Thursday, April 23, 2009

Icefrog on Recipe Shops for DotA 6.60 and beyond

Looks like Icefrog is getting the hang of all this media publicity regarding the DotA 6.60 version. In this development, he talks about the plans in changing the recipe shops for the DotA All-Stars series. In fact, it could possibly be a way for DotA to evolve to the DotA 7.0 series with all these new stuff being introduced. If there's one thing I can assure everyone, the DotA All-Stars 6.60 map will be a major change in DotA history.

Icefrog speaks about the new recipe shops in DotA 6.60:

Hey guys. I apologize for the delay since my last post. I've been focused on the next update. It has a huge change log with many things that need playtesting.

One issue I've been trying to tackle in this patch is the organization of recipes. Most would agree that they are pretty disorganized right now, especially the 5th shop. With the addition of some items in 6.60 and the overdue need to organize the shops, I've been working on sorting them. I'm looking for input on organization approaches, as well as thoughts on the matter in general, so feel free to drop me a line. I might post a few screenshots of the shop layouts here.

Another extra tidbit of information, regarding Linken's Sphere: many abilities have now been rewritten to provide better compatibility. This has been one of the most requested items to fix, so I have given it some much needed attention. While there are still some spells that do not interact well with it, there are many more that do now.

This update has been taking much longer than I had originally hoped for, but rest assured I won't take a minute longer than absolutely necessary.

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