The Diablo Podcast #76: v1.0.4 Class and Legendary Previews


Flux is joined by two first time guests, Danthar and Philter, to discuss everything about the v1.0.4 patch previews. Last week brought previews for improvements to Legendary Items as well as the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Wizard, and Witch Doctor, and on the show we discuss all of those, along with other imminent patch issues. The patch should go online Tuesday, August 21st, and we’ll record another podcast next weekend after five days of patch testing, to discuss the features and changes.

Approximate times when each topic begins:

  • 3:00 — Legendary item improvements and Magic Find changes.
  • 13:00 — Witch Doctor.
  • 29:30 — Demon Hunter.
  • 37:30 — Monk.
  • 47:30 — Wizard.
  • 57:00 — Barbarian.
  • 1:07:00 — Why is there no D3 (PTR) Patch Test Realm?
  • 1:10:00 — What are you most looking forward to in v1.0.4 patch?

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    1. Flux doesn’t speak…Best podcast ever!

      • Yeah, those two were pretty much shot out of a cannon, especially on teh WD stuff as that’s their class and I don’t play it at all. They’d auditioned for the show weeks ago but hadn’t been on it yet, so they were pretty much sailors back in port and heading for a whorehouse.

        Not sure what that makes me, though…

    2. Who am I kidding…I love you Flux! 😀

    3. There’s no download link over there right now.

    4. I think at the end of the day in patch 1.0.4, demon hunters will still be the best class (because Wyatt Cheng plays one). 😉

    5. I keep trying to update my RSS to get this for my trip home. So far, it’s not updating. Blargh. I was hoping to listen to it before, you know, the patch goes live.

    6. As of 1:20am -5GMT Aug 21, there’s still no download link, nor does iTunes have it up either. Just me?

      Que pasa?

    7. Awesome podcast discussion. Couple of comments…

      1) Unlike blues, rares sold on merchants disappear after you buy it, so you can’t buy more than one.
      2) Not on the RSS feed yet.

    8. Just starting this podcast, but looking over the agenda, I am completely stymied that there isn’t a PTR. The WoW PTR is THE REASON why you seldom hear about a “broken” or “buggy” WoW patch. IMO, the D3 team is doing themselves a disservice, as the WoW PTR also allows a lot of bloggers to generate hype surrounding upcoming features.

      • Just going to add some replies here as I listen. My own answer to topic at 1:10 “What are you looking forward to in 1.04”:

        A) Switching my DH back to Bola and Rapid Fire combo. Loved it but it just wasn’t viable past lvl 40.
        B) Rolling a summoner WD after seeing my wife only be able to make the Gargantuan partially viable (she is very happy with these patch notes)
        C) Legendaries – I have been fairly lucky and found about 6 or 7 of these in approx 175 hours of play. I will say only 2 of these have truly been “legendary”. Looking forward to the buffs and proc skills
        D) Paragon – I love this idea and as a completionist, I will need at least 2 characters at 60/100 in the near-term.
        E) Paragon’s potential interface with PvP. PvP may have just gotten a lot neater if they match people up by Paragon levels. Now instead of a bunch of lvl 60s matching up, they can have 60/10, 60/20…. to 60/100 tiers for head-to-head deathmatch.

        I ultimately hope that Paragon is buying the dev team time to introduce another end-game mode in patch 1.05/1.06. Paragon cannot be the only thing holding us over until v1.1.

        As much of a “white knight” as I am for this game I hope people continue complaining about a lack of endgame so we can look forward to PvP AND ANOTHER MODE.

    9. I look forward to listening as soon as it is updated on the RSS feed 🙄

    10. It is *still* not on the itunes feed (5:15pm EST 08/21). Any update on why this is taking so long to show?

      • Sorry for delay; dunno why it wasn’t showing since I had uploaded and checked the file. I just re-entered the whole post and now it’s showing the mp3 okay.

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