Special Edition Episode 1 – Technical Alpha Launch! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week the HotSCast crew record a Special Edition Episode, as one of the hosts will be out next week for the normal recording night, and the Technical Alpha launched.  All 3 of your HotSCast hosts are in the Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha and we are playing it like mad! We spent this episode discussing our initial thoughts on the Technical Alpha, and then finished the nights with some live streaming of the game itself.

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Episode 10 – Technical Alpha News! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week Vincent, Mike, and Kali talk about the Technical Alpha having been announced for Heroes of the Storm, the concept of “Talents being the new Items Build”, and in Heroes 101 we go over the Specialist class type and the concept of Feeding and Feeder.

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Episode 8 – User Interface Comparison! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis is the edited audio podcast of this weeks show, as opposed to the video edition posted earlier in the week which is the raw feed from our live recording. I do apologize for this being posted so late, I like to have these up by Wednesday, but a few things on my end – not the least of which was the 22″ of snow we had fall in the last 36 hours – prevented me from finishing up the edits until just now.

This week we discussed and compared the User Interface of Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, DotA 2, and HoN. We talked about what we’d love to see in the Heroes UI at launch and what we don’t. This weeks’ Heroes 101 segment covered the Warrior Hero Type as well as the common MOBA term – KDA.

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Episode 7 – 2nd Developer Q&A, 1st Heroes 101! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week the HotSCast team go over the 2nd Developer Q&A that Blizzard recorded live on their Twitch channel, followed by some live Gameplay on the Haunted Mines map shoutcasted by Day 9. We go over all the new information, adding in our own take and pontification. Also this week we launched the 1st of what will be a regular segment on each show – Heroes 101 – to teach those new to the Hero Brawler (or MOBA) genre how to make the transition from whatever type of game they are playing now (such as an MMO like World of Warcraft or an RTS like Starcraft 2) to playing Heroes of the Storm. As always we had a fantastic time recording the show, and we know you’ll have even more fun listening in!

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

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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 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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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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