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Episode 196 – “Snowball’s Chance”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 196 called “Snowball’s Chance.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, March 4th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about the Frozen Nerd Report, then we move onto talking about the state of World of Warcraft esports followed up with a discussion about the StarCraft 20th Anniversary celebration. Then we discover some salt in the Hearthstone community about the recent state of Ranked Play, and then we talk about what’s next in the Year of the Raven. Then we put on our tinfoil hats to talk about what could possibly be coming next to the Nexus before we move onto talking about Hero 27 in Overwatch.

Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the introduction of the WOW Token 3 years ago and its impact on how we play the game, and then we talk about the Seething Shore Battleground!

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Snowball’s Chance! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 196 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the Hearthstone universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the recent ranked play bug that took down ranked play for a few days.

Top 5 Saltiest Ranked Players in Hearthstone

5.) So we can get 15 packs and 1k gold just like the Chinese players got last time?
4.) 16 hours without a fix… that seems… odd.
3.) One day without ranked, we made it <3
2.) Yeah, today we’re all angry chickens.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


 

This past Sunday, it was announced that there will be a Blizzard wide celebration for the 20th Anniversary StarCraft! There will be things happening in every game: SC2: Remastered: StarCraft 20th Anniversary UI Skin, SC2: 20th Anniversary UI Skins, Portrait, and Decal, Diablo: Dominion’s Revenge Pet, Overwatch: Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin, WOW: Salute to StarCraft, Heroes: StarCraft 20th Anniversary Portraits, Hearthstone: 3 Kobolds & Catacombs Packs/StarCraft themed Tavern Brawl. And we also received updates about StarCraft Deepmind, a 20 year recap from Mike Morhaime, and a few other videos. Check out everything about the celebration here!

 

With the Year of the Mammoth going extinct, we soar forward to the Year of the Raven! The New Year in Hearthstone will bring lots of changes, here is a list of a few of them: Set Rotation for standard/wild cards coming, new Hall of Fame inductees like Ice Block, Coldlight Oracle, and Molten Giant, faster quests, in-game tournaments, Lunara is coming as the new Druid hero. Find out more about the Year of the Raven here.

 

 

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Warning: Please put on your tinfoil hat before reading, or clicking on any of the provided links. They are watching you….

The Heroes of the Storm community is a very passionate community, and they do a lot of digging in order to find out what’s coming next to the Nexus. This past week all the major news sourcing were pointing towards the direction of Deckard Cain coming to Heroes of the Storm, but like the Nerdz pointed out. It’s probably not the course that Blizzard is going with HotS, but instead could be leaning towards a new Cathedral themed map based on the stained glass widows in the datamined picture. Don’t believe us? Have a look for yourself!

Leaked Image:

 

The Hanzo / Alexstrasza Video:

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We talked about it last week, just like the rest of the Overwatch world, but Hero 27 has been revealed! Brigette, the daughter of Torb, and squire to Reinhardt, is here, and she is labeled as a support! With her flail and shield, she is bringing a bunch of awesome new abilities to Overwatch. She’s able to heal herself and others by doing damage, she can throw out health packs to people, and she has a close range stun as well as a long range knockback… all as a support player! She’s currently available on the PTR, so you should go check her out and help make her the best hero Overwatch has seen!

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On March 2, 2015, the WOW Token was introduced. And on this week’s show, we talked about how it changed the WoW in-game economy, and how it made it so that we are able to not spend real money to play World of Warcraft, or to buy digital goods in other Blizzard games! Check out the history of the WoW Token here.

With Battle for Azeroth on the horizon, the battle between the Horde and the Alliance is starting to heat up. And on the shores of Silithus, we are going to battle… in the new Seething Shore Battleground!!! As we battle for Azerite, we also get to kill some smelly Alliance along the way! FOR THE HORDE. Check out the Wowhead recap/preview of the Seething Shore here!


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: Snowball’s Chance v1.1
Type: Single Player
Creator: Imposter

In-Game Details: “Wargirl’s next conquest is on a terribly cold map with frequent flash freezes. In order to counter this, she has decided to strike hard and fast! She has ended up far from the primary hive, but it matters not as the enemy seems nearly defeated.”

Epic’s Review: “The game is definitely a lot of fun for being a straight forward RTS style map… but it has one twist: Flash freeze. Flash freeze is on a timer and when it goes off, all units that aren’t either in the water, or standing on a “hot spot” on the map, get frozen. It stops resource gathering, and you have to be moving units back and forth to safety during these times. You can move around during it, so not sure if that’s working as intended, or just a loophole. But it was a lot of fun building in a snow covered environment and having to work around the flash freeze. But this is still just an RTS game.”

 

 

Final Rating (1-5): 4.375

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 4
Kilroy – 4

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4

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E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
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Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity


The Frozen Nerd Report – Episode 01 (March 2, 2018)

Welcome to the first episode of the Frozen Nerd Report with Epicinsanity! The Frozen Nerd Report is a short mini-cast of the latest information you need to know about your favorite Blizzard Entertainment games as you head into the weekend.

