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Old 04-01-2014, 10:43 PM   #26
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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.
I think when you hit a certain level, you get to choose between 4, depending on the toon you pick.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:17 AM   #27
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This game looks sick, if at all just because of the hero selection/nostalgia factor. Still wish there was some form of itemization ala DOTA. I haven't played LoL but as you all were mentioning it's super interesting how a whole genre emerged from the DOTA mod. Those were the days.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:14 PM   #28
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

I only played a couple games yesterday vs ai (since it forces you to), but I had two thoughts that came to me right away.

1. It feels a lot more like Starcraft than lol mechanically, which is just awesome. I feel like I have a lot more control.

2. Unless I just haven't figured it all out yet, the camera is atrocious. Unlocked is still "locked" as in I can't scroll smoothly and I can't view outside of my lane by scrolling. If I can't find a way to fix this, it will be the end of me playing this game.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:35 PM   #29
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Yah, you should be able to unlock it. I thought I saw streamers with it off
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:49 PM   #30
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

No I unlocked it, it's just not true unlock. Like my edge scrolling is locked to certain areas depending on where I am on the map. It has to be something you can change, there's no reason to have it that way, I just need to fool around with the settings.

Also, there's no smartcasting I don't think, which is kinda lame.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:28 PM   #31
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Getting rid of items/individual hero levels is 100000% the biggest feature of the game. Go play dota for 20 minutes and see why. These morons constantly flame me for dying when I play support (read they got all the gold in our lane then get mad when I died meanwhile they are sucking at carrying). The match maker in dota forces 50/50 win rate so everyone will feed in some games. These guys just don't get it and always look for someone else to blame. No solo levels or gold will be amazing just so the 5 year olds will shut the **** up. The brats are so intolerable, can easily ruin an otherwise great game.

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Old 04-02-2014, 06:33 PM   #32
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

match maker doesnt' force a 50/50 it tries to give teams a 50/50 based on mmr given. Like if you improve over a season of play consistently you can have 60% winrate over 500+ games

this seems like a good casual version of mobas, all the previous versions have sucked dick
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:37 PM   #33
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Yes but as soon as you stop improving (compared to the population) you have a 50% expectation.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:46 PM   #34
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Ya but who knows when that's gonna happen, I'm on a constant upswing.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:59 PM   #35
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I really dont know how blizz missed the moba genre and didnt buy out dota itself.
But thank god they didn't.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:16 PM   #36
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Got my alpha invite weee
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:43 AM   #37
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Got my alpha invite(s) tonight! Is there a 2p2 group that plays together or some sort of friends list/compilation?
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:51 AM   #38
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None for me.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:14 PM   #39
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Just post battlenet tags here I guess:
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:48 PM   #40
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

I didn't get one either. I think they send to wow subscribers first. I bet they bump big spenders on hearth as well. People who buy diablo/sc2 prob next. (Total theorycraft no truth ITP.)
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:50 PM   #41
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I've never played wow before. Though I have all the other games and dumped a little on HS.

I could see them giving a slight edge to people who buy their stuff, but it's probably mostly random. It's good they added more people though, there were times last week I couldn't find a match in 5 min.

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Old 04-19-2014, 01:54 AM   #42
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I really want to play and enjoy this game, but I just can't seem to run it properly? It's bull****. First of all, I feel like I'm playing SC2 on Korea, the lag feels like its >250 ms. I can't kite or land skillshots properly with this lag. Second and most devastating is I'll be playing and every 60 seconds or so the game will just not respond. Like I will have what feels like 60 FPS, cruising along (albeit with ****ty lag), and all of a sudden I'll just lag out. The minion wave will stop moving, my champion will stop moving, everything stops. I can still right click around the map and I'll actually see the x's from my cursor landing, so it's not my PC (I think?), this will last for about 3 seconds and then I'll just rubberband forward in fast motion. Only takes a few deaths from this happening to make me not want to play. Anyone else having this issue? I turned all the settings to low, and still no love. WTF
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:00 AM   #43
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I didn't get one either. I think they send to wow subscribers first. I bet they bump big spenders on hearth as well. People who buy diablo/sc2 prob next. (Total theorycraft no truth ITP.)
Haven't played wow since 2009, never installed Hearthstone, didn't buy Reaper of Souls (Obv have SC2 and HOTS). Pure rungood I guess, if only I could play the ****ing game.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:42 PM   #44
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

Pretty interesting how the character starts with 3 abilities and picks a different ulti later. Overall more choices in build I think. Some of the maps like the dragon one look annoying. Not looking forward to teammates fighting over the dragon spawn/then wasting. I def appreciate that you can pick who you want in advance then have to adapt to the map from there. Wonder if there is any matching by carry or an option for allpick/singledraft type formats.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:18 PM   #45
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Re: Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard MOBA, now beta signups)

OMGAWD U GUYS U GUYS THEY INVITED ME
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:13 PM   #46
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:36 PM   #47
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I got in too!
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:21 AM   #48
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Is this any good? Got in a while back but never tried it.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:27 AM   #49
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I saw a couple of videos and twitch.tv streams of it. It seemed not bad. I don't know if this is a popular opinion, but it's kinda nice to see how the leveling process, in-game, works where no one keeps killing that one guy because he has the lowest level since all the players in the team has the same level with this game.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:22 PM   #50
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It's broken atm, but feel free to add me

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