Heroes of the Storm confirms Kael’thas and promises a Reddit Q&A

    
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Good news, Blizzard fans! Kael’thas Sunstrider has been confirmed as the next hero being added to Heroes of the Storm. Now you can entertain your teammates in chat by insisting that everything bad in a match – dying once, dying seven times, losing the match, being banned for profanity – is merely a setback. Also you can presumably enjoy using his abilities in combat, too; that’s probably a more straightforward approach.

Want to know about how Kael’thas will actually play rather than simply quoting absurd dialogue from his previous appearances? A question-and-answer session is scheduled for May 12th starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Players will have an hour and a half to ask questions about the poster boy for selling out your entire species to the Burning Legion, although again, you will probably want to focus on game mechanics over yelling about that.

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SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

blast tyrant Just wait for MMOVRs (massively multiplayer virtual realities).

blast tyrant
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blast tyrant

Nothing makes me feel older than the success of MOBAs….

Velimirius
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Velimirius

Enjoying playing it from time to time, but the pace the heroes are being released is lame…

Ventreel
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Ventreel

I just can’t get myself to play this. There is a demand for simpler moba games but fairly casual games like hearthstone and hots coming from company that literally kickstarted esports by titles like warcraft 3, show, defined neverending replayability with game like Diablo 2 and took crown of most popular subbed mmo in the world by WoW just make me sad. Is it blizzard going soft on themselves? Are they going through middle age crisis and forgot that difficult games were their anthem? That said I don’t find hots particularly fun after couple of matches. I hope there are people having fun with this though.

Wakkander
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Wakkander

Denngar Wakkander I don’t think that having an established set of characters is entirely detrimental, but I would agree they need to make things a little more interesting. I have played a fair number of hours but none of the character seem to stand out all that much to me. I briefly got into Tyreal, Sgt. Hammer, Diablo, but I find them growing stale fairly quickly. Even with the different potential builds, which in theory should make them more interesting than other mobas… they just don’t seem to stand out.

Raynor is something of a good example, it is a major game defining character from StarCraft. His ultimate 1 is calling in a Battlecruiser, and yet is entirely underwhelming, his other abilities also seem to lack some punch. I suppose I really just find the pace of it as a whole a bit slow, which is a shame because there are some good ideas in there. At the end of the day though it isn’t what I am looking for, it lacks leagues snappy action despite having an average game take half the time. It offers some unique map mechanics, but the characters don’t pop like the ones in Infinite Crisis (Which should take notes for their own map mechanics from blizzard.) It has some smart ideas that change up the way a moba is played, yet I constantly find myself wishing they had followed smites example instead of dota, but maybe that is what overwatch will be closer to. A first or third person moba with the characters would have been so much more interesting.

Denngar
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Denngar

Wakkander This is my biggest concern for Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard makes some good games but… they’re not Nintendo. They don’t have the IP stables to pull this off I think. WoW might be pretty big, but StarCraft’s got 2 games, Diablo has 3… and then what? We’ve got the Lost Vikings. I’m sure we’ll probably get Kyle from Blackthorn and someone from Rock’n’Roll racing but… then what? Will we be seeing Overwatch characters before Overwatch is released? What happens if HotS overshadows Overwatch? 

Blizzard is maybe too invested in the Warcraft universe. We’ve got Murky from WoW specifically. Many of the other characters were at least in a Warcraft RTS game if not WoW proper. Like you, when I saw the reveal, I just said, “Yeesh, another WoW chracter?  What’s next? The Hearthstone inn keeper?”
I hate saying it, but as much as I enjoy HotS, I can’t see the roster being as interesting as LoL’s. They can make their own characters on the fly and no one will really complain about why X got in and Y didn’t, but I can’t see too many super popular characters still needing heroes (from non-Warcraft IPs).

Wakkander
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Wakkander

So when will we get more non-wow heroes? It represents the largest contingent of heroes thus far in the game and some of (to me) the least interesting. Starcraft still has some interesting potential, such as Fenix (as a zealot), a firebat hero, or an ultralisk as it lacks a warrior in that game set. Diablo arguably has the potential for some of the most interesting with the summoner (mage from d1), pre-stone-in-the-head Aiden, the druid, plenty of fun options there. And lest we forget: Blackthorne, I want to lane against the likes of Thrall with just a shotgun.

houyi1661
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houyi1661

I’m not sure I’m prepared

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Wohnwagen Damonvile If you like good old mmo gaming stop looking at AAA mmos and start following the indi games. some of them are still trying to make them like they used to be, All you get from AAA mmos is more safe generic, seen it, done it and probably have a t-shirt for it content.

Wohnwagen
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Wohnwagen

Damonvile I guess you are correct and I just have the wrong impression. still I miss good MMO gaming and I’m jealous because focus shifted away from MMO’s