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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