I say this as someone that has been here from the second wave of Alpha invites, with an account level almost in the 5 digits, and an overal collection of about 80% of everything you can get in the game. In short, im someone that not only invested a lot of time into Heroes, im someone that really loved this game and that is saddened by how its cast away as an "unwanted step child".
We got 3… 3! Heroes in all of 2019 and 8 reworks.
I dont count Imperious because he should have released in December 2018 but was postponed until 08th Jan 2019, but even if you count him for 2019, it doesnt change much in the overal picture.
Compared to 2018 where we got 9… nine heroes or compared to literally any year of Heroes this is ridiculously low.
There is just no investment into the game anymore, nothing. The hero releases, after being nearly constant at 15 per year for the first 3 years after the open Beta ended, went down to 9 in 2018 and then 3 (4) in 2019, thats a decline of 40% from 2017 to 2018 in hero releases and a ~70% decline from 2018 to 2019, if we compare 2017 to 2019 its a total decline of 80% of hero releases.
For reworks it looks similar with 30% decline between 17 and 18 and ~50% decline between 18 and 19 and ~72% decline from 17 to 19.
Lets be real here, People dont like to admit it, but we are in death row. Heroes will most likely be maintained for a few years or so but i wouldnt be surprised if it gets shut down in the next 3-5 years, most likely a lot earlier.
Number of Hero Releases and Reworks:
2019: 3 (technically 4) Heroes – 8 Hero Reworks (Abathur, Ana, Chen, Chromie, Lucio, Junkrat, Samuro, Whitemane)
2018: 9 Heroes – 15 Hero Reworks (Brightwing, Chromie, Azmodan, Diablo, Kerrigan, Lunara, Malfurion, Medivh, Raynor, Sonya, Stitches, Stukov, Sylvanas, Tyrael, Tyrande, Varia)
2017: 15 Heroes – 21 Hero Reworks (Anub'arak, Arthas, Cho, Chromie, Gall, Gazlowe, Jaina, Junkrat, Leoric, Li Li, Lt. Morales, Malfurion, Muradin, Murky, Rexxar, Sgt. Hammer, Tassadar, Thrall, Uther, Xul, Zul'jin)
2016: 14 Heroes – 21 Hero Reworks (Anub'arak, Artanis, Arthas, Butcher, Chen, Dehaka, Diablo, E.T.C., Falstad, Gazlowe, Illidan, Kael'thas, Kharazim, Nazeebo, Nova, Rehgar, Sylvanas, Tychus, Valla, Zagara, Zeratul)
2015: 15 Heroes – 4 Reworks (Brightwing, Malfurion, Rehagr, TLV)
2014: 33 Heroes
The facts dont lie. An overal decrease of 76% between 2017 and 2019 in Hero Releases and Reworks is not a healthy "slow pace", its a death spiral.
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