Episode 141 – “Ears Don’t Fit”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 141 called “Ears Don’t Fit.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto our Warcraft Patch 7.2 Top 5 Saltiest list. Then we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion starting with the announcement of TotalBiscuit coming to StarCraft, followed by talks about Heroes of the Storm esports, the upcoming Diablo Q&A, what’s next for Overwatch, and then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the recent Micro-Holiday, Blizzard winning another lawsuit, and the upcoming 7.2 Patch hitting PTR.

Then we discuss another Blizzard Arcade game as well as more about the upcoming Rock the Cabinet Contest, then we discuss a listener email about the state of esports. 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 Warcraft Patch 7.2 PTR comments

5.) Of course there are many of you who don’t need a queue for Mythics. Fine. That’s great. Don’t use it. It wouldn’t affect you anyways. Some of us could really, really use a Mythic queue, though.
4.) The 4-6 invasion quests one has to complete for one’s Emissary Cache or to move on to boarding the Legion ship are not enjoyable because they are all the same.
3.) Why bother with 7.2 PTR after 7.1.5 PTR?
2.) FIX FEMALE BLOODELF EARS JESUS CHRIST ITS 2017 AND STILL IN LIVE GAME AND ON THE PTR FEMALE BLOOD ELF EARS SHOW THROUGH HELMS.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


From being a content creator, to a content creation himself, TotalBiscuit has done a lot for StarCraft II over the years, and now he will be immortalized inside the game as the latest announcer voice pack that is being added. From owning his own team to hosting his own tournaments, he is no stranger when it comes to being in the casting booth. So now, you can play from the comfort of your own home with the feeling that TotalBiscuit will be casting your personal match! To learn more about this announcer pack check out this article. There is also a chance for you to win one yourself!

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

Last week right after we recorded, Blizzard announced that Valeera will be the next hero coming to the Nexus.  You can check out her Hero Spotlight here:

Also this past weekend was Week 1 of the Winter HGC tournament. This tourney put the best Heroes players in North America and Europe up against the best in their region. We give a quick breakdown about the the week 1 standings, and discuss the HGC later on in our Icebox Segment of the show were we discuss esports in-general. If you want to see how your favorite team did this past week, or who’s in the lead, check out the current standings here! 

Since every other game has had their chance to have a Q&A, it’s time for the Diablo team to sit down and discuss the new upcoming character: The Necromancer! If you want to be notified when the Q&A goes live, head over to Facebook and follow “Like” Diablo! You can also follow this link to go straight to the live stream itself! 

Overwatch News Banner

This past week, Overwatch teased about a new upcoming event called “Year of the Rooster” that will be releasing on January 24th, 2017. This is suppose to include a few event, and a bunch of new items including Mei and Dva skins. But we will find out later today what it all has in store for us!

But since the world of Overwatch sometimes seems to serious when you are playing competitive, we just want to show you this video… no explanation needed.

 

World of Warcraft News Banner

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

1.) The Call of the Scarab micro holiday
2.) Blizzard wins Botting Lawsuit! Full article here. 
3.) Patch 7.2 hits the PTR!


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!

 

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: Trancespace Fortress v1.10
Type: Strategy
Creator: Galdios

Details: The primary object of this game is to build structures that will automatically run zealots up a lane that is assigned to you.  You must use your hero that you select at the beginning of the game to assist your zealots in wiping out the terran forces. Some neat aspects to this game are when you destroy a building you gain mineral increase based off of the number of buildings that you own.  Be sure to rush in to take as many buildings as you can between waves so that you can upgrade your buildings to higher levels.  Great game in concept however there is 1 major problem  there are 3 lanes to defend and if you queue solo you will be unable to defend all 3 lanes, be sure to bring a friend as the AI in this game currently only works on the Terran side.  If you want an extreme challenge you can try and solo this game but it is strongly advised you bring others.  Definitely a good game build so far and can’t wait to see improvements by the creator.

Final Rating (1-5): 3.75

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic -5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic- 3
Kilroy- 3

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 4

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