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Revive DS?

Posted by drew on November 20th, 2013 |

DS rising from the ashes?

Perhaps. DS was one of the best Dota communities that ever was. I’m working on reviving it. If you have any ideas or are willing to lend a helping hand (hint: new moderator team), let me know in the comments section.

Let’s do this!

MYM Prime Nations 3

Posted by SerpentSon on February 15th, 2011 |

MYM Prime Nations Cup is back! In the third installment we see 16 national teams going head to head in a BO3 (best of 3) Double Elimination bracket. Participating teams are: Denmark, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, USA, Croatia, France, Romania, Greece, Serbia, Finland, Macedonia, Lebanon, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. The grandfinals will be a BO5, upper bracket winner facing off against the lower bracket winner, with the UB winner having a 1 game advantage.

More info can be found at http://www.mymym.com/en/coverage/662.html,

and if you’re interested, come check out dotastrategy’s very own MYM PN3 thread at http://www.dotastrategy.com/forum/ftopic30433.html

New map: Dota 6.71 out!

Posted by Varun on January 23rd, 2011 |

Find the map here, the change log here and discuss how you feel about it in the official discussion thread or in here itself!

Happy New Year, DS!

Posted by Varun on December 31st, 2010 |

I saw no one else did this, so decided to go ahead with the post. So there you go, faithful people of Dotastrategy: Wish you a prosperous new year 2011. What are your new year resolutions? Share them with us.

Merry Christmas, DS!

Posted by drew on December 23rd, 2010 |

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In behalf of the mod/maid team, let me extend a warm and jolly ‘Merry Christmas’ to the people who continue to make DS an awesome DoTA community… YOU.

Here’s to another successful year to DS!

Dota 2 and Then Some

Posted by drew on October 13th, 2010 |

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Exactly year ago, I wrote about IceFrog’s involvement with game producer Valve and speculated on its ramifications. True enough, Valve recently announced a sequel to our beloved game, Dota Allstars. Dota 2 is essentially a remake of Dota 1 (ok I just made that name up), with its characters, items, skills and maps remaining untouched.

The path leading to Dota 2 has not been the most harmonious. Last July 23, 2010, one of Dota’s creators, Steve Mescon aka Pendragon, posted a lengthy message explaining his falling out with IceFrog. IceFrog didn’t want to commercialize as what Pendragon claimed, which led the former to create his own community on Playdota.com and basically taking everyone from Dota-allstars.com with him. Dota-allstars.com has since closed down. The question of “commercializing” will inevitably be brought up again now that IceFrog is coming out with a spiffy new *cough* commercial game. And let it be known that IceFrog got paid to work on the Dota clone, Heroes of Newerth, behind Pendragon’s back. One can only wonder why IceFrog’s entry into Valve didn’t get, well, the nicest of receptions. This blog post made by a Valve employee exposed his alleged scheming behavior, and his real name, Abdul Ismail. The same accusations was echoed to me by someone who worked closely on DA. Moreover, there is a war raging over who owns the Dota trademark.

Dota 2 sounds like a great game with a lot of promise. What future does this bring to the original Dota Allstars? And, when the white flag has been raised, who will stand the victor?

6.69 released

Posted by Ghost on October 12th, 2010 |

Download it here

for changelog and site discussion go here.

we aim to have our database up to date in the very near future.

September challenges

Posted by Ghost on September 7th, 2010 |

rolling out the challenges  (late) once again.

Bard Challenge (hero ideas)

this months theme is Light and Dark…

Godzilla Challenge (item ideas)

and this month you are building traps.

Please remember to post a link to your idea in the thread (follow the lead of a veteran poster) for it will NOT be counted if no link is provided (because it is not officially submitted)

August Hero and Item Idea Challenges

Posted by Ghost on August 11th, 2010 |

August Bard and Godzilla challenges are up, don’t forget to enter them if you want an easy way to get your work published on the site.

the Bard Challenge (hero ideas) can be found here

the Godzilla Challenge (items) can be found here

voting and entries close on the 25th, this leaves you with 13 days (as of this post) to get them in.

DotA Allstars 6.68

Posted by drew on July 27th, 2010 |

Dota 6.68 is out! Get it here (updated to 6.68b).

Notable changes:

4 New Heroes!

Wisp, Thrall, Eredar, Gyrocopter

2 New Items!

Arcane Boots (replacing Arcane Ring)

Orb of Venom

All these additions will be up in our databases within the day.

Discuss.