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Welcome to Into the Nexus, a Heroes of the Storm podcast. Garrett Weinzierl and Kyle Fergusson will be taking you through the Nexus every week. Segments include news, strategies, and plenty of community interaction. Follow Into the Nexus on Twitter @ITNcast, catch the VODs on YouTube at youtube.com/Amovetv, and email us at ITNcast@gmail.com.
 
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Patch Cadence! Seems we have a new schedule for Heroes of the Storm balance, once a month. Perfection. Kyle is joined by Bahamut, caster for the CCL tournament, to talk about their approaching Grand Finals and the impact the balance patch might have on the weekend's play. The duo also go in depth on the various changes including a Morales Rework an…
 
CavalierGuest, OXG Esports and community coach, returns to the show! In his last appearance, Hogger was fresh in the Nexus and we sped ahead talking strategy for the recently released Hero. In this episode, Kyle goes a little deeper about what it means to be a top coach for Heroes of the Storm through Cav’s own experience with gaming: World of Warc…
 
The Council of Garrett and Kyle, with the powers gifted to us by Kofalt, are here to decide the fate of your balance inquiries. The quote "trying to make things that sound really exciting on paper, but aren't as broken as you think they are" guides our way as we review Reddit’s recent spree of talent suggestions to the balance designer. It doesn’t …
 
Associate Game Designer for Heroes of the Storm Josh “RawrJar” Kofalt joins the show! Garrett and Kyle get to sit down with the man behind the balance curtain and ask your questions! Kofalt has a rich history with the game, joining in the technical alpha, Cloud9, coaching and eventually making his way on to the Q&A team. Now part of the developers,…
 
Into the Nexus, The Heroes of the Storm Podcast, is joined by Kiyeberries: CCL Live Coordinator, Healer Streamer Extraordinar and fellow NGS Teammate! Our guest brings stories from the Gold Leagues and the Twitch sphere, fresh to your ears. Into the Nexus is supported by our wonderful patrons via Patreon! If you would like to help support the show …
 
Balance time! Delivered fresh from the devs. Garrett and Kyle walk you through all the changes which are already live inside your game! Blaze, Garrosh, Muradin, Stitches, Imperius, Anduin, Raynor, Valla, Johanna and Orphea. But wait, where is Stukov? Well the infested man is out for the weekend due to bugs. Stay tuned and find out more. Into the Ne…
 
Kofalt is on the case! Blue posts, it’s what’s for dinner on Into the Nexus. The new, and we assume, Lead Balance Designer has taken to Reddit to show us the future. Updates incoming soon for Raynor, Malfurion and Johanna. Garrett and Kyle have opinions on Subdue and go through your emails. Go to Bombas.com/nexus today, and get twenty percent off y…
 
Happy 6th Anniversary Heroes of the Storm, and seven years to Into the Nexus! Garrett and Kyle bring you all the Heroes news including a very interesting Blue Post about changes to quest talents, in particular Muradin. Muradin might be getting the Stitches treatment. What other heroes quests or talents could be updated for a level unlock? We have s…
 
Jhow, streamer, educational YouTube and former HGC caster rejoins the show to bring the good word of Valla… or Azmodan! Yes the self proclaimed Valla one trick has a secret weapon up his sleeve. Into the Nexus is supported by our wonderful patrons via Patreon! If you would like to help support the show go to http://Patreon.com/ITN. The ITN Patrons …
 
The patch is live! Garrett and Kyle walk you through all the goodies inside to prepare you for your weekend’s Heroes-tastic adventures. Hots is in the public eye this week as not only Blizzard, but other news sources have been talking about our humble little game. Next comes the big patch rundown. Week one playtesting feelings on the reworks and co…
 
The long awaited patch is here and its BIG! Five Hero Reworks, eleven balanced Heroes, new XP Orb changes and two hosts ready to guide you through. These are the big strokes. Loan Talents are coming and they showcase new tools the developers have to adjust and argument heroes. XP orbs are being reinforced as a learning tool. Anduin, Johanna, Raynor…
 
The Blues have spoken! Is Kofalt the new balance designer? Or just a brave soul helming the communication ship? Either way, the lines are open and we have a glimpse in the happenings over the Heroes team. Garrett and Kyle walk you through the important bits: Bug fixes, balance incoming and future skin updates. We also take a healthy dose of emails.…
 
Into the Nexus is your SOURCE for Heroes of the Storm news! Garrett and Kyle continue through our long meta with a host of new discoveries thanks to CCL. Heroes Devs have returned to the reddit to bring us a reminder of tasty breadcrumbs, which might be only 2 weeks away. Tensions are high and moral is low across the Heroes of the Storm community a…
 
With HeroesHearth’s Community Clash League Season 2 upon us, Bahamut joins the show and gives us the rundown of the team which starts play this weekend. Garrett and Kyle walk you through the tournament draft, teams, meta, rules and map pools as we head towards some top tier Heroes of the Storm action. The gang also theorizes how the game has shifte…
 
Into the Nexus is back to throw the bones! Let’s divine up some patch information. Garrett and Kyle take a look at the old AMA and Dev comments to find the future patch. Into the Nexus is supported by our wonderful patrons via Patreon! If you would like to help support the show go to http://Patreon.com/ITN. The ITN Patrons are responsible for many …
 
Into the Nexus returns with your weekly Heroes of the Storm update! The community is hungry for communication! Blizzard as a whole seems to be struggling to release content across their games, with Hearthstone currently the exception. CCL is right on the horizon, but will that exacerbate the perception of the community should balance not happen. So…
 
