Episode 164 – “102 Days”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 164 called “102 Days.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 2nd, 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 Overwatch forums, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about a StarCraft Remastered date, a hot and wet Heroes of the Storm promotion, Hearthstone goes Wild, a Overwatch PSA for hoarders, then we talk about the state of Overwatch esports. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the World of Warcraft World First Race, and then we talk about Patch 7.3 hits the PTR… already…

But before we go, we talk another awesome game within the Blizzard Arcade called S.C.R.A.P.! And then we 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 164 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 universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the recent changes made to Roadhog.

Top 5 Saltiest Roadhog Nerf Complaints

5.)  Roadhog was completely ruined. His winrate has dropped to near 40%, and his pickrate has dropped to less than 5%. And that was the FIRST WEEK of his nerf, it’s probably even lower now.
4.) he didn’t need that nerf and its been lethal to him
3.) Please fix this hero. He was good, now he is horrible.
2.) Good riddance don’t want to see him again. Roadhog and pharah can just be removed from the game for greater good.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


The wait is finally over! On August 14, 2017 StarCraft Remastered will be released! We are insanely excited to replay the classic from our childhood. With stunning new graphics and beautiful new layouts, could this be the resurgence to push StarCraft back to the top of a lot of gamers Go-To list!? We think it has a chance. If you are interested in pre-purchasing StarCraft Remastered, you can do so here.

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It’s Summertime!!! And the Heroes of the Storm team is about to give away a lot of hot loot for hundreds of thousands of players. The Suns Out Guns Out promotion is here! If you want to win an all expenses paid trip for two to BlizzCon 2017, you have to WIN one game in Heroes of the Storm each day for the next month. Or you may win a gaming PC, an Illidan Statue, a metric ton of loot crates, or more! Check out all the details and rules here. And now, check out this video!

The next StarCraft hero is coming to the Nexus! He’s a mixture between Zerg and Terran, and he’s a support hero… we welcome Stukov to the Nexus. It may seem strange that he is a support hero, but it’s exciting because he brings a whole new style of healing to the game. He heals with poison globes, slows enemies with poisons, or he can use his ultimate to slap the enemy, or take one of them out of play for awhile! Check him out in this video!

 

Just when you think you can’t get enough of the wild announcements coming from Blizzard, this past week it was announced that Hearthstone will be releasing all of their previous expansions again to allow players access to the previous cards that can be used in Wild Play. There are a lot of changing coming to packs and legendaries also, so it’s an exciting time to be getting back into Hearthstone before the next upcoming expansion is released!

The Nercomancer Pack has been released! And this week we talk about our first impressions with it on the show, but if you are interested in purchasing the pack yourself, you can do so here! 

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The Overwatch team just wanted to give us all a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about NOT hoarding lootboxes right now. We have talked about it before, but it needs to be addressed again. Lootboxes are timestamped when you receive them, not when you open them. So if you get the lootbox, there is not reason NOT to open them right away. So stop hoarding, and start opening!

With little information about the Overwatch League being released, a few more well known Overwatch teams are stepping back from the esports scene. But does that mean that Overwatch esports is already stalling out? On the show we talk about how maybe it’s not that it’s stalling out, but that maybe there needs to be better communication from Blizzard Esports about events, and how with teams hearing a ticket price of $10 million for buy in may be scaring smaller organizations away from the scene. But what do you think?

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

1.) The World First Race is upon us, and thanks to Method we are all kept in the know!
2.) To Argus! Patch 7.3 is already on the PTR, but is it too soon?


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: S.C.R.A.P. Public Alpha v1.9
Type: Strategy 
Creator: Wayward
Kilroy’s Recap: “In this game you work as a harvesting group to get as many resources as you can from scrap that is laying around the battlefield.  It’s important to plan wisely and build a sturdy defense while operating as stealthily as possible to avoid your opponent and gain the upper hand against them.  Unfortunately there is no built in AI and it makes for a boring match but the concept of this game’s alpha is both entertaining and fun needs some additional work but is shaping up to be a great Starcade game.”

Final Rating (1-5): 3

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

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