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Post Summary: Since so much positive community feedback has risen over the subject of having selectable advisers for the three races, we as a community would like to know if Blizzard is considering this awesome feature for Legacy of the Void.
It started with Abathur. People loved his voice and character. It reminded them of awesome Zerg voices from Starcraft and Brood War: the Overmind, Daggoth, and Zasz. That dark guttural echo. Combined with Abathur's precise, insistence language with his avoidance of subject nouns whenever possible, Zerg players started saying they wanted Abathur as their adviser instead of the Queen.
These threads got me thinking, why stop there? Why simply replace one adviser of one race for another? Why not have multiple choice advisers for all three races? It wouldn't be difficult to put into an expansion, and while Blizzard has shown some reluctance with putting in skins and other things they think may affect gameplay, advisers is a very clean and appealing aesthetic feature. Plus, I know voice actors like James Harper (Arcturus Mengsk) would love to add their much loved services to multiplayer. I have literally never encountered a person who didn't want this, and indeed why not?
Who wouldn't want James Raynor alerting you that "The boys are in a pinch!" or Arcturus commanding you to "defend the Dominion!" when your base is under attack.
Who doesn't want to hear Abathur call out the timeless "Evolution complete!" or "Additional minerals required!" or Kerrigan calling you to "Defend the hive cluster!"
Who couldn't want to hear Executor Selindas declare, "We have met the enemy in combat!" or Zeratul warning "Our workers are in danger!"
I believe it's little things like these as well as the big things that make an awesome game. So...
1. Thumbs up and comment if you would like an official response on the popular advisers topic. I sure do!
2. List 2-3 possible advisers you would like for your race (and other races too, if you want).
3. Offer some possible things they might say. (Remember, keep it simple. It is for multiplayer, after all. Simple, general, and straightforward is best.)
This topic has been talked about a lot. Let's really make something of it. Game on!
P.S. A quick reference to what adviser alerts say:
Need more minerals
Need more gas
Need more supply
Need more energy
Place on vespene geyser
Base is under attack
Workers are under attack
Forces have entered combat
Mineral field depleted
Vespene geyser depleted
Nuclear launch detected
Did I miss any?
Edited by Doncroft on 3/29/2014 10:41 AM PDT
not enough energy, nuclear launch detected
Edited by Oboeman on 3/28/2014 5:06 PM PDT
Thanks for the suggestion!
As I’ve mentioned before, a response in a suggestion thread doesn’t signify that a particular suggestion is more valid than any others that we receive. We gather and compile all of the feedback and suggestions that we get from the community. However, I did want to pop in and say that this thread is offering some nice discussion and fun ideas, which is always appreciated.
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