Other mobas are looking really appealing right now

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Disabling maps...to shift the "meta".

Not just ranked, no. But quick match too. A place where virtually no one cares about the meta.

Say it with me. Disabling. Maps. In. Quick. Match. For. A. Stupid. Meta.

In quick match.

The whole idea is bad. Really bad. Steaming hot garbage bad. Molten garbage, even. But the quick match part is just icing on the "screw you players" cake Blizzard just baked up.

As much as the mere idea makes me want to hurl I'm actually starting to try out the other mobas on the market for the first time. And I'm a major Hots fanboy so this actually saddens me even having to consider trying out other mobas.

But I feel like at this point, between the constant events that bring a maelstrom of throwers and feeders that completely ruin quick match combined with these "amazing ideas" of disabling a ton of maps, I feel like I have no choice but to start giving up hots and moving elsewhere because they're just doing their damned best to ruin one of my favorite Blizzard games.

I want to keep enjoying this game, I really, really do. But Blizzard is doing their damned best to drive away a already struggling player base.
I mean, if your problem is less maps in a rotation...you're gonna have a really bad time in other MOBAs.

They have the one. The same one you've seen over and over with a few unique ones for 3v3 and ARAM.

Otherwise, it's the one.
Im bored with current maps too, but let's not pretend that the other mobas have a bigger selection lol.
All other mobas have 1 map, if you hate having the same map over and over again you are not going to like other mobas at all.
That isn't the point though. We play HOTS for it's selection, and many of us enjoy all of the maps to varying degrees.

Losing a map you love for part of a season feels bad.
Other mobas have item variety and skill point distribution (Lol having a lot of cookiecutter builds though compared to Dota), hots doesn't - so stop using the "they only have 1 map argument", because their 1 map have a multitude of stuff which Hots doesn't.
05/13/2017 05:42 AMPosted by Amaru
That isn't the point though


When the thread is titled "OTHER MOBAS ARE LOOKING REALLY APPEALING RIGHT NOW" it really is.
I wholeheartedly agree that Map rotation sucks, but your "other Mobas look really appealing" claim undermines your entire argument since most other mobas have a fraction of the map diversity HoTS offers even after the forced map rotation. Did you even think your post through?
05/13/2017 05:42 AMPosted by Amaru
That isn't the point though. We play HOTS for it's selection, and many of us enjoy all of the maps to varying degrees.

Losing a map you love for part of a season feels bad.


Buddy it's okay to like more than one game. If you're bored with hots go play something else until you feel like coming back.

It's a game, not a wife.
05/13/2017 05:48 AMPosted by Primevil
I wholeheartedly agree that Map rotation sucks, but your "other Mobas look really appealing" claim undermines your entire argument since most other mobas have a fraction of the map diversity HoTS offers even after the forced map rotation. Did you even think your post through?

well, to certain degree, not really
that single map usually offers more within itself than all the hots maps combined
05/13/2017 05:52 AMPosted by TheBlackS
05/13/2017 05:48 AMPosted by Primevil
I wholeheartedly agree that Map rotation sucks, but your "other Mobas look really appealing" claim undermines your entire argument since most other mobas have a fraction of the map diversity HoTS offers even after the forced map rotation. Did you even think your post through?

well, to certain degree, not really
that single map usually offers more within itself than all the hots maps combined


Can you prove how one map from the other MOBA is better than all of the HOTS maps combine?
Disabling maps, can anyone think of anything more stupid to a game?

"How can we make this game more appealing?"
"Oh, I know! Let's take a huge part of it out without replacement!"
"Wow, that's an awesome idea!"
- Blizzard
I see a lot of hate to the OP here because he says other mobas look appealing, as he starts talking about the lack of map diversity. I said this in the forum before, and I will say it again. Hots is designed around multiple maps, as each map is scripted. You can't have a limited map pool in Hots because each map plays similarly every time because the game dictates what you do next. As a result, Heroes needs a multitude of maps to stay interesting.

Mobas like Dota 2 don't have that restriction because the game isn't scripted. There aren't special make it or break it events that appear randomly, the entire pacing is controlled by the players, making each game have its own stories and strategies. This is why Dota can get away with having 1 map.

05/13/2017 06:18 AMPosted by Solaris
05/13/2017 05:52 AMPosted by TheBlackS
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well, to certain degree, not really
that single map usually offers more within itself than all the hots maps combined


Can you prove how one map from the other MOBA is better than all of the HOTS maps combine?


This is it. Its not better because of what it offers, its better because of what it doesn't. The more freedom you give your players to control the game, the less boring it becomes. The only timed event that happens in Dota is A) jungle respawn times and B) Creeps getting better stats over time, all of which progress over the duration of the match. What the players do is entirely up to them. That's why its "better" than all of the HotS maps.

I'm not saying Hots is bad because of this. The multitude of maps makes the game unique and interesting. I'm just saying you can't compare it with single map mobas because they are fundamentally designed differently. Even though most mobas have 1 map, it would be detrimental to Hots simply by design, and not because we are spoiled brats.
Other mobas dont even have maps

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