Episode 50 – Rusty Rails

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this LONG OVERDUE episode, we work out our scheduling difficulties and get together to record once again. After dusting off a month’s worth of podcasting rust we attempt to keep the show on the rails and get down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Lanntonio cleared Inferno on the PS3, Nevik has ANOTHER level 60 wizard, Breja squeezed in a tiny bit of time on the Demon Hunter, and Jen has completed the game has cleared Inferno!

In this episode:

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

* We received tweets from @scanline75, @Torrack1714, @Cybrwolf0, @JCMonkeyD3, 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.

* In case you didn’t notice the special intro, the Shattered Soulstone has hit the 50th episode milestone and turned 2 years old! Thank you for being apart of our dear community and coming along with us on the wild ride the show has proven to be.

* Once again we talk about ladders and how dangerous they can be. Oh wait, wrong kind of ladder. Oops! In all seriousness the subject of ladders fosters an interesting debate. Are you planning on starting all over for a new ladder season? Let us know by sending us a tweet or email!

* Following the announcement of auction house removal we discuss the potential for monetization going forward after the announcement of new virtual items to accessorize your Playstation Home and Xbox 360 Avatars with.

* Unfortunately we did not get around to recording our newest segment, Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater, but fear not as it will be making a return for our next episode. To ensure adequate OFTMT represenetation why not head on over to the Official Diablo III forums and record your own reenactment, or hip us to a hilarious thread. Send your Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater audio segments to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

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* If you are unable to attend Blizzcon 2013 and are picking up the Virtual Ticket our parent network, The Dawnforge, is looking for guest-hosts to represent and report on the Diablo-related news at the event. If you would like to guest-host during Dawnforge’s Blizzcon coverage shoot an email to the Papa Kangaroo himself: Dwight@TheDawnforge.com.

* Friend of the show, Jaetch, is back with another wizard build video featuring his Ninja wizard Linessa. While it takes amazing gear to pull the build off in MP10, you can have success even with lesser gear in lower MPs. Give it a shot!

* Our minds have been blown by TaeHyeon Hong’s papercraft artistry of Diablo and Tyrael. Absolutely stunning work, and with paper no less! Head on over his blog for a ton of impressive detail shots of his work.

* There’s still time left to submit your amazing Diablo (or Blizzard) themed pumpkin carving for Blizzard’s Pumpkin Carving Contest 2013. You have until October 29th!

* Nevik failed to mention it during our discussion on ladders in the show, but we suggest you check out Xanth‘s Post Paragon 100 article over at Diablo.IncGamers.

* Listener and friend of the show, Cybrwolf, wrote up a review on the Book of Tyrael on Amazon’s listing for the book. You might just be a tad surprised with the content of his review.

* Brace yourselves folks (and you can blame Master Do for this)! It is time to chill out with some Ice, Ice Baby.

* Remember when Nevik told you all to go out and buy the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow soundtrack? Well, he was a tad off on its availability but come October 29th you will finally be able to pick up this amazing piece of work by composer Oscar Araujo.

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

Song of the Show:

After not having a song to share last episode, we come back strong with a song whose subject matter is near and dear to Nevik’s heart. Check out part 4 of Melkor’s Critical Mass: A Love Story! Be sure to check out more from Melkor on his YouTube channel.

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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Interview with Jaetch

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

Once again we’re back to reinvigorate our series of interviews after some length from our last interview. What better way to breathe life back into this series than bringing on Jaetch, a wizard extraordinaire, to talk about his experiences with the game?

Unfortunately Breja and Lanntonio were unable to make it for the interview but Jen and Nevik held down the fort and had an absolute blast talking all things wizard, allergy placebos, and a dash of Final Fantasy with Jaetch.

Jaetch is an active forum member over at DiabloFans, so be sure to keep an eye out for his posts (which you can easily find through his profile) if you’re interested in elevating your wizard-play to the next level. Also be sure to check out his YouTube channel for his future endeavors into producing video guides.


Episode 41 – Eat a Snickers Nancy

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, we celebrate our very own Jen’s IRL Level Up Day and then we get down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Jen is inching closer to the Skeleton King in Nightmare with her launch night demon hunter, Lanntonio has been hunting for Leoric’s Signet, Breja used the power of an Orange Pet to get his monk to 60, and Nevik mourns the loss of his solo, self-found, no auction house hardcore wizard.

In this episode:

* We read, and respond to, a couple of emails we received from our wonderful listeners. This batch comes to us from Str8UpJack and Master Do. Thank you for the email! Keep them coming, really!

* We received tweets from @HomeTownHero008, @scanline75, @Rilandune, @JCMonkeyD3, @ecwctechguy, @CodyGreeson, @Healzonwheelz, and @Torrack1714. 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 honor of Diablo 3 turning one year old a lot of artists put together some amazing pieces of art, and Blizzard compiled a blog post highlighting all of them! We highly, highly suggest you head on over and check out all of the art!

* If you were a fan of the Book of Cain – which we talked about in episode 6 – we recently found out that Insight Editions is hard at work at putting the final touches on a follow-up of sorts, the Book of Tyrael. Expect this 148 page book of expanded lore to drop sometime in October, that is if, of course, it isn’t delayed.

* Are you a comic book fan? Did you have the foresight to make preparations immediately following the conclusion of Comic-Con 2012 and will be attending Comic-Con 2013? Surprise! Blizzard will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 (running July 18th through the 21st) and will have exclusive swag for you to snag.

* We have a GAME DIRECTOR! We repeat, we HAVE a GAME DIRECTOR! Josh Mosquiera will taking the reigns behind the third installment of this amazing franchise, and he had a message for all of us! We’re behind you Josh, and we hope you’re a HUGE fan of the wizard!

* Our dear friend from France, Master Do, shared with us his little Lego “Demon Hunters”. Thank you Master Do for being such an inspiration! And don’t forget to submit a comment to this episode with your caption for Master Do’s Demon Hunter Ambivalence!

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* Logical FilmsPR decided to put together a fan film based on the worst class in the game, errr we mean the Puke Doctor! Alright, alright … the Witch Doctor! Check it out, it’s pretty cool!

* If you aren’t getting enough puke action in your Diablo 3 game-time, ChromeOnRust shared a video highlighting a build he is using that is fairly MP10-viable, the BatDog!

* In case you’re not a fan of the puke doctor (like Nevik) then maybe you’re looking for a fun wizard build that has a very specific theme. Behold the NINJA WIZARD! Jaetch decided that his secondary wizard wasn’t getting enough love and put together this themed build for fun-sies.

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

Song of the Show:

You’ll notice that following the close of our show there was a piece of amazing music. For our very first “song of the show” Nevik decided to share with you the amazing “Serious Danger” by A_Rival (@8bitpimp) from his brand new album TRUTHCANNON. If you like what you hear, then buy the entire album (you can preview the entire thing beforehand if you wish) and check out his older work too!

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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