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  • Timbersaw missing "Rare" lines?

    Timbersaw is the only hero lacking "Rare" lines (they are the lines that heroes used at the old heropedia when you clicked at then, and are also the lines they speak when you click multiple times on your own hero in the game). Why's that?

  • #2
    All of this is speculation:

    As I believe, voice acting is done in batches and sometimes very early in the hero's development cycle. They obviously did not invite Nolan North for example every week to voice a new character, I believe all lines were written in advance. They call the VA in, they do batch of characters and then they leave. Maybe they had a use for "rare" lines in the past, so they recorded them. This is why sometimes heroes do sound strange: I bet Phantom Assassin did not have a dark moody armor when they decided to give her lines like "I feel blurry!" or "I'm a immaterial girl". There is a design gap there.
    As you might notice, TJ Ramini is the newest voice actor hired to work on the game. It could be that he is the first one to have his voice after the new heropedia was realized. Very possible that Troll Warlord's voice was recorded long time ago, maybe part of second batch or first batch of heroes done by North. That is my idea, but it is all speculation. I bet they just did not need rares anymore, so they did not make any.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AychAychAych View Post
      All of this is speculation:

      As I believe, voice acting is done in batches and sometimes very early in the hero's development cycle. They obviously did not invite Nolan North for example every week to voice a new character, I believe all lines were written in advance. They call the VA in, they do batch of characters and then they leave. Maybe they had a use for "rare" lines in the past, so they recorded them. This is why sometimes heroes do sound strange: I bet Phantom Assassin did not have a dark moody armor when they decided to give her lines like "I feel blurry!" or "I'm a immaterial girl". There is a design gap there.
      As you might notice, TJ Ramini is the newest voice actor hired to work on the game. It could be that he is the first one to have his voice after the new heropedia was realized. Very possible that Troll Warlord's voice was recorded long time ago, maybe part of second batch or first batch of heroes done by North. That is my idea, but it is all speculation. I bet they just did not need rares anymore, so they did not make any.
      That may be a possibility, since the last 3 heroes or so were voiced by people that already voiced a couple of other heroes, with Ramini being the "odd-one-out". Still, for people that prefer the old heropedia or like to click on their heroes in-game to hear these lines, Timbersaw being the only one left out is still a bit weird.

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      • #4
        The idea that they didn't feel like recording rare lines because they didn't feel like it's needed doesn't work. Gyro, clinkz or shadow demon didn't have rare lines recorded for them either. Actually speaking of them valve could just do for timber like they did with them which is use spawn/repspawn lines for rare dialogue.

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        • #5
          Oh hey they did just that today.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pizza Cat View Post
            The idea that they didn't feel like recording rare lines because they didn't feel like it's needed doesn't work.
            Using dashes would help this sentence a lot. Little hard to get what you are trying to say when you blew it up with negatives.
            Last edited by AychAychAych; 02-15-2013, 05:38 AM.

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