Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | HotScast Episode #36 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
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!
Beta access!!, 2500 gold, Diablo, Raynor, Tyrande, Lurkablo Diablo, Commander Raynor, Blood Elf Tyrande, Golden Cyber Wolf Mount
RECAP and CLARIFICATION – 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:
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.
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.
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.
Possible Show Titles:
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