Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo and Roland sit down with long-time friend Sam, a League of Legends player with several thousand games under his belt, for a special edition of DotP which looks at the differences between League of Legends and Dota 2, examines misconceptions held by opposing game players about the other game, why one has more players (LoL) while the other has more money (Dota 2), and tries to find a little MOBA common ground.  All this and more in the gaming and Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Main_11-29-15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

Enjoy this DotP classic episode from Thanksgiving 2014 featuring an Ask a Deviant segment with Noxville ZA and Dressing DotP w/ Feedernoob.

Direct download: Episode_32_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Join Ursinity and Proud for a special Thanksgiving episode of Theorycraft Thursdays.  The two discuss the heroes they're thankful for in a special theorycraft session, test the combo, and let you know how it went!  Check out the replay of the game on www.youtube.com/dotptv1

Direct download: TcT_11_23_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

Korean BBQ and Woodshrew join DotP for a new Wednesday show on the DotP network of gaming and Dota 2 shows.  The new show will feature coverage of professional Dota 2 from Korean BBQ, a frequent translator at professional Dota 2 events and a pro Dota 2 insider, and Woodshrew, an e-sports writer who worked with JoinDota and provided their TI5 coverage.  Check out their inaugural episode talking the Frankfurt Majors.

Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_11_24_15_1st_ep.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

Wazoo, Blue and Gorgon get together to discuss the Frankfurt Major and all its glory. Listen as the boys discuss the state of the game, little tricks for your next pubs, why dual mid lanes were so popular and how to combat them, alchemist builds, and more!

 
Direct download: ThT_11_23_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

Cyphus Roland and EZ hit the twitch stream again with another live DotP Monday episode talking about OVerwatch, Hearthstone, Jessica Jones, foam fighting (battleguard) documentaries, and more!  Plus an exclusive show announcement: This Wednesday DotP will feature a new pro-centric release featuring Dota 2 personalities Korean BBQ (kbbq) and Woodshrew talkin' all things Dota 2 pro-related.  Check out the stream next week at www.twitch.tv/dotptv

Direct download: DotP_Main_11_22_2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:41am EDT

This week Ursinity and Proud go over their thoughts about the basics of drafting using a few example games, both pro and amateur!  They focus on what makes a draft strong in Dota 2, what makes it weak, reactionary drafting versus leading the draft and more!  All this week on the Dota 2 Podcast!

Links to Drafts Discussed on the Show:

https://t.co/zHsK8NvoJ0

https://t.co/lAcvtsFl3D

https://t.co/0Vt06BxxJz

Direct download: TcT_11_18_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:33am EDT

Ever wonder when EZ made his first appearance on DotP?  Well wonder no more!  Here it is for your listening pleasure.  Also featuring an early What's Going On w/ Gorgon!

Direct download: Episode_33_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Blue and Wazoo tackle draft analysis this week in conjunction with Theorycraft Thursday and welcome back Gorgon for another look at how the pub meta is influenced by the pros.

Direct download: ThT_11_16_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

Roland, EZ and Cyphus present a show recorded live on twitch.tv/dotptv for the Monday episode, and plan to do more in the future that way!  They discuss Fallout 4, negative armor in Dota 2 and Gorgon the Wonder Cow's article on dotabuff.com about it, CS:GO sound issues, PornHub's decreased viewership, and more in the latest episode! 

(Don't Come Walkin') Around My Tombstone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVD77ZEMKpM

Gorgon's DotaBuff article:

http://www.dotabuff.com/blog/2015-11-02-the-importance-of-armor

 

 

Direct download: DotP_Main_11_15_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:37am EDT

In honor of the completion of another great Amateur Dota 2 League season for the DotP Tryhards, we present this DotP Classic featuring MalystryxGDS from JoinDota and Tryhard semi-support JoeShmo!  Crash and Burn! 

Direct download: Episode_35_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:25am EDT

Ursinity and Proud tackle the latest laning combo: Legion Commander and Witch Doctor.  They talk their expectations for the game, the synergy between the two heroes, builds, item selection and more, then take the combo to the lanes.  Find out how it went on the latest episode of the Dota 2 Podcast.

