Defenders 021: Puck

December 5, 2011


Wow.  That was a seriously well fought battle.  It’s a tough call, but I’m going to award the win to Nick for this Epic X-Mas Tree Hat.  Seriously.  Check that thing out.  Special mention to Ahhhple for this amazing hair/hat hybrid, and Brendan with the working beard cage (epic, but I had seen it already).  Nick, if you’re reading this, I’ll be reaching out by email to get your shipping info for the Morph poster.  To everyone else, thanks for playing.  Expect more giveaways in the future.

And while we’re on the subject of winning, here is Exack’s nomination: Puck.

One last bit of housekeeping:  the first run of Defenders prints sold out in less than 24 hours, which was awesome.  Thanks to everyone who bought a print.  I’m going to try and get them in the mail tomorrow.  I’ve also already started talking with my printer about doing another round.  In the interest of keeping everyone in the loop, I’ve created a mailing list so that I can notify you what heroes I’m printing and when before they go up on the store/blog.  You should be able to sign up with the widget in the sidebar.

Enough.  On to some real Dota talk.

I actually played some Dota 2 today, which is a rare thing for me.  I’ve been in the beta for a while, but between BF3 and work and these drawings, I’m having a hard time fitting it in.  Talk about first world problems.  Another reason I haven’t been to keen on the beta yet is that most of my friends still haven’t made it in, somehow, and that’s a problem for me.  I am a very social gamer; I almost exclusively play when one or more of my friends are online.   That’s true of any game, not just Dota.

But in Dota, more than a game like Battlefield, team play is not just an asset; it’s damn near mandatory.  One weak team member can really ruin a game and suck up 30-50 minutes of your life.  And so, I am even more hesitant to hop into a game by myself.  Yeah, sure, there’s matchmaking, but at this stage in the beta, and with so few games under my belt, I feel that it doesn’t really do a whole lot to keep the ubernoobs out.  Or maybe the problem is that it is I who is the noob…

But I digress. When you’re playing with friends, anything can happen.  There was a mode in HoN that lets you pick duplicate heroes.  Whenever my friends and I needed to blow off steam after a loss, we’d create one of these for some lulz.  Our go to team comp was 5x Armadon (Rigwarl/Bristleback), with 3 of us grabbing lvl 1 quills, and 2 grabbing lvl 1 snot.  The results, as you can imagine, were hilarious.  The quills would stack up so fast… whatever poor soul we were chasing didn’t have a chance.

At any rate, with all this talk of teamwork, I want to hear your best/jankiest/trolliest team compositions.  No theorycrafting, either.  I want real examples and stories from the trenches.  Go nuts.

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  1. December 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    Nathan says:

    -arsh mode with all snipers. The mass assassinates were hilarious.

    Scrim game with good players all around. Siren’s sleep into Enigma’s black hole and Sand King’s epicenter was pretty sweet.

  2. December 6, 2011 at 7:06 am
    F. says:

    Do veno or spectre next, please. ):

  3. December 6, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Sam says:

    same heroes, all pick only mid. Our team had some dumb team comp, i dont even remember anymore, but the enemy team had 5 pudges. a wall of hooks coming out of fog is pretty damn scary.

  4. December 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Nick says:

    5x Zeus. Everyone gets chain lightning first. Level 6, SYNCHRONIZED ULTS. other than that, 5 Furions makes for some MEAN pushing level 1…

  5. December 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    Austin says:

    My friends and I decided to try to go all Meepo at one point but was dismayed to find that he gets disabled or something in that mode.

  6. February 6, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Doop says:

    Succubus+BloodSeeker+Tiny. Go to the mid lane to mesmerize, throw, then silence allies. Guaranteed rage.

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