Yes, S2 should add this to the game
No, and here's why ...
Currently, you have to pick your alternate avatar at the start of every match you play. As S2 adds more alternates, maybe 2-3 skins for the same hero, this will not scale. And it's a tad bit annoying having to click again when you have your hero right-clicked, waiting for the timer to run out as you discuss.
I propose an interface similar to the account icon chooser, but for hero avatars. You fix a default, and whenever you play that hero, your default will get selected. This will centralise the addons stuff, making it less confusing.
This will also remove the need to show all hero avatars every time you pick a hero, which can be separated out to show only when one clicks the blue icon in the corner of the portrait. The portrait in the roster itself can be the portrait for the selected default (only for the current player of course).
Edit: I guess this is more of an interface issue than gameplay. Changing tag // 1st Feb
Last edited by painkiller`; 02-01-2011 at 06:35 AM.
Got forced into playing as normal magmus because of this... because we were discussing the need for either a Magmus or a Blacksmith. Fix it S2!
I'd like negative votes to have a reason, but thanks for the ups.
So what does it take for S2 to notice suggestions? 90% ups seems pretty good, yeah?
Easy and nice suggestion, +1.
Lol that it took 5 days for someone to reply :P
Sound idea, it's quite annoying to see the alt avatars when you've selected your hero. Can't see why this shouldn't be implemented.
My guess is that S2 is aware of this thread, gamecompanies usually have people to monitor the forums 24/7, they're called comunity managers and is the link between us and S2.
I'm sure they've weighted this against other stuff that they have on their list.
Even thought it's a good suggestion doesn't mean it'll be implemented, there might just be too many other things with higher priority.
Last edited by Shinzuwa; 01-31-2011 at 01:22 PM.
Like I said, it's a very obvious thing, so I'll probably not get the Alchemist Bones icon for this, but I rather see it get implemented than not.
unless there already is a way, its possible there is and i haven't realised, but there ought to be a button somewhere to allow you to change your skin selection after having picked a hero in the event that you don't feel like playing your default for a change, say if as you suggest they add more than 1 skin for a hero and you like both?
but yes i certainly approve of this