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Jun 22, 2016

Cheers loves, the Cavalry is here! And this is Episode 29! Complete with a new intro sequence! Also, we have a lot in store for you this week. We're joined by Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Matt Zornes aka Slambo, and Alex Keeler aka Endboss.

The crew begins by discussing how Overwatch eclipsed League of Legends in Korean game cafes. Truly, a big deal.

Then, it's onto the Developer Update on Competitive Play that Jeff Kaplan released. There's just so much to cover on it. The link's here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAOaXSVZVTM&feature=youtu.be

Kaplan also made a long blue post detailing the direction the game is going, found here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745285677

Then it's onto Tournament Talk, and this week we look forward to the ESL International Overwatch tournament and its huge prize pool. A link about this is here: http://www.eslgaming.com/article/esl-host-first-international-overwatch-competition-six-figure-prize-pool-gamescom-2016-2925

A really quick Main Discussion ensues about importing different guns from other games. Just for the hell of it.

And then it's onto the main event...it's Reaper week!  Death comes! Hello hello hello!

Lastly, the patch notes are impactful. RIP McCree. Just kidding, he's still decent, but we've got some tips on how to play him differently. Patch notes: 

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745235963

http://blizz.ly/28Jqqo1

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. Also, apologies on the ONE F-bomb we let slip--hopefully you aren't too scarred by it.  Who am I kidding, the rest of the material scarred you anyway.

 

Jun 15, 2016

Cheers, loves! Episode 28 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and Matt Zornes aka Slambo.

It's another week in Future Earth, and this time there's plenty to discuss. Probably too much to fit Zarya into, sorry guys. So! Without further ado, let's start with that MMR carryover forum post, shall we? It's here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745145674?page=1#post-9

Then, the crew discusses the delightfully lengthy interview with Jeff Kaplan in Eurogamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-07-overwatch-blizzard-answers-the-big-questions

The mentioned PCgamer article is here as well, but you probably know about the nerfs by now because they totally happened the day after recording this thing: http://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-tentatively-aims-its-nerf-gun-at-widowmaker/

Then as a part of Tournament Talk, Slambo recommends a really handy calendar doc that will point you in the right direction of all things competitive Overwatch: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16cLpQtu8TYWeEaFkuhOyhXo0zR0uZl8MfDjmAXRW2Bc/edit#gid=1557066390

A quick look at what the future for Overwatch may hold in store is done by our hosts, as well as a write in response from Edanar (as we totally planned on doing this last week but ended up just talking about a bunch of junk...rat).

Lastly, the Community Content Shoutout goes out to the future of eSports--a truly electronic sport: http://kotaku.com/smart-players-turn-overwatch-into-a-sports-game-1781186265

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.

 

Jun 8, 2016

Cheers, loves! Episode 27 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and Matt Zornes aka Slambo. But we also have a very special guest.  That's right, it's Edanar (pronounced E-DAY-ner) from the Initiative Overwatch podcast! Hooowee do we have a show for y'all tonight!

After introducing Edanar, it's into the news. The Cafalry has highly differing opinions on the Blizzard/Facebook collaboration, and the link we discuss is found here: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/5747-Blizzard-Adding-Facebook-Login-and-Facebook-Live-Streaming-Blizzard-Adding-Facebook-Login-and-Facebook-Live-Streaming

Then, Overwatch has how many players again? http://blizzard.gamespress.com/OVERWATCH-IS-A-GLOBAL-HIT-WITH-7-MILLION-PLAYERSAND-COUNTING

Elon Musk game endorsement! But I thought ASI supercomputers were supposed to expand beyond the realm of human understanding at an exponential speed, Mr. Musk. You need to come on the show and explain this to us.  Seriously, open invitation. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/739594006762393600

Hammer down!  The ban hammer has been dropped hard. Don’t cheat! http://kotaku.com/thousands-of-overwatch-players-have-already-been-banned-1780109893?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

Onto Tournament Talk, Slambo discusses his local Las Vegas tournament scene and his team's second place finish. Let me guess that there was money on the line, because you know. Vegas.

