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How to Create a Clan / Team in Dota international

How to make a Team / Clan in Dota International

Hello and welcome to Dota International. A place for competitive Dota 2 Gaming. Below is a small guide reading which will help you learn How to make a Team / Clan in Dota International.

First of all, login to Dota International using your Steam ID by completing all the steps asked in subsequent windows. Once you have logged in Dota International follow these simple steps and make new Team / Clan in Dota International.


Step 1

Click on Create Clan Button in top right corner near your name. See image below.

How to Create a Clan / Team in Dota international

Step 2

A new page will open. Click on “Add Template“.

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Step 3

Once you will click on Add Template, a small window will open like shown in image below. Scroll a bit down and select “Clan Page“.

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Step 4

Click on Clan Name to change your Team / Clan name. Then Change logo and cover photo of your Clan as shown in image below.

How to Create a Clan / Team in Dota international


Step 5

You will see a new pre-defined layout of clan page with some random information added in it. Hover on each block and edit it.

So, Click on Pencil type icon to edit all the information. First of all edit your About Us information.

What all can you write in About us ?

  • Steam Addresses of all your team mates << Required
  • Your Real Names << Optional
  • Experience of each player << Optional
  • Gaming style / role << Optional
  • Sponsors << Optional
  • or whatever you like

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A small window will open, edit information in it and once you have changed all the desired information, click on Save Changes and once changes are save you can click on Close


Step 5

Change your Clan Information by hovering on on right side bar and then by clicking same Pencil icon. A new window will open and you can change all the information it. You can add 2 link here as well.


What links can I add in my Clan Information Block ?

  • Steam profile of all team members (Required)
  • Your Team’s Social pages like Facebook, Twitter, G+ Page etc…
  • Your Team’s site (If any)
  • Your contact details

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Once you have changed all the desired information, click on Save Changes and once changes are save you can click on Close


Step 6 (Important)

Same as we did above, change the Games block, click on Pencil button, a new window will open, select Dota 2 in that new window and then click on Save Changes and once changes are save you can click on Close


Step 7 (Final Step)

Now you have added all the desired information, if you do not want to play with it anymore, then click on Publish in top bar right corner as seen in image below. Once changes are save, click the X button besides Publish Button

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Joining the Team / Clan

Once you have created the clan, give its link to your friends, or you can share your clan page on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other places to advertise it. Here is the link you need to use.

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Remember, this link will be >> www.DotaInternational.com/Clan/Your-Team-Name_Here. If you see any other URL, then there must be something wrong with it. Ask for my help on my steam account (AnaaR_Ka_JuiCe) if you need urgent help. Or, you can use contact us page as well.

Becoming a Member of a Clan / Team

Every user has a possibility to become a member of another clan. To do that, visit another clan’s page and click the Request to join button.

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Once the request is sent, the clan’s admin will see your request on his clan’s ‘Members’ page. Clans admin can then accept or refuse the request.


Clan / Team Administration

How to approve other user’s Join Requests

Simply visit your clan page and then click on member tab. It will show you all existing members and also those members whose joining request is pending. To approve, just hover on their name and it will show you option to approve or decline any Join Request.

Can I make another user my clan Admin ?

Yes you can, Clan admins can designate other clan users for administrator role. This can be done from the clan’s ‘Members‘ tab. Hover on the name of an existing clan member and select “Make Administrator

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Challenging Other Clans for a Match

Each clan can challenge any other clan (that plays the same game) for a match. To do that, a member of one clan has to visit another clan’s page and click the Challenge Clan button. Once the challenge has been sent, it will appear in another clan’s Matches tab, where that clan’s user can either accept or refuse the challenge.

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Once the challenge has been accepted, the match will appear in both clans’ Matches tab.

Once the match expires, users of a clan that took part in that match will be able to input the score for that match. The score has to be accepted by the opposing clan – only then it will be displayed for everyone to see.

Reporting Matches Result

Team Captain of both the teams can submit match result. This can be done by clicking the flag icon in the top-left corner of a match page. Reported matches will only visible to the website administrator

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How to Optimize Dota 2 and PC for Best Gaming Experience

Optimize Dota 2 and PC for Best Gaming Experience

Updated on 24 January 2019

I will explain in detail about the steps through which you can optimize Dota 2 for a smooth gaming experience. It will not tell you any cheats or hacks but just some tweaks and settings for best game performance. It will be the game’s working performance, it is not about how you play during the game, rather it is about customizing your game to avoid lags, delays, crashes and improve your in-game performance.

I have assumed that you have low-end PC and low-end Internet and you may be knowing many of the stuff earlier. If you know anything, skip to the next step. Even if you have high specs PC and fast internet, there are still some stuff which can be useful for you. You can implement as many steps as possible or as you wish. This will ensure that you have a smooth gaming experience and will make your gameplay more easy than before. I have distributed this guide in 2 main sections.

  1. Optimize PC for Smooth Gameplay: This will have all the information about optimizing your PC for Dota 2 so you can take best out of your PC.
  2. Optimize Dota 2 for Smooth Gameplay: This part will tell you settings and tweaks which you can apply in-game in Dota 2 to ensure smooth and improved gaming experience

Section 1 – Optimize PC for Smooth Gameplay

1. Hard Disk Defragmentation

If we talk in easy language, Information is stored in form of small boxes on your hard drive. So for example, if Dota 2 is distributed on 24 boxes, then these 24 boxes will be scattered over the whole hard disk. So de-fragmentation allows you to combine all those boxes in 1 part of your Hard Drive for the smooth working of game. Here is how we do it.

  1. Go to My Computer
  2. Right-click on C Drive and from the drop-down menu, select “Properties“.
  3. Go to the “Tools” tab and select “Optimize“.
  4. Another new window will open. Select the drive in which Dota 2 is installed and click on Optimize.
  5. Give it some time, it may take from 1 hour to 5 hours depending upon the size of your hard disk and you are done.

2. Delete Dota 2 Crash Dump Files

Each time Dota 2 Crashes, it creates a crash dump report file in case you want to report the issue to steam or whatever reason they got. Size of each file is almost 35 MB. So just make a guess how much space that can create on your hard disk after every 6 months?

First time I cleaned those files I freed up 2.3 GB of space form my Dota 2 folder. Again after almost 3 months this size has swelled up to almost 850 MBs.

You can remove all these files with “.mdmp” extension. Do not worry it does not create any issue, I tested it my self. You can locate those files in C :/Program Files (x86)/Steam /SteamApps/Comom/dota2beta. Here is how those files look like.

Dota 2 Crash Dump Files

Just try and tell us in comments below how much space you have got back?

3. Install Dota 2 in Drive other than C Drive

In case your C Drive is full of stuff and even after trying so much you can not get free space in it, then you need to install in any drive other than C Drive. This can be a harsh but more stable solution. Here is how you can do it.