Do you want to know what’s happening in esports, or what events are going on inside your favorite games? Or just want to know what the latest Blizzard News?

On this week’s show, Epicinsanity gives you the quick rundown in Blizzard esports, talking about StarCraft, Overwatch League and Heroes of the Storm. And then he quickly moves onto talking about the latest news from Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and World of Warcraft.

Check out the first episode of the Frozen Nerd Report, and make sure you check back every Friday for the latest report!

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Esports:

  • March 3-4, 2018: StarCraft IEM tournament from Katowice, Poland. Who will walk away with $150,000 & 3,000 WCS Points!? 
  • Overwatch League Stage 2: Week 2! StandingsSchedule
  • March 2 -4, 2018 The HGC Western Clash in Katowice, Poland!! Who’s going to take home the 30,000USD first prize!?

Diablo:

Hearthstone:

Heroes of the Storm:

Overwatch:

World of Warcraft:

  • The Mythic Dungeon Invitational: The Proving Grounds stage!  
  • Wondering what there is to do in World of Warcraft while you are waiting for Alpha/Beta access? 
    • March 5-9: The Trial of Style 
    • March 17-19: Un’goro Madness 
    • Darkmoon Faire: March 4th – 10th

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
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Episode 195 – “Green Boots”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 195 called “Green Boots.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, February 25th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about the introduction of Voice Chat into Heroes of the Storm, Wildfest coming to Hearthstone, Diablo Season 13 is here and people are salty, and then we talk about the Overwatch Puppy Rumble, get creeped out by Zenyatta walking, and then we talk about Hero 27! Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the Warcraft III invitational, item level and stat changes coming to Battle for Azeroth, the Uldir raid, and Legacy loot changes coming.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Bacteria Invasion! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 195 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the Diablo universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the recent release of Season 13!

Top 5 Saltiest Diablo Season 13 Salt

5.) DEAD GAME NOTHING NEW BYE BYE
4.) it’s no secret blizzard hates D3 thats why they never change any thing ever at all
3.) Can barely play with your potato servers. Ping is always over 200.
2.) The 2005 Ford Mustang was a hit, just sayin’.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


 

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We talked about it before, but it has finally come to the Nexus! Voice chat is upon us… and the world hasn’t ended… yet! With the introduction of voice chat, Blizzard also added that they will be implementing voice silences to players who want to act a fool in voice. It works in the same fashion as in-game chat silences. It will not allow players to talk within team voice chat until their silence has run out. These are all good thing. And hopefully this helps with issues of voice chat becoming so toxic! To find out more about voice chat and their new policies, check out this article.

Also this past week, the Heroes of the Storm team sat down and did a Developer Q&A! You can check out the video here, and read the TL;DW recap here.

LET’S GET WILD! The Hearthstone Wildfest is upon us! Wildfest, which runs from today through March 11, introduces the Wild Arena, and two Wild Tavern Brawls! But why Wildfest? Listen to our conversation to find out our thoughts on this topic. You can find out more about Wildfest here.

The latest Diablo Season 13 is upon us! With it’s launch this past Friday, players have dove headfirst into the new season in search for the latest gear updates and to push rank, but is that enough for the Diablo community? Based on our weekly saltiest top 5, we talk about just that! Check out what’s been added to this season of Diablo here.

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We talked about it last week, and on Monday this past week it went live and the whole internet became obsessed with Overwatch themed puppy wear! The Overwatch Puppy Rumble showcased three different no kill animal rescue shelters across the United States. All the dogs that were shown during the event were available for adoption, and within the first 15 mins all of them had been adopted. It was a great opportunity for Blizzard to show off how awesome their communities can be. Check out the VOD here, and check out the Puppy Rumble website here.

The Overwatch community asked for it at the start of Overwatch League Stage 2, and they responded. They asked for Zen to walk… and then things got creepy… Check out the video here.

The world could always use more heroes…. And it appears that Hero 27 is upon us! We aren’t 100% who will be announced at the time of recording, but we have a pretty good idea. Check out the official announcements here, and then read up on some of the Reddit discussion here.

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) Warcraft III Invitational is coming… what wait?!
2.) Battle for Azeroth Item Level and stat Scaling
3.) The Battle for Azeroth Uldir raid revealed!
4.) Legacy Loot Mode for transmog runs coming!


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: Bacteria Invasion v4.24
Type: Other
Creator: Querida
Kilroy’s Review:  “Play as a virus infecting the body in this hilarious and fun Starcade game.  Your goal as a virus is to infect healthy cells which are vespene geysers,  don’t go too fast otherwise the body will react and send more white blood cells your way.  You have limited time to cause serious damage to the body and win the game which can be a challenge.  A totally fantastic style of game and caught us by complete surprise we lost track of time playing this game.”

