Episode 185 – “BOOOMFIST”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 185 called “BOOOMFIST.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, December 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 World of Warcraft universe. Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussion where we start off by talking about the future of StarCraft, and then we move onto discussing stealth changes and then we have a double support discussion! Then we move onto talking about the release of Hearthstone Kobolds and Catacombs. Then we move onto talking about Overwatch amateur play, a bias ranking of the Overwatch heroes, and then our thoughts about Doomfist in the current state of the game, and more. Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the the release of Antorus, Patch 7.3.5 hits the PTR with a lot going on.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about another Blizzard Arcade game and this week we talk about one called Zerg Assault: Homeworld Beta Revival! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to 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 185 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 recent announcements of the upcoming Allied Race racials that showed up on the Patch 7.3.5 PTR.

Top 5 Saltiest 7.3.5 Allied Races Complaints

5.) Don’t nerf the new allied racial abilities…but current races could use a buff. Otherwise no one will play the old races…
4.) lets add more to the already op racials that void elfs have. how about no.
3.) what exactly is Void Storage good for now that Appearances are account-wide?
2.) Every other racial in the game offers some throughput benefit to every role in the game. Except this one.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

This week was a pretty light week for StarCraft news as we wait for the arrival of the next esports season. But this week, we bring up the question of…. StarCraft: What’s next? We talk about expansions, StarCraft III and the possibility of a Mobile RTS Game. But what do you think will be next in the chronicles of StarCraft?

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As games get longer in the teeth, they have to make changes to make things different, hence the creation of patch content. But some times you have to think outside the patch and you have to make changes to things like… the way heroes appear when they are in stealth. From the previous shimmer of light to a outlined stealth, there is some major changes coming to Heroes of the Storm.

Also in the Nexus, they are looking into why double support has become such a thing in competitive play and esports. Blizzard is taking a look at what is going on, and they are working on getting it balanced and figured out. But with the changes being made, will it have major issues on people who are one role players, or those that main support?

It was announced this past week that not only will we be getting three expansions in 2018 for Hearthstone, we are also getting Kobolds and Catacombs this Thursday. They revealed all the remaining cards, and it’s hyped that there are more coming for Hearthstone and that things are planned out. To find out more about the expansion, check out this article! 

Have you ever wanted a personal mount of Azmodan before? If you have a 3D printer, now is your chance! A Diablo Fan created the blueprints so you are able to 3D print your own statue! Check out the images here! 

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Have you ever wondered how to become a Overwatch Pro, or how to become part of the Overwatch League? Blizzard has released what it takes to become a Contender! For all the details check out this article! 

Last week, we talked about ranking the Overwatch League teams based on their logos, merch and more. This week, we found an article that someone ranked all the heroes in Overwatch based on their…. opinion. We may get a little harsh on this topic on the show this week, but it needed to be address. Check out the episode to find out more!

The only take away we can get from the last article is that no one seems to enjoy Doomfist, but Blizzard has heard the complaints and they are looking into it. But what changes can be made to fix his current state in the game?

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

1.) Antorus Raid: It’s live, and what are our thoughts so far
2.) 7.3.5 Hits the PTR, with a ton of details! 
3.) New Warcraft Zone Scaling!

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: Zerg Assault: Homeworld Beta Revival v0.3
Type: Survival 
Creator: Jabs
Kilroy’s Review: “It felt good to play this map this week,  as it was a complete 180 from the previous weeks.  The developer of this game did a great job of creating a challenging and fun gameplay environment.  You start this map off with a central base and it’s up to you to build your economy up by killing zerg waves and expanding outward fast to clear objectives.  If you don’t clear the objectives fast then the game increases in difficulty very quickly making it a real challenge and totally fun to play.  The tuning up of the AI opponent as well as the objective style gameplay really brought it home for us this week and that is reflected in its ratings.”

Final Rating (1-5): 5

Stupid funability (1-5): 

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

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