Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My DotA Tips for Azgalor – The Pit Lord

One of the many regents of Lord Archimonde who became stranded on the physical plane after the Legion fell in Kalimdor, the devil Azgalor’s love of destruction allowed him to accept the Lich King’s invitation to help lead the Scourge in conquest with few regrets. After all, this Pit Lord is happiest when he conjures fire to scour his opponents from above, roasting the slowly as the dead literally explode from beneath their feet. With such hateful power in the hands of a monster such as this, it’s no wonder he inspires so much terror as he roams across the battlefield.

Firestorm, a fire that injures enemy units within an area, can effortlessly increase your gold especially when the skill maximizes to level 4. In addition, this skill is best in pushing and anti-pushing. Using firestorm is so frustrating when attacking an opponent because it is just easy to avoid. But if that’s the case, you can use Pit of Malice skill, a deadly pit that makes a unit unable to move within the area.

Pit of Malice is very useful in blocking enemy creeps or opponent heroes from pushing and escaping however, they can’t get any damages from it. Another anti-pushing Pit Lord skill is Expulsion. I use to cast this skill near the tower or when an opponent tries to defend/attack the tower. Dead units within the spell-casted area will explode which can cause damages and mini-stun nearby foes. However, this skill becomes useless without corpses.

Dark Rift, Pit Lord’s ultimate skill is the most surprising attacks. It can teleport you and your nearby allies into a targeted building or unit. Your opponent will not notice this when you use such skill. So when you use Dark Rift to attack your opponents with a surprise, cast Pit of Malice at once in order to stop them from running away.

These are my set items for Pit Lord:

1. Boots of Travel – enables him to move faster and extra teleport.
2. Linken Sphere – more mana and negates a targeted spell.
3. Sange and Yasha – gives extra movement speed and attack speed. The orb effect of this item slows movement speed of your opponent
4. Shiva’s Guard – more mana, armor and slows enemy nearby.
5. Heart of Tarrasque – additional health and strength
6. Radiance – additional strength and damages nearby enemies

With these items, I don’t think you’re opponents can escape you. If you have better suggestions for my Pit Lord build, just leave your comments. Thanks!

Pit Lord’s Profile:

DotA - Pit Lord
– The Pit Lord
Strength – 25 + 2.6
Agility – 12 + 1.3
Intelligence – 14 + 2.6

Attack range of 100 (melee)
Movement speed of 305


Pit Lord Firestorm
Firestorm (F)

Calls down 6 waves of fire that damage enemy units in an area. Each wave deals initial damage and then burns enemies for 2 seconds. Casting range: 1000. AoE: 400.

Level 1 - 25 wave damage, 5 dps
Level 2 - 40 wave damage, 10 dps
Level 3 - 55 wave damage, 15 dps
Level 4 - 70 wave damage, 20 dps

Mana Cost: 100 /110/120/130
Cooldown: 14

Pit Lord Pit of Malice
Pit of Malice (T)

A deadly pit is conjured at target location. Any unit that enters it becomes corrupted with malicious forces and are unable to move for some time.

Level 1 - 1.5 seconds
Level 2 - 2 seconds
Level 3 - 2.5 seconds
Level 4 - 3 seconds

Mana Cost: 100/115/130/145
Cooldown: 24/21/18/15

Pit Lord Expulsion
Expulsion (E)

Ignites the rotten gases of corpses, detonating them to cause damage to any enemy within the explosion radius. Each explosion fuels another until there are no more corpses in the area. Does a ministun on damaged units. Casting range: 1000.

Level 1 - 20 damage per corpse
Level 2 - 40 damage per corpse
Level 3 - 60 damage per corpse
Level 4 - 80 damage per corpse
Mana Cost: 75
Cooldown: 10

Pit Lord Dark Rift
Dark Rift (D)

Opens rifts that pass through the netherworld at his present position and a target unit/building simultaneously. Teleports you and your nearby allies heroes through the rift. Unable to target enemy units.

Level 1 - Targets buildings only. 6 seconds delay
Level 2 - Targets buildings or units. 5 seconds delay
Level 3 - Targets buildings or units. 4 seconds delay

Mana Cost: 75/150/225
Cooldown: 180/160/140

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rattletrap, The Clockwerk Goblin - DotA 6.53

The first official simultaneous multi-lingual DotA map version 6.53 is now downloadable and added a new Sentinel Hero, Rattletrap - The Clockwerk Goblin. The by-product of Goblin technological weapon research during the old War, Rattletrap the Clockwerk Goblin was shut away into storage for countless decades until the Sentinel found and reactivated him.

Combat-wise, this strength-type goblin’s capabilities know few bounds; his body is stocked with a huge array of armaments that destroy both near and far targets with no difficulty. His trademark wrench can even extend itself like a grappling hook, allowing him to pick off individual targets with pin-point accuracy.