Hard but Reliable Method 

  1. Uninstall Dota 2 from your system (The part with hardest feelings though :D)
  2. Click on Install button in Steam. When you will install it, it will ask you where you want to install it? Then you should give it the path to another drive where you have got enough free space.
  3. Dota 2 needs only 13 GB of Disk space, but it is advised if you can keep almost 25 GB free space for Dota 2 for upcoming updates etc.
  4. With this method, you will also erase all unnecessary files from Dota 2 Folder which actually occupied space in your hard disk. For example, if you just check out your Steam folder, it will be minimum 20 GB plus. But actually, Dota 2 is of just 13.7 GB. So what are rest of those 7 GB files? Those are just junk files that are stored on your computer regularly after each update.
  5. Once you will install a new copy of Dota 2, then only almost 14 GB space will be consumed and you will free another 5-10 GB of space for sure.

Easy but Less Reliable Method

  1. Make a back up of Dota 2. Here is how you can make a back up of your Dota 2.
  2. Now restore the backup. You can follow the link above to restore the back up too.
  3. Now while restoring the backup, install it in any other drive.
  4. This method will take only 30-40 minutes, but it is just like copying all files from one drive to another. So you may not get rid of useless and junk files which have piled up in your system for a long time.

4. Stop All Downloads when you play Dota 2 Online

Even if you have an awesome internet connection, still you should not run parallel downloading while playing Dota 2 online. It will eat out your bandwidth and data packets. The result may be high pings and may be packet loss too, thus lags and delay. That is why it is highly recommended to shut down all torrent and other download managers.

5. Shut Down Heavy Programs

Well, it will not hurt to open notepad while playing Dota 2, but it will definitely hurt if you open Adobe Photoshop along with Dota 2. It will put lots of burden on your CPU, RAM, and graphics cards. Thus your FPS may drop and you may have a laggy experience. So it is suggested that once you start Dota 2 for Online gaming, do not forget to shut down heavy programs.

6. Dota 2 Issues on Windows 10 and their Solutions

Windows 10 is not like other operating systems of windows in many aspects. There are many good features in it but for gamers, it is really a pain in the a**. I have written a complete article about Dota 2 on Windows 10 – Problems and Solutions, which you MUST read if you are running Dota 2 on windows 10.

7. Fixing Dota 2 Crashes

If you are facing regular Dota 2 crashes, then you need to read this guide to fix your Dota 2 Crashes. It gives you almost all the solutions to the Dota 2 crashing problems. Give it a go.

8. Activate Gaming Mode on your Antivirus

Most of the antiviruses have gaming mode by default in them. Activating gaming mode will prevent your antiviruses from making any popup notifications. These popup notifications will minimize your game sometimes. You can well imagine the fate if you are in the middle of a gank and suddenly a stupid notification or ad from your antivirus appears and your Dota 2 gets minimized. When you restored your screen and you know your hero is dead and you have lost the battle and now your Barracks are under attack. LoLs
So just activate gaming mode before you play Dota 2. I recommend using Avast Antivirus software which is free for 1 year. Well, here is a cheat, make a new email address every year and then make a new account to keep your antivirus free permanently. Thank me later 😀

Section 2 – Optimize Dota 2 for Smooth Gameplay


1. Optimize Video Settings

You may have an excellent gaming PC for playing, but you need to optimize your settings especially video settings so that everything works perfectly. If you have good Graphics Card and RAM, you can play Dota 2 on high settings. But in case you don’t have a high-performance system, you will have to optimize your settings.

In the game, graphics should never get priority over in-game performance. So you must first fix the performance issues, then you should go for good graphics.

  1. Resolution: You must select appropriate resolution for your Game. Do not forget to select option “Exclusive Full Screen” under Display Mode option. If you do not understand how to use Resolution settings then its best to select the topmost option “Use my Monitor’s Current Resolution“.
  2. Rendering: If you have got the best gaming PC or Laptop, you can turn on all the options in Rendering Settings, but if you have got a low specification PC or Laptop, then it is better to turn off all the options. Again, if you do not understand those settings, it is better to use the topmost option in Rendering Settings. Check “Use Basic Settings” and then if you have low specifications system, keep this bar towards “Fastest”. But if you have got awesome PC, then move this bar to the right towards “Best Looking
  3. It is advised to keep Low Texture Quality and High Screen Render Quality if you have low specs PC.

Video Settings for Dota 2


2. Use Console

With the console, you can literally change your in-game Dota 2 experience. We already have a detailed post about it which can tell you in detail about Dota 2 Console and autoexec.cfg and you will be surprised to find autoexec.cfg files of 2 pro players. (Arteezy and Funn1k)

3. Enabling Network Information

You must enable Network Information while playing Dota 2. It gives you an insight of game while playing. For example, if your Pings drop while playing, that means it is your network issue, you need to fix your internet. But in case if your FPS drop, that means it has nothing to do with your internet, rather it is your PC. So you will fix the PC problem in the latter case.

That is why it is always advised that you keep the network information active. In Source 1 Dota 2, you had to enable it via Console, but thanks to Source 2 engine, Dota 2 Reborn has an option in settings using which you can Enable FPS and pings.

Activate Dota 2 Network Information in game

After settings are saved, you can see FPS and network information like this.

Dota 2 FPS and Pings


4. Fixing High Pings and Lags Issues

Sometimes it may be your internet providers and sometimes it may be steam which may be causing high ping and lag issues. Obviously, you can’t perform well if you have high pings or lags. I suggest you use WTFast. It is a software specifically developed for the sole purpose of reducing in-game ping and lags.

5. Use Hero Icons Instead of Dots in Minimap

I think the title says it all. You can never know which hero is coming to gank you if you look on dots in mini-map. But if you have turned on the option to show Hero Icons instead of dots, you can plan your next move in advance.

Let’s suppose enemy Zeus is coming to gank you. You saw some random dot in mini-map, you don’t know its enemy Zeus or enemy Pudge. So you will definitely try to stay away from that hero to save your self from ganking. But in case you turned on the hero icons, you will know precisely which hero is coming for ganking. So you can actually ambush that hero instead of going and hiding.

Just simply I will say, it is better to know who and what is coming at you in Dota 2. Here is how you can turn on Hero Icons in Minimap.

How to show hero icons in Minimap Dota 2

Here is how it will look after you have enabled the hero icons. So tell me which one looks better as per ease of game point of view?

Dota 2 Minimap Icons and Hero Icons Comparison


Add “dota_minimap_hero_size 1000” in your console or autoexec.cfg without quotation marks to increase the size of hero icons. For more details see Step 2 in Optimize Dota 2 section.

6. Add Items to Quick Buy

Adding items to quick buy is always a good idea. Whenever you have enough gold to buy any component of that item, you will hear a coin drop sound which will tell you that now you have enough money to buy it. Simply press Quick Buy key to buy those items.

This is especially helpful when you are about to die and have enough gold to buy a certain item. Buying item just before item will reduce the gold you lose on death. This is one of the tricks to save gold.

First, select a Quick Buy key in setting menu as shown below.

Dota 2 Items Quick Buy Key

So once you have set up the quick buy key, drag any item in quick buy area. So when you ever you have enough gold, just press the quick buy key, it will buy the 1st available item for which you have enough gold.

