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[IDEA] Unique visuals for fortified structures

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  • [IDEA] Unique visuals for fortified structures

    As it stands in Dota 2 fortified structures use the exact same effect as a BKB'ed hero, however this is visually confusing and doesn't make much sense.
    What I'm suggesting is a custom visual effect for fortified structures - this is visually much less confusing to people such as new players, and could even better convey the idea that this structure will not take damage.
    Something as simple as large pulsating shields surrounding the tower could even work well, but post any ideas or suggestions that you may have in the comments.

  • #2
    +1
    it shouldn't have the same "glow" as bkb
    Never underestimate the power of the masses.

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    • #3
      Team-specific ones would be cool... A green floral shield for Radiant and a dark red volcanic shield for Dire.

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      • #4
        -1

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kirves View Post
          Team-specific ones would be cool... A green floral shield for Radiant and a dark red volcanic shield for Dire.
          Yeah that would definitely be perfect! Just as long as it's tastefully and subtly done.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mitcheroo View Post
            As it stands in Dota 2 fortified structures use the exact same effect as a BKB'ed hero, however this is visually confusing and doesn't make much sense.
            What I'm suggesting is a custom visual effect for fortified structures - this is visually much less confusing to people such as new players, and could even better convey the idea that this structure will not take damage.
            Something as simple as large pulsating shields surrounding the tower could even work well, but post any ideas or suggestions that you may have in the comments.
            a blue glow, or they could use the Guardian Angel effect that omni has
            hi

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Milkman View Post
              -1
              You.. you're not even going to give a reason?

              uh ok....
              hi

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              • #8
                +1

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                • #9
                  It would be cool if the vines wrapping around the radient towers would grow and thicken, encasing the tower in almost a bark like defence. The dire tower's inner flame could grow, surrounding the tower in fire. It would fit the theme of both the ancients because the radient ancient has trees/vines growing with it, and the dire ancient is already on fire.
                  Reference picture of the towers
                  Last edited by twonines; 03-19-2013, 06:56 PM.

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                  • #10
                    +1, all my thoughts said by others ; )

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                    • #11
                      -1,
                      current animation is quite clear and there is no reason to confuse new players with 38543675 animations for the same effect.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by barteqr View Post
                        -1,
                        current animation is quite clear and there is no reason to confuse new players with 38543675 animations for the same effect.
                        I assume you're joking.
                        Nobody in this thread has suggested anything more than 2 animations, and most people seem content with just 1.
                        Dota community in a nutshell : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning...3Kruger_effect

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by barteqr View Post
                          -1,
                          current animation is quite clear and there is no reason to confuse new players with 38543675 animations for the same effect.
                          How is it the same effect? Make some sense next time please.

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                          • #15
                            They'll probably sell them individually.

                            Wouldn't that be horrible?
                            Everyone would try to glyph prematurely to show off their 4$ glyph FX.

                            *knocks on wood*

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