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#1 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

I enjoy playing Phantom Lancer but I feel that I have no idea how to make him threatening until late game.

Well, that's the thing. Carries (especially hard carries) aren't threatening until late game. That is literally the entire point of the role. They can't do anything early but if you let them get farm and the game goes late they'll wipe your whole team. If you want to be threatening early, you should pick someone like an initiator or a ganking mid (I know you said you hate mid, but, well, if that's the hero role you want to play...).

I know you said you liked Tide... maybe try somebody like Slardar? He doesn't have the screenwide aoe ult, but he does have a small aoe stun, and he can be threatening as a rightclick hero if you get early farm and decide to build him that way. That's what I meant on your other post when I said "you'll start knowing how to make decisions on hero/item combos based on how the game is going." If you notice you're losing teamfights due to positioning and your team needs an initiator, you can rush a blink dagger and start to control team fights. Or, if you're dominating and you're up in gold and kills, you can transition into something like an Armlet and crush everybody with ult + rightclicks. His ult is also invaluable against invis heroes, which you will see a lot of in low MMR games if you start playing against people.

And yeah, just to speak to your League experience a little bit, runes+masteries are one of the (many) reasons I can't stand League. I hate that it gives new players an even sharper disadvantage (as if the lack of experience relative to veterans wasn't disadvantage enough), and I really hate that it forces players to make decisions about their hero role, lane choice, and item build before the game even starts. It removes a large amount of in-game adaptability, which is one of the most exciting parts of Dota for me.

#2 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

One thing that I have noticed that I want from the WWE Network are the Replays of WCW Nitro and Thunder, like they are doing with Raw and Smackdown. I also want more Raw and Smackdown then they have on there, which I bet they will get to getting every one of those shows on eventually. Maybe they could do something were they put the Raw and corresponding Nitro episode, and do it once a week to try to "relive" the Monday Night Wars. They have a huge back catalog of wrestling that I feel like is not being utilized right now. I will stay subscribed, just thought I would mention a idea for content.

You know they add like a month's worth of RAWs every week right? They're going in order. They already have all of the 93 and 94 RAWs up and are currently working through 95. Everyone is assuming (hoping?) that they'll be putting up the Nitros along with the RAWs once they get there.

#3 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

Yes, and she told me as much. I was in a committed relationship of 3.5 years at the time, though, so nothing ever came of it. The end.

#4 Edited by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

@jadegl said:
I mean, people love X-23 and she's just a female Wolverine if you boil it down to the basic idea, it's the writing and art and everything else coming together that makes a comic book work. So why not wait to see the book and what they do and then call them out if it ends up being a bad idea?

To be fair, I don't think they replaced Wolverine/Logan with X-23 and herald it as some second coming (I might be wrong? I don't actually read comics, just try to keep up with things like MUA and occasionally reading wikipedia articles).

As an ultra-casual comic fan who would name Thor as one of his top three favorite superheroes, I think this is super lame. If it was an alternate universe thing I'd be totally okay with it. Hopefully it's like a six month story arc and then is never talked about again. I'm not raising any pitchforks or anything though, because, again, super casual. I probably care about comics/superheroes maybe twice a year.

#5 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

@ajamafalous: naw it was the quick do finish after the spot how they didn't mention him after and how quick they panned away when the doctor was going to check on him

@ajamafalous said:
@darkstalker said:

Looks like Rollins might be hurt :/

Basing that off of him selling his knee at the end? Because part of the reason he got over is because he sells like he kills himself every week.

Dirtsheets say that he's injured. But ya know, dirtsheets.

Ah, I didn't catch that part. I'll have to go back and rewatch it; I just had it on in the background.

#6 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

Looks like Rollins might be hurt :/

Basing that off of him selling his knee at the end? Because part of the reason he got over is because he sells like he kills himself every week.

#7 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

Overrated? Probably GTAIV

Game that people like the most that I hated? Probably Mass Effect 2

#8 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

@papercut said:

Oh right, Sting is doing something tonight...

Has he been officially announced for the game yet? That's what I assumed the date meant when he posted it on twitter.

#9 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

It was dead several years ago when I tried to play it again; I imagine the years since then haven't been any kinder to it.

#10 Posted by ajamafalous (11852 posts) -

@brodehouse: doesnt that make him an asshole?

Being stiff is well-respected in Japan. I think it's dumb, but plenty of people like it.