In Dota Allstars version 6.24, several blue frogs appeared in random places. Finding them was not easy, besides invisibility, the place of their appearance was in hard to reach places, which made it difficult to complete quests. Many players have a question: «Why do frogs appear on the map? Is there any hidden meaning or intent from the developers?» Everything turned out to be quite simple — it was a symbol and decoration of the Ice Frog. In version 6.28, they added already ordinary green frogs, but they did not give any additional experience or gold.
After the release of 6.29, especially observant players noticed the absence of blue toads. Only green remained on the map, but they were made invisible and moved to other points of the map. They also added immunity to physical damage, and they could only be killed with the help of magic. Later, in version 6.39, there was another opportunity to destroy the frog — “press” click on it 15 times, after which the frog exploded effectively.
Well, after such an interesting toad hunt, bright red runes appeared in the upper left and lower right corners. And if you take their place after the death of Roshan, then after 5 seconds Ice Frog will appear instead of the golem. In version 6.39 of the map, the frog was replaced by a snowman.
Another interesting Easter egg is also connected with the killing of frogs on the map; the only difference was that the teleportation scrolls fell from them, which moved the player to a special area that could not be reached on foot. Further, having played a little with the correspondence of the Invoker areas and the runes appearing on the ground, Invoker himself appeared, having 900 damage, 50 thousand lives and 61 armor. It was not so easy to defeat him — he constantly used his EMP ability, leaving players without mana.
Despite the fact that the favorite hero of Ice Frog-Tauren Chief- he was added only in version 6.59. The next quest will be associated with it. Praise to the higher forces, this time the toad is not necessary to destroy. It is necessary to find 4 totems that were invisible, and you can only detect them if you precisely click directly on them. After all the totems have been found, the raid boss-Tauren Chieftain appears. But to kill him is not so simple, totems that are under invulnerability appear with him. And with their aura, breaking a boss is an impossible task. The solution to this problem was the hunt for the frog. But as mentioned earlier, this time it’s not at all necessary to destroy them — it was enough to put them in the Bottle, like runes. By activating them around totems, the boss’s invulnerability disappeared, and Tauren himself becomes an ordinary mortal.
The next surprise from the iceberg came out in 2013, in version 6.67 of the map. Thanks to the success of «The International», the updated graphics and the frequent releases of new updates, most of the community has already moved to Dota 2, and therefore the old ones know that in fact the Monkey King appeared in this version of the map, and not at 7.00 the quest does not begin with frogs, but with 5 peaches, which must be gathered into one large one. Then you need to buy Monkey King Bar and place them near the three trees on the upper rune in order to summon the boss. After the call Monkey King aka Sun Wukong will offer you play. The first game the boss offers is river race, winner is the first one who get from one rune to another. The second game was a game of illusions, you need to choose the real one among the clones from the first attempt.Well, the last test was the killing of the Monkey King itself within 20 minutes. % of magical resistance. In addition, every two minutes the players became immobile for 5 seconds, and every twenty seconds they threw away all the artifacts from their inventory. After a long and painful murder, the raid of the boss Monkey King gave you a modified Monkey King Bar, which had pretty strong characteristics: 90% blunders, truestrike, 10 thousand damage, automatic control over all illusions close to the hero, as well as an aura that increased the maximum speed movement and attack speed.
In conclusion, the ice frog tried with all its might to draw attention to the map and glorify its name using quest toads, which in one degree or another contributed to this. Yes, these were glorious and fun times that gave birth to many other modern Custom games and brought a lot of pleasure to ordinary players. And to finish, I’ll quote the immortal Ice Frog: Make Dota, Not Love.