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July 19, 2012 Patch

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Patch notes

Highlights

  • Added Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren!
  • Added new stats dropdown feature when spectating!
  • Enabled Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren in Captain's Mode

Gameplay

SPECTATOR

  • The Director will now acknowledge all Ultimate usages not just the ones that damage, so you can no longer pretend that Echo Slam in the jungle by yourself didn't happen.
  • Tweaks to Directed camera framing and movement.

UI

  • Added chat spam throttling.
  • Players that have not purchased a Tournament Pass will no longer be able to watch that Tournament's replays.
  • Sellback times no longer expire when moving items to the courier.
  • Commendations are now only allowed from within games.
  • Commendation totals are not incremented until the game is finished.
  • Commendation totals are not incremented if the game was less than 10 minutes long.
  • Fixed item stocks not restoring correctly when multiple items are sold back within the sellback time.
  • Added a message when a player destroys the Aegis.
  • Added confirmation dialog before starting a Tournament game with one or more teams not specified.
  • Added client-side console variables allowing spectators to locally disable certain announcer lines. Especially useful for broadcasters. The cvars are:
    • cl_dota_speech_spec_towerattack, cl_dota_speech_spec_towerfalls, cl_dota_speech_spec_barracksattack, cl_dota_speech_spec_barracksfalls, cl_dota_speech_spec_ancientattack, cl_dota_speech_spec_enemybasefalls, cl_dota_speech_spec_idles .
    • Set any of them to '0' to prevent that line from playing. (Broadcasters will almost always want to set cl_dota_speech_spec_idles 0 ).
  • Multiple players who have the same announcer equipped in the same game should now hear the same line being spoken.

Bots

  • Enabled AFK and leaver penalties for co-op bot matches.
  • Re-enabled rewards for co-op bot matches.- Added new stats dropdown feature when spectating!
  • New Spectator UI style (semi-transparent).
  • Added teleport start and end animations for the following heroes:
  • Added spawn animations for the following heroes:
  • Added Idle Injured animations to Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker
  • Updated the Thunder Lizard texture.