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New Meta is a podcast about all things DotA 2. We aim to create fun, insightful and helpful content for anyone with an interest in the game. The three hosts are long-time internet friends and high-skill DotA fanatics, with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Whether you want strategic insights to help you climb the ladder, or simply chill to some DotA chat, then this is the podcast is for you!
 
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In this week's episode we ask 'how should we approach the mid game in Dota? and what exactly is the mid game anyway?'. With discussions focused on specific roles, we explore how to win games with a smart mid game approach. We also tell the stories of how we came about our Dota aliases; TheMagicT, Takk0 and ComeDineWithMe. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
What episode is this? In this week's episode we return to our first ever topic, position 4 in the meta, with discussions on the types of heroes that preform well in the roll, and how the four meta has changed over the years. We also take the opportunity to do a little re-introduction to the podcasters for any listeners who haven't been here since d…
 
Episode 110 sees Marco missing the first half of the pod with a dramatic trip to the hospital to treat his terminal Pangolier illness. Stan and Adam press on and catagorise all the position 5 heroes in Dota, how they play and are they good in pubs? Savers, nukers, team-fighters, buffers and Chen. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
Ever tried a pie in a barm? Neither has Marco but he has got some opinions on offlane heroes in the meta. Adam and Stan have some points to put forward too as the trio cover the main archetypes of offlane heroes, discussing the pros and cons of going tanky, single target lockdown, team-fight, buffers, and of course the not so easily categorized her…
 
In this week's episode the trio are reunited to discuss the impending end of the battle-pass, plus the main topic of funk position one heroes. We take a look at Elder Titan, Tusk and Bounty Hunter carry! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiQOrsy35RkcQ3eSlzq9d8c-nvhmRkOZWanfqjLhthEzPlKQ/viewform https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
Another duo pod this week, with Adam unable to make the recording as he's stuck in a 5 hour Techies game! No worries though, Marco and Stan are here to talk about Timbersaw and other beefy core heroes, discussing how these heroes should approach the game post-laning. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiQOrsy35RkcQ3eSlzq9d8c-nvhmRkOZWanfqjLh…
 
No Marco this week, only Adam and Stan to tackle Valve's blog regarding the future of the competitive scene and the pub favorite, infuriating menace that is Windranger. Adam is spamming this newly arcarna'd hero and we cover how to play and build. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiQOrsy35RkcQ3eSlzq9d8c-nvhmRkOZWanfqjLhthEzPlKQ/viewform ht…
 
Let's talk mid! Today we take a look at the lane in the middle of the action, discussing how to approach each phase of the game, from picking, laning and beyond! Dota 7.27d https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiQOrsy35RkcQ3eSlzq9d8c-nvhmRkOZWanfqjLhthEzPlKQ/viewform https://discord.gg/rgV6KwDBy Stanley Hayward-Williams
 
In this week's episode we all agree on which role is the hardest, before discussing the changes made in patch 7.27d. We also turn the meta microscope upon Clockwerk and Undying, two heroes who are seeing increasing play both in pubs and pros! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiQOrsy35RkcQ3eSlzq9d8c-nvhmRkOZWanfqjLhthEzPlKQ/viewform https:/…
 
In episode 102 we turn our attentions to a grossly overlooked topic, the Dota that is played by the vast majority of players, trench pubs. What adjustments should be made when one tries to take on the beast of trench dota, what heroes to pick, how to play a role? All this discussed and more dota chat! https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
Lots going on in episode 101. We talk about Marco and Adam's deep dive into the world of Aganim's labyrinth. What would be in our Dota room 101? What would be taught in the hypothetical course: Dota 101? What heroes are really good at the moment? Why? All these questions and more! https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
https://forms.gle/RY8W3oB5w4iTGd6P8 Ask your questions here for episode 100! Or send me an audio file on discord that will be put into the podcast! The final episode before the big triple figures! We discuss the latest from the world Aghanim, the Dota 7.27c mini-patch and the emerging offlaners in the patch. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
This week's episode hits the airwaves almost a fortnight after the release of Dota patch 7.27, we discuss how the patch has changed the game, as well as what we anticipate from the hero changes coming shortly. We spend most of the podcast discussing the weak state of position 5 in the meta, with a measly hero pool. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
In this week's episode we talk about a pressing issue in the age of the Dota Guild: how to play in a stack of mixed abilities. How should you approach the game as a high/low/middle skill player? We also spend a little time on Gyro, Ursa and the sexual harassment in the Dota scene. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
In this week's episode we discuss the Battle-Pass complaints culture that seems to have manifested with unprecedented vigor this year. Is Valve's new willingness to engage with the community feeding the whining? The main topic is how to not throw in Dota 2, with a particular focus on avoiding overextending. Be patient people! https://discord.gg/rgV…
 
Episode 93 sees the podders review the relatively wide mid hero pool in 7.26c Dota 2. The trio discuss which heroes are dominating the mid-lane in the meta, which heroes underated, overated and downright awful! All the usual midders get a mention! https://discord.gg/rgV6KwDBy Stanley Hayward-Williams
 
A rather long introduction in this episode, talking about throwing games of Dota the New Meta Guild and heroes that we root for and root against when watching Dota. The main topic is a discussion of the meta crushing hero Beastmaster and the lackluster disco pony Lesh. What makes them good/bad, how should they be played? https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
Episode 90 sees the pod tackle the recent oddities of the Dota 2 Meta. Pro and pub matches alike have seen strange skitterbugs playing support, Scottish mount-riding women playing carry, long-range goblins playing four, and half-human-half-dragons playing just about every core role out there. We aim to uncover what on earth is going on? https://dis…
 
