Blizzard has confirmed that their once-popular MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, won’t be receiving any new content material – however that hasn’t stopped HoTS gamers from attempting to reserve it.
Whereas on paper Heroes of the Storm seemed like the proper strategy to mix all of Blizzard’s sprawling digital universes collectively, the sport didn’t fairly set up itself as one of many world’s greatest MOBAs, paling towards the likes of League of Legends or Dota 2 and shortly falling into obscurity.
Because the wait between updates grew exponentially, many have been fast to imagine that the devs have been trying shut the HoTS e book for good – they usually have been proper. Asserting of their July 8 weblog that “there aren’t any plans for brand spanking new for-purchase content material to be added,” the sport’s lifecycle if formally at an finish.
Whereas followers have been fast to lament Blizzard’s announcement, the plus is that the servers will stay energetic and that bug fixes will likely be carried out to make sure gamers can at all times dive again in. To sate the starvation for brand spanking new content material, one participant has advised that the devs rerun outdated occasions, bringing them out of retirement to maintain the sport alive.
“Since we’re not getting something new, might we get recycled brawls and occasion quests (just like the toys one) please?” they ask. “I watched lots of the epic outdated brawls HoTS had and I’d love play it for the primary time… They have already got the codes (I believe), so it wouldn’t be so exhausting for them to place it in rotation for us.”
Since we’re not getting something new, might we get recycled bawls and occasion quests (just like the toys one) please? from heroesofthestorm
“Reusing earlier occasions is a good suggestion,” reads one responds.” It’s nostalgic for the outdated gamers and it’ll really feel like new content material for the brand new gamers.”
One other urges Blizzard to resurrect the “‘Haunted Mines’ map” as “it’s not in rotation, however it’s obtainable in customized video games.”
Because the curtains shut on Heroes of the Storm and the tempest is tempered, it’s the top of an period for lots of gamers. Hopefully Blizzard do resolve to reintroduce outdated content material to breath some recent (but acquainted) air into their MOBA, however solely time will inform.