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 Post subject: Heroes of the Storm - new blizzard game
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:19 am 
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http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/game/
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Heroes features approachable team-based play without sacrificing depth or variety. Whether it’s joining with allies in a group fight, or working together to overcome each battleground’s unique challenges, you’re rewarded for playing as a team. And the hero roles run the gamut from stone-cold death-dealers, to town-razing specialists, to pure healers—each capable of making distinct, valuable contributions to their team’s war effort.


From what I've read this sounds like it could be a lot of fun. It's supposed to be teams of 5 players that starts with a hero "draft" (no duplicate heroes battling each other) and the matches are designed to last about 20 min.

Sounds like maybe I can scratch my "play with my friends" itch without it costing me several hours a night. :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Heroes of the Storm - new blizzard game
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:53 am 
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I signed up for the beta a while ago - no reply yet! It looks like a fun take on the MOBA genre, with that little extra polish Blizzard is known for. I'm definitely interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Heroes of the Storm - new blizzard game
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:27 pm 
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The DANE clan has been facerolling people in this for a bit now. We'd love to get a 5v5 RH match going if anyone else here plays!

You can buy your way in now with the $40 Founder's Pack, which also comes with stuff. Let me know and we can get some RH action on.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:24 pm 
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OK...bought the Founder's Pack...trying to learn how to play. I am available (even if at the current time, incompetent but willing to learn) for games.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:04 pm 
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Got a "closed beta" invite today. I will install and begin learning. What class / type should I roll to start?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:37 am 
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Learn the free guys first...they are fairly easy to learn (IMO), I am still learning them myself and leveling them up. Once I get them up a bit, I will attempt a 'live' match. Until then, a lot of practice games as I have hardly played any MOBAs.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:29 pm 
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Oh, don't play practice matches, if anything, play cooperative matches. They are easy and you'll be matched to mostly new folks anyway. One area where HotS beats LoL or Dota 2 is that the community doesn't [yet] yell at you for everything, even the good players.

Practice mode is not worth the time because you don't learn team tactics and bots just do whatever on your team.

As for the mode to avoid when new, that would be the Quickmatch or Versus mode. PvP is a lot harder than co-op.

If you really want to just test guys out, I recommend the shop. Go to the Shop, click on anyone you want to know more about, and then click the Try button. That will put you into a fake game where you can try the hero out, and have some nice tools like clicking a button to instantly level up, or clearing your cooldowns, or turning off towers so you can just mess around. It lets you try a lot of stuff super fast, way faster than in a real game (or Practice mode which is a full game but with bots only). You can even Try any skins you want, just so you can really see how it looks in a game.

@AnxietyClown, learn the guys labeled "easy or "medium" first. Although I am not a big MOBA player, I find their ratings a bit off in terms of what's "very hard" or "easy" but those guidelines should allow you to play without too much trouble. I personally just Try everyone in the shop though, as the time commitment is very small with all those helpful tools.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:48 pm 
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Having a bunch of fun with this currently.


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