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[Heroes of the Storm 2.0] I literally refuse to call him "Blaze".

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    bhb was picked at least once, i played in it.

    fine with the swap though if people have strong opinions, i think they're both critically flawed maps in different ways.

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    bhb was picked at least once, i played in it.

    fine with the swap though if people have strong opinions, i think they're both critically flawed maps in different ways.

    yeah it is tough to say which is worse. i'd lean towards BHB being worse, but i've played significantly less games on volskaya.

  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    fine with it for the sake of a new map over an old map, but yea doubt either will be a high pick priority

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  • Waffles or whateverWaffles or whatever Previously known as, I shit you not, "Waffen" Registered User regular
    Sigh. Blackhearts Bay. Killed all of their bases except for one keep. We have 10 coins, chests spawn. Instead of going for chests and getting the cannon to kill their core, they core dive. everyone dies, loses their coins, and the enemy 180s the match. They managed to kill every single base and keep before it was over.

    Can we please just play the objective and not core dive when the most powerful PvE Objective in the entire game can do that for us? :(

    kimeshryke
  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    Actually not a fan of volks.

    But that's just me personally.

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    Witty signature comment goes here...

    wra
  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Tournament Update!

    We've got 20!! I'm still looking for reserves if you're interested. I'm stepping out so that I can stream the event. With 4 teams, that means 2 matches will go unstreamed unless someone else steps up to handle it. Also, are we doing a trio cast @Dibby and @Inquisitor77?

    I think for this tournament I'll go with premade teams, especially since no one wants to be a captain. Give me a few days and I'll talk with some regulars to try and make fairly balanced teams. Hopefully the extra time will give teams more opportunities to get used to each other, their hero pools, and maybe maps/strats.

    Tournament Info:
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Nexus Throwdown VII: The Nexus Awakens

    General Info:
    • Saturday, December 2nd at 11am(PST)/2pm(EST)
    • Cut off date is November 18th or 20 entrants (extras will be reserves)
    • Try and show up a few minutes early, if possible, to get lobbies and voice chat set up
    • Add everyone to avoid confusion
    • All above info is subject to change
    • Here's our PA HotS Social Channel

    Official Rules:
    • Tournament type (Swiss, Round-Robin, Single Elimination, Double Elimination, etc) to be determined

    Battlegrounds:
    Each team gets one map ban
    • Battlefield of Eternity
    • Blackheart's Bay
    • Braxis Holdout
    • Cursed Hollow
    • Dragon Shire
    • Infernal Shrines
    • Sky Temple
    • Tomb of the Spider Queen

    Players: (TBD)
    Kieri (kieri#1440) Platinum Assassin/Support
    Nyht (Dreamwalker#1530) Diamond Tank/Assassin
    Gachnar (Gachnar#1212) Gold Support/Spec/Ranged DPS
    Korror (NullPointer#1191) Gold Support/Specialist
    Finnith (CavilatRest#1874) Diamond Support/Specialist
    Knight_ (Knight#1522) Master Warrior/Fill
    Kime (Kime#1812) Diamond Bruiser/Specialist
    Tim is on the Internet (timbit1639) Bronze Support
    Morgan_Coke (Morgan Coke #1589) Platinum Tank/Healer
    Traib (Traib#1952) Platinum Support/Specialist
    MMMig (MMMig#1238) Diamond Specialist
    SeGaTai (SeGaTai#1225) Gold Warrior/Assassin
    Megatin (megatin#1596) Silver Non-Diver Assassin
    Ketbra (ketbra#1692) Silver Assassin/Support
    milk ducks (ducks#1277) Master True Fill
    Munkus Beaver (Munkus#1952) Platinum Specialist
    Auralynx (Auralynx#1772) Gold Support/Warrior
    ArcticLancer (ArcticLancer#1969) Master Assassin/Specialist
    The Escape Goat (EscapeGoat#1913) Gold Warrior/Assassin
    WingedWeasel (WingedWeasel#1173) Diamond Tank

