Episode 52 – “1 Year In Your Ears”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 52 called 1 Year In Your Ears!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, March 15th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we announce the winner of our J!NX Boss Battles giveaway and announce our next contest that you don’t want to miss! Then we jump right into covering all of the Blizzard Entertainment and General Gaming News from this past week. But before you know it, we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion where we lay down our BlizzCon 2015 predictions, then we move onto a discussion about the changes coming to raiding and raiding guilds. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover Star Armada II a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play MOBA. Then we move over to our Community Creation part of the show were we introduce two items of amazing Blizzard Fan Creations!  Next up is… the icebox, where we answer an email from  you the listener. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 52 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Contests:

Last week on the show, we announced our J!NX Boss Battle Contest. We asked you to Tweet at us using the hashtag #FrozenSelfie when sending us a selfie with your favorite World of Warcraft boss in-game. We got 5 Frozen Friend submissions via Twitter.

Here is a list of them: @Hend_Horderlies@Aleveria, @LorewalkerMazlu, @RoddimusKT, and @MrsAshleyZ

Check back here later for the announcement of who won! No spoilers here, you have to listen to Episode 52 to find out who won!

Huge thank you to J!NX for letting us be a part of this amazing contest. We were able to be involved due to our involvement in Catalyst Gaming Media and D20Crit.com!

NEW CONTEST:

We have officially been doing the Frozen Nerdz podcast for one year. That’s 52 weeks of content. One thing we like to do here at the Frozen Nerdz podcast is to give back to YOU the listener and supporter of the show. So now its time for our 52 weeks of content contest. So with out further ado, here is our next contest where you could win ONE YEAR of World of Warcraft game time!

Prize: 2-12 months of World of Warcraft Game Time.
How to Enter: Retweet the tweet below (Link)
Must be following: @FrozeNerdz, @CatalystGaming_, and @D20Crit

For every 50 retweets that tweet gets, will increase the amount of game time by 2 months. So it will look something like this:

Level 1 = 50 Retweets = 2 Months
Level 2 = 100 Retweets = 4 Months
Level 3 = 150 Retweets = 6 Months
Level 4 = 200 Retweets = 8 Months
Level 5 = 250 Retweets = 10 Months
Level 6 = 300 Retweets = 12 Months

Rules: One winner. Must be following to win. One tweet that counts is the above tweet which includes the #1YearNerdz hashtag!

Contest ends: April 7th, 2015!

OneYearNerdz

Blizzard Entertainment News:

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week.

StarCraft:

  • A new Arcade Workshop is out covering Star Armada II. SA2 is a fully customizeable game where you are able to control your units in a unique way in this MOBA style Starcraft game. We highlight this game later in the show as our game of the week in the Starcrade. If you want to read more about, check out this article! 
  • WCS Championships to be held once again at Blizzcon 2015! This means the WCS action is once again returning to Anaheim California this fall. To keep up with all things going on with the WCS, you will want to check out this articles.

Hearthstone:

Diablo:

World of Warcraft:

  • The Warcraft Team does a Community spotlight for Py Wilson, who was the wonderful Costume Artist who won the Blizzcon 2014  Cosplay contest. She has had her cosplay also added into the game as an NPC. You can check out all the pictures of her amazingly hardwork and get to know her in this article.
  • Hotfixes are always an ongoing change in World of Warcraft, this past weekend, it was announced that there will be a new hotfix to be released this week that will alter the item level of all Blackrock Foundry items up +5 from their current item level. We discuss more about this topic in our Warcraft segment, but you can read all about it yourself here.

General Gaming News:

  • Blizzcon 2015 will be taking place on November 6th –  7th of this year in Anaheim, California! Just like previous years, tickets will be on sale  in two batches starting on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and then again on Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PT. Once again, they will be using Eventbrite for the ticket sales process. Thankfully the tickets are still priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). To read more about the announcement, you can read the official article here.
  • Speaking of BlizzCon ticket sales, you can check out this great guide on Blizzard’s site to help you score one of these exclusive tickets come April!
  • This year you will also be able to get special room rates if you reserve your hotel through the official Blizzcon site. Check out the link here to find out more information.

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Welcome to our Warcraft segment of the show, each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft.

Discussion Topics:

  1. Blizzcon 2015 Announcement Predictions:
    1. Will we see details on the next WoW Expac?
    2. What enemy will be the theme?
    3. Will they give us a release date?
  2. With recent details arising from Blood Legion manning down to a less aggressive raid schedule can we expect other world first raiders to begin to do similar actions?
  3. Was the increase in ilvl the appropriate way to “nerf” current content so user’s would find it easier to progress in the current raid tier?
  4. Was Blackrock foundry really too difficult for raid teams?

The StarCade

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. This week weeks game is…

Game: Star Armada II
Type: Hero Battle
Creator: Icemaster
Forum Details: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/14928093064

Rankings:

Stupid Funability (Overall Score: 2):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 3

Ease of Play (Overall Score: 2):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 3

AI incorporated(Overall Score: 1):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (Overall Score: 2):

Epic – 1
Kilroy- 3

Overall Score: 2

But don’t take our word for it, check out the Blizzard Arcade inside of Starcraft to play this game yourself! And also, listen to Episode 52 to hear the actual discussion on how we game up with these different scores.

Icebox Emails:

Here at the Frozen Nerdz podcast, we love one thing above all else and that’s getting listener emails. So we have dedicated this entire box to chill out with YOU the listeners.

This week we got an email from our Frozen Friend, Zack! He sends in an email asking us about pet battle addons after Kilroys no stop talking about pet battles has sparked an interest for him in pet battles.

Here our Kilroy’s suggested addons:

Pet Journal Enhanced

Pet Tracker

Community Creations:

Each week the Frozen Nerdz we dig into the community of Blizzard Gamers to grab a community creation to share with YOU the listener from Youtube Videos to Drawings, and beyond. We hope take some time to enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Diablo:

Title: Diablo III Fan Art Contest
Creator: 5ofnovember
Description: Crusader preparing to engage the legions of hell

 

Title: Valla Concept Art
Creator: Shade

 

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Random Hero of the Storms Beta Key: 8RHFHP-J2CH-CJTNGK-7XNH-6K6T9W Enjoy!

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