Patch 2.2.0 opened up on the PTR last Tuesday, and after nearly a week of testing we’ve got evaluations on the item set updates, new Rift maps, Quality of Life improvements, and fixing the RoRG suggestions. Featuring Flux, Xanth, and Tyr.

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    This is part one of a two-part podcast, with class coverage focused on the changes to the item sets and legendaries for the Barbarian and Wizard. Part two focuses on the Demon Hunter, Witch Doctor, and Monk, but not the Crusader, because Fthatloser. Part Two will be posted later this week.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #164: Patch 2.2.0 on the PTR.

  • 1:00 — Barbarian set changes and the new Barb set. Can anything compare to Raekor’s?
  • 4:00 — Xanth on PTR amazing drop rate and why he’s already done with Season Two. Wizard set changes and disappointment with the new one.
  • 12:00 — Barbarian set improvements and new legendary items. And thankfully, every class now has a useful death-cheating passive.
  • 16:00 — Wizard set changes. Why Tal’s set rules now.
  • 21:-00 — New bounties exploration types on the PTR. Bounties need improvements in general? Why is the Cow Rift so hard to find?
  • 25:00 — How to fix the Ring of Royal Grandeur? Plus legendary ring issues and how the new Focus and Restraint might be theorycrafted.
  • 40:00 — Season fun starting off, and then soon enough just a grind?
  • 45:30 — Progress orbs in normal Rifts on the PTR. Yes or no?

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

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