I think Blizzard-Activision-Microsoft, whatever company that is in charge of HoTS right now, has a huge opportunity to make the Blizzard world MOBA into a top competitive game. I don’t think they are gonna let this game as it is right now to let it be their best try to compete with League of Legends. I mean, they are Blizzard.
They need to make a huge announcement about a complete rework of HoTS, even his name. They need to catch every potential new player in function of Blizzard games, and there’s where the main change has to be. They have to hook them from the name, and not trying to make a “Nexus” stuff anymore, like those heroes Orphea and another one. The whole interface as well, colors, textures, everything has to be related with Blizzard games, the players coming in don’t need to see anything new besides the games they already know, because that is gonna make them feel like in home.
As interface need changes, the in-game needs them as well, there are a lot of very interesting maps, with very fun mechanics, and very straight forward, not hard to understand and play around them. But, they are not blizzard-games related. They need to replace the theme around those maps (Garden terror, shrines, etc.) into either WoW, Diablo, Overwatch related maps. There are some, but we need everyone to be like that, because players feel involved. Can you imagine instead of the dragon knight map, it’s about Hellfire Ramparts and once you control both towers (just like in Wow, those pvp areas), you can control the Fel Reaver? Can you guys imagine how many people would die of hype if they watch any announcement like that? WoW or Diablo have infinite content to put into Blizzard MOBA game that you would never run out of updates. You can’t let this game die and leave no track.
How is this game gonna end up in the trash can? You can play as Varian, Garrosh, Diablo, Jim Raynor, man we’re talking about REALLY iconic videogame characters. If we think about it, how many games have huge videogame characters which are globaly known by any player around the world? Not much, to be honest. This game can’t end up like this. This game is huge.