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.

Links for you to Visit:

* 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 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.

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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Episode 89 – Up Late with BONUS DUCKS

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 89th episode, our odd couple of Nevik and Breja return after a brief week off for the holidays. After some slices of life we get down to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Nevik managed to briefly hop on the PTR, and Breja nearly had his follower get him killed.

In this episode:

* We read and respond to a bunch of emails from Ruuak, Rilandune, Saldarya, and frequent contributor Funktropus. As if that wasn’t enough we also received another audio from Kagerai Leblue. 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 @HomeTownHero008, @Rilandune, @EYedgar0111, @Kherova, @josukeshair, @gorgonzer, @shawno, @N3rdwards, and @grindexp. 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 the Patch 2.3 PTR in full swing we posed the question on Twitter asking what about the patch has you most excited. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.

* Have you been able to sink any time in to the Patch 2.3 PTR? Breja and Nevik haven’t had much luck, but never fear! We shall persevere and bring our own unique perspectives on everything in Patch 2.3 for the duration of the PTR before it hits the live servers.

* Speaking of perspectives, Nevik has slightly warmed on the addition of Torment VII through Torment X. He isn’t alone as Flux, from Diabloii.net, shared his brief thoughts on the new difficulty levels. What say you? Are you looking forward to being able to run the rough equivalent of Greater Rift 45 while doing bounties? Share your thoughts by emailing the show at Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

* 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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* D3Planner.com has been updated with support for the Kanai’s Cube. In case you find yourself in a long queue you can head on over and mess around with the planner to get your fix?

* Another week, another Play Your Way Thursday build; this time Corvid’s Bubble Trouble Wizard build was featured.

* Transmog has been a popular feature and now in addition to Lt. Lunatic’s weekly transmog article on Blizzpro there is a new site dedicated entirely to Diablo transmog, D3Transmog.com.

* As you might expect, the YouTube video coverage of Patch 2.3 has been extremely active. This week we highlight TryHard Gaming’s overview of Kanai’s Cube, Meathead Mikhail’s overview of the changes to Nephalem/Greater Rifts, and finally Quin C’s overview of the new monk set, Uliana’s Stratagem.

* Ever wonder what 10 attacks per second would look like? Well Boka Jipooki achieved such a feat. It’s completely not viable for high-level play, but that doesn’t diminish the accomplishment. Well done sir, well done.

* Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm DeviantArt contest has been narrowed down to 25 amazing semi-finalists. We don’t envy the judges as every piece is amazing in its own right. (For all 2000+ entries head on over to DeviantArt’s Heroes contest gallery)

* You’ve heard us sing the praises of TamplierPainter before, but let’s follow it up with one of his speed paint videos of Imperius. Absolutely amazing work and it’s mind-blowing watching the entire process.

Other Entertainment/Games:

* Knights, Knights, Knights of Sidonia … Ah, Ah, Ah

* Isn’t Clive Own just so dreamy? While not the greatest fantasy movie ever, Last Knights is worth the rental.

* Happy Fourth of July! 1776 is an annual tradition in the Breja household. Looks fun?

https://youtu.be/mAfjiUZEU94

* Seems the Terminator franchise keeps re-writing itself with this latest entry: Terminator: Genisys.

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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