Episode 124 – “Farewell Metzi”

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Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 124 titled “Farewell Metzi” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, September 18th, 2016.

On this week’s show, we start off the show with our Top 5 List, before we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we start off the show talking about upcoming BlizzCon esports, and the BlizzCon Digital Goodies coming with the virtual and physical BlizzCon tickets. Then we move onto talking about the chances of DLC coming to StarCraft, the Machines of War hits the Nexus with lots of changes and a new hero! And then we head over to the Tavern and talk about the randomness of Hearthstone and its effects on competitive play. Then we talk about the Overwatch high bandwidth servers before we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we discuss Chris Metzen’s departure from Blizzard, the companion app and all its glory, and then we move onto a deep conversation about the Legion Q&A and read some listeners emails!

But before we go, we play a new Blizzard Arcade game, but before you know it, it’s time 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 124 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5:

Top 5 Saltiest Dalaran Sewer Dwellers

5.) They smell bad. Please clean them up Blizzard! I rolled on a Player vs Environment server, not a Player vs Poop server. This is unacceptable!
4.)Why am I forced to getting ganked on my PvE/RP realms when simply trying to get to the class hall?
3.)Seriously, Blizzard? What part of PVE server do you idiots not understand?
2.) There is a reason why I chose a PvE server. So I dont have to deal with sociopathic gankers. I don’t like ganking, and never will like ganking. It should not exist and does not deserve to exist.
1.) *You’ll have to listen to Episode 124 to hear #1*


BlizzCon News Banner

With BlizzCon just around the corner, eSports pros around the Globe are gearing up for the massive show down coming to Southern California in late October! From October 26 – 31st, the Road to BlizzCon kicks off the Opening Week of BlizzCon. You will be able to watch the Overwatch World Cup, the Heroes of the Storm semi-finals, the Hearthstone throwdown and the World of Warcraft Arnea Tournaments! For more information and the schedule, check out this article here! 

Also, it wouldn’t be BlizzCon without some awesome digital swag! Words can not express how amazing the digital swag is going to be this year, check out these items! Full details here, but picture below!

StarCraft News Banner

Blizzard sent out a super secret email to select members of the StarCraft community. They were specifically told to not share any of the information of said email with the public, but that never stops anyone from publishing all the information on the internet for all of us to see! The survey discussed the possibility of upcoming DLC for StarCraft which could include (but not limited to0) voice packs, portraits, and more! For more information about this secret, check out this news article! 

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

But StarCraft isn’t just in the Korprulu section, it has now fully taken over the Nexus! This past week, Machines of War dropped and it came with more than just some balance changes, it also included the new hero Alarak, as well as, a new battleground map called Braxis Holdout! With this new map, players work together as a team in order to control beacon points that helps them receive a larger number of zerg minions to release upon the map after a short period of time. Has the Zerg rush finally entered the Nexus as we know it?! Find out by checking out the latest patch for yourself! To read about all the upcoming changes, check out this article! 

Hearthstone News Banner

Some esports pride themselves in Actions Per Minute, while others pride themselves in perfect strategy, but sometimes when you toss in some randomness, it messes all those things up. Recently in Hearthstone eSports, the Yogg Saron card has caused some problems due to it’s randomness! Have you ever been about to win the game, and your opponent drops the RNGesus card and wipes you faster than a mage pyroblast!? Well, you are not alone. But is the randomness a bad thing? We discuss this article on the show this week! 

Overwatch News Banner

The Overwatch has always done an amazing job talking to the Community about what’s going on behind the scenes and this past week was no different than before! This week they talked about net code and higher bandwidth servers in their latest dev update from Jeff Kaplan. With these changes to the game, it will close the gap on lag among players in competitive mode and within Overwatch professional esports! You can check everything for yourself here! 

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) Chris Metzen retires after 23 years working at Blizzard. More details here.
2.) The World of Warcraft Legion Companion App is here! Check it out here.
3.) WatcherDev sits down for another Legion Q&A! Transcript here.
4.) We read YOUR email responses to your first impressions of Legion and give away 60 Days of Wow Game Time to one lucky person!

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: Photon Cycles Reworked v1.4
Type: Other (Tron Light Bikes)
Creator: Legion
Details: This game is a fast paced light bike battle, much like the light bike game from Tron players must select their vehicle to start the match once they have been picked they face off together in a large square arena.  Cut your enemies off to win the round, don’t forget to use your speed boost to cut ahead other people and make sure to keep your tails random.  Tails in this game aren’t solid like in tron and can actually be passed through, so use a steady hand to navigate your enemies mazes.  This game offers a great experience against other arcade players but will fall a bit short if you want to face off against AI, the chaos of a map can be quite huge with how many players can be brought into a match.  Overall this game is worth the lobby wait, the controls are very simple and if you have lost your edge and are mad at other players you can always Alt+F4 to rage quit as the creator says.

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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