Final Rating (1-5): 5

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com
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Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity


Episode 194 – “Gotta Keep ‘em Separated”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 194 called “Gotta Keep ‘em Separated.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about an interesting new brawl in Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone is rolling out a new tournament, Diablo Season 13 starting soon, Overwatch Puppy Rumble coming, UC Berkeley wins the Overwatch Fiesta Bowl, Shanghai Dragons signs the first female Overwatch League Player, and the Overwatch Contenders is returning in March! Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about Timewalking Ulduar, the cultists are at it again, the Mythic Dungeon Invitational returning, datamined texts suggests a different story, and a recent Dungeon XP hotfix took place, but why?

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Island Tower Defense! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 194 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the World of Warcraft  universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the datamined texted from the Battle for Azeroth Alpha.

Top 5 Saltiest Horde Dataminers

5.)So… Sylvanas is gonna be a raid boss…
4.)She… has become far worse than Garrosh could have ever been. Not only did she intentionally burn Teldrassil to the ground, she threatens Saurfang with undeath? She is evil.
3.)So disappointing as a Horde player…
2.)Sylvanas: Garrosh lemme copy your homework. Garrosh: Okay but change it a little bit so they can’t tell.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


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Heroes of the Storm is always testing the waters of the community to see what they can do to improve the game, or to add fun new features to the game. A lot of these tests are done in the form of the Weekly Brawls that are released. They all have a custom rule set, a custom map maybe, but this past week Blizzard pulled out all the stops and introduced a one lane random map that people have been asking for for some time. The map had a random hero selected, without talents, and the objective was to push the one lane and destroy the enemies core. Sounds like a lot of fun, but was it? Find out what the community had to say about this brawl here.

When it comes to Hearthstone esports and championships, one this is for sure… you are going to see a lot of the same decks, and heroes played. But this past week Hearthstone announced that they are going to be holding a Hearthstone Wild Open Tournament that will feature ALL THE CARDS from the game instead of just the most recent ones released with standard play. And that’s pretty excited for players and viewers alike because this gives a ton of new game play options to players going forward. Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the Wild Open tournament?! Sign up today!

Back in October 2016, Hearthstone tweeted at Nintendo when the Switch was announced and the community started freaking out and assuming that Hearthstone was going to be coming to the Switch. And over a year later, Blizzard speaks out about it saying that it’s not currently in the works or their plans. This is a topic we weighed in on based on our conversations with a Blizzard VP while we were at BlizzCon. But if you want to find out more about this either listen to this week’s episode, or check out this article.

 

Diablo Season 13 is on its way! Starting on February 23rd, will introduce new cosmetic rewards, obtainable by progressing through the Season Journey. One of the rewards that has everyone’s attention is the Blaine’s Bear pet! Who doesn’t want to add a bloody Teddy bear to their collection?!

 

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It has already come and gone, but the Overwatch 2018 Puppy Rumble was a complete success! On the show we didn’t really know much about the event, but when it went live on Monday, February 19th, 2018, our hearts and souls were captured by the cuteness on Twitch. The Puppy Rumble was a Overwatch Capture the Flag event set up to show case three United States based non-kill animal shelters and each one of the puppies that was showcased was up for adoption. Not only did most of them get adopted within the first 15 mins of the broadcast, over 41,000 people visited PuppyRumble.com to take a look at the puppies and the great causes. And you know here at Frozen Nerdz we are 110% animal friendly, and it was simply amazing to watch. Check out PuppyRumble.com to donate to any of these amazing shelters!

Once again, the UC Berkley team showed that they are still number one when it comes to college esports after they walked away with another win in an Overwatch tournament! Find out more about the other 3 teams that were in the tournament here.

We had the talk, the community had the talk, the world had the talk, and now… we finally see our first female Overwatch League pro signed to a team! The Shanghai Dragons pick up “Geguri” to add to their roster. Geguri is known for her amazing Zarya play, so much that in a previous tournament she was reported for cheating, and they found out… she’s just that damn good! She’s one of the players we suggested that a team pick up, and now someone finally did! We wish Genguri the best and we can’t wait to see what she can do within the Overwatch League!

It was recently announced that the Overwatch Contenders will be returning to the stage in March. Overwatch Contenders is like the minor league for the Overwatch League. It’s a training ground for new pro players to make a name for themselves before signing those big contracts to join a team. But we have one question: Is there TOO much Overwatch esports going on right now!? Find out our answers on the show!

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) Timewalking Ulduar is upon us!
2.) The In-game Cultist are at it again!
3.) The Mythic Dungeon Invitational is upon us!
4.) Story elements from Battle for Azeroth datamined!
5.) Recent Dungeon XP Hotfixes


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: Island TD v7.7 v1.0
Type: Tower Defense
Creator:  Guffeh
Kilroy’s Review: “This is exactly what you think it is a straight up tower defense game.  No special twists other than its extremely challenging to play by yourself but not impossible.  Overall this game is a good example of its genre and gives each person a solid chance to stand out and defend their team by keeping the waves of enemies from reaching their goal.  The economy aspect of the game is based on kills which can definitely lead to a mineral drought.  Overall it’s a worthwhile addition to the TD genre.” 

