Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

On this episode of Proudland the hosts delve deep on why a hero is strong and when. Proud gives a good summation on why windows open and when they will close. Explore power spikes and item timings while Roland scratches his head. This and much more on Proudland. A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Proudland_06052017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:20am EST

BreakyCPK covers the latest happenings in pro Dota 2.  He is joined by Tsunami and Bill from BEAT before talking the Manila Masters results and the latest from the Zotac Cup.  He wraps it all up with the Competitive Surge!  All this and more in the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast.

tsunami 12:55

Bill 1:18:30

Competitive Surge 1:36:19

Direct download: dotpro_20170602.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:42am EST

This week on TcT, Proud and Ursi navigate through 7.06c (the minor patch) and talk about the implications of the patch. After, they talk synergies between LD and Void! Tune in this week to Theorycraft Thursday - A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: TCT_05312017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:57am EST

Cyphus is joined by Roland on this week's DotP One on One to talk about...well...how much Roland hated studying Communication in college.  There's some Dota 2 in there as well.  But the Comm majors...that got him rolling on a tangent.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast.

Direct download: 1on1Roland.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Roland and Ursinity get together for a call-in free episode to catch up on the backlog of DotP Q&A write-in questions.  First they talk why Ursinity isn't 5k MMR anymore, then they talk about why Ursinity hates ranked matchmaking in Dota 2, and finally, after Roland's tangetalizing, they get to that backlog of write-in questions.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!

Direct download: TQA_05292017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Proud is joined by Cyphus in lieu of Roland for a special episode of Proudland focusing on what every Dota 2 player should be looking for in every lane and position on the team.  They look at how the meta is shifting hero selection trends for every lane, why that is, and who the best heroes are to pick in those situations.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Proudland_05282017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:24am EST

Cyphus and Roland talk the latest with Cyphus' recalibration account, how Roland gave up on trying hard, and missing playing on a competitive team of Dota 2. All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast. 

Direct download: DotPSaturday05262017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

BreakyCPK hosts a star-studded DotPro today featuring Synderen, Dakota "KotLGuy" Cox, and TrentPax!  First, Breaky talks Starladder with KotLGuy.  Then he discusses the newly formed team Crescendo featuring Babyknight, Xcalibur, EGM, Akke and Synderen.  Synderen then joins Breaky for a talk about Crescendo and more.  Then Breaky provides a quick rundown of roster updates before having TrentPax join him for a look at the upcoming Manilla Masters.  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast!

Timestamps:

KotLGuy - 26:50

Synderen - 49:09

Roster Changes - 1:10:45

TrentPax - 1:26:42

Competitive Surge - 1:45:02

Direct download: dotpro_20170526.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:06am EST

Defense of the Patience

This week on Theorycraft, Ursi and Proud find the strength to pick Tiny, and are smart enough to pair it with Jakiro. The hosts go over the importance of smoke, and why it's important! This and more on Theorycraft Thursday - A Dota 2 Podcast 

Direct download: TcT_05242017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:07am EST

Cyphus is joined by Lyrical to talk about his past, overcoming adversity with a positive outlook, the support he's had in his career pursuits, the health of the Dota 2 scene, how more tournaments is a good thing for building narratives in pro Dota 2, and much, much more!  Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-23Lyrical.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:11am EST

Ursinity and Roland tackle another round of Dota 2 questions from DotP listeners!  They take questions about 7.06 patch changes, Razor in the new meta, creating an opening in a game when you're behind, Shadow Shaman as a support and more!  Check out the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: TQA_05222017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:29pm EST

Proud and Roland tackle the next group of utility items in Dota 2 on this week's Proudland.  Join them on their tour through the items of the Dota 2 shop in this series that looks to explain when and why to buy the various items in Dota 2.  All this and more on this week's Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Proudland_05212017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:23am EST

BreakyCPK is joined this week once again by Zrock to talk the latest happenings in pro Dota 2 before interviewing Melonzz about Dota 2 7.06 and the latest roster shuffles.  Later in the show, Breaky gives an in-depth look at the roster shuffles shaping up before TI7 qualifiers and welcomes Handsken for more pro Dota 2 talk.  Check out the latest episode of the pro Dota 2 podcast! 

