Into the Nexus


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.

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When: Every Thursday at 8pm Eastern
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#265 - Into the Nexus: “More Mana, More Tension”

That Blizzard Classic of yesteryear gets a huge update! The meatiest patch ever? Certainly a huge one warranting a huge show. Enhancing Mana Tension is the first project on the developers minds causing a huge shifting in mana costs for most heroes in the game. Blizzard is also gunning for your top win-rate heroes and some of these nerf are less elegant than their classy buff counterparts. Naturally, Garrett and Kyle can’t leave without discussing that elephant in the room, party size restrictions removed from Storm League. All this and certainly more on this week’s monster Into the Nexus. Cont…

#264 - Into the Nexus: “The Meta Rollercoaster”

The Preseason is thoroughly underway and Garrett returns to the cast with a full set of placements under the belt. Illidans running amok, Diablo’s still stealing those bans. What a world. An unofficial roadmap shows the way of the future, but hosts urge Blizzard to avoid the wait! Don’t box those products, get them in public hands now! Strategies, emails and more. Despite the meta and rank fluctuations, we hear from fans that are climbing in these crazy times. Enjoy this neighborhood special from Into the Nexus.

#263 - Into the Nexus: “Role Control”

Jeff Cannata makes his monthly return to the show, and this time free of Blizzard drama! While the video game industry may be in a transformative period, it’s time to hang up your woes and get back to the happy house of Heroes. Kyle Fergusson hosts this episode as we cover the AMA Art and Design highlights, blue posts and what you should be banning in your home games. Garrett will rejoin the show next week.

#262 - Into the Nexus: “Face the Placements”

New season, new placements, old problems. A huge wave of players hit the newly christened Storm League and send seasoned participants for a loop. Garrett and Kyle engage in some hearty Heroes therapy for all you left reeling from the update. Placement scandals aside, the gang take a look at the recent datamines and the Official Retrospective posted on the forums. Good luck in your placements! Cont…

#261 - Into the Nexus: “Quite the package”

It’s here. The whole kitchen kaboodle. Ranks. Merged. Roles. Defined. Loot boxes. Gold. Shards. Gold. It’s all coming out next week in one big pile. A preseason will lead the way starting March 26th. Coming with it is a huge rework to Chromie and Lucio. While we will continue to hold the team to high standards, Garrett and Kyle take this episode to say: Well done team.

#260 - Into the Nexus: “Flip the Bird”

Into the Nexus returns to form with a full episode of updates with Garrett and Kyle. Rexxar has claimed the top spot and Garrett’s here to sing the praises. Kyle has some puzzles to solve in his own league, brought on by an influx of returning players? Seems so. Next we call out Ana and Li Li for their interesting design choices and wonder what could be done to raise that skill ceiling. The show also hosts a big Alexstrasza strategy and your emails to the show. Cont…

#259 - Into the Nexus: “Do the dishes”

The AMA is up and foot is down! It’s time for some real talk. Garrett and Kyle break down the wall on this episode with a stirn honest look at this week’s developer promises. We have tentative release for the Hero League / Team League ranked merger along with the release of the new role system; but trust doesn’t grow on trees. While our love of the game hasn't diminished, this week we look in the face of the AMA and say: Prove it. Cont…

#258 - Into the Nexus: “Ban-aid”

Balance made to change your bans! This Into the Nexus tackles the huge pile of hero changes, many of them breaking old esports laid plans. Like Leoric, Cho’gall, Whitemane? We got good news for you. Like Diablo, Mal’ganis, Li Li or Azmodan? We’ll try to let you down easy. Garrett and Kyle close out the episode with a peak at the grassroots esports happening and an email from the community. Cont…

#256 - Into the Nexus: "Not Successful Enough"

Into the Nexus is back for a heavy episode. There’s some great news coming out of the Heroes team but news of massive layoffs at Blizzard HQ are cutting the celebrations short. Cont…

#255 - Into the Nexus: “Mine Your Area”

It’s a big honkin hot Into the Nexus week. Fresh from the PTR, adjustments incoming for Abathur and Ana. A new hero spoiler hits the internet, along with upcoming announcements for more grassroots esports and collegiate Heroes. New tierlist coverage in this week’s strategy section along with your emails taken from itncast@gmail. Sit back, absorb and enjoy! Cont…


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