HoN vs. LoL vs. Dota; Part 2, Voice Acting

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Colonel J

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01-27-2013

You said this'd be a year-long project and you're already taking voices for part 2.

How many parts will there be?


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Jesus the Friend

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01-27-2013

It ends in late november with "Final thoughts and Retrospective", so about 15(ish) installments.
The last video series had about 8 ish parts, but I slacked hard.

This time, I am going to compare everything.
In no particular order;
voice acting, balance, variety, user interface, company attitude(VERY important), community, features, myths, server stability, cash shop, etc.
I intend to update every two weeks.

I also intend to hold an intermission where I will take questions/insults/troll comments and address them.
Those are the most fun... but least productive.
I might make two... one every 5 "episodes".


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Snapalope

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01-27-2013

Dota has unique hero triggers for specific events, items, deaths, kills, and team compositions. Dota wins.


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Jesus the Friend

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01-27-2013

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Dota has unique hero triggers for specific events, items, deaths, kills, and team compositions. Dota wins.
That's part of the evaluation yes.

You also have to take into consideration that Dota's voice acting is sh**.

You further have to consider that LoL has trigger voice samples like Taunt and Joke.

HoN has taunts.

Dota has neither.

etc.

It will explore all three games in depth.


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Dobagoh

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01-27-2013

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It will explore all three games in depth.
Will you explore them to the depth that I explored your mom last night?


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Jesus the Friend

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01-27-2013

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will you explore them to the depth that i explored your mom last night?
4/10.


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DOTA2ISBESTEST

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01-27-2013

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That's part of the evaluation yes.

You also have to take into consideration that Dota's voice acting is sh**.

You further have to consider that LoL has trigger voice samples like Taunt and Joke.

HoN has taunts.

Dota has neither.

etc.

It will explore all three games in depth.
DotA 2 will eventually have taunts. there is a slot in the player items specifically for taunts.


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Jesus the Friend

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01-28-2013

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DotA 2 will eventually have taunts.
Translation:
Dota 2 does NOT have taunts.


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NickPham

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01-28-2013

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Translation: Dota 2 does NOT have taunts.
There's definitely been some annoyances with trigger sound clips in different games. Counter Strike comes to mind for me. It would be extremely easy for Valve to implement taunts, so I can only imagine they are still deciding if they want it available at all. For now, Dota 2 players have to make due with the automated taunting that happens when you get a kill or deny.

I kind of like how Valve incorporated the Lore into the sound clips of Dota 2. I never bothered to read any of the lore for any of the three games, but I feel like I know a pretty good deal about many of the heroes' backgrounds and personality just from what I hear them say to one another. I know nothing of HoN lore, and I know a decent amount of LoL lore because Riot likes heavily incorporating it into their events and news announcements. Unfortunately for Dota 2, there's not all that many announcements to make.

Dota 2 has had some issues with certain heroes' sound clips though. Alchemist's heavy breathing was really ****ing annoying at one point, but Valve seems to be pretty quick to respond to community complaints about intrusive sound clips. In the current state of Dota 2, I can't think of anything annoying. Out of all the games, I think only HoN has anything I would consider problematic with voice acting in that some of their custom announcers are really annoying and could not be turned off last I played.


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Jesus the Friend

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01-28-2013

^ Yep that is also going to be featured.

I despise the homosexual announcer.