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    Flux, Xanth, and Aahz discuss current topics in Diablo 3, including get rich slow tips, economy issues, crafting successes, a request for bolder skill changes in patches, and much more.

    We recorded this show earlier this week, before the Itemization blog was released, so that is not discussed in this one. (We’re recording a show this weekend that will debate it and other upcoming v1.08 details.) Here’s what we did talk about, with the approximate starting time for each general topic:

  • 0:20 — Intro of Xanth and first time TDP guest Aahz. Everyone shares stories about their recent Diablo 3 play experiences. Xanth’s one billion gold march continues.
  • 4:10 — Rerolling, only 10 character slots, and stash space considerations.
  • 11:00 — Diablo 3 economy and wealth accumulation. Xanth details the crazy prices for crafting mats these days in Hardcore.
  • 17:30 — Multiplayer issues and features. Has anyone tried the new brawling PvP system?
  • 25:30 — The UI vexation of not showing all the buff icons at once.
  • 30:30 — Achievements. Anyone approaching 100% yet? Plus Leah’s hidden Act 3 room.
  • 36:50 — Gosu’s fanifesto suggests many major changes. Discussed on this podcast: 1) Would you like to see big changes to skill runes, rather than just changes that add say, +25% damage to the unpopular ones? 2) How is the overall game difficulty and challenge level?
  • 52:20 — New crafting recipe successes and enjoyment.
  • 56:10 — Final thoughts; everyone likes the game quite a bit despite our complaints. Economics; how did you get rich (or not) in Diablo 3? Plus Xanth signs his new Wizard’s death warrant.
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