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Heroes of the Storm tech alpha walkthrough

The tech alpha must be close to starting, as we've seen talk of emails being received, and now a new video has appeared on the Heroes of the Storm YouTube channel. The video shows Senior Community Manager Kevin "Cloaken" Johnson running the would-be player through the various elements of the game. While a lot of what we're seeing is replicated in the article created by Vaeflare, but there is some new information.

For starters, we can see the Try Me mode in action. It looks great, as buying a hero without ever getting to give it a go is not something you want to do, and waiting for your hero to appear in the free rotation could be really tiresome. Another interesting thing to note is the real-money cost of some items. While they say it may well change, there's a $7.49 or 5,500 gold price tag on Diablo, which seems alright for a hero, although more expensive than a lower-end League of Legends hero bought for RP. However, $14.99 seems a bit pricey for a Tassadar skin. There's also huge differences in the gold costs of the heroes, varying from 2,000 to 10,000 gold. Again, they do clarify that these prices may change.

We also see the talents tab, the leveling systems, and more explanation of the tints, quests, and much more! We can't wait for the Tech Alpha to get started.

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Heroes of the Storm enters technical alpha

A post on the official site has passed on the exciting news that so many of us have been waiting for: Heroes of the Storm has entered technical alpha. What exactly does this mean? Well, it's a very small-scale initial testing phase, basically, as the game is still in its early stages. It's a chance for the developers to try out their systems and settings on a variety of different platforms and connections, on players with terrible computers that just scrape by the operating requirements.

How do you get in?
Contrary to popular belief, surrounding yourself with lit candles and shouting "Tech Alpha" into the mirror three times will not grant Alpha access, but it may amuse your family members. No, the only way into the Nexus is through an official email invitation from Blizzard Entertainment.
Instead you'll want to head over to your Battle.net and ensure that your beta profile page is up to date, and that you're opted in to Heroes of the Storm testing. Do remember that this is the only way to get access right now, and that you should be extremely wary of any email or other communication that suggests you may be able to get access through other means.

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