Direct download: dotpro_20170519_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:05am EST

Ursinity and Proud talk their intense hatred of evasion, what's going to be happening in Dota 2 7.06 now that the patch has been released, their thoughts a few days into the patch, the reign of Sven and return of Lone Druid.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-17_tct.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:39am EST

Cyphus is joined by the remaining member of the DotP lineup of show hosts yet to do a one-on-one: Ursinity.  They talk Ursinity's home life, growing up as an insufferable child, being a debate kid, how he got into gaming and Dota 2, and the Dota 2 community at large.  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 interview podcast.

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-16_Ursi_1on1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Breaky and Ursi team up to tackle the latest big change to Dota 2: the 7.06 gameplay update.  They talk all the changes, possible implications and try to forecast the shift the meta will take in pubs and pros alike!  All this and more on the Dota 2 7.06 Patch Notes Analysis & Review episode!

Direct download: dotp_Patch_Notes_7.06_Review_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

This week on Proudland, the gang gets in to 'utility' items. Roland picks Proud's brain on why certain items are used when they're used, and the viability of the item itself. If you need to know what to buy and when to do it, tune in this week to Proudland - A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Proudland_05142017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:48am EST

Cyphus and Roland talk the TI7 Battle Pass, Cyphus's recalibration progress, and then the conversation gets personal as they try to diagnose each other'/ Dota 2 difficulties. All this and more from the latest Dota 2 podcast. 

Direct download: DotPSaturday05122017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:09am EST

BreakyCPK welcomes special guest Fly, fresh from his victory with OG at the Kiev Major, to the show to talk that victory and what's next.  Later he talks with Milton from DreamHack.  Plus the latest news in the professional Dota 2 scene.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170512_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

As part of our fulfillment of DotPatron-commissioned episodes, we present to you this addition: A Very Grouty Theorycraft.  Grouty joins the Theorycraft Thursday crew for a three-way...combo that is.  Sniper, Witch Doctor and Enigma are the DotPatron picks for this Dota 2 podcast episode.  Grouty helps Ursinity and Proud discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the combo before taking it to the lanes for a trial run.  Find out how they did on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-10_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:54am EST

Cyphus is joined by TrentPax on today's DotP One on One!  They reminisce about the old days when DotP had just begun and Trent was still a Standard Deviant.  Then they get into Trent's rise through the Dota 2 community, his work as a caster and panelist, working stats reports for Complexity Gaming, and joining up with Moonduck!  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: 1on1trentpaxlowbitrate.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Ursinity and Roland take Dota 2 questions about heroes with and without Aghanim's scepters, who is underrated and who should have one that doesn't, passing off your duties to another player in the game, if 2k MMR teams are viable and where to compete, which Dota 2 hero they'd spend the day with and countering and synergizing with Crystal Maiden.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast!

Direct download: TCT_05082017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:54am EST

Proud and Roland are joined by Ursinity for a special edition of Proudland.  Roland gives Proud and Ursinity a series of Dota 2 scenarios to run through to have them help him sort through in pursuit of being a better player and gaining MMR in Dota 2.  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: ProudlandUrsilowbitrate.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Cyphus and Roland join forces for a special Saturday casual show with Evanwood an ever-looming, "radiant" presence in the background.  They talk about Dota 2 playstyles impacting hero pools, Cyphus' terrible driving in a dangerous Mustang, and how Roland kind of gave up hope on improving in Dota 2 after his big losing streak.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotPMain05052017lowbitrate.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:12am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

