HotSCast Episode 65 – No Stream Till Brooklyn! 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 PTR Patch Notes, and 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, August 11, 2015 | HotScast Episode #65 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
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SALES & FREE HERO ROTATION
Week of August 11 – 18, 2015
- Creepy Face Li Li — $1.99 USD
- Festival Li Li Skin — $4.99 USD
- Succubus Kerrigan Skin — $3.74 USD
Free Hero Rotation:
- Brightwing (Available after you reach player level 12)
- Abathur (Available after you reach player level 15)
SKINS, MOUNTS, & BUNDLES
Ril: The Mad King Bundle has been removed from the Shop. Leoric’s price has been reduced to 10,000 Gold.
Mike: For a limited time, you can get the Novazon Bundle which includes Nova and the Novazon Nova skin.
Kali: For a limited time, you can get the Nova Complete Bundle which includes Nova, Novazon Nova skin, Roller Derby Nova skin, and Spectre Nova skin.
Ril: Skins & Mounts: Judgement Uther and Themed Abilities, Earthbreaker Thrall and Themed Abilities, Sgt. Doomhammer and Themed Abilities, Prisoner Tychus, Blackheart’s Doubloon Mount, Malthael’s Phantom Steed Mount, Treasure Goblin Mount, Judgement Uther’s Charger Mount
Mike: New Heroes & Their Skins: Kharazim, Monk of Ivgorod with Master Kharazim and Jade Dragon Kharazim; Rexxar (and Misha), a ranged warrior, with Master Rexxar and Frostlord Rexxar; Artanis, a warrior; and Medic, a ranged support
Kali: New Battleground: Infernal Shrines – a three-lane Diablo-themed Battleground featuring three shrines that will periodically gather power. Teams can unleash this power by activating a shrine, defeating its guardians, and summoning a devastating Punisher to fight for them. These powerful bosses will spawn with one of three deadly affixes—Arcane, Frozen, or Mortar— and will hunt down nearby enemy Heroes as well as pushing the lane closest to their shrine.
Ril: Dynamic Bundles: If a bundle offers 3+ items and you already own 1+ items, the price will adjust to compensate for the item(s) you already own. You cannot purchase a bundle just to get bonus items if you already own all the items in the bundle. You will receive refunds if you purchased an item more than once. Check out the link in the show notes for upcoming bundle changes.
Mike: Changes to Ranked Play: Blizzard doesn’t feel that the named team feature for Team League is working as intended, so they are removing the feature (for now). You will receive refunds if you purchased a named Team League team. You can still queue as a team of up to 5 players and you will be matched appropriately. (Will I get all the money i spent on teams I disbanded? probably not! I’ll miss Licensed to Illidan )
Kali: Changes to Ranked Play: There will now be a minimum number of ranked games required before receiving a rank, so ranks will be reset (but not your internal MMR). You will then be required to play the minimum number of games, and your new rank will be determined by combining your placement performance and past MMR. Ranked play will remain in preseason until the Grandmaster Rank is released and the new placement is tested. Finally, Rank 1 has been scaled to match ranks 2-40, so it will now be more difficult to hold Rank 1.
PTR Patch Notes!
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