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The Secret Shop - An Artifact Podcast

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#15 Catching up and looking forward After various lockdowns the gang is finally back together! After shaking off some rust, we discuss how the beta has progressed in the show's absence and where it is going.  Show LinksState of the Betahttps://steamcommunity.com/games/1269260/announcements/detail/2951510987408670527 Various Patchnoteshttps://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1269260?emclan=103582791467468970&amp;emgid=2951510987420547526Dota 2 Mistwoods Update http://www.dota2.com/mistwoods SOCIALS Email: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggANGERYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCYMENTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KIWITwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingPRODUCED BY MEGARAMMYTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammy
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#15 Catching up and looking forward After various lockdowns the gang is finally back together! After shaking off some rust, we discuss how the beta has progressed in the show's absence and where it is going.  Show LinksState of the Betahttps://steamcommunity.com/games/1269260/announcements/detail/2951510987408670527 Various Patchnoteshttps://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1269260?emclan=103582791467468970&amp;emgid=2951510987420547526Dota 2 Mistwoods Update http://www.dota2.com/mistwoods SOCIALS Email: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggANGERYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCYMENTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KIWITwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingPRODUCED BY MEGARAMMYTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammy
#14 - A Progression of Constructive Criticism This week, we discuss Constructed, new heroes and the importance of progression. We also take a look at some of the criticism which came with the recent influx of players and what may be the cause of people's discontent.  Show LinksUnder Construction https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1269260/view/2919976911045696400 New Heroes https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1269260/view/2919976911049459169Balance Changes https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1269260/view/2919978180722190113SOCIALS Email: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggANGERYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCYMENTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KIWITwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingPRODUCED BY MEGARAMMYTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammy
#13 - It's been a while! Discussing recent Artifact changes This week, the gang share their impressions after having played the beta for a while and discuss where the patches are taking the game. They also get distracted by Dota 2's Battlepass Content and other off-topic stuff.  CHAPTERS0:00 Disclaimer0:28 We’re back! And hooked on Aghanim’s Labyrinth3:39 MORE LORE! 7:50 Valve is investing more into the Dotaverse! Did the former Alyx devs join the effort?10:44 Kiwi is over cosmetics and Anger has a theory11:50 Has the 2.0 team grown? How does Valve manage the Dotaverse crossover?14:04 This is an Artifact Podcast - Campaign Challenges16:16 The Surveys and patches - Blue and movement22:50 Cymen is a chess Grand Master25:25 Notable item changes, Anger’s confession and a Scheme/Siege anecdote 30:20 Beta progress and “the next BIG thing”32:57 No Constructed Ladder, no Draft and no tournaments (Shoutout to the LHL Tournament which took place shortly after this recording) 37:16 Hero Draft and what people want to play39:51 Meme Decks, gimmicks and fun design44:22 How small waves benefit the beta feedback cycle45:25 Anger likes change and dislikes editing46:33 Kiwi and Cymen find jail refreshing but Anger can’t relate50:42 What the gang is looking forward to next 52:35 Blink Scrolls and endgame pacing54:00 Outro/PlugsShow LinksAghanim's Labyrinth - http://www.dota2.com/aghanimThe Disciple's Path - http://www.dota2.com/disciplespathThe Survey Results  - https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1269260/view/4097664507332447618The recent Beta Changes - https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/1269260/view/2764599553400036071Audio Podcast: https://secretshop.gg/episodes/its-been-a-while-discussing-recent-artifact-changesVideo Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vanh2UC5hF SOCIALS Email: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggANGERYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCYMENTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KIWITwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingPRODUCED BY MEGARAMMYTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammy
#12 - Datamining Rich Lore Veins w/ Tyler McVicker This week, Tyler McVicker of Valve News Network joins us (in a dark past where only Kiwi had beta access), to discuss some early findings from datamining the beta, with a wealth of information about potential lore and story campaign details, as well as potential returning mechanics from 1.0 Set 2!Show LinksEminence of Ristul - http://www.dota2.com/eminenceofristul#ComicUnused Art Leak - https://www.reddit.com/r/Artifact/comments/h8k8oz/unused_artifact_art_datamined1.0 Mutations - https://www.reddit.com/r/Artifact/comments/akx9ye/unreleased_cards_in_the_api_after_updateRed Hero Review - https://steamcommunity.com/games/1269260/announcements/detail/2417817941778273835VNN - Merle Dandridge Interview - https://youtu.be/b4aYdSlATsgAudio Podcast: https://secretshop.gg/episodes/12-datamining-rich-lore-veins-w-tyler-mcvickerVideo Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxrHOYKwt7YEmail: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggTylerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitter: https://twitter.com/ValveNewsNetworTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tylermcvickerDiscord: https://discord.gg/HUVh3YJAngerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCymenTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KiwiTwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingProduced by megaRammyTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammyChapters00:00:00 - Intro00:04:05 - 2.0 Lore, The Dota-verse, and the Cancelled Valve RPG00:08:31 - Eminence of Ristul Arcana, The Court of Ristul, and The Oath00:16:12 - Kiwi 💜's Rix00:17:20 - Implications of Multiple Rix00:21:03 - Datamines - Art Leaks, How 2.0 Came To Be, and Revived Features00:31:08 - Checking Beta Invites, Kiwi's Beta Rank00:34:08 - 2.0 Discord, Communication + Feedback00:35:29 - Datamines - Chaos Gauntlet + Single Player Campaign00:43:15 - Art Leak - The Mist?00:45:37 - Datamines - Campaign - Arc 3 and Beyond Leaks (SPOILERS)01:11:03 - Beta 2.0 Thoughts/Appreciation01:12:08 - Datamines - Potential Cosmetics, Battle Pass, Economy01:21:36 - Datamines - Other Bits01:23:41 - Outro/Plugs + Future of the Game/Dotaverse/Community
