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Blizzard All-Stars Becomes Heroes of the Storm
It appears the Heroes of the Storm trademark is going to be used with The Game Formerly Known as "Blizzard All-Stars"! You can find some old screenshots from the last preview on the HoTS Wiki.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard All-Stars Becomes Heroes of the Storm started by chaud View original post
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  1. ToxTheWrecker's Avatar
    People couldn't read the Patent license form and notice it said NOTHING about game packs with included manuals; which all WoW, SC, Diablo games and xpacs are registered under.
    Instead it said downloaded from primary web base (or something similar). Those who assumed it would be an WoW xpac didn't seem to notice that little wording difference.
    I expected this would be the case for All-Stars. Not bad. I'll enjoy playing it I'm sure.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    artstyle does not = quality. thats like asking why does twilight princess look better than wind waker, they dont, they are entirely different artstyles you cant compare them.

    and they dont have an effect because they literally cant, they dont own enough of the company to make decisions. they cant appoint board members, they cant force them to do anything. they get a piece of the pie after its done baking and thats it unless they try to buy more and i dont see kotick selling his shares when activision blizzard is one of the most profitable game companies in the world.

    the only thing tencent is doing is helping them set up call of duty in china because they are a chinese company
  1. eschatological's Avatar
    It's an animated cartoon by a popular Blizzard community artist. It's not an official launch trailer, it's a trailer about the re-branding of the name. It's very tongue-in-cheek, and has to be, considering all the drama that went into the name of this game, which started as Blizzard DOTA, went into multiple lawsuits against Valve, etc.
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    artstyle does not = quality. thats like asking why does twilight princess look better than wind waker, they dont, they are entirely different artstyles you cant compare them.

    and they dont have an effect because they literally cant, they dont own enough of the company to make decisions. they cant appoint board members, they cant force them to do anything. they get a piece of the pie after its done baking and thats it unless they try to buy more and i dont see kotick selling his shares when activision blizzard is one of the most profitable game companies in the world.

    the only thing tencent is doing is helping them set up call of duty in china because they are a chinese company

    Interesting that you know everything of what Tencent is doing... when you didn't even know 30 mins ago they were part of the investor group.

    In other words... you have no idea. The deal between Tencent and Kotick is between those two. Lets not forget that Kotick is Activision ... not Blizzard. And Blizzard as a developer company has now absolutely ZERO to say about the future of the company. They don't even have a member on the board.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    Interesting that you know everything of what Tencent is doing... when you didn't even know 30 mins ago they were part of the investor group.

    In other words... you have no idea. The deal between Tencent and Kotick is between those two. Lets not forget that Kotick is Activision ... not Blizzard. And Blizzard as a developer company has now absolutely ZERO to say about the future of the company. They don't even have a member on the board.
    i can make up lies to. and the reason i didnt know, is because they didnt buy much, they bought a small portion of the company, i dont have to KNOW what they are up to they literally CANT do what you are suggesting they dont have the majority.

    and part of the contract between blizzard and activision is that they get to continue doing things on their own without outside interference, this has been part of the deal since the beginning and unless someone new buys back the stocks nothing changes
  1. leaks's Avatar
    stop feeding him guys...
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    i can make up lies to. and the reason i didnt know, is because they didnt buy much, they bought a small portion of the company, i dont have to KNOW what they are up to they literally CANT do what you are suggesting they dont have the majority.

    and part of the contract between blizzard and activision is that they get to continue doing things on their own without outside interference, this has been part of the deal since the beginning and unless someone new buys back the stocks nothing changes
    Blizzard never did any deal with Activision. Vivendi did. Vivendi is now gone... and the former Activision group is now in control of the entire company.

