Heroes of the Storm

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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 11 Mar 2017, 20:49

OK, so they've released countless WC heroes, then an OW, now a SC is on the horizon, so following that has got to be a new Diablo character right? Right?
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 15 Mar 2017, 08:09

New patch with Probius has dropped.

There's a new event where if you play a piddly two games as Cho or Gall with someone who owns Cho'gall. Anyone who needs Cho'gall can hit me up.

Season 3 has ended so those who met the requirements (not me this time) should have the elemental stag mount.

GUI has now changed quite considerably too. Needs a bit of getting use to but I admit it does show more info and remains reasonably clean for the amount of info.

The free weekly rotation has been expanded to 14 heroes, fully unlocking at lvl15 for your account.

Doesn't look like anyone has dropped in price this patch.

Lots of character balancing it seems.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 19 Mar 2017, 13:27

Needed to take a break from application writing this morning so I did the Cho'gall event for my alt and bro's account (helps that I bought the sucker on my main and don't need to wait for anyone).

PIA to play on two accounts at the same time though but I got it done after 4 games.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 30 Mar 2017, 07:24

Woohoo! Finally, a new Diablo hero...



But why another Assassin?

Also what to expect in HOTS 2.0...

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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 31 Mar 2017, 13:20

They've got a HOTS 2.0 countdown page up with various info scheduled to be unlocked throughout mostly mid to late April:

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/heroes20/

Of note is that the Nexus Challenge 2.0 will launch on 25th April... hopefully similar to last time with a bunch of free heroes given away and unlocks for other Blizzard games (preferably Diablo 3).
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 18 Apr 2017, 19:06

New battleground looks quite good:

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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 19 Apr 2017, 17:04

Loving the changes to Hanamura v normal maps. Looks like they're moving in the right direction IMO.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 21 Apr 2017, 07:11

Now this is pretty generous! We can claim one of the free mega bundles (that comes with 20 heroes) for just logging in around release:

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/heroes20/megabundles/

Now to figure out which one has the most heroes I don't have... for all my accounts and my bros - lol
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by linxus » 21 Apr 2017, 08:31

Im glad I haven't spent any gold in the past month or so then :).
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Ooo, I might have to actually update it and log in
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 21 Apr 2017, 10:45

linxus wrote:
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Im glad I haven't spent any gold in the past month or so then :).
Haven't spent any gold ever. Just about $60 overall for a few packs. Sitting on just shy of 230,000 gold which is enough for all the heroes I don't have but was waiting for 2.0's freebies so I retain some gold for future heroes.

From what I can tell, the flex pack contains heroes from the Nexus Challenge 1.0 so that might not be the best pack to get for most players.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 21 Apr 2017, 21:02

Some facts for those deciding on the various Mega Bundles. The current gold value of the packs are:

Assassin - 145,000
Flex - 123,000
Support and Specialist - 131,000
Tanks and Bruisers - 141,000

Assassin and T&B has the most 10k gold heroes at 8. Flex has the least at 6.

What I did for my main account (which I plan on obtaining all heroes on) was work out the gold value of the heroes I own in those packs and subtracted these values from the above totals to determine the net gold value of those packs for myself. Seems I'm getting the Tanks and Bruisers pack on that account as it saves me 79k gold.

On my other accounts which I have no desire to spend any additional money on, nor care about getting all heroes on, whilst the T&B bundle is the best value yet again (in both net gold value and number of additional heroes I'd get), I'm gonna pick up the Specialist and Support bundles. Simply put, Abathur is invaluable for anyone who plays two accounts simultaneously, and Lt Morales, Rehgar and Brightwing make for some versatile healers to add to the line up.

And after all of this, I've worked out that it's actually not the game itself that keeps me playing but instead, it's the challenge of finding an effective and efficient way of accumulating as many heroes I can get. I mean, how many people spreadsheets this sort of stuff? - lol
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 22 Apr 2017, 12:56

I get between 9 and 12 free heroes per package taking my current heroes into account. Not shabby at all.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 22 Apr 2017, 13:18

6 and 10 free heroes here.

The bundle that gets me 10 has a fair few 10k and 7k gold heroes that I don't have so I'm getting an average bonus at the very least.

On my two other accounts and my bro's account, it'll be 15 or 16 heroes so no complaints here.

I have a feeling these mega bundles might be an ongoing free bundle for any account that hasn't claimed it yet. They seriously need to grow their player base and giving out a half decent starting roster like this on an ongoing basis would be the smart thing to do.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 23 Apr 2017, 13:46

Just updated my spreadsheets. I just need to spend 144,000 gold on my remaining heroes after I get the mega bundle :D

Alt and bro's accounts will all be sitting on 29-34 heroes each too. Alt accounts will be nicely positioned with a nice variety of heroes for any guests to play on; though mainly Assassin's, Warriors, and Support. I've noticed that the support and specialist pack is a tad scarce on the specialists. Only Abathur and Medivh so my selection of Specialists mainly consists of Sylvanas, Abathur and Medivh. My alt accounts will have all the healers though and a surprisingly solid line up of tanks.

