Episode 125 – Playing Solo

In this episode, Jen babbles on about Diablo III all by themself while fighting a sinus infection and bad allergies. Hopefully, ya’ll will find this episode entertaining anyway.

In this episode:

* I share what I’ve been up to in Diablo III by talking about missing Achievement Toasts (that turned into Achievement Toast Spam), and how far I’ve gotten in the Season Journey.

* The new question of the show is: What’s your best advice on how to master a set dungeon? Send an email with your ideas to show@shatteredsoulstone.com.

* I read and responded to tweets from: @shawno, @thealienationer, @nevikjames, and @KatzuHSMedia.

* I read and responded to an awesome email from RumClub. Thanks for the email!

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.

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* Chris Metzen is retiring from Blizzard Entertainment!

* Josh Mosqueira is now part of Bonfire Studios.

* Wyatt Cheng addressed a common question from the Barbarian Community in Developer Chronicles: Wrath of the Wastes.

* There was a Diablo Live Art Session at Gamescom 2016. It featured Senior Diablo III artist Paul David who drew the Dark Wanderer. ….Why did he pick the Dark Wanderer? Speculation abounds!

* Moonware Picture and Productions MTK4 is making a Diablo fan film called Diablo: Rise of the Demon Hunter.

* Game Dev Unchained interviewed Jay Wilson in their Episode 46 – “Directing Diablo 3 and dealing with burnout featuring Jay Wilson”.

* Dreadscythe on BlizzPro wrote an interesting article titled Developer Hell #2 – Paragon: “A Tale Of Two Cities”.

* Diabloii.net posted an interview with Community Manager Grimiku: “One life to live: Behind the Blue Veil Interview with Diablo’s Grimiku”.

* There’s an amusing Forum Post on Battle.net titled “2 Cents on Stash Space Tied to Seasons”.


Episode 123 – Director Who?

In this episode, Lanntonio is joined by Vespertillo (also known as Dylan). Breja is busy this week, and Jen is struggling to cope with the start of ragweed season (so they aren’t in this episode).

In this episode:

* They share what’s going on in their real lives before discussing what they each have been up to in-game as Season 6 came to its end. Those of you who wanted to learn more about Monk builds or Witch Doctor builds are in for a treat! They also have some advice about set dungeons and where to find pets and cosmetics.

* They mention the Diablo II videos that feature Lanntonio and Verspertillo playing the game together.

* They read and responded to tweets from: @Shawno, @Medros, and @Lanntonio.

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.

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* Polygon reported that Josh Mosqueira has left Blizzard Entertainment.

* Starting with that news, Lanntonio and Vespertillo went into a discussion about what the future of the Diablo franchise might be like. What do you think will happen? Send your thoughts to Show@Shatteredsoulstone.com or tweet us @ShatteredStone!

* Nevalistis posted a blog titled: “First-Look – Season 7 Journey”.

* Nevalistis also created a Forum post titled: Welcome Back Tyvalir!

* “Play Your Way Thursday” featured Sindro’s “Convection Barb” Build.

* Leviathan posted a video titled “[Diablo 3] Season 7 Preview – Haedrig’s Gift & Seasonal Journey Rework”.

* Rhykker posted a video called “Diablo 4 job postings, Diablo 3’s future, “Dark Prophet” Expansion Hoax”

* Wyatt Cheng added a comment, and an apology, on the Forum Post titled: “Location of Khazra (Fallen) Pennant?” In short, Wyatt Cheng apologizes that they made a mistake and certain items that were intended to be extremely rare did not appear at all.


Episode 42 – Back in My Day

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, we’re down a Breja after a medical scare over the weekend, but after reassuring everyone that everyone is okay we then get down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Nevik is slowly making progress with his special HC wizard, Lanntonio now has a hardcore puke doctor, and Jen fired some bolts into the cold dead (again) corpse of the Skeleton King in Nightmare.

In this episode:

* We read, and respond to, another mountain of emails we received from our wonderful listeners. This batch comes to us from Str8UpJack, Torrack, Daws and Rilandune. Thank you for the email! Keep them coming, really!

* We received tweets from @Rilandune, @9PadGaming, @Torrack1714, @shawno, @scanline75, and our very own @QueenofHaiku. 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 E3 having come and gone we spend some time discussing the console version of Diablo III set to unleash hell on the couch later this year on September 3rd. Check out the Multiplayer trailer as well as an Gametrailers.com All Access interview with Game Director, Josh Mosquiera and Production Director, John Hight

* As prompted by our dear listener, Str8UpJack, we reminisce on features of old that we miss as well as some that we don’t miss from Diablo I and Diablo II. What features do you miss, or not miss?

* “Ladder Resets” is tossed around every now and then as a potential fix to the spiraling economy in Diablo III so we, after a very verbose prompting by our good friend Rilandune, try to explain what a ladder reset is and how it could address some of the issues.

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* If you’re looking forward to the console version of Diablo III and planning on picking it up for the Playstation 3 you might want to consider pre-ordering it to gain access to some bonus items? What bonus items? Check out Blizzard’s blog post to find out what you’ll get for pre-ordering as well as some Playstation exclusive items you can expect to find.

Game Director Josh Mosquiera at E3

* It has been quite some time since we’ve mentioned Matthew Rossi’s supremely impressive dissection of the Diablo III storyline. We highly recommend reading his thoughts presented in his blog post, Diablo 3, gnostic overtones, and the plot threads.

* In our console discussion we digressed just long enough to mention the Xbox One(Eighty) and Nevik mentioned a scathing article posted on a public-facing military news site titled “A Sin Against All Service Members“. The article is now moot, but you can still check out the web-cache of it to see the ramifications of an “always online” device for our military service members stationed abroad.

* “Oh Ffffffuuuuuuuddddgggggeeeee” always a classic quote from the greatest Christmas movie ever made.

* During our discussion of death penalties, Jen mentioned an old MMO she used to play called Meridian 59. If you’re curious, it is free to play, but is extremely dated – check it out if you wish.

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

Song of the Show:

For this episode we go back to Diablo’s roots with a remix of the track you would hear in Tristram from Diablo I. Tristram Village Remix is an amazing piece by Soundcloud user Drugis. Unfortunately his account seems to have been abandoned, but maybe someday we’ll hear something new from him.

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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