Friday, March 27, 2009

Icefrog updates on the Captains Draft Mode

Here's an Icefrog update about Captains Draft:

I figured I'd take a short break from coding to give you guys a sneak peak at one of the new features in the upcoming version.

It is basically a new game mode that is a mix of RD and CM. Each team has one captain that is responsible for the drafting phase. The game starts with a hero pool of 22 (2 more than RD) presented in a circle. The captains start off by banning 1 hero each and then they move on to drafting heroes for their team. The order of each phase alternates like CM. After the heroes have been chosen by the captains, they are placed in the starting area and each player gets to choose which hero he wants to play with.

The exact size of the hero pool and the ban count are not final yet, so I'd like to hear any input you might have on this. The goal for the mode is to provide the gamers that prefer playing with a small hero selection the ability to enjoy the drafting experience that takes place in competitive CM games.

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