1. Kenzodielocke

    Kenzodielocke
    Member OP


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    That's not a good look, at all.

    Update:



    Update II:

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  2. Crack the whip on a black hero? Valve what ru doing?
     
  3. LOL
    However unintentional, that's . . . unfortunate
     
  4. BreezyLimbo

    BreezyLimbo
    Banned Member

    Wow that's uhm

    after all the colors they could've used, they used it for Black Cards? Uhm

    Yikes
     
  5. Rover

    Rover
    Member

    could be worse but how did nobody notice this and think to rename the card at least
     
  6. Zero-ELEC

    Zero-ELEC
    Member

    Wow that's... unfortunate.

    Kinda funny in its absurdity? Like no one saw that? At all?
     
  7. YaBish

    YaBish
    Member

    That's so blatant I have no idea how that got past anyone on the team.
     
  8. BreezyLimbo

    BreezyLimbo
    Banned Member

    It makes me wonder how many black people are on the artifact team?
     
  9. Hagi

    Hagi
    Member

    That's pretty funny and I'm sure they'll change it when they get people complaining.
     
  10. Kade

    Kade
    Member

    I understand the tonedeafness from Valve but if you think about it, the black hero is given the whip and they are cracking it, either to scare/motivate their neighbours -- which can be any colour -- or hurt them.
     
  11. Adamska

    Adamska
    Member

    It's a black card hero though, not a dark-skinned hero. Still kind of a bad association.
     
  12. Darryl M R

    Darryl M R
    Member

    No one who participated in the creation of this card saw an issue? Unforced error. Diversify your organizations.
     
  13. Crayon

    Crayon
    Member

    Guys.

    Guys.

    Are you working too many hours?
     
  14. FluxWaveZ

    FluxWaveZ
    Member

    Vibes of:



    But not nearly as funny (plus probably hopefully lacking in intention).
     
  15. LavaBadger

    LavaBadger
    Member

    How did that not ring any bells for anyone?
     
  16. KDR_11k

    KDR_11k
    Member

    *face palm*
     
  17. Crazy Izanagi

    Crazy Izanagi
    Member

    How do people not catch these things?!?

    Like I’m oblivious at times but even I can see the problem here.
     
  18. well stated.
     
  19. vestan

    vestan
    Member

    This will never not make me laugh
     
  20. Sober

    Sober
    Member

    Yeah that sounds like no one caught that.

    You could literally fix this by renaming the card.
     
  21. Silky

    Silky
    Member

    Whew Chile !!!!
     
  22. funky

    funky
    Member

    While dissapointed at valve, I am not that surprised.


    You telling me the weird libertarian internet company with the questionable moral compass was gamma get kinda a little racist at some point? No way!
     
  23. Tregard

    Tregard
    Member

    Oh dear.

    Oh dear oh dear.
     
  24. What idiot designed it?
     
  25. Gyroscope

    Gyroscope
    Member

    I saw tidings of this happening during the PAX stream. Black Hero is also being taken out of context in both directions.
     
  26. Anteo

    Anteo
    Member

    Yeah i think they got caught up explaining the effect to themselves and completly forgot about the implications of having the words black and whip in a card. Could have been fixed by renaming card and changing art but they didnt notice.
     
  27. Nome

    Nome
    Designer Verafied

    Let's see if libertarian Valve actually bothers to fix this, or if they'll think nothing's wrong with it.
     
  28. Eumi

    Eumi
    Member

    How the hell do you not catch that?
     
  29. WhySoDevious

    WhySoDevious
    Member

    How many people did that card have to go through to get approved... and no one caught it?
     
  30. Mozendo

    Mozendo
    Member

    I doubt this was unintentional
     
  31. Hagi

    Hagi
    Member

    I'll honestly be surpised if they don't change the name especially since it's just a digital card game. Not that surprised they missed the connotations though given how many cards there probably are.
     
  32. Fularu

    Fularu
    Member

    I must be missing the funny
     
  33. KrAzY

    KrAzY
    Member

    Wow, yeh not sure how that got through, come on valve.
     
  34. Minsc

    Minsc
    Member

    They could fix this by renaming the card, but if black hero is a recurring target, they'll inevitably run in to more issues as cards are created that target black heroes. I think they're just going to have to replace the black hero to be another color going by this thread, though white hero doesn't sound any better, or most other colors, like yellow hero.
     
  35. milad

    milad
    Member

    There is no way this is a coincidence...smh.
     
  36. Stygr

    Stygr
    Member

    This is what Valve means with "Black hero"
    This has nothing to do with skin color, at all

     
  37. stersauce

    stersauce
    Member

    i came in here thinking "oh i bet it's just the name of the card and the whole situation is whatever"

    how fucking wrong i was
     
  38. Fushichou187

    Fushichou187
    Member

    The art from the card reminded me of the song from the old Hobbit movie:

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    Yeah for people wondering why having a diverse range of people on your staff/team is critical, this is-- baseline-- one of the benefits.
     
  39. Gattsu25

    Gattsu25
    Member

    I mean.. yeah.
     
  40. Hagi

    Hagi
    Member

    That's fine, different strokes and all. It's funny to me that nobody made the connection during production or play testing.
     
  41. Lowrys

    Lowrys
    Member

    Really?
     
  42. JSoup

    JSoup
    Member

    Does help that my first thought to the thread title was:

     
  43. TheMrPliskin

    TheMrPliskin
    Member

    How in the world did nobody catch that...
     
  44. FluxWaveZ

    FluxWaveZ
    Member

    I mean... I'm pretty sure most people get that.

    Heh, like there'd actually be a "Black Hero" class based on ethnicity—with a bunch of variations—in anything.
     
  45. ShinySunny

    ShinySunny
    Member

    LOL.
    And they even posted it on their official account.
    I guess people are brain dead when doing QA check.
    Could be any color/element heroes, maybe change the card name....anything.
     
  46. DrArchon

    DrArchon
    Member

    Yeah. I immediately recognized it as "Black" in the same sense as MtG, where it's not about race.

    But, the fact that it can be interpreted the other way is a problem and we shouldn't be against Valve changing the card name.
     
  47. Blyr

    Blyr
    Member

    yikes..

    hopefully now that it's been pointed out (how did it even make it this far??) they'll change it, and not double down
     
  48. Hella

    Hella
    Member

    "As a design philosophy, we’ve done a lot of work to make it once you learn the game rules you can predict any card interaction."

    VALVE
     
  49. Stygr

    Stygr
    Member

    So i don't find the issue, these creeps are already available in Dota 2 and they have a whip.
    It's just a coincidence, people are reading too much into this.
     
  50. Sjay1994

    Sjay1994
    Member

    LMAO.

    How did this get past?