I am so sorry this happened but we are aware of this and looking into it. I appreciate any continued reports of this, and if possible when reporting this, can you let me know what Mount / Skin / etc. you are seeing as locked so I can make sure they all get restored properly.
I also want to confirm that these items are not “removed” from your account, but by the actions of a bug, locked from use. You should regain access to these items without any problem once the issue has been resolved.
Again, thank you so much for the reports, keep them coming, and I apologize for this inconvenience!
Traditionally we don't do large balance patches alongside new Hero releases. Due to how the patch timings line up it's just not easy to pair these things together. We try to sneak in as much as we can anyways, but that's more of a possibility due to the team's desire to go the extra mile than anything else.
In regards to Gazlowe, since his last round of nerfs at high level he's sitting at a 52.3% win rate in Storm League. If we look at Quick Match his win rate goes up to 55.7%, but in that case we have other anomalies like Uther being at 57.1% and Azmodan at 56.8%, which are both heroes that I don't think the community is clamoring over for nerfs.
We wanted to wait and see how his participation rate does over the next few weeks before deciding if he needs any more nerfs, and if he does how severe they will be.
One of the unique challenges with Gazlowe's rework that we're pushing to overcome is that for a long time the community has not mentally treated him as a serious, competitive frontliner for his team. I would be sad if, due to feedback that partly stems from people not being used to him being a competitive pick, we over nerfed him and ended up putting him in the same place as he was before the rework where he was not seen as a competitive hero.
I understand the initial frustrations with this when playing with legit parties. The good thing is we do have a knob that we can tune to any MMR range we want. We are still discussing where we want to end with that knob but we are looking to start around Diamond1 and above.
After we spend some time making sure that it is doing exactly what we want, we can continue discussing where this threshold should eventually end up :)
Happy patch day!
The infamous Chieftain of the Riverpaw pack and the scourge of Elwynn Forest is now playable!
Our next Heroes of the Storm patch is live and brings a new Hero Hogger! Read on for more information.
Good afternoon Reddit friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it)! Your concerns about this are not falling on def ears, and we have something planned for the next patch: When queued as a party, Storm League will now look for matches based solely on the highest player's MMR.
While we know that this isn't a 'silver bullet' fix for all types of account smurfing, it should help make trying to climb the leaderboard feel more fair for both parties and individuals.
Have a wonderful day =)
<3 This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
ba-ba-de-ba-de-de you're dead folks!
Hogger go where Hogger go...
...will fix ;)
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つSummon Logger, king of the Barkpaw Gnolls, Scourge of Elwynn's Forests ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
This is incredible - the baker absolutely nailed it :)
What? No fake kit and talents? Tisk tisk...
But, This one time when Garrosh was being made internally I was able to toss the crabs that hang out near the boss on BHB. There's video and it still makes me smile.
I would put him at around the height of a Night Elf with about a foot more for his demon Hoofs.
You're right. They're still taller than Humans. At the very least they probably stand taller.
To be Fair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv7jcciKB_s) I could be convinced Johanna is around Arthas's height. Cassia would still be taller because she's an Amazon.
Looks pretty good. I will note that the Lost Vikings are closer to normal human height. So Olaf would be roughly Uther's height. They're not Dwarves. They're Vikings :)
Elves are generally taller than the human Wow Counterparts. Kael'Thas is looking a little small and should be closer to Tyrande's Height but I think she's a little too tall.
Orcs are generally similar in height to Elves.
Cassia is a bit on the tall side. She's actually closer to what I think the Orcs and Elves should be sitting around. She should be tall but I think she's closer to Varian or Kerrigan height. Maybe an inch or two taller.
Johanna should be 4 to 6 inches shorter than Cassia once she's resized.
Azmodan might need to be a bit taller. I think he's a little over 3 stories tall.
I would group the ones that are from each world and get their heights right. Diablo with Diablo, Wow with Wow. etc. Once those are good then compare them.
Super fun mockup! Nice work!
Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate them. :)