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Episode 62 – “A Whole New World”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 62 titled A Whole New World!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, May 26th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we talk lengthy discussion about different points of view about the “No Flying Announcement,” and offer up some ideas that Blizzard may want to consider. And we also discuss the upcoming gear changes coming in Patch 6.2.Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game called Hunger Games 2015! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Hearthstone card bloat. Then we take a look at another amazing Blizzard Community Creation! Then we head over to the IceBox to keep the conversation going from Episode 61 where we discussed the upcoming Weekend Events! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 62 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (May 17 – 24th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

The Blizzard Arcade team highlights custom mod we have previously tested on the show  called Death TV! It’s definitely a game worth checking out!

Heroes of the Storm

Over the last few months, Blizzard has shared with us a series about bring a monarch to life. This week they show us Part 3 of this Brightwing series! Check out all the amazing pictures here.

With Heroes of the Storm going live in on June 2nd, 2015, Blizzard has implemented the Global Play which will allow players from all over the world to access other regions in order to play. For all the details about this feature, check out this blog article. 

Now that Heroes of the Storm has entered Open Beta, the Heroes team has announced it’s Fan Art contest on DeviantArt! Are you an inspiring artist looking for your chance to show off? Now is your chance! Check out the prize list and official details here!

Will you answer the call? Because the Nexus is calling! The Winners of the Nexus Calling contest have been announced, check out the winners here!

Two new Skins are now available inside the Nexus. Check out the Super Sonya and Mad Martian Gazlowe skins here!

Diablo

Now that Patch 2.2.1 is now live inside Sanctuary, check out all of the patch notes here!

Another week, another Play Your Way Thursday is here and this week we have Demon Coyote’s “Speed of Lighting Ninja” monk build! Check out all the details here!

World of Warcraft

The new website Wired.com released an exclusive glimpse of what Orgrim will look like in the Warcraft movie that will be released June 2016. The pictures that are available are mind blowing, you have to check them out here! 

This week Blizzard released a new Dev Water Cooler all about the details on new itemization’s coming in Patch 6.2! Join the conversation here!

Pet Battles will be getting a large boost in Patch 6.2 with the introduction of new adventures for pet battles! For more details, check out this article!

Last week Blizzard announced the World of Warcraft Selfie Scavenger Hunt! The contest is officially underway and you can participate each week to increase your chances at some glorious prizes and the grand prize of two paid tickets to BlizzCon!!! Check out all of the official contest details here!

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) Will the new itemization encourage raid leaders to step away from 3rd party loot systems?

2 .) Flying has been omitted from Dreanor and confirmed that it likely will not return to the game ever. Will this impact the sub levels again?

3.) Other than the convenience factor is there anything valuable that flying presents to the game at all?

4.) Have the developers not listened to the community or is it because this expansion is too far underway to correct the problems it created?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Hunger Games 2015 
Type:  Arena
Creator: Zeteo
Details: You begin the game with a tribute, which represents you, and you have one mission – to be the last survivor left out of your peers, by any means necessary. You begin the game with a few items but the real treasure is in the center, the cornucopia. There you will find chests full of more items that can give you the edge over your opponents, and maybe even a bow or an axe. When there is a sole survivor, he (or she) gains a match point – first to 3 match points wins the game.

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Ease of Play:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 2
0Overall Score – 1.5

Replayability:

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 4
Overall Score – 3

Overall Score – Without AI, 3 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone — Has the game taken on too many cards already, should they cycle some out like Magic the gathering does?

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Blizzard Heroes Fan Art
Creator:  murrojp

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 61 – “Neck Donut!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 61 titled Neck Donut!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, May 19th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, Overwatch and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we talk lengthy discussion on the botting culture inside World of Warcraft, and also discuss the upcoming Event Weekends coming in Patch 6.2! Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game called Pure CTF! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Heroes of the Storm and if we will see another bracket style competition in the future! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! Unfortunately we didn’t have any emails this week, but if you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 61 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (May 10 – 17, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

This past week, the StarCraft team provided a detailed preview regarding balance in the Legacy of the Void Beta. To learn more about resource changes, unit changes and real life time changes, check out their post here.

Also this past week, they released Patch 2.1.10 preview notes, to stay in the know with these changes, check out this article.

Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard announced the Heroes of the Storm World Championship will be being held at Blizzcon 2015 in Anaheim, California, where 8 teams from around the world will compete for a $200,000 prize! To find out more about the championship, check out this article!

This week, Kael’thas has made his appearance in Heroes and introduced only a minor “set back” in your wallets! To check out the preview of this new Heroes, check out the official release page here!

Also on May 12th, there we new patch notes added to the Closed Beta. In order to be up on your game, check out this official Patch Notes guide! But not only did they change the Heroes, abilities and map, they also updated some of the performance aspects of the game. To read a more in-depth view of these changes, make sure you check out this article!

Hearthstone

On May 12th, the latest information about the Hearthstone patch were made available, check them out here!

Also this week, the Hearthstone team released a short story from the perspective of the Inkeeper. You don’t want to miss this amazing story!

Overwatch

Finally this week we have some Overwatch news! Now is the perfect time to get to know Mercy and her abilities! Check out her gameplay footage here!  

