Wrooks: Lets start with, Can you tell me a little about yourself for anyone who might not know you?(gaming and dota History)
O_XD: kay, im O_XD, thats O_x flat and the D rotated 90 degrees. I have one good and one bad eye and im happy. Started out dota i think on 6.49, first hero i played was crystal maiden with sange and yasha and eul’s scepter recipes. Back then i didnt even know how to level up my abilities. I’ve been playing dota since then and improved a lot. Now im your average dota player. I dont play other multiplayer games than dota, but i do enjoy single player games like call of duty and portal were my most recent ones.
Wrooks: Suggesting is fun and all but have you ever considered any other parts of the dota scene such as the proscene, shoutcasting or video making? In other words, Dota has many other areas in its world a player could be a part of, what brought you to the suggestions forum?
O_XD: When i registered to playdota.com i did it so i can make fun of other people’s suggestions. I also made a few(at first bad) suggestions for fun. Never really took it seriously. Now i just suggest to change stuff that is bugging me currently, like the imba flak cannon AoE. I followed the proscene closely until recently, now i kind off lost interest and just follow some parts of it. Im not good enough to get into is as a player, nor shoutcaster/video maker. Im more of a mechanics guy.
Wrooks: can you elaborate alittle about your ill feelings with flak cannon?
O_XD: It has 1000 AoE 360 degrees around gyrocopter, and i feel its imbalanced cus with it he is sure that he will hit everyone in a fight no matter where he is positioned, i mean cmon thats doesnt require skill. At least now the cooldown is nerfed so it cant be used for farming. My suggestion was that either it hit units only infront of gyto(180 degrees) or in an area arount the target, tho its pretty ok after the cooldown nerf.
Wrooks: I seem to get that alot people who problems with gyrocopter or drow or pa, are there any other heroes you feel need some work?
O_XD: treant definatly needs to be reverted to his old self. I mean not the old one when living armor was passive, i mean the one older than that where his ulti did damage and he had those owls, or even the older one when he had tree wards. The new remakes of treant turned him into a 1 skill hero, he just uses living armor(no need to get in position or anything) and his team wins. so treant is the main one.
O_XD: also midnight pulse really needs a buff
Wrooks: we’re talking about alot of things you dislike about these heroes but what do you really enjoy about Treant, enigma and gyro?
O_XD: the new treant, nothing, he is boring as hell.
O_XD: Enigma is a very nice hero with the most powerful spell in the game. Tho people tend to mistake enigma for black hole. Message to all: ENIGMA ISN’T BLACK HOLE. He is pushing and map controll. Black hole is a bonus.
O_XD: Gyro, his ultimate is nice but people make him a boring carry. I see gyrocopter as a roaming semi-support initiation hero that transition into a semi-carry if needed. His stun is really good if used properly
Wrooks: so who are your favorite heroes
O_XD: Enigma, batrider and ursa warrior
O_XD: all jungling
Wrooks: besides enigma what are things you dislike about bat rider and ursa?
O_XD: I dont really dislike anything about them. They are both versatile and fun to play, yet balanced in a way.
Wrooks: Do consider Strategy Guides and Commentaries by players like Tobiwon and Luminous a good source for conceptualizing ideas?
O_XD: Tobi didnt win anything. Anyways no, ideas should be 100% original and spontanious.
Wrooks: Thats not what I asked? I was wondering if seeing whats the pitfalls and weaknesses and strengths of other heroes and hero combos is a good starting place to get inspiration?
Wrooks: o I read it wrong my bad
O_XD: See, everyone gets ideas differently. I get my ideas when im trying to sleep and then build a concept around those ideas, wether is strategies for dota, suggestions, or school essays. That is better for me than sitting infront of a piece of paper and forcing myslef to think in a way. I also like to draw out my ideas.
Wrooks: i see
Wrooks: can you tell me about your latest idea? and what dream prompted its creation?
O_XD: My latest idea was i think for CTH 25. Its a hero that can use a spell without it going on cooldown, but if he doesnt use it in the window that he has it goes on a longer cooldown for each cast.
O_XD: The next day i opened the contest, saw the challenge and based my hero around that
O_XD: Chances that he will be implemented: 0/5% mby