Episode 129 – “G.N.E.R.D.Z.”

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Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 129 titled “G.N.E.R.D.Z.! (Gnomish Nutritional Effervescent Remarkably Delicious Zest).” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.

On this week’s show, we start off the show with another one of our Top 5 Sombra Saltiest list before we move onto talking about an changes coming to StarCraft ProLeague, a bug fix in Hearthstone that has the community up in arms, the Diablo community is wearing their tinfoil hats, Overwatch announces an upcoming League, and we discuss the communities response to Sombra, then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we tackle hidden Easter eggs, camera changes coming in Patch 7.1 and then we break down the Return to Karahzan!

Then we move onto playing another amazing Blizzard Arcade game and then 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 128 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5:

Top 5 Saltiest Sombra responses

5.)Another one… another one… another one…
4.)Blizzard please disappoint me more
3.)I feel utterly disappointed. I expected a video message of Sombra herself talking in spanish, AT LEAST. They didn’t even reveal her. What a waste.
2.)This has gone on entirely too long… why waste our time if you will just announce her at Blizzcon
1.) *You’ll have to listen to Episode 129 to hear #1*


 

StarCraft News Banner

All good things must come to an end. And that is also true when it comes to Korean eSports. This past week, KeSPA announced that they will be closing the doors on the longest running StarCraft League called ProLeague. But even though the League has come to an end, that doesn’t mean things are going to change with the popularity of StarCraft esports in Korea or the rest of the world. If you are interested in reading more about this, check out this article! 

Hearthstone News Banner

This past week the Hearthstone community gathered their torches and pitchfork and went after the developers over a bug that was causing players to get two starts per one win. This caused Ben Brodes to head over to Reddit to address the issue. The bug itself was fixed in less than 24 hrs and doesn’t seem to have impacted the current Hearthstone ladder, but that doesn’t mean that Hearthstone is happy with what happened or the current state of the ladder within Hearthstone. If you want to read more about this topic, check out this Reddit post!

Diablo News Banner

Last week on the show we discussed the lack of floor and stage space that Diablo was given for this coming BlizzCon and how that effected our thoughts about what was coming next with Diablo. But even though we ruled out something big, that doesn’t mean that the community backed down that fast. This past week the community started looking at the differences in size for floor space given to Diablo this year, or that it doesn’t say Diablo III on the titles for the stage times. So if you want to wear a tinfoil hat and deep dive into some Diablo speculation, check out this article all about it!

Overwatch News Banner

This past week the Overwatch team announced that the next big thing for Overwatch esports is that a organized League is on it’s way! But with that, how would constant patch updates and additional content changes effect an organized Overwatch League? Find out more about this topic on the show, or check out this article here! 

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) Hidden Bosses in World of Warcraft. (Article Link).
2.) Camera controls are changing again in Patch 7.1. (Forum Link).
3.) Patch 7.1: What to do?

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:  Parasite Reborn
Type: Other
Creator: Spyro
Details: So upon entering this game we find out that it is actually an incomplete concept and has yet to be fully finished.  So let’s talk about the state of this game within its current development and how it looks like it will play when it is completed. At first play this game appears to be a massive game of RTS tag with 1 person picked at random being the creature and the rest of the other players running away to stay untransformed with the last man standing being the winner.  Overall it’s a pretty solid concept and once it’s finished we can give it a complete and solid review but for this week it’s only going to merit a 2 .

Final Rating (1-5): 2

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 2

Ease of Play (1-5)

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 2

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