And lastly, we bring you the latest in hero discussions during our The World Needs More Heroes section, this time featuring Zary...Junkrat! I mean, Junkrat. Hooooowee, that Hayseed skin be lookin mighty fine.

Mighty fine indeed.

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. Many thanks again to our guest Edanar from the Initiative for joining us this week! And putting up with us fiddlin' around. You can find him on Twitter @edanardentarg and find his show on Twitter @theinitiativeow as well as anywhere great podcasts are found!

 

Jun 2, 2016

Cheers, loves! Episode 26 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and Matt Zornes aka Slambo.

This week the crew starts off with some discussion about the hype surrounding Overwatch, citing some interesting figures coming out of the Overwatch subreddit, found here: http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/993027-overwatch-popular-official-subreddit-views-reddits-front-page#/slide/1

Next, it's time to address the elephant in the room...http://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-porn-is-being-forced-offline/?utm_content=buffer60caa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamer

http://kotaku.com/inside-the-surprisingly-big-overwatch-porn-scene-1778229605

By the way, Competitive Play still comes out late June. Still on Multi's wedding day, he's sure.

Next, it's onto the new gear from the Blizzard gear store: http://gear.blizzard.com/index.php/overwatch?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=overwatch&utm_campaign=OW_apparel5_6

And then the Torbjorn Comic "Destroyer": http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/torbjorn-destroyer

Then it's onto Tournament Talk. The group goes over the Heroes Rising event, and its results which can be found here: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/events/513-esports-arena-s-agents-rising

Main Discussion is all about sound, and how it makes you a better player: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_zqpdwBr5w

Then it's onto our first new The World Needs More Heroes section covers...Birst?!  Here's the link, we hope you enjoy our kit idea. https://www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/the-designers-for-this-video-game-did-the-sweetest-thing-for?utm_term=.wiV5r1Q0qO#.hpNXpDdrkg

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.

 

 

May 25, 2016

Cherz Luvs! Epizoad 25 of Teh Clalvlary iz hear! This intro will make more sense after you listen to us ramble a bit. But then again, you're not reading this because you're PLAYING OVERWATCH RIGHT NOW OMG IT IS OUT GUYS OMG WHY AM I WRITING THIS?!

On this episode, we talk about stuff! Starting with the game launch, of course, but then onto Jeff Kaplan's launch day interview found here: https://www.facebook.com/PlayOverwatch/videos/614129325411546/?__mref=message_bubble

Then, Multi discusses his Coke eSports launch event experience. And the underwhelming Agents Activating event.

Battle tags exchanged for free? What what? https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/breaking/20124502

There were animated shorts! Watch them!

"Dragons": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ09xdxzIJQ

"Hero": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPRRupAM4DI

There were comics! Read them!

"A Better World": http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/symmetra-a-better-world

"Mission Statement": http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/pharah-mission-statement

Tournament Talk was our discussion of the Heroes Rising rule set, found here: http://esportsarena.com/events/2016/May/overwatch.html

And the Main Discussion is about Blizzard's direct response to cheating: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743596231

Finally, community content shoutout goes to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE8Pw_-0P0U&feature=youtu.be

Holy crap, can I go play now? 

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.

 

May 11, 2016

Cheers, loves! The Cavalry is back with Episode 24! This week, we've got Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Matt Zornes aka Slambo and guest-host-whatever, Alex Keeler aka EndBoss joining us to talk some Overwatch.

First thing's first, we recorded on Monday, which was the final day of the Open Beta. The group discusses its feelings about the Open Beta versus the Closed.

Next, Overwatch launch events are sprouting up around the country. Details can be found at: https://www.tugg.com/titles/overwatch-launch-celebration

Roll Greed on this new loot from Jinx.com: https://www.jinx.com/shop/coll/overwatch/

Slambo makes a very special announcement...winner winner, chicken dinner. Specifically the number 7 combo with the Chicken Quesadilla, no lettuce on the hard taco and a Pepsi.