Direct download: TcT_11-10-15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Enjoy this DotP Classic with Brian "ThisIsWronchi" Calland from Dota 2 Reporter talking his work on the staple Dota 2 animation series he writes and animates.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 Podcast.

Direct download: Episode_65_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:31am EDT

Wazoo and Blue are joined by Gorgon for a discussion about the pro meta and its impact on pub meta, Slardar and other Dota 2 goodness.  Before that, the two hosts get into a discussion about Hand of Midas and its proper usage in pub games.

Direct download: tht_11-9-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:12am EDT

Reinessa joins Cyphus and Roland on today's episode.  Cyphus and Roland talk poker, playing Doom, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more.  Later after Reinessa joins, they talk her work on Too Long; Didn't Read (TLDR), a Dota 2 news show, the Digital Chaos drama surrounding their leaked scrim games and the infamous chat logs, and more.

Direct download: DotP_Main_11-8-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:32am EDT

In honor of Andrew "Soviet Dancin' Bear" McIntire's fearless leadership with the Extra Life Charity stream on behalf of the DotP community, we present to you this DotP Classic featuring one of Soviet's first appearances on the show as well as Cyphus and Roland talking some Dota 2 trilanes as noobs, for noobs.

Direct download: Episode_54_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

Ursinity and Proud tackle another round of theorycrafting in this episode of the Dota 2 podcast.  This week, they take on Slardar and Dazzle.  Find out how the game went and remember to check it out at www.youtube.com/dotptv1

Direct download: DotP_TcT_11-4-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39am EDT

In this DotP Classic episode: Cyphus and Roland are joined by Ursinity for some Dota 2 talk, and later they get a visit from everybody's favorite postman, Wazoo.

Direct download: Episode_58_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

Blue and Wazoo sit down for another episode of Tryhard Tuesdays talking the jungle as a resource, how to approach it in various roles, when to stack and more.

Links discussed in the episode:

Creep Stacking: https://t.co/5qcxyNcgXu

Creep Map: https://t.co/dAL5FWSJuc

Direct download: DotP_ThT_11-2-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:26am EDT

EZ Mrcz joins Cyphus and Roland for a revitalization of the Monday episode, which features news, a new Roland song (more generalized), Bob Ross talk, giant pumpkins, the DMCA ruling about old games online, Community Corner, and so much more.

DMCA Ruling: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/11/01/victory-for-video-game-enthusiasts-and-archivists-after-dmca-ruling/

Giant Pumpkin in Peoria, Arizona: http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/weird/2015/11/01/giant-inflatable-pumpkin-rolls-through-arizona-streets/74998668/

Dota Brews: http://www.dotabrews.com/

Nanyang Results: https://t.co/Of5Y8DNukA

Minecraft Mines of Moria: https://t.co/7dpooa08bl

Bob Ross on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/bobross

Direct download: DotP_Main_11-1-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

Some exciting show changes coming up on Monday, but today enjoy this DotP Classic episode.  Episode 42 featured DotP guildie Hyasiance talking playing Dota 2 as a woman, her "Play Like a Girl" experiment and of course some good old Dota 2 in general.

Direct download: Episode_42_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

Ursinity is joined this week by permanent co-host Proud for a new Theorycraft Thursday Dota 2 Lane Combo.  This week: they tackle Oracle and Huskar, and shed a little light on the mysterious prophet we so rarely see in our pubs.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_show.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:02am EDT

In honor of the recent AD2L matches v. the DotP Devils, we present a DotP Classic featuring Kyry from the then-Classy Devils and a discussion of Cyphus' Lion build.

Direct download: Episode_53_DotP.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:04am EDT

Wazoo is joined by guests Cyphus and Fafnir for a talk about playing in solo queue, supporting, communication, and AD2L games in the latest episode of Tryhard Tuesdays.

