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Posted by AlisterCat

Big Wins. Got to get in on these daily Dota streams.

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Edited by bunji

It actually is daily. Nice :)

Edited by paulwade1984

It baffles my mind that subscriber video's are still a thing. Ad revenue has to be far and away the largest source of income, yet shit like this drives people like me away from this site for content. Anyway. You guys got your click. Guess i'll go somewhere else.

Edited by pyromagnestir

Hell yeah Daily Dota! I didn't know it was pushed up. I wanted to watch it live, but I missed it because I was outside with my dog. These quick uploads are great!

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

I hope this happens with other multiplayer games in the future, like BF4, COD, FIFA, Street Fighter. Really good way to see how a multiplayer game is, and banter is always good.

Posted by Ted_Mosby

@paulwade1984: There are plenty of videos posted every day for free members. If not being able to watch Brad be sub-par at Dota 2 keeps you from enjoying the other content then I don't really know what to tell you.

And no, ad revenue isn't how Giant Bomb makes most of its money. Subscribers are what kept Giant Bomb alive long enough to be picked up by CBS.

Edited by sodapop7

@paulwade1984: Do you have any numbers to support that ad revenue far outweighs what they get from subscriptions?

Posted by paulwade1984

@paulwade1984: There are plenty of videos posted every day for free members. If not being able to watch Brad be sub-par at Dota 2 keeps you from enjoying the other content then I don't really know what to tell you.

And no, ad revenue isn't how Giant Bomb makes most of its money. Subscribers are what kept Giant Bomb alive long enough to be picked up by CBS.

Are you joking?

Can you do Math? Subscriber income wouldn't even cover one month of wages.

Posted by Matt

Participating in these videos continues to be MAD FUN!

#bigplays

Edited by Talesavo

Damnit, I missed it again. :{

Edited by Marokai

@paulwade1984 said:

It baffles my mind that subscriber video's are still a thing. Ad revenue has to be far and away the largest source of income, yet shit like this drives people like me away from this site for content. Anyway. You guys got your click. Guess i'll go somewhere else.

I have my issues with this feature (namely that I would rather they be making almost any other feature with all the time Brad spends on this, instead) but the idea that they shouldn't be doing more subscription content is bananas. They should be doing much much more of it, and there's tons of free content for you to enjoy otherwise.

Edited by GuardianKnux

Today I learned that you can use the courier to buy items in the secret shop for you. MIND BLOWN!

Posted by Toxeia

@ted_mosby said:

@paulwade1984: There are plenty of videos posted every day for free members. If not being able to watch Brad be sub-par at Dota 2 keeps you from enjoying the other content then I don't really know what to tell you.

And no, ad revenue isn't how Giant Bomb makes most of its money. Subscribers are what kept Giant Bomb alive long enough to be picked up by CBS.

Are you joking?

Can you do Math? Subscriber income wouldn't even cover one month of wages.

It's the subscriptions that make CBSi want to hold onto GiantBomb in the first place. And seriously, how does this prevent you from enjoying the site? Are you some how forced to consume all the content on this site? Or are you just incapable of deciding for yourself what you enjoy?

Posted by MstrMnyBgs

It baffles my mind that subscriber video's are still a thing. Ad revenue has to be far and away the largest source of income, yet shit like this drives people like me away from this site for content. Anyway. You guys got your click. Guess i'll go somewhere else.

Boohoo, take your crying elsewhere. Good riddance.

Edited by RoyCampbell

@mstrmnybgs: Hah, get a load of this guy.

Look, I know it's tempting to be a condescending jerk with that shiny little icon on your avatar, but I think you'd have been better off actually offering him a retort.

Posted by Milkman

It baffles my mind that subscriber video's are still a thing. Ad revenue has to be far and away the largest source of income, yet shit like this drives people like me away from this site for content. Anyway. You guys got your click. Guess i'll go somewhere else.

Bye.

Edited by MstrMnyBgs

@roycampbell said:

@mstrmnybgs: Hah, get a load of this guy.

Look, I know it's tempting to be a condescending jerk with that shiny little icon on your avatar, but I think you'd have been better off actually offering him a retort.