    Reserves:
    Supagoat (Supagoat#1884) Platinum Assassin/Support

    From last event
    • Jookie (butts#1743) Diamond Fill
    • So It Goes (SoItGoes#11597) Diamond Assassin / Fill
    • Running1di0t (Running1di0t#1752) Diamond Fill
    • CareerKnight (CareerKnight#1440) Platinum Fill
    • Invictus (Invictus#1222) Gold Tank / Fill
    • Tyrantula22 (tyrantula22#1623) Bronze Fill

    Teams: (TBD)


    Commentators: (TBD)
    Dibby
    Inquisitor77
    MNC Dover

    Twitch Streams: (TBD)
    MNC Dover's Twitch Channel! (Commentary)

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    I should pick up Tracer again...

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I mean, I said I was a Platinum Abathur.

    I really dunno if I just count as a Platinum player for the porpoises of the sign ups.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    I mean, I said I was a Platinum Abathur.

    I really dunno if I just count as a Platinum player for the porpoises of the sign ups.

    abathur needs a dolphin skin

    morgan_cokekimeXerink
  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    I mean, I said I was a Platinum Abathur.

    I really dunno if I just count as a Platinum player for the porpoises of the sign ups.

    I thought you were Masters level Aba?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    I mean, I said I was a Platinum Abathur.

    I really dunno if I just count as a Platinum player for the porpoises of the sign ups.

    I thought you were Masters level Aba?

    Abathur level unquantifiable. Maximum potential.

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  • ThisThis Registered User regular
    Hey guys, last time I'll spam you with one of these since I won't be around to do any casting for quite a while.

    Nexus Gaming Series, Division A Quarterfinals between the 3rd and 6th seeds: TMG Red vs. Illusion Esports.
    Starting just after 6pm PST/9pm EST.

    MNC Dover
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    i want a sylvanas announcer or whatever where she just yells for the horde like in the trailer

    milk ducksGroveSmrtnikMMMigDibbyNeurotikaMNC Dover
  • NeurotikaNeurotika Registered User regular
    The Alarak announcer on the PTR is great, BTW

    Groveshrykemilk ducksDibbyMMMigMNC DoverXerinkforty
  • SupagoatSupagoat Registered User regular
    @MNC Dover I'll join up. I'm plat HL... Honestly not sure what to say for what I play best.... I mostly have a selection in each category I'm really good with. So I guess I'd say ranged assassin, support, warrior

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    kime
  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    dav3yb wrote: »
    PMAvers wrote: »

    I guess blizzard likes cuphead seeing some of those sprays

    I mean, I'm betting they just let their art department guys do whatever they feel like cause why not.

    And I'm not sure their is anyone in the field of video game art stuff that doesn't fucking love the shit out of Cuphead's art style.

    Grove
  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    bhb was picked at least once, i played in it.

    fine with the swap though if people have strong opinions, i think they're both critically flawed maps in different ways.

    yeah it is tough to say which is worse. i'd lean towards BHB being worse, but i've played significantly less games on volskaya.

    BHB is worse.

    BHB is always worse.

    The Escape GoatTim is on the Internet
  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    milk ducks wrote: »
    Yeah, that is hands-down the least impressive In-Dev video they've ever released.

    It looks like even the dev team has already forgot about Hanzo

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Well, they did say recently-ish (like a few months ago) that they were gonna do more In Dev videos and thus each one would be individually less impressive.

    We're basically not getting any new skins beyond the new hero this patch. Which isn't the end of the world.

    Hanzo not in it because he'll be in his own released in a few weeks.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    PM sent.
    Publicly I'm just going to put it out there that I don't care where I am on a team, but I really don't want to be a captain. This is less a responsibility thing on the HotS side and much, much more about me just having too much on my plate right now. Work, personal stuff, competing hobbies, Christmas and multiple secret santas just have me strung out most nights of the week. I simply won't manage a team effectively and I can't drop so many other things to make room for it. Considerations regarding this are much appreciated~

    ArcticLancer on
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    I think we're not really doing captains, cause no one wants to. Putting all the work on Dover :(

