SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF DOTA 2

Now we can’t possibly cover all of them, but here’s a compilation of a few, and yes, this is all about inside jokes and hidden messages, or the few we’ve found out about now. But one by one, let...

Now we can’t possibly cover all of them, but here’s a compilation of a few, and yes, this is all about inside jokes and hidden messages, or the few we’ve found out about now. But one by one, let’s go through the ones that are most popular, or well known, or clearly referenced, towards the more obscure ones out there.

Now we can’t possibly cover all of them, but here’s a compilation of a few, and yes, this is all about inside jokes and hidden messages, or the few we’ve found out about now. But one by one, let’s go through the ones that are most popular, or well known, or clearly referenced, towards the more obscure ones out there.

The Dota 2 Teleporter© Valve
Well, not really, but it does make for a fine joke (or does it instead add another layer of intrigue) when the Dota 2 Barracks are broken down and you see that the spawn site for the creeps now looks like it has a Team Fortress 2 Telemax Teleporter, making you realize that the creeps are being teleported onto the battlefield. Now that makes one think...think about who could possibly manage such a vast simulation for experimentation purposes? Which brings us to:

1. Our benefactors must have finally managed to make some headway when it comes to forming the Universal Union that takes over the multiverse, because here they are, in the never ending cycles of Dota.

2. CMB recipes are what you use to improve and enhance your items, literally combining them into newer, stronger ones. How this helps the empire experiment on their inter-dimensional takeover is anyone’s best guess, but they let you do the permutation/combination for them. You have been outsourced to The Combine. This must be what Leshrac’s self awareness told him, tormenting his soul and turning him into what he is now.

There are whispers of a legend among the Valve staff, of a wizard responsible for everything wrong that has ever occurred in the realm of the ancients. His errors in creation of the realm though, are met with much chagrin by anybody who knows of him, rather than that of dread as desired. A joke of a wizard, whose crummy ways have caused annoyance to those who’ve accidentally tripped onto his work, or the lack of it. He is of course, just a smokescreen, because nobody must know that he is but a harbinger of change so that the true wizard of design is kept safe from prying eyes, and the realm be remoulded and patched, so to speak, whenever it takes his fancy. He is there, to incur the ire that would otherwise be directed at prominent sources. You can find this Wizard near one of the secret shops, on the coin you rob from the Rosh pit, and the couriers so made in his likeness. Every hero of the realm has been known to hiss his name at least on one occasion, should you ever try and forget.

With so much of the fourth wall broken and in shambles, a bit of the ‘real’ world is bound to bleed in somewhere , littering the realm with more clues on where they stand, should they ever truly try and see. The mines of the Techies play a cruel joke on all, remotely detonated and obscured from view. The Techies themselves happen to have the attention span of mayflies, so consumed they are by their own sacrifice, they never see the memetic success of that which is inscribed on their icon; the successful cultural transmission across another dimension. One more nail in the same coffin of experimentation. The grinning face is apt in its role, once again. Voices from the next dimension Of course, clues are never limited by sensory perception, nor are people aware of why they say some of the things they do, or who put them there, or why; they just think they’re being terribly witty and original. So nobody realizes there’s something off with the alchemist when he suddenly decides to break bad. Or wonder where all the Ent women are gone, and why they keep wondering if two halflings are sitting on the Treant’s shoulder. Or how the Centaur managed to become for a moment, most interesting in this world.Well, there’s a lot more for those who seek it, like how Tinker reminds one of Klayner and the Black Mesa incident (more of the CMB clutched around Dota), but we’ve given you the base to look for these yourselves. There are several, and they are all of this same nature. Take a look around.

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