What is there to retort? He is clearly whining about not being able to view it. He doesn't like their policy because it doesnt benefit him, so he wants to change it. If he thinks there is a better way to run the business, then he can go somewhere that runs it that way.

Edited by pyromagnestir

Since this seems to be relevant to the discussion (or bickering) taking place:

Is the archive of this on twitch not available for everyone for free? I thought it was, just like tnt. That would make subscription complaints something of a moot point.

Posted by Chtasm

@paulwade1984: I think this vid is the same case as the TNTs where you can see the "HD PREMIUM VERSION SO COOL" version hosted on the GB website and the regular one on their twitch channel:

http://www.twitch.tv/giantbomb/b/404676495

Limiting this video to subs saves them server bandwidth or whatever. Enjoy, homie.

Posted by TheMasterDS

So... this is an Endurance Run, right? Right?

Edited by MarekkPie

Getting back to actual Dota 2 talk...

You gotta be more aware of the items you have. Twice in the first game, Brad, you had a fleeing Razor that could have easily been killed if you had used your Diffusal Blade active. Riki basically cannot chase unless he has a slowing item, which is what mainly for on him.

As for a mid build, even though Luna usually isn't played mid, the typical mid item build is a set of tangos and three branches. That will leave you with about 300 gold that you then use toward a bottle purchase.

Posted by Brad

Today I learned that you can use the courier to buy items in the secret shop for you. MIND BLOWN!

This is exactly what I was hoping, that you guys would pick up some tips at the same time I'm learning the game. There's such an insane number of intricacies in the game it seems like you could never absorb them all. Glad you found it helpful.

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Posted by mdnthrvst

The FUCK are you people going on about? Every single TNT and Daily Dota stream is archived on Twitch, with Twitch's vastly superior video player to boot.

Are you REALLY this butthurt that you can't rewatch long-ass Twitch streams on Giant Bomb's shitty player?

Posted by Lively

Huh, I knew Warlock was good but I've yet to try Omniknight - he looks quite helpful to have around.

Posted by mrblobby64

So, is Puck like fotm right now? I'm in the process of trying to learn this game, and am finding Puck to be the most fun I'm having with the game.

Posted by RoyCampbell

@mstrmnybgs said:

@roycampbell said:

@mstrmnybgs: Hah, get a load of this guy.

Look, I know it's tempting to be a condescending jerk with that shiny little icon on your avatar, but I think you'd have been better off actually offering him a retort.

What is there to retort? He is clearly whining about not being able to view it. He doesn't like their policy because it doesnt benefit him, so he wants to change it. If he thinks there is a better way to run the business, then he can go somewhere that runs it that way.

Or, y'know, you could've just said it's also archived on Twitch and it's also archived here for subscribers for convenience but nah let's just be insufferable instead.

Posted by GalacticPunt
Posted by Phatmac

Loving these Daily Dota videos! Hope I can get into a match someday! :D

Posted by SilenceUK

@paulwade1984: We support the site directly and deserve a few special features, if you love the site you would want to support it and thats what us subs do

Posted by MisterMouse

I don't play DOTA, but I enjoy my daily DOTA.

Edited by Brad

Getting back to actual Dota 2 talk...

You gotta be more aware of the items you have. Twice in the first game, Brad, you had a fleeing Razor that could have easily been killed if you had used your Diffusal Blade active. Riki basically cannot chase unless he has a slowing item, which is what mainly for on him.

As for a mid build, even though Luna usually isn't played mid, the typical mid item build is a set of tangos and three branches. That will leave you with about 300 gold that you then use toward a bottle purchase.

I think I'm having a hard time remembering to use items because I've been playing a different hero almost every match, so I'm constantly using a different build and therefore not getting the repetition you need to learn things like that by rote. Doesn't help that even when I do play the same character, my items end up in different slots half the time so I need to use different hotkeys as well.

Guess it's just something that will come with an inordinate amount of practice.

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Posted by Sidewalkchalk

I suck huge balls PLAYING this game, but I sure love watching it. Excellent feature.

