Episode 184 – “First Date Questions”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 184 called “First Date Questions.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, November 26th, 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. Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion where we start off by talking about StarCraft Deepmind, and then we move onto discussing Heroes of the Storm in a positive light before we move onto talking about Hearthstone Lore. Then we move onto talking about Overwatch active users, the Overwatch League branding, and a sit down interview with Michael Chu talking about Moira then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week we talk about the breakdown of Legion heading into Battle for Azeroth, and then we talk about what’s leading into the launch of Antorus the Burning Throne raid that launches this week.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about another Blizzard Arcade game and this week we talk about one called Bug 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 184 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 current state of Competitive play!

Top 5 Saltiest OW Comp complaints

5.)Very nice work on report and ban system guys, well done. Guys who troll or throw need hundreds of reports to actually get banned, and the ban will last for a few days. Very comforting. Resolved the issue 100%.
4.) I lost 500 sr last week. Games are full of throwers and trolls, every single game there´s a troll, a thrower.
3.) I honestly think the sr system should be reworked
2.) This game provides a terrible competitive experience.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


 

We can’t stop talking about it, and won’t until we finally see it in action! But there is another awesome article talking about StarCraft Deepmind and how Google hired a previous StarCraft pro player in order to help with it’s advancements. Hopefully this gets us one step closer to seeing the ultimate show down between StarCraft Pro and ….the computers! Check out the whole article here!

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

Last week we talked about how Blizzard is just going to keep making the Heroes of the Storm for THEIR community and aren’t looking to overthrow or become the King of the MOBA genre. But htis week, we found an article talking about how Heroes stands apart from games like League of Legends. Kilroy has played LOL before, so he weighs in with his thoughts on the topic. Find out more about the article we are referencing here.

With Kobolds and Catacombs on the horizon, Blizzard is releasing a 3 Part Lore series called Tale of the Fox which is giving us the background of Marin the Fox and the upcoming cards that will be being released. On this week’s show, we discuss the concept of Lore behind the card and the game. Check out part 1 and part 2 here.

Overwatch News Banner

With one time purchase games, and mobile games, we are always talking about Daily Active Users. For a game like Overwatch, you don’t normally think looking at the amount of time people spend playing Overwatch. But it was recently announced that on average Overwatch players are playing about 2 hours of Overwatch per day. That’s at least 14 hrs of Overwatch a week. Are you above or below average?

When it comes to branding, one thing is important… how to talk about the branding on your first date… or maybe not. But recently on ESPN esports, they talked about the new branding of the Overwatch League teams. If you are interested in branding and marketing, or need something to talk about on your next date, check out this article!

Also this past week, for those people who weren’t at BlizzCon, or didn’t watch the BlizzCon virtual ticket, Michael Chu sat down to talk about Moira and Blizzard World. It’s definitely an article you will want to check out!

 

World of Warcraft News Banner

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

1.) Legion heading to Battle for Azeroth
2.) Antorus Raid starts this week, here’s some important information:

Wowhead.com Guides / MMO-Champion Minimalist Guide MS / MMO-Champion Dungeon Journal 


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: Bug Wars
Type: Survival
Creator: TheChosenOne
Kilroy’s Review: “Well this one was kind of interesting at first,  you are given a queen to start growing your economy and making tons of drones.  And then you make more drones.  But wait,  just when you thought you had made enough drones, you have to make more drones.  There wasn’t a clear motive to this game and we’re not sure that there really is an obtainable win condition given that you are secluded in your own corner of the map surrounded by walls you can’t go through and you can’t create any attack minions at all.  This one looked good at first but not sure it’s playable without other people. Unfortunately wasn’t able to give this one high marks.”

 

Final Rating (1-5): 1

Stupid funability (1-5): 

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

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