BreakyCPK hosts another round of the DotPro Show focusing on the last week in the competitive Dota 2 scene now that the Kiev Major has wrapped up.  The show's guests include zzrock and iNsania talking pro Dota 2 shakeups and changes!  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170505_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:41am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity tackle a new theorycrafted combo for Dota 2 this week with Templar Assassin and Legion Commander!  They also discuss getting countered before dissecting the combo's strengths and what they intend to build.  Then they take the combo to the lanes to see how it fares!  Find out how it went on this week's edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: tct05042017lowbitrate.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:48am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by DotP's own Proud for today's Dota 2 podcast!  Proud talks with Cyphus about growing up back east, moving to California, getting into Dota and Dota 2, his World of Warcraft days, struggling with depression, and the Dota 2 community at large.  Find out more about one of your favorite DotP show hosts on today's edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-05-03_1on1_112_kpbs_ABR.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity get a Kiev Major-themed Good or Garbage that provokes some conversation looking back at that tournament.  Then they field questions about TI "access," Dota 2 heroes' possible music tastes, confessions or apologies they'd like to make about their pubs, advice about casting, and how to deal with long Dota 2 games.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: tqa05012017lowbitrate.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Proud and Roland go over "durable's" more commonly referred to as tanks or the better way of saying it - frontliners. The hosts talk about the Kiev Major and what we saw from the 16 teams there using as for front-line. As well as other heroes out of meta or under valued. Proud educates Roland on Vanguard/Poor Man's Shield/ Stout Shield and Kraken Shell, and how Tidehunter can start with a stout in some cases, maybe even a Poor Man's Shield. This and more on Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Proud's Website Link: https://people.ucsc.edu/~gkleinbu/
Direct download: Proudland_Durable.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity bring home the week with another round of Theorycraft Thursday.  This week they're tackling a new combo that's kind of hard to see: Clinkz and Riki.  They also take an in-depth look at the meta heroes coming out of the Kiev Major, support movements at the tournament and how it's all evolved in Dota 2 7.05 pro Dota 2 play.  Find out how the Clinkz/Riki combo fared and get your Kiev Major meta updates on this edition of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2017-04-27_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:59am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

BreakyCPK gives the latest updates on the Kiev Major Group Stages, predictions moving forward through the bracket, and is joined for updates by Peter Pan Dam (PPD), statsman Nahaz, and Kiev panelist Conrad Janzen!  Check out the latest edition of DotPro w/ BreakyCPK, a pro-Dota 2 podcast!  Time stamps: 44:11 PPD, 1:13:00 Nahaz, 1:37:08 Conrad.
Direct download: dotpro_20170427_v1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus sits down with Conrad Jaznen, Partner Manager for Twitch and panelist at the Dota 2 Kiev Major, for a talk about his work with Twitch, segueing from the film industry into eSports, his time with Evil Geniuses and Cloud9, and heading to Kiev to be a panelist.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2017-04-26_1on1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:44am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

DotP is back in action with another round of Dota 2 live listener call-in and write-in questions!  Questions deal with dealing with heavily farmed enemies, well-balanced heroes, our favorite lore, Nyx Assassin in the meta, Visage's place in the current patch and more!  Check out the latest Q&A Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TQA_4242017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:42am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week on Proudland the hosts discuss old jungle, old old jungle, and new jungle and the differences that divide them. They go through what heroes are considered junglers by Dota 2 client standards and go over what can make or break a jungler. This and more on Proudland - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_4232017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:55am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

BreakyCPK hosts his inaugural podcast with Defense of the Patience!  DotPro w/ BreakyCPK provides an in-depth preview and analysis of the upcoming 2017 Dota 2 Kiev Major.  Breaky is joined by ReDeYe to talk the Kiev Major's implementation of the Swiss Elimination structure.  Later Capitalist joins to talk about top teams going into the Major, dark horses, and predictions.  Finally Breaky wraps it up with The Surge!  A quick look at all Dota 2 pro news headed into the Kiev Major!  Check out the newest edition to the DotP network focusing on all you need to know in pro Dota 2 news!
Direct download: dotpro_20170421_v4.1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:19am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud are taking to the lanes with a theorycrafted combo of Terrorblade and Jakiro.  They also offer a minute to honor Ursa, discuss the current meta, skirt around the issue of do-nothing heroes, and much, much more.  They take the combo into a pub and test it out before reporting back.  Find out how they did on this week's Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2017-04-20_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:21am EST

