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[Suggestion] Spell animation preview when selecting skill at learn tab/picking phase

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  • [Suggestion] Spell animation preview when selecting skill at learn tab/picking phase

    Hey there fellow dota players,

    I think it would be very nice to have a some sort of preview how the spell animation looks and works when selecting the skill at the learning tab or during the picking phase of a game. Instead of only reading the description it would be cool to see how it looks like aswell. Furthermore, there might even be a voice telling how each ability works during the preview scenes. I think this would be a really good addition to the current information which is only provided with text which sometimes can be confusing how the ability actually could look like when you use it for first time, maybe there also could be tip about each ability aswell? This would require quite a lot of work since there are a lot of heroes and each got atleast 4 abilities! But is it worth it?

    So what you think about this suggestion? This might not be a priority but would be very useful for new players in the further. Feel free to further develop the idea!

    Edit: I think if this suggestion comes true, it cannot be done until the game is fully complete since I guess the way the preview works is that they record a video of the spell animation and then it will be putted into the game and activated when clicking on the skill. This means, if they changes anything major which happends often in the beta (visually e.g.) then they pretty much needs to make another video.
    Last edited by Porre; 12-02-2011, 05:27 AM.

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      This actually sounds quite awesome. Sure, people been doing it already with gifs and videos for guides, etc, but it would be so much better if we had something like that in game.
      [Suggestion] Hide creeps and neutrals health bars when they're full (screenshots included)