Direct download: DotP_ThT_10-26-15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Roland and Cyphus talk about their latest pub experiences as Viper and Doom in Dota 2, Cyphus' proclamation going forward in solo queue, Steam Machines, HTC Vive VR Release Date, and Pubmouth in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_10-25-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

DotP is a little tied up for the Friday episode, but never fear! Enjoy this DotP Classic episode: Episode 70 - Brotherly Love.  With Cyphus away at a psychology conference, Roland is joined by guest host Wazoo.  They discuss their history with gaming, some Dota 2 action, and how Roland broke Wazoo's back because of StarCraft II.

Direct download: DotP_Classic_-_Episode_72.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:03am EDT

Roland and Ursinity are joined by Proud the Lone Druid extraordinaire.  They do a little theorycrafting about a solid LD lane combo, try it out and report back.  Also tangents.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_10-22-15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk their latest runs in Dota 2 pubs, their bomb squad expertise in the new game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, and a little Dota 2 news.  All this and more on the latest episode of the podcast.

Direct download: DotP_10-20-15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:32am EDT

Roland fills in for Blue joining Wazoo for a special edition of Tryhard Tuesdays talking Dota 2 strategy and more in the latest episode of the podcast.

Direct download: DotP_THT_10-19-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Roland and Cyphus sit down for a jam-packed show with Pubmouth, gaming news, talking Valve customer service, Dota 2 player reduction in September, Na'Vi's demise, Worst Way to Die and more.  All this in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_10-18-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Roland and Cyphus are joined by EZ "DestinEZ" Mrcz for a Casual Fridays episode.  They talk Dota 2, Pub Mouth, their latest games, the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta, and more in the latest episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: DotP_10-16-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:28am EDT

Roland and Ursinity tackle another round of theorycrafting in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: TcT_10-14-15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:26am EDT

Roland and Cyphus introduce a new segment called "Pub Mouth" looking at some of the most horrific things said to them in Dota 2 matches, talk some gaming/Valve/Dota 2 news, Worst Ways to Die, and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_10-13-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22am EDT

Blue and Wazoo talk lessons learned while playing Dota 2 in AD2L and elsewhere, trusting teammates, self analysis, a filthy lane combo and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 Podcast!

Direct download: THT_10-12-15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:15am EDT

Cyphus and Roland host a look back over the first year of Defense of the Patience episodes with the DotPeabody awards.  The Dota 2 Podcast pays homage to fan favorite moments, sketches, songs, interviews and more in the 2015 First Annual DotPeabody Awards.  Featuring fan favorites like SirActionSlacks, Zyori, Nahaz, Wazoo, EZ Mrcz and more!

Direct download: DotPeabodies_Year_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:11am EDT

Cyphus and Roland introduce the last of the DotPeabody nominees for Best Episode: Episode 9 - What to do Without a Five Stack.  A great example of an old, OG DotP episode.

Direct download: DotPeadbodies_Final.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:37am EDT

Ursinity and Roland are joined by KoreanBBQ and Kyry for this edition of Theorycraft Thursdays.  KoreanBBQ talks translating for CDEC at ESL One New York, Kyry talks captaining the DotP sponsored DotP Devils in this season of the Amateur Dota 2 League.  The team does a little theorycrafting with a Pudge/Omniknight combination, tests it out and later talks the results.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 Podcast.

Direct download: DotP_TcT_KoreanBBQ.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland discuss Roland's latest climb from 1K to 2K MMR in solo queue ranked Dota 2 and how he thinks he did it.  The duo also touches on ESL One New York, Roland's belief that all women love him, the most played and most banned heroes of ESL One, and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_10-6-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:23am EDT

Blue and Wazoo have a discussion about ESL One New York and the strategies we saw there, the developments in 6.85 meta, their filthy lane combo of the week and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 Podcast.

Direct download: DotP_THT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

Cyphus and Roland record a late night report about their trip as press to ESL One New York.  They talk their frustrations with the event and the lack of pro player interaction with press and fans, the highlights and great moments with Nahaz and SirActionSlacks, the nature of e-sports, and the good Dota 2 they saw.  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast. 

