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01 Oct 2018 Free Hero Rotation Check out this week's complete Hero roster below! Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: October 2, 2018 Li Li ETC Zagara Butcher Kael'thas Artanis Ragnaros Arthas Anub'arak Auriel Leoric (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5) Cassia (Slot unlocked at Player Level 10) Probius (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15) Medivh (Slot unlocked at Player Level 20) FAQ When does the next free rotation begin? We refresh the free-to-play Hero rotation every week on Tuesday morning. At that time, the previous set of Heroes are swapped out, and seven new Heroes become free-to-play until the following Tuesday. I only have 10 free Heroes, but you listed 14. What gives? Fresh accounts begin with ten free Hero rotation slots, and the four remaining slots can be unlocked by reaching player levels 5, 10, 15, and 20, respectively. Where can I look up previous Hero rotations? Right here! As each new Hero rotation begins, we'll post the previous rotation as a reply to this thread.Nakatoir191 01 Oct 2018
28 Sep 2018 Heroic Deals Every Tuesday, we place a number of Heroes on sale, and swap a fresh set of cosmetics into the featured item rotation. Check out this week’s items and then head in-game to pick up anything that catches your eye. Heroic Deals: October 2 – October 9, 2018 Our next set of Heroic Deals will begin on Tuesday, October 2! Check out the list of upcoming featured items and Hero discounts below. Upcoming Hero Sales Chromie— Sale Price: 375 gems Greymane — Sale Price: 312 Gems The following skins and mounts will be added to the featured item rotation and will become purchasable with gems until this round of Heroic Deals comes to an end: Upcoming Featured Skins Crimson Fel Queen Chromie Thunder Star Princess Li-Ming Admiral Krakenov Spectre Goliath D.Va Exiled Crypt King Tassadar Deathbringer Sonya Upcoming Featured Mounts Zergling Neutron Space Lord’s Starbreaker Kheluriel28 28 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018 New Forum Platform and Features Incoming Hey everyone, We regularly receive feedback and suggestions on how we can level up the Heroes of the Storm community forums. Many of you have told us that the forums can be difficult to navigate, that posts you want to see sometimes get buried, and that reporting doesn’t always appear to lead to action. On that note, we’re excited to announce that we will be launching new forums very soon. With a streamlined look and new features to match, we’ll deliver a better experience for the Heroes community. Brand new notification features will help you keep on top of your posts and real-time updates will help keep you from missing out on the conversation. Additionally, we’ve replaced the previous report function with a new flagging feature to help foster more engaging conversations. Even more improvements are coming to our forums and we can’t wait for you to use them. Please keep in mind that the current forums will be hosted on a different platform, so older posts and threads will not migrate over to the new forums. The forum history will be available in a read-only state for a short period of time after the transition. Be sure to save your favorite conversations if you plan to revisit them in the future. New posts will automatically be directed to the new forums. Stay tuned for more information and we look forward to seeing you in the new forums!Kheluriel6 19 Sep 2018
27 Aug 2018 Paid Loot Boxes and Loot Chests Disabled for Players in Belgium In April 2018, the Belgian Gaming Commission published a report that was endorsed by the Belgian Ministry of Justice in which they concluded that paid loot boxes in Overwatch are considered gambling under local law. While we at Blizzard were surprised by this conclusion and do not share the same opinion, we have decided to comply with their interpretation of Belgian law. As a result, we have no choice but to implement measures that will prevent Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm players located in Belgium from purchasing in-game loot boxes and loot chests with real money and gems. No matter what, we want to make sure that our players around the world have the best entertainment experience possible. While players in Belgium will no longer be able to purchase paid loot boxes in Overwatch and loot chests in Heroes of the Storm, they’ll still be able to earn them by playing the games, and they’ll still have access to all in-game content. These measures will be implemented shortly. We also remain open to further discussions with the Belgian Gaming Commission and Ministry of Justice on this topic.Kheluriel0 27 Aug 2018
