Episode 159 – “SnarkCrate”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 159 called “SnarkCrate.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, May 28th, 2017.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto weekly Top 5 saltiest list from World of Warcraft, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about the Heroes of the Storm 2nd Anniversary, problems with RNG in Hearthstone, Kilroy shares his experience of playing a Necromancer in Diablo, then we talk a lot about Overwatch including issues with loot box loot, and problems with competitive play before moving onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the Tomb of Sargeras raid preview and community managers says the darnedest things!

But before we go, we have another Blizzard Arcade game to talk about called Mine Wars! 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 159 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the the World of Warcraft universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to something a community manager said on the World of Warcraft forums. You can read more about that here!

Top 5 Saltiest Community Manager Responses

5.) Just another example of an arrogant company.
4.) I’m more offended that this is what the blue thought was worth commenting on.
3.) How many more subs will be lost until changes are made?
2.) Successful companies that want to stay that way NEVER treat customers like they’re idiots!
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

It’s been only two years since Heroes of the Storm went live, and Blizzard is ready to celebrate the launch of their MOBA with a 2nd Anniversary event in game! Complete a few quests, collect a few rare 2nd anniversary event exclusive items including a banner, player icon, and a spray! These items are available for a limited time only, so jump into the Nexus today before they are gone! Here’s a preview of what the loot looks like. You can find everything about the 2nd Anniversary event here!

Day9 is known for his Hearthstone live streams and his commentary, but this past week he was playing a game on his live stream that lasted for about 30 minutes based solely on an insane amount of RNG. Which brings up the question we talk about on the show this week, is there TOO much RNG in Hearthstone now? You can check out his whole match here!

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Competitive Season 4 comes to an end, but season 5 is just around the corner and starts this week! But that means, the Nerdz have some discussion about the current state of competitive play, and what they feel like needs to be taken into consideration when fixing the game. To hear this discussion check out Episode 159.

But this week is also still the Overwatch Anniversary event where you can get tons of new skins, dance moves, emotes, voice lines and more. But the community noticed one thing in order to gain all the items during this event via currency, you would have to play for over 12 hrs a day in hopes to get them all! This week on the show, we talk about the chances of getting loot in loot boxes, and what Blizzard may consider doing in order to guarantee better results for consumers.

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

1.) TOS preview is now available
2.) Community Managers say the darnedest things! 

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: Mine Wars — Test v0.2
Type: Other
Creator: GladiatorMax
Kilroy’s Review: “This one is just one of those games you want to enjoy but can’t just yet because it’s still 100% in test and thing in it are really buggy some AI will play some won’t. There is no real easy way to collect vespene gas there is a very stranger builder system that works but is very limited and the time required makes this game super hard to enjoy.  But what is mine wars?  Its a game where you work to clear rock formations out of your way across a map and gather resources to build an army and take out your opponents before they take you out.  Finding Vespene and upgrading your units will ensure your victory as that is the most important aspect of this game is how much damage you can do.  The faster you clear the stronger you become.”

Final Rating (1-5): 1.75

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

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