Valve’s Baby Roshan Epic Fail For DOTA 2 Battle Pass Rewards
Back in July of last year, there was an announcement for a new reward that could be obtained by Battle Pass owners who hit level 2000 in Dota 2 - a miniature statue of Baby Roshan. Hitting 2000 is no easy task, so the reward for it should be something truly special. From the info released with the announcement, the limited edition statue seemed like a worthy prize. According to the release statement: the statue would be an "8.5 cm x 9 cm nickel silver-finished" replica of Baby Roshan.
Here's what the statue looked like in the original announcement:
The little guy looks pretty fierce. I'd be happy to get that statue for hitting level 2000 and would be proud to show it off.
Unfortunately, it seems Valve didn't do an adequate job with the quality control - turns out the actual statue ended up looking a lot different. Here's what the top players actually received:
And here's a shot from the back.
So much for a "silver-finished" statue... this thing looks very far from what the statue was supposed to look like. As you might expect, the player reception towards this "reward" has been extremely bad. In fact, it's been so bad that Valve has already issued a public statement regarding it on their official blog:
"It has come to our attention that the physical Baby Roshan reward for last year’s Battle Pass has had poor production quality yields. We apologize to our fans for that, it is well below the quality we expected. We are going to start from scratch on new production for the statue, and prioritize delivering it as soon as possible to every customer that reached level 2000 last year." - Dota 2 Official Blog
No word yet as to when the new statues will be arriving to players, but at this point, as long as the quality is up to par, I think most gamers wouldn't mind waiting a reasonable amount of time.
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