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Heroes of the Storm Invitation extended to Malaysia

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Malaysian receives invitation to play Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard approval testing Heroes of the Storm Alpha
You are required to login first Blizzard account then click the "Download Now"

Barely remember when was the day applying to play Heroes of the Storm. It should have been 6 to 7 months waiting.  Downloading it the next day received this e-mail from Blizzard. Firstly, you would need Blizzard account in order to queue up for alpha testing Heroes of the Storm.

It not really a huge file merely 2GB or more occupying your hard disk space. The best part is one could play the game instantly even though the game was not fully downloaded. Although it under alpha testing period, there are sizable of heroes to try out.

"Play" option pop out although the game is not fully downloaded

If you ever receive an invitation from Blizzard to try out Heroes of the Storm, it better to do it now because they are finding more players to test the game of any major bugs they have been spreading the message through social media. I am from Southeast Asia country and there is a dedicated server for it. It something like "America & Southeast Asia" server. Do not choose the "Asia" as I have tried it and it not a better option though. With that server, your gaming experience with Heroes of the Storm improved tremendously.

Choosing "Asia" option is tempting but every time there were many times of lost connection when clashes happened in-game. It even worst when clashes of 5 heroes one totally lag all the way. You would not know which enemy heroes attacked you or you would not know how you died run out of HP.

As you can see above image, you are 2 clicks away to play with other players. There are many modes but the most significant are "Versus" and "Cooperation". "Versus" is an optional mode to fight with other players, whereas, "Cooperation" 5 players against Artificial Intelligent (A.I).  You could invite your friends to the battle.

Golds will be collected when one completing daily quests, level up and finish a match. It important to raise level to 12 as it will unlocking few heroes to play. As you can see image above, I am level 3 currently. Besides, golds is utilized to buy new favorite heroes although there were heroes rotation every week.

It is not cheap to unlock new heroes. A winning match in Versus mode contributing 30 golds to your gold vault  If you buy let say the panda "Chen" unlocking needs 10,000 golds you are required to play many rounds of matches, quests completion and level up. Alternatively, you could spend real money to unlock them too.

If you ask me about how addictive the game, I would say it is pretty good indeed. There are plenty of heroes to try. So far, I have tried less than 10 characters. One of my favorite would be Sanya or the guitar guys.

Unlike Dota 2 or HoN or League of Legends, this game is completely designed differ from other MOBA. There were no items to boost character attributes. One of the most obvious and distinctive will be the duration of each game was shorten to 20 minutes or lesser. One will easily wipe out enemy base in less than 20 minutes. 

 Moreover, Heroes of the Storm focusing on uniquely themed maps. you will be surprised there are 5 attractive maps to be played. Each maps are unique. For example, Haunted mines, Cursed Hollow, Dragon Shire, Blackheart's Bay and Garden of Terror.

Notably, in order to win the game entirely dependent teamwork to finish the map's requirement. As for Dragon Shire map, one requires to unleash the dragon by controlling two towers simultaneously enemy will always try to fight you preventing you to control the tower. Furthermore, in Garden of Terror map, one is required to collect seeds as much as possible to awaken giant plant to crush enemy bases. As for other maps, it is better for you find it out.