7. Customize Recommended Items for Every Hero you Play

If you don’t know, you can customize the suggested items for your hero. This allows you to have items ready to purchase instead of searching the whole shop. Once you play any hero, in before battle begins, it gives you enough time to decide what items you will be needing in this match. So customize your shop accordingly. Or you can have a perfect shop for 1 hero and all the items in shop’s left that you can possibly make on this hero.

Here is an example.

Shope Editing

If you see in above image, I have added all possible items which I can EVER make for Templar Assassin in a game. Now no matter how my game goes, it will be easy for me to select and choose items from the market and add them in quick buy area.

8. Use Steam Call instead of Skype and other IM Software

Being in communication is an important part of coordination which you need during the game. Most of the users prefer to use Skype for this purpose. If you are not aware of the fact that Skype consumes the most data out of 10 tested apps.

This is just to give you an idea and obviously steam is not in this test. But if you want to read this research in detail here is the link. I suggest you use Steam inbuilt chat and voice chat feature, that is enough for you to communicate with all of your teammates. It also consumes less data and bandwidth for obvious reason about which I am not going in detail here and also you will not have to open any other program for just chatting purpose (See section 1 step 5).

Here is how you can start a voice chat with any of your friends if you don’t know it already.

How to start Voice Chat in Steam

9. Turn off Background Updates for All Steam Games

If you have automatic updates enabled for games on steam, it will start updating whenever there is an update. No matter even if you are in the game. So it is obvious that downloading during a game-play will sabotage your internet connectivity for the current game you are playing by stealing data and bandwidth. if you don’t have an awesome internet connection it is a guaranty that you will face high pings and lags during the current game.

So it is also suggested that you keep all background updates off for all the steam games including Dota 2. Here is how you can Turn off Background Updates for All Steam Games.

  1. Go to the main Steam window, right click on Dota 2 (or whatever game you have) and go to Properties.How to stop background download for steam games
  2. A new window will open. Go to the 2nd tab which is Updates.
  3. Go to background updates and select “Never allow background updates“.How to stop background download for steam games
  4. Click Close and you are done.

Closing Notes :

I have researched for almost a week and then chose what to be added to this guide. There might be some of the important stuff that I did not find or I did not include it. You are free to let me know about that in comments below. I’ll add that if that stuff is good to be added to this guide. It took me almost 10 days to complete this guide so you may like to see the bigger picture and appreciate it instead of criticizing it for nothing like a douche.

If anything is factually wrong (Which it won’t be as I tested all the stuff before adding it in the guide) please be polite and tell me in comments below so I can correct it. Thanks for reading this long guide, I hope you have got at least something from it. 🙂

How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes Problems

How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes

How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes

Updated on 24 January 2019

In case you experience frequent Dota 2 crashes while loading the game or during the game-play, then you need to read this article. You can follow all applicable solutions. These solutions are good for almost all operating systems. In case you face any issue in any of the steps, you can contact me and I can help/guide you with it. I have tested all these methods and those all work perfectly for me.

It is not necessary to apply all the solutions, but you can apply as many as possible or needed.

 1. Set Auto Config Launch

There are some predefined values in the game launcher settings. You can use those to fix some of the issues. So you can set the Auto Config mode as described and shown below:

  1. Open Steam and click Library.
  2. Right-click Dota 2 and select “Properties”.How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes
  3. A New Window will open like the image below. Click “Set Launch Options” as highlighted below. If there is there is any other lunch option already present, remove it and type “-autoconfig“.How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes
    How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes
  4. Click OK and start your game now.

 2. Set Safe Launch

Still, if you get crashes after Auto Config mode, you should try “Safe Launch Mode” the same way as we did above.

  1. Repeat Steps 1-2 from the above paragraph.
  2. Click “Set Launch Options“, remove existing value (if there any) and type “-safe“.
  3. Click OK and restart the game. It will start your game in safe mode with normal settings and most probably issues will be fixed.

 3. Change Process Affinity

This seems to be very geeky fix, but actually, it is not. Sometimes Dota 2 does not use the full potential of your CPU properly and you do not get enough power to run Dota 2. Therefore it crashes. Process Affinity can be changed very easily and it gives your game full power of your CPU and Processors.

  1. Start Steam and Start Dota 2.
  2. Press Alt + Tab or Windows keys to minimize Dota 2 and switch to your desktop.
  3. Right-click the Taskbar, select “Task Manager”.How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes
  4. If you are running Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, then you will have to click the Processes tab. Windows 8 and Windows 10 users to click the “Details” tab.How to Fix Dota 2 Crashes
  5. Find process “dota2.exe“. Right click on it and select “Set Affinity” as you can see in the image above.
  6. A New Window will open from where you can select how many CPU cores you want to allow Dota 2 to use. Select all cores available. As can be seen in the image below. Then click “Ok“.
  7. Close Task Manager and Check your Dota 2 now. It should fix your Dota 2 crashes problem.

 4. Change the NVidia Control Panel Settings

NVidia Control Panel contains several graphical settings. You should set recommended settings in it because that works perfectly for most of the users. In case Recommended settings don’t work for you, you can always try other settings to tweak what works best for you.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Next click NVidia Control Panel.
  3. Now click “Select a Task” on the left-hand side panel.
  4. Click 3D Settings then in next window click Manage 3D Settings and in next window click Program Settings.
  5. Click “Add” button under “Select a Program” category.
  6. Browse to the Dota 2 installation folder, where ever you have installed it. normally it is – C:Program Files (x86)/Steam/SteamApps/common/dota 2 beta/game/bin/dota2.exe
  7. Set Preferred Graphics: High-Performance NVidia Processor
  8. Finally, click Apply.

Same Settings can be applied for ATI Radeon graphics cards as well by following almost the same steps as of NVidia Graphic Cards.

 5. Disable Switchable Graphics

If you do not have dual graphic Cards, then you should leave this step and skip to the next one.

Nowadays almost all the PCs and Laptops have 2 graphic Cards by default. What happens is, one graphics card is of ATI Radeon or NVidia and other is built in your motherboard, which is normally Intel HD Graphic CardIf there are 2 Graphics Cards in your system, then there must be an option in your BIOS settings from where you can tell your CPU about the way it should use your Graphics Card. Sometimes these graphics card issues also cause Dota 2 crashes. In this step, we will disable the switching process. We will make sure that our secondary Graphic Card (ATI Radeon or NVidia) should be used is more powerful.

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Go to BIOS settings by pressing F2, F12 or Delete key (Whichever is applicable to your system).
  3. BIOS Settings page will open.
  4. Search for a setting called “Switchable Graphics“.
  5. Disable it.
  6. Select Save settings and exit.

 6. Reset Texture and Render Quality Settings

Sometimes your video setting in Dota 2 are too high and your system cannot bear that, which causes extra load on your Graphics Card and overall whole system too. So you must optimize those video settings completely according to your needs. Best is to reset the texture and render quality settings as shown below:

  1. Start your Dota 2 game.
  2. Click Settings in top left corner, then come to Video Options.How to fix Dota 2 crashes
  3. Set lower Texture and higher Render Quality.
  4. Click the Save Settings button, exit and restart your Dota 2.

