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Diablo 3 Podcast #218: Blizzcon 2016 Preview

Blizzcon 2016 preview and debate about any chance of Diablo content at Blizzard’s annual WoW show. Plus discussion of the abrupt end of Season 7 and the non-tent state of Season 8. Featuring N3rdwards, CaptainGoldfish, and Flux. Sorry for all the audio desynch issues, with the guests sounding half a second ahead of Flux’s vocals. Microsoft continues their efforts to ruin Skype by continuing to break third party applications, such as the one we use to record the podcasts. Thanks, Bill Gates! Click through for show notes and segment start times. Diablo 3 Podcast #217: Blizzcon 2016 Preview 0:30 — Audio/technical issues and Blizzcon ticket prizes… but not for you. Also, family vs. playing video games… hard choices must be made! 5:20 – Season 7 ending stories rebooted. Plus, why no gameplay changes in Season 8? And end of Season “pushing” boredom. 16:40 – Blizzcon 2016 virtual items and gears. Want? Why does Diablo stuff fit into every other Blizzard game, while any other Blizzard game stuff in Diablo causes fan outrage? 20:00 – Blizzcon perks and Weird Al Yankovic closing concert? 28:00 – Bill Roper and Dave Brevik at Blizzard, and Dave joins Path of Exile advisory panel. 35:00 – Diablo 4 debuts, over/under 2018 guesstimates? 38:20 – Diablo 3 “Realms of Evil” t-shirt. Hype or scam? 46:00 – Season 8… or why bother with nothing changed from Season 7? 52:00 – Blizzcon hopes for new Diablo something at Blizzcon 2016? 1 to 10 guessing 1.5, 2, and 3. No excite! The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries. Listen and subscribe through iTunes. View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel. Get the Podcast RSS feed The post Diablo 3 Podcast #218: Blizzcon 2016 Preview appeared first on Diabloii.Net - Diablo News, Forums and Wikis.

53mins

1 Nov 2016

Rank #1

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Diablo 3 Podcast #217: S7 Drags on and Metzen Retires

On this episode of the Diablo 3 Podcast we discuss Season 7’s end game, the lack of a PTR for the next patch, Blizzcon 2016 preview rumors, the Bonfire anti-Blizzard games, and Chris Metzen’s retirement. Featuring N3rdwards, CaptainGoldfish, and Flux. Showing *perfect* timing, we recorded this episode just before the surprise announcement that Season Seven would be much shorter than past seasons. Thanks, Jay! Click through for show notes and segment start times. Diablo 3 Podcast #217: Season 7 End Game and Chris Metzen Retires 1:00 — N3rdwards returns to the podcast and bursts out the gate by re-litigating our recent Wizard most/least iconic skills discussion. Plus, why Wizard ranged builds do not exist.9:30 — Discussion about why no PTR and if content patches will continue… recorded just before the news of S7 being the shortest ever broke.14:00 — Wizard state of the game and Archon debates.20:00 — What to do once you’ve hit P800+ and have an augmented ancient item in every slot ?Odd for seasonal gamers without endless play time to reach the end game.35:00 — Chris Metzen retires. Parting thoughts? Do you enjoy Blizzard game lore despite the occasional cheese and constant retcons?45:00 — Rob Pardo, Josh Mosqueira and others form a new anti-Blizzard studio. N3rdwards has excite.48:30 — New artist hired for unannounced Blizzard project. Diablo 4 style artwork?52:00 — Blizzcon 2016… will there be any Diablo presence? Not likely.58:00 — Off topic random discussion and ebay WoW pet sales. Plus the highest GR records this season, and pushing or not. The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries. Listen and subscribe through iTunes. View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel. Get the Podcast RSS feed The post Diablo 3 Podcast #217: S7 Drags on and Metzen Retires appeared first on Diabloii.Net - Diablo News, Forums and Wikis.

