Episode 54 – Epic’s Box o’ Epics

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 54 titled Epic’s Box O’ Epics!

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 29th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. Then we drop a basic campfire and talk about our World of Warcraft! This week we discuss the toxicity of community, harsher punishments for deserters, some love for the lore aspects of the game, and then we wrap it up by talking about the item level increase.

Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover Psionic Warfare: Total Destruction, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play third person shooter. Then we move over to our Community Creation part of the show were we show another beautiful Diablo 3 fan creation!  Then we move over to the Icebox where we answer an email from Zach! 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 54 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Blizzard Entertainment News (March 22-29, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

Starcraft

The Season 2 ladder maps have been announced and released. Here is the list of the 2015 1v1 Season 2 Maps: Expedition Lost, Vaani Research Station, Inferno Pools, Coda, Echo, Cactus Valley and Iron Fortress. For all the details, check out this link!

Want to be able to play Warcraft inside the Blizzard Arcade?! Map creator Renee has created just that. You are now able to play Warcraft 3 multiplayer inside Starcraft! This is not something you want to miss. Check out everything they have created over at the official Starcraft Blog!

Also, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta starts on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

Playing Heroes is always better with friends, and soon you are going to be able to play Team League with your friends! But you don’t want to wait until it’s available because you will have to be level 30 while owning 10 heroes in order to participate in Hero League! Find out more about Hero league by checking out the HotS Blog!

The Heroes of the Dorm finals are already upon us! They will be held on April 26th, 2015 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA. This will place the top college teams against each other, and you will be able to watch this tournament on ESPN! For more information about this event, and Heroes of the Dorm, check out this blog!

The new Heroes Battleground Tomb of the Spider Queen has crawled it’s way into the Nexus. But before you dive in, check out this video and blog all about how to play this new map. Click here for more information!

 Hearthstone

On April 2nd, 2015 the new Blackrock Mountain Adventure goes live! No, this is not an April Fools joke, this is real! This will be the second adventure expansion for Hearthstone and you won’t want to miss your chance to pre-order your copy today for your exclusive card back!  For more information about Blackrock Mountain, check out this blog article!  

Diablo

Last week, the Diablo Team sat down for another Tavern Talk and the video is now available! To see more about what they talked about, check out the blog article, or simple play the video below!

 Want to play like a Diablo pro?! Try using Tacotraps Double Scorpion Support Barbarian! But why take is from us Nerdz, check out the article from the Diablo Team! 

Diablo can be a very complicated game, and becomes more complicated when your are trying to figure out how to use your hard earned Legendary gems. But thankfully, Reddit user Jerbookins has created an amazing Gem Calculator to help you make the right decisions! Check out the article here!

World of Warcraft

The Wow tokens have been annoucnced and will be making their way into the game soon ™! But there is going to be a lot of regulations and rules behind how Blizzard is going to handle the purchasing of these items inside the game. Check out the official release information here. 

 General Gaming News

The long awaited Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Wii U, is being delayed past 2015 and Nintendo has announced that they will not be attending E3 this year in order to focus on getting the game polished and ready for the players. You can check out the Polygon article about it here. 

 World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) With recent efforts in both Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm to mitigate the toxicity of community interactions, is there more that can be done in World of Warcraft to reduce these unwanted people from making life harder on everyone?

2 .) Should blizzard implement harsher punishments for Battleground/Looking for Dungeon deserters?

3.) Should Blizzard release more lore type stories similar to the Shao Hao videos to help introduce players to the lore aspects of the game?

4.) After raiding with the new item level increase was it enough alleviate the “over-tuned” speak? What fights still seem over-tuned if it didn’t?

The Blizzard Arcade (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’s Game: Psionic Warfare: Total Destruction
Type: Third Person Shooter
Creator: Crainy
Details: After being dropped off on a different planet, the hero finds himself up against endless waves of Zerg. Your job is to kill everything before it kills you! For more information about the game check out this blog!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Psionic Warfare Total Destruction
Olaf Starcraft
Do You Wanna Build A Snow Man

Community Creation:

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.

Title: Archon
Creator: ijur

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

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Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

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