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Hot(S) NEWS#19

Author: Dmytro Voloshyn
02-Jul-2015

Category: News

Eternal Conflict patch is now live, new Easter Egg and more bugs in new patch! Don't miss awesome interview with Kaeo Milker(Lead Game Producer) and patch review from Tempo Storm Dreadnaught. Also, check out articles by GGnet and new Blizzard contest!

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Contents


Leoric and Butcher Preview by HeroesNexus
Butcher Spotlight – Heroes of the Storm
New Hashtag for Blizzard GamesCom social media contest announced!
PTR Patch analysis from a standpoint of the professional support player
Interview with Kaeo Milker by KendricSwissh
Hero concept by HotsGuides
The Lore of The Dark Prelate
Heroes of the Storm – Butcher Trailer
Eternal Conflict patch notes
Butcher hero week announced!
Undocumented changes to Tomb of the Spider Queen
New bug in TAB statistics!
Patch Easter Egg has been found!
More bugs in Butcher patch!
Lessons of first day after playing Butcher patch by GosuGamers
Heroes of the Storm site has been updated with Eternal Conflict section!
Nexus Weekly#9
 

Leoric and Butcher Preview by HeroesNexus

HeroesNexus crew are datamaning geeks! Seriously! Not long ago, they had datamined the PTR changes, and now they datamined the hint on the possible upcoming class from Diablo Universe: Wizard. Interaction string between King Leoric and character named Wizard were found in the build of the game, meaning possible addition of the Wizard into the game! But action doesn’t stop here! HeroesNexus also created series of videos showcasing the abilities and skins of two upcoming heroes: Butcher and Leoric! If that wasn’t enough, HeroesNexus made hero pages for both heroes, with detailed description of the abilities and talents!
You can find all the videos and hero pages by the links below.

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Hero page with talents, abilities, and heroics.

http://www.heroesnexus.com/heroes/52-leoric?filter-ptr=1

Heroes of the Storm - Leoric Hero Preview

Master Leoric Skin Preview

Vrykul Leoric Skin Preview


             Butcher
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Hero page with talents, abilities, and heroics.

http://www.heroesnexus.com/heroes/54-the-butcher?filter-ptr=1


Butcher Hero Preview

Master Butcher Skin Preview

Iron Butcher Skin Preview

http://www.heroesnexus.com

Butcher Spotlight – Heroes of the Storm

Recently, video spotlight about the upcoming hero have been released by the developers. Spotlight starts with the introduction to the Lore followed up with the abilities and heroics highlights. Later, we will be given some tips on how to play as Butcher, and how to play versus him. Video features terrifying and gothic approach, allowing viewer to feel the story behind the character. Spotlight does good job at both introducing the hero’s lore and explaining ability kit. 


New Hashtag for Blizzard GamesCom social media contest announced!

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Second week of GamesCom social media is going on, as developers have announced new Hashtag: #EPIC. The theme of this week is something epic you have experienced in games or as a Blizzard gamer. Be sure to post something on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, as developers will draw 45 winners of the contest at random. These lucky fellas will receive some digital rewards, as well as the ability to be drawn as one of the 10 best submissions in the end of the contest. More details about rewards and how to enter by the links below. 

http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19809921/
http://www.blizzgc.com


PTR Patch analysis from a standpoint of the professional support player

Tempo Dreadnaught did a very insightful PTR patch review about changes to support heroes. Video made me want to switch to a support role, as Dread was explaining the way the supports work now, and how they will likely be played after the patch! VOD will touch upon 3 heroes that received most significant changes: Rehgar, Brightwing, and Malfurion. Be sure to check it out - it provides a lot of useful info. As a reminder, don’t forget that ideas expressed in the video come from the professional player, and may or may not be correct for the actual release, if Blizzard is to change something when servers will go live, or for usual pub matches. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3bk4vb/tempo_storm_dreadnaught_support_ptrpatch_analysis/


Interview with Kaeo Milker by KendricSwissh

The interview features topics like Eternal Conflict event, Heroes of the Storm esport future and much more! Kaeo and Kendric will also talk about StarCraft 2 Legacy of the Void cross-promotion, Performance and reconnecting issues, and Monk addition to HOTS. Also, don’t miss the talk about the Spectator Mode and Rank Mode! 

http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/12790-lead-game-producer-kaeo-milker-tells-us-what-will-come-next/
https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3bisa2/interview_w_lead_game_producer_kaeo_milker_about/



Hero concept by HotsGuides

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Lilith from HotsGuides is incredibly createful. I’ve been visiting the site for a while, and every time i check the site i find something new and interesting created by Lilith. In past she created Heroes of the Storm wallpapers, hero guides, skin concepts, build cards and so on. Recently, she made nice support hero concept. Check it out! You will read this concept with nostalgia if you played World of WarCraft in Wrath of the Lich King era! 

http://hotsguides.com/hero-concept-freya-the-titan-watcher/

The Lore of The Dark Prelate 

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The article from GosuGamers will tell us the story of Zeratul, The Dark Templar. The journey starts in time of the events that took place during original StarCraft, and will continue on through the plot twists of Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm. Zeratul is well designed character, and has very rich story behind him. If you are really hyped with him, and want to know more about him in details, you might consider watching some lore videos on YouTube, or even StarCraft and StarCraft II campaigns walkthrough. However, if you want to know more about the character, but don’t want to invest much time, this article is perfect for you!

