Episode 134: Necroitis is Back!

Show notes originally posted by Vespertilio

In this episode, Vespertilio takes on the show solo and talks about what his plans are for Season 10 and also brings up the latest and greatest about the Necromancer and other news.

In this episode:

* Vesper talks about his plans for Season 10 and why.

* More news on the Necromancer revealed!

* The latest and greatest news and updates about season 10 revealed.

* You might be wondering why you haven’t heard Lanntonio on Shattered Soulstone in a while. The reason is a sad one. The apartment that Lanntonio and his family were living in had a fire, and they lost almost everything.

There is a Fire Tragedy Fund GoFundMe set up to help Lanntonio and his family. Please consider donating to it if you can (and/or posting the GoFundMe on social media so others can help, too.)

Not sure what book to get from Audible? Jen recommends The Devouring by Richard Taylor. Jen narrated the book, and Shawn (editor of Shattered Soulstone) edited it.

* No tweets are read this episode. Listen to find out why.

* We read and responded to Facebook messages from Shattered Soulstone and Brian Clark. Thank you for sending us a message!

Got something to say? Send a tweet to @ShatteredStone or message us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shatteredsoulstone and we will read it off in the next episode. Or, you can send an email to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com. We will read it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/60i075/season_10_megathread/ – Ultimate Guide to Season 10

* https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/20597129/necromancer-update-the-meleemancer-3-14-2017 – Necromancer Update!

* https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/20594606/blizzcon%C2%AE-2017-takes-over-anaheim-november-3-and-4-3-14-2017 – Blizzcon Tickets and Dates!

https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/20631435/first-look-season-10-3-17-2017 – Official First Look at Season 10

* https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/20635661/seasons-on-console-3-20-2017 – Seasons are now on Console!

* https://us.battle.net/forums/en/d3/topic/20753158765 – Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista

* https://www.diabloii.net/blog/comments/diablo-3-reaper-of-souls-turns-three – Reaper of Souls Third Year Anniversary (March 25, 2014)

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NikfJGWMakk – Rhykker’s Top Ten Builds List for Season 10

* https://www.diabloii.net/blog/comments/blizzard-reveals-starcraft-remastered-classic-games-team-focusing-sc – Starcraft Remastered


Episode 131 – I’m Late?!

In this episode, Vesper is all by himself – doing his first solo Shattered Soulstone episode. He mentions what he’s been up to outside of Sanctuary, including both real life stuff and the other video games he’s been playing.

* Vesper reviews how the end of Season 8 went for him. Vesper was playing a Monk, so there is a lot of details about Monk builds and skills. Later, Vesper talks about what he decided to do for Season 9 and the reasons for his choices.

* The Question of the Show is: What are some personal big goals that you have for Diablo III?
Let us know by tweeting your answer @ShatteredStone Or, you can send an email to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

* You might be wondering why you haven’t heard Lanntonio on Shattered Soulstone in a while. The reason is a sad one. The apartment that Lanntonio and his family were living in had a fire, and they lost almost everything.

There is a Fire Tragedy Fund GoFundMe set up to help Lanntonio and his family. Please consider donating to it if you can (and/or posting the GoFundMe on social media so others can help, too.)

Not sure what book to get from Audible? Jen recommends The Devouring by Richard Taylor. Jen narrated the book, and Shawn (editor of Shattered Soulstone) edited it.

* We read and responded to tweets from @Mjpenn316, @RhoWoW, and @Dredscythe. Thank you, everyone, for sending us a tweet!

Links for you to Visit:

* In case you missed it, Season 8 has ended, and Season 9 has started.

* Nevalistis responded to a Forum Post titled “The Facebook Q&A Sucked!

* The video of the Facebook Live Q&A is now on YouTube.

* Nevalistis posted a blog with details about Season 9. It includes a list of the sets that each Class will get from Haedrig’s Gift in Season 9.

* Blizzard Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo with a bunch of new, fun, Diablo related stuff that will appear not only in Diablo but also in other Blizzard games.

* Forum Post: “Why we need to stop complaining about D3”

* Matt Rossi at Blizzard Watch posted a lore article titled: Know Your Lore: The loose ends of the Diablo Story


Episode 129 – Necromanceritis

Jen and Vesper excitedly discuss the Necromancer class that was revealed at BlizzCon 2016. Can’t wait to play one, and check out the new sets, Legendaries, and skills!

In this episode:

* Vesper and Jen share what they’ve been up to in-game – including both successes and disasters.

* You might be wondering why you haven’t heard Lanntonio on Shattered Soulstone in a while. The reason is a sad one. The apartment that Lanntonio and his family were living in had a fire, and they lost almost everything.

There is a Fire Tragedy Fund GoFundMe set up to help Lanntonio and his family. Please consider donating to it if you can (and/or posting the GoFundMe on social media so others can help, too.)

* We read and responded to tweets from @aliennationer, @nevikjames, @Mjpenn316, @Shawno, and @The_Breja.

