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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Episode 43 – Reset This

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, Breja rejoins the crew after things finally return to normal in his household. We then get down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Jen has been dodging planes falling from the skies, Nevik is returns to the land of the hardcore, Breja is slicing through the levels with his demon hunter, and Lanntonio almost coined a new use for Error 37.

In this episode:

* We read, and respond to, another mountain of emails we received from our wonderful listeners. This batch comes to us from Master Do, Rilandune, and CkRtech. Thank you for the email! Keep them coming, really!

* We received tweets from @Rilandune, @HomeTownHero008, @Diablo, @Jaetch, @Medros, @yinxy, and our very own @Lanntonio. 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.

* In case we didn’t explain well enough what a ladder reset is and what it could mean for the future of Diablo 3 our good friend Chris (@CkRtech) shared his thoughts and we give our feedback on what he would prefer to see with a couple of potential resets.

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* Our good friend Rilandune was wondering where he could get his hands on some authentic Shattered Soulstone swag, so we finally announced it on the podcast. If you would like to get your hands on some show swag, head on over to our bare bones Shattered Soulstone Cafepress store.

* If you’ve jumped on the hardcore train and pressed into the 50s, you may have noticed that things get a little more dicey. Flux over at Diablo.IncGamers posted an article, Beware the Fearsome 50s, on how easy it is to overlook the inherent danger in Hell while powering through to get back to Inferno.

* Not sure what to do with your followers? Or not sure on how useful they can be? AshTag posted a very informative guide on the official Diablo 3 forums detailing everything you could ever want to know about just how effective and useful the three followers can be.

* Once you start progressing through the monster power levels in Inferno there will come a time where you will wonder if it would be better to socket your weapon with an emerald or a ruby. Well wonder no longer if you can make out the maths of Diablo.IncGamers‘ theory-crafting expose on Emeralds vs Rubies.

* After Patch 1.0.8 there has been a shake-up in the world of most efficient XP farming runs. Official Diablo 3 forum user HuanAK provided an in-depth analysis of what he has found to be the three most efficient and effective farming paths.

* Curious about the MP10 viable Puke Doctor builds? LastZoul has you covered with his YouTube compendium of MAX DPS Witch Doctor builds.

* Despite the namesake, Archon the Wizard isn’t a one-trick pony and has some ideas on how to fix the Demon Hunter in this video.

Tatasinke is back with another edition of his Paper.li newspaper, the New Tristram News. Check it out and subscribe!

Song of the Show:

Surely everyone knows that we aren’t just fans of all things Blizzard but are true avid gamers, right? This episode’s song – I Victory Crouch You by Synthetic Division – diverges from the Diablo theme and comes to us inspired by the Halo universe. Check out Synethic Division’s full discography over at Bandcamp, Facebook, ReverbNation and Myspace.

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Episode 36 – Good Morning Nevik

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, our dear family is whole once again as the Breja returns to regale us with his exquisite knowledge of auction systems. Yet before this riveting Auction House 101 the crew sits down and gets down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Jen is in Hell (in more than one way), Breja snuck in some time on his wizard (and barbarian), Nevik is sleepy and dreaming of Super Hexagons, and Lanntonio cleared Inferno with his hardcore barbarian!

In this episode:

* We read, and respond to, an email we received from our wonderful listener, Rev. Thank you for the email! Keep them coming, really!

* We received tweets from @CkRtech, @Shawno, @Tatasinke, @Medros, @theRealJFrench, @eG_acefisher1, @zesty1986, and @marineblace! 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.

* We finally got around to briefly discussing the exceptionally long forum post, The Salvation of Diablo 3: A Guide by Gosu, but we’re still looking to hear what you think! So give the thread a gander, take some notes, collect your thoughts and then send us an email, or participate on our forums to discuss some or all of the points Gosu brought up.

* We tangent into yet another discussion on itemization as prompted by Gosu’s (follow-up) thread and the first part of the second Developer Q&A which focused on itemization itself. What do you think about the potential changes? Is it enough? Send us an email and tell us what you think!

* We discuss the sizzle reel of the Playstation 3 version of Diablo 3 that was released at PAX East 2013. It is definitely a little different looking. Let us know what your opinions are by sending us an email or participating in a thread on our community forums.

Links for you to Visit:

* Our listener, Rev, provided us a link to a YouTube video by Moldran that better explains the exploit that some unscrupulous Diablo 3 players were using that prompted the change to how bids are handled in the auction house.

* Be sure to check out Dred’s site Diablo Expressions and Sibcoe’s official Red Team Gaming site. There you will find links to consume everything Dred and Sibcoe are producing.

* Our dear Papa Kangaroo, Medros, shared with us a link to an amazing replica of Tyrael’s sword, the Sword of Justice, by DeviantArt user and cosplayer Chiaku.

* Tatasinke is back with another edition of his New Tristram News paper.li site. Head on over and check it out!

* DeviantArt user Tamplier Painter is back at it with another piece of amazing artwork. Check out this amazing piece of fan art of Lyndon, the scroundel, as well as the rest of their work!

* Nevik mentioned that he’s been mesmerized by an addicting little game by the name of Super Hexagon. What is Super Hexagon? Check out the following video and prepare to pick your jaw up off the ground. (It really is possible to do what you see, we think ^^). Why not pick it up while it’s still on sale?

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