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  • #31
    Because the band didn't create the name.
    But Poe is a bit too busy at the moment.
    Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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    • #32
      I don't understand why Armlet of Mordiggian was changed simply to armlet, like this thread says it's a reference to the Cthulhu Mythos, and far as i'm concerned nothing blizzard, and i'm a fan of h.p. lovecraft so I personally would like to see more references to it.
      Originally posted by daed
      This is another example as to why the developers should never seriously take in consideration any post on the dev forums.

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      • #33
        I think that was the unintentional result of shortening names for the UI. We're going to restore it. Mordiggian is a Clark Ashton Smith creation, and I'm all for homages to Klarkash-Ton, High Priest of Atlantis.

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        • #34
          awesome. armlet of mordiggian was the one i missed the most.

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          • #35
            Doing my part for everyone's education in the Weird, to which all these games owe a great deal, here's a CAS site with lots of cool stuff to explore: http://www.eldritchdark.com/

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Lamprey View Post
              Doing my part for everyone's education in the Weird, to which all these games owe a great deal, here's a CAS site with lots of cool stuff to explore: http://www.eldritchdark.com/
              the infamous cthulufant. featured in hon

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Lamprey View Post
                I think that was the unintentional result of shortening names for the UI. We're going to restore it. Mordiggian is a Clark Ashton Smith creation, and I'm all for homages to Klarkash-Ton, High Priest of Atlantis.
                That's great news! Thanks!

                edit: I'm guessing if you're gonna mention high priest of atlantis you're gonna do it on slithice or medusa's lore, just a guess, since they are the remainig two water creatures, oh and nightcrawler
                Last edited by Banethulhu; 01-27-2012, 03:36 PM.
                Originally posted by daed
                This is another example as to why the developers should never seriously take in consideration any post on the dev forums.

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                • #38
                  No, I'm joking. Atlantean High Priest Klarkash-Ton was Lovecraft's nickname for Clark Ashton Smith. It's not Dota lore.

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                  • #39
                    I'm just suggesting it could, Slithice a siren that inhabits the underwater city of Atlantis ruled by the mighty Klarkash-Ton.

                    yeah it's cheesy
                    Originally posted by daed
                    This is another example as to why the developers should never seriously take in consideration any post on the dev forums.

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                    • #40
                      Methinks this thread should be stickied.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by GrandBreaker View Post
                        Methinks this thread should be stickied.
                        Good find in the depths of these forums. With the release of Mortred (aka Phantom Assassin) I think this list is very much needed. I think the names of the heroes often describe them better than the titles, but especially when there are several heroes with similar names. Today, for instance, I played a game with both Phantom Lancer as well as Phantom Assassin, which caused a lot of confusion when someone said "focus phantom!". Using the more common name Mortred would work great as it is not copyrighted anywhere. Another issue is with all the Shadow xxx's (shaman, fiend and demon), which are really easy to confuse.

                        +1 to stickying this thread.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by denik View Post
                          [*]Shiva's Guard - Refers to the Hindu deity.
                          Shiva's Guard is based on Final Fantasy's Shiva. A famous Ice elemental/summon/goddess in almost every Final Fantasy series. FF's Shiva's is the one which refers to the Hindi Deity.
                          Last edited by radioactivfishy; 06-14-2012, 12:15 PM.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by denik View Post
                            Heroes
                            • Shendelzare Silkwood, Vengeful Spirit - Her Magic Missile spell derives from the name of a spell in Dungeons and Dragons.
                            nope, her first skill is from a Naga Unit, afaik Naga Royal Guard in warcraft 3

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                            • #44
                              Rattletrap isn't based on the Beast Wars character at all. His name was Rattrap >,>

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
                                And am i the only one who thinks that Boush is a reference to George Bush Jr.?
                                Well, in Return of the Jedi, Boush the Bounty Hunter was the identity Princess Leia used when rescuing Han Solo.

                                Not sure if that was intentional, but it makes slightly more sense than comparing the "One man that knows everything!" to our beloved 43rd President.

                                Wait a minute- now I'm thinking of his line, "Contraptionated!" Maybe it was Bush...

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