No, because, well, uh, read my post...
These are the eternal boots of the gods (specifically, the messenger god). They will never leave your feet...
Phase Boots (1500)
Plated Greaves (1503)
Mercury's Boots (3050 or 3100 or 3103)
- Permanent +120 Movement Speed (ms).
- Does not stack with any other Boots.
- There is NO active ability, they just give a lot of permanent bonus ms.
- Upon creation, the boots are removed from your inventory.
These boots are for heroes that need Tier 2 boots for mid game, but want better boots for late game and/or that extra inventory slot clear. Want to be as fast as the guy with Post Haste but want those Steamboots right now? No problem! This item could revolutionize the whole idea of only having 5 effective item slots most of every game on every hero. These boots aren't always better than Post Haste because these don't have an active ability.
I realize this may be difficult to implement as is, but I'm open to suggestions. One idea I was considering was adding the bonus movement speed to the BASE ms of the hero. I'm not 100% sure what difference that would make, though.
Thanks in advance for the feedback!
Last edited by Scythe; 02-06-2010 at 08:24 AM.
Sorry man, this where you have to just start economizing your slots. The idea just isn't HoN.
This game needs a different boot for heroes, but this is not a good idea for one.
I am interested in the idea of upgrading boots, but freeing up a spot seems too unfair. If you have enough gg gear that you really need the 6th slot maybe you should just sell your boots! 750 gold may be enough for you to finish doombringer
You don't even need to free up slots if you're playing normal-mode games.
By the time you have boots+5 gg items, just save for buy-backs. It should be so late-game that buying back 4-5 times is much better than another item anyway.
Thanks for the feedback, what if they were NOT removed from the inventory and instead were 200 or so cheaper?
It's not that this isn't balanced, it just doesn't fit. Getting early means epic fail, you're out over 3000 gold out without the stats of 1 minor totem, it can't be gotten early game. Mid game, you're items are good, but as soon as you buy this item, you have spent 1600 gold for worse stats (minus movement speed). Late game, you just want your wingbow, who cares about moving fast?
I can see why you would feel like extra boot stuff is needed. But honestly, just get a firebrand then, good movement speed bonus and you keep your boot stats plus some other good stats.
If you still feel like you want to put in something for more movement speed, then make an item that takes up another inventory slot but stacks with boot speed. Like eul's but not as expensive with more of a boost.
i dont like this item concept because it just doesnt seem pratical on some levels...
the extra item slot is to much.... the 120 movement speed can stack with the other movement speed percent increase and would just make heroes to fast.
i do see what you mean about the support heroes need movement speed but they wont be able to afford it and need other items that will help everyone and not just give them a lil more movement speed.