01 Oct 2018 Is the new Zarya skin bugged? On the Kings Crest video on the launcher, it shows Zaryas new skin with a custom effect on the weapon, it's also listed as an epic skin and yet in-game it has default effects on abilities and auto attack. Is this a bug or are they changing it?Planetus0 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 US heroes of the storm Join this discord: https://discord.gg/3ePKjGC Join this discord to play some casual heroes of the storm for fun. Looking to grow the discord and meet new people.RonStoppable0 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Are you serious? Placement Games 8 wins 2 losses in placement and im in Bronze 5. I was f*kin excelled in most of those games. What the hell is up with the placement system in this game? This is the second time I do the placement games, last time was just befor season 3 ended and I understandably ended up in bronze from those since I did not put in any effort at all. What is this?Frobe2 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 I am done! Hello everyone! No,this time it's not the matchmaking or smt else.I am really dissapointed of Bliizard.Ok i understand that you have problems with fixing the game, but deleting my points witout any reason ..Please.. I often see my posts deleted.Every my post,every new post is diffrent and it's not offensive.I dont see any problems in it.I can't understand why you don't let me share my opinion.My last post was on 2 days and I cant see it today.First you make me leave the game and now you force me to leave the forum.I thought we live in a free country.I am feeling like in North Korea. Where did i miss,what did i do? Last time i ask for justice here.I dont play your game anymore at least let me comment sometimes.Insomnia0 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Focus on what you CAN do and not what you CAN'T do My lord how many times have I lost games because of this and being blamed onn my "garbage" pick or "garbage" plays. It's absoluetley frustrating to lose to a meme comp because allies are playing exactly like the meme comp wants to. It's simple... if the enemy team has a heavy push and lane control comp. It means you don't play lane control back at them. it's lunacy. That's how they win. You don't outlane Zagara, Murky, Dehaka by laning against them with a junkrat, li-ming and brightwing. You defeat them by taking the objectives and forcing teamfights so those pushes become worthless. If they push you solo, you kill them on the objective use it to push futher then the solo pushers and such after all. They gave up teamfight potential to control lanes. This is something I been noticing more and more in matches. People wanting to do things the oppenent is specialized in with a team that can't compete with it. Oppennent has alot of poke? You don't? Don't poke em. Just let them come to you and jump on em. Oppenent has alot of CC to stunlock 1 guy? Don't try to stunlock someone yourself then. Punish their stunlocks with cleanse and a well timed AOE. Oppenent has alot of laninig? Focus on teamfighting. Oppenent has alot of DPS and 1 tank? Force them to iniate and then run past the tank to kill them even as your tank dies. Oppenent has alot of burst healing? Poke em. Oppenent has alot of healing over time? Burst em. But for the love of kot don't fight exactly like them!Kotlol3 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Are you serious? Placement Games 8 wins 2 losses in placement and im in Bronze 5. I was f*kin excelled in most of those games. What the hell is up with the placement system in this game? This is the second time I do the placement games, last time was just befor season 3 ended and I understandably ended up in bronze from those since I did not put in any effort at all. What is this?Frobe0 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Taking Back the Town (watchtower quest) Please don't do this to us. Just about every quest can be done in one game (most notable exception the ones where you have to finish a game as X class X amount of times) but this one takes long ONLY because you have to wait for ages to get a map with a watchtower on it if you're not lucky. The second map after I started this quest was cursed hollow. Took both watchtowers. Somehow I ended up with 3/4 after the map was done instead of 2/4. Okay, pretty good. Then it never comes back. I go through the entire rotation of maps and the non-watchtower maps just start repeating. I love the update so far (garden map seems a tad easy) but this quest is just silly and out of place. Obviously I'll finish the quest sometime soon but maybe in a future update such a quest can be replaced by something more realistic for the current map rotation. That is all. Thank you.BlackMilk13 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 The new event btw hey guys jeff kaplan here with another dev update. im not part of the hots team but still f*ck you. here have this event with bunch of quests to waste your time doing. also look at all these cool new skins you can get durring this event. oh, you thought you can get them from the quests? f*ck you once again. pay us money b*tch :) jeff kaplan out r*!