Episode 173 – “Lootlicious!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 173 called “Lootlicious!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, September 3rd, 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 Hearthstone universe, and then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk more about a StarCraft Remastered Art Contest at Blizzard, Kel’thuzad was on the PTR, the Hearthstone meta keeps changing, more hints at something coming from Diablo, Deathmatch goes live in Overwatch, the Overwatch team corrects their wrong,  then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about our thoughts of Patch 7.3 so far, the Secret Finding Discord is at it again, and then we finally have our discussion about our Pros and Cons of the Legion expansion.

But before we go, we talk about a not so amazing Blizzard Arcade game called Zombie Hunter RPG! 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 173 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 Hearthstone universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the new Druid meta in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion.

Top 5 Saltiest Hearthstone Druid Salt  

5.) Hasn’t been this bad since the force roar epidemic
4.) I’d like to get back in time for Un’Goro… it was a fun meta, why only 4 months… it deserved more; we deserved more.
3.) being !@#-pounded by decks that require NO HIGH RISK DECISIONS (jade drood, big priest), is $%^-ing boring,
2.) Remember that time Blizzard nerfed Zooloc because they didn’t like the play style of a minion dependent mid-range/control deck? And then two expansions later created Jade Druid?
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

During the release of StarCraft Remastered, Blizzard hosted an internal StarCraft Demastered art contest. In this contest, employees were encouraged to take iconic moments in StarCraft and remake them in an old art style. The whole album is hilarious, but the winner is amazing! Check them all out here.

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This past week for a short period of time, Kel’thuzad was on the PTR for players to check out and test. After being playable at Gamescom, it didn’t come as a surprise for most that he will be going live here shortly. Check everything out about the latest PTR here! 

Meta is every changing in all video games these days, and Hearthstone is no exception. But over on Reddit, players started a thread talking about just that, and it has a pretty comical gif attached to it. But the Nerdz sit down and talk about how meta is created by the player base and not by Blizzard. But if you want to join in on the discussion, check out the thread on Reddit here.

The rumor mill is working overtime when it comes to Diablo speculation. Since before BlizzCon 2016, people have been trying to find any glimmer of light letting us know what may be coming next. And once again, people are looking at the job postings on the Blizzard Careers page, and players are hoping for at least a Diablo II Remastered! But, what will we get at BlizzCon this year? More story, additional lore, new expansion, or a Diablo 4?!

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Deathmatch went live on severs this past week. And it is getting mixed reviews from the player base. Some say it’s a great way to blow off steam, and for others it’s causing a increase in steam being produced as their blood pressure rises! If you’ve gotten a chance to play it, what did you think?

Junkertown hits the PTR! And things appears to be coming up… explodey! From the new Deathmatch map to Junkertown, it appears that Blizzard is creating new maps faster. So does that mean we will see another map release at BlizzCon?! And with the map hitting the PTR, it was discovered that Blizzard made a mistake with the terminology about “take out” food verses the Australian saying of “take away” food. It was corrected in game. Blizzard has done a great job across Overwatch making sure it matches the cultures it’s representing.

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

1.) Patch 7.3 hits live servers. What were our first impressions?!
2.) The Secret Finding Discord server is at it again!
3.) Our Pros and Cons of Legion

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: Zombie Hunter RPG Official 0.2V
Type: RPG
Creator: SRPHFlounder
Kilroy’s Review: “Strange game, you queue in as a type of robot to take out zombies and kill your opponents, with the goal of completing a gauntlet/maze before they do.  No it looks fun on paper but the leveling system in it is absolutely too slow and the map layout is incomplete so you really won’t be able to go anywhere,  It is likely this game is still in beta so its not a game you could really go out and spend hours of your time truly digging in and enjoying it to the fullest until the map is completed.  Overall we did not rate this one too favorably but it could have plenty of room for growth in the future.”

Final Rating (1-5): 1.5

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

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