So look at Varus a bit

#1PhoenixNinePosted 5/9/2012 7:04:33 AM
Originality, innovation and whatnot.

Passive: gains attack speed by killing things.

Fine whatever. Ez gains AS by hitting with skillshots, Jax by attacking. Kayle used to get AS by having nearby allies die. Reasonably unique. I guess.

Q: Reduced movement speed, channel a few moments, release line missile that deals less damage the more enemies it hits.

Windrunner has this ability in Dota almost to the letter. It's just slightly different enough to not be an exact replica. Fail.

W: Attacks deal a bit more damage passively. Place stacks on target that when triggered deal a % of max life in damage.

Well, a mix of Vayne's W and MF's W. Nothing new here. Fail.

E: Slow in a circle. Deals damage, reduces healing.

Basically MF's E with the active from her W. Just different enough to not be the exact same ability. Fail.

R: Line missile that immobilizes the first target hit. Can spread to nearby enemies.

The only true original ability, within the shallow boundaries set by the game designers. It is, essentially, a chain stun. Nothing particularly interesting or innovative, but at least it doesn't copy already existing abilities.

Anyone else getting really tired of seeing these damn rehashes?
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#2VrrrooomPosted 5/9/2012 7:06:25 AM
doesn't particularly bother me.
#3angermngment101Posted 5/9/2012 7:07:37 AM
Theres only so much you could do... What did you want him to do? Nuke their nexus every 5 minutes?
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#4Fluffy_BearPosted 5/9/2012 7:15:30 AM
See, I know for a fact that you've played DotA, and it still astounds me that anyone that has played can seriously say Piercing Arrow is an exact or near-exact copy of Powershot. They're similar in theory but in-gamd they feel quite a bit different
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#5KadeAuronPosted 5/9/2012 7:33:46 AM
you just sound mad to me.... what are you trying to say? Some people like him... some don't but... they don't complain. They understand some people like him and get on with their day.
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#6anilEhilatedPosted 5/9/2012 7:45:47 AM
I'd actually agree with Piercing Arrow and Powershot being reasonably different; sure, they're both line nukes, landing a good PA seems harder due to range scaling. And yeah, they feel pretty different.
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#7PhoenixNine(Topic Creator)Posted 5/9/2012 7:54:30 AM
Stand and channel as opposed to move and channel.

I'm not mad. I'm just annoyed that new dota heroes feature fun and interesting mechanics while new LoL heroes are more of the same.

There's nothing special about any of the heroes in LoL. Very few bring something refreshing, some singular, unique mechanic that sets them apart.
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#8Ultima_Weapon33Posted 5/9/2012 7:55:02 AM
You are in the Dota 2 beta, right?
You'll see - Eternal love, that's what this is
This feeling that I just cannot resist... OD
#9MistressRarityPosted 5/9/2012 7:57:07 AM
You should really be comparing Piercing Arrow with Piltover Peacemaker rather than Powershot.
#10Fluffy_BearPosted 5/9/2012 8:00:11 AM
I haven't played TFT DotA in a while, the last new hero I remember is Tuskarr. How many newbies since then?
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