Episode 202 – “We’re Bad at Email”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 202 called “We’re Bad at Email!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, April 15th, 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 job possibilities coming to Blizzard, a new esport arena coming, and then we talk about the BlizzCon announcement! Then we move onto talking about the release of The Witchwood, changes coming to Heroes of the Storm, and the Overwatch Retribution event. Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week we talk about Hall of Fame achievements for guilds, how BFA is going to effect Legion Legendaries, and then we talk about more PAXEast interviews about BFA.

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Kingdom Crush! 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 202 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 <Insert Game Here> universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to…: <Article/Topic Link here>

Top 5 Saltiest Warcraft Legendary Changes IN BFA

5.) That’s why I NEVER buy gear of any kind because it just becomes obsolete and useless when a new expansion comes along.
4.) I hope they don’t do this to the movement-increasing Legendaries. I’m going to be upset if I lose my Sentinel wisp boots. :C
3.) Looks like 115 twinks will be a thing
2.) 115 twink vs 120 normal player… and twink win xD
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

Looking for a new job? Have skills in the area of Policy, esports, and more? It appears that Blizzard is now hiring an esports policy associate who “will be tasked with evaluating and evolving Blizzard Entertainment’s Esports Policies. They will be coordinating the creation as well as the internal/external education of Blizzard’s Esports Policies.” So if you are interested in this job, or looking for a new career at Blizzard go check it out!

When Blizzard opened the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, CA, our first thought was…. there needs to be more of these in the United States. And someone in Texas must of heard our cries from the north, and they decided it was time to start working on a new one! Sitting between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is a perfect location for an esports arena, and it appears we will be getting just that! The new arena will be able to fit  up to 1,000 spectators, VIP amenities and year-round event potential. Check out this article with a miss-leading headline. 

And last but not least, this past week Blizzard announced….. BLIZZCON!!!!!!!! The event will once again be held in Anaheim, CA the first weekend in November, the 2nd-3rd, and general admission tickets go on sale on May 9th and 12th for $199, and the benefit tickets go on sale May 16th for $750. But don’t stress getting tickets too much, there are plenty of tickets that people will be wanting to sell later on, so just start planning your trip now! Check out all the BlizzCon details here! 

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

The Heroes of the Storm team is always looking to improve different aspects of the game from MMR to toxicity to match queue time! And this week is no different, the Heroes team posted a list of things they are looking into and then opened up a Reddit AMA in order to give us MORE information about the topics at hand. If you want to read more about what was talked about, you can check it all out here.

The latest Hearthstone expansion is here, and the Witchwood is in full swing! If you haven’t yet, take some time to log into the game and get three free card packs, and a guaranteed legendary! There are also a lot of awesome new cards, and you will definately want to check out the new affixes of Echo and Rush! Find out more about the Witchwood here.

Overwatch News Banner

Shockingly enough, it was a rather quiet week on the Overwatch front! This past week the new Retribution event was released, and the archives got another mission to play within a PVE environment where players were able to check out one of the Blackwatch missions within the game. If you want to learn more about Blackwatch, McCree, Reaper, Moira, or Genji, there is no better time than now to check out the mission and collect those legendary loot boxes!

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

1.) Hall of Fame achievements replacing previous realm first.
2.) Legion Legendary effects will be disabled at lvl 116
3.) More PAXeast interviews, and more BFA information!

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: Kingdom Crush v0.9
Type: Board Game
Creator: JasonX
Details: “A turn based 4x strategy game, Heroes of the Land, Air, and Seas designed by Scott Almes and published by Gamelyn Games.  In this adaptation , you will choose from Blizzard’s Warcraft Franchise and defeat your opponents by achieving one of the various win conditions.”

Kilroy’s Review: “I personally enjoyed the board game look and feel to this game the layout was tile based and the object as far as I could tell was to create grunts to gain resources and upgrade before your opponent does plays like a turn based RTS with a chess like feel. Totally interesting and unique game but i would love for there to be a written tutorial or an in game one to assist in new players trying this out. Ultimately this was a fun game the developer has not created AI for it just yet but it does have enough of the core concepts down that this could be a great game.”



Final Rating (1-5):  2.375

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 2

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 4

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