Alarak e Zarya: ecco i loro talenti e tante altre informazioni utili!

Alarak e Zarya: ecco i loro talenti e tante altre informazioni utili!

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Sul canale Youtube dell’utente Grubby sono stati caricati alcuni interessantissimi video sui due nuovi eroi in arrivo nel Nexus di Heroes of the Storm e su alcune modifiche che riguardano Raynor, il Sgt. Hammer e, in misura decisamente maggiore, la celebre Valla.
Aspettando di poter pubblicare il tutto tradotto in italiano, vi lasciamo ora con i talenti e tutte le altre informazioni utili su questi nuovi eroi di HotS

Alarak

Trait & Skillset

  • Sadism (Trait) –  Alarak deals 100% more Ability damage versus enemy Heroes. (Shown as a red resource above the health bar. Multiple talents affect this bonus.)
  • Discord Strike (Q) – Mana 60 / Cooldown 8s – After a 0.5 second delay, enemies in front of Alarak take 175 damage and are silenced for 1.5 seconds.
  • Telekinesis (W) – Mana 30 / Cooldown 12s – Create a force, pushing yourself and all enemies hit from the targeted point towards the targeted directino. Deals 48 damage to enemies.
  • Lightning Surge (E) – Mana 40 / Cooldown 6s – Deal 90 damage to an enemy and all enemies between you and the target. 75% of the damage deal to enemy Heroes is returned as health.

Heroics

  • Counter-Strike (R1) – Mana 50 / Cooldown 30s – Alarak becomes Protected and channels for 1 second. If an enemy Hero attacked Alarak during that time, Alarak sends a shockwave forward that deals 250 damage.
  • Deadly Charge (R2) – Mana 60 / Cooldown 45s – After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 damage to all enemies in the path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.6 seconds. Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.

Talents

Level 1

  • Without Effort (W) – Telekinesis no longer costs Mana
  • Power Conduit (E) – Reduces the Mana cost of Lightning Surge by 15
  • Applied Force (E) – Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10%, but Telekinesis pushes 20% further
  • Wide Lighning (E) – Increases the width of Lightning Surge’s beam by 50%

Level 4

  • Double Cross (Q) – Increases the range of Discord Strike by 25% and also hits in a line perpendicular to the forward strike.
  • Reckless Strike (Q) – Reduces the delay of Discord Strike by 0.25 seconds but if it hits an enemy you become Vulnerable, causing Alarak to take 25% damage for 2 seconds.
  • Cycle of Discord (Q) – Reduces the cooldown of Discord Strike by 2 seconds. If a Discord Strike hits no enemies, the mana cost is refunded and cooldown reduced by 3 seconds.
  • Extended Lightning (E) – Increases Lightning Surge range by 20%

Level 7

  • Chaos Reigns (Q) – !Quest: Each time Discord Strike hits a Hero, its damage increases by 3, up to 45. !Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, increase its damage by an additional 45.
  • Endless Energy (E) – !Quest: Heroes hit between you and the victim permanently decreases the cooldown of Lightning Surge by 0.2 seconds, up to 2 seconds.
  • Thunderstruck (E) – Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10%, but Lightning Surge slows enemies hit between you and the victim by 70% for 1.5 seconds.

Level 10

  • Counter-Strike (R1) – Mana 50 / Cooldown 30s – Alarak becomes Protected and channels for 1 second. If an enemy Hero attacked Alarak during that time, Alarak sends a shockwave forward that deals 250 damage.
  • Deadly Charge (R2) – Mana 60 / Cooldown 45s – After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 damage to all enemies in the path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.6 seconds. Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.

Level 13

  • sychokinesis (W) – Increases the damage of Telekinesis by 100%
  • Pure Malice (Passive) – When a nearby Ally Hero dies, your Sadism bonus is increased by 8%, stacking up to 40%. This bonus Sadism cannot be consumed by Hasty Bargain and is lost on death.
  • Dissonance (Q) – Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10%, but increases Discord Strike’s silence duration by 0.75 seconds.
  • Hindered Motion (W) – Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10%, but Telekinesis slows enemies by 40% for 1.5 seconds.

Level 16

  • Sustaining Power (E) – Increases the healing you receive from dealing damage to Heroes with Ligtning Surge by 30%.
  • Negatively Charged (E) – Increases damage dealt to enemies hit by the center beam of Lightning Surge by 100%, but does not generate any additional healing.
  • Quick Mind (W) – Reduces the damage bonus of 10% and the cooldown of Telekinesis by 6 seconds.
  • Projected Force (W) – Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10%, but increases the range of Telekinesis by 25%.