On this week of Proudland, Roland and Proud discuss what

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Dota 2 thinks are the best disabler's and how good Earthshaker is. Baffled by the machine, Roland and Proud quickly fiend- find their favorites disables whilst Roland plays devils-advocate for poor-ol' Bane. This and much, much more on Proudland - a Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_4182017_fixed.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland tackle a series of Dota 2 listener questions this week ranging from what they'd want in a new hero, who to pick if you're a safe lane carry and your team has a jungler, abilities that can target the courier, and much, much more!  Check it all out on this week's edition of the Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA_4172017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Defense of the Patience is happy to announce the addition of Dota 2 caster BreakyCPK to its weekly lineup!  BreakyCPK will be hosting the Friday show: DotPro w/ BreakyCPK.  In today's episode, Cyphus sits down for a one-on-one look into Breaky's history with Heroes of Newerth, breaking into the eSports scene, transitioning to Dota 2 and much, much more!  Get a sneak peek at the newest addition to the DotP Show Host lineup on today's episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: BreakyCPKOneonOne.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Dark Souls III Podcast

A special Saturday release from DotP with a Patron-commisioned episode.  Proud sits down with Link's Clone for a talk about some non-Dota gaming in the form of Dark Souls III.  Tune in to hear Proud wax philosophical about a game he truly enjoys!
Direct download: Patreon_Episode_Links.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:42am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland team back up for the final Counterattack episode this week with a support duo of Spirit Breaker and Vengeful Spirit.  They talk how well the lineup did against a Slark, Pudge, Queen of Pain, Nature' Prophet and Silencer.  They also make a big announcement regarding the future of the Friday slot on Defense of the Patience.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Counterattack_4132017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Proud take to the lanes with another specialty theorycraft combo for Dota 2: Abaddon and Crystal Maiden.  They talk how they'll build em and some of the latest meta updates since 7.05's release.  Then they take the combo out into the pubs to give a test drive.  Find out how they did on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TcT_4122017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:59am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus sits down with Maut, Dota 2 caster extraordinaire from Moonduck Studios.  Maut talks his casting career, how he came to join Moonduck and offers some great advice for those looking to make their way into Dota 2 content creation or casting!  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: Maut_Interview.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Proud and Roland read through the interesting tidbits of 7.05. They sing a song for Lina, and thank Gaben for +25 health. If you need a something refreshing and for your mind to respawn a few seconds earlier (45). Tune in this week to Proudland - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_4102017fixed.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:31am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity try to leave all their Dota 2 knowledge behind them and utilize a counterpicking tool instead of their own wits, intuition and game sense.  They wind up playing Shadow Fiend and Juggernaut to counter the enemy team.  Find out what led to those counterpicks, how they felt about the process and how the game went.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: CounterAttackSwitch1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:43am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland tackle the greatest theorycrafted theorycraft in all of theorycrafting history: Meepo and Chaos Knight.  They talk about what they're going to build, how they'll build it, how the hell Roland is gonna play Meepo, and then "cheat" (a.k.a. not cheat) by getting a DotP five-stack together so as not to subject random strangers to the madness that is this awesome safe lane combo.  Find out what they planned to do and, more importantly, how they did, on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TcT_SWITCH_452017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:18am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

In this episode Roland and Cyphus switch places for wonky week, and Roland interviews Cyphus. We get an in-depth look at Cyphus' early teens and how he ended up where he is now. This and more on this episode Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: DotP_One_on_One_Guest_Cyphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Cyphus take over the DotP Q&A this week and take listener questions about all things Dota 2!  They talk Lotus Orb (what it does and when to build it), when to tank towers as Centaur, their favorite Kaiju movies and more Dota 2 goodness.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast.
Direct download: TQAProudCyphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Ursinity take over Proudland to kick off the switcharoo week to delve deep into some support-specific topics.  First, they talk at length about playing a roaming support: who you should be playing, how you should play them, when and where to roam, and what your objectives are in Dota 2 as a roaming support.  Then they switch gears a little and talk about Hand of Midas in post-7.00 Dota 2 and when you should build it, why you should build it and which heroes should and shouldn't be picking one up.  Hint: it ain't Alchemist dammit.  All this and more on the best episode of Proudland ever, errr...we mean Cyphinity...a Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Cyphinity.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland hit the lanes with one of their hardest-hitting counterpicks yet with Juggernaut/Disruptor.  They talk the strengths of those two heroes versus an enemy draft of Crystal Maiden, Puck, Pudge, Bristleback and Slark.  Find out how they did and what they thought the strengths of the counterpicks were.
Direct download: Counterattack_Episode_6.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Proud and Ursi find the delightful synergies between MK and Magnus, noting that Empower/Jingu is the bees knee's, and a lot of other fun things about the two heroes. This and more on Theorycraft Thursday - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: TcT_329201711.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:48am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by Dota 2 streamer and YouTube personality, Baumi!  Baumi talks what he does on his stream and in his videos, how he got started, how he plays Dota 2, controversies he's faced along the way in his career regarding Dota Imba and his trip to Seattle, and offers some great advice for those looking to crack into content creation for the games they love as well!  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: Baumi1on1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity and Roland take questions about how to get your teammates to take objectives, their favorite sets, how to let a teammate know they're doing something wrong, what goes on behind-the-scenes at DotP, and more!  Check out the latest Q&A Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: TQA_3272017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:04am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

