Episode 103 – Party in Mah Pants

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 103rd episode we are back at almost full strength (in more ways than one) with Jen rejoining us. We then get down to business and discuss what we’ve been up to: Jen completed Chapter 4 of her seasonal journey, Breja spoiled a Pizza, and Nevik’s static charge has been nullified.

In this episode:

  • We read, and respond to an audio email from 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!
  • We, well Nevik, failed to come up with a timely Question of the Show this week, but we did come up with one for our next show! What do you hope to hear out of Blizzcon 2015? Let us know and all responses will be read on episode 104! Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.
  • Botting is still very much on not only our minds, but those of our listeners. Especially after someone on Twitch managed to accidentally stream their bot running. We continue the discussion at length (maybe too long?) about some of the possibilities as to why there hasn’t been a response from Blizzard and Team 3 yet.
  • Jen is back with another installed of Jen’s Lore Corner this time delving in to the lore behind King Leoric’s beheaded wife, Queen Asylla.

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  • With Blizzcon 2015 ALMOST HERE there has been a lot of Diablo-themed cosplay popping up on the internets. Mr. Jechgo captured some at the Quebec City Comiccon 2015 (along with a lot of other cosplay).

Other Entertainment/Games:

  • From now on this segment of the show will be exclusively for our Twitch/YouTube viewers in an effort to reduce editing time and show length. If you want to hear us talk about anything and everything outside of Diablo, then check out our Twitch and YouTube channels.

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Episode 101 – I’ve Got a Big … Bragomancer

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 101th episode we are back for another grand ol’ time with lots of frivolity and cheer. We then get down to business and discuss what we’ve been up to: Nevik cleared a GR60 solo, Lanntonio has been reacquainting himself with Diablo I, and Breja is Mr. Gloomy Psychopants.

In this episode:

  • We read, and respond to an email from Guerilla Law. 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!
  • What under-used class skill would you build a set around? We carried over our Question of the Show from last week and asked for more of your ideas on Twitter on what sets you would create. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.
  • Jen is back with her 5th installment of Jen’s Lore Corner. For this episode she covers the lesser evil Duriel and discusses some of the potential discrepancies in regards to whether he is the “twin” of the lesser evil Andariel.
  • Blizzard finalized the panel schedule for Blizzcon 2015 and officially released it for us to peruse. There is still only one panel on one of the main stages and we discuss what this, the small presence on the show floor, and the four Fireside gatherings being held on the smaller (non-televised) stages means for the future of Diablo III.

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Other Entertainment/Games:

  • THE WALKING DEAD IS BACK! I repeat, the Walking Dead is BACK! Season 6 kicks off with a bang and a parade!

  • Nevik and Breja finally get the chance to discuss episode 6 of Fear the Walking Dead without interruption. Both feel the last episode redeemed the show and are looking forward to sophomore season of the show.

  • Lanntonio caught up on watching a ton of different shows; too many to list individually.

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Episode 95 – LEMON-gendaries

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 95th episode, Nevik does the heavy-lifting all by his lonesome as Breja, Jen, and Lanntonio were sadly unavailable to record. With Season 4 officially open Nevik gets straight to business and talk about what he’s been up to: getting shut down by Kadala.

In this episode:

  • We read and respond to a pair of emails from Pooleh and Funktropus. 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!
  • How did your first weekend of Season 4 go? We inquired on Twitter how kind RNGesus has been to you. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.
  • Season 4 is HERE! Nevik shares his season 4 exploits including the highs and lows sprinkled with a few tips and/or tricks that might help your seasonal journey.
  • OFFICIAL FORUM THREAD MASTERPIECE THEATER IS BACK! With season 4 starting, complaints of the current end-game meta of XP farming trumping everything are popping up and Nevik finds such a thread for our enjoyment. 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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  • This past Tuesday, September 1st, members of the Diablo team answered questions from the Reddit community in another Reddit AMA Diablo Q&A. If you’re not interested in digging through the hefty thread, DiabloFans, BlizzPro, and DiabloII.net all have great round-ups to give you the TLDR.
  • TamplierPainter is back with another amazing piece of art, this time focusing on our favorite Lord of Terror (well … there is only one Lord of Terror), Diablo.

Other Entertainment/Games:

  • Wait. Other games and entertainment exist? It’s not all SEASON 4? We kid, we kid. Without Breja, Nevik skips over talking about the only other thing in the world: Fear the Walking Dead.

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Episode 91 – Loopy Seasonal Gathering

In this episode, Breja and Jen were so excited to talk about Patch 2.3 and the upcoming Season change that they got loopy. Or, maybe that was due to recording later at night than usual. This episode contains the very first “Jen’s Lore Corner”, a new segment in which Jen talks about some of the lore in the “Diablo universe”. Let us know what you think about it.

* Both Breja and Jen have continued to work their way through Season 3. Breja is having success, while Jen is struggling (but not giving up yet).

* This month, Jen is participating in #Blaugust. It is one of those “write a blog every day for a month” projects. As a result, Jen will be writing a whole lot of stuff about Diablo III in August on her No Market Collective Blog. Those who are interested can check out the Diablo III Channel on that blog. If you want to read video game related blogs from other people who are doing #Blaugust, the best way is to search for that hashtag on Twitter.

