Blizzcon 2014 is over, but the legend lives on. N3rdwards, Rankil, and Flux attended this year’s show and bring back stories about the playable D3 demo, play-testing all the new Item Sets and Legendary Items, Diablo 3 panels, cosplay, D3 dev encounters, and more.
Plus a special message from Wyatt Cheng at the end!
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The Diablo Podcast #158: Blizzcon 2014 Hands-On Reports
0:20 — Blizzcon 2014 reflections. N3rdwards’ first Blizzcon ever, and he still has excite post-show. Rankli is an old pro. What it’s like to cram into a building with 25,000 Blizzard gaming fans?
5:05 — Did Project Titan transform into Overwatch?
8:45 — Witnessing Cosplay in person? They really work hard to create eye candy for the rest of us. Early Diablo Podcast with a cosplayer interview.
16:00 — No selfies at Blizzcon?!?!
18:00 — Diablo 3 demo at Blizzcon 2014. Why so easy? What new item or build was most interesting?
26:30 — Why the new Wizard set is the best thing ever, N3rdwards explains.
35:00 — New Barbarian Rend/Whirlwind set and why it doesn’t synergize well.
42:00 — Demon Hunter set and why it rules and what the original idea and how it evolved. Plus Crusader and Witch Doctor. Rankil earns ultimate gamer geek cred by taking his PS4 to Blizzcon.
52:20 — Diablo 3 panels at Blizzcon. Attending is different than watching on TV? New content in panels? Chatting up the devs when they linger after the panels end. Plus all-but confirmations of Diablo III expansion nearing completion and why less Diablo III content this year is better news long term.
1:01:20 — Storytime with Wyatt Cheng, and other developer interactions. Photo here.
1:15:00 — Final thoughts on Blizzcon 2014, eager for PTR and Blizzcon 2015, which should focus much more on Diablo 3 with the next expansion already announced.
1:21:30 — Special bonus 90 seconds with Wyatt Cheng, recorded Saturday night just as “Story time with Wyatt” and Blizzcon 2014 came to an end.