Final Rating (1-5): 3.75

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 5

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
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Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity


Episode 193 – “Just the Way It Is”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 193 called “Just the Way It Is” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, February 11th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about a history being made in StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm latest hero gets nerfed, voice chat coming to the Nexus, changes coming to Hearthstone ranked play, the Year of the Dog event is now live in Overwatch, the Stage 1 of the Overwatch League has come to an end, and Sombra changes sneak into the live Overwatch patch. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the Battle for Azeroth Alpha going live, how to get into the Beta and class changes coming.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 193 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the <Insert Game Here> universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to voice chat being added to Heroes of the Storm.

Top 5 Heroes of the Storm Voice Chat Salt

5.) I whole-kindheartedly believe with all my heart that voice chat is not required in this game.
4.) As long as it launches in the off postion and never asks me to turn it on, it is fine
3.) WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO HOTS? shorter game times, no voice chat
2.) if they weren’t going to listen either way, I’d rather not hear them talking crap all day as they throw the game
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


It wouldn’t be the Winter Olympics without a Canadian winning something, and this time it’s one for the record books! Before the Winter Olympics kicked off, Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn took that top podium spot and made history by becoming the first woman to win a premier Starcraft II tournament after she defeated South Korea’s Kim “sOs” Yoo-jin! It’s a great day for StarCraft, but also a great day for esports in general! Check out all the action here!

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Maiev Shadowsong was just released into the Nexus, and already she is getting hit with the Nerf Bat! After her release, Blizzard realized that she may have had a little too much assassination sprinkled into her toolkit, so they made some minor adjustments. But even with this small changes, the community still things she is too powerful. She is a warden after all, so it kinda makes sense right?

MOBAs like Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends and DOTA are known for their toxic communities. And previously, Blizzard introduced the mute penalty for repeat offenders, but now it appears that they will be adding Voice Chat to the Nexus. For some, this will make competitive play, or Hero league easier because you can have better and faster communication. But others are already worried about how toxic voice chat is going to become. Which camp do you find yourself?

With Update 10.2, Hearthstone is coming some MAJOR changes to their ranked play system. Basically, they are making it more streamlined and unified which will help players of all ranks. Starting with the March 2018 season, every rank will be 5 stars, and you will only be rolled back 4 ranks at the start of a new month. But, the best part is… the cardback quest will only be 5 wins in ranked play instead of being 15-25 wins! So much hype all around! Check out all the upcoming changes here!

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Much dog. Great WOW. The 2018 Lunar Year event is here in Overwatch, and it’s the year of the dog! Besides awesome new Mercy, Genji, Zarya, Widowmaker skins and more, there is also competitive capture the flag, and a new capture the flag map! Check out everything that was added here!  

Stage 1 of the Overwatch League has come to an end, and our boys in Green the Houston Outlaws made it to the finals! But unfortunately they lost to the London Spitfire. But they lost to the Champions! The London Spitfire comes from behind to beat the New York Excel taking home the $125,000 prize! All three times fought hard, and battled it out until the end, but in the end, only London had the stamina to last the whole day! Check out all the action and the standings here! 

Not only did she hack BlizzCon 2016, she also hacked the live server patches and made some changes for herself… this past week, some Sombra changes snuck onto the Live Patch that were intended for the PTR. But was quickly corrected by Blizzard, but this mistake didn’t go unnoticed by the community!

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) The Battle for Azeroth Alpha is live.
2.) Battle for Azeroth changes coming to Attack Power.
3.) Battle for Azeroth class changes. 


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: LoZ: Ocarina of Time v1.29
Type: Strategy
Creator:  Dimento
Kilroy Review: “The build time for this map must have been crazy long as the developer put in a ton of detail in trying to make the game map look similar to the map of Hyrule in Zelda itself.  Now here is where the games takes a side step away from the popular RPG game,  the play style is more of a wave style game where you need to grow resources through attacking and playing the waiting game.  Once you have an attacking force you need to use strategy to work to take over the map and in turn win the game.  Unfortunately the AI function in this game is not present and they will not compete with you if you try to take over the map.  Also you can automatically win the game by picking a friendly faction to the AI and the game will end with you as the winner in 80 seconds.  For a multiplayer experience this game certainly packs a punch and is well thought out, we encourage you to get out and try this map and see how well you fair in taking over Hyrule.”