On this week of Proudland - a Dota 2 Podcast - Roland and Proud get in to the subtle yet obvious nuances of large bursts of magical damage. Roland tries to box Proud in on the idea that Dota Developers categorized their heroes in ways he may or may not disagree with, ahem (Sandking), ahem. This several part series will be going over heroes to improve your hero pool, and help you attain MMR success. This and more on Proudland, a #1 Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_3262017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland talk the latest 7.04 patch notes and give a cursory review of all the changes before delving into this week's Counterattack.  They counterpick the enemy team with a Phoenix/Dazzle dual offlane in this week's edition of the show that seeks to tackle Dota 2 by the numbers.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Counterattack_Episode_5.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:37am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursi are taking two of their favorite heroes to the lanes: Sven and Lina.  I'm guessing this was just an excuse for Ursi to play Lina.  And Proud was like, "k...well...I play Sven then."  And Ursi was all like, "k, cool."  Then Proud was all like, "So about this 7.03 Dota 2 thing...I love you."  And Ursi was like, "I love you too.  Roland is garbage."  And then they cosplayed Lina and Sven at their wedding and totally lived happily ever after.  The End.  Story by Cyphus.  Inspired by true events.  #UrsiLinaCosplay2017
Direct download: TcTSvenLina.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:09am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

On this DotP One on One, we get in to a vast amount of details surrounding Complexity, and Kyle "melonzz" Freedman. Kyle talks becoming a pro-Dota player, what would have happened had he chose a different path. His relationship with his brother and the future of coL. This and more on Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast.
Direct download: Kyle_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity are tackling a ton of questions from the Dota 2 community this week.  They talk how to nerf heroes, killing morale on the team, best heroes for each role, best path forward if you're new to Dota 2, and much, much more!  Plus Roland touches himself.  I mean.  We knew that.  But it's a thing.  Just listen.
Direct download: TQA_3202017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud is joined by Cyphus as Roland sleeps off the DotPatron stream hangover.  They kick off the show by complaining about Roland, talk about Proud's adapted Sven build with the recent nerfs to Helm of the Dominator, Cyphus abuses the show to get a legit Faceless Void build out of Proud, how much Iron Fist sucks on Netflix, and finally they close out the show with a discussion about Lone Druid.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!  Plus, check out an awesome band Proud loves called I Hate Sex.  He recommends the song San Francisco.
Direct download: SanDruidisco.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:45am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Roland and Cyphus discover what is weak and strong against DP and SS as they get stomped and try really hard not to flame their imbecile teammates. Cyphus plays the Shadow Shaman, while Roland fumbles mid passing the ball to the team over and over again. Tune in this week to see what you think Death Prophet and Shadow Shaman counter. This and much more on Counterattack - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Counterattack_Episode_4_Fixed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity convened an emergency podcast to discuss the latest patch dropped for Dota 2: 7.03.  The 7.03 patch includes a variety of gameplay updates and the long-awaited Juggernaut Arcana.  Find out who the big winners and losers of 7.03 are and get a jump-start on the shifting Dota 2 meta with DotP's Dota 2 7.03 Patch Notes Analysis and Review.
Direct download: DotP702PatchNoteReview.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:57am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by Tephus, staff for Liquipedia and manager for Team Liquid's Overwatch team.  They talk the trials and tribulations of running liquipedia, the crazy things people try to do to liquipedia pages, his path forward into a career in esports, and how he came to manage the Team Liquid's pro Overwatch team.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: DotP1on1TephusLiquipedia.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity are joined this week by TehH4ck3r from the volunteer Liquipedia staff.  They take listener questions about Liquipedia, the Dota 2 community and its general direction, the fourth spirit rumors, limits on hero numbers, and getting the shakes when you're gaming.  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA_3132017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week on Proudland, the hosts discuss a logical check-list on what to-do and what not do with your feet - rather what you put on them. This is the first endeavor into the vast pool of items and hero interactions being undertaken by this Dota 2 podcast. After thousands of hours, and even more losses, Roland realizes, he needs item help. Proud jumps in to the rescue to shine some light on some misconceptions and provide logic to those of us who don't use it. This and more on Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Proudland_3122017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland tackle this week's round of Counterattack with the OP Necrophos and the kinda-P'd Bristleback...or something.  Find out what led to those heroes being counterpicks, how the game went, and how the duo interpret the stats surrounding those two heroes.  Are they just OP, or were they legitimate counters?  They also read a listener email concerning Spectre ability builds and whether the max dagger build is truly the way to go based on stats?  All this and more in the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: Counterattack_392017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:24am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Another round of Theorycraft Thursday is coming at ya.  This week, Proud and Ursinity are taking Lycan and Centaur to the lanes.  Find out how they're running the duo, where, what they're building and what they're skilling.  All this and more on the Dota 2 theorycraft podcast!
Direct download: TcT03092017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:17am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by co-founder of ELO Entertainment, the company responsible for the creation of Dotabuff.com.  They talk her history with gaming, the inception of Dotabuff, the trials and tribulations she's faced along the way, what the future of the site and company look like and more!  Check it out on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: dotp_2017-03-08_Lawliepop_mixdownv2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:18am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast Ursinity and Roland tackle the latest round of listener-submitted questions on this week's DotP Q&A!  Questions concern the worst supports to first-pick in Dota 2, what you tell yourself to recover from tilting, necessary communication, how to identify who and what lost your match, and much, much more!  Check it all out on the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA_362017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