The HOTS devs are being really quiet this week and during their silence some convincing community-made Heroes of the Storm pranks sent players into a sad spiral. Kyle and Garrett talk about this long period of no changes, the latest HOTS dev, CCL’s player drama, CavalierGuest’s new tanking guide, and take your questions. Into the Nexus is supported…
 
Fresh off the Internet, Garrett and Kyle bring you the tidings from around the moba sphere. While we eagerly await out patch in two weeks, eyes have turned towards Dota 2’s new initiative to ban all smurfs from their games. Naturally Heroes of the Storm wants to get in on the smurf banning action. CCL is firing up with their Free Agent Tournament t…
 
Garrett and Kyle, ever ready for analogy, bring you the big news from around Heroes of the Storm! We take a look at the March 2nd Balance patch and analyse its impact on the game. Spoiler Alert: There was an impact. We also have a guess as to who the new balance designer might be. Is this the end of Activision Esports? Blizz/Activision announces mo…
 
We’ve had a busy few weeks Into the Nexus. Guests, patches. It’s time to kick it with Garrett and Kyle, old school style. Prepare yourself for anecdotes, knowledge bombs and classic off topic banter. Falstad is all the rage and we go deep on how the people are playing him. Kyle also has many lesson to share from tournament play and recent pro inter…
 
It’s patch time! Garrett and Kyle walk you through the changing tides on the high seas of Heroes of the Storm. While it may not be meta defining, there are plenty of new toys to play with; particularly if you are into the likes of Li Li, Falstad and Tyrael. Deep dive with us through an ocean of changes! Got an opinion on the changes? Let us know at…
 
As is tradition, Not_Paradox joins us for our post BlizzCon show; BlizzcOnline anyway. While we get to our coverage, we get breaking news about the upcoming Balance Patch next week! Queue the predictions, what will be the big movers and shakers? We’ve got ideas: particular about Nova. Paradox joins Garrett and Kyle for your emails to make this a co…
 
Into the Nexus is back with your weekly heaping helping of Heroes of the Storm news. Garret and Kyle walk the recent blue posts, predictions of the incoming season and our favorite new segment: This week I learned. We also have a heaping helping of Hogger strategy. Your emails and more! We will see you on the other side of BlizzcOnline. Into the Ne…
 
In the immortal words of Illidan: “In truth, it was I who was betrayed. Still, I am hunted. Still, I am hated. Now, my blind eyes can see what others cannot.” In this episode of Into the Nexus, Garrett and Kyle have concerns. A savagely tone-deaf tweet from the Heroes account let loose the bad news: No BlizzcOnline presence for Heroes of the Storm.…
 
BlizzcOnline approaches and we’ve gotten a peak at what our announcements might look like. Dark Nexus Deathwing takes center stage for Heroes rep on the show floor but folks are more worried about the Tracer exclusive mount. Garrett and Kyle take you through all weeks happenings including a farewell to AZ Jackson, strategies from tournament play an…
 
Garrett and Kyle bring you all the Heroes of the Storm news and some Blizzard news. Yes things are once again under the microscope over at Activision and Heroes is caught in the crossfire. But there is also tons of good news too. Zul’jin was swiftly fixed and Heroes has seen an influx of new platers from a popular YouTuber. CCL has also wrapped and…
 
The big balance patch is here! Garrett and Kyle give you the full rundown with all the buffs (though few), nerfs and talent incetivizations’s. There is a lot here. The much desired Hogger nerfs have arrived, but they are tame. In fact the dudes are more excited about some of the cool new ways that talents are being updated, look at you Kael’thas. E…
 
Michael Udall joins the episode to talk about CCL and the future of Heroes of the Storm. The 30k team owner has high hopes for the game and the upcoming BlizzcOnline. Garrett and Kyle are happy to announce that next week will be a balance patch and from Blizzard sources, we know some 22 heroes will be updated. We have several ideas about what it co…
 
Into the Nexus is back and talking Heroes. Garrett and Kyle continue their plat’tastic adventures and have hit their first wall at Plat 2. The learning shall continue. In the news, players are trying to fix Quick Match and the thoughts have landed on Lane Clear. Would lane clear get people to play more tank and support? Also, the CCL is gearing up …
 
It’s the final episode of 2020 Into the Nexus! The Holiday meta is in full swing and news is on hold until the new year so the dudes take an AMA from the Patrons and chat! Of course we reminisce about the year that was Heroes. Favorite update of the year? Favorite release? But we also talk video games in general, ups and downs of 2020, mac and chee…
 
Into the Nexus is here to bring you the Heroes of the Storm news: Rain, Sleet or Holiday Snow! Garrett and Kyle have been playing a lot together and share some stories from their Plat-tastic adventures. We also note that some CCL players are over the honeymoon and are ready to see some fundamental map changes. But despite the Holiday festivities, w…
 
A classic Garrett and Kyle episode! The hosts navigate through the two week meta update and Hogger is doing well despite difficulty. Climbing and feasting on win-rates. They also check out how the balance has fared since the Medallion removal. But the real drama, where is the winter update? Fans fear the Toys event won’t make its triumphant return.…
 
CavalierGuest guest on this week’s Into the Nexus! The CCL Coach and content creator shares his knowledge with Garrett and Kyle, and you the listener! Learn about Hogger and how he is busted! See the Meta! Draft your heart out and be kind to one another. Community questions and more fill out this wonder episode. ITN is supported by our badass Patro…
 
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