No new hero :(
Although I admit it would still be very powerful on ursa since it would still place a stack of fury swipes, which would let him burst people down extremely quickly.
What if it was a toggled active ability, and you also did 25% of the damage to yourself?
the HUD... the items...
Sure would hate to be that one guy who remade Dota 2 items into TF2 now that they have changed some of their looks in the icons.
god bloodstone looks awful
Fuck i hate the new icons, most of them look like crap 3D renders now.
Only real improvement are the Arc's
You are 24 days late for april fools. Turn it back now.
Everything looks so crowded and most of the new icons are like shitty clip art. Hell, half the items are the same with shitty blur and a fake watercolor effect added.
Please for the love of god valve bring back the old HUD. It was space efficient, looked nice and clean and did everything it needed.
Looks okay to me, gotta get used to the hud now though
I don't see what's so wrong about the HUD. I for one found it rather nice.
The lack of a new hero makes me a sad panda though.
All of the icons, for those who don't want to check:
I like the new hud, I don't like the new icons though.
I understand the reasoning why people don't like it though.
I like most of the new icons, but a lot of them look as bad as the bloodstone icon.
They should make it an option to go back to the old HUD and item icons.
That way everyone would be happy.
My thoughts on the new UI:
The new stats square looks really childish. The big sword along with the boots icon and the spaced out strength, agility, and intelligence counters look like dota 2 is trying to look too much like LoL.
The backpack slots look really bland and seem kind of last minute whereas the rest of the UI looks a lot more refined and detailed.
The circular glyph button works much better than the old tiny square button. Also it greys out and has a circular timer feature until it's off cooldown which really helps tell how much longer until you can glyph again.
I do like the courier icon down in the bottom right that shows which hero the courier is currently going to though. Also, you can use the button to retrieve from stash and transfer items without having to even select the courier.
The level up popup's font is too big in such a small box. I don't like when text is touching the edges of a box. Same goes for the hero's name.
I preferred when the kill/death/assists were up in the top right. They're not as easily accessible in small font down in the bottom right.
Most of the new icons look really good, however there are some that just seem too generic and I am unable to decipher what they are at a short glance. Some examples are Aghanim's Scepter, Magic Wand, Armlet, Satanic, Sange, Manta Style, Boots of Elvenskin, and Force Staff. Also, necronomicon doesn't change much between the three stages and is difficult to tell which state is is a moment's notice. Finally, it seems like they used too much glow/blur/bloom/whatever on some of the icons such as Ring of Bassilus, Talisman of Evasion, Boots of Travel, Hood of Defiance, and Ring of Aquilla.
Pros - Courier icon, glyph icon, some of the item icons
Cons- Stats area, backpack area, some generic item icons, some bloomed item icons.
I like the look of the new hud, other than the stats area. The items, though, I had to go to the wiki to see what it said several of them were supposed to be.
I like how the new Vlad's icon resembles morbid mask, though.
Really glad the UI changes to this on 4:3 monitors, instead of just sliding the inventory over and not moving anything else around.
Heaven's Halberd finally having an actual icon is pretty neat, too.
Stats box looks a bit better in 4:3 mode, imo, since the str/agi/int part isn't as large.
To be honest I actually really like the new item icons. I think they fit the game better. The ui is okay but definitely needs more work.
Yeah, I'm sure once we get used to what's what, it won't be as big of a problem.
Chaos Knight now featuring 100% more horse
The new layout is a bit of a mess design wise, I honestly liked the old item design more, the hud needs to change too, that sword makes me cringe so badly ohgod.
actually the items aren't that bad but some definitely need work.
Those icons will be hard to get used to...
I'd prefer the old ones though.
OH WOW LION IS THAT YOU BUDDY
-snip, Wood Pecker beat me-
I guess it kind of fits better, considering he has been to hell and back.
It fits the whole "demonic transformation" thing better, I mean.
i really like the new one more, but his "beard" part of the new face looks so weird