Episode 134 – “Stat Stick”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 134 titled “Stat Stick.We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

On this week’s show, we start off the show with another one of our Top 5 Saltiest lists. This week we feature salty comments about the upcoming Warcraft Patch 7.1.5 secondary stat changes! Then we move onto talking about esports in general and how it compares to professional sports. Then we move onto talking about the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, Overwatch gets Game of the Year, and Season 3 of Competitive Play is upon us.

Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we discuss the upcoming Legion Q&A on December 7th, Mischief is now available for adoption, and upcoming stat changes coming to Patch 7.1.5 that has the community up in arms.

But before we say our weekly goodbyes, we introduce another amazing Blizzard Arcade game. This week we play a survival RTS that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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 134 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5:

Top 5 Saltiest Secondary Stat Change posts

5.) in 12 years i have NEVER seen you guys every look at every spec and think about balance realistically.
4.) i just want you to understand that taking 5% haste away from me is just going to make me stack more haste because my spec (demo), the one you designed, isn’t fun or worth playing below 40% haste.
3.) Yeah, God forbid that you roll out any math, we’re just too stupid to understand it.Why don’t you try to explain it succintly…. It’s almost like that’s an CM’s job, to bridge the rarefied thoughts and ideas of the developers to the filthy unwashed player base.
2.) Can we just have reforging back?
1.) *You’ll have to listen to Episode 134 to hear #1*

General Blizzard News Banner

Last week we asked a #IceBox Poll on Twitter about esports. We asked, “Should Blizzard separate out esports to have their own time of year like professional sports?” and with an astonishing 53% of the vote said “Yes games should shine!” On this week’s show, we discuss how esports currently compares to professional sports with different seasons, uniforms, and broadcasters. But in order to grasp the whole conversation, you will want to check out this episode. You can also check out our twitter poll here. 

Hearthstone News Banner

This past week yet another Hearthstone expansion has been released. The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan has hit the ground running introducing 132 new cards. And thanks to Blizzard, you are actually able to get your hands on some of them for free! You can check out everything to do with MSG here!

Diablo News Banner

In Diablo, hitting Paragon level 1000 seems like a large task and requires a lot of dedication. One member of the community believes that players should receive something special in order to make hitting Paragon 1000 appear to be more amazing! But the community doesn’t like that idea, and they go on to tell the original poster that its not a good idea. On this week’s show, we go on to talk about how receiving something in game should be an accomplishment enough! Read the original post here, and check out the rest of our conversation on this week’s episode!

Overwatch News Banner

We called it back in May, but now it’s official! Overwatch receives Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Multiplayer, and Best Esports Game! For a game that came out almost 6 months into the start of the year, they definitely cleaned up when it came to awards! Congratulations to the Overwatch team, and thank you to all the fans that played the game! Check out the whole list of Award Winners here.

This past week, Overwatch Competitive Season 3 started and players are already trying to climb the ladder to become the best in the world! How is your season going so far? Listen to this weeks episode to find out how the Nerdz did! To find out more about this season, check out the official posting here! 

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) Another #LegionQA is coming on December 7th, 2016 at 10AM PST. (Details).
2.) The Make-A-Wish mischievouss Mischief fel kitty is here. But it’s not just an in-game pet, its also a plush!

3.) Secondary Stat changes coming to Patch 7.1.5. Details 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:  Left 2 Die Z modified v2.8
Type: Survival RTS
Creator: Wayniac
Details: This game hosts 11 players, with a sliding scale of difficulty.  If you want to take it on alone you certainly can.  The object of this game is to clear out the area during the Day and bolster your defenses for the long night of attacks, it is important to keep your build focus on defense on harder difficulties as the enemies will begin to increase in wave and difficulty.  To clear the game you must defeat all of the buildings and have an intact base.  Be ready for anything because curve balls will get thrown your way as the game progresses.  Overall this game is fun but if you are looking for that arcade game that strays away from the standard RTS look then this may not be your game.

Final Rating (1-5): 3.5

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Ease of Play (1-5)

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

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