Episode 132 – “Exploiting Exploits”

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Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 132 titled “Exploiting Exploits .” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, November 20th, 2016.

On this week’s show, we start off the show with another one of our Top 5 Saltiest Sombra players list before we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. In the StarCraft world we discuss the upcoming Patch 3.8 Multiplayer changes that will be soon available before we move onto talking about the Nexus Challenge inside Heroes of the Storm! We discuss the Heroic Brawl that has been recently added to Hearthstone, and then we discuss the release of Sombra on players in Overwatch.

Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we discuss Scott Johnson’s interview with Chris Metzen, Method regains its place on the top of the world first race, then onto some tough life lessons for a few payers, and then onto talking about what’s coming to World of Warcraft in Patch 7.1.5!

But before we say our weekly goodbyes, we introduce another amazing Blizzard Arcade game. This time it’s Diablo inside of StarCraft! You will want to check it out!

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 132 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5:

Top 5 Saltiest Sombra Comments

5.) I have played her 3 hours now.. And I get an idea how to play her… Not impressed so far…
4.) When to use Sombra? Never
3.) No one really knows how to play her and are just jumping onto her in competitive games, which is really annoying.
2.) Blizzard what the hell were you thinking by putting Sombra in the live servers? Right now is impossible to play Competitive while there’s Sombra.
1.) *You’ll have to listen to Episode 132 to hear #1*


StarCraft News Banner

Don’t forget, the third installment of Nova: Covert Ops is available to play today! If you want to learn more about these mission packs, or want to add them to your collection, check out this article to learn more about them! 

StarCraft is an every evolving game, and when it comes to it’s multiplayer, Blizzard is always looking at ways to improve its overall performance. Recently Blizzard announced the upcoming changes that will be coming to StarCraft in the form of a new patch. Patch 3.8 has a laundry list of changing coming to the game, but don’t worry, each faction is getting buffed and nerfed in different area’s where they see fit. But won’t go into all the details here, but if you are interested in all the specific, we’d suggest checking out the official patch notes here! 

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

Are you up for the challenge? The Nexus Challenge that is! This time, when you play 15 or 30 matches with friends, you will be rewarded some awesome loot for both Heroes of the Storm, and also for Overwatch. You get an exclusive Genjin skin, sprays, and more inside Overwatch, and inside Heroes you can get Zarya, a special mount and a months work of XP Boost! So grab a friends, or 4, and head straight into the Nexus! There is no better time to be playing Heroes than now! Find out more about everything here! 

Hearthstone News Banner

Just when you thought that Hearthstone Brawls couldn’t have gotten any more interesting, or had more amazing rewards, Blizzard decided to release a new Heroic Brawl! This new brawl has the change of winning up to a max of 50 card packs… yes, you read that right, 50 PACKS!!! But there’s a catch, you have to first pay 1,000 gold, or $10 USD in order to play it, as well as win 12 matches without losing within the brawl! As you play, and/or lose, the amount of reward that you get goes down, but even if you are getting 7-8 wins (which we assume is the norm), you will still be walking about with card packs, gold and dust. So if you are a player sitting on a ton of gold, or have an endless supply of USD, jump into this new Heroic Brawl and collect all the cards you can! For more information about this brawl, check out this article by Forbes! 

Overwatch News Banner

It wouldn’t be a week within Overwatch without us talking about Sombra! Now that she is live on servers, she is disrupting a ton of players within Competitive Mode! The community may be up in arms, but these Nerdz have a great discsusion about the state of the game, and discuss how new heroes change the landscape.

But, Sombra isn’t the only thing we have to talk about this week, we also discuss that the first Graphic Novel (“First Strike”) for Overwatch was announced that it will be canceled. The reasoning behind it’s cancellation is a solid reason. Basically as the game is changing, so is the story of the game. So by the time this novel would be ready to be released the content would be out of date. This doesn’t mean that it is the last we will hear about this story, but it means this version of it won’t ever see the light of day… similar to Project Titan! To read to announcement of the cancellationhead over to the forums!

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) This past week, Scott Johnson from the Instance sat down and had a nice conversation with Chris Metzen on his departure from Blizzard. You can find and listen to that conversation here!
2.) Method wins the World First Trial of Valor Race!
3.) Artifcat Power exploits! Details.
4.) Patch 7.1.5 discussion. Details. 

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 Curse of Tristram: The Prologue v1.31
Type:  RPG
Creator: Egodbout
Details: This game is a direct rebuild of the earlier Diablo series inside of the Blizzard Arcade, straight up masterpiece! Like a complete rebuild of the UI and broken down into smaller pieces to be playable in the arcade! Play all of the original classes and defeat Diablo before he destroys all of sanctuary all for free right here in the Starcade.  Controls seem a bit wonky at first but are easily explained before you start the game and will  help you dive right in. Overall this is a must play if you do choose to play anything in the Starcade because it’s Freaking Diablo!

 

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

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