After almost quitting the game, ive noticed the reasons why the game is NOT popular, WHY sometimes is really unfun and why other repetitive games (Aiming at League here) are more popular. (Atleast, in my opinion)
Ive just played a match with mephisto in braxis, against a zeratul, chromie AND medivh.
First problem here: Unfun, unbalanced AND not interactive content.
Nothing better than seeing zeratul cast void prison on u and be able to do NOTHING because it has no cast time and its a 95% secured kill/99% chance to escape if he wasted his E already.
Chromie R (Loop) and im giving a decent solution on this one: If the target hero runs far away (X Distance) of the position that the ult was originally targeted, it should cancel (It could refund some of the CD and the mana if its cancelled this way) because there are some heroes that are not able to do ANYTHING to counter it.
As mephisto, i had little to 0 fun, one single ability ruins basically everything for him (Was all the time in the back, low deaths because of good positioning but every ult except one were all kills) and not to talk about the level 18 (chromie) talent that makes it double loop, its not fun, its not interactive and its something that ruins the fun.
Now medivh, his ley line ult, SAME PROBLEM no cast time, wave is relatively fast AND he can move it with his lv20 talent, which makes boss/Camps captures a 99% chance for him to take it, basically work ur ass for a boss/Camp to let a medivh take it by free (And yeah, u can stand out of the area and then come in just to make him change the direction of the ult and still take the camp)
Second problem: Objectives, some of them.
Nothing like using my E forward to clean the zerg wave in braxis at level 20 to get bursted by the zergs for over 1500 dmg in LITERALLY 1.5 seconds.
Tell me blizzard, how is THAT anything close to be fun or not even fun, but counterable? ITS NOT.
And dont come saying: “Dont go into the zergs with 1500hp” i didnt, i took the well and i used E in to do my combo, and they killed me just before going back, it would be nice to see my face of “This is why hots is not popular” and not the one of “Oh, thats my error”
Or… well, garden of terror which shouldnt have been reworked because it was a decent map, but this is already known by u guys.
U saw the down votes and ignored it and kept going…
Third problem: Dumb stuff.
Kaelthas uses pyroblast on 100% health liming
Its SUPER EFFECTIVE!
Li ming has died
Boss uses root that requires complete concentration and a decent reflexes (because it takes 1 second to hit and roots for 4 years and 2 months)
Boss uses Big smORC smash
An ally has died
I UNDERSTAND that there are counters to stuff but seeing tracer, lunara and liming die full health to a kaelthas pyro is completely DUMB aswell as not paying attention 0.1second while defending a boss and dying because the root takes 3 hours.
Camps that do that are not fun, do u think its fun fighting the samurai guy in hanamura? Im sure NOBODY likes to fight that guy because its insanely strong, then why doesnt people complain to dying to a root that not only hits u like a truck but its usually followed by a smash that will probably kill u if the enemy team has some follow to it?
Start listening to the community for once, its never too late to start doing good things to the game, asking the community what they want instead of doing random things that doesnt work and WONT work, giving some love to forgotten heroes and not just toning down the ones that are seen every single match.
I would love to say “Holy F blizzard is doing an insane job in hots keep it up!” but i CANT.
What do we have to do for you guys to actually take in count some ideas to improve the game? Is there ANY WAY for it to happen?
Lets just put an example here:
Lets say someone DCs in a game because bad internet, that person doesnt want to leave the game and wants to keep playing, but that person remembers the horrible reconnect system of hots, that person still clicks the reconnect button and find that theres a new and good reconnect system, i can certainly say that person that DCd 1-2 times in a game because he couldnt afford a better one WANTS to play more.
The same happens with matchmaking (U tried to solve it, thats something that has to be recognized, but it didnt work, keep trying maybe?) and the ban system.
Anyways, this is too long, i know some people will not be with me with some of these points, specially the ultimates ones but i just wanted to say what (For me) ruins the fun in matches.