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Machines Of War Patch Now On The PTR

by Alebeard on

There is a dropship full of new content making it’s way to the Nexus, but not before a brief layover in the PTR. The Machines of War event will officially hit the live server on September 13th, but in the meantime you can preview what the patch has in store by logging on to the PTR. When it comes to new content, this patch will include a new Melee Assassin (Alarak) and a new Battleground (Braxis Holdout), both from the Starcraft 2 universive. There will also be a new in game event, the Xel’naga Artifact Hunt, in which players will need to collect artifact pieces in order to complete a daily quest. Players can also earn a unique portrait if they are able to collect enough artifact fragments over the course of the event. This patch will also include a new player commendation system (MVP), which will recognize five players ...

 

Gul’Dan Horrifc Warlock

by zexerous on

Gul’Dan has now been in the nexus for a number of weeks now and people are finally getting a good taste of what the Orc Warlock’s power can bring to a team in the nexus. Today I will cover a build that I’ve been working with that I think will serve you well in laying everything to waste in the nexus. Abilities D Trait Life Tap Despite his overwhelming fel powers, Gul’Dan does not regenerate mana in any way. This lack of innate regen is made up by Life Tap, where Guldan will sacrifice a bit of his health in order to recover 25% of his maximum mana. Be very careful of mashing this as you don’t want to lose up to 50-75% of your life on accident. Q Fel Flame With an amazing cool down of 1.5 seconds and dealing a base 209 damage, fel flame is spamable and ...

 

MVP System Revealed

by Alebeard on

More details have emerged about the new MVP System that is scheduled to hit the PTR next week. An MVP will be chosen at the end of every game, excluding Custom Matches. This MVP can be from either the winning or losing team. In addition, four other players will also be recognized for their contributions during the game. Some example of what a player might be commended for include most damage taken by a Warrior, most mercenary camps captured, or most coins turned in on Blackheart’s Bay. Just like MVP, players from either team are eligible for these commendations. Once these Awards are given out, players will have about fifteen seconds to recognize their favorite award winner with an up vote. If you would like to read more about the MVP and Commendation System click here to see the official post from Blizzard....

 

Mount Speed Changes Coming To PTR

by Alebeard on

One of the items uncovered at Gamescom last week was a change to the movement speed bonus granted while mounted. Currently in the live game, this bonus is at 40%, but in the build playable at Gamescom it had been reduced to 30%. This change seemed to go unnoticed until the event was winding down, and the topic never came up in any of the many interviews conducted by the Heroes team. All of that changed today with an official post on the Heroes forum. This movement speed bonus reduction will be included in the build that is scheduled to hit the PTR next week. This build is also slated to include Alarak, the Braxis Holdout map, and the MVP system along with other minor changes. The post goes on to explain some of the logic behind this change as well as some examples comparing travel times between the old and ...

 

Balance Update For August 24th, 2016

by Alebeard on

A new Balance Update has been released, which means that it’s time to frantically scour the patch notes to see if your favorite Hero has been affected. Don’t worry Kael’thas players, you’re safe this time around. The most noteworthy change in this update is probably the nerf to Greymane. Despite recent changes, he is still first pick/first ban in most competitive matches, and he sees quite a bit of play in Hero League as well. Tyrael is another Hero who is receiving nerfs, in part because of his high profile in competitive play. It takes the right team composition to make him shine, which is why he isn’t seen as much in Hero League, but at the professional level he has quickly become a major factor thanks to the support he is able to provide to dive comps. On the buff front, we have to start with our newest Hero, Auriel. ...

 

Gamescom Roundup

by Alebeard on

Blizzard promised that big announcements were in store for Gamescom 2016 and they certainly delivered. The event kicked off with the news that a new event is coming soon, the Machines of War, which will include two new Heroes and two new Battlegrounds. Blizzard quickly followed that up with a series of In Development videos providing even more details on what players can expect to see coming to the Nexus in the next few weeks. However, the news out of Gamescom wasn’t just limited to major announcements in official videos. Players at the event were able to play what was essentially a PTR version of the game, and they noted several differences from the current live version of the game. Members of the Heroes team also conducted several interviews and sat in on live streams from the event, which provided even more details on what players can expect to see in the game going forward. ...

The Machines of War event is set to begin in less than a month, and with it will come a wealth of new content. In addition to new Heroes, new Maps, and new skins, this event will also include a new daily quest. Starcraft 2 players will remember the Xel’Naga Artifact, which they were able to reassemble once they collected various pieces. Well, it has made it’s way into the Nexus, but it has been broken again (my money is on Tychus, he’s the reason we can’t have nice things). During the Machines of War event, players will get a daily quest to collect artifacts. Artifact pieces will have a chance to spawn at the beginning of each game. Players will need to collect these pieces in order to complete their quest. It isn’t that simple however. SCVs also have a chance to spawn at the beginning of each game, and ...

 

Machines of War: News Skins & Mounts

by Alebeard on

If you are a fan of new skins and mounts then you are going to love the upcoming Machines of War event. This Starcraft themed event includes two new Heroes in Alarak and Zarya, so naturally there will be new skins for accompanying those Heroes. The Herald of N’Zoth skin for Alarak manages to be both amazing and terrifying at the same time. Other Heroes getting new skins as a part of this event include Kerrigan, Rexxar, and the Butcher. Speaking of terrifying, have you seen the Butcherlisk? There will also be new mounts available in the Obsidian Cyberwolf and Ghost Speeder. The Speeder will be a part of the Queen of Ghosts bundle for Kerrigan, but the Cyberwolf will only be available as a part of the massive Machines of War bundle. In a new twist, purchasing this bundle will grant players early access to several skins and mounts ...

 

Machines of War: New Battlegrounds

by Alebeard on

The Machines of War event will feature two new Battlegrounds. Both of these maps are Starcraft themed and appear to do a great job of capturing the unique look and feel of that universe The first is a two lane map called Braxis Hold. The Objective of this map involves fighting to control beacons, which will allow teams to unleash a holding cell filled with zerg upon their enemies. The second map is Warhead Junction. In this three lane map, teams vie for control over devastating nuclear armaments. Obtaining these weapons will grant players a new ability which will allow them to channel their inner Ghost and Call Down The Thunder on their enemies. Kaboom! Both of these maps feature entirely new Starcraft themed artwork including Minions, Mercenaries, and Structures. Get a full look at what to expect from these new Battlegrounds in this In Development video: The Machines of ...

 

Machines of War Preview

by Alebeard on

Prepare yourselves for The Machines of War! This Starcraft themed event is coming soon(tm) to Heroes of the Storm. It will feature among other things, two new maps (Braxis Holdout and Warhead Junction), two new Heroes (Alarak and Zarya), and a host of new skins for existing Heroes. Here is a look at some of what you can expect from the second ever themed event for Heroes of the Storm: The Machines of War event will officially begin on September 13th so mark your calendar and prepare to join the fight....

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