The Diablo Podcast: 2015 Episodes

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The Diablo Podcast is a weekly podcast produced by The Unofficial Diablo Site, Hosted by long-time Diablo community member Flux, TDP covers recent news and controversial issues in the Diablo community, features in-depth discussion and debate about game issues, and hosts regular interviews with game developers and members of the Diablo Community.

Full show archives are listed below, sorted by year.


2015 Episodes[edit | edit source]

Most recent on top.

TDP #194: Patch 2.4 PTR + 2015 Year in Review Pt.1[edit | edit source]

Discussion of the ongoing Patch 2.4 testing on the PTR and the impending start of Season 5. Plus 2015 Year in Review, covering the biggest news and controversies from January-June 2015. Featuring N3rdwards and Flux.

TDP #193: Monstrous @ Blizzcon 2015[edit | edit source]

Monstrous shares his Blizzcon 2015 experience, including much Developer chat time and even Chicken & Waffles with Wyatt! Also Patch 2.4 and Snapshotting. Featuring Monstrous, HolyKnight, and Flux.

TDP #192: Tech Issues and PTR Patch 2.4:[edit | edit source]

Tyr describes his awesome first Blizzcon experience, plus Patch 2.4 discussion, D3X2 renewed hopes, Set Dungeons debate, D3’s tech issues lead to Devs dodging questions, Legacy of Nightmares loses sleep, and more. Featuring Tyr, MJinSpace, and Flux.

TDP #191: Blizzcon 2015 & Patch 2.4 Preview[edit | edit source]

Wolfpaq shares stories of his two days at Blizzcon 2015; testing the new D3 demo, hunting D3 devs, and hiding from WoW fans. Also Patch 2.4 preview: Set Dungeons, UI improvements, doubled stash tabs, and more. Featuring Wolfpaq, DaveTheBrave, and Flux.

TDP #190: The Biggest Issues in D3[edit | edit source]

Deeper debate over the top issues in Diablo 3, as voted by the fans. Botting, no expansion, party EXP, lack of gear diversity, too few top Grift maps. class diversity, and much more. Featuring Tyr, Muggs, and Flux.

TDP #189: Podcast #189: Botting and Blizzcon ’15 Dismay[edit | edit source]

The hiatus has ended and The Diablo Podcast returns with a new show. Conversation about Season 4, Monk superiority, runaway botting, solo play irrelevance, and the D3-disappointment that is Blizzcon 2015. Featuring N3rdwards, Muggs, and Flux.

TDP #188: S4 + Dev Chat Postmortem[edit | edit source]

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.

TDP #187: Season 4 and Patch 2.3[edit | edit source]

Season 4 is underway and Patch 2.3 has brought countless new features to the game. Using Kanai’s Cube for *real*, trying new builds in S4, botting consuming softcore, Torment farming sweetspots, and playing defensively. Featuring MJinSpace and Flux.

TDP #186: Cross-Game Promos and S4 Plans[edit | edit source]

Season 4 approaches and fans plan for the event. Plus debate over D3’s out-dated graphics, the “unannounced Diablo project” art director, Blizzcon D3X2 hints, how D4 @ Blizzcon could be a nightmare, and Patch 2.3 rants. Featuring Tyr, Katniss, N3rdwards, and Flux.

TDP #185: Too Long Season 3?[edit | edit source]

Two first time guests join the show to talk about Season Three running too long, Kanai’s Cube, disappointment over no D3X2 at Gamescom, and Blizzcon 2015 hopes. Featuring Dragoonus, Dave the Brave, and Flux.

TDP #184: Patch 2.3.1 & Witch Doctors[edit | edit source]

Patch 2.3.1 on the PTR made a lot of changes, especially to the Witch Doctor. Much discussion of that class, plus Reflects Damage changes, Kanai’s Cube tweaks, Paragon 2000 is broken, and more. Featuring Xanth, Empty1, and Flux.