Direct download: DotP_ESL.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

DotP presents another DotPeabody nominee for Best Interview: the episode entitled DotP Goes Back in Time in which Roland interviewed his father about his history with gaming at the inception of consoles and arcade gaming.  DotP is headed to ESL One NY! Remember the Monday episode may be a little late.  Last-minute DotPeabody voting can still be done here: https://t.co/6vAlfTZzFc

Direct download: DotP_Goes_back_in_Time_1_3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:49am EDT

Roland and Ursinity talk the Dota 2 6.85 patch notes, do a little theorcrafting, then in true Theorcrafting Thursday tradition take on the hypothetical combo before discussing the results.  They also run through the patch notes to identify the buffed/nerfed/somewhere-in-between heroes of 6.85.  All this and why Ursi loves bears on the latest episode of the Dota 2 Podcast!

Direct download: DotP_THT_meta_6.85.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Roland and Cyphus are joined by Anton, the creator of the Dota 2 Custom Game Spin TD.  Anton shares some of his thoughts as the three theorycraft about the game and Roland makes suggestions on how Anton can best accommodate his gambling problem.

Direct download: DotP_Spin_TD.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

Wazoo and Blue are joined by "No Boots" himself, Roland, for an episode of Tryhard Tuesdays talking about what they're seeing in pubs now that 6.85 has hit Dota 2.

Direct download: THT_w__Roland.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:13am EDT

Cyphus and Roland are joined by David "Godz" Parker from Beyond the Summit.  They talk the beginnings of BTS, the Australian gaming scene, bringing English casts to SEA Dota, what it takes to make it in the Dota 2 and e-sports gaming scene, and more on this episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Godz.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland introduce a DotPeabodies nominee for Best Interview with the episode featuring Andrew "Zyori" Campbell.  Enjoy the latest DotPeabody nominee and don't forget to get your last-minute votes in here: https://t.co/6vAlfTZzFc

Direct download: DotPeabodies_3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:08am EDT

Ursinity and Roland are joined by Fafnir and Cyphus for this week's Theorycraft Thursday!  The duo takes on an offlane designed with 6.84's impending outro in mind: Bloodseeker/Leshrac.  The gang discusses the pros and cons of the lane, plays the games and talks about the aftermath.  Find the VOD of the game online at DotP's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/dotptv1

Direct download: TcT_Faf_Cyph.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

Cyphus and Roland introduce the show with one of the DotPeabodies nominees for Best Intro Song, discuss the upcoming episode and the concept behind it, and finally present the next nominee for Best Episode: Dota Misconceptions.

Last-minute votes for the DotPeabodies can still be cast here: https://t.co/6vAlfTZzFc

Direct download: DotPeabodies_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:43am EDT

Blue and Wazoo sit down for an extended chat about game sense in Dota 2.  They discuss how to approach the game with the concept of game sense in mind, what makes pros better than pubbers, when game sense comes into play and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Link to Merlini video mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjYD7_vJw0M
Link to Blitz video mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xewX9_kM6U
Direct download: DotP_ThT_9-21-2015.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:10am EDT

Cyphus and Roland introduce the first nominee for Best Episode and announce the re-opening of voting for the DotPeabodies.  Follow this link to vote and enjoy the first nominee! https://t.co/6vAlfTZzFc

Direct download: DotPeadbodies_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland sit down for a look at Dota Buff's top ten hero's by win/rate and games played in 6.84c.  They talk counters to a few, why they think the heroes are being played, and why they're winning (or losing!).  All this and more in the latest episode of Defense of the Patience, a Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Casual_Friday.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Ursinity is joined by the crew from Tryhard Tuesdays for a special Theorycrafting Thursday testing this week's THT Filthy Lane Combo.  The gang talks the pros and cons of the duo, plays the game and then talks about the aftermath.  Find out how they fared on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_TcT_Thursday_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

Roland and Cyphus are joined by streamer-extraordinaire The Fluffiest Bunny!  She talks becoming a streamer, the terrible job she had before streaming, deciding to quit school to pursure her passions, playing Dota 2 and CS:GO, Swagger Fiend, Action Man and much, much more!  Plus she offers a little Queen of Pain to help introduce future DotP episodes.  Don't forget your safe word!

