Energy Generation

Energy Generation

Not every character in Heroes of the Storm relies on mana to fuel their abilities. While it is by far the most common expendable resource in the game, and able to be recovered by regen orbs as well as time, there are several heroes that operate very differently from...
Post-Match Statistics

Post-Match Statistics

Much is made of individual statistics presented by Heroes of the Storm after a match. As someone who genuinely enjoys the analysis and interpretation of data, I’ve noticed some glaring oversights when it comes to how many players think the data represents the...
Stop Taking Camps

Stop Taking Camps

Heroes of the Storm is a game that not only rewards personal skill but also sound tactical thinking; knowing when or how to push a particular objective, when to use the limited healing items, and so forth make a large impact on the overall ebb and flow of a match. The...
Flinging Fire

Flinging Fire

Of the mages available to play in Heroes of the Storm, Kael’thas the blood elf is among the most popular, showing up in almost 75% of professional and amateur matches. Though he has very few hit points, his capacity to control the arena and dish out sustained...
Skill Plateaus

Skill Plateaus

It has been said that when men compete, only three results really matter for bragging rights – who won first, who won the most, and who won the final game. The 1998 movie Rounders talks about winning and losing in poker thusly: “Few players recall big pots they...
Ranking Systems

Ranking Systems

In many competitive online games, players are matched up according to presumed skill and familiarity; it’s generally no fun for either side to have a team composed of semi-professional gamers vie against opponents who have just started to try online play for the...