Season Four is going strong, but are our panelists? Plus postmortem analysis of last week’s Diablo 3 developer chat: EXP Wars! MP vs. SP vs. botting, Season Journey appreciation, Hardcore grows too easy, and Skovos D3X2 hints? Featuring N3rdwards, Empty1, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #188: S4 + Dev Chat Postmortem

  • 0:30 — Intro and Season 4 progress so far. Both guests have had busy to keep them from their rightful P500. How does Kanai’s Cube change the leveling progress?
  • 8:00 — Season Journey: cool or nubsauce?
  • 16:00 — Sets dominate the item game now. Pros and cons to only gearing around 6p green collections? Harder to find now that there are so many sets per class?
  • 31:00 — Single player vs. Multiplayer. Why does Blizzard want solo play to feel like a waste of time?
  • 38:00 — Why doesn’t Blizzard ban botters anymore? Making the top Paragon ranks entirely cheaters?
  • 49:30 — Torment difficulty scaling. Is T10 worth it for anything other than Infernal Machines/Ubers?
  • 1:03:00 — UI inadequate buff display. Why not fix it quickly while working on the long term super feature improve? Just show the 8 most recent instead of the 8 longest active?
  • 1:09:30 — Skovos in the Expansion? Hints or not from the live chat?
  • 1:21:00 — Hardcore has grown too easy? Only people who don’t pay attention die?
  • 1:24:30 — Season 4 goals? Does the Paragon System need a full reset going into D3X2, with some players thousands ahead of others?

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

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