Episode 61 – “Neck Donut!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 61 titled Neck Donut!

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, May 17th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, May 19th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, Overwatch and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we talk lengthy discussion on the botting culture inside World of Warcraft, and also discuss the upcoming Event Weekends coming in Patch 6.2! Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game called Pure CTF! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Heroes of the Storm and if we will see another bracket style competition in the future! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! Unfortunately we didn’t have any emails this week, but if you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, 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 61 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Blizzard Entertainment News (May 10 – 17, 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

This past week, the StarCraft team provided a detailed preview regarding balance in the Legacy of the Void Beta. To learn more about resource changes, unit changes and real life time changes, check out their post here.

Also this past week, they released Patch 2.1.10 preview notes, to stay in the know with these changes, check out this article.

Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard announced the Heroes of the Storm World Championship will be being held at Blizzcon 2015 in Anaheim, California, where 8 teams from around the world will compete for a $200,000 prize! To find out more about the championship, check out this article!

This week, Kael’thas has made his appearance in Heroes and introduced only a minor “set back” in your wallets! To check out the preview of this new Heroes, check out the official release page here!

Also on May 12th, there we new patch notes added to the Closed Beta. In order to be up on your game, check out this official Patch Notes guide! But not only did they change the Heroes, abilities and map, they also updated some of the performance aspects of the game. To read a more in-depth view of these changes, make sure you check out this article!

Hearthstone

On May 12th, the latest information about the Hearthstone patch were made available, check them out here!

Also this week, the Hearthstone team released a short story from the perspective of the Inkeeper. You don’t want to miss this amazing story!

Overwatch

Finally this week we have some Overwatch news! Now is the perfect time to get to know Mercy and her abilities! Check out her gameplay footage here!  

World of Warcraft 

The Warcraft Team shares some amazing art Created by Chaoyuan Xu (Sh-ow-wan Zu) that you won’t want to miss! They also showcased some amazing Cosplay from the cosplay Team Spiral Cats which brings Gromash Hellscream to life! You have to see these photos!

Since there are quite a few new mounts in Warlords of Dreanor, the Warcraft team released this article for you mount collectors on where to find them!

On May 13th, 6.2 Patch notes were released with a large amounts of details around the mew Bonus Events. Check out this article!

Also, the Mythic Runesaber has Prowled its way into the game you can buy one for yourself or gift one to a friend via the in-game shop! Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for a awesome overview of this new amazing mount!

This past week there were additional hotfixes were posted for 6.1.2. In order to keep up on all that latest infomration, check out the Hotfix Blog!

The Iron Horde are set off to invade Hellfest, a massive heavy metal rock concert, which is being held in Clisson, France this year! For all the latest information check out this post!

If you haven’t already heard, Blizzard unleashed the ultimate Ban Hammer on over 100,000 accounts this past week for people who have been breaking the Terms of Service by using botting programs within the World of Warcraft. For more information about this massive ban, check out their official announcement 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.) Why is/was there such a large Botting Culture In WoW? Is it because the grind is too monotonous?

2 .) Should things be done to the current systems of the game I.E. PVP and PVE to stop the botters? if so what?

3.) The “ban” that recently occurred is actually a suspension for 6 months should this be a permanent ban?

4.) The new Bonus events Will offer 7 different rotating scheduled activities to players to help them benefit from getting out of their garrison. should the PVP and PVE Bonus events happen together or separate?

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:  Pure CTF
Type:  Capture the Flag
Creator: Gameheart
Details: A new twist on an old favorite. Gameheart brings a whole new perspective of the classic game of capture the flag.

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – Without AI, 5 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Heroes of the Storm – Will we see another Bracket competition for the Heroes Championship?

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: Crusader Assault
Creator: Minikaw

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