Fair point. I was looking at data from high level Storm League, but it is still early and things can change.

I was merely pointing out that comparing things based on damage numbers alone can be hard, as the kit that those numbers are attached to can significantly matter.

It's entirely possible that it's bonkers. Time will definitely tell :P

So far it's not outperforming the other talents.

A couple thoughts - Deathwing can't be healed by his allies, so he can't say in the fray as long as other warriors that have this kind of effect.

He also doesn't have the combat mobility that many other heroes who have burning rage-like effects do.

I'm going to take a wait and see approach here, but it's now on the radar!

Blizz_JeffB commented on Yrel can channel her spells w/o mana 23 hours ago

Thanks for this report, this is a bug we are aware of and working to fix ASAP!

Blizz_Thomas commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 1 day ago

yes indeed.

That was actually the first asset I made that used some new Shader tools our tech artist Mark Petro built. Super happy you enjoyed it!

KaeoMilker commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 1 day ago

Trevor Jacobs has been art directing Heroes for several years and is the driving force behind our team delving into all these varied event and skin themes. Trev is a 20+ year Blizzard veteran who worked closely with Sammy for most of that time and he has contributed to our games all the way back to Warcraft II!! He's also super fun to be around and an awesome partner in making amazing things...basically, he completes me.

KaeoMilker commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 1 day ago

Late response here, sorry about that. We hear your feedback on the lack of meaningful ranked season rewards. This was our first jaunt into the new quest-like progress in Storm League, and we intend to tweak them season-over-season based on our experiences and your feedback. We will discuss ways we can include things we all love and covet like mounts in the rewards moving forward, and I hear that another part of the concern here was that we did not communicate the rewards (or lack thereof) well. Noted, and we'll do better. Thanks for the feedback here, and please keep chiming in as we tweak this stuff to let us know the kinds of things you'd be excited to see in the reward track. Thanks!

Blizz_Thomas commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 1 day ago

Pineapple on pizza?

Blizz_KinaBREW commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

You're not wrong.

Hiiiiiii!

I'm playing a ton of Chromie, Brightwing, and Nova right now! (Pepperoni till I die)

BlizzKyle commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

This is something we can definitely look into doing. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

For now this is intended ™

We found out about this internally, and while he can interrupt for a bit, if you have two people channeling out of range of a single shot he runs out of shots pretty fast.

The Skyfall ability had a much shorter cooldown before we discovered this :P

BlizzAZJackson commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

My favorite was when we had the Hero Buyback system.

 

This was wayyyyyyyyy back in the day, pre Alpha, when we had Gold, before the talent system that we have today.

 

Basically you could spend a relatively small amount of Gold, and at any time during the game you could completely switch your hero.

 

Entire metas were based around this, where, for example, you could play as Zagara in the beginning stages of the game to bully your opponent, then switch to Valla or Zeratul midway through for a power spike, then in the end game go to someone tanky like Arthas for the final few teamfights.

 

Entire metas were developed around this, and we actually had it in for a long time. It was wild.

 

Edit: Oh, and we once had a map that was entirely circular, with both Cores in the middle left and right parts of the map. It was appropriately called Crazy Town.

Blizz_DGower commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

Are you willing to release the average player count for Heroes? I'm sure a lot of people are curious.

None of you are average, you're all amazing
☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

Blizz_KinaBREW commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

<3

Blizz_Thomas commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

Who's your favorite Champion and why is it Orphea?

Blizz_Thomas commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

Oops... also /highfive!

Blizz_KinaBREW commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

Pencils and Pens are my go to. I do art on the side for fun but not as much as I would like.

Blizz_DWarner commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

Yes :)

Blizz_DWarner commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

100 duck sized Deathwings would be an interesting and ironic BBQ opportunity.

Blizz_KinaBREW commented on Heroes of the Storm AMA - December 5, 2019 2 days ago

The idea for the Destroyer Brightwing skin has been kicked around for a very long time. Lots of people had the idea but I'm not sure who had it first. I think when it was proposed the team imposed the stipulation that it would only come out if we were able to get Deathwing into the nexus. So there you go.

You'll always be the real Deathwing to me.

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