Aus/NZ General Discussion

May 23, 2017 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, 2017
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
Nov 29 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 yourselfTakralus25 Nov 29
Apr 23, 2017 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, 2017
Apr 17, 2017 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, 2017
Jun 16 LF freinds LF friends in australia moving to melbourne soon #derpykiwi add me for some team league?derpykiwi0 Jun 16
Jun 14 Can you promote this game in ANZ region It shouldn't be that hard to promote this game via sponsored post on social media and on similar platforms. maybe pay some money to anz lol streamers and convert them to this game so their followers might be interested in this game, i don't know, you guys suppose to be this big company, you guys paying millions of dollars budget to overwatch stuff, i belive hots rquies little love. Player population on oceanic server is terrible. when i was back in EU, it would take me few min max to find a game at 4am, on this server we wait like 30 40 min queue.Atlantic4 Jun 14
Jun 14 BLIZZARD! please read - oceanic TL Oceanic - Playing with mates, aka TL - impossible, completely ruined since the change to ranked play. I think I can vouge for all oceanic players that making que times even longer is not de way. PLEASE revert ranked play back to how it was and the same way dota / lol / overwatch all are..... 1 ranked ladder that you can que with a mate or 2 and get paired with the equivalent. Who plays games by themselves these days??? most oceanic players just play quick play because they want to play with friends and cant play ranked because of a literally infinit que times that doesnt pop.Bluey3 Jun 14
Jun 6 What time is good for playing ranked? 15+ min queues are wonderful.Excerion6 Jun 6
Jun 6 How to solve the TL and HL divide Its pretty hard to get a TL game in ANZ, however its not so bad when playing HL. One option to consider would be allowing people to join HL with a buddy? Or, merging the two formats but putting in place some strict rules. This would do a couple of things: 1) Speed up ranked que times 2) Allow flexibilty so you can play with friends or solo (maybe introduce them to ranked play...) 3) Continue to avoid the situation of queuing solo into organise teams that will crush you as solo players Given the relatively small player base in ANZ this would be an ideal server to test this idea on for a session? The simple fact is the ANZ server is really awesome but we are splitting the ranked players accross two formats...….merging TL and HL would add to frustrations as any organised team will crush the opposition, however pairing as a duo is a good compromise IMO......OR Worst case scenario merge TL and HL, but have tight rules around the combinations that can be paired togeather and against each other to avoid stomps. Possible combinations for matchmaking: 5 = 4+1 = 3+2 3+2 = 3+1+1 = 2+2+1 2+2+1 = 2+1+1+1 = 1+1+1+1+1 Just an idea!Gibs0 Jun 6
Jun 6 So what hope is there for team league in ANZ? Almost impossible to even find a match. No one wants to search for 30 minutes to find a match. Quick match can only be fun for so long before the inane drafts get frustrating. I'd ask optimistically if there was anyway to bring attention or for blizzard but i understand you cant just get a bunch of players to play it. Does anyone get matches rather easily because of your rank, amount of players you have or just by the time of the day? Not trying to rant i just feel that being unable to play with a group competitively disappointing.RonRon4 Jun 6
Jun 6 Solution for low population regions. So I'm from ANZ and the biggest problem I have with the game is that I can only play with my friends in Quickmatch. TL and Unranked don't exist here and HL is solo que only. For a long time I wanted blizz to bring duo que back but another idea that occurs to me is why not make QM solo que only? Everyone would be happy right? If you wanna just have QM fun game with no pressure and its just you.. you que QM.. if your playing with friends you play in TL. I don't even get why qm is group que anyway when I think about it.. unranked would be exactly the same but it actually has draft and would be so much more fun for groups and since qm is solo que people who just wanna play on their own wouldn't feel pressured to draft..Nicklah4 Jun 6
