Episode 169 – “BlizzCon Hipsters”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 169 called “BlizzCon Hipsters.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 6th, 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 Hearthstone universe, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we recap BlizzCon 2016 and line up our predictions for BlizzCon 2017, then we talk about the StarCraft: Remastered launch event in Korea, Mustaches have arrived in the Nexus, the Frozen Throne coming this week to Hearthstone, but not before Ben Brodes gives us another rap, the Overwatch Summer Games are coming back with Competitive Lucio Ball, then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the Patch 7.3 Legion Q&A that took place this past week.

But before we go, we talk about another amazing Blizzard Arcade game called Cruiser Commander Condition Zero! 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 169 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 pending release of the Knights of the Frozen Throne!

Top 5 Saltiest Hearthstone Comments

5.) Looks like all of the classes got really OP cards this expansion.
4.) We get it Blizzard. You love Mage. Now how about tossing some of those great spells at the other classes?
3.) mage the only class allowed to keep one deck for years while all other forced or nerfed to change.
2.) Why is there nothing but Murloc Paladins…
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


 

With BlizzCon less than 100 days away, it’s time to start preparing our minds and bodies for the experience. On this week’s episode, we break down what we found out at BlizzCon 2016, and then go over what our thoughts and predictions are for BlizzCon 2017! We talked all about BlizzCon 2016 on Episode 131 and you can find that all here.

Last year we got:

  • Blizzard Arcade: RotC 2017 – Co-Op Announcement
  • Starcraft: Deepmind
  • Heroes of the Storm: Varian and Ragnaros
  • Diablo: Necromancer / Anniversary event
  • Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
  • Overwatch: Sombra, and Overwatch League
  • World of Warcraft: Legion Patches 7.2/7.3, raids Nighthold and Tomb of Sargeras. Mini-holidays, Class Mounts, new 5 man dungeons
  • Band: Weird Al

BlizzCon 2017 predictions:

  • Blizzard Arcade:
    • Epic: Maybe a theme using SC:remastered assets?
    • Kilroy: FPS theme
  • Starcraft:
    • Epic: SC3? 
    • Kilroy: Mobile/Tablet Starcraft RTS
  • Heroes of the Storm:
    • Epic: Deckard Cain. New maps.
    • Kilroy: Millhouse Manastorm, Cairne/Bane, Vol’jin
  • Diablo:
    • Epic: Expansion? or D4
    • Kilroy: The next Chapter for the Nephilim
  • Hearthstone:
    • Epic: expansion: Ulduar theme?
    • Kilroy: Under the Sea expansion
  • Overwatch:
    • Epic: New heroes (Another healer), new maps, new game modes. OWL cities?
    • Kilroy: Map Developer in development, New Healer, new builder type
  • World of Warcraft:
    • Epic: Expansion – Jania Related
    • Kilroy: Expansion
  • Band:
    • Epic: Marylin Manson, Zombie and Stone Sour, Daft Punk, Skrillex, Deadmau5
    • Kilroy: System of a Down, Coheed and Cambria, or Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Weezer.

With StarCraft: Remastered on the horizon, we are now just days away from getting to experience it in all of its awesomeness! But in the heart of South Korea, over 10,000 people gathered this past weekend to celebrate the launch and the history of esports with some epic battles from returning pros. StarCraft esports is alive and well, and won’t be going anywhere soon!

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This past week, it was discovered on the Heroes of the Storm PTR that there was a bug that was causing heroes to have poorly photoshopped mustaches on their faces. We aren’t just talking about the men, but also the women! It’s a hilarious bug, but it makes us wonder… how did this happen? And what does this mean for us in the future?! Kilroy thinks McCree is on his way, and Epic just makes bad facial hair jokes.

It seems like they have been revealing cards for the past month, but the wait is finally over! The Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is coming to us on August 10th, 2017!  We are one step closer to having Death Knights in the tavern, but not just yet! If you haven’t already, you can still pre-purchase 50 packs of cards and get the exclusive cardback!

But just when you thought the hottest thing coming out of the Hearthstone camp this past week was the card reveals, Ben Brode drops another hot jam off his upcoming mix tape! Check out Arthas today! 

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It was announced late last week that the Overwatch Summer Games event will be coming back this year! This time it starts on August 8th and will run until August 28th, 2017! Not only are the 2016 cosmetic items returning at a discounted rate, there will also be new awesome items to gain! This is the first repeat event for Overwatch, and it’s bringing a twist to it. Last year, we got our hands on a play mode called, “Lucio Ball.” This year, you will be able to play a ranked version of the game and gain competitive points towards your next (or first!) golden weapon! But, with that, the community isn’t always happy with these types of rewards? Do you think this is the way it should be handled?

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

1.) The August 3rd Legion Q&A Recap

Hear it from Blizzard themselves and  watch the VOD 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:  Cruiser Commander Condition Zero v.0.10
Type: Strategy
Creator: Alien
Kilroy’s Review: “This is a completely unique game to the starcade in the fact that it is a space battle setup.  You have to use your armada to take control of asteroids and beat your opponent.  There is a ton of detail in this game and it has clearly taken the developer a lot of time to get all the aspects of this game worked out.  When you first step into this game it is very important to use the tutorial system otherwise it will be entirely too confusing for you to play,  It is very worth the play however it is kind of a challenging game and will require some time to do a match so be ready for that.  Overall we enjoyed this game but it did have some flaws.”

Final Rating (1-5): 3

Stupid funability (1-5): 

Epic – 4
Kilroy – 4

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 4
Kilroy – 4

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