 7. Verify Cache Files Integrity

Verify integrity of the game cache files.

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click Library
  3. Right-click the Dota 2 and select Properties.
  4. In top Menu, click on Local Files tab. Then select “Verify Integrity of Game Cache“. You must ensure that the game is not running at the time you are verifying the cache Files Integrity. Once the process is complete, click OK and you will be good to go.

How to fix Dota 2 Crashes

 8. Reinstall Steam

Sometimes Dota 2 crashes due to corrupt files. These may be corrupt Steam files or it may be corrupt Dota 2 Files. So let’s try the small solution first.

  1. Exit Steam completely.
  2. Go to Control Panel, then Programs and select Uninstall a Program.
  3. Uninstall steam completely. Do not uninstall your Dota 2 at this step. I am just talking about reinstalling steam. Don’t worry, if you uninstall steam nothing will happen to your Dota 2 files.
  4. Go to Official Steam Site and install a new copy of Steam and once you have installed, it will automatically pick Dota 2.
  5. If you want to be safer, then you need to copy your Dota 2 files to some other drive. You can find your Dota 2 Folder in C:Program Files (x86)/Steam/SteamApps/common/dota 2 beta. This folder “Dota 2 Beta” is the main folder which has all your game-related files.

 9. Reinstall Steam + Dota 2

If all above methods fail, then its time to take the sour pill. You have to uninstall and then reinstall your Dota 2 and Steam. It will hopefully fix your issues. The complete process of Reinstalling Dota 2 with the backup method is explained here.

 10. Using VPN Softwares

WTFast is one of the best VPN software which is designed to reduce your pings and packet losses. It also takes care of your lags issue. If your game is unplayable even after changing your ISP, then its time for you to take it for a spin. The good thing is, it offers a free 7 days trial version with full options.

In case you are running Windows 10, then you should also have a look at this article Dota 2 on Windows 10 – Problems and Solutions. It will surely help you fix your lags and delays issues.

Dota 2 on Windows - Problems and Solutions

Dota 2 on Windows 10 – Problems and Solutions

Dota 2 on Windows 10 – Problems and Solutions

Microsoft has released their most awaited product Windows 10 on 29 June 2015. However Windows 10 did not satisfy most of the gamer because of its inbuilt problems. Here I will give you an analysis of Dota 2 on Windows 10 – Problems and Solutions.

Problem 1 (Peer to Peer Download System)

Microsoft has changed the way window will update now. Although this method is old but it was never expected to be implemented in Windows. Now Windows 10 update system works exactly like Torrents work. That is a funny thing that Microsoft is against torrent system, but they them self implemented same in their product. Well that is another debate and lets leave it there. So coming over to the issue.

How Windows Update Worked earlier ?

All the downloadable files were present on 1 central server and when downloading you connect to that server and simply down load it to your PC. It was 1 to 1 connection. But now the system is different.

How Update Works in Windows 10 ?

It uses peer to peer network system. So if we talk in easy language, there is no central server where file is hosted. All users with Windows 10 are connected via internet in form of a network and they download bits and pieces of each update from other user’s computer. Image below will help you understand it.

Dota 2 on Windows - Problems and Solutions

So in other words, Windows has forced you to update other user’s computers too eve if you don’t want.

How does this cause problems for Online Gamers ?

Obviously when you are connected to internet and someone is downloading his Windows update, there are many chances that you computer is helping him download his update by uploading update from your PC to his. So that means your bandwidth and data is being stolen.

However gamers need full and free bandwidth for online gaming whereas your bandwidth is stolen about which you even don’t know. That is why you face sudden lags and delays during your game. Which some time may be very crucial according to game point of view. Imagine you start lagging suddenly while defending your base and you are killed with no buy back gold. So that means your game is over…

Problem 2 (Disabling Windows Update)

So, now you might be thinking, WTF, I am just going to disable my Windows update so at least I don’t get lags and delays. Well there comes another interesting problem. You can not turn off your Windows 10 update system completely. It is almost forced update. Funny ..!! Isn’t it ?

Problem 3 (Scheduling Windows Update)

So another issue about window update is that you can not schedule a window update. As soon as some update is available and you are connected to internet, your update will start automatically. Yes !! Without even asking you. They dont care if you are in middle of a gank or you are trying to evade a gank in game, they will shove this update up your a**.

Problem 4  (New Operating System)

As it is a totally brand new operating system, therefore many software and drivers don’t work properly as it used to work on Windows 7 or 8 variants. However most of the hardware companies immediately released updates to their drivers on emergency basis that are compatible with window 10 but still, there are many old pieces of hardware which do not support Windows 10 and its drivers are still not updated. If you are using some latest equipment, then this might not be an issue for you, but in case you are using old system, then you might be having lots of troubles.

Problem 5 (New Dota 2 Game Client)

Dota 2 has shifted completely to Dota 2 Reborn on 10th September 2015. Old Dota 2 which was running on Source 1 engine is gone now. Although valve stated that Dota 2 Reborn will work properly on all the hardware even if those are old. But personally speaking, I cant play with Dota 2 Reborn without my AMD graphic card. I removed my graphic card and tested with Intel Integrated HD 4000 Graphic Card to check if I can play, but I failed miserably because I was getting 20-30 FPS in Dota 2 with lowest settings. Obviously that does not work. So I had to install my graphic card again to play.

Dota 2 reborn has many bugs to date and valve is releasing continuous and frequent updates to fix the bugs, but in my opinion it will take almost 2 months or so for Dota 2 reborn to get completely stable and almost bug free.


Solution 1

How to disable Automatic Windows 10 Update Permanently

To avoid sudden lags and delays because of internet issues, the best thing you can do is to simply disable the Windows Update service. To do so, type “services” in the Windows 10 search box and click “View Local Services”. Navigate to “Windows Update”. After double-clicking the service, you can stop it and disable it so it won’t be bothersome again.

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I also suggest you get hold of this software WTFast and use it to start your game. It can definitely reduce your ping and packet loss issues.

Check out images below for more details.

Disable Windows 10 Update service 1


Now if you want to check if this really worked for you, then simply click on “Check for Updates“. It will give you an error message. So now you have got rid of Windows update permanently. No need to worry about your Windows 10 updates anymore.

Windows 10 update Error Message

Remember, keeping Windows up to date is very necessary for many reasons. Security is just one of them. If you want to disable Windows Update permanently, you must take other actions like installing an antivirus with full features to keep your system secure

If you want to enable Windows 10 updates back for any reason, simply follow above-mentioned steps and this time instead of Disable, select Enable option. It will start your regular Windows 10 update system.


Solution 2

Well, if you say “Nope, Thank you very much, tell me another way to fix it”. Here is another way. Type “Windows Update” in your search bar and select “Advanced Windows Update“.

Disable Windows 10 Update

Another window will open where you can change Windows 10 Update settings. Lets go step by Step. Please image below for complete details. Each point highlighted on image is explained below.

