Category Patch Preview

Heroes of the Storm: Closed Beta Begins

Yesterday was the start of the closed beta phase of Heroes of the Storm testing. Normally I would go over the patch notes and highlight some of the more notable changes but since I am not currently playing the game and can’t really be bothered I won’t be going into any detail. For those interested in learning more you can read the official patch notes here. For those of you interested in joining the beta, you should check your battlenet account’s games page to see if you have the beta available for download, assuming you had opted in to Heroes beta testing. Good luck and have fun.

Read More

Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha: December 2, 2014 Patch Notes

Today’s patch notes introduces a new assassin to Heroes of the Storm, Jaina Proudmoore. For those unfamiliar with Jaina, she is a mage character from the Warcraft Universe. First appearing in Warcraft 3 as an apprentice of Kirin Tor Archmage Antonidas and childhood friend of future sociopath and Lich King, Arthas Menethil; Jaina has played a fairly significant role in the World of Warcraft story development. While she does not have any major appearances so far in the latest expansion(as far as I know anyway, since I don’t play alliance.) Jaina is still pretty popular amongst fans of the Warcraft Universe. She essentially plays as a frost mage which is right up my alley, though it is yet to be seen how effective she will be as a hero inside of the game.

Aside from the welcome addition of Ja...

Read More

Heroes of the Storm: Oct, 7th Patch notes

After a brief bit of downtime, Heroes of the Storm servers are back live and you can check out the patch notes here. During this downtime, Blizzard has wiped player accounts and locked players to their respective battlenet regions so if you did not obtain the battlenet info of any friends you made in-game that happen to be from outside of your region then you may have to find another way to contact them and add them again. Players who spent real money on the game to make purchases have had their purchases refunded to their balance. Blizzard is hoping to avoid any future wipes but according to the patch notes all purchases via gold or real money are permanent from this point forward...

Read More

Heroes of the Storm: Artifacts Preview

In a recent post, Blizzard revealed information about an upcoming patch to their ARTS/MOBA game Heroes of the Storm that included information regarding changes to the player progression and rewards system. In this post they made mention of a new feature known as “Artifacts”. Yesterday, Blizzard revealed more information regarding this feature in another post.

Artifacts are purchasable items that affect your character load-out by modifying various stats. They become available at player level 15 with 2 extra slots able to be purchased for in game gold. These are powerful items that have their own progression path that allows them to grow in strength the more they are used starting at level 1 and maxing out at level 10...

Read More