Final Rating (1-5): 2.75

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 4

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 3

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz
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Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity


Episode 192 – “Salami Selfie”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 192 called “Salami Selfie” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about a new StarCraft comic coming soon, drama over Dva’s Pro Gamer status, Heroes of the Storm releases five pro strats, Hearthstone giving away thousands of card packs, a new Overwatch patch nerfs Mercy and Junkrat, the Year of the Dog event starts soon, and Stage 1 of Overwatch League is coming to an end.

Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase debacle, and first Battle for Azeroth Developer Q&A.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called The Pirate Wars! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 192 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the <Insert Game Here> universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase.

Top 5 Battle for Azeroth Pre-Order Salt

5.)  So even if you don’t want to buy , you still cant log on and play your toons seriously ? When I log on my toons are all gone WTH?
4.) They should change the title of this to “Pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth now! Or in a few days when our systems function correctly!”
3.) Of course the Allied races would be gated behind achievement grinds. Blizzard, I love World of Warcraft and have played since 2005. But back then grinding was possible because all I had to do was get up, go to school, come home and play.
2.) Hey, any chance I can pre-purchase BEING ABLE TO LOG INTO THE GAME?
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


Just when you think they can’t surprise us anymore, the StarCraft team announces a upcoming StarCraft comic coming from Dark Horse Comics. StarCraft: Scavengers will be following a team of engineers as they pillage a derelict Protoss ship above an uninhabited planet. The four-issue miniseries will be available soon for pre-orders, and will be releasing in July 2018. Find out more about it here!

And apparently there was some drama over Dva’s pro gamer status within the Overwatch universe. Check out the Drama Alert here!

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The Heroes of the Storm team is taking player strats to the next level by releasing 5 of the most used strategies by the Heroes of the Storm pros! They talk about: The 4-1 Split, Everything You Need To KnowHow to Know If You’ll Win the Level 1 FightWhen, Where, and Why You Should Cheese a Tower Early5v5 Mid, Why Do We Do This to Ourselves? and The Chinese Bush Meta. Click on the links to find out more!

The Hearthstone team decided it was time to turn it up to eleven inside the Tavern! They are now giving away a grand prize of 3000 card packs to one lucky winner, as well as a Lich King helm! But theres more than just one prize, they are giving away 30 card packs to over 1,000 players, and another 9 card packs to another 50,000 players! If you want to get in on the giveaway action, log into Hearthstone today and do your daily quests!

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The Mercy nerfs are upon us! HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS! Not only did they once again change her resurrection, but they also made it so that if you do resurrection someone, you instantly die. And respawn as Reinhardt. Okay, that’s not what actually happens, but it feels like it! And they also changed Junkrat, but it doesn’t really make a major impact to those who play at a higher level than Epic! Find out more about the communities reaction here! 

The Overwatch Year of the Dog event is coming on February 8th! In typical Overwatch fashion, we know nothing about the even besides the start date! Find out that and more here!

The Overwatch League Stage 1 is coming to an end this week with the title matches taking place on Saturday evening. Who will take home the first every championship: London Spitfire, New York Excel, or our favorite team the Houston Outlaws! Find out more about the rankings here! 

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.)  The Battle for Azeroth Pre-Purchase are now live!
2.) The First ever Battle for Azeroth Developer Q&A has taken place. Heres the recap!


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: The Pirate Wars v0.10
Type:  Other
Creator: SpctrLament
Kilroy’s Review: “This is an island hopping game of Piracy and conquest,  Take out your opponents by growing your economy from taking over islands and developing the ultimate pirate fleet of all time.  Overall this is one of those games that has a lot of time placed into it and development is exceptional.  The Ai in the game works kinda however mostly in dealing with avoiding the navy to keep your pirate ambitions afloat.  A solid and well thought out addition to the Starcade and a worthwhile game to play.”

Final Rating (1-5): 3.8

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 5

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com
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Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com
Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity


Episode 191 – “Let the Games Begin!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 191 called “Let the Games Begin!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, January 28th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about a StarCraft tournament taking place before the Winter Olympics, a new stealthy assassin coming to the Nexus, Hearthstone changes on the horizon, Blizzard World is open for business, major upsets in Overwatch League, and Papa Jeff talks about how they are fighting toxicity outside the game. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the upcoming Battle for Azeroth Q&A, a glimpse into the changes coming to classes, and the datamining for Battle for Azeroth is happening as an Alpha client shows up!

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called TvZ Nexus Destroyers! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 191 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the <Insert Game Here> universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to changes coming to classes in Battle for Azeroth.

Top 5 Saltiest Class change complaints for BFA

5.) bring back the talent trees from vanilla!!!
4.) when your classes only job ever is to do dps you should be the best at it. I could rant more but choose not to.
3.) Remove the “stand still to cast” requirement = fun/fast paced gameplay. Its were games like GW2 shine and wow could use a bit of that mojo imo, both pve and pvp wise.
2.) gimme back my tree
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


Things are starting to look up for the esports world as of late. We have the Overwatch League making waves, and now the long time running StarCraft tournament is making an appearance before the 2018 Winter Olympics. It was announced that Intel will be sponsoring a tournament that will be showcasing players from over 18 different countries competing for the championship. Players will be from Ukraine, Mexico, France, India, Colombia, the US, Australia, Poland, Brazil, Tunisia, Finland, China and Taiwan.

