Diablo 3 Podcast #175: D3’s 3rd Anniversary + Plus Secret Cows Diablo 3’s Third Anniversary special cow level debuts, plus conversation about power creep and GR40 becoming the new GR30, if the Infernal Machine needs fixes, and whether D3X2 will debut at E3, Gamescom, Blizzcon, or ever? Featuring MJNSpace, N3rwards, and Flux. Click through for approximate segment starting times and related links:
Gear Strategy: +EXP% Equipment in T6 vs. Grifts A subtext to all of the recent posts about party sharing exp leeches is the changes to how +EXP gear in the current Patch 2.2. Which sorts of +EXP buffs are additive and which are multicative, and when/how these apply, is different than in the past, and it makes a big difference. A guy breaks […]
Flux, Neinball, and Wolfpaq discuss the Diablo community and speculate on why passions often run so high, and why so many self-professed “haters” stick around to complain and troll, rather than moving on with their lives.
This is the second half of the show begun with TDP #91, but you need not listen to that one first since the topics are entirely separate between the shows.
Approximate segment starting times:
0:10 — Intro and Diablo 3 community overview.
4:40 — Is the Diablo 3 community really that much more negative than other gaming communities? Why do people who claim not to like Diablo 3 stick around to troll people who do play it and to say that every other upcoming ARPG will be 10x better? Why does this not occur with WoW and Starcraft, even in the downtimes for those games? Is it a testimony to the enduring enjoyment (and rose-tinted glasses) of Diablo 2?
12:00 — Diablo 3 didn’t live up to impossibly-high expectations? Would Diablo 2.5 have been more popular? An update rather than a full sequel?
20:10 — Expectations for upcoming changes to Diablo 3? Anything big coming up before the expansion adds massive content and changes everything?
We have a quick 1 year anniversary vote for our Facebook fans that’s asking How long have you been playing Diablo 3? There are five options from “since release” all the way to “stopped playing” – select your option.