Next, the crew is "Going Legit" with Junkrat and Roadhog...hhh...https://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/junkrat-roadhog-going-legit

Then onto tournament talk.  The Overcasters casted the Discord NA tournament over the weekend.  Super huge thanks to Hex again for the hookup. Here are your VOD's for those games now:

Day 1: https://www.twitch.tv/theovercasters/v/65481726

Day 2 - Part 1: https://www.twitch.tv/theovercasters/v/65482445
Day 2 - Part 2: https://www.twitch.tv/theovercasters/v/65484036

Aim botting took center stage in Overwatch community controversy this week.  It's like Buttgate all over again! The video referred to in this section is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CX-AepyRFU and a video in which this may have likely happened to EndBoss himself is listed here: https://www.twitch.tv/theendboss/v/65579207

Lastly, Community Content Shoutout goes to Battle(non)sense's YouTube video "Overwatch Netcode Analysis" found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHO6Ky-w0UQ&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

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. Thanks again to The Overcasters for joining us once more. You can follow EndBoss on twitter @EndBossTV or on twitch.tv/theendboss. Or of course on Twitch.tv/theovercasters.

May 4, 2016

Cheers, loves! Episode 23ofThe Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Kevin Ellis akaMultizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Matt Zornes aka Slambo.BUT WAIT! We have a very special guest this week...Hexagrams. Ifyou don't know Hex yet, he's one of the main Overwatch castersfromGosuGamers.

To start, the crew gets to know him with a round table setofinterview-ish questions. No need to spoil the content right now,just listen!

Open Beta is up right now for early access, and again onMay...4th for the Western Hemisphere? Details: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20100169/

That Reinhardt Dragon comic or whatever is here: https://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/reinhardt-dragon-slayer

And IGN's The Making of Overwatch documentary can be foundhere! ttp://www.ign.com/videos/2016/04/27/the-making-of-overwatch-blizzards-first-world-in-17-years-starts-with-a-robot-war

After that, the main discussion continues bombarding questionsat Hex, who gives tips on how to apply to pro scene's meta to youraverage weekend warrior team logging into the Beta this weekend.And lastly, we round it out with some listener questions for Hex aswell. No need to spoil much here--just tune in, and you'll get theidea.

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us areview on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us onTwitter@TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to ourDiscord channel. Also, we are on Facebook atFacebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.Thanks again so much to Hex for joining us this week!  You canfollow him on Twitter @hexagrams and on twitch.tv/hexagrams.

 

Apr 27, 2016

Cheers, loves!  Episode 22 of The Cavalry is here!  Joining us this week are Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, and Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord for some more duo queuing action! No, it's not Zarya Week, sorry sorry. Kind of considering having that be a running gag forever.

Dark days are upon us, with no playable Beta period. However, one can fill the void with Tacos from Taco Bell: https://www.tacobell.com/Overwatch

Also those razer Overwatch items?  Yeah: http://www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals/overwatch

Next, the duo discusses the Gamespot documentary The Story of Overwatch, which freaking rules, just go watch this now: http://www.gamespot.com/videos/the-story-of-overwatch-the-fall-of-titan/2300-6431806/

Ulp!  New character leak? https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4fwmhh/new_character_leak_in_new_gamespot_documentary

New Comic Short: Train Hopper starring McCree: http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us

PAX East was a thing, and Uberwatch and stuff. Mecha activated! https://newsroom.uber.com/us-massachusetts/uberwatch-ride-with-overwatch-heroes/

In a brief Tournament Talk, the duo discusses the upcoming Overkill "King of the Beta" finals between Cloud 9 and REUNITED. Bet's on. Multi is so gonna win, it's not even funny.  FREE MONEY!

And finally, patch notes are tiny but terrifying: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743464347

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.

 

Apr 20, 2016

Episode 21 of the Cavalry is here, and with it Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and Matt Zornes aka Slambo join forces to talk some Overwatch.  First, dark days are coming: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20098640/overwatch-closed-beta-ending-april-25-4-18-2016

If you want the manliest of bubble bath experiences, please use the following link: http://bombcosmetics.co.uk/man-grenade-blaster-w-l

Beta Test Weekend happened from April 15 to 16th only, and the crew weighs in on this.

