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Whether you are a new player to the game or a veteran trying to learn a new hero, you will often gain a lot of knowledge about a Hero's playstyle and builds through guides.

Various websites, youtube channels and many more provide Heroes of the Storm guides and builds, but some are just not up to par with others. This is usually caused by Heroes of the Storm's ever-changing meta and constant updates, ranging from balance changes to reworks and hero releases. For this reason it is important to make sure that the guide you are reading is up to date with the last change for that hero (Heroes Patch Notes can help you with that immensely) or the video you are watching was released past that date.

Another reason a guide might be inferior to others is because the author does not have sufficient experience; not necessarily with the hero they are writing about, but also about an underestimated aspect — with writing guides. The writer might be an experienced player of that hero, but they are unable to transform that knowledge into comprehensible text.

If you are looking for up-to-date guides written by experienced players, there are Heroes of the Storm guide hosted on this website. You can find them here. Each hero guide has its own comment thread where you can ask any question you have that the guide didn't answer for.

If you prefer community-submitted guides, HeroesFire is a great place to visit. However, because the guides are provided by the users, there is a plenty of outdated guides. As said before, you should check when was the last change to that hero and compare it to the "last updated" date of that guide.

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On 2/12/2017 at 6:59 AM, Blainie said:

Look at it this way: if someone is in Bronze, they most likely want to improve, maybe move up to Silver. They'll come to the site, see the recommended talent build and just use that. That will be their cookie cutter and they'll stick to that.

Let's say they have now hit Gold and are starting to realise that their cookie cutter build just doesn't work anymore. It's not what they need and so they start to experiment with other talents, but it just doesn't quite work. Instead, they come back to the site and this time they go to the detailed ability descriptions. This is where they will find situational talents, discussions and descriptions. This is where they can learn what to pick and when, so they start to use one or two talents differently and start performing well again.

They progress further and are now in Diamond, they know what their talents do and they know what to pick and when. A new talent releases and they make their own judgement, but they just aren't quite sure if they are right. They come here, check the description and see what a pro player thinks about it. They check out the performance of it in pro games, etc. and then make their own, now educated, decision about when to use it. 

Then there comes the people that we don't really cater for as much. I'd be very surprised if a top 100 Grand Master who mains ETC came to this guide to check what talents we recommend. Instead, they might come check it out on an off-day out of pure interest, they might discuss what is going on a bit with the writer directly and then suggest a change or so.

Hopefully this explains what we aim to do and how we cater for different people.

 

I found this quote by Blaine when i was rereading an old guide. I think this should be added to the Heroes of the Storm Common Questions thread. I believe what Blaine commented here rings true for your guides and hopefully would mitigate the same questions that i see over and over which is "who are you writing this for". 

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