Disable Windows 10 Update

Step 1

There are 2 options. “Automatic” and “Notify to Schedule Restart“. Select 2nd option, “Notify to Schedule Restart“. Obviously, updates will start automatically. It will just give you a notification when your computer is ready to install updates and needs to be restarted. (Oh thanks a lot Microsoft for being so kind…)

Step 2

You can tell windows now to install updates for you. However, Microsoft is a stubborn kid and won’t listen to you carefully. So even if you defer updates it will still install security-related updates. However, it will just defer those updates which are related to functions and features of Windows 10. This is what Windows 10 Official says about Defer Updates.

Step 3

Now click on “Chose How Updates are Delivered“. It will open a new window in front of you and you can choose how you want to get updates.

How to disable Windows 10 update 3

The best option is to switch is off. This way, problem 1 will be solved. Now you will get updates straight from Microsoft and also you won’t be helping other people.

Solution 3

For Problem 4 and 5, you need to wait for stable Window 10 and Dota 2 Reborn Client release.

Magic Solution to All Windows 10 Problems

Revert back to your previous version of Windows till we get a stable version of Windows 10. Here is how you can revert to Windows 7 or Windows 8 

In case you have other issues/suggestion, comment below so we can talk about those. In case you have any question or you are stuck on any issue, feel free to comment below so we can help you.

Updated on 24 January 2019

How to Stack Ancient Creeps in Dota 2 – Another Trick

I am sure some people already know about this, but this guide is for the people who don’t know. This is a simple trick about how to stack ancient creeps in Dota 2. Other than your hero you can use any dominated creep to stack Ancient Creep for you when you are farming in any other place/lane. You can use many “Hero Owned Creeps” for this purpose, like Nature Prophet’s treants, Lycan’s Wolfs and so on…

However, if you are playing with any hero who does not have “His Owned Creeps “, you can use “Helm of the Dominator” to dominate a creep to stack the ancient creep camp for you. This is same how you stack other Neutral Creeps.

How and When Creeps Re-spawn?

Creeps re-spawn first time at 1:00 and then after that, at each minute mark, that means at 2:00, 3:00 etc…

Once Creeps have been killed in a neutral camp, new creeps will re-spawn when minute completes. If the last creep dies after X:54 time, then no creeps wave will re-spawn at next minute mark. So that means, if you want that camp creeps to re-spawn again at minute mark, then you need to kill creeps before X:53. X here means any minute. Mechanics changed now. Now creeps will respawn even if you kill the creeps at X:59 provided you are not in the camp range to block next spawn.

How to stack Ancient Creeps Now

So let’s see how it is done. Basic idea is that you pull the neutrals away from their camps at about x:50 – x:54 of every minute (X means any minute). That way, when the game checks if the creeps are there each minute, it will think that the creeps have been killed and will, therefore, spawn new creeps.

Lets do this step by step

  1. Dominate a creep if you have not done it yet. Prefer to get some high HP creep so even if Ancient Creeps attack it, it should survive. Any creep dominated by helm of the dominator will have 1400 HP.
  2. Get your hero to a safe place where ever you are, or otherwise enemy may gank you once you are busy stacking creeps.
  3. At about x:51-x:52 mark, ask your dominated creep to attack the Ancient Creeps, but try not to actually attack, just give attack command, or your creep might die.how to stack ancient creeps in dota 2
  4. Start moving your dominated creep out of Ancient Creep camp. Ancient Creeps will follow you.
  5. Make sure Ancient Creeps are not in their camps at x:59 to x+1:01
  6. You have successfully stacked 1 ancient creep wave.how to stack ancient creeps in dota 2

Now keep repeating the above steps for the next couple of minutes, and you will get lots of Ancient Creeps stacked in their camp.

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You can now kill them for a huge gold bounty. This is best done with a hero who has some form of splash attack / AOE attack damage so you can kill the neutral camps quickly.

When stacking the first couple of times, do it around x:53. When more creeps are there, you have to do it around x:51-x:52 to make sure all of the creeps get out of the way before 1 minute.

Best Heroes to farm on stacked Ancient Creeps

  • Sven
  • Kunka
  • Medusa
  • Luna
  • Drow
  • Huskar
  • Magnus
  • Alchemist
  • and many more…

Special Notes:

  • Do not try to kill Ancient Creeps in early game or you will get killed easily. No, I mean literally NO hero can kill 3-4 stacked Ancient Creeps at the 5-minute mark. Wait for some decent and appropriate time and then farm.
  • Keep an eye on the enemy too, or their carry might steal all your stacked Ancient Creeps and you will lose all the effort and hassle not mentioning gold bonus to enemy carry.
  • Try to Dominate some high HP neutral creep.
  • Only do this when your supports refused to help you farm (Happens mostly in Pubs).

Updated on 24 January 2019
How to Farm Fast in Dota 2

10 Useful Tips to Farm Fast in Dota 2

Farming is extremely necessary in Dota 2 even if you are a carry or just an offlane support. However, it is extremely necessary for carries to farm fast to get some considerable edge/benefit in the game. But a farmed support does not hurt too. Farming of carries and farming of support are 2 entirely different things, which I will cover in another article some other time. Here I am just going to explain how can you farm fast and good.

Remember: Dota 2 game is not about Farming ONLY, it’s about winning.

1. Don’t Die

Dying means you waste your farmed gold and give to your enemy thus creating a gold and experience difference. Learn how to play safe. BurNinG, one of the legendary carry and farmer, will always stay away from creeps if he doesn’t see the gankers on the map. He knows how crucial it is if you’ll be killed in the game. This also does not mean that you should stay hidden all the time. Farm in lanes and keep your eyes on the map, if your enemies are missing from the map for more than 5-10 sec, it means, either they are coming to pick on you or they are at Roshan. In both the cases, you must think of your next move.

2. Practice Last Hitting

Practice will improve your timing when will you attack the creep that will guarantee sure gold. One way is playing in single player mode and try to have 100 creep kills (kills + deny) in 10 minutes. Doing this often will make you expert in last hitting thus a speedy farm in real games. Another practice can be playing against 5 Insane Bots. Bots are programmed to have perfect last hit and deny. If you can farm against 5 AI’s effectively, it would be easy for you to farm against most of the human players.

Last hitting tower will always give extra gold, which is enough to give you a considerable farming boost.

3. Consider Your Hero’s attack Animation

The moment your hero makes a move for attack and the moment your hero’s damage is dealt is known is hero attack animation. It can be slow (Like Dark Seer), Normal (Like most of the heroes) and Fast (Like Sniper, Faceless Void, Anti Mage etc).

So once you have a rough idea how is our heroes attack animation, you should attack the dying creep keeping your attack animation and your damage in mind. Most of the time, melee heroes are easier because you only need to observe their hitting animation while Range heroes need to consider their distance from the creep as well as animation of the attack.

