Episode 127 – Not Dead Yet

I’m all by myself again for this episode. This time, I do a wrap up of my experiences in Season 7 and share what I will be playing in Season 8. I also touch on the common complaint that “Diablo III is dead”.

In this episode:

* Somewhere in my review of what I was up to at the very end of Season 7, I mention a ring that had wrath. What I meant to say was that it had Haunt.

* There is a small part of this episode where the audio failed. It happened during the news portion, and everything I talked about is linked in these show notes. Hopefully, that will fill in whatever was missed.

* The new question of the show is: How many stash tabs do you have? Send your answer in an email to show@shatteredsoulstone.com.

* I read and responded to tweets from: @LeviathanD3 and @Walkman8. Thanks, guys!

Got something to say? Send a tweet to @ShatteredStone and we will read it off in the next episode.

* RumClub sent another fantastic email with lots of interesting ideas to consider. Those of you who (like me) are loot deviant hoarders will especially love one of the ideas RumClub came up with.

Links for you to Visit:

* Wyatt Cheng talks about changes to Eras in a post aptly named Developer Chronicles Eras.

* Nevalistis posted information about Season 7 Ending Soon. But the time you read these show notes, Season 7 will have already ended. The post Nevalistis wrote answers commonly asked questions for players who have never experienced the end of a Season before.

* Blizzard held an Early Access Sale of loot that you can pick up at BlizzCon this year. Diablo III players might like the Diablo Mounted Bottle Opener.
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* Tyvalir put together a First Look – Season 8 Journey post with details about what’s new for Season 8.

* The @Diablo Twitter posted a fun tweet about a “Bottomless Potion of Pumpkin Spice”

* Tyrael responded to it on his @AspectofWisdom Twitter:


Episode 126 – Witch Doctor Jaunt

Breja, Jen, and Vesper were all available for this episode – so we almost had a full four-person party. Each of us talked about what we’ve accomplished in Season 7 (so far) and what goals we hope to accomplish before Season 7 ends.

In this episode:

* Breja makes an important announcement.

* Listeners responded to last episode’s Question of the Show, which was “What’s your best advice on how to master a set dungeon?” Plenty of great advice was shared.

* We read and responded to tweets from: @thealienationer, @Aahzmadius, and @DreadwingOne. Thank you for your tweets!

* We read and responded to wonderful emails from Berghagen77 and from RumClub. Thank you for taking the time to send us such detailed emails!

You can send your thoughts, questions, comments, and stories about what you have been up to in Diablo III to show@shatteredsoulstone.com, or send us a tweet @ShatteredStone. We will be happy to read it and share our thoughts about it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* The Blizzcon Website posted an article about the BlizzCon 2016 In-Game Goodies. The goodies include a Diablo 20th Anniversary Pet.

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* Want to change your BattleTag? Paid Battle Tag changes are now available.

* Blizzard is transitioning away from using the Battle.net name in their gaming service and functionality.

* That Diablo 2 HD website that popped up momentarily and then disappeared was not from Blizzard.

* Tatasinke included Shattered Soulstone episode 125 in its September 26th edition of New Tristram News. Thanks, Tatasinke!


Episode 125 – Playing Solo

In this episode, Jen babbles on about Diablo III all by themself while fighting a sinus infection and bad allergies. Hopefully, ya’ll will find this episode entertaining anyway.

In this episode:

* I share what I’ve been up to in Diablo III by talking about missing Achievement Toasts (that turned into Achievement Toast Spam), and how far I’ve gotten in the Season Journey.

* The new question of the show is: What’s your best advice on how to master a set dungeon? Send an email with your ideas to show@shatteredsoulstone.com.

* I read and responded to tweets from: @shawno, @thealienationer, @nevikjames, and @KatzuHSMedia.

* I read and responded to an awesome email from RumClub. Thanks for the email!

You can send your thoughts, questions, comments, and stories about what you have been up to in Diablo III to show@shatteredsoulstone.com, or send us a tweet @ShatteredStone. We will be happy to read it and share our thoughts about it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* Chris Metzen is retiring from Blizzard Entertainment!

* Josh Mosqueira is now part of Bonfire Studios.

* Wyatt Cheng addressed a common question from the Barbarian Community in Developer Chronicles: Wrath of the Wastes.

* There was a Diablo Live Art Session at Gamescom 2016. It featured Senior Diablo III artist Paul David who drew the Dark Wanderer. ….Why did he pick the Dark Wanderer? Speculation abounds!

* Moonware Picture and Productions MTK4 is making a Diablo fan film called Diablo: Rise of the Demon Hunter.

* Game Dev Unchained interviewed Jay Wilson in their Episode 46 – “Directing Diablo 3 and dealing with burnout featuring Jay Wilson”.

* Dreadscythe on BlizzPro wrote an interesting article titled Developer Hell #2 – Paragon: “A Tale Of Two Cities”.

* Diabloii.net posted an interview with Community Manager Grimiku: “One life to live: Behind the Blue Veil Interview with Diablo’s Grimiku”.

* There’s an amusing Forum Post on Battle.net titled “2 Cents on Stash Space Tied to Seasons”.


Episode 124 – The_Vesper or Brejatilio

In this episode, Breja and Vespertilio talk about their experiences in Season 7 so far. Both are doing quite well and having a good time. Breja is running a Witch Doctor, of course. Vespertilio is running a Demon Hunter.

In this episode:

* Vespertilio shares why he decided to play hardcore for the very first time. He also talks about the Unhallowed Essence set.

* Breja is using the Helltooth Witch Doctor set. He talks about what skills he is using this Season (and why).

* Did you find it easier to level in Season 7 than in previous Seasons? Breja and Vespertilio get into a discussion about that.

* They get into a very interesting discussion about being social in the Shattered Soulstone Clan.

* They read and responded to tweets from: @grimaldius, @nevikjames, @deadgreed1812, @UlyseseBrown, , @Walkman8, @HomeTownHero008, and @The_Breja

* Breja and Vespertilio discuss what their goals are for the rest of Season 7.

You can send your thoughts, questions, comments, and stories about what you have been up to in Diablo III to show@shatteredsoulstone.com, or send us a tweet @ShatteredStone. We will be happy to read it and share our thoughts about it in our next episode.

Links for you to Visit:

* Nevalistis posted “Patch 2.4.2: First Look – Overview”. It contains information about was added in that patch.

* The official @Diablo account tweeted about pylon icons.

* Tyvalir posted “Patch 2.4.2 Now Live”. It contains more information about what Patch 2.4.2 brought to the game.

* Diablo Fans has an interesting pocket guide for Season 7.