World of Warcraft 

The Warcraft Team shares some amazing art Created by Chaoyuan Xu (Sh-ow-wan Zu) that you won’t want to miss! They also showcased some amazing Cosplay from the cosplay Team Spiral Cats which brings Gromash Hellscream to life! You have to see these photos!

Since there are quite a few new mounts in Warlords of Dreanor, the Warcraft team released this article for you mount collectors on where to find them!

On May 13th, 6.2 Patch notes were released with a large amounts of details around the mew Bonus Events. Check out this article!

Also, the Mythic Runesaber has Prowled its way into the game you can buy one for yourself or gift one to a friend via the in-game shop! Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for a awesome overview of this new amazing mount!

This past week there were additional hotfixes were posted for 6.1.2. In order to keep up on all that latest infomration, check out the Hotfix Blog!

The Iron Horde are set off to invade Hellfest, a massive heavy metal rock concert, which is being held in Clisson, France this year! For all the latest information check out this post!

If you haven’t already heard, Blizzard unleashed the ultimate Ban Hammer on over 100,000 accounts this past week for people who have been breaking the Terms of Service by using botting programs within the World of Warcraft. For more information about this massive ban, check out their official announcement here.

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) Why is/was there such a large Botting Culture In WoW? Is it because the grind is too monotonous?

2 .) Should things be done to the current systems of the game I.E. PVP and PVE to stop the botters? if so what?

3.) The “ban” that recently occurred is actually a suspension for 6 months should this be a permanent ban?

4.) The new Bonus events Will offer 7 different rotating scheduled activities to players to help them benefit from getting out of their garrison. should the PVP and PVE Bonus events happen together or separate?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Pure CTF
Type:  Capture the Flag
Creator: Gameheart
Details: A new twist on an old favorite. Gameheart brings a whole new perspective of the classic game of capture the flag.

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – Without AI, 5 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Heroes of the Storm – Will we see another Bracket competition for the Heroes Championship?

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Crusader Assault
Creator: Minikaw

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 60 – Fifty Shades of Green

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 60 titled Fifty Shades of Green!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, May 10th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, May 12th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we talk about garrisons in future expansions, is the Warcraft Story-line too derailed?, and discipline for hacked accounts. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game called Push Football! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Heroes of the Storm and the announcement of two upcoming Heroes! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! Then we answer a few questions from Ashley Z. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 60 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (May 3 – 10, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

Heroes of the Storm

On Friday, Blizzard announced that there would be two additional Heroes coming to the Nexus. Learn more about them, the new mounts and skins, and more coming to Heroes of the Storm by reading this article!

If you missed the Final 4 of Heroes of the Dorm, or you just want to check out the action again Blizzard released an official recap for everyone to enjoy! Check it out over the the official Battle.net blog!

On May 13, 2015, Blizzard will be hosting another Brawl with the Blues inside the Nexus. Come play with the people who created the game, and learn more about changes coming to the Nexus in the near future. For all that information, check out this Blog article! 

Are you a videographer or a amazing artist? Do you want to go to attend the Heroes of the Storm Launch event in London? Blizzard is offering just that with a new contest they are hosting! Check out the official rules and terms over here! Also if you are able to to make it to London for the launch event, check out all the details for this event here!

Keep up with all the changes coming to the Nexus with the latest Developer Insight article. Check it out here!

 Hearthstone

The April Rankings are here! Check out to see how you or your favorite streamed panned out in this months ranked play! 

Diablo

Another week which means we get another Play Your Way Thursday! This week the Diablo team presents to us the Schlangenbob’s “Fiery Rain” Demon Hunter build! Check it out here as well as the new Kadala Shard application here!

Also there were some updates to Patch 2.2.1 available for your reading pleasure! 

World of Warcraft 

The Warcraft team has updated Patch 6.2 patch notes. In order to keep up with everything going on, check out this article! Also they released a blog article about the upcoming bonus events coming with Patch 6.2. If you are interested in them, check out this article! 

There were also a few hotfixes this past week, for more info, check out the blog!

General Gaming News

Activision Blizzard had it’s earning call this past week….. (World of Warcraft is not dead.)

The Blizzard Gear Store re-opened this past week and there is a lot of new hot gear on their including the Overwatch jackets! Check it out here!

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) The drop in subs is part of the natural flow, WoW is not Dead, and clearly we all know what the community wants, now that it’s been addressed we have some topics not related to Warcraft’s demise.

2 .) What can be expected for the future of garrisons in expansions to come.

a.) What did they do right?

b.) What did they do Wrong?

c.) Going forward do you want garrisons if so what needs to happen?

3.) Has the Warcraft story line become too derailed from the primary story line that players were used to?

4.) What should be done to those who’s accounts are hacked and found guilty of breaking the code of conduct during the time they are hacked. is it fair to punish a user in any situation?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Push Football Remastered V5.133
Type:  Football
Creator: HalounSC
Details:  A football game using the same engine as Star Strikers! and Zealot Hockey!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Ease of Play:

Epic- 3
Kilroy- 4
Overall Score – 3.5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Replayability:

Epic- 2
Kilroy- 3
Overall Score – 2.5

Overall Score – 2.5 (3) out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Heroes of the Storm – With the announcement of 2 new heroes, is the focus too heavy on new hero development and not enough on gameplay?

