Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland talk about the completion of the demographics survey for the podcast and future plans moving forward before delving in to a meaty discussion about how Roland wants to jungle responsibly.  They also talk the benefits of gaining MMR slowly in Dota 2, common pitfalls of 2k players as they see it, carrying in the 2k bracket, and hopes for better days in Dota 2.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: dotp_main_9-26.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Theorycrafters are looking at a classic combo today and exploring how it works and why.  They theorycraft about Phantom Assassin/Omniknight, test it out, and report back.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TcT_9-22-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:07am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb, Ursinity, Wazoo and Cyphus are talking about the versatility required, and seen, in current Dota 2 positions.  They talk about their ranking of carry, mid, offlane and supports for which positions require the most versatility in heroes played.  Then they discuss their own versatility, how they've enhanced it, and how versatility in Dota 2 can reward and punish an individual player.  All this, Kool-Aid barrels and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_9_21_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb and Wazoo are joined by AG47 for a discussion about switching positions on a competitive Dota 2 team.  They talk why you might do it, good ways to transition, how they've transitioned, and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: ThT_9-19-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:36am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland discuss Roland's distraction from Dota 2: building his own escape room.  Then Cyphus has a new Dota 2 love to go with his Medusa: Spectre.  They talk the satisfaction of finding the hero, adapting to the playstyle, and the enlightenment discovered in Purge's coaching videos for players at their skill level.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Main_9_19_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:49am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast.

On this episode of the DotA 2 show, Proudland. Roland and Proud discuss what makes the safelane, safe! How to tri-lane effectively, and most of all, what you damn supports should be doing. Tune in to the latest on Defense of the Patience.
Direct download: Proudland_Ep_3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:53am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are forgoing the combos this week on Theorycraft Thursdays for a special edition.  This week they're talking playing in mixed skill parties in Dota 2, both as the lowest MMR and the highest MMR as well as the attitudes, strategies and playstyles that one should be using in both settings.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TcT_9-14-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:42am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

The Me Mid DotP Roundtable is back in action this week at full strength.  They're diving in to their personal processes for trying to grind MMR.  They derail into a conversation about the Slacks/Purge Coaching video recently put out, how big your hero pool should be to continue to gain MMR, and respond to some listener feedback.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_9-12-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:53am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb and Wazoo are talking about everybody's favorite topic in Dota 2: aggression.  They talk about when to get aggressive, when to take a team fight and, more importantly, when to not.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: ThT_9-12-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by Grouty on this podcast to talk being Grooty, how to build Medusa, the DotP Inhouses, and playing out-of-meta heroes.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_w__Grouty.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland get together for another in-depth, off-the-rails look at an additional piece of the Dota 2 map: the safe lane.  They talk about what to do there, who to lane there and why, and all the basics you need to know to properly utilize the lane.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Proudland_Episode_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:34am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud is down an Ursinity today, but never fear: Skrunk is here!  They pick up a little of the offlane conversation from last Friday's Proudland, talk about their theorycrafted combo (Spectre/Necrophos), how they intend to build it, the strengths, and then head off to the lanes to test it out and report back.  Tune in for the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Corrected_TCT_9-7-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:34am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Flubb and Ursinity are down a Wazoo today, but they do their damnedest to co-op his idea for the show title while he's away.  They talk about some listener feedback concerning camera controls, control presets, and those terrible mini-map clicks when you're trying to run away and survive in Dota 2.  They also discuss taking a break from Dota 2, how that impacts you and how it can hurt or help.  They discuss Monkey King and how Cyphus' missed that part of TI only to discover the hero was being released today.
Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_9-6-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

