Episode 80 – “Apple Invasion”

Episode 80

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 80 titled “Apple Invasion”

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, October 11th, 2015. On this week’s show we are going to be talking about our impressions of the StarCraft UI change and Whispers of Oblivion, Artanis available for some in Heroes, Hearthstone Tavern at BlizzCon, Crithto leaving Blizzard, and Warcraft realm populations, as well as a new Blizzard Arcade game. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns for the show, feel free to e-mail us at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 80 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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StarCraft News Banner

In order to help bridge the story between Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void, Blizzard is releasing the Whispers of Oblivion, a three-mission prologue featuring Zeratul, to everyone as part of the Heart of the Swarm 3.0 Patch. So if you are interested in playing these missions, either pre-order Legacy of the Void, or update Heart of the Swarm. Don’t miss out on this epic Protoss story-line!

Encase you missed it, the Heart of the Swarm 3.0 Patch has been released this past week. If you want to stay up on all the changes that are coming to StarCraft as the game enters its new expansion, you will definitely want to check out the patch notes here!

If you love action, stories about redemption, and making hard life choices, you will want to check out the new Legacy of the Void Short Story called Perdition’s Crossing that has just been released. In this story, you will follow main character Jim Raynor as he travels through a Wild West-themed waste land as he attempts to set things right!

As a small token of appreciation to those players who Beta Tested Legacy of the Void, the StarCraft team has randomly selected 65 players to win free BlizzCon Virtual Tickets. So check your Battle.net e-mails, or this list to find out if you are a lucky winner!

 

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

The latest Heroes of the Storm patch has come to the Nexus, and with it a lot of changes! This patch also includes Lt. Morales, new store bundles, and a lot of graphic changes to the existing UI and loading screen! Check out all the details here!

If you want to find out more about Lt. Morales, check out her Hero Week Preview here!

Artanis, who is currently only available for people who have pre-purchased StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, is another hero that is up for hot debate even before it’s release. The debates are around if this Hero in the game since only a small group of players who are available to play this Hero upon is release on October 20th. To read more about Artanis, head over to this article to check this StarCraft Warrior!

If you have already pre-purchased a physical copy of Legacy of the Void, you are still in luck! Blizzard is allowing players to submit proof of purchase of a physical copy, and you will gain access to this new Hero! Check out this Customer Service hot topic here!

 

Hearthstone News Banner

Just when you thought that BlizzCon couldn’t get anymore fun filled, the Hearthstone Team announces there will be a Hearthstone Tavern on the second floor of the Convention Center! As part of the Fireside Gathering, Blizzard will debut its BlizzCon exclusive Hearthstone Pin available to patrons who join the Micro Tournament, Duel the Devs, or answer some Hearthstone Trivia!

Diablo News Banner

It’s been eerily quiet on the Diablo front here as of late, but now the Diablo Team needs our help with its next PTR Server Slam! Now we know what you are wondering, what is a Server Slam!? The Diablo Server Engineers are looking to improve the game play for all those playing Diablo, but they can’t do it without your help. So this past week, October 6-9th, they called on players to join them on the PTR to test a special PTR that includes some new optimizations.

World of Warcraft News Banner

This past week, the World of Warcraft Team has released a stunning community spotlight from the amazing artist SulaMoon! If you like the picture above, you will definitely want to check out rest of them over on the Warcraft page!

Just when you thought that there couldn’t possibly be anymore Hot Fixes, Blizzard announces a few more hot fixes on October 6th and 8th which included some changes to more Hellfire Citadel bosses, as well as some Ashran changes. If you want to read all of these hot fixes, check out this blog post!

This week’s World of Warcraft Discussion:

a.) Crithto leaves Blizzard to pursue future endeavors. As sad as it is to see him go, we wish him the best!

b.) As populations on server’s continue to decrease, will we see more server mergers?

Blizzard Arcade Coverage Banner

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: The Battle of Applegrad v0.3
Type: RTS Defense
Creator: Kumasan
Details: A month into the Blueberrian Invasion of Apple Alliances, the apple armed forces are on the brink of collapse. En route to the apple alliances capital Kumagrad, lies the industrial sector of applegrad where remnants of the Apple’s 5th Army have regrouped looking for Revenge.
StarCraft Link: battlenet://starcraft/map/1/263784

Final Rating (1-5): 3

Stupid funability (1-5):
Epic – 5
Kilroy – 3

Ease of Play (1-5):
Epic – 3
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):
Epic- 1
Kilroy- 1

Replayability (1-5):
Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

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