Episode 172 – “Building A Snowman”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 172 called “Building a Snowman.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 27th, 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 universe, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk more about the BlizzCon key art, StarCraft Co-Op is going primal, Kel’thuzad is breaking from of Naxxarmas and headed to the Nexus, Hearthstone captures our hearts, we are going to Junkertown in Overwatch, a new Mei animated short, and big changes coming to Mercy on the PTR,  then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the arrival of Patch 7.3, and what you can expect with it’s August 29th release!

But before we go, we talk about another amazing Blizzard Arcade game called Queen’s Game! 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 172 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

If you want a double dose of the Nerdz this week, check them out on the BlizzCon Countdown podcast as they talk about everything they hope to see in Anaheim, CA this November!

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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 changes coming to Mercy on the PTR. The community is out in full force to show their hate. And we enjoy a good laugh!

Top 5 Saltiest Mercy Posts

5.) Mercy2.0 will ruin balance even more.
4.) Honestly to me, Mercy is dead. She will just become another “Healer” but more of a DPS healer like Ana .
3.) Yeha, I absolutely hate this res now. I won’t be playing her anymore.
2.) if this goes live, Pharah Mercy will be meta, thats my prediction since you can res her mid-air
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


The BlizzCon 2017 key art is here! But it appears to be missing something?! Where’s our StarCraft character?! Probius is representing Heroes of the Storm.

With the recent launch of StarCraft remastered, we didn’t think we would see anything from Blizzard at Gamescom from the StarCraft universe. We were wrong! They announced that the next Co-Op Commander Dehaka is coming! This primal zerg is ready to destroy and eat any enemy in his way! It’s an awesome additional to the co-op game play, and you can watch the video here!

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A lot of the community saw it coming, and have been asking for it, but Kel’thuzad is coming to the Nexus! And he is bringing his minions with him. Blizzard has been busy with this hero, and there is a lot more to come from them about KT. And we are excited to see it all.

You can check out his reveal here.

You can watch his hero spotlight here.

And in the coming weeks, you will be able to see what Blizzard had to do to bring such an iconic hero from Naxxarmas to the Nexus as Blizzard will be releasing a behind the scenes video series called, “Resurrecting Kel’Thuzad.” And you can keep up with the releases by bookmarking their page here! 

Another game that hit us with a semi-surpised smile on our face was Hearthstone coming out of Gamescom 2017. But it was also a little confusing on what it all means?

All we know is, the world fell in love with little Ava, and the cast of new heroes that were shown in the animated short. But don’t worry, this isn’t the last time we will see or hear from them since Blizzard has additional animated shorts and comics coming for us with the theme “Hearthstone in home.”

But what does that even mean?!

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We saw it coming from a mile away. And we had it in our sights since the beginning. Welcome to Junkertown!!! Roadhog and Junkrat get this first cinematic appearance in “live” action as we get the announcement of a new escort map coming to Overwatch. We follower our two junkers to the outback where they need our help escorting an explosive payload to the queen! Check out the video here!

And our favorite frozen nerd got her OWN animated short full of excitement and the feels. It hits us right in our frozen little heart. Check it all out here.

 

But wait, theres more! Papa Jeff released a new Developer Update talking about the upcoming changes that everyones favorite healer, Mercy, will be experiencing some major changes coming to her ultimate ability, and more. And the community is… salty. Check out the update for yourself and hear it directly from Papa Jeff’s mouth! 

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Our original plan was to talk about BEYOND 7.3, but we got a surpise Patch 7.3 announcement date from Blizzard this past week at Gamescom. That means, we will move our Legion Pro/Con episode back to next week, and this week we focus on talking about what’s coming in Patch 7.3 and more!

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

1.) Patch 7.3 goes live on August 29th! Everything you need to know right 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: Queen’s Game v0.5
Type: Survival
Creator: Twelve
Kilroy’s Review: “Each player is given a hive queen who has to run and survive from a constant wave of Protoss that are being created by a pylon in the center of the map, develop your economy and strengthen your queen to take out the pylon and you will win this simple but fun game. It is however lacking in the AI department so if you want to play against a challenging AI then you only have to survive the Protoss who are attacking you but you won’t have any team members.”

Final Rating (1-5): 3.625

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 – 3

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