Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland take listener questions about respecting those who climb traditionally in the MMR system versus those who smurf, Elimination Mode tournaments, how to counter/deal with Techies picks, favorite lanes and teamfight hero combos and more questions live from listeners, listener voice mails and email submissions!  Check out the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA_2132017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Roland and Proud take on a the heady Dota 2 subject of fighting. First talking about initiating and counter-initiating, then into the subtle, yet definitive reasons behind why you win or lose. Proud breaks down over used terms, while Roland holds on for dear life, trying to keep up. Learn how to take a punch and throw one back, this week on Proudland.
Direct download: Proudland_2122017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland team up for the new Friday DotP timeslot to talk about versatility in Dota 2 hero selection, the best starting items for Luna, iron branches best branches, what a headdress takes, how OP Underlord was and now isn't in 7.02 Dota 2, and whether the Radiant advantage has been corrected by the recent changes in the latest patch.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Internet's 33rd best video game podcast...for now.
Direct download: DotP_Friday_292017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity get together for an emergency podcast covering the latest Wednesday Night Surprise we all got in the Dota 2 world: the 7.02 patch update!  They talk the 7.02 patch in thorough detail and what it may mean for the Dota 2 meta!  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Patch_7.02_.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:55am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Cyphus provide an update on the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 qualifiers from last week.  Then they turn to the Chinese qualifier results for the 2017 DAC and a preview of the other regional qualifiers for that tournament.  They also talk Mushi's departure from Fnatic and read an iTunes review before closing out the show!  All this and more on the pro Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotProShow02072017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland tackle another round of Good or Garbage submitted by a listener as well as a round of Dota 2 questions from live call-ins and write-in questions alike!  Topics include: NA v EU server skills, top 5 generic support items, when to "smurf" to re-calibrate your MMR, show hosts' experience with Dungeons & Dragons, carrying your way out of the gutter and much, much more!  Check it all out on the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA262017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

On this Monday episode of Proudland power spikes get talked about a lot. Also, Roland's grandma calls - it's not an emergency. Learn about breakfast in a croc-pot, or about your favorite hero! Because this Dota 2 PS (power-spike) episode was so long, below are time stamps. Weave through the episode as we call out the waning rifts in power spikes between amping your play, or hooking your thoughts. Time Stamps:  Ember Spirit: 19:30 - 42:15 Outworld Devourer: 42:16 : 1:05.26 Underlord: 1:05.27 - 1:31:38 Tidehunter: 1:30.39 - 138.40 Slardar: 1:41.36 - 1:54.39 Pudge: 1:54.40 - END
Direct download: Proudland_252017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2Podcast

This week on Proudland a schedule change announcement is made, while Roland and Proud finish up discussion on the previous weeks mid talks. Power spikes are the topic of this show, while they discuss Luna and Spectre in the one position, and Rubick and Crystal Maiden in the five position. Proudland is moving to Monday's, so be sure to check out the second half of this Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Proudland_232017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2Podcast

Proud and Ursinity are working on a new Lone Druid combo to go with Proud'/ favorite hero: Reinhardt! Nah. Just kidding it's Lone Druid. That should be evident right? I mean...contextually speaking it wasn't possible for it to be any other option than the two listed in the previous sentence. That was the source of the humor. Did I kill it by over explaining it. I do that sometimes. Oh yeah, listen to this Dota 2 podcast.  
Direct download: DotPTcT222017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Cyphus talk Lonely Druid at DotaPit, their latest Sunday practice, and then follow it all up with an in-depth conversation and update on the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 open qualifiers.  They also talk the new Escape/Ninjas In Pajamas (NiP) roster before they wrap the show and read a few fan reviews!  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotProShow01312017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland tackle the latest round of listener questions about Dota 2 this week with an array of questions involving playing with significant others, Treant support, Trump's immigration plans' potential impact on Dota 2 pro tournaments, and much, much more!  Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA1302017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Roland and Cyphus talk taking skills over talents, spamming Viper like a terrible human being, what roles they're going to play with Ursi and Proud, and more! Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotPMain1292017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:55am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

In the middle of the night, Roland and Proud discuss the smaller things about the mid-lane. Touching on do's and do not's. In an attempt to bring the less thought-about concepts of what makes a good mid, good. Proud discusses the fundamentals, and Roland hangs on for dear life. Me midder's aside, this episode walks you through concepts that you may not know you already do. It's always good to know why you are a 'me mid.' This and more on Proudland: Fiddle my Middle.