TDP #183: Patch 2.3 Season 4 Testing[edit | edit source]

Testing Season 4 in Patch 2.3, enjoying the Season Journey, Kanai’s Cube strategy, no “slow rolling” = few LGems, the benefits of Torment 7-10, materials balance in 2.3, and Reflects Damage must go. Featuring MJiNSpace and Flux.

TDP #182: PTR Patch 2.3.0, Week One[edit | edit source]

The first week of Patch 2.3.0 on the PTR was awesome, if you could ever get into a game. Kanai’s Cube skills and recipe economy issues, new Monk item sets, GR ranking snapshot controversy, and much more. Featuring N3rdwards, Muggs, and Flux.

TDP #181: Patch 2.3 Item Sets[edit | edit source]

Patch 2.3 coming very soon to the PTR, so more analysis, including new and improved Item Set properties from datamining. Also T7-T10 scaling issues, shared LGems, and purist mode Hardcore? Featuring Aahz, N3rdwards, and Flux.

TDP #180: Patch 2.3.0 Preview![edit | edit source]

The Patch 2.3 Preview is blowing up with new content, and it’s all discussed on this show. Kanai’s Cube and all the new legendary passives, Torment 7-10, the Ruins of Sescheron, combat tweaks, removed Wave of Trials, and more. Featuring Flux, AdAstra, and Tyr.

TDP #179: Mini-Seasons and the Stash Crisis[edit | edit source]

Botting is ruining D3, mini-seasons with odd rules would be fun, should Item Sets grant bonuses for fewer items equipped, the lack of variety in Legendary Rings, and and WTF no more stash space yet? Featuring Mjinspace and Flux.

TDP #178: Learning to Love RNG[edit | edit source]

The Podcast covers HC death and speedy rebirth, the 1000 Shard club, why no one cares that MF still works, Grifts vs. T6 Rifts, and the joys and pains of RNG. Plus shorter themed seasons, like No-Sets? Featuring N3rdwards, Tyr, and Flux.

TDP #177: The GR50 Club[edit | edit source]

Flux, Xanth, and Mjinspace discuss recent game news, including the GR50 Club, playing 10+ hours a day, if weapon damage ruins itemization, and Stash 4 Cash vs. Play 2 Win. Plus Blizzcon 2015 hopes and plans.

TDP #176: Chinese D3 Stash for Cash… Why Not Here?[edit | edit source]

Stash for Cash in Chinese D3 should go worldwide, no-legendary Leaderboards, item hackers busted, WoW selfies, and why all the best builds ever are live now. Featuring Master X, AdAstra, and Flux.

TDP #175: D3’s 3rd Anniversary + Plus Secret Cows[edit | edit source]

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.

TDP #174: DH Sets, GRift Records, & D3X2[edit | edit source]

Lots of content/topics this week, including perma-CC issues, DH set debates, CoE ring and buff icon issues, player UI mods, expanded Grift leaderboards, and D3 expansion #2 theorizing. Featuring Katniss, AdAstra, and Flux.

TDP #173: Power Creep and Spin2Win Barbs[edit | edit source]

Season Three marches on with massive power creep in higher GRifts. Are higher levels of Torment required, or will the removal of Realm of Trials solve the problem? Also, why doesn’t anyone want to play with Spin2Win Barbs, do Seasons need more incentives, and does anyone really want to play Thorns? Featuring N3rdwards, Master X, and Flux.

TDP #172: Fun Legendary Items & The Blood Shard Exploit[edit | edit source]

What’s it like to start a new season in Hardcore vs. Softcore? Plus, the best new builds and most fun new legendary/set items in Patch 2.2 and Season 3. Also, Blizzcon tix have sold out, and is power creep making Torment 10+ necessary? Featuring M0uakkai and Muggs.

TDP #171: Season 3 + Fun New DH and Monk Builds[edit | edit source]

Season Three begins, but is the fresh start still fun? Plus why so many Treasure Goblins, fun new Demon Hunter and Monk builds, the mystery of Mortick’s Brace and Blizzard’s rush to start v2.2, and long term Season Three plans. Featuring Master X, MJNSpace, and Flux.

