KendricSwissh is back with another Epic Plays of the Week. Epic Plays of the Week is a video series which highlights viewer submitted clips. This week's episode featured clips from Dennis Jansson, Normandical, Midfield401, and Oxygen.
One this week's episode, the ITN cast discussed the recent developer blog, mule strategy, daily quests, and more.
Into The Nexus is a Heroes of the Storm podcast featuring Garrett and Kyle, who discuss the latest news surrounding the game, discuss strategies, and take viewer questions. One this week's episode, ITN discussed the upcoming BlizzCon Brawl and Tournament, and took viewer emails covering free to play, talents, burst, and more.
We've launched our sister site for Blizzard's newest game, Overwatch, which was revealed at this year's BlizzCon. Overpwn features a database with all the announced Heroes, community forums to discuss the game, and news to keep you up to date with all the Overwatch announcements as we wait for beta.
Heroes Game Designer, John Hodgsons, posted a blog on the official Heroes site this afternoon as an introduction to Hero Design. He has previously spoken during the Chen and Azmodan developer insight blogs, and today's post is the first of many blogs on Hero Design.
As the new Heroes announced at BlizzCon get released, we'll get to read up on their design, and how they addressed the challenges discovered when bringing them into the world of Nexus, a bit like the Deep Dive BlizzCon panel.
Greetings, fellow brawlers! My name is John Hodgson, one of the designers on Heroes of the Storm. I’ve been here before during the Chen and Azmodan developer insight blogs. I’m starting a blog series on Hero design and development, or whatever other interesting topics that happen to be on the collective Heroes of the Storm mind. As way of an introduction, I want to talk about where our Heroes come from, and the attitude we have in developing them: in large part, they come from the players themselves, and we take care accordingly.
This year’s BlizzCon was an extremely exciting time for the Heroes of the Storm team… and not just because we all love Overwatch. Finally, we got to reveal the Heroes we've been working on for the past couple of months: Jaina, Thrall, Sylvanas, and the Lost Vikings. The players that I met around the convention seemed excited, and a maybe a little relieved, that we didn't forget some their favorite characters. We're a little relieved ourselves that they all seemed to be well-received, but the true test will come when we finally patch them into the game.
Last month, Blizzard announced two alpha access giveaways, one through a Facebook campaign and the other through friends who already have alpha access. Friends of players who reached level 20, and were selected as winners in the contest, are having their friends invited in alpha waves, the first of which happened on November 15th.
The Facebook giveaway is still open, so if you'd like alpha access, now's your last chance to enter for a chance! Testers will still be randomly selected through Blizzard's opt-in feature, but another chance to join the fight in Nexus sounds great!
There's been issues with players from AUS/NZ/SEA being unable to us the Battle.net shop and also are missing their heroes. If you've encountered this issue, the devs would like your feedback in this thread.
We're currently investigating an issue where players in the Australia/New Zealand/Southeast Asia regions are unable to use the Battle.net Shop and do not have any Heroes (purchased or free) available for play other than Random.
Our development team is actively investigating and working on a solution. In the meantime, please use this thread to discuss and provide information if needed! For now, the following helps us out:
Your BattleTag (which we get by you posting) Last time you had Heroes/Shops (estimate time is fine!)
We'll be using this thread to provide updates if any should come along. Thanks for your patience!
As a follow-up: This is related to being unable to log into Battle.net. Note that while the information above is useful, it's not required for us to fix your account specifically! The BattleTag and timeframe allow our team to investigate specific cases to see what happened on our services within that timeframe. When the issue is resolved, it should be resolved for all affected users.
Epic Plays of the Week #4
Epic Plays of the Week is a video series started by KendricSwissh which highlights viewer submitted clips. This week's episode featured clips from iTipTurtles, BananaRaccoon, RaizQT, Killerwing, and Nazroth.