Ep 32: Solo Hero – Seasons Greetings And Random Outtakes!

HotSCast Episode 32 – Solo Hero – Seasons Greetings And Random Outakes!

HotSCast 32 Seasons Greetings and Random Outtakes!


We skipped our Christmas week show because I (Ril) was a completely zombified flu-riddled hot mess! So instead, I wish you all some seasons greetings, and strung together some random outtakes from pre-shows over the past few weeks :) Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes and/or Stitcher! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

Don’t forget, there’s still one more week to enter our contest to win one of two T-shirts!
Just email us – HotSCast@gmail.com – and let us know what your favorite skin in the game is, that’s it, it’s that easy!

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Ep 31 – 8 Crazy Nights!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014   |   HotScast Episode #31   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Altered Fates Bundle Heroes of the Storm Malfurion Tyrande


Ril:  New Skins released! Altered Fates Skins and Bundles – Betrayer Malfurion and Warden Tyrande

**The history we know has been reimagined in two Altered Fates-themed Skins – Betrayer Malfurion and Warden Tyrande! These two new skins are now available for purchase in the Shop along with two new bundles.**

New Skins

Betrayer Malfurion Skin — $9.99 USD

Warden Tyrande Skin — $7.49 USD

New Bundles

Altered Fates Skin Bundle — Now $13.11 USD

Betrayer Malfurion Skin

Warden Tyrande Skin

Altered Fates Complete Bundle — Now $22.47 USD

Malfurion + Betrayer Malfurion Skin

Tyrande + Warden Tyrande Skin

Links, if relevant:  http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/15538506267


Ril:  Please also note that the Gold price for our newest hero, Jaina, has been reduced from 15,000 to 10,000 Gold.


Ril:  WRM – a listener I met at BlizzCon, is absolutely thrilled with the changes to Sgt. Hammer. I told him to send us an email with some specifics, but we’ve been chatting through Bnet and he was able to take down 4 enemies with just a support keeping him healed.

Contest submissions are continuing to come in, and I don’t want to say which Hero this is, as to not skew anyone elses answers that come in, but there is a SURPRISING majority of favorite Hero Skins being for the same Hero, and the look of that Hero itself being the favorite. We have started receiving requests for the small Heroes shirt also, but more for the HotSCast tee, so keep those submissions coming in, let us know your favorite skin via an email to HotSCast@gmail.com, and if you’d like the small shirt, you will have better odds overall, but keep them coming either way! The winner will be announced on our first show in January!

Lastly, a huge thanks to the community for the support in the wake of the tragedy that took place in my town yesterday!


Ril:  Valla – Turret’s

Possible Show Titles:

No Horse-Armor Points
Rocky Bilbayo
***8 Crazy Nights***


Ep 30 – Took A Printer To The Knee!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | HotScast Episode #30 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

Winter Veil Bundle HotSCast Heroes of the Storm


Ril: Quick update here, they’ve unveiled a Winter Veil Complete Bundle – it gets you the hero Jaina, the Winter Veil Jaina skin, Great-Father Winter Rehgar, and the Reign-Deer Mount for a grand total of $29.97. Buying those separately would cost you $39.96, that’s a savings of $9.99

Links: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/15490908981#1


Ril: Using Tyrael to keep 4 enemy team members off a Trib in cursed hollow using a spec’d Holy Smite for pushing, a spec’d El’Druins Might for blocking field, and continously circling the bushes, long enough for my teammates to come in and secure the trib and a quad-kill!

Mike: Taking down Arthas with Malf one on one :) .. Hybrid DPS/Heal Malf FTW.

Kali: Last Wed when we streamed and we didn’t allow the enemy team to get even one dragon


Mike: Not really PATCH notes but they had the Reddit AMA on Thursday, 12/4. Link to good recap is below.

Links: http://www.heroesnexus.com/news/1259-heroes-developer-ama-recap


Ril: Friend of the show – Breja, and his son PDawg, had a personal thing happen at home and they had to bail on a match in progress, relatively early, maybe 8 minutes in on a Dragon Shire, and we won the match with 2 AI bots. That’s an Epic Win if I ever had one!


