The Diablo 3 Podcast #155: Fave LGems and Achievement Bonuses

The fans have voted their favorite Legendary Gems, but what if LGems could be used on Followers? Why are players suddenly rolling over Greater Rift 50+? Should Achievements grant in-game bonuses as well? And Blizzcon 2014 is coming in just two weeks! Show features HolyKnight3000, Rankil, and Flux

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  • 0:50 — Recent play experience. Rankil has been on PS4 and has softcore Greater Rift envy. HK is plugging away with Crusaders and Monks. Flux is self gimping to avoid using Marauder’s six piece bonus.
  • 7:00 — HK talks about recent fan art displaying fan class inventions. Druidomancer! And why the Necromancer won’t work in Diablo III.
  • 14:00 — Act Six could be set in Greek Island-flavored Skovos (Amazon homeland) since Act 5 was dark and gothic? But much too large and underutilized.
  • 18:00 — Players are suddenly exceeding Greater Rift 50. How is the progression working?
  • 26:50 — Achievements! What would make them more interesting to people? In-game bonus? Players vote shows mixed opinions.
  • 34:10 — Vote for your favorite Legendary Gems. Boon of the Hoarder is the most popular… people just like the shiny? Why does no one value the defensive DiabloWikiLGems? What if more LGems had shiny visuals? Flux dual solution: LGem that grants a bonus when you earn Achievements.
  • 43:00 — What if Legendary Gems worked on followers? The property not to you, but to the Follower. Some of the second tier bonuses would be awesome, like free Aura effects.
  • 47:00 — Closing concert at Blizzcon: Metallica! Would any band produce a high percentage of appeal? Do people even want a closing ceremony music show at Blizzcon?
  • 57:30 — Blizzcon coming very soon. Excite? Starcraft expansion? Diablo 3 expansion? Hopes vs. expectations.

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


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    1. Soooo I’ve got this thing where I download all of the podcasts and listen to them over and over while I’m at work & Playing D3….

      I had been posting a while back when I lived out at a resort and could only play D2, now I’ve got D3 again and I’m in Hardcore Seasons. Listening to the podcast makes me realize how much I don’t know.

      There is a lot about leveling and gear that I’m still unsure of.
      What is the most efficient way to level PLevels? Should I be running T1 with a ruby gem in my helm? T3 with an amethyst?

      I have played D3V with a DH and when I got back started up a HCS Dh, I hadn’t realized how OP we were now, it’s nice to see, but I am also working on leveling a Crusader, and eventually a Wizard then Monk, Wd and barb last. (Barb last because they’re underpowered apparently, and I have already had 100s of hours of Softcore D3V experience with them.)

      thanks for making podcasts, I’d ask for more, but it’s probably not viable to get them every few days.

    2. I'm looking forward to the boobage of the male version of the shapeshifting amazon in D3X2!

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