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Opinion

Game developers should do more tributes

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

Back in the original Dota, heroes were sometimes given the names of pro players if they became a God. Antimage was named after Burning, Zeus was named after Merlini. In CS:GO, they make graffitis for special plays from the Majors. When Fruitdealer won the first Global Starcraft League, a Blizzard artist gave him a portrait of fruit units. It’s a cool way for the developers to celebrate the greatness of players that do something great within their game.

I’d like more companies to do this. I don’t know if it has any intrinsic value for them as developers; I just think it’s cool. Alternatively, I’d also like joke tributes. Like SC2 giving you the idra achievement on ladder if you rage-quit 100 games.

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