Ep 45 – I Yesh’d Too Soon!

Recorded Tuesday, March 24, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #45   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Episode 45 – I Yesh’d Too Early! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about the HUGE new patch, UI Changes, Lady Sylvanas enters The Nexus, Tomb of the Spider Queen, GREG STREET aka Ghostcrawler is STILL NERFING PALLIES, and MORE! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

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Ep 44 – Super Tanky Tyrael, all gameplay streaming!

HotSCast Episode 44 – Super Tanky Tyrael, all gameplay streaming! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we are Fim-less (har har har), Mike was traveling so Kali and I, and Kali’s lesser half (aka Joel, because as a married man I know the woman is ALWAYS the better half :) jumped into a few matches, streamed them, had fun with the chat room as always, and I capped the audio, hope you enjoy it! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show! Back to our regularly scheduled and formatted show next week! Thanks!!

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Tyrael Episode 44 Super Tanky Tyrael

Ep 43 – Vincenardo Divinci, PAX EAST!!

HotSCast Episode 43 – Vincenardo DiVinci, PAX EAST!! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we are joined by Adam from The Nexus Podcast and we discuss the coming of Sylvanas, the new Battleground – Tomb of the Spider Queen, and all the PAX East news! And so much more!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #43   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar) – Special Guests:  Adam (randomgeek)

HotSCast Blizzard at PAX East 2015

HELP OUT THE SHOW!!!

HotSCast Favorite Heroes Community Show in 2014 Award Powered by Twitch

As you can see we’ve been nominated as one of the Favorite Heroes of the Storm Community Shows in 2014 by Blizzard! If you can head to the link here: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/16544224854 and vote for the show we’d LOVE YOU FOR IT!! :)

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Ep 42 – The Life, The Universe, et al!

HotSCast Episode 42 – The Life, The Universe, et al! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we discuss a very interesting article from The Escapist on the cost comparison of Heroes in HotS and Champs in LoL, some of our AMAZING community and listeners, and so much more!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

Recorded Tuesday, March 3, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #42   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

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Ep 41 – Thrallin’ and Ballin’!

HotSCast Episode 41 – Thrallin’ and Ballin’! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we discuss Kali’s Epic Wins, the upcoming Heroes panels at PAX East, the next Brawl with the Blues, and so much more!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Thrall Thrallin and Ballin

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #41   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

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Ep 40 – Save The Cheerleader!

HotSCast Episode 40 – Save the Cheerleader! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we discuss a new Heroes of the Storm tournament in Australia, Harlequin Nazeebo in honor of Mardi Gras, the Lunar Festival, an odd look by a blogger on Heroes, and so much more!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

Recorded Tuesday, February 17, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #40   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Save the Cheerleader

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Ep 39 – Why Ping Your Mutter?

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HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Love is in the Air

Recorded: Tuesday, February 11, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #39   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

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Ep 38 – They NARFED Valla!

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This week we talk about how Dustin Browder, the man behind the helm of Heroes of the Storm, promises that “We Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!”, an epically epic fail moment which happened in a match with Fimlys, and MORE! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes and/or Stitcher! Thanks!!

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Show Notes:

SKINS & MOUNTS

Weekly Sale: February 2 – 9, 2015

Kerrigan — Sale Price: $4.24 USD
Kaijo Diablo Skin — Sale Price: $2.49 USD
Cyberwolf Mount — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Main Topic

In an interview with PC Gamer, Blizzard’s Dustin Browder said, “We’re just going to keep adding heroes forever until we get sick of it.” They also said something similar about maps, “…until somebody tells us, ‘Dude, too many maps’ or whatever.” They finished out the interview by saying “This is the pace that we’re hoping to continue developing at going forward. We’re gonna add game modes, we’re gonna add new heroes, we’re gonna add new battlegrounds. Our goal for this game is to communicate with our audience to the best of our ability that you haven’t seen anything yet. We don’t want this game to become stale. We do not want this game to become repetitive. We want this game to constantly evolve.”

PC Gamer Article: http://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-on-heroes-of-the-storm-you-havent-seen-anything-yet/#page-1

Free Heroes:

Week of Tuesday, February 3, 2015:
Diablo
Muradin
Raynor
Rehgar
Tyrande
Azmodan (Available after you reach player level 12)
Zeratul (Available after you reach player level 15)

Possible Show Titles:

ERMAGERD RERPER ER SERZ!
HNRLOTRA
Left Shark Jacks
Frank Oz’ish
Blizzard of Oz
Narf < Chicken Sammich
Report the Narf!
They NARFED Valla! ****

Ep 37 – Topically Deflated Balls!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | HotScast Episode #37 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

SKINS & MOUNTS

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Lunar Festival

Mike: Lunar Festival is here!

