anyone still play this dead game
I do. It's fun. I still play Dota as well, just HotS gives me a different type of fun in like 20 minute games.
I fire up an aram or quickmatch every once in a while, I was really disheartened when we didn't get a new hero last patch. I figured whatever little development time is allowed for hots the higher ups demand it would turn up some revenue which means skins rather than a hero that everyone has gold stockpiled to buy with.Such a shame, really is a fun game whose management fell prey to thinking they could take on established mammoths of the genre while being a latecomer.Mostly find myself playing self sufficient macro heroes in quickmatch, Illidan, Samuro (Windwalk/Bladestorm) with an occasional glass cannon Greymane/Valla game.Used to love tanking in ranked but wasn't very good at it, probably the hardest role in the game to play well.
>>485372I got too tired when yet another batch of reworks sucked the fun of the heroes I used to play. Blizz really needs to learn to let it go and stop the esports goose chase.
>>486382literally mei might try this game again if they had a hots classic mode for a weeki couldnt keep up with the changes and stopped playing
>>485372I really wish it wasn't already too late for this game, it's the most fun I've ever had with MOBAs. No laning crap and tons of unique champs. Still, I remember it being even more fun back in the days where there were no Overwatch champs/donut steels and the Vikings had 80% winrate
>>485372Can't go back to the way things were before. It's current state is the toxicity of LoL with none of the pay off.
>>485372Nah, everyone in the game is completely negated by Rehgar's totem build. Wanna play a mage? 20% spell power reduction. Wanna play an auto attack hero? 40% attack speed reduction. Wanna play anyone at all? 20% movement speed reduction. Hit level 10? Rehgar gets bloodlust. Entire enemy team gets movement speed buff, attack speed buff, and healing. Rehgar's E, nullifies entire teams on a low CD, and nobody can escape the other team once bloodlust is popped. Game is fucked.
>>487207That rhegar rework is pretty recent, right? The hell were they thinking with it.
>>487209>implying they were thinking when they did it
>>486890Honestly, HoTs is unironically the best MOBA out there imo. At least for PUG/solo players. Easy ways to disable/completely block out comms from your toxic af teammates. Short matches. Less reliance on individuals. Not as easy for a single player to get fed and become an unkillable god.It's still a MOBA so I hate it in general. But honestly the most tolerable MOBA out there if you don't have a party to play with.
>>487207>haven't played/ paid attention to hots since a week or so before the patch>pull up hotslogswhat the FUCK
fuck blackheart's bay
I'm guessing the old vg group no longer plays this game.
>>489712I still play though less >>485656Alex anon still plays and streams, you can just /join /vg/ in game and see.
>>485372I do, have for years. Never went back to lol or DOTA.
fuck blackheart's bay a 2nd time
Played Uther for weeks to unlock his Mastery skin and the black default horse. Then 2.0 came out and everyone had a fancy skin + mount combo. I opened like 300 loot boxes they gave me for free. All the Mastery skins turned into filler. Lost all interest as nothing felt special anymore.
I do even tho i am so awful at it.I love this fucking game.
No, shoo shoo ActiJew!
>>494578Forgot pick.Bump then i guess.
In honor of THICCmane posting.
Tapestries of the Storm
Table of forgotten
no one ever did
>>494724one of the best assfaggot supports ever designed
>>495014He got dmg, wave clear, mobility and utility on top of being real fun but he is far from best main healers.
>>495031In terms of utility or throughput yeah, there's definitely better. But as a unique and original support that isn't just another healbitch then Kharazim is GOAT right up there with Abathur.
>>495035>healbitchI was about to unload ANGERY but thinking about it if WM, for example, was not so amazingly designed (model+ VA) i'd hate her and consider her kit not very fun. It's thighs and OHOHOHO that sold me.
>>495046for me, it's her pits
Really good time to get into the game, like 21 heroes free if you get a new account to level 15; 100 gems for a shitton of heroes is back rn, you get a hero for signing up, using a friend code gives you a hero
>>495061Kinda but you need to see the whole picture. The really good part is the combination of leotard, tabard, elbow high gloves and thigh high boots (with a stylish cap!), which enhance her figure and bring the focus on her bare pits, shoulders, and thighs and her barely covered crotch. 10/10 outfit design.
>>495328One of those is probably me in the bottom right.Was quite a treat burning through the ammo of the towers by spamming the little crypt fuckers for Anub.
>>495387>in the bottom rightCoom Mines?
Imagine getting btfo so bad by Blizzard because your high estrogen shit body couldn't restrain yourself from calling people nigger in-game that you got banned and you spent time and money flooding general chat with a bot.
In fact, you're not a bot. Blizzard fans are so deranged he literally sits there maintaining a macro because he's too retarded to develop a bot.