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: RoS Final
Creator: Strange-Ape

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 59 – “Full Metal Podcastist”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 59 titled Full Metal Podcastist!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, May 5th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering StarCraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and  start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we talk about the possibility of WoW being on consoles, the effects of the WoW Token on the economy, and mythic dungeons. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play Third Person Shooter called Space Station 87! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Hearthstone Adventure modes and if Heroes of the Storm will cut it as an eSport! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! We didn’t receive any emails this week, but if you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 59 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (April  25 – May 3, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

Legacy of the Void released a balance update on April 27th. Check out all the changes here.

The StarCraft Team also made a few updates to the StarCraft Ladder. For all the information and to keep up with the discussion check out this article.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta started on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

With the announcement of Heroes going live on June 2nd, 2015, Blizzard announced details on a new Starter Pack which will be available exclusively at launch at the low low price of $19.99! For more information, check out this article.   

 Hearthstone

The  Blackrock Mountain Adventure mode is now fully open!  Players are able to now access the Final Wing: The Hidden Laboratory to take on Nefarian… Again. To find out more about this Adventure mode here.

The April ranked play has come to an end, but that means the May Ranked play starts now! Don’t miss your chance to get Rank 20 this month to get your Ninja cardback! GO NINJA GO NINJA GO!  Cowabunga?

Diablo

The Diablo Team streamed another Play It Your Way this last Thursday. Keep an eye out on this blog article for more information and to see when the Video becomes available.

World of Warcraft 

It may be a bit late but Kaivax posted an April content calendar post on the World of Warcraft homepage, find out what you may have missed last month by checking out this article.  And they also posted this months calendar in wow and WoW events including a 10 things players should know about World of Warcraft inspired by responses from the community.

A new list of Patch 6.1.2 hotfixes that rolled out this past week, for more information check out the blog here.

The Patch 6.2 notes are becoming more robust over the last few days as additional build changes are being pushed out to the PTR. Find out more about this on the official article.

Blizzard shows off the  Taanan Jungle by giving us a new Zone preview! Check it all out here! 

Also this week we had some new updates to the Warcraft art blog.

And last but defiantly not least, there is a new Community Spotlight which covers a very beautiful Jandice Barov created by TamplierPainter.

General Gaming News

The BlizzCon 2015 contest announcements are here! Looking to show of your talents at BlizzCon this year? Then you won’t want to miss this announcement! 

And last week, we were a bit early saying that all BlizzCon tickets have sold out, Blizzard announced this week that the BlizzCon Benefit tickets are now “officially” were sold out… If you weren’t able get tickets, there are always still legal and safe ways to doing so. Talk to friends and people on Twitter if you are still looking to get into the event!

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) Could WoW be brought to gaming consoles? For or Against?

2 .) What aspects of WoW would Make such a transition to consoles difficult?

3.) After having some time to let the WoW token takes its place in the game has the economy changed for better or worse?

4.) Will mythic dungeons end up making LFR obsolete, in favor of 5 mans over LFR? Or will the challenge of them be truly Mythic and require LFR/FLex gear to clear?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Space Station 87
Type:  Third Person Shooter
Creator: CanFight
Details:  As a Ghost, you have to destroy the infested Terran as hordes of them ascend on you. Reload quick and keep moving before they over run you!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 5

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone- How fun was this solo adventure compared to Naxx?

Heroes of the Storm – With Heroes of the Dorm now over, has Heroes secured itself well enough in the e-sports world to thrive?

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Came Too Far
Creator: Skyrace

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 58 – “Raid Team Noah”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 58 titled Raid Team Noah!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and  start our World of Warcraft discussion!

This week we correct ourselves about legendary rings, then we discuss the 675 ilvl cap for Followers, new features to an outdated UI, what Blizzard would have to do keep us around for 5 more years, and raid mechanics. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game called Sniperzzzzzzzzz! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Heroes of the Storm and what future Heroes we would like to see! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! Then we move onto the IceBox where we have two emails from YOU the  listeners! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 58 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

 

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (April  19 – 25, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta started on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

On Monday, Blizzard announced that Heroes of the Storm to go live on June 2nd 2015. It teased about it on Episode 57, but it came out Monday morning that the game will finally be releasing! For more information and the official press release, check out this article.

Did you miss the Heroes of the Dorm Epic 8? Check out some of the highlights here!

The Heroic 4 and the Grand Finals of Heroes of the Dorm took place this weekend at the Shrine in Los Angeles! We want to say a huge congratulations to Cal Berkeley “Golden Bears” on winning the first ever event!

Epicinsanity’s Bracket: To see, click here!
Kilroy’s Bracket: To see, click here!

 Hearthstone

The April Ranked Season ends Thursday, April 30, 2015, so if you want to get your deliciously Iced card back, make sure you have made it to rank 20 before then! Check out this article for everything you need to know about the April Ranked Season.

