Episode 53 – Larger Eskimos


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 53 called Larger Eskimos <The Insane>!

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 22nd, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, 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 talk about  Warlords reputations, Blizzard Designed PVP Zones, Glamour commands for Roleplayers, and we give some suggestions on how to improve the guild environment in-game. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover Zombie City, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play Survival game. Then we move over to our Community Creation part of the show were we introduce two a Warcraft addon you can’t pug without, and another beautiful Diablo 3 fan creation!  Then we answer a few Ask Us Anything questions from Twitter. 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 53 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

iTunes Review:

Title: Great Blizzard Based Podcast
From: History is the Key
Content: If you are looking for a podcast that covers all genres of Blizzard, then I have the Podcast for you! Not only do these hosts bring you all the information, they do so with personal stories. As a listener, I feel just as involved as the hosts since we can interact with the hosts via Twitter, I would definitely suggest giving these guys a listen!

Thank you so much History is the Key!

Contest: 1 Year of World of Warcraft Game Time

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!

Blizzard Entertainment News:

Starcraft

The Legacy of the Void Beta will be starting its Closed Beta on March 31st! There are a ton of changes coming to the different player units, resources, worker counts and more. But don’t take our word for it, head over to the Starcraft page and check out everything coming to the Beta. Or you can click this link!

Heroes

With Heroes of the Dorm in it’s sign up phase, Blizzard is giving out a 25% XP Buff going on right on in Heroes! Epicinsanity said in the show that it didn’t stack with the Stimpack, but after the show, it seemed to be working! For more information about the 25% buff, check out this new’s article!

This week is a big week in The Nexus,  with the release of the next patch in the Closed Beta, a new hero, a new battleground and a ton of new skins! We heard about it at PAX East, but the time has finally come for the Banshee Queen to enter The Nexus, Sylvanas. Check out all the new skins over on the Official Heroes page here!

Ever wonder if the Developers of the game are actually listening? Once again the Heroes Team shows that they do care about you the player and they are listening more than you know. Taken from the community feedback in the Beta, Blizzard has posted a nice article on the Heroes main page talking about the things they want to work on, or improve over the coarse of the Closed Beta. Check out the article here.

Just when you think you couldn’t get enough Developer insight, Matthew Cooper, Game Designer for Heroes of the Storm, gives us more insight into the upcoming Heroes patch. In this article, he discusses the changes made to Murky, upcoming changes to Stitches, and more. Check it out here!

Hearthstone

In order to get your Ragnaros card back, make sure you get to Rank 20 before April 1st! Check out the card and article here! 

The Pre-order for Blackrock Mountain is now available! Pre-order now in order to get your exclusive card back! Check out this article to pre-order this new Hearthstone Adventure!

Diablo

Season 2 is coming to an end already. Don’t miss out on everything that Season 2 had to bring by reading this article! 

World of Warcraft

Blizzard has released the new updated Wallpapers, Fan Art, and a new Comic! Check them all over here!

With the release of Warlords, there has been a lot of discussion of how the Highmaul raid fit into the Lore of the expansion. Blizzard finally has an aswer with this new Short Story called  Code of Rule filling us in on the missing information. Read the short story here!

This episodes World of Warcraft Discussion:

1.) Have Warlords reputations for the different factions become too acute? Should there be more ways to acquire the reputation to reap the rewards? Or is the system working best compared to other expacs?

2.) When Blizzard Designed PVP zones like Ashran, Wintergrasp, and other “world PVP” zones is it right that the PVP players be Gated by Rep which is a PVE aspect of Wow?

3.) Should there be a Higher obligation on Blizzards end to really increase the span of tools in the Game for RP based players?

4.) Since its original design and then its subsequent nerfing the guild reward system was a failed way to show guilds you care that players are in them, is blizzard ignoring guild dynamic in favor of freelance players, what could be done to design guilds and bring them back into usefulness?

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.

Game: Zombie City – Classic v5.0
Type: Zombie Survival
Creator: Taiga
Details: Survive waves of zombies!!! Kill those zombies.

Stupid Funability: 

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 4
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 4.5

AI Incorporated:

Epic- 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score: 5

Total Overall Average: 3.8

Community Creations:

Each week the Frozen Nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Addon: Premade Filter
Description:  A tool to filter LFG search results. A way to forget about undesirable groups. A dialog where you can choose any criterias to search for a group you wish to join. A monitor that rescues you from clicking refresh button.
Creator: Dorwido
Link: http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/premade-filter

Title: BETWEEN THE FIRES OF HELL AND THE COLD OF DEATH
Creator:  AlexanderLevett

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

 

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