Heroes of the Storm

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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 21 Nov 2016, 14:51

Alternatively join nexuschallenge to get some help. Done my 30 games now.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 21 Nov 2016, 17:35

If you find some decent players with Sylvanas, Hammer and Azmodan. One could push through defenses in 2:30 min or less. But most of the OW players are pretty noob. One wondered who the fat spider was!

But nice work Artful! Hopefully there will be more promotions like this.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 02 Dec 2016, 23:28

Found kharis' recruit a friend link for another mate who's unlocking the HOTS cosmetics for D3 so anyone who is lvl5 or below, use kharis' link to get yourself a stimpack and Raynor for free:

https://us.battle.net/account/en/creati ... LMBTGVWHPX
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 03 Dec 2016, 22:53

This week's Brawl is actually quite fun. Everyone is Nova and the snipe skill is insta kill. Amazingly fun on Towers of Doom.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 11 Dec 2016, 20:25

Interestingly, Blizzard have relaxed the rules for doing Team League placements:

Team League
- Parties containing two, three, or five players can now queue for Team League matches.
- All players in two and three-player parties must be ranked within a single league of one another in order to queue for Team League. This rule works just like it did in Hero League during previous seasons.
- Players in full parties can queue for Team League with any mixture of league rankings.
- While players will need to have access to at least 14 Heroes in order to play Team League, there are still no minimum Hero level requirements in order to queue for Team League matches.
- Team League will still utilize First Come, First Serve (FCFS) during Draft Mode, which means that parties of two and three players will need to coordinate effectively when drafting their Heroes.
- Players who are currently silenced or penalized for leaving games early can no longer queue for Team League for the duration of their penalties.

Source: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/203 ... -12-6-2016

They've dropped the stupid requirement to have your 14 heroes to level 5 to participate in Team League... but you still need 14 heroes. Worth doing the placements if you have 14 heroes as one of the placement rewards is:

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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 15 Dec 2016, 20:04

HOTS currently has an xmas themed event. Log in and you'll get to use:

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Play 25 games and you'll get to keep it after the event. More info at http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/20391078

So for anyone who hasn't gotten their 5 free heroes yet either, you can do 10 placement matches in groups of 2, 3 or 5 for the season 3 mount. This will count towards the xmas event and your 5 free heroes. Then do another 20 games vs AI and you'll have both the xmas mount, the Orochi hoverbike mount, and 5 free heroes.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by linxus » 16 Dec 2016, 01:18

huh - Haunted Mines seems ot be back in the QM rotation.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 16 Dec 2016, 19:39

Yeah, I got an email from Blizzard earlier today updating on HOTS and they've reworked Haunted Mines. Will probably give it a go as part of the Season 3 placement matches.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by linxus » 16 Dec 2016, 21:35

Its certainly a lot more balanced - the golems reset and swap sides every round. Was certainly a busy match - golems, up to 4 molten fire waves :P.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 23 Dec 2016, 22:58

It's a pity they used the mines map for generic brawl. Though I did manage to win one of my games whilst playing two accounts at the same time.

Less than 2 weeks till end of xmas event and the Nexus Challenge give away.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by linxus » 23 Dec 2016, 23:45

Winter themed Cursed Hollow brawl map this week!
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 27 Dec 2016, 15:03

I like this brawl... throwing the snowballs is pretty fun.

And hurray for Abathur... I ran about a dozen vs AI games with him yesterday and got my Winter Veil goodies! Just loaded up the match and went afk. Don't regret purchasing the $16 pack with him at all.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 27 Dec 2016, 15:24

Felt like purchasing a dire wolf mount but stupid in game store has no dire wolves atm.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 30 Dec 2016, 12:29

Just did my calculations on how much gold I need to buy all remaining heroes not in my roster... 166k... currently sitting just under 135k... lets see which hero they drop in price next to make the task a little easier.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 30 Dec 2016, 22:03

New Diablo themed brawl drags on a bit but can still be fun (when I get given a hero I can use). Got me just over 137k gold.

Also finally mastered one character... Abathur. Not sure I wanna pay the 10k gold for the master skin though.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 04 Jan 2017, 07:26

Sigh... another Warcraft hero... and an assassin at that too!

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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 04 Jan 2017, 13:51

Mugsy wrote:New Diablo themed brawl drags on a bit but can still be fun (when I get given a hero I can use). Got me just over 137k gold.

