IncGamers is taking part in a live play session of Reaper of Souls with a Diablo 3 developer tonight. I’ll be playing (probably my Barb) with Blizzard developer John Yang. John is primarily responsible for the Barbarian and Demon Hunter, and he also does tuning for all classes and works on legendary items and mods.
The play session should start this afternoon around 5 Pacific time. That’s 8 US East Coast, and you can see worldwide times right here. The play session should start by 5 and run for an hour+, and you can view it and join the chat via our IncGamers Twitch TV page, or through the embed right in this post.
The design of these play sessions is for the Diablo 3 devs to interact with the fans and have some fun playing Reaper of Souls. They’re not intended as in-depth interviews, so don’t expect podcast-style conversational intensity. That said, we will be on Skype talking the whole time, and I’ve got a bunch of issues and topics I want to bring up. I’m happy to relay some questions from the community as well, so if you’ve got Reaper of Souls questions about general game issues, specific class issues about the Demon Hunter or Barbarian, or comments on legendary items and their affixes, hit them in the comments to this post and I’ll check them before the stream starts.
It should be fun and informative. It *will* be fun and informative.
Update: The show went an hour and I thought it was good. Lots of conversation from John, basically non-stop during the full hour while we ran Rifts in Torment 1 with half our attention. Issues covered included of Demon Hunter and general character balance issues, item questions and legendary power and drop rates, issues with enchanting and crafting costs, and more. You can watch it in the Twitch.tv/Incgamers archive now, and later tonight we’ll be posting the video in our YouTube channel, plus include audio-only if you just want to listen (and not see spoilers of Act 5 stuff we got in the Nephalem Rift while playing.)