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  • DibbyDibby I'll do my best! Registered User regular
    i want a sylvanas announcer or whatever where she just yells for the horde like in the trailer

    i want her to just do the banshee wail every time you get a kill

    just a loud horrendous screeching noise

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    Battle.net Tag: Dibby#1582
    kimeWingedWeaselmilk ducksMNC Dover
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Dibby wrote: »
    i want a sylvanas announcer or whatever where she just yells for the horde like in the trailer

    i want her to just do the banshee wail every time you get a kill

    just a loud horrendous screeching noise

    i'd make that shit my ringtone if i could

    edit: falstad needs a troll batrider skin. i'd settle for a wyvern rider

    WingedWeasel on
    MMMig
  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Supagoat wrote: »
    "MNC Dover" I'll join up. I'm plat HL... Honestly not sure what to say for what I play best.... I mostly have a selection in each category I'm really good with. So I guess I'd say ranged assassin, support, warrior

    Got you added as a reserve.

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  • Waffles or whateverWaffles or whatever Previously known as, I shit you not, "Waffen" Registered User regular
    Varian/Johanna comps continue to be the bane of every PA Team I've played withs existence. :(

  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    ever played a game where you're like "uh guys why are you letting me kill you like this what is happening"

    just had one of those on diablo and it was hilarious. i'm still confused.

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    milk ducksDibby
  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Fucking weekend HotS.

    shrykemilk ducksDibby
  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    milk ducks wrote: »

    Man, that's so stupid. :D

    Tonight I was on Tyrael helping the wife level up Greymane on her alt account. On Mines, we're pushing hard and back out once our Golem dies. Since we have eyes on them, we both decide to grab their giants. OK, no problem. As the wife begins to retreat, I say, "No, come here! Come here!" and I hide in the nearby bush.

    She eventually comes to my location all confused. Sure enough, their Kael rolls right into the bush and GETS JUDGED!!!

    I'm laughing my ass off and she's in awe of how I knew that would work. CHINESE BUSH META!

    Then I got him again...FROM THE SAME BUSH on his next respawn. Although this time I went over the wall and had a Nova snipe assist. I couldn't stop laughing. 6 votes and MVP.

    BEWARE ALL SINNERS! I AM COMING TO JUDGE YOU!

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  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    Aye, streaming was turned back on in my client.

    Away with you!

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    wra
  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular

    Huh, this Hanamura brawl is more fun than the normal map.

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    Witty signature comment goes here...

    wra
  • DibbyDibby I'll do my best! Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    milk ducks wrote: »

    Man, that's so stupid. :D

    Tonight I was on Tyrael helping the wife level up Greymane on her alt account. On Mines, we're pushing hard and back out once our Golem dies. Since we have eyes on them, we both decide to grab their giants. OK, no problem. As the wife begins to retreat, I say, "No, come here! Come here!" and I hide in the nearby bush.

    She eventually comes to my location all confused. Sure enough, their Kael rolls right into the bush and GETS JUDGED!!!

    I'm laughing my ass off and she's in awe of how I knew that would work. CHINESE BUSH META!

    Then I got him again...FROM THE SAME BUSH on his next respawn. Although this time I went over the wall and had a Nova snipe assist. I couldn't stop laughing. 6 votes and MVP.

    BEWARE ALL SINNERS! I AM COMING TO JUDGE YOU!

    This post was brought to you today by Dibby posting style; the only style you need when you ABSOLUTELY MUST JUDGE EVERY MOTHERFUCKER IN THE ROOM!

    My name is Dibby and I OFFICIALLY ENDORSE THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!

    :+1::+1::+1:

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    MNC Dover
  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    It's so annoying to see people point to their stat numbers whenever questioned for their decisions. I pointed out to a Lunara that in retrospect picking Lunara against a comp with Zarya might not have been a great idea because the shields totally counteract her main source of damage with the shields, the Lunara then pointed out what high stats they had in damage and siege damage. Ignoring totally that aside from any other aspects of their play, high damage with no lethality, because all of your damage is instantly negated, is almost meaningless. Lunara has great damage potential but it's all DOT, no burst. So you can't burst someone down before Zarya sees you hitting them, as soon as you start attacking someone she'll pop a shield on them and whoops, there goes most of your DOT damage until a support can bring them back up to 100%. So yes, they dealt a lot of damage... it's just that very little of that damage was at all meaningful.

