Sunday, January 31, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Hero Review) - Li-Ming the Wizard - Build | Guide


After a fair bit of Testing it's time to talk about Li-Ming the latest hero to be added to the Heroes of the Storm (HotS) roster.
Heroes of the Storm (Hero Review) - Li-Ming the Wizard - Build | Guide | Tips | Tutorial (HotS)
To make a long story short she is very fun and efficient at what she does and I would recommend the hero as long as you remember she requires a fair bit of skill to play correctly. This is my option, feel free to disagree in the comment section down below.

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Li-Ming, Teleport Build (PTR)

Li-Ming Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm (HotS). This time we will use a teleport build. Not my favorite build but it certainly can work.
This game was carried out on the PTR in custom game mode, Dragon Shire Battleground. Star Princess Li Ming Skin and Rainbow Unicorn Mount.


You can find the build here :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Heroes of the Storm - Join the PTR! (Li-Ming)

Join us on the Heroes of the Storm PTR
Li-Ming is there!!

Instructions on how to install the Heroes of the Storm PTR 
http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/1...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Leoric Build Guide - Space Lord Skin

Time to revisit Leoric in a full Build Guide for Heroes of the Storm Gameplay.
The Diablo warrior as always been a viable choice but he did get a couple of nerfs which where more or less warranted. We will go through all the talent tiers and I will give you my two cents on what is good and when. HotS Quick Match using the Space Lord Leoric Skin and the Space Lord's Starbreaker mount. 
He can fit the role of a Bruiser (which he shines at) or can server as a main tank if the situation calls for it, it will depend on the composition of your team, the composition of the enemy team and sometimes the Battleground also plays a important role. Always build your heroes according to your own circumstances.



The Build Used :
http://www.heroesfire.com/hots/talent...

Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and OS X.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Patch Review) - Muradin Nerf, Heroics "More Impactful" (Balance Update 15.7)

Heroes of the Storm (Patch Review) - Muradin Nerf, Heroics "More Impactful" (Balance Update 15.7)

Key Subjects :

- Heroics re-looked at
- Muradin Nerf
- Greymane Buff
- Falstad Nerf


Official Patch Notes :
http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/2...
All and all a welcomed patch. Once again the stun trend gets toned down but Falstad got the short end of the stick on this one

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Li-Ming Max Damage Build (PTR HotS Quick Match)

More Li-Ming Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm (HotS)
Still on the PTR and its a bit of a struggle with the servers acting-up. But I still managed to get this Build Video after a few hours of trying. This time we focused a lot more on pure Damage and less on survivability and utility, which is not a wise approach but it sure can be fun. This is till a work in progress so don't take it as word of law. As always the full story will be in my Build Guide for the Wizard Li Ming. In this HotS Quick Match I used the stock skin and Space Lord's Star Breaker Mount. The more I play the Wizard the more i like her style... the fact that she does tons of damage helps to. So far I have been enjoying her a lot more then other recent releases and we already have a few builds surfacing for her, we just need a bit more time to properly define her but things are looking sweet


The Build Used :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and OS X

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Li-Ming, The Wizard (PTR HotS Quick Match)

The Wizard Li-Ming was released on the Heroes of the Storm PTR so it's time for some Gameplay. Initial impressions are strong and I believe her to be a real powerful addition to the Roster. In the following days I will further try and show you different builds and a final Build Guide. Rank 1 Ranked Gameplay (Hero League) as always is in the schedule , but for that she first needs to be released on the Live Servers. HotS Quick Match using the Star Princess skin and Star Chariot Mount.


Who is Li Ming ?
Li-Ming was born in Xiansai and brought to the Yshari Sanctum by Isendra at the age of seven. Valthek took her training under his personal control after he has caught her looking into the forbidden archives and studying forbidden spells. From the first days, Isendra believed that a prophecy was actually talking about Li-Ming, even though everyone except the two of them had been quite skeptical.

