+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 21 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 416

Thread: Heroes of the Storm     submit to reddit submit to twitter submit to tumblr

  1. #1
    blax n gunz
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    11,169
    BG Level
    9

    Heroes of the Storm

    So yeah



    who's ready for some HOTS?

  2. #2
    Ironing this Thread
    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    15,873
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Boyiee Star
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    WoW Realm
    Kel'Thuzad

  3. #3
    Yarglebargle
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,315
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Valefor

    Why would they make a game with the same acronym as one of their current titles?

  4. #4
    BG Content
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    28,810
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Six Souls
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl
    WoW Realm
    Malorne
    Blog Entries
    9

  5. #5
    D. Ring
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,975
    BG Level
    7
    WoW Realm
    Arthas

    I thought that video was a parody until I went to the youtube link.

  6. #6
    BG Content
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    28,810
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Six Souls
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl
    WoW Realm
    Malorne
    Blog Entries
    9

  7. #7
    Relic Shield
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,739
    BG Level
    6
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut
    WoW Realm
    Cho'gall

    Some notes I posted in the Blizzcon thread:

    Heroes of the Storm

    -Free to Play
    -Much more focus on team play instead of individuals due to how the game is built (no "carries" it seems, & no gold, items, etc).
    -Shared experience (if someone somewhere is getting XP, everyone is). Not immediate vicinity.
    -No "last hitting" lets people start engaging heroes almost immediately.

    -Goal is ~20 minute games
    Objective-based maps (You will likely lose if you only focus on hero kills without doing objectives)
    Examples:
    collecting coins, giving them to an NPC, and he allows you to use his ghost ship to attack the enemy.
    Reaching a dragon shrine turns you into a Dragon thing that buffs you like crazy

    -Class types: Assassin/Slayer, Support, Healer, Siege (can out-range towers), Specialist, Warrior
    -Towers can run out of ammunition
    -Gate connects 2 towers, so you can choose to kill both towers, or destroy the gate and bypass them.
    -Small towns will be present, in addition to towers.

    -3 skills + 1 passive at the start of the game
    -Talents (active & passive) that unlock at certain in-game levels
    -Talents can increase move speed, attack damage, increase skill range, or even grant a new active skill.
    -Unlock "ultimate" skill through talents (level 6?)

    -No items, shop, gold
    -Mount system for heroes
    -Heroes spawn on the mount, dismounted when hit by any damage.
    -You can cast while mounted.
    -3-second cast to re-mount

    -Maps seem to be left-to-right at the moment, but others may be top-bottom and diagonal

    -Hearthstone ability (Recall from LoL).

    -Skins will likely be the revenue generator

    http://www.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/game


  8. #8
    The God Damn Kuno
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    13,681
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Kuno Sedai
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Pretty sweet, but hate the fact it's called HotS. That's going to be confusing as fuck until legacy of the void comes out.

  9. #9
    Atheist Douchebag.
    Pony Slayer of the House of Weave

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    12,952
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Zetanio Breaux
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Odin
    Blog Entries
    2

    I'm holding judgement but... looks like LoL-Lite or DOTA-lite. Doesn't look very competitive. You can't overcome having shitty teammates by carrying. Meh. We'll see.

  10. #10
    blax n gunz
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    11,169
    BG Level
    9

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kuno View Post
    Pretty sweet, but hate the fact it's called HotS. That's going to be confusing as fuck until legacy of the void comes out.
    Until they announce the first expansion for HOTS: Legends of the Victorious.

  11. #11
    Ironing this Thread
    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    15,873
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Boyiee Star
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    WoW Realm
    Kel'Thuzad

    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    I'm holding judgement but... looks like LoL-Lite or DOTA-lite. Doesn't look very competitive. You can't overcome having shitty teammates by carrying. Meh. We'll see.
    At the same time, even great carrys can be taken down by shitty teammates.

    I think the games having ~20 minute target is huge, it makes mid-late game get there quicker. Not having gold or items, but map events is a really interesting spin on things as well. While it might not hit the competitive levels of those other games, if its done right, it could be a really great change of pace and a lot of fun.

    One of the worst things to me about playing other games, especially without at least 1 friend with me, is the sheer amount of time and dependency on others keeping their wits for the duration. One shitty play 15+ min in and people start attacking each other and throwing games. This not being reliant on items, carrys, and with less time involved, could really mix it up.

    A. Blizzard
    B. Blizzard heroes

    People will at least give this a chance. Diablo and Starcraft, as well as warcraft obviously, have insanely huge fanbases. I don't expect this game to roll over the other existing ones, but I imagine it will at least hold its own for what it is. Its watered down and simplified to an extent, along with some map strategy involved. It could be a lot of fun.

    It'll have its own niche, so here's hoping its out and actually worth playing before 2020.

  12. #12
    Sandworm Swallows
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    7,356
    BG Level
    8

    I like that they aren't trying to compete with LoL or DOTA 2. Different game styles, not really that competitive. It's definitely MOBA-Lite with a little more RPG tossed in.

  13. #13
    Sandworm Swallows
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    7,356
    BG Level
    8

  14. #14
    Sea Torques
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    620
    BG Level
    5

    Just got an alpha invite to this, anyone else playing?

  15. #15
    Atheist Douchebag.
    Pony Slayer of the House of Weave

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    12,952
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Zetanio Breaux
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Odin
    Blog Entries
    2

    I wish, my connection at Blizz quit like 2 months ago.

  16. #16
    Ironing this Thread
    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    15,873
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Boyiee Star
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    WoW Realm
    Kel'Thuzad

    Friend got an alpha invite. I hate everything.

  17. #17
    Black Guy from Predator.
    Uppity Negro
    Secret Admin

    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,577
    BG Level
    9

    i got an alpha, played a bit over the weekend. more simple than DOTA, so newbs can catch on relatively quickly. it's pretty, too. i like it.

  18. #18
    Micronesian Thunder
    Get Down On It

    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,210
    BG Level
    6
    WoW Realm
    Blackrock

    Got into the alpha today, it's interesting, although I'm not really a MOBA person. This is less complex than other MOBA I've tried, so it may have a stronger chance to hold some interest.

  19. #19
    BG Content
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    28,810
    BG Level
    10
    FFXIV Character
    Six Souls
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl
    WoW Realm
    Malorne
    Blog Entries
    9


  20. #20

    I don't know if it's the game or me being east cost but shit lags like fucking crazy. I personally still enjoy league more than this.