Episode 166 – “French Bagel”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 166 called “French Bagel.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 16th, 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 Warcraft forums, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about a StarCraft Remastered ladder play, the Heroes community wants transparency, Ben Brode answers a ton of questions on Reddit, a Diablo bug evolves into a Double XP weekend, and finally the Overwatch League gives us something to chew on. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, and our experiences within Black Temple time walking!

But before we go, we recap the 2017 Rock the Cabinet Top 5 finalists! 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 166 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 World of Warcraft universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the announcement of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational! 

Top 5 Saltiest Mythic Dungeon Invitational Salt Posts

5.) PvE… E-sports? Isn’t it the definition of E-sports that people go up against other players, not the environment?
4.) yeesh, i love m+ because it ISN’T a competition. gonna take some extra effort on my end to keep Woohoo Look At These Esports from looming over my fun.
3.) So once the optimal 5 man team is determined every other class can kiss their chances of getting M+ invites good bye. Can’t wait.
2.) You have 6k arena prize pools at major tournaments, but you are giving 100k to a mythic+ tournament? I’m fine with this tournament having a nice pool, but I mean, show PvP some love too.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

With StarCraft Remastered coming on August 14, 2017, and we are hyped to be talking about StarCraft news today! This week we focus on talking about the fact that Blizzard said that StarCraft Remastered will have it’s OWN competitive ladder. That means there will be a separation between old school gamers and new school gamers. This is great news, and we are excited to climb the new ladder! 

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Since the changes of Heroes 2.o, it appears that there were some stealth changes that happened when it came to the release of new skins, sprays, and mounts in the game. It’s not a new concept that when something comes out it costs more to purchase with in-game currency within the game, but with the recent release of new skins it caught the Heroes community without notice. And people are upset. Blizzard’s response to the community hasn’t helped the situation. But we offer this one piece of wisdom… don’t be mad about things you can buy with a digital currency instead of RL money!

For some, Hearthstone has gotten old, or stale… but the good news is… there is a new site on the block to help spice things up! It takes suggestions from the Hearthstone community to create new daily quests to complete! Spin the wheel, and get a new challenge! Do you like playing certain cards, or not playing certain classes? This is the site for you. Check out Hearthstone Roulette today! 

This past week Rapper Ben Brode made another appearance on Reddit, and this time it wasn’t in meme form! He took to the internet in a Hearthstone AMA where he answered a TON of questions revolving around the current state of Hearthstone, what’s next, card reveal, and much much more! If you ever wondered what Ben’s favorite pizza topping was, now is your chance to find out! Check out the whole AMA here! 

Some times bugs slip through the cracks and aren’t caught until they do some massive damage to the competitive ladder within Diablo. And this past week, that happened. There was a bug/exploit based on a certain set up on Nercromancers and Demon Hunters that resulted in them to be able to complete Greater Rifts faster than anyone else. And Blizzard’s answer to this was giving us a Double XP weekend this past week! For some, that’s awesome, but for a part of the community is still upset about it and they are questioning why they didn’t take part in this exploit. It’s a dirty fine line to walk, but in the end, play nice; play fair.

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It has finally happened! The Overwatch League has announced the first 7 teams! Even though it doesn’t span the whole globe just yet, it’s still awesome to hear from the OWL Commissioner! Check out the announcement here, and the video here.

But wait, there’s always more Overwatch news for the world! Along with this past weekends Overwatch World Cup matches, there was an awesome thing that happened within the French Government revolving around Overwatch! This past week the Secretary of State from the French Assembly took the time to send a letter showing support for the French team representing the EU in the Overwatch World Cup! Check it all out here! 

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

1.) The Mythic Dungeon Invitational is here! PVE esports is now a thing!
2.) Black Temple Timewalking adventures with Epic and Kilroy!

This past week was a very busy week for the nerdz, so we were not able to play a Blizzard Arcade for the first time ever! But we are in a holding pattern as we wait for the announcement of the winner of the Rock the Cabinet 2017 contest! As a remember, this are the final community votes for the contest!

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