well, we are getting a NEW hero
Originally Posted by IceFrogI'm sorry for the delay. When i said it was near, it was very close.. however some things came up that i'll explain below. The plan for 6.53 was: a new hero, balance changes, bug fixes, various mode improvements and most importantly the simultaneous release of the Chinese/Korean/Russian cross language compatible versions.
Because of the special nature of this event as it relates to the Asian audience, their satisfaction level with the translations was important. Soon after the quick 6.52d update, a final translation specific feature request was made (primarily by the Chinese communities) for inclusion before 6.53's worldwide release. Normally i'd save last minute requests for the following version, but because of how special this version was to the foreign communities, i decided to delay 6.53. My hope is that the final version will be ready in a week, but it'll depend on how the translation testing goes. It could be a bit before or after that.
Thanks for everyone's patience