Jun 6 Just remove access to play Hots on Sydney Server Because the population is so small. All this server does is make more games with skill disparity. There is a very small window of time where there is game matches of similar skill. Which is normally peak time in the weekend. The only other times to get games of even similar skill is on the US servers. People have already switched from frustration and the sydney server becomes more disparative with time. Just remove the server and improve overall game qualityZyZiferous1 Jun 6
Jun 4 Explicit Behaviour Hi, just a question about the reporting system. I am not going to call anyone out but just wondering how many reports does it take to actually get something done? There are known trolls in our region that are frequently discussed in ANZ chat and are avoided if possible because these individuals ruin the experience for both teams playing, especially hero league games. I couldn't care less if someone plays poorly or has a bad game, I do this myself more often then I'd like but when people intentionally feed or throw a game simply for the fun of it game after game questions have to be asked on the reporting system. The hgc has been fantastic so far and hopefully our little region grows because of the exposure we are getting. I would just hate to see new players leave because of a frequent griefer trolling a game. Thanks for hopefully a quick response.Aggressive6 Jun 4
Jun 2 LFG casual peeps Hi! I am looking for some peeps to group up with and play (mainly QM or occasional brawls). Most of the friends I used to play with don't really play anymore so looking for some people who are competitive but mostly there to have fun. I'm not an expert and don't expect you to be and happy to help any new players along the way. :) If interested, add me: firewolf7789#1647firewolf77890 Jun 2
May 31 Blizz Fix Plz: ANZ LAG Spikes Almost Every Night! (I have also posted this in tech support) Over the last week or two, my friends, random QM and HL players have all noticed these random significant lag spikes when i notice it as well (ANZ - Sydney Servers). I normally play between 7pm and 11.30pm (AEST) and have noticed the spikes between 7.30 and 9.30ish give or take I have been playing since beta and this is something new. It is not my ISP either as everyone i have asked have specified different ISP, it is everyone in game cops the lag just randomly, its like someone flicks a switch and it is goes from 6 ping to 300 ping making the rest of the game almost unplayable unless it fixes itself. Queue up again and it feels like random luck if it will be fine or start lagging again. My latest case of the lag was tonight 7.40-7.50pm tonight in a HL game. Hope this helps your investigation Cheers NerfNerfmytotems3 May 31
May 28 LFM - Evening QM Hey guys, I would never consider myself a forum guy but I'm giving this a go. My Wife and I play Quick Match 2-3 nights a week for about 3hrs. We're in AEST and are looking for people that are in a similar situation. We're not hardcore players but both ~650 total level. We just want to form a group with people around our experience who aren't too rage heavy but still thoroughly enjoy a good win. Discord is our preferred comms :) If you're interested shoot me a message or reply below, I'll come back over the next few days to see if anyone is keen. Talikars#1503Talikars3 May 28
May 22 July 9th Changes Hello all, I'm just curious of what implications increased queue time for better quality matches will have on the ANZ region, I'm getting placed with golds when I'm in 15 minute queues on average. What will this change affect for ANZ seeing as our player base is so low? From what it sounds like in the end of season notes is that, I will have to wait upwards of 30 mins just to be matched with players of my rank. Not to mention ANZ grandmasters that wait 17mins for silvers and bronze players. ThanksDaTurtle0 May 22
May 19 Site=Brazil hi Blizzard, Why am i connected to Brazil every first game i Q up. is my IP made in brazil? I am not using any masked services. this has been going on since the patch this week. happening in ranked game which is not great please fix it. rather irritating to play with 400-1k MS and a constant 1 sec delay.uccjyy1 May 19
May 13 High ping hey guys, im having a high ping of 300 any solution?mamt881 May 13
May 10 When will this game have a pause function? Sometime when u got internet problem and take a long long reconnect.So can't we get a pause function?ANTMAN0 May 10
May 8 Ban xplicit I'm almost dead sure I'm not the first to be asking for this ban, but this player "xplicit" is a renown thrower. He either pushes all game with Sylvanas ignoring all objectives or he plays Nova and AFK's all game. I don't know if he's win-trading or if he has an Intellectual disability but it has to stop. Not to mention I'm Master and he's gold.SdbX3 May 8
