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#1 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2014 - 08:31 PM

What is Heroes of the Storm? 

 

-Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's entrance to the MOBA market.

 

What is MOBA? 

 

-MOBA stands for 'Multiplayer Online Battle Arena'.  These types are games are usually online only, pitting two teams against each other.  Heavily team based, these games will test your skills of cooperative skill to another level.  Or just test your patience.  Examples of MOBA type games include 'League of Legends' and 'Defender of the Ancients'.

 

What is so different about Blizzard's version of MOBA?

 

-First off, the playable characters are famous(and some not so famous) Heroes & Villains from popular Blizzard franchises.  HotS is also more team focused, which means that the TEAM gains experience instead of each individual player.  There are no items, so the gameplay is a lot more streamlined and much more welcoming to brand new MOBA players.  

 

Where can I find more information about Heroes of the Storm?

 

-I'm glad you asked! 

 

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/

 

Please note that Heroes of the Storm is currently in Alpha and is only available through invites.  You can sign up for a chance to be invited from the official site linked above.  



#2 Megazell   Linux Gamer Closed Account   5388 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Megazell

Posted 16 October 2014 - 08:51 PM

I hope they support Linux soon with a native client so that I can try this at my rigs @ home.



#3 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10757 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

Been in it since the initial wave of invites (back in Feb or March or something).  It's okay.  Designed to be more casual and team oriented than DOTA.



#4 synnarc   Lord of the VRAM CAGiversary!   1553 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:42 PM

Sadly I have not gotten an invite. Looking forward to it at some point though.



#5 SEH   Paul's sister is an alien CAGiversary!   4037 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:21 PM

I'd like to check it out since I'm super sick of League and all the trolls that play that game, but Blizzard hates me and never invites me to anything. Definitely gonna try it out when it's released to the public though.



#6 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:41 PM

Hallow's End 2014 skins available: 

 



#7 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2014 - 01:49 PM

New stuff announced at Blizzcon 2014 includes:

 

New Heroes

 

-Jaina

-Thrall

-Lost Vikings

 

Video Link:

 



#8 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:16 PM

New hero: Jaina Proudmoore Drops today!

 



#9 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10757 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:51 AM

Bought 'muh' Jaina for 15k gold.



#10 SigV  

Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:38 AM

Anyone have an extra US beta key? trade?

 

PS: Sorry didn't know where to post this. This was the only HoTs forum I could find.



#11 redline   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2015 - 03:01 AM

Check your battle.net launcher, the install button showed up for me yesterday so I was able to install it and play around a little. Not too interested in it (or the genre) though.

#12 ThatAwesome1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1455 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

ThatAwesome1

Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:12 AM

I just started playing this game today and it's actually pretty fun.  It's quite a bit different from the regular MOBAs that you'd find (League/DOTA/Smite), and the matches are a lot shorter.  10-25 minutes per match seems to be average, and everything runs pretty well.  There's 6 different maps available to play on, each one with a different set of objectives that can greatly help you and your team in winning the match. 

 

Even though it's a MOBA game, there's a few things that make it stand out. 

  • The shorter matches (makes it so that a loss isn't as hard and so that you can fit in a few games when you've got some free time)
  • Your team all levels up at the same time by shared XP
  • NO ITEMS!  There isn't any gold to buy items with in this game, instead it has a set of skills that you can pick upon leveling up (think of Awesomenauts in a way, how you build in that game and have to pick between several different options).  This means that there's no gold and no last hitting
  • These matches depend hugely on teamwork (not so much one player snowballing a team and leading them to victory), because of all the different objectives available.
  • Your three regular abilities are ready at the start, with your ultimate unlocking at level 10 (max level for abilities is 20, but you can level up higher than that).