The Tryhards are talking about that ever-elusive concept for we pubbers: the meta.  They talk about adapting to new metas, strategies for gaining MMR as new metas form, and how to go with the flow of change in the game as a whole.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: ThT_9-5-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Cyphus are all over the place in this episode as they discuss their recent bout with a couple of escape rooms, Roland's Dota 2 adventures with the Mrs., the latest encounter Cyphus had with a Russian, and much, much more in this late-night recorded Monday episode.
Direct download: Raindrops.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:19am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Roland bring you a new Friday show with Proudland where they try desperately to educate you about a general Dota 2 topic without tangentalizing to their own dooms.  This week they're talking about the offlane in Dota 2: who should be there, why heroes are ran there, how it's different from the safe lane and much, much more.  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Proudland_Episode_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud tackle a theorycrafted combo with LanM's Kunkka build and Arc Warden!  Find out how they built the combo, how they think it will synergize and then hear the results after a trial run in a good old Dota 2 pub.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_TcT_8-31-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Wazoo, Ursinity and Flubb join forces for a new Wednesday show!  The crew sits down for a chat about the new show's direction, how it might evolve, the professional Dota 2 scene, fame and privacy for Dota 2 professional players, and much, much more!  Hit us up at defenseofthepatience@gmail.com to suggest upcoming topics, give us feedback and ask us questions to answer on the show!
Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_8-30-16_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:20am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo and Flubb are joined by Ag47 once again for another chat about team building in Dota 2!  Today they talk about supporting on a Dota 2 team.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_ThT_8-29-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:09am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Cyphus talk the latest show news regarding a demographics survey and advertising, how Green Day is a bunch of sellouts but maybe they are too, their latest Dota 2 runs, Underlord's ultimate and how they'd rework it, and a mini State of Affairs all in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_Sells_Out.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:03am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Theorycrafters are taking their theorycrafting to the Dark Rift as Ursinity and Proud tackle an Underlord dual lane with Tusk in honor of the Dark One's release.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_TcT_8_24_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:54am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast In honor of the two-year anniversary of DotP's inception (and maybe also a little because we're working on some new content for Wednesday episodes), DotP is re-releasing the very first episode with Cyphus, Wazoo and Roland.  The sound quality may not be great, but we thought it might be fun to listen to the start of it.  Hope you enjoy this classic episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Ep_1_Anniversary_Complete.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:50am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo and Flubb tackle two big Dota 2 issues in today's episode of Tryhard Tuesdays.  First they discuss how to spot draft strategies when playing as a team. Then they move in to a discussion on comfort heroes and how to draft around them.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_ThT_8-22-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Cyphus are kicking the week off with a tribute to everybody's favorite support: Crystal Maiden.  Then they talk about the struggles of quitting smoking and playing Dota 2.  Finally, the conversation turns cheesy as Roland explains the Vengeful Spirit, Abaddon, Witch Doctor, Nature's Prophet and Luna cheese draft: a five-man strategy that takes advantage of a level one Roshan.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Cheese_Draft_Number_5.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb and Wazoo are back and refreshed from TI6 and ready to Try hard again!  They're tackling tryhard issues, talking their TI6 experience and more on this special Friday edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_ThT_on_Friday_8-18-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:19am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity are back to the Theorycrafting table with this week's combo: Ursa and Oracle.  The two discuss the combo, how they'll build it, the strengths, and then they take it to the lanes for a trial!  Find out how they did in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_TcT_8_17_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:25am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland sits down with DotP OG Blackheart who joined the DotP crew at TI6 for a talk about the event, what they did, what they liked and didn't, and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_Main_8-16-2016_WITH_BLACKHEART.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:12am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP is still getting settled again and releasing this classic DotP episode in its stead.  Regular-scheduled programming resumes tomorrow!  Enjoy this episode made right after we arrived back home from TI5 w/ Cyphus, Roland, Wazoo and EZ Mrcz!  Back to the brand new Dota 2 podcasts tomorrow!
Direct download: DotP_Tuesday_re-release_8_15_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:18am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are together at last, live and in-person.  They talk the heroes played at TI6, take questions from an immature audience at the house, try desperately to deal with Roland's random sound effects, and cope with having to look each other deep in the eyes as they record live together discussing the ins and outs of the game we all love so much: Dota 2.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_TcT_From_Lake_Washington_8-11-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:43am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Cyphus and Roland sit down for another live recording session at The Dota 2 International 2016 with the one and only Nahaz!  He talks compLexity, coaching, how statisticians are aiding teams and even takes audience questions about topics from Techies and the current meta to draft analysis and neural network predictions.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_08-10-16_w__Nahaz.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:39am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb and Wazoo record Tryhard Tuesdays live at Royal Gaming Cafe in Seattle, WA for the Dota 2 International 2016!  Gorgon the Wonder Cow, working the event for The Score, is guesting tonight for all the DotPeeps gathered together for TI6 to talk the event so far, his work at TI6 and much, much more on the latest edition of the Live Dota 2 Podcast!
