Fluffy Devourer of Weeds and The Defense 3

posted by Moose, 1 year ago
Tickets for the third season of The Defense are now available in the Dota 2 Store, but unlike before, this season's ticket comes stuffed with some extra wool...


As always, The Defense aims to bring you nothing but breath-taking, high-octane, top class Dota 2 action, with entertaining and insightful commentary. Unlike always, we are also looking to reward our faithful Defense fans with some inventory-pimping goodness. We proudly announce that every ticket pruchase comes with a special edition, complimentary companion, exclusively crafted by joinDOTA: Ramnaught of Underwool, the Fluffly Devourer of Weeds.

Courier's are the unsung heroes of the endless strife that is Dota. No matter how awesome you are, trotting all the way back to base to get your overcompensatingly large sword will humble you down some. It's those busy little critters that keep us in steel and our bottles topped up on charges, so that we can concentrate on the much more epic battle. And they don't ask for wards, or rewards, or complain when someone didn't pay attention and let them die.

Inspired by that concept, we started working on our very own courier, exclusively for The Defense, because that's just the right place for such heroics. For the many obvious reasons, we decided to roll with a sheep courier, and started brainstorming, doodling, sketching, sculpting, drawing, modelling, stuffing, crafting, texturing and generally creating, until the process gave birth to Ramnaught. Now we're looking to give him away to you, the community.


The beasts of Underwool are terrible bringers of death and destruction, demons of shadow afflicted by a black wizard's curse that has ensured they are forever cute and fluffy.

We would like to officially thank our inhouse pixel-pushers lilamiez and bukKkk for the concept, concept art and 2D work and the talented and seasoned Workshop-leviathan Vladimir the >implyer (buy some more of his stuff, will you?). We'd also like thank Valve for their continued support for both the Defense and the Dota scene in general. You can check out some of the concept drawings and work-in-progress developments by clicking the image below.





The ticket sale has already started, so if you want to watch the early matches of The Defense Season 3 next week, starting December 4th, grab your ticket right away for the price of 8,99€, and enjoy your grumpy yet reliable new courier.



Sources: The Defense 3 Ticket, Vladimir´s Dota 2 items, Blueprint Artwork, Wyk´s fanart

 
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#1
nixx wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:10 CET:
wtf
#2
SpeedClowner wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:10 CET:
so awesome,nice JoinDota
#3
faerie wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:10 CET:
oh shittt
#4
Gerterface wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:11 CET:
Love the courier, but especially love the text part about couriers in general.. :D
#5
Just4One wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:13 CET:
Oh gawd it's so cute. My little MrSuicideSheep aka Sheepy :))
#6
Baldinger wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:13 CET:
i like this :) u can watch the defence and u get this special courier nice idea guys
#7
eZork wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:15 CET:
9€ ? You should make a cheaper ticket without the courier.
#8
AddictJack wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:23 CET:
9€ lol......
#9
GrinnValesti wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:28 CET:
lol ok... will but ticket :)))
#10
zoe wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:34 CET:
9€? :/
#11
thirdstreet wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:40 CET:
devourer of weed...lol give some sheep..
#12
Loqo wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:41 CET:
Pure awesomeness!
#13
Sun_Tzu wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:41 CET:
eZork wrote:
9€ ? You should make a cheaper ticket without the courier.


This is the largest of all the online ticket tournaments afaik, 4 groups of 8 teams is already 112 games, so just for the groupstages it's about 8 cents per game, not counting the double elimination playoffs etc.
#14
EnanoMaldito wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:43 CET:
ouch, that's soooo much money on my country....
#15
RAGEcrow wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:43 CET:
eXork is right. I love how you gave Defence WarDog last time but it's overpriced. Make it random drop exclusive to The Defence spectators...
#16
komediaa wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:54 CET:
already bought it!!!
#17
ekmind wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:55 CET:
it should be $4.99 :(
#18
m3wk wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:55 CET:
Good idea, but 9 euro's?
Ima stick supporting your stream

Geez, guess next tournament organizer is gona think, hey they charge tickets for 9 euro, I should also try that. And suddenly f2p game got extremely expensive

edited by m3wk at 01.12.2012, 02:01 CET
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forreading wrote at 01.12.2012, 01:58 CET:
Sun_Tzu wrote:
eZork wrote:
9€ ? You should make a cheaper ticket without the courier.

This is the largest of all the online ticket tournaments afaik, 4 groups of 8 teams is already 112 games, so just for the groupstages it's about 8 cents per game, not counting the double elimination playoffs etc.

But it has half the prizemoney of g-1
#20
Tenebrus wrote at 01.12.2012, 02:04 CET:
Too expensive ticket.
#21
faerie wrote at 01.12.2012, 02:09 CET:
i better eat a good meal, then pay for some online tournament ,which i will watch at stream for free lolz
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Travia wrote at 01.12.2012, 02:15 CET:
The price of the ticket is for obvious reasons. JoinDota isn't giving away the courier. You are paying for the courier and the ingame DotaTV. If they also got Vlad involved it could potentially mean they are also giving him a cut of the money. (Although maybe not on that part.) I don't mind the price because of the courier and potentially needing to pay Vlad part of the money. Although I would definitely not pay this price for a standard ticket. G-1 Leagues Ticket was a hefty sum and so was atoD's ticket. Actually atoDs ticket was stupidly expensive for no reason. I don't like that league tickets are starting to get so expensive.
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PokkaLycheeTea wrote at 01.12.2012, 02:17 CET:
Too expensive for sure. Considering the prize money and quality of teams.

edited by PokkaLycheeTea at 01.12.2012, 02:37 CET
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JValentine wrote at 01.12.2012, 02:21 CET:
make a ticket without the courier for less money be an option also
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muyfeo wrote at 01.12.2012, 02:22 CET:
Travia wrote:
The price of the ticket is for obvious reasons. JoinDota isn't giving away the courier. You are paying for the courier and the ingame DotaTV. If they also got Vlad involved it could potentially mean they are also giving him a cut of the money. (Although maybe not on that part.) I don't mind the price because of the courier and potentially needing to pay Vlad part of the money. Although I would definitely not pay this price for a standard ticket. G-1 Leagues Ticket was a hefty sum and so was atoD's ticket. Actually atoDs ticket was stupidly expensive for no reason. I don't like that league tickets are starting to get so expensive.


atoD was expensive because part of the money from every ticket sold went to the prizepool.
 
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