Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

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 EST

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 EST

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