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Latest Patch NotesHeroes of the Storm Balance Patch Notes – February 27, 2019 (about 1 year ago)

Stats on my profile are bugged

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about 5 hours ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey Megavolt!

Would you be able to post a link to a picture of what you are seeing?

07 Apr


Hey there!

I’ll take a look into this now, thanks!

Map & Tassadar Bugs

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2 days ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey there Closure!

Some answers and questions!

  • Picking Archon at 10 still allows Black Hole upgrade at 20 to be selected.

I’m not seeing this interaction you are talking about. When I take Archon at level 10, at level 20 Black Hole’s talent is not able to be selected. Are you referring to the new Favorite Talents feature or the UI element where it adds the heart icon?

  • If Diablo charges an enemy into an enemy Tassadar’s wall, the enemy hero passes through and Diablo is stopped at the wall. Both should stop at the wall and the enemy should be stunned.

This is currently known behavior. It can happen to any player created terrain.

  • Executor’s Will talent has no visual indicator of when it is active. Maybe it should have crit indicators on spells?

This is great feedback, but not strictly a bug. Thanks for this, I’ll pass i...

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DW cannon knockback bug

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2 days ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey Karabars!

Thanks for the report! I’ll check this out!

06 Apr


Tassadar's hero blurb is outdated

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3 days ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey MurlocAggroB,

Thanks for the report, I’ll check this out!

AI quick match, Outdated game version

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3 days ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey everyone!

We are investigating some issues preventing players from playing games, we hope to get everything back up as soon as possible!

02 Apr


Fun fact about person X

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7 days ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Growing up The Legend of Zelda 2 was one of my favorite games. My brothers and I got to the final palace multiple times on different save files (because that game for whatever reason randomly lost its save data pretty often), but we could never beat the game because we would get lost and just couldn’t find our way to the final boss.

It wasn’t until many years later that we finally found the right route and beat the game.

31 Mar


How to counter Mal'Ganis?

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10 days ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Generally what people already said in the thread is the most useful advice - pick heroes that have multiple forms of CC that interrupt his Dark Conversion. The idea is that you can use one of your CC’s to still engage and do your job, and save the secondary one specifically for Dark Conversion. Also you’ll have a good tell of when he wants to use it since he will always want to when he’s at low Health, so you usually have a generous window to look for it if you constantly keep it in mind.

Some heroes that are great to interrupt it:

ETC - his Q and W are fast and easily able to knock him out of his channel

Johanna - Her W and Blessed Shield can be used for an interrupt. Her trait can also be used to try to survive if he gets the ult off on her. This is a little more risky/takes more skill as her W is the main form of an interrupt so you have to pre-emptively cast it as he’s getting low.

Diablo - He has his Q and E to interrupt it quickly. He also has ...

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30 Mar


Xul counters my beautiful hots community ? :3

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10 days ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Sonya is a strong response to Xul.

A lot of her damage comes from her Abilities, so she is resistant to his W attack speed Slow compared to other Heroes.

She has an early game talent that negates his Root.

Whirlwind’s healing greatly benefits from having more targets, so his skeletons help her in teamfights.

Xul lvl 20 upgrade bugged too?

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10 days ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey there Demongrand!

The problem here is the duration being updated on the tooltip. It is intended that the ability deal more damage. We don’t usually update tooltips when talents are taken, so I could see the confusion in the math since the duration is increasing!

I’ll take a look into that! Thanks for the report!

12 Mar


Statistics winrate/KDA bug

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28 days ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey there LiTH,

Can you do me a favor and check the Game Types drop down on the Statistics page and see what you have selected? That might be filtering your statistics without you knowing!

03 Mar


Whats your most losing streak?

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about 1 month ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

My worst was a 16 game loss streak in Hero League at the beginning of a new season. I think I was at a 32% win rate over ~50 games. Was rough, but over more games things evened out.

25 Feb


Triple tap bug vs Maiev

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about 1 month ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey everyone!

I’ll take a look into this shortly! If you wouldn’t mind forwarding a replay of this happening following the Bug Attachment Guidelines it will greatly help me find the steps to reproduce what you are seeing.

There is a chance this is a byproduct of EXTREMELY tight timing so every little bit helps!

22 Feb


Internal data used for balance patches

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about 2 months ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

I’m not going to give away everything, but I can answer this question.

We get raw data on basically everything that’s happening in the game across all modes based on win/pick rate, as well as things like damage dealt/taken etc.

We are able to parse through this data to look at it through many lenses. This is where raw statistics become less useful and the skill and experience of a designer come into play more so that we can draw meaningful conclusions from the data, and decide what changes we want to make based on the results.

