Ep 30 – Took A Printer To The Knee!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | HotScast Episode #30 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

Winter Veil Bundle HotSCast Heroes of the Storm

SKINS & MOUNTS

Ril: Quick update here, they’ve unveiled a Winter Veil Complete Bundle – it gets you the hero Jaina, the Winter Veil Jaina skin, Great-Father Winter Rehgar, and the Reign-Deer Mount for a grand total of $29.97. Buying those separately would cost you $39.96, that’s a savings of $9.99

Links: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/15490908981#1

FAVORITE PLAY OF THE WEEK

Ril: Using Tyrael to keep 4 enemy team members off a Trib in cursed hollow using a spec’d Holy Smite for pushing, a spec’d El’Druins Might for blocking field, and continously circling the bushes, long enough for my teammates to come in and secure the trib and a quad-kill!

Mike: Taking down Arthas with Malf one on one :) .. Hybrid DPS/Heal Malf FTW.

Kali: Last Wed when we streamed and we didn’t allow the enemy team to get even one dragon

PATCH NOTES

Mike: Not really PATCH notes but they had the Reddit AMA on Thursday, 12/4. Link to good recap is below.

Links: http://www.heroesnexus.com/news/1259-heroes-developer-ama-recap

EPIC WINS

Ril: Friend of the show – Breja, and his son PDawg, had a personal thing happen at home and they had to bail on a match in progress, relatively early, maybe 8 minutes in on a Dragon Shire, and we won the match with 2 AI bots. That’s an Epic Win if I ever had one!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Ril: Quick shout to Conor, a fan of the show, who let us know that for Episode 28, the one with the Samwise interview, he had issues downloading it on the built in ios podcast app, but he was able to access it using a third party app, Down-Cast. None of us on the show have ios devices, so it’s hard for us to test the podcast coming through on iTunes, so huge thanks to Conor for letting us know that, and if anyone had an issue getting the episode via iTunes we are very sorry and we’ll try to figure out what went wrong there.

If you guys ever have any issues with an episode, do let us know and we’ll get right on it!

Mike: Tweet from Kinsman Gizmo on twitter @Gizmozord – “I think the reason they aren’t resetting lvls at beta is so the new players don’t just get destroyed by people who have been able to play all throughout the alpha. That way they can get matched up with people of similar level. At least at the beginning.”

MAP TACTICS

Kali: Now the surrounding towers protecting the town give XP when destroyed, not just Town Halls. I think this needed to happen. This might change map strategy to now include pushing as a priority…pushing was always a priority but never over team fighting. Now it may be advantageous to have 1 person branch off and split push?

CRAZY ASS THING THAT SHOULD BE IN GAME (CATTSBIG)

Mike: Here is a CATTSBIG that IS in the game now.. Your teammates (the actual heroes) will comment that you should go get healed if your health is low.

Kali: I’m sure I am going to get all sorts of flack for this one…but, since it is a microtransaction game, and you know all the WoW players will at least probably give it a shot…they should add vanity pets that you can buy. Like just a pet that follows you around the map just because. Or make them extremely rare feats of strength, like having been part of the beta, or placing into a high ranked tier at the end of a season, etc. Blizzard, if you decide to do this, I demand a pet in my honor. lol

Possible Show Titles:

NerdiPrincess Oranges
***Took A Printer To The Knee***
Heroes Bunch of People Team
407 W BlizzCon
RandomGeek was Go-Tee-Yay’d

ENJOY!!