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DotA Allstars 6.62 Released. Official Download from IceFrog

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

DotA Allstars 6.62 is released. IceFrog had to rewrite it’s code due to Warcraft 1.24 new security system. DotA 6.62 and further more map versions will work only on patch 1.24, because now it’s core code uses features which absent in earlier Warcraft 3 patches.

Download DotA Allstars 6.62

Changelog:

* Full map rewrite to the new 1.24 code architecture

Check my blog at http://www.playdota.com/forums/blogs/icefrog/ if you want to know more about 1.24 and 6.62.

Because of the amount of new code in this patch, I recommend tournaments wait at least a few days before adopting it.

Get DotA Allstars 6.57b Download

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Latest DotA Allstars 6.57b map version fixes some critical issues. This DotA map can be next stable version that will be used in leagues, tournaments etc.

Download DotA Allstars 6.57b

DotA 6.57b Changelog:
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* Fixed a few critical bugs that could cause some abilities to malfunction

DotA Allstars 6.57 Official Release Download

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Dota Allstars Loading Screen

So, new version is released. We didn’t wait it as long as previous and there’s not so much major changes. Most of imporves is bug fixes or light nerfes. It’s time to get DotA 6.57 and try it out.

Download DotA Allstars 6.57 Official Release
Download DotA Allstars 6.57b Official Release

DotA 6.57 Changelog:

* Changed how -sd hero selection works. The three heroes are now added as icons to select from your circle of power
* Lots of fixes and improvements to the translation capacity of the map
* Fixed a few Warcraft 1.20e specific bugs for Chinese community
* Some performance improvements (more coming in the near future)
* Your Circle of Power now has 6 inventory slots. The items it has are now abilities instead. You cannot pickup items that you don’t own with Circle of Power
* Items drop on top of your Circle of Power if a unit is not there instead of making a big pile in the center

* Improved Shallow Grave cooldown
* Increased the bounty on Power Cogs a little bit
* Decreased Clockwerk’s Intelligence gain slightly
* Increased Hookshot manacost from 125 to 150
* Scaled the cooldown on Eclipse from 140 seconds for all levels to 160/150/140 seconds
* Eclipse no longer continues after death, Beam interval is increased from 0.5 to 0.6 seconds
* Improved Windrunner cooldown
* Lowered Admiral Proudmoore’s base Intelligence and intelligence gain
* Decreased X Marks The Spot duration
* Added manacost to manual return ability of X Marks The Spot
* Increased Ghost Ship’s manacost
* Lowered Omniknight’s base movement speed by 5
* Increased Rhasta’s base strength
* Improved AOE on Fervor
* Improved Dark Seer’s cast animation point
* Increased length of Wall of Replica slightly
* Lowered bonus damage per second on early levels of Geostrike
* Tweaks to Shackleshot angle and area check mechanism
* Slightly improved Shackleshot duration and cd
* Improved Mass Serpent Wards’ cooldown
* Reduced Haunt Illusions’ damage from 50% to 40%
* Haunt now has a 1 second delay during which they fade in before the images start attacking the targets
* Improved Thunder Clap AOE
* Improve Primal Split’s manacost and cooldown scaling per level
* Improved Life Break
* Improved Slardar’s Cast Point
* Increased Command Aura’s AOE
* Reworked Voodoo Restoration stats
* Minor improvements to Glyph of Fortification
* Courier now costs 200 gold
* Improved Eidolons damage type progression
* Lowered Lycan’s Wolves Hitpoints
* Lowered base armor on Lycan and his wolves by 2
* Increased Empowering Haste’s AOE
* Improved Aphotic Shield’s life from 100/125/150/175 to 110/140/170/200
* Increased Kelen’s Dagger cooldown from 15 to 18
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Dota Allstars 6.55 (Beta): New Hero Guide – Kunkka (Captain Coco), The Admiral Proudmoore.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Kunkka (Captain Coco) The Admiral Proudmoore Guide, Dota 6.55 New Hero (Beta). I love this hero, so much cooler than Goblin Clockwerk ^-^ With Alleria the Windrunner, they are both Sentinels new ammunition. This hero is Strength type and has some good skills to support his physical attack.