@#$%. keep playing our ^-*! games :)Sinh1 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 You thought it's impossible? It isn't xD http://imgur.com/a/qMeEDDqKaraLIOs1 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Company like Blizzard and this matchmaking system? Blizzard is one of the biggest game companies of the world (even the biggest for some). You guys gave us iconic games like Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft and proven yourself as top quality game company. But when i play HoTS, i'm thinking twice. I mean, are the rumors true? Blizzard really dropped quality to bottom since the departures of big names after 2016? Let's discuss it a bit because the game really has serious issues. People around me quits playing one by one and i'm afraid i might be the next one soon (which i don't want to). Quick Match matchmaking is totally junk (sorry but it's true). I mean you join the queue with your lvl 50 Artanis and Blizz match you up with lvl 5 Tracer. Is is really so hard setting up Hero level/Hero winrate based criterions for matchmaking? Last week, 9 years old little boy, son of a friend, asked me why game made me nerveous and i have explained him. Even a little boy noticed the absurd matchmaking in the game. That is about it. Does it make me nerveous? Yes. But it makes me sad more than anything. Blizzard, the game company i love and follow since 1998, the same company i used to defend everywhere when someone says something negative became this. Please Blizzard... fix yourself.Vulnero1 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Final 3 forts needs a range increase or more. Abathurs dive behind enemy forts tactics needs to go now. It is pure bs that he can pop in deal free damage and pop out leaving no time for reaction to this petty tactic. So every objective you need someone to hang back and defend causing it to be a 4v5 fight all the time as abathur and just continue to fight with the team while one team is 1 person short at all time. Several things can be done to make this fairer on the receiving team. 1. Make his minion spawn a long channel to summon, and then introduce a enemy ping warning when an enemy enters your base. 2. Hearthstoning is disabled in the enemy zone. 3. Just remove it in general, by either disabling burrowing in the enemy zone or disabling most of abathurs abilities in the enemy base (he should not be in there at all.) 4. Increase the range of the forts so its impossible for Abathur to spawn minions to attack them at a safe distance.Azure2 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Garden of Terror So despite our dislike about the map rework Blizzard still proceeds to release it? Why do we even bother give our feedback then? Have you seen the ratio on YouTube video about the rework? It's about 30% likes vs 70% dislikes. Not to mention the discussion in the forums.Nordassil17 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Samuro Hello guys, Just a few minutes ago ive played a game in Alterac, vs a samuro, which was incredibly good. The fact is, I wonder if its really legit that he can soak almost as good as the vikings, he was literally everywhere in the map. I mean we are talking about an assasin that can literally outsoaks everyother hero, and deals a lot of damage, and has incredible survability potential. So what do you think about? I think it should be nerfed, i mean u can soak if the main samuro is in the lane, not just the copy or something... i think its too goodArdilla1173 01 Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 A match made in hell Hi there! Not sure where to post this since there doesn't seem to be any place to give feedback, so I'll go ahead and post it here since I dont think my issue is a bug, it's more of a complaint. I just played a quick match at Sky Temple where I got matched with 5 assassins (Mephisto, Valla, Tracer, The Butcher and Illidan) against 3 specialists (Nazeebo, Azmodan and Sgt. Hammer) and 2 assassins (Gul'dan and Malthael). Already in the matching we had pretty much lost the game, even though we fought vailantly throughout the game. There was no way for us to win this game, in my opinion, since they pretty much had three siege engines. These types of match makings made me stop playing the game like 2 years ago, I'd hate to have to do it again since I enjoy the game. I guess I'd have to ask - is it supposed to be like this? Cheers, //JoaHak13JoaHak132 01 Oct 2018
30 Sep 2018 Ranked rejects stomping quick match with 5 man premades It felt good matching up against randoms and stomping em didnt it? cause it felt good reporting your whole team on all optionsAnfru1 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Guldan Level 16 talent Guldan Level 16 talent "Darkness Within" doesnt working correctly. It seems work but Guldan doing same damage with his Q ability.MaeSTRo0 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Awful queue times in quick match I played this game 2-3 ago, Americas server, and I was able to find a quick match in, literally, less than a minute, WITH 2-3 TEAMMATES. Now I'm lucky if I can find one, by myself, in less than 3 minutes. No joke. What happened? Has the player base shrunk that much or is it some bug? I reinstalled three days ago and everytime is the same !@#$.Fredux0 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Long queue times I play quick match, mostly, and the queue times are something between 120-200 seconds. Is this even normal? I remember when I was playing this game like 2-3 years ago, the queue times were almost nonexistent. Has the playerbase drop that much?Bastinazus1 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Option to disable Overwatch Hi, Can we have some kind of option to disable Overwatch, so that one would not have to interact with anything OW related content including heroes and maps? Then you would get queued only with people who disabled it as well.Lavamanden4 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Capture 4 Watchtowers (Event Quest) Troll? Hi everyone, So are we being trolled with this capture 4 watchtowers in