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/17776012/new-lunar-festival-items-available-now-1-27-2015

The following Lunar Festival Items are available Now in the Heroes Shop!
New Skins
Elder Chen Skin — $9.99 USD
Festival Li Li Skin — $9.99 USD
New Mount
Lunar Tiger Mount*
* The Lunar Tiger Mount is currently available only with purchase of the Lunar Festival Complete or Lunar Festival Skin Bundles. It will eventually become available for purchase as an individual item with a future game update.
Lunar Festival Bundles
Join in our Lunar Festival celebration with two brand new Bundle Packs! Check out the limited-time Bundles listed below, and be sure to pick them up before they’re removed from the Shop at a later date.
Lunar Festival Complete Bundle — Now $32.96 USD
Lunar Tiger Mount
Chen + Elder Chen Skin
Li Li + Festival Li Li Skin
Lunar Festival Skin Bundle — Now $22.47 USD
Lunar Tiger Mount
Elder Chen Skin
Festival Li Li Skin

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Weekly Sale

Weekly Sale: January 26 – February 2, 2015
Tassadar — Sale Price: $3.24 USD
High Templar Zeratul Skin — Sale Price: $2.49 USD
Medic Uther Skin — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Kali: Free Hero Rotation

Week of Tuesday, January 27th, 2015:
Arthas
E.T.C
Kerrigan
Li Li
Uther
Level 12: Nazeebo
Level 15: Tychus

EPIC FAILS

Mike: We have a story about Rilandune going AFK… (Cat on Fire story)

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Ril: http://www.heroesfire.com/hots/guide/quot-siege-mode-online-quot-1315

Hammer build from Rick, a gent I met at BlizzCon with Ghemit

Mike: Another site somewhat like Hero.gg : HotsLogs

https://www.hotslogs.com/Default

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10% Science
I Downloaded The Uploader
Hot Slogs
Urban Uptown Funk
Topically Deflated Balls ****
LiLi Creepy Face

Ep 36 – The Sammich Shuffle!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | HotScast Episode #36 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Thrall Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta

PATCH NOTES

Ril: Closed Beta XP Boost – From Jan 16 to Jan 18 there was a 100% XP boost to celebrate the launch of the Beta, and it stacked additively with Stimpacks.

Mike: Not sure if this should go here but..

GET BETA ACCESS NOW!

Founder’s Pack : https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/heroes-of-the-storm-founders-pack

Beta access!!, 2500 gold, Diablo, Raynor, Tyrande, Lurkablo Diablo, Commander Raynor, Blood Elf Tyrande, Golden Cyber Wolf Mount

RECAP and CLARIFICATION – Hero League

Hero League

Requirements to queue: Reach Level 30 or higher and own 10 or more Heroes.

Draft Mode: alternate hero picking, no bans

A coin toss will determine which team will pick first. The team that wins the coin toss will be prompted to pick one Hero on the first turn, after which, teams will alternate picking two Heroes per turn until just one player remains on the team that lost the coin toss.

Players may only choose from the pool of Heroes that they already own.

Each player will have 30 seconds to select a Hero during their turn. If no selection is made, a Hero will be locked in automatically.

Once locked in, a Hero can no longer be selected by any other player.

Points and Ranks: Start at Rank 50, highest rank is Rank 1, win to rank up, but if you lose too many games you may be demoted (cannot go below 50)

Game Abandonment: A player that leaves an in-progress Hero League or Quick Match game will not be allowed to queue for Ranked Play until a new Quick Match game is completed.

Leaving a Hero League game during Draft Mode will result in a loss of 300 ranked points in addition to the above penalty, and all of that player’s party members at the time of Draft Mode abandonment will also receive these penalties.

Clarification on Talent Changes:

Calldown: MULE

MULE intelligence has been increased!
MULEs now prioritize repairing Structures over replenishing ammunition (if a building has ammunition, its ammunition will still be replenished while it is being repaired.)
MULEs will now prioritize Town Halls and Towers, then Gates and Moonwells, and then Walls.
If two Structures with equal priority are in range of the MULE’s placement, it will begin repairing the one it was dropped closer to.
After all Structures in range are healed, a MULE will then prioritize based on their need for ammunition.

Mercenary Lord

New functionality
Siege and Bruiser Mercenaries now deal 50% increased damage.
A player with the Mercenary Lord Talent must be within proximity of Siege and Bruiser Mercenaries in order for them to receive the damage bonus.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Ril: Hero.GG

A community and site for match uploads, rankings, stats, resources, with prizes, and ties into HeroFire (part of the MOBA Fire network)

Mike: Finally got to play Sky Temple. Fun. @Gizmozord on Twitter said the guardians are too easy and that may be, but they can’t get too difficult or people will stop feeling it’s worth doing the temples if they know they need the whole team there to do it. maybe?

Kali: Another Tweet: Dwight Kellow @Screech79 : ep35 one of the most random shows I have ever heard! I have no idea of the wow references but it was fun.

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Diablo Up
The Sammich Shuffle ****
State of the HotS Address
You Should Be A Shamin of Yourself
Red Necklace of Balls
Rumple Thrall Skin
Stun the Hammer, Kill the Hammer