Episode 62 – “A Whole New World”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 62 titled A Whole New World!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, May 26th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we talk lengthy discussion about different points of view about the “No Flying Announcement,” and offer up some ideas that Blizzard may want to consider. And we also discuss the upcoming gear changes coming in Patch 6.2.Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game called Hunger Games 2015! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Hearthstone card bloat. Then we take a look at another amazing Blizzard Community Creation! Then we head over to the IceBox to keep the conversation going from Episode 61 where we discussed the upcoming Weekend Events! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 62 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Blizzard Entertainment News (May 17 – 24th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

The Blizzard Arcade team highlights custom mod we have previously tested on the show  called Death TV! It’s definitely a game worth checking out!

Heroes of the Storm

Over the last few months, Blizzard has shared with us a series about bring a monarch to life. This week they show us Part 3 of this Brightwing series! Check out all the amazing pictures here.

With Heroes of the Storm going live in on June 2nd, 2015, Blizzard has implemented the Global Play which will allow players from all over the world to access other regions in order to play. For all the details about this feature, check out this blog article. 

Now that Heroes of the Storm has entered Open Beta, the Heroes team has announced it’s Fan Art contest on DeviantArt! Are you an inspiring artist looking for your chance to show off? Now is your chance! Check out the prize list and official details here!

Will you answer the call? Because the Nexus is calling! The Winners of the Nexus Calling contest have been announced, check out the winners here!

Two new Skins are now available inside the Nexus. Check out the Super Sonya and Mad Martian Gazlowe skins here!

Diablo

Now that Patch 2.2.1 is now live inside Sanctuary, check out all of the patch notes here!

Another week, another Play Your Way Thursday is here and this week we have Demon Coyote’s “Speed of Lighting Ninja” monk build! Check out all the details here!

World of Warcraft

The new website Wired.com released an exclusive glimpse of what Orgrim will look like in the Warcraft movie that will be released June 2016. The pictures that are available are mind blowing, you have to check them out here! 

This week Blizzard released a new Dev Water Cooler all about the details on new itemization’s coming in Patch 6.2! Join the conversation here!

Pet Battles will be getting a large boost in Patch 6.2 with the introduction of new adventures for pet battles! For more details, check out this article!

Last week Blizzard announced the World of Warcraft Selfie Scavenger Hunt! The contest is officially underway and you can participate each week to increase your chances at some glorious prizes and the grand prize of two paid tickets to BlizzCon!!! Check out all of the official contest details here!

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) Will the new itemization encourage raid leaders to step away from 3rd party loot systems?

2 .) Flying has been omitted from Dreanor and confirmed that it likely will not return to the game ever. Will this impact the sub levels again?

3.) Other than the convenience factor is there anything valuable that flying presents to the game at all?

4.) Have the developers not listened to the community or is it because this expansion is too far underway to correct the problems it created?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

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.

This Week’s Game:  Hunger Games 2015 
Type:  Arena
Creator: Zeteo
Details: You begin the game with a tribute, which represents you, and you have one mission – to be the last survivor left out of your peers, by any means necessary. You begin the game with a few items but the real treasure is in the center, the cornucopia. There you will find chests full of more items that can give you the edge over your opponents, and maybe even a bow or an axe. When there is a sole survivor, he (or she) gains a match point – first to 3 match points wins the game.

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Ease of Play:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 2
0Overall Score – 1.5

Replayability:

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 4
Overall Score – 3

Overall Score – Without AI, 3 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone — Has the game taken on too many cards already, should they cycle some out like Magic the gathering does?

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Blizzard Heroes Fan Art
Creator:  murrojp

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