A new DotA map is available after almost 7 months, DotA 6.75.
This is a major update that adds a new agility hero named “Zet, the Arc Warden”, a new Intelligence hero named “Auroth, the Winter Wyvern”. Besides the heroes the new map has a new loading screen. There are tweaks for the rest of the heroes.
There is also a new item named “Shadow Amulet”.
No major changes regarding the map design.
Download DotA 6.75 from here, 6,79 Mb. Expect a second version soon.
During the last months, Blizzard has tried to obtain the DotA brand. Their dispute was against Valve, the company that is currently developing DotA 2.
The final decision was that Blizzard will keep their “DotA” name for the non-commercial DotA map that is developed by Icefrog (Warcraft 3), while Valve will keep their brand for DotA 2.
Those who follow Blizzard’s news are familiar with the fact that they are developing their own MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) video game. Their new game will be named “Blizzard AllStars” and will feature most of the well known characters from the Blizzard’s games, Starcraft, Diablo and the Warcraft universe.
After a few hours since DotA 6.74b, there is a new version that is correcting just a single bug.
“Fixed Flamebreak not functioning properly with creeps”.
This fix comes after Icefrog has changed these two features: “Flamebreak not interrupting channeling” and “Fixed Flamebreak affecting Magic Immune units”.
Download DotA 6.74c from here, free, fast server.
The map has the same size as the “b” version, 8 megabytes and 216 KB. Use WinZip to unarchive the file.
If no serious bugs will show up, we can expect that DotA 6.74c to last until this summer.
Good luck everyone!
After a week and a few days, the second map for DotA 6.74 was released, correcting a few important bugs.
Here are some of the bugs.
The Pandaren hero could instant reswpawn some times (having no cooldown), the Ogre Magi could still have the bonus for his ultimate spell even after selling the “Aghanim” item.
Download DotA 6.74b from here. Fast server, use WinZip to unarchive the file and then copy it into the “downloads” folder.
The next map could appear in the summer if no important bugs will show up for this version.
Good luck everyone!
After three months, there is a new map, the 6.74 version. First of all, there are no new items or heroes.
The 6.74 version is just bringing tweaks for almost all the heroes and also for items.
Stats have been changed for heroes and items, damage reduced or increased, the range of attacks, price and mechanics for different items.
Download DotA 6.74 from here, free. The map has around 8 megabytes. As we can see on the official website, a second map for 6.74 will come very shortly.
Good luck everyone.
The third version of DotA 6.73 was released a few minutes ago, after the first map that was released before Christmas, followed a few days later by the 6.73b that fixed a few bugs and removed the Santa Pudge skin.
Since the winter holidays are over, the Christmas and the holiday graphic elements have been removed from the new map. A few technical optimizations have been made but the map file still has around 7 – 8 megabytes.
Regarding the fixes, there are 14 fixes for the 6.73c map, some regarding heroes and some regarding the new items that were introduced in 6.73.
Download DotA 6.73c from here, free.
Most likely, this map will be the last 6.73 map. We will see if there will be another release for the Warcraft 3 map since DotA 2 will be released soon and the community might move there.
Have a nice winter all!
Four days ago, it was released the winter season map for DotA, the 6.73 version that included a lot of fun stuff like a Christmas three, Santa hats etc.
Today was released the “fix map” that usually comes very fast after the first release, DotA 6.73b that is solving some minor bugs.
Here are a few of them listed.
The player’s couriers will now be invulnerable near the regeneration HP fountains, some fixes regarding the Santa hats.
Pudge’s Santa skin was removed. Some bugs for heroes have been fixed, items and abilities, around 10 fixes.
Download DotA 6.73b from here, fast server. The file has 7.88 megabytes.
There are four more days until 2012. We wish you a happy new year!