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Reddit is full of interesting topics these days and here's a summary of rising threads!

Grubby's Stutter Step Guide for Beginners

Grubby has published a detailed stutter-stepping guide for beginners on YouTube.

Heroes of the Storm WTF Moments #54

Heroes of the Storm Highlights have published a new episode of WTF moments, you can view it here.

Can't Play Cho'gall in Unranked Draft With 3+ Players

There's currently a bug that doesn't allow players to play Cho'gall. BlizzTravis responded that a fix is underway.

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Thanks for bringing this up. The larger team sizes make this a little tricky, but I've got some ideas on how we can solve it.

Just wanted to let you know that we've got it on our radar!

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Soft MMR Reset Not in Ful Place after Placement Matches

The MMR reset that's brought with Season 1 roll isn't according to some players the true reflection of your skill.

Medivh and Voice Comm

Medivh is a perfect Hero when the team is communicating. He's the prime example why the game needs a voice comm as soon as possible. Even though the developer team stated they are working on the feature, they weren't able to give an ETA which is bad, since it should be a priority.

Hero Match Leagues - Win vs Loss

Matches in Ranked are of twofold nature. Your team either gets utterly dominated or you defeat the enemy team without issues. There is nothing in-between. Players are giving up, AFKing frustrated when being dominated. Are you experiencing the same issues?

Here's a similar thread, entitled Why does it seem like I never play any close games? The issue is as above, some players are claiming the problem is only in lower MMR brackets, because at higher ranks, players are aware that a full enemy team wipe can turn the game in their favor.

Splendour (mYinsanity) Talks About Proposed Health Sustain Changes

Splendour uploaded a video where he's talking about changes to Health Sustain proposed by Blizzard.

Koszul the First European Grand Master

Koszul is the first Grand Master to enter the Leaderboards in less than  48 hours after Season 1 start with his Nazeebo. It only took 23 games.

Wiz, the First Master Player in KR

Wiz has reached Master as the first player in Korea. Less than 48 hours from Season 1 roll he's currently Grand Master on two servers! He went 21-9 (5-5 in Placement Matches & 16-4 after).

Heroes of the Storm Competitive Future

Does Heroes of the Storm have a bright competitive future? Don't forget to get your voice heard!

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For me the mmr issue is solved, Now I play with ppl that atleast know the basics of the game, toxicity is no longer a big problem, and as some ppl mentioned the AFK and giving up only happens in low mmr. I ended up in diamond 4 after placement and I'm in diamond 1 now with 74% win rate, and many games we were able to bring back a game that no one would believe we could've won.

So overall my frustration of mmr hell is solved (I lost 15 ranks in preseason! can you imagine...) But I agree that my placement, and I'm sure many others too, is not the exact place I belong to and is not my skill range.

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8 hours ago, mnime said:

For me the mmr issue is solved, Now I play with ppl that atleast know the basics of the game, toxicity is no longer a big problem, and as some ppl mentioned the AFK and giving up only happens in low mmr. I ended up in diamond 4 after placement and I'm in diamond 1 now with 74% win rate, and many games we were able to bring back a game that no one would believe we could've won.

So overall my frustration of mmr hell is solved (I lost 15 ranks in preseason! can you imagine...) But I agree that my placement, and I'm sure many others too, is not the exact place I belong to and is not my skill range.

I feel like that is often the case in any game with placement matches. It gives you a rough estimate which you then refine through regular play, since your playstyle and skill level can vary from day to day. You might play amazingly one day and terribly the next. 

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