Kunkka the Admiral ProudmooreKunkka the Admiral Proudmoore


The most cool skill is his second one, ul
sing a ghostship to draw the enemies if they try to escape. His first skill when activated make you have splash damage. His third skill is mark the spot,marks a hero and leaves an X in its area, after a few seconds(not sure how many) the targetted hero moves back to the X mark. His ultimate gives 2x critical for several seconds, realy neat to kill a hero quickly.

Here is more explanation about his skills:
-First skill is TideBringer
ASSUMING TIDE BRINGER IS AT MAX LEVEL
1 second after tide bringer when activated, it will deal about 300 damage to units in a 220 radius. After damage is dealt, it gives Kunkka an extra 60 damage and an 100% cleaving attack which affects units for around 500 distance. However, this buff only lasts for 8-10 seconds or 5 hits (Like Ursa’s Overpower) Great for farming.

-Second skill is Ghost Ship
Slows enemies hit with the ship and draws them closer.

-Third skill is X Marks the Spot
Marks a hero and leaves an X in its area, after a few seconds(not sure how many) the targetted hero moves back to the X mark. Use this to make the blinker enemy cannot escape.

-Ultimate Captain’s Rum
When you cast the spell, the targeted ally hero gains 20% bonus ms and a high (100%?) chance to crit for 2x damage. This buff lasts for about 5 seconds. Use it to kill enemy, combined with Mask of Madness, i think this skills is really great.

Ghost Ship
Look at that ship!!! Reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean :D

Credits: kiwon14, JBnev3rEnD, redrach, pluginbaby and all the contributors.

[written by dota-allstars-blog.blogspot.com]

Official Dota Allstars 6.54b Map Free Download and Changelog

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Dota Allstars Image DotA Allstars 6.54b officially released. It shortly replaced v6.54 because of an serious exploit with Abaddon. There’s quite a large number of nice tweaks with heroes and graphic design. Enjoy it :)

You can download map at http://getdota.com

Here’s DotA Allstar 6.54b changelog:

* Added extra dynamic replay data to help replay parsers present in-game data (see below)
* Rebalanced Invoker (see below)
* Reworked Shadow Priest (see below)
* Various changes to Phantom Lancer and Spirit Lance (see below)
* Changes to Aphotic shield and Borrowed Time (see below)

* Improved hero selection process in RD
* Added hotkeys for recipe stores
* Changed Elder Dragon Form MS Bonus from 10/35/60 to a constant 25
* Changed Freezing Field mechanics a bit. The slow now comes from the area rather than the explosions. Changed the distribution method on Freezing Field as well
* First Blood bounty is shared with the team if Sent/Scourge get the last hit
* Untouchable now triggers off being targeted by attacks or spells
* Rewrote Avalanche to fix various minor bugs
* Decreased Inner Vitality cooldown from 30 to 25 seconds
* Lowered Clockwerk’s strength gain
* Lowered early damage on Rocket Flare
* Added Internationalized text support for GameScore Board, EndScore Board and Observer Board
* Added extra data to end of replay (Player Gold, Assists, Neutral CS, Items)
* Improved Bloodrage a little
* Lowered base armor on Lycan’s Wolves from 5 to 2
* Minor reduction to Clockwerk’s base armor
* Rewrote Maledict for some optimizations
* Toss no longer uses manacost/cooldown if you make an invalid cast
* Toss now seeks its target
* You can now only -kickafk allied afk players
* Temporarily undid the movability of items in cooldown while some issues are being fixed
* Phantom Lancer’s images now create a dummy Spirit Lance effect when the primary casts it
* Player turn indicator for RD is made clearer
* Added extra orb effect notations to items and abilities (228748)
* Blur visual effect is now applied only to enemies (190092)
* Changed the name and icon for Flask of Sapphire Water (206885)
* Illuminate wave now gives vision (226661)
* Rewrote Devour. It now shows progress bar overhead and doesn’t reveal you (217291)
* Sentinel Ancients buildings are now in rooted model form (216494)
* Added a new fun mode -mi(miniheroes) that creates the hereos at half size
* Added a new command to customize water color for local player (-water red, -water blue, -water green or -water default)
* Displayed gold animation for First Blood bounty
* Winners are now displayed in Warcraft’s score screen (234657)
* Dummy lineup units in RD now show player name
* Improved Acid Spray visual effect
* Increased Spin Web visual transparency
* Increased the size of the recently added $ symbol for observers and replays
* New Sonic Wave visual effect
* New Maledict visual effect
* New Freezing Field visual effect
* New Black Hole visual effect
* New Spirit Lance visual effect
* New Flask of Sapphire Water visual effect
* New visual effect for units with Poison Nova buff
* New Weave cast visual effect
* Updated Hookshot tooltip
* Fixed a bug with casting March of the Machines on a cliff (DonTomaso)
* Fixed a bug with Feral Heart and swapping or repicking
* Fixed a minor bug with Grow
* Fixed a bug with Infest and Refresher-Necronomicon
* Fixed a bug with Melting Strike on Invoker
* Fixed a bug with Timewalk and Power Cogs
* Fixed a minor bug with Expulsion
* Fixed a rare glitch with Time Walk
* Fixed Armlet typo
* Fixed a rare bug with Borrowed Time where it sometimes doesn’t use cooldown when triggered
* Fixed Battle Hunger buff tooltip
* Fixed Bottle activating Mana Leak
* Fixed Enchant on neutral creeps with initially reduced mana
* Fixed Feral Heart buff level tooltip
* Fixed -fs text bug introduce last version
* Fixed -kickafk warning text not showing up
* Fixed some issues with Hookshotting someone near trees
* Fixed some targetting bugs with Lucifer
* Fixed Stifling Dagger not working properly when it hits a fogged unit
* Fixed various other tooltip errors

