The Diablo 3 Podcast #170: End of S2 and Patch 2.2 Preview

The Diablo 3 Podcast #170: End of S2 and Patch 2.2 Preview

Diablo 3 Podcast conversation about the end of Season Two, and a big preview of the changes coming this week in Patch 2.2. Also, pushing highest GRifts, and the horror of the male Wizard in Delsere’s bikini armor. Featuring MJNSpace, N3rdwards, and Flux.

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The Diablo 3 Podcast #170: End of S2 and Patch 2.2 Preview

  • 0:30 — End of Season Two activities. Grift pushing before the deadline? Flux’s sad Demon Hunter demise.
  • 8:00 — The joy of playing a secondary build vs. feeling like it’s a waste of time when you could be 5 GR higher. Countess Julia’s mandatory for high GRs?
  • 14:00 — The realization that you can solo a much higher GR than you used to. Mental barrier more than gear barrier?
  • 18:00 — Favorite Rift tilesets, and new and improved ones on the PTR coming soon to v2.2. New bounty types also.
  • 25:00 — Seeking Lore achievements in Seasons. Why bother?
  • 29:00 — Patch 2.2 imminent. N3rdwards covers all the changes to Wizard sets and where the class is going.
  • 39:00 — Demon Hunter patch 2.2 set and legendary changes debated. Flux thinks Unhallowed Essences may outwork M6 and can’t wait for Natalya’s/Strafe T6 farming.
  • 54:00 — Monk improvements to Thousand Storms set in patch 2.2. Season 3 advance plans.
  • 1:02:00 — Why the male Wizard should not be. Plus amusing changes with the bikini-armor looking Delsere’s wizard set.

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

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    11 thoughts on “The Diablo 3 Podcast #170: End of S2 and Patch 2.2 Preview

    1. “Seeking Lore achievements in Seasons. Why bother?”

      Because its the only bloody Conquest I’ve got, that’s why!

      Seriously though, I don’t have the time, patience, or sheer bloody-mindedness to even work out how to get the other conquests. I’d be happy if there were more conquests/achievements like the lore one or a range of them from easy, through grind, via a little preparation, right through to those achievements you can only get if you can play 16 hours a day, every day and memorizing the wiki that it may take for some of the uber-conquests.

      Also, ‘The Discovery of Sanctuary” – ouch!

      • I’m a lore nerd but thanks to a bug with one of the book drops in vanilla, my old main couldn’t get the complete set. When season one hit I used it (and the refreshed achievements) as a chance to get a character with all the books. I can’t remember how many times I ran the battlefields looking for those damn Discovery books.

        …And then season two rolls round and collecting lore books is now a conquest. Suffice it to say I had no intention of going through that again, so I am conquestless. Well played Blizzard.

    2. I think the main problem with perma-archon is that, unlike WotB and Akarat, Archon replaces your skills when active. Although tbh I don’t think we should have perma anything.?

    3. Someone really needs to turn N3rdwards onto Halo + APD. Season 2 Wizards were using it to FACE TANK GRift 45-50 for well over a month… sounds like nerdwards is completely out of the loop and still kiting stuff with firebirds (and Tals).

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