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Alright, so the people have voted, and by people, I mean all of you. Now, I know that not all of you have all the games voted on installed at any given time, so I’m giving you some lead time so that you can download and prepare yourselves.

It was a close vote. Planetside 2 managed 17 votes, Team Fortress 2 garnered 19 votes and our runner up of L4D2 grabbed 22 votes. This means that our winner with 26 votes was… Dota 2.

Now, before you all groan and disappear, let me say this: most of the awful reputation Dota 2 has is based on the players. People are evil to each other in this game, yelling at their teammates and opponents alike. However, we of the lazygamer community aren’t like that. Right? We are happy to just play the game, get experience, figure things out and have a good time. So, I want to see some good clean fights, plenty of laughter and helping each other out. I know a lot of people in our community don’t play Dota 2, or at least don’t play regularly. Let this be an opportunity for the more experienced players to let loose, help their fellow gamers, and just have a good time playing n00b Dota.

Also, you are all required to be singing this in your heads throughout the gameplay sessions.

Community play night kicks off on Friday at 7pm. I’m not sure which of the guys will be free to play, but I might try to drop in on a game or two. Remember, Dota is 5v5, so be prepared to be a smaller group of community members.

Last Updated: May 28, 2014

92 Comments

  1. MichaelMatusowsky

    May 28, 2014 at 14:08

    I pretty much know myself to be in the higher tier of SA DotA players (but not god tier like premier league players) so I guess I’ll skip it this time around lest some games not be fun for the other guys. Enjoy. :/.

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    • DrKiller

      May 28, 2014 at 14:11

      It sometimes help to have good players to teach newbies… My friend and I are currently playing with 3 other newbies to help them grow…. They are at the stage where they still buy more than one set of boots πŸ™‚

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      • Tiaan Pat

        May 28, 2014 at 14:37

        Eina, I remember them noob days back in dota 1

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      • B3ware_za

        May 31, 2014 at 17:51

        Mine was in Dota1. Where I asked others at the Internet Cafe how to get “wood”. At that time “wood” was the recipe. Dota1 being a mod at the time. Yeah there is nothing like asking someone how to get wood at a internet cafe. True story.

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    • Grant [_G_] Hancock

      May 28, 2014 at 14:15

      You could always help by coaching ?

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      May 28, 2014 at 14:22

      You’re welcome to join and help the others. part of that whole community thing πŸ™‚

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 28, 2014 at 14:50

      play for fun and set yourself a handicap by being ultra dumb.
      create the LG meta and pioneer a carry jakiro with double battlefury + mask of madness.
      wc3 dota memories are starting to resurface…

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      May 28, 2014 at 15:34

      Always cool to show people the ropes dude.

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    • Jason

      June 2, 2014 at 12:45

      Check the shining display of typical Saffer arrogance.

      What you are actually saying is: “I’m just so good that if I don’t want to play with you guys because I’m l3e7 and you are all n00bs”.

      How about: “I’m fairly good at Dota 2, I’ll be happy to help coach.”

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      • MichaelMatusowsky

        June 2, 2014 at 21:36

        How about: I’m fairly good at DotA 2, I’m not a good teacher though so I’ll pass.

        Anyone who’s anyone who’s been to university has had the experience where the lecturer may be brilliant as a mind but as a lecturer can be quite shit.

        But hey, if you want to take it as me being arrogant, then that’s your own issue :). I’m willing to teach people (that’s why I have quite a few commendations for being “teaching” in DotA 2). I’m just not sure I’m a good teacher.

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  2. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 28, 2014 at 14:08

    Geez guys, you are seriously missing out on Planetside 2!!!!!!!!!

    In any case, bah and bah again!!!!!

    *goes off to install the filth of dotas*

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  3. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 28, 2014 at 14:09

    I PICK MATTYFEEG AND VALSHEN AS MY TEAMMATES!!!!!!!