May 5 HL que times 2000 sec HL que, yet no pop... my region is set to Australia, will changing it to best match speed up my que time?Lacocaina0 May 5
Apr 30 Who's your favourite pubstomber My boy Ragnaros can turn a game in my favor a vast majority of the timeRonRon4 Apr 30
Apr 27 Currency in blizzard shop Hi all. I am not sure that i am in a right topic. My problem is that when i am buying different things i can't select currency. I am from Ukraine but all my purchases in RUB. And worst of this that i can't change it. I even don't know exchange rate of rub to uah. I even don t ask u to create uah in your shops( in steam it exist more then a year). But give me possibility to select at least usd cuz i know it's exchange rate and that is more comfortable for Ukrainians then rub. Ty for attentionLogos0 Apr 27
Apr 27 AI might help with ping (Theory/Question) I wonder if you get a group of all of us australians and then go to AI,we are all in Australia it is just the server itself is in a America,so there for we should not have very high ping (Exceding 200+) it is just a Question like a myth busting,just want to know if it works.Also if you connected to Asia then your ping probably would not be this high regularly.imthehellhou1 Apr 27
Apr 27 Constant QM games filled with DCers from start? What is with the current state of Quickmatch, I'd say as high as eight out of ten games there is someone who queues for a game and is disconnected from the loading screen to never return. They have no intention of playing, is it intentional griefing, I literally don't understand the motivation behind why people are doing this? Im aware Quickmatch is already a waste of time, but this is pointless going into games with a 50/50 chance of win or loss based on which team gets the person who queues up to disconnect.JethroJenkin2 Apr 27
Apr 27 Deckard Cain unplayable in quickmatch I bought my Deckard. Almost each game in quickmatch one or two players do not collect potions. If the potions do not interfere directly, so with 10% hp they will run around the potion and then let Genji, Chromie or another assassin kill them. I like this support, but I'm very frustrated as others die, even if I do what I can.matesan1 Apr 27
Apr 12 Sick of getting bad team mates I'm a Diamond 3 league player and have almost 6k solo MMR on Dota 2. If you're good, add me: b0b#6304b0b14 Apr 12
Apr 11 Queing NA and playing AU :/ Hi, occasionnaly when up late night i used to Q NA from EU First game i had infact placed me in AU (250/300 ping), making everything unmanageable - used to be 100/150max dunno really, just reporting its too weird and un-legitimate a game to play for teammates and myself, its breaking human reaction time in delay :/>sweep0 Apr 11
Apr 9 Can we request a player be banned; on the forums? Hi All, Can we request a player be banned here? i have logged it a number of times as he clearly goes AFK and moves enough to not get booted, but otherwise just waits the game out, more often that not, he is not even talking. Now I don't understand why someone would play like this, but he does and his match history shows it as well, without a single win, in maybe 30 games, then one win, then another 20+ games without a win etc. He seems to enjoy the pre-game chatter where he winds the team up, then he goes AFK and blizzard seem unable (or unwilling) to ban him. So can we mention names here? would it help? He is ruining the game experience! it's no fun to win when he is on the other team, and it sure doesn't help when he is on your team.Whitelight8 Apr 9
Apr 1 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.PROX16 Apr 1
Apr 1 Fenix Ferf it's coming onSchyzo0 Apr 1
Mar 21 Singaore Server Hey Peeps, Anyone experiencing higher than usual ping to the Singapore servers? I'm used to getting 50/60 ping usually but now I'm getting 200 + Anyone else having this issue? fyi, ping to aussie servers all good. Cheers!MAXPOWER1 Mar 21
Mar 17 Server and Player base Hey guys, since I'm new to heroes i only have tried several times playing QM and Brawl. I live in Indonesia, and the list of server that are playable for me is Singapore (about 30-100ms) and Australia (about 150-200ms), but out of all the games I play the ping seems very random, in one game i reach about 900ms in Singapore server and other reach 300-600ms in Australia server, from all the games i tried overall i have better experience playing on Aus server, but both server have queue time about 7-10 minutes for me. So the question is, is the Playerbase in both server are that low, and can someone explain why eventhough Singapore server is closer and have better ping in menu, but in game, it is can reach number that high? on a side note, each time i open the game the first game is always have 300 ping or more, but after that first game the next game ping go quite stable on 150-250ms, anyone have that same kind problem?Aisharp1 Mar 17
