Episode 216 – “War of the Thorns”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 216 called “War of the Thorns.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 22nd, 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 a surprising Overwatch League grand finals, what the Overwatch League pros want, the Rise and Fall of StarCraft esports, what we want to see next in Diablo, what Hero could be next in Heroes of the Storm, and then we talk about the upcoming changes being made to support classes in Overwatch. Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the pre-patch to Battle for Azeroth, the War of the Thorns, and the latest Developer Q&A!

This weeks Patreon Exclusive Frozen Nerdz After Dark topic is our discussion on the Extended Maintenance Haters.

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 216 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 the first season of the Overwatch League!

Top 5 Player Requested Improvements for OWL Season 2

5.) Young-jin “Gamsu” Noh (Boston): “I believe it’s too long. I hope they can make two seasons in one year, shorter seasons.”
4.)Lucas “NotE” Meissner (Boston):  practice rooms need to be improved.”
3.) Lane “Surefour” Roberts (LA Glad):  just make sure the temperature is always the same on stage.”
2.) Aaron “Bischu” Kim (LA Glad): “Better computers.”
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*

Congratulations to both the Philadelphia Fusion and the London Spitfire for their success in the Overwatch League playoffs and advancing onto the Grand Finals at the Barclay Center in New York City!

With Season One almost over, the USA Today asked the players of the LA Gladiators, and the Boston Uprising what desired changes they have for Season Two for the Overwatch League. And it was funny enough that it became our Top 5 list this week! Check out all their responses here! 

The OG of esports world wide has always been StarCraft. But the journey that they have gone through hasn’t always been the best, but it’s definitely been a wild journey. From starting on the top to dropping in popularity around 2010 and it’s rise back to the top, StarCraft II has had an impressive ride! Check out this wonderful read from Variety. 

With all the rumors flying around about “What’s Next for Diablo?” we finally take our stab at it and discuss what WE want going forward for the slasher. Do you think Kilroy’s idea or Epics idea will reign supreme and become part of the next installment of Diablo? Find out those topics on Episode 216!

It’s been a few weeks since we had a hero announcement for Heroes of the Storm, and with Battle for Azeroth on the horizon, do you think we will see a cross over hero coming to the Nexus? Could it be Andiun, due to his large role in the latest Warcraft book “Before the Storm,” or could it be on of the Bainehoofs, or someone not associated with Warcraft? Join the discussion on Reddit today! 

Overwatch is a game that is always changing, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that they are testing some changes coming to all of the support heroes. Those changes are ONCE AGAIN coming to Mercy, and Brigitte. And a few buffs coming to Ana, Lucio, and Moira. Check out all the changes here, and listen to our discussion on this weeks episode!

It’s been a BUSY week in World of Warcraft this past week. So you know what that means?! We have A LOT to talk about!

The Pre-Patch of Battle for Azeroth is now live, and with it came a lot of changes to all the classes, professions, PVP, and more. Check out the patch notes here.

This week on July 24th, the War of the Thorns quest-line goes live introducing more of the story of Teldrasill, and Lorderan. Check out what Wowhead has to say here!

And incase you missed it, check out the VOD for the latest Developer Q&A or you can check out the recap here.

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