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  • #46
    Originally posted by Keowee View Post
    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)
    Here's Omniknight's alpha version in-game:


    By the way, I got a date on this screenshot:
    Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
    May, 2011. That's roughly 3 months before the first International. The game changed a lot during those three months, apparently.

    I also found a screenshot of a pretty early alpha menu:
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    • #47
      Originally posted by BGDaemon View Post
      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
      And I dont.... Why? Because his name is Lion, and he is supposed to have something similar to that creature... before he was toad-like humanoid thing, named Lion.... Right now he is more feline, and more cunning, and that is more fitting for his name !

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Adilmaru View Post
        And I dont.... Why? Because his name is Lion, and he is supposed to have something similar to that creature... before he was toad-like humanoid thing, named Lion.... Right now he is more feline, and more cunning, and that is more fitting for his name !
        ...but not his lore and voice. So, as I said, if they want to continue with that look, they should change the voice, or ideally - both. Something that will never happen

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
          May, 2011. That's roughly 3 months before the first International. The game changed a lot during those three months, apparently.
          It's actually a little bit sad considering the current game development progression. I know there are much more issues to consider now for every update, but still...
          Remember, remember the 1st of November

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          • #50
            Oh for f-word's sake, the emphasis was on the mechanics for a hell of a long time; they couldn't show the game like THIS so just like Valve kept shipping polish updates prior to the big event, so they did back then - I'm pretty sure that the graphics came gradually and were being worked on for a good while. Because testers could as well play that, but actual people? Hell no. After all, there isn't an awful lot to do in that department right now - aside from Zeus who evidently comes from N64 and a couple of old icons-models. That, and heroes with outdated audio, and even then the worst have been fixed.

            So if I get another volvo ded gaem sad devlopment rise in my Lore section, I'll start doing something.
            Last edited by 1337_n00b; 08-05-2013, 01:43 PM.
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            • #51
              in my Lore section
              lolwut

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              • #52
                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.

                Originally posted by Monsterlord View Post
                lolwut
                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.
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                • #53
                  lolwut
                  Wrong personality, dammit. You saw nothing.

                  Now, I understand that all this is thrilling (and frankly, overreacting as hell, even the original post that started it said "a little", though look who's pointing that out) but I think there's something else that this topic could touch upon; the visual remakes. From Venge's ugly duckling story to other things. After all, it doesn't all have to be concept art.

                  Yes, I'm saying and not taking action because one - I'm lazy and don't want to search through God Emperor Cyborgmatt's blog once again, two - what everyone and their cat are doing right now.

                  #TI3
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                  • #54
                    Well, if you want to go with that, let's go with a classic:


                    Anyone remember that one? Heck, let's have an entire comparison of all Lion faces since TI1:






                    Here's an old Anti-Mage:


                    Earthshaker's recent make-over wasn't his first one:


                    Enchantress had her own fair share of make-overs:




                    Broodmother!


                    Brewmaster:


                    Beastmaster:



                    I did not include the older portraits of heroes that got changed recently (e.g. Sniper) cause those are still fresh on our minds.
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                    • #55
                      Wait, wait, Shaker had an even earlier portrait? My oh my, those days truly were of N64 Dota.

                      And it all also shows that the perspective and the designs of heroes have changed over time once again - before, the lines weren't as clear and everything was... well... If we're sticking with calling the current style cartoony, then at first we had Shrek and now we have Brave. I like it how the game gets more colorful, but doesn't do that by being overly bright.

                      By the way, what's up with the creepy squinty Shaker in the dota2wiki image history?



                      He gives me chills.
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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
                        Wait, wait, Shaker had an even earlier portrait?
                        Not just an even earlier portrait - an even earlier model as well:

                        Oldest model:


                        Less old model:


                        Least old model:


                        I also found an old model of Beastmaster:
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                        • #57
                          Now, I knew about the ancient SNES Shaker, but I never noticed the portrait change. That's some zero to hero action right there, because before he was truly one of the ugliest heroes.

                          Beast's new to old isn't as interesting as the portraits; the new one manages to give a character who talks in a filtered voice and whose vocabulary consists of animal and master puns character.
                          Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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                          • #58
                            I like how Beastmaster's eyes are completely black. Looks like he's possessed by a demon or something, lol
                            Brainwashing people is fun.

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                            • #59
                              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.

                              Last edited by Keowee; 08-05-2013, 04:42 PM.
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                              • #60


                                Nightstalker. Note the large ass weapon, decrepit look, and skinless wings.


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