Mar 15 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 :)SmiteBringer23 Mar 15
Feb 19 Why does this subforum exist? I'm not against Australia and New Zealand having their own subforum within HotS community. It's just that I would like to know, out of pure curiosity, why Blizzard decided to do that. I mean; I'm from Spain and I'm sharing the same forum with people from North America to Russia. And it's perfectly fine but I don't know why specifically people from Oceanía have got their own subforum. As I said before, it's just curiosity ^^LivingHate2 Feb 19
Feb 13 Server lag I party with my friends from peru and from NA, and they experience so much lag because they were put on an Australian server, is there any way to fix this? There was one game neither of us had lag, but I forgot to check what server we were on. sometimes lag was insane we just had to disband the party, constant dc and overall bad experience, what is causing this?Sakura0 Feb 13
Feb 9 200 ping while playing 200+ ping while playing Hero League . Please Blz, if you can not match AU/NZ players for me, tell me then. There is NOTHING to play if i am with 200+ ping. I lost more than 3 games with that. In WOW, it's ok but players need smoothly internet in Hots thank you.Voria2 Feb 9
Feb 9 23 (M) LF Friends HeyGuys FAT94 here I am a master player looking for some friends. I play heroes of the storm about 25hrs a day and I really enjoy this game I am just looking for like minded players. Please no Cranky Pants Please no Weebs I know I am cute but please refrain from sending creepy DM's I am straight Edge but I will not judge "Only God Can Judge Me That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don't see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life." Tupac Shakur Bnet FAT94#1157FAT947 Feb 9
Feb 8 Random legendary chest? i just got a legendary chest out of nowhere,i got the robotic abathur skin in it, and i dont know why i got a legendary chest, because on wiki says its only by twitch prime, and i dont have itKonradu1 Feb 8
Jan 29 Reason for why no Oceanic Server on PTR? Its a shame that we don't get one for HoTs making it not worth testing out new Heros/Changes.Malthael2 Jan 29
Jan 24 HGC qualifier stream? Is there a stream for the HGC qualifiers? Keen to watch teams/players on the rise to knock off the sweaty globe hoarder azure and his chroniesPBandJ2 Jan 24
Jan 23 4 & 1/2 Hour Team League Que Blizzard PLS FIX!!! We are from the oceania region and even though there is a lower amount of players when comparing it to NA and EU there are still people playing within AU/NZ. I did a trio que today for team league and we average around the elo of gold but it took 4+ hours when searching and we didn't even find a game. Like a said before i know there is a really low playerbase within this region but surely there are players on the game searching for team league. Image: Blizzard Please try and solve this issue and make it more bearable when it comes to search times. Whether its raising the elo range of finding a game or incentivising the rewards more.POTATOSLAYER0 Jan 23
Jan 22 HGC qualifiers stream Is there a stream for the HGC qualifiers? Keen to watch teams/players on the rise to knock off the sweaty globe hoarder azure and his chroniesPBandJ0 Jan 22
Jan 17 quick suggestion #FREECONEWIZARDCONEW1ZARD0 Jan 17
Jan 14 I would rather not play, than play on US servers. This has been an issue for so long, that i would rather not play your game than have this happen again. Yes my settings are correct, this is an ongoing issue for AUS players for some time now, which is easy to see going back over the forums. I'm sure others players (like my friends who also left the match we were just in) would be happy to wait over being put in a game with over 200 MS. Out of principal, we now just leave those matches. I enjoy your game but it's just not worth playing with that latency. hopefully this EVENTUALLY gets fixed.dynastking1 Jan 14
Jan 13 Team League Hello im looking for Team League Australian/ new zealand only due to ping add me on game btag is CrazyRussian#11356 first question no im not russian,secound yes i am crazy i mostly play sonya, varian, azmodan, hammer, sly and naz are the ones im really good at cheersCrazyRussian1 Jan 13