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See more information Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed. DamonLinuxPL 24 April at 3: Quote Everyone who wants to do ranked matchmaking Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed has to have a verified phone number on their Steam account. Accounts cannot share a number and free services available online for it are blocked, so this will help reduce troll accounts for sure.
If anyone have more than one account, they can easy disconnect from one account and connect it for second and again again and again. So I think they not fighting with players who playing on not your's MMRbut fight with bots and farms of boosting account and items farms in China and Russia. DamonLinuxPL Quote Everyone who wants to do ranked matchmaking now has to have Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed verified phone number on their Steam account. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed de-linking a phone number requires a cool down period before linking it to another account.
I think that was explained somewhere in the announcement. No, it gives the removed number a three month waiting period. I have clarified that in the article.
So Dota 2 is gonna become a game with indirect subscription. To have access to all of the game content ranked in this game you need to give them a valid Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed number. To keep that phone number you need to pay.
That payment is indirect subscription. Let's take the folowwing fictional example: How exactly do they think Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed a phone number can stop the trolling? There are an army of countries where you can happy buy as many prepaid cards as you want and nobody will ask your name. Even more you can find free 0 credit prepaid cards that are more than enough to allow you to play ranked and happy troll.
They will only lose players with such move. And I understad people that will not give them a phone number because of privacy concern: Valve probably thinks Dota 2 is better than the other moba games or something when in fact it lacks an army
Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed things that can be found in LoL, HotS, Smite yes Windows games but let's face it most MOBA players are on windows, without them your dota 2 games will never start or if it will start it will be unbalanced because well when you will have 1k mmr and 7k mmr players in the same game there will be no fun Last edited by thedukesd at 24 April at 8: TheMagazine 24 April at 7: View PC info Steam.
You can still play ranked, although not in a pool of players who did activate with a phone number. Valve are giving you the choice to use this feature, you are free to play ranked without an Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed associated with a phone number, although not against people who do have.
TheMagazine You can still play ranked, although not in a pool of players who did activate with a phone number.
Each of those 2 will be split in 2 due to the SOLO QUEUE option that has to split players that want to be matched only with other solo players from the ones that don't care if they are matched with or against premades. So basicaly there will be 4 distinct pools for ranked. I do not believe that Dota 2 has the playerbase to handle 4 distinct pools for ranked in a decent way keeping the queue time at decent values for all 4 pools, keeping the mmr differences between the lowest and the highest in the game at decent values for all Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed pools on most servers.
TheMagazine 24 April at 8: Then I agree with you. It is a mistake to force this upon players.
Now that I think of it, they will probably do the same with counter strike soon if this becomes a 'success'. UltraAltesBrot 24 April at "Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed" Most players will only benefit and probably don't care about the concerns you have.
The loss of players will be insignificantly low, I suppose. If you don't want to give out your phone number to Valve you can play unranked still. Not so much of a big deal imo. UltraAltesBrot I don't understand why it is so much of a big deal to add two factor authentication to your Steam account, when it's demanded so much for other services.
The way you implement the authentication with the phone number is the problem: Good luck with steam support You need players that don't spend a single cent in moba games, without them the game will have same fate as Strife.
Such players don't lose much if their accounts are stolen. And accounts can be lost mostly in 4 ways: You can happy live without it. In fact in some cases giving up at the use of the phone can improve that person health. If Valve actually implement this and as long as I will have alternatives that might involve dual booting I will just play the other moba games that don't have silly requirements to play ranked. And because I don't like
Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed forced to do something I will also no longer buy from Steam for an unlimited amount of time.
Ofc the loss is minimal for Valve but it's a loss in the end and for sure it's a gain for others. Last edited by thedukesd at 25 April at Tkeleth 25 April at 2: Team up with some other players and play in a group, or GTFO. When playing any team-based game, an organized team of moderately skilled players who are communicating and playing together will win the overwhelming majority of matches against a public random team, regardless of whether the pub team contains trolls, average players, or great players.
If you are not concerned enough about winning to put in the time and effort to play in an efficient, effective group environment, what gives you the right to criticize your teammates for not playing as well as an organized group teammate? Please note that I Solo matchmaking dota 2 removed YES, it's extremely annoying, and I'm not valuating that kind of behavior We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles.
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