This is the ONE THING that is going to make me download Heroes of the Storm, isn’t it

I’m not really a huge MOBA person (outside of Awesomenauts, which you should play,) and I haven’t really been planning on downloading Heroes of the Storm.

But then I found out that some sort of Felpunk Kael’thas exists.

holy omg

An elf.  With goggles. And brass machinery.

This may, in fact, be my one weakness.



In all seriousness, how’s the game?

8 thoughts on “This is the ONE THING that is going to make me download Heroes of the Storm, isn’t it”

  1. It’s fun as hell. Very Fisher Price My First MOBA. Streamlined and jump-right-in fun in the typical Blizzard fashion, and the community isn’t nearly as toxic as something like League (yet).

  2. What Jezi said. It’s very accessible even for someone new to the genre since the game’s design supports and rewards teamwork much more than other MOBAs. The lack of item purchasing is one of the biggest differences between it and games like League of Legends and DotA.

    There’s also a lot of variety in character and environment design. Different maps have unique objectives that play a critical role in the outcome of the game.

    @ me on Twitter if you ever want to get a game in!

  3. It’s MOBAs streamlined, which is a good thing in my opinion.

    The team has a shared experience bar and level, so you never have to worry about that one guy who’s roaming between lanes, or that the person playing the support got a kill.

    The talent system is inspired by WoW’s and is sooo smart and really fun to play with. I don’t even want to play a game with an item shop anymore.

    Beyond that the community has (so far) been really great, but if toxicity gets to you you can very easily enjoy yourself in “vs. AI” mode or even mute your teammates (the enemy can only chat with you in custom games).

    I say give it a whirl, it is free (though KT’s steampunk costume is not)

  4. They have your number, don’t they? 🙂

    I hear it’s kinda MOBA-lite. Hardcore MOBArs prolly won’t like it, but I get the impression Blizz doesn’t care about that market segment. Even the negative reviews leave me with the impression that a beginner would like it.

    As with all things, Blizz has a knack of taking all the stuff people like in a genre and baking it in their own unique pie.

    I have zero interest in MOBAs, but I do follow these things peripherally, and the buzz is favorable for a certain subset of the audience. In other words, you might like it.

    PS: how does one subscribe to comments here?

  5. It’s more moba light than true moba and I say that as a good thing. It removes everything I hated about League of Legends, and while I still play arena mode in Smite, it also removes everything I hated about Smite’s conquest mode.

    So far the community is nicer, but even League and Smite had a pleasant community back in their beta days.

    The nice thing is that you can play all AI games and it even still levels your account and gives your currency, so community doesn’t even have to be an issue.

  6. I don’t care for it, and have written about it recently. However, I have played Awesomenauts for a long time, and it’s rare to find bloggers who have mentioned it (at least in my current circle).

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