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  • #46
    Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
    I am fairly certain that with the quote "Just as higher states of energy seek a lower level, the Spectre known as Mercurial is a being of intense and violent energy who finds herself irresistibly drawn to scenes of strife", they meant the physics phenomenon of energy levels inside atoms. Or, more straight forward, I believe that that quote is an analogy, not a description.
    Well I just saw it as an analogy to describe Spectre's plane^^ I agree that it's a electron cloud energy level reference, but it could be arguably applied to a whole plane of existence.... Sort of... xD
    I'm pretty sure about the part that Spirit breaker and Leshrac both come from a dimension where the primary "fundamental" world energies exist, arguably at the opposite end of Spectre's.
    Everyone has a story.

    For a list of all fan lores of unreleased heroes, http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=37955.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Vincitatus View Post
      Well they are different types of worlds and planes, Dark Seer's world is definitely a "parallel world", while Leshrac, Spectre and Spirit Breaker seem to have gone/come from the dota 2 world, but from different energy states of it.
      Spectre comes from a level has a higher energy state and has stabilized to this plane, like Spirit breaker, a being of pure ethereal energy, created a form for here. Leshrac possibly visited a plane similar to the one of Spirit Breaker, since they both seem infused with the same bluish energy.
      The demons and Underscape just are similar to the material world, maybe different dimensions but still.
      Anything else is basically parallel worldish. I think xD...
      Like I said, it's because of the wording in Shadow Demon's Lore that seems to imply that the 7 Hells is a different plane from the "material plane".

      I don't know much about DnD, so I wouldn't know what "planes" mean there, but I do think it basically means a "different level of existence" and it seems like the characters mentioned so far do live in a separate place from the material plane.

      Originally posted by CreepyPasta View Post
      A good addition to this thread would be an already made Dota2 World Map. Credit goes to HippoVic.
      Since it's already promoted on many places, including this forum, you might as well add it to the post: http://dota2.gk99.com/eng_map/
      That's a nice map.

      But it is still fan-made, no matter how well done. Though as long as Valve never actually specifies where each location is in relation to one another, it might as well be official. One complaint I've got is Barathrum's 'home' being listen on the map, since I'm pretty sure the word "elemental" in elemental realm was just supposed to be an adjective.
      Last edited by The_Codfish; 05-19-2012, 01:58 PM.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by The_Codfish View Post
        But it is still fan-made, no matter how well done.
        I don't think anyone took the map seriously. Not just barathrum's case, there's the whole weirdness of the "Outer Land" on there, which places the "Land behind the Wall", arguably a different dimension, togheter with the Nothl Realm, decidedly a real geographical location, grouped together in their own, at the lack of a better description "Gensokyo-like" pocket dimension. Both along with "The Void" which is actually easily be interpreted as mere outer space, the "Land on the Rim" being some place on the edge of the solar system before the big empty space beyond, or something along those lines (Makes sense due to OD "watching the stars" and later heading "Sunwards" in his lore).

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        • #49
          I think Alchemist is just really small for his species. Malnourished maybe?

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          • #50
            I don't think anyone took the map seriously. Not just barathrum's case, there's the whole weirdness of the "Outer Land" on there, which places the "Land behind the Wall", arguably a different dimension, togheter with the Nothl Realm, decidedly a real geographical location, grouped together in their own, at the lack of a better description "Gensokyo-like" pocket dimension. Both along with "The Void" which is actually easily be interpreted as mere outer space, the "Land on the Rim" being some place on the edge of the solar system before the big empty space beyond, or something along those lines (Makes sense due to OD "watching the stars" and later heading "Sunwards" in his lore).
            It proves useful for this moment, before they release an official one. It's good to have a visual perspective, an imagination of some sort, where things are. I agree, there are many things wrong, but it can be reworked.

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            • #51
              spectre is much more alien than the other planeshifters. i would assume she comes from a different multiverse entirely, or something to that effect.

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              • #52
                Can't someone put this thread as a sticky? It's nice to see it once in a while if it gets updated...

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                • #53
                  Perhaps you could add Lycan vs Stalker. They are both fighting "for the moon". and have several rival lines towards each other - "Behold the night's new ruler! " and "Lycan, I am the true beast of the night." And maybe add Mirana as well? She is the princess of them moon and Stalker has some responses towards her.
                  Originally posted by vladhood
                  boy im glad all these qualified and educated game designers have come to the forums to help dota 2 grow

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                  • #54
                    That's not the kind of rivalry this thread is for. The relationships in this thread have some base in the lore, even if it's tangential. The rivalry you're talking about is just a 'thematic' rivalry. Like Kaldr and Crystal Maiden's "ice" rivalry. Or Sniper's "rivalry" with the characters who use bows.

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                    • #55
                      From Puck's lines:
                      -Hatched on a frond of the Undertree, I devoured leaf, stalk, root and all of my sibs. Yet, only halfway through this Eon, I already hunger for more!

                      I believe this "Undertree" is not just simply "under the tree" but a name of Puck's birth place?

                      Hmm, I'm wondering if PA's lore will be kept when she is released?
                      Last edited by ShadowThanatos; 05-20-2012, 08:29 AM.
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                      • #56
                        PA will very likely be kept as she is, her voicework refers to the Sisters quite a lot. Though they might add some details.

                        And, yep, that's a nice find. I have no idea whether it is in this world or not - thus it will be marked as "uncertain".
                        Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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                        • #57
                          Hmm, since VS is now a Skywrath, and we have Skywrath Mage. They gonna be related to each other, aren't they?
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                          • #58
                            Oh man, Puck ate its siblings.

                            Hey, don't you think that the Outer Hells is basically part of the 7 Hells? I'm just saying. Also, in one of Axe's respawning lines, he mentions something about "returning from the Red Mist". It may be another afterlife, like the Nothl Realm. Though, honestly, I can't tell if it's just another word for "death" or if it IS an actual afterlife.

                            Shadow: Maybe. I mean, I'd think Valve knew there was a Skywrath Mage in the game, so they may have been thinking of him when they made VS' new race. Maybe get rid of his mount?
                            Last edited by The_Codfish; 05-20-2012, 10:30 AM.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by The_Codfish View Post
                              Oh man, Puck ate its siblings.

                              Hey, don't you think that the Outer Hells is basically part of the 7 Hells? I'm just saying. Also, in one of Axe's respawning lines, he mentions something about "returning from the Red Mist". It may be another afterlife, like the Nothl Realm. Though, honestly, I can't tell if it's just another word for "death" or if it IS an actual afterlife.

                              Shadow: Maybe. I mean, I'd think Valve knew there was a Skywrath Mage in the game, so they may have been thinking of him when they made VS' new race. Maybe get rid of his mount?
                              Hmm, maybe, he will have wings and fly around. I believe VS will hate him so much..because he still has wings =).
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                              • #60
                                Yeah, I've been thinking about that. I am about twenty % sure we're definately getting a rivalry or a connection between the two - it's that obvious, but... I won't go that far. This hero is a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way away from us ATM. Time should tell. There is place for speculation, and there is place for facts. I have both on the list, but this is just too much.
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                                And, just for some additional hype: I'm currently working at two new lists. I don't really want to spoil alot, but there's one thing I can say for sure: if you're sick of those pixelart herofaces all over the OP, you'll have a very hard time reading them.
                                Last edited by 1337_n00b; 05-22-2012, 08:30 AM.
                                Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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