Play some Heroes of the Storm for new Diablo III wings

    
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Nah.

The Necromancer is coming to Diablo III, and Malthael is showing up in Heroes of the Storm. Want to win some items in both? That’s the premise of the newest event in the game, imploring players of Diablo III to play 15 matches with a friend in pretty much any format as a hero from the Diablo franchise between June 13th and June 26th. You don’t even need to win the matches, just play through them as one of the many eligible characters.

Completing the challenge will earn you a new mount in HotS and a pair of Kerrigan’s Ghost wings in Diablo III as a cosmetic item. If you’re interested in undertaking the challenge because you want those wings or just like earning cosmetics in general, a Reddit user has helpfully compiled a guide to the HotS hero playstyles for Diablo III veterans.

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Sorenthaz

…So they’re doing a reskin of the wings you get from the Heart of the Swarm Collector’s + a reskin of Malthael’s horse that you could get from a previous promotion where you had to hit level 70 in Reaper of Souls…

>_>

I’ll still do them anyway but it’s pretty obvious that Blizzard is desperate to get people back into Diablo 3 in the hopes that they’ll buy the new Necromancer stuff.

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Sorenthaz

I think you’re missing the point of what Heroes of the Storm is – it’s a Hero Brawler/MOBA designed around their characters from existing IPs beating the crap out of each other.

It’s fully intended to cater to fans of Overwatch, Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft, hell even the Lost Vikings. So no duh are they going to add popular characters from other games – that’s the freaking point.

HotS definitely struggled in its first year because of the general perception of the game as being ‘too dumbed down/easy’ for existing MOBA players and of course there’s a lot of folks who have a bad perception of MOBAs due to the shit that happens in LoL/DotA/etc. But it’s been making a lot of improvements and is steadily picking up pace again. Blizzard has been doing a lot to try and inject more life into it and so far it looks to be working.

Unlike other MOBAs that get dropped off the face of the planet the moment they aren’t the Second Coming of LoL, HotS has been steadily chugging along and getting better as it goes on. I doubt they’re ever going to do much to add more depth to the core gameplay loop, but honestly they don’t need to. HotS removes all of the boring phases of most other MOBAs and lets you get into the fun parts – teamfights and battling over objectives. And I think it will catch on and grow more popular as time goes on, because more people will start to enjoy its pacing VS how slow paced and predictable League and others can be.

If anything this tactic is being done because Diablo 3 is the one that is pretty much already in the grave. Game has barely had any updates and the only two things it’s gotten/getting this year is a temporary new map and paid DLC for the Necromancer. No sights of a new expansion on the way. No new anything. Just more of the same Season BS over and over again with maybe some more Torment levels thrown on because why not just make it go to Torment 100 at this point.

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Armsbend

The cost of bringing their established characters is cost effective. The characters have the exact same voicework and mechanics they already designed for their other games.

It might not have met early expectations – but unlike other failed MOBAs they have certainly stuck with it and supported it heavily. The game is a top 10 staple on Twitch now and gets good numbers for their tournaments. It isn’t making LoL money – but it is making money.

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agemyth 😩

Yes to most of that, but bringing in its popular characters from all their current and past games is kind of the point.

It’s Super Smash Blizzard.

Blackthorne pls

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agemyth 😩

They got me to play HotS for the Nexus Challenge 1 and 2, but I really can’t put up with more of that game right now. There’s just too much Dota to play :)

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jeabus23

I don’t play d3 anymore but I am excited about Malthael hitting the nexus!

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Arktouros

No thanks.

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deekay_000

don’t play d3 but will probably end up earning this anyway. or may lay low on hots for a while. who knows! XD