BlizzPro's Heroes Of The Storm

 

With closed beta invites going out soon, many new players are about to enter the Nexus, and one of them may be you. Some of you might have never played a MOBA, and may need tips on how to survive. No worries, though, because BlizzPro is here to help! Today we will break down the various classes available for play in Heroes of the Storm, and what is expected of them on the battleground. Warrior Warrior characters: Anub’arak, Arthas, Chen, Diablo, E.T.C., Muradin, Sonya, Stiches, Tyrael Warrior characters are the front-line engagers who typically have the most health on your team. This can be a difficult class to play, but this role is a very important one. Often, the warrior will be expected to be the first to engage the enemy team, soak certain skill shots for the assassin, confuse and use crowd control to disrupt the enemy, and chase ...

Blizzard has released a small patch today with some various bug fixes and the release of the already announced stimpacks into the in-game shop. Start  up the Battle.net desktop app to start downloading and applying this patch! Early last week Blizzard talked about the stimpack items and now they are here! These boost your out of game XP by 100% and gold by 150%. Make sure to check out our earlier post about stimpacks! Here is the rest of the patch notes including some bug fixes: Shop As previewed in our most recent round of Technical Alpha patch notes , today’s update brings Stimpacks to the Nexus! The following items are now available for purchase using the Stimpacks tab in the Heroes of the Storm in-game Shop: 7-day Stimpack — $3.99 USD 30-day Stimpack  — $9.99 USD Once again, please bear in mind that a Stimpack’s effects will begin immediately after purchasing, ...

Some big changes have been made to Heroes of the Storm with the new patch update on Tuesday. With any patch some will be disappointed in the balance changes to their favorite heroes but remember this game is still in Alpha and any changes made are done to try to bring a fun and balanced product to the players when it hits open Beta. Jaina Proudmore has been made a playable hero in the Nexus and brings her wide array of frost mage skills to the field. • Frost Bite is her passive, which makes all of her abilities apply a chill effect that slows, and increases damage to the target. • Q Frost Bolt has a quick cool-down and serves as her primary harass tool. • W Blizzard provides a large area of effect spell that can create favorable spacing during the lane phase and during team fights. • ...

 

Heroes of the Storm AMA Transcript

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If you missed the Reddit AMA yesterday, we’ve got all the questions and answers right here, fully sourced. Questions centered mainly around UI, heroes, and skins, but it’s a LOT of answers about the process. Some specific gems? Deckard Cain is pretty much a lock to get added eventually, as is Kyle from Blizzard’s very old-school platformer Blackthorne. Sylvanas will likely be added shortly after the beta starts up. Characters from Overwatch likely won’t be added until after the game is actually released. Read on for the full list of responses. Will you add the ability to reroll daily quests the same way it’s possible in Hearthstone? AlexSun: Agreed, that would be awesome. After this AMA, I’ll talk to the engineers and producers again to see how long it would take and where it could fall into our schedule. I can’t make any promises that it will come any time ...

 

New Developer Insights Focuses on Jaina

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Tricksy tricksy CM Trikslyr has posted up a new Developer Insights, getting some knowledge out of Game Designer Kent-Erik Hagman about everyone’s favorite frost mage prodigy, Jaina Proudmoore. What I find pretty interesting about Hagman’s insights is that is shows that the Heroes team is focusing on the Frost Mage aspect of Jaina’s character, which is actually rather unique among the ranged caster-type heroes that are either already in the game or known to be coming in. This is a bit different from Jaina’s portrayal in, say Hearthstone, where her Hero Power is a Fireball, but it shows that she’s a multi-faceted character who can still be expressed meaningfully even if only one facet is really being put on display. Read the full post below. It’s time for another Developer Insights, where we bring you the inside scoop on heroes and their transition to the Nexus. This time, Game Designer ...

 

StimPacks Coming Soon

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CM Spyrian posted an informative blog today previewing a new purchasable being added to the in-game Shop, called Stimpacks. The short story is that buying a Stimpack will increase your XP and gold rewarded for completing a match. No indication yet on exactly how much the Stimpacks will cost, but when the technical alpha servers come back up, we’ll likely know that detail fairly quickly. In terms of addressing concerns that players might be spending a lot of time grinding out unlocks for their player or hero levels, this could be a solid solution, since Blizzard is asking players to exchange money in order to save time. Whether or not it’s a dealbreaker will depend a great deal on how much it ends up costing, of course. Assuming the cost isn’t prohibitive, however, this does sound like an excellent way for players with limited play time to get to their ...

The new Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha patch has been introduced and with the patch comes a new hero, Jaina. The new hero isn’t the only big piece of this patch as it brings in the controversial StimPacks which you can buy to increase the gold and xp you gain for a set amount of time. Other changes coming in this patch are balance changes which include some hero nerfs, the biggest seeming to come to Tassadar, Nova, and Anub’arak. For more information on StimPacks check out this recent blog post. For the full patch notes check them out below: New Hero Jaina Proudmoore has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of her Abilities. Abilities: Frost Bolt (Q) Fires a bolt that deals damage and Chills the target. Blizzard (W) Creates a storm of ice at ...

 

Jaina Week and Brawl with the Blues

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A new patch will be hitting Heroes of the Storm this week that will be introducing Jaina as a new hero. In celebration of Jaina Week, community manager Trikslyr will be teaming up with professional players and members of the community to stream the new hero and possible other new features we might be seeing in Heroes this week. “For Theramore!”- Jaina Proudmoore, Archmage Jaina Week starts on Monday! pic.twitter.com/t1K4WYdZae — Heroes of The Storm (@BlizzHeroes) November 29, 2014 The event will take place December 3 at 11:00 AM PST on the Heroes Twitch channel. Also, don’t forget the Reddit AMA happening the following day. You can read more about the live stream event here It’s time for another Brawl with the Blues! Join us over at Twitch.tv/blizzheroes on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. PST to meet some of our community members and catch a few exciting Heroes matches. ...

 

Heroes Developer AMA on Reddit December 4

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On December 4 at 11:00 AM PST, some Heroes of the Storm developers will be on the /r/heroesofthestorm subreddit for a Q&A session (or as Reddit calls them AMA – Ask Me Anything). It appears that the topic of the AMA will be discussing what was shown at BlizzCon 2014. You can read the full details of the upcoming Reddit AMA here Hello all! Now that BlizzCon 2014 is over and you’ve had a few weeks to digest all the newly discussed Heroes, features, and content, we wanted to take some time to answer any lingering Heroes questions that may have surfaced since the event. To follow-up, members of the Heroes development team at Blizzard Entertainment will be partaking in a Reddit AMA at r/heroesofthestorm on December 4th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PST. The developers in attendance will be: Matt Cooper – Talent Design John Hodgson – Hero Design Phill ...

 

Winter Veil Skins Incoming!

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Unwrap that present early, the official Heroes Blog has released a video on the new Winter Veil Goodies for Heroes of the Storm. You won’t have to worry about building a snowman this holiday season, because Winter Veil Jaina has got you covered! We have a variety of new and exciting skins in development, as well as a festive new mount! Today we are offering you a sneak preview of Winter Veil Jaina, Great-father Winter Rehgar, and while there has been some debate if reindeers are better than people, we can assure you that Reign-Deer will get you where you need to go in the Nexus, in style. The history we know has also been reimagined in two additional Altered Fates-themed Skins – Betrayer Malfurion and Warden Tyrande! While these skins and mount are not yet available in our in-game shop, they’ll be coming soon. For now, you can take ...

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