Wait, no, not you ... but you over there. Yes you, the one next to that guy over there.
We are a community driven podcast where the focus of our shows is to read listener emails and occasionally bring a listener on to interview them. Have a Diablo blog? We'll pimp it. Have an interesting story? We'll read it. Have a question? We'll try to answer it to the best of our ability.
What we are not is a "hardcore" podcast. If you want in-depth technical analysis and/or 100% accurate information there are other podcasts out there that do it better (Diablo Podcast by Flux and The Worldstone Keep come to mind) so why be another "me-too" podcast?
What the Shattered Soulstone is meant to be is a fun and friendly place to share stories and talk about our shared love of loot ... er, I mean the Diablo franchise. Our inspiration came from the venerable community-driven World of Warcraft podcast Ctrl Alt Wow.
WoW is not a "bad word" on our podcast as we are all fans of Blizzard games right? So if you have a seething hatred of WoW, then maybe our podcast isn't for you since Breja, Jen and I are all fans of WoW so it is brought up from time to time.
It's not over-the-top, but we do tangent into talking about other spheres of influence upon us since we are gamers and play many different kinds of games so don't be surprised if we go off-topic.
Anyhoo, I feel like I've been typing forever, so I'll try to wrap this up.
We've recorded six episodes so far which can be found on iTunes, Stitcher radio or directly from our show blog. We'd love to hear from you about your favorite Diablo stories, or why you're a loot deviant, or what you're looking forward to in Diablo 3, or ... well, you get the idea.
Give us a listen, I promise we don't bite ... unless you're a barbarian. I kid, I kid.
Erp, forgot to introduce who I am as a Diablo fanatic. I don't think I bought Diablo I at launch 15 years ago, but shortly thereafter upon hearing the great praise for the game. I was familiar with Blizzard as I played Warcraft I & II but it was Diablo that forever captured my soul and turned me into a life-long fan of Blizzard.
Sadly most of my memories of Diablo I have long been forgotten if only because Diablo II devoured my entire being. I mean, was there really a game before Diablo II? I do remember "hacking" Diablo I to grief people in town. Yes, I was one of those jerks but I've matured since then ... mostly. ^^;
At first I played a paladin in D2 given how into King Arthur I was but eventually I saw the light and switched to my true calling, the sorceress. I wasn't a huge fan of the frost orb sorc, but I did have one. I had a glacial spike sorc prior to the piercing bow bug was fixed which forced my hand into my absolute all-time favorite build, the charged boltress
Come D3 I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'll be creating a sorceress (sorry, not a fan of the name wizard ... blame Harry Potter I guess?) and will happily play with the lightning spells. May not be the absolute best build, but it'll be a ton of fun to me. I also plan on PvP'ng as time allows, but we'll see how things shake out.
Anyhoo, that's a brief look into my Diablo lineage. Enjoy!