Episode 6 – What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor (Video)

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It is hard to put into words just how outlandish and random the show was this week. Since Ril, Fimlys, and Char had no Heroes of the Storm news what-so-ever to speak on, they instead talked comparisons with League of Legends, DotA 2, about the ideal Hero team make-up; answered questions from the chat room as they recorded live.

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Episode 6 – What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailGreetings folks!

It is hard to put into words just how outlandish and random the show was this week. Since Ril, Fimlys, and Char had no Heroes of the Storm news what-so-ever to speak on, they instead talked comparisons with League of Legends, DotA 2, about the ideal Hero team make-up; answered questions from the chat room as they recorded live.

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Episode 5 – Developer Q&A and Gameplay! (Video)

HotSCast Video ThumbnailThis week Vincent (Rilandune) and Mike (Fimlys) discuss the recent developer Q&A for Heroes of the Storm as well as the two gameplay videos the developers posted, shoutcasted by Husky Starcraft! We missed Kali (Charlissa) as she was not feeling well and was not able to join us for the recording.

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Episode 5 – Developer Q&A and Gameplay (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week Vincent (Rilandune) and Mike (Fimlys) discuss the recent developer Q&A for Heroes of the Storm as well as the two gameplay videos the developers posted, shoutcasted by Husky Starcraft! We missed Kali (Charlissa) as she was not feeling well and was not able to join us for the recording.

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Blizzard Devs Play Heroes of the Storm, Shoutcasted by Husky!

Husky and Dustin Browder Shoutcasting Heroes of the Storm Gameplay
A very Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

This year Santa has brought us two gifts early!  The Blizzard Devs sat down and ran two Heroes of the Storm games, one in Blackheart’s Bay and one in Cursed Hollow, and wrapped them in a Husky Starcraft and Dustin Browder Shoutcasted ribbon and placed them under the trees of all the good boys and girls in the world… namely – US!

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Heroes of the Storm Holiday Updates

Heroes Q&ARecently, Blizzard put out a neat Q&A video that gave us a ton of new info regarding the development for Heroes of the Storm, just in time for the holiday season. The video is pretty long, but it’s well worth the watch for anyone writhing in anticipation for this game…

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Episode 4 – Heroes Is LFTM, Looking For Team Members (Audio)

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This week the your HotSCast hosts dive back into the universe of Heroes of the Storm.  Sadly there wasn’t much information to talk about as of the time of recording other than a job posting Blizzard put up on LinkedIn for a Senior Software Engineer for both the Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft 2 teams.

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Episode 3 – We Got Ourselves A Genius Mechanic (Video)

HotSCast Video ThumbnailEpisode 3 of HotSCast, Heart of the Storm – the Video Edition!

In this video episode we welcome Kali, aka Charlissa to the team full time! (Hence the genius mechanic reference from Firefly, unquestionably the greatest TV show ever made!)

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Waiting For Heroes

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When rumors of a game cycling between the names “Blizzard DotA” and “Blizzard All-Stars” were surfacing around 2010-2011, I was just about done with the whole MOBA genre of games. For me, personally, the days of classic DotA All-Stars were more or less over with. The new generation consisting of Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends and Dota 2 was on the rise and I did not intend to spend more time on MOBAs. I just started playing a lot of competitive StarCraft II so there was virtually no time for me to simultaneously juggle school, my social life, a few games, and most importantly, sleep.

However, prior to the growing hype of a standalone Blizzard DotA-like game, I played DotA All-Stars religiously. I never really jumped into professional DotA tournaments or fixed team games since I enjoyed playing with random people every single game. (To be honest, I just liked carrying pubbies). I believed that was a very essential element in making DotA All-Stars, a WarCraft III map made by fans for fans, a fun experience.

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