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Rename Boots of Elvenskin for consistency

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  • Rename Boots of Elvenskin for consistency

    Right off the bat, I'd like to say that this change should be made in wc3 dota as well, imo.

    Boots of Elvenskin (the +6 agi basic item) should be changed, lore-wise, into something else. This is because we already have other boots (PT, phase, arcane, BoT, and the 6.73 Tranquil boots) which are all of a certain nature. They give movement speed, are upgrades of the basic Boots of Speed, and heroes generally aim to get one of these items. Deciding "which Boot to get" is a common question in DotA, but Boots of Elvenskin, contrary to its name, is not factored into this question. Boots of Elvenskin messes up the consistency by introducing an item that is called a Boot, but shares none of the qualities which makes a Boot a Boot in DotA.

    There are many ways it could go. An Elvenskin Sash, a Tunic of Swiftness, whatever you want to call it (with matching flavor text and icon!) would be a marked improvement imo.

    The downside I see to this is people missing the old Boots of Elvenskin, but I think the change will make the game better. It might not seem like a big deal, but this is dota 2. We're going for polish, we're going for consistency, and we're moving into a standalone game that should take minor details into consideration.

    Anyway, give it some thought

  • #2
    No. T-Down.

    This is the most nitpicky suggestion I have ever seen.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zanas View Post
      No. T-Down.

      This is the most nitpicky suggestion I have ever seen.
      The title of Boot has significance in dota. Applying it to an item that is not a Boot as we know them is inconsistent and should be changed. It's not a big deal, to you at least, but changing it would make the game better.

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      • #4
        Consistency isn't a bad thing when it's something this minor. Hell, you could name them Elvenskin Socks and anyone would instantly know they're not related to boots.

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        • #5
          It probably won't get changed because it's been like this since forever, but for newer players it can be misleading. I was confused myself when I started playing since I'm used to boots modifying your MS.

          It's something that causes a 1 min confusion so it's not that essential.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by eisiger View Post
            Consistency isn't a bad thing when it's something this minor. Hell, you could name them Elvenskin Socks and anyone would instantly know they're not related to boots.
            I would be fine with Elvenskin Socks, it has always bothered me that they aren't really boots.

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            • #7
              So we have robes and belts, the only thing missing here are pants :<

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              • #8
                I agree.

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                • #9
                  T-UP!! It's a great change for new players, it really is.
                  old, mindless trolls can get used to it
                  Elvenskin pants hahaha

                  Just click me!

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                  • #10
                    +1. Nothing difficult and good point.

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                    • #11
                      Fancy Pants, oh, right.
                      Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

                      THE DOTA 2 LORE MEGATHREAD IS TO BE UPDATED BY JULY 5TH

                      Visit the Dota 2 Lore Megathread. Renovation ongoing.

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                      • #12
                        Eh. So nit picky, but I honestly have no reason to be against this otherwise.

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                        • #13
                          Blades, bow, and footwear are the only things associated with agility in Dota. So no tunics nor sashes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nafti View Post
                            Blades, bow, and footwear are the only things associated with agility in Dota. So no tunics nor sashes.
                            Eaglesong is a horn, not a bow.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Frump View Post
                              Eaglesong is a horn, not a bow.
                              nice

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