Direct download: Proudland_Midlane_1272017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud delve into the nitty gritty of the Radiant advantage in Dota 2 that so many community members have been discussing.  Then they move on to this week's theorycrafted combo: Nightstalker and Sniper!  They talk about how they'll build them, what to buy and what they think the synergy will be for these two heroes before taking the combo into the lanes for a test drive (against a listener of the show no less).  Match ID below (and I swear I'll start including them from now on -Love, Cyphus).  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast! https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/2939089672
Direct download: tct01252017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:46am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Proud talk about the latest results from Dota Pit League Season 5, the impact the radiant advantage might be having on the pro scene (or if it even has one), and then turn their attention to Proud's love of Bone7 and the Boneman's addition to Team NP as their new coach.  They also read a listener email and discuss whether Roland or Cyphus will play the 5 on the upcoming DotP host streams every Sunday.  All this and more on the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotProShow01242017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity are taking your questions again this week about Dota 2, DotP, and even "Denny Defenders" as Roland calls those who try to stand up for poor Cyphus.  They take questions on Lifestealer builds, playing against Monkey King, getting your friends into Dota 2 and where to direct them, the Dota Pit "fiasco," and so much more Dota 2 goodness it can't all be remembered here in this post and is best left unsaid.  Tune in for one of the best Dota 2 Q&A's yet on the latest DotP episode!
Direct download: TQA1232017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week on the DotP Monday show Cyphus and Roland do the usual round and round. Proclaiming on one hand we're a Dota 2 podcast and then on another talking about how 'Elite' Cyphus is. They navigate through 15% increased magic damage, talked about HP removal and finally find there way back to bitching about the deathliest hero in the game: Necrophos. Why is his CD 25 seconds with Aghs? Why does he have a 60% win rate? This and more on Defense of the Patience -- A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: DotP_Monday_1222017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week on Proudland, Proud and Roland try to understand the difference in win-rate between radiant and dire before delving in to a safe-lane discussion. Once they find their way to the inevitable, some insight is found in to why being a position 1 player in Dota 2 feels so much different. This and more on Proudland a Dota 2 Podcast.
Direct download: Proudland_Safelane_1202017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud tackle the latest theorycraft combo in Dota 2 7.01 this week: Pudge and Monkey King.  They take the duo to the lanes and test it out after a thorough discussion of how they'll build it.  They also talk the basics of building a build for a hero in Dota 2.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: tct01182017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:33am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Cyphus talk the latest in pro Dota 2 news and coverage.  they discuss the latest controversy with Beyond the Summit's Xyclopz casting Axx in a sexist manner, the DAC qualifiers, and the results from the WESG tournament.  They also recommend a pro series/game to watch for those too busy to watch everything pro Dota 2 has to offer and Cyphus quizzes Proud on the top two countries in the Capcom World Tournament from 2016 and Street Fighter V.  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotproshow01172017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity are joined by caster-extraordinaire Lyrical!  Lyrical takes questions about himself, his casting equipment specs, his casting career and more!  Plus the gang addresses questions about Dota 2 regarding Ethereal Blade on Centaur, supports' new roles in Dota 7.01, when to value point a skill, the nature of tournament payouts in the professional Dota 2 scene, and much, much more!  Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotPQA1162017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Cyphus talk about their week in Dota 2, how much Roland hates Ember Spirit and his dumb magic amp talent tree, and they discuss the power of root!  Roland discusses giving up his dreams of 4k MMR and Cyphus talks his latest round of re-calibration account games.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotPMain1152017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:19am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland start out strong, talking about absolute non-sense in their lives. Roland complains about annual obligatory dinners as Proud tries to recall that one movie with Tom Cruise in his underwear. Eventually, after a tantalizing labyrinth, they find themselves talking about the offlane in Dota 2. What has changed? Anything? Try and find the gems and throw-away the rest on this week of Proudland.