Level 20

  • Counter-Strike/Deadly Charge – (Alarak gains the ultimate he didn’t take at 10. The second Heroic will take over the Trait button / D)
  • Last Laugh (Active) – Cooldown 20 seconds – Activate to remove all roots, slows, and damage over time effects and teleport to the chosen location. Activating Last Laugh will immediately reduce Alarak’s Health to 1.
  • Hasty Bargain (Active) – Cooldown 20 seconds – Activate to permanently reduce your Sadism bonus by 4% and reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.

Zarya

Trait & Skillset

  • Energy (Trait) –  Each time Zarya’s Personal Barrier or Shield Ally absorbs 10 damage, her Energy is increased by 1. Each point of Energy increases Zarya’s damage by 2%. After 0.5 seconds, Energy decays by 3 per second. (Max Energy is 100 – 200% bonus damage)
  • Particle Grenade (Q) – Cooldown 8s per charge; 4 charges; 1s between charges – Launch a particle grenade that deals 64 damage to enemies within the area. Deals 50% damage to Structures.
  • Personal Barrier (W) – Cooldown 12s – Gain a shield that absorbs 582 damage for 3 seconds.
  • Shield Ally (E) – Grants an allied Hero a shield that absorbs 437 damage for 3 seconds.

Heroics

  • Graviton Surge (R1) – Cooldown 120s – Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds.
  • Expulsion Zone (R2) – Cooldown: 45s – Launch a gravity bomb that deals 184 (at lvl 10) damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second.

Talents

Level 1

  • Feel the Heat (Passive) – Zarya’s Basic Attack deals 50% additional damage to enemies in melee range.
  • Maximum Charge (Passive) – Regen Globes now instantly grant 20 Energy. ! Quest: Spend 120 seconds at or above 50 Energy. ! Reward: Gain an additional 25 maximum Energy.
  • Demolitions Expert (Q) – !Quest: Each 5 enemy heroes hit by Particle Grenade reduce its recharge rate by 0.25 seconds, up to 2 seconds. !Reward: Once Particle Grenade has hit 40 enemy heroes, its radius is increased by 15%.
  • Together We Are Strong (E) – Every 11 damage done by allies while under Shield Ally contributes 1 Energy, up to 25 Energy per shield.

Level 4

  • Give Me Twenty (E) – !Quest: Regeneration Globes increase Shield Ally absorb amount by 15, up to 300 permanently. !Reward: After collecting 20 Regen Globes, permanently reduce the cooldown of Shield Ally by 3 seconds.
  • I Am The Strongest (W) – Personal Barrier absorbs an additional 164 damage.
  • Defensive Shielding (Passive) – Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier and Shield Ally reduce the damage of the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks within 12 seconds by 75%.
  • Speed Barrier (E) – Shield Ally increases the allied Hero’s movement Speed by 25% for the duration.

Level 7

  • To The Limit (Passive) – While above 50 Energy your Basic Attack size is increased by 35%.
  • Hit Me (Passive) – Damage absorbed by Zarya’s Shields contributes 20% more Energy.
  • Pinpoint Accuracy (Q) – Particle Grenade deals 40% more damage to enemies hit by the center of the blast.
  • Explosive Barrier (W) – Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier explodes, dealing 127 damage to nearby enemies.

Level 10

  • Graviton Surge (R1) – Cooldown 120s – Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds.
  • Expulsion Zone (R2) – Cooldown – 45s – Launch a gravity bomb that deals 184 damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second.

Level 13

  • Endurance Training (Passive) – While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya gains Resistant, reducing all damage taken by 25%.
  • Unstoppable Competitor (W) – Personal Barrier makes you Unstoppable for up to 1.5 seconds.
  • Spell Barrier (W) – Upon expiration or breaking, Zarya gains a Spell Shield that reduces Ability Damage taken by 75% for 3 seconds.
  • Pain Is Temporary (Active) – Cooldown 30 seconds Activate to consume all Energy and gain a shield that absorbs 0.5% of Zarya’s maximum Health per Energy consumed and lasts for 3 seconds. Zarya may only have one personal shield active on herself at a time.

Level 16

  • Born In Battle (Passive) – While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya’s cooldowns regenerate 25% faster.
  • Plasma Shock (Q) – Particle Grenade slows Movement speed by 35% for 1 second to enemies near the center.
  • Cleansing Shield (E) – Shield Ally removes all disabling effects and reduces duration of further disabling effects by 50% for the duration.
  • Gain Train (E) – Shield Ally now grants an untalented shield to a nearby ally upon impact.

