For those unfamiliar, Heroes of the Storm
belongs to the genre that's been referred to as MOBA -- Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. Valve calls its Dota 2
an ARTS, an Action Real Time Strategy, but since they're the only game that uses ARTS, let's stick with MOBA. I don't have much history with this genre of games and for good reason: I'm not a very competitive person. When I try to be competitive, I turn into a raging maniac and I'm not fan of being that guy
. Unfortunately for me, MOBAs are an extremely competitive genre. I played two rounds in League of Legends
a couple years back and decided to never touch it again. Heroes of the Storm
's technical alpha has pulled me in due to its co-op mode, allowing you to play with a team of human players against a team of AI players. Having a strong co-op mode available might make me rage less when I take my chances at PVP.
I'm curious how many of you have tried a MOBA before, whether it be League of Legends
, Dota 2
, the original Defense of the Ancients
mode in Warcraft III
, or something else in the genre. Are you a MOBA veteran? Never touched one? Touched one but didn't like it? Whichever camp you fall in, are you going to try Heroes of the Storm
when you get the chance?
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