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Better than LAN, A Suggestion to greatly improve the DOTA TV Pro viewing experience.

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  • Better than LAN, A Suggestion to greatly improve the DOTA TV Pro viewing experience.

    One of the common complaints with the professional scene of this game is that there is not enough human interaction between viewers and the players. Compared to other games, this makes the viewing experience lesser as you are not able to watch the players while watching the game. Though LOL has all the teams in one place one alternative to this could be integrating web cams into the DOTA TV platform. When a caster clicks on a player in DOTA TV after 1 seconds the hero portrait will switch to a stream of that players web cam. This will provide some amazing insight into the players emotions while playing. It will greatly humanize the game while not requiring a L a N environment. Imagine right after the draft, each player takes their hero and you are able to see their faces, ready for the game. Imagine being able to judge how they look, perhaps they're scared going down one and zero in a best of three. what are your thoughts?

    TLDR: Hero portraits will transition to a player web cam feed after 1second. It will make DOTA awesome and give sponsors more exposure,(think team jerseys, headphones, mouse) further increasing the value of the product.

  • #2
    This idea is awesome, and it would be good watching all those reactions live from webcam.


    • #3
      the idea is good by itself but we also need to consider additional bandwith allocation from each client to receive web cam also the bandwidth valve need to add to accomplish that goal


      • #4
        Awesome idea, but tards at Valve cant solve simple audio routing problem with China servers let alone a video feed.


        • #5
          I do think it would be hard to actually get working in the game, but I would LOVE to see this. Fantastic idea.


          • #6
            Interesting idea and it would be cool if spectators or casters could select the feed.


            • #7
              I like the idea but more chances for HL3 be released tomorrow to this be implemented.


              • #8
                Doing the math the bandwidth necessary should be miniscule on todays cable modems. The viewsers are the only one who sees, it, so it doesn;t affect the player other than slight upload. It's such a small set of pixels.