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Maybe the real [Heroes of the Storm] were the friends we made along the way

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Feeling like some HotS today. Will be online for a few if anyone else wants to play.

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  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    Hunt 100% grants Unstoppable.

    Huh... TIL

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2023
    Valfurion absolutely fed an allied Butcher tonight. One of those games where the teammate understood their role and ended up with like 300+ meat. It's almost unfair.

    More importantly, I'm watching my minimap more and calling out my targets to her so we're both ready to pounce. Basically, I'm doing what pros have been doing for years, ya' know...communicating. Teammates have to either watch what we're doing or follow my pings.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    edited November 2023
    "wait, they just hit ten and we're eight? How the hell is there a two level gap in ARAM?"

    [checks tab screen]

    "ah, of course Kerrigan/Imperius/Maelthael has 5 deaths already."

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    It's hilarious how ARAM has become by far the most toxic game mode.

  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    It's hilarious how ARAM has become by far the most toxic game mode.

    If you're not try-harding in ARAM then you're doing it wrong.

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  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    edited December 2023
    When your sammy goes afk in base, as they always do

    you gotta go HAM with ur supports (came back from a 36% core health). The range talent on Q is suuuch a big deal for butchy.
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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    MMMig wrote: »
    It's hilarious how ARAM has become by far the most toxic game mode.

    If you're not try-harding in ARAM then you're doing it wrong.

    I only played Aram when I felt like pain
    I miss the fun ones like pull party and the sand fight as I did not care if I lost I had fun

    MMMigThe Escape Goat
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited December 2023
    I wish they could make the simple change of just disabling Azmo's lvl 1 talent "more stacks on 2+ hero hits" in ARAM.

    It's extremely silly how he's an inevitable win right now, in all but the absolute most extreme cases of team skill disparity.

    (Samuro is tantamount to griefing. None of his strengths come into play, and he's endless free stacks for a ton of hero talents)

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Amozdan is just the latest example of why they never should've bothered trying to balance ARAM by banning heroes/ults to begin with. If you aren't going to balance properly, then banning certain heroes or abilities just means that there will be a different king of the hill.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2023
    Amozdan is just the latest example of why they never should've bothered trying to balance ARAM by banning heroes/ults to begin with. If you aren't going to balance properly, then banning certain heroes or abilities just means that there will be a different king of the hill.

    No it means they shouldn't have half assed it. Ming, azmo, and ZJ should all do less damage in ARAM than in regular games.

    EDIT: Ah, I missed the 'aren't going to balance properly' bit. Thats the thing they should do.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Both teams should get the exact same draft choices in ARAM.

  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    Misha is all the frontline u need cuz she's the bestest girl there is.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    Looks to me like your team's frontline was Kael's corpse.

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  • WhelkWhelk Registered User regular
    edited December 2023
    Maybe y'all are right and Genji is toxic. I've been absolutely slaying nerds. 3 games today with 45 kills and 2 deaths between them.

    Edit: thinking about it, he's just Greymane 2.0, isn't he?

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    and this is post-nerf genji isn't it? he used to be pretty much what he was in overwatch, where you get to delete someone from the fight every 2 minutes

    i've been able to shut genjis down in my recent play, but there was a time where he was the avatar of the death of the game

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  • WhelkWhelk Registered User regular
    Yeah, I only started playing him this year-ish. He was pretty toxic when he first came out.

  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    overwatch heroes really just were a mess in this game

    Genji and Tracer break the rules of a game that's both frustrating to play against (normal, eg aba and murky) but without making them more interesting to play—arguably the lack of stutter stepping makes them actively *less* engaging. Not to mention they're mobility creep personified.

    Zarya had the worst release cycle of all time where she was absolutely awful and then they hotfixed her into being absurdly overtuned two days later. Now she's just kinda there? Not an engaging kit when you're not physically aiming the beam of death.

    Lucio similarly suffered a ton in the transition to top-down gameplay. He was already pretty monotonous in OW but was saved by how fun wall riding shenanigans are and the highs of pitting people with his boop. Neither translated to HotS well so he's just so incredibly boring to play.

    Ana is mostly okay if you ignore Sleep Dart being arguably the strongest basic ability in the game. That her problems of teammates dodging or bodyblocking her heals translated so accurately from OW is hilarious but probably not a good thing gameplay-wise (even if they'd have to lower her healing while making it more reliable).

