Episode 126 – Witch Doctor Jaunt

Breja, Jen, and Vesper were all available for this episode – so we almost had a full four-person party. Each of us talked about what we’ve accomplished in Season 7 (so far) and what goals we hope to accomplish before Season 7 ends.

In this episode:

* Breja makes an important announcement.

* Listeners responded to last episode’s Question of the Show, which was “What’s your best advice on how to master a set dungeon?” Plenty of great advice was shared.

* We read and responded to tweets from: @thealienationer, @Aahzmadius, and @DreadwingOne. Thank you for your tweets!

* We read and responded to wonderful emails from Berghagen77 and from RumClub. Thank you for taking the time to send us such detailed emails!

You can send your thoughts, questions, comments, and stories about what you have been up to in Diablo III to show@shatteredsoulstone.com, or send us a tweet @ShatteredStone. We will be happy to read it and share our thoughts about it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* The Blizzcon Website posted an article about the BlizzCon 2016 In-Game Goodies. The goodies include a Diablo 20th Anniversary Pet.

diablo-20th-anniversary-pet

* Want to change your BattleTag? Paid Battle Tag changes are now available.

* Blizzard is transitioning away from using the Battle.net name in their gaming service and functionality.

* That Diablo 2 HD website that popped up momentarily and then disappeared was not from Blizzard.

* Tatasinke included Shattered Soulstone episode 125 in its September 26th edition of New Tristram News. Thanks, Tatasinke!


Episode 124 – The_Vesper or Brejatilio

In this episode, Breja and Vespertilio talk about their experiences in Season 7 so far. Both are doing quite well and having a good time. Breja is running a Witch Doctor, of course. Vespertilio is running a Demon Hunter.

In this episode:

* Vespertilio shares why he decided to play hardcore for the very first time. He also talks about the Unhallowed Essence set.

* Breja is using the Helltooth Witch Doctor set. He talks about what skills he is using this Season (and why).

* Did you find it easier to level in Season 7 than in previous Seasons? Breja and Vespertilio get into a discussion about that.

* They get into a very interesting discussion about being social in the Shattered Soulstone Clan.

* They read and responded to tweets from: @grimaldius, @nevikjames, @deadgreed1812, @UlyseseBrown, , @Walkman8, @HomeTownHero008, and @The_Breja

* Breja and Vespertilio discuss what their goals are for the rest of Season 7.

You can send your thoughts, questions, comments, and stories about what you have been up to in Diablo III to show@shatteredsoulstone.com, or send us a tweet @ShatteredStone. We will be happy to read it and share our thoughts about it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* Nevalistis posted “Patch 2.4.2: First Look – Overview”. It contains information about was added in that patch.

* The official @Diablo account tweeted about pylon icons.

* Tyvalir posted “Patch 2.4.2 Now Live”. It contains more information about what Patch 2.4.2 brought to the game.

* Diablo Fans has an interesting pocket guide for Season 7.


Episode 120 – Lann’s Tangents

This episode has all three hosts: Breja, Jen and Lanntonio (who recently got access to the internet again). We review what we’ve been up to in Diablo 3 since last show, get into a big discussion about Hardcore v Softcore, and go off on a few tangents.

In this episode:

* We read and responded to tweets from: @thealenationer, @KSBPodcast, @HomeTownHero008, @josukeshair, and @deadgreed1812.

Got something to say? Tweet @ShatteredStone and we will read and respond to your tweet in our next episode.

Here are the screenshots/drawings that go with this episode’s batch of tweets:

* We read a thought-provoking email from Deadgreed about that one Season Journey objective that makes softcore players level a hardcore character to 70. Thanks for the email, Deadgreed!

* You can send your thoughts, questions, comments, and stories about what you have been up to in Diablo III to show@shatteredsoulstone.com. We will be happy to read it and share our thoughts about it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* Community Manager Nevalistis posted information about Firebird’s Finery.

* There’s a brief, yet interesting, discussion on the Battle.net Diablo 3 Forums in a post called What is the Point of HardCore Mode?


Episode 119 – How to Explode a Treasure Goblin

In this episode, Breja and Jen catch you up on what their Witch Doctors have been doing, take a look back into how Diablo used to be and how it changed over time, and get into a discussion about huge guilds in World of Warcraft (that has some relevance to not only Diablo III, but also real life).

Oh, and somewhere in there…. is a quick way to explode a Treasure Goblin.

In this episode:

* We read and responded to tweets from: @Algaron87, @TheWMWorkshop, @eG_acefisher1, @4daHorde2, and @thealenationer. Thanks for all the Tweets, everybody!