winning games when they only have 1 map with watchtowers on rotation in QM and UD? This is a bit silly is it not? Ive done all the other quests no problem, 3 chars down and on this last one. So youre telling me i have to get Curse Map by chance and then hop eto catch 4 watch towers within that time and win? Yesterday i played i didnt get curse for about 5 hours... you cant expect people to wait 5 hours to get one map for their only chance at (maybe) completing the quest... This one was not thought out very well was it dev team? You could at least bring Skytemple back into the rotation and then the quest might be possible within a smaller time frame and not having players waiting hours for a single map rotation to appear... This quest needs tweaking or you need to have maps with actual watch towers in - PS: Reacon camps on Hanumara dont count either - i tried. Any explanation for this lack for thought? Peace.Trippie21 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Map rotation Please blizzard stop doing rotation map for QM, nobody calls for new maps after they play them 3 times, and repeat 6 maps speak serious, if I want little variety I play Dota this game already has enough problem mainly in the South American region with extensive queues and you leave the game even more tedious, WE WANT ALL MAPS IN QM, WHY DO YOU PRIVATE THE PLAYERS OF YOUR OWN WORK?Darth0 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Yet another BS event So again Blizzard has show how clueless they are about this game, or how little they care about the players. Yet again we are forced into this BS, where we have to win the matches, to actualy progress with the event. Which is so ridicules, especialy with the horrible mm we got. So either we are forced to play vs ai, or we have to spend ages, just to progress a little on the event. So ridicules. No wonder people are leaving this joke of a game. How can one company be this clueless/now careinsomnia0 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 DC = lose? I got disconnected at the very last 2 seconds of the game (on towers of doom enemy all dead with 4 core hp left). During chaneling i get dc VERY BREIFLY (my wifi signal was still connected). Yet it counts as a loss in HL? I even made it to the board with 21kill streak on diablo. I could understand if I dc for the entire game or most of it, it happened once for 2 seconds and that counts as a loss? Can it count as a win please if it’s actually a win and i played 100% of the game. ThanksZogretton0 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 G E N J I Nerf him, stop nerfing his damage (Even if its still insanely strong) just nerf the mobility until hes able to move less than abathur. With love, SOMEONE TIRED OF THIS HERO.Akarui0 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Placement Matches Having ended the previous season of Hero league in Bronze 5, It seemed extremely unfair that after winning 6/10 of my placement matches for season four I ended up in bronze 5 with 63 rank points. What should I do? Is this normal?Burptron5 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Fix Random Characters 1st of all,stop putting Varian in random assassin pool if there is no other warrior in the team.It's obvious I want to play an assassin,and not be Taunt Varian - I get that probably like 25% of the times I play as random assassin(and I do own like 90% of the characters in the game).And now the thing that really pissed me off was the fact that I keep getting Tassadar when I pick random support,like literally 4 games in a row in a solo queue I got Tassadar,at the 4th game I just could not take it anymore and blatantly quit the game in minute 1,because that ain't random at all. So yeah,FIX THIS PLEASE!iPlayNakedRO0 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 Can you add surrender vote at least to game with leavers? Topic. 3v5, lots of fun.PieknyTomek2 30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018 BW Detailed Feedback. This post is meant to give feedback on the rework and why I believe BW is still not a good enough healer when compared to Deckard, Whitemane, Tyrande, and Malf (the top healers to pick atm). First I wanna talk about her abilities. ARCANE FLARE: Hitting an enemy hero with the center of this skill will reward a pulse of soothing mist which was meant to reward skillful play. While in theory it sounds like this could be a really a good way sustain ur team during fights, it is not easy at all even if u r skilled. Even with faster travel time, ur enemy has a chance to move out of the center since it is very small. Also the dmg nerf was not needed tbh. POLYMORPH: 1.5 Sec silence on 12 sec CD. While the 0.25 sec increase in duration is great I have noticed the CD increase. There were many clutch moments where I needed to silence and there was 1-2 sec left to use the skill. PIXIE DUST: Remains the same. SOOTHING MIST (Passive): It received a small nerf to the number and I dont understand why tbh. I still think the nerf needed tbh. SOOTHING MIST (Active): Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long for the CD. So many heroes have strong group CC as normal ability on 15 sec CD so u really cant keep up with the cleanse. This skill has a travel time so it is a double edge sword. You can cleanse incoming group CC like Diablo stun ult or