#11 - We're All In The Beta! + Red & Green Hero Discussion This week, We're all finally in the beta! We discuss our experiences, as well as red/green heroes in general.Show LinksAudio Podcast: https://secretshop.gg/episodes/11-were-all-in-the-betaVideo Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVYbUybY12UEmail: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggAngerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCymenTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KiwiTwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingProduced by megaRammyTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammy
#10 - Interviewing a Card-Carrying Kiwi This week, Kiwi has access to the beta! So the rest of the hosts pick apart her thoughts with the changes so far, and try not to get too jelly.Show LinksAudio Podcast: https://secretshop.gg/episodes/10-interviewing-a-card-carrying-kiwiVideo Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lvCBwZopqcEmail: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggAngerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/angerTwitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCymenTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KiwiTwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingProduced by megaRammyTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammy
#09 - Throwing Swim in the Deep End (w/ Swim) This week, Swim joins the hosts to give his first impressions of the beta changes so far, whilst avoiding Reddit's rage and the world's other dangers, along with a rundown of the new keywords in 2.0!Show LinksAudio Podcast: https://secretshop.ggVideo Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEKiQrr8gPwEmail: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggSwimTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/swimstrimTwitter: https://twitter.com/swimstrimSite: https://www.swimstrim.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/swimstrimAngerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCymenTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KiwiTwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingProduced by megaRammyTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammyChapters00:00:00 - Intro00:01:33 - Swim Reacts - Lane Progression00:04:39 - Swim vs Reddit Drama, 1.0 Beta Problems00:06:56 - Swim Reacts - Deployment 1.0 vs 2.000:10:47 - Swim Reacts - Overdraw00:11:17 - Swim Reacts - Number Scaling00:15:29 - Swim Reacts - Hero Design00:21:10 - Swim Reacts - Hero Draft, Campaign, and the New Player Experience00:26:04 - Swim Reacts - The Shop00:34:16 - Swim Reacts - Monetisation00:34:53 - A Cop Authorised Break00:35:59 - Swim Reacts - Beta First Impressions00:38:47 - Keywords00:43:51 - Swim Asks - Beta Timeline00:47:02 - Swim Answers - What to Keep From 1.000:51:28 - Outro/Plugs
#08 - Waiting for Beta Takes Heroic Patience This week, the hosts take a deep dive into the brand new heroes added to Artifact 2.0, glance over the beta release from a distance, and Anger finds she really doesn't suit the colour green.Show LinksAudio Podcast: https://secretshop.gg/episodes/08-waiting-for-beta-takes-heroic-patienceVideo Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOg7loaktmkEmail: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggAngerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCymenTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KiwiTwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingProduced by megaRammyTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammyChapters00:00:00 - Intro - Beta First Impressions00:06:05 - New Heroes - Lady Anshu00:09:47 - New Heroes - Anti-Mage00:11:27 - Beta - Other Changes, Focus + Perception00:15:43 - New Heroes - Arc Warden00:17:58 - New Heroes - Phantom Lancer00:21:13 - New Heroes - Dazzle00:23:55 - New Heroes - Death Prophet00:26:37 - New Heroes - Dragon Knight00:29:07 - New Heroes - Imperia00:31:46 - Beta - Hero Draft00:34:26 - New Heroes - Lina00:38:44 - New Heroes - Pierpont00:42:13 - History of the New Dota/Artifact Heroes00:44:17 - New Heroes - Rix, Oathbound00:46:43 - New Heroes - Rubick00:49:26 - New Heroes - Sand King00:51:51 - New Heroes - Tiny00:53:50 - New Heroes - Tusk00:56:37 - New Heroes - Underlord01:00:11 - New Heroes - Vanessa01:03:02 - Other Beta Card Set Contents01:04:49 - New Heroes - Final Thoughts01:06:40 - Beta Release - Final Thoughts01:10:53 - Outro/Plugs
#07 - Waiting With A-beta-ed Breath This week, the hosts discuss the beta gearing up, review the pre-beta discussion posts, and consider what is to come.Blog Post - https://playartifact.com/news/3761014098381948888Show LinksVideo Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H60OlnAXEcwEmail: mail@secretshop.ggTwitter: https://twitter.com/secretshopggAngerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/angermaniaAlso Dota reporter at VNN! https://www.youtube.com/valvenewsnetworkTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/anger_Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngermaniaPCymenTwitter: https://twitter.com/cymen90KiwiTwitch: https://twitch.tv/kiwi_streamingProduced by megaRammyTwitter: https://twitter.com/megaRammyOccasionally Streams: https://twitch.tv/megarammyChapters00:00 - Pre-Intro01:00 - Plan Update - Beta 2.0 - Beta Start Plans04:10 - Excitement and Concerns for the Beta07:47 - Will Beta Invites Be Truly Random? 🤔11:46 - Who Should Be In The Beta?15:32 - Draft Modes? Plural?! 🥝💦15:54 - Kiwi Discusses Why She Definitely Actually Hates Constructed For Real17:20 - Hero Draft + Other Draft Modes Speculation19:29 - Social Features - 1.0 vs 2.0 vs Underlords22:58 - Highs and Lows of the Moon-day Pre-Beta Posts27:41 - Will 2.0 Succeed?31:04 - The Million Dollar (Tournament) Question32:44 - Outro/Plugs
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