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Vimes

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Oct 25, 2017
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Forgot to post the ranked league changes from the PTR notes, anyway I gather they are live to the actual game today, along with the role overhaul and lootbox changes.

https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/blog/22933132/heroes-of-the-storm-live-patch-notes-march-26-2019-2019-3-26/
Storm League
  • Hero League and Team League have been merged into a single ranked queue: Storm League.
  • Players must have 16 or more Heroes available and account level 50 or above to queue for Storm League.
  • Additional Details
    • Players can choose their preferred roles in the Ranked menu, so other team members can understand their play style.
    • Players can see party members’ win count under their rank badges on the Storm League queue screen.
    • The starting Matchmaking Rating (MMR) in Storm League will be seeded from the player's last known Hero League or Team League MMR (whichever is greater). The resulting value will then be clamped within a certain range to reel-in outliers.
    • Players will be prevented from queuing up in Storm League as a party together if their rank difference is more than 2 leagues apart.
      • There is a tooltip available to indicate this.
      • Exception: For players in a party of 5, any member outside the party’s League spread maximum will not be counted toward matchmaking requirements.
      • Exception: Players who have not yet placed are able to play with anyone.
    • Leaderboards have been updated to reflect Storm League.



I would have loved a new map with this theme, but I'm just happy they're still supporting the game. Lots of positive changes, poking around the menu today I discovered you can buy shards with gold. My single player backlog is gonna suffer in a world where you can get any cosmetic by grinding.
 
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scabobbs

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Oct 28, 2017
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I HATE new Chromie. Her damage numbers are sooooooooooooooo low and she feels worthless since her Q is blocked by every god damn thing in existence.
 

Schreckstoff

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Oct 25, 2017
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Kevin leaving Blizzard so soon after being reassigned is pretty sad.

Hots from what I can tell has been doing mostly fine but the slower cadence of releases is really kicking in right now.
 

Kirblar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Kevin leaving Blizzard so soon after being reassigned is pretty sad.

Hots from what I can tell has been doing mostly fine but the slower cadence of releases is really kicking in right now.
I've heard Blizzard lowballs people pretty badly playing off their name/rep, which being on a project you love can mitigate, but won't do it if you get reassigned to something you don't.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Just now getting back into Heroes with a friend. I played maybe a year ago last time. Am I crazy, or is Sgt. Hammer pretty garbage now? I feel like tons of things outrange me, even with my talent to increase range, but more than that...my damage output feels pathetic. Even with bonus damage against heroes and attack speed, I feel like I do hardly any damage. I need to start playing around with new heroes, I suppose.
 

Dahbomb

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Just now getting back into Heroes with a friend. I played maybe a year ago last time. Am I crazy, or is Sgt. Hammer pretty garbage now? I feel like tons of things outrange me, even with my talent to increase range, but more than that...my damage output feels pathetic. Even with bonus damage against heroes and attack speed, I feel like I do hardly any damage. I need to start playing around with new heroes, I suppose.
Hammer is much better now than she was before. Better defensive options and such... can be a huge nuisance in specific comps and maps.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Hammer is much better now than she was before. Better defensive options and such... can be a huge nuisance in specific comps and maps.
I guess I need to practice her more defensively then. I just about never go defensive in my build. Maybe I'll poke around online and look for build recommendations for her. Try something different.

Any suggestion on a healer? I love playing support and healing. I have Ana. Looking to try someone new though. I want to be as heal-y and annoying as possible.
 

Dahbomb

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I guess I need to practice her more defensively then. I just about never go defensive in my build. Maybe I'll poke around online and look for build recommendations for her. Try something different.

Any suggestion on a healer? I love playing support and healing. I have Ana. Looking to try someone knew though. I want to be as heal-y and annoying as possible.
Ana is a top tier healer or at least was top tier healer as of patch before the one that got released this week (still probably top tier healer).

Most healers are generally pretty good like Malfurion, Tyrande, Brightwing, Lucio, Stukov, Whitemane etc.
 

Maledict

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I’m still surprised at how bitter I am over how Blizzard treated this game. From the disastrous Heroes 2.0 which changed nothing about the game but tried to lure in whales with loot boxes, to the sudden and extreme termination and almost excessive way they made sure we all knew it was dead. Long gone is the company that released patches for Diablo 3 years after it had stopped selling for no profit.

I’ve gone from a blizzard fanboy of 25 years to utterly non interested in their products.
 

Dahbomb

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I’m still surprised at how bitter I am over how Blizzard treated this game. From the disastrous Heroes 2.0 which changed nothing about the game but tried to lure in whales with loot boxes, to the sudden and extreme termination and almost excessive way they made sure we all knew it was dead. Long gone is the company that released patches for Diablo 3 years after it had stopped selling for no profit.

I’ve gone from a blizzard fanboy of 25 years to utterly non interested in their products.
I am in the same boat to be honest, though I still enjoy playing HOTS from time to time. But long gone are the days where I invest a large amount of my time and money into Blizzard games, they will get treated as how Blizzard wants them to be... as casual affairs you play ever so often and not to be taken too seriously.
 

Orochinagis

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Oct 27, 2017
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Well, is a Discipline Priest class so is that or a hibrid dps/healer like Whitemaine, weird choice since BfA anduin still dont have the chance to use any ability to inspire a new kit
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Is there a youtuber that shoutcasts high level play for this game? Trying to get into it now that it's dead and i used to like watching high level Starcraft 2 years ago. Thanks.