Rattletrap - The Clockwerk Goblin
Rattletrap the Clockwerk Goblin
Strength – 24 + 2.9
Agility – 13 + 1.2
Intelligence – 17 + 1.7

Attack range of 125 (melee)
Movement speed of 310

Rattletrap’s Abilities:

Rattletrap - The Clockwerk Goblin's Battery Assault
Battery Assault
He discharges a high-powered shrapnel from openings in Rattletrap’s clockwork upon a random nearby target dealing minor magical damage and mini-stun every 0.75 seconds. This skill lasts 15 seconds.

Level 1 – 20 Damage.
Level 2 – 40 Damage.
Level 3 – 60 Damage.
Level 4 – 80 Damage.

Cooldown: 32/28/24/20
Manacost: 75

Rattletrap - The Clockwerk Goblin's Power Cog
Power Cog
The Clockwerk Goblin ejects pieces of inner core to form a circular barrier around him, trapping nearby units in with him. These cogs require 3 attacks from an enemy to be destroyed before their expiration time. If an enemy unit with mana goes near an element from the outside, it gets shocked for some health and mana and will be knocked back. An element powers down if it shocks a unit.

Level 1 – Lasts 3 seconds. 55 shock.
Level 2 – Lasts 4 seconds. 70 shock.
Level 3 – Lasts 5 seconds. 85 shock.
Level 4 – Lasts 6 seconds. 100 shock.

Cooldown: 15
Manacost: 50/60/70/80

Rattletrap - The Clockwerk Goblin's Rocket Flare
Rocket Flare
Rattletrap fires a fast moving missile at a target area on the map, revealing the targeted area. Upon impact it damages units in the 600 AOE explosions.

Level 1 – Deals 100 damage. Reveals for 5 seconds.
Level 2 – Deals 133 damage. Reveals for 10 seconds.
Level 3 – Deals 166 damage. Reveals for 15 seconds.
Level 4 – Deals 200 damage. Reveals for 20 seconds.

Cooldown: 30/25/20/15
Manacost: 50

Rattletrap - The Clockwerk Goblin's Hookshot
This goblin fires a grappling, piston-like attachment at a unit or location. It will latch on the first non-neutral enemy target it encounters, pulling you to it. Any enemies whom you collide with while being reeled toward the target will take damage and be stunned.

Level 1 – 2000 range, 100 collision damage and 1 collision second stun.
Level 2 – 2500 range, 200 collision damage and 1.5 collision second stun.
Level 3 – 3000 range, 300 collision damage and 2 collision second stun.

Cooldown: 40/35/30
Manacost: 125

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cabal Revolution and Perfect World Live Chat

Cabal Worldwide Revolution Begins Today

Games-Masters and OGPlanet, the European and North American publishers of Cabal Online have tied with Xfire to take you an amazing event! From now until July 21st, Xfire is hosting a Play 2 Win and Clans Competition for BOTH versions, doubling the friends, doubling the fun, and doubling the prizes!

Also, from July 7th to August 7th, there will be a special in-game hunt. Explore the maps of Cabal to get special Xfire items. Cabal gamers with the most Xfire items in each world at the end of the event will win amazing prizes.

On top of everything else, the European Cabal Game Masters will be coming on for a live chat, July 14th at 16:00GMT and 10 lucky Xfire users will win Platinum Accounts!

Find out more information about the in-game hunt and sign up for the Live Chat, Clans Competition and Play 2 Win Contest on the Xfire Cabal page.

Perfect World Live Chat

Perfect World, a free 2 play MMORPG, takes you the perfect mix of flight and fantasy on July 15th by Xfire. Chat live with the Game Masters of Perfect World at 2:00pm EDT then ask questions about the game and try for one of 15 great prizes.

15 Xfire users will win: 100 Cubit on Cubizone, 1 Golden Vital Hierogram, 1 Golden Sprit Hierogram and 500,000 in-game Gold.

To sign up for the chat, visit the Perfect World page.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Search Engine Optimization or SEO: How it Works

The trend of the Internet increases the number of clients rapidly and numerous companies were influenced to run their business online. Some companies have already built their own websites; however, they are struggling on how to get a large number of clients. The problem is they are receiving less traffic from their website and its site popularity is very low. Such websites are generally ignored by the search engine users because their website does not display on the top search results in Google, Yahoo or MSN Live search engines. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the answer!

SEO increases your site’s rankings and make it appear in major search engine websites. The process is done by using specific keywords which speak about the website. Uploading fresh and unique articles that are related to the website with keywords is very useful. Hence, if your site doesn’t have these keywords, then most likely, your site won’t really appear in top search engine results.

The process of SEO has been very effective over the years and it has been proven by most business that purchased SEO services online such as natural website optimization, search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, and etc.