In episode 89 the podcasters discuss this weeks drama in the world of Dota, namely the discussion around third-party coverage of tournaments. Do streamers steal views and revenue unjustly? Also discussed is how to approach nullifying specific enemy strengths such as pushing, ganking, teamfight and scaling. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
In episode 88, the podcasting trio discuss how and why certain intelligence heroes fit into each role. Starting with carry and working our way through to hard support, which heroes fit the role best and which are the worst. We also have time for Marco's now regular flame corner feature, in the firing line this week is position 4 Zues. Dota 2 https:…
 
In this episode of the podcast the trio talk about the deceptively deep balance changes made in Dota's 7.26b update. Also discussed is Valve's hilariously lazy talent change, the shifting power dynamic between XP and Gold and the introduction of a new segment: 'Flame Corner' debuted at the end of the show by Marco. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
In this week's episode of the podcast we record an episode 30 minutes before 7.26 is released, which is unfortunate timing. The heroes up for discussion today all boast impressive win-rates, but have varying pick rates. They are also all position 3.5 heroes. Bounty Hunter (23:16), Enigma (46:15) and Phoenix (63:38). https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
Bugs and wildlife are thriving in the newly deserted wasteland we call earth. Unfortunately a rather annoying bug called Weaver is also thriving, and using shukichi to sneak up behind you and steal your mmr. Nature´s Prophet´s stats tell us he isn´t thriving, but Marco and Adam want to pretend he is, so we also talk about the Guardian of the Trees.…
 
We treat ourselves to a fun episode discussing our favorite aspects and memories in Dota and why we fell in love with the game in the first place. Episode 80 sees New Meta celebrate 3 milestones of varying significance. The first is 80 episodes, the second is reaching 50k unique downloads, and thirdly and most impressive is Adam achieving the rank …
 
In this week's episode we discuss whether the symptoms of Coronavirus are worth accepting for some time off work to play pubs. We also discuss whether you can contract the virus through the all-chat feature on US east server. Oh and we also talk about Winter Wyvern for a long time, we love this hero! And why Shaman has silently fallen from favor. h…
 
A packed episode! After a decent chunk of intro discussions on farming patterns, active hero movements and being 1-0 vs Dota Alchemy, we turn our attention to patch 7.24b. A nerf patch that sees the top meta heroes touched up. We then discuss the DPC changes released this week, giving our thoughts on the new league system and the community's reacti…
 
Episode 77 sees the gang's long overdue discussion of the new OP hero of the patch: Slardar. Sporting disgustingly high win rates across the board and a 25% pick rate in Divine+ this fish is swimming in mmr. Also discussed is Stan's pet hero Pugna, an interesting niche pick with crazy offensive and defensive potential. https://discord.gg/rgV6KwD…
 
Episode 76 sees a decent chunk of crying, observations and theory in the 'how have your games been?' intro section. After that the main topic of the episode is introduced, a snapshot of the current position 4 hero pool in the meta and the general prevalent playstyle of top pos 4 players. Earthshaker and Nyx Assassin come under examination before Ad…
 
Broodmother, Lycan, Huskar and Meepo are the top 4 most winning heroes in the Divine/Immortal bracket, a statistic that strikes fear into the hearts of pubbers everywhere. In this episode the trio spend some time discussing this and other trends in the 7.24 meta, before finishing their coverage of Neutral items with the 60 minute wild-west pick-ups…
 
We almost forgot to mention our first birthday! Adam has been celebrating by winning lots of games with support Enchantress. He shares the info on this quirky, fun and strong position 5. We then turn our attentions to Tier 4 neutral items, the penultimate installment of the series that should take one episode but in fact has taken 4. https://discor…
 
A lot happened in the Dotaverse this last week, beginning with the dramatic conclusion to DreamLeague, followed by the release of a significant patch 7.24 and finally by the always incredible premier of TI9's True Sight. Stan, Adam and Marco are all here to discuss all of the above. Timestamps: Truesight from the start, Dreamleague @18:10, and patc…
 
How confusing is the new matchmaking? Is it more or less confusing than Marco's alternative tier system? I'm not sure, maybe you will have the answers after listening to this 72nd edition of New Meta Podcast. We discuss the relative power and utility of the tier 3 neutral items, after spending some time discussing the addition of Classic Ranked and…
 
In episode 70 we discover that Immortal players don't use nether shawl, that Lifestealer is actually an agility hero and that a true DotA player always sheds a tear when watching the 7.00 patch reveal video. In less spectacular discoveries we talk about what makes Doom suddenly a tier S hero as well as the balance changes in patch 7.23f. The main c…
 
It's the event every Dota fan looks circles on their calendar! Live from the New Meta tin-pot Studio comes the 2019 Awards ceremony (29:20). We discuss and present the awards for best hero in a leading role, best 'feature' in an OSFrog role, best player/team and much more! We also spend 20 minutes at the start talking about Viper support because Ad…
 
New Meta razes the game by dropping a hammer of an episode this week! A sizable patch coming our way in the form of 7.23e, we review the changes and how they effect the state of the game, also checking in with Marco for Void Spirit Corner. Then we turn our attention to two famous and yet still curious mid heroes: Outworld Devourer and Shadow Fiend,…
 
In episode 67 we cry a bit about losing games then proceed to uncover the true value of team aura items! We start with the low-cost trio of Basilius, Headdress and Buckler, followed by the early/mid game items of Drums, Helm-Dom, Mekanism and Vlads. We also then spend some time on the more expensive and better defined items of Pipe, Crimson and Gri…
 
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