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    • hairyknees

      May 28, 2014 at 15:11

      Hahaha I had nothing to do with the rigging of these votes! πŸ˜›

      Reply

  4. VampyreSquirrel

    May 28, 2014 at 14:09

    I’ll see if I can get it downloaded… not sure if I’ll be able to… *shrug*

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  5. Sageville

    May 28, 2014 at 14:10

    So I’ve never play DOTA 2 before, I’ve downloaded it…. not quite sure what to do now…. is there some safe place I can practice where I won’t be asked to eat bags of penises?

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    • Brett Gunter

      May 28, 2014 at 14:10

      yup, against the bots if you really want to play it that safe

      Reply

      • Sageville

        May 28, 2014 at 14:12

        There’s not much in the way of Tutorial or Help in the game I see

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        • DrKiller

          May 28, 2014 at 14:13

          When you open the shop, it gives you suggested items for each hero… Its a good way to start πŸ™‚

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          • Sageville

            May 28, 2014 at 14:13

            Kewl, thanks

        • Brett Gunter

          May 28, 2014 at 14:15

          if you want later I will jam a few bot games with you to get you used to the basics?

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          • Sageville

            May 28, 2014 at 14:29

            Thanks for the offer, I think let me hit the bots and tuts before I embarrass both of us.

          • Brett Gunter

            May 28, 2014 at 14:51

            No worries, just let me know, because there is an option where you can practice with bots along with friends. So its a good way to help teach in private gaming.

        • Eric

          May 28, 2014 at 14:24

          There should be a Campaign or a quest mode or something like that in the play tab where you can learn the basics before facing bots. Can’t remember the exact name.

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    • Grant [_G_] Hancock

      May 28, 2014 at 14:12

      Yeah play some bot matches… choose one or two heroes to play a few games with… get the hang of them. Don’t try and play different one each game to start with.

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    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      May 28, 2014 at 14:12

      Work your way through the tutorial and then move onto bot play and then go to match making. It has a rather steep learning curve, but it is an awesome game!

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      • Sageville

        May 28, 2014 at 14:14

        I’ve been avoiding it… guess its time to put on my man-panties

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    • MichaelMatusowsky

      May 28, 2014 at 14:20

      the game forces you to go through a tutorial to teach you the EXTREMELY basic things of dota 2 first :P.

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    • hairyknees

      May 28, 2014 at 15:11

      There’s a nice tutorial you can play through πŸ™‚ then there are other quests to tighten up skills.

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    • Weanerdog

      May 28, 2014 at 15:13

      Go eat a bag of penises!

      See nothing happened, I have only ever been upset once and then realised that it really did not effect me and now well hey I screw up you screw up I just have fun and ignore the negativity. I don’t play dota but I do partake in quite a bit of online stuff.

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  6. Hammersteyn

    May 28, 2014 at 14:13

    Yeah………………………….. no.

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    • Admiral Chief in Space

      May 28, 2014 at 14:13

      Cmon, I’ll even jam with you

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 28, 2014 at 14:13

        Nein

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    • DrKiller

      May 28, 2014 at 14:13

      There will be cookies πŸ˜‰

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 28, 2014 at 14:13

        Nope

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    • MichaelMatusowsky

      May 28, 2014 at 14:20

      I’ll coach you?

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 28, 2014 at 14:26

        Thanks for the offer, maybe next time.

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        • Sk3tz0

          May 28, 2014 at 15:05

          Come feed with me πŸ˜›

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 28, 2014 at 15:12

            Do what now?

          • Sk3tz0

            May 28, 2014 at 15:16

            run around get kill give the other team the points and have ppl shout at u in russian..

          • Hammersteyn

            May 28, 2014 at 15:16

            LOL

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            May 28, 2014 at 15:35

            You can always come to baconfest with me, Friday night at Wembley Beer House in Town.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 28, 2014 at 15:40

            Hahaha if only I lived in your area guessing it’s somewhere in Gauteng or maybe Cape Town

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            May 28, 2014 at 16:29

            Cape Town

          • Norm

            May 28, 2014 at 15:29

            Haha… pretty accurate explanation!.