Overwatch is at PAX East! Details here: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20098639/play-overwatch-pax-east-2016-4-14-2016

Then it's on to Tournament Talk, where the Overkill.gg tournament still rages at: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/news/35120-overkill-crowning-the-king-of-the-beta

Next, the main discussion revolves around a question sent in by listener Scorbutic, co-host of the Losing Our Potatoes Podcast! Thanks again for the question, good sir.

Community Content Shoutout this week goes to Overwatchers, our fellow Overwatch podcast in response to a kind E-mail from co-host Patrick Beja.  People E-mail us now...how about that?

Lastly, Slambo nails a breakdown of the most recent Beta patches, which are linked at the following URL's: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742859847

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743424148

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.

Apr 13, 2016

Episode 20 is here, with Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Matt Zornes aka Slambo!  So let's just get right into it.

Our Community Content shoutout this week goes to The Overview, which had a certain special guest--Jeff Kaplan! He had a few things to discuss, including something particularly intriguing.

COMPETITIVE PLAY?!

So naturally, the Cavalry had a thing or two to say about that as well.

Then, it was onto Tournament Talk, featuring the One Nation of Gamers Invitational tournament, which can be found at: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/events/482-one-nation-of-gamers-invitational

And here's that article about IDDQD: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/news/35087-iddqd-roster-sees-surprising-changes

Lastly, here's the patch notes we discussed: 

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742886413

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742986396

Oh, and that link Tankzord was talking about: http://imgur.com/gallery/jCL2K

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.

Apr 6, 2016

Greetings, travelers! This week's episode of the Cavalry features Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Matt Zornes aka Slambo. Recorded on Monday, they did not yet get into the ranked system implemented into Overwatch.  But there was still plenty to talk about!

First, it was a chat about the Developer Update video on Netcode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTH2ZPgYujQ

And then--more details about Tracer in Heroes of the Storm have emerged! 

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/20081853

The crew apologizes for the temporary name of last week's episode. It's just that Tracer has so much spunk, she...you get it. Anyway, Buttgate continues with Jeff Kaplan's second response: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743015583?page=11#210

And the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/708/952/914/activision-blizzard-please-remove-guns-from-your-game-%22overwatch.%22/

Next, the Animated Short "Alive" basically rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyBUMabtslI

Gosugamers results went over for Weekly #10, but then also...yeah they totally punked us with their April Fool's gag: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/news/34997-gosugamers-weeklies-now-using-hero-pick-ban-system

Lastly, randomized Control Maps was the main discussion, and at the time this update hadn't been released yet. So, here's the original link that made the crew think it was coming soon: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742965844

And lastly, the Community Content Shoutout this week goes to the Oversheet, found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QgTenq3s-YesFgb-CPI6yIPpp4K9xot7LhTBo3Tm0Pk/edit#gid=1751764739

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.

Mar 30, 2016

Episode 18 of the Cavalry is here!  Join Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and Matt Zornes aka Slambo as we discuss way, way too much stuff going on in the world of Overwatch.

First and foremost, if you thought Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her scandalous photos--she doesn't have crap on Tracer.  The group discusses the sudden controversy surrounding Tracer's Blinking buttocks. Links about this can be found here: http://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-victory-pose-cut-after-fan-complains-that-its-over-sexualized/

And the Jeff Kaplan response is here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743015583?page=11#210

Then, it's onto much less important stuff, such as the Recall video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3WhdXPaUd8 and its potential Easter Egg heroes: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/news/34914-the-most-likely-new-heroes-shown-in-recall

Wait, didn't Easter JUST happen? I've lost track.

Next, the team discusses the new map.  Get your kicks on Route 66! http://blizzardwatch.com/2016/03/23/overwatch-map-preview-gallery-route-66/

And just wait, this patch had an entirely new GAME MODE? Overwatch Brawls are discussed, the link with the datamining you're looking for is here: http://www.overpwn.com/news/151-a-full-list-of-datamined-overwatch-brawls-in-patch

Also, the Kaplan interview we allude to is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o-A0jKuDAU

New Battle.net launcher Alpha tests the voice system across all games: http://us.battle.net/en/forum/topic/20742854827

After all this, the team makes a quick prediction about the future of Overwatch eSports, referring to the article: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/news/34853-how-soon-can-we-expect-official-overwatch-esports

And then just when you thought I couldn't fit any more links into this, we discussed the patches we've missed, which are at:

March 17: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743034851

March 22: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742805135

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.

