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Questions tagged [heroes-of-the-storm]

Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena game created by Blizzard Entertainment.

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What differentiates HotS sub-roles?

I'm looking at the current Mega Hero Bundles that Blizzard has for the HotS 2.0 release, and I'm seeing a lot of Roles that I'm not familiar with. HotS is the only MOBA I play, and even then I don'...
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What does the chat message “rp” mean at the end of a round?

After a round of Heroes of the Storm, two players typed "rp" in chat instead of the customary "gg". One player was speaking in Spanish at the start of the round, so I assume it's just the local ...
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Which heroes can escape The Butcher's Ruthless Onslaught?

I have found resources that suggest heroes to counter The Butcher (e.g. https://www.heroescounters.com/hero/thebutcher), but not a list of heroes that can escape Ruthless Onslaught specifically and ...
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How to find the title of the HOTS music while searching?

When looking for a game in Heroes of the Storm, during the wait time, various music are playing, not totally related to heroes of the storm. I've tried to look for them and to listen to them ...
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What is the maximum base experience obtainable in a single game?

The amount of experience to hit the maximum level in-game (30) is 241,801 exp. However, the experience counter doesn't stop there. I have gone as far as about 400,000 in-game experience, and I'm ...
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Unable to launch the game client

I used to play on a Windows-7 I can't launch the game after the Whitemane patch. When I launch the game using the Blizzard Client, there is a messagebox that says "Downloading game data" (or ...
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Pros and Cons of Pushing lane?

As a player coming from LoL, where stalling a lane was a good thing so you could soak up gold and XP especially with some stacking heroes (Veigar Nasus...or Naseboo Butcher here), there were 2 main ...
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Do mounts affect your hitbox?

Do mounts affect your hitbox? Say I have a hero who uses the Cyber Ram series of mounts, instead of something more conspicuous, like a cloud or the magic carpet. Is my hitbox affected by how large ...
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Which first-tier talent for Chromie offers the biggest damage boost?

For the very first talent you can pick between 4 choices. I was wondering what is the difference between Compounding Aether, Deep Breathing, and Timewalker's Pursuit in terms of damage. Is it better ...
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Does voting at match end do anything for the voted?

I've been away from Heroes of the Storm for a while and now see that there is MVP and voting at the end of a match. Does it ever do anything for people who get voted for, other than make them feel ...
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What is experience soaking?

I read this blog post about playing Abathur yesterday evening and it talks about 'experience soaking'. Most Abathur players will not utilize their body very well and just sit somewhere safe, but ...
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Is switching region considered smurfing?

I am a player in Madagascar and I play on Blizzard's EU servers with an average ping of 250ms to 300ms, a ping that I am used to when I used to play Dota2 on Lux servers. I accidentally logged in in ...
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How to know when a one-on-one is in your advantage in Heroes of the Storm?

Sometimes I end up solo in a lane with some character, and there is another one facing me from the other team... Sometimes, this situation may come in any point on the map. However, I don't have the ...
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Differences between “stasis” and “stopped”?

So, in Heroes of the Storm, there are those two effects who look the same to a certain extent, like when you're put into stasis or into stopped, your hero can't do anything and can't be attacked. ...
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How to write to common chat in Heroes of the storm?

Is it possible to write to the common chat during Heroes of the storm game? 'Enter' gives me allies chat only, 'Cmd+Enter', 'Alt+Enter' (on Mac) don't help either.
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Does lane choice matter?

In other MOBAs I play (mostly DOTA) lane choice can make or break certain heroes. And specific hero combos and soloing with the right hero are important for the overall game. Some heroes do better in ...
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Which heroes get model upgrades at level 10?

In HOTS, there are a lot of variant skins for all the heroes, but most of them are static throughout the battle. However Dehaka regrows his arm at level 10, and Varian gains a shield, second sword, ...
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How to draft effectively? [closed]

How to draft effectively? What are the main concerns when drafting, what is a good algorithm when picking/banning a hero?
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What happens when forced into the enemy Hall of Storms in HotS?

In Heroes of the Storm, if you try to walk into the enemy Hall of Storms, you get booted away. What happens if an enemy tries to bring you in via forced movement like Dehaka's Drag or Stitch's Gorge? ...
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What are the hidden subgroups in roles in Heroes of the Storm?

I thought that Quick Match would try to match you against another team with a similar composition. For example, if one team gets [1 support + 1 warrior + 3 assassins] the other team would also get ...
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How do you see MVP records?

How do you see the MVP of your past matches?
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How do I determine my highest obtained rank for the current season in Heroes of the Storm?

Heroes of the Storm has two ranked play modes: Hero League and Team League. Depending on how well you do in a season you earn rewards. Presently, players are competing for 2017 Ranked Season 1 Rewards....
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How do you earn Gold in Heroes of the Storm?

How can I earn gold in Heroes of the Storm? Say if I wanted to buy Tyrael, is it possible without spending a penny?
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Does giving points to people at the end of a match have any effect?

I notice that at the end of a "Heroes of the Storm" match, 5 players are picked. The MVP of the game, and 4 others that had major contributions to the game. There is a little up-arrow icon under each ...
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How is XP calculated for a hero's level after a match?