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/features/4310-know-your-lore-4-zeratul

Heroes of the Storm – Butcher Trailer

Probably, the best hero trailer that Blizzard has made. The atmosphere, the feeling of a hero, and approach are amazing! The trailer is just terrifying! Also, video will be very nostalgic to any who played original Diablo game, or is familiar with Butcher encounter!


Eternal Conflict patch notes

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Finally! The Eternal Conflict patch is live, in both EU and NA region. The patch brings a lot of changes. Apart from addition of the Butcher, patch brings tons of talent reworks and nerfs to some of the heroes. This patch, Brightwing, Malfurion, and Rehgar have undergone some significant talents overhauls, such as addition of Cleanse, removal of Protective Shield and talents reworks. Overall, changes seem like a buff to the heroes. Nerfs are coming next, in the list of changes. Illidan and the Lost Vikings have fallen victims to the nerf hammer, while damage output of Sylvanas and Anub’arak have been tuned down a bit. Also, changes worth mentioning are the introduction of the Daze mechanics, and removal of the Unstoppable effect on some of the abilities. More info on the changes is in the press release linked below. Almost forgot to mention the Envenom nerf. The damage output is the same, problem is the duration is now doubled rendering it kinda useless for ganks and bursts.

http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19803324/heroes-of-the-storm-patch-notes-july-1-2015-01-07-2015


Butcher hero week announced!

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Butcher has his own private week now! The article includes hero trailer and spotlight, as well as art and general hero info. Sadly, no lore today! Only meat, fresh meat! Also, the trailer is damn terrifying!

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19809237/the-butcher-hero-week-6-30-2015


Undocumented changes to Tomb of the Spider Queen

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Previously, while the Webweavers were summoned, you could start capturing the mercs around the map. Now, after the patch, this is not a thing. As soon as you turn in needed amount of crystals the merc camps will disappear across the map!

https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3bpcoo/undocumented_change_to_tomb_of_the_spider_queen/

New bug in TAB statistics!

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Removed with Butcher patch, the TAB statistics bug have immediately returned in a new form! In the last patch, you could see the siege damage statistics updating live while your enemies were taking camps or boss in the Fog of War. The bug was fixed this patch, but the same issue happens with newly introduced column called “Role”. Now, the damage taken by the Warrior heroes, displayed in the “Role” column, is updated live in the TAB screen even when they are in the Fog of War. This bug allows enemies to get the information about your position without using spells like Clairvoyance! 

https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3bo6w2/avoid_boss_trap_with_new_patch/

Patch Easter Egg has been found!

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Starting with Sylvanas patch the welcome screens are having Easter Eggs. Current patch is no exception! Be careful, down below you will find the description on how to trigger the Easter Egg! So, if you are willing to find it yourself, don’t read the damn link! 

https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3bq3f6/found_the_home_screen_easter_eggtreasure_goblin/

More bugs in Butcher patch!

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Murky won’t be nerfed so easily! Current patch have lowered Murky’s damage output a bit. But fellow Murky players have easily found the ways of surpassing the nerf! Right now, if you right click on the target, while channeling the Octograb ultimale, you are able to cast spells and attack the target with basic attacks! You can even run around and do whatever you want to do, the target will still be disabled! Bug definitely increases Murky’s damage in fights, and fully compensates the nerf on the damage output! 

https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3bo6cd/murkys_octograb_is_bugged_with_the_latest_patch/

Lessons of first day after playing Butcher patch by GosuGamers

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Every new patch brings new experience, be it bad or good, and GosuGamers have summarized their experience after the first play day! My favorites are: “Months of fearing Metamorphosis means no one knows what to do against The Hunt”, and “Envenom is now x10 more suspenseful in low HP situations.”

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/features/4314-lessons-learned-from-the-first-day-of-the-butcher-patch

Heroes of the Storm site has been updated with Eternal Conflict section!

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Eternal Conflict Xpack has now its own section on the Heroes of the Storm site. Section contains info about current content, such as Battlefields of Eternity map, or heroes like Johanna and Butcher. Site also contains space for the upcoming content. The heroes’ part has space for two more heroes, Monk and Leoric, and maps part has space for one more map! Also, you can watch event trailer and map overview. 

http://www.heroesevo.com/new-eternal-conflict-page-on-battle-net/
http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/game/events/eternal-conflict/


Nexus Weekly#9

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As always, Nexus Weekly will joke about Free Hero rotation, spotlight some team, and highlight the stream. New in this edition will be the news about Haunted Mines taken out of the map pool till July the 7th, and part of the article devoted to poor Warriors win rate. This is exciting news! The map rotation, i mean, not the bad win rate. It is really refreshing to see map rotation coming into Heroes of the Storm! 

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/features/4312-nexus-weekly-9-tough-time-for-tanks



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