Direct download: DotP_Fluffiest_Bunny_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:52am EDT

Wazoo and Blue talk terms of engagement in Dota 2 as they explore the when, why and how of taking a fight, what goes into making those decisions, and some common missteps made on the battlefield.  They also talk another filthy lane combo and companion show Theorcraft Thursdays on this episode of the podcast.

 

Direct download: DotP_ThT_4.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Roland, Cyphus and EZ sit down for a look at the week ahead, talk about an upcoming interview with The Fluffiest Bunny, play a new game, talk Dota 2 Reborn and its lack of guilds, the new YouPorn Dota 2 team, and Smite coming to Steam.

Direct download: DotP_9_14_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:28am EDT

EZ, Cyphus and Roland sit down for a casual Friday cast about the previous week, EZ's love affair with Destiny, how Roland is a chocolate-milk-lovin' pussy, why you shouldn't call Ark tribemembers "Clansmen," Cyphus' car accident, and Cyphus' and Roland's upcoming ESL One New York trip for some Dota 2 action!  All this and more on the latest episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: DotP_9_10_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

Ursinity joins the DotP Crew for some Dota 2 theorycrafting!  Every week, Ursinity and a group of DotP hosts, guildies and other players will try out a new laning combo or team comp, play a game with the combo or comp, and then dissect the theory and reality of the matchup.  Check out this new segment on the gaming podcast!

Direct download: Theorycraft_Thursday_Pilot.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

Cyphus and Roland are joined by Dota 2 power couple and Moonduck Studios co-creators SUNSfan and Sajedene to talk their histories, how they met, how money is distributed/made in the e-sports world, the future of e-sports and Dota 2, and how a symmetrical Dota 2 map would be the bee's knees.  All this and more on the latest episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: DotP_with_SUNSfan_and_Sajedene.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Wazoo and Mista Blue are joined by special guest Nahaz for another great episode of Tryhard Tuesdays.  Nahaz tries to help the tryhards understand the complexities of Dota 2 in the latest episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: THT_Nahaz.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

Roland and Cyphus are joined by David "LD" Gorman to talk Dota 2, Beyond the Summit, the upcoming BTS SEA event, how BTS got started, how the house works and much, much more.  Enjoy this episode of the Dota 2 podcast that delves deep into @LDDota and what makes him tick.

Direct download: DotP_with_LD_final.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

Roland and Cyphus are joined by Toffees, host of Coffee w/ Toffees, NA Dota expert and founder of Dota FM.  They talk player behavior in e-sports, interviews and how they handle the press, representation, and the what the future may and should hold for e-sports and Dota 2 on this episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: DotP_w__Toffees.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

Roland and Cyphus are joined by Moonduck Studios and Agencies official observer and producer: PimpmucKl!  He talks working as a professional observer for Dota 2 casters like LD, Capitalist and others, his time with Dota Pit, and being a Computer Science student.  They also coax him into giving DotP a little love in German.

 

Direct download: DotP_PimpMuckl.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:13am EDT

Cyphus and Roland sit down with Austin "The Capitalist" Walsh in this episode of the podcast.  They find out how The Capitalist got into Dota 2, his time with the Marine Corp, watching the rise of casting in e-sports, and sitting with TobiWan at the TI5 grand finals.

Direct download: DotP_w__Capitalist.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:08am EDT

Wazoo and Blue sit down for a chat about expectations when playing Dota 2, drafting, playing with others, and more in the latest edition of Tryhard Tuesdays on Defense of the Patience, a gaming podcast.