1hr 11mins

4 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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Diablo 3 Podcast #216: Most/Least Iconic Skills Pt. 2

Recent play stories include Flux’s sad confession of UE-acceptance. Then we get to part two of our ranking/debate over Diablo 3’s most and least iconic skills, this time covering the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, and Monk. Featuring James, Dave the Brave, and Flux. Click through for show notes and segment start times. Diablo 3 Podcast #216: Most and Least Iconic Skills Pt. 2 1:00 — Recent play report: James is on vacation, Dave is braving a WD, and Flux explains his reluctant embrace of the UE set.23:00 — What makes a skill “iconic?”25:00 — Least iconic Witch Doctor skills. All guests agree that all the WD skills are well-designed/themed, so nothing is totally out of place.32:00 — Most iconic Witch Doctor skills. Little agreement is achieved.43:00 — Monk is an un-iconic class to start with. How does the Eastern martial arts style fit with the European Monk visuals?46:00 — Least iconic Monk skills. All support skills? No shortage of nominations for the least list.52:00 — Most iconic Monk skills show the most agreement of any class. Three way mindmeld for the most iconic of all!1:00:30 — Flux has lots of Barb skills for the “least” list. Debate ensues.1:08:45 — Most iconic Barbarian skills. All combat skills? Not necessarily.1:21:00 — Diablo 2 updated to 3D grapics would be… worth playing? Popular? The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries. Listen and subscribe through iTunes. View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel. Get the Podcast RSS feed The post Diablo 3 Podcast #216: Most/Least Iconic Skills Pt. 2 appeared first on Diabloii.Net - Diablo News, Forums and Wikis.

1hr 26mins

16 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Diablo 3 Podcast #215: Most Iconic Skillls DH/Cru/Wiz

Discussion of ongoing Season 7 play stories, before the main event. Which are the most and least iconic skills for the Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Wizard? The Barb/Monk/WD will get theirs on next week’s show. Featuring Tyr, CaptGoldfish, and Flux. Click through for show notes and segment start times. Diablo 3 Podcast #215: Most/Least Iconic Skills Pt. 1 0:30 — Iconic Skills preview and recent Season Seven play stories.9:00 — Flux’s Monk dismay and Barbarian builds this season.23:00 – Least and Most Iconic Crusader skills. Much theory vs. practice. Platonic ideal of the skill vs. the actual implementation. Falling Sword spurs debate.55:00 — Demon Hunter least/most iconic skills. First off, are any of the mechanical gadgets and devices “iconic” for the DH? Opinions differ. Should archery type skills all be considered the most iconic? Chakram vs. Impale for the top “least iconic” slot.1:05:00 — Most Iconic DH skills: Multishot gets 2 votes…. but not 3!1:17:00 — Least Iconic Wizard skills: Hard to pick any since they’re all so iconic?1:24:00 — Most iconic Wizard skills. Disagreement on Black Hole, and can anything out-iconic Teleport? The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries. Listen and subscribe through iTunes. View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel. Get the Podcast RSS feed The post Diablo 3 Podcast #215: Most Iconic Skillls DH/Cru/Wiz appeared first on Diabloii.Net - Diablo News, Forums and Wikis.

1hr 43mins

31 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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Diablo 3 Podcast #214: Season Seven Begins

Season 7 is underway and the first weekend of rushing is in the books. Is Chapter 4 of the Season Journey all that matters? Will T13 help or hurt? Why is the UE DH set bullshit? Featuring Aahz, CaptGoldfish, and Flux Click through for show notes and segment start times. Diablo 3 Podcast #214: Season Seven Begins 0:30 — Season Seven rush stories. Power level in groups? Rift to win?18:30 — When to augment gear? On the way for a power boost, or hold out for 70 or 80 to make final quality items?23:00 — Flux does a Monk for the first time in two years because UE DH is bullshit.30:00 — Season Journey has totally changed the incentives/goals of leveling up.39:00 — Follower transmogs, stupid pets, and other unneeded innovations.44:00 — Goblin Shrines… always a surprise?46:30 — Conquests this season… less tempting.53:00 — Long term Season 7 goals, plus quality of life improvements. Pylon icons and collapsed Blacksmith menus!1:03:00 — End game state and balance changes this patch. The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries. Listen and subscribe through iTunes. View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel. Get the Podcast RSS feed The post Diablo 3 Podcast #214: Season Seven Begins appeared first on Diabloii.Net - Diablo News, Forums and Wikis.

1hr 13mins

10 Aug 2016

Rank #5