Direct download: Proudland1132017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud talk about their favorite, high-impact talent trees in Dota 2 7.01 on the latest Theorycraft episode before tackling this week's combo: Lifestealer/Ember Spirit.  They talk about the strengths of the heroes, where the synergy lies, how to build/skill them, and then they take the duo to the lanes in a real life pub!  Find out how the combo fared on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: tct011112017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:34am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud schools Cyphus on the latest ESL One Genting tournament, what we saw from the pros in the latest Dota 2 7.01 patch to direct the meta, and the final series between Newbee and Digital Chaos.  Later they talk Newbee Boss's new lineup as well as the addition of a female pro-Dota 2 player in the three-position.  Finally, Cyphus offers up another round of obscure e-sports trivia.  All this and more in the latest pro-Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotproshow01102017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:53am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity tackle another DotP Q&A regarding items you'd add to Dota 2 or rework, support priorities, the direction of the Dota 2 7.01 patch meta, how an English/Spanish language barrier can impact a Dota game, and much, much more!  Tune in to the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast to hear it all!
Direct download: tuesdayqa192017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:56am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week the computer eats the original Monday show that Cyphus and Roland recorded. Literally eats it, and won't spit it back out. So a brave warrior climbs from the fog, in the middle of the night, to record a new episode summarizing the old episode, and more! Join Roland on a tired delirium of tangents with no traffic cops, while he tries to stay on topic, but lets be honest, he's still thinking about his Elton John cover. Climb MMR with Roland while he talks Dota 2 and how he has fun with breaking outside of the box. This and more on Defense of the Patience - The Ro-solo-saga.
Direct download: Solo_Roland_192017_FIXED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This episode Proud and Roland go back to the basics covering attributes, armor, baseball mitts and more. Don't miss this episode of Dota 2 education gold, and don't forget to get more armor on the latest Proudland.
Direct download: Proudland_152017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:52am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

It's time once again for Theorycraft Thursdays where Proud and Ursinity are taking Centaur and Bane to the lanes!  Find out what they're building, skilling and trying to synergize in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast before they take it to the lanes to test it out in a real live Dota match.  All this and more on the latest episode!  
Direct download: TcT152017fixedup12.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:32am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud takes the reigns with a clueless Cyphus there to ask questions as the DotPro show finds itself newly resurrected and back in action.  Proud covers exciting upcoming roster changes in the Dota 2 pro scene, some new teams, old players with new roles, and some of the latest drama involving Ruru.  Cyphus prods for further background information about the various happenings and offers a bit of esports trivia to close the show out from the non-Dota 2 esports world.  All this and more on the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotpmixdown01032017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:10am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland are together again for another round of DotP listener questions about all things Dota 2.  After Ursi helps Roland understand what's so cool about Times Square New Year's Eve celebrations, they take listener questions.  They discuss their favorite heroes for every position in the current patch, whether dual (or even trilane) mids will be making a comeback, how to get farm as a position 5 support, and much, much more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA1022017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland talk about their latest foray into Dota 2 and how they've both been playing a bit more offlane than usual.  They discuss how tankier heroes seem to be faring better in the latest patch in their latest experiences.  Roland tries to explain why his MMR dropped 200 points, and then continues his vow that he shall see the light of 4k MMR by the end of the month.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: 2017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland discuss what others have done and how one might go about developing your own strategy for climbing MMR in Dota 2.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: proudland123016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:14am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud take another look at theorycrafting in Dota 2 7.00.  This time they debate a number of mids and safe lanes for this week's combo live on the show!  They talk about Shadow Fiend, Templar Assassin and Ember Spirit for the mid role and Troll, Juggernaut, Lifestealer and Lone Druid for the safe lane.  Find out what they settle on, where they think the synergy lies, and whether or not they made the right choices before taking the combo crafted to the lanes on this week's edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotPTcT12292016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:58am EST

Defense of the Patience -A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Ursinity and Proud talk about Carrie Fisher, Ursinity's disdain for deceased celebrities and his latest run in Dota 2 7.00, which Ancient creeps to devour as Doom with his new level 25 talent and more Dota 2 goodness.  Then they discuss plans moving forward for the Wednesday show slot and what kind of changes there will be moving forward (spoiler alert, it's about the pro scene).  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotpmixdown12272016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Roland is joined by Proud as resident Dota 2 5k expert this week for another round of Dota 2 Q&A on DotP.  They answer email questions about whether patches are necessary for games like Dota 2, advice for new captains forming Dota 2 amateur teams, and then take live listener questions about the best heroes to climb to 2k with, how to introduce a significant other to Dota, and more!  All this on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: 2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:12am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland get together late on Christmas for a Monday release of the podcast discussing getting and giving advice to new and less skilled (read: lower MMR) players, whether it's worthwhile or not, and the value of your own experience in Dota 2.  Then of course they try to give advice.  Be prepared.  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 podcast.  P.S. Merry Christmas DotPeeps!