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During this past weeks HGC showcase, the Heroes of the Storm team announced the next hero that will be joining the lineup of stealthy assassins inside the Nexus! Maiev Shadowsong will be attempting to cage more than just Illidan as she brings her unique toolkit to the battlefield. Check out her spotlight video here! 

We talked about it a few weeks back, but this week it was announced that there will be some changes being made to the Hearthstone ranking system. Basically the system is being reset, and the monthly quest for the card back is being changed! The new quest will be win 5 ranked play games within the current month to gain the card back. Will these changes entice more people to log in to the game on a daily basis?

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Blizzard World is now open for business! Check out all the cosmetic changes that came along with it! 

With another week of Overwatch League play under our belts, we finally received our first round of upsets and no team remains undefeated within the league anymore! Seoul Dynasty finally falls to New York Excelsior. 

This week it was announced that Blizzard is actually using YouTube, Twitch, and social media to track down toxic members within the community. The game off an announcement from Papa Jeff in it’s latest Developer Update. To find out more about these changes, check out this article. 

 

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:
1.) There is an upcoming Battle for Azeroth Q&A coming on January 30th.
2.) Class Changes coming to Battle for Azeroth Preview
3.) Massive amounts of datamining is underway for the Battle for Azeroth Alpha!


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:  TvZ Nexus Destroyers v0.1
Type: Arena
Creator:  Hecsagon
Kilroy’s Review: “This game falls in line with a ton of those standard tug of war style builds except with one key difference, there is actual unit control rather than a mindless lane push that requires no formation or strategy.  So this actually stands out above other typical tug of war maps in that there is actually some effort needed on the players part after they have selected their minions to spawn for the waves.  The end goal of course for this game is to take out your opponents nexus and win the match.  In this 4v4 showdown you must cooperate with your team to create an effective push and outplay your opponent,  a worthwhile game to play with friends however you can’t solo play this game as there is no AI.  Overall the Nerdz did not hate on this game too much but it did fall short on AI.”

Final Rating (1-5):  3.25

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz
Patreon: www.Patreon.com/FrozeNerdz
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Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com
Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com
Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity




Episode 189 – “Recognized and Respected”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 189 called “Recognized and Respected.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, January 14th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we slowly go over our past week in video games before we move onto weekly Top 5 saltiest list from the Overwatch League Launch. Then we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion where we talk about mistakes were made in the StarCraft WCS brackets, Developers and Pros discuss the upcoming Heroes of the Storm 2018 changes, Ben Brodes from the Hearthstone team hints at upcoming balance changes, the Darkening of Tristram event returns to Diablo, Overwatch League kicks off this past week, Korean Pros still dominating the scene, our thoughts on female representation in the Overwatch Pro scene. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about when Patch 7.3.5 will be released, insane boss soloing, and then we talk about changes coming to WOW esports.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Warships.TEST! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 189 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the Overwatch League universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to 

Top 5 Saltiest Overwatch League Complainers

5.) I am pretty sure a lot of people agree with me that the league is to repetitive and not that fun to watch.
4.) OWL is a joke, and you’re all the punchline
3.) The competitive scene did not develop on its own, it was forced into existence with money.
2.) OWL was clearly a ponzi scheme to suck in investor capital and adclick money as rapidly as possible
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


 

With the kick off of the 2018 StarCraft WCS series, fans and players were excited to see the hot action again and hoping to see some amazing games. But little did they know, that there was a mistake in the seeding of the brackets, and some of those matches they watched will not count. And will have to be replayed. And this leaves some players in the balance since they already qualified, but may not after their matches are replayed. How something like this happened is beyond us, but it still happened.

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With Blaze hitting the Nexus over the past week, all sights are now set on what’s next inside the Nexus. And with the HGC kicking off this past weekend, players are excited for the new season. But where are the changes that were talked about at BlizzCon 2017? Glad you asked. Those changes are coming to Heroes of the Storm here shortly and were just recently talked about by developers and Heroes Pro’s alike. From the upcoming stealth changes, camera changes, or the changes being made to forts and keeps, there are a lot of things coming to the Nexus. Curious what the Pro Players had to say about it? Check it out here!

Well, Heroes of the Storm isn’t the only game with changes coming. This past week, Ben Brode commented about the possibility of changes coming for Kobolds & Catacombs. These changes are mainly focused around the Corridor Creeper card that reduces the mana cost of the card by one every time a minion dies. Does a card like that need to exist in the game? And if so, what changes can be made to make it more balanced?

