Posts Tagged ‘Heroes of the Storm’

Diablo’s Auriel Coming To Heroes Of The Storm In August

Auriel’s time has come, as she officially makes her debut in Heroes of the Storm [official site] in early August.

The archangel from Diablo III will join the public test realm next week before entering the Nexus the week of August 8th. Auriel’s a Support character, and possesses a number of healing and damage-dealing abilities. Here’s a video introducing her:

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Blizzard Take Another Legal Crack At Cheat Makers

I miss the days when cheats for multiplayer games were quaint little things which didn’t quite work – wallhacks which turned levels into confusing glass mazes, aimbots which mostly missed unless you had a really low ping. I almost felt sorry for people using them. Now cheats are everywhere, they’re horrible, and they’re difficult to stop. Blizzard are going straight to the source, recently filing a lawsuit against a company who make and sell hacks for WoW, Hearthstone, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, and, most recently, Overwatch [official site]. Well, they’re going after them again.

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Gul’Dan & Diablo’s Auriel Joining Heroes Of The Storm

Angels are an easy Halloween costume – rub a little flour into your Slanket [other wearable blankets are available -ed.] and tape an Aerobie Sprint [other objects can be thrown -ed.] onto your head – but they’re rarely cool, are they? However, I have always quite liked the radiant cheesecake murdergirls of Magic: The Gathering and the eerie archangels of Diablo. I’m always glad to see more of Diablangels. Tyrael is already in Blizzard’s supergroup MOBA Heroes of the Storm [official site], and soon he’ll be joined by the supercool Auriel. Oh, and Warcraft’s naughty orc magician Gul’dan is coming too.

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Blizzard’s Battle.net Authenticator Goes One-Button

Blizzard’s Battle.net Mobile Authenticator app is now less of a faff, simply showing “Approve” and “Deny” buttons for authorising logins. Previously, it’d generate a code folks would need to type out while logging in to play Overwatch, StarCraft II, and whatnot. It’s a tiny change but removing any faff from security procedures is always good. If you already use the authenticator, hooray for less faff! If you don’t use it because you don’t like faffing about, mate, come on, how much simpler can it get?

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That’s So Raven: Heroes Of The Storm Adding Medivh

Medivh, the conflicted wizard from recent documentary Warcraft:The Beginning, will be turning up in the Nexus soon bringing his magical mcgubbins to the Heroes of the Storm [official site] roster.

I feel like you could use his treacherous nature to really interesting effect in a MOBA – like, maybe a random chance for Sargeras to show up mid-game and mess with the character, converting him to fight on the enemy side. I have no idea how you would even begin to go about balancing that or making the player invest in one team’s victory when they might defect at any moment but it would be an interesting challenge.

As it is Medivh in HotS is all portals and ravens and ranged mystical shenanigans. Here’s a basic rundown:

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Love And Games: Long Distance Wizard-Killing

I was in a long distance relationship for over two years and gaming was incredibly useful for keeping in touch with my partner*. But not every game was a good fit, either because of relative game experience or temperament or any number of other things. So here are some of the games which worked and some of the games which didn’t. I’m going to explain them from my point-of-view because I don’t want to presume to know exactly what his experience was!

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