Blackwing Lair is now open! This Thursday will also open all of the wings of the Blackrock Mountain adventure pack.  We wish you the best of luck as you battle all the new bosses! For more information about Blackwing Lair and more by reading this article!

Take your place in the Fireside Gathering Championship! Tavern goers everywhere should be getting ready for this awesome event, more details here!

World of Warcraft

On April 21st. Blizzard released some hotfixes, if you missed out on all  of the changes you can check out this article here!

Also there is a new short story available that’s covers the inhabitants of The Spires of Arak and the Arakkoa inhabitants. If you would like to check this story out, click here!

General Gaming News

Steam now allowing paid mods to be purchased for game based content. But like most things on the internet, it has drawn a ton of heat in just 24 hours since it’s announcement. You can read more about it, and all the details here.

Legendary Pictures announced the Warcraft movie will now release June 10th 2016 instead of March 2016. To read the official release, check out their article here.

It’s official, all of the Blizzcon Benefit dinner tickets are now sold out. This is fantastic news due to the fact that all of the Proceeds will be given to the Orange County Children’s Hospital. Didn’t get a ticket and still want to donate to charity? You can donate to CHOC here!  #ForTheKids

The Blizzard Gear Store was previously brought down for updates. This Friday, Blizzard posted a huge teaser of some new items would be making their way onto the store come May 6th! Want to look fly in your new Overwatch jacket? Check out the new Blizzard Store!

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) On last weeks episode, we had some big confusion about the Legendary rings Proccing buff over it being an on use item, and we correct ourselves after being called out!

2 .) With the Follower iLvl capped at 675, do you think blizzard is trying to reduce the 100% success rate missions to help diversify how you run your mission tables?

3.) Does World of Warcraft have the ability to really keep bringing new features to this now dated UI or has it reached its breaking point for innovation?

4.) For World of warcraft to go another 5 years what things do you as the player need from Blizzard to help keep your interests in both the game and the MMO Genre?

5.)  In light of recent Raids have the fights become overfilled with Mechanics making them more of a dance of random luck over finesse kills?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Sniperzzzzzzzzzz v1.21
Type:  Hero Battle
Creator: PaKu
Details: Check out this YouTube video about this game here!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 5

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Heroes – What Heroes do we want see?

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Diablo III:Reaper of Souls…. Lan Party
Creator: UberUberNoob

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 57 – “Five O’clock Shadow”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 57 titled Five O’clock Shadow!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering StarCraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and  start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss Patch 6.2 PTR, Where is Gul’dan!?, the legendary ring, and the introduction of the Timewalker dungeons!Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game called Death TV! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Hearthstone and Heroes of the Dorm! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! Then we move onto the IceBox where we have two emails from listeners in Australia!! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 57 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (April  12 – 19, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

With StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void being in Beta, the StarCraft team is working hard at making balancing changes, and hotfixes to improve the overall game play for those inside the Beta. To read about the changes in Build 2.5.1, head over to the official StarCraft page!

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta started on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

With the Heroes of the Dorm in full swing, there is a ton of action going on inside the Sweet 16 and the Epic 8. If you want to get a recap about the Sweet 16, check out this article.  Keep an eye on ESPN3 this weekend for the Grand Finals of the first ever Heroes of the Dorm! For more information, check out HeroesOfTheDorm.com! 

Previously, Kilroy & Epicinsanty filled out their own fantasty brackets for the best collegiate teams in Heroes of the Storm. Right now, Kilroy is leading the Nerdz with a 750 over Epic’s 340!

Epicinsanity’s Bracket: To see, click here!
Kilroy’s Bracket: To see, click here!

During the recording of the show, the Heroes of the Storm team had teased about a special “Anouncement” coming out on Monday! (And yes, they spelled announcement wrong!). Early Monday morning, Blizzard announced that Heroes of the Storm will be going Open Beta on May 19th, and fully launching on June 2nd! That’s right, Heroes of the Storm goes LIVE in June! You can read the official press release here!

 Hearthstone

To piggy back with the Heroes of the Dorm, Blizzard will be giving out a Special Dalarn Flame card back for those people lucky enough to attend the Heroes of the Dorm finals in Los Angeles, CA on April 26th, 2015. To read all about Hearthstone at Heroes of the Dorm, check out this article. And here is the card back that those attendee’s will get!

On April 14th, 2015 the whole world stood still as Blizzard announced that Hearthstone would now be available on mobile phones! As a special treat, for those people who downloaded the game and played a match, you will receive a free pack of Starter Heartstone cards! Interested in downloading it to your phone?! Check out this official press release here!

Also, this week the next wing of Blackrock Mountain opened with 3 new normal/heroic bosses, and 2 new class battles! Are you ready for Blackrock Spire!? WHELPS!!!!! To check out the blog about this, click on this link!

Diablo

Having problems figuring out the best way to maximize your performance inside Diablo Season 3?! Blizzard showcases a new tool called D3Planner that will help you with just that! Check out the article and tool here!

If you have been keeping up with the Play Your Way Thursday, now is the time to pick your favorite guide maker! Head over to the Diablo website to cast your vote, or you can click on this link here to let us help you get there!

