Today I finally achieved Lv 25 on DoTA2. It was a least played match, everyone having to pick heroes they’d played the least. I haven’t played every hero yet, and I’ve only played maybe 100 games. So it was hard picking. swishing the heroes back and forth until I finally landed on a hero I had played once before and failed miserably at. Riki the assassin. Well the point of least played was to play heroes you don’t know and may be uncomfortable with. So Riki it was.
We had a rather carry intelect heavy team. bounty hunter, troll, the ghost lady, and someone I don’t even rememebr seeing on the map. xP. They were up top most the game, so what do I care? I laned bottom, the opposing heroes being Tiny and silencer. They had quite a few good tanks on the other team, pudge was center and centuar was up top with Slakar.
It started off slow, I was being timid. I had known riki players who had gone all game without being killed, and I was trying to emulate those played by being careful. I hit level 6 and through caution to the wind, me and ghosty went on the assault, I pounced in behind silencer and tiny and together we started to kill them. Once the kill ball started rolling Iw as unstoppable. Leveling up way faster than my team mates and I ran across the board no longer caring about the bottom lane. Taking out centuar, pudge, whoever. it didn’t matter. The other team didn’t invest in dust or the gem, it was their own fault that I wiped them out over and over again, now and then them getting the better of me. Until I noticed that holy crap I had gone over the 20’s and everyone was still near 15. I had two ultimet items and my treads, already saving for the one that gives +25 on agility. I could kill any of the tanks in seconds once I jumped behind them and did. I was an unstoppable monster and they still hadn’t bought their gem or smoke. It was ridiculous. And then I noticed how few towers we had taken down and we were over the 30 minute mark. the hell? So I went on killing, and our towers fell. I didn’t care I could handel the others. I reached 25 and was the master on the feild of battle. I think I must have had over 150 agility. I know it was something utterly ridiculous.
And yet the match still went on. “this is ridiculous. lets just finish this.” i finally pleaded to my team mates. I hadn’t been trying to take towers. just keep control on the enemy heroes. tower pushing was everyone elses job. I was the assassin after all. But ah well. We got there in the end. I was ludicrisly over fed, with all the best items I could afford. I should have perhaps gotten a few more damage items. but what did those matter once i’d popped up behind someone? >:) A very good game. Riki may be my faverite hero now… well… I still love you Troll.