TDP #170: End of S2 and Patch 2.2 Preview[edit | edit source]

Diablo 3 Podcast conversation about the end of Season Two, and a big preview of the changes coming this week in Patch 2.2. Also, pushing highest GRifts, and the horror of the male Wizard in Delsere’s bikini armor. Featuring MJNSpace, N3rdwards, and Flux.

TDP #169: S2’s Last Week and GRift Heights[edit | edit source]

What to do in the last week of Season Two, and how to prepare for Season Three? Plus higher Greater Rift strategy and death avoidance, SUPERKADALA, and a shared Legendary Gem interface. Featuring Tyr, Mjinspace, and Flux.

TDP #168: Season Three and RoS Year One[edit | edit source]

Lots to cover this episode, with Season 2 ending and a Season 3 start date, a new patch on the PTR, and the Reaper of Souls one year anniversary fast approaching. Plus debate over Ancient weapons, the needed 7th items in RoS sets, and seasonal exclusive legendaries. Featuring Tyr, Xanth, and Flux.

TDP #167: The Crusader & Massive Barb Buffs[edit | edit source]

Why the Crusader is great, plus Patch 2.2.0 changes, including the massive Barbarian IK set buffs. Also Rift changes on the PTR, Blood Shard cap increases, new LGems, and why double Unity has gone obsolete. Featuring Katniss, N3rdwards, and Flux.

TDP #166: D3’s Seven Design Pillars + PTR[edit | edit source]

Josh Mosqueira’s GDC presentation on all the ways that RoS fixed D3’s mistakes brought up the original D3’s “Seven Design Pillars.” What were those 7 pillars and why did the game largely fail to achieve them? Plus more PTR testing and Natalya’s Set debate. Featuring N3rdwards, MJNspace, and Flux.

TDP #165: Patch 2.2.0 on the PTR, Part 2[edit | edit source]

The second half of our big Patch 2.2.0 discussion. This show focuses on the new item sets and legendary items for the Wizard, Witch Doctor, Monk, and Demon Hunter, plus a farewell to potions. Featuring Wolfpaq, M0uikki, and Flux.

TDP #164: Patch 2.2.0 on the PTR[edit | edit source]

Patch 2.2.0 opened up on the PTR last Tuesday, and after nearly a week of testing we’ve got evaluations on the item set updates, new Rift maps, Quality of Life improvements, and fixing the RoRG suggestions. Featuring Flux, Xanth, and Tyr.

TDP #163: Season Two and Patch 2.2.0[edit | edit source]

Season Two, week one in review, plus Patch 2.2.0 preview debate: more six-piece item sets, new goblin types, new bounties and exploration mode, plus Diablo 3 “first world problems.” Featuring Wolfpaq, Muggs, and Flux.

TDP #162: Season Two, Weekend One[edit | edit source]

Season Two began on Friday, and it’s time to recap the weekend. Rushing races, preparing for level 70, RNG heartbreaks, fast leveling strategies, new season camaraderie, and more. Featuring N3rdwards, Master X, m0uikkai, Amedon, and Flux.

TDP #161: Season Two Pre-Game Show[edit | edit source]

Reaper of Souls Season Two is upon us! How best to reach 70 and beyond, which of the new Season Two Legendary Items are intriguing, and more. Plus a bonus debate on the controversial Realm of Trials. Show features Wolfpaq, N3rdwards, and Flux, plus bonus first time guests Tyr, Master X, and m0uikkai.

TDP #160: Patch 2.1.2 Goes Live[edit | edit source]

The long-awaited Patch 2.1.2 went live last week with lots of big game changes. Show topics include Ancient Items, Rift density improvements, changes to Sunwuko’s and Marauder’s sets, Realm of Trials, auto-pickup and QoL requests, and more Featuring Aahz and Flux.

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