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Hot(S) NEWS#18

Author: Dmytro Voloshyn
30-Jun-2015

Category: News

PTR impressions, Brawl with Blues, Interviews, upcoming Sale - all this and more in the eighteenth edition of Heroes News. Oh, and check the amazing Build Cards from HotsGuides, and new Blackheart's Bay map!

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Contents


PTR First Impressions by Tempo Storm’s Kaeyoh
Talent gating removal announced for next edition of PTR!
Brawl with Blues: Eternal Conflict!
New details on cross-promotional mount from Diablo 3 Universe
Interview with Anna Prosser by GosuGamers!
Interview with Cooby by Devils
New Weekly Round Up from HotsGuides
Build Cards are now available on HotsGuides.com
What if Blackheart was from StarCraft Universe?
Another XP bonus week announced!
New Heroes website offers the HOTS data in JSON format
Upcoming Sale revealed!


PTR First Impressions by Tempo Storm’s Kaeyoh

Kaeyoh, one of the best players in the NA scene, will talk about PTR and changes it brought, in this 10 minutes video. Watch the video to know what heroes got nerfed and buffed, what Kaeyoh thinks about the new map and strategies it would implement. Also, listen about the talent changes, and how they will affect the gameplay. Keep in mind that it is first impressions video, and Kaeyoh is talking from the perspective of the professional player, meaning that things may not be that accurate on the release. Also, on different levels of play people might still be using/playing nerfed heroes and talents. 

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/news/31545-tempo-storm-s-kaeyoh-gives-ptr-first-impressions

Talent gating removal announced for next edition of PTR!

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As i mentioned in my impressions article, Blizzard is great when it comes to communication with their player base. Just few days after the PTR launch, developers announced that they will remove the Talent Gating feature from the next iterations of Test Realm! What that means is you won’t need to grind hero to level 4, to test all the crazy talent combinations that might come to your head!

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/18194623910#4
http://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3b3xzj/ptr_to_remove_talent_gating_in_next_patch_ptr/


Brawl with Blues: Eternal Conflict!

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Next installment of Brawl with Blues is announced! And of course, it is going to be about the upcoming Xpack - the Eternal Conflict! Tune in to see Trikslyr, and invited community personas, playing custom games with viewers, and answering questions, taken from social Medias and forums. Show is to go live on 1st of July at 11 a.m. PST.

http://www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes
http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19805534/brawl-with-the-blues-eternal-conflict-25-06-2015


New details on cross-promotional mount from Diablo 3 Universe

Malthael’s Phantom, is the name of new, awesome mount! Previously, it was featured in the preview video of the upcoming skins and mounts, and now mount is discovered as a part of cross-promotion between Nexus and Diablo Universes. Also, apart from the mount, player gets special portrait. How exactly you can unlock the rewards is a mystery for now! It can be completion of an achievement, or some purchases.

http://www.heroesnexus.com/news/1412-malthaels-phantom-diablo-3-cross-promotional

Video mentioned above


Interview with Anna Prosser by GosuGamers!

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Check out the interview with Anna Prosser, wonderful host and caster for many events, also co-host of “Missclicks” show, and of course Heroes caster. At E3, this year, Dorazion had an opportunity to catch with Anna in the midst of loud announcements, and talk about how she end up being one the hosts for big Heroes of the Storm events, as well as caster, and host of the show.

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/features/4298-anna-prosser-we-will-be-the-community-that-is-hallmarked-by-togetherness

Interview with Cooby by Devils

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Nice interview with Cooby from “Town Hall Heroes”. In the interview Cooby will talk about how he started his casting career, and end up being the co-host for Town Hall show. You will see him explaining what attracts him in Heroes of the Storm, and what he thinks Blizzard can do for the future development of Heroes. Other than that, read about Cooby’s opinion on the player toxicity in different regions, as well as top teams. Cooby will also briefly talk about balance of the game, and current meta compositions. Great interview by Devils!

http://esportsbusinessdevelopment.com/en/news&id=610

New Weekly Round Up from HotsGuides

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HotsGuides is back with new Weekly Round Up! The topics for new edition will be North America Open - June, launch of the Public Test Realm, and cross-promotional rewards for Hearthstone and Heroes players. Also, article will mention Free Hero Rotation and Sale of this week.

http://hotsguides.com/weekly-roundup-june-17-23/

Build Cards are now available on HotsGuides.com

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Eh well, i don’t know how to put it. It’s an awesome feature and stuff. It’s just i haven’t seen anything like this before, and it is kinda overwhelming, but in a positive way! So, Build Cards are the images of the builds, posted at HotsGuides.com, which you can download for your smartphone, while browsing a guide! The image will contain basic info about the build, such as talents, and few lines about how to play the mentioned build. Enjoy!

http://hotsguides.com/download-of-the-day-hero-guide-build-cards/

What if Blackheart was from StarCraft Universe?

Apparently, I’m not the only one who is bugged by such thoughts! So, guy name Tolkfan decided to fully explore this idea, and made Blackheart’s Bay map in StarCraft 2 map editor. You can see the result in the video below.


Another XP bonus week announced!

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Sadly, previous XP Boost event ended a bit earlier than planned. To cover any frustration, and compensate the loss of bonus XP, developers have announced new XP bonus week that starts on Thursday, July 2!

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/18194815197#1

New Heroes website offers the HOTS data in JSON format

Recently, a guy name Sembiance created interesting site that stores Heroes of the Storm data in JSON format, and is available on http://heroesjson.com
As developer states, such data format is very effective for programmers to use when they create Heroes related websites or apps.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/heroes/488769-heroesjsoncom-heroes-game-data-in-json-format

Upcoming Sale revealed!

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Sale of the upcoming week has been announced by the developers! Sale will offer 3 items: Brightwing, Flying Monkey Brightwing Skin, and Desert Queen Zagara Skin. Flying Monkey Brightwing is an epic quality skin that gives hero themed abilities, alternate voice-over, and different appearance. The skin changes the animations and textures of Arcane Flare (“Q”) and Polymorph (“W”). Also, Brightwing starts to speak, if you can count those mumblings as words, like she is Monkeywing!

Next is Desert Queen Zagara Skin. Skin is of epic quality, and apart from different appearance, offers themed abilities. You will notice changes in all basic abilities except Trait.

http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/13605640947?page=2#26
http://www.heroesevo.com/sales-heroes-and-skins-30-june-07-july-2015/



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