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  • #16
    Axe, warlock, disruptor andlifestealer are oglodi, a race valve created, because why not. They like to do new things, trolls were originally gonna be called trowles, but yes, troll warlord is still a troll. As far as timbersaw, alchemist, sniper, clockwerk, gyrocopter and tinker go, they're all keen folk. If I were you, I'd check out the lore megathread on the top of the page


    • #17
      You people are assuming Valve doesn't just want to make their own races.

      Valve likes to raise the bar, and in this case they're opting for a thing called originality.


      • #18
        What do you mean why? Because valve decided to make their own "orc" race instead of using a cliche and unoriginal fantasy race.


        • #19
          I think the idea is that Orcs are generally associated with certain archetypes and stereotypes, notably ingrained by Warcraft lore and Lord of the Rings lore.

          When you mention Orc, people instantly expect a certain look, behavior, stature, language, and background.

          This is why Orcs are not used in Dota 2. Dota 2 heroes like Axe, Warlock etc are more deep and have more personality than the Orcs can project.
          He's the hero this community deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt his identity, because he can take it, because he's not our hero. He's a silent buffer, a watchful nerfer. An IceFrog.

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