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Heroes of the Storm Beta

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Blizzard has done it again. MOBA Blizzard arrives and comes stomping.

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A MOBA is a game in which usually two teams of 5 players that control different characters with a certain roles as support, tank or DPS / murderer and different skills that should remove a gigantic building stone statue or building face in the rival center base. These should, with the help of creatures controlled by the AI ​​usually called minions, destroy all the buildings, watchtowers and enemies in its path in the three different streets that are usually divided maps, plus take advantage of the bonuses that give different creatures who are often among the spaces of these three blocks is called jungle.

If we focus on the time of the games, we can find us with some extremely brief, lasting about 12 minutes with longer ones, which in any case have gone far beyond the 25 minutes long, with a we can establish average of 18-22 minutes.

The other main points is the total and complete elimination of all objects that both can become life difficult for those who are not experts in the MOBA, but turn a delight to the most demanding users . To compensate, Blizzard has chosen talents for heroes whose mechanical proceed to explain below.

Player levels, allowing us to reap rewards as we allow uploading and we agenciarnos gold, enhancers, or other characteristics, as well as access to classic games and Error No both among players and teams. One of the crucial points in our leveling as a user is to reach the sixth level, at which time unlock daily missions, which allow us to obtain coins if we meet certain requirements can range from playing a hero of a saga in particular have to use one with a specific role, among other issues.

As for the different modes of play, we have a training matches against AI, rapid games will be the most widely used mode for leveling, the League of Heroes, divided by skill rank player games that can access mode this League both solo and in groups of any number at level 30, the League Teams, also rankeada and for which users need a full team of players, in addition to level 40, and the custom games that allow us face against friends and even add other spectators to the game.

Pros

  • The talents of heroes and all possibilities offered by the different combinations in the games
  • Blizzard style: easy to play, hard to master

Cons

  • Heroes, skins and other objects are somewhat expensive if paid with real money.
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Play as your favorite characters to reach the glory in the battlegrounds

By Ellie Teller

On Monday, July 20, 2015

Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) that features the most iconic characters from various universes. Players can use their favorite heroes from Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft to join other four teammates in a battle for domination. Unlike other MOBAS, Heroes of the Storm excels in its variety of scenarios, each with a special mechanic that can tip the scales in favour of a team. This means that you can’t just rely on your strength in fights, you also have to worry about turning in enough doubloons or gathering skulls to awake a powerful golem.

The other big change is the absence of items. A character grows stronger through levels, but there are some key levels that bring minor perks known as talents. These talents can modify your current abilities or add new ones to your kit. Of course there are some powerful signature abilities that will unlock upon reaching level 10. Characters can choose among two heroic abilities that provide them with different spells depending on their role.

Pros

  • Different battlegrounds with varied mechanics and settings
  • Play as your favorite heroes from the three universes!

Cons

  • Earning gold can be difficult once you’re done with your daily quests
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An action pack MOBA brought to you by Blizzard Entertainment

By John Zed

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's take on a MOBA, it features characters from all of Blizzard games, like Sylvanas from Warcraft, Tyrael from Diablo or Kerrigan from Starcraft.

In total there are more than 30 heroes, divided on different categories: Warriors can soak damage as they have increased health, Assassins do very high amounts of damage against other heroes, Support helps the group by giving shields or healing and Specialists that can take mercenary camps or destroy buildings quickly.

Heroes of the Storm is focused on shorter but more intense games than League of Legends or Dota 2. There are 7 maps available (with more probably coming in the future) and each map has its own mechanic, giving a lot of variety to the game.

Another thing that makes it different from League of Legends and Dota 2 is that you don't need to buy items as the game progresses, instead you get to choose from a list of talents that change how your skills behave or add new ones.

Pros

  • A lot of variety compared to other games of the same genre
  • Shorter games allow people with less time to play it

Cons

  • Matchmaking is not working correctly at this time
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I am going to use the programme to play during free time. Also to connect with other people who are interested in games as well. Thank you..

