i am currently only working on the dota 2 version of the game. its much more active than the wc3 version and offers much more possibilities technically (for example 10vs10 city raid style maps are possible). currently there are about 150-200 games played per day.
also i made an ELO ranking...
yes, i get alot of feedback concerning items and many people would love to have the old items back. i can see the point and i do agree now that the old item system was more fun. it just allowed for more ways to build recipes and create interesting item builds.
the problem is that not only...
the items got simplified, but the heroes stayed the same (except for some changes to pets for some classes).
the latest version has PVE again. 6 new bosses from Black Temple (several game modes for this: mixed arena and pve, pve and pve hardcore).
Version 6.0 is released! i made a big patch including a new battleground: Alterac Valley. i also improved the arathi basin battleground. so i hope you guys will try out the new bgs and hopefuly have some fun!