuals

• Added a effect that plays the whole time Keeper's Mana Leak is active on a target, not just when the target moves.
• Player's chosen team pennant will display in the fountain area.

Bots

• Added Lich bot.
• Added Death Prophet bot.
• Added Viper bot.
• Bots will now select heroes their teammates have suggested in the hero picker.
• Increased the radius and strength of fountain avoidance.
• Tuned the strength of bots desire to place a ward, they should be somewhat more cautious about it now.
• Bots now wait 15 seconds after hero-picking to spring into action. This gives players the opportunity to buy their own couriers, if they want.
• Bots will no longer try to TP out of a fight if they're currently visible to the enemy team.
• Bots now try to path through FoWed areas when retreating.
• Bots now pay attention to multiple pings, and will use them to strengthen their desire to attack a hero, defend a lane, or push a lane.
• Bots that are disabled due to missing players on the opposing team are now also invulnerable so they cannot be farmed.
• Supports will now defer last-hitting to non-supports in their lane.
• Bots on easier difficulty levels will now be worse at retreating out of a gank.
• Fixed bug with the avoidance of Dark Seer's wall (only half the wall was being avoided).
• Slightly increased sticktoitiveness of bots overall, but moreso for medium and easy bots.
• Made Tiny bot less likely to Avalanche when retreating (so it's harder to harass him into using all his mana).


Source: Dota 2 Dev Forum


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