Defenders 020: Doombringer
December 2, 2011
No one really voted in the Pudge thread, so I decided today I’d choose a hero that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. <3 Doombringer.
Lately, I’ve been using the model viewer as reference for my portraits. Originally, I was using the in game animated portraits, but they’re pretty low res. The model viewer let’s me get in good and close to see exactly what’s going on. While I was looking at Doom’s model, I noticed it was actually three different model files: body, weapon, and helm. Now, maybe there’s some technical reason that those big-ass horns couldn’t be a part of the main model, but my first thoughts were:
1. So, those aren’t his horns? :(
2. Hats are coming, and there’s not a goddamn thing we can do about it.
It is very, very, very likely that there will be in game cosmetic items that you can add to your heroes (a la TF2). A few such items have even been found referenced in the game files. Personally, I like cosmetic items. I never buy them, and rarely use them, but I like that they exist, and I find the virtual economy that they have created (at least in TF2) fascinating. Seriously. Read some of this:
The earbuds are a valuable item. It might better to hold onto this item, because the value will only rise. The earbuds are worth slightly less than 2 Bill’s hats. In most cases, the earbuds are sold for 14 keys, 6-8 good vintage hats, or about $20 USD.
But there are those who are staunchly opposed to them, and for good reason. Some claim they can ruin the flavour of the game, and potentially make heroes more difficult to recognize at first glance.
What say you? Hats, or no hats? Aaaand a special prize for the person who can find me the most amazing, epic hat, real or imaginary: a free limited edition Morphling print. Leave a link to an image in the comments, and be sure to explain what is and where you found it. I’ll announce the winner on Monday.