Techies is one of the most hated heroes in Dota 2, not only because of his annoying playstyle, but also because of the rampant use of scripts by some players. Scripts are third-party programs that automate certain actions in the game, such as detonating mines, dropping items, taking runes, and zooming out. These scripts give Techies players an unfair advantage over their opponents, who have to rely on their skill and reaction time.
There have been many reports of Techies scripters on Reddit, YouTube , and other platforms, but Valve seems to be slow or ineffective in banning them. Some scripters even have Dota Plus subscriptions and high ranks, which shows how confident they are in avoiding detection. Scripting not only ruins the game for the enemy team, but also for the Techies player’s own team, who have to deal with a toxic and unskilled teammate.
Scripting is a serious problem that affects the integrity and enjoyment of Dota 2. It is a form of cheating that should be punished severely by Valve. Players who encounter scripters should report them through the in-game system, as well as through Valve’s contact form. Hopefully, Valve will take more action to prevent and detect scripting in the future, and make Dota 2 a fairer and more fun game for everyone.
However, reporting scripters is not enough to stop them from ruining the game. Players also need to be aware of how to prevent and counter scripting in Dota 2. Here are some tips and suggestions:
Use the verify integrity of game files option in Steam to make sure your game files are not corrupted or modified by any third-party programs. This can also help you fix any bugs or errors that might affect your game performance.
Avoid downloading or installing any unofficial mods, hacks, cheats, or scripts for Dota 2. These can compromise your account security, expose you to malware, or get you banned by Valve. Only use the official Dota 2 Workshop Tools for creating and testing custom games and bots.
Learn how to recognize and report scripters in your games. Some common signs of scripting are: unnatural movements, instant reactions, perfect last-hits and denies, unusual item builds, and suspicious behavior patterns. If you suspect someone is scripting, report them through the in-game system and provide evidence such as match ID, replay time, and screenshots.
Play smart and adapt your strategy against scripters. For example, you can use smoke of deceit to avoid detection by zoom-out hacks, ward their jungle to prevent them from farming with auto-detonate scripts, bait out their abilities with illusions or summons, or buy items that can disable or counter them such as orchid malevolence, eul’s scepter of divinity, or black king bar.
Support Valve’s efforts to improve the bot AI and the scripting API for Dota 2. By creating and testing custom bots and modes, you can help Valve identify and fix any bugs or exploits that scripters might use. You can also provide feedback and suggestions on how to make the bot AI more realistic and challenging.
Scripting is a serious issue that affects the quality and fairness of Dota 2. By following these tips and suggestions, you can help prevent and counter scripting in your games, and enjoy Dota 2 as it is meant to be played.