Direct download: DotP_ThT_8-8-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:06am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland (and kinda Wazoo) record the Monday show from their hotel room discussing the upcoming Dota 2 International 2016, the journey to TI6, how tired they are from driving, and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Main_8-7-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:27am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud tackle Drow Ranger strategies in everybody's favorite something podcast about something.  They talk the combo, test it out and report back.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_TcT_8_2_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:28am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland are joined by Kaci Aitchison, the host of Valve's TI6 and local personality/feature reporter for FOX Q13 in Seattle.  She talks her history in broadcasting both with radio and television, starting to work for Valve, improv comedy, what it's like interviewing players and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Kaci_Atchinson_HYPE_2016_TI.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Wazoo got a chance to sit down with Austin "Capitalist" Walsh last week before TI Invites had been announced and the event began to get Cap's thoughts on the game, his prep for TI, what teams he was expecting to see go deep in the tournament and more.  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_Cap_Hype_Week_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:50am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Flubb and Wazoo are joined once again by Ag47 to continue where they left off last week with a further discussion about team building in Dota 2.  There's also some discussion of the Battle Cup game from the Monday episode. All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_ThT_8_01_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:28am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland sit down for a talk about Dota 2 and gambling, recent legislation being proposed, what other models the game could take to stay afloat if similar legislation were passed in the U.S., playing in Battle Cup, and then...Roland gets triggered.  Listen and wait for the fireworks to ignite in this latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Losing_Games_as_Legion.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:05am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland sit down for another noob-friendly educational episode about Dota 2.  Join them for an interesting discussion to learn about interactions, concepts, strategies and more you may never have thought about as a noob like Roland.
Direct download: DotP_Educational_Friday.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Theorycraft Thursdays is offering a little romance advice today for a special listener.  Plus they run a wicked combo that Cyphus unfortunately didn't get to listen to before posting this episode because it's like super late already cause Roland posted it late to the show drive and now like Cyphus is running around all crazy-like and just trying to get it uploaded before riots break loose in the proverbial DotP streets but at least he listened enough to figure out that they're offering the romantic advice for one lucky Dota 2 player which is pretty cool and totally serious-like stuff you know.  Dota 2 podcast SEO phrases and stuff are going here.  P.S. Sorry Ursinity and Proud. <3
Direct download: DotP_TcT_7-27-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:45am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland sit down with the young man behind the new Dota 2 Magazine: Feeders' Digest.  Raigor talks getting the magazine started up and joins Cyphus and Roland for an update on State of Affairs.
Direct download: Raigor_Feeders_Digest.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:49am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo and Flubb tackle another Tryhard Tuesday by first talking about losing streaks before looking at building some various heroes and talking about Flubb's recent success in the Dota 2 Battle Cup.
Direct download: DotP_ThT_7-25-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:36am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud joins Cyphus and Roland once again to help them read the latest iTunes reviews of Defense of the Patience, talk the Dota 2 Battle Cup and crack wise on the latest edition of the Dota 2 Podcast.
Direct download: While_my_MMR_weeps.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:03am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP offers up a special edition Friday episode talking about being new in Dota 2.  We offer up some advice from a variety of DotP hosts.  Roland rolls through advice, history, lessons learned and more with Cyphus, Ursinity, Wazoo, Flubb and Proud all on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Friday_ep_in_parts_7-21-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity are joined by Flubb to discuss aggressive tri-lanes in Dota 2.  They discuss Visage and his potential in that position.  And then they test out a theorycrafted combo with Visage, Vengeful Spirit and Juggernaut.  Find out how they did on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP_TcT_7-19-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland are joined by Steven "Toffees" Pierce for a new DotPro Show while KBBQ is palling around Disneyland with Wings.  Toffees talks his GoFundMe for TI, staying with the DotP crew at the upcoming International, Summit 5 (or is it 2?), and who is looking strong going forward into TI6.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 Podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_w__Toffees_7-19-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo and Flubb are joined by Ag47 for another look at amateur team-building in Dota 2.  They get Flubb's take on the topic and discuss it with Ag.  They also discuss the upcoming TI6 and more in this episode of the Dota 2 podcast.  
Direct download: DotP_ThT_7_18_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Cyphus talk forming a new Amateur Dota 2 League team, how roles are shaking up, drafting, and playing in the first Dota 2 Battle Cup last Saturday.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Im_a_Creep.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:51am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Pokemon Go Podcast Ursinity, Cyphus and Proud get together for a talk about their experience playing Pokemon Go.  They give their "state of affairs" for the game, give it a thorough review, talk about upcoming changes they've heard of and would like to see, gyms, pokestops, and more.  Plus Proud issues a quick correction to some of his comments from Wednesday.  The music featured at the beginning and end of this episode is from Dionte Helm, entitled 2phones, and can be found in its entirety on his YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/jRQpwcH-pBw 
Direct download: DotP_PokeFriday_7_14_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:22am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are theorycrafting once again.  This week they're talking aggressive dual lanes in Dota 2 and have a new combo to propose: Weaver and Nyx Assassin.  Find out how they're running it and what they think you should build on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_TcT_7_13_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:31am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

