View Poll Results: Should the method used to spawn creeps, finally see an evolution?

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  • Yes, creeps spawning from thin air (or no Rax) is archaic.

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  • No, it's a gameplay mchanic, who cares what it loosk like.

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Thread: Why do Creeps still spawn from thin air - even when the Rax down?

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    Basic Member Acid Snow's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Why do Creeps still spawn from thin air - even when the Rax down?

    It's time DotA evolved its method of spawning Creeps, because having them appear out of thin air (even without a Rax) looks so 2002

    ...DotA needs to improve the visuals/style/method of creeps spawn. Because it's currently really bad. Being such a well polished game, maybe its time the creep-spawning mechanic evolved - possibly having them spawn in front of the Ancient (isn't he/she spawning them anyway?).

    What do you guys think?

    EDIT: I just had a great idea how we could animate the spawning of creeps in a meaningful & informative way.
    ...As it stands right now, there's no clear indicator when creeps are gunna spawn, but we can fix that!

    SOLUTION: The creep's "souls" could emerge [from each throne] as little blue/red whisps, and over the course of a few seconds they could slowly fly to their spawn location!

    This would give a visual indicator as to exactly WHEN the creeps spawn! ...So it'll no longer be a guessing game.
    Last edited by Acid Snow; 04-10-2012 at 10:51 AM.

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    After rax are down creeps could emerge from the ground and have a zombie-ish look!

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    Well, it is fantasy game, so it's fine to be unrealistic. I do agree though that they could make it more real. Maybe coming up some stairs from an underground tunnel or something.
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    Are there some examples in other MOBAs about how could this change? I mean, have LoL, HoN or I dunno, some of those chinese dota-like multiplayer games taken this in account? I'm not really into any other games so that's my question.

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    LOL has its' creeps march out of the main building, due to a lack of barracks.

    In fact, this has been bothering me as well. A teleportation animation would fit quite nicely.

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    I've thought about this before, but couldn't think of anything that would make sense. I'm not a fan of them clawing their way out of the ground, but I do agree it's random having them just appear out of thin air.
    Doing a great job Valve!

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    Having units pop into existence without any kind of effect or animation is unpolished. Its not fantastical, its just bad. There should be something, even if its just a puff of smoke.

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    An orange portal could open and creeps jump out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.ioes View Post
    An orange portal could open and creeps jump out of it.
    For science.

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    I'd like to see them either walking out of the raxes or spawning out of sth. Like giving the dire creeps a SC 2 zerg eggish spawn animation and let the radiant ones appear in a warp-inish animation

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