Direct download: THT_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

Cyphus and Roland sit down with Zyori, host of the ZyoriTV podcast and professional Dota 2 caster, to talk about his newest endeavor with Moonduck Studios and Agency, his experience at TI5 casting the noob stream with Purge at the Main Event, and leaving Beyond the Summit in this episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_w__Zyori_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:11am EDT


Join Ez and special guest Denomolos as they relive the glory days of DotP Guild Chat in the celebration episode for all things DotP Community! Remember Chat Snatch? Guild State of Affairs? How about Giveaways? It's all coming back for this awesome episode!

Direct download: DotP_Guild_Celebration.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:20am EDT

Roland sits down w/ Ursinity, Gorgon the Wonder Cow, and Woodshrew from JoinDota for a careful, lengthy examination of MMR, the differences in skills, how to climb and more in this special episode of the Defense of the Patience podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Dota_Skill_Levels.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Cyphus sits down w/ the ladies of their local D&D campaign: Tharsis and Evanwood.  They talk a little about the ladies, their experience with tabletop RPGs, their D&D characters, upcoming show ideas, playing Call of Cthulhu D20, and more in this episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Gets_to_Know_Tharsis_and_Evanwood.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:37am EDT

Wazoo and Blue host the first installment of Tryhard Tuesdays, a new DotP edition that tries to take a more in-depth look at being a better Dota 2 player.  Not for the typical casual player (though certain to be helpful for all).  The guys explain the purpose of the show, introduce a few segments, and talk about how important humility is in Dota 2 on this episode of the podcast.

Direct download: Tryhard_Tuesdays_Take_Two.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Cyphus, Roland and EZ sit down for a Monday episode of Defense of the Patience talking about the trench (or gutter) in Dota 2, upcoming Fall 2015 video game release dates, Star Wars: Battlefront, Rocket League Finals, Prison Servers in Everquest II, and more on the latest episode of the gaming podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

Cyphus sits down with Dalimear and Tharsis for a talk about their D&D experience.  They discuss playstyles, tips and tricks for playing a Rogue, hybrid classes, the core composite of a D&D group and more.  There may also be a little talk about dragon dildos in this episode of the gaming podcast.  Tastefully of course.

Direct download: DotP_Introduces_Tharsis.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:36am EDT

EZ and Roland sit down for a chat about Dota 2.  Cyphus is pretty sure there's a funny voicemail in this episode, but who really knows, cause EZ and Roland failed to send an episode description.  This episode might not even be about Dota 2.  It might finally be the episode where EZ and Roland leave their women and run off to Mexico to open that little cabana shop they've always dreamed of when laying awake staring at each other wistfully through the Skype cam.  Maybe all this, maybe more, in this episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Plays_Dota.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

Roland and Cyphus are joined by long-time friend Dalimear for a talk about Dungeons & Dragons, what D&D is for newcomers, their previous campaigns and why tabletop roleplaying is a great experience in the latest episode of the gaming podcast.  Note for Experienced Players: We primarily play D&D 3.5 and all discussion is based on that specific version (we intend to give 5th a try).

Direct download: DotP_Plays_D_and_D.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:17am EDT

EZ, Roland and Cyphus sit down and record an impromptu show in place of what should have been an episode of Try Hard Tuesday.  Unfortunately, Roland failed to record Wazoo's track, so instead of Blue and Wazoo waxing philosophical about some high level Dota 2 strategy, you get Roland, Cyphus and EZ delving deep into Zai's return to school, YouTube entering streaming, and Cyphus' love of being pantsless, eating ice cream and watching Sex and the City.

Direct download: Tryhard_tuesdays_roland_fucked_up.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:45am EDT

Cyphus and Roland sit down for a chat about Performance Enhancing Drugs in E-Sports, the latest Evil Genius team roster changes and more Dota 2 shenannigans in the latest episode of the podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_Monday.m4a
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:21am EDT

EZ Mrcz sits down w/ Dalimear and Face for a discussion of their favorite First Person Shooters.

Direct download: DotP_Plays_FPS_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

EZ and Roland sit down for a late night chat about Dota 2, The International 2015, and how Roland needs a mother when travelling.