Level 20

  • Gravity Kills (R) – Increases Graviton Surge duration by 1 second (and adds damage, 248 maybe?) [Could not get full text of this]
  • Clear Out (R) – Increases Expulsion Zone’s radius by 15% and Zarya’s maximum Energy temporarily increases by 10 per enemy Hero hit for 10 seconds.
  • Grenadier (Q) – All Particle Grenade charges are returned at once.
  • Unyielding Defender (Active) – Cooldown 45 seconds – Activate to reset the cooldown of Personal Barrier and Shield Ally.

Cambiamenti a Raynor – Sgt. Hammer – Valla

Raynor

Relentless Leader – moved from level 13 to level 4 – no longer reduces duration of crowd control effects, but still knocks back enemies away from him. Now also reduces the cooldown of Adrenaline Rush by 15 seconds when it procs.

Sgt. Hammer

Resistant – no longer grants 75% resistance to crowd control effects. Now upon being stunned or rooted reduces damage taken by 50% for 3 seconds.

Valla (major rework)

Basic attack damage: 62~ damage at level 1 (reduced from 98~). Roughly 40% less damage.

  • Trait: Each Hatred stack increases her basic attack damage by 8% (up from 3%) / 10 stacks max. Also increases movespeed by 1% per stack (unchanged).
    • With full Hatred, her auto attack damage is 111~ on level 1 (reduced from 127~). So around ~13% less Basic Attack damage with full stacks.
    • Stacks no longer decay one by one! You lose all Hatred stacks at once now!!!
  • Vault: Now also increases the damage of your next Basic Attack by 5% for each Hatred stack. Mana cost reduced from 75 to 50.

Talents

Level 1

  • Cost-Effective Materials – Reduces Q mana cost by 30 and also increases it’s range by 25%
  • Caltrops – !Quest: Drop 3 Caltrops while Vaulting. Caltrops deal 45 and slow enemies by 25% for 1 seconds / !Reward: After spending 180 seconds at 10 Hatred stacks, Vault’s cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds
  • Hot Pursuit – While at 10 Hatred stacks, increases your movespeed by 20% and gain 4 mana / second

Level 4

  • Improved Hatred – Passive: increases attack speed by 10% / !Quest: after hitting 100 Basic Attacks against heroes, your Hatred gains an additional 2% Basic Attack damage per stack.
  • Puncturing Arrow – !Quest: hitting heroes with your Q increases it’s damage by 5, up to 100 / !Reward: at 100 bonus damage, gain 50 more bonus damage and Q bounces to an additional target
  • Punishment – Multishot deals 5% more damage for each Hatred stack

Level 7

  • Tempered by Discipline – While at 10 Hatred stacks, return 25% of your Basic Attack damage back as healing.
  • Siphon Arrow – Returns 75% of the damage dealt as health.
  • Spell Barrier – Passive: Reduces Ability damage taken by 20% / Active: Consume Hatred stacks to reduce ability damage taken by additional 3% for each stack, lasts 5 seconds.

Level 10

  • Strafe apparently unchanged
  • Rain of Vengeance – Launches 1 wave of shadow beasts. Has 2 charges, each costing 50 mana.

Level 13

  • Arsenal – Multishot fires grenades, witch each grenade that hits a hero reducing its cooldown by 3 seconds.
  • Lethal Shot – Increases the bonus damage by Vault from 5% to 10%. If the empowered attack kills its target, the mana cost and cooldown of Vault are refunded.
  • Repeating Arrow – Moved from level 7 to 13.

Level 16

  • Frost Shot – Increases Multishot range by 20% and slows by 25% for 2 seconds.
  • Manticore – Every 3rd Basic Attack against heroes now deals and additional 5% of their maximum health as damage.
  • Seething Hatred – Basic Attacks now grant 2 stacks of Hatred, and Hatred starts to decay after 6 seconds instead of 4.

Level 20

  • Vengeance – Now also returns 25% of Strafe damage as health.
  • Storm of Vengeance: Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance by 5 seconds.
  • Rancor – Every stack of Hatred increases attack speed by 2%. At 10 stacks, additional 30% attack speed increase.
  • Lightweight Bolts – Increases Basic Attack range by 40%.

Cosa ne pensate di quanto fin qui visto? La discussione è ovviamente aperta!

Fonte: HeroesNexus

Attacco DDoS a Blizzard: problemi di connessione nel server americano

Attacco DDoS a Blizzard: problemi di connessione nel server americano

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Una situazione problematica si è verificata questa notte sui server di Blizzard ed ha portato grosse difficoltà a tutti i giocatori del server americano. Si tratta di un attacco DDoS che ha paralizzato i servizi dell’azienda di Irvine nel Nuovo Continente.

