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25/07 Item Changes - My feedback

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  • #16
    i love the new bottle and ward icons but i think that the new Assault Cuirass icon doesnt look like a DotA 2 icon. in my opinion, the Purple S/Y and Purple Shadowblade are shit


    • #17
      Originally posted by TheWilder View Post
      Everytime they make new icons, people post stuff like this. These are like 3rd icons that "suck and are much worse than last ones, which were amazing".
      I know we get used to some items, those what they have a little change (textures, definition, colours, 3d model, etc) but items like cuirass (for example) and many others are changed totally and they are worst than ever. I did no said that because i dont like the improves, i said that because some items are really bad and i think most people are agre with me.


      • #18
        Eye of Skadi is not appealing much pixelated


        • #19
          I liked the old Dagon where it was very easy to tell what level it was by the number of things on the end. Just having the light get bigger is a lot harder to tell at just a glance.


          • #20
            I love the new icons, including vanguard and the new assault cuirass. I admit some work could be needed about contrasts and stuff like this, but shapes are fine. Idk why they changed courier and wards though, I agree the new ones are weird. Some items like orchid or wands are much better with the new contrast. But as long as you never ever touch oblivion staff, i'll be fine haha. Oh and btw love the new Eul background. And the red eyes for bkb is a MUST HAVE, idk how people can complain about it.


            • #21
              Gonna copy-paste from my PlayDotA post:
              The icons I do not like:

              Courier: Don't see the point in the change. It looks far too cartoony.
              Flying Courier: Same reason as before.
              Observer Wards: Could look less cartoony.
              Bottle: Could look less cartoony.
              Blade of Alacrity: Doesn't look bright enough.
              Staff of Wizardry: Doesn't look bright enough.
              Quarterstaff: Lost a lot of it's details.
              Javelin: It doesn't look like a javelin anymore.
              Mithril Hammer: Looks dull.
              Blink Dagger: The previous one was far superior to this one. Did not see the need for a change.
              Magic Wand: Looks more like a dildo or a vibrator, and I'm not lying.
              Null Talisman: The purple background does not fit.
              Poor Man's Shield: Doesn't look poor.
              Treads: The aura around it is absolutely disgusting.
              Urn of Shadows: Less cartoony. The previous one was better.
              Tranquil Boots: An improvement, but could use a lot more detail and a background.
              Drums: The previous one was far superior.
              Aghanim's Scepter: Needs less stubbiness.
              Shadow Blade: It is a contrasted MESS.
              MKB: It needs a background.
              Divine Rapier: Why blue. WHY. It doesn't look "Divine" anymore.
              Hood of Defiance: A silver trim would work a lot better than gold.
              Vanguard: The shittiest icon since Satanic in the previous version
              Black King Bar: The red eyes are distracting.
              Assault Cuirass: It's not a cuirass, it's a platebody.
              Mask of Madness: Needs a slight improvement in the facial shape. I like it otherwise.
              Mjollnir: Oh god. Why.
              Satanic: Now it's a beetle. How many times are you going to screw this up.

              All other icons are either fine the way they are or if they were changed I approve of the improvement.


              • #22
                woofer +1


                • #23
                  DUN LIKE THE NEW WARDS ICON...


                  • #24
                    I love the new AC and Mask of Madness, but yikes.. a lot of those are really bad

                    ESPECIALLY SHADOW BLADE.

                    What were they thinking T_T.


                    • #25
                      can someone show me some screenies??
                      Testing bugs between DOTA 2 and DotA - No Test Client
                      Common Gameplay Bugs list
                      Intended Gameplay Fix list
                      Times quoted: OVER NINE THOUSAND

                      Originally posted by GothicCream
                      Almost of every pokemon game that have online match. 75% of player are using full legendary pokemon team with all of them being sent out from master ball. And they got pawn by Magikarp.


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                        • #27
                          I'm not one for crying about change (I welcomed the last generation of item icons when they arrived with open arms) but seriously, these new ones are almost universally bad. I understand the need to change the courier/wards icons because the older ones were stock, but why change Blink Dagger? It looks less like a dagger and more like a stylized cleaver.

                          That's just one example. The previous set of item icons were perfect, IMO, and I really really don't like the new ones.


                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Inacio View Post
                            Some icons were changed for the better, some for the worse.
                            The icons I won't mention were either not changed or are looking better.

                            Icons that just look bad:

                            Vanguard: bad contrast against the backgorund, looks like it was thrown into Photoshop, someone applied some high contrast filters and called it a day. Needs some work
                            Magic Wand: the rounded thing on the top looks worse than how it looked before
                            Satanic: could use better contrast against the backgorund
                            Assault Cuirass: looks much less uninspired. I believe it's the palette. It doesn't work as well as it did before
                            Sange: could use better contrast against the backgorund
                            Armlet: just not a very good design even though it IS an armlet now; could use better contrast against the backgorund
                            Wards: wards aren't made of Play-Doh
                            Bottle: looks slightly oversaturated (filled ones are great though)
                            Blade of Alacrity: it looked oh so much better in the previous icon, was a way more interesting design composition-wise
                            Blink Dagger: perspective looks really weird
                            Shadow Blade: looks like a purple dragon dildo
                            Couriers: the background is too bright, and the couriers themselves don't look very interesting either

                            Personal taste:

                            BKB: I feel like the red doesn't work very well with the palette, and just feels unnecessary
                            Poor Man's Shield: the previous design was more interesting, and still fit the role
                            Sheepstick: that's not a very good silhouette / palette synergy
                            Chainmail: the texture just doesn't feel right... maybe it should be just slightly lighter?
                            Drum of Endurance: I feel like the previous icon was a bit lighter on the eyes, with less saturation, and had a better perspective... might just have to take my time getting used to it though
                            Staff of Wizardry: the previous icon looked more... magical? This one feels like it's a little dull
                            You should change your post into everything being personal taste because it is.

                            The icons are subjective meaning everybody has a different opinion. If the perspective of an object, lighting and shadows are just plain WRONG, they go add it to you "items that just look bad", everything you posted should be under "personal taste".

                            I think the icons look great, no need to change it. Put more time into heroes, balancing and bugfixes etc.
                            They already redid it 2 times. why spend even more time on something that is OK?


                            • #29
                              Originally posted by rickondraw View Post
                              why spend even more time on something that is OK?
                              I wish you asked this before they changed the already fine icons into bizarrely-coloured, horrifically contrasted messes.


                              • #30
                                Originally posted by The4thSniporr View Post
                                I wish you asked this before they changed the already fine icons into bizarrely-coloured, horrifically contrasted messes.
                                your kinda right they didnt have to change it, but they did.

                                people dont like change, next week no-one will talk about this, they just have to get used to the new icons.