Episode 71 – “Call to Arms”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 71 titled Call to Arms!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment 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 26th, 2015. And was released on July 28th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks inside of video games, followed by this past week’s News inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. Then Epicinsanity has two announcements that you won’t want to miss over at FrozeNerdz.com. Then another Weekly Top 10 List. Then we are onto our World of Warcraft discussion where we discuss the upcoming earnings call, why there are so many hotfixes, and then we discuss what’s in store for GamesCom 2015. Then we switch gears and head over to the StarCrade where we discuss this week’s Blizzard Arcade game called Run Robo Run. Then onto our Blizzard Discussion topics this week where we talk about the Hearthstone Grand Tournament, and the introduction of new Heroes in Heroes of the Storm. Then we wrap up the show by saying our weekly goodbyes. If you have questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to e-mail the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. And now onto Episode 71 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Blizzard Entertainment News (July 20th – 26th, 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

Team Liquid was sponsoring an amazing giveaway this past week in honor of StarCraft 2’s 5th anniversary! You could have entered the contest, but simply using the #whyiloveSC2 hashtag! We hope you were able to enter, and we hope you walked away with some awesome Team Liquid swag. Sadly, the contest ended on July 27th.

Heroes of the Storm

Straight out of Diablo, Leoric – The Skeleton King has made his way into the Nexus! Have you had a chance to play this new hero?

On July 21st, a new list of patch notes were made available. Some of the changes include: Addition of The Mad King Bundle, the removal of The Fresh Meat Bundle, and much more.

Top Heroes Teams are still competing within the North American Opens. Is your favorite team going ham on the core?!

You won’t want to miss this week’s Heroes sale, because this week: Tassadar: $3.24, Mecha Tassadar Skin: $11.24, and Kaijo Diablo Skin: $2.49!

Hearthstone

The July Season is rapidly coming to a close! Don’t miss your chance to reach Rank 20 for your Darkspear Cardback!

On August 8, the Fireside Gathering Championships are taking place. By participating in these events, players could be making their way to the world Championships at Blizzcon 2015

Polish your armor, shoe your steed, and sharpen those lances—The Grand Tournament, Hearthstone’s second expansion, is about to make its triumphant debut! This past week, Blizzard announced what’s next for Hearthstone!

Whats better than Hero Power? Better Hero Power! And within the Grand Tournament, hero abilities will becoming inspired to be better.

Diablo

Now is your chance to vote for your favorite Play Your Way Thursday build from the  month of July. One lucky winner will be able to sit down with developers and the Diablo team, and who will that person be this month?! Microwavecat, Vash, Drothvader or Corvid!?

This past week, we also received a Patch 2.3.0 preview of The Ruins of Sescheron which is a new zone comprised of the frozen remains of the Barbarian Civilization. Don’t miss this Patch Preview video!

Blizzard News in General

Last week on the show we reminded you to make sure to sign up for the BlizzCon Contests, and sadly the Movie, Art, and Talent contests have come to a close on July 22nd. So hopefully you were able to get your submissions in before the deadline!

World of Warcraft

Another week, another set of Patch 6.2 Hotfixes are upon us.

In case you needed some clarification on WoW token, Blizzard released an article that covers everything that you will need to know including the per week sale limits, and purchase limits.

This week, Blizzard has another poll for players asking, “What your favorite Battle Grounds is?” So far number 1 rhymes with King Kong Mulch

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 mounts that have not been put into World of Warcraft or Heroes of the Storm.

10.) Magical Rolling Beer Keg
9.) Hot Air Balloon
8.) Flying Propeller Hat
7.) Candy Apple Red Goblin Hotrod
6.) Donkey Drawn Cart
5.) moth/butterfly mount
4.) Goblin Pogo Stick
3.) Gnomish Segway
2.) Kangaroo with rideable pouch
1.) *Listen to Episode 71 for #1!*

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 – Lots of bugs fixes, who’s failing on testing: Blizzard or PTR testers?

2 – On August 4th Blizzard will be hosting its Q3 earnings call. What to expect?

3 – GamesCom (August 5 – 9) — what’s coming?

 

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.

Episode 71.1

Episode 71.2

This Week’s Game: Run Robo Run v1.2
Type: Survival 
Creator: CorpShepard
Details Survive as long as you can!
Link:   battlenet://starcraft/map/1/259703

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 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.

Hearthstone — The Grand Tournament

Heroes of the Storm — How is the skeleton king?

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