I find the design behind the Cavern Crawl absolutely fascinating

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The fact that there are a limited amount of things you can do to circumvent or skip a hero in the crawl, means that for the 2-ish months people actually grind the cavern, the match quality drops a pretty significant amount

I wish there was some stats on what the average game looks like before and during the release of the Cavern Crawl. I know that I have had quite a few games of people struggling to play heroes like Arc Warden or Wyvern. I genuinely feel the quality of my games dropping in this time-frame. I guess there isnt really a good way of measuring "game quality".

I understand it is a fun event to do, but I can't think of any other time a game company actively implements a feature that just directly drops the quality of the player experience for a limited duration. I'm not really complaining, I just wish there was a bit more you could do to either get rid of heroes, or at least complete difficult heroes vs bots.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/xl3woj/i_find_the_design_behind_the_cavern_crawl/

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