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Garena Design Wallpaper Contest Ended

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Garena devoted wallpaper contest has ended and here is winners:

1st place – fabianomanko

Garena Wallpaper

2nd place – [n]

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DotA 6.55 (6.55b) Exact Changelog

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Thanks for exact Dota 6.55 changelog goes to EasyMoryan.

Will get started on this when I have time – got a bunch of assignments+tests coming up, and a religious holiday that basically impedes any work. Hopefully Don’ll do a bunch while I’m not around, but help him out, all you mechanics out there, exact numbers are what we want! -Easty

* Added a new hero (Windrunner)
* Added a new hero (Admiral Proudmoore)
* Added a new item (Magic Stick,239688)
* Added a new item (Dust of Appearance)
* Added a new item (Phase Boots)
* Added a new item (Glyph of Fortification)

* New Loading Screen
* Redesigned and improved Sentinel and Scourge bases as well as nearby terrain
* Added a new game mode (-captainsmode/-cm)
* Rewrote creep/neutral/powerup spawn systems. The game timer now counts down to 0, at which point the creeps and powerups spawn. 30 seconds later the neutrals spawn. This behavior is the same as various popular modes, but it is now standardized to the entire game with the new clock. All game events are based off of this time rather than an arbitrary time based on the mode you used.
* Lots of various performance improvements and fixes

* Reworked Keeper of the Light
* Various changes to Enchantress’s abilities
* Reworked Bounty Hunter’s Track
* Rebalanced Insatiable Hunger
* Reduced vision aoe on Spin Webs and tweaked cooldown and manacost progression
* Minor improvements to Anti-Mage’s base stats
16 strength, +1.5 intelligence/level->19 strength, +1.8 intelligence/level
* Tweaked Blur evasion chance per level
7/14/21/28% evasion->15/20/25/30%
* Reworked Call of the Wild stats and mechanics
* Decreased Watcher’s vision a little bit
1900/1800 sight range (day/night)->1400/1400 sight range (day/night)
* Increased Rhasta’s movement speed a bit
275 movement speed->285 movement speed
* Improved Crystal Maiden’s Brilliance Aura a bit
0.6/1.2/1.8/2.4 mana/second->0.75/1.5/2.25/3 mana/second
* Minor improvement to early levels of Bloodbath
5/10/15/20% life from creeps->10/15/20/25% life from creeps
* Increased Spirit Lance cast range a bit
600 range->750 range
* Improved Sven’s Agility gain
+1.6 agility/level->+2.0 agility/level
* Increased Sand King’s armor a bit
0 base armor->1 base armor
* Changed SA’s Blink Strike to move him behind the target(231470)
* Lowered Chaos Meteor cooldown from 70 to 55
* Rebalanced Haunt cooldown (150/120/90 -> 120)
* Improved how the manacost scales on Crippling Fear
125 mana->90 mana
* Improved level 2 and 3 manacost and regen on Death Pact
120/200/280 mana, 55/95/135% life->100 mana, 50/100/150% life
* Improved Psionic Trap’s cooldown progression
14 seconds->11/9/7 seconds
* Nerfed the duration on Battery Assault
15 seconds->10 seconds
* Increased Hookshot cooldown
40/35/30 seconds->80/60/40 seconds
* Quill Spray manacost no longer goes up per level
30/35/40/45 mana->35 mana
* Decreased day vision on Visage’s Revenants by 400
* Removed magic immunity from level 3 Revenants and added improved magic resistance
Magic immunity->70% spell resistance
* Improved movement speed of the ghosts on Exorcism a bit
400 movement speed->500 movement speed
* Undid previous damage return threshold change on Exorcism
* Increased Death Prophet’s base strength a bit
17 strength->19 strength
* Added an extra arrow to Medusa’s Split Shot
* Rescaled Medusa’s Purge cooldown from 12/11/10 to 12/10/8 seconds
* Reduced Chronosphere cooldown
165 seconds->120/110/100 seconds
* Ravage AOE decreased for level 1 and 2
1050 AoE->850/950/1050 AoE
* Decreased Guardian Angel AOE and duration a bit
5/7/9 seconds, 1000 AoE->5/6/7 seconds, 600 AoE
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DotA Allstars 6.55b is Out! Download It.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Shortly after releasing DotA 6.55 IceFrog upgrade map to 6.55b to fix some bug with Roshan.

Download Links:
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DotA 6.55b Changelog:

* Fixed a critical error bug with Roshan as well as lots of other misc issues

DotA Allstars 6.55 Map Official Released! Read Changelog and Download

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Discuss this post at forums here.

