Heroes of the Storm Launch Event

Besides the previously announced festivities to surround the launch of Heroes of the Storm on June 2nd, Blizzard reveals plans for a livestream on June 3rd where they will livestream matches from some community members and answer questions from participants. Here's what's going to happen:
Heroes of the Storm is releasing on June 2nd, 2015 and we’d like to celebrate with a few games of Heroes! Join us over at Twitch.tv/blizzheroes on Wednesday, June 3rd at 11:00 a.m. PST to meet some of our community members and catch a few matches played live on stream. This episode, joining us will be:

The community members above will join Trikslyr in-game to brawl it out in the Nexus. Our very own Spyrian will also be on hand to collect your questions from Twitter and the Twitch chat, and field them to the players to get their answers live on the air.

We’ll be playing a mix of Quick Match and Custom Games with viewers. Comment below if there are any particular heroes you’d like the players to select during the matches. We’ll see you there!

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Re: Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore
Jun 1, 2015, 04:16
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Re: Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore Jun 1, 2015, 04:16
Jun 1, 2015, 04:16
 
descender wrote on May 30, 2015, 09:04:
Blizzard used to be leaders, now they are followers.

Blizzard has never once been a "leader". Ever. All of their most popular franchises were developed on the backs of the genre defining games before them. Warcraft/Starcraft are essentially C&C ripoffs, WoW is a ripoff of every MMO before it... is Diablo their only truly original IP?

The culture hasn't really changed, they have been riding the coattails of D2 for 2 decades.

EDIT: +1 Slick for the Madeon mashup, I love that video

The first Warcraft game came out nearly a year before the first C&C game, it's sequel a few months after C&C's release.
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Re: Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore
May 30, 2015, 09:04
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Re: Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore May 30, 2015, 09:04
May 30, 2015, 09:04
 
Blizzard used to be leaders, now they are followers.

Blizzard has never once been a "leader". Ever. All of their most popular franchises were developed on the backs of the genre defining games before them. Warcraft/Starcraft are essentially C&C ripoffs, WoW is a ripoff of every MMO before it... is Diablo their only truly original IP?

The culture hasn't really changed, they have been riding the coattails of D2 for 2 decades.

EDIT: +1 Slick for the Madeon mashup, I love that video
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
May 30, 2015, 00:16
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May 30, 2015, 00:16
 Slick
 
just unlocked hero league, woo! much fun. very cool.

also, MADEON @ launch event? awesome!

WOOOO
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
May 29, 2015, 20:28
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event May 29, 2015, 20:28
May 29, 2015, 20:28
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 29, 2015, 19:39:
I've been playing with it for the past month or so. It's basically the fun parts of other MOBAs, without so much of the tedious, annoying stuff. I like it. It's got the typical Blizzard polish, and it's free. Can't really find much wrong with it.

Agreed. Don't have to worry about items/cash, which makes this genre actually playable to me. Lets me play the game and split my attention on micro objectives infront of me, not timing the meta.

Some of the matches creep up into 30 minute territory. If anything, I wish they stayed around 20 minutes with big increases in NPCs to force the conclusion at 25.
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Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore
May 29, 2015, 19:49
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Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore May 29, 2015, 19:49
May 29, 2015, 19:49
 
I played it a little bit...feels just like every other MOBA game I've ever played.

Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch...all are almost carbon copies of other games with a few minor differences thrown in.

Blizzard used to be leaders, now they are followers.

Somehow the culture changed at Blizzard, and needs to be changed back.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
May 29, 2015, 19:39
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May 29, 2015, 19:39
 
I've been playing with it for the past month or so. It's basically the fun parts of other MOBAs, without so much of the tedious, annoying stuff. I like it. It's got the typical Blizzard polish, and it's free. Can't really find much wrong with it.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
May 29, 2015, 19:34
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May 29, 2015, 19:34
 
Osc8r wrote on May 29, 2015, 18:37:
MOBA for the console kiddies.

Should do well.

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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
May 29, 2015, 18:37
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May 29, 2015, 18:37
 
MOBA for the console kiddies.

Should do well.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
May 29, 2015, 17:45
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event May 29, 2015, 17:45
May 29, 2015, 17:45
 
Yeah, I hate MOBAs and their toxic communities, but this game's pretty fun. Probably the easiest MOBA I've played, to get into, if you have little experience with one.

And it's not too hard to get more characters. Plus the 'free' roster every week keeps things fun.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
May 29, 2015, 17:35
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May 29, 2015, 17:35
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Yeah, I held out on principle and waited til Blizzard sent me an invite, even though a couple friends had been playing for months by that point. Not going to pay to play a beta of a F2P.

Anyway it's a fun game and I've never felt like I had to put money in at all, so I haven't. I understand the weakness some people have for skins though. That's fine. If Blizzard wants to set things up so that other people get to fund my gaming experience without me having to do anything, more power to em!
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May 29, 2015, 16:23
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May 29, 2015, 16:23
 
I actually love the high level of detail each unit is given. It's makes them larger than life which is what this game should be about. Giving personality to the characters more than they could in their own respective game world.

With the higher detail levels, you can really appreciate the character more than the other game world he/she used to be in.

The Mountain King was always one of my favorite Warcraft 3 hero units and to see him back in lots of glorious detail is awesome.

With that said though, this launch event just about has me exhausted from all the HotS alpha/beta that I've taken part of. In a way, it reminds me of why I'm against Early Access buying of games.

In this case it was free to alpha/beta test, but Early Access purchasing with your money is like your paying to bug test the game for people that will eventually buy the final version that is the way the developers intended, hopefully bug free. So while your probably already bored of the game playing it Early and having paid for it, the others are now paying for it and getting the final copy to enjoy as it was intended.

Doesn't make too much sense to me at times, but I do know some don't mind playing it alpha/beta/final without ever getting bored.
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May 29, 2015, 15:31
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May 29, 2015, 15:31
 
Axis wrote on May 29, 2015, 14:16:
I'll preface this with the fact I generally don't like mobas, so...

...I played this during beta, and disliked it more than most.

I suppose it's the over-the-top rockstar-type glamor sensationalized style they made each character - totally uninteresting to me.

I don't understand what you mean by that. The characters are exactly the same as they are in their respective games, plus a higher detail level. Their attacks are similar to their abilities in their original games as well, if they were actually playable.

I actually like that they're so expressively animated, and each one is quite unique. They added the human part to Hammer so that there was a face for the sassy southern voice (she sadly looks like a WoW dwarf, making me think she should sound Scottish). Art is always subjective, altho considering it's a Blizzard game, what did you THINK it would look like?
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May 29, 2015, 14:16
 
I'll preface this with the fact I generally don't like mobas, so...

...I played this during beta, and disliked it more than most.

I suppose it's the over-the-top rockstar-type glamor sensationalized style they made each character - totally uninteresting to me.
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