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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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Ever wondered what it would be like to be completely shut off from pop culture? Can you imagine yourself not knowing the most famous member of the X-Men? Welcome to the first episode of I am Your Father. In this brand new show, seasoned podcaster Garrett Weinzierl introduces famous nerd fiction to his dad. In this first episode the two prepare for …
 
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…
 
This week on The Angry Chicken, Garrett takes a well deserved vacation, so it’s up to Joce and Hat to deliver all of Hearthstone’s news and of course that means all the newest cards! Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for one of five United in Stormwind Standard Pre-Purchase Bundles courtesy of Blizzard.…
 
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…
 
This week on The Angry Chicken, Garrett and RidiculousHat get to interview the Hearthstone team about the upcoming expansion, United in Stormwind! Then Garrett, RidiculousHat, and Joce chat about upcoming nerfs and Iksar’s latest AMA. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for one of five United in Stormwind Standard Pre-Purchase Bundles courtesy of Bl…
 
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…
 
Garrett is off this week, but Joce and Hat are holding down the fort! They talk all things Wailing Caverns, including mini-set details, Warcraft Dungeon Lore, revealed and leaked cards, and more! Then they take a look at the results of the latest Hearthstone Grandmasters season.By Garrett Weinzierl, Jocelyn Kearney, & RidiculousHat
 
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 …
 
Are you struggling to beat Priest? Do they make you feel bad about Hearthstone, and maybe yourself? Do you rage quit after Apotheosis hits Samuro and cry? Then this is the episode for you! Garrett, Joce, and Ridiculous Hat teach you how to play Control Priest, how to beat Control Priest, as well as take an in depth look at the mass exodus from Bliz…
 
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.…
 
May the 4th and a brand new episode of Let’s Talk About Star Wars be with you! Let's Talk About Star Wars is on Patreon! If you'd like to support the trio head on over to Patreon.com/letstalkaboutstarwars. If you would like to send a message to the crew you may do so using feedback@letstalkaboutstarwars.com. Thanks to the Andrew Allen Trio for our …
 
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…
 
The Angry Chickens dive deep into Iksar’s AMA this week, chatting Battlegrounds, future Hearthstone modes, and the future of limited Hearthstone. They also take a look at Rush Warrior, which we expect to see a lot of at this weekend’s Master’s Tour Stop before taking your emails.By Garrett Weinzierl, Jocelyn Kearney, & Ridiculous Hat
 
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 …
 
Early week TAC = nerfs are hitting Hearthstone eminently! Join Garrett and RidiculousHat for a full break down of the patch 20.0.2 nerfs to Deck of Lunacy, Sword of the Fallen, Jandice, Pen Flinger, and Watch Posts. The duo also take a look at Battlegrounds changes hitting the game alongside the constructed card changes.…
 
Nerfs are on the horizon for Hearthstone and Forged in the Barrens! Join Garrett, RidiculousHat, and returning guest RegisKillbin for a deep dive into why Barrens already needs a balance patch, off-meta decks that can actually win a few games, Book of Mercenaries, and much more Hearthstone covereage.…
 
Much teased but never recorded until now… Garrett and Taliesin have finally sat down for a big meaty discussion about Sylvanas. From her life as a Farstrider to the right hand of the Jailer (and everything in between) this WoW Killer podcast uncovers Sylvanas’s long journey and where Banshee Queen is heading in Shadowlands. Also, this episode is sp…
 
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…
 
The 9.1 PTR is just around the corner so of course Taliesin and Garrett are going to talk about just how long the PTR testing will last. On this episode the WoW duo also take emails covering where Tyrande, Sylvanas, and the Windrunner sisters will end up, Classic finds transferring to Retail WoW, and just where in the world (of Warcraft) Khadgar is…
 
Forged in the Barrens, the Core Set, and the Year of the Gryphon have all hit Hearthstone and the meta is positively SHOOK. Join Garrett and RidiculousHat as they sort through the tons of new archetypes of 2021's first Hearthstone expansion.By Garrett Weinzierl & RidiculousHat
 
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…
 
This week RidiculousHat is back to start a multi-week hosting alongside Garrett as Jocelyn will be out for 4-6 weeks. Want to learn about how Forged in the Barrens is bringing in new targeted draw? What about Spell School synergy? Leaked cards that haven't been officially announced yet? Listen for this and many more brand new Hearthstone reveals!…
 
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…
 
This week RidiculousHat is back to start a multi-week hosting alongside Garrett as Jocelyn will be out for 4-6 weeks. Want to learn about how Forged in the Barrens is bringing in new targeted draw? What about Spell School synergy? Leaked cards that haven't been officially announced yet?By Garrett Weinzierl & RidiculousHat
 
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…
 
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