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Old 11-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA)

dis gonna be gud

The new HOTS (wut?), 'Blizzard DOTA,' has been officially announced 3 weeks ago. Beta signups started yesterday.

Known info:
No gold, only experience (no equipment?)
Mix of WoW, SC, other blizzard IP heroes
Different maps have different objectives that 'encourage team play and coordination'
Start level 1 with all 3 hero abilities and 1 passive already trained
Level your hero up with different progression paths, unlocking different upgrades for the abilties
No word if it is F2P or not (probably yes for a lot of reasons?)

Known Heroes: Kerrigan, Tassadar, Raynor, Valla (Demon Hunter, Diablo), Naziba (Witch Doctor, Diablo), Diablo (the Lord of Terror himself), Illidan (WCIII Night-Elf Demon Hunter), Gazlowe (Gadgetzan Goblin), Malfurion (Archdruid), Arthas (Death knight), Stitches (WC3 Abomination), Tyrael (archangel knight from Diablo), Elite Tauren Cheiftain, Sonya (Warrior from Diablo), Nova (Sniper of SC2 fame), Falstad (flying gryphon dwarf), Uther (Spirit knight from WC3), Malfurion (Druid brother of Illidan), Abathur (Zerg Gene Engineer)
Rumored heroes: Dudes from Lost Vikings
Maps: Blackheart's Bay, Cursed Hallow, Dragon Shire, Haunted Mines



Game looks sick, here's some screen shots

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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I'll play it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

I have yet to get invited to hearthstone
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #5
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

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Old 11-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Looking forward to giving this a try.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:35 PM   #7
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Maybe this time they will invite EU players?

butnaaaaaaaah
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #8
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

lol

in before not f2p/some form of pay 2 win blizzard bull****.

Also in before I buy/play it anyway
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #9
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0 chance this isn't f2p
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #10
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Reposting some of my hate here from SC2 forum

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Unrelated: Heroes of the Storm is a real thing? Blizz is making a MOBA? lol god they're the ****ing Britney Spears of computer games now

Everquest? WE CAN COPY THAT
Magic: TG? WE CAN COPY THAT
Dota/LoL? WE CAN COPY THAT
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It's so bizarre that Blizz seems like fairly talented game developers and yet they haven't blazed any new trails since Diablo I (although that probably copied off Baldur's Gate or some ****, I never played that genre so I'm not familiar with what became before) and haven't even really innovated heavily in their games since the first Starcraft.
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They prob found out they could save $10k on the convention center rental if they cleared out by 6pm and they wanted to invest that $$ into a new iOS game where you hurl your favorite Blizzard characters at structures to topple them
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:51 AM   #11
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Well I'm fine with it because I enjoy the games. Dangerous road to go down unless the game you're working on is completely original (which there's pretty much no way it can be) IMO.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #12
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #13
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Seems late to the party in a pretty crowded genre. Best case is battling DOTA2 for second place?


(Says the guy who bought into the Hex kickstarter).
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #14
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I have no idea what's going on here, but here is a Developer Match played at Blizzcon:

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #15
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ihIOAjvwwk
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #16
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Wow those graphics and UI seem WC3-ish. Heroes seem almost indistinguishable.

Gameplay seems interesting though, at least they aren't to just copy LoL/dota.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:48 PM   #17
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

The alpha came out today. Really wish I knew how to get a code.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:01 PM   #18
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Khaldor streaming: http://www.twitch.tv/Khaldor
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:02 PM   #19
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

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Reposting some of my hate here from SC2 forum







COME AT ME FANBOIS
right they should never have made warcraft 3 so we wouldnt have dota to begin with
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:08 PM   #20
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

idk what your point is
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:14 PM   #21
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

idk it seemed u infered blizzard just copied concepts (which btw I dont see whats wrong with copying) but its funny the genre was born from a mod for a game they did create.

anyway Im curious about this but dont think Ill play,there are already enough moba out there,maybe this one is special but atm not convinced.

I really dont know how blizz missed the moba genre and didnt buy out dota itself.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:15 PM   #22
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Is it true there will be no items or last hitting in this game ?
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:44 AM   #23
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

the diversity between maps seem pretty fun so far from the streams ive watched.

Also many choices to customize which "talents" you get every game.

Pretty much got two choices many times on what skill or passive to get.

the mechanics are pretty fun.

obviously its more casual than most MOBAs, but more importantly it looks pretty fun.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:03 PM   #24
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Looks like another wave went out. I got an invite today, prob give it a try when I get home from work.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:50 PM   #25
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