Diablo 3 Podcast #188: S4 + Dev Chat Postmortem

Flux

Administrator
Season Four is going strong, but are our panelists? Plus postmortem analysis of last week's Diablo 3 developer chat: EXP Wars! MP vs. SP vs. botting, Season Journey appreciation, Hardcore grows too easy, and Skovos D3X2 hints? Featuring N3rdwards, Empty1, and Flux.






Diablo 3 Podcast #188: S4 + Dev Chat Postmortem

  • 0:30 -- Intro and Season 4 progress so far. Both guests have had busy to keep them from their rightful P500. How does Kanai's Cube change the leveling progress?
  • 8:00 -- Season Journey: cool or nubsauce?
  • 16:00 -- Sets dominate the item game now. Pros and cons to only gearing around 6p green collections? Harder to find now that there are so many sets per class?
  • 31:00 -- Single player vs. Multiplayer. Why does Blizzard want solo play to feel like a waste of time?
  • 38:00 -- Why doesn't Blizzard ban botters anymore? Making the top Paragon ranks entirely cheaters?
  • 49:30 -- Torment difficulty scaling. Is T10 worth it for anything other than Infernal Machines/Ubers?
  • 1:03:00 -- UI inadequate buff display. Why not fix it quickly while working on the long term super feature improve? Just show the 8 most recent instead of the 8 longest active?
  • 1:09:30 -- Skovos in the Expansion? Hints or not from the live chat?
  • 1:21:00 -- Hardcore has grown too easy? Only people who don't pay attention die?
  • 1:24:30 -- Season 4 goals? Does the Paragon System need a full reset going into D3X2, with some players thousands ahead of others?


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

Diabloii.Net Member
Over just having the option to turn down the visuals for effects that aren't mine would be good. In a four player rift with two barbarians and a DH and it's just a screen of tornados and arrows. Even if it was just the ghosted option you get for other player's pets.
 

Flux

Administrator
Lots of players this season are saying it's just impossible to play with WDs, since there's so much lag, on top of the visual clutter.

Ironically, all visual clutter in D2 was as big or bigger, with no transparency or adjustments for multiple players, and people were angry when D3 dropped the max players from 8 to 4. Imagine D3 with 8 players on a screen?
 

Brumbek

Diabloii.Net Member
When N3rdwards (I think it was him) starting talking about possible story stuff and how he enjoys playing the Campaign on Torment X, I got SUPER excited. It is NOT just him. I love the Diablo lore. And I love the idea of bringing the D3 story back around to explain why we've been doing all these Rifts to gain more power. So sorry Flux, but many, MANY of us love the story elements and wouldn't buy an expansion without a new Act! Thanks for the great podcast. I found two (two!) Flow of Eternity's when listening, so thank you.
 

PrvtPiLe

Diabloii.Net Member
Solid episode. Two good guests. And it's good to hear a healthy bit of criticism for some of the game features, because if they're not criticised then they won't be changed. Keep up the good work.
 

NacRuno

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Is there an android podcast app that you share the episodes on? Just tried to listen the latest episode on Stitcher, it was very confusing till I realized it was episode #138 from April 2014 :confused:
 

tougeznut

Diabloii.Net Member
What's happened to the regular podcasts? I used to see new ones every week or so, but haven't seen a new one in almost a month now. Is it just a lack of interest, or nobody has time to work on it?
 

rabidshrew

Diabloii.Net Member
What's happened to the regular podcasts? I used to see new ones every week or so, but haven't seen a new one in almost a month now. Is it just a lack of interest, or nobody has time to work on it?
And I don't think Flux has made a single post in that time either. Hope everything is alright with him.
 

Foutch

Diabloii.Net Member
Is there an android podcast app that you share the episodes on? Just tried to listen the latest episode on Stitcher, it was very confusing till I realized it was episode #138 from April 2014 :confused:
Yeah, I just saw that yesterday as well. Great for nostalgia purposes, I guess. I wonder if they would upload their stuff to Stitcher as well?
 
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