This week Valve announced that they would be introducing a new feature that allows professional teams to have in-game logos and banners for tournaments (http://blog.dota2.com/2012/06/did-you-see-that-kill/). Already some in the esports community are praising this as an esports victory (http://esportsbusiness.com/valve-show-developers-how-to-support-esports-with-dota-2/).
Poll: Should SC2 have In-game Team Logos/Banners?
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Your vote: Should SC2 have In-game Team Logos/Banners?
Im torn on this, on one hand team branding potentially offers tournament move revenue which allows them to provide more content free to the fans. However, I think of in-game advertisements as the slipperiest of slopes. I dont wanna see McDonald golden arches on my siege tank any time soon. So let me know what you guys think, is this a huge step forward for esports or more corporate invasion of our beloved past-time?
I think it would be great to see the team's logos being implemented into the game (e.g. as the decals surrounding your buildings), but it would be kinda hard to reach every team's satisfaction, because there are so many teams out there.
Monochromatic United States. June 25 2012 00:14. Posts 636
On June 25 2012 00:07 Archerofaiur wrote:I dont wanna see McDonald golden arches on my siege tank any time soon.
I think you sum up my problem with this best with that statement. I can see a lot of potential for this to be abused. It is a interesting concept, but what will happen with it on the fog of war and such? If this were to be implemented, I think that blizzard would have to make this well thought out.
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Aterons_toss Romania. June 25 2012 00:15. Posts 1231
As long as it is team logos and such, I am all for it. But, of course it would probably be exploited to a point where I will change my mind TT Anything that "helps" clan-support and similar stuff (making Starcraft 2 a bit less ghostly on the social side, meaning that you ladder, say gl hf and then don't really talk until you gg or gl hf'ing your next opponent) I whole-heartily support, and this could be a good step towards clan-support, even though it most likely will be bad in the end
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On June 25 2012 00:15 Aterons_toss wrote: Maybe decals... that would be fine. Also on the loading screen and maybe somewhere on the map where its not distasteful ( say instead of the "I Pistol" advertisement or what not )
Ahahahahahahaha I'm pretty sure there's a Day9 Daily where he saw that and started laughing his ass off. I think it was on Metropolis or Metalopolis? hmm...
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well there is nothing stopping map makers from putting in branding, GSL already do this. There are GSL decals on some of their maps, i'm sure i've seen them. Also MLG/GSL etc can have their logo's on the loading screen, MLG already do this for their versions of the maps.
I think allowing teams to have their logo as their decal would be cool, but allowing sponsors etc to have ads on the map.... no. We already have them showing on overlays and sponsor ad spots running between games... no more please, next we will be stopping the game every 3 minutes for a commercial like in handegg!!!
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Virtue United States. June 25 2012 00:41. Posts 309
We need freaking clan support first! Banners would be great and decals on the units would be cool too for pro teams, but they haven't even cared enough to put support for making and managing clans in the game yet. Unless some tournament pays them money to add this feature, I don't think they will do it anytime before Legacy of the Void
I don't see why having the decals that are on units or around hatcheries etc couldn't be team logos - although maybe Blizz would have to manually give them to team members somehow so that there are no shenanigans...
Fueled United States. June 25 2012 00:55. Posts 1609