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    The first Diablo 3 Season begins this evening and many fans are all fired up. Hear two eager Ladder climbers discuss their D2 Ladders experience, class and build plans, Patch 2.1 adaptations, weekend goals, how long they think the 1000 level 70s of each class will take, and more. Featuring Flux, Nerdwords, and Empty1.

    We’ll be back on Monday with a Seasons follow up podcast, talking to some Ladder runners to hear how went their weekend of rushing and Artisan training.

    Approximate topic starting times:

  • 1:10 — Ladder runs in past games, such as Diablo 2?
  • 3:50 — Preparing for Season. Time off work? Caffeine IV drip? Guests wish Blizzard had given more advance notice of the seasons for advance preparation.
  • 5:55 — Tested out builds and new features in Patch 2.1 for efficient leveling? Planned out a class and build in advance?
  • 12:55 — As patches keep adding more legendaries, will it become too hard to find the one you want for your set or build? What kind of Magic Find or drop table tweaks could the devs make to enable players to hunt specific gear? Exclude ones you had already, ala Legendary Gems?
  • 17:00 — Planning for the season rush. What class? Party or solo? Adventure Mode bounty skimming or Nephalem Rifts?
  • 22:50 — What are goals for the ladder? Level 70 first night? Paragon 100 by the first week? Greater Rift 30+? Special gear finding objectives? And how fast is everyone else going to do it? Will we see all 1000 slots in each class in the “first to lvl 70” Leaderboards filled by the weekend?
  • 29:00 — Achievements. Re-earning them all in Seasons delights Achievement-hunters like Empty1. Diablo 3 Auction House exploits article conversation.
  • 34:00 — Fresh start in Seasons equalizes things, so friends with 500 fewer paragon points can be on an even footing.
  • 37:00 — Greater Rifts and pushing for the highest difficulty.

  • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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