 

There's plenty of more things that I've left out, but it's really a fun game.  The only complaints I have with it is that there isn't a regular old gamemode where you can play without one of the map-specific gimicks, and the grind that you have to do to get gold to unlock heroes.  You don't get too much gold aside from the daily quests and certain accomplishments, like reaching a class level/specific hero level, which can get annoying when you're only getting 20-30 gold per match and heroes can cost anywhere from 2k-10k gold.  They just need to boost it up a bit (maybe 30 gold for a loss and 50 per win), which would make the game a bit more enjoyble.

 

All-in-all, it's a great game to play if you've got the slightest interest in MOBAs, and is even more fun if you can play with friends.  It's a good way to escape the regular MOBAs and have fun.



#13 Lexicon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:58 PM

I've got some extra closed beta keys if anyone is interested in trying it out. PM me.

#14 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

I got an extra key:

 

HTJF4W-NJDH-7MG9NW-JXGC-BBCDFE

 

Enjoy!



#15 redline   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:20 AM

It's funny, a few weeks ago I thought I wouldn't like this game. But now I'm hooked and play it every day. Damn you Blizzard!



#16 ThatAwesome1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1455 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

ThatAwesome1

Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:19 AM

It's funny, a few weeks ago I thought I wouldn't like this game. But now I'm hooked and play it every day. Damn you Blizzard!

That's what I thought too!  I thought I was done with MOBAs after I got tired of League, but nope!  All it took was a few friends to get me to play and then I got hooked!



#17 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2015 - 08:27 PM

So the new patch hit today.  I ended up getting Sylvanas and tried her out a bit.  While she's pretty low on HP, she's pretty satisfying to play.  

 

Also, more to come: 

 



#18 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:17 PM

I got some extra HotS keys that has Valla (D3 Demon Hunter) attached if anyone is interested.  Please PM me. ;) 



#19 Josh1billion   Josh x1,000,000,000 CAGiversary!   2152 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Josh1billion

Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:22 PM

I think I have some in my e-mail as well.  PM if anyone's interested.



#20 Darkxmaster  

Darkxmaster

Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:47 AM

love this moba :) 10/10 would play again :D



#21 redline   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:01 PM

Got some North America beta keys if anyone wants to check out HotS, PM me.



#22 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2015 - 06:08 PM

New skins, heroes:

 



#23 synnarc   Lord of the VRAM CAGiversary!   1553 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:52 AM

I'm interested in casually playing with people since I don't have any friends with it and my son wasn't able to get into the beta. My battle.net is synnarc#1676



#24 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:59 AM

Open beta is officially underway today.  



#25 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2015 - 05:25 PM

The game was officially out yesterday.  I'm surprised not a lot of people are playing. :) 



#26 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:29 PM

The game was officially out yesterday.  I'm surprised not a lot of people are playing. :)

i played, isn't it still open beta now?

the game feels like a water down version of dota 2 and league of legends.

there was a lot of noobs playing the game, who is playing mobas for the first time.

i had  a team full of noobs in a few games, that were getting ganked. i am an average moba player at best. i ended with the best k/d ratio in the game. they were playing it like it was diablo 3 pvp.  no communications, and no idea of working as a team.

basically a game for casuals who never played mobas ever before in their life.

blizzard / activision is going to make a killing off this game. it is very accessible to noobs and casuals, who can feel like a pro moba player.



#27 kaiyouske   Madman CAGiversary!   583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2015 - 05:12 AM

I ended up getting the starter pack today. The funny thing is that it comes with a code for a Ronin Zeratul skin and a Zeratul hero code. If you register the skin code first, you'll get the hero so I'm not sure if this was intended. Kinda funny.

#28 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7705 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2015 - 03:50 PM

Couldnt get too much into DOTA and I really dont like LoL though I am tempted by this.

 

I think I might load it up tonight and give it a spin.



#29 gotdott   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2480 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:11 PM

Couldnt get too much into DOTA and I really dont like LoL though I am tempted by this.

 

I think I might load it up tonight and give it a spin.

wat



#30 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7705 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:24 PM

wat

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