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    Hero & Battleground Reveal Stream, Heroes 3rd Anniversary

    Upcoming Hero & Battleground Reveal Stream
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

    We’re gearing up to unveil the next Hero and Battleground to enter the Nexus during a live broadcast on Monday, June 4, and we hope you’ll tune in for our live reveal celebration! Lead Content Designer Matt Cooper and Lead Hero Designer Matt Villers will be joined by HGC Europe casters Tim 'Trikslyr' Frazier and Thomas ‘Khaldor’ Kilian to bring you all the details.


    How to Watch

    When: 10:00 a.m. PDT [1:00 p.m. Eastern/1900 Central Europe] on Monday, June 4

    Where: twitch.tv/blizzheroes

    Stick around for the entire hourlong show for an epic showmatch on the new Battleground with members of the Heroes development team. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on, so be sure to set a reminder for 10:00 a.m. PDT on June 4. Until then, we’ll see you in the Nexus.

    Heroes of the Storm - 3rd Anniversary!
    3 years ago today, on June 2nd, 2015, Heroes of the Storm was officially released! The week of release was celebrated with a projected animation show, casted community games, and the release of Johanna.

    And it has been quite a ride since then. Let us take a look at what has been released over the past 3 years:

    Heroes Released
    • Warriors: Johanna, Leoric, Rexxar, Artanis, Cho, Dehaka, Zarya, D.Va, Garrosh, Blaze
    • Supports: Kharazim, Lt. Morales, Auriel, Lúcio, Stukov, Ana, Alexstrasza, Deckard
    • Assassins: The Butcher, Gall, Lunara, Greymane, Li-Ming, Tracer, Chromie, Gul'dan, Alarak, Samuro, Ragnaros, Zul'jin, Valeera, Cassia, Genji, Malthael, Kel'thuzad, Junkrat, Hanzo, Maiev, Fenix
    • Specialists: Xul, Medivh, Probius
    • Multi-class: Varian

    Maps Released
    • Battlefield of Eternity
    • Infernal Shrines
    • Towers of Doom
    • Braxis Holdout
    • Warhead Junction
    • Hanamura
    • Volskaya Foundry

    Events

    ...and a whole load of hero overhauls, systems overhauls, and gameplay overhauls. Additionally, be sure to log in before June 11th to claim this year's anniversary goodies. Here's to another 3 years, and hopefully many more!








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    Wow, the amount of assassins really shows when you put it like that.

    Maybe...maybe give Specialists some love?

    I still don't get why the heck Junkrat wasn't a specialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Wow, the amount of assassins really shows when you put it like that.

    Maybe...maybe give Specialists some love?

    I still don't get why the heck Junkrat wasn't a specialist.
    They're phasing out the specialist role, and will be getting rid of it entirely when the role overhaul is coming. Which is "Soon(TM)". Every hero currently classed as specialist will end up in one of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    They're phasing out the specialist role, and will be getting rid of it entirely when the role overhaul is coming. Which is "Soon(TM)". Every hero currently classed as specialist will end up in one of the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    They're phasing out the specialist role, and will be getting rid of it entirely when the role overhaul is coming. Which is "Soon(TM)". Every hero currently classed as specialist will end up in one of the others.
    Wait, really?

    Odd.
    Are they going to rework every hero to be more of an another role then? Not sure how I missed this

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    I feel like for a 3rd year anniversary reveal it has to be an long awaited character, at least I hope it is.

    However I have a strong sense it might just be an OW character.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Wait, really?

    Odd.
    Are they going to rework every hero to be more of an another role then? Not sure how I missed this
    They are also adding new role, we will not only get Warriors for both tanks and bruisers. There will actually be heros that will be defined as Warriors/tanks and others as Bruisers by Blizzard.

    Same with support, it's being divided into Healer and Support. Tassadar being a support and Morals being a healer.

    Most specialists are becoming assassins, some are going to be considered support. (T.L.V and Mediv)

    They are also working on a new labeling system to further define heros. Things like Pusher will be put next to characters that push hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggsy View Post
    Your posting icon is adorable. Pepe Johana!
    Gotta represent my most played hero somehow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Wait, really?

