Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 160 called “Where’s Mr. Cain?” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, June 4th, 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 the Overwatch forums, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about the 2017 Rock the Cabinet Top 10 finalists, the Aspect of Death is coming to the Nexus, Hearthstone received a major update, Blizzard reveals male and female cinematics for the Necromancer, Overwatch is going to the moon, problems in the console world, and then we talk about our experiences in Overwatch competitive season 5. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about an interview that Slootbag had with Morgan Day one of the encounter designers for World of Warcraft, and then we talk about the Tomb of Sargeras release schedule.
But before we go, we have another Blizzard Arcade game to talk about called Duskers! 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 160 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!
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 Overwatch universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the insane level of toxicity within the Overwatch community. You can read the forum for yourself here!
Top 5 Saltiest Posts towards Overwatch Toxicity
5.) News flash: This community is a microcosm of society. It’s not better elsewhere. Words can not affect you unless you let them. Stop being a weenie.
4.) The internet has salty people “Get over it”
3.) Try the Nintendo Switch, no chat or voice chat for bullies to torment you in online games.
2.) Freaking soft people and their safe spaces these days. Grow a pair and harden up. 1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*
It’s finally here! The Top 10 Rock the Cabinet 2017 games have been picked, now its time for the community to play, vote and win! You could win one of three awesome Asus gaming laptops, or even some awesome StarCraft swag from the team by just playing some of the top 10 games within the Blizzard Arcade! Check out the official posting of the rules, and the list of games here!
The Heroes of the Storm team started teasing what hero was going to be next shortly after we recorded Episode 159, but they didn’t take long before they showed us who was next! Straight out of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, the Aspect of Death himself, Malthael is coming to the Nexus! He’s already available on the PTR for testing, and will be going live here shortly. You can check out what he’s going to look like and what else the HotS team is working on in this short in-progress video! From the things we have seen in this video, we believe we may be seeing a Summer themed event in Heroes or maybe even Overwatch…. but who honestly knows?!
This past week, Hearthstone received a major update! Besides just bug fixes and your normal updates, Blizzard added the import deck option into the game! By entering a simple string of text, you are able to import a deck right into your mobile device, or PC! It’s so easy and faster that Kilroy does it LIVE on the show for everyone to … hear! It’s a feature that has been asked for from the community for years, and it’s finally here! Dust off those cards, and dive head first into making awesome new decks within the game! For more information about this feature, check out this article!
Time is slowly ticking away as we wait for the announcement of when the Necromancers will be available within Diablo, but Blizzard doesn’t want us waiting without anything to do… This past week they released two new cinematic trailers for the Necromancer! Check out the female, and male versions here!
With Overwatch being a game that was created using Earth as it’s home planet, we should have seen it coming. We have cars without wheels, omnics roaming around the streets, and wild hogs running rampant in the streets. But now, Earth just has too much gravity for our liking and we are headed to the Moon!!! The newest map was announced, and it appears that we will be travel where it all started for Baby Winston, and we get to explore the Horizon Lunar Colony! Not only does it add new story to the game, it also adds a new “Low Gravity” feature within the new map, and option being added to the Overwatch Arcade! You can hear more about it from Jeff himself in this short video!
It was also talked about this past week that there were some major issues with people getting DDoS’ed by players on console due to the lack of a report feature on the PS Network. You can read more about everything here.
And besides talking about news, we have a deep dive discussion all about our experience in Overwatch Competitive Season 5. From toxic players, to horrible ratings, to Epic uninstalling the game! You won’t want to miss this discussion this week!
This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:
1.) Slootbag interviews Morgan Day (Lead Encounter Designer). From raid design to Mythic+ affixes, to story telling to Mythic raids, you can read/watch it all here!
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: Duskers Type: Strategy Creator: Alien Kilroy’s Review: “Where to begin on this one… Simply put it is the most confusing disaster that we have ever played on the show you have a starting area with unique abilities and scavengers and no instructions, no real way to engage your opponents, make any resources, or move outside of your enclosure. Far be it for us to say from an outside perspective this game is close to 100% unplayable and lacked anything that similar arcade games have to make them fun.”