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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.
    Make sure to read the Forum Rules as well as the stickied Threads of the Forum Section you are posting in.

    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 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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?
                Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

                THE DOTA 2 LORE MEGATHREAD IS TO BE UPDATED BY JULY 5TH

                Visit the Dota 2 Lore Megathread. Renovation ongoing.

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                • that's the alpha model of wisp.
                  Make sure to read the Forum Rules as well as the stickied Threads of the Forum Section you are posting in.

                  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 blash365 View Post
                    that's the alpha model of wisp.
                    Ha. I don't legitimately remember what was in the white space. I want to say it was the shop that just didn't translate when I pressed the screenshot button.

                    Also these forums existed in another location originally. That URL is now nonfunctional.

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                    • Good Job , really nice memories .

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                      • i guess some time in the future valve will be shipping arcana items for all heroes which used to resemble their alpha artwork.
                        Last edited by beamhardBC; 10-05-2013, 08:30 PM.

                        I can play these heroes all day long.

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                        • i guess some time in the future valve will be shipping arcana items for all heroes which used to resemble their alpha artwork.
                          Honestly, I wouldn't object to that. Skull-Bane is an arcana I'd seriously consider buying on release, and I would love to see a spirit-face Venge with shattered wings.

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                          • Razor looks amazing

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                            • Originally posted by omegadon3 View Post
                              Everyone always cries about her old red mask and I'm 99% sure its her face.
                              Na, if you look closely at the bottom of the red part, you can see a blue line that runs parallel with the bottom of the red, creating a small area which is her jawline. It is definitely separate from the neck, you can see the lines on her neck do not continue into this part. The mask also casts a shadow on this area, if it (the red bit) was her face, it wouldn't have a shadow.

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                              • etQBF.jpg Haven't seen this mentioned here before. Hopefully ppl get more stuff here, looks pretty awesome :P

                                EDIT:Got more:
                                dw44WO5.png Dazzle
                                fWSfOgx.png Broodmother
                                krAWtO2.png Enchantress
                                L8DHiHS.png Luna
                                MbgXrtR.png Bounty Hunter
                                QAlAXwc.png Sniper
                                umnjF0k.png Skeleton King
                                z6MXMmr.png Jakiro
                                Ok this shit is not looking nice
                                Last edited by just kiddings; 10-13-2013, 03:24 PM.

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