Flux, Neinball, and Wolfpaq conclude their podcast on Blizzcon 2013, with conversation about Westmarch and Act V, Nephalem Rifts, and share stories of Diablo 3 Developer encounters. You’ll never guess who Neinball has tied up in his basement!

    This is part two of the show. See TDP #122 for part one which covered general Blizzcon issues, the Crusader, Adventure Mode, Loot 2.0 in the RoS demo, and much more.

    Click through for segment starting times and more show details.

    Approximate topic starting times:

  • 0:30 — Westmarch and Act 5. Campaign Mode! No one played Act 5 more than a couple of times since Adventure Mode so much more fun and profitable.
  • 2:00 — Nephalem Orbs and their awesome stacking bonuses. Crusader defensive skills and the lack of any point in using them in the demo.
  • 7:00 — Act 5 layout. Huge randomized area of Westmarch town. Varied greatly between games.
  • 10:30 — Rift Bosses and strategy. Nephalem Rift layouts and their awesome variety. Act Five looks very polished and the overall graphics were amazing.
  • 18:30 — No beta announcement or release date update on RoS at Blizzcon. Surprise? Disappoint?
  • 19:30 — Blizzard developer encounters. Wolfpaq stalked one to a Ramen place, plus Crit change worries.
  • 24:00 — Neinball’s dev encounter stories with Alex Mayberry, Wyatt Cheng and others. Plus the interesting behind the scenes details they shared with him. Flux and Wyatt’s demand for sarcasm.
  • 36:20 — Item binding pros and cons and the Auction House closure.
  • 44:00 — Enhanced developer passion and the 2.5 year Diablo III beta test. RoS devs think they’ll avoid the last minute delays we saw with D3V.
  • 48:00 — What will you do first when RoS releases? Crusader or existing character? Campaign or Adventure Mode?
  • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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