Heroes of the Storm, a good idea or a bad one?

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#1 Edited by PredatorRules (7266 posts) -

So you might have heard about the upcoming MOBA game from Blizzard called Heroes of the Storm

Now the concept is combining main characters from their games (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo)

Now IMO it's a nice idea to control your favorite character, and it's nicer idea that it doesn't require you to play 3 different MOBA games; Sort of LoL style where it's not focused on any one world.

They've got DOTA 2 already which is kinda Warcraft focused, is it smart for them to combine Warcraft theme again in their new game? and what will happen to DOTA2 popularity?

#2 Edited by SerOlmy (1625 posts) -

I was mildly interested since they said the matches would be faster. But I read yesterday that you need to work/pay to unlock heroes and I lost interest. After DOTA2 how can any new MOBA think they can get away with charging for characters is beyond me.

#3 Posted by Assimilat0r (745 posts) -

Very bad idea, as everything from Blizzard that came after 2009.

#4 Edited by Jimmy_Russell (488 posts) -

I'm looking forward to the beta myself. I can't tell you if it's a good game yet, but I think the concept is very sound.

#5 Posted by FelipeInside (25179 posts) -

I don't see anything wrong with it as long as it's not Pay2Win.

The unlock hearoes thing is fine.... you probably have to do matches and they will unlock for you as time goes by.

I'm also interested in Infinite Crysis since I'm a DC fan.

#6 Posted by FelipeInside (25179 posts) -

Very bad idea, as everything from Blizzard that came after 2009.

Starcraft 2 is good. They dropped the ball with Diablo3.

#7 Posted by Assimilat0r (745 posts) -

@FelipeInside: Well forgot abou SC2 which is pritty good, it represent Blizzard itself but honestly, Diablo 3, Hearthstone and last 2 expansions in WoW made me throw at Blizzard.

#8 Edited by FelipeInside (25179 posts) -

@Assimilat0r said:

@FelipeInside: Well forgot abou SC2 which is pritty good, it represent Blizzard itself but honestly, Diablo 3, Hearthstone and last 2 expansions in WoW made me throw at Blizzard.

I didn't mind Hearthstone as a sort of casual quick game you play when you don't have much time (like leaving for work). It's colourful, fun and fast.

Diablo3 was a letdown, although many have said the recent changes makes it a lot like Diablo2. WoW has just become dated now... any game that old would.

#9 Posted by MBirdy88 (7490 posts) -

It doesn't have anywhere near the same rule-set and LoL and DoTA ... and it looks nothing like DoTA 2.

so how does this even remotely effect DoTA 2?

#10 Edited by FelipeInside (25179 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

It doesn't have anywhere near the same rule-set and LoL and DoTA ... and it looks nothing like DoTA 2.

so how does this even remotely effect DoTA 2?

It won't affect Dota2 as in the game needing to close down, just that some players will leave Dota2 and go play Heroes.

Mostly Blizzard fans and people that are fans of MOBA but want a more accessible game.

#11 Posted by PredatorRules (7266 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

It doesn't have anywhere near the same rule-set and LoL and DoTA ... and it looks nothing like DoTA 2.

so how does this even remotely effect DoTA 2?

It won't affect Dota2 as in the game needing to close down, just that some players will leave Dota2 and go play Heroes.

Mostly Blizzard fans and people that are fans of MOBA but want a more accessible game.

I didn't like DOTA2 theme because you can't control actual main heroes of Warcraft theme, so that's a motivation for me to play Heroes.

#12 Edited by MBirdy88 (7490 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@MBirdy88 said:

It doesn't have anywhere near the same rule-set and LoL and DoTA ... and it looks nothing like DoTA 2.

so how does this even remotely effect DoTA 2?

It won't affect Dota2 as in the game needing to close down, just that some players will leave Dota2 and go play Heroes.

Mostly Blizzard fans and people that are fans of MOBA but want a more accessible game.

I didn't like DOTA2 theme because you can't control actual main heroes of Warcraft theme, so that's a motivation for me to play Heroes.

Well yea thats fine n all. but the dota crowd play dota for its depth. its the reason HoN was popular before DoTA2 aswell... they could of went to the more accessible LoL (as Felip as suggest as a reason to go to HoS) ...

I think HoS will have its own audiance, sure some from other MoBAs will like it.... but unless it becomes some new competitive standard I don't think it will hold much weight over the other two.

Personally it looks like a cash in attempt after failing to take DoTA from Valve.... but we will see.