* We did receive a few emails, but want to save them for the next episode in order to allow more hosts to respond to them. (We also have something fun planned with one of the emails). So, don’t worry! Your email did arrive save and sound. If you have something to share with us about Patch 2.3, the end of Season 3, the upcoming Season 4, or anything else Diablo related, send it to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com!

* We reviewed the tweets that answered the previous Question of the Show, which was: “What should Jen play in Season 4 (HC): Monk or Wizard?” The votes were somewhat unexpected, but did yield an answer.

* Patch 2.3 is coming “soon”. It is currently on the PTR. We discussed Kanai’s Cube, and the potential it has. What do you think of Kanai’s Cube? Are you going to toss stuff in and see what happens? Or, would you prefer to figure out a recipe to use? What’s the coolest thing that came out of Kanai’s Cube for you in the PTR?

* We also talked about the changes to Rifts that Patch 2.3 will bring. Things are about to get a lot less tedious and more streamlined. Thank Akarat!

* Once again, it’s time for the Seasons to change in Diablo III. We discuss the dates that will happen, and review what happens when a Season ends (for those who are new to Seasons). Are you ready for Season 4? Did you get what you wanted out of Season 3, or are you still working on it?

* This episode has the very first “Jen’s Lore Corner” segment. It’s about the lore of Adria. Not every “Jen’s Lore Corner” segment will be this long – some might be shorter. Let us know what you think about this new addition to Shattered Soulstone.

* WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your participation can ensure that the fun Masterpiece Theater 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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Episode 69 – Terrible Threes

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, we catch up with the going-ons from the past month. We then get down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Jen Gurr’d their way up to 70, Nevik had a severe case of Destinitis, Breja is climbing the paragons with his seasonal puke doctor, and LANNTONIO HAS INTERNET ONCE AGAIN!

In this episode:

* We read, and respond to, a solitary email we received from our wonderful EU ambassador, Master Do! We love to hear stories of triumph or tragedy from our listeners, so keep them coming, really!

* We received a mountain of tweets from @xBrokenxFirex, @JCMonkeyD3, @Kagerai_Leblue, @evilgaze, @Paidtokill5440, @grindexp, @Hawgeye_CTR, @sastewart111, @Rilandune, @GENERAL00, @celtherapy, @Kherova, @JeremyTStevens, @scanline75, @HomeTownHero008, @TheWMWorkshop, @astrovert, @Torrack1714, @natekenyon, and our editing master @shawno. 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.

* Has it really been over a month since our last show? Really? Did we, the show, turn three years old on October 12th? Really? Well despite our inconsistent regularity we are back to celebrate our 3rd anniversary and discuss what we’ve been up to since our last show.

* With Blizzcon 2014 just around the corner, we discuss the recent releases of the show schedule as well as the floor map inside the Anaheim Convention Center. There are some notable omissions in the schedule and a mysterious empty spot in Hall C where the Heroes of the Storm demo area was last year. What could this mean? We share our speculations but we would love to hear your thoughts! Shoot us an email or hit us up on Twitter.

* Thanks to our EU community ambassador, Master Do, we now have a new challenge for our listeners to participate in … if they dare! It personifies hardcore to the … well, uhm … core. Look for an official post detailing the rules and guidelines for this hardest of hardcore challenges.

* It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform you that we did not produce an Official Forum Thread Masterpiece theater (again) for this episode. Not to pull a guilt trip, but YOU have the power to not let this happen again! 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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* Have you immersed yourself in the seasonal play? Wondering what your combined paragon level might look like at the conclusion of season one? Check out this combined paragon level calculator from D3BG.org.

* Diablo.IncGamers has put together a handy difficulty comparison chart of Greater Rifts in relation to the existing selectable difficulty levels in Reaper of Souls.

* Do you like Diablo-themed parody songs? Firebird featuring vocals by Scooper and lyrics by Jaetch might ignite your desire to seek out a full Firebird set for the wizard.

* In case you’re not satisfied with only one Diablo-themed parody song, Dreamreaver23 has a pair of parodies, Hey There Kadala and Diablo Holy Grail, to sate your ravenous parody appetite.

* Are you heading to Anaheim for Blizzcon 2014 and spending a few extra days? Blizzard in conjunction with the Anaheim Convention Center has put together a site with deals to help save you some money should you seek out something to do outside of the Blizzcon festivities.

* In case the improbable happens and Josh steps up on the main stage during the opening ceremonies to announce the next Diablo III expansion, Eristhe has put together an amazing piece of concept art for a Shadowthief class. Maybe another class for Nevik to devote his life to?

* XIII Leathercraft put together an amazing Diablo III themed leather pouch. What would you put in it?

* With Blizzcon just around the corner you can expect a bunch of Diablo-themed cosplay to pop up. Emmabellish and husband shared their Auriel and Imperius cosplay that you will see at Blizzcon 2014. Emmabellish also published a video tutorial on the fabric-covered foam armor created for the cosplay.

* Finally, did you know that our EU Community Ambassador, Master Do, is a co-host on a long-running French Diablo podcast? We didn’t either! If you’re fluent in French be sure to check out Diablo Zaures!

Song of the Show:

We’re back on the fan-made cover track with Rayden’s rendition of I am Justice from the Diablo III (chocolate) soundtrack. Starting off almost ethereal Rayden injects some luscious beats as the song matures. You can find more of Rayden’s work on YouTube and Soundcloud.

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