World of Warcraft

This past week, the Warcraft team announced that Patch 6.2 would be hitting the PTR! In order to keep up on your favorite class, or to see whats coming, check out the official Blizzard communication on this here!

With the Garrison being in full effect, Blizzard wants to make sure you are benefiting from it 100%! A lot of people haven’t touched their Pet Menagerie yet, maybe this guide will help you decide if you should pick it up! 

This week the Warcraft team showcases some beautiful artwork from G. Umlandt entitled Devlain! Here is a sneak peak, but if you want to see it all, follow this link!

General Gaming News

BlizzCon ticket sales have come and gone. We hope you were able to down the Eventbrite boss and capture the tickets you needed. As a reminder, both these Frozen Nerdz will be attending BlizzCon 2015! So if you are going to be there, let us know so we can meet up with you! (We aren’t really that strange… We promise!). But if you want to read about the sale, check here. If you weren’t able to get tickets, on April 22nd, Blizzard will be selling the luxury $750 benefit tickets that include a BlizzCon ticket. As a reminder, all proceeds will go to the Orange County Children’s Hospital!

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.)  With Pathc 6.2 hitting the PTR, Hellfire Citadel has been announced as the next raid instance. Out of the 13 bosses that have been shown in the Dungeon Journal, but where is Gul’dan!?

2 .) Is it fair to the Lore fanatics to have Mythic Only raid bosses?

3.) With the inclusion of Shipyards to the garrison could we expect a patch 6.3 island hopping adventure?

4.) Legendary ring has a group based multiplier making it increasingly beneficial to have more than 1 of the same legendary type in the raid, will this increase group efforts overall in the game or is this buff wasted for solo players?

5.) Timewalker dungeons allow people to scale down and enjoy challenges of the older dungeons. Is this too late to the game or will players enjoy this feature?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Death TV v1.45
Type:  Arena
Creator: DeadZergling 
Details: In the not so distant future, game-shows begin incorporating death into their weekly programming as a result of constant lobbying by the PAOP (People Against Over Population). Many greats started as a result of all this: Climb for Dollars, Senior Shoot-Out, and more… But none came even close to the carnage and popularity of Death TV. Death TV features technologically advanced gladiators against insane numbers and odds, at all times. PAOP claims no other game show has done more for citizen unity! No other game show features bigger prizes, more carnage, or sheer insanity. The catch? You have to live to claim your prizes! So far, no one has done that yet… The next lucky contestant, is you!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 4
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 4.5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 2

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 4.125

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone – How is the Mobile UI does it do the game justice, where does it fall short?

Heroes – Disqualification from Heroes of the Dorm event

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Wizard Cruel
Creator: By lorenzopompei

Title:  Kalecgos Aspect of Magic Redesign
Creator:  Zephyri

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 56 – “Tongue Tied”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 56 titled Tongue Tied!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering StarCraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and  start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss Wow Economics around the WoW Token, and then offer up some important BlizzCon Ticket tips & tricks! Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a game straight out of a Harry Potter novel called Quidditch, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Hearthstone and Heroes of the Dorm! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! Unfortunately, we our IceBox is empty! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 56 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (April 5 – 11, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

This week the StarCraft 2 takes a stand against the cheaters inside the StarCraft universe. They raise the Ban Hammer into the air, and knock down all the cheats! If you want to read more about this and see how the community responds, check out this blog article! Thank you StarCraft Team!

Even though the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void beta is in full swing, that doesn’t mean that Blizzard isn’t still balancing and tweaking the Heart of the Swam on Live realms. To read more about the changes they have made, check out this blog article!

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta started on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

This past weekend, Heroes of the Storm stormed ESPN3 with the Heroes of the Dorm tournament. Earlier this week, Blizzard announced the type of UI that they are going to be using for these types of eSports events. To check it all out in it’s glory, check out this blog article! Also, if you want to learn more about the presenters from the Heroes of the Dorm, you can check out this blog article!

The Heroes Team has made it possible for you to participate in the Heroes of the Dorm by creating your own bracket. With the chance of over $10,000 in cash prizes, and amazing computer accessories, this is an article you will hope you didn’t miss! During the show, Kilroy and Epicinsanity throw down the gantlets and challenge each other to see who’s going to win their own Heroes of the Dorm tournament!

Epicinsanity’s Bracket: To see, click here!
Kilroy’s Bracket: To see, click here!

 Hearthstone

On April 2nd, 2015 the new Blackrock Mountain Adventure went live! This will be the second adventure expansion for Hearthstone and you won’t want to miss it! The second wing called Molten Core has been released. Check out this article about this wing! 

Also, this week Blizzard announced the ranked player leaders for the month of March. How did your favorite players rank this month?! Check out this ranking article! 

Diablo

Season 3 is now live! Since no one knows how long this season is going to last, you don’t want to waste any time. To keep up to date with this season, check out this article!  With Season 3 being live, that also means that Patch 2.2.0 is also live this week. Check out those changes here!

This past week’s Play Your Way Thursday highlights Kilka’s “Meteor Apocalypse” Wizard build. To check out this amazing, hard hitting build, head over to the official article. 

