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  • #76
    looks like a bow with an icearrow to me.
    so unless you see lich or aa carrying bow and arrow, i'd say it's drow.
    Last edited by blash365; 08-06-2013, 07:42 AM.
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    • #77
      Hey guys!

      Early batrider (? not sure if official,but looks like it)





      Very early Silencer portrait (I'd never seen this one before till now).

      Last edited by essentialblend; 08-06-2013, 08:07 AM.
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      • #78
        Dat hook from tricepes ! lol
        Honestly I am really enjoying this thread, keep them coming guys !

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        • #79
          Ahhhh, yes, that old picture. I've seen it times on end, and yet I couldn't find it now; though I'm pretty sure I haven't seen the intro before. By the way, the Dire creeps look an awful lot like the current Smeevils to me, don't know what's up with that... I guess we could call the earliest in-game model period the Age of Sand because I swear, everything looks like it's in a desert. Boy do things change... aside from Bloodseeker, Juggernaut, Morphling and Sand King.

          And yes, that was an actual WiP Batrider.
          Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
            I just went through a ton of Reddit threads posted by Cyborgmatt as I knew that there was at least one more alpha Mirana image. And I found it:

            It's the spellicon for Sacred Arrow. And seeing the old Mirana model makes me kinda wish they had stuck with that design. I really prefer it over the current Mirana design, whom is far too much fanservice for my liking.

            But going through Cyborgmatt's posting history also caused me to find something else; an early alpha intro movie for Dota 2, which uses the old alpha map and creeps.
            It also ends with a wallpaper that most have already seen by now:

            However, look to the lower left. What is that mount? It's Mirana's alpha mount:


            Also note Lina in the upper left corner, and a bow in the upper right corner which I can not place. It's very much designed as a Radiant vs Dire battle, but at that point in the alpha, there were no Dire bow users (Clinkz and Medusa both came far, far later, as evidenced by the sheer lack of pre-international alpha presence). So is that Drow, or was one of the TI1 heroes originally designed with a bow in mind?
            I actually love this model of POTM and her mount both,they look much more 'celestial' (that to say,I like the one we have too),another arcana,Valve?

            I'd not seen that alternate intro,things really looked pretty different Thanks Hef!
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            • #81
              Well, what seems to have never change (and chances are - it never will) is the logo of the game
              I think that's the most important and the hardest to do thing. To design icons and logos for spells and the game itself. They really did marvelous job with it.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
                I guess we could call the earliest in-game model period the Age of Sand because I swear, everything looks like it's in a desert. Boy do things change... aside from Bloodseeker, Juggernaut, Morphling and Sand King.
                From what I heard, the game was originally designed to be a lot more tribal in design. I don't know how true it is, but when you look at early heroes and designs, there may actually be some truth to it.
                Moving away from that design supposedly is also the main reason why Drow Ranger lost her facial markings.
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                • #83
                  Well that tribal thing explains a lot of things - Drow's markings, DS's markings, AMs visual style, etc.
                  I guess they weren't really sure what the conflict is about until later stages of the game. 'good' and 'bad' guys (from screenshots instead of Dire and Radinat) confirm that.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by John Kimble View Post
                    Anybody have any similarly old designs for broodmother or pugna? (my personal favourites)
                    This is what could possibly be a Pugna concept. His design was probably spot-on from the beginning.


                    Speaking of "spot-on" concepts, I wonder if we will ever see some more concepts of heroes that didn't deviate too much from the concepts he have so far: Naga, Rubick, Pudge, Axe, and my personal challenge to you guys - Invoker. Considering how they approached Rubick I am kinda surprised they didn't do the same to Carl - then again, we are yet to see the alpha concepts of this hero.
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                    • #85
                      Yea that definitely looks like an old Pugna concept. Thanks for posting it!
                      To be honest, i actually like it quite a bit over the one we have now (which i still like anyways). Im not too fond of the weird skull he has now though, not much the horns but mainly the missing lower jaw. If you look at it from the sides it looks like if its actually missing a piece of the model (also, i wonder how he manages to speak).
                      I like the current model overall but i'd love a slight rework possibly towards this old concept of his (with a full skull). If not, then the textures overall could use some slight improvements.

                      Some old brood artwork would make me even happier (im not the biggest fan of its anthropomorphic remake).

                      Also if im not mistaken, the last artworks of Gyro and Ogre look like pages from a big book. I guess Valve has the great tome of artworks at their office.
                      Last edited by John Kimble; 08-06-2013, 10:51 AM.

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                      • #86
                        Well, Rubick was leaked a short while before he got released, and I'm having trouble trying to find any difference between him there and in-game. Take a look, those who seen him hadn't yet:




                        Oh and Pugna... could as well speak with magic. I don't know. My theory is that Pugna is still a kid and that skeleton is his walking armor, perhaps the shrunken remains of the lama. The voice can be changed by the Nether or what have you. Yes, I'm a sick freak.

                        Brood hasn't been seen anywhere but in a very alpha portrait where she's pretty much the same as she was to begin with, just really really crappy.

                        The Gyro and Ogre images were hanging on a wall and were photographed there from what I know. Why have a book when you have stickers? Though then again, some others clearly show a book...

                        P.S. Actually, why not dish out some more concepts. This time with extra Roshan!






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                        • #87
                          Very cooooool!

                          Karnivool's new album is DOPE!

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                          • #88
                            Wow that Kongor... he really is very well-drawn!
                            As for Lanaya... I like her current version more. As a matter of fact, she's my favourite female hero. She really is beautiful and her voice is awesome.

                            PS: Looking at the Roshan model ingame, I think he will have a new model which will be closer to that from the picture. I suppose they will add more textures and with them - chains, etc. Currently he is like Zeus or Viper.
                            Last edited by BGDaemon; 08-06-2013, 12:00 PM.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by BGDaemon View Post
                              Wow that Kongor... he really is very well-drawn!
                              As for Lanaya... I like her current version more. As a matter of fact, she's my favourite female hero. She really is beautiful and her voice is awesome.
                              Yep, TA has the best lines and best voice, my 2nd favorite is Mirana. But I prefer a yellow and black look rather than pink.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
                                Hahahah, that poison Sting!

                                This thread is gold!

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