Direct download: DotPChristmas12-25-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:47am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud is joined by Cyphus (filling in for Roland) for another edition of Proudland focusing on Cyphus' issues in the latest patch, navigating talent trees and tools for assessing the relative value of every option, as well as an assessment of how important efficiency is in this current meta and update as opposed to previous patches.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotpmixdown12232016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:31am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursi dig in to what the mid lane is shaping up to be all about in Dota 2 7.00 before testing out their first theorycrafted combo of the latest patch.  They take to the lanes with Bounty Hunter and Queen of Pain.  Find out how they plan to build them, what they think the synergy will be, and how the combo fared in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotpmixdown12212016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:58am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus prods Ursinity and Proud about where they see the meta headed in Dota 2 7.00.  They discuss when the best time to gain MMR will be in this patch, the magnitude of the change to Dota 2 meta and gameplay of the latest patch, the significance of magic damage's decline throughout a Dota 2 game, and how they go about getting a feel for where things are likely headed in Dota 2.  All this and more arguing than you might expect about magic damage on the latest Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotPRoundtable12202016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:06am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland join forces to tackle live listener questions from you, DotP listeners!  They answer questions regarding who looks like the in-meta heroes in Dota 2 7.00 as of now, the most OP talent trees, how game length seems to be impacted, how supports have been impacted in the latest patch, and how to know when it matters what your hero's primary stat is.  All this and more on the revamped DotP Q&A Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DOTPNEWTUESDAYFIXED12192016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:12am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland discuss some new show changes coming to the DotP network, their current trials and tribulations in Dota 2 7.00, Roland's account possibly gets hacked, and lots of arguing about Monkey King.  All this and more in the latest episode of Defense of the Patience, a Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP12182016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland dissect the pros and cons of counter picking versus comfort picking.  They talk about how to get a feel for counter picks, things to consider and what to trust when doing both.  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotPProudland12152016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:53am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity are back with another summary of Dota 2 7.00 now that they've had the opportunity to spend a little time with it.  They list off their top 5 best and top 5 worst elements after a few days into Dota 2 7.00.  All this and more on the latest edition of Theorycraft Thursday.
Direct download: dotpmixdown12142016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:30am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud join forces for a special edition of the DotP Roundtable: a sick, sick edition that is.  And not in that cool like "that was a sick episode" way...more in the "these guys are kinda grossing me out, sick" sorta way.  But don't worry, they're talking about the Boston Major, their trip, the Dota, the people, and the experience being together in-person once again.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotpbostonmajor.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:15am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland team up for a special Tuesday DotP episode trying to wrap their noob minds around the latest and greatest changes to Dota 2.  They talk some of their favorite changes behind the 7.00 update, what the motivations behind some of the changes seemed to be, and the future of Dota 2 gaming.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP20161212mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:06am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP is proud to bring you a thorough patch analysis Dota 2 7.00.  Ursinity, Proud, Flubb and Skrunk, the resident 5k+ MMR DotP crew, is getting together to take a long, hard look at a patch that promises tons of change.  It's a long one folks and not for the faint of heart!  DotP will resume normally scheduled programming tomorrow with the Tuesday Q&A!  Send those Dota 2 7.00 questions to defenseofthepatience@gmail.com!
