Too intimidated by the influx of massive online battle arena games? Don't worry — Heroes of the Storm is newbie-friendly.

Admittedly, the other players in Heroes of the Storm may not be as newbie-friendly as this tip guide, but we'll cover them later. For now, rest assured that the learning curve on Blizzard's new MOBA game isn't as steep as it is for League of Legends or DotA. I'm not a pro or anything, but I've been puzzling through entry-level play; here's what you need to know to get in on the ground floor. After you've installed the game (it's free!) and completed the tutorial, turn to these tips for guidance regarding character selection, talent trees, and online etiquette.