“Garrosh, always in your face, wanting you to hurt him, begging his healer to look elsewhere, ramping up damage until his dying breath.”
It’s been the year of Blizzard for me. First Hearthstone and now, improbably, Heroes of the Storm. Both games have been revelatory for me; bringing me rushing back into the brilliant PC gaming fold and opening my eyes to amazing game design.
Most of the posts I put on this blog are videos. I try and show a prototype I’ve made or tutorial I’ve completed. I wanted this post to be a little different. I wanted to design something on paper to show that I can be inspired by something and use that thing as a loose brief to create something which extends a game or changes it in some way.
My target was simple: to design a new hero for Heroes of the Storm inspired by the game most under-represented in Blizzard’s Nexus; Hearthstone!
Warrior has never been my class in Hearthstone, but I was fascinated by the Enrage mechanic and that could be applied to a MOBA character.