[Heroes of the Storm] Coronavirus can't kill HotS if it's already dead #rollsafe

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular


    Jump to 11:22 for a question followed by a sick burn by @Inquisitor77 at 11:43.

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    Rude!

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Tiny IRL LUL

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    If I didn't have kids staying up late at night (8-9pm PST) and perpetually Bronze, I'd sign up.

    I've been playing some ranked games lately with a friend on Saturday nights. We're just in silver so it's all the same mostly. Not sure you'd be on around then, but we're usually on around 8-1 (est) or so at night. If you're on and want to join up let me know. We can lose together!

    Unfortunately, I don't get started playing until 9pm PST, so you'll probably be asleep by then. If not, I'll look for you or kime to get some SL games in.

    Yeah as mentioned, just ping me whenever you want to play. I'm often available that late.

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  • tyrantula22tyrantula22 Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    If I didn't have kids staying up late at night (8-9pm PST) and perpetually Bronze, I'd sign up.

    I've been playing some ranked games lately with a friend on Saturday nights. We're just in silver so it's all the same mostly. Not sure you'd be on around then, but we're usually on around 8-1 (est) or so at night. If you're on and want to join up let me know. We can lose together!

    Unfortunately, I don't get started playing until 9pm PST, so you'll probably be asleep by then. If not, I'll look for you or kime to get some SL games in.

    Yeah as mentioned, just ping me whenever you want to play. I'm often available that late.

    I might not be on too much past that, but I'm usually on until at least 1-2 am my time which would be 10-11 for you I believe. Enough for a couple of games anyways.

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  • IvelliusIvellius Registered User regular
    Apparently all Heroes are free to play right now. Not sure how long it will last, but a nice bonus.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    Until April 2, about 2 weeks.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited March 21
    Has there been anything about the extension of the Toys event? I thought it was supposed to end two weeks ago but it's still going and I can't find anything talking about it other than "it's supposed to end March 3rd"

    EDIT: Okay, apparently it was extended in the January balance patch.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I climbed back up to masters after decaying down to D2 earlier this season, huzza

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Reinstalling.

    Is there voice chat. I don't know what the fuck I'm doing beyond "I like Brightwing and Xul."

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Reinstalling.

    Is there voice chat. I don't know what the fuck I'm doing beyond "I like Brightwing and Xul."

    Yes, you can join voice chat with your team. In draft it's in the top left of the screen, in the game it's in the top-left of the tab menu. It' snot super common that people actually join, but you can try.

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Reinstalling.

    Is there voice chat. I don't know what the fuck I'm doing beyond "I like Brightwing and Xul."

    Yes, you can join voice chat with your team. In draft it's in the top left of the screen, in the game it's in the top-left of the tab menu. It' snot super common that people actually join, but you can try.

    I just figure if I roll with PA folks I'd rather be able to talk, is all

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    I used to join vice chat in random Qm until sometime called me a n-word + other obscenities for not "healing" them on Deckard because i was throwing potions directly into them instead if putting them on the ground as they walked into every enemy spell effect with their face. Haven't done it since.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    Well, if HeroesProfile is to be believed, the Xul rework went overboard and he is nuts right now.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    forty wrote: »
    Well, if HeroesProfile is to be believed, the Xul rework went overboard and he is nuts right now.

    He’s fucking nuts bruh.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
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    Heroic Molten Core is good, actually

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 25
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    Heroic Molten Core is good, actually

    Yo Munkus, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish but MegaMuffin had one of the best K/D stat lines of all time…

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    Li Ming doing her thing pop pop pop

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    While ya'll are looking at those big numbers I do want to direct your attention to Raynor's numbers

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    While ya'll are looking at those big numbers I do want to direct your attention to Raynor's numbers

    Don’t hate on the only person in the game giving everyone 5% free XP! What a kind and generous soul.

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    My NGS team, Beast Coast, got invited to the ReGen invitational!

    Huzza!

    It's a bunch of teams from Div A - S.

    Uh-oh.

    We're the 16th seed of 16 teams.

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    Round 1 we're against Celeb Gaming, a team of former pros

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    But still it'll be fun, it's for charity, and we can maybe not be totally blown out by level 12!

