Heroes of the Storm players lament Blizzard’s neglect and slow development

    
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While Blizzard’s all-star character-filled MOBA Heroes of the Storm isn’t shuttered or being completely ignored yet — in fact, there have been a couple of balance adjustments in January and March — the ongoing lack of Blizzard presence on the game has initiated more worry than usual since the collapse of the game’s dev cadence and esports program at the end of 2018.

In one thread, Redditors draw attention to the fact that the winter event is still live halfway through spring by threatening to post a Christmas-themed dad joke every week until it’s removed. Another post puts together a balance pass wishlist until the game gets another update. Still another suggests that the ranked season countdown timer has been stuck on three weeks left for a couple of months, but that has been apparently disproven, with the timer suggesting the next ranked season will start on May 11th.

This apparent spooling down of updates to the MOBA, combined with the departure of senior game designer Adam Jackson in February, only makes a frustrated playerbase even more worried for the game. With that in mind, perhaps this embedded post of a very fluffy cat taking out Diablo will help, even if just a little bit.

sources: reddit (1, 2, 3), Twitter, official forums, cheers Estranged!
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Witches

They should just lease the games they don’t care for anymore, to someone willing to do hard work like deactivating a seasonal event.

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Danny Smith

It doesn’t have years of down with the ship brand loyalists and legit addicts like WoW and their attempts to make it a lootbox farm like overwatch failed. It may as well be dead to actiblizzion.

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Bruno Brito

I mean…this was expected? Blizzard fans really do live in some sort of alternative reality, don’t they?

I’m not going to defend Blizz, they have a responsability to their playerbase, but it’s honestly naive to think that mobas, which live and die by competitive content, are going to keep good cadences after their competitive side get canned.

Just stop hoping for this dogshit company to be anything else besides dogshit and don’t give them the money until they give you the content you want.

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Travis Holmes

Indeed, any sensible individual would have moved on long ago

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Estranged

Some of us just like the game.

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Bruno Brito

So do i. We played together. My point still stands.

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Dug From The Earth

Liking a game doesnt make it realistic to expect unrealistic things.

Otherwise id still be sitting here expecting Marvel Heroes to come back.

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Braud

I wouldn’t consider getting rid of the Christmas loot boxes before May a unrealistic expectation. This is like the video game equivalent of leaving your Christmas lights up all year long.

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McGuffn

yes, the time for lamenting was literally years ago lol.

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Dug From The Earth

I think at this point its an unreal expectation to think that blizzard is going to do better, especially with this game. Was the public announcement a couple years ago saying they were having huge developer/development cutbacks and removing the game from e-sports not a clear enough sign? Guess not for some. And thats not even mentioning the impact that Activision has had on Blizzard itself over the last several years, causing all of their products to see issues involving cutbacks, release schedules, and overall just dropping the ball.

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Travis Holmes

Indeed, any sensible individual would have moved on long ago