MEPHISTO has a disgusting non-canonical model

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I was waiting for this hero for 3 years. And what did I see? A terrible non-canonical model with a skull from which you want to laugh. But it's not funny. The model itself is executed very ugly but the skull ... as soon as I saw it I was terribly upset. (I will not say anything about boring abilities) ... The total for me is just a disappointment of the year. Blizzard please change at least his skull for the fact that he was in D2. You are welcome. Enough already noncanon. Not you alone are playing this game. And excuse me for my English
LoL i expected the diablo martyrdom fan club to whinne about how he doesn't fit their dear dreams but that was fast.
Inb4 people complain he is melee and garrosh throw him in tower range.
murkablo isnt cannon, Novazon, azguldan 90% of the skins in this game, Fenix etc...

HoTS isn't cannon.
The only thing missing is some smoke/fog on his lower half, other than that it's fine (considering that you can't really fully replicate D2 appearancve).
08/20/2018 07:56 AMPosted by MacWeak
Inb4 people complain he is melee and garrosh throw him in tower range.
He looked range to me. Zapping with lightnings. They also said so in the spotlight: https://youtu.be/m0nt7SJKfwo?t=45
08/20/2018 08:05 AMPosted by Alexarius
The only thing missing is some smoke/fog on his lower half, other than that it's fine (considering that you can't really fully replicate D2 appearancve).
As I saw he has it while mounted: https://youtu.be/m0nt7SJKfwo?t=75
The issue is this:

the first and only time we've seen a cannon design of mephisto was Diablo 2 (18 years ago!). Many of us grew up with blizzard games and knew Meph as one of the baddest MF'ers around, both in looks and in character.

Diablo 2 was an inherently dark/adult looking video game when it came out. Diablo 3 was much less so, but it at least tailored the more evil looking characters well.

When you've been waiting for 18 years on a redesign of a MAJOR character and get something that looks incredibly different, there will be upsets.

Why change the formula. Mephisto was famous for a reason, pay homage to what you did right the first time.

(Edit: I didn't realize the MF pun about mephisto until after I posted it. lol, the amount of MF runs I did on this dude...)
I think he looks very high quality, and extremely fun to play! I can't wait personally.
Mephisto only looks the way he does in D2 because he's possessing Sankekur. In contrast, his D3 model is meant to represent his true form. His HotS model seems to be a mix between the two.

Which is fine, IMO. We've seen four versions of Diablo, having a third Mephisto form isn't without precedent.
08/20/2018 08:08 AMPosted by Karabars
08/20/2018 07:56 AMPosted by MacWeak
Inb4 people complain he is melee and garrosh throw him in tower range.
He looked range to me. Zapping with lightnings. They also said so in the spotlight: https://youtu.be/m0nt7SJKfwo?t=45

Yes but it looks like he has to somewhat be in garrosh's range to do the bulk of his damage.Looks like an AOE illidan, and we know what being in garrosh's range entails.
08/20/2018 08:12 AMPosted by Hawki
Mephisto only looks the way he does in D2 because he's possessing Sankekur. In contrast, his D3 model is meant to represent his true form. His HotS model seems to be a mix between the two.

His body looks fine but his face looks nothing like his Book of cain art or the D3 portrait
08/20/2018 08:02 AMPosted by Kelly
murkablo isnt cannon, Novazon, azguldan


the difference is those are skins. extra skins dont count when talking about how they should look as a base model. the cosmetics are there just to give you flavor.

08/20/2018 07:52 AMPosted by Demona
And what did I see? A terrible non-canonical model with a skull from which you want to laugh.


well, just for everyone else to compare here is D2
https://d1u5p3l4wpay3k.cloudfront.net/diablo_gamepedia/8/88/Mephisto_%28Diablo_II%29.gif?version=6a8a6bf9d1c282146cf06fe2628b0cb4

vs. HotS
https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/mephisto/

now i mean artistic freedom granted since we are dealing with some old sprites there. there are some obvious differences.
08/20/2018 08:17 AMPosted by Giorno
08/20/2018 08:12 AMPosted by Hawki
Mephisto only looks the way he does in D2 because he's possessing Sankekur. In contrast, his D3 model is meant to represent his true form. His HotS model seems to be a mix between the two.

His body looks fine but his face looks nothing like his Book of cain art or the D3 portrait

Looks pretty close to me:
http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Mephisto

Keep in mind that because of the perspective in HotS, sometimes features get exaggerated or changed a bit, versus what you might expect from a front-on perspective. They discussed this on a panel at blizzcon regarding Hanzo and how his dimensions are different than in OW due to the perspective difference.

