Ep 49 – Heroes of the Storm Launch Announced!

HotSCast Episode 49 – Heroes of the Storm Launch Announced! – 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 a lot of things, but let’s face it – the only thing that matters is June 2nd Official Launch of Heroes of the Storm ANNOUNCED!!!! 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 Launch Announced

Tuesday, April 21, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #49   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar) Special Guests:  Joel (Nil)

Hit the Break for the full show notes and more!!

BIG HUGE MEGA ANNOUNCEMENTS OMG

Ril:  HEROES OF THE STORM LAUNCHES ON JUNE 2!!! (Following the Open Beta that begins May 19.) To celebrate the launch of Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard will be holding a live-streamed event on June 1 in London. Further information will be made available as the event draws near.

Mike:  Blizzard will not be performing any further wipes, so any current progress or purchases you’ve made thus far during closed beta will carry through to open beta as well as post-launch. If they determine later down the line that the progression system needs to be modified, progress will not be wiped, but will be assigned to the appropriate Hero and/or Player level.

Kali:  Heroes of the Storm will launch with more than 30 playable Heroes, over 130 Skins, 14 steadfast mounts, and 7 dynamic Battlegrounds—and even more Heroes, Skins, Mounts, and Battlegrounds are on the way! Over the last year we’ve also implemented over 430 different color Tints across our Heroes, Skins, and Mounts to help you customize your look so you can brawl in style. These color options will continue to be unlockable for free as you play your Heroes and seek to master them on field of battle. Rest assured that we’ll have even more exciting Heroes developments in the coming months.

Totally a rumor at this point, but a splash art was leaked for a new potential Hero to come in the future – Kael’thas!!!

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/18813884/heroes-of-the-storm-launches-june-2-4-20-2015

SALES & FREE HERO ROTATION

April 20 – 27, 2015

Zeratul — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Ronin Zeratul Skin — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Grimskull Nazeebo Skin — Sale Price: $3.74 USD

Week of Tuesday, April 21, 2015:

  • Arthas
  • E.T.C.
  • Kerrigan
  • Li Li
  • Tychus
  • Nazeebo (Available after you reach player level 12)
  • Illidan (Available after you reach player level 15)

E-SPORTS & TOURNAMENTS

Ril:  The “Epic 8” battled it out on April 18, whittling the teams down to just the top 4. The semi-finals will be hosted live on ESPN 3 on April 26 and will feature Boston College vs. Arizona State and Illinois Urbana-Champaign vs. Cal Berkeley.

Kali:  Make sure to keep track of your brackets as well via the link in the show notes. Remember, even if your bracket isn’t one of the top 5 predictions, 25 random bracketeers will win prizes!

https://heroesofthedorm.com/tournament/results/

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Ril:  [play the voicemail] Shadow Leader on twitter let us know they are a Native American listener, Cherokee to be exact which is awesome!! Another indication of how amazing and diverse and epic our listener community is, you guys rock!

Brandon let me know that we achieved a podcasting achievement unlock, by making him cackle with laughter at work and draw the eye and ire of his coworkers who did not see that the mad laughing man in the cube in fact had in an earbud :)

Kali:  From Twitter user @Moodgett:  “New Aussie listener here :) great podcast! Probably the funniest podcast ever. BTW its not pronounced mowbull..”

I love our Aussie fans! You guys are the best. Except when it come to your pronunciation of words.

HERO TACTICS

Ril:  And our special guest tonight for our Hero Tactics spotlight, Joel, a.k.a. Nil!

Nil’s EPIC Muradin Build –

http://www.heroesfire.com/hots/talent-calculator/muradin#kzyC

Potential Show Titles:

Vamonos, Vamonos!
Look It’s the Hero Rotation
Twirling His Diablo On the Webcam
NOT A EUPHEMISM!
All Chen PANDAMONIUM!
Sick Beats Yo!

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