Malf silence ult if u use it like 0.2 sec before them and u will end up cleansing urself as well since the cleanse has travel time (not sure if this was intended) but I still think it has a very long CD and I dont think sacraficing a talent pick to get a chance to lower the CD when basic attacking is a valid option. PHASE SHIFT: The 20% heal is a really good addition but I dont like the fact that it doesnt heal BW as well and no option to apply Pixie Dust on both the target and BW. Teleporting to someone can put BW at risk and BW has no self sustain (one of reasons she isnt really as strong as the other healers I mentioned in the beginning). I really think the cast time should be sped up by at least 20% and make the heal instant. I have teleported many times to dying allies and they still died after I reached bz the heal was not applied instantly.TearGrants4 30 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 Total disbalance - hero roles and difficulties - You know that feeling, when u r loading in game and see enemy's team. Diablo, Alarak, Kael, Kerrigan and Li Ming. And then you realize that you've already lost this game. Not cause of you are low skilled, just cause you got instantly killed out of nowhere. Maybe, its not okay, when you catch Mings or Alaraks procast from bushes for 80% of your health? You know, games are for entertainment. Me and my friends dont get entertained, we got burnt our chairs every time "Not cause of you are low skilled, just cause you got instantly killed out of nowhere" Stop making low skill required heroes, which just throw their sh it everywhere and get kills, make high skill required heroes as Valla, Kharazim, Tychus, Murky, Abathur, etc. Instant damage sucks. At the begining of this game heroes have got sustained damage, and that was realy hard to get kills, but that was real pleasure to play. To see your skill means something. Thats not that way anymore. Try to do tanks for tanking, assassins for killing, supports for healling and specialists for destroying forts. Diablo, as tank, does a lot of damage, got stuns and heals a lot. The same for Yrel KaelThas, as assassin, does a lot of damage and clearing minion waves for 1 cast. Azmo, as specialist, does a lot of pushing damage, but can do a lot hero damage( why? he is not assassin) + Kherrigan rework sucks. She gained more instant damage and more shields, now we got team wipes just from Kherrigan procast + do something with Alarak Sadism damage. Its hits a lot, and you got silenced for too long + Reduce amount of stuns. Now this game is about to stun. No skill required, this irritates a lot Thanks for reading my roast. PeaceDocZibert5 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 Alterac changes - WHY God why did they ruin Garden of terror - The map was perfect and now ist just a lame hybrid copy of Curse and Alterac. Don't get why they would remove original map content for stuff that's already in there.CaptainKheen3 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 A little thought.. The lyrics to Muse's new song Pressure. Anyone else feel like these are the perfect lyrics to a tough game of HOTS? I’m trapped and my back's up against the wall I see no solution or exit out I'm grinding it out, no one can see The pressure's growing exponentially I'm trying to keep up to speed with you Your lane changing is oscillating me I'm hitting the ground and I'm sprinting I'm falling behind now I'm tuning out Pressure building Pressure building Don't push me Don't push me Let me get off the ground To you I'm no longer bound Don't stop me Don't choke me I need you out of my head You've got me close to the edge I'm feeling the pressure, I can't break out No one can hear me scream and shout Get out of my face, out of my mind I see your corruption, I'm not blind I'll carry the burden and take the strain And when I am done I will make you pay Pressure building Don't push me Don't push me Let me get off the ground To you I'm no longer bound Don't curb me Don't thwart me I need you out of my head You've got me close to the edge Don't push me Don't push me Let me get off the ground To you I'm no longer bound Don't stop me Don't block me I need you out of my head You've got me close to the edgeMark3 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 Surrender button, yes please, thanks Can we have surrender button/command, please?Nicram15 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 did matchmaking change? This week I've started playing hots after about one month hiatus, with my 2 friends. our winrate this week is less than 30%, after over 25 games. Before that our winrate was slightly above average. We are now getting queued against full premades pretty much all the time, of high level, while our own teammates refuse to come to objective/teamfights or dive in 1v5. After a whole week of !