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New Game Mode for Chinese New Year

posted by Meliora.Infinitum, 86 days ago
cn Ming Yin 'Hippovic' Chen, Valve's Chinese Dota 2 representative has revealed that Chinese New Year, which is just over a week away, will bring with it a new game mode.


According to his Weibo, we can expect a new game mode in conjunction with the Spring Festival at the end of the month to celebrate the Year of the Horse.


Spring is here! (Image by Kunkka)


UPDATE:

Weibo account that spur the speculation about the new game mode for the Chinese New Year has proven false. Allegedly, the account belonged to cn Ming Yin 'Hippovic' Chen, but according to @GodBlessMali it was nothing but a crude fake. This however does not change the fact that the new game mode is still under way. Following is the twitter post of @GodBlessMali regarding the situation:



The following is a translation from his Weibo account:

After tonight I will be returning to China. In the past when I came to Seattle I always wanted to stay longer, only this time my heart longs to return earlier because of Chinese New Year. Very satisfied with the meeting results. We basically covered all major problems and if execution is successful the problems can be solved quickly. Hope everyone will like the CNY game mode, hope the open beta of dota2 in China will be successful.


With all the previous issues ironed out, Spring Festival is apparently expected to launch between January 27 and 30 and will feature visual themes from the Chinese New Year, Chinese history, and springtime as well as a new game mode. Not much else is known yet, but with the end of the month so close at hand we will soon find out.

Frostivus gave us a re-born again King who plotted to kill us all, and Halloween gave us Roshan with candy, so what can we expect from the Year of the Horse?

Make your predictions below!



Sources: sGamer, Translation

 
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#1
ElectricUniverse wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:24 CET:
first
#2
Juice. wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:24 CET:
More furion !!!!
#3
Zutatta wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:25 CET:
.
#4
Asylum___ wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:25 CET:
A horse?
#5
Bladewing wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:26 CET:
Diretide gave us a re-born again King who plotted to kill us all, and Halloween gave us Roshan with candy, so what can we expect from the Year of the Horse?

i think you mean: "frostivus aka Wrathnight gave us a re-born again king"
#6
Malystryx.GDS wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:30 CET:
Bladewing wrote:
Diretide gave us a re-born again King who plotted to kill us all, and Halloween gave us Roshan with candy, so what can we expect from the Year of the Horse?
i think you mean: "frostivus aka Wrathnight gave us a re-born again king"
yes he did :D

edited by Malystryx.GDS at 23.01.2014, 12:33 CET
#7
joselaela wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:34 CET:
xd go chinese new year
#8
aihuanglong wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:35 CET:
GIFF WRAITH KING A HORSE!!
#9
K3rty wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:37 CET:
Bladewing wrote:
Diretide gave us a re-born again King who plotted to kill us all, and Halloween gave us Roshan with candy, so what can we expect from the Year of the Horse?
i think you mean: "frostivus aka Wrathnight gave us a re-born again king"


It was so obvious that wraith night was the half-done diretide, so somewhere it's true lol
#10
The-_-Shadow wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:38 CET:
I dont really like those updates and stuff, it all makes dota crash and lagg/bug. I just hope there won't be those messages like "searching for server" ....
#11
Ihbramm wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:43 CET:
so techies will be on a Horse?
#12
Anstral wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:48 CET:
"look at my horse, my horse is amazing.."
#13
BIackPhantom wrote at 23.01.2014, 12:52 CET:
Green and gold, I see my woods again.
#14
x1te wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:11 CET:
kool
#15
Dracolich70 wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:18 CET:
The-_-Shadow wrote:
I dont really like those updates and stuff, it all makes dota crash and lagg/bug. I just hope there won't be those messages like "searching for server" ....
DotA 2 has so many issues for the last months, that it makes me think that most of the Valve team has been redirected elsewhere. Perhaps Half-Life.
#16
TrueMurricanPatriot wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:18 CET:
i hope it involves killing those chinese commies
#17
Dracolich70 wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:21 CET:
TrueMurricanPatriot wrote:
i hope it involves killing those chinese commies
They are capitalists now. Which could be a reason why they lend USA the capitalists some capital.
#18
Immortal.Faith wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:21 CET:
terror blade. 4 sure
#19
bartzilla wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:29 CET:
Why spring festival? I still wait for winter to come
#20
Hakiki wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:30 CET:
"Spring Festival is apparently expected to launch between January 27 and 30"

2 + 7 = 9
3 + 0 = 3
9 / 3 = 3!

Half-Life 3 confirmed.
#21
twstd_ wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:30 CET:
New year -> fireworks -> fire -> ashes -> Phoenix
#22
JimmyC wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:38 CET:
I expect a new mount for kotl
#23
Shanidar wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:42 CET:
No Techies? Great!
#24
Dracolich70 wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:42 CET:
Hakiki wrote:
"Spring Festival is apparently expected to launch between January 27 and 30"
2 + 7 = 9
3 + 0 = 3
9 / 3 = 3!
Half-Life 3 confirmed.
Well played.
#25
noiz_sk wrote at 23.01.2014, 13:51 CET:
twstd_ wrote:
New year -> fireworks -> fire -> ashes -> Phoenix


New year -> fireworks -> fire -> ashes

I also hope that it will include some shooting chinese monkeys
 
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