Aus/NZ General Discussion

May 23 ANZ HGC Season 3 Qualifiers It’s time to launch into Season 3 for the ANZ HGC. There is $20,000 AUD prize pool and the winner will advance to the Western Clash. Dates for the ANZ Season 3 Qualifiers are: Gamestah Series Qualifiers: 30 May to 22 June ANZ Heroes Qualifier: 24 June [Link TBD] The top two teams from both qualifiers will compete in the ANZ Finals on 1 July. Qualifier sign-ups are open above, so begin filling out your team right now! More information on the Gamestah qualifier can be found here.Takralus0 May 23
Mar 14, 2014 Welcome! Please Read Welcome to the Aus/NZ General Discussion forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss all aspects of Heroes of the Storm with your fellow Australian and New Zealand players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct and guidelines before posting. Code of Conduct: Posting Guidelines: Important Reminders: Search The search function at the top of the community site is extremely effective and robust. Before you create a new forum topic, please be use it to search for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer for which you are looking. Making a new thread on an existing subject can result in your thread being deleted or, if you continue to re-post the same content, the loss of your forum privileges for spamming. Rating The forum rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, demote unhelpful comments, and even report posts that violate the forum Code of Conduct. By hovering over a post you'll be presented with several options, including a "thumbs up" (Like) and a "thumbs down" (Dislike) icon. Clicking the "thumbs up" icon will rate the post up. If enough people like a post, it will gain a Highly Rated status and appear at the top of related search results. Highly Rated posts will also have a highlighted background. Clicking the "thumbs down" icon will expand a drop-down menu which will include "Dislike," "Trolling, "Spam" and "Report" options. "Dislike" will rate the post down. If enough people dislike a post, it will be darkened, and with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden completely. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of a violation. Please note that you can only rate each post once. Use your power wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community.Vaeflare2 Mar 14, 2014
Aug 26 ANZ Streamers & Content Creators We’re looking for talent from the ANZ region! Are you an avid Heroes streamer or video creator from Australia or New Zealand? Looking to grow your community or just raise awareness about what you do? Then this thread is the place to share your details! Post links to your channel in this thread, along with a few reasons why people should drop by to check it out. Think about including some of the following details in your post: Type of content (Streamer/Pre-recorded content) If you’re a streamer, what are your usual play times? Level of experience (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced) Preferred Heroes A bit about yourselfTakralus24 Aug 26
Apr 23 ANZ Heroes, Battle tags Hey All, I know there was a few of us ANZ people who where lucky enough to get an invite. Drop your battle tag in here and we can organise an ANZ game hopefully. Narull#6634 is me if anyone wants to add me. _______________________________________________ Twitter: @Narull | ANZ Diablo III MVP - Keep track of all Official Blizzard posts. There not spelling mistakes, Im speaking 'Ye Olde English'Narull265 Apr 23
Apr 17 Weekly Sale Items for April 18 – 25, 2017 A new Weekly Sale will begin on Tuesday, April 18, offering real-money discounts on several items! Check out our upcoming sale items below: Weekly Sale Items for Apr 18 – 25, 2017 Lunara — Sale Price: $4.10 AUD Sentinel Lunara Skin — Sale Price: $3.90 AUD Cyb’arak Anub’arak Skin — Sale Price: $5.17 AUD The following changes will also take place in the Heroes of the Storm in-game shop alongside next week’s sale: Bundles Removed 2017 Heroes of the Dorm Bundle Pirate Queen Cassia BundleSpyrian84 Apr 17
20h Well known bot 'Crow' still going For season after season Crow is still allowed to freely bot. Thanks Blizz.Grumpdogg15 20h
20h Hero League AFK-ing / Trolling - Xplicit So I just had a rated game where our Medivh (player name Xplicit) AFKed all game. No reason given . No response to messages. Possibly a bot. Third game I've seen him do this tonight. I am sure he's getting x 4 player reports for AFK every game. Others tell me they've seen him doing it for weeks. I am here just to confirm nothing is being done by blizz about this all reports are just ignored / report system is non actioned ? Has anyone else quit the game because of unaddressed trolling ? Pissed WAMO <Wamo5 20h
