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DotA Ability Draft 1.01 (v6.83d)

Submitted by MStylo
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.

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For all DotA fans out there, MStylo presents a map of bringing new possibilities of DotA world to come around.

Pick your hero, purchase consumables you need but most importantly - choose your spells as you wish and outsmart your enemies!


Gameplay
First thing to say, everything that this map contains matches the original DotA v6.83d - the last release done by Icefrog.
At the game start, Red player chooses a game mode which determines the rules of learning abilities. After the mode is set, 16 heroes are randomed for players to choose from. Team's bases are each on a little highground place which heals it's team units and damages enemies. In there, you can learn/unlearn spells and purchase items (mostly consumables).
Once the arena opens you are allowed to move freely across the map and to head your goal - take and keep control of as many neutral buildings as possible. Owning those gathers your team points which you need to win.


  • As mentioned above, your goal is to keep taking control of 4 neutral buildings - Lumber Mill, Goblin Laboratory, Mercenary Camp and Marketplace - located in between player's bases.
    Buildings have loyalty shown as mana of a building. To keep your team of getting points you have to ensure that it's loyalty is at least at 5. If an enemy hero comes within 600 range to a building, it will start losing loyalty. Once it falls to 0, a new owner takes the place.
    A newly taken place will start gathering 7 points for it's first 20 seconds. After that, gathering falls to 5 points for 40 seconds followed up by 4 points.


    Victorious is the team which earns 7000 points as the first team.
  • First 15 seconds - Red players selects mode
    Following 50 seconds - hero picking phase
    Following 30 seconds - time until arena opens and game begins (time to learn spells and purchase items)

    Spells are tied to their positions and hotkeys. For example you can learn Acid Spray at any position of Q/W/E. Once learnt, the position is taken until the ability is unlearned.

    Immediately after you learn an ability, icon next to your name updates so all players can see what ability you've learnt.

    All gold earnings are slightly reduced in compare to DotA 6.83d but so are the expends. Starting gold amount is 483.


    Game Modes:
    Unique Abilities [-ua]: No players may learn an ability already learned by other player.
    Team Unique [-tu]: Players in same team cannot learn the same abilities.
    All Available [-aa]: Players may learn any abilities.
    The only natural restriction is that players can never learn two invisibility based abilities - Shukuchi, Wind Walk and Vendetta.


    Learning/Unlearning spells:
    To learn a new spell you have to purchase a Q/W/E/R book at Scholar merchant. To unlearn it purchase A/S/D/F. For detial explanation check Items tab.

    Neutrals:
    There is 9 creep camps. 4 large camps located at the map corners, 4 medium camps between each neutral building and large creep camp and Roshan located at the middle of the map. Roshan's strength is modified more towards DotA 2 Roshan meaning he has better armor but takes more damage from spells.

    Powerups (Runes):
    Spawns 3 bounty runes and 1 powerup rune every 2 minutes, located exactly between each player's base and Roshan's middle camp.
  • Available heroes at current version:
    Strength (11)
    Abbadon
    Beastmaster
    Brewmaster
    Doom
    Huskar
    Kunkka
    Legion Commander
    Night Stalker
    Pit Lord
    Sand King
    Tauren Chieftain


    Agility (11)
    Bloodseeker
    Drow Ranger
    Medusa
    Moon Rider
    Nerubian Assassin
    Phantom Assassin
    Shadow Fiend
    Sniper
    Troll Warlord
    Ursa Warrior
    Viper


    Intelligence (11)
    Ancient Apparition
    Enchantress
    Furion
    Leshrac
    Lich
    Lina
    Ogre Magi
    Rhasta
    Skywrath Mage
    Windrunner
    Witch Doctor
  • Available spells at current version:
    Normal Spells (43):

    Acid Spray (Alchemist)
    Aftershock (Earthshaker)
    Battery Assault (Clockwerk)
    Bash (Slardar)
    Blink (Queen of Pain)
    Burrowstrike (Sand King)
    Chakra Magic (Keeper of the Light)
    Counter Helix (Axe)
    Diabolic Edict (Leshrac)
    Dragon Blood (Dragon Knight)
    Enchant (Enchantress)
    Elune's Arrow (Mirana)
    Fervor (Troll Warlord)
    Fireblast (Ogre Magi)
    Fissure (Earthshaker)
    Flame Guard (Ember Spirit)
    Frostmourne (Abbadon)
    Heat-Seeking Missile (Tinker)
    Hellfire Blast (Skeleton King)
    Homing Missile (Gyrocopter)
    Illuminate (Keeper of the Light)
    Impale (Nerubian Assassin)
    Inner Vitality (Huskar)
    Lightning Bolt (Zeus)
    Meat Hook (Pudge)
    Mirror Image (Naga Siren)
    Overload (Storm Spirit)
    Poison Touch (Dazzle)
    Pounce (Slark)
    Purification (Omniknight)
    Rage (Lifestealer)
    Reality Rift (Chaos Knight)
    Reflection (Terrorblade)
    Repel (Omniknight)
    Silence (Death Prophet)
    Shackles (Rhasta)
    Shukuchi (Weaver)
    Summon Wolves (Lycan)
    Strafe (Clinkz)
    Voodoo (Lion)
    Wave of Terror (Vengeful Spirit)
    Warning Rift (Puck)
    Wind Walk (Bounty Hunter)


    Ultimates (25):
    Amplify Damage (Slardar)
    Chain Frost (Lich)
    Coup de Grace (Phantom Assassin)
    Death Ward (Witch Doctor)
    Dream Coil (Puck)
    Duel (Legion Commander)
    Exorcism (Death Prophet)
    Ghost Ship (Kunkka)
    Insatiable Hunger (Broodmother)
    Life Drain (Pugna)
    Macropyre (Jakiro)
    Mass Serpent Wards (Rhasta)
    Nether Swap (Vengeful Spirit)
    Omnislash (Juggernaut)
    Primal Roar (Beastmaster)
    Pulse Nova (Leshrac)
    Rain of Chaos (Warlock)
    Ravage (Tidehunter)
    Reaper's Scythe (Necrolyte)
    Rearm (Tinker)
    Replicate (Morphling)
    Sunder (Terrorblade)
    Vendetta (Nerubian Assassin)
    Viper Strike (Viper)
  • There are two vendors, both located at each's base.