Direct download: dota-2-patch-700-analysis.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:47am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Roland introduces the episode (itself an ironic attempt at not being a re-release) being re-released today while Proud and Ursinity are away at the Boston Major.  This episode, as Roland explains, was an episode done somewhat spontaneously in place of the old DotPro Show.  It provided the inspiration for what would become Proudland.  Enjoy this DotP Classic Dota 2 Podcast!
Direct download: DotPRerelaseFirstProudland.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:29am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud joins for a 20-minute rant about why there isn't a new Theorycraft Thursday with a patient Cyphus to try and keep him company and sane.  He does not succeed nor does he try very hard admittedly.  It's late.  And madness is taking hold.  Speaking of madness, this episode also features the very first theorycrafted combo of 6.88: Troll Warlord and Crystal Maiden.  Ah.  To be a young 6.88 again.  When heroes like Troll might have been awesome.
Direct download: dotp_2016-12-08mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Flubb and Ursi chat about Dota 2 fatigue, watching the Boston Major Group Stage and preparing for the Main Event, and they also take a little time to talk about the upcoming Dota 2 6.89 patch release next Monday.  They talk about what they hope to see in the upcoming patch and their personal predictions.  P.S. Valve, please fix Necro ult per our request. <3 DotP
Direct download: DotP12072016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:32pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb is joined by fellow show hosts and fellow teammates Ursinity and Proud for a special edition of DotP's highest-skilled players answering listener questions about Dota 2.  They talk being teammates on Hakuna Mirana, their experience w/ Dota 2 and DotP and much, much more!  All this on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp12062016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:28am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland talk calibrating Roland's smurf, where his MMR is shaping up to be, how it's affected his view of the game and advice from other players, and then Roland gives Cyphus an on-air shaming for not playing Dota 2 for a significant number of days.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp12022016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus returns to Proudland to join host Proud while Roland is away doing baby stuff with a baby or something.  We're not really sure.  But Proud and Cyphus get to talk about Dota 2, specifically what the thought process should be like when creating, modifying or trying out a new build you've learned about.  Proud walks Cyphus through the basics for carry, support, mid and offlane.  They also talk Roland's smurf endeavors and Venomancer jungle.
Direct download: Proudland_with_Cyphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:32am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursi and Proud are takin' a closer look at everybody's favorite bear: Winnie the...err...Ursa.  They're pairing him with Rubick for a dual lane combo and theorycrafting about the duo's synergy, how to build them and what to buy right before taking them into a game.  Find out how the combo performed on the latest Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp11302016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Bursinity and Flub team up for another DotP Roundtable to talk about stale meta in Dota 2, when the new patch will drop, why they're geeks for patch notes, and the difficulty of implementing things they've learned from Dota 2 community resources into one's play.
Direct download: dotpwednesday11292016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:35am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb is joined by Cyphus and Proud for another round of DotP listener Q&A about all things Dota 2.  The gang tackles a few questions from last week, talks their favorite non-Dota video games, and come up with a beautiful rework for Necrophos's ult.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotptuesday11282016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:03am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland are delving into their Dota 2 activities (and sometimes lack thereof) over the Thanksgiving break, Roland's progress on his smurf and high hopes for calibration (with humility), and what they've seen in Dota 2 pubs the last week.  They also have a laugh at Roland's Twitch link on Reddit with his Storm Spirit suicide.
Direct download: DotP_Monday_112716.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:09am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland get together for a late-night, post-Thanksgiving recording of Proudland to talk Dota 2 and giving thanks.