2d Cant handle 250 ping Hey all, I was playing with 2 friends and we were all set to AUS however it put us into US server base games 3 times in a row with the wait only being around 3 mins. I am not playing any game with a 250 ping don't care what it is and I am a patient man and can watch videos while I wait - is there any way to prevent connecting to a region you don't want it to? If not there should be :)SmiteBringer15 2d
4d Team League FIX Could you take Team league down for a few weeks? Say you're working on it, then bring it back up with a bit of a promotion. The burst of players should keep queue times down for a while.Earlgrey7 4d
4d Hero League Que wait times Hi guys, its 4:20 pm AEST, i have been in waiting for a game for a hero league since 3:45 pm, first Que went for 14 mins, then game started but someone left so had to re-que. 2nd Que went for 13 mins and some left again. I'm wondering when to play Hero league, and what are the best times to hop on. Cause this is Ridiculous.Twisted1 4d
4d Queue times are actually ridiculous. So I understand that Australia might not have a huge player pool, but this is ridiculous. Something has to be wrong with your matchmaking when it can't find 8 other people over the span of an hour to play a game with. I'd even understand a 15-20 minute wait time, where it would give time for people playing to come out of a game, re-queue, and then get matched with the people at the front of the queue ( i.e us at this point.). But an hour is enough time for that to happen multiple times over and we still haven't found a game. Literally the only feasible explanation from you guys at this point is that there are currently only 7 other Australians playing right now. Anything else is a problem with your system that should be fixed.Tremendous1 4d
6d Stop putting me onto a Brazil Server Honestly, I am getting sick and tired of this game queuing me onto Brazil, I do not enjoy struggling to play this game with 750+ms Not only do you screw over my enjoyment you screw over 4 other players. So sick of thisOrd4ined5 6d
Sep 13 New Female only team looking for members Team "victorious Secret" is an all female team , looking for members to make up the 5. Rank is not an issue as it will be a newly formed team, wanting to grow and build together and have fun, please hit up mzhyde#1909 for more info, looking for all roles atm.PROX11 Sep 13
Sep 11 Team League match making is broken It's just not possible for us to find a team league match. Currently I'm in a 2 man at 3590s wait time, and this is unfortunately the norm not the exception. We've tried about 5 times in the last 48 hours to get a TL happening. It doesn't matter if we 2, 3, or 5 man, we just cant seem to find a team league match. This happened last season as well. If we got lucky, we'd find a match after 10-15 minutes wait during peak time. We put this down to the fact that we had others unranked with us. We thought with the new season that finding a match would be easier. Nope.LimpCrayon2 Sep 11
Sep 4 Cancel / Ready / Cancel / Ready / Cancel / Ready... I am sooo sick of having to hit cancel and then ready every friggin' 100 seconds when versing AI. It is not fun, it's not right in any way shape or form. What idiot thought this would be a good idea? Right now, at my time, I have to hit cancel / ready about 6 times to get a game. I SHOULD be able to just leave and go do something while the match maker finds a group. But NO..... I. MUST. SIT. THERE. FOR. 20. MINUTES. AND. HIT. CANCEL/READY. EVERY. 100. FRIGGIN'. SECONDS. I want an OPTION to turn that crap off. Seriously... I just give up and not play at all. It's a joke. I'm so frustrated with this.Cujo1 Sep 4
Sep 3 LF Casters for Tournaments! - APPLY HERE As the Title says, I'm looking for confident casters for future tournaments. If you think you have what it takes and want to have a go, then sign up below. There are many different types of roles in casting such as: Play by play, Color or Personality casting. I'm looking for multiple types of casters. Not just ones that suit my style but also ones that can fill in for others if they are unavailable. I want to have a wide range of people. Types of caster roles: Play by Play is generally the caster that talks quick and calls the team fights as they happen and answers questions posed by the color caster. Color caster is the analytical one who provides insight and continues the convocation. Example after the play by play caster calls the fight the color caster would then analyses what happened in that fight that really stood out for example "that brightwing ultimate completely changed the outcome of that fight" "this persons positioning was spot on allowing them to do this and that" Personality caster is just purely an entertainer. Keep in mind people can fit more than one category. Please fill in the application below and I'll set up a time to do some trial runs. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Requirements: Good Clear Microphone Knowledge about the game/meta/players/other scenes - This is not a requirement day one but must be willing to learn. Application: Please copy this and fill it in below. Name/BattleTag: Experience in casting (if any): Experience with Heroes of the Storm: Can you stream: Availability: What casting role do you see yourself as: Describe your role: Extra Questions: Just so I can see how you think. Please don't just copy other peoples answers.. There is no wrong answer unless you legitimately try to make it wrong. Why do you want to cast: If you were to bring me in as a brand new caster, What ground rules/guide lines would you lay out for me: (example - Who/When would it be appropriate for someone to talk over the other) How much do you know about the Meta/Competitive scene: Are the any questions you want to ask me:HappyRage24 Sep 3
Aug 27 really only worth playing on the weekend Consistently during the day playing on US west getting good matches. consistently playing at night on AUS and getting terrible matches.ZyZiferous2 Aug 27
Aug 24 Ranked play in ANZ "We have had feedback that hero league has been better with solo queue HL" Yes but you sacrificed lower pop regions to do it. My ranked experience previously: Hero league: 2-5min queues into Australian server games Team league: 5-10min queues into Australian server games My ranked experience currently: Hero league: 10-20min queues, 50:50 whether it is Australian server or 200+ ping on an American server Team league: 5-15min queues, 50:50 chance to be on an American server with an instant loss. Team league duo queue: null data set. Have waited up to 70minutes on numerous occassions, have not seen it pop yet...MissBoJangle31 Aug 24
Aug 23 Left Aus Server and Went from Gold to Diamond! I had been playing on the Aus server for around 2 months and was fed up with the general lack of skill and lack of adequate player base that the server offered. People in AUS were the most toxic of people I had ever encountered. Frequently I would play with the same people over and over again. Some were known feeders and some would purposely throw if they ever came across some one they didn't like. I was permanently stuck in gold while playing on this server because I would play with all range of ranks such as grand masters to bronze because there just isn't the right amount of people... As soon as I went back to Western USA servers (I'm actually Canadian) I noticed the difference in team work and skill in every game I played. Even with ping sometimes over 200 I climbed incredibly fast. This was in part due to playing with people of my same rank so each game was a fair match. Also, the Americans were far more skilled than your average Aussie. Australian hero league feels like quick match 2.0 whereas US actually had some cohesion and thought out drafts! I urge any one playing on AUS servers to move over to the American servers... Get off the toxic nonsense that is AUS.NobleGunner10 Aug 23
Aug 22 LF2M TL Gold - Platinum Prefer Party of 3 LF more to start a casual Team. Experienced Alpha player and beta player with a newer member. Prefer somewhere between Gold 2 and Platinum 1 Experience. LF Flexi players. Jake#6772Jake3 Aug 22
Aug 21 Heroes Untapped 2.0 - VODCAST for ANZ Region Hey Guys! I have fired up the VODCAST again for Heroes Untapped! 2.0. First episode is already up on Youtube if you wanted to give it a listen / watch. Heroes Untapped is an ANZ based vodcast which talks Heroes of the Storm focusing on the Minor region of Australia and New Zealand. In this first relaunch episode the panel discusses the state of Heroes of the Storms, The Season 4 HGC results so far and New Hero Garrosh along with many other interesting topics. Panel: Disconcur / / Host, HGC Caster & streamer DS_Morton / / Dark Sided HOTS manager BlankHOTS / / HOTS Streamer GLPhoenix / / HGC Caster & Analyst You can watch the show live on Thursday nights 8pm AEST. YouTube Link: Twitter (if you wanted to retweet it for me) Aug 21
Aug 20 LF - TL players Enjoying Hots, but hero league is getting frustrating. Looking for a community or people to play TL with, that sweet sweet fun TL climb. Let me know :) - Also must not be bad ;).Crumpet5 Aug 20
Aug 20 Looking to join a team to push ranks in TL Add me Itsshaneo#1845ItsShaneo0 Aug 20
Aug 12 Looking for an Australian team Hey there, I've have been playing this game for quite some time now (1-2 years) and wanted to be apart of the competitive side of things. I main Tyrael, Lucio, The Butcher & Li Ming. Add me and we can talk about it more explicitly. Divine#11965Ignattius0 Aug 12
