Episode 148 – You Got Mail.. Or at Least We Do!

Show notes originally posted by Vespertilio

In this episode, Greed and Vesper talk about what they have been up to in game. More information is given on the new YouTube channel that is airing the podcast episodes and a winner of Deadgreed’s internet high five has been selected! Listen to find out more!

In this episode:

* Greed starts things off with what he has been doing in season

* Vesper soon follows with what he has been up to in game as well

* Trivia Raffle and the details

Trivia Raffle for the Blizzcon 2017 EPIC Goody Bag!!!

  1. Who is the only female evil?
  2. Who is the Lord of Terror?
  3. Who is Andariel’s twin?
  4. Who is the Lord of Hatred?
  5. What is Azmodan the Lord of?
  6. What is your favorite Diablo Community Podcast? (Hint: It has two awesome hosts! One is kinda greedy and the other has some kind of weird thing for bats)

Last day to email us to be entered in to win is Saturday December 30th, 2017.

Got something to say? Send a tweet to @ShatteredStone or message us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shatteredsoulstone and we will read it off in the next episode. Or, you can send an email to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com. We will read it in our next episode.

The Shattered Soulstone is on Discord! Come join us and talk to everyone in game and out, in voice and text channels! To join the server just click the link https://discord.gg/kc77JXz.

Links for you to Visit:

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BShXixAtYp0 – Rhykker Lore Video

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARQeaFpkztg – Rhykker Top 10 Best Builds of Season 12


Episode 147 – The Christmas Tree Is Up

Show notes originally posted by Vespertilio

This is a very special episode! A surprise is brewing, will you be around to find out what? You may need to hold onto something for this one and get ready! In this episode you hear what Greed and Vesper have been up to in game, a prize has been announced for a trivia raffle, and the show is starting up on YouTube, unedited!

In this episode:

* Greed starts things off with what he has been doing in season

* Vesper soon follows with what he has been up to in game as well

* Trivia Raffle and the details

Trivia Raffle for the Blizzcon 2017 EPIC Goody Bag!!!

  1. Who is the only female evil?
  2. Who is the Lord of Terror?
  3. Who is Andariel’s twin?
  4. Who is the Lord of Hatred?
  5. What is Azmodan the Lord of?
  6. What is your favorite Diablo Community Podcast? (Hint: It has two awesome hosts! One is kinda greedy and the other has some kind of weird thing for bats)

Last day to email us to be entered in to win is Saturday December 30th, 2017.

Got something to say? Send a tweet to @ShatteredStone or message us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shatteredsoulstone and we will read it off in the next episode. Or, you can send an email to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com. We will read it in our next episode.

The Shattered Soulstone is on Discord! Come join us and talk to everyone in game and out, in voice and text channels! To join the server just click the link https://discord.gg/kc77JXz.

Links for you to Visit:

* https://blizzardwatch.com/2017/11/28/blizzards-composers-talk-music-behind-diablo-3-reaper-souls/Blizzard’s composers talk about the music behind Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls


Episode 63 – Open Monk Season

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

In this episode, we are once again without our 4th musketeer, Lanntonio. Nevertheless we get back to it and get down to business by discussing what we’ve been up to in-game: Breja finally has all five six classes at 70, Nevik has been monkeying around with his monk, and Jen defeated Death!

In this episode:

* We read, and respond to, a mountain of emails we received from our wonderful listeners. This batch came to us from Simon, Foqbupog, Tinook, Chad S, and our European community coordinator, Master Do! Thank you for the amazing amount of emails! Keep them coming, really!

* We received a mountain of tweets from @Paidtokill5440, @ig_nateward, @9PadGaming, @Rilandune, @wowjason62606, @RocksmithCody, @pergosmaster, @Kagerai_Leblue, @HomeTownHero008, @Torrack1714, and @sadromeo. 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.

* We posed the question on Twitter asking what your least played class is and why. We got quite a few responses despite the short notice on the question going live. Be sure to follow our show account, @ShatteredStone, on Twitter for future Questions of the Show.

* Patch 2.0.5 was dropped on us and while we don’t cover the line-by-line details of the patch notes, we do offer our experiences with the patch. How are you enjoying the patch? Let us know!

