Episode 170 – “Moon Antz”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 170 called “Moon Antz.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 13th, 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 universe, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about Blizzards presence at Gamescom 2017, then we move onto talking about the release of StarCraft Remastered, then onto the release of Knights of the Frozen Throne, a Diablo history lesson, then we discuss the Overwatch Summer Games event, and two more teams added to the Overwatch League then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about Warcraft III hitting the PTR… wait what?! and then we talk about another ban wave involving accounts sharing and real money transactions.

But before we go, we talk about another amazing Blizzard Arcade game inspired by a StarCraft Brood War map called Desert Strike Azure! 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 170 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 Blizzard release of the most recent in-game mount & pet combo! If you want to pick up the pet, click here!

Top 5 Saltiest Store Mount/Pet Comments

5.) The colors are nice but the price sure isn’t.
4.) The $25 question – does it fly?
3.) Blizzard is getting lazy on their stuff. Where’s the wow factor (pun not intended) to make me part w/ $30
2.)There are no incentives to get wow gold, but there are incentives to get real money. Conclusion Wow token price ascends rises and rises What kind of market liberalists are they, who control prices in this way through other policies
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

With Gamescom happening on August 22th through the 26th, Blizzard published their list of streamers who will be attendance and helping them with promotion throughout the event. But what does that mean for announcements and information coming?! We aren’t sure. But there are NO Diablo steamers listed?! On this weeks show we talk about our thoughts of what could be coming out of Germany here within the next weeks days. You can check out the list of streamers here!

StarCraft Remastered is now live! If you forget to pick up your copy, you can still purchase it here! With it’s launch after we recorded, we could only talk about the HYPE that’s being created around the launch with a TWO DAY LAN party event that will be featuring StarCraft greats like Legionnaire, Draco, G5, Nyoken, Ret, White-Ra, and the event will be cast by brothers Day9 and Tasteless! And throughout the event, Blizzard will be doing Pizza Supply drops onto people all around the WORLD*! Is that not amazing!? We are both excited to check out SC:RM and can’t wait to talk about it on the show next week!

This past week, Knights of the Frozen Throne was released! Not only did it come with over 100 new cards, tons of awesome legendaries, and the excitement of a new meta, we also got an awesome video from Blizzard! In this video, the Lich King himself took the time to respond to questions, read tweets, and overall grace us with his icy presence. And you know that we love all things cold and chilly, so this video was no exception. What are you doing reading this?! Go watch the video!

With the rumors of something big coming this year at BlizzCon from the Lord of Destruction himself, the internet is a buzz with anything related to Diablo. This week on the show, we talk about Error 37 which almost caused the destruction of Diablo 3 upon release and how Blizzard rallied to save the launch. But one of the big things that helped the franchise was the release of Diablo on consoles like XboxOne and Playstation 4. And with the success of Overwatch on console, could the route that Blizzard takes with future game releases to focused around multiplatform? We talk about that and more on this weeks show!

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The Overwatch Summer Games are here! We have talked about them for awhile now, but they have finally arrived, and the skins from this event definitely stole the show! Biker Reaper, Bikini Wearing Widow, Mercy’s Summer Outfit, Solider 76 Ultimate Dad joke, Lifeguard McCree, and more! You have to check them out! Awesome job art team on creating another reason for us to throw money at our computer screens!

Two more teams were announced this past week for the Overwatch League. This time we get Los Angeles, and London! But, London wasn’t taken by the London based esports organization Fnatic, but instead was scooped up by Cloud 9! It’s an interesting move and defiantly gave us a lot to talk about on the show!

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

1.) Warcraft III hits the PTR… wait what?! Is this 2002!?
2.) Another ban wave hits players based on Account Sharing and Real Money Transactions. But this time, sponsors get involved! And Blizzard responses. 

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: Desert Strike Azure
Type: Tug of War
Creator: TerraAzure
Epic’s Review: “Desert Strike Azure is Azures take on a classic map called Desert Strike Queen which came from Brood Wars. It was ported into SC2 and then Azure gave it a twist of his own. In this version, you gain more control over unit movement speeds and unit counters. Overall, this map is INSANELY large, and has definitely taken a lot of work in order create on such a large scale. There is a solo player mode, so this game has gone the extra mile to make sure these Nerdz are happy! But it is a map that does have a large learning curve, but once you figure it out, it’s super easy to start destroying your enemy!”

Final Rating (1-5): 4.625

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

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