The Diablo 3 Podcast #21: D3’s Endless Skill Cooldowns


Flux, The Eliminator, and Neinball discuss the big news that some high level Diablo III skills will have very lengthy two-minute cooldowns. Also, why neither of them bought the D3Here guy’s story.

The twenty-first episode of The Diablo Podcast is now online for your listening pleasure. In this episode Flux, The Eliminator, and Neinball talk chiefly about the just-revealed long-ass, two-minute skill cooldowns for high level Barbarian skills in Diablo III. Obviously these aren’t the only skills in the game with long cooldowns, but neither guest is much worried about it, so long as the skills are powerful enough to warrant the wait between uses.

Other topics include Gamescom 2011 getting the Blizzcon 2010 demo, and why neither guest really believed the D3Here guy’s story. Special guest rumor-confirmation thanks to The Eliminator’s inside info that BlizzCon really was scheduled to head to Vegas back in 2010… at least for a few days. Here’s the show itinerary.

View the post on DiabloPodcast.com for more details. Here’s a quick itinerary of the show.

  • 3:00—The guys agree that Gamescom will not get a new 2011 D3 demo, and explain why.
  • 10:00—Discussion of lengthy skill cooldowns in Diablo III. Both guests are okay with them, since longer cooldowns = mega-powerful skills, and since lots of lower level skills in D3 will have no cooldowns at all.
  • 26:00—The D3Here guy’s claims are critically evaluated. Both guests find his credibility lacking, and explain why, as well as talking about what they would have done in his place to be more convincing.
  • 38:00—Closing jokes and conversation about the D3Here guy’s version of the D3 market system, in which a keyboard tapping bird like the one Homer had would come in very hand.

As you’ll hear in the closing, this is part one of the show, since our recording session went well over an hour. Part two will go up tomorrow morning, with much conversation about the new World of Warcraft Dungeon Journal, and how such a feature might or might not be imported into Diablo III. Someday.

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

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  1. Comments from news items posted in the last day or 2 before the server move didn’t make it over. Sorry to everyone who got snipped.

  2. Just out of curiosity, it is said at the end of the Podcast that the next episode will be out the following morning. However it is still yet to be released. Too many things with too little time on ye hands? or is it something technical?
    I enjoy the Podcasts thus my inquiry.

  3. My nickname is shocked that you guys didn’t know the names of the 3 barbs O.O

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