4. Look at the Mage

One easy way to last hit effectively is looking at the mage. Among all the creeps fighting, the mage usually has the highest damage. The mage will hit the enemy creep in constant rate so it will be easy for you to decide when to attack. After the mage attacks and you know it’ll be one blow before the creep die, it’s time for you to click it. This is effective but in some cases, it’s not. Like when you have 2 or more mages, or you have a catapult that does more damage than the mage. In this case, you have to consider the rate of hp reduction of the creep.

5. Neutral Creeping for Extra Gold

Neutral Creeps gives you enough amount of gold that Enigma can farm a dagger in 8 minutes. Thus, on the average, neutral creeping can give you 268 gold in one minute. Neutral Creeping also gives you additional safety from gankers. If you have wards, it’ll be harder for you to be killed. But it is never advised to leave your lane empty for enemy and farm in Jungle because this will give free farm to enemy heroes.

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6. Try to Dominate your Lane

If you dominate a lane, chances are you’ll get a good farming time because the enemy tries to stay away from you. If you are in tri-lane, harassing can be done by your supports using normal attacks or using / casting spells and in meanwhile, carries can farm easily. In the same process, if you guess the enemy has low HP, you can also try to secure a kill to earn extra gold.

In case you are in a solo lane or dual lane, you must use your spells wisely and must keep harassing the enemy.

7. Rune Control

Since 6.83 update, the importance of rune control has increased many folds. Because from now onward, runes will always spawn at both ends and out of which 1 will always be a bounty rune. Bounty rune will give you extra gold and experience. More time passes in a game, the more and experience you will get from bounty rune. Also, do not forget the renewed charges of your bottle with which you can farm more. So rune control is extremely important if you want to farm fast in Dota 2.

Also, successful bottling will negate the effect of enemy harassing and will help you stay in lane for more time. So do not forget to buy a bottle especially if you are in mid and occasionally when you are in any other lane.

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8. Don’t Waste Gold

Wasting gold, like buying TP and using them to teleport on a tower but it’s not that urgent to use it. It will surely slow down the rate of your farming. For example, when enemy creeps are far away from your tower. You can walk to your tower and when you reach your tower chances are the enemy creeps are just reaching your tower along with you. You saved 50 gold from impatient teleportation. TP is vital to the game but you should use it wisely, like backing up a teammate / Team fight. You’ll need 2 creeps to farm 50 gold again. Thus you’ll be delayed in farming.

9. Use Your Skills Wisely

Don’t rely on spamming spells to farm. Spamming spells help you push not farm. Spam spells only when needed, like if you see a big wave of enemy creeps coming, then it is a good time to use your AOE spells, instead of using your precious AOE spells and killing only 1-2 creeps. Spamming AOE spells makes you go back to the fountain back and forth because you won’t have enough mana and if meanwhile, your team needs you, you may not be of that much use to your team because of low mana or your spell on cooldown.

10. Maximize your Map Reach

Maximize your map reach is important to have your luxury items. Burning(EH.Gigabyte.AAA), used to farm fast by moving all over the map. So we can say like this, “where there are creeps, there your farmer goes”. Do not forget to keep an eye on enemy heroes, or else you might be walking happily into an enemy trap. If you are not able to get any farm in your lane, switching your lane to a more comfortable lane is always a good idea. Search for the creeps your self, because creeps won’t come to you.

11. Remain Calm

I said 10 tips, but it the 11th one… WTF ??
LoL… I just wanted to remind you that it is JUST A GAME

You are always most welcome to add your useful tips below in comments, if its something awesome, I will surely add it in the main post.

Updated on 24 January 2019
How MMR Works in Dota 2

How Dota 2 MMR Ranking Works – A Detail Guide

Updated on 31st January 2019

Here in this guide, I will explain how Dota 2 MMR ranking works, or you can simply say what are MMR Mechanics in Dota 2. I will go step by step so this will be a long guide. I will be writing it as question answers, so if you want the answer to a specific question, and that is not in this guide, you can ask me below.

Disclaimer: I am not a Dota 2 official. All the information depicted blow is based mainly on my detailed research and somewhat personal experience (Which may be less than many of you). There might be some stuff which you may not agree, but remember all the data is taken from the official and very reliable sources.

If you are looking for details about how Calibration MMR works and how to get high Calibration MMR, please read this article. It explains in detail about different aspects of calibration MMR.

What is Dota 2 MMR Ranking?

MMR stands for Match Making Rank /rating. Sometimes we also call it your skill level. While making your match, Dota 2 considers MMR as a primary factor but not the only factor. There are 2 categories of Dota 2 MMR Rank.

  1. Normal Dota 2 MMR: This MMR number is not visible on your profile, but it is stored in the Dota 2 Database. Dota 2 uses this MMR when they are making your normal match. It is different for Solo Player matches, Party matches, and Dota 2 Team matches.
  2. Ranked Dota 2 MMR: This MMR number is shown on your profile and it is used once Dota 2 is making in Ranked Match. It is different for Solo Player matches, Party matches, and Dota 2 Team matches.


What is the Difference Between Normal and Ranked MMR?

Since your day 1 and game 1, your MMR is calculated by Dota 2 even in normal matches. However, in Ranked matches, the only difference of MMR is that it is visible on your profile. Normal MMR is NOT visible on your profile, but Dota 2 knows it. (Source = Official Dota 2 Blog)

This is what Official Dota 2 Blog says about it.

“Dota 2 matchmaking has always calculated MMR and used it to form matches; in ranked matchmaking we make that MMR visible”

In the start, How my Ranked MMR is Calculated?

When you play your first ever match, it is assigned to you randomly. Then whatever you perform in your 1st match, that is taken as a guide and then your next matches are made. Dota 2 Keeps noting your result and performance in all normal matches.

When you reach your experience trophy level 50 you can play Ranked matches. Basically, you get almost 50-100 experience trophy points after each match depending upon the time of the game. So if we take average 75 points, it means you will have to play almost 150 matches to reach 50 levels of experience trophy. Remember its not your new Dota 2 level we are talking about, it is about Experience Trophy points. You need to play 10 calibration matches and after that, your ranked MMR is visible on your profile.

You will get your first ranked match team basing on your normal MMR. Then whatever you perform in your calibration MMR matches you win or lose and so your  MMR increases or decreases. Ultimately after 10 calibration matches your ranked MMR is visible on your profile.

How Dota 2 Calculates all types of MMR?

Let’s see what official Dota 2 site has to say about it. It will be clear to you once you read official information.

Dota 2 uses standard techniques to quantify and track player skill. We assign each player an MMR, which is a summary metric that quantifies your skill at Dota 2. After each match, we update your MMR based on what happened in that match. An extract from official Dota 2 Blog;

We also track our uncertainty about your MMR. New accounts and those playing in Ranked Matchmaking for the first time have high uncertainty. Higher uncertainty allows larger adjustments after each match, and lower uncertainty leads to smaller adjustments. Together, the MMR and uncertainty can be interpreted as a probability distribution of performance in your next game; the MMR itself serves as the mean of this distribution and the uncertainty is its standard deviation. If the match outcomes (both the win/loss and individual performance) repeatedly match our expectations, the uncertainty tends to decrease until it reaches a floor. A surprising match outcome will tend to cause an increase in uncertainty.

