Ep 77 – Nerdi-Turken Explosure!

HotSCast Episode 77 – Nerdi-Turken Explosure! 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 Black Friday Sales, Cho’Gall Lunara and Greymane, Map Tactics, 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!!
HotSCast 77 Nerdi-Turken Explosure! Heroes of the Storm Black Friday Sale ThanksgivingRecorded – Tuesday, November 24, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #77   |
Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar

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Ep 76 – BlizzCon Mega Wrap-up with Gillyweed!

HotSCast Episode 76 – BlizzCon Mega Wrap-up with Gillyweed! 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 wrap up BlizzCon 2015, all the Heroes of the Storm news, the new hereos, game modes, maps, and the WCS Heroes of the Storm World Championship with our friend Gillyweed!! 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!!
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Ep 75 – Of BlizzCon, Tech Issues, and Con Crud!

HotSCast Episode 75 – Of BlizzCon, Tech Issues, and Con Crud! 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 recap BlizzCon 2015, giving the emotional reactions and bullet points, discuss how accurate (or inaccurate) our BlizzCon predictions were, and we are RIDDLED with tech issues and con crud! YAY! 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!!
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Ep 73.5 – Game Stream – Buff His Queue!

Hey folks, this is the audio from our after recording game stream we do with fans who join us for the live recording! This one was from Episode 73.

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Ep 74 – BlizzCon 2015 Predictions! Also… Tap To The Chaproom!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #74   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
HotSCast BlizzCon 2015 Predictions!HotSCast Episode 74 – BlizzCon 2015 Predictions! Also… Tap To The Chaproom! 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 all about BlizzCon 2015, the Heroes of the Storm World Championship, and most importantly our predictions, 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!!

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Ep 73 – It’s Raining Linkin Park!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #73   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
HotSCast Heroes of the Storm ArtanisHotSCast Episode 73 – It’s Raining Linkin Park! 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 introduction of Artanis, Warrior of the Protoss into the Nexus!!! The announcement of Linkin Park as our Blizzcon 2015 Closing band, Patch Notes, 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!!

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Ep 72 – Nor the Horse He Rode in on!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #72   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
Marshall Raynor HotSCast Heroes of the StormHotSCast Episode 72 – Nor the Horse He Rode in on! 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 introduction of Lt. Morales, the combat medic from Starcraft II! The upcoming changes to death timers, and the Legacy of the Void pre-order bonus for Heroes of the Storm Players (Hint – it’s Artanis!), 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,
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Ep 71 – #DeflateGate

Tuesday, September 29, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #71   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Ep 71 DeflateGateHotSCast Episode 71 – #DeflateGate! 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 PTR patch notes, the introduction of Lt. Morales – the StarCraft Medic, 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!!

SALES & FREE HERO ROTATION

Week of September 29-October 6, 2015

Sale Items:

  • Murky — Sale Price: $4.24 USD
  • Grunty Murky Skin — Sale Price: $4.99 USD
  • Magni Muradin Skin — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Free Hero Rotation:

  • Malfurion
  • Valla
  • Chen
  • Rehgar
  • Falstad
  • Johanna (Slot unlocked at Player Level 12)
  • Sgt. Hammer (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15)

COUNTDOWN TO BLIZZCON

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?p0=783&iso=20151106T0930&year=2015&month=11&day=6&hour=9&min=30&sec=0&msg=BlizzCon

PTR PATCH NOTES

 

Links:  

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19893628/heroes-of-the-storm-ptr-patch-notes-september-24-2015-9-24-2015

Community Spotlight

 

Letter from listener and friend of the show DeGei Dragon

 

Greetings to my favorite of Heroes of the Storm Podcasts, After spending a good deal of time playing Rexxar, I have a list of thoughts on where he is good and why it just doesn’t work. Rexxar has some of the best talents and abilities on a single hero in the game currently. His map and fight control are quite solid. Misha can be talented to make her near unkillable in ways Diablo, Stitches, and ETC can only dream (currently). His Heroics aren’t major selling points, but they serve decent roles, Bestial Wrath is okay most of the time if uninteresting. Release the Boars is a great finisher, but requires timing to use right. Choice on these comes down to play style more than anything. Otherwise looking at his setup, Rexxar would appear to be King.

Here in lies the problem, with such a great boon as Misha, Rexxar goes from being the Hero to being the liability. He is about on par with Valla’s base survivability but without the escape or sustain talents. If Misha is in the action and Rexxar has an assassin dive him (Illidan, Zeratul, Butcher) he will be dead a good deal of the time before Misha can reach him. Which brings us to the key problem, none of Misha’s talents matter once Rexxar dies, as that kills her instantly. If Rexxar is your only Warrior/Tank, then your team is going to have issues. I’m not going to immediately say a great player won’t be able to tank with Misha alone in a team fight, but it’s an uphill battle only made slightly and temporarily easier at level 16 with Feign Death.

All those cons stated, I think Rexxar may find a place. He and Misha are possibly the best “Junglers” in HotS. Focusing on the “Easy Prey” talent and increased damage against non-heroes and the two of the can easily solo bosses and other camps without equal. Flare at level 1 is a decent stop gap to help against the stealth ganks he is prone to. So the role he fills is a Jungle/Anti-Roam Roamer. His weaknesses are most apparent when the enemy comes to him, but when he is picking the way and where fights start, he becomes much more powerful. I know that sounds like every hero, but when you only see an angry bear coming for you, panic takes hold.