On this week's episode of Proudland, Proud explains, very, very thoroughly, base attack time (BAT). The hosts then dive in to the pit falls of higher than average MMR games, and when to take highground on this Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Proudland_352017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland tackle another round of Counterattack, the show where we force ourselves to play the best hero for every episode as determined by pure statistical counterpicking.  This week, we counterattack the enemy team with Spectre and Treant Protector versus an Axe, Mirana, Riki, Bloodseeker and Faceless Void.  Find out how they did, what they think the strengths and weaknesses were of their heroes versus the enemy team's lineup, and more!  All this on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.
Direct download: Counteratttack_Episode_2_fixed.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:35am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Proud and Ursinity get together for another round of theorycraft...or theorycrafting...or who knows...we still haven't figured it out after all this time ourselves it turns out.  But they're back at it, whatever it is.  They're tackling Abaddon and Morphling in the lanes of Dota 2 this week, but they're not running the combo how you might think.  Find out what they're up to, how they build it, and if it worked!  Also, there totally isn't a techno-remix ending to this episode sampling Ursi and Proud's chatter from the episode.  I just went to bed on time and posted the show like normal.  No staying up late messing with the show for Cyphus.  No sir.   Also, here's the match ID: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3029472150
Direct download: TcT030220171.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by AnneeDroid, caster extraordinaire and member of the Moonduck crew!  She talks how she came up as a Dota 2 caster, her big break and exciting moments along the way, how she got into Dota 2 (spoiler alert: it's a revenge tale!), and much, much more!  Tune in to hear the story on the latest edition of the Dota 2 interview podcast!
Direct download: AnneeDroid_Louder.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland and Ursinity take live listener calls about lane dominators and how to deal with them, efficient techniques for gaining MMR in Dota 2 with limited time, where their in-game names came from, and more listener questions about Dota 2.  Check out the latest Dota 2 Q&A podcast!
Direct download: TQA_fixed1_2272017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week on Proudland, Roland rejoins Proud as they discuss what to do in different MMR brackets. Proud, as always, brings up interesting discussion topics as he explains you can climb MMR and have fun. While Roland sits silently in the corner being wildly incompetent. This and much more on Proudland - a Dota 2 Podcast.
Direct download: Proudland_2262017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus and Roland delve into the newest addition to the DotP network: Counterattack.  They explain the premise of the show as a study in counterpicking and attempting to elucidate (DotP's new favorite word) the reasons for the strength of counterpicking strictly by the statistics and whether those relationships are occurring due to legitimate counters or are simply due to an individual hero's current power in the meta.  Then they discuss their first attempt at counterpicking.  They discuss why they picked Luna/Warlock into a draft of Dazzle, Mirana, Earthshaker, Phantom Assassin and Tinker, the strengths and weaknesses they noticed, and whether Tinker or Luna truly has the upper hand and why.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 counterpicking podcast: Counterattack!  Match info: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3017107813 Match replay available on Youtube sometime Friday afternoon!
Direct download: CounterattackPilot.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:52am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Proud and Ursi discover the beautiful synergy between an elusive, monkey-king poser and that hero inspired from Disney's Orignal 'Frozen'. Listen to them dopple-walk away from bad information as they cool down the temperature on some heated topics. Make sure you get your fair share of this arcane podcast. This and more on Theorycrafting Thursday - A Dota 2 Podcast
