Episode 107 – Goblin Giggles

After an unanticipated holiday hiatus, we are back with episode 107, the first episode of 2016. Breja has been super busy with work, but still found time to play some Diablo III on console. Jen has also been super busy with work, but somehow managed to build a small army and do some ghost hunting during season 4. They are both looking forward to Season 5.

In this episode:

* We received tweets from: @Kherova, @Queenofhaiku, @josukeshair, @kendorath, @shawno, @wingthequick, @TheWMWorkshop, @nevikjames, @Torrack1714, @AntiStar316, @guerilla_law and@KSBpodcast. Thank you to all the Tweeters!

Send us a tweet @ShatteredStone and we will read and respond to it in our next episode.

We did not receive any email for this episode. If you would like to send us an email about what you have been up to in game, or with Diablo related questions, please do! Send it to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com!

Jens Army
Jen’s Army consisted of: Barbarian, 3 Ancients, invincible Templar, Treasure Goblin, 4 Fallen Lunatics, and a Frost Hound.

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* Patch 2.4.0. Preview: Greyhollow Island has details about to expect from this creepy new area.

* First Look – Season 5 has good information about the new stuff that will be coming to Season 5, including an awesome image of what all the sets from Haedrig’s Gift look like.

* The @Diablo Twitter account tweeted about Haedrig’s Gift:

* The Patch 2.4.0 notes have tons of details, including new features and all changes that have been made.

* Nevalistis did a fantastic job narrating the “What’s New in Patch 2.4.0?” video!

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Episode 97 – Rest In Pancakes

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 97th episode, we are back down to our odd-couple of Nevik and Breja. We waste very little time and dive straight to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Breja’s pancakes were flattened and then replaced by an omelette, and Nevik experienced his first DC death, ever.

In this episode:

  • We received a pair of emails from Professor Funktropus and 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!
  • With season 4 maturing we inquired on Twitter as to whether or not you’ve created a seasonal alt. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.
  • Have you been experiencing weird occurrences of lag, especially with lag doctors? Or sporadic Battle.net disconnections? We share our experiences and thoughts on what could potentially be causing the issues and hope that eventually they will be resolved.

  • Are we in the Golden Age of Diablo III? We discuss our thoughts and opinions on where the game is and how we may reflect back on the game a decade from now. What are your thoughts? Send them to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.
  • 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.

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Other Entertainment/Games:

https://youtu.be/3eVF9uBbuqc

  • Phantogram and Big Boi are collaborating to create Big Grams and while we wait for the official release of the EP a single – Fell in the Sun – has been shared to give us a taste. YUM!

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Episode 96 – We Have Bacon

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In our 96th episode, Nevik is rejoined by both of his co-joeys while our 4th Musketeer was unable to make it. After catching up with Breja and Jen we get straight to business and talk about what we’ve been up to: Jen finished the first chapter of the Season Journey, Breja is feeling the power creep, and Nevik had to rebuild his monk aftering RIP’ng in a GR45.

In this episode:

  • We received an audio from our good friend from across the pond Kherova. 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!
  • Have you had any amazing success stories with the Hope of Cain recipe? We inquired on Twitter how what amazing legendaries you’ve transmuted from the cube. Be sure to follow the show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.

  • Season 4 is in full swing and we share all of our seasonal exploits – though not that kind of exploit, which sadly there is. Will this newest exploit completely taint the season? Or will Team 3 bring down swift retribution upon those maliciously exploiting?
  • 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.

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  • In case you missed the coverage of the Reddit Q&A, we have an official transcript from Blizzard now up on the Official Diablo III site.
  • Are you finding yourself constantly trying to extract powers from legendary items that you’ve already extracted from? SMdaegan put together a handy tool called Have I Cubed This Yet? to help you keep track.
  • Lag has been an on-going issue with certain builds and/or playstyles that cause calculation lag. This is most prevalent with Helltooth Witch Doctors and this video demonstrates what it looks like.

  • Papercraft is amazing and Eduardo Ramirez takes it to the next level with his Tyrael papercraft. Absolutely amazing work.

  • Interested in the history of the making of Diablo II? Kat Bailey from USGamer.net was able to interview David Brevik, Max Schaefer, and Erich Schaefer detailing the behind-the-scenes of the creation of the 2nd installment of the Diablo franchise.

  • Monks are the new support class that pretty much is a requirement for high-level GR clears. Mannercookie put together a guide on HOW TO SUPPORT MONK in case you’re interested in taking on a support role for your group of friends.

https://youtu.be/MPltQjrQFFM

  • Finally, we leave you with a link to a Reddit thread detailing the steps you might be able to make if you own an AMD graphics card and are experiencing crashes when trying to load a few zones in Diablo III.

Other Entertainment/Games:

  • Can’t get enough zombies? Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead is HIGHLY entertaining … and apparently stars Nevik? WARNING: The trailer does half-way spoil some things, but honestly it’s better to go in without watching the trailer.

https://youtu.be/Mgo0ZWlK4pk

  • And if that’s not enough to sate your zombie appetite, be sure to check out Dead Fans Talking – a Walking Dead podcast – with Mick Montgomery, Wendy Maybury, and Jarret LeMaster.
  • Nevik loves Sci-fi and horror and what could be better than a sci-fi horror movie? If you also love this genre Infini might just be worth watching.

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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.

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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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