What is the “Ideal” comp for a Rexxar? My concept is for a map like Cursed Hollow, Blackheart Bay, or maybe Tomb of the Spider Queen type maps (Open, lots of camps, great for ambushes). Rexxar will be focusing on moving between the lanes to surprise opponents and hit mercs to keep the pressure on the enemy team. His teammates are (again ideally) Leoric, Sylvanas, Thrall, and Brightwing, a good mix of self-sustain and movement to help capitalize on Rexxar’s attacks.

Rexxar (in both concept and this particular strategy) has good synergy with Brightwing (healing both Rex & Misha, CC for someone diving Rexxar, giving time for Misha to react, teleporting to lanes as needed). Thrall and Rexxar also have respectable synergy in their abilities for finishing off opponents, stuns and slows from Rexxar, roots and a speed boost from Thrall, making them a great one-two punch. Leoric helps cover the main tank role and makes up for the Hero damage a bit. Sylvanas fills the duel role of damage dealing and getting the most out of Rexxar’s Mercenaries.

Is he perfect? not by a long shot. Will he see play in the current meta? Maybe in the 2-3 Warrior comp regions are the off-tank Warrior. Is he playable? Just by enough, but he takes work, and definitely doesn’t fit in on every team like some Warriors can.

~DeGei Dragon

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Potential Show Titles:

Ermagherd Herro Nerdherp!
Themed Skins Now More Themey!
Who’s Playing On a Potato?
Deflate the Keeps!
Deflate Gate, Deflate the Gates!
It’s a Chen Trap!

Ep 70 – Protoss Caster Man!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #70   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
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HotSCast Episode 70 – Protoss Caster Man! 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 latest patch, the Americas Championship in Las Vegas, BlizzCon 2015 updates, Kael’thas nerf 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!!

SALES & FREE HERO ROTATION

Week of September 22 – 29, 2015

Sale Items:

  • Chen — $4.99 USD
  • Warmaster Chen Skin — $3.74 USD
  • Blood Elf Tyrande — $4.99 USD
  • Malfurion — $1.99 USD
  • Jaina — $4.99 USD
  • Tyrande — $4.24 USD
  • Muradin — $1.99 USD
  • Zagara — $4.24 USD

Free Hero Rotation:

  • Raynor
  • Muradin
  • Tyrael
  • Thrall
  • Tyrande
  • Gazlowe (Slot unlocked at Player Level 12)
  • Kharazim (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15)

COMING SOON

Ril:  The combat medic now has a name, Lt. Morales! This hero has 2 announced skins, Master Lt. Morales and Apothecary Morales.

Mike:  Artanis, Heirarch of the Daelaam is also coming soon with 2 announced skins, Master Artanis and Purifier Artanis.

Kali:  Other items coming soon are the Marshal Raynor skin, Buccaneer Falstad skin, Marshal’s Outrider Mount, Void Speeder Mount, Nexus Battle Beast Mount, Headless Horseman’s Charger Mount, and the Vulture Mount.

Links:  

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19894447/new-heroes-skins-and-mounts-coming-soon-9-21-2015

BLIZZCON UPDATES

Ril:  BlizzCon 2015 in-game goodies have been announced!

Mike:  For Heroes of the Storm, the in-game item will be the Nexus Battle Beast mount.

Kali:  You can see a picture of the mount and check out the rest of the in-game goodies via the link in the show notes.

Links:  

http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/19888091/blizzcon-2015-in-game-goodies-round-up-9-21-2015

  E-SPORTS & TOURNAMENTS

Ril:  Blizzard launches Heroes of the Storm eSports initiative with a new eSports landing page. It contains a full schedule of competitive matches, as well as info on upcoming tournies, and eSports news.

Mike:  Top 100 players in the pre-season have been released (ranked by MMR)! These players have completed at least 50 Hero League matches and reached Rank 1 by the end of August.

Kali:  Brazil was not granted a United States visa, so even though they qualified for the Americas championship this past weekend, they were not able to play.

Links:  

http://www.destructoid.com/blizzard-launches-heroes-of-the-storm-esports-initiative-310176.phtml

http://us.heroesofthestorm.com/esports/en/

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19887005/pre-season-leaderboards-august-2015-9-14-2015 

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2015/09/brazilian-team-denied-entry-to-us-forfeit-spot-in-hots-americas-championship/

BUFFS/NERFS

Ril:  As you probably already know, Kael’thas was nerfed a second time in the last patch. Nerdi came across a funny meme that we had to show you guys: 

Kaelthas This Nerf Was Merely a Setback

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Kali:  Can we talk about how awesome Blizzard is? They created cosplay reference kits for 10 of their popular characters, with more to come. Freaking cool.

 Links:  

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19881985/introducing-cosplay-reference-kits-9-10-2015

MAP TACTICS

Links:

http://www.shacknews.com/article/91278/heroes-of-the-storm-battlefield-of-eternity-tips

Possible show titles:

Perfectly Round Jaw!
Battle Debt Not!
Protoss Caster Man!

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Ep 69 – Morbidly A Beast Master!

HotSCast Episode 69 – Morbidly A Beast Master! 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 introduction of Rexxar, Champion of The Horde into the Nexus, the bundle featuring his Frostlord Skin, Patch Notes, MMR changes and placement in Heroe League, 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!!

Ep 69 Morbidly A Beast Master! Rexxar, Champion of the Horde Heroes of the Storm HotS

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