>>323126829 Community is far less cancerous than LoL or DOTA2, games take less time and doesn't have the complicated builds that the other two require. fun/10 would play. wish the skins was cheaper tho...
>>323127862 thats not true. leveling your account and leveling characters gives you a fuck ton of gold, by the time you are level 30 and want to start doing ranked you have enough gold to buy half of the cast. there are a lot of heroes at 2000 and 4000 gold at account level 2-3-8-10-20-25-30-35-40 you get 2000 gold and you get 500gold for every heroe you get to 5 and 750 if you get them to 9. is incredible easy to get heroes.
It became my daily fix, dota 2 is fun and all, I enjoyed the thrill and stress but at the end of the day it's too much of a time sink. After I picked HoTs I found myself actually finishing my other games.
I'd say it's a decent game if you aren't too serious about it.
It's good, because Blizzard characters, and casual.
>>323127862 Try playing the game, idiot. You know people that play mobas play them all fucking day. I did one quest a day, sometimes stopping for weeks or months, I still had enough for most of the heroes, including all the ones I wanted and the gold mounts. I easily have enough for the next hero that comes out.
If you wanted, you could play all AI games and still make gold from daily quests.
>>323126829 Only Moba worth playing in a decaying genre. It manages to precipitate the genre elements down to basic elements like talents which makes for a fun game to pick up and play with your teammates. You can actually focus on teamwork instead of the aged old mechanics like farming and supporting like a little bitch.
>>323129178 One thing that really irks me is the inconsistent character design. Sure they are all true to character but seeing one anatomically correct character next to miget mcstumpy designs is annoying. All their characters would be worlds better scaled properly.
>>323129484 Agreed, it also doesn't help that they blew their load with AAA rank characters at the start of the game and now that they learn and grow with this game these old characters get left in the dust visually and mechanically. So we have literal who's that look or play better than arthas, diablo, raynor, etc etc.
>>323129920 This. Most people love to spout the rehtoric of loving not hving to know items, but ignore the fact that you go onto hotslogs and build your character exactly the same way as everyone else in your game, every time. That or you lose, some characters are put to near useless level if they dont get that one specific ultimate.
I like it. Games are short and sweet and the map objectives add some variety even if the heroes themselves are kind of boring. Heroes like Abathur and Cho'gall make the game much more memorable though. Hopefully we see more like them in the future. Lunara is pretty interesting with her deer hop gimmick. But controlling her is a pain in the ass because of it.
I've become very disenchanted with Dota 2, and as much as I hate HotS for not being Dota 2 I don't want to play Dota 2, which is weird. Custom games just don't really do it for me, hopefully that improves over time though and we start seeing maps like WC3 custom maps.
>>323130785 >don't know how to play I guarantee you're probably really average at ths game and are defending it for that reason. I can almost promise you I'm better at this shit game and every other game in this genre, so get off your high horse.
>>323131686 So what's the only acceptable game for every other genre? Really? Acceptable? I get that not having to pay for heroes is a plus but having a shit community is really hindering to a multiplayer focused game.
>>323131851 Anon, I'm rank 1 in hots and like, plat 3-4 in league. I can promise you the community in HoTs is just as bad, but what's worse about it is the players are all noticeably fucking terrible compared league and dota2. It's probably the worst of the worst.
>>323126829 It's bad because it designed to be boring and casual. Pretty much like heartstone. I tried to play it for a week and it was a complete chore. After some time it feels like you just doing shitty daily quests like in every mediocre MMORPG out there. I laugh at people who think that shit can be competitive,again same with heartstone.
>playing hots with a friend >he keeps talking about how much he played WC3 back in the days and is really into the lore and all >other team has an Arthas on our lane >"why does Arthas look like the lich king?"
Overall, though, the game is a fun 10 minutes once in a while.
Has the map editor been released yet? It has the potential to turn it into WC3/SC scenario map madness all over again. Footman Frenzy, Mafarazzo, Element TD, X Hero siege, those anime fight chink maps. Can't wait to play them all again.
>>323131346 It's just a lot slower than LoL, even with all the bonus gold. The fact that dailies contribute to your gold income also makes it less consumer friendly (when comapared to a general first win of the day system, for example) because you don't get your gold unless you play what blizzard tells you to.
>>323132569 Conversely, they give out a load of free character unlocks. So long as you keep up to date with the game and the rest of Blizzard's titles, they will often give out lots of free shit for HotS.
>>323132569 It's slower than LoL, but matches themselves are also shorter than LoL games. You can get gold by reaching certain milestones too. But expanding your playstyle I wouldn't really say is consumer unfriendly.
That's like playing Dota 2 and getting upset when you need to fill a specific role for your team. It's not like you have to play those three games in a row anyway.
>>323133164 That doesn't really make sense though. You would think all the ways to make gold like leveling characters to 5 and shit would compensate for the piddly game win gold in comparison to a game that only offers RP through game winnings.
It's been years since I played LoL, but I remember heroes like Fizz taking a fuck-ton of games to unlock.
>>323133449 Speaking of real money, I have to say I like how you can pay what you want in HotS upfront instead of having to buy a set amount of RP when all you want is something cheap. Then you have leftover RP you can't do anything with.
I really enjoy it, you can get by without paying anything you get a lot of gold in early ranks to buy a few characters and there is always a generous amount to play for free (which rotates)
I have bought my favourites, spending about $20 on the game (everything was 1/2 price over Christmas) you get about 20k gold by the time you get to rank 30 which can buy a few heroes (brand new ones are 10k, the oldest ones are 2k others are somewhere in between).
Matchmaking (quick match) is shit but gets better when you reach level 30 and can play ranked matches and discuss team composition, it's like the filter for time wasting retards so the games are usually good and close.
It has a lot of character I enjoy it when Heroes from the same franchises interact with each other and it's nice to see elements from different games. I was very cynical going into it but it is a well made game and doesn't take itself too seriously (generally thought of as WoW for babies).
Some of the outfits for the characters are pretty good and include alternative spell visual effects which I enjoy and it's nice to see characters from franchises I don't play anymore like WoW.
Whilst it has potential to be great fun and secure its place in the ASSFAGGOT market the following things let it down.
>When your ping drops the game starts having 0 FPS like drops in the game where the game randomly freezes. This is due to the Starcraft 2 engine being a piece of shit. >Matchmaking is in general a piece of shit, I'm not even that good of a player (Diamond 2683) but I'm matched up with bronzies that dive in 1v5, ignore objectives and generally instead of focusing an overextended carry they focus the tank. Top HOTS player Srey agrees that matchmaking in this game is garbage. >Connectivity issues where the game will randomly drop out with no warning leaving you to wait ~3 minutes in order to even reconnect.
Honestly whilst it has potential to be good, Blizzard is dropping the fucking ball real hard.
>>323135650 Also unlike games like Dota 2 and LoL where your team are retards but you can still win on the basis of being a fed as fuck carry. HOTS makes it that you are unable to carry to any extent, whilst this in theory would make for a more teambased game it usually means that you're strapped to a sinking ship made of retards.
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