Mar 16, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls!  Episode 17 of the Cavalry is in our midst.  In it, Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and--waking up from his nap--Matt Zornes, aka Slambo talk some Overwatch!

There can be no doubt that the Olive Warbler is poised to be the most significant bird in the Overwatch universe...period.

The boys first discuss the merits and disadvantages to cross-platform play, referring to the following article:

http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/14/letter-chris-charla-idxbox-updates-gdc/

Next, there was a big Tracer reveal in Heroes of the Storm, and uh...well, we called it. Big time. Here's that link:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdDPYhIW0AEIAgl.jpg

In further news, Cloud 9 sponsored googleme, and is onto becoming one of the scene's top teams for sure.  If only they could take care of that pesky IDDQD...

http://cloud9.gg/news/c9-overwatch

Speaking of IDDQD, they killed it in both the GosuGamers Weekly EU and NA #7 this week.  Which sort of prompted the main discussion--do severe beat downs in Overwatch feel TOO bad?

For Community Content shoutouts, we have Falcon_Kick's Overwatch Hero Meta Report, found at: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/49ja9b/overwatch_hero_meta_report_3_are_we_balanced_yet/

And the GosuGamers caster, Hex, did an Overwatch Power Rankings of the pro teams here: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/features/4821-hex-s-overwatch-power-rankings-2

Last but not least, the patch had a significant impact. The team discusses it, as well as a quick overview of the new map, Ilios! http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742695178

And of course MOAR SKINZ OMGZORD: http://www.overpwn.com/news/143-new-overwatch-skins-new-map-ilios-official-beta

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.

Mar 9, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, Episode 16 is here!  Join Kevin Ellis aka Multizord and Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord as they discuss the FREAKING OVERWATCH RELEASE DATE, Open Beta, and much much more related to this amazing new announcement, found here:

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20055970

Also, did we mention that Multi randomly got in the Beta? Because he did.  He feels so loved now.

Next, a very brief tournament talk discussion of the brackets of GosuGamers Weekly #7. You can always find info about these events at: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/events

Then, Multi asks Tank about his thoughts on the split player pool in Overwatch. Will it be too much?

After that, it's onto a new The World Needs More Heroes section...and it's Tracer Week! Seriously though, at the end when we discussed Tracer's kit in Heroes--this was recorded the day before any details about it came to light.  We totally called some of it, for sure. Just tune in, if you don't believe me.

Relevant Tracer-related links:

http://nebraskabrewingco.com/distribution/

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/736/overview/Olive_Warbler.aspx

And lastly, a discussion of last week's patch notes: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742644653

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.

Mar 2, 2016

Episode 15 of The Cavalry has launched, and it features Kevin Ellis aka Multizord alongside the Tankzord, Stephen Parrish. Brought to you by a whole lot of time on our hands.

The episode starts off with a point-by-point discussion of Jeff Kaplan's Developer Update Popular Community Topics #2 video. Even just saying that is a mouthful.  But here's the link to the video if you haven't seen it yet:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pLuXWNDsp4

Next, the Overwatch team is asking for help identifying more minor Hero options that could help out.  The thread to post suggestions on, as well as get an idea for what they want, can be found here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742754181

Jeff Kaplan spends a ton of time shaving, unfortunately.  But fortunately, he also spends a lot of time interacting with the community. The two forum links discussed in this episode can be found here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742564564?page=2#post-26

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742405108

Just in case you didn't think this game could get any more cartoony, here is the link to the Funko figurines: 

http://funko.com/blogs/news/92901315-coming-soon-overwatch-pop

We round out the show with some tournament talk, c/o Totemlydrunk, and then finally give you the Community Content Shoutout for the week--which is really just Pluppie destroying people even more, but in a new and different way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRM0tXzvbuU

Oh, and for those of you who also like birds, this song is definitely worth a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RtNjW64dEY

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.

