Episode 115 – Lanntonio’s Monologue

In this episode, Breja starts out in a solo game. Lanntonnio joined in later, bringing with him the Strength In Numbers buff. Jen was absent after being defeated by the California Pollen Boss. They will be back whenever the resurrection timer finally counts down.

In this episode:

* We read and respond to tweets from: @thealienationer, @ShatteredStone, @The_Breja, @guerilla_law, @jnole1973, @Slugnutty, @AcidTearz111, @Tatasinke, @DaytimeShark, @4daHorde2, @Hawgeye_ctr, @deadgreed1812, and @Walkman8

Here is the screenshot that @guerilla_law sent to the show:
Screenshot sent in by @guerilla_law

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

* QUESTION OF THE SHOW: “How could D3’s social aspect be improved? Tell us your ideas!” Tweet your answer to @ShatteredStone.

* We read and respond to an email from Funktropus. Send your comments, questions, and Diablo related stories to show@ShatteredSoulstone.com and we will share it on the show.

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* Battle.net made a Forum post titled Diablo II 1.14a. They released a new patch for Diablo II !!!

* Turret posted a detailed list of what’s in PTR Patch 2.4.1 – 2.4.1.36353

* Community Manager Nevalistis made a post titled: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Anniversary Giveaway Now Live! They have some pretty cool prizes that somebody will win! Everybody who enters the giveaway gets 20% their next purchase of Diablo items on the Blizzard Gear Store.

* Blizzard put together a detailed post titled: Developer Insights: Legendary Gem Updates. It delves into the purpose of Legendary Gems, and points out the changes that are being made to some of them.

* Diablolii.net has an interesting post called “Patch 2.4.1 New Virtual Pets”. It has information about cosmetic items, wings, and new virtual pets that players have found in Patch 2.4.1 on the PTR.

* Tatasinke updates his New Tristram News weekly with news about Diablo III and many other Blizzard games. Shattered Soulstone was featured in the March 14, 2016, edition (which you can find in the Archives).


Episode 94 – Kill Many, Many Goblins

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 94th episode, we are down Jen and Lanntonio but fret not as the odd couple of Nevik and Breja hold down the fort. With Season 3 completed, Patch 2.3 deployed, and season 4 just around the corner we get straight to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Breja finally had Kadala put out and Nevik has No Time for Losers.

In this episode:

  • We read and respond to a bunch of emails from Funktropus, Master Do, Aahz, and Ttosk. 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!
  • Do you like cross-game promotions? We inquired on Twitter your thoughts on the Heroes of the Storm and Diablo 3 promotions. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.
  • PATCH 2.3 IS HERE! As you might imagine we spend a lot of time discussing our experiences with the new patch and run down the major features of it. Are you enjoying Patch 2.3? We sure are; feels like a mini-expansion wouldn’t you say?
  • WE NEED YOUR HELP! 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.

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  • With the addition of Torment VII-X Blizzard was kind enough to provide us with the numerical modifiers for the new difficulty levels. There are other modifiers, however, and Diabloii.net published an article with rough estimates as to those values.

Other Entertainment/Games:

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Episode 90 – Rifts Gone Pear-Shaped

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 90th episode, we keep to the dynamic duo formula although this time around we substitute in our dear allergy-sufferer Jen! After catching up with Jen we get down to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Jen has been keeping her crusade rolling, and Nevik kept getting terminated (his games on the PTR at least).

In this episode:

* For the first time in a long time we did not receive a single email! Might have been related to the delayed release of ep89 and recording ep90 only a day later. Nevertheless, 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!

* We received a more moderate amount of tweets from @CruentusRelic, @Diablo, @josukeshair, @shawno, @Kherova, @RealTimeFM, @Loremaster_Omki, @NeinballGamer, and @guerilla_law. Thank you for your tweets. Don’t forget that you, too, can send in your thoughts via social media outlets such as FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter.

* With Patch 2.3 bringing in Torment 7-10 we posed the question on Twitter asking how you felt about their addition. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.

* We take a trip down memory lane thanks to a tweet (seemingly out of time) from @RealTimeFM (aka Rioriel) asking where he could find those pesky Pages of Jewelcrafting (!!).

* We lost a legendary icon of the gaming industry this past weekened. Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo, passed on Saturday, July 11th. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Image courtesy of Kotaku & Gawker Media.

* WE NEED YOUR HELP! 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.

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* Come Patch 2.3 Slow-rolling” Greater Rifts will be a thing of the past. Flux, from Diabloii.net, shares his experiences and thoughts from the PTR with this change.

* Fresh from the PTR we bring a pair of Hammerdin videos for you to enjoy: TryHardGaming’s Hammerdin and Leviathan’s Hammer Spammer Crusader.

Other Entertainment/Games:

* #GETHYPE! The world’s largest fighting game tournament, Evo’15, is happening THIS WEEKEND! You can watch all of the action over at the Twitch Evo event page.

* Looking for a nice night of binge Nextflix’ng? Nevik recently watched SyFy’s mini-series, Ascension, and gave it two big thumbs up.

* Never forgotten.

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