Episode 93 – Monkin’ the Squiggles, Who’s Drek?

In our 93rd episode, we are back in stride and at full strength with Nevik returning to the show! After patching ourselves together we get down to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Nevik might reach paragon 500 before season 3 ends, Jen continues their quest for 400 seasonal points, Breja’s BonusDuck has gone fowl, and Lanntonio loves his Spider Queen.

In this episode:

  • We read and respond to a bunch of emails from Alisaunder, Hawgeye, Guerilla Law, Funktropus, and Khendrin. As if that wasn’t enough Hawgeye’s email contained an extra special treat with an audio from him and . 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!
  • With season 3 coming to a close, we inquired, on Twitter, about your accomplishments during the season. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.
  • Patch 2.3 and Season 4 is just around the corner and we discuss what our plans are during the in-between times.
  • Blizzard cross-game promotions are in full swing right now with Diablo III and Heroes of the Storm players being able to obtain cosmetic rewards for playing each game. Are you a fan of cross-game promotions, or are you solely a Diablo player?
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  • Love him or hate him, Manner Cookie has pulled some of the top theory-crafters and Diablo streamers to discuss high-level issues surrounding Diablo III for the 2nd State of Sanctuary Youtube-cast.

Other Entertainment/Games:

  • Do you love Sid Meier’s Civilization game series? Do you love Civ V? Do you love others playing Civ V? Then maybe you should check out BAStart Gaming on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/rrkWA3KX7Zg?list=PLhJDYadvu5ROFa4uaGxN1CKDiQZmpOJxS

  • Fear the Walking Dead!

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Episode 90 – Rifts Gone Pear-Shaped

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 90th episode, we keep to the dynamic duo formula although this time around we substitute in our dear allergy-sufferer Jen! After catching up with Jen we get down to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Jen has been keeping her crusade rolling, and Nevik kept getting terminated (his games on the PTR at least).

In this episode:

* For the first time in a long time we did not receive a single email! Might have been related to the delayed release of ep89 and recording ep90 only a day later. Nevertheless, 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 @CruentusRelic, @Diablo, @josukeshair, @shawno, @Kherova, @RealTimeFM, @Loremaster_Omki, @NeinballGamer, and @guerilla_law. 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 Patch 2.3 bringing in Torment 7-10 we posed the question on Twitter asking how you felt about their addition. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.

* We take a trip down memory lane thanks to a tweet (seemingly out of time) from @RealTimeFM (aka Rioriel) asking where he could find those pesky Pages of Jewelcrafting (!!).

* We lost a legendary icon of the gaming industry this past weekened. Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo, passed on Saturday, July 11th. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Image courtesy of Kotaku & Gawker Media.

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* Come Patch 2.3 Slow-rolling” Greater Rifts will be a thing of the past. Flux, from Diabloii.net, shares his experiences and thoughts from the PTR with this change.

* Fresh from the PTR we bring a pair of Hammerdin videos for you to enjoy: TryHardGaming’s Hammerdin and Leviathan’s Hammer Spammer Crusader.

Other Entertainment/Games:

* #GETHYPE! The world’s largest fighting game tournament, Evo’15, is happening THIS WEEKEND! You can watch all of the action over at the Twitch Evo event page.

* Looking for a nice night of binge Nextflix’ng? Nevik recently watched SyFy’s mini-series, Ascension, and gave it two big thumbs up.

* Never forgotten.

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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.

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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.

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