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    Should have named your team Sacrificial Lamb for this tournament.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat but not a real green dress, that's cruel Registered User regular
    quick, practice the murky/brightwing/leoric core to throw them off balance

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Good games tonight! A string of real fun ones with actual teamwork. Love it

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular


    Fan has a Platinum Anub teammate that is getting salty, so Fan goes out of his way to tell the Anub player what he needs to do before the next big engage. A few seconds later, the teammate does the opposite of his advice and gets wrecked, causing them to lose the game.

    This video is Fan reviewing the replay and specifically pointing out the process from advice to misplay. Jump to 2:50 to get right to it. I can see why Fan can't stand Plats. Man, I can't even imagine getting to Plat and it looks sad. :)

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Lots of stuff I agree with in this video:

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  • General_ArmchairGeneral_Armchair Registered User regular
    How broad is the definition of dead these days?

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  • milk ducksmilk ducks Registered User regular
    edited March 29
    Oh, man @Inquisitor77 beat me to it. I saw this video pop up on my feed when I first woke up this morning (I love this Nerdslayer Death of a Game series), but I hesitated to watch or share it at first. Because I know exactly why HotS fucking died; it's no big mystery that we need to solve. And even though I'm very much interested in talking about, and hearing others talk about, this game that I absolutely (and yes, still) love, this video also feels a lot like re-opening an old wound.
    How broad is the definition of dead these days?

    HotS is pretty much the textbook definition of dead.

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    edited March 29
    I mean i played a couple of good matches last night, with complete randos last night, but you do you.

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  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    edited March 29
    Anthem is dead.

    Hots is that weird uncle who's been in self isolation for a while before everything started.

    Not dead, just there.

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  • milk ducksmilk ducks Registered User regular
    You can play and enjoy dead games.

    I still play and enjoy it, too.

    HotS is dead.

  • milk ducksmilk ducks Registered User regular
    We've been having this conversation for over a year. I love Heroes of the Storm, and I continue to play it almost every day. But it's dead, and you can't change that by coming to the forums and just saying so. The game has lost all of its momentum, with the cadence of new releases slowed down to an absolute crawl, if not halted completely (Deathwing released 4 months ago, have we heard any news about what the next hero might even potentially be?). They're still running the Christmas/holiday toy event moving into the second quarter of 2020, just like they did last year, because there's nothing else planned. The "pro-scene" for this game, which was always propped-up and artificial, is completely gone. The playerbase is fucked now more than it ever was before, with borderline Platinum-level players landing in Masters because nobody else is playing the game. The development team, where they haven't just resigned directly, have been cannibalized by Blizzard and shifted over to other projects.

    Yes, we occasionally get balance patches. Yes, we'll occasionally get new content. Yes, people still logon and play it every day.

    But you can say the exact same thing about EverQuest (which just saw its most recent expansion "Torment of Velious" release four fucking months ago).

    And I think we can all agree that EverQuest is a dead game.

    Heroes of the Storm is in the exact same position. And you can deny it all you want, but all of the evidence is there.

    Fucking hell, NerdSlayer's even added it to is "Death of a Game" series, so it's not even just me out there trying to be a dick to everyone.

  • DibbyDibby I'll do my best! Registered User regular
    If I had Photoshop I'd superimpose the HotS logo over a Weekend at Bernie's poster hmmm

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    HotS is still receiving new characters, it's not dead by any definition. It's struggling.

  • milk ducksmilk ducks Registered User regular
    edited March 29
    Okay, so by that same reasoning, is EverQuest struggling? Or is it dead?

    Because Deathwing came out in December of 2019, the same as EQ's latest expansion.

    Actually "Torment of Velious" came out after Deathwing, so EQ's been updated more recently than HotS.

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    I don't think HotS is dead, and I think all the "evidence" provided for that is subjective at best.


    Just for fun, I did a quick search of whatever The Internet (tm) thinks a "dead game" is, and HotS doesn't meet those definitions anyways. (And yeah, it's the Internet, I'm sure there are definitions there it does reach, I just looked for like 30 seconds and as I said this was just a silly fun thing, don't argue this point :P )

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Look assholes, I don’t appreciate waking up to 11 new posts in the HotS thread and none of them are about a new hero or event. :)

    As an aside, had some fun SL games last night with a 5-person PA group. Bad first loss, before back to back wins. Feels so much more fun talking and strategizing with other people.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Hots isn’t dead. It has a still regular update schedule with new heroes and reworks. It still has a thriving competitive scene.

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    I guess it's dead in that is no longer on ESPN2...


    Which actually with all the physical sports being a no go currently would be a great time to broadcast a ton of esports.

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