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    This episode of TDP is an especially good one, with Wolfpaq sharing tales of his two days at Blizzcon 2015, plus extensive hands on play time with the Patch 2.4 demo. Hear what he thinks of the new island map and tileset, the upgraded UI, the new legendary items and improved sets, and more. Click through for full details on the content of TDP #191.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #191: Blizzcon 2015 & Patch 2.4 Preview

    Wolfpaq shares stories of his two days at Blizzcon 2015; testing the new D3 demo, hunting D3 devs, and hiding from WoW fans. Also Patch 2.4 preview: Set Dungeons, UI improvements, doubled stash tabs, and more. Featuring Wolfpaq, DaveTheBrave, and Flux.

  • 1:00 — Intro to DavetheBrave and Wolfpaq talks about Blizzcon on a media pass.
  • 7:00 — Wolfpaq’s talks about the difficulty of speaking to devs in the Slaughtered Calf Inn. Plus Diablo 3 streamers from Blizzcon.
  • 16:30 — Overall Blizzcon 2015 experience was great, says Wolfpaq. Warcraft movie trailer disappoint.
  • 25:00 — Zombie apocalypse begins at the Anaheim Convention Center during Blizzcon. Who dies first?
  • 30:30 — Patch 2.4 preview. New zones and graphics! Wolfpaq loves the new wilderness island zone from the Blizzcon demo. Remainders from what would have been the second D3 expansion?
  • 38:00 — Revamped item sets and new legendary items. Tons of them, enough to impress the testers.
  • 44:00 — Empowered Rifts. Finally, a way for the rich to get richer in Diablo 3!
  • 46:30 — Set Dungeons. Pre-made and unbalanced? How will Hardcore death work?
  • 52:00 — UI improvement to see more buffs at once. Wolfpaq says the new system worked great, in the demo at Blizzcon.
  • 57:00 — More stash tabs at last, but only for Season Journey.
  • 1:01:00 — Season Rebirth feature added.
  • 1:04:00 — Console’s much improved destruction and kill stream bonuses coming in Patch 2.4.
  • 1:07:00 — Paragon situation and botting situation. Why no fixes or changes coming in v2.4?
  • 1:12:00 — New programmers to update older Blizzard games. This is not a 3D version of D2 coming.
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