Direct download: Proudland_Thanksgiving.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:06am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP Theorycrafters Ursinity and Proud are joined by StanKing for a run at some Dota 2 theorycrafting.  They interview StanKing, discuss a special combo, and then take it into the game!  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2016-11-17-Stan-King-mixdown-v3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:23pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Ursinity and Flubb take a tour of relevant statistics in Dota 2.  They talk about meta statistics versus personal statistics, how to interface with meta stats, how they've used statistics along the way, and what the best approaches might be to incorporating stats from sites like Dotabuff and OpenDota into your own Dota 2 journey.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Wed_11-21-16_-_11_22_16_5.39_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:41am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb is joined by Roland and Ursinity to debut a new Tuesday Dota 2 show completely listener-guided.  DotP is taking all your questions about Dota 2 heroes, items, combos, builds, strategy, interactions, and more!  Got a question?  Send it to defenseofthepatience@gmail.com and let us know what you'd like a trio of DotP show hosts to take a crack at!
Direct download: DotP_Tuesday_11-21-16_-_11_21_16_11.10_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland address some show changes, then have a discussion about playing Ursa, Roland's latest shenanigans in his pubs and taking Dota 2 seriously, and much, much more.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Main_11-20-16_-_11_20_16_6.38_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:25am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland talk strategies for winning with random teammates in difficult situations.  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Proudland_Winning_w__the_Masses.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:48am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

It's time to theorycraft once again this week with Ursinity and Proud.  This week they're trying out a Mirana mid/Sven safe combo in Dota 2.  Find out how they intend to build them, what the strengths of the combo are, and then stay tuned to find out how they did after testing the combo in a real-life Dota 2 pub.
Direct download: dotp_2016-11-16-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Wazoo, Ursinity and Flubb sit down for a talk about the heroes they've been struggling with lately in Dota 2.  They tackle what they could be doing better, how to build them and strategies for success.  Heroes include: Mirana, Luna and Juggernaut.  Tune in to get some insights into this latest batch of heroes the DotP show hosts are struggling to make successful in the current meta!
Direct download: DotP_Wed_11-14-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:14am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

The Tryhards are trying to figure out how best to gain MMR this late in the current patch and meta.  Flubb and Wazoo talk their personal strategies, what has worked, what hasn't and more.  All this on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Tryhards_11-14-16_-_11_15_16_2.58_AM_online-audio-converter.com.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:15am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland talk about the impact stress can have on your ability to play Dota 2 well...or even want to play it at all!  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Main_11-13-16_-_11_13_16_8.15_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland are looking at what you should've done before you ever started playing Dota: learning some starter heroes.  They talk which heroes are best to learn Dota 2 with, how to build them and how to skill them.  All this and more hero talk on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Proudland_Hero_Talk_-_11_11_16_1.48_AM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:56am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are talking about the differences between casual games of Dota 2 and official matches for leagues, qualifiers and other similar organizations in the Dota 2 community at large.  Then they tackle their latest combo: Warlock and Luna.  Find out what they built, how they skilled and whether or not the combo could carry them to victory in a test game.  All on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_2016-11-09-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:48am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

The full crew is back and they're talking about getting reported.  Wazoo justifies his run in low-priority, Ursinity finds himself an unlikely ally, and Flubb and Cyphus wonder why they have to mute so many people.  That's right, they're talking about the new reporting system in Dota 2 and what they think of it, how it compares to the old system, if it's better, and what their ideal systems would look like.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Wed_11-7-16_-_11_9_16_1.30_AM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:20am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