Got something to say? Tweet @ShatteredStone and we will read and respond to your tweet in our next episode.

* We read and responded to a thought provoking comment that YepX left on Shattered Soulstone episode 118.

* You can send your thoughts, questions, comments, and stories about what you have been up to in Diablo III to show@shatteredsoulstone.com. We will be happy to read it and share our thoughts about it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

Season 6 isn’t as fresh and new as it used to be. As such, there wasn’t a ton of news to report (this time).

* Community Manager Nevalistis posted “Diablo Then & Now – Item Comparison Evolution” on battle.net. It gives players a look back at how we used to compare one item to another – and shows how that changed (and improved) over time.

* Reddit Diablo has a Forum post titled: “Diablo 3 Expansion 2 versus Diablo 4 / New Diablo Game – Full Summary”. It’s an interesting, speculative, post about what the future of the Diablo series could be.

* Reddit Diablo has another Forum post titled: [Anniversary] “I remember when…”. Players posted their favorite, and least favorite, memories of Diablo 3, now that the game has had its 4th anniversary. “I remember… Error 37!”

* TataSinke featured Shattered Soulstone episode 118 in his New Tristram News (May 9, 2016 edition). Thanks, TataSinke!


Episode 118 – May the Loot Be With You

In this episode, Breja and Jen talk about Blizzcon, review what they’ve been up to in Season Six, mention a bunch of Diablo related news, and as point out awesome fan created stuff. There’s a whole lot packed into this episode!

In this episode:

* We read and responded to tweets from: @jnole1973, @The_Breja, @Slugnutty, @queenofhaiku, @TheWMWorkshop, @Cybrwolf0, @Walkman8, @CruentusRelic, @josukeshair, @Vespertilio1189, @thealenationer, @enceladusxp, @eG_acefisher1, @Dredscythe, and @Hasteur.

Here are the tweets that included screenshots or photos:

From @ladybirdness

From @ladybirdness

From @thealienationer

From @enceladusxp

From @eG_acefisher1

From @eG_acefisher1

@Hasteur

Thank you to everyone who sent Tweets to the show. Send us a tweet @ShatteredStone and we will read it on the next episode!

* We got email (with audio) from @Ceraphus – who is a host of The Sundering Podcast. Those of you who are going to be at Blizzcon this year should definitely check out Con Before the Storm. The hosts of Shattered Soulstone have attended the party in the past and highly recommend it. Please check out the Con Before the Storm Kickstarter for more information (and to help the event grow).

* We also got email (including some audio) from Algaron and from Ambience. Send your comments, questions, and Diablo related stories to show@ShatteredSoulstone.com and we will share it on the next show.

Links for you to Visit:

* Community Manager Nevalisits posted “First Look – Season 6 Journey” on battle.net. It has good information about what to expect from Season 6.

* Forum Post on battle.net: “What’s Your Favorite D2 and D3 Boss Fight?” is where players (and Community Manager Nevalistis) are sharing their favorite boss fights from each game.

* Forum Post on battle.net: “Gem Upgrades on PTR Reverted to Snail’s Pace” is about, as you may have guessed from the title, the slowness of gem upgrades. Community Manager Kauza responds and clarifies things.

* Community Manager Nevalistis posted “First Look – Season 6 Rewards” on battle.net. It includes information about new cosmetic rewards, Season Journey rewards, information about how to unlock Haedrig’s Gift, and details about each of the sets that are being offered this season.

* Check out the photos of the Legendary Swag Blizzard employees get for 5 years of service – the 5 Year Sword! (You might also find a transog for it in-game).

* Quin posted a video titled: “D3: How to get: Helm of the Cranial Crustacean [Patch 2.4.1]”

* Quin posted a video titled “D3: The Ultimate 2.4.1 COSMETICS Guide!”

* Tatasinke featured Shattered Soulstone episode 117 in his New Tristram News.

* Reddit Diablo has a very helpful Season 6 Megathread for people seeking advice about Season 6.

* Reddit Diablo has a Season 6 Looking For Group Megathread for those who want to find a group to play with during Season 6.

* Frenone posted a video titled “Imperius Speedpainting by Frenone”

* Leviathan posted a video called “[Diablo 3] Rank 1 (1st Group) Stars Align Conquest – Season 6”

* Leviathan posted a video called “[Diablo 3] Rank 5 (2nd Group) Worlds Apart Conquest – Season 6”

* Jen has started putting together Book of Jen, a Diablo focused website. It is currently a work in progress as she moves her existing Diablo blogs over there from her personal website. So it’s “not ready for prime time”, but it exists.