Like Isendra herself, Li-Ming dismissed most of the warnings, and refused to ignore the needs of people around Caldeum. At the age of 16, she saved the city of Lut Bahadur from drought by bringing water back. However, the Mage Clans' attention was focused on Isendra — they believed that she was influencing Li-Ming.

Li-Ming discovered Isendra's mangled body shortly after the Sorceress was assassinated in the eastern desert. Questioning Valthek, she concluded that Isendra died unnaturally, and eventually confronted him about this. Even though he tried to stop Li-Ming, she left the Sanctum after besting him in combat (with relative ease, due to the secrets she uncovered).

After Isendra's death, Li-Ming (now age 19) ventured to New Tristram, pursuing a sighting of a fallen star.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Action Figures) - Stitches, Illidan, Arthas, Nova, ...

Heroes of the Storm (Action Figures) - Stitches, Illidan, Arthas, Nova, Tyrael (Neca)
These are Series 1 and Series 2. Stitches is the only one who is a Deluxe Figure.
Sorry about the shaky camera...best i got atm.

You can get them here http://gear.blizzard.com/

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Patch Review) - Tyrande Nerf, Stun Meta Toned Down (Balance Update)

Heroes of the Storm (Patch Review) - Tyrande Nerf, Stun Meta Toned Down (Balance Update)

Key Subjects :

- The Stun Meta
- Tyrande Nerf
- More Balance Updates Faster
- Lunara Buff
- Raynor Nerf
- Cleanse Buff

Official Patch Notes :
http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/1...
All and all a welcomed and long overdue patch. While I don't believe it is enough to break the current trend it is certainly a step in the right direction

Friday, January 22, 2016

Heroes of The Storm - Serpent King Xul, Star Princess Li-Ming, Lunar Jaina (My Reaction)

The skins and mounts showcased for Heroes of the storm (HotS) are:
Skin : Crimson Count Arthas, Love Doctor Lt. Morales, Lunar Jaina, Lunar Illidan, Master Li-Ming, Master Xul, Serpent King Xul, Star Princess Li-Ming
Mount : Star Chariot, Cloud Serpent, Lunar Dragon
You will also get my LIVE reaction to these, hope you enjoy

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Heroes of the Storm - Xul the Necromancer Confirmed (Melee Specialist)

Dustin Browder Confirmed the Necromancer Xul as being a Melee Specialist that will soon come to Heroes of the Storm (HotS). He also confirmed Li-Ming, a ranged Assassin
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/hero...


Xul Abilities:

Spectral Scythe (Q) — A “reverse skill-shot,” where you lay a scythe down at a target point that swings back towards you.

Cursed Strikes (W) — Causes Xul’s basic attacks to turn into AOE and also curse enemies to reduce there attack speed by 50%. This will be good against fast heroes or multiple-Warrior team compositions.
Bone Prison (E) — A targeted ability that warns enemy heroes of their impending fate and then 2 seconds later roots them in place.
Poison Nova (R1) — AOE that comes off of Xul and spreads a huge amount of damage around him (it sounds similar to Defile in WoW). You’ll want to use this in the center of teams to maximize damage.
Skeletal Mages (R2) — A wall of mages forms at a distance, sort of like Tassadar’s Force Wall. Unlike Force Wall, though, it doesn’t block all movement but rather slows enemies hit by the mages.
Bone Armor (1 key) — Xul gets one more baseline ability to give him extra survivability when approaching the front line, a bonus shield worth 25% of his health.
Trait: Raise skeleton from fallen minions. Can have max of 4. Last 15 seconds. Good at wearing down towers/minions/blocking skill shots.



Notes: Xul is an incredibly diverse hero with a varying number of talent builds to play as you choose. You can spec into his Skeletal Minion trait to turn him into a hardcore powerful pushing character. Spectral Scythe is good for poking at enemies and lane clear. Cursed Strike is a fantastic counter to heroes who rely on attack speed like Illidan, Thrall, and Butcher. Bone prison forces an enemy to make a split-second decision as to where to move for when they are stunned. Very powerful against Jaina/Kael who have no ways to escape.