  • just going to use it for fun and play the game untill i win. thanks for asking but thatsall i wwanted to do. i hope this is not a virus though

What similar programs have you used?
  • google and my mummy´s knatzl fiddle, to use the short honkeytong max mustermann ist gerne kot meanwhile peter parker hits the dirt and eat the olok

What do you like most about this program?
  • fun moba to play with friends and better graphics physixc with less stress and tension as league of legend as when you lag or disconnect for a bit you won't fall behind

Review

Heroes of the Storm is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is available for PC Microsoft Windows and Mac. The company has decided to create a MOBA (even though they haven't called it MOBA because they say that it is something greater) with all the heroes of its more famous sagas. That means that you will be able to control the heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo. This release is free-to-play, and it is supported by micro transactions.

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Almost every gamer knows about the direct competitors of this release. Of course, we are talking about League of Legends (LoL) and Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2). However, it is Blizzard, and if someone knows how to create successful game, it's them. Moreover, what does HotS offer that its competitors do not? To begin with, the vast number of well-known characters the players will be able to control. It is not the same to start with unknown characters than to start with characters you are fond of. Nevertheless, what really makes a difference is the ability to catch players with the challenging team combats.

Once you download this title, you will see that the graphics are not the strongest points of this game, but even so, they are living up to player's expectations. Blizzard has used the graphics engine of StarCraft II, and it has proved itself to work perfectly with these kinds of videogames. The modeling of the environments and champions is quite good, and the level of detail has been improved in comparison with the other games of the company.

The Heroes of Blizzard

As mentioned, plenty of champions of the famous sagas of Blizzard will be the characters you will control in this release. This way, from Warcraft you will be free to choose Thrall, the Warchief of the Horde, Tyrande, the High Priestess of Elune, Li Li, The World Wanderer and more. From StarCraft, you can choose between Kerrigan, The Queen of Blades, Abathur, the Evolution Master, Zagara, Broodmother of the Swarm, etc. Finally, from Diablo, you can play with Diablo itself, with Azmodan, the Lord of Sin, Tyrael, the Archangel of Justice, and plenty more.

You will be able to control the heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo

Another strong point of this release are the maps. There are six different maps for the time being, but they will change later. This way, maps will be different from time to time and you will not play too much within them. Nevertheless, this is not bad news because this way you will not get used to just one arena and you will be forced to learn how to play with the rest. The maps are fully interactive, and knowing how to use this interaction can be the key to winning a match. For example, in Blackheart's Bay, you can make a deal with Blackheart and convince him to shoot his cannons to the rival team, so many of their constructions will be collapsed in a moment. Garden of terror offers the ability to defeat diabolical plants to get their seeds, and if you obtain 100 seeds, you will summon an extremely powerful creature that your team can control.

Take into account that Blizzard wanted to boost the team play, so mechanics such as "denial" or "last-hitting" have been rejected. Now, the entire team will earn the same experience, it does not matter who kills the enemy or who has contributed more. Thus, it is essential to participate a lot and try to help your team win, not just for yourself. The heroes do not level up, but the entire team, so just try to defeat as many enemies as you can, and help your team as much as possible.

Heroes of the Storm Beta Features

In this section, you can read up on the fantastic features of Heroes of the Storm:

  • Incredible graphics with well-designed heroes, good graphics effects, marvelous cinematic scenes, and an outstanding art design
  • More than 30 different heroes to play: each one from a different universe (Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo) and with different abilities (Specialist, Warrior, Assassin and Support)
  • Six maps to play (they will change in future): Haunted Mines, Dragon Shire, Cursed Hollow, Blackheart’s Bay, Garden of Terror and Sky Temple
  • Interactive maps to boost the strategic gameplay
  • League of Heroes mode: only accessible if you have 10 heroes and the level of your account is 30 or more

Feel free to visit the official website of Heroes of the Storm if you like it and you want to know more information about it before you download the game.

System Requirements

Check out the minimum system requirements your PC needs to download and play Heroes of the Storm:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or superior versions
  • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600, Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • RAM Memory: at least 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, NVidia GeForce 7600 GT or superior
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum
  • Hard Drive Space: minimum 10 GB free on your PC