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Jul 27, 2017

Cheers, loves! Episode 80 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Melissa Schissler aka Melarina.

Opening up this episode is a discussion on balance. AH MY GAH! WHY U NO BALANCE BLIZZ?! - This has been the conversation for the past month and beyond. The community is fed up and waiting for blizzard to drop a balance patch, but can the community innovate counters?
World Cup Team Korea thinks they can:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758316057


Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry:
Reporting and penalty system improvements are live as of right now! Will there be false reports?
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758356169
A very important Overwatch League update has hit and we are excited:
https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/20937016
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hnewman/2017/07/26/overwatch-players-will-fight-for-millions-and-a-cushy-salary/#746e5c342a55
Lesser Geoffy Good Good on Roadhog and Junkrat Buffs:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758316091#post-4
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758326009?page=4#post-70
New gun skins? New Hero being tested? Or is Soldier:76 getting a flamethrower? Let's discuss:
https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/21/16008586/overwatch-weapon-skins-flamethrower


Praise him! The church of Kaplan make a triumphant return with a tour de force of information:
Balancing for both sides ties back into our opening discussion and Papa Jeffy Kap Kap shares his thoughts:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758226064?page=2#post-33
He explains why there are no incentives on PTR
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758286098#post-2
Papa Jeffy Kap Kap teases us with another possible use for competitive points:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747074790
Offline feature (from october 2016, still want to cover?)
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749868679#post-6
Finally, we are bless from our dev and savior with Illinois map changes, except they are for widow mains:
https://dotesports.com/overwatch/ilios-map-change-16158


Main Discussion is all about the "exodus" of Overwatch personalities. Is this the beginning of the end of Overwatch as we know it?!


Tournament talk covers:
Apex Season upcoming Grand Finals:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_3
The Overwatch World Cup is done in Sydney and headed to Poland next! (Aug 4-6)
Australia vs Japan was lit!!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16wTB-UxFY&app=desktop
https://www.twitch.tv/playoverwatch
https://worldcup.playoverwatch.com/en-us/#group-stage

Community Content Shoutout goes to Overplayed Podcast (@Overplayedcast) - Hosts Wicked and Joren breakdown Overwatch news in the most entertaining way and have awesome guests on their show! Give them a listen!:
https://overplayedcast.podbean.com/


Tankzord's community plea is CALLING OUT the community! #dadjokedojo


Patch Notes:
Check back for notes next week.

Listener Question:
This week it's from TimTheBearded via Discord:
So just now listening to episode 79 and you guys talked a bit about watchability and my question is do you think 6v6 is a bit too much? I struggle to watch comp OW because there is just too much going on and for the average watcher I would assume they would also be lost. Do you think it will be easier to watch if competitive was 5v5 or even 4v4? 8 characters would be a lot easier to follow than 12 in my opinion. What are your thoughts?


And that's it for this week! See you next week, loves!


If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.


Reminder:
http://www.conbeforestorm.com/

The Cavalry Never Dies #1 - 7/29 - 6PM PST
http://challonge.com/cnd3v3

Jul 20, 2017

Cheers, loves! Episode 79 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and back, but this time she is staying...Melissa Schissler aka Melarina joins us as the third official host of the Cavalry!

We welcome Melarina with a couple of intense questions... and we FOR SURE had no motive to spark a podcast rivalry... (Cough... WPR...Cough...)

Opening up this episode is a discussion on the abnormally large population of women who play Overwatch compared to other first person shooters.
http://us.blastingnews.com/gaming/2017/07/overwatch-female-userbase-is-twice-as-huge-as-other-fps-says-scientist-001854321.html

Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry:
New Nigerian Nightmare comic and we LIKEY!:
https://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/doomfist-masquerade
New Hero Preview: Doomfist + Official Release Date
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBaWAxeHcw0&feature=youtu.be
Slambo can't get enough Crews news:
http://www.pcgamer.com/people-were-upset-but-im-noti-think-there-will-be-something-coming-down-the-line-says-terry-crews-on-doomfist-and-blizzard/
Overwatch League faces uphill battle to profitability? Is this the end?!:
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-07-17-overwatch-league-faces-uphill-battle-to-profitability-pachter
Robert Kraft and Jeff Wilpon explain Overwatch League Investment. Is this the beginning?!:
https://www.dexerto.com/news/overwatch-league-team-owners-speak-investment-esports/32789
MLB vs. OWL, over a logo? What is going on here?
https://dotesports.com/overwatch/overwatch-league-logo-15938>

Praise him! The church of Kaplan has a brief reading from the book on Ana, as our dev and savior was resting:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757668058#post-19

Main Discussion speculates on the new greiving system and a different approach to said "system":
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/6o4826/how_to_fix_overwatch_what_we_need_is_a_karma/

Tournament talk covers:
Apex Season upcoming Grand Finals:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_3
The Overwatch World Cup head to Sydney next, Mate! July 20-22
https://www.twitch.tv/playoverwatch
https://worldcup.playoverwatch.com/en-us/#group-stage

Community Content Shoutout goes out to Wawa’s Bootcamp - https://discord.gg/eA8JGeh
A place to learn from better players in a positive and fun setting. Join their community today!