Heroes of the Storm - Li-Ming the Wizard Confirmed (Ranged Assassin)

Dustin Browder Confirmed the Wizard Li-Ming as being a Ranged Assassin that will soon come to Heroes of the Storm (HotS) He also confirmed Xul the Necromancer (Melee Specialist)


Li-Ming Abilities :

Magic Missiles (Q) - A skill-shot ability fired at a target point. This needs to be aimed very precisely, as the target point is very specific.
Arcane Orb (W) - Another skill-shot that fires at a long range and deals AOE damage on impact, but is not very fast. The trick to this is that the damage is increased the farther away Li-Ming is, so you’ll want to cast it and run to maximize damage.
Teleport (E) - A short-distance, short-cooldown teleport that is specifically characterized as the opposite of the Bolt of the Storm talent.
Disintegration Beam (R1) - Her first heroic ability which can be used to sweep back and forth across enemies and cause great damage.
Wave of Force (R2) - Her second heroic ability which lets you remotely detonate a telekinetic bomb that pushes the enemies around and is a great counter against back-line characters.
Trait: Resets all of her cooldowns, including heroics, when she's part of a kill or an Assist.

Notes: Li-Ming is easy to understand, but really getting the most out of her is extremely challenging. She apparently will be mana constrained and that's how they will balance her. Originally came out from an idea on the team to have a hero with multiple skillshots.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Heroes of the Storm - Two New Heroes Teased (MAYBE Wizard Li-Ming & Necromancer Zayl or Mehtan ?)

Two new Heroes where re-teased on Twitter & Facebook for Heroes of the storm.
https://twitter.com/BlizzHeroes/statu... voice sounds like the Female Wizzard from Diablo III 3 (Maybe Li-Ming ) and the second one I think it can be a Necromancer... if we look at Diablo III possible choices are Zayl and Mehtan I would lean more twards Zayl

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Heroes of the Storm - Two New Heroes Teased (MAYBE Diablo Wizard & Kel'thuzad or Zul'jin ?)

Two new Heroes where just teased on Twitter & Facebook for Heroes of the storm.
https://twitter.com/BlizzHeroes/statu...
First voice sounds like the Female Wizzard from Diablo III 3 and the second one I am not sure of... can be Kel'thuzad can be Nerh'zul can be Zul'jin ? Can't really pin-point it.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Diablo & Tyrande Kill Compilation (Meta Combo Love)

The dreaded combo Tyrande & Diablo
Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Diablo & Tyrande Kill Compilation (Meta Combo Love)

The recipe is simple: you take one piece of Diablo and put him in lane with Tyrande.
Press Q button (Overdrive) on Diablo character, grab the target and flip it around. Tyrande stays on her toes and instantly uses her lunar flare, and apply hunter's mark on the target. After that ....fire at will! job's done, target acquired and hopefully target dead!
A match made in Heaven!

Video done by Ani

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Greymane Kill Compilation (Heavy Metal Edition)

The Worgen Lord Greymane now has his own Epic Gameplay Kill Compilation (montage) in our preferred moba Heroes of the Storm (HotS). From the Warcraft universe he is a hybrid between a melee assassin and a ranged assassin. He brings a new playstyle constantly shifting between ranged and melee and is classified as a hard to play Hero (with good reason). Throughout the video you will see his Ringmaster skin which makes his transformation be into Lion form instead of Wolf form (pure cosmetic)

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Greymane Build Guide (HotS Quick Match)

The time has come to do a full Greymane Build Guide in Heroes of the Storm. It's a HotS Gameplay format in Quick Match where we go through all of a heroes talents and see what is viable and when. Greymane has great build diversity and there are a couple of different ways you can build him in. I will also share with you my thoughts on hero at the end of the Guide. Ringmaster skin and Ringmaster's Pride Mount, uncle Sam color tint

Whos is Genn Greymane ? :
Lord Genn Greymane (sometimes spelled as "Graymane") is the king of the nation and kingdom of Gilneas.