Feb 24, 2016

Episode 14 of The Cavalry features good ol' Kevin Ellis (Multizord), Stephen Parrish (Tankzord) and returning back from Episode 2--it's Totemlydrunk!  Follow him on Twitter @totemlydrunkctr.  Seriously nice guy, and he's kind of all in on this Overwatch business.  Just a bit.

So the episode commences with a discussion of a couple of Jeff Kaplan's recent interviews, which can be found here: http://www.pcgamesn.com/overwatch/overwatch-ranked-matchmaking-will-be-a-part-of-the-beta-to-test-for-release-if-things-go-to-plan

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-17-selling-loot-boxes-and-the-trouble-with-ranked-play-blizzard-on-overwatch

Then, it's straight into the tournament scene.  I dare anyone to find someone who invested more time and energy into watching all things Overwatch this past weekend, because Totem knows his stuff.  His insights into the various regional metas, the many different tournaments this weekend and what's in store for the pro scene are definitely worth a listen!

The crew's main discussion was on the matchmaking system. Just please don't let it turn out like Heroes of the Storm's did!

Then it's onto the patch notes.  Is Turretwatch officially over? http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742334760

Lastly, the Community Content Shoutout goes to JT Machinima and Andrea Storm Kaden, with their Overwatch Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unXsheHLPao

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. Also, thanks again for joining us Totem! You can find him on Twitter @totemlydrunkctr and on his upcoming Overwatch stream.

Feb 17, 2016

Unlucky Episode number 13 of the Cavalry is here, folks!  This week it's your host Kevin Ellis (@Multizord) joined of course by Stephen Parrish (@Tankzord), Matt Zornes (@slamboTV) and again with special guest-host-type-guy, Alex Keeler (@EndBossTV)!

This week we have a more thorough digestion of the beta, and what it's like to be playing Overwatch again. If you would like to taste EndBoss's salty tears about receiving currency in his Legendary loot crate, you can do so here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3uBx1buHSs

After a brief discussion on that, the crew discusses their prospects as potential Community Managers of Overwatch.  The link for the job posting is here (though seriously, let Multi have it, don't click this link): http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/posting.html?id=160004H

Next, it's on to the results of the GosuGamers Weekly #3 EU and NA tournaments, a general link of which is found here: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/events.

Our Main Discussion is on the topic of sensitivity...both in regard to varying control schemes, and our own feelings.

Lastly, we are skipping our The World Needs More Heroes section this week to instead focus on a map.  That is to say, Nepal (aka Nipple), one of the new Control-style maps!  Hear a wide variety of opinions and a few pocket strats to either take home and try out...or sit at home and cry about because you're not in the beta.  50% of the people on this episode feel your pain.

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. Also thanks again to EndBoss for joining us again. You can find him on Twitter @EndBossTV, twitch.tv/theendboss and as always both he and Slambo are a part of @TheOvercasters on Twitter as well.

Feb 13, 2016

Like a pretzel, Episode 12 of The Cavalry is salty, twisted, and probably not good for you. Host Kevin Ellis aka Multizord is joined again by Stephen Parrish (Tankzord) and Matt Zornes (slambo) as they lay out their reactions to the returning Overwatch beta.

After giving their impressions on the reintroduction of the beta, the trio gives you a quick reminder that the Gosugamers Weekly EU and NA #3 is this weekend: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch

The crew then proceeds to hammer out all the new features in Overwatch, starting of course with Jeff Kaplan's beard wipe in his developer commentary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41DLNBzp68Q

Next, things get purdy with a discussion on Overwatch's new player progression system, and its related cosmetics: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20034301/overwatch-beta-player-progression-preview-2-9-2016

Then it's onto the new Control Mode, Lijiang Tower and Nepal (nipple?), AI/Training Games, and Custom Game modes...whew.  It's a mouthful, or three.

Lastly, an entire episode could have been dedicated to the patch notes, but they went over it anyway! Here they are as well: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742184292#post-5

All of this can be summed up in this week's community content shoutout, featured here: http://www.overpwn.com/news/128-overwatch-beta-is-live-progression-system-all-new

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.

