Heroes of the Storm has unique gameplay mechanics and design that rival the likes of League of Legends and Dota 2 , but changes at Blizzard have affected the development to a point where some believe the future of the promising competitor may be in question. Heroes of the Storm became what it is today through a mod of Starcraft II. The demonstration in innovation was massively popular and spawned an expansion in the dev team. Before long, Heroes of the Storm became a fully-fledged Blizzard title. Subsequently, HOTS used the experimentation with existing intellectual property to lay a foundation for a new community to form.
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One of the hottest topics in the community is easily matchmaking, the process of teaming up players in a game, and how it affects the player experience. Even team compositions can ruin a game experience. Blizzard has recently made a plethora of changes addressing that fact. For example, the developer recently increased the maximum queue time before relaxing matchmaking rules. Dabiri says the most successful change may be taking into account the experience of players in addition to other metrics like their skill rating. Matchmaking is server side, allowing the development team to make tweaks without pushing a client patch. So Blizzard has opted for rebuilding the system from the ground up.
Blizzards Efforts to Fix Heroes of the Storm Matchmaking
If you're in a pre-made team in the queue, HotS matchmaking tries to match you with a team of a similar size. If you're queuing solo, you have a pretty good chance of being put onto a team with a 3 or 4 man party, and you'll be playing against a similar composition. Active topics Unanswered topics. You must login or register to post new entries. Of those, Loss Forgiveness is the first in line for development, while Performance Based Matchmaking will follow shortly after.
Jump to navigation. The changes break down into a few broad categories. According to Blizzard, they wanted to make the early game feel more meaningful, and so they implemented the following changes:. Towers, forts, and keeps no longer use ammo. This game feature has been entirely removed.