DOTA Madness - Chapter 99
Seeing Zhao Dingguo’s expression, Old Li poured a bucked of cold water on his hot head: “Many ones aimed to this position, do you think you can join if you say you want to join? You must take a test.”
Zhao Dingguo was stunned, what test would it take?
Old Li said in a low voice: “The reason why she can pull us together to hack is to borrow an expendable prop. Naturally, she has the final say. What she needs is to ensure that she is not obliterated. So although I recommended you to her, she will definitely verify your strength. The equipment checking just now is one. Although this is just a Regular Match, the real-world equipment can largely reflect a BG user’s strength!”
Zhao Dingguo nodded and said, “In other words, if she is not satisfied with me, then still no chance?”
Old Li smiled, patted his shoulder, and then said: “She will play a solo-mid game with you later. Don’t embarrass me!”
The so-called solo mid was that a 1v1 mode in DOTA. Two players battled at the mid lane, whoever killed the opponent three times, or destroyed the two towers first would win!
Solo mid could reflect a person’s ability in DOTA to a certain extent, especially the understanding of heroes and the basic skills of last hit and deny. Although it did not represent a person’s full ability, such as the overall situation sight, map observing, roaming, etc… it’s still a quite reliable standard. If a person’s performance in solo mid was average, then his basic skills were not strong, and it’s difficult to get better performance in team battles!
Solo with an opponent who was more than 500 AP higher?
Zhao Dingguo consciously felt a little fear, but thinking about the 800 WP, he had a firm conviction.
He knows that this solo may not win, but as long as he could show his ability, Yan Yuelan might still accept him. After all, she didn’t expect him to be on her level. It was mainly for his low AP, so that the opponents encountered in the match would be weaker!
“You can start!”
Seeing that Zhao Ding had made preparations, Old Li said to Yan Yuelan.
“Okay!” The woman in a white trench coat nodded slightly, and soon joined the local area network, entering DOTA with Zhao Dingguo. Old Li joined as an observer, ready to play the referee role.
The loading screen for the game was over!
After the -omnpdu command was entered, the upper and lower lanes were blocked at the same time, becoming invincible, and they would not send troops. The rune system was closed at the same time, and everything was normal in the middle. The initial capital of both sides is the same as the Regular Match, just over 600 gold!
“You choose first!”
Yan Yuelan motioned for Zhao Dingguo to choose first.
In this regard, Zhao Dingguo didn’t feel strange. The strength of the other party was clear, so after hesitating for a moment, he chose the hero Venomancer!
He has used this hero many times before. This was an Agility ranged hero who was very comprehensive. It could play the role of ganker and pusher, it could also serve as a tank or DPS, and the damage of its ultimate skill was also quite high. Among hundreds of heroes in DOTA, this hero was steadily ranked in his top five favorites!
Yan Yuelan glanced at and chose this hero herself.
The civil war between the two Venomancers, such a comparison, could best show the strength and understanding of the heroes on both sides! Of course, this also meant that Yan Yuelan was confident in her strength!
She didn’t choose any hero who countered Venomancer, she used the same hero to fight Zhao Dingguo!
This approach naturally made Zhao Dingguo feel the pressure. However, he quickly adjusted his mindset and turned that pressure into motivation!
Even if I can’t win this battle, I must try my best!
With this in mind, he even clicked the mouse and manipulated the Venomancer to wander around the fountain. After getting familiar with the touch, he began to think about his initial equipment!
Zhao Dingguo chose the hero because he was a generalist and has many ways to play and upgrade his skills. After hesitating for a moment, he finally chose the pure pushing style as his playing style! This style did not attempt to kill the other heroes in solo, but maxed the third skill Plague Ward. This skill cooled down quickly, consumed less mana, and the summoned serpentine wards were very powerful in the early stage, worked very well in pushing!
The reason why he chose this style was that it did not require too much operating skill and awareness, and could avoid competing for experience and strength with a stronger opponent!
Thinking of this, Zhao Dingguo quickly bought three Ironwood Branches, a Healing Salve, and an Ancient Tango of Essifation, and then used the remaining money to buy an Animal Courier. In solo mid, EXP was very important. You can’t leave without leaving the line. In this way, synthetic equipment and supplies need to rely on animal messengers to transport them back and forth. If there is no chick, once the other party consumes time to go home, go back and forth twice, the other party will be pulled away on the level!
Seeing that the troops were about to start, Zhao Dingguo controlled the hero and came to the Middle Road Highland.
At the beginning period, Old Li looked a little boring. He got up and gave each a drink, and then sat back again. During this time, both sides have reached the river. However, Yan Yuelan’s line of troops was properly controlled to reach the upper side of the river on her side. It should have been the most central line of soldiers, so she moved a lot towards her side!
As a result, Zhao Dingguo must attack the uphill from downhill. Not only attacks often had a 25% chance to miss, but the vision was also reduced. The first wave of soldiers passed, and Zhao Dingguo only killed one, but Yan Yuelan killed four in a row!
He immediately realized that his strength was indeed far from the other party!
Fortunately, he chose the pure pushing style!
After reluctantly raising the level to level 3, Zhao Dingguo upgraded Plague Ward skill to level 2 and began to release it non-stop. A Plague Ward consumed only 20 mana and has a cooldown of only 5 seconds. Even if it’s only level 2, a serpentine ward has 200 HP, 21 points of attack damage, and the duration was as long as 40 seconds. This meant that, in theory, Zhao Dingguo could have 8 serpentine wards on the field at the same time!
With so many helpers, Zhao Dingguo’s pressure was significantly less. Yan Yuelan’s attempt to control the creep was also difficult, and Zhao Dingguo pushed to the tower.
At this time, the Animal Courier brought him a Ring of Basilius. This equipment can increase the armor of surrounding units and accelerate the mana recovery speed of Zhao Dingguo. With it, Zhao Dingguo didn’t have to worry too much about his lacking of MP.
Zhao Dingguo’s pure pushing style was still very effective. Before level 6, Yan Yuelan repeatedly tried to find a chance to kill Zhao Dingguo, but failed. In contrast, Zhao Dingguo took the opportunity to consume half the durability of the first tower. If it weren’t for her strength was indeed much stronger than Zhao Dingguo, maybe this tower has been destroyed by Zhao Dingguo at this moment!
However, facing a slight disadvantage in his scene, Yan Yuelan didn’t feel the slightest crisis. In contrast, a little more confident smile appeared on the corner of her mouth.
Different from Zhao Dingguo’s pure pushing style, the skills she chose to upgrade were Venomous Gale and Poison Sting!
Her style mainly based on suppression and output on the soldier line. Although previous attempts have failed to kill Zhao Dingguo, they have exhausted Zhao Dingguo’s supplies. Moreover, after discovering that Zhao Dingguo frequently used Plague Ward to push, she immediately synthesized a Magic Wand, a cost-effective prop. At this moment, seeing that her Magic Wand was almost full of charge points, she controlled the hero to step forward slightly, and bare her fangs!
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