Episode 201 – “Hanzo Got a Watch!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 201 called “Hanzo Got A Watch!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, April 8th, 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 more drama in the Overwatch League, The Witchwood is coming, who and what is coming to the Nexus!?, Overwatch Archives, a new Overwatch comic released, and then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion. This week we talk about the remote auction house being deactivated, the Battle for Azeroth release date announced, changes being made to the physical collector’s edition, and the BFA Press Tour!

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Military Tournament! 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 201 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Another week, and another Overwatch League player is being fined for something they did on their own personal stream. This time it’s EQO from the Philadelphia Fusion. He was fined by both the Overwatch League and the Fusion. And then the Fusion will match his fine and donate it to the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Campaign. This is a good move on their part, but it’s still getting out of hand how many times we have to talk about this. He was fined, suspended for three weeks, and has lost his streaming rights until June.

But wait, there’s more….unfortunately. The Boston Uprising player Dreamkazper has been let go from the team for being sexually inappropriate with an underaged fan. When we recorded the show, we only just heard about this topic, but since then it has been released that he was let go from the team while the Overwatch League investigates everything that happened. At this point, if the Overwatch League doesn’t step in and do something, it will be just as bad as other professional sports, and we don’t need that. We use to ask, when is it going to be enough? Well, we have hit that limit, and something needs to be done and this needs to be addressed.

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It has finally happened. We have been asking for four years, and it is finally upon us! Deckard Cain himself is coming to the Nexus! This past week at PAXeast, it was announced that the man, the myth, and the legend himself will be entering the Nexus as the next hero. He will be labeled as a support class, and will be throwing health potions to teammates, hitting people with the Horadric cube, “Stay awhile and listen” and hitting enemies with LORENADO!!!! You can check out his spotlight here. 

But that wasn’t all we heard about at PAXeast, we found out that the Heroes of the Storm team is looking to add more story and lore into the game, and will be releasing a comic later this month introducing us to what is going on behind the scenes inside the Nexus. But we ask the question, is it needed to know more about the story of a game who’s characters are from other games? Listen to the show to find out more!

The Witchwood is coming! It was announced this past week that the next Hearthstone Expansion, the Witchwood, will be hitting live servers on April 12th. So you have until then to purchase your 70 card packs for $50, and much much more! So head over to the Hearthstone page to check out all of the cards that are coming!

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We talked about it last week on the show, but the Overwatch team decided to take it one step further and they will be releasing Overwatch Archives on April 10th, 2018. The event will include the Uprising event from last year, but will also include the Retribution event featuring Blackwatch heroes. The event will run until April 30th, and will feature 160 new items including legendary skins for Hanzo, Moria, Mei, Winston, and more.

Check out the new Retribution comic here. And the overview video of the Retribution event here.

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

1.) The World of Warcraft Mobile Auction house is going away! The WoW Remote Auction House will be deactivated on April 18. 2018.
2.) Battle for Azeroth coming August 14th, 2018. Pre-Order a physical copy today! or a digital deluxe today!
3.) Collector’s Edition announced and revealed at PAXEast. Pre-Order a physical copy today.
Battle for Azeroth Press Tour: Hazelnuttygames Battle for Azeroth Dev InterviewTradechat’s Battle for Azeroth Dev Interview, and Wowhead’s Battle for Azeroth Dev Interview. 
5.) Interviews about Battle for Azeroth at PAXeast!

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: Military Tournament v0.42
Type:  Tug of War
Creator: Korvin Gump
In-Game Overview/Description: The new generation of tug of war games.3 races, each of them has 16 spawn unit types. 20 Buffs for units upgrades. Over 2000 achievements + Builder rewards. Ability to play with computer players which has random strategies.
Kilroy’s Review: This is a straight up tug of war game.  The developer has added a ton of different features to it which cause you to have to scramble to beat the AI as they navigate the in game systems flawlessly making it very hard to win against them if you aren’t familiar with the in game systems.  Once you get the hang of it, it isn’t so bad the overall goal is to win the most rounds and defeat your opponent.

Final Rating (1-5): 3.875

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4

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