DotA developer works for Valve?!

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  1. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    Icefrog, the developer of the famous Warcraft 3 mod Defense of the ancients, wrote a news on the DotA homepage, that says he is now leading a team at valve. Maybe there will be some DotA-game from Valve, or something different, like a strategie game in general.
    It sounds very interesting, maybe there will be a Half-Life RTS, who knows.

    However, there affirmation from Valve yet, lets hope the best.

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  2. ANova

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    i want tf2 rts NOW!
     
  3. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    as it is, that would be a very weak rts game... 9 units, 3 buildings...
     
  4. Caliostro

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    Well, if there's one thing we know about Valve is that it picks up talent whenever it sees it... This could be Valve's way of branching out into the RTS genre...

    It's all uncertain now, all I know is, this will be interesting.
     
  5. strangemodule

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    How the hell did that happen? He modded for a Blizzard game, but gets recruited by Valve? Something is going on.
     
  6. Chaopsychochick

    Chaopsychochick L4: Comfortable Member

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    Really it is the fact that he has proven that he has a solid understanding of how to make something fun as well as the dedication to maintain it.

    Grats to Ice Frog, as someone who has spent many an hour playing Dota, I can't wait to see what the team he is on now comes up with! I am sure it will be awesome!
     
  7. LordNor

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    i would like to see an rts made by valve
     
  8. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    They'd better teach him how to balance your damn characters.
     
  9. Nako

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    I loved dota, good to see Valve has some interest in this
     
  10. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    As if Valve could teach him that.

    mumble grumble fan scouts sandman huntsman grumble mumble
     
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  11. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Isn't it obvious? the TF2 RPG conspiracy factor just shot up 10 fold because of this...
     
  12. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Booj, DotA is an RTS, not an RPG. I am dissapointed in you.
     
  13. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Did I say it wasn't? No. It's merely the blizzard factor, and Warcraft is known for it's RPG-ish elements laced into an RTS.

    Never read more into what I say than what is on the surface :p
     
  14. uma plata

    uma plata L6: Sharp Member

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    Blizzard is going after Valve with their engine and mapmaking tools for Starcraft 2, trying to knock off HL2 as the most popular modded game

    Only makes sense that Valve would hit back by getting the maker of the most popular Blizzard mod ever
     
  15. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    I thought EA was going to buy out Valve not Blizzard. :/
     
  16. Caliostro

    Caliostro L6: Sharp Member

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    ...EA bought neither...? I'm confused.


    Also, goodluck buying Valve...
     
  17. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Robin said at one point that EA was shadowly looking over Valve, nothing official. But if they did make an offer, Valve would consider it.


    Dear god I hope it doesn't happen.

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  18. The Political Gamer

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    hahaha wow that would blow. Oh and $1,000 to buy hammer. :p
     
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