World of Warcraft

This past week was a big week for Warcraft fanart, and more! Blizzard announced that they are creating a selfie camera gallery to showcase some of the amazing selfies that people are taking inside the game. Check out the gallery here! You can also check out the new wallpapers, artwork and comic, check out this article here!

General Gaming News

BlizzCon tickets go on sale this week! If you are looking to get your hands on one of these exclusive tickets to this EPIC party, you will don’t want to miss this episode! Here is the official Blog. 

Here is the link you will want to bookmark in order to help you get those tickets! 

If you aren’t able to get your hands on one of the general admission tickets, you still have a chance at getting inside the convention hall on April 22nd by purchasing one of the Benefit tickets. For more information about these charity tickets, check out this article! 

Happy Ticket hunting and may the F5’s always be in your favor!

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.)   Since its release this past week for the WoW Token its prices dropped dramatically from 30K to into the teens, what can we expect in the weeks to follow?

2 .) Should players be able to set the price for WoW tokens?

3.) How to prepare yourself this week to buy Blizzcon tickets?

4.) What can you do if you fail to get ahold of one during the rush but really do want to go?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Quidditch 
Type: Quidditch 
Creator: Killersnake
Details: If you haven’t read or watched any of the Harry Potter movies, this game is a direct replica of the game played inside those movies! Flying around on a broom stick, throwing a ball through three rings and trying to catch the snitch!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 4
Kilroy- 4
Overall Score – 4

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 4.75

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Super Smoked (Sculpture)
Creator: artanis-one

Community Spotlight: Lich King by Jorcerca
Check out the interview with the Warcraft Team here!

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 55 – “Food for Thought”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 55 titled Food for Thought!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, April 5th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then announce the winnter of our One Year Nerdz Contest. Then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering StarCraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and  start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we strap on our tinfoil hats to discuss When is a good time for Patch 6.2 to release, will flying make a return, will the legendary ring happen early, and what can we expect  in Tanaan Jungle. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover Raynor Kart, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play racing game modeled after Nintendo’s Mario Kart. Then we take a look at this week’s Community Creation which is another amazing Diablo 3 fan art! Then we move over to the Icebox where we answer a Ask of Anything question from Twitter! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 55 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Contest Winner Announced:

Over three weeks ago, we lay downed the #1YearNerdz contest on Twitter. We challenged you to Retweet, and follow the show to enter for your chance to win the possibility of 1 year of World of Warcraft Game time! The way the contest worked was that for every 50 Retweets we would give away 2 months of game time, so the ultimate goal was to get 300 Retweets. Since our Razer Naga Epic Chroma did over 150 retweets in a week, we didn’t think that this was that much of a challenge. Sadly we only got 96 retweets, but we like you guys/girls (most of you anyway :P), so we rounded it up to 4 Months of Game Time!

<Drum Roll Please>

The random winner of our contest is: Nomed Dercas on Twitter. Give them a follow here! Congratulations!

Blizzard Entertainment News (March 29 – April 5, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

This week the Blizzard Arcade highlights one of the 2014 Rock the Cabinet games called Tessera. We played this game last year for the Rock the Cabinet contest and we can honestly say it’s a game that should be checked out! For more information about Tessera, check out the Blog!  Also the Blizzard Arcade has updated their Arcade Night Schedule, so if you are interested in watching them live stream games, check out the new schedule here!

With the StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Beta is under way and the 2.5.0 Patch Notes for 2.5.0 are here! With all the information available, head over to the Battle.net Blog and check out this article! 

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta started on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

This week the Heroes of the Storm team sat down and offered up a huge community talk on how the match making system works, and they also discuss the option of  a possible Surrender option that is being tossed around. To read the infromation directly from the Heroes Team, check out the article here!

If you are reading this on April 7th, you have missed your opportunity on purchasing the Heroes Founders Pack. This was an option given to be able to get into the Heroes of the Storm Beta. If you want to hear about what you may have missed, check out this article!

 Hearthstone

On April 2nd, 2015 the new Blackrock Mountain Adventure went live! This will be the second adventure expansion for Hearthstone and you won’t want to miss it!  For more information about Blackrock Mountain, check out this blog article!  

Diablo

Want to learn to play like a Pro? Now is your chance! This week the Diablo team highlights Mythicman’s “Going Medieval” Crusader build. To check out this whole build in all it’s glory, check out this article! 

World of Warcraft

This week the Warcraft team introduces the Azeroth Armory where Master Blacksmith Tony Swalton forged the iconic weapon Gorehowl! If you want to watch this axe come to live, check out the video here! 

General Gaming News

Every year when the month of March comes to an end, we all get on the edge of our seats to see what the Blizzard Entertainment teams will come up with for this years April Fool’s jokes. If you want to check out the Fake Warcraft patch notes, the B’motes, etc., check out this blog article!

But Blizzard wasn’t the only team pulling April Fools jokes this year. We also joined in on the tom foolery, and announced that we were going to switch from a Blizzard Entertainment podcast to a Disney Entertainment podcast. We posted new graphics and the show format over on our blog article here! 

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) When is a good time for Patch 6.2 to release?

2 .) At the release of Patch 6.2 will flying make a return?