A special DotPro Show this week w/ Proud, Roland and Cyphus talking Dota 2 and getting life lessons and Dota 2 lessons from the Theorycraft Master himself.  Plus Slark.  Cause.  Ya know.  Roland loves Slark right now.
Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_7_12.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:14am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo is joined by his new cohost, Flubb!  Flubb talks about his history with Dota 2 and Heroes of Newerth, then the duo moves into a discussion about new hero concepts for Dota 2 and talk their first item of the week: infused raindrops!  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_w__Flubb_First_Show.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland discuss the Pokemon Go craze at the top of the show.  Cyphus is interested but Roland could care less.  Then they move into the Dota with a lengthy, two-part State of Affairs discussing their MMR's, the heroes they're playing, and a major disagreement about Timbersaw.  Also a lot of Slark talk.  Like.  A lot.  Roland loves the Slark.

Direct download: I_will_follow_you_into_the_slark_ED._2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:57am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP is wishing MistaBlue a fond farewell as he prepares to be a Dota Dad!  Cyphus and Roland join Wazoo for Blue's final episode to reminisce about Blue's time with DotP, playing Dota 2 together, and a look ahead at Blue's impending fatherhood.  Join us in sending Blue off in truly classy DotP style on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast! Listen to it here!  

Direct download: Farewell_Blue_ep_7-4-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud is happy this week on Theorycraft Thursdays because he gets to spend some time with his one true love: Ursinity.  Just kidding.  We really mean Lone Druid.  Which is tough on Ursinity.  Cause he has a thing with bears.  This week they run the Proud Druid with Ursinity on a Vengeful Spirit.  Find out how the combo did on the latest run of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_7_6_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:51am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus sits down with Reaves for a one-on-one interview.  They talk Reaves background, his father's death and inspiration for pursuing Reaves' dreams for his career, his days at Dota Cinema, his departure from DC and regrets, and then look forward to the content Reaves is working on now and preparing to debut with Poor Pixels.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast. Listen to it here! *Note, we are having an issue with the Libsyn player. That feature will be restored on this post as soon as the issue is corrected. For now follow the 'Listen to it here!' link above!  

