Episode 106 – “Literally Derailed”

Episode 106

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 106 entitled “Literally Derailed.”

We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

On this week’s show we share our Top 5 from the Overwatch Open Beta, then we talk about the Blizzard earnings call, how to create a StarCraft map, a comical Hearthstone cartoon, the possibility of a Diablo 4, and then we cover the new Overwatch comic and launch celebration before we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week in Warcraft we discuss the Warcraft movie characters, a comparison between in-game and in-theater, and the upcoming Developer Update coming this week.

Then we introduce a new Blizzard Arcade game. Then we wrap up the show by saying 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 106 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5

Top 5 Bastion Complaints from Open Beta.

5.) He’s not OP, he just makes the gameplay hell of alot less fun. Every game against one or with one Bastion is a funkiller.
4.) It’s not even fun to watch noobs sit and spam his overpowered turret crap. Way too many rounds and way too much damage per round. I know this has been said, but reputation is everything, right? Nerf please!
3.) I have played 20 games so far. I have won 6, and lost 14. Reason? Because a Bastion sat in the corner of the point and held down left click.
2.) Simply put. Even the people in the chat taunting us. Admitting this character is a cancer to this game. Almost every play of the game I see is Bastion.
1.) *You have to listen to Episode 106 to find out!*

General Blizzard News Banner

This past week, Activision Blizzard had its Quarter One earnings call where they posted amazingly high numbers and outcomes from the start of the year. But the community isn’t too happy that Blizzard didn’t report the World of Warcraft subscriber numbers. But the point of an earnings call is for investors, not consumers. If you want to read more about the earnings call, check it out here! 

StarCraft News Banner

Have you ever wanted to create a Blizzard Arcade game, or a new multiplayer map inside StarCraft? Now is the best time to learn. The StarCraft team released a blog post this week talking about just that. Check out this guide to making the best map NA!

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

Besides the announcement of Chromie, and Medivh the Heroes team also released a new Ranked Play Revamp which will be coming our way shortly. It discusses the introduction to a new Hero League rank similar to that of StarCraft where you will now have different leagues like Bronze, Gold, Platinum or Diamond league. Check out all the information here. 

Diablo News Banner

This past week at Vine Report they had an interesting article about the possibility of Diablo 3 may be moving towards a Diablo 4 over continuing with a new expansion. This is all based on the fact that on the Blizzard Careers page the Diablo Team is hiring for an “unannounced project.” If you are interested in working at Blizzard, check out the careers page now!

Hearthstone News Banner

This past week Wronchi Animation released a hilarious cartoon about what play looks like in Hearthstone. Check out the video!

Overwatch News Banner

They are getting jobs on this week’s new Overwatch Comic, Junkrat and Roadhog  “Go Legit” and get a very special job… but don’t take our word for it, check out the new comic here!

In case you missed it, the Overwatch Open Beta was extended to May 10th. Check out that announcement here!

Overwatch teams up with Coke eSports to bring a brand new Launch Celebration. Check out and see if there are happening near you! 

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) Warcraft movie has shown off a new Character videos. Check them out below!

Khadgar 

Durotan

Garona

Lothar


Video Game vs Movie Comparison.

 

2.) On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, Blizzard will be doing a live Legion Developer update with Ion Hazzikostas (Watcher) This will hopefully help end the “there’s no communication from Blizzard” that keeps going around. Check it out here.

3.) Stormwind park has finally been repaired since it was destroyed by Deathwing in the current legion alpha build. Spoilers ahead! 

Blizzard Arcade Coverage Banner

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: The Citadel Defenders v0.3
Type: Other
Creator: BluePhatom
Details: Amon’s Forces are attacking a Citadel on a Space Platform. You and 3 other commanders have scrambled troops to the aid of the Citadel! Protect it at all costs, and drive Amon’s forces back.

Final Rating (1-5): 2.6

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 1

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

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