If you love picking Pudge in Dota 2, then you'll love the latest episode of Tryhard Tuesdays.  Flubb and Wazoo are digging into skill shot heroes and items with a focus on a fan-favorite: Pudge.  Why does he get picked so often?  Probably because of you.  You filthy Pudge-picker.  Enjoy your Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Tryhards_11-7-16_-_11_7_16_10.52_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:20am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Cyphus discuss the differences in their rigidity with playing different Dota 2 heroes while learning the game, why they stuck with Dota when other trends faded, and Roland apologizes and talks about Crooked Fafnir's deplorable comments.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Main_11-6-16_-_11_6_16_8.21_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:38am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland welcome Cyphus to the Proudland show for a discussion about adapting builds in Dota 2.  They use Phantom Assassin and the Corelock Warlock as starting points and then get into a more general discussion about what to look for.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Proudland_-_Proudphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursi are brewing up a new combo this week with a mid/carry combo in Tinker and Lifestealer.  They talk about how they'll build the heroes, the strength in their synergy, what they think they'll be able to accomplish, and then they test it out in a good old-fashioned Dota 2 pub.  Find out how they did and if the combo worked in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2016-11-02-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Flubb and Ursinity are talking all about switching roles in Dota 2.  They talk about why you'd do it, when to do it and the best way to go about it.  Forgive Cyphus' audio, t'was a remote recording.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_2016-110116-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Tune in for a new Tryhard Tuesdays today with Wazoo and Flubb to find out the latest topic they're looking to conquer as Dota 2 tryhards!  This week features a lengthy discussion on their topic of the week, the item of the week and a look ahead at next week's item.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: tht_-_10_31_16_10.31_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland are back in the DotP studio talking about some nice tangents (but only for the first 15 minutes or so) about goings-on in their personal lives to influence Dota 2 time, talk their latest games, abilities that require no skill in Dota 2, playing against Pudge, how to nerf Necro's ultimate, breaking the morale of the enemy team and knowing when it's crumbling on your team.  All this and an aegis snatch on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Main_-_10_30_16_10.55_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:36am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland tackle the various phases of the game, how to identify them, what it means to be in those phases, and the heroes that reach their power peaks in those phases.  They discuss the variables that go into determining the phase.  And they talk common misconceptions about those various phases as well.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Proudland_Phases_of_the_Game_-_10_27_16_11.28_PM.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud theorycraft a little differently this week.  Ursinity reveals his ideas about a five-man composition to try with the Theorycrafters' teammates in Hakuna Mirana.  The composition consists of  Necrophos, Undying, Centaur Warruner, Shadow Shaman, and Invoker.  But when the Theorycrafters head in-game to try this latest form of cheese out, they come face to face with some enemy cheese.  And it's stinkier.  Like good stinky though.  The way it's supposed to be with cheese.  Which is funny, cause you never really do that with anything else.  I wouldn't hand you a delicious cookie and be like, "Damn, that's a stinky-ass cookie, better eat that right up."  But we do with cheese?  Oh yeah.  Dota 2.  That's what this show is about.
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-26-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:44am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Ursinity and Flubb are getting together today to talk about the term "overpowered" in Dota 2.  They try to define it and shape the meta discussion about what it means to be OP, talk about the parameters for being OP, which heroes are overpowered in the current meta or may become overpowered, and then look at heroes on the opposite end of the spectrum to find out why they might be undepowered.  All this and some Underlord and Omniknight hate on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-25-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb and Wazoo tackle what it takes to run this country...and by run this country we mean be a solid Dota 2 player...experience.  They talk about XP, its role in Dota 2, the basic mechanics of XP and who should be getting it and when, and then continue the discussion with the Item of the Week: Tome of Knowledge.  They also announce the poll for next week's Item of the Week that will be up later on via the DotP Twitter: @DotP_Show
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-24-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:59am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This is the story of a Dota 2 podcast, told week to week, about two dudes, who spam Lycan, run Warlock mid, pocket strat pick Techies/Spectre, and do other dumb things in Dota 2.  Forgive us Sarah Koenig.  Forgive us.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Monday_10-23.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:19am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Proud team up to tackle a series of listener-submitted questions about supporting in Dota 2.  They talk the ins and outs of supporting, field specific questions and comments, and all the Proudland tangents in between.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Proudland_Episode_7_-_Support.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:56am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are taking a look at the latest patch release in Dota 2: 6.88f.  They're giving it a thorough analysis, talking about who is affected, how it might shift the meta, and more.  All this on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-20-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb, Wazoo and Ursinity get together for a chat about the MMR system in Dota 2, which MMR is more important, other games' systems for ranking players and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-19-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo and Flubb tackle the most moving topic yet on Tryhard Tuesdays: movement speed (see what we did there?).  