Will have to see what I unlock via the loot boxes. Hopefully there will be a nice skin or two in there. I'm sitting on 357 hero levels atm so expecting quite a few loot boxes to click on come Wed night.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mini » 23 Apr 2017, 14:51

Updated and had a game, actually enjoyed it, still against AI only though... not sure I want to deal with the online community just yet...
Did the Azmodan "sit back and watch minions kill shit" game plan, not the most exciting, but was a game gain none the less.

And for a free game, it is a bit of fun
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 23 Apr 2017, 17:27

Yeah, as a free game it's not bad, especially with this load of freebie heroes they're giving out. That Flex bundle is very solid for anyone just starting out, though I'd be inclined to pick up the S&S or T&B bundles and claim Raynor and Sylvanas via the recruit a friend promo.

The past few new maps have been pretty good... but I'm still not a haunted mine fan.

I think the Starcraft maps are my fave ones atm. All vs AI too.

I do wish that they'd have just given us 140k gold or something so everyone gets the same value of heroes and we can pick what we want but I still get 79k worth of heroes on the main account.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by boars » 23 Apr 2017, 18:07

Haunted has never bothered me, even in its previous incarnation... although that was a bit of a just dps and don't defend kind of thing.

My least favourites are Dragonshire and whatever the plant one is called.

The variety is great however.

Nice to get some bonus heroes, should bring me to around 50 unlocked methinks.
Never saw any of the bundles as particularly good value but free is free :)
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Kendrite » 23 Apr 2017, 18:10

I've reinstalled this so I can get the free heros. I'm only level 7 and have unlocked like 3 or 4 characters so far (last time I played was over 12-months ago).

Was going to go for the Flex bundle for no real reason.

Why is getting Abathur so important?
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by boars » 23 Apr 2017, 18:22

Mugsy wrote:
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Will have to see what I unlock via the loot boxes. Hopefully there will be a nice skin or two in there. I'm sitting on 357 hero levels atm so expecting quite a few loot boxes to click on come Wed night.
Wait what? we get rewarded retroactively?
I think I'm somewhere near level 400 if I counted correctly, wasn't sure if there's an easier way to do it other than counting manually?
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Why is getting Abathur so important?
Cannot speak for Mugsy but I know very few people who like Abathur or have even bothered to unlock him/her/it.
I've got Abathur and enjoy it somewhat sometimes... but you've got a lot of reliance on others which can be frustrating at times.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 23 Apr 2017, 18:45

Abathur you can just play AI games without clicking anything and not get kicked due to being inactive.

It's the easiest way to grind gold AFAIK.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 23 Apr 2017, 19:34

boars wrote:
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Wait what? we get rewarded retroactively?
I think I'm somewhere near level 400 if I counted correctly, wasn't sure if there's an easier way to do it other than counting manually?
Yeah, you will get loot boxes retroactively but it caps out around 70 boxes so you won't get as many as someone who starts a fresh account.

Your profile should tell you what hero level you're at (differently to account level which currently caps out at 40).
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Why is getting Abathur so important?
Abathur you can just play AI games without clicking anything and not get kicked due to being inactive.
It's the easiest way to grind gold AFAIK.
This.

The game has an AFK timer even if you're playing a solo vs AI game and with Abathur, you can symbiote an AI team mate and walk away. If you're strategic and symbiote another character with good sustain (e.g. Gul'dan, Raynor, Muradin, or a half decent healer), you stand a good chance of lasting till the end of the match without the symbioted AI hero dying and you getting kicked.

If you're like me and get a series of 'play 8 games' daily challenges day after day (I've gotten at least 4 this week), it works out well to let Abathur play a good number of these games so you can go do other stuff and check back every 10-15min.

Obviously, Abathur is only good if you intend to farm daily quests or play two accounts simultaneous (which I do from time to time if the event at the time requires me to play with a friend). If you have no plan to do any of this then get the pack with the most characters you want. But then the Flex bundle has Abathur in it anyway.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by boars » 23 Apr 2017, 19:59

Ah, well I'm 393 and I really don't play that often - I just prioritised getting all heroes to 5 above all else.
Shame to be (sort of) penalised extra boxes.

Thanks for the info
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 23 Apr 2017, 20:12

Make that at least 5 times I've gotten the 'play 8 games' daily quest this week. Time for Abby to get to work.
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Ah, well I'm 393 and I really don't play that often - I just prioritised getting all heroes to 5 above all else.
Same, I only have the last 3 heroes not at level 5 though, my Lucio is at lvl4 and I started leveling Probius as it's available this week on the free rotation. I'll probably level them further after 2.0 launches... I think there's a 1 month stimpack as part of the launch event.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by boars » 23 Apr 2017, 20:20

Funny you should say that, just got 8 games myself... lets give abathur a shot while I pack things for moving \o/
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