Aug 8 New To The Game I am experienced though and have put a lot of money towards this game (just shows my interest) I really enjoy this game. I am diamond on League of Legends I am also like 2900 or something in Overwatch which isn't that great but yeah I ain't terrible at games and my MMR on Dota 2 is 4000 which is okay. I play all the time and just looking for people that love to quick match or ranked or just play the game in general. I have discord but you don't have to have it just please add me. GZA#1426 I mainly play support or specialist but can play any role. Edit Reason: I am that guy who really enjoys each hero, their lore and just everything in general. I really like the voice overs and I am just a bit weird in general haha. Also, my internet is great 250mbps downloads and 150mbps uploads so i should never lag or have any problems.GZA1 Aug 8
Aug 5 Competitive team looking for 2 flex players. Competitive team looking for two flex players ( one must be able to tank). Be able to scrim a few days per week to prepare for the tournament coming up. Message me: touchme#11294TouchMe1 Aug 5
Aug 5 Team Crimson Recruiting Team Crimson, previously NoWorries, have signed up with an organisation known as Crimson Esports. We are currently recruiting a Ranged assassin or Flex player to join our roster. We are looking for someone who can make our weekly scrims and team practice. Requirements are 3 nights a week as well as having a dedicated and hungry attitude towards being a competitive player. Some other requirements will be a Heroes of the storm rank of D1+ and regular playing hours. Previous competitive experience not required but preferred. The current roster consists of: Captain: Ultivian#1266 Laika#6676 Jezmez#1988 Moondruid#1287 Crimson are currently looking to solidify themselves further as a top team here in the ANZ region. For more information about the organisation work or a trial position feel free to contact Strider#1724 or Ultivian#1266.Ultivian3 Aug 5
Aug 2 Lost Cavern Can the map lost cavern not force random heroes? Thankslambdon1 Aug 2
Aug 2 Looking for team Former GM flex looking for team. Crazometer#6510 :) I main valla, butcher, probius, liliCrazometer0 Aug 2
Jul 25 TL QUEUES AUSSIE SERVER TIME WUT?!?! Please change it back to how it was before you changed it to this MONSTROSITY!!! I miss being able to queue with my friends :( :( :(EllaBellaz4 Jul 25
Jul 23 Grab your MechanoSpider for free! Everyone had been wondering how to get the MechanoSpider, well Blizzard are giving it away for free as part of the launch event! Just head over to and build your team from your facebook friends then claim your free mount! Edit: At time of posting the site is getting hammered hard as there was over 50,000 people watching the live stream when announced. Give it time and keep trying (or try later) and it will work. ________________________________________________ Twitter: @Narull | ANZ Diablo III MVP and player of all Blizzard games There not spelling mistakes, Im speaking 'Ye Olde English'Narull53 Jul 23
Jul 15 Would you guys/blizz be willing to support this? A HOTS 24 hr stream fundraiser for a school program?! Even though I'm in Canada, I'd need support from Other countries/time zones to get through the wee hours! I'm a 29 year old teacher from Canada. I run an extra-curricular drama program providing over 100 students annually in grades 6-9 a chance to be a part of a large scale theatrical production. Shows to date have been: 2017: Lion King 2016: Seussical 2015: Beaty & the Beast. The catch is not only do I have to spend hundreds of hours directing and working with the students, but it's up to me to fundraise the revenue as well. IT might be a chance to get the community to come together for a good cause. It's basically up to me to bring in an extra $10,000.00. I don't expect to get it all in one stream, but a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand would make a huge dent. Skill wise I'm average. Plat 3 HL, Diamond 3 in TL.whitey630 Jul 15
Jul 12 FLEX/RANGED looking for a competitive team Hello, I am looking for a competitive team. I played 4000 games (with europe and american server) My rank is plat (but i can play at any rank lvl, if given the chance) I have a great knowledge of the game, and i am watching HGC matches every week. I could do any role, but RANGED ASSASIN prefered. my battletag is Souze#2496Souze0 Jul 12
Jul 7 #NexusCalling competition isn't available to Australia So why is it Israel, Peru and Uruguay can enter in this competition but Australians can't? Do you just hate us Blizzard because it seems like that considering you haven't region locked our servers, you just raised the prices of heroes and skins and now this. For anyone wondering what I'm talking about, here's the link to the #NexusCalling competitions Jul 7
Jul 2 Whats the the long que times literally 90% of games if I can get in under 5 minutes its a surprise, 10 minute wait times for a ranked is not uncommon. Is this game unpopular in SEA/Ocean region? because on dota2 I can get a game in about 10 seconds.Bakess21 Jul 2
