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How on earth did Valve win the rights to Dota assets?

#1GwynsSonSolairePosted 11/14/2013 1:31:43 AM
Every single character is from the warcraft universe.
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#2Ep1taph303Posted 11/14/2013 1:37:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JvQQoLgw2s
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#3TimePharaohPosted 11/14/2013 2:53:51 AM
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#4InterfusorPosted 11/14/2013 3:57:23 AM
Orcs were invented by Great Blizzard of 1888.
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#5claytonbuckleyPosted 11/14/2013 4:27:59 AM
sorry i'm late

GwynsSonSolaire topic

0/10
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#6GwynsSonSolaire(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2013 4:52:33 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
Literally not a single character is from Warcraft

You really need to participate in a house fire


Have you even played Dota, great time pharaoh? All the heroes are from The warcraft universe
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#7_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 11/14/2013 5:12:16 AM(edited)
Actually, at one time they were all from the Warcraft universe, but they were changed to avoid and IP licensing problems.

For example Thrall the Disruptor, who was obviously Thrall, perhaps the most recognizable character in the Warcraft universe, just became Disruptor. In addition to changing the names, they made small changes to the designs of the characters to makes them different from their dota1 counterparts. None of the characters really changed that much though. At first glance, they only have a different color scheme.

Blizzard was a fool for not acquiring the rights to dota.
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#8GhennkinsPosted 11/14/2013 5:14:24 AM
They were to busy counting their money to care probably.
#9Hi CPosted 11/14/2013 5:32:53 AM(edited)
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...


Blizzard was a fool for not acquiring the rights to dota.


Like most has been "bottom line businesses" today they only care about something after someone else gets rich off it. Otherwise it's "not economically viable".

And there is always a lawsuit involved because who really wants to be genuinely competitive?

Also GSS topic
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#10DartkunPosted 11/14/2013 5:48:06 AM
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
At first glance, they only have a different color scheme.


http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090520194046/wow/pl/images/9/9e/Thrall2war3.jpg

http://www.progamingtours.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Disruptor-set.png

Aside from the "dude riding a thing" theme. They did change him a bit.

I mean, yeah least changed would probably be like Pudge.
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