He is a large bearish man, with thick features, and a heavy beard, a blue doll and black and gray armor. He is a brawny warrior who must be in his seventies, and has ruled Gilneas for decades.

Time and again, King Genn Greymane has been forced to make difficult decisions to sustain Gilneas’s well-being and autonomy. Following the Second War, he ordered the construction of the seemingly impenetrable Greymane Wall to protect his people from outside threats, effectively closing off the nation from the world and its petty conflicts. For years the wall did as intended, but when the worgen curse spread into Gilneas, the enormous barrier began to resemble the gateway to a prison rather than a sanctuary. Now, with Forsaken in nearby Silverpine Forest and the worgen curse poised to destroy everything that Genn and his forebears had labored to build, Gilneas’s proud king must do everything in his power to save his kingdom. Due to his anger over the dire situation, however, Genn’s most arduous trial ahead might be subduing his own fury before it consumes him entirely.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Heroes of the Storm Ranked Gameplay - Greymane, Hybrid Build (Rank 1 Hots Hero League)

Greymane Rank 1 Ranked Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm (HotS). The game was on the Garden of Terror Battleground with a bad early game from my team which we managed to turn around mid to late game. Even thou we had the infamous early game combo we did not manage to capitalize on our advantage. A series of mistakes made by the enemy team allowed us to get back in the game and ultimaly securing victory after a close and very tense game. I used Hybrid build for Greymane, and I am still working on the build guide. Keep in mind that when the first seasons starts there will be a Grand Master rating above rank1.

The Build Used :
http://www.heroesfire.com/hots/talent...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Heroes of the Storm Ranked Gameplay - Johanna, Meta Build (Rank 1 HotS Hero League)

Johanna Rank 1 Ranked Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm (HotS). The game was on Blackheart's Bay with a very good early game from my team which got us our heroic abilities well before the enemy team. A series of mid game mistakes where made but in the end we came out on top having the stronger team coposition. I used the meta Johanna build, nothing special just sticking to the tried and true recepie. Keep in mind that when the first seasons starts there will be a Grand Master rating above rank1.

The Build Used :
http://www.heroesfire.com/hots/talent...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Heroes of the Storm - Greymane Gameplay - Poke Build (HotS Quick Match)

There are many ways to play Greymane in Heroes of the Storm. This poke build is A way of going about it. Certainly not my favorite Gameplay for the King of Gilneas but that doesn't mean it cant work good for you. HotS Quick Match using the Ringmaster Skin and Ringmaster's Pride Mount.

The Poke Build :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Greymane Full AA Build (HotS Quick Match)

More Heroes of the Storm Gameplay featuring the Worgen Leader Greymane. I will showcase my initial Full AA build for this bloodthirsty beast. I am still not comfortable enough to speak viability as my experience with him is still limited but stay tuned for my full Build Guide and Ranked Gameplay where the full story should be clear. HotS Quick Match on the Gardens of Terror Battleground.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Greymane Ringmaster Skin & Mount

Greymane Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm using the Ringmaster skin and Ringmaster's Pride mount. This is my first game with the Worgen leader of Gilneas and it was a bit of a bumpy ride for this HotS Quick Match. I am currently getting to grips with him and once I accumulated the necessary experience I will be able to bring you a full Build Guide and Ranked Gameplay if he is up to snuff. I can not yet speak of his viability 

Mionix Avior SK Gaming Mouse Unboxing

My Unboxing of the Mionix Avior SK Gaming Mouse. Also RGB leds comparison with SteelSeries Rival White and Razer Deathadder Chroma.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Ranked Gameplay) - Stunlock Meta - HotS Team League (Tomb of the Spider Queen)

Heroes of the Storm Ranked Gameplay in Team League on Tomb of the Spider Queen Battleground.
The Red tean opted for a early game gank squad with Diablo, Tyrande and Jaina focused on roaming and ganking, while the Red opted for a more tanky approach with two main tanks in the for of Johanna and Muradin
This is the Third episode of this new series so you will have to excuse my lack of commentary experience but I am working on it so it will get better in time.



