Subject: Glimpse at Dota 2 cosmetic items Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:22 am
An article at Valvenews.net shows off some code hooks and screenshots of in-game hero cosmetic items that will be featured in the game. These are still unavailable at the moment during the closed beta, but we will probably be seeing this come in to play in the coming months.
More in-game items:
There is data that mentions item-slots similar to those in TF2. There are even voice and animation-taunts to spice up the competitive atmosphere. And if that wasn’t enough for your poor cosmetics-hating heart, brace yourself because we have something else that will make the forums explode with QQ-threads as far as the eye can see: This pastebin show a dozen more customisable hero-parts, even alternate courriers and reveals that the “Shitty Wizard” lines are an interesting hex: “Converts an enemy into the most hated being in the known universe: the wizard.\nWhen equipped, this item replaces your hex animal with a horrible wizard that would never make it into wizard school because he is the worst, I hate him so much.”
But the pastebin also suggests that there will be an in-game store (remember that “place-holder” icon?) and it mentions something about premium status. // Store UI “Store_New_Items” “New!” “Store_Bundles” “Bundles” “Store_Gear” “Gear” “Store_Tools” “Tools” “Store_Effects” “Effects”