    Scholar:
    Learn New Ability [Q/W/E] - For 250 gold opens player a dialog window of 6 buttons. 4 of them are random abilities to choose from, 5th learns you a random ability out of the whole pool while returning 75 gold, and 6th cancels the purchase with a 175 gold return.

    Learn New Ultimate Ability [R] - For 250 gold opens player a dialog window of 5 buttons. 3 of them are random abilities to choose from, 4th learns you a random ability out of the whole pool while returning 75 gold, and 5th cancels the purchase with a 175 gold return.

    Unlearn Ability [A/S/D/F] - For 25 gold, hero unlearns the Q/W/E/R spell.

    Tome of Strength/Agility/Intelligence - 150 gold. Instead of combining items, scaling of heroes is done by purchasing +3 stat tomes.

    Tome of Experience - For 225 gold you can purchase extra experience.

    Consumables:
    Clarity Potion- For 45 gold, non-combat consumable restoring 150 mana over 40 seconds.

    Healing Salve- For 90 gold, non-combat consumable restoring 400 health over 10 seconds.

    Tango- For 60 gold, you get 2 charges used to eat a tree restoring 115 health over 16 seconds.

    Magical Bottle- For 500 gold, contains 3 charges of non-combat consumable restoring 85 hit points and 50 mana over 3 seconds. Refills at your fountain or when capturing a rune.

    Observer Ward- For 60 gold, 1550 AoE vision around a place. 7 minutes duration.

    Sentry Ward- For 85 gold, 900 True Sight. 4 minutes duration.

    Dust of Appearance- For 80 gold, places a debuff on enemies preventing them from going invisible for 12 seconds. 15% movement slow if has an invisibility buff on.

    Gem of True Sight- For 550 gold, provides the carrier with 900 True Sight. Drops upon death.

    Scroll of Town Portal- For 50 gold, after 3 seconds channeling (5 and more if somebody tped right before) teleports owner next to a friendly building. Usable to tp to a currently owned neutral building.

    Smoke of Deceit- For 50 gold, 15% movement bonus and invisiblity and disappearance from the minimap for 35 secodns. Dispels when comes within 1025 range to enemy hero.

    Boots of Speed- For 300 gold, +50 movement speed.

    Ironwood Branch- For 45 gold, +1 all stats (Ensures a Good Game!!).


Screenshots

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Later on i will add screenshots from multiplayer and the accual gameplay.


Changelogs

1.01
First release


Feel free to contact me in case of having any suggestions at emstylo@gmail.com

Thanks to

DotA 6.83d by Icefrog
Loadscreen background image by Kunkka

Models:
Ancient Apparition model by PrMosquito
Duel model by Infrisios
Ghost Ship landing model by Mc !
Warning Rift model by JetFangInferno
Reflection overhead model by Champara Bros

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DotA Ability Draft 1.01 (v6.83d) (Map)

Reviews
deepstrasz
You cannot know from the start which spells are in any of those books since the description does not mention. Plus, you only get 70% if you cancel... What about item combinations or at least items in general? All we get are some potions and other...
deepstrasz
I guess this can be approved. However, it would be better if any hero could choose whichever spell desired from all of them.
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    You cannot know from the start which spells are in any of those books since the description does not mention. Plus, you only get 70% if you cancel...
    What about item combinations or at least items in general? All we get are some potions and other accessories.

    Feels incomplete somehow.

    Awaiting Update.

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    There is too many spells to cover it into the description of each "spellbook". It would just make a big mess. All spells, players are given to choose from are 100% equal to the accual version of DotA, which everyone who plays it knows very well. If you will, you can see all the abilities sorted out as clear as possible in the Game Info (F9). The idea of the map is based on your choice of given spells to make a useful combo.

    According to the items, the game is not focused about them. What point would it be to either remake most of the items that are in DotA of even create brand new recipes? Yet items that are in cover everything. You got all the consumables you need, wards for map control, smoke for a successful ganks to make your spells work even better and scaling is solved by buying Tomes of Attributes of your choice + teleport scroll which can be used not to just tp to base but to defend to your own neutral building.

    This better needs some opinions from DotA players I'd say.
     
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    Maybe, however, this isn't an AoS anymore.
     
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    What does that mean? Write a changelog....
    ....also, credits...
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2017
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    Added credits, changelog as well as fixed some issues in the desciption.
     
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    I tried this alone in singleplayer to check it out.
    As you've said it's quite hard to explain how the spells work with the dialog system that is in use.
    You could maybe replace it with a shop system, but I feel like it would be a lot of work for probably nothing gained. Most of the people that will play a dota themed map would probably already know how dota works.

    Selection screen works fine, it was cool how the abilites were added as hero skills.
    There are proper quests detailing what to do..

    Fixup the screenshots and the map description and I don't see any reason why this wouldn't be approved.
     
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    I guess this can be approved. However, it would be better if any hero could choose whichever spell desired from all of them.
     
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    That's what i intended add as the next game mode :) Thanks both of you.