Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Ursinity and Flubb get together for a chat about variations in item builds.  They discuss when to do it, what it means, common items and heroes where items vary, how item builds vary by position and who varies most, and then start to wonder what they even started talking about in the first place.  Plus: Crystal Maiden Blademail, Death Prophet Desolator/Necronomicon, Underlord being awesome, and more stuff Ursinity has a strong distaste for.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: DotP_Wednesday_9-27-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Wazoo and Flubb are tackling drafting, but this time with a focus on team fighting and lane dominance.  Plus they discuss the latest item of the week selected by the listeners and announce a new poll to go live Tuesday afternoon on Twitter!  All this and more in the Dota 2 realm on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: ThT_9-26-16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:47am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT