Lots on this show, including PTR Patch 2.1’s big changes, legendary item buffs, Paragon 1000 achieved, the Stash space emergency and micro-transactions, Diablo 3’s story and “demon soul hooks,” and Blizzcon 2014 Diablo 3 expansion announcement expectations. Featuring Flux, N3rdwords and Neinball.
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Approximate topic starting times:2:30 — Paragon 1000 has been achieved. Does everyone have amazement?
5:00 — Seasons and Patch 2.1 should go live simultaneously?
11:00 — Legendary item buffs on the PTR. Looking forward to new items when 2.1 goes live, since Blizzard doesn’t hate the Monk (currently). Hydra build rules, but intentionally bugged on PTR?
18:30 — Story implications of the Black Soulstone and why Diablo is free in Prime Evil form. Adria setting “demon soul hooks” is obviously a metcon, but is it parsimonious with the larger story/lore/plot? Both guests surprisingly say yes.
27:00 — Is Diablo 3 + expansion packs self-contained? Will Diablo 4 be set a week later just continuing the same story? Or a totally new story, set centuries earlier or later?
37:30 — Stash space insufficient = biggest problem in Diablo 3? One guest disagrees.
40:00 — Most fans accept micro-transactions these days. Why isn’t Blizzard selling more stash tabs yet? Votes have shown most fans would accept this.
47:30 — Diablo 3 expansion #2 announced at Blizzcon later this year? Everyone votes yes, though tentatively.
52:00 — There are a lot of Blizzard games out and/or under development. Busiest days ever in Irvine?
54:00 — Bonus secret trick to guarantee Greed’s Domain entrance?!?
The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.