you could also pass candies to other people (including enemies) by using the candy and targetting them. i’d be the riki with a dagon, stacking candies, passing them to the enemy, then one shotting them.
There will always be exploits, this was made apparent when Valve removed an exploit every single time and a new one was found within hours
It started simple, use cleave on the impervious allies who have been massively -armour to get unreduced damage onto the roshan. Chen steal abuse to +hp creeps before a clinkz eats it. Pudge afk farming the fountain. There was abusing magic damage, abusing neg armour. It was interesting from a game design perspective just how many avenues and exploits exist even with Valve patching them out every cycle, a new “exploit” will ALWAYS arise.
In some cases it absolutely did take skill or at the very list, perfect coordination to get the best times amongst people doing the exact same strategy.
The issue is that often enough, people copy the ideas from others who had originally refined it. That doesnt require knowledge, the near perfect timing though is a skill I reckon
You can go full team fight and just camp their candy, you can go rat with hyper mobility and steal candy, you can play a defensive support and literally just sit on the candy box in your base and defend it. You can play stupid shit like blink dagger qop, fast meepo, dagon 5 anyone, and be very successful.
The candy lowering hp% was an incredibly fun mechanic where you get a text book example of risk vs reward. There is team work involved where you last ditch try to throw your candy to team mates and turn and fight. There is team work to try and force and win team fights (you kill them all, you have like 30 seconds of uninterrupted candy stealing). I remember it incredibly fondly. And this is without even considerng the freebie item flow.
I would definitely play it as a rewardless custom map. Probably ignore the final roshan fight bit. Thats not necessary. But the candy stuff with a time limit and roshan running around smacking people is definitely fun.
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