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    This is what happened when Tencent(LoL) got it's hands on HoN in China

    http://db.neotv.cn/hon

    Some highlights:




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    I'm liking China's style.
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    I'm having trouble understanding this ...

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    Nothing new here.

    The Asian/Chinese art for various games is a lot more provocative. Just look at all the difference in art for LoL between the Asian and Western clients.

    Recently a lot of Japanese developed games coming to the west have been getting clothing changes.

    Bravely Default characters are more dressed and their profiles updated to age 18 ( from 15).

    Then there is that Vita card game that made news on how they are redressing some cards. This is a game where you have to 'rub' the Vita touch screen to take clothes off your monsters and power them up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashbox View Post
    I'm having trouble understanding this ...
    Those are hero portraits
    https://www.heroesofnewerth.com/heroes/

    Here are the western/international equivalents.They basically completely changed the aesthetics for the Chinese version.








    For those who don't know Tencent is the one who made the huge investment in LoL which allowed it to become the most popular game in the world. Think it was something like a $250 000 000 cash injection.
    That's how LoL completely destroyed HoN, because that cash investment allowed it to go f2p from the very start, something an indie company like S2 at the time could not afford.

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    Oh ok - got it.

    I gotta say, I much prefer the western versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideinlight View Post
    Those are hero portraits
    https://www.heroesofnewerth.com/heroes/

    Here are the western/international equivalents.They basically completely changed the aesthetics for the Chinese version.








    For those who don't know Tencent is the one who made the huge investment in LoL which allowed it to become the most popular game in the world. Think it was something like a $250 000 000 cash injection.
    That's how LoL completely destroyed HoN, because that cash investment allowed it to go f2p from the very start, something an indie company like S2 at the time could not afford.
    250 million for a moba?
    not even the whole of it just a cash injection?

    Thats more than double the budget of say WoW

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    I don't know about that. I bet operational costs trumped development costs for WoW eventually (my guess would be that it didn't take all that long).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashbox View Post
    I don't know about that. I bet operational costs trumped development costs for WoW eventually (my guess would be that it didn't take all that long).
    Almost definitely. Just the cost of support staff must be enormous, let alone maintaining the servers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hideinlight View Post
    Those are hero portraits
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    That's how LoL completely destroyed HoN, because that cash investment allowed it to go f2p from the very start, something an indie company like S2 at the time could not afford.
    Tencent did not invest into Riot until 2 years after LoL launch. Which was F2P starting in beta. It allowed it to expand to other regions. HoN came out 8 months later and did not launch F2P. Plus the changes to DOTA gameplay that LoL made were more appealing to a larger audience.

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    ...where is that woman's nipples?

    Also, have you seen that scene in Crash, you know, the one where the guy says "You embarrass me, you embarrass yourself."?

    Really thinking we need a geek Crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moraven View Post
    Plus the changes to Quake gameplay that Call of Duty made were more appealing to a larger audience.
    That's exactly what I hear in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    That's exactly what I hear in my mind.
    Is it offensive to you, to appeal to a wider audience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickygor View Post
    Is it offensive to you, to appeal to a wider audience?
    Yes. That's why I wrote what I wrote.

    Here, have a wide appealing book


    (Or softcore mom porn in masochistic or vampiric flavours)

    and some wide appealing music


    (Or anything since the late 90's mainstream)

    as part of the soundtrack of your wide appealing movie


    (Alternative: Transformers. But seeing a core figure of your youth being manhandled that way was more painful that some robots involved in explosions)

    in your wide appealing political system

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergen...on_Act_of_2008
    (Don't get me started on Spain)
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    I'd prefer to live and let live, thanks. That said, I'd read the book, and I've watched the film and enjoyed it.
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    Shut up. Bieber slowed down by 800 is some seriously great ambient music. No, I'm serious.
    Anyways, what's up with that portrait art? It's more polished in a way or perhaps more shiny. But it's also got some really weird anatomy things going on. In the first picture, if that is supposed to be a boob window, something went missing in a horrible photoshop accident. That lady in the second picture looks like she had to adjust her high heels mid battle. The last one is really funny to me, I can imagine him shouting "they cancelled whaaaat? But my epics!"

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    Don't worry, Tencent will never have a chance in your countries.

    We are the one having to bear with this bastard. sigh.

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    LoL tried a raft of changes that its extremely conservative competitors did not. Some worked and some did not, but I'd much rather they experiment than get a reskinned Dota from S2 and then Valve. And honestly, I think they made more right decisions than wrong ones, especially initially. The problem I had with the game is the constant wave of new champions with unimaginative mechanics.

    To hear some in the community, it's like someone decided in 2005 that there could only be one lane pusher, all other games are illegitimate, and their life is ruined by the enjoyment of others.

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    That is why I am glad Heroes of the Storm has taken a big change. BlizzCon couple years back the demo for itwas basically a Blizzard DOTA clone.
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    so much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickygor View Post
    Is it offensive to you, to appeal to a wider audience?
    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    Yes. That's why I wrote what I wrote.
    Damn, does that mean we need to stop following GoT and Sherlock as they're popular and thus have wide appeal?

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