Reddit News: July
Undoubtedly, Reddit has always been, and will always be the main source of interesting news and good jokes from all over the web. Sometimes, it turns into a very progressive complaints and compliments book, where community members leave their suggestions of how to improve the games. In our today`s article we gathered the best ideas posted there in July.
The International 2015
Akbar ‘SoNNeikO’ Butaev and his visa problems have been one of the most discussed topics lately. Fortunately for all Dota 2-fans and Akbar himself, everything is fine now. Reddit users joke: “Senator Maria Cantwell is the real MVP here.“ And we, being incredibly grateful to Valve and senator Cantwell for their help, cannot disagree!
"Now we can read a comic about Axe, and it only cost us 60 million dollars", — one of Reddit users says. The prize-pool has already reached $ 17 000 000, which is 1.5 times more than last year. But was it really worth it?
Predictions time! A few days before the prize-pool announcement, kittensay suggested that some money would be given to the teams that placed 15–16th as well. And now we know that it is true. $ 10 000 per player is not that bad, is it?
The Summit's "bathtube" interview
Hot_Bid conducted a number of interesting interviews last year, so it is no wonder that he is still getting countless suggestions of whom to interview. Gabe Newell has been by far the most requested person on the list of Reddit users, and he even replied to these requests, saying that he would do anything he could to make it happen.
How someone can possibly cosplay better than he did?
"I have eaten 3 pizzas and 2 Kebabs every day this year and I wont shower a week before TI. This is all a preperation for the most realistic pudge cosplay ever. I will rot (Rot — Pudge's ability) my way to the front of every line", — jokes (or not?) cofusmec. ‘"'Fresh” meat!' other users reply, joking.
A very good idea concerning All-Stars match: "I reckon it would be better if they had the all star first so no one has their dreams crushed as they try to have "fun" while playing a entertaining match." It is a very good point indeed!
Good things to do
With the help of Reddit you can find and help the people in need. This month it was a 24-hour charity stream, on which TwitchDouble_Crosser managed to raise $ 3 000 for Alzheimer’s disease research. And even though it is not even close to The International prize-pool, it is a very decent amount of money that is certainly better than nothing. We wish there were more streams like this!
Cloud9 have found time to visit the guy in the hospital
Kendomo1 modestly asked Reddit to get him The International 2015 badge. He has visited all previous tournaments and gathered his own small collection, but couldn't make it this year due to cancer. Reddit community, of course, couldn’t remain indifferent; a huge number of people spoke, wishing him get well soon, and a famous caster ODPixel promised to visit guy in the hospital and give him badge himself. We want to wish Kendomo1 rapid and complete recovery as well!
Do you remember Brax ’s nickname with a huge number of “axaxaxaxax...’? SirHunted suggested implementing limit for the number of characters in the nickname, so there will be no situations like the one in the screenshot.
Another suggestion was probably made for fun, but we like how it sounds anyway. The pause in Dota 2 lasts extremely long at times, and it would be no doubt great to turn on the music at such moments. Danadin suggested a unique option: elevator music. And it sounds good!
There is a huge number of talented people among Reddit users. How do you like this Windranger art by danidem? In our opinion, it looks very warm and summery!
Venomancer’s figurine resembles a Tyranid from Warhammer: 40k, but it is cool anyway. This artwork is very well-done and has a lot of beautiful details.
"Just. Do. It!" virus is now in Dota 2 as well, but in its own unique interpretation. This print would look great on a t-shirt, wouldn’t it?
Arcana Vote is still in process and its improvised agitation posters look better than ever! Just take a look at the god of the sky on his beautiful stone throne (it’s Tiny, if you are wondering). Other users suggest finding a compromise between these two heroes and show us a very interesting, to say the least, option (on the right).
Synobal expressed a very original idea concerning the victory of Zeus in Arcana Showdown "25% of the arcana sales should go towards fixing the greek economy. It's what Zeus would have wanted." We can’t help but share this extraordinary post.
"Hello yes, I am Witch doctor, give me immortal!" is a caption of the screenshot by elliobot. Nyx Assasin fans must be really upset: it’s not the first year that goes without Immortal-items for this nice hero.
These series cannot exist without Arteezy. Artour got extremely mad and, without any hesitations, said a few "nice" words to his opponent.
Finally, that is for why you need Demo-mode in Dota 2 Reborn. Beautiful, isn’t it?