3.) Will the legendary ring happen as early on like it did in Mists of Pandaria?

4.) What things can we expect in the Tanaan Jungle? Will we see another Throne of Thunder type experience?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:  Raynor Kart
Type: Racing
Creator: MKmisfit
Details: Ever want to race against some of your friends just like you use to back in the day while playing Mario Kart? Now is your chance to do so inside the Blizzard Arcade. From cows in the road to launching red shells, this game brings the movement inside the Blizzard Arcade to the next level!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: The Battle of Westmarch
Creator: sangilustrator

 Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

 

Episode 54 – Epic’s Box o’ Epics

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 54 titled Epic’s Box O’ Epics!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, March 29th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. Then we drop a basic campfire and talk about our World of Warcraft! This week we discuss the toxicity of community, harsher punishments for deserters, some love for the lore aspects of the game, and then we wrap it up by talking about the item level increase.

Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover Psionic Warfare: Total Destruction, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play third person shooter. Then we move over to our Community Creation part of the show were we show another beautiful Diablo 3 fan creation!  Then we move over to the Icebox where we answer an email from Zach! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 54 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Blizzard Entertainment News (March 22-29, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

Starcraft

The Season 2 ladder maps have been announced and released. Here is the list of the 2015 1v1 Season 2 Maps: Expedition Lost, Vaani Research Station, Inferno Pools, Coda, Echo, Cactus Valley and Iron Fortress. For all the details, check out this link!

Want to be able to play Warcraft inside the Blizzard Arcade?! Map creator Renee has created just that. You are now able to play Warcraft 3 multiplayer inside Starcraft! This is not something you want to miss. Check out everything they have created over at the official Starcraft Blog!

Also, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta starts on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

Playing Heroes is always better with friends, and soon you are going to be able to play Team League with your friends! But you don’t want to wait until it’s available because you will have to be level 30 while owning 10 heroes in order to participate in Hero League! Find out more about Hero league by checking out the HotS Blog!

The Heroes of the Dorm finals are already upon us! They will be held on April 26th, 2015 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA. This will place the top college teams against each other, and you will be able to watch this tournament on ESPN! For more information about this event, and Heroes of the Dorm, check out this blog!

The new Heroes Battleground Tomb of the Spider Queen has crawled it’s way into the Nexus. But before you dive in, check out this video and blog all about how to play this new map. Click here for more information!

 Hearthstone

On April 2nd, 2015 the new Blackrock Mountain Adventure goes live! No, this is not an April Fools joke, this is real! This will be the second adventure expansion for Hearthstone and you won’t want to miss your chance to pre-order your copy today for your exclusive card back!  For more information about Blackrock Mountain, check out this blog article!  

Diablo

Last week, the Diablo Team sat down for another Tavern Talk and the video is now available! To see more about what they talked about, check out the blog article, or simple play the video below!

 Want to play like a Diablo pro?! Try using Tacotraps Double Scorpion Support Barbarian! But why take is from us Nerdz, check out the article from the Diablo Team! 

Diablo can be a very complicated game, and becomes more complicated when your are trying to figure out how to use your hard earned Legendary gems. But thankfully, Reddit user Jerbookins has created an amazing Gem Calculator to help you make the right decisions! Check out the article here!

World of Warcraft

The Wow tokens have been annoucnced and will be making their way into the game soon ™! But there is going to be a lot of regulations and rules behind how Blizzard is going to handle the purchasing of these items inside the game. Check out the official release information here. 

 General Gaming News

The long awaited Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Wii U, is being delayed past 2015 and Nintendo has announced that they will not be attending E3 this year in order to focus on getting the game polished and ready for the players. You can check out the Polygon article about it here. 

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) With recent efforts in both Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm to mitigate the toxicity of community interactions, is there more that can be done in World of Warcraft to reduce these unwanted people from making life harder on everyone?

2 .) Should blizzard implement harsher punishments for Battleground/Looking for Dungeon deserters?

3.) Should Blizzard release more lore type stories similar to the Shao Hao videos to help introduce players to the lore aspects of the game?

4.) After raiding with the new item level increase was it enough alleviate the “over-tuned” speak? What fights still seem over-tuned if it didn’t?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game: Psionic Warfare: Total Destruction
Type: Third Person Shooter
Creator: Crainy
Details: After being dropped off on a different planet, the hero finds himself up against endless waves of Zerg. Your job is to kill everything before it kills you! For more information about the game check out this blog!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Psionic Warfare Total Destruction
Olaf Starcraft
Do You Wanna Build A Snow Man

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Archon
Creator: ijur

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 53 – Larger Eskimos


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 53 called Larger Eskimos <The Insane>!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of the Blizzard Entertainment and General Gaming News from this past week. But before you know it, we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion where we talk about  Warlords reputations, Blizzard Designed PVP Zones, Glamour commands for Roleplayers, and we give some suggestions on how to improve the guild environment in-game. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover Zombie City, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play Survival game. Then we move over to our Community Creation part of the show were we introduce two a Warcraft addon you can’t pug without, and another beautiful Diablo 3 fan creation!  Then we answer a few Ask Us Anything questions from Twitter. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 53 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

iTunes Review:

Title: Great Blizzard Based Podcast
From: History is the Key
Content: If you are looking for a podcast that covers all genres of Blizzard, then I have the Podcast for you! Not only do these hosts bring you all the information, they do so with personal stories. As a listener, I feel just as involved as the hosts since we can interact with the hosts via Twitter, I would definitely suggest giving these guys a listen!

