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Playing with Russians, Tips and Tricks (1.1)
By GiaLoTa
This guide is designed for you to improve your game experience while facing eastern community in your team.

Originally posted by GiaLoTa:
There are two types of Russians: those who speak English and appear European to you and those who write in Cyrillic and appear as 'those' Russians.
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Chat for team coordination

Commonly used language:
  • СС/ЫЫ -> Miss
  • ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ -> Sorry, my misstake
  • Го ганг -> We should start to play more aggressively
  • Дно -> A player which should improve his skill in order to be recognized
  • Мид -> Central lane
  • Низ -> Bottom lane
  • Верх -> Top lane
  • Лес -> Jungle
  • Руна -> Rune
  • Го пуш -> Now is the right time to start taking their towers
  • Купи куру - Requesting a courier
  • Купи варды - Requesting wards
  • Я с братюней -> We are premade


Phrases to significantly improve Russians attitude toward you and your teammates
These can be used in no particular order and at any situation. Recent research showed that using all of these phrases in-game provides compounded decrease of the chance of having a Russian flaming all your team by approximately 83%.

  • Хорошо ласт хитишь, ты должно быть Вассерман.
  • Превосходный пик ребят, таким сетапом я бы пошел воевать с Гитлером.
  • Команда, у меня уже 10 побед подряд, давайте соберемся и затащим этих кавказцев нафасте.
  • %username я тебя узнаю, ты ведь в новостях по первому был в репортаже о самом скилловом игроке России.
  • Я узнаю их игроков, это же самое глубокое дно с юга России, нам не вариант проиграть.
Russians picks depending on their geographical allocation
Sometimes it's hard to understand which team role a Russian would choose, instead one can ask them just to point on the map which part of Russia they are originally from and based on the statistical research get the right idea about which role the Russian is about to take.

This map has proved to be right in 83% of experiments.

Facing the Russian Magnus.. or the Ragnus!
Typically, one would expect Magnus as either middle bottle abusing machine, or as a defensive offlaner whose primary aim is to get as much experience as possible while avoiding any brutal confrontations of 1vs2 or 1vs3 situations.

The Ragnus has nothing to do with ♥♥♥♥♥ tactics!
- Instead, for Ragnus it would be an honor to accept any challenge no matter how fatuously the other 9 players see it.

Typical Ragnus in Action:

Early trilane and ability chaining
Important feature of making a trilane work in composition Russian+Russian+You is to properly adjust your timings. Typical situation predicts that with the chance of 83% Russian player will use their available shining skill on active abilities panel as soon as possible. Thus you can never go wrong with chaining your abilities only after both Russian players have already wasted theirs.




Disregard of this simple rule leads to variety of painful moments such as this:

OMG Luck! ';..;'
No matter how many mistakes Russian member makes, it all goes down to the luck.. or the game mechanics failure. Mostly it is assumed that it comes from the ignorance of the most prominent members of the community. This statement is semi-true. From the historical point of view the battle between "The Russian Mujik" and Lady Luck is one of the longest rivalry known to the humanity. It is well known that the percentage based abilities have an extra 7 to 11% chance to activate against Russian player. (the exact probability is still disputed by the scientists, however both of them agree that the deviance from the real one is currently at somewhat 83%)

Playing just a little under the weather
It is a common knowledge that many Russian players are taking dope in order to enhance their performance in DotA universe. Dope is typical presented by either very strong beer or moderate (lower than 90 degrees) vodka-beverage. Sometimes people come to me and ask: "GiaLoTa, how is it even possible? They should hardly realise what is happening on the screen!" My answer? Always the same - "Exactly!"

Typical first person view of a Russian player:
Good Bear? Big Bear!
Russian love for big-massive-bulky is a stereotype which is 83% true in the essence. While the simplest logic imply "Big guy should be stronger than small guy" works on the paper it doesn't always never corresponds accordingly ingame.. yeah right, good luck convincing eastern community member with that proposal.
Please note - based on a recent research it is yet possible in 17% of occasions.

Anyway here is some epicness from two Russian Favorites heroes:
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Kligan Jan 29 @ 6:05pm 
I had a smile reading this... But it was a sad smile because no ammount of jokes can overtake the truth - it i extremely unpleasant to play with russian players in most cases. In general I am trying to avoid russians in majority of online games.

Перевод: Большинство контенгента - школота и быдло. Отвратительно. И выучите уже как правильно употреблять окончания -тся и -ться, блять!
komar-kun Sep 14, 2013 @ 8:10am 
I sometims play drunk, and usually i end up 0/25, but sometimes vodka gives me superpower to crush enemy lines with 25/0. Rarely, though.
szilaspro Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:02am 
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Papa Pablo Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:56am 
DNOOOOOOO
fuzzy [ily4e] Joka:3 Jul 12, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
NICE :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Revolver-Kun Jun 5, 2013 @ 3:23am 
*facepalm*
That's why I don't play on Russian server. Guide is not so right, but... meh =_=

Россияне. Мне за вас стыдно. И вот поэтому я не выбираю в поиске русский сервер. Тупо потому что адекватных игроков редко найдёшь, и в такую "лотерею" играть - ...

(если это вообще кто-то читает.../ if something really read this...)
Standin May 14, 2013 @ 3:21am 
Also, Бот = 1) Bottom lane 2) NPC player
Топ = Top lane
Kojanny Olen May 3, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
BLYAD IDI NAHUY EBLAN EBANII - fuck off, noob.
Sollux Captor Apr 4, 2013 @ 5:13am 
Как так?/МХ!!!/Читак -> That was a good one
Вы все раки, мам ваших сношал -> Good luck, have fun
Рак -> equivalent to "Дно"
komashkov Mar 17, 2013 @ 4:19am 
This guide is incomplete. Here's more:
ты уебан - your playing skills are bad