@# beatings we are seriously tired of this. The games that we won, were by a LANDSLIDE btw. The enemy had no chance of winning those games. That's why I think something might be wrong with matchmaking.... Anyone else have the same experience?azzacura4 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 Does blizzard admit mistakes? Like at all? I often wonder why are they so prideful. I'm sure they actually do hear alot of the feedback people give them but still they just pretend that everything is fkin awesome, that they are VEEERY busy at the studio and are just trying to kill out all of the complainers by hyping them with either a really anticipated iconic hero or a nearly naked pornstar. But seriously everyone especially you can see that the game is bleeding out. Your horrible silence system gets alot of undeserving people banned and is being abused by the actual toxic people. These people who get their accounts locked for 1/2 month or a whole month are obviously... well... not gonna play the game and when they return and see that they are still getting matched with bronze people in master they will just rage more BECAUSE OF YOU and will get silenced again and will leave forever BECAUSE OF YOU cuz they feel like the mm and the silence system is punching them in the face. You had a big window to do something great but you just added a bunch of obnoxious heroes which you still can't fix to this day, reduced the patch frequency and new hero releases frequency to !@#$, made the game 90% draft win, made a bunch of horrible maps which noone likes and despite all of the feedback you somehow miraculously found a way to actually make the silence system even worse. I'm in master and all of the people I've played with are in master 1000 points and have 10 games per season for 5 seasons in a row. The MM got worse since there aren't really alot of players left since everyone sane enough is either playing custom games with friends only or has left the game. The queues are bull%^-* long and I'm constantly hearing complaints of people who say they literally can't q for hours in some places. Streamers are either super positive(cuz they are probably getting paid to be positive) or super negative and hate the game with passion or have left HotS. I want to see your response to this. Maybe a new hero or some vain attempt to tell me how freakin busy the studio is and how many changes are coming to the game.Nazeebro3 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 Community still awful. Come back after another month. 5 games. Every single game is "REEE REPORT THIS PERSON AFK" "REPORT NOVA CHEATING" "OOMG FUU" - "NO FUU" - "OMG ALL STUF OOREEE!!" So people still just report one another out of spite now a days? Thanks for that amazing feature, HoTS Devs.Calculated9 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 Isn't it time for Lt Morales to be reworked? Isn't it time for Lt Morales to be reworked? The reason why I am writing this is because of the amount of nerfs she has received, but nothing has been given back to her in return. Morales was reworked because people said that she was too boring but what blizzard has done is even worse. There were subtle things like the shields to mercs and healing to mercs (Now Gone). Having regen globes to help keep your mana going (Now Gone). The way in which her grenades worked changed so you would have to detonate them (No big deal) The fact you have to have your team mates within a 2.5cm area to hook the Q onto them which I swear the radius use to be much bigger. All in all, the only thing you have left is a healer who can through grenades and apply shields. With the interaction of her healing abilities with mercs destroyed, a hero which was reasonable is now useless. I would like something in return to make me want to play her because she is not worth investing the time in and if you do it would take no longer than 10 minutes to learn. This nerf can only be compared to the ones of Nova and Chromie who were once loved and turned into abominations. If you want an example of what I mean, take Artanis, he has about 4 ways to do different swaps. The thing you can do is get rid of the first talent Cadueus reactor which gives you energy back for every basic attack you do which goes against the way she works. She should be back line and only fight at a distance. P.S. the interaction between Gazlowes turrets and morales being able to heal them was fun but overpowered so I am not going to complain about that one. If you want to describe morales now, the best way to do it is to describe her as a cardboard cutout because that is about how much depth she has. If anyone who plays morales is reading this put your point of view across because she really needs changing.San5 29 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 2400 for seasonal skins ? I actually wanted to buy some if they were at worst 1600, but I'm not paying 2400. This is ridiculous, I could have bought Whitemane skins for cash but you know what ? NO!CasualPlayer14 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 No custom skin for Auto Select Hero I like to play with a random hero. Makes the queues a little shorter, and I like the variety of gameplay. The issue is, when I pick a "custom" skin when I choose a specific Hero, this option is saved every time I choose the same hero. This does not happen with the Auto Select option. The hero always gets the default skin. Since I mostly play with random heroes, I almost never get to see these "custom" skins. Would love to see this fixed. Thank you.Percier3 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 Kings crest event stuff Are these new event hero skins one time-only, or do they come back next year(s)? Also, I noticed that I can swap the special events quests, so, uh, can I complete all 4 for 4 rare