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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. Wazzbo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    All I can say is THANK FUCK. I was *really* having a hard time getting to accept this name as a possible WoW expansion name.

    Only problem now is....what IS the WoW expansion name then?
    Wrath of the King Bolvar the new Lich King: Panda Edition
  1. Aaros's Avatar
    Hmm... the more I thought of Heroes as a WoW expansion title, the more I started to like it...


    Well, guess I'd better see how tourism is in the Dark Below...
  1. Solidusbr's Avatar
    Blizzard All-Stars was a better name.
  1. Jokerfiend's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    So what? They realized something was popular and went for it.
    So what? So what!?!?!

    It like a popular girl is high school, that rejected you. Then years later, after you are successful, decides she wants to have something to do with you.

    Most people are going to shut the bitch down. It's sweet ironic justice. r/justiceporn
  1. Wolfchylde's Avatar
    Honestly I don't really care for MOBAs.
    HOWEVER, I also don't really care for CCGs and I am fucking ADDICTED to Hearthstone.
    I'm cautiously optimistic this could be a MOBA I'd like.
    Yay?
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Solidusbr View Post
    Blizzard All-Stars was a better name.

    yeah i actually quite liked that name
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jokerfiend View Post
    So what? So what!?!?!

    It like a popular girl is high school, that rejected you. Then years later, after you are successful, decides she wants to have something to do with you.

    Most people are going to shut the bitch down. It's sweet ironic justice. r/justiceporn
    Not really, unless you like to be a spiteful jerk.
  1. Eviscero's Avatar
    What is the heck are those little mario bros icons spinning around in the "o" of heroes? A power star? Is that Kirby? Looks AWFUL.

    My guess is they are making some super bad, casual version meant to be played on a tablet / iphone so as to not compete with the real versions of these games.
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wazzbo View Post
    Wrath of the Burning King Bolvar the new Lich King: The Legion of Pandas Edition
    fixed it for you
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfchylde View Post
    Honestly I don't really care for MOBAs.
    HOWEVER, I also don't really care for CCGs and I am fucking ADDICTED to Hearthstone.
    I'm cautiously optimistic this could be a MOBA I'd like.
    Yay?

    ive never been a big fan of MoBA games, but ill sure give this one a try since its from blizzard and F2p
  1. Chaozu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PlatedPriest View Post
    this game MUST BE FREE TO PLAY or will be a massive fail against Lol and Dota.

    do the right thing blizz

    let me kill some nubs as kerrigan or thrall for FREE!!!!!!!!!
    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.
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eviscero View Post
    What is the heck are those little mario bros icons spinning around in the "o" of heroes? A power star? Is that Kirby? Looks AWFUL.

    My guess is they are making some super bad, casual version meant to be played on a tablet / iphone.
    No... that's a youtube channel that make everything more cartoon like...

    The first icon is a orc head (Warcraft), the second one is a small red head with hornes (Diablo) and the star is starcraft

    the actual icon will be these:

  1. Eviscero's Avatar
    The only hope this game has is that it's tied to your BNet account, so people may be less inclined to be worse than Hitler all the time just for the fun of it. If they solve the toxic player-base issue by strict enforcement of permabans then it might be worth playing. If it's free to play it will be shit.

    Also tie competetive rewards in HotS to exclusive rewards (mounts/titles/etc) in WoW / Diablo and holy crap they might have just saved both franchises.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eviscero View Post
    The only hope this game has is that it's tied to your BNet account, so people may be less inclined to be worse than Hitler all the time just for the fun of it. If they solve the toxic player-base issue by strict enforcement of permabans then it might be worth playing. If it's free to play it will be shit.
    What makes F2P shit. LoL is F2P to a degree(admittingly different of course). What could help that make it *work*.
  1. Chaozu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    What makes F2P shit. LoL is F2P to a degree(admittingly different of course). What could help that make it *work*.
    LoL might have a huge playerbase but it also has a really awesome reputation of a terribly toxic community. HoN has the same problem, and it's a problem that will be ever more noticeable in Dota as time goes along.

    Free to Play = feel free to be as big of a dick as you want because no matter how severe the punishment of the ban is, the person can just create another account moments later.
  1. CaptainArlong's Avatar
    Yeah ok, just release it now instead of working on that card game.
  1. Okacz's Avatar
    Damn, I kinda hoped that this would be the name of the next expansion. Not actually thought it would be, but hoped.

    Imagine the cheesy powermetal theme of everything. The name "Heroes of the Storm" suggest something maybe not excactly good, but quite awesome, with flying thunder dragons shooting battleaxes from their eyes and robo-dinosaurs being ridden byfiery demons. And in the middle of it all, us, Heroes of the Storm, kicking all sorts of ass.

    Yeah, I agree, it doesn't fit WoW too much, but still pretty sweet.
  1. Chaozu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainArlong View Post
    Yeah ok, just release it now instead of working on that card game.
    The team that develops Hearthstone is really small, I doubt they would speed up the release for HotS all that much.
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaozu View Post
    Free to Play = feel free to be as big of a dick as you want because no matter how severe the punishment of the ban is, the person can just create another account moments later.
    Yep agreed. I'll be surprised if it's not linked to BN. It has to be. It's their central hub for all their games and the game will be launched from the BN launcher etc. And this will hopefully be enough of a deterrent to prevent people abusing the game.
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaozu View Post
    LoL might have a huge playerbase but it also has a really awesome reputation of a terribly toxic community. HoN has the same problem, and it's a problem that will be ever more noticeable in Dota as time goes along.

    Free to Play = feel free to be as big of a dick as you want because no matter how severe the punishment of the ban is, the person can just create another account moments later.
    Well DOTA 2 doesn't have that problem and it is free to play...

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