Episode 161 – “Need More Power!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 161 called “Need More Power!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, June 11th, 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 an interview about StarCraft remastered, changes coming to the Heroes of the Storm version of Hanamura, Ben Brode talks Hearthstone meta, the Necromancer rewards have been revealed, Blizzard suspends an Overwatch Pro, the Summer Games may be coming back, and then we have a nice long talk about Overwatch lootboxes.  Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the arrival of Patch 7.2.5, and then we talk about the latest Legion Q&A with Paul Kubit.

But before we go, we talk our upcoming video series showcasing the Top 10 finalist for the 2017 Rock the Cabinet contest within the Blizzard Arcade! 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 161 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 Overwatch universe. We discovered a lot of salt still pertaining to the issues with Lootboxes within Overwatch and specifically the anniversary event!

Top 5 Saltiest Continued Lootbox comments

5.) Every time I get a legendary and it is a non event one I die a little on the inside. (Just got a Legendary and it is the Yeti Hunter Mei….)
4.) Oh, look. Two gold discs come out of a box. A coin and the fudging Lucio skin I already had.
3.)I hope someone will get fudging fired because of this. STILL NO ANSWER??? This is beyond ridiculous.
2.)My prediction: June 13th when the event is over they will simply unstick this thread, lock it and let it vanish into the depth of this rapidly moving forum. Problem solved – Kaplan style.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

This past week, there were a lot of Interviews with different branches of the Blizzard Universe, but the first one we talked about was an interview with Pete Stilwell talking about StarCraft Remastered. He talks about joining the team, and what it all takes to take an old version of the game and updating it to new technology without losing the original look and feel for players. He talks about how they reached out to the StarCraft community that has been playing this game weekly for 20 years to see what their thoughts were about it. You can catch the whole interview here.

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There are some changes coming to the Heroes of the Storm version of Hanamaura and it doesn’t seem like the Heroes team can make the Community happy. But for us nerdz, we enjoy the map a lot due to it having a lot of different options on how to win the matches. But what will the changes be? We aren’t sure, we just have to wait and see!

The second interview we talked about this week was one with Ben Brode talking with PC Gamer about the meta within Hearthstone, random events to give away cards, and how his job doesn’t stop when he gets home from work! He says that he goes onto the forums, reddit and beyond in order to stay in contact with the player base, and also to relax. How crazy is that?! Find out more by reading the full interview here.

Even though we are still waiting to see when the Necromancer will come out in Diablo, Blizzard reveals what the rewards within the game will be for purchasing the DLC. From banners to in-game pets and more! Check them all out here, or in the picture below!

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It wouldn’t be a week of talking about Overwatch without tin foil hats, or people being banned for cheating. But this week there is a twist in the normal Overwatch formula, because it was discovered that the Overwatch Pro Player Dafram has been suspended by Blizzard for match throwing! He was streaming on his alt account and was talking to his community about how he throws matches and how he just stays active enough so that it appears like he is actually trying, but isn’t. This is coming from one of the top Overwatch players in the world… no wonder the rest of the community has so many problems! Check out the whole Kotaku article here.

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

1.) Patch 7.2.5 releases on June 13th.

2.) Legion Q&A with Paul Kubit.

This past week we sat down and played each and every one of the Top 10 finalists for the 2017 Rock the Cabinet! Here are our top 5 (6) picks!

  1. Cradle of Death: 5
  2. Mercenary Business: 5
  3. Death From Above: 4.33
  4. Armory Retaking: 3.83
  5. Construction Yard: 3.83
  6. Part and Parcel: 3.83

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