Jul 2 Lag Hey, I'm constantly getting 120ms + ping wise which is unplayable as far as I'm concerned. Ping in all other games is fine. Playing on Americas region, but i assumed i'd be matched via aus servers? Is this normal? What can i do to fix it?Swiftspice3 Jul 2
Jun 29 Team League match making is frustrating Myself and my friends are silver and gold ranked in Team League and we like to trio queue for as it receives the fastest queue times. However we have been matched consistently with Diamond & Master 5 man teams which compared to our skill level is frustrating to verse. Is this meant to happen or is the amount of people playing Team League so minimal. If so Hero League should incorporate a duo queue system because I personally prefer playing this game with someone rather than on my own.Kobrin1 Jun 29
Jun 28 The new Sun's out Guns out is AU/NZ not allowed? After reading the countries allowed to enter the prizes I saw ours not in it so I wanted to know does this mean we also can't enter to win the lootboxes as well? if so this isn't a event for us it seems then sadly.Malthael2 Jun 28
Jun 23 Why are we left out of the comp who else hates the fact that we cant enter the comp for the loot chestMultimancer6 Jun 23
Jun 21 Hero League placement Is it normal that I won 9 times and got silver 3?Korazon1 Jun 21
Jun 19 Malthael's Bargain: Alex Horley Print Giveaway Just a clarification, after checking the qualified entrants, it doesn't seems as though anyone from the Oceanic region can win this rather spiffing looking looking print. Am i correct in this conclusion? Also if I am, may I ask why? Thank you Kindly.GrandadyPurp1 Jun 19
Jun 19 Hour long queue times? every time i queue im in queue for an hour or two then i just give up on it and play something else, anybody know why i cant find a game?Spankengine1 Jun 19
Jun 18 Australia TL Queue times. Hey guys, TL Queues on Australia Servers are pretty bad right now, and by pretty bad i mean its on average 15 minutes to find a game during prime time regardless of stack size. So far I've only found 4 maybe 5 people who have completed their Team league placements. The new Team League changes really don't seem to be working for AUS servers. I'd personally prefer the old system back, at least just for AUS if possible.Phobic0 Jun 18
Jun 18 Pretty good TL queues now. Nothing says fun quite like the TL matchmaking change in the last patch. It better produce more diamonds and up, otherwise the five or six current master TL groups might as well just play customs. Jun 18
Jun 13 Chogall thread. I love chogall. I strictly play him in QM on voice comms with my buddy (HL I don't think I'd be able to, it would be a mess). He is just a blast to play. And no, I have played the counters in QM. Greymane a, tychus', Leoric, raynor and so on. But honestly a smart chogall knows when to get out. The only one I really fear out of all of em is leoric. I for one think that the level 16 on cho with the unstoppable healing q is one of the biggest power spikes in the game. He can just sit there and run in circles while I poke with gall. I also find galls bombs away quest to be ridiculous. I usually let cho hold the trait, and by 16 my bombs are still hitting for 800+. This thread really is just to remind people that chogall is not an instant loss. I've had numerous people say "chogall gg" and it's sad. People just don't know how to work with him.SparkyGang1 Jun 13
Jun 13 Malthael's Bargain. Looking for team mate. Looking for someone to do the Malthael's bargain event with. (play 15 games with a friend as Diablo Champions). Hit me up if you're keenTrollCityBro0 Jun 13
Jun 10 Dedicated Team League I am looking for players to create a team with that are able to practice 3-4 times a week (times will be discussed) and earn and grow with each other. I myself play flex and can fill any role but if I were to main a role then I would support. To be considered for the team I would prefer that you have a average-advanced understanding of current heroes and great awareness and mechanical ability. If you wish to join then you must also be comfortable playing/or already at a minimum of platinum skill level. I would like to see this a permanent team that can push the boundaries and are open to advice and analyzing. If you are interested my battletag is Scintillate#1255 Or alternatively you can contact me through Discord at Vanguarded#9143Scintillate0 Jun 10
Jun 5 Looking for duo/team Looking for a duo partner or a team of gold+ Main Ranged assassin off support Willing to learn and try and better my self with others ;) WachMash#1709 Add meWachMash0 Jun 5
Jun 3 Position for the mini map Can we get a option to swap the position for the hero portrait and mini-map please.Rorschach1 Jun 3
Jun 2 automatic chat notifications on/off option it would be great to have an option to either turn on or off the acn. Sometimes it's blocking the view, especially when players spam vvvvv or stuffs like that. tySyrena0 Jun 2