As a lead developer, it can be a hard decision to move on from a game you've nurtured from small beginnings to bigger things, but when the time is right, it's right. Such is the case for Alan Dabiri, the long-time Game Director for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm, who announced a few days ago that he will be stepping away permanently from the game.
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Heroes of the Storm announced today that its upcoming "Arena" mode will be replaced by a new "Heroes Brawl" mode on October 17. "Arena" mode was announced at 2015's Blizzcon.
The Protoss have always been the coolest race in StarCraft. Proud but adaptable, aggressive yet agile, the ornate alien species embodies what's great about the real-time strategy and MOBA games they inhabit. This week has been exciting in Heroes of the Storm thanks to the introduction of their fearless leader Artanis.
Video: Heroes of the Storm just put out a spotlight for the upcoming Warcraft character Rexxar. I love the idea of adding a beastmaster -- I mean, there's already one in Dota 2. Allowing you to manage a bunch of different animals seems like a logical next step from all the summoning-heavy specialists already in HOTS.
Video: The Butcher and the new "Eternal Conflict" map are both dropping into Heroes of the Storm today as part of the game's seasonal Diablo-themed content plan. Fresh meat!
Heroes of the Storm is coming out very soon. That means it's officially time to process my feelings about Blizzard's intriguing new MOBA. Yesterday, I gave the positives. Now let's do the negatives.