chests + sprays and all the other booties?rozsomák6664 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 Game carry potential(y) Hots has always been a game where people complain about lack of carry potential. But the recent state of hots has carry potential on all roles higher than many many patches, which is why we see players like AlextheproG climbing master league this season with over 70% winrate. So even through all the complaining, the game is in good state and I look forward to reworks on tassadar, rexxar, abathur, dva, tlv, auriel and sylvanas to put the game in even greater state. Thxarmando1 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 CHROMIE nerfs or rework ??? Chromie Stats •Basic Attack Range has been increased from 5.5 to 7 Abilities •Sand Blast (Q) ◦No longer gains bonus damage when hitting enemy Heroes ◦Range has been decreased from 17 to 15 ◦Scaling damage increased from 2 to 4% ◦Echo scaling damage increased from 2 to 4% ◦Cast time decreased from 1 to .8 seconds ◦Mana cost decreased from 20 to 15 •Past and Future Me (Sand Blast Quest) ◦Echo unlock requirements reduced from 60 to 50 Sand Blast hits •Dragon’s Breath (W) ◦Mana cost reduced from 70 to 50 ◦Range decreased from 17 to 15 ◦Dragon’s Breath’s ground splat is now visible to enemies .5 seconds after cast ◦Damage reduced from 480 to 360 ◦Cooldown reduced from 12 to 9 seconds •Trait Addition: Bronze Talons ◦Hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability increases the damage of Chromie’s next Basic Attack by 100% Talents •Level 1 ◦Mounting Sand (Q) ◦Additional Functionality: ◦Now also increases the damage of Sand Blast’s Echo by 40% ◦Timewalker’s Pursuit (Active) ◦Adjusted Functionality: ◦No longer grants Mana Regeneration per Regen Globe gathered. Now grants 1 extra Mana Regeneration on quest complete. •Level 2 ◦Bronze Talons (Passive) ◦Removed ◦New Talent: Draconic Barrage (Trait) ◦Increase the bonus Basic Attack damage from casting Abilities by an additional 100%. Hitting an enemy Hero with Sand Blast grants 2 empowered Basic Attacks. •Level 5 ◦Mobius Loop (W) ◦New functionality: ◦If an enemy Hero is hit by Dragon’s Breath, lower the cooldown by 2 seconds and refund the Mana cost ◦Chrono Sickness (E) ◦Slow amount reduced from 50 to 35% •Level 11 ◦Time Out (Active) ◦Duration reduced from 7 to 5 seconds •Level 14 ◦Fast Forward (Q) ◦Range requirement reduced from 75 to 70% ◦Quantum Overdrive (Active) ◦Ability Power bonus increased from 20 to 25% Developer Comment: We’re making a few changes to Chromie to reduce the frustration when playing against her and to reduce her wide power variance between games. A number of these changes are designed to increase counter-play when playing against Chromie, like reducing her range on her abilities and letting enemies see Dragon’s Breath shortly after it has been cast. In exchange, Chromie’s Sand Blast has a shorter cast time, and she will now have a modified version of Bronze Talons baseline, where she can weave in auto-attacks for hitting enemy Heroes with her abilities. The reason we decided to give her the additional Bronze Talons trait is so that Chromie players are encouraged to interact more with their opponents. We’re rewarding them for getting into more dangerous positions with the possibility of increased damage output. This also lets us redistribute her damage away from her high burst, long range abilities, and more into something her opponents have a better opportunity to play around. We like Chromie’s unique place in our game as a long-range, artillery mage that requires enemies to pay attention to their positioning but over time we found that she simply had too much range and burst for players to feel like they had an engaging experience when playing against her. While we’ve had a blast with these changes, we’ll continue to keep an eye on her going forward and are prepared to make additional tweaks as needed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- what do u guys think ? this isn't a rant, just wondering your thoughts on this . my opinion is that this will reduce a lot of chromie game play. I know that is the overall desired intent, however I fell that a lot of chromie mains will leave the game over these changes. which normally wouldn't bother me but their are more chromie mains then any other hero on Hots. look for your self chromie has the highest popularity other than raynor cause hes flavor of the month. https://www.hotslogs.com/Defaultskyboom59 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 Less and less players So blizzard started banning now and even perm banning people who got reported a lot. Huge skill gaps between players on same rank made ranked games less popular than it once was. Still we had games a after 1 minute and maybe after 3-4 at the morning (its normal). Creating silence system was epic bad idea. They thought that this will be the way to fix problem mentioned above but it wasn't. People got silenced, can't play ranked games. A lot of ppl just disabled allied chat to avoid silence. Now they added bans and even if you disable allied chat you can be perma banned because people will report you for afk/feeding if they can't report you for chat. After some time we have to wait like 3-4min for games and like 6-7 at the morning. First bad is 14 days, second 30 days? Idk It appears