After any match is played in Heroes of the Storm, you receive experience for the hero you just played which allows you gain levels (see Here) How is the amount of XP you gain after each match ...
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Are daily quests in Heroes of the Storm the same for everyone?

Are the new Daily quests in Heroes of the Storm the same for all players? Assuming that there 3 empty places for quests, will all players get the same 3 quests for 3 days?
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How long does the AFK detection timer take to kick in?

Most AFK players will receive a message stating that if they do not participate in the next 45 seconds, they will be kicked for being AFK. However, how long does it take before that message appears?
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How can I tell what the hundreds/thousands digits are in a players level?

Since Heroes of the Storm 2.0 dropped, player levels are now determined by their character levels. However, it only uses a two digit number for display with the colors and borders changing instead of ...
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Can allied pings from specific players be prevented?

At the very first indication of flaming or other very negative chat coming from an ally, I tend to use the mute option. However, muted players don't seem to be throttled c.q. downright muted as far as ...
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How do I block a player in Heroes of the Storm?

How do I block communication from a toxic player in Heroes of the Storm? I found a "blocked players" list under Options → Social, but I don't see any way to add new players to the list.
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Can I turn off swearing for my kids?

My young kids have expressed interest in playing Heroes of the Storm, but I'm a little concerned about the swearing in the game. The ESRB description contains swearing that I'd like to limit at their ...
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Is there a way to make old replays viewable?

I've been browsing through my old replays and noticed some of them were not available for watching because they used an old version of the client. A quick search took me to this page (and this ...
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If I reroll a hero-specific loot chest, will the reroll still include the hero related loot?

From patch note : Hero Level Progression Rewards Hero progression rewards have also received significant changes, and can be earned at the following milestones: Hero level 5: Hero Portrait Hero ...
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Genji's opening greeting

With the version 2.0 release and arrival of Genji, what is Genji's greeting (translated to English) in the opening video sequence after app launch?
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Apply a default loadout for all heroes

With Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update, you can apply a loadout with skins, mounts, sprays and voicelines for specific heroes. You can even save multiple loadouts! The issue I am having is that I can't ...
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How to utilize the golds before HOTS 2.0? [closed]

It seems they have made a lot of changes in HOTS 2.0, especially the currency system. So in the last month of HOTS 1.0, how can I utilize my golds? Is it better to buy heroes/master skin I like ...
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Does vulnerable stack and if so how?

Can a hero have multiple instances of vulnerable, each increasing damage done to that hero by 25%? I assumed you were either vulnerable or not vulnerable, based on how it is currently displayed. But ...
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What character is depicted in the Heroes of the Storm Mage Wars Brawl portrait?

Who is the character portrayed in the portrait awarded for participating in three Mage Wars brawls in Heroes of the Storm?
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Penalty for leaving Hero League draft

What is a penalty for leaving a Hero League draft? Sometimes it happened to me that while one team had really poor hero draft, one player left and the game never started (no loading screen) and I got ...
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How can I prevent my hero from auto-attacking?

When I'm playing a hero with cloak like Nova, it takes a few seconds of not engaging in combat before I can cloak again. During this time, I frequently find my hero happily shooting up any minions or ...
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Does Gall break Cho's stealth?

If Cho is put into stealth by either Tyrande's ult or Medivh's level 20 talent, does Gall casting an ability break the stealth?
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How to make the most of having an Abathur on your team?

There is a question on how to play Abathur correctly, which is surely warranted given his unique mechanics. However, my question is more about how to be a good team mate for an Abathur player. In ...
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How to walk while using Azmodan's “All Shall Burn”ability?

How to walk while using Azmodan's All Shall Burn ability? I see people do it. But when I channel and start to walk the ability stops, if I walk and then channel I stop.
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Red lightning bolt icon over player icon

In my HotS party, a player had a red lightning bolt icon over their player icon in the upper-right corner while we were waiting for a game. I know that a lightning bolt means connectivity issues in ...
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Can I lose rank for inactivity?

On 16th June (or so) the preseason ends and the game will rewards players for their rank in Hero/Team League. I've recently acquired rank 1 and I don't want to play until rewards are handed out so I ...
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What is MEM in Heroes of the Storm statistics?

In Ctrl-Alt-F there's a few settings that appear. I am specifically looking for what MEM means. Here's a picture:
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What are the exact requirements to get MVP?

I've just returned to playing Heroes of the Storm since I left it during Alpha/Beta, when I noticed that they have an MVP feature now. This image was taking with a phone camera with very little time ...
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Canceling Butcher's Ruthless Onslaught

Suppose Butcher uses Ruthless Onslaught and is chasing a Hero. Is there a way for Butcher to manually cancel the action before reaching the Hero? I thought I saw a teammate, playing Butcher, cancel ...
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Do you get credit for the Nexus Challenge quests if you add somebody on your team as a friend during draft?

If you're playing draft (e.g. Hero League) do you get credit toward the Nexus Challenge quests (play 15/30 games with a friend) if you and one of your teammates add each other as friends during the ...
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What happens when Lili casts cloud serpent on a cloaked Zeratul?

What happens when Lili casts cloud serpent on a cloaked Zeratul? Can enemies see the cloud serpent while Zeratul is cloaked? Does the cloud serpent still attack while Zeratul is cloaked?