Episode 140 – ” Warrior Pirates”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 140 called “Warrior Pirates.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto our Hearthstone Top 5 Saltiest list. Then we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion starting with the Blizzard Arcade’s announcement of Rock the Cabinet 2017, followed by the Heroes team teasing what’s next, the Hearthstone Q&A, Overwatch cheaters, and then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk the latest Legion Q&A and our thoughts on Patch 7.1.5 so far.

Then we discuss another Blizzard Arcade game. And then we say 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 140 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

Keep a close eye on the Frozen Nerdz twitter account this week for some start of the year giveaways!

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Weekly Top 5

Top 5 Saltiest Hearthstone Posts

5.) I swear..Sometimes I lose to the most bullpoo** stuff..The match I just played I lost on turn 9 to a Druid.
4.) Quitting again due to Pirate Warrior
3.) I still enjoy playing but They have taken all the thought out of the game. Players are spoon fed cards on curve, empty their hands and topdeck winners.
2.) 37 packs and no legendary…No epics, no goldens, no legendarys……. so when does my pitty timer kick in? Sick of this bull poo** game
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

It’s that time of the year again when we hear about what’s next for the Rock the Cabinet contest. This year brings a whole new concept by it being based around Co-op missions! Like previous years, creators will have the chance to walk away with $10,000 USD, tickets to a future BlizzCon, and a chance to sit down and have a developer jam session with Blizzard themselves! If you are a Blizzard Arcade creator, take the time to read over the full details of the contest, and we will see you inside the StarCrade!

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

In typical Heroes of the Storm fashion, this past week the team started teasing their next Hero they are working on. Straight out of Hearthstone… or was it Warcraft… who knows? But Valeera Sanguinar is coming to the Nexus!

This past week was Q&A week at Blizzard, so we were able to get a Q&A from the Hearthstone team! Ben Brodes showed his true passions for the game as he answered a ton of player questions. From discussing the over poweredness of Pirate Warriors, to the grindiness of climbing the ladder each season and more. If you would like to read the recap of it, check it out on Reddit here. Or if you want to watch/hear the Q&A check it out on Twitch.tv. 

Overwatch News Banner

With over 20 Million players, you are bound to find a cheater or two inside the game. But in the case of Overwatch over 10,000 cheaters were banned this past week for cheating for different things within the game. Most of them were using different times of aimbot, but there is a new type of cheating that has come to the surface and it’s called “Nuking.” Nuking is basically a small DDOS that effects the server that the match is specifically on causing the match to slow down and become extremely laggy. If you want to see nuking in action, check out this Kotaku article.

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) January 12th Legion Q&A Recap
2.) Our thoughts about the Legion Q&A.
3.) Our thoughts about Patch 7.1.5 so far!

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: Rock-Scissors-Paper Roach v.20
Type: Tug of War, Resource Grab
Creator: Neutro

Details: This is a strange one… the game is designed in a triangle shape where there are 3 teams who are all competing for available vespene collectors, with the goal to keep your opponents off of the vespene while you collect it to win.  Great concept has a ton of different ways to go about defense or attack.  So what does Rock Scissors Paper have to do with it? Well the Roaches you can select are lumped into those 3 categories and each one has a benefit over the other just like in the hand game. Use the various roach types and a strong team strategy and you can walk away the winner, sadly this game does require you have human opponents as there is no AI built into the game.  It may seem immediately overwhelming to figure out but remember it is just rock paper scissors kind of maybe ok not really.

Final Rating (1-5): 2

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 4

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic -3
Kilroy – 3

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic- 1
Kilroy- 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic- 1
Kilroy- 3

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