It will be profitable but not super popular. Im guessing maybe 2-4m players.
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Depends on when they'll release it. I can see it attracting the old MOBA playerbase that cut its teeth in the original Dota since we'll be able to play as the iconic Warcraft characters, as well as other favourite characters from Blizzard's other franchises. As long as Blizzard doesn't mess up the gameplay and they release it soon, they should do well. I don't want this to be a 2015 release or some shit like that.
i dont think blizzard is going after lol or dota. they arent going after that crowd in my opinion.
you know what blizzards really good at? taking niche genres and making them accessible, easier to learn, and all about fun.
i see alot of people in here talking about esports and stuff, i dont think thats what they are doing, i think what they are doing, is, just like hearthstone, saying HAY ALL YOU GUISE! YOU LIEK ARTHAS? YOU LIEK ILLY DANS? YOU LIKE STARCRAFTS AND DIABLOS? YOU LIEK PUNCHIN STUFFS? COME PLAY DIS GAME GET TO PUNCH STUFFS WITH ALL DA GUISE!
atleast in my opinion thats how i feel like they are going for, those people who play wow and diablo and starcraft, whove probably never even played lol or a moba before and showing them a fun game with characters they love.
lol can keep the hardcore guys and the esports and all that, heroes of the storm will go for the normal crowd just like wow and hearthstone did.
i personally never played a card game before except pokemon when i was little and had no interest but they were like YO LOOK AT DIS ERE GAIME HAS ALL DA DOODZ YOU LIEK AND A COOL DWARF GUY WHO TALKS TO YOU ABOUT STUFFS AND DOES ALL THE MATHS AND THINGS YOU DONT LIEK, and i was like OKAI and now im in love with it
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People, we're talking about combining the most popular games in each of there genres into one MOBA. WoW (mmo), SC (rts), and Diablo (arpg). The game will be a huge success no matter what. It's Blizzard.
I hope it has some kind of engaging single player mode as well as the multiplayer modes. I'd really like a game I can just play whenever, pause, and come back to. The RNG grind of WoW is wearing thin.
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You want the Lore attached to the OG characters even though they had different names like Furion (Malfurion), Abaddon (Arthas), Terrorblade (Illidan)
Valve will never come close to originality of those characters imo.
Not saying DotA 2 is a bad game, in fact I'm happy that Valve picked it up to show Blizzard they need to start paying attention to what's new in the pro scene ( SC died with Broodwars imo)
They will probably have custom maps but not a single player mode.(closest to single player will most likely be bot training)
Impossible to tell if its going to be successful without any information. I'm sure it will be great though with heroes from all three blizzard universes being utilised. Laning as Lei Shen against Deckard Cain would badass. So many possibilities with so many bosses and characters. As long as they get the game mechanics right I'll add it to my play list every weekend. I can't wait
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I just don't see what niche HotS can hit. DotA 2 seemed to take the hardcore players and veterans while LoL continues to pick up more and more new players due to it's "ease" while building a pretty hefty base with it's leveling system to keep players invested.
It's definitely going to be a long climb up for Blizzard and I honestly can't see it being successful to Blizzard's standards in this booming market.
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Blizzard has a knack for getting only the good features from other games and mixing them up in an epic package, so I'm guessing hots will not disappoint.
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Will only play it if the servers aren't ONLY in AMURICA!!!
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I personally don't think that Heroes of the Storm will have much appeal to LoL players.
Maybe Heroes of the Storm will make some of the Wow players become interested in MOBAs, and then cause them to jump ship from Heroes to LoL instead...
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Anyway, it's quite sad to me that RTS has become a small genre(SC2, the fastest selling RTS of all time fucking sold less than half of D3's sell) and it transformed into this Dota fest. So sad. ARTS suits modern players's need more I guess.
All this branching out to other and new genres does show to me though that Blizzard is realizing that their milk cow (WoW) is starting to run dry and need to start finding new sources of income before the cow drops dead.
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For me, personally, the announcement was kind of a disappointment since I absolutely don't care about the genre.
Generally spoken, it will definitely be a success. Like every Blizzard game.
Mark my words:
DotA2+LoL = EQ of back then
HotS = WoW of back then
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Honestly, i dont understand what heroes of the storm is.... is it a game? a comic? a what..