    Everyone knows how Activision as a publisher has been treating their developer companies for the past years. Thats not going to change. Legally - Blizzard as a company has no say in their own future. Thats just a fact.
  1. AeneasBK's Avatar
    Am I the only one who thought MOBA's started as a Starcraft mod, and that DotA came years later?
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    Can we have a Curse HOTS fansite naming contest? Oh right, cybersquatters
  1. bloodwulf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    Its still a very cheap video for BLizzard to announchea new name on their title. Either they are forced into doing their Dota low profile by the new shareholders (that own LOL) or they are just trying to fool players. Again - I can not believe that Blizzard is releasing such low quality video to build hype for their next big thing.
    You obviously know very little about appealing to fans. Carbot has a large series of videos with millions of views. This is not a demonstration of the artstyle at all of the game, this Blizzard having fun with an announcement. Not every game needs to be announced with million dollar cgi master pieces. Heroes of the Storm has always been designed a lower profile game much like Hearthstone (that game did not have a huge cgi launch trailer, it had a video made up of stills). You are grasping at straws now to try to support an argument that others have already punched numerous holes in.
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    Heroes of the Storm yet a other game I can't care less about
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bloodwulf View Post
    You obviously know very little about appealing to fans. Carbot has a large series of videos with millions of views. This is not a demonstration of the artstyle at all of the game, this Blizzard having fun with an announcement. Not every game needs to be announced with million dollar cgi master pieces. Heroes of the Storm has always been designed a lower profile game much like Hearthstone (that game did not have a huge cgi launch trailer, it had a video made up of stills). You are grasping at straws now to try to support an argument that others have already punched numerous holes in.
    If the Heartsone stills are not more of a BLizzard quality ... then this junk... then I dont know what.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdXl3QtutQI

    It doesn't matter how many try to punch holes in it. I still claim that this is just a hoax from BLizzard to hide the next WOW expansion name. Thats my opinion and it does not have any more holes that the junk video that I just watched about heroes of the Storm
  1. D4NNYB0Y's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    If the Heartsone stills are not more of a BLizzard quality ... then this junk... then I dont know what.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdXl3QtutQI

    It doesn't matter how many try to punch holes in it. I still claim that this is just a hoax from BLizzard to hide the next WOW expansion name. Thats my opinion and it does not have any more holes that the junk video that I just watched about heroes of the Storm
    The word hoax is thrown around way too liberally on these forums.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Nice fan-trailer.
  1. Lioneil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kassy View Post
    I love the guy who was 110% certain it was the next wow expac as the dark below could never be in his eyes. guess he's crying in a corner now gogo blizzcon and dark below news alreadyyyyyy, where are the leaks this year?
    you are a leak that needs pluged up right now...if know what i means *pounds first*....i belive thats what blizz is doing to any one thinking about leaking stuff

    ohh i knew be that to all stars
  1. rayden54's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaozu View Post
    Meh, the free to play model sucks. It didn't work well with HoN and it doesn't work well with Dota, the reason being that there's no penalty to breaking the rules or being an overall douchebag. Oh no, they banned his account, he already has 5 other accounts ready to go since they don't cost anything...

    But it will most likely be a free to play with an in-game store where you can buy cosmetic stuff, just like the other ones.

    I really have no confidence in Blizzards ability to be successful in the MOBA area however, but it would be nice if they proved me wrong.
    You have played WoW right? You can't run LFR without running into 4-5 assholes. Nothing ever happens to them. Don't know why f2p would make it worse.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    1:07 that is everyone on the internet they like it but if ANYONE say's anything about it look out!!
  1. adamzz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Nice fan-trailer.
    It's a fan-trailer but it is still an official trailer, it was made by Carbot but Blizzard ordered it.
  1. Pandragon's Avatar
    Time to start wondering what's gonna happen with LoL. Once people are able to pit characters like Arthas and Illidan Vs Diablo and Tyreal vs Kerrigan and Jim Raynor.
  1. TrueHorde's Avatar
    The logo in the video,there is an orc head. but in the picture,it's not an orc. It's a Azeroth logo? Who knows why

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