Tankzord's community plea is obviously not Tank, but we tried...

Patch Notes:
There are some PTR notes coming that have some serious implications for a couple of our favorite heroes:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757587228

Listener Question:
This weeks question comes from Spyder via our discord and it is... uh... interesting?

And that's it for this week! See you next week, loves!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

Reminder:
http://www.conbeforestorm.com/

The Cavalry Never Dies #1 - 7/29 - 6PM PST
http://challonge.com/cnd3v3

Jul 15, 2017

Cheers, loves! Episode 78 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo and joining us back and blazing in is Melissa Schissler aka Melarina.

(For the OCD like me: The "I" was left lowercase in the title on purpose.)

Opening up this episode is a discussion on... dare we say it... playing other games rather than Overwatch?! Taking a break is sometimes a good thing. We talk about what else we play and what a healthy balance is in gaming.

Then it's onto Overwatch news:
Reminder: The Cavalry Never Dies #1 - 7/29 - 6PM PST
http://challonge.com/cnd3v3

The commish Nate Nanzer gives us the biggest update to date on the first seven OWL cities:
Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami-Orlando, Seoul and Shanghai.
https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/
http://video.majorleaguegaming.com/Jfb0FNJ_m1W
https://www.thescoreesports.com/news/14755
A Fantasy league will be attached to OWL and we LOVE THE IDEA!:
https://www.heroesneverdie.com/2017/7/12/15959592/overwatch-league-fantasy-sports

Praise him! The church of Kaplan has a quick service today and it starts with some love for the German heartthrob:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757627622#post-1
Then we briefly touch on the scripture of Kaplan:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757706588?page=2#post-24
We are blessed with some map win rates, even if they may be skewed:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757527371#post-2
Papa Jeffy Kap Kap then sends up home to think on our sins with the new punishment systems:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757607399#post-2

Main Discussion is ALL ABOUT THAT FIST, BOUT THAT FIST aka The Nigerian Nightmare aka Doomfist! Good thing Mel had the numbers all ready to go! We all know slambo needs help with his numbers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKkAyLPJe0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaZfZFNuOpI

Tournament talk breaks down:
Apex Season 3 Playoffs and upcoming Grand Finals:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_3
The Overwatch World Cup qaulifiers have begun in ShangHai:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoKK6cRXn6Q&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=y0JqdRvbeyrRxgiF-6
https://www.twitch.tv/playoverwatch
https://worldcup.playoverwatch.com/en-us/#group-stage
Lastly we touch on the BEAT Invitational - Season 2:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/BEAT_Invitational/Season_2

Community Content Shoutout goes out to Big Hundo, someone we met playing the game and they made a video worth watching!:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jamesliles1994

Tankzord's community plea is null this week, as he could not make it.

And that's it for this week! See you next week, loves!

@melschissler - Mel's twitter!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

Jul 4, 2017

Cheers, loves! Episode 77 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Jordan Pierce aka WaffleLicker

Opening up this episode by meeting our guest, WaffleLicker. We meet him, hear his story and chat about how he came to Overwatch.

Then it's onto Overwatch news:
The Cavalry Never Dies #1 - 7/29 - 6PM PST
http://challonge.com/cnd3v3

Rogue in, Liquid out, but the BEAT invitational
http://beat.gl/rogue-steps-in-for-team-liquid-brackets-released-and-ruleset-announced/

The commish Nate Nanzer gives us an update:
https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/20873062

Praise him! The church of Kaplan's sermon
Papa Jeffy Kap Kap and Lesser Geoffy Kap Kap answer some fan questions:
https://youtu.be/CVxWCV-Mfqo
Slambo's new desktop background:
https://twitter.com/Versiris/status/878468066849333248
Dev Update made our dev and savior look fly in the D.Va Jersey:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkYJlPMdWNA&feature=youtu.be
Philospihy is new in session! Papa Jeffy Blue Post on Win Rates:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749128697#post-9


Main Discussion is all about the state of Overwatch eSports and the Overwatch League in general. How did it rate with the guys?

Tournament talk breaks down:
Apex Season 3 Playoffs:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_3

Overwatch Contenders Season Zero Playoffs:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_Contenders/Season_Zero/North_America
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_Contenders/Season_Zero/Europe


Community Content Shoutout goes Captain Planet over at Overbuff.com. He slaves over his meta reports and deserves some love!


Tankzord's community plea is a quick statement about his frustration with the current state of his experience. Sometimes, it's okay to just take a week off.


And that's it for this week! See you next week, loves!

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

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