Feb 3, 2016

Episode 11 is here, and with it, the triumphant return of Kevin Ellis (Multizord), Stephen Parrish (Tankzord), and Matt Sams (Swiftzord)!  Swifty is back with a vengeance.  And this time: IT'S PERSONAL.

The show opens up with a brief discussion about the merits of homelessness.  Then, it's on to the news: there isn't any.  And that, in itself, is newsworthy!

The group discusses the Buzzfeed article, "Which Overwatch Character Are You", and provides their results.  A link to the article can be found here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/youre-trying-for-tracer-arent-you#.reEd14lKL6

Next, The Cavalry has announced its Call to Arms! If you're wanting to play with us, or one another when the Beta returns, feel free to post to our Discord channel your battle tag, or send us it via Twitter @TheCavalryShow or by E-mail thecavalryshow@outlook.com.

And finally, the Widowmaker discussion wraps this French Femme Fatale in a neat package.  And this package is a gift that keeps on giving, and does not spoil with age even if the Beta has been down for an eternity now...

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.

Jan 28, 2016

Don't worry, loves, Episode 10 of The Cavalry is here!  And this week, we have a very special guest--John Horstmann from The Payload podcast! The episode also features host Kevin Ellis (Multizord), Stephen Parrish (Tankzord) and Matt Zornes (slambo).

Seriously kids, don't do drugs, and also probably don't eat at Chipotle until they figure their stuff out.  With that said, the episode begins with interviewing John Horstmann about his history in gaming and as a podcaster.

And then the big news hits. The Overwatch Beta will not return until mid-February!  At which point we can expect a new game mode, maps to support it, a progression system and balance updates. So, plenty to look forward to.  The group speculates what these new features may entail.  A link to the forum post can be found here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20421003773 

Next, our Main Discussion segment discusses the life of the game with John Horstmann.  Will we see the same flow of content as we see in other Blizzard titles, will the Proverwatch metagame become stale over time, etc etc etc.

Lastly, this week's "The World Needs More Heroes" is McCree!  It's McCweek. The group goes over how to be the most rootin' tootin' cowboy this side of the Rio Grande. Multi actually gets kind of excited to play him when the Beta comes back (MAYBE).

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.

Thanks again to John Horstmann for joining us! You can follow him on Twitter @kickedtripod, and be sure to tune into his excellent BlizzPro podcasts as well, The Payload @PayloadPodcast, and Well Met! A Hearthstone Podcast @WellMetPodcast.

Jan 21, 2016

Episode 9 commences, and due to scheduling issues it is the leanest, meanest one yet!  In that it only features Kevin Ellis (Multizord) and Stephen Parrish (Tankzord). Everyone else is still around, just waiting in the wings for more epic content.

The episode begins with a discussion about ESPN's eSports webpage, which can be found here: http://espn.go.com/esports/

Also, follow @TwitterGaming for more...uhh...gaming stuff from Twitter? https://twitter.com/TwitterGaming

Next, the duo queue discusses the possible impact of Heroes of the Storm master skins on the Overwatch heroes.  Will this be a problem? Yikes.

And lastly, we BREAK IT DOWN with a discussion on Lucio, which...well, just listen to it.  Choose your side of the debate wisely!

If you liked 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.  Thanks for playing!

Jan 14, 2016

Episode 8 of The Cavalry is here, with hosts Kevin Ellis (Multizord), Stephen Parrish (Tankzord), Matt Zornes (Slambo) and a new special guest, Alex Keeler (EndBoss)!

The show begins as EndBoss and Slambo describe their upcoming venture, The Overcasters, and what all they will bring to the Overwatch community. Look forward to plenty of content to come out of them when the beta gets fired back up!

News is light, but the details about that "Happy New Gear" sweepstakes are here: https://blizzard.wishpond.com/overwatch-giveaway/

Next, the group discusses the following video on stack-able abilities by the Learn Overwatch channel: http://youtu.be/Np2xjpf4Z9U

Then, without any real additional fanfare, the group goes into discussing giant pink robots.  Not every podcast is about Korean women piloting mech suits, but damn it, this one is.  D. Va is discussed at length, including her abilities, strengths and weaknesses, and of course how she would function in Heroes of the Storm.  Nerf this!

