Before the rise of popular MOBA games like League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, DotA 2, and other games in the genre; there was Warcraft III. Though Blizzard didn?t originally start the trend but they were the ones who paved the way for their creation. Thanks to Warcraft III?s map editor, the original Defense of the Ancients mod was born.
The Rise of Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games
According to Gamasutra, the first DotA map was created by mapmaker under the alias of Eul, you know? as in ?Eul?s Scepter of Divinity?, which allows you to cast Cyclone. So, after that guy, Steve Feak (Guinsoo) followed the development of the mod and later Icefrog, and so on.
Well, the next step is pretty obvious, they have to create a separate game based from the mod. Thus, the creation of the popular MOBA games that we have today. Blizzard was left out and they have to do something about it. The result ? Heroes of the Storm. Now that we?re done visiting DotA?s glorious history, let?s talk about Blizzard?s new game.
Blizzard?s take on the MOBA genre, Heroes of the Storm, has finally began its closed beta. So for those who are excited to play your favorite Blizzard characters, you would not dare to miss this out. Heroes of the Storm is an online team brawler game that allows players to pick characters from any Blizzard universes such as Starrcraft, World of Warcraft, and Diablo. You can play Jim Raynor, Illidan, Tyreal and any familiar characters from these games.
Heroes of the Storm Is Now On Closed Beta
To get you pumped up for the game?s closed beta, Blizzard released a video to give you tips and other things that you need to know about the game. Check this out!
According to Blizzard, Heroes of the Storm has been on alpha test since March last year. So, they had much time for improvements before they launch the game?s closed beta. From the looks of it, the game indeed shows promise. But the question is, will it top other established games in the genre? That is something we do not know for now.
As for me, It seems pretty late for Heroes of the Storm to be jumping in to the MOBA gameplay with almost the same features as the previous games. We?ve got Smite and Overwatch coming in and I?m not sure Heroes of the Storm will be welcomed as much.
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