It’s been very quiet on the Diablo front of the past few weeks, but it appears that we have some demons stirring in Sanctuary. The Diablo Anniversary event Darkening of Tristram is back in full effect for the month of January. If you missed out on this event last year, now is the time to get in there and check it out!

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The Overwatch League kicked off in full effect last week! It appeared to peak at around 450k people watching and kept about 250k people watching over the cross of the week and weekend action. There were a lot of awesome plays and some major upsets! The action was there and it shows that the Overwatch League is here to stay! How did your team do? Check out the standings here.

The Overwatch League has given everyone 100 league tokens to purchase one free skins of the 312 overall skins, but if you want your chance at a second one…. sign up for their newsletter!

With the South Korean team winning the previous Overwatch World Cup, it was no surprise that the Korean players that joined different Overwatch League teams would be making waves within the scene already. But they are. From Pines confidence on Control Maps to Fleta with his insane Widow shots. They just can’t be stopped. It’s awesome to see how well players can be when they have a country that supports esports so strongly!

There was a lot of buzz around the Twitter universe and the rest of the world talking about the lack of female representation in the Overwatch League as Pro players and Commentators. With Overwatch being a game that prides itself on diversity, it seemed to lack it during the start of the season. Now we aren’t experts, but we believe there needs to be a major change in the way the community views women gamers. They need to be recognized and respected. click here to learn more!And there are plenty of professional female gamers out there,

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) When will Patch 7.3.5 launch? January 16th, 2018! Patch notes here.
2.) Insane Solo Play! 
3.) The 2018 Changes coming to World of Warcraft esports.


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: Warships.TEST v1.2
Type: Hero Battle
Creator: Nembrot
Kilroy Review: “This week’s game was a great jump back into the arcade style games we know and love!  You get to command a battle platform in space built with your own designed custom defenses to engage in air to air combat while trying to take out your opponents starbases.  Sound cool so far? Well this is a 3v3 matchup arena and inside it has a built in leveling and skill system different size platforms with different abilities and very unique battle system.  All in all this game is one we think everyone should be getting down with and really having a blast. Despite not having AI this game has claimed a top spot in our hearts for being unique and fun in a way most other Starcade games aren’t. “

Final Rating (1-5): 4

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com
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Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com
Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity


Episode 188 – “Single Pringle”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 188 called “Single Pringle.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we slowly go over our past week in video games before we move onto weekly Top 5 saltiest list from the World of Warcraft universe. Then we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion where we talk about an ongoing StarCraft Brood War AI tournament, the 2018 StarCraft WCS schedule, the Nexus is starting to heat up, Hearthstone gives out a few card packs, then we move onto talking about Overwatch where we discuss a fan created map, Blizzard is looking to hire a vehicle engineer, Overwatch League starts this week, and then we talk about a few changes coming to Overwatch in 2018. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about Leeroy Jenkins, Seething Shore Battleground hits the PTR, 13th Anniversary Art Contest winners announced, and then there’s talks of the old gods returning to Azeroth.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Blood Bath! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 188 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the Warcraft universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the staging of the Leeroy Jenkins comedy!

Top 5 Saltiest Leeroy Jenkins Comments

5.) Meh
4.) I haven’t felt this betrayed since the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy started doing ads for Sprint…
3.)I am removing him from my hearthstone deck! I can’t believe it was staged!
2.)I’m going to cry now. WoW ruined.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


Thanks to an email from our listener Alisaunder, we were informed about an ongoing StarCraft Brood War AI tournament that will be taking place in 2018. All the matches will be live streamed on Twitch for the world to see! Just in the month of January, there will be over 6000 AI vs AI matches being streamed! Check out all the details here.

And with more hot StarCraft action, the 2018 StarCraft WCS schedule has been announced. Lots of different tournaments coming, but all roads still lead to BlizzCon 2018! Check out the whole schedule here.

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He’s already up on the PTR, but during the Winter break the Heroes of the Storm team announced the arrival on the next Hero entering the Nexus. From the cheeky little video of him melting snow, to his spotlight video, we have a lot of hype for BLAZE the StarCraft Firebat coming to Heroes of the Storm! Will he change the landscape as we know it? Check it all out here.

Due to a recent bug with the quest system in Hearthstone, they have decided to reward all of us for our patience with THREE FREE CARD PACKS for Kobolds and Catacombs! So get them while you can, and hope you have better RNG than Epic….

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We’ve seen some impressive fan art come out of the Overwatch universe, but now we are seeing some awesome 3D map work coming too! Check out this fan made Cairo map, you won’t regret it!

Are you great with vehicle physics and video game creation?! Blizzard may be looking for your to join their team, with a recent job posting they are looking for just that! But… what does that mean for Overwatch?! MORE MEKA’S! Check out the details here.

Overwatch League starts this week. But has the Overwatch League been hyped up enough? And did Blizzard fall short on delivering early for fans? We talk about all of that and more on this week’s show!