Direct download: DotP_One-on-one_w__Reaves.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are joined by Flubb for a talk about support duos, playing on a team, their TI Qualifier run and more!  Then they tackle the lanes with a theorycrafted Bane/Elder Titan support duo to run with an Elder Titan/Bane combo.  Find out how it did and what carry they ran it with on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_TcT_6_29_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

KBBQ and Shrew are almost back!  But we've got one more killer release for you to check out if you've missed any of the DotPro Show content!  This gem is an exclusive interview with Misery from Digital Chaos from before the Manila Major.  He talks team shuffles, behind the scenes views as only a pro Dota 2 player could, and so much more.  Be sure to check out this awesome edition from the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Misery_Re-Release.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

MistaBlue is having a baby!  Everyone here at DotP is wishing him the best, hoping for a happy and healthy baby, and going to miss Blue being part of the DotP lineup of shows.  That being said, Blue needs to move on to other projects, namely his new addition to his family and his wife (a woman who agreed to marry a ginger, so she must be a saint!).  Before Blue's big DotP send-off next week, we wanted to give you a taste of Blue's first appearance on DotP from May 2015.  

Direct download: Blue_Week_Before_Last_Show.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:08am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland are joined by Evanwood for an outside-the-studio recording session to talk being new in Dota 2, Independence Day: Resurgence and just how shitty it is, sexism in gaming and team dynamics.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_6-26-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:54am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are back in action with an episode packed full of Dota 2 goodness.  They tackle an interesting topic at the top of the show: draft budgeting in Dota 2.  Then they introduce this week's theorycrafted combo: Shadow Demon and Terrorblade.  They talk about their builds, items and then take the combo to the lanes!  Find out how they did on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.  

Direct download: TcT_6_22_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:45am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Blue and Wazoo talk item paths and stats as well as The International invites.  Check out the Tryhards' takes in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.  

Direct download: ThT_6-20-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:07am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland pick up a Twitter conversation between Cyphus, MistaBlue and friend-of-the-show Fafnir about mainstreaming Dota 2 and how Roland feels it's beating a dead horse.  Then they talk some of their Dota 2 state of affairs and Cyphus' delve into Elite: Dangerous with the Thrustmaster.

Direct download: DotP_Main_6_20_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are trucking along in the new 6.88 meta with their first Theorycrafted combo in the new Dota 2 patch.  They tackle Crystal Maiden and Troll Warlord in this latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_6-15-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:11am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

KBBQ and Woodshrew are away for one more week, so enjoy this DotPro Show classic episode featuring their in-depth interview with Kyle "Beef" Bautista from team compLexity on the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotPro_Beef.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:27am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Blue and Wazoo are joined by Cyphus for a look at their 6.87 predictions, a review of the Manila Major and a look ahead at what 6.88 Dota 2 has to offer.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_6-13-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:36am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland release a super-late Monday recording this week for the Dota 2 podcast talking the Manila Major, their current state of affairs and MMR, and get into a discussion on the concept of trenching.  All this and some possibly controversial cosplay discussion on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Main_6-12-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:16pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are joined once again by a Theorycraft alumni: Flubb!  Together, the trio tackle a tri-lane in this week's edition of the Dota 2 podcast.  Up this time: Phoenix, Rubick and Juggernaut.  Find out how they synergize and how the test game went on the latest episode of Theorycraft Thursday!

Direct download: DotP_TcT_6_8_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland try, and fail, to fill the big shoes left by KBBQ and Woodshrew and discuss the first day of the playoffs at the Dota 2 Manila Major.  They talk winners, losers, and their general thoughts about the games and who looks strong going forward.  Check it out in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotPro_Show_w__Cyphus_and_Roland_6_7_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:14am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Blue and Wazoo are talking the only thing that matters in Dota 2 right now: the Manila Major.  They analyze the group stage results and games, then move on to a preview of the playoffs to come.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_ThT_6-6-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:52am EST

Cyphus and Roland are reunited.  They talk Cyphus' trip to Texas, Roland's new fence, the inhouses, the Manila Major and more.  Check it out in the latest edition of the Dota 2 Podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Main_3-5-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:44am EST

Direct download: TcT_6_2_2016_done.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

While KBBQ is working at the Manila Major, we'll be filling these slots with various content!  First up: the very first DotPro Show featuring KBBQ and Woodshrew.  Hear what the DotPro Show was like in its first iteration!

Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_112415_1st_ep.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Blue and Wazoo are joined by special guest Steven "Toffees" Pierce for a new round of Tryhard Tuesdays.  They talk all things Dota 2 with the host of Around the Pit and Coffee with Toffees.  