Team Compositions :
Blue :
Kael'thas / Raynor / Muradin /  Lt. Morales / Johanna

Red :
Diablo / Tyrande / Zagara / Zeratul /Jaina

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Ani's StoryTime - King Genn Greymane (World of Warcraft Lore)

The second episode of Ani's StoryTime brings you the story of a memorable character in Wold of Warcraft: Genn Greymane, the king of Gilneas.

We will pass through the most important events, starting with Gilneas joining the alliance during the Second War, and the reasons behind that decision, the building of Greymane's Wall and later, the impossible situation of the Gilnean people caught between the invasion of the forsaken and the curse of the Worgen. 

The battle of Gilneas brings a tragedy in his family, the loss of his son, Liam. The majority of the Gilnean population was forced to leave in a mass exodus of Gilneas because of the information that Sylvanas is going to use the Plague, only Crowley and the militant forces remained behind, attempting to rout the Forsaken out of Gilneas. 
With the Cataclysm coming, we follow the story and show the events after the evacuation of the gilnean people, they'r attempt of rejoining the alliance, the conflict between Genn and Varian Wrynn, and the battle against the horde forces led by Garrosh Hellscream

During Blizzcon 2015 Blizzard made the announce of Greymane's joining the Nexus in January 2016.
In Heroes of the storm Genn Greymane is a hybrid between a melee and ranged assassin.


Intrested in more Lore videos?
Here you can find the storry of Cho'Gal, or just follow us on Youtube.

Heroes of the Storm (News & Updates) - Arena Mode, Greymane, Matchmaker & More

Heroes of the Storm News & Updates.




Topics discussed :
- The Matchmaker (matchmaking)
- Arena Mode ETA
- Greymane "patch"
- Tyrande Nerfs
- Ranked Play Update
- Season One (roll)
- Bans
- Hero Balance changes 

Sources :
https://twitter.com/DustinBrowder/sta...
https://twitter.com/DustinBrowder/sta...
https://twitter.com/DustinBrowder/sta...
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https://twitter.com/DustinBrowder/sta...
https://twitter.com/DustinBrowder/sta...

Friday, January 8, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Rehgar Build Guide - Great-father Winter Skin


A full Build Guide for the shaman of the Earthen Ring Rehgar in Heroes of the Storm Gameplay. We will go through the recommended talent choices on each tier and I will give you my thoughts on what is viable and when. In this HotS Quick Match I used the Great-father skin with the white tint.

Rehgar Healing Build :

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Johanna Build Guide - Master Skin

Johanna Gameplay Build Guide in Heroes of the Storm (HotS) Quick Match. The game was carried out on the Towers of Doom Battleground where we will be going through all the talent tiers to see what viable choices we have for our manly crusader :D
From my point of view Johanna still is a very strong Tank and should be part of your lineup.

The Build Used :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Monday, January 4, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Sonya Build Guide - Wrath Skin (HotS Quick Match)

The Barbarian Warrior (Bruiser) Sonya how has her own Build Guide in Heroes of the Storm Gameplay. In this HotS Quick Match we will go through every tier and see what viable choices we have in terms of talents. I used the Wrath skin with the pink tint and the Nexus Charger mount with the purple tint

The Build Used :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Ranked Gameplay) - Down to the Wire! - HotS Team League (Dragon Shire)

Heroes of the Storm Ranked Gameplay in Team League on Dragon Shire Battleground. 
This is the second episode of this new series so you will have to excuse my lack of commentary experience but I am working on it so it will get better in time



Team Compositions :
Blue :
Johanna / Raynor / Kael'thas / Uther / Sonya

Red :
Diablo / Thrall / Tyrande / Jaina / E.T.C.