Alan: Hello, BlizzCon. It is awesome to be back here with you guys. My name is Alan Dabiri. I am the Game Director for Heroes of the Storm. Hello. I am joined up here by Travis McGeathy.
Travis: Hi, everyone.
Alan: I am joined up here by Travis McGeathy (Lead Game Designer) and Matthew Cooper (Lead Live Designer). So thank you for joining us for the What’s Next Panel for Heroes of the Storm. In this panel, we are going to dive into some really cool stuff coming to the game, Post BlizzCon.
After the BlizzCon 2017 Heroes of the Storm: What’s New panel, Danny (Blizzplanet) interviewed Samwise Didier (Senior art director) and Lana Bachynski (Animator) to discuss the artistic development of Alexstrasza and Hanzo, the new arrivals to the Nexus.
A few days ago, those who pre-ordered the BlizzCon 2017 tickets and BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket got their Heroes of the Storm in-game bonus rewards which include the Nexus Boar Spray, BlizzCon 2017 banner, the Nexus Boar mount, and the Nexus Boar portrait.
You can pre-order the Virtual Ticket here to claim your rewards.
If you recently watched the In Development video featuring Junkrat and the new Halloween 2017 content, you probably thought you have seen Greymane’s dance somewhere (if you flat out forgot). There is a cool Heroes of the Storm Pop Culture Reference there.
Heroes of the Storm has been a wild ride for me since Blizzard Entertainment invited me to the Technical Alpha. I played through the Beta, and then have steadily played the game since its official launch (June 2, 2015).
I haven’t played as much as I wish, because aside from playing video games, I am bound to updating the Blizzplanet websites nigh on a daily basis. I currently own all 70 Heroes; and 48 of them are Above level 10. The other ones are between level 5-9, except Cho and Garrosh. Currently at Player Level 673. I usually have played them in the PTR, too. So that’s a lot of gameplay and a lot of time invested in Heroes of the Storm.
I have barely needed to purchase new heroes with real money. I have purchased probably 3 heroes that way, and I have purchased all the remaining heroes with gold: which is obtained by completing quests, playing games, or by leveling heroes up to level 5, 10, or 15 (which provide large amounts of gold).
Have you ever wondered about the massive army of people who work behind the scenes of the eSports industry?
The eSports industry is becoming a quickly growing source of some top-quality jobs. Perhaps your dream has always been to become a pro gamer and join one of the top teams – and who hasn’t had the fantasy of becoming the next Li Peng at one time or another?
However, if you know in reality that you’re never going to reach that level there are still ways of becoming part of the competitive video gaming world with a job in a supporting or developmental role.
It’s big business for a reason. There’s a massive army of fans hungry for live streaming of the gaming competitions that people play online. Large companies like ESPN and Redbull have been savvy enough to start sponsoring teams worldwide, as they have realised the growth potential of eSports.