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  • Assassin/Shadow titles are too frequent

    Hi, I just wanted to express my dissatisfaction in regards to how many characters have the Shadow and Assassin title.

    Shadow Shaman
    Shadow Demon
    Shadow Fiend

    Phantom Assassin
    Nyx Assassin
    Templar Assassin


    I don't want to start a Dota 1 name vs Dota 2 name dispute, however, I think it would be completely reasonable to change the name of Shadow Fiend to Nevermore, Phantom Assassin to Mortred and Templar Assassin to Lanaya. I really like these names and think they add a lot of personality to their characters so I think we should reconsider their names.

    I can live with there being 2 shadow characters (Shadow Shaman and Shadow Demon) since the alternatives I understand (Eredar and Rhasta) being unavailable and those names are the most recognizable.
    Last edited by geargrinder; 12-14-2012, 03:52 AM.

  • #2
    inb4 Valve announces the first Valve hero: Shadow Assassin.

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    • #3
      i think its copyrights problems
      even Brewmaster is not Panda - for sure because of above
      but i may be wrong...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kraju View Post
        i think its copyrights problems
        even Brewmaster is not Panda - for sure because of above
        but i may be wrong...
        I think you mean pandaren not panda

        and wasn't motred an original name? the wc3 pa was maiev or something.

        But in the end who cares.

        EDIT: my who cares was to "who cares about the names in dota 2" not "who cares about maiev". When I started playing dota 2 I'd type naix or n'aix to find him just to realise I had to backspace to get lifestealer. You get use to it and who really gives a fuck anyway
        Last edited by frankles; 12-14-2012, 09:33 AM.

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        • #5
          'too frequent' according to what? your arbitrary need for completely exclusive variety in every name?

          i always liked that there were several types of assassins in dota and several heroes who characterize "shadow"-based lore in different ways.

          and yeah the name of the warden is maiev shadowsong.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The4thSniporr View Post
            inb4 Valve announces the first Valve hero: Shadow Assassin.
            Isn't Riki the Shadow Assassin? Or is he Stealth Assassin?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain Chalky View Post
              Isn't Riki the Shadow Assassin? Or is he Stealth Assassin?
              Stealth

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The4thSniporr View Post
                inb4 Valve announces the first Valve hero: Shadow Assassin.
                Now we know who to thank if this actually happens.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kraju View Post
                  i think its copyrights problems
                  even Brewmaster is not Panda - for sure because of above
                  but i may be wrong...
                  I don't there's ANY copyright problems with using Lanaya, Nevermore, or Mortred as they are their "real" names according to the lore.

                  Those names are present in Blizzard franchises at all.


                  Originally posted by vladhood View Post
                  'too frequent' according to what? your arbitrary need for completely exclusive variety in every name?

                  i always liked that there were several types of assassins in dota and several heroes who characterize "shadow"-based lore in different ways.

                  and yeah the name of the warden is maiev shadowsong.
                  My own subjective tastes, pretty much, on top of the fact that the names I mentioned I preferred over 'shadow x" or "x assassin" were used far more frequently ( at least in my own memory) than their current names.

                  To play devil's advocate with my own point, there are 3 Knights (they don't bother me at all) so maybe 3 assassins and 3 shadows aren't as overwhelming as I may lead them to be.

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                  • #10
                    Knight crew here, assasisns suck.

                    Chaos Knight
                    Dragon Knight
                    Holy Knight
                    Knight Stalker
                    Rogue knight
                    Omniknight

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                    • #11
                      Next hero upcoming:

                      Shadow Knight-Assassin
                      League / Ranking - NOW!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cryle View Post
                        Knight crew here, assasisns suck.

                        Knight Stalker
                        no

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pie Flavor View Post
                          no
                          Actually its Night Stalker

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                          • #14
                            Just give us Name and Title.. doh.. I want my Mortred, Davion, Lanaya etc back.
                            Give me my old Traxex back, the one with ice-cold eyes and face paint!

                            Why do carries get all credit for winning a game where he goes 30 min afk farming while the rest is defending everything?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Velendro View Post
                              Actually its Night Stalker
                              Here is your cape captain, now fly away.

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