>Why yes, i stay in destroyer form all match. How did you know?
>my prefered role is ranged assassinNigger everyone can play ranged.
>>495066>(with a stylish cap!)I love her gay little hat
>>496628>>496630kek are you talking about the poltard(s) that infest general chat?
I want Li-Ming to peg me
Most boring MOBA I've ever played.
It been ruined by devs introducing Overwatch heroes into the game.
>>500459mei and ana aren't too bad
Just about to start playing this tonight with 2 friends. Any pointers on how to learn? Never played a game of this type before. Picture of my bun and tortoise for payment.
>>500912Watch vids of folks like NotParadox if you have time. If not at least read up on your hero on IcyVeins before match so as to avoid total trap talents or meme builds.Hero dmg and kills wins teamfights but XP and siege dmg wins games.Early minion xp is worth more than kills.If you have number and/or level advantage press the attack, if you are down a player or lvl/talent stay safe and soak. Check minimap regularly. If you do not see enemies on map assume they are about to jump you.Until youget some sense of what are you and your enemies capable draft cosnservative comps, i.e. Tank-Healer-Bruiser-Mage-AutoAttacker(with %dmg if possible.Don't die for nothing.
>>500912Minions you yourself finish give XP immediately, those that you did not kill drop xp globe on death that you have to collect by moving nearby. If you let them sit there they got smaller and eventually wanish.Mage minions, camps, objectives and some abilities drop globes with hearth on them - those are regeneration orbs that grant mana and hp regen. If they are blue they are yours so you can collect them instantly. After 5 sec turn pink which anybody can collect and after 3 more seconds vanish completely.
>>500912holy shit your bunny's eyes are massive
>>500912Youm can hold down your Rmouse button to move your character when in melee with many clickable objects.Use your V to signal retreat; other options are by dfalut on drag menu under G.
>>495176Tummy growth posting.https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/827415
>>501119I wish,I wish,I wish I hadn't clicked on that
>>501233You knew what you were getting into, don't blame me.
>>487207Here's your Rehgar counter
Nth for Yrel best girl.I miss old /hotsg/Maybe I can start playing again if the generals get some action.
Any way to not have to download 137MB every time you launch the game?
>>486890>>488254you guys wouldn't care about "toxicity" if the game was actually good
>>502344Apparently on /vm/ thread needs about 1-2 bumps a day so just visit daily and as thread hopefully stay afloat eventually other anons come back.>>502435We don't.It is.That's why we're here.>>502398Yeah, ever since Reghar, tiresome.
>>488254>PUG/soloin HoTswell, duh.
>>485372I play on and off and I've never had trouble finding players every time I reinstall like once a year for a solid month before I lose interest againI can't say the same about most games I like that "died", really, I can't find a game in Diabotical or Mordhau for the life of me, at least in my region
>Nazeebo 1st pick
>>504364It's mostly an SC2 meme because the competitive scene got killed. The game itself is still a Blizzard title and despite how much /v/ bitches and moans will mog 95% of all games in terms of playerbase.
>https://news.microsoft.com/2022/01/18/microsoft-to-acquire-activision-blizzard-to-bring-the-joy-and-community-of-gaming-to-everyone-across-every-devicegood/bad/netural for hots?
>>505083Either shutdown or Xbawks release.
>>505083if it was any other company than blizzard this game would have been shut down 2 years agonow it's definitely getting shut down
>>505123Blizzard isn't known for shutting down legacy game servers, there's probably still minor revenue being generated and there are still players playing the game (enough to keep queues healthy - anecdotally).That and it would be bad optics to shut down a game you dubbed as your 'love letter to Blizzard's worlds and characters' and promised to set it for long term sustainability.I'm not ruling it out I'm just saying it's unlikely to change because of the deal.
>>505083Hard to tell. Games that have come to blizzlauncher from Acti are gonna go over to Xbox and Microsoft store for sure But for Blizz titles we would need to see the books. It is possible Micro may let small and old titles live for time being so fans won't throw a fit or they might off everything that doesn't make money even before actuall merger finishes since it might be easier to fire allocated personel that way.
>>505103Has LoL or DOTA gotten Xbox release? If they have, there's hope for HotS.
>>505508They haven't, but HotS isn't the fastest MOBA out there and there's a couple of console/mobile MOBAs that control quite well despite the lack of mouse and keyboard. I'm sure an Xbox release would be costly and complicated to develop (what with giving it full controller support and shit), but it wouldn't be like, impossible to pull off.
>>505083Non news. There's probably basically nothing Microsoft would do to change existing titles for Blizzard. Diablo 4 is guaranteed to be very console friendly now though, and it's likely Hearthstone will be ported to consoles if it isn't already.
>>505083I don't see anything significant happening
I'll play as soon as MS takes it out of maintenance mode.