Episode 215 – “On It’s Way”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 215 called “On It’s Way.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 15th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about an exclusive deal for the Overwatch League, another Senior Game Designer leaves Blizzard, an explosive expansion coming to Hearthstone, changes coming to competitive play in Heroes of the Storm, and a few Wrecking Ball skins revealed! Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the pre-patch to Battle for Azeroth going live today!

This weeks Patreon Exclusive Frozen Nerdz After Dark topic is an extended discussion about the communication with the World of Warcraft team.

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 215 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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We’ve talked about it in weeks past wondering when we’d start to see big name sponsors and companies wanting to attach themselves to the Overwatch League. And this past week, we got a peak at just what they may look like in the future with Blizzard signing a contract with ESPN and Disney XD to stream the OWL Playoffs and finals on both of these platforms. It’s exciting for the league and fans alike!

It’s sad news any time anyone working at Blizzard decides to take a different career path and leave the company. This past week another Diablo team member has departed from the team, and this time it’s Senior Game Designer Travis Day. He announced it on his Twitter account that after 13 years of working with the company he is adventuring out to see what else the industry has to offer. But no matter where his path may take him, we are sad to see him go and excited to see what the next chapter may open in his life!

Coming offer last weeks Mango tease coming out of Brazil, we joked around about an expansion announcement coming this week. Well, Blizzard was like…. BOOOOOM expansion time! The next expansion for Hearthstone will be the Boomsday Project. This time we are traveling from the Witchwood to the Netherstorm in order to see what’s going on at the experimental labs. Everything’s coming up explody! Check out everything about the upcoming expansion tdoay! 

Over the past few months the Heroes of the Storm community has been asking for an additional ban option in Competitive play. And their prayers have finally been answered! With the most recent patch, a third ban option has been added. With the hero pool always growing in Heroes of the Storm, they type of move is justified and much needed. But would this be an option in other Blizzard games like Overwatch? Find out our thoughts on a ban system within the first person shooter!

Not only did we think of some great ideas for Hero skins for Wrecking Ball, we basically wrote the material for Blizzard… But they didn’t listen! All we want in a clear Hampster ball skin for Hammond! But instead, we got a bunch of the same skins with a splash of a different color. But they may have made up for it all when they released the live drawing of one of the Wrecking Ball skins. It’s not Pokeball, or Probe, or even a crab skin, but we will take it!

Just when you thought this summer was already going fast, the World of Warcraft team hits you with a short notice, “Hey, btw pre-patch Tuesday!” We had a pretty good idea it was coming on July 17th, but there is still so much to achieve before the next expansion drops! So we hope you were able to collect your mounts before they went away, or got all of your mage tower appearances while you could. Happy Patch Day!

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