Direct download: DotP_ThT_5-30-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:52am EST

Roland is joined by Wazoo for a Cyphus-free episode!  Of course, Cyphus is still the one who posted this episode and this episode description despite being away from the studio.  But nobody told Cyphus what they talked about.  So he was forced to guess.  It's probably safe to assume that the episode contains the following elements: 1. Doodle-oo's or some such, 2. Conversational tributaries that rival the rants of madmen, 3. Lies and slander about Cyphus' character, general-ness in Dota 2, lack of Dota 2 skill, how he introduces the show and possibly even cross-dressing if previous episode are any indicator, and 4. Arguments fueled by being blood related.  All this, or possibly none of this, on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Monday_w__Wazoo_and_Roland_5-29-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:51am EST

Ursinity and Proud tackle the latest round of theorycrafting this Thursday with an Anti-Mage and Disruptor laning combo.  They also talk their strategies and thoughts for solo queuing, the International Ranked queues, and more.  Hear all this and find out how their laning combo fared on the latest episode of Theorycraft Thursdays, a Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: TCT_5_25_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:34am EST

Woodshrew and KBBQ give you the preview you've been waiting for of the upcoming lineup at the Dota 2 Manila Major.  Find out who's going, what you can expect and what the world of Dota expects from the teams headed to compete in the last major Valve event before The International 2016.

Direct download: DotPro_5_24_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:37am EST

The Tryhards are taking a week off!  In the interim, enjoy this Classic Tryhard Tuesday: Wazoo and Blue are joined by Moonduck TV host and caster extraordinaire Andrew "Zyori" Campbell for a chat about what he does outside the game to be a better player and caster.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_Zyori_2_1_161.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:18am EST

EZ joins Roland and Cyphus for a Monday episode about Dota 2, how he's been spectating more than playing, his addiction to the HTC Vive and PS4, Roland's International Ranked re-calibration and more.  Hear it all on the latest episode of the gaming and Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Monday_5-22-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Ursinity and Proud are back in action.  This week they're tackling a slightly longer episode, catching up on their Dota, Ursinity's sickness, drunk Dota, and a new theorycrafted combo.  This week: Phantom Assassin and Dazzle.  Find out how it went and what they think of the duo on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_5_18_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:53am EST

Woodshrew and KBBQ are back in action talking the new TI6 compendium, the predictions for TI6, and the upcoming Manila Major!  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_Show_5_17_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:47am EST

Ag47 rejoins Blue and Wazoo for another discussion on amateur team building in competitive Dota 2.  Tune in to find out what they tackled this week on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_5-16-2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

Cyphus and Roland talk about the upcoming move to the new studio and what it entails, reminisce about the old studio, talk way too much about poker, and eventually get back to Dota 2 talk with some Dark Seer, the latest Eternal Envy "macro" controversy and more.  All this on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Main_5_15_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:46am EST

Proud and Ursinity are taking a night off from Theorycrafting, so Wazoo invites you to take a look back at an old episode of the early Theorycraft Thursday.  This classic Dota 2 podcast episode features Proud in his first appearance on DotP as a guest on Theorycraft Thursdays.  This particular episode would mark the transition to the Theorycraft Thursday we know and love today with Proud taking over for Roland the following week.  We hope you enjoy this classic edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_TcT_10-22-15_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:51am EST

Moo joins KBBQ and Woodshrew to talk the Manila Qualifiers, the reshuffle from his perspective and leaving Team Archon for Digital Chaos.  He also discusses NA Dota and what it was like coming up through the scene.  All this and more on the latest DotPro Show, a Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotPro_w__Moo.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:27am EST

Blue and Wazoo delve into the topic of managing roles in competitive and pub Dota 2 matches.  They also talk a new item of the week: Armlet!  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_ThT_5_9_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:49am EST

Cyphus and Roland are back for a regular Monday discussion of what's going on in Dota 2.  They deviate a bit though to talk Overwatch, their families' interpretations of their work on the podcast, and the latest run of Marvel movies (Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool to be precise).

