Ep 33 – Have You Seen My Chicken Sammich?!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | HotScast Episode #33 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm HotS Alpha Year One 2014 Year In Review

INTRODUCTION

Ril: Ladies and Gentlemen, Heroes of all ages, welcome back to the Heart of the Storm! This is episode number 33 of HotSCast, recorded 9pm on the right coast, 30th December, 2014.

HotSCast is the podcast for the people, the players, the Heroes, covering all the awesome that is the Blizzard Entertainment brawler – Heroes of the Storm. I am your host Vincent, aka Rilandune. With me as always are my intrepid co-hosts

Kali, a.k.a. NerdiChar:
Sorry I missed last show guys, my love for Tolkien outweighs my love for all other geekery! Taking it super old school with tonight’s quote – “You have died of dysentery.”

Ril: What have you been playing this week?

Kali: Just WoW and Hearthstone this week actually. I have been super busy with the holidays so not much time for gaming.

and Mike, a.k.a. Fimlys:

Mike:  “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Ril: What have you been playing this week?

Mike: WoW, Dragonage: Inquisition, Divinity: Original Sin, Skylanders: Trap team, Hearthstone, Couple games of Heroes

Heroes of the Storm – Year in Review!

Year in review link: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/17100032/2014-year-in-review-12-22-2014

And, the holiday XP boost that was –

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/17100031/holiday-xp-boost-and-technical-alpha-portrait-rewards-12-24-2014

Possible Show Titles:

Kill All Texas Oranges
Rank 26, The Ril Rank
Warlock Evil Fire of Evilness
Open Close Beta
Have You Seen My Chicken Sammich? ****
Hit The Ball Rolling
No Pants Allowed

We had an absolute BLAST covering Heroes of the Storm in 2014, and cannot wait for all the awesome that is to come in 2015!!

OH YEAH! Closed Beta starts January 13th!!!!!

Enjoy!

 

Heroes of the Storm – First Look; featuring Nova Gameplay

Heroes NovaHey, all! Jaetch here. It’s been a while since I submerged myself in the Heroes of the Storm world. As I’m primarily a Diablo III player, the recent (well, month-old) launch of D3’s first expansion, Reaper of Souls, pretty much ate up all my gaming time and I am totally okay with that.

However, I did not forget there’s something on my table that I have to taste. That’s right, the Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha.

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Episode 9 – Geeking Out On The Art! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio Thumbnail Welcome back folks to HotSCast Episode 9! This week we completely geek out on the latest Blizzard Developer Q&A that brought Blizzard royalty Samwise Didier to the table to talk all things art in Heroes of the Storm! In our Heroes 101 section we discussed the Support class type and also the concept of Initiate and Initiator.

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Episode 8 – User Interface Comparison! (Video)

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Episode 8 – User Interface Comparison (Video)

This is the video from the live recording we do every other Monday, audio will be posted either later today or tomorrow.

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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Another PHENOMENAL Fan-Made Heroes of the Storm Trailer!

hots3.jpgThis epic fan-made Heroes trailer was linked to by @Crunch3d aka Nakatoir, Blizzard Community Rep, on twitter. This one is very cinematic, almost movie-trailer in quality.

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Epic Fan-Made Heroes of the Storm Trailer!!

hots3.jpgOur own NerdiChar (aka Kali) found this INSANELY EPIC fan-made trailer for Heroes of the Storm that used footage from multiple cinematics from all the current Blizzard properities.

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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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