Direct download: DotP_Eric_and_Roland.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Roland sits down w/ gaming enthusiast, FPS master and long-time friend Dalimear for a getting-to-know session talking gaming and more.

Direct download: DotP_Plays-_Getting_to_know_Harry.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk about "crashing" the Crummy Wizard Bar Crawl last week in Seattle while attending TI5.  They tell the story of the night and play clips with interviews featuring: Toffees, SirActionSlacks, Capitalist, Blitz, Sheever, Nahaz, Greg "WhatIsHip" Laird, Fly from Team Complexity, ppd's girlfriend, Ashnichrist, DotPeep Dylanoid, and so many more!

Direct download: DotP_Main_Episode_2_POST_TI5.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:51am EDT

Cyphus, EZ, Roland and Wazoo all sit down together in-studio for a look back at their amazing TI5 experience.  They talk what they did, the games, the future of Dota 2 and esports, and how everyone is apparently Roland's biggest fan.  They also talk meeting all the amazing DotPeeps like MistaBlue, Chaos, Dylanoid (we owe you drinks!), King of Dew (and the lovely Queen of Dew), Nameless, BradSwagWagon and more!  Thanks to all for putting up with us for a full year of Dota 2 and gaming content and here's to another great year!

Direct download: DotP_Main_TI_After_Party.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

DotP is at TI5 and Roland leads the charge w/ Tascam in hand to record a ton of interviews capturing the TI5 Hype!  We hear from ppd, March, Sir Action Slacks, Nahaz, Zyori, Toffees, and other TI5 personalities!  We also get out and chat with the fans to capture the unique stories behind the people in attendance at TI5. 

Direct download: DotP_Interviews_ti5.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

Cyphus, EZ, Roland and Wazoo join forces for a stellar road trip to TI5, and you're invited along with us.  We talk TI5, get detoured by a wildfire, argue about the predetermination of existence.  It's late...we're tired.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:15am EDT

Cyphus, EZ and Wazoo sit down for a recap of the day's TI5 games (spoilers), their predictions for upcoming games, what they're loving about this TI, and what they wish they had known about Dota 2 when they first started playing the game as noobs on the latest edition of The International 2015 week podcast.

 

Direct download: DotP_Ez_Cyphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

EZ joins Roland live and in-studio at DotP HQ.  Cyphus writes these descriptions and wasn't there.  So because Roland and EZ didn't record until like 3 a.m. and failed to send an episode description, he has no idea what they actually talked about and feels obligated to post the ep before listening to it.  He's guessing they mostly talked about how sexy Cyphus is in person and his Adonis-like male presence that exudes both brooding mysteriousness and pure testosterone.  Probably some Dota 2 as well since we're all headed to TI5 together.  Check it out and let him know how close he was to accurately describing the latest episode of this TI5 Hype Podcast.

Direct download: Dotp_Main_Ez_in_Studio.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk TI Plans, new recording equipment, this week's lineup of shows, the DotPeabodies, and their predictions for the upcoming TI5 Upper Bracket.

Direct download: DotP_Main_TI5_day_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:12am EDT

Cyphus, Roland and EZ sit down for a chat with the creator of Dota 2 Reporter, Brian Calland from Wronchi Animation, who returns to the show for a chat about the upcoming TI5, creating a short film for the Dota 2 Short Film Contest and more!  Check it out for some TI Hype on this special bonus Saturday episode of TI Hype Week on Defense of the Patience.

Direct download: DotP_Main_Brian_Calland_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:32am EDT

EZ, Roland and Cyphus are joined by Ashnichrist, noted cosplayer and notorious "filthy casual" fan of Dota 2.  They talk cosplaying, the process, TI5 and more in the latest episode of the podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Main_Ashni.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:40am EDT

Roland, Cyphus and EZ are joined by Nahaz who will be doing stats for the Main Event at The International 2015 for Dota 2.  Nahaz talks some interesting stats leading into the tournament and what we can expect heading into TI5.

