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Blizzard Umbrella: The Podcast For People Who Love Blizzard Games

This is a podcast about all things Blizzard Entertainment. We cover all of their games on a weekly basis. We talk World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, and Starcraft 2. Each week Dusty and Ryan talk about their weeks in the Blizzard Universe, the recent news, and a topic related to the Blizzard gaming sphere. This podcast was inspired by shows like The Instance, Convert To Raid, Overwatchers, Angry Chicken, and so much more! If you are into blizzard games this is the show for you!
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Apr 12, 2017

Blizzard Umbrella #11 : It’s catch up day!!  Lets talk 7.2, Journey to Un’Goro, and Heroes 2.0!!

Intro:

This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the eleventh recording.  The guys had some issues that kept them away from the show last week but they are back and fear not they have topics to discuss!!  This week the guys talk about what has been going on in some of Blizzards new content.  They talk 7.2, Journey to Un’Goro, and Heroes 2.0.   You can find the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.  You can also find us on Twitter @BlizzUmbrella and e-mail us at BlizzardUmbrella@gmail.com.  The website is up and running and you can find it at www.theblizzardumbrella.com to find out about the show and what they have been up to. 

What We’re Up to:

This past week Ryan’s guild pushed into Mythic NH and is now 2/10 Mythic.  Congrats to them!!  Ryan has been busy with school as the semester winds down.  He still has managed to find some time to keep working on his Overwatch rank and has been leveling a monk in Diablo with a friend for the new season.  Outside of a little game time in other games Ryan has mostly been working on WoW and the guild.

Dusty has been playing a wizard he has leveled up in Diablo this season.  The new lightning bolt build is proving to be quite interesting for him and gear is turning out to be tricky to obtain.  For Dusty 7.2 is giving him a feeling of lack luster.  Outside of those 2 games Dusty has been spending tons of time and some money on Hearthstone and the new expansion.  Dusty got all the cards he wanted and is really enjoying the new expansion.

Lets Catch up with 7.2, Journey to Un’Goro, and Heroes 2.0:

Jounrey to Un’Goro has currently proven to be a predicament for people who don’t have the ability or willingness to spend a bunch of money to get all the cards needed to adequately play the game.  The guys discuss whether or not Blizzard has tweaked some sliders behind the scene to lower the drop chance on good cards.  Ryan think it’s a very real possibility in light of Blizzard changing mob scaling in WoW unbeknownst to the player base.  Ryan also feels like Hearthstone is largely unplayable in its fullest for those who can’t or won’t spend the money to get all the cards.  Dusty feels like the card system needs some changing so people in this boat can access and play the game much easier without having to break the bank.  The guys discuss a possible new system that would allow for this scenario. 

As the guys start talking 7.2 Ryan mentions that even though 7.2 is the biggest patch WoW has ever seen, the patch is missing a huge portion of what is to be expected.  Ryan feels like while this current pace of content release is good, the fact that with each week of 7.2 feeding the player just a little bit more, Blizzard could have waited until they could have released more with the patch so players wouldn’t feel like they have done all there is to do within a few hours of touching the new content.  For Ryan the raid can’t really come soon enough as well as the rest of the content leading up to Tomb of Sargeras.  Dusty feels like that while Blizzard may not necessarily need to give major tidbits of the 7.2 content every week,  little bits every so often like emissaries on the Broken Shore would go a long way.  The time gating for Dusty is making getting into this patch really hard.  As the guys close out the 7.2 talk, Ryan calls for action from Blizzard.  Blizzard needs to fix the invasions so that they are more accessible for everyone instead of just the people who can log on in the middle of the day!

Do you like the Overwatch loot boxes, well Dusty certainly does and is totally loving the new loot system the Heroes team has put in 2.0.  Dusty talks about the new leveling system and how it brings about a feel of you are always making progress.  You would think most people are all about the new skins, the new mounts, the new shiny toys, but for Dusty, it’s all about the EMOJIS!!  The new 2.0 system really has Ryan feeling like he’ll play more since the aesthetics will be more accessible without having to spend a ton of time playing.  There will be three currencies usable in the game and Dusty explains how they will all work and how you can use them.  Dusty talks quickly about the new hero Cassia and thinks she is going to be a lot of fun and has a good kit.  Dusty also mentions on the Heroes website now they have an unlock schedule you can access to see when stuff is coming out.

Overwatch is set to announce a secret big reveal for the game and the guys quick weigh in on what they think it is going to be.  Ryan originally thought it was going to be an e-sports announcement but with recent teasers, he thinks it’s going to be an immersive backstory of some sort.  Dusty thinks we are going to get new skins, a new loot box, and a new single player event.

News

No news this week in light of the catch up episode.

Where to find us:

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E-mail: BlizzardUmbrella@gmail.com E-mail any questions or topics you’d like Dusty and Ryan to cover in up-coming episodes.

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Closing:

Thanks as always for listening to the show!  Come find us and say hello.  We love hearing feedback and always are ready to answer any questions you guys have!  Thanks again and we will talk to you next week!

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