Also finally mastered one character... Abathur. Not sure I wanna pay the 10k gold for the master skin though.
I'm just working everyone to level after getting all the freebies. Also have all 4k characters and half the 7k ones.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 13 Jan 2017, 07:40

Full roster unlocked this weekend... try out those heroes you haven't had a chance to play!

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/204 ... r-1-9-2017

I'll be using the chance to get Ragnaros and Zul'jin to lvl 5 for 1k gold to my balance whilst I still have my stimpack for a few days ;-)
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 15 Jan 2017, 13:09

Spent a bit of time last night and this morning hitting up Brawls and leveling all the new heroes to lvl5... over 150k gold now!

Despite the fact that I think there's still too many Warcraft heroes, I must admit, they do know how to make fun characters.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 15 Jan 2017, 18:06

150k gold!?

Jesus mate, that's a fair bit... how many have you unlocked thus far?
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 15 Jan 2017, 18:20

I've used none of my gold thus far... I've only been buying the odd bundle (the two Nexus ones in the store atm, the old starter pack, the 1yr anniversary pack and a discounted retail starter pack). I think I bought Cho'gall too when he was down to $5. With all the freebie characters I've gotten too, I have 37 characters (if my counting is spot on).

I've probably spent just shy of $60 on the game but then I enjoy it quite a lot so don't mind having spent basically RRP on it. I don't plan on spending more though but do want to get all the current heroes... another 25,010 gold will get me there. No doubt the goal post will move when they release a new hero or two but then they've been discounting a lot of heroes too over time so here's hoping a few 10k assassins drop down to 4k gold. Say, Alarak and Chromie.

The game seems to be spitting at me a lot of 'play 8 game' dailies... I just use Abathur and go afk in vs AI games to do them... per week, with the 1k gold from brawls, I should easily hit 3k gold if not more so we'll see how I'm at in 2 months time. I've leveled up all characters to lvl5 for 500g each which has helped.

I'll probably not spend any gold still and just wait for the next Nexus challenge... get some freebie heroes before nabbing all the remaining ones.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 15 Jan 2017, 18:31

Fair call, I've spent maybe $5 in total on the game and have unlocked 32 through challenges and gold alone. That said I've only got 2k gold at the moment but I've unlocked all 4k heroes when they hit that point, plus a fair few 7k ones because Nova. :P
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 15 Jan 2017, 19:43

Yeah, if you stick to unlocking 2k, 4k and 7k characters you can rack up a lot of characters. I might do that on my alt account (if I can be bothered playing it still) but there's a fair few 10k gold characters I enjoy playing that I know won't drop down in price soon so there's only one way about it for me.

Apparently, Imperius from D3 will be included... and I tend to like the Diablo characters so am planning for that.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 19 Jan 2017, 13:48

Yet another Warcraft assassin on the way...



Not to mention I now need to aim for 186k gold to get all the heroes. Hopefully we'll see a price reduction on the ridiculous amount of 10k gold assassins.

Either way, I'm definitely gonna hold out on spending gold until they do another nexus challenge with handful of free heroes.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm

Post by Mugsy » 21 Jan 2017, 09:28

I really gotta learn how to capture and upload game vids coz I've had probably the funniest match I've ever had.

Had a Dragon Shire Brawl last night where AI filled in all other team spots. Usually, under these circumstances, I'll just muck around and let the other player push through so the game finishes asap and I get my 1000 gold. So I more or less let the guy on the opposing team control the dragon knight and I'll go muck about around the map, sometimes with my AI team in tow. At the 7:30min mark, I decided to let him push the mid lane and I had two ogre mercs pushing the lower lane so I babysitted them.

The other player managed to get my my core down to 47% before having to retreat for some reason... my AI team mates might have done their job well. The ogres on the other hand had pushed their way through to the last fort which eventually got taken down by minions.

A few more minutes went by and the other player stormed to my core alone as the dragon knight. I had coincidentally respawned at that point after a death, and all my AI team was there as well so we took the other player out before he did any further damage to my core.

We then headed south, collected the two groups of ogre mercs (the second group the other player came to stop us but my AI team mates minced him up quickly) and then we just waltzed into his base through the lower lane and took down his core from full shields and health to 0 in about 15sec.

Pretty sure he couldn't believe that a surefire win quickly turned into a loss... as did I.
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