Episode 94 – Kill Many, Many Goblins

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 94th episode, we are down Jen and Lanntonio but fret not as the odd couple of Nevik and Breja hold down the fort. With Season 3 completed, Patch 2.3 deployed, and season 4 just around the corner we get straight to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Breja finally had Kadala put out and Nevik has No Time for Losers.

In this episode:

  • We read and respond to a bunch of emails from Funktropus, Master Do, Aahz, and Ttosk. 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!
  • Do you like cross-game promotions? We inquired on Twitter your thoughts on the Heroes of the Storm and Diablo 3 promotions. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.
  • PATCH 2.3 IS HERE! As you might imagine we spend a lot of time discussing our experiences with the new patch and run down the major features of it. Are you enjoying Patch 2.3? We sure are; feels like a mini-expansion wouldn’t you say?
  • 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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  • With the addition of Torment VII-X Blizzard was kind enough to provide us with the numerical modifiers for the new difficulty levels. There are other modifiers, however, and Diabloii.net published an article with rough estimates as to those values.

Other Entertainment/Games:

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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?
  • 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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  • 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 91 – Loopy Seasonal Gathering

In this episode, Breja and Jen were so excited to talk about Patch 2.3 and the upcoming Season change that they got loopy. Or, maybe that was due to recording later at night than usual. This episode contains the very first “Jen’s Lore Corner”, a new segment in which Jen talks about some of the lore in the “Diablo universe”. Let us know what you think about it.

* Both Breja and Jen have continued to work their way through Season 3. Breja is having success, while Jen is struggling (but not giving up yet).

* This month, Jen is participating in #Blaugust. It is one of those “write a blog every day for a month” projects. As a result, Jen will be writing a whole lot of stuff about Diablo III in August on her No Market Collective Blog. Those who are interested can check out the Diablo III Channel on that blog. If you want to read video game related blogs from other people who are doing #Blaugust, the best way is to search for that hashtag on Twitter.

* We did receive a few emails, but want to save them for the next episode in order to allow more hosts to respond to them. (We also have something fun planned with one of the emails). So, don’t worry! Your email did arrive save and sound. If you have something to share with us about Patch 2.3, the end of Season 3, the upcoming Season 4, or anything else Diablo related, send it to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com!

* We reviewed the tweets that answered the previous Question of the Show, which was: “What should Jen play in Season 4 (HC): Monk or Wizard?” The votes were somewhat unexpected, but did yield an answer.

* Patch 2.3 is coming “soon”. It is currently on the PTR. We discussed Kanai’s Cube, and the potential it has. What do you think of Kanai’s Cube? Are you going to toss stuff in and see what happens? Or, would you prefer to figure out a recipe to use? What’s the coolest thing that came out of Kanai’s Cube for you in the PTR?

* We also talked about the changes to Rifts that Patch 2.3 will bring. Things are about to get a lot less tedious and more streamlined. Thank Akarat!

* Once again, it’s time for the Seasons to change in Diablo III. We discuss the dates that will happen, and review what happens when a Season ends (for those who are new to Seasons). Are you ready for Season 4? Did you get what you wanted out of Season 3, or are you still working on it?

* This episode has the very first “Jen’s Lore Corner” segment. It’s about the lore of Adria. Not every “Jen’s Lore Corner” segment will be this long – some might be shorter. Let us know what you think about this new addition to Shattered Soulstone.

* WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your participation can ensure that the fun Masterpiece Theater 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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