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  • Real Name and Title option

    There is a inconsistency between the heroes' names and titles.
    Such as Crystal Maiden and Lina. Why is Crystal Maiden's name Crystal Maiden and not Rylai?

    Basically what I'm suggesting is to give us an option to change all of the heroes' names to titles or vice versa. OR give us an option to individually choose and revert.
    Yes, trivial things matter. When you give us an option to change, fans from both side won't bicker.

  • #2
    why to change it - i havent got it - what is the reason to do so ?

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    • #3
      Like I said, it is a trivial matter to others. Some people just prefer to see the titles or names on their heroes just for the sake of being consistent.

      To be honest, for me, some heroes have actual names than titles and I think the heroes with names are valued more just because they are more unique.

      Like Drow Ranger vs. Lina: It is like Drow Ranger is some generic ranger unit going up against Lina who is well the one and only Lina!
      Last edited by looldude; 02-21-2012, 10:38 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by looldude View Post
        Like Drow Ranger vs. Lina: It is like Drow Ranger is some generic ranger unit going up against Lina who is well the one and only Lina!
        An aside: That's the only Drow Ranger that is not repugnant to look at. All others are wart filled midget creatures. Our Drow is quite unique.

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        • #5
          Blizzard.

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          • #6


            It is completely possible through some modification to the original files, but it makes the game more unique, similar and consistent to everyone.

            Lets say we compare it to League of Legends, their "champions" go by their names (Lee Sin, the Blind Monk. Ashe, The Frost Archer. Master Yi, The Wuju Bladesman. Etc.), as for Dota goes by their Title. (Tequoia, Natures Prophet. Yunero the Juggernaut and of course Traxex the Drow Ranger. Of course there is the exceptions like Rikimaru the Stealth Assassin and Zeus, Lord of Heaven.

            The game is not like Warcraft where you controlled the heroes apart of the team, and they had a unit called a "drow ranger", I really doubt there is going to be a second Drow Ranger added to the game that people will be confused with.

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            • #7
              league of legends champion titles are so awful. i often wonder why they even bothered.

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              • #8
                It bother me a bit too, every hero had a name and title in DotA 1, and it was consistent. Even if we are used to call Tiny the stone giant "Tiny" and Raigor Stonehoof the Earthshaker "Earthshaker", the game always showed both.

                I'd say DotA 2 should do the same, name plus title, and imho, it sounds more epic.

                I guess that it isn't done now for copyright reasons, Kael, priestess of the moon, Inverse, slayer, etc. probably can't be reused. The staff should find new names and titles for those and make the game consistent.

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                • #9
                  +1

                  Even though this sort of polish isn't that big of a priority, I hope to see it when we get closer to release.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hey00 View Post
                    It bother me a bit too, every hero had a name and title in DotA 1, and it was consistent. Even if we are used to call Tiny the stone giant "Tiny" and Raigor Stonehoof the Earthshaker "Earthshaker", the game always showed both.

                    I'd say DotA 2 should do the same, name plus title, and imho, it sounds more epic.

                    I guess that it isn't done now for copyright reasons, Kael, priestess of the moon, Inverse, slayer, etc. probably can't be reused. The staff should find new names and titles for those and make the game consistent.
                    I am not sure, but I guess all heroes already have a name and a title in the Lore tab. I also like the name + title style, sounds really epic.

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                    • #11
                      +1

                      This inconsistency is what bothered me the most since I got into the beta.

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                      • #12
                        Missing the hero titles...

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                        • #13
                          -1 I really don't think it's a big deal and it makes things clearer to just have one name for everything. Not everything has to be 100% the way it was in Dota 1.

                          Change is not always such a bad thing, stop being so afraid of it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bradsmr View Post
                            -1 I really don't think it's a big deal and it makes things clearer to just have one name for everything. Not everything has to be 100% the way it was in Dota 1.

                            Change is not always such a bad thing, stop being so afraid of it.
                            We know changes can be good, but I personally don't like THIS change. I liked the name + title style. Come the changes! Come the manabars! (just kidding )

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                            • #15
                              Probably because some of these names are based on existing characters in Warcraft universe lore and too similar and can't be used due to potential issues. We all know that relations between Blizzard and Valve can be a little sketchy right now.

                              Obvious names like 'Thrall the Disruptor, Vol'jin the Witch Doctor, Kel'Thuzad the Lich' to not so obvious ones like 'Raigor Stonehoof'(probably one of few default Tauren Chieftain hero unit names in War3 that cycled and possible relation to Stonehoof clan).

                              Then you have names that are references to other works not Warcraft related:

                              Lina Inverse: Slayers manga and anime character reference.
                              Zeus and Medusa: Greek mythology and quite clearly public domain.
                              Akasha, QoP and Yurnero, Juggernaut: Pretty sure Akasha and Yurnero are Hindi names so i don't know why Valve didn't use these since it would be public domain. Perhaps not wanting to offend Hindi people?
                              Morphling: Famous Magic the Gathering card of the past which had prominence in tournaments.

                              Give it time and they'll probably flesh it out a bit more with the names and titles later. I can't see this being a high priority for them right now when they still got more work on their plate. I actually can't explain the choice not to use 'Rylai' though over 'Crystal Maiden' because it seems like there would be no issues there.

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