Season 4 approaches and fans plan for the event. Plus debate over D3’s out-dated graphics, the “unannounced Diablo project” art director, Blizzcon D3X2 hints, how D4 @ Blizzcon could be a nightmare, and Patch 2.3 rants. Featuring Tyr, Katniss, N3rdwards, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #186: Cross-Game Promos and S4 Plans

    Apologies to the guests and listeners for the delay in posting this one, which we recorded last weekend. I moved and started a new job, so computer time was limited. Fortunately, (in a way) there was zero news to obsolete any of the content in this show.

  • 0:30 — Intro and katniss makes his trimphant diablo community return.
  • 4:00 — Gamescom 2015 had no Diablo 3, Blizzcon 2015 hopes swelling?
  • 14:00 — Blizzard cross-game promotions. Have to play other Blizzard games to get Diablo 3 things? Even if it’s just visual flair or bonus features.
  • 18:30 — How Diablo 4 announcement at Blizzcon could be a nightmare.
  • 22:00 — HotS has much better graphics than Diablo 3 and its outdated engine?
  • 32:00 — Blizzard seeking an Art Director for an unannounced project in the Diablo universe.
  • 42:00 — Futuristic robot looking versions of Diablo characters and monsters. Why not a wild change for Diablo 4’s visuals?
  • 45:00 — Diablo 3 has sold 30,000,000+ copies. Top 10 biggest selling video game ever!
  • 54:00 — Most popular builds in D3 are all fast movement with massive AoE. Can all classes ever get equivalent powers? WDs and Crusaders have a sad.
  • 1:04:00 — Is there really that big a gap between classes and season vs. ladder? Or just perception driven by the few highest level players in the top 10 Grift slots?
  • 1:13:00 — Season Four plans. New classes/builds this time around? Kanai’s Cube means that speed farming has never been more important.
  • 1:24:00 — Bonus content! N3rdwards hops on for a short rant about issues with the Wizard’s Vyr’s set in Patch 2.3. Too many required items and a wonky play style? Plus his season 4 plans.

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

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