Direct download: DotP_Main_Nahaz_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

EZ, Cyphus and Roland are joined by Woodshrew, one of the JoinDOTA TI Correspondents.  They talk what they're excited for at TI, how Woodshrew got hooked up with JoinDOTA, how Malystryx is a bad man (kappa), and more on this episode of the podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_woodshrew_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:05am EDT

Cyphus, EZ and Roland are joined by Maut who briefly talks the circumstances around his trip to TI, his predictions for the main event, and of course helps us get HYPED for Dota 2 and The International 2015 on this episode of the podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Main_Maut.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Greg "WhatIsHipTV" Laird joins Cyphus, Roland and EZ for a discussion about Team Archon's chances in the wildcard matches, what it's like managing a professional Dota 2 team, his latest projects, what to expect at The International and more in the latest episode of the gaming podcast. 

Direct download: DotP_Greg_Laird_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:12am EDT

Cyphus is joined by Payday 2 partners-in-crime Evanwood and Dalimear for a discussion of their experiences with Payday 2 DLC, compare the game to its original release, and what they'd want out of a Payday 3 in this episode of the podcast.

Direct download: DotP_Plays_Payday_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:36am EDT

Mista Blue is joined by Roland and EZ Mrcz for a discussion about League of Legends with LoL player Anrepo (must be the tainted Mrcz bloodline!).  They talk the differences between LoL and Dota 2, debate the more successful community and more in the latest edition of the gaming podcast.

 

Direct download: DotP_Plays_Dota_5.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:46am EDT

Cyphus, EZ and Evanwood sit down to talk a little DotP history considering the upcoming one-year anniversary of the podcast.  They also discuss gaming soundtracks, movies based on video games, tabletop RPGs, who the worst driver amongst the DotP crew is, and more in the latest episode of the video game podcast.

Direct download: DotP_History1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

EZ and Roland sit down for a chat about Rocket League.  They try to classify the game's influences, talk strategy, their experience playing Rocket League and the future they foresee for it competitively.

Direct download: DotP_Plays_Rocket_League_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:45am EDT

SirActionSlacks returns to talk his Dota 2 Short Film Contest entries, his involvement in The International 2015, creating content for the Dota 2 community, the death of Nintendo's CEO and more on the latest episode of Defense of the Patience.  He also makes a DotP exclusive announcement about his plans and involvement in the upcoming TI5 for Dota 2.

Direct download: DotP_Main_Sir_Actionm.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

Cyphus and Roland are joined by Malystryx GDS from JoinDota.  They catch up, talk the Dota 2 Short Film Contest, what JoinDota is going to be up to at The International, and a meet-up for fans of the podcast. 

Direct download: DotP_gets_pumped_for_TI_maly.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:47am EDT

Mista Blue and Roland have a chat about common misconceptions in Dota 2 and Roland gives DotP alums Hatakamara, BillyBob, and EZ Mrcz a Dota 2 Misconception quiz.

Remember to check out the Dota 2 Short Film Contest entry from DotP: (Don’t Come Walkin’) Around My Tombstone by DJ Undying.  Found here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=476725270&searchtext=dotp

If you enjoy it, please vote for us by following the link above, signing in with Steam and giving us a thumbs up!

Direct download: DotP_Plays_Dota_4.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:12am EDT

Roland sits down with his father in this episode for a trip down gaming memory lane.  They discuss the games that Roland grew up with and his father's interaction with gaming as it's developed over the years.  They also discuss his father's involvement in the development of the Dota 2 Short Film Contest entry from DotP: (Don't Come Walkin') Around My Tombstone by DJ Undying.  Found here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=476725270&searchtext=dotp

If you enjoy it, please vote for us by following the link above, signing in with Steam and giving us a thumbs up!

Direct download: DotP_Goes_back_in_Time_1_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:10am EDT

EZ Mrcz sits down with DotP Guildie Anrepo to talk about the new top-selling game on Steam: Rocket League.  EZ and Anrepo tell us what Rocket League is all about and their experiences p

Direct download: DotP_Plays_Rocket_League.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:04am EDT