Episode 127 – “Microphone Violence”

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Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 127 titled “Microphone Violence.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, October 9th, 2016.

On this week’s show, we start off the show with another one of our Top 5 Overwatch Saltiest list before we move onto talking about the upcoming BlizzCon Merchandise pre-sale. Then we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion where we talk about an upset in Korean StarCraft esports, an upcoming hero and new map mode coming to the Nexus, then once again we discuss racism and hate speech on Twitch. Then we discuss an upcoming Diablo anniversary event at BlizzCon, and then we discuss the upcoming Halloween related event coming to Overwatch. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion where we talk about the America World of Warcraft Arena champions, subscriber information, and changes coming to Mythic Plus Artifact Power gains, and more!

Then we move onto playing another amazing Blizzard Arcade game. Before we move onto 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 127 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5:

Top 5 Roadhog Hook Rages

5.)I’m sick of getting hooked around corners, and behind cars. Its Fudging ridiculous and its absolute Fudging garbage.
4.) make roadhogs hook not “tie goes to shooter”
3.) Yes i’m angry. This shouldn’t be happening. I should be able to run behind a wall and be safe. But instead of just being cautious when out in the open i have to worry if i’ll survive when i’m not in sight of him.
2.) Clearly, he shouldn’t be able to one shot peoples, hooking is far too much rewarding for the skill it demands, and it feels so unjust because you can’t escape it, if you are hooked, you will die.
1.) *You’ll have to listen to Episode 127 to hear #1*


BlizzCon News Banner

This past week Blizzard announced the upcoming BlizzCon 2016 Merchandise sale coming on October 12th! You can check out some of the awesome merch in a video posted by Blizzard here.  And here is a picture of some of the sneak peek items!

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If you would like to participate in the BlizzCon Merch pre-sale, all you have to do is purchase a BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket and sit back and enjoy! You can do that here! 

StarCraft News Banner

In the recent Korean StarCraft II championships, an 18 year old American beat one of Korea’s best StarCraft players in Korea! The American Neeb bested Korea’s Trap 4-0 in the Kespa Cup Grand Finals and is expected to be one of the top competitors in this years BlizzCon World Championship! This is one of the first times that an American has won a StarCraft tournament on Korean soil, and it may not happen again for a long time.  If you are interested in reading more about this tournament you can check it out here! 

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

This past week Blizzard introduced another new hero coming to the Nexus, and this time… he comes straight out of Warcraft III! Samuro is an Orc Samurai that is the last remaining blademaster to wear the banner of the Burning Blade. And now he is ready to destroy faces inside the Nexus alongside of Chen and Lili! You can check out the latest video here!

We talked about it recently on the show wondering when we would hear about the Brawl mode that was announced at BlizzCon last year. And it’s like Blizzard listened and announced that it will be coming to the Nexus shortly! The Brawl takes everything you know about Heroes of the Storm and turns it upside down with a whole new set of rules, maps and more! You can see a preview here! 

Hearthstone News Banner

Back at Dreamhack Austin, one Hearthstone Pro was faced with a racist situation while he played in the championships. We discussed it on the show and talked about something needs to be done to prevent this type of event happening again. But it did happen again and this time it took place during TwitchCon at a diversity panel. When will this stop? What can be done to make sure this doesn’t become the norm? To find out more about this disappointing situation here.

Diablo News Banner

On December 31, 1996, Blizzard Entertainment released the first game in the Diablo series, and this BlizzCon they would like to celebrate its 20th Anniversary outside the Anaheim Convention Center with all those people in town on Friday, November 4 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. They will also be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment with a live band, and specialty drinks! Check out all the details here.

Overwatch News Banner

With Halloween on the horizon, Overwatch has decided to introduce an upcoming Halloween related event coming shortly! The best part is that with this new event, they are making it so loot can be purchased in the game verses having to risk everything with the RNG Gods trying to get that one hero skin that you really want! But, there has also been rumors of Sombra coming with this patch! You can read more about it on Reddit!

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) America’s World of Warcraft Arena Championships.
2.) Rumors of 10.1 million WOW Subscribers.
3.) Upcoming changes to Mythic Plus Dungeons.

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:  Unreal Marauders (Beta)
Type: Arena
Creator: Chanyman
Details: This game is slick, and has only 1 downside no AI. But don’t let that deter you from playing this game as it pretty much the end all be all arena battle style for the Blizzard arcade.  You start off by selecting match type and then match time and after that the match begins. You will compete in either a death match style or capture the flag or team deathmatch. The number of play styles to this game give it a large depth of play and can lead to hours of enjoyment without having to play the same type of match every time. But let’s be honest most people will want to play Deathmatch, all glory to the individual who wins!

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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