Episode 68 – “Dev Recap”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 68 titled Dev Recap!

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, July 5th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday July 7th 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. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 list,Places to AFK inside World of Warcraft. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss the release of Patch 6.2, a few hotfixes, tips and tricks for Tanaan Jungle, and the two developer interviews from this past week. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Gnolls vs Trollsl! Then we discuss the new Hero inside Heroes of the Storm! 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 68 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

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Blizzard Entertainment News (June 29th – July 5th, 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

Over on the StarCraft forums, David Kim, Senior Game Designer, posts a Community Feedback Update about a lot of the upcoming changes to StarCraft! You won’t want to miss this Blue Post!

Are you mad that you missed some of the WCS 2015 Season 2 matches?! Well you are in luck, you can catch the Season 2 Replays in the StarCraft game client! Watch, learn and improve your micro by checking out this article and watching the replays!

Heroes of the Storm

This past week, the Heroes of the Storm team released yet another new Hero into the Nexus. This time he comes straight out of the Diablo Universe and he is dying to “meat you!” The Butcher is here!

This week we were also given a chance to see what it look likes to live inside the Tempo Storm Gaming House! You won’t want to miss this exclusive tour!

There were also a lot of changes on June 30th inside the Nexus and they are differently worth checking out.

You can also check out our YouTube videos we uploaded this last week! Subscribe at YouTube.com/FrozeNerdz

Hearthstone

This week we have TV Spotlights featuring Annoy-o-tron! He has made his way into our homes with only one thing on his mind… HELLO! HELLO! HELLO! Check out this comedic commercial here!  

Also this week, they revealed the July card back! This months card back would even make Vol’jin happy! Claim your very own Darkspear card back when you reach Rank 20 before the end of the month! Check out the card back here! 

Diablo

 Another week, another Play Your Way Thursday is here! Check out this weeks Bubble Touble by Corvid! This is one you won’t want to miss!

The Diablo Patch 2.3.0 is now available on the PTR. Check out all of the upcoming changes here!

Overwatch

An experimental weapon was stolen from a secret Overwatch facility. What does this mean!?

Besides a weapon being stolen, the Overwatch page has had a News tab added to the website! To stay current with Overwatch news, check out this page!

Also, Overwatch will be at GamesCom 2015! Don’t miss a chance to check it out in Hall 7! Check out this article!

World of Warcraft

A new month is upon us, and with that we get the new July calendar of events inside of World of Warcraft. Don’t miss out on any upcoming events, so make sure you check out this recap article!  

With Patch 6.2 comes PVP Season 2! And it is now underway!

Ever wonder where the best beaches are in Azeroth? Well, the Warcraft team has you covered. Check out this article!

The Road to Blizzcon Arena Qualifiers is also underway. Check out all the information here!

Also this week, there were a ton of hotfixes that were released on July 1st. Since the list is too long to list here, check out this blog article!

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 places to AFK in World of Warcraft

10.) Inside the balloon of an orgrimmar shark blimp
9.) While auto flying from Winterspring to Uldum
8.) The Goblin Resort outside of Org
7.) During the Lich King fight, you know after he kills everyone and starts monologuing
6.) On a rock the Peaceful desert of 1000 Needles… Umm… Isn’t that place underwater now?
5.) Anywhere in Vashj’ir no one will kill you on a pvp server there
4.) The Floating Rocks of Nagrand so peaceful
3.) Grizzly Hills because… That zone Music!
2.)  Inside our “Garnisons” if you’re horde
1.) *Listen to Episode 68 to find out!*

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 – Important Hot Fixes:

  • Most long Naval Missions have been reduced to a time of 18 hours or less.
  • Gold and Apexis Crystal rewards for Naval Missions that reward those currencies have been increased.
  • Oil costs for most missions have been increased.
  • The amount of Oil you receive from the Oil Rig has been doubled.

2 – Ion Hazzikostas Interview

3 – Cory Stockton Interview

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:   Gnolls Vs Trolls .87
Type: Action
Creator: Bounty
Details:

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4
Overall Score – 3.5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Overall Score – 3.62 (4) 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: How is in the Hero and New Map?

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