It wasn’t Papa Jeff sitting in from a Yule Log, but he was talking to the camera about upcoming changes for 2018 including a new hero, and more maps/skins. Check out the video today!

 

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) Leeroy Jenkins scandal. Oh My Gosh!
2.) Seething Shore Battleground hits the PTR
3.) World of Warcraft 13th Anniversary Art Content Winners announced
4.) Are the old gods making a return to Azeroth? Some PTR finding suggest so!


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: Blood Bath (V) v1.10
Type: Action
Creator: Veyron
Kilroy’s Review: “This game is just a standard RTS map with some real close in tight quarters and limited build locations.  It was fun to play against the standard SC2 AI however as far as a breakout and new Arcade game it is not.  But this is certainly a well build player map that can be enjoyed by anyone who likes the standard RTS model of SC2.”

Final Rating (1-5): 3.5

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 2

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 2

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Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz
Patreon: www.Patreon.com/FrozeNerdz
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Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com
Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com
Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity


Episode 185 – “BOOOMFIST”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 185 called “BOOOMFIST.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto weekly Top 5 saltiest list from the World of Warcraft universe. Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion where we start off by talking about the future of StarCraft, and then we move onto discussing stealth changes and then we have a double support discussion! Then we move onto talking about the release of Hearthstone Kobolds and Catacombs. Then we move onto talking about Overwatch amateur play, a bias ranking of the Overwatch heroes, and then our thoughts about Doomfist in the current state of the game, and more. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the the release of Antorus, Patch 7.3.5 hits the PTR with a lot going on.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about another Blizzard Arcade game and this week we talk about one called Zerg Assault: Homeworld Beta Revival! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 185 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the World of Warcraft universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the recent announcements of the upcoming Allied Race racials that showed up on the Patch 7.3.5 PTR.

Top 5 Saltiest 7.3.5 Allied Races Complaints

5.) Don’t nerf the new allied racial abilities…but current races could use a buff. Otherwise no one will play the old races…
4.) lets add more to the already op racials that void elfs have. how about no.
3.) what exactly is Void Storage good for now that Appearances are account-wide?
2.) Every other racial in the game offers some throughput benefit to every role in the game. Except this one.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


This week was a pretty light week for StarCraft news as we wait for the arrival of the next esports season. But this week, we bring up the question of…. StarCraft: What’s next? We talk about expansions, StarCraft III and the possibility of a Mobile RTS Game. But what do you think will be next in the chronicles of StarCraft?

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As games get longer in the teeth, they have to make changes to make things different, hence the creation of patch content. But some times you have to think outside the patch and you have to make changes to things like… the way heroes appear when they are in stealth. From the previous shimmer of light to a outlined stealth, there is some major changes coming to Heroes of the Storm.

Also in the Nexus, they are looking into why double support has become such a thing in competitive play and esports. Blizzard is taking a look at what is going on, and they are working on getting it balanced and figured out. But with the changes being made, will it have major issues on people who are one role players, or those that main support?

It was announced this past week that not only will we be getting three expansions in 2018 for Hearthstone, we are also getting Kobolds and Catacombs this Thursday. They revealed all the remaining cards, and it’s hyped that there are more coming for Hearthstone and that things are planned out. To find out more about the expansion, check out this article! 

Have you ever wanted a personal mount of Azmodan before? If you have a 3D printer, now is your chance! A Diablo Fan created the blueprints so you are able to 3D print your own statue! Check out the images here! 

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Have you ever wondered how to become a Overwatch Pro, or how to become part of the Overwatch League? Blizzard has released what it takes to become a Contender! For all the details check out this article! 

Last week, we talked about ranking the Overwatch League teams based on their logos, merch and more. This week, we found an article that someone ranked all the heroes in Overwatch based on their…. opinion. We may get a little harsh on this topic on the show this week, but it needed to be address. Check out the episode to find out more!

The only take away we can get from the last article is that no one seems to enjoy Doomfist, but Blizzard has heard the complaints and they are looking into it. But what changes can be made to fix his current state in the game?

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This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) Antorus Raid: It’s live, and what are our thoughts so far
2.) 7.3.5 Hits the PTR, with a ton of details! 
3.) New Warcraft Zone Scaling!


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: Zerg Assault: Homeworld Beta Revival v0.3
Type: Survival 
Creator: Jabs
Kilroy’s Review: “It felt good to play this map this week,  as it was a complete 180 from the previous weeks.  The developer of this game did a great job of creating a challenging and fun gameplay environment.  You start this map off with a central base and it’s up to you to build your economy up by killing zerg waves and expanding outward fast to clear objectives.  If you don’t clear the objectives fast then the game increases in difficulty very quickly making it a real challenge and totally fun to play.  The tuning up of the AI opponent as well as the objective style gameplay really brought it home for us this week and that is reflected in its ratings.”

Final Rating (1-5): 5

Stupid funability (1-5): 

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

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