And to the OP, get ahold of yourself. He looks fine. I don't understand how people have built up expectations for what the models of characters from D2 look like given how low-res they were, by modern standards.

Seriously, this is what you're basing expectations on?!
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/diablo/images/8/88/Mephisto_%28Diablo_II%29.gif/revision/latest?cb=20090510124904

Time to take a few deep breaths folks.
08/20/2018 08:37 AMPosted by Shmorrior
Looks pretty close to me:

Oh yeah! Only differneces are
https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/39878881_264809984130761_6900661574378192896_n.png?_nc_cat=0&oh=69013591ba3abf4980881849920e0574&oe=5BF5463E
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z6E_vBYlwfg/VRbY7cx4ngI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/n2o6_7Fae1c/s1600/d3_ros_portrait_mephisto_01.jpg
Horn shape,eye color (does hots version even have eyes),mouth,weird moustache tusks.
Im glad they were kind enough to add Mephisto this game after not releasing a diablo evil for years and his kit is good (except skull missile,that dmg is just too low) i try not to mind voice actors because voice actors are unimportant but please dont try to excuse his bad appeareance by saying ''its simillar enough''
Its different and fans of Mephisto will logically want a canonical skin.
08/20/2018 08:31 AMPosted by Morogoth
now i mean artistic freedom granted since we are dealing with some old sprites there. there are some obvious differences.

Keep in mind that in Diablo II, he was twisting a human host into a form similar to his actual shape. The HotS version is his true form.
https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/39869216_1093342980824500_6780494475404771328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d8e7cbf64fa085b2c278da9bf5356e8c&oe=5BEEAEAE I really wanted to see this horn shape.Mephistos D2 apperance was meh at most but his D3 appearance was godlike and his horns were perfect.
This mephisto's face looks like a chinese dragon.
08/20/2018 08:44 AMPosted by MurlocAggroB
08/20/2018 08:31 AMPosted by Morogoth
now i mean artistic freedom granted since we are dealing with some old sprites there. there are some obvious differences.

Keep in mind that in Diablo II, he was twisting a human host into a form similar to his actual shape. The HotS version is his true form.

Why do people keep mentioning his D2 apperance being a human host?
Yes everyone knows that.
Problem is his FACE, im repeating not the body his FACE looks nothing like his canonical form.
And its alright,people who do this game dont see Mephisto as ''that cool boss i farmed a lot'' or ''that cool character in lore that is pretty cunning and intelligent'' they see him as ''that diablo character fans want''.
Why should they care about Mephisto's face? But they should at least add a skin and people should stop trying to excuse this by saying ''its his true form''
08/20/2018 08:05 AMPosted by Alexarius
The only thing missing is some smoke/fog on his lower half, other than that it's fine (considering that you can't really fully replicate D2 appearancve).


Need some poison to come out of that too ;)
08/20/2018 08:45 AMPosted by Giorno
https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/39869216_1093342980824500_6780494475404771328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d8e7cbf64fa085b2c278da9bf5356e8c&oe=5BEEAEAE I really wanted to see this horn shape.Mephistos D2 apperance was meh at most but his D3 appearance was godlike and his horns were perfect.
This mephisto's face looks like a chinese dragon.

Heroes take design queues from every incarnation of that hero, not any specific one. HotS characters are fusions of all versions they've appeared in. So, Mephisto has the DII horns but the Book of Cain body.

Also, what about his face? It looks pretty much the same as the Book of Cain version. The eyes are a touch narrower, but that's it.
Also, what about his face? It looks pretty much the same as the Book of Cain version. The eyes are a touch narrower, but that's it.

LIKE

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His HOTS appearance has weird whisker like tusks. https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/39878881_264809984130761_6900661574378192896_n.png?_nc_cat=0&oh=69013591ba3abf4980881849920e0574&oe=5BF5463E
His colours are different.
Again, they could release him with a bulky model and make him a melee hero and i would still make him my main because he is my all time favourite but his face model is just bad.
08/20/2018 08:57 AMPosted by MurlocAggroB
Heroes take design queues from every incarnation of that hero, not any specific one. HotS characters are fusions of all versions they've appeared in. So, Mephisto has the DII horns but the Book of Cain body.

Bingo. They've said this many times, including at the blizzcon where they announced HOTS, when they're looking to build a character for heroes, they scour all the different images they've created over the years for that character for inspiration.

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