The hiatus has ended and The Diablo Podcast returns with a new show. Conversation about Season 4, Monk superiority, runaway botting, solo play irrelevance, and the D3-disappointment that is Blizzcon 2015. Featuring N3rdwards, Muggs, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #189: Botting and Blizzcon ’15 Dismay

  • 0:50 — Recent play stories and Season 4 anecdotes. Nerdwards still Wizarding, Muggs with 4 Monks and pushing P1000.
  • 4:40 — Class imbalance in S4. Best party = 3 Monks + 1 Barb. No need for class equality?
  • 9:00 — Party play required for any chance at competitive experience gain. 150 billion in 4p vs. 3 billion solo. Why such a broken system? Paragon system creates an inevitable EXP focus?
  • 20:00 — Massive lag bugs this season. Game-breaking for Hardcore?
  • 24:00 — Flux explains his hiatus (real life massive work) and reflects how every bug and issue from PTR 2 months ago is now dominating the Season.
  • 27:00 — Class variety in S4. Where are the Crusaders, Wizards, and Demon Hunters?
  • 40:00 — Party co-op pushing players into pre-set roles. More fun for MP or limiting in roles?
  • 45:00 — Botting ruining D3. The fansite open letter to Blizzard will earn a response? Why does Blizzard host admitted botters on “Play Your Way” and promote botting streamers?
  • 57:10 — Blizzcon 2015 and Diablo 3’s phone booth display + 1 panel. Slaughtered Hopes Inn?
  • 1:03:00 — Strategy simplified by watching streamers do OP things. Cookie Cutterism rules.
  • 1:13:00 — Plans for the rest of the season. N3rdwards joining the Monk bandwagon? Flux sees no reason to try and jump back in now.

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

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