++ Invoker Changes:
- Invoke levels at 2/7/12/17 with cooldown from 30/30/15/5 to 30/25/12/5 and manacost from 20/40/60/80 to 20/50/80/110
- Sunstrike: cooldown 60->30, manacost 250->175
- Deafening Blast: cooldown 25->40
- Chaos Meteor: cooldown 30->70
- Forge Spirit: cooldown 70->30, manacost 200->75, casting with ones already on field kills old ones. Improved visual look slightly. If both elements are level 4 or higher, double spawn.
- Tornado: Airtime from 0.4/0.7/1.0/1.3/1.6/1.9/2.2 -> 0.6/0.85/1.1/1.35/1.6/1.85/2.2 Same final damage, 120 starting damage instead of 190
- Alacrity: Is now WWE, cooldown 20->15 Duration 5->6, manacost 125->50, Original IAS: 40/60/80/100/120/140/160. New IAS: 30/40/50/60/70/80/90. It now gives damage as well: 20/30/40/50/60/70/80.
- EMP: changed to pure Wex ability, WWW. 0.5 HP lost for each mana drained. Tweaked various other aspects such as cast range and manacost.
- Ice Wall: Rescaled duration from 4->10 to 3->12. Improved Exort based damage from 5/10/15/20/25/30/35 to 6/12/18/24/30/36/42

++ Shadow Priest:
- Changed Shallow Grave completely. It is now a basic ability
- Changed how Weave works. It is now an ultimate
- Reduced Shadow Priest’s cast point
- Shadow Wave can now bounce back to you at the last wave if you are in range. Also added an extra bounce at level 3 and 4

++ Phantom Lancer:
- Reworked Spirit Lance
- Phantom Lancer images now create a dummy Spirit Lance effect when the real one casts it
- Lowered Doppelwalk invisibility duration from 12 to 8
- Increased and Standardized all Phantom Lancer images’ percentage of damage taken
- Lowered maximum image count

++ Abaddon:
- Improved how Borrowed Time works and increased cooldown
- Reworked Aphotic Shield stats

++ New real-time replay data:
- When a hero dies: Hero<d>,<k> where d=dead player id and k=kill player id
- When a chicken dies: Courier<d>,<k> where d=dead player id and k=kill player id
- When tower dies: Tower<a><l><s>,<k> where a=alliance (0,1 0=sent, 1=scourge) l=level (1,2,3,4) s=side (0=top,1=mid,2=bot) and k=kill player id. for level 4 towers, s=1
- When rax dies: rax<a><s><t>,<k> where a=alliance (0,1 0=sent, 1=scourge) s=side (0=top,1=mid,2=bot) t=rax type (0,1 0=melee, 1=range) k=kill player id
- When Throne gets hurt: Frozen Throne,<p> where p=current percentage hp (75/50/25/10)
- When Tree gets hurt: World Tree,<p> where p=current percentage hp (75/50/25/10)
- When a player gets disconnected: CK<k>D<d>N<n>,<p> where k=creep kills, d=creep denies, n=neutral kills, p=player id of leaver

6.54b: Fixed an exploit with Borrowed Time