With the impending release of Deathwing, frequent visitors of this subreddit will have noticed an increasing amount of posts from former players and even some new players asking for information regarding the state of the game. These posts are so frequent now that I thought it would warrant a sticky post that would inform the interested players and answer their most frequent questions
My intent is to have this cover comprehensive set of topics so please contribute in the comment section on what could be added and I will make the edits. I have requested the mods /u/Thunderclaww to make this post a sticky one.
New heroes every 3/4 months
Newest heroes : Imperius, Anduin, Qhira, Deathwing,
All heroes free to play until Nov 11th , 2019
Frequent balance patches
Recent hero reworks : Junkrat,Whitemane, Chen, Chromie, Lucio, Ana, Abathur (minor rework)
Upcoming hero reworks: DVa and Tassadar
Trying to get into organized HotS in NA? Come check out the NGS Free Agent Combine!
This Thursday November 14th, NGS will be hosting a Free Agent Combine for any and all players looking to join a team for Season 8. Players can sign up for as many 1-hour blocks between 7:00pm-11:59pm EST/4:00pm-8:59pm PST as they wish and all matches will be casted by a team consisting of Bahamut, Aero, Slexia, Munkus, CrookedSmileTV and more!
Also, if you're interested in recruiting an extra player or to start your own team, you can sign up for the combine as a recruiter and you'll be placed on a team to try out some free agents firsthand!
Or, if you're just looking to play some HotS with better matchmaking than Blizzard, you can also register as a substitute! You'll be placed on a team with the free agents to help with filling out the teams.
Registration is now open and can be found here: https://forms.gle/MvVkFDH6Gorwz7sW7
Registration will close on Wednesday November 13th at 11:59pm PST so make sure to register before then! Teams will be announced on Thursday by 3pm EST/noon PST in the NGS Discord (https://discord.gg/dkVSKH2) so make sure to join if you haven't already!
Feel free to contact Wedge#7006 in discord if you have any questions!
I know it's been discussed before, but I wanted to briefly highlight how sorely the AI changes - changes that have been talked about for months - are still needed to improve the overall health of game.
I am fully aware that playing vs. AI is not a vs. humans equivalent. But as someone who plays vs. AI primarily, it's disappointing that the highest difficulty AI completely fails on such a fundamental level. Endings like these are frequent, and since the ill-fated AI patch that began the downward spiral, it's easy to play for hours without hitting level 20, or even the enemy team hitting level 10. You'll have all three lanes pushed to Core and see that they invaded your a siege camp moments before their Core explodes.
I appreciate the Heroes team and the fact that good things take time. But this just can't come soon enough. Any updates on the AI progress would be very greatly appreciated.
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Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes:
• Gazlowe's mount speed increased by 20%
• Rexxar now has a chance to roll the Rare item, which is required to craft a Golden Rexxar item.
• The Rexxar and the Grizzly mount have new portraits
• Rexxar can now attack while stunned.
• Battle Cry: Now causes Raynor's next Basic Attack to deal 50% additional damage, instead of increasing Attack Power by 30%
• Tychus: Added an "Unburrow" animation for his Heroic Ability
• Arthas' Ethereal Jaunt cooldown reduced to 7 seconds (from 10)
Made this post for r/starcraft, but considering that most of the evidence is from Heroes of the Storm, here's a bit of a lore dive a few of you may be interested in:
TL;DR: Lt. Morales was part of the forces of Earth that invaded the Koprulu Sector (where StarCraft takes place) during the first game's expansion, but was stranded there when the fleet was defeated. Later in SCII she shows up as part of the Terran Dominion. However, Heroes hints that she was part of Raynor's group between SC1 and SCII, joining the Dominion after the Raiders deposed Mengsk and installed a new regime.
Still trying to make SC lore content for HotS, so if anyone remembers the old threads I still intend to do them if they add another SC hero. Surely that will happen any day now.