Thursday, January 14, 2010

Next version will STILL still be 0.213

Got the script changes for 6.66 from IceFrog, working double-time on the map to get this done ASAP. Don't expect the bots to use a lot of the new abilities just yet, I'll do more work on this after I release, just want to get a version out where people can start playing with the new heroes/abilities/items.

Still aiming to release by the end of the month. Sit tight!

41 comments:

Bone said...

Thanks for your work!

jmdarknight said...

Thanks :)

A super Nice to have would be to not have the CPU pick heroes it can't use right. ... again a Nice to have.

Call-Me-Kenneth said...

it would be nice to have the -airepick command have infinite uses and also remove the gold cost for AIs.

that way we can cycle through the heroes.

also, having a command to start the 30 sec CD before the first creep spawn would be nice too. so we can set up the initial lanes easily.

this is really useful to test the first 10 minutes of farming over and over again.

JC said...

Thanks BMP!
take your time, we w8 =)

Hung said...

You rock!
I love you!
God bless you!
But I don't know why AIs have about 1000g when the game start. I don't like it.
P/S: Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Vietnam

Nick said...

i love u buff.

xD

cant wait

Phoenix said...

I would like to say thnx BMP. And stop feeling bad for not being able to make good AI maps. It's a thing people need to understand not you. :)

Christoph said...

@Hung: AI does not start with 1000 gold, it just "buys" some stuff like TP scrolls for free. It's unfair, but since AI has a lot of weaknesses it was done to balance things a bit.


@Phoenix: Your phrasing is a bit off. I would be offended by it.

@BMP: Please tell us how we can help you? Define item/skill builds? Find things out?

A bit factor in the weaknesses of AI are the item/skill builds. cipd had reworked some builds a while ago and it worked wonders for those heroes. Axe was a monster.

But, while it is rather easy to change a build, it is still a lot of work. You have to think of a build, implement it, then test it. And now do that 80 times. And when you are finished items/skills get rebalanced or new ones are added...

9naoH said...

you'll creat 6.65 AI or 6.66 AI ?

iDotA said...

@9naoH: i'm sure 6.66... or 6.66b/6.67

Columbuse said...

May God bless you and your work.

One word: INCREMENTAL.

Let's see those good items again. Some need rework though. Some were too strong or did not give what was expected. Some component items were changed too, like bloodstone and heart. The meta-game has changed a lot since then.

cupu cupu said...

take your time....

gelaco said...

Once again, thanks for your hard work for all of us :) You rock.

Overflow said...

Columbuse reminded me how much I miss certain fun tavern heroes and items. Especially Bastion. Transferring over 9000 intelligence to my noob friend that picked Obsidian was fucking priceless. :) Good times, good times.

Anyway, take your time BMP. I hope one day the fun stuff returns, your ideas should not go to waste!

chuonchuon88 said...

Just take your time, BMP, we're all waiting for the best work, and we know it takes time ;)

P/S: could you please change the build-up items for AI heroes, plzz.

İlbey Alper said...

why all AI's buy radiance?

SixFootBonerMan said...

I found a few bugs in my last run through. The base HP was off on some heroes giving 23hp at level 1. I'm not joking. It happened for a few of my friends in 1 game. I have the replay... where should I send it?

Kant said...
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Kant said...

And please..
Remove free Healing salve and RoR
They bring some disbalance.

mwdiver9 said...

You the man!!!! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication in making these amazing practice maps!!!

The_Apprentice said...

I think you should make AI's not pick heroes that don't have a complete AI in -allpick (-ap) mode, heroes like razor, batrider, tauren chieftain, mostly new heroes recently added. And also you should make 2-1-2 lane that if you want you can go solo mid against 1 AI.
If u can add this in v6.66 it would be very appreciated. ty for your hard work :)

Brandon said...

hi
seriously i think the current ai+ is still very noob, even it is insane.
so i think it is time to upgrade the ai already.

Kan Xion said...

i wanna ply 6.66ai ^_^ the ai is easy to bully even though is insane....................................................................................................................................................................................................................they boom towers slow like hell........................

Hung said...

I don't agree with the opinion that AI noob or stupid.
Sometime I always play with insane AI and I see that sometime they very stupid but sometime OMG I think they are the best team in the world. I think the reason is about when they pick hero, if they pick Lion and Lina and they play together at the same lane, then this game 80% I will lose. I always use -swap to play some carrier hero that AI pick and 99% I will win. I recommend some hero that you should never let teamate play: PA (AI will buy tread, Helm of Dominator, Perseverance and then they show their stupid a.k.a bug), Troll (AI never use Bash), Morph (AI never play as a carrier).
If you want to play with really Insane AI, then don't use -ne and -ng. They will become "siêu nhân", "vãi l*" or "vô đối" in Vietnamese ^^ ("Superman", "!@#$%^", "invincible").
I want to say thank again, BMP. Please, just update the map to the latest version, don't care about the AI. Just upgrade them when you have time.

Hung said...

Oops, sorry for my bad English again. Somebody please help me to improve my English!

haroon132 said...

Wow I can't find to download the latest AI version ... I am getting bored playing 6.64 so the latest map to play will be super cool.waiting for your next update.

Cheers
Haroon

MING said...

hang in there!
will be waiting patiently =)

† Dark Jester † said...

whew... cant wait... just take your time... d best AI maps ever... (^^,)

Andrej said...

The best AI ever? How do you call 6.59 AI version then? Much better.
Btw take your time and make it good.

Stephen said...

thanks for all your hard work! im really looking forward to 6.66 and trying out the new heroes. all the best to you and your family. :-)

Pete said...

Thank you so much for your hard work. I have a stable internet access but I practice on your maps a lot. I may stopped playing if it weren't for these. Keep up the good work!

Kan Xion said...

i usually play wif bots if i am boring......i wan to try out the new heroes against the ai..

Mike said...

@hung:
You are right man. Playing ng and ne is really hard. AI Enemies dont let your teammates lvlup then when you realize that its too late

Kan Xion said...

without ne n ng oso ok la

ICE_evil said...

i wish the troll can auto change meele or range...
sf can + dagger or lothar
fix some bug with tms and lina,bcus they aoe skill noob...
let ai+ can use item,shiva...bcus when ai+buy shiva already,they will no to use tat item...
if ai+ got bkb,dun open at creeps ...waste...

ICE_evil said...

pa and jugg item + batter fury...
moon rider full set item can:
manta,power tread,butter fly,bkb,satanic,lothar...
sladar item:deso,assault cuirass,power tread,vladmir`s offering,bkb,buriza-do kyanon...

ICE_evil said...
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ICE_evil said...

u r the best^^

ICE_evil said...

++
sf and potm item + manta...
viper when begin start can buy lothar,vanguard or hood of defiance...it can hard die at begin...

Hung said...

Tremble mortals, and despair.
6.66b has come to this world...
Hope that I can play new AI map on Lunar New Year :D

Overflow said...

I think IceFrog is releasing in short intervals just to make BMP's life miserable. o.O Amazing.