Ril: Quick shout to Conor, a fan of the show, who let us know that for Episode 28, the one with the Samwise interview, he had issues downloading it on the built in ios podcast app, but he was able to access it using a third party app, Down-Cast. None of us on the show have ios devices, so it’s hard for us to test the podcast coming through on iTunes, so huge thanks to Conor for letting us know that, and if anyone had an issue getting the episode via iTunes we are very sorry and we’ll try to figure out what went wrong there.

If you guys ever have any issues with an episode, do let us know and we’ll get right on it!

Mike: Tweet from Kinsman Gizmo on twitter @Gizmozord – “I think the reason they aren’t resetting lvls at beta is so the new players don’t just get destroyed by people who have been able to play all throughout the alpha. That way they can get matched up with people of similar level. At least at the beginning.”


Kali: Now the surrounding towers protecting the town give XP when destroyed, not just Town Halls. I think this needed to happen. This might change map strategy to now include pushing as a priority…pushing was always a priority but never over team fighting. Now it may be advantageous to have 1 person branch off and split push?


Mike: Here is a CATTSBIG that IS in the game now.. Your teammates (the actual heroes) will comment that you should go get healed if your health is low.

Kali: I’m sure I am going to get all sorts of flack for this one…but, since it is a microtransaction game, and you know all the WoW players will at least probably give it a shot…they should add vanity pets that you can buy. Like just a pet that follows you around the map just because. Or make them extremely rare feats of strength, like having been part of the beta, or placing into a high ranked tier at the end of a season, etc. Blizzard, if you decide to do this, I demand a pet in my honor. lol

Possible Show Titles:

NerdiPrincess Oranges
***Took A Printer To The Knee***
Heroes Bunch of People Team
407 W BlizzCon
RandomGeek was Go-Tee-Yay’d


Ep 29 – Ian McKellen Wears Jaina Pants!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | HotScast Episode #29 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast - Heroes of the Storm Jaina Proudmoore New Hero


Ril: Graphical improvements to Malfurion and ETC main model

Mike: Love the graphical improvements. I think the Winter Veil outfits are nice but don’t really “grab” me like some of the other skins have. Not as big on my list of things to spend money on compared to the heroes themselves.

Kali: Great-Father Winter Rehgar, Reign-deer mount, and Winter Veil Jaina! Countess Kerrigan now turns into a bat when mounted. Master skins added for ETC, Jaina, Malfurion.

Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQgfBq7Jo5k


Ril: Loved her at BlizzCon, love her now. Easily my favorite Assassin at the moment. Love the AOE’s and the CC’s/Slows. Her damage output isn’t terrific, but her utility more than makes up for it.

Mike: Jaina. Played her a bit but so far loving what I’ve played. She can be pretty squishy but generally a lot of fun.

Kali: Jaina! I absolutely love her play style – you have to combo to be effective and be fairly choosy with your talents to create those combos effectively. I found it funny that I was paired against Arthas during the “try” arena, and I whooped his butt haha.

Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehImE3FpDb8


Mike: Was hearthstone bringing you to full? I don’t think it was.. I think it is doing more than before.. Stimpacks look interesting. Change to Dragon Knight not being targetable by friendly spells means you can’t heal him. Supposedly a big comp for Dragonshire is to make sure you have a healer to keep the DK up. This might change the comp choices significantly (kinda goes with comp stuff but based on patch notes..)

Kali: Stimpacks, dance/victory/taunt animations added. Hearthstone now only adds a flat health/mana amount back instead of bringing you to full? (I don’t like that) Lots of Battleground, Talent, and Hero changes from balancing team.

Links: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/16467431/heroes-technical-alpha-patch-notes-december-2-2014-12-2-2014

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Possible Show Titles:

Blitter Pills Blinga Blinga
Anesthesia Level Fall Asleep
Don’t Give Me Those Wavy Hands
80’s Pr0n Music
****Ian McKellen Wears Jaina Pants ****
Scream of a Gramer
Slash Dance IRL
Shuttin Down Spike