BlizzPro's Heroes Of The Storm

 

What is up everyone, we have a new week, meaning new sales, discounts, and new rotations for free heroes. This week, we have a hero, an accompanying skin, and an unrelated skin going on sale as well! Hero Sale This week, the primal zerg Dehaka is on sale along with his Mecha Dehaka, additionally the Pure Country ETC skin will also be available for purchase at a discount. The prices for all these items will be $4.99. Hero Rotation For the free hero rotation this week for all accounts will be Malfurion, Valla, Anub’arak, Azmodan, and Artanis. At player account levels 5, 7, 12, and 15 you will have access to Gazlowe, Kael’thas, and Nova. Happy hunting out in the nexus everyone!...

A new Balance Patch was released today, one day earlier than expect thanks to a bug involving Tracer and her Pulse Bomb. While the list of changes is short, one of the most popular Heroes in the game is once again on the hit list. Kael’thas has received yet another nerf, this time centered on the damage over time component of his Living Bomb (W) ability. The explosion damage has been increased however, so at the lower levels, where players are less apt to spread out and avoid bomb damage, this might actually be a bit of a sideways buff. Despite many changes, Kael’thas always seems to rise from the ashes so there is no reason to expect this time to be any different. Next up is Chromie, with a slight buff to her Time Trap (E) ability. The last Hero on the list is another staple of these Balance ...

The new Ranked Play changes have only been live for a few days, but I am already seeing lots of complaints from players about how they are still stuck in MMR Hell and the changes didn’t work. In fact, I have heard the complaints so often that it has motivated me to write about it because it simply isn’t true. The fact is that it is way too soon to judge whether or not the changes to Ranked Play are having the desired effect. While Blizzard may have enough data from the thousands of games played on the new patch to form some preliminary conclusions, individual players do not. Forming an opinion based on your own limited experience in conjunction with comments from a few like minded individuals is the definition of anecdotal evidence. Not only is it not supported by fact, but it fosters a negative mindset that isn’t ...

Matt Cooper from the Balance Team made an interesting post on the official forums recently on the subject of Health Sustain. Not only does the post contain insight into design philosophy, but it also details potential changes to things such as Regen Globes, Healing Fountains, and passive health regeneration that we might see in the future. As great as it is to peek behind the curtain and learn more about how the Devs see the game, the best part of this post is the opportunity to share your feedback on the subject. Read the post for yourself and then join the discussion if you would like to share your opinion. I, for one, find the thought of even more enticing Health Globes terrifying. I already can’t resist trying to gather them all and I have paid for it with my life more than once. I can’t even image what will ...

 

Medivh Trailer Hints At New Hero

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The newest Hero, Medivh, arrived today and the trailer video that accompanied his release has some strong clues pointing to another Hero who might soon be joining the Nexus. Don’t let me spoil it for you, watch the video and see for yourself. I don’t know about you, but I have been looking forward to this particular character’s arrival for quite a while....

Today’s patch brings with it one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the history of Heroes of the Storm. Season One of Ranked Play has officially arrived! Not only is Preseason finally over, but Ranked Play itself has also received a dramatic overhaul. Ranks have been removed and replaced with League Tiers. Rather than working their way down from Rank 50 to Rank 1, players will progress thru a series of Leagues. There are seven Leagues in total, consisting of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master and Grand Master. Each League is further broken up into five Divisions, such as Gold 5 or Gold 1. If you advance your way to the top of a League, you will have to win a Promotion Match to earn your way into the next highest League. Similarly, if you lose too many games you will have to win a Demotion Match to avoid ...

 

Patch Notes TLDR: Unranked Draft

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Hate reading patch notes, but still want to know what’s happening in Heroes of the Storm? Patch Notes TLDR has you covered. While the main focus of this patch is the revamp to Ranked Play, many players will be happy to hear that an Unranked Draft mode is being added to the game. Sitting somewhere between Quick Match and Ranked Play, the new Unranked Draft mode will provide the ability for players to build more structured team comps in casual play. Don’t feel like dealing with the pressure of Hero League, but looking for more control over your team comp than QM gives you? Unranked Draft is the mode for you! There are no party size restrictions in Unranked Draft, so it also opens up the option to draft for teams with three or four players. Going forward, Unranked Draft will have a separate MMR, but your initial MMR will ...

 

Patch Notes TLDR: Medivh

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Whether you’re an old school player of the Warcraft games, a veteran of the Burning Crusade, or a fan of the recent Warcraft movie, chances are you have heard of Medivh. He has been a key figure in Warcraft lore, and now Medivh is making his way into the Nexus. Much like Heroes such as Abathur or The Lost Vikings, Medivh is a Hero that is difficult to define in conventional terms. Unlike those Heroes, what makes him so different isn’t his mechanics, it is the utility that he can provide with his unique set of abilities. Technically Medivh is a ranged Specialist, but he leans more towards a support role than damage or lane pushing. Note that support is not capitalized. Medivh is not going to take the place of a healer, despite the shields provided by his Force of Will ability. His tool kit not only allows him to ...

 

RANKED SEASON 1 ROLL AND REWARDS

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Tomorrow, the new ranking system beings as well as the rewards that are going to come with the end of the Preseason. Check out the post below to find out everything this entails!...

Hey everyone, its the start of the Summer Global Championships and the start of a new week, which means a new sale and new free hero rotations! Free Rotation The heroes this week for the free rotation will be Lili, ETC, Nazeebo, Kerrigan, Falstad and Sonya for all players of all account levels. Upon reaching player account levels 5, 7, 12, and 15 you will have additional access to Chen, Rexxar, Zeratul, and finally Sgt. Hammer. Hero Sales This week we’re getting a sale on Cho‘Gall going on sale for $4.99 for each of heads, his Corruptor skin will also go on sale for $3.74. Also, a long time favorite Zagara, her Insectoid skin will be going on sale for $3.74 as well. Both great skins for these characters. Good luck out there in the Nexus everyone!...

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