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  • #31
    Okay guys,this one might be a little off-topic,but

    Remember ,the polycount contest winning set Rider of the Storm?

    The concept for the Legendary mount (just incase 'curiosity')



    Have fun! Will add more as I find.

    EDIT- This Venomancer alpha portrait looks scary as hell.I love it

    Last edited by essentialblend; 08-04-2013, 05:01 PM.
    Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by essentialblend View Post
      Btw yeah,the older concepts were way more grittier.I mean I can re-imagine a 'no-bar mode' where the whole map and heroes and animations/particles etc are totally dark and avant-garde.I mean I can understand why Valve made it like that,but if something like that comes out ,I'l even pay 100$ to get it.
      Actually, unlike the hero designs, the original Dota 2 map design was somewhat lighter, with the Dire side being predominantly desert-like in design rather than its current cooled magma design:



      Originally posted by essentialblend View Post
      EDIT- Tinker Alpha Portrait:
      That's Clockwerk.

      Speaking of which, here have some more alpha portraits:


      Plenty of portraits we still have today, but also a few considerably different ones. Clockwerk, Storm Spirit, and what I presume are Vengeful Spirit and Lion have considerably different models in their portraits, which is slightly curious since they were around during the first International, while Warlock (apparently fully designed and unaltered since) was released 2 months and 13 heroes after TI1.

      Also, I just would like to mention that I highly prefer the portraits shown here for Sven, Sand King and Sniper over the ones we currently have.
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      • #33
        Alpha Nightstalker in game(?) Looks cool:



        Alpha Queen of Pain portrait(?):

        Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
          Actually, unlike the hero designs, the original Dota 2 map design was somewhat lighter, with the Dire side being predominantly desert-like in design rather than its current cooled magma design:





          That's Clockwerk.

          Speaking of which, here have some more alpha portraits:


          Plenty of portraits we still have today, but also a few considerably different ones. Clockwerk, Storm Spirit, and what I presume are Vengeful Spirit and Lion have considerably different models in their portraits, which is slightly curious since they were around during the first International, while Warlock (apparently fully designed and unaltered since) was released 2 months and 13 heroes after TI1.

          Also, I just would like to mention that I highly prefer the portraits shown here for Sven, Sand King and Sniper over the ones we currently have.
          Damn,this is epic o.O

          Is there any 'legal' way to access the oldest betas ? Or is something like that possible? I'd just like to experience how it started out ,seeing its evolved quite a bit!

          Thanks for those scrshots
          Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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          • #35
            Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
            Alright, so judging by the image name, this - - used to be Bane a loooooong time ago. I have a hard time believing it, too.

            Oh and here's an older Lycan. And I can see why he was changed - shouldn't have pushed the pointless daemonic angle on him. I'll never understand why he had Kil'Jaeden's model in WC3 DotA.

            The rest are so horrid I just had to find them all over again, so once I've found everything I'll go and steal the spotlight.
            Love these.Damn.I hate the current dota visual style more and more now
            Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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            • #36
              Yeah, yeah, yeah, they look neat and everything; but they wouldn't look organic in-game. These aren't even colored. They might look better to some, but I just don't see them working.

              And regarding the map, yeah, it evidently was done during the derpy period of the visual development. Afraid that the gritty models never really did make it very far into the game. Also, I have no idea how you'd mistake Clockwerk for Tinker there. Seriously?
              Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
                Yeah, yeah, yeah, they look neat and everything; but they wouldn't look organic in-game. These aren't even colored. They might look better to some, but I just don't see them working.

                And regarding the map, yeah, it evidently was done during the derpy period of the visual development. Also, I have no idea how you'd mistake Clockwerk for Tinker there. Seriously?
                The goggles and pink'ish face missed the rest haha
                Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
                  I have no idea how you'd mistake Clockwerk for Tinker there. Seriously?

                  Dota 2 Wiki says it's Clockwerk.

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                  • #39
                    The goggles and pink'ish face
                    With Clockwerk's full equipment, too.

                    That all said, this is the first time I think I took notice of the ancient Lion - he's a freaking toad. Helps us appreciate the dubious visuals we had before and even more so the more polished we have now. I'm kinda glad I never was in the early alpha now. Him, and Storm.

                    The sandy color scheme also screams 2010-11 beta to me. The game got progressively darker and more vibrant if that makes more sense as the designs got less dark and a bit lighter. For the better, really. As of me, anyway.
                    Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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

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                    • #40
                      Skeleton King Alpha (?) in-game portrait (The first skill and ulti comedy icons are just hilarious) :

                      Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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                      • #41
                        Does anyone else have problems with loading images? I'm having like half of them completely distorted...

                        EDIT: Maybe a coincidence, but I`m having problems only with your images, essantialblend
                        Remember, remember the 1st of November

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                        • #42
                          They load fine here,mate!
                          Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
                            That all said, this is the first time I think I took notice of the ancient Lion - he's a freaking toad. Helps us appreciate the dubious visuals we had before and even more so the more polished we have now. I'm kinda glad I never was in the early alpha now. Him, and Storm.
                            Well, I actually like the alpha Lion (Lion being my top and favourite hero) more. Reasons: his toad-like face suits his voice better. He is supposed (lore-wise) to be perversely disfigured and this off-proportions suit him better I think. He somewhat reminds me of the clown from Spawn.
                            Now he's just a pure demon. His scary demonic outlook doesn't match his cheesy voice. That said, I like the toad-version more. The more disfigured perverted he is, the better. If they chose to continue with that demonic look, they better change his lore and voice-work. They just don't match now imo.

                            And SKing's icons just rape Esp. the ult one is hilarious, and expresses the ability very well xD

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by BGDaemon View Post
                              PS: Lina is basically the same now as well. You just have to pay $$$ for the alpha look, which is kinda sad.
                              Death Prophet also has an unreleased item which makes her look like her alpha design:


                              Here are some more concept, which were one of the first WIP images to be leaked.

                              You should be able to recognize everyone by now, except for TA on top right.

                              And one more. TBH, I like this concept Omni more than what we have in-game (which doesn't mean the current Omni is bad - just not that epic)
                              Remember, remember the 1st of November

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                              • #45
                                All these look super interesting. I myself much prefer the older Bane design (hence my user icon). P.S. Anyone notice Skeleton King's ability icons? Lol
                                Brainwashing people is fun.

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