Thank you so much History is the Key!

Contest: 1 Year of World of Warcraft Game Time

We have officially been doing the Frozen Nerdz podcast for one year. That’s 52 weeks of content. One thing we like to do here at the Frozen Nerdz podcast is to give back to YOU the listener and supporter of the show. So now its time for our 52 weeks of content contest. So with out further ado, here is our next contest where you could win ONE YEAR of World of Warcraft game time!

Prize: 2-12 months of World of Warcraft Game Time.
How to Enter: Retweet the tweet below (Link)
Must be following: @FrozeNerdz, @CatalystGaming_, and @D20Crit

For every 50 retweets that tweet gets, will increase the amount of game time by 2 months. So it will look something like this:

Level 1 = 50 Retweets = 2 Months
Level 2 = 100 Retweets = 4 Months
Level 3 = 150 Retweets = 6 Months
Level 4 = 200 Retweets = 8 Months
Level 5 = 250 Retweets = 10 Months
Level 6 = 300 Retweets = 12 Months

Rules: One winner. Must be following to win. One tweet that counts is the above tweet which includes the #1YearNerdz hashtag!

Contest ends: April 7th, 2015!

Blizzard Entertainment News:

Starcraft

The Legacy of the Void Beta will be starting its Closed Beta on March 31st! There are a ton of changes coming to the different player units, resources, worker counts and more. But don’t take our word for it, head over to the Starcraft page and check out everything coming to the Beta. Or you can click this link!

Heroes

With Heroes of the Dorm in it’s sign up phase, Blizzard is giving out a 25% XP Buff going on right on in Heroes! Epicinsanity said in the show that it didn’t stack with the Stimpack, but after the show, it seemed to be working! For more information about the 25% buff, check out this new’s article!

This week is a big week in The Nexus,  with the release of the next patch in the Closed Beta, a new hero, a new battleground and a ton of new skins! We heard about it at PAX East, but the time has finally come for the Banshee Queen to enter The Nexus, Sylvanas. Check out all the new skins over on the Official Heroes page here!

Ever wonder if the Developers of the game are actually listening? Once again the Heroes Team shows that they do care about you the player and they are listening more than you know. Taken from the community feedback in the Beta, Blizzard has posted a nice article on the Heroes main page talking about the things they want to work on, or improve over the coarse of the Closed Beta. Check out the article here.

Just when you think you couldn’t get enough Developer insight, Matthew Cooper, Game Designer for Heroes of the Storm, gives us more insight into the upcoming Heroes patch. In this article, he discusses the changes made to Murky, upcoming changes to Stitches, and more. Check it out here!

Hearthstone

In order to get your Ragnaros card back, make sure you get to Rank 20 before April 1st! Check out the card and article here! 

The Pre-order for Blackrock Mountain is now available! Pre-order now in order to get your exclusive card back! Check out this article to pre-order this new Hearthstone Adventure!

Diablo

Season 2 is coming to an end already. Don’t miss out on everything that Season 2 had to bring by reading this article! 

World of Warcraft

Blizzard has released the new updated Wallpapers, Fan Art, and a new Comic! Check them all over here!

With the release of Warlords, there has been a lot of discussion of how the Highmaul raid fit into the Lore of the expansion. Blizzard finally has an aswer with this new Short Story called  Code of Rule filling us in on the missing information. Read the short story here!

This episodes World of Warcraft Discussion:

1.) Have Warlords reputations for the different factions become too acute? Should there be more ways to acquire the reputation to reap the rewards? Or is the system working best compared to other expacs?

2.) When Blizzard Designed PVP zones like Ashran, Wintergrasp, and other “world PVP” zones is it right that the PVP players be Gated by Rep which is a PVE aspect of Wow?

3.) Should there be a Higher obligation on Blizzards end to really increase the span of tools in the Game for RP based players?

4.) Since its original design and then its subsequent nerfing the guild reward system was a failed way to show guilds you care that players are in them, is blizzard ignoring guild dynamic in favor of freelance players, what could be done to design guilds and bring them back into usefulness?

The Starcade:

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

Game: Zombie City – Classic v5.0
Type: Zombie Survival
Creator: Taiga
Details: Survive waves of zombies!!! Kill those zombies.

Stupid Funability: 

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 4
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 4.5

AI Incorporated:

Epic- 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score: 5

Total Overall Average: 3.8

Community Creations:

Each week the Frozen Nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Addon: Premade Filter
Description:  A tool to filter LFG search results. A way to forget about undesirable groups. A dialog where you can choose any criterias to search for a group you wish to join. A monitor that rescues you from clicking refresh button.
Creator: Dorwido
Link: http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/premade-filter

Title: BETWEEN THE FIRES OF HELL AND THE COLD OF DEATH
Creator:  AlexanderLevett

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity