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Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:29 pm
by Cassiel
I'm testing out whether YouTube's HD videos are any good and how long they take to process (bloody long, apparently). The higher resolutions aren't done yet, but you can see it now in all its low-resolution glory!



Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:43 pm
by Turkey_Slayer
Nice. However, it bothers me that you can see the souls of the characters' feet in the preview (picky, I know). Maybe edit the angle a bit? Also, the Blood Meters look a bit large.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:00 pm
by Merlin
Holy crap. :shock:

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:03 pm
by o
Wow excellent work. Big step above the shade method people used wayyyyyy back in the day.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:18 pm
by Cassiel
Turkey_Slayer wrote:Nice. However, it bothers me that you can see the souls of the characters' feet in the preview (picky, I know). Maybe edit the angle a bit? Also, the Blood Meters look a bit large.

Nope, that's intentional. You have to view the units from slightly below to avoid seeing gigantic hero glow planes everywhere. Luckily Blizzard made them all single-sided, otherwise the whole method would be borked. However, I have not yet checked whether I can retain rotation while billboarding the hero's angle. If I can, I'll probably be able to get a perfect facing on the hero that still avoids glow.

I think the Blood Meter is fine when there isn't a 6-hero pileup.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:33 pm
by Mengde
I love the fact that the Pirate's name is Ulysses.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:54 pm
by Cassiel
He has a bunch of names: Ulysses, Captain Morgan, The Dread Pirate Roberts, Niels, and his "canon" name is Silas.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:09 pm
by Myth
That is really radical.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:49 am
by Boolerian
Damn, that's smooth.
The blood flowing behind, models rotating, icons showing, font not blurry...
That Witch Doctor icon is sick.

Does one player decide the game mode at start?

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:11 am
by Kaz
Red by default or green if you check any of the game flags.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:52 am
by Fledermaus
Should be changed to pink.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:58 am
by Cassiel
It's whichever player on team 2 has the lowest player number, so green -> pink -> gray etc.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:12 am
by Boolerian
Are these the guys we'll see in the first O release?

Will there still be blood resource, cause I see the lumber icon there?

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:44 am
by TheEmeraldAngel
You're Youtube channel's name is Aeon of Blood. I recall that was the possible name if you moved ToB to SC2. Would that be a confirmation of this move?

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:43 pm
by -Y-
TheEmeraldAngel wrote:You're Youtube channel's name is Aeon of Blood. I recall that was the possible name if you moved ToB to SC2. Would that be a confirmation of this move?

A bit early to tell ain't it?

EDIT: I completely forgot to praise the awesome model selection screen. Can't wait to see it in HD.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:46 pm
by Cassiel
I think it's as HD as it's going to get outside of the actual game. Guess I should've uploaded the raw fraps avi.

HyperActive wrote:Are these the guys we'll see in the first O release?

Will there still be blood resource, cause I see the lumber icon there?

Yes and yes. Blood is still a resource--it's measured by the bar under the hero now.

TheEmeraldAngel wrote:You're Youtube channel's name is Aeon of Blood. I recall that was the possible name if you moved ToB to SC2. Would that be a confirmation of this move?

AoB will be a new map, but sure, we have every expectation of moving to another engine, possibly SC2. O is going to be released for WC3 first though.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:59 pm
by Zeuter
The processing was done 12 hours ago, you can watch it in HD on youtube, just not when it's embedded. It looks sweet.

I'm still not a huge fan of the blood meter, it's so large! I'll have to see how it plays out when you're actually playing a game, but an option to change its size would be nice regardless.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:14 pm
by Cassiel
Yes, I'm talking about it only hitting 720p. 720p is basically what I recorded it at, but it looks vastly better on my drive than it does on YouTube. I thought perhaps they'd include a 1080p option that looks as good as the video I uploaded.

I can actually shrink the Blood Meter quite easily. I built alternate sizes into it from the get-go because different units have different scaling sizes, and attachments are scaled as well. When you don't have a bunch of heroes on top of each other though I like the current size. If it really bothers a bunch of people after you actually play it I'll change the required animation names for the heroes.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:30 pm
by Turkey_Slayer
Cassiel wrote:When you don't have a bunch of heroes on top of each other though I like the current size. If it really bothers a bunch of people after you actually play it I'll change the required animation names for the heroes.

I'll wait to play it before I pass judgment, but remember ToB can become a clusterfuck at its peak.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:38 pm
by Cassiel
Unless you control a hero you can't see its meter.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:31 pm
by Turkey_Slayer
Oh, how the fuck did I miss that?

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:23 am
by gandalf37
I'd buy SC2 to play ToB more than to play actual SC2.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:58 am
by Myth
gandalf37 wrote:I'd buy SC2 to play ToB more than to play actual SC2.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:11 am
by Turkey_Slayer
I'm pretty much only buying SC2 for the custom games.

Re: Hero Selection

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:39 am
by -Y-
Turkey_Slayer wrote:I'm pretty much only buying SC2 for the custom games.

This. Also so I can legally create maps.