Direct download: Theorycraft_Thursday__2222017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus is joined by Malystryx from JoinDota for a discussion about Maly's work at the website, the decline in /r/Dota2 page views and visitors, the health of e-sports, Team Secret and Team Liquid's performances and ability to be top tier teams moving forward, transparency pros and cons for Dota 2 pro players, the recent success of TNC, and just what Maly did with that DotP shirt we sent him so long ago.  All this and more on the resurrected DotP One on One interview series of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: DotP1on1Malystryx.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland is back with Ursinity at his side tackling a new round of listener-submitted questions.  This week, DotP tries to burn through some of the listener submitted write-in questions about how to make money podcasting (hint: we have no idea...yet...), removing items from the game and how that impacts balance/meta, laning against Sand King and his damned caustic finale, and more!  They also take live listener questions about keybindings for micro-intensive heroes, the legitimacy of party MMR in Dota 2, and their favorite cosmetic items!  All this and more in the latest Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: qna02202017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:46am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Roland is still away so Proud is joined by Cyphus for a support-centric episode of Proudland.  They talk recalibrating MMR for a bit at the top of the show, then flounder around trying to think about the best way to go about tackling the topic of supporting in Dota 2 7.02, and then finish out strong with a legit look at the function of a support in the various lanes in a Dota 2 pub match.  All this and some D&D alignment talk in the latest edition of the Internet's best Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: ProudlandwCyphus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Ursinity fills in for Roland on the latest Friday edition of DotP and joins Cyphus for an in-depth discussion of a recent match Cyphus had on his re-calibration account.  (Match ID for those interested: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3000431194 ).  They talk about the beauty of lost games where at least you learned something, when to build BKB, carries without obvious counters that can be picked early on in a draft, whether S&Y is a decent item and who for (Gyrocopter!), and much, much more.  They also talk a little gambling, drinking and driving (though not necessarily all at the same time...though...nah...don't do that).  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: FridayDotPwUrsi.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:12pm EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

This week Ursi and Proud discover what may be the best duo yet: Sand King and Doom. Despite Ursinity thinking Doom is a flat-line, dumb hero with a lame concept. He's wrong - "Shut up, Okay, moving on." - Proud. Despite all the back-and-forth, they find that the best friendship is one that is made in lane. Enjoy this weeks Dota 2 Podcast with Prosinity.
Direct download: TcT_2162017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Cyphus, Proud, Roland and Ursinity team up for a special Wednesday episode (sorry...no DotPro Show today...we explain) talking about their latest round of DotP Stream Team Team Stream practice, how Roland and Cyphus can improve in the support role, how to communicate with one another and when there should be comm chatter on a good team, how a recent pro match between Complexity and Team NP elucidated (that's right, elucidated) some points made on the most recent Proudland, and much, much more.  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!
Direct download: 4mandotp.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:34am EST

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

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