Want To Get Out Of Dota 2's Low Priority Queue? Then You'd Better Win

The latest update to Valve's gargantuan free-to-play MOBA has one line that is going to make an immense world of difference — especially if you're the type to rage a lot or if you have supremely unreliable internet.

"Low priority games now have to be won in order to count," the patch notes read. There isn't much else in the patch: a ramp collision on the Dire side has been fixed, a bug related to occasional hitching has been solved and a tweak has been made to custom games to prevent a CreateHTTPRequest quirk from happening.

But the real nugget hear is the change to low priority games. The low priority queue is what happens to people who disconnect too often or have been reported multiple times for one reason or another. Once that happens, you're only able to queue with other people in the low priority queue, which makes it harder to find matchmaking games. You're also not able to play any other modes (custom games aside) than unranked All Random.

Being in low priority already sucks. But having to win games — hell, having to win games in Dota 2 at all, especially if you're solo queuing — in that queue before you can get out is an immensely frustrating process.

Perhaps the most surprising thing, and hilarious, is that somebody actually suggested this change on the Dota 2 sub-reddit a day before it was rolled out. "LP is a complete clownfest ... why shouldn't it be [competitive] when it can easily be," mAReDux wrote.

"You are a masochist or something," another commenter wrote.

Well, as it turns out, so is Valve. Have fun, you low priority ragers. (Or if you get stuck there because of terrible internet, I'm really, really sorry.)


    Heh finally. Now rage quitter and assholes will stay in low priority until they stop quitting and actually play for once.

    MOBA Elitism is strong with Valve.

    If you're after a laugh, head over to: http://steamcommunity.com/app/570/discussions/

    And look at all the cancerous rage babies crying about the change. Delicious.

    >“LP is a complete clownfest … why shouldn’t it be [competitive] when it can easily be,” mAReDux wrote.
    >“You are a masochist or something,” another commenter wrote.
    >Well, as it turns out, so is Valve.

    Pretty sure that makes Valve a sadist, unless they happen to be stuck in low-priority too ;)

      They're just stuck catering to the LP queue and deliberately making it harder for those players to get out

    I have to say this - as a old dota2 player ive seen the gradual change to people behavior to worse with each year. And it seems to me it correlates with the decision they make to handle "undesirable" people. The problem as i see it: there are people who by nature can't control their emotions, or they grew up swearing and all that (i have a German friend who was oblivious of the fact that calling people names could hurt them, cuz of culture) and whoever else just enjoy swearing and behaving silly (singsing and alike) are treated like criminals.
    You know who was also treated like that? Black people, gay people, women and other oppressed groups that share some common ground. Valve doesnt solve the problem, people still rage and it gets worse with time, but they punish and punish more and more, year by year proving that the system does not work, and people deny existence of the problem.
    There are multitude of solutions proposed, like create a separate "no rules" queue where people could do whatever they wanted, and nobody can report each other. But no. Valve, the "good" guys, are actually sadists, as that gentleman spoke.

      Comparing the plight of people who get shunted into LP to that of oppressed minorities is a bit rich - being ostracized for acting like a dickhead isn't even remotely similar to racial oppression.

      People in LP, in the majority of cases, deserve to be there. There is nothing wrong with swearing in games - I do it all the time, and I have never been in LP.

      Foul language, ahoy:

      Saying 'Oh fuck I died' isn't going to get you reported; saying 'Oh fuck I died you fucking noobs this is all your fucking fault fuck you are trash' and screaming at your team your whole game, is.

      Did you seriously just compare treating assholes like assholes that they are to inequality and violations of human rights..... Wow.....

    This isn't a huge deal, the one time I waded into the low priority abyss I won all my games to get out, it was quite easy as most players were more interested in trolling, if you stay goal orientated and work with what you've got winning isn't difficult

    Lol you kids really need to learn patience. What i don't FUCKING understand is how can someone be that rude just for the sake of a VIDEO game. Either your social life is pathetic to describe at best or your self esteem is soo low that you take refuge by discussing in these forums. (Btw i have over 4k hours in dota). good luck mate, with whatever fuck you want in your life.

    There is a selection for matchmaking called as ALL PICK. Everybody picked his hero, And they told me pick a hard carry. I play carry role a lot. I picked sniper. Which I thought it fits with our team. Because we had spirit breaker and earthshaker. Early game was okay for me. Since my support doesn't buy ward against a roamer Ursa with phase boots. And after the game you realize my mid lina and support es was 2 stack. Everytime I get 2 stack players in my team, and if they don't like me, they just flame and report. So it gets multiple counted. And i get mute or low prio. I got smurfed at my other account for 4067 but I wanted to boost my first dota account which was 2800 I boosted it for 3300. It's skill high skill. I used to play very high skill bracket. But people won't understand picking, item choices or desicion making. I tell them they won't listen to me. They think they know better with their 3k mmr. But when they are stack, you are the one who gets reported. Nice fucking community. And when u get angry and flame them, they report especially western european people. They are like fucking 10 yo kids. People doesn't really know how to report. I never feed intentioanlly. My dota stats are high like 500 gpm xpm 220 average last hits plus 270 commends.

    There's certainly alot of holier-than-thou douche bags arbitrarily spouting off about their MMRs like they could put it on a resume for people to give a shit.

    News flash: No one cares.

    Typical elitest trash.

    A low priority game only counts if there are players who are still connected on the enemy team. But since only winning counts now, losing teams have an incentive to disconnect and try a new game. So the losing team all disconnects, the game no longer counts. Congratulations valve, you've created permanent low priority.

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