Patch 2.3.1 on the PTR made a lot of changes, especially to the Witch Doctor. Much discussion of that class, plus Reflects Damage changes, Kanai’s Cube tweaks, Paragon 2000 is broken, and more. Featuring Xanth, Empty1, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #184: Patch 2.3.1 & Witch Doctors

  • 4:00 — Witch doctor patch 2.3.1 testing on the PTR and instant power leap (not creep) via kanai’s cube. Testing new and improved WD sets. Both guests have been testing WDs, so intensive coverage of the class (for once).
  • 20:00 — Monk and Crusader new v2.3 set testing, and WD pet set testing.
  • 31:30 — Reflects Damage tweaked in new patch. Working decently now?
  • 35:00 — DiabloWikiKanai’s Cube convert set item recipe tweaked. Laziest fix possible, but effective?
  • 39:00 — Paragon Level requirements to enter public games on T7 or higher. Approve?
  • 44:00 — Rift progress tweaked in this patch. Rifts still feel sluggish and Guardians still feel pointlessly weak?
  • 46:40 — Paragon 2000 reveals flaws in the system. Too easy to get higher than P800, and too much reward to mainstat? Multiplayer is too big an advantage over SP, especially in terms of EXP?
  • 1:01:30 — Drug testing for esports “athletes”. Only an issue since the performance-enhancing isn’t that big an enhancement?
  • 1:09:00 — Gamescom coming soon. Diablo 3 expansion 2 will debut at the pre-show press conference, just as RoS did at Gamescom 2 years ago?

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

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