Episode 96 – We Have Bacon

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 96th episode, Nevik is rejoined by both of his co-joeys while our 4th Musketeer was unable to make it. After catching up with Breja and Jen we get straight to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Jen finished the first chapter of the Season Journey, Breja is feeling the power creep, and Nevik had to rebuild his monk aftering RIP’ng in a GR45.

In this episode:

  • We received an audio from our good friend from across the pond Kherova. Listener participation has been absolutely amazing and is primarily why we do this show, so keep them coming! We WILL get to all the emails we receive, even if occasionally we have to push a few to the next episode. Send in your stories of RNGesus triumph to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com!
  • Have you had any amazing success stories with the Hope of Cain recipe? We inquired on Twitter how what amazing legendaries you’ve transmuted from the cube. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.

  • Season 4 is in full swing and we share all of our seasonal exploits – though not that kind of exploit, which sadly there is. Will this newest exploit completely taint the season? Or will Team 3 bring down swift retribution upon those maliciously exploiting?
  • Sadly no Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater this week, but it WILL be back. Next week? Maybe? Your participation can ensure that this fun segment makes an appearance every show. Send your Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater audio segments (or humorous forum threads) to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

Links for you to Visit:

  • In case you missed the coverage of the Reddit Q&A, we have an official transcript from Blizzard now up on the Official Diablo III site.
  • Are you finding yourself constantly trying to extract powers from legendary items that you’ve already extracted from? SMdaegan put together a handy tool called Have I Cubed This Yet? to help you keep track.
  • Lag has been an on-going issue with certain builds and/or playstyles that cause calculation lag. This is most prevalent with Helltooth Witch Doctors and this video demonstrates what it looks like.

  • Papercraft is amazing and Eduardo Ramirez takes it to the next level with his Tyrael papercraft. Absolutely amazing work.

  • Interested in the history of the making of Diablo II? Kat Bailey from USGamer.net was able to interview David Brevik, Max Schaefer, and Erich Schaefer detailing the behind-the-scenes of the creation of the 2nd installment of the Diablo franchise.

  • Monks are the new support class that pretty much is a requirement for high-level GR clears. Mannercookie put together a guide on HOW TO SUPPORT MONK in case you’re interested in taking on a support role for your group of friends.


  • Finally, we leave you with a link to a Reddit thread detailing the steps you might be able to make if you own an AMD graphics card and are experiencing crashes when trying to load a few zones in Diablo III.

Other Entertainment/Games:

  • Can’t get enough zombies? Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead is HIGHLY entertaining … and apparently stars Nevik? WARNING: The trailer does half-way spoil some things, but honestly it’s better to go in without watching the trailer.


  • And if that’s not enough to sate your zombie appetite, be sure to check out Dead Fans Talking – a Walking Dead podcast – with Mick Montgomery, Wendy Maybury, and Jarret LeMaster.
  • Nevik loves Sci-fi and horror and what could be better than a sci-fi horror movie? If you also love this genre Infini might just be worth watching.

Have a Diablo III related comment, question, story, or rant that you’d like to share with all of us? Send your email, or short audio comment, to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

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