Heroes of the Storm AMA Transcript – April 30, 2020
Have you planned heroes with a more atypical gameplay, for example a hero based on the speed of movement like a rider, or a hero a little artist who while he is channeling a spell we can draw with the mouse the AoE, heroes with surprising gameplay ? This kind of atypical mechanics. — ynev
Any updates on kerning?
Can you please describe the next big thing in HOTS with as little words as possible? — Daredboy
Does the elemental lord of fire have any skins in the works?
Every time new items are added to the collection I look to see what you tease us with. Ragna Robot and Dark Nexus Ragnaros are the ones that come to mind immediately. — Reckerwrex_1291
Could you take a look at Sylvanas during Haunting Wave and Lunara Leaping Strike both still being interrupted by the Dragon Knight kick knockback, despite both being unstoppable? — Master Fenix
What kind of unique challenges have come up from using an old engine? How did you get around them? And most naively, any hope for rebuilding something new like a HotS 3.0? — Eiddew
Is Haunted Mines still on the table and something we may see return in the future, or is it indefinitely shelved?
Is Gazlowe’s Salvager outdated?
This trait, probably meant for easier repositioning when conceived, affects all cds to make scrap more crucial.
Problem is, this means abilities must be a bit too clunky to make spam harder. Also seems like poor design, wasting Q for W or E, or spamming Q to recharge heroics.
Now, I adore the clunkiness at the core of his kit, and how he has to physically go in for Scrap and autoattacks. But if said kit were a bit more dynamic, responsive and melee-oriented, it’d go a long way for his gameplay and popularity. — PhantomV13
Pretty please can we get end of season mount rewards again for ranked? Genuinely one of my favorite things about the game that is currently gone. Even new colors for old end of season mounts would be awesome. These hard earned rewards are what keeps me playing those extra games. — airmaxang
are you still using the official forum for your feedback in order to improve the AI? — BringerofHarbs
About the AI: previously, a big overhaul to their internal workings was mentioned, with changes to the structure of their goal and tactical systems and whatnot. Since that seems to be out with the latest patch already, does that enable you to update the AI faster than before, or is it about the same?
In particular, I’m thinking about some of the remaining glaring issues, like their behavior when confronted with Lurking Arm or Concussion Mine, especially near gates but also on other chokepoints. There has definitely been an improvement in their overall behavior, but I look forward to seeing it ironed out a bit further. I’d also say the follower AI doesn’t benefit as much from these improvements, as its logic keeps being seemingly overridden by its new leashing priority. — maguszeal
Can we expect new heroes? If yes, when? — DeadPixel94
Have there been any discussions about adding new banners to the game? Outside of events and anniversaries, it doesn’t seem like many have been added since HotS 2.0.
Warcraft could use a Scourge banner (the one with Frostmourne overlaid on a pair of broken warhammers), along with banners for other races and organizations (like the Burning Legion, Silver Hand, or Twilight’s Hammer). StarCraft could get Purifier versions of the protoss banners. Diablo could get banners representing the missing classes, along with the Horadrim, High Heavens, and Burning Hells (or banners themed around specific angels and demons). Overwatch could use banners for the characters who don’t already have their own designs.
More options would be appreciated! — Xagganoth
Could you please bring the Death Knight Arthas skin back? By that I mean the one that looks like his default skin, but without the helmet or glowing eyes (and with the same alternate voice-over used by his Crown Prince skin).
It was available during the Alpha, but removed before Beta because some people felt taking his helmet off wasn’t a big enough visual change to warrant being a separate skin. HotS 2.0 introduced skins that made even smaller changes (like Chen wearing his hat on his head rather than his back), so that shouldn’t be an issue now.
For many fans of Warcraft III, Death Knight Arthas is the most iconic version of the character, as that’s how he appeared in the majority of missions where he was playable. It would be really nice if we could play as that version of him in Heroes of the Storm. — Xagganoth
have any of you ever lost so badly to any hero and thinking ” i’m gonna nerf sh*t out of him next patch!” ? — Re-legion
Are there any plans for future cross over skins, like Zerg Queen Alexstrasza or Eye of C’thun Probius? — Nino_Chaosdrache
What programming languages do I need to know to work as a programmer on the game? 😀 — SolidShock24
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