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Wanted: Dota 2 Ranked EU West team mates (I'm Herald 2, so anything up to Crusader is fine I think)

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Hey guys

I'm trying my utmost to get out of Herald (I'm Herald 2) and somewhere closer to Legend so I can join Legend/Ancient games
As a side note, I can't play ranked with my Legend friends because Dota says our MMR is too far apart

I was advised by Legend friends that I was miscalibrated and need to use a 5 man stack (or a party of any size will better my chances) due to the nonsense that happens in low skill brackets, which also attributed to my (current) low MMR. Either that, or grind broken heroes, or use an account booster but I'd rather do it legit. I am using broken heroes now that I was told to and I saw my MMR climb after every game. The problem with Pos 3 - 5 is you depend too much on your cores, most of the time they suck so you also end up having a crap game. Playing Pos 2 now more, I am averaging around 20 / 7 / 15 or so - So I will keep doing this for the time being

So... Is there anyone here who can send me an invite as a Steam friend and we play some ranked games together
 

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Herald 2 sounds like its a high rank... Like the nova 2 of Dota... :D

Seriously though, I have always wanted to play, so you know if you wanted you could teach me? :)
 

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Herald 2 sounds like its a high rank... Like the nova 2 of Dota... :D

Seriously though, I have always wanted to play, so you know if you wanted you could teach me? :)
Haha it's the lowest rank lol

Sure bud

Will PM my friend ID, invite me

Recalibration is starting in 3 weeks for me so I think I am lucky because then I can aim to get my actual rank going

In the meantime I can teach you basics
 

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Haha it's the lowest rank lol

Sure bud

Will PM my friend ID, invite me

Recalibration is starting in 3 weeks for me so I think I am lucky because then I can aim to get my actual rank going

In the meantime I can teach you basics

Have you managed to get out of herald by any chance?
 

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Have you managed to get out of herald by any chance?
I was going to recalibrate (which is still open for now)

Then electricity and network issues made me ditch the idea of ranked. I can't play ranked in my current situation

Will try again if I move
 

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Honestly it's not that difficult to get out of herald.

Just don't DC, play heroes you are good at.

I've started playing Treant a lot. And nobody knows how to deal with a support that can 2v1 the mid and carry single handedly lol. So I'm sure if I calibrate I will get out of herald but connectivity and Eskom se moer
 

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That's unlucky. I was Guardian 2, but same as you, I feel I don't belong in this low bracket. Recalibrated, lost 8 games, once again, either my team make dumb decisions, or the cores just drop off and we lose. So I recalibrated as Herald 5, and I can't see myself solo queueing out of this bracket.

Edit: Just to put in perspective, I've been playing with my mate who has been playing dota for 6/7 years, give or take, he's legend, should be higher in my opinion, but regardless, I've only been playing for a year now, and in this year, I feel I'm able to do more than some archon's/legends. We get paired up against his caliber in pubs more often than mine, it's just EU potatoes make it much harder to climb.
 

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They keep talking shit cos I buy spirit vessel, sobi mask, then quartsraff into echo sabre, then shadow blade then silvers by like 13 minutes. Ez carry counter. I get level 10 invisibility talent.

Buy sange then talisman (now the carry is forced to buy mkb) then I finish an ez right click counter by means of halberd

After that I get whatever is required. Usually aghs then invis gem. Start dewarding like mad. At this point the enemy spams "GG"
 

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Usually we finish the game before the aghs but I mean if they have a good team setup they will die late game
 

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They keep talking shit cos I buy spirit vessel, sobi mask, then quartsraff into echo sabre, then shadow blade then silvers by like 13 minutes. Ez carry counter. I get level 10 invisibility talent.

Buy sange then talisman (now the carry is forced to buy mkb) then I finish an ez right click counter by means of halberd

After that I get whatever is required. Usually aghs then invis gem. Start dewarding like mad. At this point the enemy spams "GG"
Could I invite you for a game or two? :ROFLMAO:
 

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VThat's unlucky. I was Guardian 2, but same as you, I feel I don't belong in this low bracket. Recalibrated, lost 8 games, once again, either my team make dumb decisions, or the cores just drop off and we lose. So I recalibrated as Herald 5, and I can't see myself solo queueing out of this bracket.

Edit: Just to put in perspective, I've been playing with my mate who has been playing dota for 6/7 years, give or take, he's legend, should be higher in my opinion, but regardless, I've only been playing for a year now, and in this year, I feel I'm able to do more than some archon's/legends. We get paired up against his caliber in pubs more often than mine, it's just EU potatoes make it much harder to climb.
So true.

That's why I spam heroes I always get 10s with.

Silencer (ppl think you are soft but he has amazing stats and not even Sven can 1v1 silencer)

Ah now that I think about it, the scrubs all suck. That's why I play Treant. He has an OP at escape into the trees. And he can kill a carry quite easily. His ulti goes through magic immunity for a whole 5 damn seconds.

He's my favourite now. So I just make up for my whole teams incompetence by playing a hardcore tree. Usually this gives my carry a lot of space to farm and we win 9 times out of 10
 

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Could I invite you for a game or two? :ROFLMAO:
Sure. My monitor broke, when that's replaced we can gooi one. South Africans have no idea how to deal with unorthodox plays. In that regard, euro ranked is much much better
 

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So true.

That's why I spam heroes I always get 10s with.

Silencer (ppl think you are soft but he has amazing stats and not even Sven can 1v1 silencer)

Ah now that I think about it, the scrubs all suck. That's why I play Treant. He has an OP at escape into the trees. And he can kill a carry quite easily. His ulti goes through magic immunity for a whole 5 damn seconds.

He's my favourite now. So I just make up for my whole teams incompetence by playing a hardcore tree. Usually this gives my carry a lot of space to farm and we win 9 times out of 10
If only the cores I played with knew how to farm and itemize, things would probably go a lot better.
 

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Sure. My monitor broke, when that's replaced we can gooi one. South Africans have no idea how to deal with unorthodox plays. In that regard, euro ranked is much much better
Cool cool, send steam link, then you can join when you're up and running again.
 

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If only the cores I played with knew how to farm and itemize, things would probably go a lot better.
Lol I usually joke with my team that our carry is the most useless guy on the team.

9/10 cores can't play. Dota wasn't joking when they said cores should try playing support and support should try playing core. It teaches you how to think in a team battle scenario.

Don't rely on anyone. Assume no one will ever help you. Just help yourself by being smart and outplaying the opponent. Itemize dynamically (legend ancient mindset starts here. anything below is like copy pasta noobs)

At some point if you distracted the enemy long enough the carry catches up and then you basically smile your way to victory. That's my MO. They always worry about me and not the 4 others. Even if they kill me. All 5 of them will die. 5 for 1 GG ez bargain
 

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Also

One mistake I made.. don't play ranked if your behaviour isn't 9k+

Cos they match you with similar behaviour. You don't want to be in a team with a bunch of quitters and noobs.

Play unranked in SA until your behaviour is back to 9k+, then try again. Best thing to do to avoid shit teams
 

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Also

One mistake I made.. don't play ranked if your behaviour isn't 9k+

Cos they match you with similar behaviour. You don't want to be in a team with a bunch of quitters and noobs.

Play unranked in SA until your behaviour is back to 9k+, then try again. Best thing to do to avoid shit teams
Luckily, I can say, with all honesty, my conduct has never gone below 9800. I'm really chilled, sometimes lose my shit and vent for a minute, but I don't go out of my way to make the game less fun for others.
 

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