Direct download: DotP_Main_5_8_2016.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:17am EST

Ursinity and Proud are back to theorycrafting in the new 6.87 Dota 2.  The first dual lane combo on the docket: Lifestealer and Dark Seer.  Find out how they built it and how the combo fared in-game on this week's edition of Theorycraft Thursday, a Dota 2 Podcast.

Direct download: TcT_4_27_16_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:29am EST

Cyphus sits down for a talk with one of the True Sight hosts from Daily Dot, Malic3, for a chat about Malic3's background, getting into eSports, gaming as a youth, how they wish Dota 2 really was, and more in this latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.  Have no fear, KBBQ and Shrew will return after Manila qualifiers!

Direct download: One_on_One_w__Malic3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:10am EST

Blue and Wazoo are joined by Wazoo's DotP Serene Machineteammatefrom Amateur Dota 2 League (AD2L), Ag47 for a talkaboutcommunication, leadership and the functionality of an amateurDota2 team.  All this and an Item of the Week review on thelatestepisode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_w__Ag.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Charlie Yang had a late night at the office but still managed to join Cyphus for another DotP One on One.  From his office at Twitch, Charlie talks about leaving Evil Geniuses, his time as a manager with him, the state of affairs for esports, his personal history, and tells a couple of hilarious stories that may or may not involve Arteezy's penis.  Note: Please forgive the audio.  Charlie was at his office recording with us.

Direct download: DotP_4-28-16_CY.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:15pm EST

6.87 Dota 2 is all the rage this week on DotP!  Ursinity and Proud talk about the changes they found most interesting in 6.87, make predictions and talk a little about how the patch will drive future theorycrafting!  They also did a longer YouTube video with full patch analysis which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbm1Scs0pcs  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: TcT_4_27_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

In Part II of the DotPro 6.87 patch breakdown, Scant, Woodshrew and KBBQ talk initial impressions, hero balance changes, predictions and takeaways.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast and 6.87 patch analysis.

Direct download: DotP_4-27-16_DotPro_pt2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:10am EST

6.87 Dota 2 is upon us!  In Part 1 of the DotPro 6.87 patch breakdown, Scant returns to help Woodshrew and KBBQ dissect general and item changes.  Check out this detailed patch analysis on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_4-27-16_DotPro.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Blue and Wazoo welcome Cyphus to try and help them get a grip on the fresh, new edition of Dota 2: 6.87.  They do some overall analysis on patch 6.87, talk about their favorite changes, and make a prediction for what they think we'll be seeing going forward in this new patch.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_4_25_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Roland and Cyphus talk about feeling a little bored with Dota 2 at the moment, delving into new games, Paragon as a MOBA alternative, the changes Roland has noticed in StarCraft 2, the upcoming inhouses and much, much more!  Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 Podcast!

Direct download: StaleDota2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:50am EST

On a special Friday release of DotP, Blackheart invites Prove Attitude, host of the series Dota History on YouTube, to help her school Cyphus in the ways of Dota 1.  They talk some of the hero differences, Prove's work on Dota History, and the nature of the game back in the old days.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_w__Prove_and_Blackheart.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:44am EST

Ursinity and Proud are back at it with a new theorycrafted combo for your consideration.  This week they're proposing Mirana and Faceless Void.  They talk the possible strengths, what they intend to build to maximize their efficacy, and then test it out for themselves.  Find out how this latest Dota 2 pairing did on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: TcT_4_13_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39am EST

Woodshrew and KBBQ are joined this week by Team Archon's CEO, Sebastian Park.  Sebastian talks behind the scenes workings with Team Archon, the state of e-sports, the future of Dota 2 and much more on this edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:51am EST

Roland joins Blue and Wazoo for an episode preparing for 6.87.  As change seems to be floating somewhere on the horizon for Dota 2, DotP and the Tryhards take a look back at their predictions for 6.86 to see where they went right and wrong in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_6.87_Prediction_w__Roland.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Roland and EZ tag team an episode where they get honest, don't talk about Dota 2, then talk about Dota 2, and sometimes spread lies about the Great General Denny while Cyphus is away.  Roland derails a story about what happened in June for about 35 minutes, but eventually gets back on track.

Direct download: Ez_and_Roland.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:20pm EST