  7. Grant [_G_] Hancock

    May 28, 2014 at 14:13

    How do we find each other Friday ? is there going to be one common person we should friend ? Already have you friended Zoe.

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    • DrKiller

      May 28, 2014 at 14:15

      Thats a good question… You can set up groups (somehow), so when you join you are in the same chat room… My question is going to be, how are we all going to play with each other? Or are we just making parties of 5 and find other noobs? πŸ˜›

      Reply

    • Kromas

      May 28, 2014 at 14:15

      Steam community … we have one.

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      • Grant [_G_] Hancock

        May 28, 2014 at 14:15

        Ahh we do !? cool … will look for it

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        • Kromas

          May 28, 2014 at 14:16

          Yeah I also host a mumble channel that we sometimes use. Details in community channel.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 28, 2014 at 14:18

      Join the Steam group and then join the group chat on Friday

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      • Grant [_G_] Hancock

        May 28, 2014 at 14:20

        Have done so, and will do so… been wanting to play with the LG guys for ages! this should be fun πŸ™‚

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          May 28, 2014 at 14:31

          Be sure to get Mumble as well as we have access to Kromas’ server to literally talk to each other.

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          • Kromas

            May 28, 2014 at 14:32

            Yeah the DayZ guys have taken it over but ill just log in and snipe them in their base so they rage quit (or kick them) πŸ˜›

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 28, 2014 at 14:41

            or we could just, you know, use the built in Voip.

          • Grant [_G_] Hancock

            May 28, 2014 at 14:47

            yeah can use dota in game chat … since we will full parties … usually use teamspeak.

            How do I find mumble thing ?

  8. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    May 28, 2014 at 14:17

    I havent dota’d anyone in the face since ti3. Ill keep ye old frostbite valour for spectator purposes only. Am going to spec these games though, so open slots! πŸ˜›

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  9. DrKiller

    May 28, 2014 at 14:26

    So to go play Pool on Friday or Dota with you guys… hmmm πŸ˜›

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  10. Gavin Mannion

    May 28, 2014 at 14:26

    Crap I haven’t been practicing my elitst attitude and arrogance.. there’s no way I could play DOTA at this rate

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 28, 2014 at 14:31

      You have to practice that? :O <— shocked face

      *RUNS*

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      • Admiral Chief in Space

        May 28, 2014 at 14:37

        Sure he does, watches soccer and all

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 28, 2014 at 14:40

      we prefer to think of it as “honesty” rather than “arrogance”

      just make an inhouse lobby and you’ll only have to deal with Matty Fig and I telling everyone how shit they are.

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      • hairyknees

        May 28, 2014 at 15:12

        xD

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    • Weanerdog

      May 28, 2014 at 15:14

      I thought that is why you were in court.

      Too soon?

      Reply

  11. Kromas

    May 28, 2014 at 14:27

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

    Play Dota2 BEFORE you join the event!!!!!

    I just remembered you are forced to do a tutorial before you can actually play and that takes about 15 mins if I remember correctly.

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  12. Tiaan Pat

    May 28, 2014 at 14:34

    Ahh Zoe that song was epic back in the day!

    Reply

  13. Brendyn Zachary

    May 28, 2014 at 14:35

    Who’s buying wards and chicken?

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    • DrKiller

      May 28, 2014 at 14:36

      Chicken is so dota1… I’ll buy a easter bunny or a birdie… Dan kan almal met my voel speel πŸ˜›

      Reply

  14. Anthony Nell

    May 28, 2014 at 14:39

    if you’re scared of getting abused for being new at Dota 2, you should probably steer clear of CS:GO, LoL, BF3/4 and any other game where losing sucks and winners are generally better than you are.

    P.S. this is why there is an ignore function for interactions

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  15. Alex Hicks

    May 28, 2014 at 14:40

    I don’t even know what type of game DOTA is. So thanks, but no thanks – I can barely hold my own when I know what I’m doing. This would be akin to lambs and slaughter.