Got something to say? Send a tweet to @ShatteredStone and we will read it off in the next episode. Or, you can send an email to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com. We will read it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* Wyatt Cheng wrote Developer Chronicles: Armor of Akkhan, in which he discusses what the Developers are considering doing to make the Armor of Akkahn’s more special.

* Restoring the Balance – Necromancer Overview has a lot of details about the upcoming Necromancer class.

* Nevalistis posted Patch.2.4.3 PTR Now Available. It has good information for people who have never been on the PTR and want to learn how to do it.

* Tyvalir posted Patch 2.4.3 PTR Patch Notes which has some information about the 20th Anniversary Event (and what might be a pre-event).

* Did you miss out on something that was revealed at BlizzCon 2016? You can catch up by checking out the BlizzCon Recap Day 1 and the BlizzCon Recap Day 2 blogs that Blizzard put together.

* Neinball and Leviathan from Westmarch Workshop did a BlizzCon Wrapup with Westmarch Workshop video at BlizzCon:

* Neinball and Leviathan did a Diablo interview with Matthew Berger and Julia Humphreys

* IGN has a video of the First 16 Minutes of Diablo 1 in Diablo 3 – Anniversary Patch


Episode 99 – Cobalt is 3007

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 99th episode, Breja and Nevik are back to share stories in and out of game. With a few tangents out of the way we dive straight to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Breja finally found some Jeram’s Bracers, and Nevik made a push with his Barbarian.

In this episode:

  • We had one of those rare occurrences where we did not receive an email from one of our wonderful listeners. 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!
  • Last weekend was DOUBLE BOUNTY BAG weekend! Did you split-farm and acquire more act-specific materials than you know to do with? Hopefully we will see more weekends with special community buffs in the future.
  • Sadly no Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater this week, but it WILL be back. Next week? Maybe? 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.

Links for you to Visit:

Other Entertainment/Games:

  • First off, we’re sorry. We did not hold back on our Fear the Walking Dead discussion. We took a very deep dive and talked about almost every aspect of episode 5, but it was necessary to fully explore our feelings and come out the other side more positive than going in.
  • Fan of musicals? Breja and familia do and recently started watching Glee and they are really enjoying it.
  • The Amazing Race is back and is always entertaining. Be sure to catch this show Friday nights on CBS.

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 54 – The Grindstone

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, we are down two co-hosts as both Jen and Breja were indisposed. Not to worry, we pulled in our good friends Dred and Betta from GrindEXP.com to fill in. We then get down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Lanntonio is on a crusade, Nevik is loving the wizard changes in Reaper of Souls and our guests are knee-deep in streaming their exploits in the beta.

In this episode:

* We unfortunately had one of those blue moon shows in that we did not receive a single email from our dear listeners. We love hearing from you, so keep those emails coming!

* We received tweets from @HomeTownHero008, @pergosmaster, @CM_Nevalistis, @Jaetch, @grindexp, @JCMonkeyD3, and @Foqbupog. 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 posed the question on Twitter seeking your feedback on the liberal use of BoA (bind on account) items present in the Reaper of Souls beta. Be sure to follow our show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.

* With the Reaper of Souls friends and family beta now two weeks old we share our fairly extensive experiences in progression in Torment difficulty. From the good to the bad, we cover mostly every nuance as it exists presently in the beta. Warning: There’s a ton of wizard talk. You wouldn’t expect any less now would you?

* This episode marks a very special Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater as we have our very first listener submission for the segment! As always we are looking for your participation with this fun segment, send your Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater audio segments (or humorous forum threads) to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

This episode’s Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater segment bed music included Rondeau from Sinfonie de Fanfares by Jean-Joseph Mouret and Pannonia Boundless by Alexandra Vrebalov.

 Links for you to Visit:

* Community manager Nevalistis has been collecting all of the Reaper of Souls Friends and Family Beta sources in a handy-dandy round-up blog. If you can’t get enough, be sure to check it out to hopefully satiate your hunger.

* If the new difficulty system has you all confoozled YouTube user GamebyNumber has you covered with his early analysis of each difficulty setting in Reaper of Souls.

* DiabloFans recently took the time to do something different other than report on the news and put together a compilation of three well thought-out suggestions from Mr. Monstrous, DamienJohn and forum member Ropp. While there’s very little chance for these suggestions to be implemented by launch, it does serve as brain-food for what could potentially come post-launch!

* Twitch.tv broadcaster Zisspire put together a video on YouTube highlight an extremely effective (dare we say too effective?) wizard build lovingly coined “The Need 4 Speed” that works on the Reaper of Souls beta.

* Although Nevik made it abundantly clear that he isn’t a fan of the necromancer, that didn’t cloud his judgement on an amazing piece of concept art by Sammael for what the necromancer might look like in Diablo III.

* Finally we would like to remind teh internets that beta is beta and to not get too worked up over what we are seeing out of the Reaper of Souls friends and family beta. Things are still very much in development and will change before and after Reaper of Souls is launched.

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

Song of the Show:

Feeling a little bit nostalgic? Well we have you covered with this episode’s Song of the Show. Diablo 2 Remix by noi1989 takes the sound effects out of Diablo II and combines them resulting in a piece of music that is almost gothic industrial in its tone.

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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