Problems with adding a non-Blizzard Hero

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Awhile ago I looked at a topic that talked about adding MGS' Raiden to HOTS.
You can read the topic here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/heroes/topic/20754816206
Of course I thought this was kind of silly, but then it got me thinking.

What problems would Blizzard face by adding a non-Blizzard or guest heroes?

I personally would prefer to keep HOTS Blizzard Only, but here are some challenges of adding guest heroes.

1. Their art style might conflict
One of the challenges of making HOTS is keeping the art style consistent with all heroes and franchises. Witch I feel the team did a great job on.

2. The hero can be removed due to legal issues
If Konami decides to be salty say bye bye to Raiden and your gems.

3. Might open up room for more guest heroes
I'm OK with just one guest hero, but I am not OK with them taking up half the roster. Plus once you add Raiden, people will start asking for Snake, Mantis and so on.

4. It can slow down development of other heroes or features
Making a single new hero takes quite some time. Therefore id rather the team spends their time improving the game or adding long awaited heroes.

5. Some people would only join the game for the hero, not the game
"I want Raiden, please give me Raiden, what the hell is a lost viking? " - new guy only joining for Raiden (only to find him costing 15,000 gold)

6. Opens up room for outside meddling
If they add someone like Raiden, there is a possibility Konami would be the one calling the shots, not Blizzard. They can ask to make him stronger, rework his skills, or even change other heroes to accommodate him.

These are some I can think of for now. Most of them are "maybes", but I feel they should still be considered.
Let me know if you can think of any others or disagree.

Thank you for reading
Bastion is Fulgore from Killer Instinct.

Chen is Chin Gentsai from King of Fighters.

Genji is Jago from KI.

Dehaka is Riptor from KI.

Cho'Gall is Goro from MK.

Diablo is Eyedol from KI.

Stukov is Bison.

Kharazim is Avatar the little cartoon kid.
09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Bastion is Fulgore from Killer Instinct.


Bastion is not in the game.

09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Chen is Chin Gentsai from King of Fighters.


Chen is a panda and you can see his eyes.

09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Genji is Jago from KI.


Looks more like Hanzo to me and besides Genji is mostly cyborg compared to Jago.

09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Dehaka is Riptor from KI.


Besides being both "dinosaurs" I fail to see the connection.

09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Cho'Gall is Goro from MK.


Goro has 4 arms and 1 head. Cho'Gall has 2 arms and 2 heads.

09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Diablo is Eyedol from KI.


Eyedol has 2 heads and a mace. If anything this is who I would compared to Cho'Gall.

09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Stukov is Bison.


Stukov has an infested arm.

09/30/2018 11:39 PMPosted by Ai
Kharazim is Avatar the little cartoon kid.


Last time I checked Kharazim can't move the ground with his mind.
Hmm, Konami you say?

Blizz, what the hell! These new heroes are all incredibly OP!
Why the hell Belmont one-shots Leoric?!
Pyramid Head is already nearly unkillable, but you also made him immovable? Garrosh loses a quarter of HP trying to throw him. Pls nerf.
And I don't even want to start on the next level of stupid that is Solid Snake. Why in the world does he gain true invisibility while hiding in a box in the middle of a lane?!
10/01/2018 06:09 AMPosted by Nightmus
Hmm, Konami you say?

Blizz, what the hell! These new heroes are all incredibly OP!
Why the hell Belmont one-shots Leoric?!
Pyramid Head is already nearly unkillable, but you also made him immovable? Garrosh loses a quarter of HP trying to throw him. Pls nerf.
And I don't even want to start on the next level of stupid that is Solid Snake. Why in the world does he gain true invisibility while hiding in a box in the middle of a lane?!

What about Big Boss!? D:<
10/01/2018 06:48 AMPosted by Froi
10/01/2018 06:09 AMPosted by Nightmus
Hmm, Konami you say?

Blizz, what the hell! These new heroes are all incredibly OP!
Why the hell Belmont one-shots Leoric?!
Pyramid Head is already nearly unkillable, but you also made him immovable? Garrosh loses a quarter of HP trying to throw him. Pls nerf.
And I don't even want to start on the next level of stupid that is Solid Snake. Why in the world does he gain true invisibility while hiding in a box in the middle of a lane?!

What about Big Boss!? D:<

Still not announced, that's what! According to recent hints the reveal might be scheduled for Blizzcon, but maybe it'll just be another OW hero again.

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