Four years and 200+ episodes. Man what a journey it’s been. We never dreamed that when we started Lords back in 2015 as friends that just wanted to talk about Heroes of the Storm that it would become what it is today. Unfortunately, all journeys eventually come to an end. When we started Lords, we did so because we were passionate fans of Blizzard, and of Heroes. It was never about making an income, or hitting numbers, we did it because we loved to talk about the game. Sadly, with the events of the past months, we’ve had to take a long hard look at where our passions lay.
Being a content creator is quite a bit different than being just a player of the game. In our case, we are a lot more emotionally invested in the community, in the state of the game, and in the people who work on it, many of whom are friends. So when large upheavals happen, such as the canceling of HGC, the shrinking of the Heroes Team, and mass layoffs throughout Blizzard (which included one of Heroes amazing Community Managers, Lashes) it takes its toll on us as well from a community creation standpoint.
After a long meeting on Sunday where we hashed out our feelings and where we were at, it became clear that, as a whole, we have lost a lot of our passion for Blizzard as a company, and to an extent, for Heroes as a game. This isn’t to say that Heroes isn’t fun anymore, or that we’ll never play again, it is, and we will. However, we will all be taking a step back from Heroes as our primary game. In doing so, and in general with what is mentioned above, we no longer feel that we can continue to produce what the community deserves from a Heroes of the Storm Podcast.
This decision wasn’t easy. This has been our Wednesday night for over four years, and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. We are beyond grateful for the relationships this show has opened up along the way. The community for Heroes is the best, period. There are so many amazing streamers, community members, and content creators that we wouldn’t know if not for this game. We want to thank you. The community, the creators, the listeners, the patrons, HeroesHearth, and the entire Heroes Development and Community Teams for allowing us to be a part of something we’ll never forget.
Our final episode will be this Wednesday night, February 20th at 9cst live on twitch.tv/heroeshearth, with the audio episode going up as usual on Thursday morning. We hope you can come join us to share in memories and goodbyes as we close out the show, as well as talk about some of our future plans individually.
Thank you Heroes of the Storm for an amazing ride,
TBKzord, Gizmozord, Multizord