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  • 1337_n00b
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    Aha. That's why the name rang a bell. That also confirms... okay, it does the opposite of that, but yeah, I thought that the forums existed from before TI1.

    Now that's all pretty good, but... what the hell is up with that blank white space? Is that the shop having to load or something?

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  • LodeRunner
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    Interesting. Someone linked me this thread. Almost all of the super early 'ingame' screenshots are mine that I initially posted on various reddit threads:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/commen...more_old_beta/
    http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/commen...er_was_mine_i/

    I have a few more I didn't post in there because they were less interesting than the ones I did put up, such as this:


    It's similar to a previous Riki shot, but you'll notice the water texture is different because there was probably a second or two time difference. For reference, the super early picture of Tiny in the Radiant base was taken March 19, 2011.

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  • omegadon3
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    Originally posted by Keowee View Post
    I knew I shouldn't have mentioned development pace.


    Here is your evolution of Venge:

    Masked and androgynous



    Cancer patient



    Skywrath's GF with some rework in-between - though I like the old wings more, the face we have now is more feminine and less resembles a drag queen.

    Everyone always cries about her old red mask and I'm 99% sure its her face.

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  • omegadon3
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    Originally posted by BGDaemon View Post
    What strikes me while looking at the concept are two things:
    1. Now heroes are more... 'modern'. I mean - look at the alpha gyro with pedals and current gyro with real heli; sniper with real modernised rifle and sniper with an old-looking one, etc.
    2. Alpha heroes were more grittier. Look at that alpha razor - he scares the shit out of me. And that alien-like lich is scary as well. The enigma? Hell, nightmares. Alchemist - nothing close to the current happy goblin we have. Current heroes are more colourful and not as scary.
    Heroes in concepts seem to me uglier (in the good meaning) - they have more animalistic (eg batrider) look, which I really like. Keep 'em concepts coming, it really is a pleasure!
    Yeah its very noticeable the original conception of the game was much more dark and gritty. I recall a valve employee once mentioned icefrog was initially a tad disappointed with the art direction and wanted a much darker artstyle. No source though.

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  • omegadon3
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    Originally posted by Justinian of Hattes View Post
    Whos next?



    NYX NYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYX. Nyx Assassin used to be Anub'barak, the NERUBIAN assassin. Significantly larger than he is now, but they still bear a strong resemblance.





    This first design is still rather beefy, even sporting a metallic color scheme. NYX TANKER!



    The first model followed the concept art pretty faithfully, and honestly, I like the fearsome look of this old Nyx. Then again, it's probably better they slimmed him down...He IS an assassin, after all.
    Valve did an incredible job with this hero seeing as his old title has been forgotten and the community fell in love with the new nyx nyx nyx nyx.

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  • waitwhat?
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    Originally posted by blash365 View Post
    it would certainly be beneficial if people actually read the whole thread before stating their "new discoveries". there are at least 10% duplicates already and the thread is mostly screenshots, not much to read.

    i check this thread daily and it's always a bummer when someone asks a question that has been answered on page 2 already.
    Ok, now i step back. Perhaps i should follow Justinian's step and show changes from alpha portaits and today. For example Puck.

    Anyways, before i go, i'll post these two:





    In case somebody doesn't know Radiant's and Dire's logo.

    Top one is Radiant while bottom one is Dire.
    Last edited by waitwhat?; 08-28-2013, 08:53 AM.

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  • blash365
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    it would certainly be beneficial if people actually read the whole thread before stating their "new discoveries". there are at least 10% duplicates already and the thread is mostly screenshots, not much to read.

    i check this thread daily and it's always a bummer when someone asks a question that has been answered on page 2 already.

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  • essentialblend
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    Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
    And just to clarify, what has been posted just now is a repost by this point. I kinda doubt that it'll do anyone any good if this thread becomes an infinite serpent instead of just hopping off the rails.
    Thats been happening here since quite some time (on this thread) I mean.I think you should just let it flow normally.You want people messaging each other about screenshots?

    This thread is civil and informative 90% more than other threads I generally read everyday.

    All good,let it flow more and more

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  • 1337_n00b
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    And just to clarify, what has been posted just now is a repost by this point. I kinda doubt that it'll do anyone any good if this thread becomes an infinite serpent instead of just hopping off the rails.

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  • waitwhat?
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    Originally posted by essentialblend View Post
    Thats Lich,if I'm not wrong
    Look at the east one

    Female Lich confirmed.

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  • essentialblend
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    Originally posted by waitwhat? View Post


    Now i understand Lycan's response.

    .................................................. ................

    Um, guys, who is this?



    EDIT- Thats the concept art for BANE and NOT LICH! Sorry for the mistake.
    Last edited by essentialblend; 08-28-2013, 09:27 AM. Reason: Wrong information

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  • waitwhat?
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    Now i understand Lycan's response.

    .................................................. ................

    Um, guys, who is this?

    Last edited by waitwhat?; 08-28-2013, 03:31 AM.

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  • Justinian of Hattes
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    I'd hate for such a wonderful thread to be derailed. I kinda wish Ursa had antlers still. At least in some manner of headdress.

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  • 1337_n00b
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    Okay, I'm starting to think that the thread is beginning to ever so slightly hop off the rails. Can we stick to the concept art for now? Preferably with less "vlav pls ad nevermor sux arcana confirmed hats hats hats hats hats hats hats $_$", now that'd be really, really cool.

    In order to not be an empty poster myself, here's a shaky rendition of what Ursa went through. It's an old picture, too, not from TI3. To think that he could have had antlers...

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  • Commoble
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    Banana Pudge arcana confirmed to come to the store this week

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