The Play Your Way Thursday live stream went off this afternoon with one fan, one CM, one D3 Dev, and one DJ. We watched live and banged out a transcript as things ran, and you can read it below.
This live stream didn’t get into so much game detail or interview style conversation as the last one with John Yang, so there’s not really any new info, if you’ve been keeping up with the news. It was a much more fun play session though, as Hardcore always is, since you’ve got the constant tension of someone maybe actually dying. Plus they were quite brave with the cameras rolling and worked up through Rifts to Torment 6, and then did GR25, GR28, and GR29, which is equivalent to more than Torment 7. (If T7 existed, and many players think T6-T10 should be implemented, that really well-geared chars can faceroll T6 and find no challenge except in higher GRs.)
Here’s the transcript. It’s mostly summary of events, since there was very little quotable material. The players (well 3 of them at least) were talking all the time, but it was mostly just conversation and joking about what they were playing, with almost no specific questions about Diablo 3 or game issues. (Deadmau5 was very joking and lively and often funny, but not up on recent news and not there to ask questions, and the other fan hardly spoke at all.)
The video is embedded at the end.
2:01 — Getting started with small talk and introductions. They’re playing Hardcore for this show, so much joking about who will die and if it’ll be better TV when they do.
Don Vu: Developer on Reaper of Souls. Playing a Crusader. Well-geared and able to do T6 solo, as this is his own account and his main character.
Deadmau5: Fan and famous DJ. Playing a Wizard who is also well-geared for T6+ playing on his own account. He talks the most throughout the stream and makes a lot of jokes throughout. He’s played with Don Vu before in Hardcore.
Maijer: Fan who submitted the Crusader build that was featured in a recent PYW Thursday. He died earlier this week so is in lower quality gear than he’s used to. He hardly talks at all during the Stream.
Nevalistis: Blizzard CM, playing a Wizard. She doesn’t usually play Hardcore, so her character is new and just P85ish, and not well geared at all. The stream broadcasts from her PoV.
One drawback of the stream showing everyone’s face in the webcam is the windows are shown along the left side of the screen, so you can’t see anything in left-side windows (like stash or Artisan interfaces) and you can’t see the player icons and their health bars. So it’s impossible to know if anyone is nearly dying during the show except when they call it out. (They call it out many times. There are at least a dozen procs saving someone from death during this play session.)
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