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  • Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
    People remember this wall from the 'A Look Forward'-thread?


    I found high res pictures of that wall! You can click the images for the full size:

    To note:
    Second row, first picture: Brewmaster with a red head. Also lefthanded for some reason.
    Second row, second picture: Death Prophet.
    Fourth row, to the right: Alpha Omniknight (man, I miss one-handed Omniknight)
    Fifth row, to the right: Alpha Weavers (larger picture at the bottom of my post)
    Final row, second picture: green Nyx
    Final row, third picture: goat Spirit Breaker
    Fourth row, second picture... Xin? I'm not sure if yes, but I ALWAYS imagined Xin to look something similar to that.
    And what could be that first picture in that row? Zet? Hope it's not Terrorblade... Or maybe even the new Earth Spirit? It's pretty good concept if it's Earth Spirit IMO.
    Last edited by posnisir; 08-23-2013, 01:06 PM.

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    • it's concept art for a Storm Spirit redesign, not Zet

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      • Originally posted by Niroc View Post
        Ah I see, I forgot about her cuz she sucked, ya see


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        • Originally posted by posnisir View Post
          Fourth row, second picture... Xin? I'm not sure if yes, but I ALWAYS imagined Xin to look something similar to that.
          And what could be that first picture in that row? Zet? Hope it's not Terrorblade... Or maybe even the new Earth Spirit? It's pretty good concept if it's Earth Spirit IMO.
          Here's a close-up of that concept art for you:

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          • Originally posted by pie4all88 View Post

            Necrolyte:
            I think I remember seeing somewhere that this was concept art for Enigma, not Necrolyte.

            Yeah I just checked, these and another are listed as Enigma concept art on the dota2wiki. I'm not saying the wiki is the right one, just that it's one or the other.

            http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Enigma#Gallery

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            • Originally posted by white_lotus View Post
              I think I remember seeing somewhere that this was concept art for Enigma, not Necrolyte.

              Yeah I just checked, these and another are listed as Enigma concept art on the dota2wiki. I'm not saying the wiki is the right one, just that it's one or the other.

              http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Enigma#Gallery
              Oh, you must be right--thanks for pointing that out!

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              • Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
                Let's go over what Valve has added since the previous International, in reverse chronicle order:
                Heroes:
                • Elder Titan;
                • Skywrath Mage;
                • Bristleback;
                • Tusk;
                • Troll Warlord;
                • Medusa;
                • Timbersaw;
                • Slark;
                • Centaur Warrunner;
                • Magnus;
                • Meepo.


                Non-hero features:
                • 6 tutorials, of which 2 have completely custom tailored maps;
                • Twitch integration;
                • Guilds;
                • The Compendium;
                • Quick-cast;
                • Broadcaster tools;
                • Introduced item styles;
                • Custom HUD support;
                • Solo matchmaking;
                • In-game guides;
                • Team Matchmaking;
                • Reorganized file layout, which significantly improved load times;
                • All Random;
                • Least Played;
                • Mid Only;
                • Australia server region;
                • Greeveling;
                • Reverse Captain's Mode;
                • Custom Ward support;
                • Diretide;
                • Hall of Fame;
                • Team Browser section;
                • Replays Highlights;
                • Team creation;
                • A large number of bots.


                And then there is the large number of bug fixes and very important performance improvements. So, do tell me how the game development has slowed down since a time where they effectively only worked on heroes.
                Spoiler: We've had more bugfixes in the past year than between International 1 and 2. And no, the 'but bug x hasn't been fixed yet!' is not a valid argument to support the ridiculous claim that Valve isn't doing anything.



                He means mine, and I fully agree with him. It's bad enough that the entire bloody forum is full of the 'ded game' bullshit, let's not have the Lore section get infected with it as well.
                What is the point of having those mini-games made if we can't even play them anymore? They would be a great playground for the new players to experiment in. And don't tell me "Special Occasion" material, how is that meaningful? So you expect us to make wonderful screenshots and YouTube videos based on an event that will expire soon? If you ask me, there's no reason not to make those playgrounds permanent. Just remove item drops and battle points from them.

                If you ask me, Valve thinks we're fine if we get 1 more hero by the end of the year. But from my perspective, since the game is fully released, they should try to release the heroes even faster than earlier this year. By now I doubt we'll even have techies until this time next year. That's dreadfully slow progress.
                Last edited by hoveringmover; 08-23-2013, 04:30 PM.
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                • Originally posted by pie4all88 View Post
                  Here's a close-up of that concept art for you:

                  Thank you, but I'm still not sure about the left one ^^

                  Originally posted by ned_ballad View Post
                  it's concept art for a Storm Spirit redesign, not Zet
                  Source?
                  Also: now that you mention a redesign, it came to my mind that it could as well be a Zeus redesign :O
                  Last edited by posnisir; 08-23-2013, 07:45 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by posnisir View Post
                    Thank you, but I'm still not sure about the left one ^^



                    Source?
                    Also: now that you mention a redesign, it came to my mind that it could as well be a Zeus redesign :O
                    all your questions have been answered already in the thread "A Look Forward". you should have a look.

                    Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
                    According to this post*, the fellow on the left (generally regarded as Arc Warden) was a very old design for Storm Spirit, while this here:



                    Is a very old design for Night Stalker. The only concept art shown off for new heroes supposedly were Ember Spirit, Abyssal Underlord, Techies, and Legion Commander.

                    I also found a somewhat larger version of a very early Death Prophet design:


                    *That post was made by a Workshop contributor who was at the Workshop Booth and spoke to several Valve Employees.
                    Last edited by blash365; 08-24-2013, 03:27 AM.
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                    Contributions i'd like to highlight:
                    My Suggestion: Coaching System
                    My Sticky: Intended Changes List
                    My Challenge: Completely Fixed Hero Challenge: Skywrath Mage

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                    • Originally posted by pie4all88 View Post

                      Death Prophet:
                      is just me or this one look better than the current ?
                      If it wasn't for LoL, there'd be no Dota2.
                      If it wasn't for DotA, there'd be no LoL
                      If there was no AoS, there'd be no DotA.
                      It's a genre:
                      Just because its different doesn't mean its wrong.
                      Just because its the same, doesn't mean its wrong.

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                      • Originally posted by RgdWMRO View Post
                        is just me or this one look better than the current ?
                        It is just you...

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                        • Originally posted by Adilmaru View Post
                          It is just you...
                          No, it's not, the current one isn't that good.

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                          • Originally posted by blash365 View Post
                            all your questions have been answered already in the thread "A Look Forward". you should have a look.
                            Thank you!

                            Originally posted by Adilmaru View Post
                            It is just you...
                            I also like that concept art.

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                            • Here's a nice picture from the Wagamama's stream:
                              deleted because image changed

                              It contains evolution of the items's icons. I personally like some of the older ones. Esp. the MKB - why it still doesn't have background?! And there's the Blink dagger which looks less like a dagger every time they change its icon.
                              Last edited by BGDaemon; 08-26-2013, 03:29 PM.

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                              • The old SnY looks better.

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