They talk about its importance and pertinence at various stages in the game, talk about the Item of the Week, and make an announcement about next week's IotW as well!  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-18.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:07am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Cyphus talk their latest Dota 2 runs, Roland's love of Lina in the jungle, why it's so scary to play Meepo and if it should be, and much, much more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: main_10-17-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proudland continues it's look at each individual portion of the Dota 2 map by examining the bits that stitch the whole thing together: the Jungle.  Proud and Roland talk all things jungle, how to effectively use it, who should be using it and when in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Proudland_Episode_6_-_Jungle.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud tackle farming in the offlane on today's episode of Theorycraft Thursdays before moving on to this week's combo: Drow and Invoker.  They talk the benefits of pubbing with Drow, the types of heroes that synergize well with her, and then head into the game without knowing which of those compatible heroes they'll be playing this week.  They report back on the Invoker pick, why it was selected, and how it went.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-13-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:13am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo, Cyphus and Ursinity get together without the man with two "B's" for an episode that takes a look at the latest Team Secret drama, contracts in the scene at large, pro player unionization and more.  Then they move on to heroes in Dota 2 that require the most coordination to be successful, playing them in a pub, and the heroes that can excel with the least amount of coordination.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Wed_10-10.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb and Wazoo touch on the Team Secret controversy before moving on to Strength heroes in the safe lane in Dota 2.  They address the Item of the Week and announce the next three options for Item of the Week to be voted on in the next Twitter poll!
Direct download: ThT_10-10-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:10am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus wows Roland with an exploit he's found taking advantage of a common impulse in 2k pubs.  Cyphus tells a story about having last hits stolen from him by his girlfriend.  Roland talks about his newfound love for Eternal Envy amidst all the Team Secret drama.  And then the two get slightly political for about two minutes before calling it a show.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Main_10-10.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:37am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland delve back into mid again this week!  The talk the ins and outs of the position and clarify remarks from last week's mid episode as well.  Heroes, strategies, farming, map control and more are all discussed in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Proudland_Episode_5_-_Mid_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:49am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity tackle a different kind of combo this week.  They take Lina mid and Wraith King to the jungle as a roaming support in this episode that takes a special focus on farming in the mid lane in Dota 2.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2016-10-06-mixdown-FIX-2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:33am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Flubb, Wazoo and Ursinity get together and give 6.88e a thorough review.  They talk all the patches nerfs, it's other nerfs, those other nerfs and, oh yeah, did we mention that the patch had some nerfs?  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-05-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:49am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb gets a little reminiscent about the OG Dota days, how great Dota was when it was terrible, and talk the Dota 2 Item of the Week before introducing a new Item of the Week poll.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_2016-10-04-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus joins Roland remotely for a late-night episode about Roland playing Nature's Prophet with boots!  They also talk Outworld Devourer in Mars Dota 2 League, the importance of the ranged creeps, iTunes reviews, and much, much more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Monday_Main_10_2_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:17am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proudland is going mid.  They called it first.  Didn't you see their icon there?  Fine.  Go mid.  But they're going mid too.  And if you don't leave.  They'll feed.  Don't believe me?  Just watch it.  They totally will.  Report them.  See if they care.  Seriously.  Mid.  Mid or feed.
Direct download: dotp_2016-09-30-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:13am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP is taking a stab at providing a look at the current happenings in the Dota 2 pro scene.  Cyphus and Roland bring Last Hit News into the limelight with a more serious tone by taking a look at Mars Dota 2 League's Autumn 2016 tournament.  They preview the upper and lower brackets in the playoffs, provide a rundown of performances in the group stage, the current player rosters, and more in the first half-hour edition of the Dota 2 NEWS podcast!  
Direct download: LHN_9-29-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:08am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are tackling a new dual lane combo this week: Treant Protector and Sniper.  They also have a discussion about farming in safe lane as carry and support.  Find out how the game went, what they built, and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: theory-20160929-mixdown.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:54am EST