Xanth and Aahz join Flux to discuss high end Hardcore vs. Softcore play, Sharagon level wants, Loot 2.0 fixes, unaffordable gold sinks, Hardcore PK dangers, and D3X release date predictions.
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:19:30 — 72.8MB)2:00 — Recent play experiences. Xanth’s approaching Paragon 100 with his HC WD. Flux’s Paragon 13 DH = mission accomplished.4:00 — How would Hardcore chars play differently without the life-saving passives? Is the Demon Hunter less fun in HC since she must play so carefully and cautiously, compared to the Wiz/WD/Monk with their death-cheating powers?15:00 — Sharagon level discussion. Has everyone come to want it by now, after several weeks of consideration? Give a reason to play your Alt? Does it only really matter to Hardcore players who have to reroll upon death?19:05 — Loot 2.0 Fanifesto discussion. Presentation trumps content, or at least greatly promotes it. Is the era of data via text coming to an end? Would moar sparkles make finding legendary items more fun?30:00 — Nephalem Valor stacks adjustments. Bigger bonuses for longer games? New deeper dungeon content?34:00 — Softcore vs. Hardcore play styles. Benefits and drawbacks to pushing higher Monster Power levels and dying a lot in softcore? Would softcore Diablo III be completely destroyed by D2-style experience penalties upon death?40:00 — Gold sinks added in the future are meaningless to rich people who use the AH, and not affordable to people who are self found.45:00 — Legendary item drop survey questions and results. What Magic Find amount turns up Legendary drop rates to noticeable? Which legs are the most/least common? What are the general issues and opinions about Diablo 3 legendary frequency and drop rates?1:03:40 — Diablo 3 Expansion release date prediction time.1:09:00 — Xanth rants about a new multiplayer griefing Monster-Killer technique. Also, Moo.
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