Blizzplanet’s Heroes of the Storm Website to be updated

Recently, a Reddit user pointed out that the Blizzplanet’s Heroes of the Storm website is very outdated, and he is correct. All pre-launch hero pages are as old as Alpha/Beta. I have only been updating the heroes talents since Auriel, and spent most of two years focused on building content and videos for other Blizzard games’ Betas and PTRs. I have been a bad procrastinator.

One thing I should point out is that I am not a programmer, and everything you see in all Blizzplanet sub-sites are manually done. There is no datamining involved, except when I link to WoWhead in the World of Warcraft website.

That means it is a lot of hours of work taking screenshots in-game, editing talent icons in photoshop, and formatting text, adding voice over quote videos, hero music theme videos, and other stuff. Nevertheless, I am listening. The Reddit user woke me up to take the challenge of updating all heroes. It won’t be easy. It won’t be comfortable to spend so many hours (I estimate a minimum of 150 hours to update all 70 Heroes, except the last few that are already updated).

In addition, very few of the heroes have an actual build example. So this is going to be an opportunity for me to add build suggestions to each hero. It would be easy to copy each build from the internet, but I don’t know who wrote the guide, or how good they are. So I want to add an extra layer of difficulty to the challenge of updating this website’s heroes. Each build will be referenced to eSports players with a link to the HGC video.

That will, of course, add up extra hours watching videos, and searching for a specific hero build across hundreds of eSports videos. That won’t be easy, I tell you.

I will start with updating 2 heroes a day. At that rate, I might be able to finish all 70 heroes in a bit over a month.

With Patch 7.3 already live (and video content finished), I was planning to move on to building content for the StarCraft: Remastered, but decided the Heroes of the Storm website update is long overdue.

The first two heroes I finished updating today: Abathur and Alarak (work in progress). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

I am physically disable, which means I have plenty of spare time to play video games and build website content. However, that also means that I can’t afford the website hosting on my own. The website hosting is sustained with the ads on this website, and with the YouTube revenue.

Please, consider to Patron Blizzplanet via Patreon. Once the Patreon goal ($60 a month) is reached, I will be able to remove all non-Blizzard ads.

UPDATE #1: Retired the huge navigation images and replaced the navigation with a new menu located at the top-left (beneath the Blizzplanet logo). It is now divided by role: Tank, Assassin, Support, and Specialist. Almost all Tanks are updated plus added match winner builds straight from the recent HGC 2017 North America and Europe (w/ link to the YouTube VODs). Will slowly update the Assassins throughout Sept 3-8.

 

Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.

Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers.

I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com)

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