Just as natural as patches and fixes are for games, there is also a natural tendency to hate certain changes that are made. Now, sometimes they’re very illogical as to why the players hate them, and that is exactly what is happening with Heroes Of The Storm, as a popular character has been nerfed in such a way that she’s essentially useless now.
The character we speak of is Johanna, who is considered by players to be not only one the most balanced units in the game but also one of the best designed. What’s more, there was no reason to nerf her, and yet Blizzard recently did it, and players on Battle.net aren’t happy about it.
“If there were an award for ‘Dumbest thing done by Blizzard in 2017’, this rework would be a close second after Hanamura.” –FrostyTO
If you’re curious as to what changed about Johanna that made her so weak in comparison to her original state, we’ll tell you. She originally was a very strong tank, able to withstand hits and still give damage. But now, she’s very easy to kill. Apparently, Blizzard did give her a little boost in damage, but as players note, what good is more damage when you’re not alive long enough to dish it out?
Others on the official forums are voicing their displeasure with the Johanna nerfing, including many who counted on her at times to be a very reliable tank. And now, she’s not. In fact, charts are showing that her win rate has fallen drastically since she has had her nerfing in Heroes of the Storm, proving that this “upgrade” was really a downgrade.
Whether Blizzard will reverse what they did though is unclear.