The Diablo 3 Podcast #136: D3v2 and the Reaper is Approaching
Posted By: March 18, 2014
Reaper of Souls is approaching fast, with Diablo 3 version 2 and new awesome legendary items to keep us busy until then. Paragon levels and Pools of Reflection, plus Diablo 3 ladder teases. Featuring Flux, Katniss, and Neinball.
Lots of content on this bigger than usual show with Reaper right around the corner. Click through for the full show notes and start times for each topic.
0:20 — Intro and amateur voice critiques.
2:30 — Recent play experiences in D3v2. Everyone is battling borderline addiction. Monk is now useless… or not? Everyone is a fan of the new Demon Hunter improvements.
6:45 — New legendary items with special effects.
12:45 — Experience gain is delightful now. Paragon levels for the win?
18:50 — Recent game improvements vs. how we thought they would be when first announced? For instance, red/green item quality ranking has made us too dumb to read the fine print.
21:00 — What is everyone doing to prepare for Reaper of Souls? Flux is grinding exp. Neinball and Katniss are hunting keys and Hellfire Rings.
28:30 — Economy shifts lately. D3v2 changes + end of the Auction House + BoA everything = crazy price swings. Speculating and making profits?
38:00 — Does the Auction House need to shut down now that all the best gear is BoA? Katniss says yes. Neinball heaps sarcasm.
50:30 — Pools of Reflection. Awesome, but very different for players below Paragon 120ish. Are they functional “survival bonuses” in softcore?
58:00 — Diablo 3 ladders. Being teased by devs? Coming soon? What features should/must ladders have in D3/RoS?
1:09:00 — Reaper of Souls plans. First thing you’ll do in the expansion? Crusader from level 1? Current character from 60 to 70? Flux, Neinball, and Katniss are all going to the launch party, so their launch days will be mostly marked by hangovers and long flights home.
1:16:20 — Launch party plans and excite. Much giggling like school girls.