1. What is DotA Ladder?
The DotA Ladder is essentially a ranking system for DotA players on Garena. You get certain amount of credits when you win a DotA game, and lose credits if you lose a DotA game. If you win enough credits, your DotA Ladder level will go up.
The DotA Ladder also keep records of useful information about your DotA games, such as the hero you chose, your hero kills/deaths, the way you learnt your skills, the items you bought, etc.
You can check your ranking and statistics here: http://www.garena.com/ladder/dota
Note that at this stage not all the statistics that the DotA Ladder recorded are available on this page.
2. Does DotA Ladder credits have anything to do with my Garena exp? What's the use of the credits?
No, DotA Ladder credits have nothing to do with you Garena exp. Currently you can't use credits for anything yet. In the future it will require sufficient DotA Ladder level to enter certain DotA rooms. We may come up with more methods to make good use of DotA Ladder credits and improve DotA players' gaming experience on Garena.
3. Cool! I want to play DotA Ladder games, how do I start?
It's simple, just make sure you're using the latest Garena, find a DotA Ladder room, enter the room, and play games the way you play in any other rooms. Currently DotA Ladder Rooms are available in Malaysia, Philippines, Europe, America, South America and International Sections.
4. What the ****! I just played a game, how come it's not showed on the DotA Ladder page? Now I'm pissed!
First make sure you are using the latest Garena, and you were actually playing in a DotA Ladder room. In DotA Ladder Rooms with the latest Garena you should be able to see the following system message after you enter the room: "You are currently in a DotA Ladder room with Garena Ladder plugin running".
Now if the above is true, you also need to check the following rules about DotA Ladder games:
a. Only 5v5, 4v4, 3v3, 2v2, 1v1 are supported, meaning the number of players need to be even when the host chooses game mode (i.e. host types -ap or any other game mode). Otherwise the game will NOT get recorded as a valid DotA Ladder game!
b. If the game lasted less than 5 minutes, the game will not be recorded as a valid DotA Ladder game either.
c. If the game ended abnormally (e.g. host quits), the result may not be counted immediately, a 15-45 minutes delay is expected.
5. Holy ****! My team is getting pwned! Can I quit the game?
Think twice. Leavers/Quitters will receive a penalty and lose more credits, the earlier you left, the more credits you will lose. Also you'll have +1 disconnections in your DotA Ladder statistics. As a leaver you won't receive any credits, even if your team somehow managed to win the game without you. Yeah that sucks. So don't be a leaver.
6. Is there a way that I leave this game without losing extra credits? Like my team want to just give up without waiting a few more minutes until the other team destroy our Throne or World tree?
No. Because there is no proper way to tell that if one is a leaver or just forfeiting. Doing this means the leavers will go unattended as well.
7. Hey the host just quitted! Unfortunately I was on his team, what will happen to my credits? It's not my fault, you know?
You'll still lose credits. Though you will only lose half of the credits that normally would.
8. Why sometimes I get more/less credits for a game?
The more players the more credits, so winning a 5v5 game will give you the most credits. Also winning against a team that have higher DotA Ladder levels than your team will give you more credits too. And vice versa.
9. I won a DotA Ladder game but it's counted as a loss against me! Is it a bug?
The earliest beta version of the plugin had a bug that when there are leavers the win/loss detection might be unreliable. That was fixed the second day but some of the users still had the old plugin. If you had one of these users in your game, there were chances that the result detected by the system was inaccurate.
Since now Garena officially ships the plugin and we enforced certain mechanism to double check the correctness of the win/loss detection, the chance that you meet this bug again is extremely low.
If you do have this problem after July 23th, 12:00 AM SGT (GMT+8) and want to report it, just open a bug report thread in the forum, upload your replay and provide the link to your statistics page, as well as the time of the game according to the statistics page. Also please provide as much information as possible about the game.
(Source:Garena link : http://www.garena.com/forum/viewthre...extra=page%3D1 , written by :Flawzero )