Per i meno avvezzi alla terminologia informatica, gli attacchi DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) sono pratiche informatiche (di hacker) in grado di affollare i server delle aziende con un elevatissimo traffico di dati limitando o paralizzando del tutto i normali servizi.

Potete immaginare come questa pratica abbiamo interrotto il normale afflusso di dati sulla piattaforma Battle.Net. Il problema, però, è stato limitato solamente sul server americano, ma ha comunque provocato una marea di disservizi a migliaia di giocatori.

Molti soffrivano enorme latenza, mentre molti altri sono stati disconnessi senza possibilità di rientrare nei loro giochi preferiti per almeno un’ora, quando Blizzard ha annunciato di aver risolto il problema dell’attacco DDoS ed ha richiesto di riprovare a rientrare in game.

Per almeno un’altra ora, però, i giocatori hanno avuto problemi. Ma pian piano le cose sembrano esser rientrate e tutti i servizi ripartiti con la solita regolarità. Non si conoscono ancora i motivi di questo attacco DDoS, evento che non accade con frequenza elevata

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Tiene ancora banco la questione “molestie sessuali” in casa Activision Blizzard e stavolta ci va di mezzo anche la nuova acquisizione da parte di Microsoft. Ad essere però sotto accusa sono Activision Blizzard e soprattutto il suo CEO Bobby Kotick.

Stavolta a citare in giudizio l’azienda ci pensa direttamente la città di New York, o meglio alcune delle maggiori entità del pubblico settore, tra cui pompieri, poliziotti ed insegnanti. I gruppi di lavoratori menzionati (che posseggono alcuni stock di Activision), alla Corte di Cancelleria del Delaware, avrebbero chiesto di visionare alcuni documenti e libri dell’azienda per controllare eventuali trasgressioni. Per loro, diverse mosse dell’azienda starebbero danneggiando il valore della compagnia.

Si crede infatti che durante l’acquisizione  da parte di Microsoft ci sia stato qualche comportamento non proprio lecito, soprattutto da parte di Bobby Kotick, il quale avrebbe affrettato la vendita di Activision per poter fugare ogni sua responsabilità dai recenti problemi dell’azienda.

Nel frattempo, però, il CEO avrebbe comunque continuato a servire come esecutivo per l’azienda. Nel documento pubblicato dalla corte, si parla anche di soldi, con cifre precise. Kotick avrebbe avuto in mano la totale libertà decisionale di trattare la vendita. Dalle affermazioni contenute nel documento emergerebbe però l’idea secondo la quale Kotick sarebbe stato inadatto ad avere questo tipo di potere.

Ma comunque, senza nessuna autorizzazione e nessuna offerta da parte di Microsoft, Bobby Kotick avrebbe proposto agli acquirenti un range di prezzo tra i 90 ed i 105 dollari per azione. Microsoft, a quel punto, avrebbe offerto 90$ per azione, arrivando quindi a “sottovalutare” il reale valore.

Insomma anche la questione acquisizione nasconderebbe più di qualche ombra, come insinuerebbe il documento dell’accusa. Non ci resta che attendere ulteriori informazioni, con la speranza di scoprire il prima possibile la realtà dei fatti, per donare dignità a questa storica azienda.

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È da tempo ormai che tiene banco il triste caso di “sexual harrasment” nell’azienda Activision Blizzard: molti gli eventi sotto accusa. Le investigazioni sono state molteplici per mano del California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

E proprio per queste investigazioni che è sotto accusa il Governatore della California Gavin Newsom per aver interferito nelle indagini. Il governatore sembrerebbe il responsabile di ben due licenziamenti nel DFEH.

Secondo quanto riportato da Bloomerg, Janette Wipper sarebbe stata licenziata dal suo ruolo di primo consigliere dell’agenzia. Ad unirsi a lei è stata la sua collega Melanie Proctor, avvocatessa del DFEH, indotta a rassegnare le dimissioni.

Con un’email Proctor avrebbe riferito delle “interferenze” di Newsom nel caso Activision Blizzard. Avrebbe anche affermato: “L’Ufficio del Governatore richiedeva ripetutamente notizie anticipate sulle strategie della controversia e sui suoi prossimi step. Come noi continuavamo a vincere in tribunale, così  l’interferenza cresceva, simulando gli interessi del consiglio di Activision.

Nel mentre, Janette Wipper sta “valutando tutte le strade di un possibile ricorso legale” ed, invece, Erin Mellon, portavoce di Newsom, ha definito le accuse al Governatore “false categoricamente“.

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