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  • Controlled Random Pool

    EDIT up top: Sorry in advance if this has already been mentioned before.

    I am wondering if an option could be added to create a personalized pool of heroes (any size technically) to random from with no gold added. For example if my favorite 5 heroes were {AA,Lich,Pugna,Slardar,Jakiro} I could group these heroes into my "pool" and be given another option next to 'Random' called 'Controlled Random' which would just pick one of the heroes in my pool and I would start with regular gold instead of random gold.

    I could see an option in the hero select screen such as a Modifier (alt,shift,ctrl) + Click highlighting and un-highlighting heroes to be in your pool, or a preset pool created at the main menu.

    I can't think of any balance related issues because you would not receive the bonus gold from randoming, and no effect on those who would not utilize it because it would be completely optional.

    To be honest, the only reason I would want this feature added is because I choose random in most of my games for the sole purpose of not having to choose a hero, regardless of the bonus gold. However, there are quite a few heroes I do not play well/do not enjoy playing and a feature like this would allow me to make a pool of my favorite heroes (around 20-30 in my case). While I do not troll/give up when I get a hero I dislike, I would be much more inclined to not only have fun, but do better in-game knowing I would be given a hero I like.

    Again, there would be no balance issue or advantage to using a feature like this because you would receive regular gold just as if you had selected the hero.



    TL;DR 2nd type of random,option to create "pool" of favorite heroes, any size, and a random hero from pool chosen with regular 603 gold given instead of 853
    Last edited by snowstorm116; 01-07-2012, 01:50 AM.

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    No.
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    • #3
      Yes, no reason not to exist.

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      • #4
        I was thinking this. I play with friends and we often pick a specific type of hero each. Being able to random carry, random pusher, random support etc. would be great. You can already highlight only carries/support/gankers etc. in the hero pick screen.

        Would be a good addition and surely couldn't be considered imbalanced because there'd be no gold bonus.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kitboh View Post
          I was thinking this. I play with friends and we often pick a specific type of hero each. Being able to random carry, random pusher, random support etc. would be great. You can already highlight only carries/support/gankers etc. in the hero pick screen.

          Would be a good addition and surely couldn't be considered imbalanced because there'd be no gold bonus.
          This does not work because the hero roles are kinda off. Tinker for example is considered a carry, which I don't really agree with. So let's say you want to random a carry. You might random a Spectre or a Tinker. They are totally different.
          SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION, SEARCH FUNCTION. DAMNIT.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by eNTe_eXe View Post
            This does not work because the hero roles are kinda off. Tinker for example is considered a carry, which I don't really agree with. So let's say you want to random a carry. You might random a Spectre or a Tinker. They are totally different.
            Yeah I can understand that, but the OP's suggestion involved picking all the heroes you'd possibly want. I'd imagine most people would have at least one hero within each role that they wouldn't like that much. When the gold bonus is removed it becomes little more than a tool to make the decision for you, and doesn't affect the balance of the game at all so I can't see how anyone could complain about it.

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            • #7
              Write the names of 6 heroes on a die and roll it.

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              • #8
                i support this. There is no reason why this shouldnt be there

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dustingunn View Post
                  Write the names of 6 heroes on a die and roll it.
                  This. Add a dice to the game with certain heroes you pick and let it roll.

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                  • #10
                    No reason not to implement this, as long as the old Random system remains implemented.
                    There are people like me who are often unsure what they want to play, but if you hit random in your already full carry team and get a carry yourself, it won't make for the nicest of games. This system would have prevented that (no bonus bounty for this one obviously)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lamza View Post
                      No.
                      Good Arguments...

                      @Topic: +1, maybe not that important but should be implemented :P

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