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  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    This is the one thing that performance based mmr is going to be terrible for - but these people were already playing poorly in favor of high stats so nothing will really change.

    Someone on reddit pointed out that it will atleast encourage people not to give up super early in a match since theyll want to try and get their stats up to lose less points

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  • CareerKnightCareerKnight Registered User regular
    Behold the power of Stukov!

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=fVYYMdDd14E

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  • NeurotikaNeurotika Registered User regular
    So good

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    finally done with hero league for the season went from gold 5 to diamond 5 in 177 games. ended with an even 100 wins. last game on braxxis was me (plat 1) with 2 GMs and 2 diamonds against 1 GM and 4 diamonds. queues have been awful (7+ minutes) and it kinda shows by the matchup. stukov fucking carries. over 25% of my wins were with him.

    overall i think HL is fine. there are a lot of complaints about matchmaking in hots, but i don't find it to be significantly better or worse than other team based games. there are blowout games one way or the other and ideally you wouldnt have those but it literally is impossible. not simply due to the complications of pairing appropriately skilled people but simply by virtue of the process involving people. you don't know if the people on the other end are sick, tired, or hopped up of 15 cups of coffee. or any of a billion other factors. narrowing your hero pool is pretty important to climbing ive found. that and banning garrosh. there is not a hero i would ban over garrosh other than sylvanas on braxxis/haunted mines and even then it is a toss up.

    pre-nerf i was running a lot of zagara but when nydus was nerfed i couldn't utilize her in the same capacity so although i went 10-2 with her she got shelved. ETC and stukov were the next major players at 15-6 and 26-16 respectively. followed by zul'jin. i ran a lot of sonya early in the season but unfortunately you can't herd cats so if your team doesn't operate under the assumption that you are doing camps or whatever then it doesn't really matter. they still fight 4v5 and get stomped. then they blame you.

    win rates
    warrior: 56%
    assassin: 52%
    support: 54%
    specialist: 65%

    specialist is inflated because of the high zagara rate whereas support got dragged down by attempts at using lili and BW. overall the biggest thing that caused me to win or lose game is miscommunication. for example: i ended up 5-8 with anub'arak. i tend to both pick him against teams we want to dive and play him as a dive warrior. the issue is when your team then picks super poke based heroes into better poke heroes you have a problem. li-ming is fine, but if you let karl, jaina, chromie, or KT just sit there, or allow morales to just go to town then you're gonna have a bad day

    i dont really see a need to ever play HL again. TL on the other hand...

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Man Chromie
    Can't hit a damn thing can she? :)

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  • JookieJookie Registered User regular
    Dibby wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    milk ducks wrote: »

    Man, that's so stupid. :D

    Tonight I was on Tyrael helping the wife level up Greymane on her alt account. On Mines, we're pushing hard and back out once our Golem dies. Since we have eyes on them, we both decide to grab their giants. OK, no problem. As the wife begins to retreat, I say, "No, come here! Come here!" and I hide in the nearby bush.

    She eventually comes to my location all confused. Sure enough, their Kael rolls right into the bush and GETS JUDGED!!!

    I'm laughing my ass off and she's in awe of how I knew that would work. CHINESE BUSH META!

    Then I got him again...FROM THE SAME BUSH on his next respawn. Although this time I went over the wall and had a Nova snipe assist. I couldn't stop laughing. 6 votes and MVP.

    BEWARE ALL SINNERS! I AM COMING TO JUDGE YOU!

    This post was brought to you today by Dibby posting style; the only style you need when you ABSOLUTELY MUST JUDGE EVERY MOTHERFUCKER IN THE ROOM!

    My name is Dibby and I OFFICIALLY ENDORSE THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!

    :+1::+1::+1:
    He just needed to sprinkle in a couple of insanes and it's golden.

    butts
    Dibby
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Behold the power of Stukov!

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=fVYYMdDd14E

    Ok that was gold

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