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 19, 2017

Blizzard Umbrella #12 : Quick Chat Coming at You!


This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the twelfth recording.  The guys have both been extremely busy and Ryan has had some computer struggles.  Due to all of this the guys decide to mix it up and just have a no topic in general quick chat about things going on in the game and how they feel about them.  The website is up and running and you can find it at to find out about the show and what they have been up to. 

What We’re Up to:

This past week Ryan got his flying!!  Due to some fluke mass attendance related issues Ryan’s guild was unable to push forward with mythic progression but managed to clear all the bosses they have downed so far.  Ryan has been seeing some success in the little bit of Overwatch competitive rank push and was unable to get in any Diablo play this past week. 

Dusty managed to finish out his placement matches in Overwatch.  Dusty also managed to play through the new Omni crisis event in Overwatch and really enjoyed it.  Currently in WoW Dusty is finding it hard to find motivation to play the new content right now due to the lack of content and the difficulty of some content such as the challenge appearance.  He also is frustrated with the timing of invasions when they are up and not always being able to access them.  In Diablo Dusty managed to get a small bit of boosting his paragon levels done but not much else.  To round it out Dusty has been getting a ton of Hearthstone time in due to extreme fun he is having with the new expansion.

Quick Chat

The guys talk the new Overwatch event.  Ryan initially liked the even and the more he played it he found himself not enjoying it as much as he thought he would.  He feels like the Blizzard guys could have given the players more with the event.  Ryan feels like the comic was great but the playable content was lacking.  He questions whether it would have been better to have had to wait a little bit longer if it meant Blizzard would have given the players more.  For Ryan the story is the part that was lacking.  Dusty finds himself wanting a single player story play through more and more with every story tidbit they give the players.  Dusty talks briefly on the comment Jeff Kaplan made in regards to whether they would consider putting Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch.


WoW:  Still no Tomb release date and this week starts the weeks 4-11 lead up to Tomb so it will be interesting to see how long it does in fact take to get into Tomb of Sargeras.

HotS: Hanumura is coming Heroes as a map, you will be escorting a payload, and Genji is coming as the new Hero.  The release date for 2.0 is next week.  Also Ryan spaces out and forgets Dusty just talked about Genji coming to Heroes.  (Ryan here making fun of myself!)

Overwatch:  The Omni crisis event is live and playable.  It is Tracer’s first mission.  Don’t forget to check out the comic that comes with the event!

Hearthstone:  New decks are still popping up, there’s a new popular mage deck, and players are seeing a lot of Caverns of Time Rogue decks.

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Con Before The Storm 2017

For those of you looking to go to Blizzcon or wanting to check out and support any of the events going on around the convention check out the link below.  Con Before the Storm is a preconvention convention put on by creators in the Blizzard community as way for the players to meet, interact, and celebrate any and all things Blizzard.  Blizzard employees have been known to make appearances and mingle with the players.  Just saying!

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