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  • WINDRUNNER > WINDRANGER

    Ok, I haven't played for a week so I've just updated my Dota2. Bare with me if I am quite late.
    No complaints with the changes and additional hats here but I just fail to understand why Windrunner is renamed to Windranger. I mean, seriously? The name "Windrunner" is too established for her to be changed. That name is stuck to her ever since she became a hero, way back in Dota 1.

    No one called her "Alleria" in Dota1, it was always WINDRUNNER!
    No one called her "Lyralei" in Dota2, it was always WINDRUNNER!

    She was famous with this name for years and it fits her perfectly. Copyright issues? No way. "Windrunner" in our Dota is a class/job, Lyralei is her name. She is an archer that can "run on/with the wind", hence the namesake.
    "Windrunner" in wc3 however, is a family name of different characters (i.e, Slyvanas Windrunner, Alleria Windrunner). Its just a name. That's it. The fact that she was renamed Lyralei instead of Alleria is the "fix" to this issue. But that's just it. Alleria Windrunner the High Elf/Archer is NOT Lyralei the Windrunner. Blizzard cannot sue with that. The two are very different.

    Another unnecessary change. You renamed arguably one of the most famous dota hero mascot, one of the FIRST hero ported dota2, and one of the most used female hero into one generic archer name. "Windrunner" was unique to her. Now she's just similar to Drow Ranger. Well that's just great. Now they don't only look similar in hero models, they even have similar names. Way to go Valve. I think I'd rather call her Wind Ginger thank you.

    Instead of touching her, why not shift your focus on Shadow Demon, Shadow Shaman, and Shadow Fiend. Oh, and the latter likes to spam his Shadowraze to farm a Shadow Amulet, and then upgrades it to a Shadow Blade. Had enough shadows yet? Perhaps you forgot about Shadow Strike, Shadow Walk, Shadow Wave, Shadow Meld and Shadow Dance.

    So my final thoughts, please don't rename what does not need to be renamed. And if you guys really want a name change, at least ASK the community about it first. Make a poll, ask for suggestions, that's what we are here for. If you guys could only ask, we would never complain, in fact, we would love to hear from you.
    No offense but, seriously, every time you guys do the renaming it always sounds weird.
    Last edited by radioactivfishy; 12-06-2013, 01:28 PM.

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    You are late.

    http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?...ght=windranger
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    • #3
      If you in all honesty think that Windrunner for WC is "just a name" then something is expectedly wrong with the genes of the nations of today. I'm baffled that we've had Windrunner for as long as we've had her. So it's better to cork it.
      Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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      • #4
        You haven't played for merely a week? That change was nearly three weeks ago. Heck, the main thread we got on the situation here in the Lore section hasn't been posted in for a week. Pretty sure there have been other threads in Misc and Community as well. Please use search in the future before posting a thread.

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