That about wraps up a somewhat slow news week. If you liked 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.  Again, thanks to EndBoss for joining us this week, and you can find him on Twitter @endbossTV, or @TheOvercasters, as well as on Twitch at twitch.tv/theendboss.

Jan 7, 2016

Welcome back, all ye Overwatch Beta hopefuls!  The Cavalry's here once again to talk about stuff in the new year. This week, host Kevin Ellis aka Multizord is joined again by Stephen Parrish (Tankzord), but a new special co-host has appeared! Matt Zornes, aka Slambo is not only the originator of the Zords themselves, but also an Overwatch caster in a group known as The Overcasters!  It just so happens that he also got a ton of Pharah play in, so his input proves extra valuable this episode.

This week's hosts begin with the latest big Blizzard news--Activision-Blizzard has purchased Major League Gaming (MLG) and aspires to start an eSports-centered television station!  An article link about this can be found here:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160104006485/en

Next, the crew continues with a discussion on player progression, reacting to last month's Developer Update video with Jeff Kaplan.  If you somehow didn't manage to catch that in the several weeks since it came out, you can watch his beautiful furry face explain things at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnkF7hdUYhU

Onto the hero of the week, this time it's Pharah raining justice from above. Considering that the Beta is down, this actually becomes a pretty high level of discussion about Pharah, so enjoy!  She's tons of fun, as Multi is sure to repeat over and over again.

Finally, Community Content shoutout goes out this week to Drawn23, and his reddit post which is an oldie but a goodie: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/3wtkhf/450_screenshots_of_objectswriting_from_the/

#TrashMan #justkiddingpleasecomeonourshow

If you liked 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.  Again, thanks to Slambo for joining us this week, and you can find him on Twitter @slamboTV, or @TheOvercasters, as well as on Twitch at twitch.tv/slambo.

Dec 10, 2015

In Episode 6, Kevin Ellis aka Multizord alongside Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and Travis Standiford aka BSTS talk some Overwatch stuff.  News has emerged that Jeff Kaplan has not shaved since Blizzcon, a fact which is most intriguing. Also, the group discusses his recent video addressing many other lesser community concerns.  The link to that video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKG8Yx6F7uc

The main discussion is about the Beta servers going down over the holidays, as announced in the following article: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/19981654/

Tournament Talk discusses the GosuGamers EU and NA #2 tournaments on Twitch, day one of which can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6CAVGMdh8M

And lastly, may the lord have Mercy on your soul as you try and learn something about healing people in Overwatch.

As always if you like our show, feel free to follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, send us E-mails at thecavalryshow@outlook.com, leave us reviews on iTunes and Stitcher, as well as join our Discord channel.  It's seriously a workable link now, you guys.  For serious.

Dec 4, 2015

Episode 5 of The Cavalry features Kevin Ellis, aka Multizord as well as Stephen Parrish (Tankzord), Travis Standiford (BSTS) and Ryan Rieder (TBKzord).  The crew starts with stats from the stress test weekend.  Then, they discuss the matches between Fnatic and Eccentric Gaming, which can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh99IlS9KGg

After that, it's on to a discussion about tick rate--hence the show title. You know, because it was about tick rate and Bastion, who's a robot?  Yeahh...anyway here's that tick rate article they mentioned:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/3u5kfg/everything_you_need_to_know_about_tick_rate/

Then, it's on to everybody's favorite playable turret, Bastion!  Our hosts delve deep into his stats and abilities, strategies behind him (that's the counter strategy...GET behind him), and how he'd apply to Heroes of the Storm.

Lastly, Community Content Shoutout goes to teamspoh on Reddit, with a neat scoreboard and write up:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/3v1ktm/i_heard_you_like_scoreboards_so_i_designed_one/

We hope you all enjoyed the show!  You can find us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, send us E-mails at thecavalryshow@outlook.com, and join us in glorious battle!

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