Episode 33 – Keep on Truck’n

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, the whole crew is once again reunited to converse about the game they all love, over some red, red, wine. After a quick refill the crew gets down to discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Lanntonio crafted an amazing Hellfire Ring, Breja continues his torrid love affair with the wizard, Jen survived the great studio remodel of 2013 and Nevik is throwing axes everywhere!

In this episode:

* We received a mountain of tweets from our community. So many so that we had to have both Breja and Nevik tackle them all. We received tweets from our good friend and fellow Neil Diamond lover @Rilandune, @theRealJFrench (Saintly Demon), Diablo 3 community manager @Lylirra, @Moogyver and @Chaos5061 (Rebur).

* We received an email from our good friend Commander Bird. We love hearing from all of you! Keep sending in your emails!

* In case you’ve been living under a rock, Jay Wilson posted a thread on the official forums titled “Seven Years in Sanctuary” wherein he drops the bomb, err he announces that he will be leaving the Diablo 3 development team to direct another unannounced Blizzard title.

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* Nevik mentioned a video guide for the Weapon Throw variant playstyle for the barbarian and here it is. Check out ProzaicMuze’s channel for more variant playstyle guides for many other classes.

* Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has been a huge hit for parodies and we have another one, this time with a Diablo flair. Check out Archon the Wizard‘s parody Add Me Maybe as shared by Diablo 3 community manager Vaeflare in an official Community Spotlight blog post.

* Finally what Shattered Soulstone episode wouldn’t be complete (from now on that is, of course) without a new theme song for the greatest football team ever and their amazing star quarterback? We present to you Sarah Redden’s masterpiece, Kaepernicking.” (BTW, she’s only five years old!)

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Episode 30 – Pronouncing the Inconceivable

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, our 4th Musketeer sadly could not join us on account of a medical emergency (don’t worry, everything is fine). Nevertheless the rest of the crew gathers to discuss what we’ve been up to in-game: Breja levels up during the course of the show, Jen smashes through a portion of Act 1 Nightmare, and Nevik cleared Inferno with his melee demon hunter.

In this episode:

* We read, and respond to, another mountain of email we received from our wonderful listeners. This batch comes to us from Zesty, Lord Bacon and Master Do. Thank you for the many emails! Keep them coming!

* Considering the volatile subject of WHERE’S THE PVP? we give our takes on the situation in an attempt to put the whole thing in perspective. Some good ideas come out of the discussion as to how we’d like to see PVP implemented.

* In lieu of our font of knowledge, Lanntonio, being absent, Nevik attempts to give a (brief) market report on set pieces.

* Sadly the podcast, Dungeon Crawler, will be coming to an end. That means the gaping hole that is Diablo podcasts will be even larger. Their final episode will be released Sunday, December 23rd. #sadface

Housekeeping Note: We did not get around to going in-depth with a specific class and its potential, or most popular builds on account of going long with our discussions resulting from the fantastic emails we received. Rest assured we will cover each class in detail, either on the podcast, or through blog posts on this very blog. Cheers!

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* For another take on where Diablo 3 is today, check out Red Team Gaming‘s on-going youtube series: State of the Game: Diablo 3 — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. They’re all interesting listens and provide excellent constructive criticism of the game.

* Blizzard has been asking the community to vote for our favorite environments in the game. Check out the results from their Act 1Act 2 and Act 3 polls.

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