First off I'd like to introduce myself as many of you do not know me! I've been working as a designer here at S2 Games for over a year now. I've played World of Warcraft 3v3 arena and Team Fortress 2 competitively, as well as a countless number of other games! The heroes I've designed so far are Dampeer, Flux, and Revenant.
Now, a little bit about the design of Shadowblade. I got the idea for the concept of the hero from the CAD Time to make a hero contest. (http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20110805/#n2202) Cthuluphant ended up winning the contest, however I really liked the suggestion from one of the runners up, Alex Cook.
I decided to make a hero around the concept of the Shadowblade. My goal in designing the hero was to allow it to be built either Strength, Agility, Intelligence, or a combination thereof and still be very effective. I believe I have achieved that! So now I will leave it up to all of you to decide how best to build Shadowblade. Through much iteration and testing, I am happy to bring Shadowblade to Heroes of Newerth this Friday!
I do not want to spoil any of the specifics of the hero already, however here is a little teaser of Shadowblade's Abilities:
Looks good :P
Didn't see the contest submission but reminds me a little of morphling from dota based on the little you have said.
True Skill Rating mod - a numerically simple but elaborate rating system used to judge the skill of players.
As a huge fan of Dampeer, Flux, and Revenant, I look forward to see what heros you can produce. Looking forward to the spotlight on Shadowblade.
These previews make me sad knowing that I won't actually be able to play the hero for weeks to come.
The only gold I keep,
is on my shelf,
in my emmy's
Make better guides first
MasterGeese, amateur hero designer and (mostly) support player, reporting in.
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Gj buro, looks pretty cool, i love dampeer, i slam kids in the can every day
yey early access no one gives a **** bout your hero design poor money stealers
So.. this hero will be available in what, April?
Anyway, sooner or later is always better than never, keep up the good work!