Finally it has happened! IceFrog released long-awaited Dota 6.55. It has really long changelog :) Now we have two absolutely new heroes, Kunkka and Alleria and one hero was seriously reworked. Four new items also makes us happy. And the last serious change is new loading screen. I think it’s nice. By the way, in the right bottom corner of new loading screen we can see why one of the new Heroes has name Kunkka :)

Dota Download links:
Link1
Link2

Link3

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Dota Allstars 6.55 Loading Screen

DotA 6.55 Official Changelog:

Summary:
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* Added a new hero (Windrunner)
* Added a new hero (Admiral Proudmoore)
* Added a new item (Magic Stick,239688)
* Added a new item (Dust of Appearance)
* Added a new item (Phase Boots)
* Added a new item (Glyph of Fortification)

* New Loading Screen
* Redesigned and improved Sentinel and Scourge bases as well as nearby terrain
* Added a new game mode (-captainsmode/-cm)
* Rewrote creep/neutral/powerup spawn systems. The game timer now counts down to 0, at which point the creeps and powerups spawn. 30 seconds later the neutrals spawn. This behavior is the same as various popular modes, but it is now standardized to the entire game with the new clock. All game events are based off of this time rather than an arbitrary time based on the mode you used.
* Lots of various performance improvements and fixes

* Reworked Keeper of the Light
* Various changes to Enchantress’s abilities
* Reworked Bounty Hunter’s Track
* Rebalanced Insatiable Hunger
* Reduced vision aoe on Spin Webs and tweaked cooldown and manacost progression
* Minor improvements to Anti-Mage’s base stats
* Tweaked Blur evasion chance per level
* Reworked Call of the Wild stats and mechanics
* Decreased Watcher’s vision a little bit
* Increased Rhasta’s movement speed a bit
* Improved Crystal Maiden’s Brilliance Aura a bit
* Minor improvement to early levels of Bloodbath
* Increased Spirit Lance cast range a bit
* Improved Sven’s Agility gain
* Increased Sand King’s armor a bit
* Changed SA’s Blink Strike to move him behind the target(231470)
* Lowered Chaos Meteor cooldown from 70 to 55
* Rebalanced Haunt cooldown (150/120/90 -> 120)
* Improved how the manacost scales on Crippling Fear
* Improved level 2 and 3 manacost and regen on Death Pact
* Improved Psionic Trap’s cooldown progression
* Nerfed the duration on Battery Assault
* Increased Hookshot cooldown
* Quill Spray manacost no longer goes up per level
* Decreased day vision on Visage’s Revenants by 400
* Removed magic immunity from level 3 Revenants and added improved magic resistance
* Improved movement speed of the ghosts on Exorcism a bit
* Undid previous damage return threshold change on Exorcism
* Increased Death Prophet’s base strength a bit
* Added an extra arrow to Medusa’s Split Shot
* Rescaled Medusa’s Purge cooldown from 12/11/10 to 12/10/8 seconds
* Reduced Chronosphere cooldown
* Ravage AOE decreased for level 1 and 2
* Decreased Guardian Angel AOE and duration a bit
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CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XI Desktop Launched

Monday, October 6th, 2008

CyberPower have released their latest high-performance desktop gaming PC, the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XI, which brings a host of customisable options to the table including a choice of either Core 2 Due and Core 2 Extreme Quad Core CPUs (up to the QX9770 Core 2 Extreme overclocked to 4.0GHz) and a seriously broad choice of graphics cards, maxing out at dual PCIe 16x 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX280 cards in SLI configuration – though 3-way SLI is a further option for those that opt for Nvidia nForce 680i, 780i, or 790i Chipset Motherboards.

Apart from offering 4GB of Corsair DDR3 PC 1333 dual channel memory as standard, other notable options include up to three HDDs with 2TB (2×1TB SATA-II) on offer per mount or, if you prefer, a 32GB SSD, Blueray writer, and a Creative Labs X-FI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro 24-BIT PCI Sound Card paired up with a Razer Mako THX Advanced Desktop Audio 2.1 Satellite Speaker System.

Utilising a NZXT Khaos full size tower case with no less than two 1000W PSUs – though, of course, an upgrade is possible here too – the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XI starts and around $4940 and, should you wish to max out this beast of a machine with all the possible bells and whistles on offer, you’re looking at more like a decidedly cool $10,000.

[via nexus404.com]