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Petition to get a Dota 2 models resource section

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Darklycan51, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Darklycan51

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    It would be useful for mappers as of right now there's no website to host the models/icons
     
  2. Rui

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    If no site has such a section yet, this would be a good bet for Hive.

    I believe this should go in Site Discussion though. I'll ask for a move.
     
  3. Flux

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    Playdota.com has a lot of those ripped models. Those are what I used in my map.
     
  4. Myll

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    Hive doesn't want to take a chance with Dota. I asked them months ago to give us proper forums, not 1 measly forum. They were reluctant to do so, saying "we're going to wait until the current Dota forum gets more popular". They lost their chance to be _the_ place for Dota modders, as ModDota is thriving and already well advertised.
     
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  6. Ralle

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    Myll is wrong.
     
  7. Darklycan51

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    Honestly ralle a dota 2 resource section here would get gigantic community support as this is already the best warcraft 3 based site.
     
  8. Chaosy

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    I am not so sure about the popularity of DotA 2 modding. But it would not exactly hurt to have it.
     
  9. Flux

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    It's very popular ( at least where I lived)
     
  10. Ralle

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    Agreed.
     
  11. Flux

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    Just to be clear, this Dota 2 resource section will contain what??
     
  12. Darklycan51

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    Basically everything warcraft 3 had + sounds and other stuff like animated loading screens.
     
  13. Noya

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    My first map Warchasers already has more subscribers than downloads of the #1 hiveworkshop map, and it's not even the most popular map on the workshop (Pudge Wars is reaching 600k) so anyone doubting the popularity of Dota Modding is either delusional or living under a rock.
     
  14. Chaosy

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    Or has never bothered to look it up.
     
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    It would be great for Dota2 modding to get it's place here.
    However i fear that Dota2 is such a huge game that there will be exclusive sites for this which will dominate all others.
     
  16. PurgeandFire

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    True. But when it comes to modding, many people prefer niche communities. Some communities are just far too big and overwhelming. Take for example, Sc2mapster. It was the sc2 modding hub, but it easily became overcrowded as people were submitting maps every few minutes. Some people may prefer relatively smaller communities so that their map can see the light of day.

    We'd also have the benefit of being a community with Warcraft III roots, which many old school DotA players would probably appreciate.
     
  17. Darklycan51

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    Speaking about warchasers, i did play your map noya, it was good but still needs to get fixed a lot of issues like the lag when a lot of units spawn.
     
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    Depends on which of the statements. I have also been saying for several years now that it takes more than a forum to attract people to a game. The fact the SC2 section never took off is also proof that timing is important. People are looking for the best support available for their projects and they won't accept waiting or a simple forum thread.
     
  19. Ralle

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    Wrong about this.
     
  20. Arhowk

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    If the hive wants a DotA 2 resource section than there has to be full-fledged devotion towards supporting the DotA 2 modding community. This would require a group of modders willing to take the charge in making the Hive a community for DotA 2 modders. If its just going to be what happened with Starcraft 2, a couple new subforums with a moderator (may be a bad example due to the lack of overall mod support for sc2), than its just going to be another dead forum.