    Junkrat and Hanzo are the most reasonable adaptations in that they do feel like a HotS hero and can be fun to play, but I'm still adamant they should have lacked an autoattack and had their Qs have no cooldown instead (bar a much shorter reload for junkrat). Make their Qs deal physical damage if spell armor specialists are a worry. It'd make them feel so much faithful while not being as frustrating as the other moving-while-attacking champs because they're still skillshots you can react to and dodge. (Also junkrat mine should send him way further and enemies much shorter, like it does in OW, which would make it less toxic in HotS since huge displacemts are super powerful in MOBAs.)

    I've only played against Mei a few times in ARAM, which isn't representative so I can't comment there.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    I kinda like Zarya these days, she’s kind of in a weird spot where she’s flagged as support but you really want her as a dps.

    Mei is kinda locked into her combo (snowball, blizzard, slide to knock back into blizzard, watch team ignore the frozen guy to feed damage into their tank).

    Brainleech
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    I'd say ALL the final hero releases were a mess.

    Qhira is just...there. Tricky to grasp and YOLO while falling short of the payoff to make it terribly worthwhile.

    I've always hated Orphea. She gets burst AND sustain AND long range AND medium range AND short range AND kite AND shield AND sustain AND cc. I think they could completely remove her chaos trait and she'd still be fine.

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    orphea is weird I actually won her out of a crate and haven't had the courage to pick her because there's just *so much there* can hardly fit it in my head

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Orphea's one of my favorite heroes :smiley:

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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
    Orphea is also not that good and if you think she's busted she's very much...not?

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    forty
  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat incorrigible ruminant they/themRegistered User regular
    I won't comment on Orphea's balance bc also a very small pool of experience against her, but in an ARAM she was jumping into our team and healing half her healthbar while nuking our DPSs with 2 abilities

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  • WhelkWhelk Registered User regular
    you just move an inch to the left or right and she's dead

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Can't believe I forgot Hogger!

    A dud if you can't angle him around. Busted if you can.

    I also don't like him for the same reason as Dahaka where he's a hero heavily weighted on terrain, in a game where none of the maps were created with this in mind.

    forty
  • MegatinMegatin Registered User regular
    Aww


    (Tweet is Dreadweed AKA Gillyweed and Dreadnaught, former HotS Esports people announcing their engagement)

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  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    OK how the heck did I not make the score card?
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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Over the winter break, my 8-year old daughter decided to draw pictures for me and my wife. She drew me Link and she wanted to know what to draw her mom. I showed her this picture of Li Li:

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    And this was her take on it:

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    I shared the picture on Reddit and it was quite well received. One person said that they'd pay to have her draw Pajama Abathur for his wife's 34th birthday. After some follow-up, the guy paid $30 and she made him this:

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    Her immediate response to the situation was, "$30?! Daddy, I'm rich!"

    She ended up drawing two more Li Li's for the wife. The first was an alternate pose Li Li:

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    And Li Li with her daughter putting on a concert:

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  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    A contemporary Picasso of pajamathur - amazing

    Arms on best mom lili are confusing me though

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Yeah, the sleeves are definitely on the first layer. :)

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Bro out here critiquing a child's drawing

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    Technically he's critiquing a paid, professional artist's drawing.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Fan made attempt to revive HotS via a Starcraft 2 mod.

    https://www.vg247.com/heroes-of-the-storm-mod-resurgence

    Whelk
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Dear God it's reverse dota

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  • InvictusInvictus Registered User regular
    I find myself on HotS this evening and would love to hook up with some PAers; I'm invictus#1222.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 18
  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Patch notes hitting the PTR.

    Mostly bug fixes, but a few small balance updates:

    Li Li
    Jug of 1,000 Cups healing increased from 66 to 80.

    Medivh
    Mage Armor duration increased from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
    Mage Armor increased from 30 to 50 Armor.

    Nova
    Advanced Cloaking bonus mana regen increased from 3 to 6.
    Anti-Armor Shells duration increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    thats a good lili change a lot of people pick her and I felt like her ult was super underwhelming as a recipient... didn't feel like a real ult

    did this get on steam yet?

  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    thats a good lili change a lot of people pick her and I felt like her ult was super underwhelming as a recipient... didn't feel like a real ult

    did this get on steam yet?

    PTR right now, so maybe next week?

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