Episode 135 – “Sugar Plum Nerdz”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 135 called “Sugar Plum Nerdz.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, December 11th, 2016.

On this week’s show, we start it off another Top 5 list, with a twist!  Then we move onto talking about the upcoming Nova voice pack coming to StarCraft, the departure of Dustin Browder from the Heroes team, the Diablo community puts on a tinfoil hat, then we move onto this week’s Overwatch discussion. We discuss the lore of upcoming maps, the upcoming Winter Veil event coming to the game, and then we discuss the current state of competitive Overwatch.

Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we discuss the return of Legacy servers then we recap the Legion Q&A from this past week, and more!

But before we say our weekly goodbyes, we introduce another amazing Blizzard Arcade game. This week we play a Nova inspired arena survival game that will make you want the resurrection of StarCraft: Ghost!

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 135 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5:

Top 5 Christmas Skins Overwatch Needs:

5.) Abominable Winston
4.) Reaper the Grinch
3.) Ebenezer McCree
2.) Reindeer Pharah
1.) *You’ll have to listen to Episode 135 to hear #1*

StarCraft News Banner

After the success of the Nova: Covert Ops Mission packs, the StarCraft 2 team has announced that the next announcer coming to StarCraft will be none other than Nova herself! The community has looked over the voice-lines and has discovered that most of Nova’s voice-lines are hilarious in their own nature due to her lack of real knowledge about the Zerg. If you enjoyed the mission packs, you are in luck because you get this new voice pack for free! So what are you waiting for? Check out the details today!

Also this past week it was announced that the next Co-Op Commander coming to StarCraft will be no other than Stukov the Russian Terran Zerg hybrid! With his interesting units, voice-lines and commands, he is definitely going to be a great addition to the Co-Op scene! If you want to learn more about Stukov and the other Co-Op commanders, check this out! 

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

If you want to be special, just like this snow flake, you can be by logging into Heroes of the Storm during the Winter Veil 2016 event! With new portraits, quests, mounts, skins and bundles, there is a lot of new stuff coming to the Nexus this holiday season! And on top of all of that, you can enjoy an additional 25% XP following each game you play! Check out all the amazing new things here! 

But with all the excitement sometimes comes sadness. This past week Dustin Browder announced that he will be leaving the Heroes of the Storm team and is going to “take one of those chances to try something new at Blizzard.” We are not sure what that is, but we wish DBro the best with whatever his next adventure may bring! You can read his heartflet good bye here.

Diablo News Banner

After the announcement of the Necromancer DLC at BlizzCon, the Diablo community has been up in arms that there wasn’t a Diablo 4 announcement or at least an expansion. This past week, IGN posted an article about the upcoming Necromancer patch with Matthew Berger where the community took a quote and went on a tinfoil hat ride down the rabbit hole. They are blaming the upcoming DLC for the fact that we didn’t get a Diablo 4 announcement, but after the success of other DLCs in other Blizzard titles and the ongoing content creation by the Diablo team, we have a feeling that Blizzard has something amazing coming for Diablo in the near future. If you want to read the original article, you can find it here. And if you have your tinfoil hat on, you can safely read the community discussions about it! 

Overwatch News Banner

This past week Jeff Kaplan from the Overwatch team went to the forums to talk about how not every map in the game needs to have an in-game story-line built around it. Since Overwatch is set on a future installment of earth, it makes sense that not all of the future maps and/or locations require a story since these places already exist. As much as we love new shorts, comics and heroes we should all just be happy that we are getting new maps! You can read the community discussion about it all here.

In typical Overwatch social media fashion, the Overwatch team teases about the upcoming Winter Veil event coming to the game on December 13th. The event doesn’t currently have any leaked information, but we will all know about it when it hits live servers on Tuesday! You can check out the tweet here! 

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) It’s been awhile, but they are back! The discussion of Legacy Servers is back on our Radar… and hopefully Blizzards. Details.
2.) This past week, there was a Legion Q&A that we recap! MMO-Champion recap 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:  Ghost Battle Legend V2.4
Type: Arena Survival
Creator: Galdios
Details: This is a fantastic game with a unique concept for how the matches work. You will start off with your ghost and a few talent points to get you started, from there you will have to venture out into a maze of adds and obstacles to collect resources to build yourself up for the arena battle that will take place once the timer runs out.  Do what you can to grab as much as you can because once you enter the arena only 1 character can walk out and they get all the spoils for their effort.  Solid game amazing concept only issue was there is no present AI which means you need to find other people but with a game this great it shouldn’t be a hard task. 


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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