Season Five goes out with surprise ban waves and community joy, Patch 2.4 pros and cons, plus controversy as the Diablo 3 team continues to shrink... Featuring Tyr, N3rdwards, and Flux. [powerpress] Click through for full show notes and segment start times. Diablo 3 Podcast #205: Ban Waves and D3 Shrinkage 2:30 -- End of Season 5 push for the leaderboard... or not. Seasons are too long, too short, or just right, now that it's so easy to get into end game and geared up? 13:00 -- Brainstorming patch concepts to make Flux happy? (Fail.) 15:00 -- Ban waves consume botters. Too little too late, or inspiring? Should it hit earlier in the season? Raises expectations unrealistically? Deterrent factor to pay legit play forward? 34:00 -- Blizzcon 2016 date announced. 35:30 -- Patch 2.4. Lots less new gear than recent patches, but still some impactful play/build changes? Lack of new items is intentional or just lack of devs/ideas? 50:30 -- Cosmetic items in Patch 2.4. Excite? 58:50 -- Diablo 3 team shrinking. John Yang, Don Vu, Leonard Boyarsky and others have left. D3 development finished? D4 art hirings show progress just getting started? #NeverDiablo4 coming soon? The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries. Listen and subscribe through iTunes. View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diablo3Inc channel. Get the Podcast RSS feed Continue reading the Original Blog Post.