Dota 2 actually tracks a total of five MMRs for each player:

  1. Normal matchmaking, playing Solo
  2. Normal matchmaking, playing with a party
  3. Ranked matchmaking, playing solo
  4. Ranked matchmaking, playing with a party
  5. Team rating (Ranked games), when all 5 members of a team collectively play ranked matches as a team.

Each of the three ranked MMRs has its own calibration period. Under certain circumstances, we may need to reactivate calibration if we think the MMR is inaccurate.

You may like to read How to Reset your Dota 2 MMR

How I am Placed in Teams when I am Playing Ranked Calibrating Matches?

They take your hidden MMR from normal matches and use it as a starting point, so they don’t just match you randomly in ranked matches. Also, as soon as you play your first ranked match, your normal and ranked MMR are split and completely separated. From that moment onward, both MMR (Normal and Ranked) are calculated separately based on games (normal + ranked) you play.

This procedure is explained in further detail and with examples in this post.

How do I Increase my Dota 2 MMR Ranking?

In general, when you win, your MMR will go up, and when you lose, your MMR will go down. Win/loss is the primary criteria to update MMR, but individual performance also plays a role, especially when our uncertainty about your MMR is high. It is possible for an individual MMR to increase after a loss or decrease after a win, but, in general, the winning team’s average MMR will increase and the losing team’s MMR will decrease.

For image proof that no increase in MMR after a win in ranked match see images below.

You mentioned Uncertainty in the above point, What is it?

Uncertainty is the standard deviation of a player’s Dota 2 MMR ranking. Let’s see what role it plays according to Dota 2 Wiki.

  • Players with high uncertainty are more likely to be matched with players that differ more greatly in skill level, and vice versa.
  • New accounts with few games played tend to have high uncertainty, while older accounts with many games played tend to have low uncertainty.
  • Since normal and ranked matchmaking are tracked separately, a player who has many normal games will still experience high uncertainty in ranked matchmaking if he or she has only played a few ranked games, and vice versa.
  • Higher uncertainty leads to larger Dota 2 MMR adjustments after each match, and lower uncertainty leads to smaller adjustments.
  • Highly uncertain matches are sometimes called swing games because their outcomes are “breakthrough” moments that are indicative of a player’s MMR progression or regression.
  • If game outcomes (win/loss and individual performance) repeatedly match the system’s expectations, uncertainty will decrease until it reaches a floor.
  • Conversely, unexpected match outcomes will tend to cause an increase in uncertainty.

How much MMR increases / decreases if I win/lose a game?

It is basically the difference between total party MMR which decides how much MMR will change. So there are some examples which I will give first, then I will explain it based on those examples.

In these examples, I will explain only considering you Win in Ranked Match. You can vice-versa yourself.

  • Teams have Exactly same MMR: You will get 23-27 MMR increase.
  • Once Enemy Team has more MMR than Your Team: Then you may get MMR to increase up to 40* depending upon the difference of total average Team MMR.

How Dota 2 MMR Works

  • Once the Enemy team has less MMR than your Team: You may not get any MMR increase, or even your MMR may decrease depending upon how you played in that match. (See image below)
  • So in this image, you can see in the red highlighted area, this user lost matches, but he did not lose any MMR.
  • In the green highlighted area, you can see he won a match but his MMR did not increase.

How Dota 2 MMR Works

  • In all cases, if you abandoned the ranked match, even if you win, your MMR will decrease.

*This is maximum MMR I have seen till today, if anyone has seen more than 40 MMR increase, please show me a screenshot so I can update it.

How Dota 2 Automatic Matchmaking Works?

The main goal of automatic matchmaking in Dota 2 is for players to enjoy the game. The automatic Dota 2 matchmaker searches for matches with the following points (listed in no particular order): (Source = Official Dota 2 Blog)

  1. The teams are balanced. (Each team has a 50% chance to win.)
  2. The difference in skill between the most and least skilled player in the match is minimum. This is related to team balance, but not the same thing.
  3. The difference between experience (measured by the number of games played) between the least experienced player and the most experienced player is minimized. More on this below.
  4. The highest skill Radiant player should have almost the same skill as the highest skill Dire player.
  5. Each team contains about the same number of parties. For example, the matchmaker tries to avoid matching a party of 5 against 5 individual players.
  6. Players’ language preferences contain a common language. Lack of a common language among teammates’ language preferences is strongly avoided. Lack of a common language across the whole match is also avoided, but less strongly.
  7. Wait times shouldn’t be too long.

The automatic matchmaker rarely achieves all of those goals perfectly. When making a match, the automatic matchmaker assigns a quality score for each of the point above and then takes an average for the whole team. If the overall quality score exceeds a threshold, the match is considered “good enough” and the match is finally made.

When my MMR changes and when it does not change?

Dota 2 MMR ranking will not update if:

  • A non-partied member of your team early abandons (Before First Blood) a normal match. However, in Ranked Matches, your MMR will count even if someone leaves before First Blood.
  • Poor network conditions have been detected. A message must appear in the game in order for this to apply.

Dota 2 MMR ranking will update if:

  • Any member of your team late abandons. (After 1st Blood)
  • Any member of your party abandons in any form.

Your MMR will ALWAYS update in ranked matches either you win or lose, even if someone abandons the game at any stage, it will still count.

Where can I see Top MMR Players?

Dota 2 keeps a leader board of top 200 players of All regions separately. You can see it in Dota 2’s LeaderBoard.

Some Important points about Dota 2 MMR ranking?

  • MMR is the main but not the only factor used in matchmaking.
  • The system also takes into account Experience (number of games played), Player Performance, Gold Difference, and various hidden variables.
  • The system does not directly try to achieve any particular win rate for players.
  • However, it does try to ensure that each team has a 50% chance of winning by matching players of similar skill against each other.
  • This means that, over time, win-loss ratios will naturally settle around 50/50 for all but the very best players.
  • The system does not examine individual win/loss streaks or try to end them.
  • Win rate and win count are not related to Dota 2 MMR ranking, nor are they meaningful measures of player skill.
  • According to Valve, player opinions of the MMR system are highly correlated with their recent win rates.

Guys if you have any questions, please post them below in comments, so I can reply and keep a track of all questions. If there are worth mentioning questions, I will add them to this main post. I will update this thread when there is anything new to add.


How to Activate/Deactivate Email Verification for Steam Trade/Offers

Steam has introduce a new feature for security of user’s accounts. Now you are able to confirm each and every trade / trade offer through your email address. However some times it becomes a big headache when you are trading items frequently. Then each and every time you carry out any trade either through online Steam Trade or offline Steam Offer, you will have to verify it through your email. So it really becomes annoying.

Well I am writing down few steps for those who do not know how to activate or deactivate your email verification for Steam Trade or Steam Offer.

Login to your steam account using steam client or official steam community website and then lets go step by step.

Step 1

Click on your profile name and then click inventory.


Step 2

On inventory page click on “More” and select “Inventory Privacy Settings”.

