Ep 52 – Such a Blood Elf!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #52   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Kaelthas Sunstrider Heroes of the Storm

HotSCast Episode 52 – Such a Blood Elf! – 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 introduce Kael’thas Sunstrider to Heroes! A HUGE patch with a metric ton of changes, 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!!

Hit the Break for all the EPIC LEVEL Show Notes, Links, and More!!

SALES & FREE HERO ROTATION

Weekly Sale:  May 11 – 18, 2015
Falstad — Sale Price: $4.24 USD
Storm Lord Falstad Skin — Sale Price: $3.74 USD
Angelic Valla Skin — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Week of Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

  • E.T.C
  • Jaina
  • Li Li
  • Sonya
  • Uther
  • Sgt. Hammer (Available after you reach player level 12)
  • Thrall (Available after you reach player level 15)

Upcoming

At launch on June 2, a Starter Pack will be available for purchase for $19.99 USD. This will include:

  • Five Heroes – Zagara, Sonya, Li Li, Jaina, Zeratul
  • The Ronin Zeratul skin
  • The Golden Tiger – a unique mount only available with the Starter Pack

Already got some of this stuff? No problem. Each of the seven items is included as a separate code, so you can simply gift that spare Zeratul to a friend or team-mate.

UPCOMING SKINS & MOUNTS

  • Super Sonya
  • Mad Martian Gazlowe
  • Bikini Stitches
  • Hearthstone Card Mount
  • Illidan’s Nightmare Mount
  • Billie the Kid Mount

Links:

http://www.pcgamesn.com/heroes-of-the-storm/blizzard-sneakily-unveils-another-heroes-of-the-storm-character-johanna-the-crusader

E-SPORTS & TOURNAMENTS

Ril:  Not an e-sport, but a regular sport – Manny Pacquiao’s team shirt had the Heroes of the Storm logo on it during Saturday’s Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match. Game Revolution reported that Blizzard may have purposely paid for this “obscure” ad to promote web searches for Heroes of the Storm.

Mike:  The boxing match had more viewers than any match in history, many of whom were Filipino. Game Revolution reported that many Filipino’s are MOBA fanatics. Great marketing ploy?

Kali:  Mike Morhaime announced that Heroes of the Storm is officially getting its own pro-league competition, and the details will be released in the coming weeks.

Links:

http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/heroes-of-the-storm-was-featured-on-manny-pacquiaos-team-shirt-32583

http://segmentnext.com/2015/05/12/heroes-of-the-storm-pro-league-competition-announced/

NEW HEROES

Ril:  Kael’thas is live as of today! He was released with his Master skin and StormPunk skin. [Describe his spells.]

Mike:  Johanna the Crusader is coming! Johanna will be released with Centurion Johanna and, of course, her Master skin.

Kali:  [Describe Johanna’s spells.]

Links:

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19005493/kaelthas-hero-week-5-12-2015

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/news/30908-kael-thas-and-johanna-abilities-and-talents-revealed

PATCH NOTES

Ril:  UI update to look of buttons and the store layout.

Mike:  “Right-click through minimap” option enabled as first attempt at avoiding misclicks on minimap during gameplay.

Kali:  Upon reaching Player Level 25, all Heroic Abilities and Talents will now be automatically unlocked for Heroes that have not yet progressed to Hero Level 4.

Links:

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19067455/heroes-closed-beta-patch-notes-may-12-2015-5-12-2015

EPIC WINS

Ril:  Kotaku put together a pretty funny article referencing the infamous “360 no scope” from Call of Duty. Picture this: You’re Sgt. Hammer. Murky has just taken out your teammates. You are the last hope; in desperation you launch your super rocket.

Kali:  Not only do you manage to take out Murky, but your super rocket then plows through Murky’s egg, preventing him from respawning in lane and continuing his destructive rampage. Talk about an epic win. Make sure you watch the video via the link in the show notes. The cheers of triumph from Sgt. Hammer’s team are the best.

Mike:  Playing with Adam, Xia, Dan and Pagan and we were losing so bad and we killed a couple late and then pushed to the win.

Links:

http://kotaku.com/heroes-of-the-storm-has-some-great-420-no-scope-moments-1702075491

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XViJXFUsIXE

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Ril:  As previously discussed, the Heroes of the Storm launch celebration will be hosted live at Old Billingsgate in London on the evening of June 1. For those of us unfortunate enough not to be there, Blizzard has announced that there will be a live stream of the event! They said to keep watching the official Heroes of the Storm website for more information as the date approaches.

Mike:  The BlizzCon 2015 contests have officially been announced! Sign-ups will begin “in the near future.” Contests include costume, talent, art, and movie. Make sure to check out the link in the show notes for specific requirements for each category and to view the submissions from last year. You can also send questions to Blizzard by emailing BlizzConContest@Blizzard.com.

Kali:  Blizzard hosted a Q&A session today on Reddit. You can read all of the questions and responses via the link in the show notes.

Links:

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19035566/the-nexus-is-calling-join-the-launch-celebration-on-june-1-5-5-2015

http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/18792771/blizzcon%C2%AE-2015-contests-ladies-and-gentlemen-start-your-preparations-5-1-2015

http://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/35r2vj/hello_rheroesofthestorm_were_here_for_a_quick_qa/

Possible Show Titles:

Bloody Birdbath
I Have a Ril Disease
One Less Than Fitty Cent
They Should Call it Versailles
Display Your Noobness
Anti-Illi
Such a Blood Elf ***

Enjoy!!!

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