third ban is perma so if you actually play this game sooner or later you can be banned even if you don't deserve it. If nothing will change we will run out of players :DDruitz15 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 NO PAID LOOT CHESTS FOR PLAYERS IN BELGIUM The 27th of august we got a message that "PAID LOOT BOXES AND LOOT CHESTS DISABLED FOR PLAYERS IN BELGIUM". Is there an update on this topic or are there plans to change some stuff so it's easyer for Belgian players to get items? What Blizzard can do here is let the Belgian players buy their shards directly with gems, or remove the shard system completely and add a gem value on every item. So if anybody want to spend their real money on items they can do so by their own choice, and it would be legal because we know what we buy; gems for items. So basicly use a system like fortnite. Please Blizz give us an update and some love.Siggy5 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 Feedback: Region Transfer Yes, this topic is what you can guess from the title. Something many undoubtedly more attractive people before me have brought up. The reason I'm gently poking the same old horse yet again is that at least based on the official story, it seems like it might be an issue of raising enough support for the issue. So the best thing I can think of is to bring in the hopefully last piece of straw and share my story and point of view. There's two target audiences. My fellow players and Blizzard. Skip to whichever part you're interested in. For my fellow players I have seen lots of speculation about reasons why they don't allow this. For people like me who have Googled "hots region transfer" or similar and might end up here, I can at least try to give my guesses on the questions and answers I have collected. This part is not useful for Blizzard people, since I assume they know the real story. Transferring MMR would be unfair? I find this doubtful. You could easily have different ladders in different regions with progression transfer or sharing. It's just too much work? This... could be a real reason, in theory. But only if there's literally only a couple of dozen or so people wanting it. I'm a programmer at a game company myself and if there's enough desire for region transfer, I simply cannot see it being purely a technical issue. (I'm a senior tech programmer, but I can probably convince my company to allow me to freelance the feature for cheap on my free time. Contact me.) Legal issues? Another possible actual reason. Unfortunately it could be some very inane taxing/legal issue. But then again unless there's some very convoluted deals going on, I can't immediately think of a reason why it would be OK to share progress and purchases across all countries in Europe and Asia, but not between the regions. Different pricing? This could very well be the one true reason. If Blizzard has different prices in different regions they might be very hesitant to allow transfer/sharing. Selling accounts, gold, skins, etc is a big problem when you want to make money globally. Especially if you can buy cheap somewhere and sell expensive somehwere else. However, they already have a system in place for changing account region by sending official proof of residence, so I think if region transfer were allowed at least with that, it shouldn't be a huge liability and the "loss" taken would be minimal. Some people might even want to offer money for the difference, but that might again raise some complicated legal questions about who's paying who how much for what and where? They don't want to deal with merging accounts? This connects to lots of the things mentioned above. It would probably be technically doable to override the progression on another region, but people who have decent amount of progression of multiple regions would feel cheated. Especially as the current situation has been going on for so long. You could try to balance it out by merging xp, unlocked heroes, skins, etc, and then refunding duplicates with Gems/Shards. But this would also be an objective (short-term) monetary loss for Blizzard as a company, and shareholders don't like these kinds of fair deals. What about Overwatch?! Overwatch is very different in many ways. It was designed technically, legally and economically to be shared cross-region from the beginning. Not to mention the game is not free-to-play and the whole microtransaction model is completely different. But still, it gives some hope that Blizzard is at least on principle willing and able to share purchases and progress cross-region. Finally, I'd like to point out the relative silence on the subject from the official channels. This means either there's not enough people to warrant a real response, or they really don't want to commit to one story because they're in a long process of thinking about multiple options. Or maybe the most likely reason is that the rationale they have is something that wouldn't be very popular, so they'd rather hold their tongue than talk about it, even at the expense of seeming cold and uncaring against the public image modern Blizzard seems to be going for. Maybe that's OK? After all, HotS doesn't have Ben Brode or Jeff Kaplan.Kuukunen3 28 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018 Queue Unreal queue times, whats going on?Fingolfin2 28 Sep 2018