* Prompted by Simon’s email, we discuss at length our thoughts and opinions of the forth-coming seasons. You probably won’t be surprised that we’re for seasons, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t see why there are folks out there that are against seasons. While we won’t pretend that our thoughts will sway those against to suddenly have a change-of-heart, we do try to offer a few positives even if you don’t dive in to a season.

* We decided to hold off on discussing the ending of Reaper of Souls so that we can include YOU and YOUR THOUGHTS in the discussion. How do you participate? EASY! Shoot us an email with your thoughts on the ending!

* Unfortunately this is one of those shows without an Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theatre. We can’t always promise that this segment will always make an appearance, we do love a good OFTMPT. This time we bring you a story of RNG woe as forum user Glythe dons his tin-foil hat in regards to “arbitrarily generated loot tables.”

As always we are looking for your participation with this fun segment, send your Official Forum Thread Masterpiece Theater audio segments (or humorous forum threads) to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

Links for you to Visit:

If you were not already aware our editor, Shawn, is in-between jobs and could really use some help. If you can spare anything there is a Crowdtilt fund to help make ends meet. We are massively grateful for any help you can send his way. Thank you!

* Multiple times throughout the episode we referenced things mentioned during the developer gameplay sessions as apart of Diablo 3’s 2nd anniversary. Weighing in at over 4 hours long, you may opt for the cliff notes on everything was said, fortunately Diablofans.com has you covered with this post and then this follow up.

* Sibcoe from Red Team Gaming is back with episode 23 of his State of Diablo III. Before diving in and listening, you may want to make sure you’re prepared for the opening of the show. It’s quite a doozy … ^^;

http://youtu.be/z7Z1BIlne8M

* If you’re a lore nut, you probably have already consumed the two new pieces of Diablo fiction. If not we suggest you check out Brother in Arms written by Scott Brick and if you have a Kindle, check out Mickey Neilson’s Morbed.

* If you’re too busy to read all of the patch notes for patch 2.0.5 Awesomeville on YouTube has you covered. Check out their TLDR overview of the patch and all of the changes made.

http://youtu.be/aK3waDe38p8

* Good friend of the show and all-around AMAZING guy Jaetch put together a video guide for running the bounties in Act 1 as efficiently as possible.

* And if you’re looking for more tips on running the bounties in Acts I and II, user Zavihs has you covered with this thread on /r/Diablo.

* Listener and community member Synek (@ig_nateward) has a kickstarter to help get his podcast and site, Inked Geek Studios, off the ground. Check it out and chuck a few bones his way if you can.

Tatasinke is back with another edition of his Paper.li newspaper, the New Tristram News. Check it out and subscribe!

Song of the Show:

As if last week’s audible wasn’t off the rails enough, this episode’s “song” of the show isn’t even a song! We know, madness, but hey … every now and then you have to turn things on their heads to keep things fresh.

This episode’s “song” hails to us from the fine folks of Unnecessary Censorship Central, a group responsible for taking video game cut-scenes and/or in-game audio and adding unnecessary censorship to alter the context of what is being said to hilarious effect. We bring to you Part 1 (of two currently) of their Diablo series. Enjoy!

Have a Diablo III related comment, question, story, or rant that you’d like to share with all of us? Send your email, or short audio comment, to Show@ShatteredSoulstone.com.

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Interview with Red Team Gaming

Show notes originally posted by Nevik

It’s been awhile since we last had an interview on the show so we decided to pull in the two fine gents, Sibcoe and Dred. This dynamic duo has been responsible for the latest in the on-going series State of Diablo 3 by Red Team Gaming. Unsurprisingly the interview went far longer than we would include in a regular show so we are releasing it separately from the soon-to-be recorded episode 35.

Unfortunately Breja and Jen were unable to make it for the interview but Lanntonio and Nevik held down the fort and had an absolute blast talking with Sibcoe and Dred. Again, unsurprisingly, we meandered slightly off the “interview” and had some fantastic discussions about the game itself and the state that it is in. I know, crazy, right?

Be sure to check out Red Team Gaming and Sibcoe’s RTG YouTube channel for everything he amazingly has time to produce. Also don’t forget to check out Diablo Expressions as well as Dred’s YouTube channel for his own podcasts. We’re not joking, GO CHECK THEIR STUFF OUT. It’s really great and that’s why we just had to interview them.