Blizzplanet’s Heroes Website Update Progress # 1

Most of the site has been mostly outdated since the Alpha/Beta days, and I apologize. I am actively changing that. Not with words, but with action.

I have spent several hours the past 3 days updating 10 Heroes’ abilities and talents. Everything done manually in Photoshop and using widget tools. No datamining. In addition, I have added hero builds straight from the winning matches of the most recent 2017 HGC NA, HGC Europe and the HGC Eastern Clash (spanning July-August).

  • Name of team player who used it
  • Team name
  • Event Name, Phase, Part, and Match number
  • YouTube link to the VOD

I think an important aspect of a Heroes build site should be to know who the build comes from, and that it has been used by someone with experience in winning matches professionally in our Heroes of the Storm eSports scene. So I hope these updates help your gameplay experience and knowledge, and that you start to trust and rely on Blizzplanet’s Heroes of the Storm in the future. Trust is earned slowly and progressively.

Once I am done updating all 70 Heroes, I will add the newest Heroes as Blizzard releases them, and update the builds again for the BlizzCon Worldwide Championship, and future big eSports events to keep the builds fresh and updated to the current meta.

As you might have noticed, the top navigation has been changed. You can now browse Heroes in 4 role categories: Tank, Assassin, Support, and Specialist. Updated Heroes have an asterik. You can completely ignore the ones without an asterik until I get to update them.

At the moment, only 10 Heroes are updated:

TANKASSASSINSPECIALIST
ArthasAlarakAbathur
Diablo
E.T.C.
Garrosh
Johanna
Muradin
Sonya
Stitches

 

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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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