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    Lightbulb Make Trees React To Environment? (Pls read the OP about balance)

    For example, when Shadow Fiend casts Requiem of Souls, all nearby trees facing him will sway outwards due to the force. When Windrunner runs along or through trees using Windrunner ability, the trees will sway to the direction Windrunner is running to. You get the idea. It's subtle, but it's freaking awesome if it can be done.

    UPDATE:
    Suggested implementations:
    1. The effect is seen only when the triggering hero is in enemy's sight. OR
    2. The effect is seen only by allies and observers, but not enemies. OR
    3. The effect is seen only in abilities that won't affect balance.
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    sounds nice

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    Could be affecting balance in a situation where you have no vision over the hero, but have vision over the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelytha View Post
    Could be affecting balance in a situation where you have no vision over the hero, but have vision over the trees.
    Agreed, keep in mind (especially re. the windrunner example, as far as I remember) that there are currently particle trails for some hero abilities.

    +1 to abilities where it wouldn't affect balance.

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    You could have the effect only activate if the hero is in sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moitoius View Post
    You could have the effect only activate if the hero is in sight.
    That, or only ally & observer can see the effect. Problem solved.

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    Bad ideia. Will affect heavly when you have no vision on the hero. Just to see the tree is enoght to know that somehting is there, or to get directions.


    Not all brazilians are assholes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skull View Post
    Bad ideia. Will affect heavly when you have no vision on the hero. Just to see the tree is enoght to know that somehting is there, or to get directions.
    L2read the whole thread:

    1. We have a solution already: hero must be in sight (or allied only).
    2. This concern has been brought up already.
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    Sounds awesome, and I can clearly see it will look awesome!


    Small details like this is what makes the source engine superior from those "other" dota-ish games.
    cough..lol.. cough..hon..

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    Playing some Battlefield 3 lately and I can confirm how awesome it is if the trees wave because of the wind of the bazooka shell you just shot

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