Episode 120 – “We Played Together”

Episode 120

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 120 titled “We Played Together.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 14th, 2016.

On this week’s show, we start off the show with another Top 5 Saltiest list, before we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about the upcoming Gamescom convention taking place in Europe, then we talk about a hilarious bug inside Heroes of the Storm, our first look at the latest Hearthstone adventure, hints of a new hero for Overwatch, net code, and pro cheaters within Overwatch. All before we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion where we talk about Doomhammer, demon invasions and demon hunters and more!

Then we play the next installment of the StarCraft Universe inside the Blizzard Arcade before 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 120 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Special Announcement: This week on the show we replaced our Top 5 list to add something to the show that means way more important than anything else talked about on the show. This past week the Blizzard Community lost a very special member. For those that are familiar with our Media Network, D20Crit Alliance, one of the founding members of it has unexpectantly passed away. Tristan Derringher  was more than just a podcaster, she was also a friend of the show. The community has created a GoFundMe account for her husband Wil, and two children she has left behind. Tristan will be greatly missed, as a friend, podcaster, and beyond. She has touched so many lives in our community and in the real world.

By no means are you required to give, but even just spreading the word means the world to us. Here is a direct link. 


 

General Blizzard News Banner

This coming week, Blizzard has traveled to Europe and have taken Gamescom by storm! But, what are they doing there? We aren’t sure just yet. The rumor mill is running rampant from the next World of Warcraft expansion to a new hero coming to Overwatch and beyond. Check out all the details on the official Blizzard Gamescom page here!

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

Some times in video games there are different bugs that either break the game, or make the game completely hilarious! This past week it was floating around the Heroes of the Storm forums about a bug that involves Rexxar’s pet Misha. The way this bug works is that with the addition of minion collision being added to the game, it’s making it so that Misha is not able to move around as freely as before and gets trapped in by the minions. But it’s just better if you see it for  yourself! Check it out here.

Hearthstone News Banner

This past week we all got invited to a new party inside of Hearthstone, and we hope you accepted your invitation and actually attended the party in Karazhan! From disco music to hilarious commentary, and beyond, the first wing of the latest Hearthstone adventure is now available! Find out more all about it here! 

Overwatch News Banner

Another week, another Overwatch Hero conspiracy theory. This time, it’s revealed inside ASCII code where players found a skull, and an encrypted message. But what does this all mean?! Could it be a possible new hero reveal of Sombra coming with a Dia de los Muerto or the Day of the Dead. But once again, don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself! 

We’ve talked about Net Code before on the show, and this week is no different, besides that Blizzard has provided us more information about the upcoming changes being made to the tick rate that your computer communicates with the Blizzard servers. This was previously available for custom matches only but has now made its way into quick match and competitive mode. Read more about these changes here.

The Overwatch World Cup voting is now live! If you want to vote for your favorite Overwatch players, check out this link. And if you want to learn more about the World Cup inside of Overwatch, check out this article. 

Within the Blizzard Entertainment Universe, cheaters never win. And Blizzard has made it known that they will not allow or support cheating inside Overwatch. This past week, a pro player was banned while on his public stream due to botting. But the community is up in arms about this, saying that Blizzard isn’t taking a true stand against pro players. but it is later answered in a blue post that this is no true. Check out the Blue Post here. And the article about the cheating here.

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) Doomhammer has been brought to life. Click here for the article.
2.) Demon invasion are here! Check out this article WITH SPOILERS (BE CAREFUL). 
3.) Kara related content coming this week? Tweet from Muffinus.
4.) Demon Hunters are here!

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: Starcraft Universe Prologue 2 v2.6
Type: RPG
Creator: Upheaval Arts
Details: The second installment of SC universe

Final Rating (1-5): 5

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5)

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Where You Can Find Us Banner

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz
E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com
Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com
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Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com
Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

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