    Still – good luck to all, and enjoy.

    EDIT: I mean – look at the chat going on here. Lanes, wands? it’s like a RTS style game; and then someone mentions sniping and I see FPS … *shrugs* … I’m so clueless.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 28, 2014 at 14:56

      I tried to play it but it sucks in my opinion. Yet it’s so popular so I’m the fucking idiot I guess.

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      • Alex Hicks

        May 28, 2014 at 15:25

        Well, in my case I am a fucking idiot – didn’t stop me from playing CoD well enough to cope … oh wait …

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 28, 2014 at 15:29

          LOL!

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  16. Matthew Holliday

    May 28, 2014 at 14:40

    Dibs the offlane.

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    • Admiral Chief in Space

      May 28, 2014 at 14:42

      MID

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      • Brendyn Zachary

        May 28, 2014 at 15:07

        Can I be the hard support with brown boots, wards and a bracer?

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        • ToshZA

          May 28, 2014 at 17:55

          Screw the bracer. Magic stick ftw!!!

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  17. Tiaan Pat

    May 28, 2014 at 14:42

    So keen to play, is the groups name Lazygamer? Will be online from about 5 on Friday and can jam 2 games. Steam handle is serafax.

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  18. Sk3tz0

    May 28, 2014 at 15:04

    Warning!!! I’m a feeder.. just saying.. dont do it on purpose.. not always atleast..

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      May 28, 2014 at 17:54

      Haha reminds me of this one game. My team was being a bunch of dicks, so I started feeding and tower diving for them. πŸ˜€

      Reply

  19. Sk3tz0

    May 28, 2014 at 15:04

    Steam handle is… Sk3tz0

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  20. hairyknees

    May 28, 2014 at 15:14

    Unfortunately, I won’t be on during this evening πŸ™ but people are more than welcome to add me and ask any Dota related questions before or after the community event πŸ™‚

    Steam name: Hairyknees2605

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  21. ElimiNathan

    May 28, 2014 at 15:16

    Meh, sis

    Reply

  22. Doug

    May 28, 2014 at 15:18

    Im in like flint. nic is $avage

    Reply

  23. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    May 28, 2014 at 15:33

    NOOOO!!!! was hoping it would be on Saturday

    I have Baconfest that night….that’s right, you read correctly. BACONFEST

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    • Sk3tz0

      May 28, 2014 at 17:03

      Baconfest Cancelled Dude.. Heart Foundation stepped in.. They gonna burn it all at my house in protest πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        May 29, 2014 at 08:44

        Blasphemy.

        Reply

  24. derp

    May 28, 2014 at 16:19

    I would consider myself very mediocre at WC3 dota, that is: I know the game, most of the characters and a general idea in what items to buy.
    My question to an “experienced” dota 2 player:
    Do I have to re-learn everything and bask in the hate or will I actually have a decent time.?

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 28, 2014 at 16:40

      its much the same, gotta get used to a few mechanics differences, but mostly the same game.

      Reply

  25. Brian Murphy

    May 28, 2014 at 17:43

    Meh, no thanks, I was never interested in DOTA 2. But, if you setup a L4D2 game night sometime Zoe, let me know, I’ll be down for it! Or maybe Payday 2, or Dead Island: Epidemic…I just got the latter, haven’t played much but it looks like it could be a fun time πŸ™‚

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  26. ToshZA

    May 28, 2014 at 17:59

    I’m on the LG Steam group, but you can add me on -Pariah- so long if you like. I’m more than happy to run around with a bunch of feeders just having a blast. πŸ˜€ Having fun IS why we play games after all. πŸ˜›

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  27. Methias

    May 29, 2014 at 08:20

    So how do I join this? If anyone is keen to play tonight, I shall be your loyal support/ward slave.

    Reply

    • Methias

      May 29, 2014 at 08:34

      Nevermind, I figured out where the group was (Who would have thought it was called LazyGamer???).

      I’ll be on Dota tonight, always keen for games.

      Reply

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