To get a full picture of what’s going on in the game, for example, I can and do look at things like win/loss data that’s filtered by different leagues and game modes. I can also see hero pick and ban popularity with this kind of granularity, which lets me see, for example, what the meta is looking like in the Bronze - Silver range as well as the Diamond - GM range.

While incredibly useful, I want to emphasize that it’s not just th...

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20 Feb


Not getting rare Toy Event loot boxes after finishing a quest

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about 2 months ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey there,

I get that some of you are still reporting this issue, but I need the information I asked in my post above to help narrow down this issue. So far I’ve tried this hundreds of times internally and have not been able to reproduce this over a variety of different conditions. If you all can help me out by letting me know the answers to these questions, it might help me find out what you are seeing!

  1. What repeatable quest did you complete?
  2. How many stickers did you have?
  3. Did you complete a lap? If so, how many laps is this for you?
  4. Did you level a Hero up at the same time as completing a quest? If so what Hero and what level.

13 Feb


Spell Power Not Affecting Healing on Force of Will

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about 2 months ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey Surge,

Thanks for the report I’ll take a look and see what I see!

All my game progress and paid ingame items are deleted

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about 2 months ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey Aedoxx,

Most times, this is because you have logged into the wrong Region. Verify in Battle.net that you are launching the game in the region you usually play in.

You can also verify this in game by clicking log out in the menu, verifying the region in the box in the lower left hand corner, and re-logging in!

Let me know if this doesn’t fix your problem.

Feedback on Tyrael's Defense of the Angels change

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about 2 months ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Thanks for taking the time to type this.

I think your premise makes sense. As for your solution, adding a seperate cooldown reduction mechanic on top of the increasing duration mechanic feels like a bit much in regards to the talent having too much stuff going on, I think we can just get away with just lowering the cooldown to get the same effect. We could also just add cooldown reduction to the existing mechanic, so you want to hit people to get both benefits.

I made a note to think on it. Thanks for the post!

Hey BadgerBone!

Thanks for the report on this, I’ll take a look!

Deathwing affected by Dehaka

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about 2 months ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey everyone!

Isolation has two effects, it removes a players vision and Silences. Deathwing is immune to Silence, but Unstoppable currently does not remove effects that take away vision from a player.

Even Johanna and her Iron Skin can be hit by Isolation causing her to lose vision, but she can still cast abilities, which is the same interaction I am seeing on Deathwing.

12 Feb


Orphea - Chaotic Assault + Abyssal Symbiosis Interaction Bug

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about 2 months ago - Huginncord on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey Nemesis,

Would you mind checking again in game? I am seeing this as fixed on my end as of the patch that went out today. If you are still seeing it happening in game please let me know!

11 Feb


Johanna vs Diablo

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about 2 months ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

There are a lot of good ones. When you’re picking Diablo as a tank your initial best strategy is to kill one enemy very quickly when they’re out of position. Therefore, heroes who bring follow-up CC to his initial burst of offensive power are generally the best.

Healers that i’m happy to see when i’m Diablo are:

  1. Tyrande - There’s a reason this is a tried and true combo. Tyrande provides both follow-up CC and vulnerability on the target he charges. The combo does take coordination to pull off though, so unless you’re on the same page this won’t work well.
  2. Uther
  3. Malfurion
  4. Deckard (his CC is a little slow though so it’s best to have someone else who can more reliably follow up Diablo’s Stun)
  5. Anduin

Really anyone who has reliable CC is optimal. You can get away with soft CC like Stukov, or other useful debuffs like Ana’s Grenade as well, but it’s not as easy to pull off as simply CC-chaining Diablo’s target and ki...

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Stats of the Storm ( super stat compilation ! )

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about 2 months ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Very cool!

I do think it would be neat for some more analysis on your end of what this data means. You did a little with Ragnaros and Xul, but I’m sure there are more cool, interesting gems you can find in there.

In any case, I think it’s awesome that you took the time to get this data.

Johanna vs Diablo

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about 2 months ago - AZJackson on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Johanna is a generally powerful tank and is more meta right now, so you’re good picking her pretty much any time. She does shine more on maps where waveclear is more powerful. She’s particularly valuable on maps with two close lanes that consistently need to be cleared, like Tomb of the Spider Queen and Dragon Shire.

Diablo has traditionally been more powerful on certain maps. He can absolutely dominate games on maps where teams fight in small corridors such as Cursed Hollow, Infernal Shrines, and Towers of Doom.

Everything being equal, Johanna is the safer pick more often, but Diablo can completely win the game for you, particularly if you are more skilled than your opponents and are reliably taking advantage of their mistakes in positioning.

08 Feb


The State of Heroes of the Storm A.I

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2 months ago - BlizzKGu on Blizzard Forums - Thread - Direct

Hey, Stavros. This is reasonable, I can look into Nova (love her) decoy A.I.

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