How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer
Step 3

In next page, scroll down to bottom of the page and you will see “Confirmation of Trades”. Select if you want to Activate / Deactivate Email Verification for Steam Trades. Then click “Save Changes”.

How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer

Step 4

You will get a pop-up confirmation message, confirm that.
How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer

Step 5

Then you need to check your email address for email from steampowered.com, in bottom of that email, click “Yes Opt out of trade email confirmation”.

Step 6

When you will click on above mentioned link, you will receive a success message and a success email too.
How to activate / deactivate email for steam trade / offer

Why to Activate Email Verification for Steam Trades / Offers:

  • If Email Verification for Steam Trades is active then valve can retreive your stolen / scammed items.
  • If your account gets compromised, then the hacker will not be able to steal your items un-till he has your email as well.
  • Your steam account becomes more secure and you will have to worry less, even if it gets stolen / hacked.

Why to Deactivate Email Verification for Steam Trades / Offers:

  • Because each and every time you have to confirm annoying emails from valve.
  • You do not want to get spam emails in your email account and you want to keep your inbox clean.

We suggest you to keep Email Verification for Steam Trades switched ON as an extra security measure. Following above method, you can either Activate or Deactivate your Email Verification for Steam Trades / Offers.

Level up Dota 2 compendium

How to level up Dota 2 TI5 compendium

Dota 2 TI5 compendium owners have been worried about leveling up their compendium since the day it was released. Till 14th may there were not many ways of leveling up the TI5 compendium and frankly speaking this time it is not like TI4 or TI3 where compendium owners enjoyed more and more benefits without having to pay lots of money. I will be explaining how to level up Dota 2 TI5 compendium.


So thanks to Dota 2 Update on 14th May that it provided us with some other ways of leveling up the compendium, although its still not like old times but “Some thing is better than nothing”.


Here are rewards for your Leveling up Dota 2 TI5 Compendium


level up dota 2 compendium


So lets discuss in detail how can we Level Up our Dota 2 TI5 Compendiums.


  1. Buy Compendium Points from Dota 2 Store: 


If your pocket allows, buy as many compendium points from Dota 2 store as you can. Remember there is no upper limit for your compendium level. With this method you can earn unlimited levels for your TI5 compendium.


How much levels can you earn :

So with money, you can even take it to level 10,000 by spending almost $4,000 +   So you can earn unlimited levels this way.


  1. Complete Compendium Achievements:


There are around 25 achievements as of today. You complete those achievements and you get points which are mentioned below that achievements. Thanks to valve that they have included some more achievements in compendium in recent 14 may update.

But there is a problem, completing achievements get you only a limited amount of points. As of today, you can only get —– points by completing all of your achievements that means you can get only limited levels.

How much levels can you earn :

Limited levels only.


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  1. Completing Challenges:


There are different challenges given in compendium which needs to be completed during game. There is a compulsion, that you need to win game after completing your selected challenge. Once you win a game you earn a certain amount of reward after completing every challenge.


level up dota 2 compendium


These challenges are very easy in start, then becomes moderate and later on as you complete more and more challenges, they become more and more difficult. It does not mean those can not be completed, but they need lots of team effort skill and game knowledge to complete.

For example, “Deal 1000 damage to heroes in 1 second”. Now people kept thinking bout heroes like Phantom Assassin, Wraith King for their critical strike or tinker with Ethereal blade and Level 5 Dagon, but remember guys it says “Heroes“, why don’t you take AOE spell casters and deal damage in AOE in 1 sec, like Queen of Pain ultimate to 2 heroes and this challenge is gone.


How much levels can you earn :

Limited Levels.


  1. Heroes Challenge:


There are 2 different types of Hero Challenges which can earn you coins and Compendium points.

level up dota 2 compendium

  1. The Ten Hero Challenge gives all Compendium owners the chance to earn additional Compendium Levels by winning normal games with a selection of heroes. The Ten Hero Challenge can be completed up to three times with a different selection of heroes for a total of 450 points (4.5 Levels). Once you complete 10 heroes challenge once you get 150 Points, mean 1.5 levels. So after completing it 3 times, you get 450 points or 4.5 levels. each time you complete 10 hero challenge once, you get different heroes next time. You can also re-roll once in each 10 hero challenge, to change your heroes randomly.
  1. All Compendium owners will now have an additional slot for hero-specific challenges in their list of in-game challenges, which will award both Compendium Coins and points toward Compendium Levels when completed.


After the latest update, now other than All Pick games, you can also complete Challenges in Captains Mode, Captains Draft, Random Draft, Single Draft, and All Random game modes.


How much levels can you earn :

Limited Levels.


  1. Items Recycling:


Whenever you recycle any 10 items, you’ll earn 25 points toward a Compendium Level as well as a Charm of the Crucible Jewel II. There are also three Compendium Achievements for Charms to help you earn more Compendium Points.


How much levels can you earn :

You can recycle unlimited items for unlimited levels.


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  1. Consuming Item:


You can choose to consume any TI5 Compendium Immortal by right clicking on it in the Armory and choosing the Consume option. You’ll gain 200 Compendium Points (2 Levels) for each Immortal consumed this way. This option suits those players best who have high levels of immortals and they can easily consume some immortals they don’t like to increase level of their compendium.


You can also consume collector’s cache’s sets for 2 levels. Most of those sets are so awesome that you don’t want to consume them


How much levels can you earn :

You can consume unlimited items for unlimited levels.



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level up dota 2 compendium 7



How to Enable FPS and Ping in Dota 2

How to Enable FPS and Ping in Dota 2

All those who what to know their in-game pings and FPS (Frame per Second rate) so they know if they are actually lagging because of pings or heating up of computer. Here is a small and easy guide explaining how to enable FPS and Pings in Dota 2. This procedure is explained in simple steps and with images below.


Step 1

Open your steam client and on Dota 2 right click and open “Properties”.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 2

A New window will open in-front of you. In general tab, click on “Set Launch Options”.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 3

Once you completed step 2, a small window will appear. Write “-console” in it and click “OK”

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 4

Now start your game normally, Your Dota 2 will open with a console in it.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2

Step 5

Now add “net_graph 1” and click on submit. This will enable FPS and Pings for Dota 2. In case you want to disable it, you need to add “net_graph 0” to turn it off. After you have enabled it, you will see FPS and Pings like this.

How to activate Ping and FPS in Dota 2


  • In case you think default font is too big, you can add following command in step 4.

net_graphproportionalfont 0

  • If you want to adjust its location, you can use any of following commands. You can change values to best adjust for your screen size.

net_graphheight 525  <== Changes height, how high on the screen it is.
net_graphinsetbottom 130  <==  Adds additional margin which is added to the height. You could also set this to 0 and increase the height.
net_graphinsetleft 80  <==  Adds margin to the left
net_graphinsetright 0  <==  Adds margin to the right
net_graphinsettop 0  <==  Adds margin to the top



Bonus Content

  • If you Do not want Dota 2 video which appear when you start game, you can add a space and “-novid” in step 3. So it will be like this.

-console –novid