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Introduction to Hero Design
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.
Quote from John Hodgsons
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.
Town Hall Heroes #40 - Balance Discussion, eSports, Early Game
This week on Town Hall: Heroes, the crew discussed game balance, the world of Heroes eSports, and the early game.
Town Hall Heroes is a Heroes of the Storm podcast featuring SolidJake, Zoia, Omegablackmage, and Schamtoo, as they discuss high level Heroes strategy and the latest happenings in Nexus. Previous episodes of Town Hall can be found on their Youtube channel.