Posted by dRUNKENcELTIC

Just so glad to have more Kessler back in my life...

Edited by Purple_eye

I don't play DOTA, but I enjoy my daily DOTA.

This.

Posted by RichieJohn

@paulwade1984: They have said openly that without the subscribers there wouldn't be a giant bomb. Saying that, as a subscriber I would be very happy for them to scrap subscriber only content.

I'd still pay for no adverts.

Edited by geirr

BIG WINS! I love this feature. Keep it going forever!

Posted by Scotto

@ted_mosby said:

@paulwade1984: There are plenty of videos posted every day for free members. If not being able to watch Brad be sub-par at Dota 2 keeps you from enjoying the other content then I don't really know what to tell you.

And no, ad revenue isn't how Giant Bomb makes most of its money. Subscribers are what kept Giant Bomb alive long enough to be picked up by CBS.

Are you joking?

Can you do Math? Subscriber income wouldn't even cover one month of wages.

Are YOU joking? He didn't say subscriber income singlehandedly kept Giant Bomb in the black. He said subscriber revenue kept them afloat, probably because it gave their income a much needed shot in the arm along with whatever other revenue streams they had (like ads). Jeff himself has said this in his "Jar Time" videos, in the past.

They make one or two subscriber-only bits of content every week, to complement the 90-95% that is free to everyone. Pay for it, get over it, or give your clicks to someone else. They don't owe you anything, and vice versa.

Posted by Scotto

@paulwade1984: They have said openly that without the subscribers there wouldn't be a giant bomb. Saying that, as a subscriber I would be very happy for them to scrap subscriber only content.

I'd still pay for no adverts.

I hope they don't, because for every person like you or I who would keep paying just to keep ads away, or to support the guys, there's five others who just want the content, and have an adblocker.

And as Jeff said in his last Jar Time - subscriber revenue is critical to them, in trying to make the business case for their site, and do more crazy shit. I want these guys to succeed and keep entertaining me, and if I need to pay $5 a month, and they need to put a few things behind a paywall to do that, then so be it.

The internet has given some people this sense that they are entitled to whatever content they want.

Posted by BionicMonster

@paulwade1984: Many subscribers ( myself included) paid for thier subscriptions on an annual basis. that makes it kinda hard for them to just stop a feature that people have payed for.

Posted by BaconGames

I just noticed that every kill is displayed as "[player] just pwned [player]". I hate Dota 2 now.

Edited by AMyggen

Never played DOTA, but love this feature. And Kessler!

Posted by Krenor

I just noticed that every kill is displayed as "[player] just pwned [player]". I hate Dota 2 now.

I believe that comes from the first Warcraft Dota, they just decided to stick with it.

Posted by Homelessbird

@scotto: I'm not going to quote your two excellent posts, but I thought I could at least commend them.

This is a video that takes an hour or so out of Brad's day and maybe an hour of post time at most. It's really not that taxing on his resources, and a certain subset of GB's users (read: me) enjoy it a lot, so far.

The idea that people are offended by ongoing Dota content is a little silly when it's just a small series of videos. Imagine it as the Dota 2 Endurance Run/ Breaking Brad if you prefer - less angry now?

Also, to the dude who's offended at the 2% of this site's content that's behind paywalls? Read scotto's post, but also, know this: I don't like you.

Posted by NJerseyBoy

Come on Brad! We believe in you! (kinda)

Posted by ItalianStallion

To people complaining about subscriber content, GET BENT.

Edited by MrMazz

@themasterds: O god the idea of a DOTA2 Endurance Run is both mind melting and awesome. How would we even define the run?

Really hope this sticks around and maybe gets into the point where BRad can kind of teach a hero? I'm planning on playing this a lot over the summer so yea.

Posted by Milkman

Question: Are there items that you can only get from treasure chests? Or does every item in the game have a chance of dropping?

Posted by Arrested_Developer

Fuck you Bradley! You got me into Dota! I'm holding you financially responsible for this!

Edited by Daveyo520

@matt: Have they put a pink gi into the game in your honor yet?

Posted by JZ

Dota sucks

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