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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 07 Jun 2016, 19:13
by Mugsy
No probs, I need to do some cleaning first (not with the kitchen gun) and will be on myself to do my daily quest. Close to 37k gold now!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 07 Jun 2016, 19:28
by kharis
Bam! Bam! Bam!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 08 Jun 2016, 22:59
by Mugsy
OK, if the number of posts I've made on HOTS wasn't indication enough, I think I'm a bit too into this game... I bought that 5 character starter pack for my alt account simply because all those characters along with the recruit a friend ones are characters I wouldn't mind being in my alt account roster. The Golden Tiger was what pulled me over the line. Damn cosmetics!

kharis, my stimpack expires just after midday on Saturday so am happy to play D3, HOTS or OW then. No real preference... whenever you're online to game, I'm happy to help you milk your HOTS stimpack, get the D3 stash or just enjoy OW coz we paid for it and should probably get our money's worth - lol

I'm gonna wait till the next weekly character rotation starts before starting the free stimpack on my alt account... and even then it'll probably be Saturday week that I start playing HOTS on the alt account... just so I can try out more characters before I decide which ones to spend my gold on. As much as I like the look of Nova, Johanna, Nazeebo, Tyrael, etc, etc, I have no idea if they're fun to play as still.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 14:01
by Mugsy
Stimpack expired... and sitting on 43k gold and level 38 now on my main account!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 14:43
by kharis
Nice work. Im happy to have it as a play a couple of times a week in between diablo and whatever else is on the go if you're ok with that

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 15:39
by Artful-dodgeR
43k gold, shesh. That's an impressive haul... I know there's another round of discounts on characters coming soon so for that amount you should be able to get all cheaper characters at a minimum!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 16:44
by Mugsy
kharis wrote:Nice work. Im happy to have it as a play a couple of times a week in between diablo and whatever else is on the go if you're ok with that
Yeah, I don't recommend xp farming like I did - lol

It's great when one is playing a character that they find is naturally intuitive to play (for me it's Sgt Hammer, Lt Morales, or Lunara), but grinding to lvl5 with characters like Chen or Thrall was an absolute pain.

The game is definitely great as a bit of a casual play. With those two freebie 'recruit a friend' characters, the starter pack and the free character rotation (and esp if you bought one of the 8 character bundles) there's more than enough characters to use.

You'll get more gold via the daily quests anyway.
Artful-dodgeR wrote:43k gold, shesh. That's an impressive haul... I know there's another round of discounts on characters coming soon so for that amount you should be able to get all cheaper characters at a minimum!
Yeah, Lunara is gonna drop from 10k to 7k gold on the 14th June... and with all the 10k gold assassins, I'm expecting characters to shuffle down in their respective gold category over time. I'll definitely wait for price drops and do more daily quests. I also have another 2k gold once I hit lvl40 and I do plan on buying the $4.95 starter pack during a week when there's a good number of characters I haven't used yet in the weekly rotation... believe it or not, I don't own Raynor, Malfurion or Muradin still.

Hopefully characters like Nova, Falstad, and Rehgar drop to 4k gold soon.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 16:58
by Mugsy
Also unlocked the Zeratul portrait... Love Zeratul!

And Sgt Hammer's minimap icon looks like Dora the Explorer to me :-S

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 17:36
by kharis
i played a couple of games with zeratul the other day, he was fun

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 18:19
by Mugsy
Yeah, I like sneaking around cloaked and ambushing opponents. It's why I'm keen to get Nova at some point.

I use to think that Sonya was one of the weaker Warriors... and then I had someone on my team the other night who knew how to use her properly... took down 3 enemies easily in one skirmish.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 08:49
by Mugsy
MINIONS!


Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 09:20
by Mugsy
Free mount which I won't ever get because I refuse to start up a Facebook account...

https://teambuilder.heroesofthestorm.com/

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 15 Jun 2016, 23:02
by Mugsy
I am now 7800xp away from level 40, thought I'd get there in the games I played tonight but fell short.

Sitting on 45,400 gold now... but it's pretty much 47k considering how close I am to 40.

Got 4 heroes I'm slowly grinding to lvl5. With some luck with daily quests, I should hit 50k gold before the next hero rotation... and hopefully the next rotation will have 10 heroes I haven't played yet so I can get that starter pack finally and stimpack my way to another 5k gold!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 16 Jun 2016, 19:39
by Mugsy
Cho'gall is 50% off this week for $4.85 and considering it's a fun character to play for 2 players, I decide to get him... them. Might make for some fun games if anyone's on.


Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 18 Jun 2016, 08:29
by Mugsy
Just got this in an email...

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ALL HEROES FREE TO PLAY WEEKEND

Starting on June 24, all heroes will be completely FREE to play for everyone until June 28, so you can jump into the new season with every hero at your command!
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I'm buying my starter pack for 3x characters, and a stim pack that week!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 18 Jun 2016, 09:11
by Artful-dodgeR
Cho'Gall should still be free (as he was on release) if you play a few matches with him. Just need to find someone to share it.

That said, he's a PITA to play. Never really enjoyed it.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 18 Jun 2016, 10:55
by Mugsy
Yeah, I played a few games as cho'gall. Played with one guy till my gall was lvl5... no unlock which is the only reason why I decided to buy since he's 50% off. I read a post somewhere saying that the cho'gall free offering ended earlier this year.

I actually quite enjoy the play style. He's tough as and great for that final rush when the enemy core has 20% or less health and the team just needs someone to push and finish it off.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 25 Jun 2016, 18:22
by Mugsy
Played a game that lasted 42min 29sec! The other team had a better offense but we had good defense to make it last that long. XP gained was 588k!

As such, I only have ever played Nova twice before getting her to lvl5- lol

Not sure I can get use to her... Zeratul, the other cloaked hero, seems more intuitive for me.

8 more heroes to smash through to lvl5 this weekend!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 00:27
by Mugsy
All characters up to lvl5 now... thank you free hero weekend!

Sitting on 62k+ gold with another 1k in daily quests lined up.

Also made my peace with Nova now that I've had a chance to play her a few more times. But the sad thing is that now that I've played every character in the game, the ones I like most I've already bought which leaves me with a few questions about which additional heroes I want to buy with all that gold.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 03 Jul 2016, 20:11
by Mugsy
Well, I played enough of Team League to get a placement for Season 1. Once the season is over in August sometime, I'll get my mittens on one of these:

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Also pretty cool that they're adding Auriel (the female angel from Diablo 3) to the roster. My guess is that she'll be a healer seeing how the Diablo characters only have one healer. Just as well, I'm not a fan of the monk healer...


Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 22 Jul 2016, 21:53
by Mugsy
Mmmmm... lots of high level dailies an now on 72k gold!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 23:10
by Mugsy
Now I've done it... my main account I do the odd match to complete the daily quests and am on about 81k gold now.

Decided to load up HOTS on my alt account too and got to lvl10 today... thus receiving my free Sylvanas hero but also queued up 11 days of stimpack bonus. Guess I should make use of it while I can to get some gold. Already racked up 10k gold by the time I hit lvl10. At the very least, I can use the account to get a 10k hero if I don't want to grind through the game over the next 11 days.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 03 Sep 2016, 14:43
by Mugsy
Well, they finally did it!

For the longest of times, there was a glut of 7k gold support heroes and only 1x 4k gold support hero (and Tassadar didn't play like a normal healer anyway). No body likes playing as Li Li and Malfurion is more crowd control than a strong healing option.

But they've dropped the cost of Uther and Tyrande down to 4k gold now:

http://heroesofthestorm.gamepedia.com/Hero_Prices

I did some maths and if one gets that retail starter pack and the in game starter pack (costs AU$16-ish), takes advantage of the recruit a friend initiative and levels up to level 15 to unlock all free rotation slots, you should have around 15-16k gold and 9 heroes with at least two in each role.

16k gold can get 3x decent heroes if you know who to pick.

I'm thinking ETC, Tyrande, and then maybe a 10k hero just for fun. ETC and Tyrande are heroes I never planned to get on my main account so this'll keep the alt account feeling like it's not doubling up. Not sure which 10k hero I'll get... maybe Auriel. Make the alt account specialise in healing.

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 03 Sep 2016, 15:19
by Mugsy
Yikes, Thrall has dropped to 4k gold too. My 83k gold on my main account is gonna go a long way!

Re: Heroes of the Storm

Posted: 09 Sep 2016, 07:23
by Mugsy
Looking forward to this next map! About time a Starcraft themed map was released and it looks quite fun.