    Odd.
    Are they going to rework every hero to be more of an another role then? Not sure how I missed this
    No specific hero reworks related to it. They answered questions about it in a recent Q&A. They're currently looking to do 6 roles: Tanks, bruisers, healers, supports, ranged damage, melee damage. Some heroes might end up in two categories, such as Varian, Zarya, and Kharazim. They're still discussing what to do with a few heroes like The Lost Vikings.

    On top of that, they're going to add a bunch of "tags" to heroes. Stuff like wave-clear and burst damage.

    Source: May 16 reddit AMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralqadar View Post
    They are also adding new role, we will not only get Warriors for both tanks and bruisers. There will actually be heros that will be defined as Warriors/tanks and others as Bruisers by Blizzard.

    Same with support, it's being divided into Healer and Support. Tassadar being a support and Morals being a healer.

    Most specialists are becoming assassins, some are going to be considered support. (T.L.V and Mediv)

    They are also working on a new labeling system to further define heros. Things like Pusher will be put next to characters that push hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    Gotta represent my most played hero somehow.



    No specific hero reworks related to it. They answered questions about it in a recent Q&A. They're currently looking to do 6 roles: Tanks, bruisers, healers, supports, ranged damage, melee damage. Some heroes might end up in two categories, such as Varian, Zarya, and Kharazim. They're still discussing what to do with a few heroes like The Lost Vikings.

    On top of that, they're going to add a bunch of "tags" to heroes. Stuff like wave-clear and burst damage.

    Source: May 16 reddit AMA
    Alright interesting to know, thanks both of you

    At least it wasn't something that was like, 3-4 months ago, only half a month!

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    Oh, so new skins for Johanna, Junkrat and maybe even Auriel.

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    Tbh this giant got far much better model, than those in WoW. Blizz fix it. xD

    But on serious note, too bad TecMundo probably ruined suprise...
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    New hero should be Yrel according to leak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Wow, the amount of assassins really shows when you put it like that.

    Maybe...maybe give Specialists some love?

    I still don't get why the heck Junkrat wasn't a specialist.
    Because specialist is a stupid role and a failed experiment full of gimmicky heroes that ruin whatever balance they were originally trying to create.

    But of course it's not as if every hero doesn't fit that role regardless of whatever class they are.

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    Auriel as a Spirit Healer XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealstegblob View Post
    Because specialist is a stupid role and a failed experiment full of gimmicky heroes that ruin whatever balance they were originally trying to create.

    But of course it's not as if every hero doesn't fit that role regardless of whatever class they are.
    It's not like changing their label suddenly changes what the hero does though overall, if there's no reworks.

    Change Azmodan to a bruiser or whatever, he's still better at nuking down buildings.

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    So far i noticed.

    Yrel and her look from WoD. So she might wear this.



    Also Auriel as Spirit Healer skin, Junkrat as Goblin Demoman or whatever name it, Johanna as Orc Grunt but. If we look at left from Yrel, there is some big guy with axe. I look on rooster the only ones who use axe as weapon is Zul'Jin which doubtfull skin for him. Rexxar, but as well doubtfull... So the only conclusion is... Lost Vikings skin at long last?! Because also if we look at down from Yrel, is one more guy wearing helmet.

    Unless they are minions, so nvm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    It's not like changing their label suddenly changes what the hero does though overall, if there's no reworks.

    Change Azmodan to a bruiser or whatever, he's still better at nuking down buildings.
    You asked why they're not making more specialists. I answered that. I mean as it is, Azmodan is basically just a mage hero (just like Nazeebo). Half the specialists are barely considerable as "specialists" in the vein of guys like Lost Vikings or Murky, they're just mages/assassins that happen to do some above average building damage (and before you say 'DATS WHAT MAKES EM SPECIAL', a lot of non-specialists heroes do comparable amounts of pushing and structure damage).

    Specialist was a failed idea and they're rightfully not happy with some of the dogshit ideas that came out of the role, so they're axing it. Same with multi-class and their failed experiment with Varian. The whole game is just a series of ideas that are either bad, poorly conducted or dead-on-arrival failed experiments.

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    i always imagined the retribution paladin added to hots is gonna be someone wielding the ashbringer like tirion fordring or alexandros mograine

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