Episode 207 – “Lore Overload”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 207 called “Lore Overload.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, May 20th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we start off talking about Overwatch Contenders, and an upcoming Hearthstone cosplay competition. Then we talk about card changes coming to Hearthstone, could the next hero headed to the Nexus be Sombra, Overwatch hits 40 million players, Pink Mercy hits almost $10 million raised, and the Overwatch anniversary event is coming. Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week we talk about a Before the Storm preview, character limits increased, and BFA messing up the Lore…. again.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Gandalf! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

And then for our Patrons, we talk about Alternate Timelines in World of Warcraft, smurf accounts in Overwatch, and the Battle.net launcher.

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 207of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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In the world of Overwatch, there is always something going on when it comes to esports! With the action just heating up in the Overwatch League and the talks of more teams being added to the roster. Within Overwatch Contenders, we have some awesome teams making waves down under in Sydney with the Drop Bears sweeping the league. Not only did they beat some of the best teams, they are also representing their country in the finals. To find out more about Overwatch Contenders, check out this article here! 

It’s not everyday we hear about a new Cosplay Competition going on, and this time its coming from the Hearthstone Universe. So bust out your cardboard, scissors and watercolors and let the fun begin! This competition is only available for European listeners, but you will win an awesome Hearthstone cosplay prop, a paid trip to Gamescom and much much more! For more details, check out the announcement.

Just when the Hearthstone meta was starting to heat up, and the decks were starting to get set in stone, Blizzard decided it was time to shake up the meta a little by nerfing a few cards. Changes are being made to Naga Sea Witch, Spiteful Summoner, Possessed Lackey, Dark Pact, Call to Arms, and The Caverns Below. For more full details, you can either hear about it on the show or check out the main announcement.

With all the hype going on right now in the Nexus and adding lore, a lot of people are thinking that there is more going on behind the scenes instead of just the normal Blizzard media releases. People think that with the most recent HGC event, at the end of the overall broadcast there was some “static” that appeared on the screen that suggested that Sombra was hacking into the system. Is it another Sombra ARG, or just the community going crazy for content again? Find out more about this “event” here.

We’ve talked about it before, but it appears that Overwatch has increased to 40 million players world wide. And with the 2nd anniversary on it’s way, that’s an amazing feat to reach! The Anniversity event will bring back ALL previous events and skins. So now will be the time to play some Junerksteins Revenge, or Uprising Retribution some more. But with announcements, there are always leaks that happens. So if you want to check out all the new skins coming for this event, check out this article. If not, wait until Tuesday when the event goes live.

The chance to buy your own Pink Mercy Skin has passed, but that doesn’t mean the impact wasn’t reached. It was reported that almost $10 million was raised for Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It will be interesting to see how much was raised from T-shirt sales, Twitch donations and bit donations.

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

1.) A preview of Before the Storm by Christie Golden.

2.) Per Realm Character Limit increased to 18

3.) Alternate Timelines coming in Battle for Azeroth


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: Gandalf v0.2
Type:  Arena
Creator: Acaraco
Details: Who is da true Gandalf?
Kilroy’s Review: “This is a simple arena style map with one purpose to pick up the ring of power and become the one true Gandalf.  Using spells that will make themselves available as you play and kill your opponents you can play keep away while holding the Ring in hopes of making it to a cumulative 240 seconds.  The AI does not fight back so I wouldn’t recommend going it alone otherwise the game will be really boring.”

 

 

Final Rating (1-5): 4

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

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