The Diablo 3 Podcast #116: Difficulty Changes and RoS Plans


Big changes to Diablo 3’s difficulty levels are coming, and might they still drop a difficulty mode entirely? Also, starting RoS plans, first class love, and more. Featuring Katniss, Neinball, and Flux.

Click through for show contents and other notes.

  • 0:00 — What was your first Diablo 3 class and did you turn them into your first main? Katniss: Demon Hunter no. Neinball: Monk no. Flux: Wizard no.
  • 9:00 — Reaper of Soul plans: level a current char to 70? Start a new Crusader at once? Hardcore or Softcore? Ladder from the start? Will people who are rich now be rich in RoS if there are ladders?
  • 18:45 — Full level clear bonuses? Killing every last monster on a level would grant some bonus for completionists, and some counter against super fast messy-eater type builds that only skim off the top and rush onwards.
  • 25:45 — Difficulty level changes in Reaper of Souls. 0-5 instead of MP1-MP10. Lowest Level 0-2 get no bonus to MF/GF/Exp. Everyone will play 0 or 3-5?
  • 32:00 — Drop one of the three initial difficulty modes? Normal, Nightmare, Hell, Inferno get redundant. Or does adding Act 5 and max level 70 allow for proper scaling and spacing?
  • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    1. But I care about the story and Lore! :'(

      Honestly I hope they leave in the difficulties. Hopefully those nephalem trials or something do spice up Hell and Nightmare. I’ve been attempting to get a Witch Doctor to 60 haveing found 3 of Zunimasa’s set on my own and I still can’t be bothered to play him more than 1/2 hour at a time due to boredom.

    2. My first char was a Wizard and it’s still my main and the first thing I’ll do when I get my hands on RoS is quickly explore Act V with my Wizard and then level up a brand new Crusader (both on softcore):)

      How about you guys?

    3. @Flux: Please can we have an MP3 download link? 🙂

    4. Barb since demo of D2, though Spectral Blades at open beta weekend made me consider making Wizard as my main but I didn’t changed my mind. Now I’m happy with that decision, still making Wiz my 2nd option. It’s not gonna change until Druid comes back 🙂
      With RoS, just like fellow Mathew, first it gonna be act V with my Barb, than Wiz and then Crusader.
      Full level clear bonuses? Give me please 🙂 Though All Res Tal Rasha’s chest from Armor Rack in one of Keep Depths corners looks like a nice reward.

      “But I care about the story and Lore! :’(”
      This. No story spoilers, please.

      • What do you mean? Are there any story spoliers in this podcast?? Won’t listen to it if there are.

        • There are no story spoilers. At the end, Flux asks if there are any other topics to cover and Neinball, being the resident story/lore guru, mentions that if we’re not going to cover story/possibly story spoilers, then he has nothing else to add and then Flux makes a comment about how no one besides Neinball cares about the story anyway.

          That’s all, so feel free to tune in! 🙂

    5. Flux has joined the non OWE monks??? ermgwwwd

    6. Hi everyone!
      I just registered to the site, because of the podcasts!
      Recently discovered the podcasts and I can stop listen to them!
      They´re so cool! immersive, interesting, clear.
      I´m happy, I´ve discovered them 🙂

      But i have a question: right now I´m ussing a nice Andoid app to get the podcast, but the RSS page only has a bunch of them (i´m guessing the latest ones from 101 and up).

      But according to DiabloWiki there´s more of them!
      Is there any other RSS link to get the oldest ones?
      I could donwload them one by one, is just…. is realy nice to have them directly download my rss podcast app.
      ( And also no harm done by asking 🙂 )

      Appreciate any comment!
      Many Thanks!
      Pocasts Rocks!

      PS: English is not my main , so excuse any typos 🙂

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