No Dota-Allstars April Fools Map 2009 - DotA-Blog

No Dota-Allstars April Fools Map 2009

Dota April Fools Map 2009 Actually, i was hoping for a Dota April Fools Map 2009 on this early March. But when it's already reach end of March and Dota 6.60 is not yet finished, i know that IceFrog will have to make a decision. Either skip Dota April Fools Map 2009 or delay Dota 6.60 even longer. And i guess he make the right decision, because so many people anticipating Dota-Allstars 6.60. And that's his main reason to skip it.

But, if you are a Dota-Allstars forums members, you can still enjoy April Fools Day, because yesterday everybody become a Moderator ^_^ (when i write this it's still happen, i guess it because the time zone difference ;p) And if you never play April Fools Map, you can check last year April Fools Map, Dota-Allstars 7.01.

Anyway, here is IceFrog post about April Fools Map 2009:

I traditionally do custom maps each year for this day but I've decided to skip it this time. I know some of you look forward to it. There is a lot of demand to get 6.60 ready asap, so I felt that it would be more appropriate to focus all my effort on that instead. I'll make it up to you guys next year :)

A lot of players always ask me why I don't publish release dates ahead of time. I don't do it to build suspense or to keep players waiting, the main reason I don't is because it is hard to actually be sure of a date and if it is missed players become upset.

I will make sure to post here more often in the near future to keep you guys in the loop on the development and maybe give a sneak preview or two. While I can't give an exact date like I said above, I will try to let you guys know when it is a couple of days away from release and is in final translation mode.

My main focus is the quality of the changed or added content and to make sure that the gameplay overall is taking a step forward and not backwards. Sometimes things need to be redone multiple times to achieve those goals which is why it is hard to predict. That being said, 6.60 has the a very large number of changes and improvements to the game. I think it will be worth the wait.

Update: Some people emailed confused what my post meant. April 1st is a day where some people post fake things on the net for fun. The last few years I did fake maps for this that people liked playing. I didn't do a fake map this year.

Source: IceFrog Blog

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  1. nice job icefrog...dont play2 ya..can't wait for 6.60 =)

  2. NO WAY! Can I still be a mod and ban everyone :))


  3. Oh wow, I sure can't wait for 6.60 =)

  4. DotA 6.60 is big gift from Ice Frog to the DotA players....

    keep working on it....wish u success and release it ASAP...