Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 194 called “Gotta Keep ‘em Separated.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, February 18th, 2018.
On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past week in video games before we move onto Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we talk about an interesting new brawl in Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone is rolling out a new tournament, Diablo Season 13 starting soon, Overwatch Puppy Rumble coming, UC Berkeley wins the Overwatch Fiesta Bowl, Shanghai Dragons signs the first female Overwatch League Player, and the Overwatch Contenders is returning in March! Then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about Timewalking Ulduar, the cultists are at it again, the Mythic Dungeon Invitational returning, datamined texts suggests a different story, and a recent Dungeon XP hotfix took place, but why?
But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Island Tower Defense! 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 194 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!
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 tothe datamined texted from the Battle for Azeroth Alpha.
Top 5 Saltiest Horde Dataminers
5.)So… Sylvanas is gonna be a raid boss…
4.)She… has become far worse than Garrosh could have ever been. Not only did she intentionally burn Teldrassil to the ground, she threatens Saurfang with undeath? She is evil.
3.)So disappointing as a Horde player…
2.)Sylvanas: Garrosh lemme copy your homework. Garrosh: Okay but change it a little bit so they can’t tell.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*
Heroes of the Storm is always testing the waters of the community to see what they can do to improve the game, or to add fun new features to the game. A lot of these tests are done in the form of the Weekly Brawls that are released. They all have a custom rule set, a custom map maybe, but this past week Blizzard pulled out all the stops and introduced a one lane random map that people have been asking for for some time. The map had a random hero selected, without talents, and the objective was to push the one lane and destroy the enemies core. Sounds like a lot of fun, but was it? Find out what the community had to say about this brawl here.
When it comes to Hearthstone esports and championships, one this is for sure… you are going to see a lot of the same decks, and heroes played. But this past week Hearthstone announced that they are going to be holding a Hearthstone Wild Open Tournament that will feature ALL THE CARDS from the game instead of just the most recent ones released with standard play. And that’s pretty excited for players and viewers alike because this gives a ton of new game play options to players going forward. Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the Wild Open tournament?! Sign up today!
Back in October 2016, Hearthstone tweeted at Nintendo when the Switch was announced and the community started freaking out and assuming that Hearthstone was going to be coming to the Switch. And over a year later, Blizzard speaks out about it saying that it’s not currently in the works or their plans. This is a topic we weighed in on based on our conversations with a Blizzard VP while we were at BlizzCon. But if you want to find out more about this either listen to this week’s episode, or check out this article.
Diablo Season 13 is on its way! Starting on February 23rd, will introduce new cosmetic rewards, obtainable by progressing through the Season Journey. One of the rewards that has everyone’s attention is the Blaine’s Bear pet! Who doesn’t want to add a bloody Teddy bear to their collection?!
It has already come and gone, but the Overwatch 2018 Puppy Rumble was a complete success! On the show we didn’t really know much about the event, but when it went live on Monday, February 19th, 2018, our hearts and souls were captured by the cuteness on Twitch. The Puppy Rumble was a Overwatch Capture the Flag event set up to show case three United States based non-kill animal shelters and each one of the puppies that was showcased was up for adoption. Not only did most of them get adopted within the first 15 mins of the broadcast, over 41,000 people visited PuppyRumble.com to take a look at the puppies and the great causes. And you know here at Frozen Nerdz we are 110% animal friendly, and it was simply amazing to watch. Check out PuppyRumble.com to donate to any of these amazing shelters!
We had the talk, the community had the talk, the world had the talk, and now… we finally see our first female Overwatch League pro signed to a team! The Shanghai Dragons pick up “Geguri” to add to their roster. Geguri is known for her amazing Zarya play, so much that in a previous tournament she was reported for cheating, and they found out… she’s just that damn good! She’s one of the players we suggested that a team pick up, and now someone finally did! We wish Genguri the best and we can’t wait to see what she can do within the Overwatch League!
It was recently announced that the Overwatch Contenders will be returning to the stage in March. Overwatch Contenders is like the minor league for the Overwatch League. It’s a training ground for new pro players to make a name for themselves before signing those big contracts to join a team. But we have one question: Is there TOO much Overwatch esports going on right now!? Find out our answers on the show!
This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:
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: Island TD v7.7 v1.0 Type: Tower Defense Creator: Guffeh Kilroy’s Review: “This is exactly what you think it is a straight up tower defense game. No special twists other than its extremely challenging to play by yourself but not impossible. Overall this game is a good example of its genre and gives each person a solid chance to stand out and defend their team by keeping the waves of enemies from reaching their goal. The economy aspect of the game is based on kills which can definitely lead to a mineral drought. Overall it’s a worthwhile addition to the TD genre.”