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    posted a message on Diablo Videos: Diablo Digest (D3 RoS News/opinion podcast) and analytic gameplay by KageKaze
    I'll just leave this here :)




    D3RoS Witch Doctor Playthrough 40: Shadows of the Past

    http://youtu.be/fB618DVHqhA

    Act II
    Levels 43-46
    Master

    Runes: Mass Hysteria(Mass Confusion), Toad of Hugeness(Hex), Flaming Dart(Poison Dart), Slam Dance(Big Bad Voodoo), Phlebotomize(Spirit Barrage), Frightening Aspect(Horrify), Hungry Bats(Firebats), Medusa Spiders(Corpse Spiders), Legion of Daggers(Fetish Army), Paranoia(Mass Confusion), Kiss of Death(Acid Cloud)

    Passives: Fierce Loyalty

    Topics:

    • A look back at the old Witch Doctor (00:41)
    • Direct stat comparison (3:37)
    • Mystic: The Weight of the World (9:55)
    • Mystic: The Coven (10:20)
    • Mystic: The Enchantress (10:41)
    • Mystic: Blacksmith (11:24)
    • Change to Locust Swarm targeting (12:51)
    • Patch 2.1.0 changes to healing (15:15)
    • Skills for Level 43 (16:55)
    • Legendary (28:09)
    • Level 44 (31:35)
    • "I thought you just made trouble..." (43:57)
    • Level 45 (44:06)
    • Scoundrel: Blood Ties (48:22)
    • Maghda (49:48)
    • Level 46 (51:55)
    • Scoundrel: Brothers Divided (54:58)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Diablo Videos: Diablo Digest (D3 RoS News/opinion podcast) and analytic gameplay by KageKaze
    Hoo boy has it really been 2 months since my last post in this thread? I've been lax! First off, thanks very much Shaggy, I really appreciated the last post :) Now on to business:

    There have been a few updates to the ongoing playthrough series, but I was focused more on doing news updates and PTR informational videos over the last couple months. Most of those either got their own thread or were posted on the main page (major thanks to Zero(ps) for linking the Legendary Gems video) so I won't rehash them here.

    So what did I miss? Well there were 2 Crusader updates and 1 Witch Doctor, all provided below for your perusal. I also provided a link to the Dance emote video I made just because it's silly and I used the old April Fools Deckard Cain Rap that not every modern Diablofan might have heard before. Lastly, while it might be late, I've finally finished my full Hellfire Ring/Amulet guide updated for 2.1.0. The previous version came out late as well, but it's still being referenced to this day (recently even seeing more traffic than usual) so I wanted to make sure I had a version that matched the new information. Feedback always welcome, otherwise please enjoy!




    D3 Reaper of Souls: Keywardens, Infernal Machines, and Hellfire Armaments Complete Guide (2.1.0)

    http://youtu.be/vidI_DwAq-M

    This is my new guide for the updated Hellfire Ring and newly added (as of patch 2.1.0) Hellfire Amulet. This guide covers the items needed, the drop rates of those items, and where to find them, as well as strategies for all the monsters you'll need to fight.

    Contents:

    • The Level 70 Hellfire Ring (00:46)
    • The Hellfire Amulet (2:02)
    • The items required (3:10)
    • Drop rate of Keys and Organs (3:34)
    • Act I: Odeg and the Key of Bones (4:10)
    • Act II: Sokahr and the Key of Gluttony (4:50)
    • Act III: Xah'rith and the Key of War (5:50)
    • Act IV: Nekarat and the Key of Evil (6:50)
    • Getting the Infernal Machine Plans (8:08)
    • Double drop chances for Keys (3:25)
    • Group based drop rate for Hellfire Organ drops (9:20)
    • The new Infernal Machines (10:00)
    • Machine of Bones (Discord) - Leoric's Regret (11:12)
    • Machine of Gluttony (Chaos) - Vial of Putridness (12:27)
    • Machine of War (Terror) - Idol of Terror (13:17)
    • Machine of Evil (Fright) - Heart of Evil (15:09)
    • Crafting patterns for Hellfire Ring and Hellfire Amulet (17:43)
    • Warnings about Smart Look crafting (18:40)
    • Reforging the Hellfire Amulet (20:37)



    Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls: So you think you can dance, Nephalem? New Dances in Diablo 3!

    http://youtu.be/0sqK7U-5PKE

    Patch 2.1.0 is adding some new emotes to Diablo 3! Check out the new dances here!




    D3 Witch Doctor 39: Fingers of a Dead Man

    http://youtu.be/7ZQfCI1bl34

    Act I
    Levels 40-43
    Master

    Runes: Creepers(Wall of Zombies), For the Master(Sacrifice), Diseased Swarm(Locust Swarm), Explosive Beast(Locust Swarm)

    Topics:

    • Mystic: An Unnatural Beast (00:23)
    • Scoundrel: Sticky Fingers (00:58)
    • Looking forward to Frozen Pulse changes (3:16)
    • Level 41 (5:00)
    • Changes to sacrifice coming (5:30)
    • Comparing items with gems getting easier (8:23)
    • "There are Thieves everywhere" (12:30)
    • Life regeneration increasing in 2.1.0 (20:40)
    • Level 42 (24:32)
    • Legendary Plan (33:36)
    • Level 43 (34:43)
    • Crafting Corner (36:03)
    • The Butcher (40:02)
    • The guaranteed Legendary (43:12) - Identified at (45:28)
    • "I'm willing to split this half and half with you" (43:20)
    • Scoundrel: Difficult Decisions (49:17)



    D3RoS Crusader 7: Times they are a-changin'

    http://youtu.be/kk2mOyVf-Ko

    Act I
    Levels 25-28
    Master

    Skills: Fist of the Heavens, Phalanx

    Runes: Vacuum(Condemn), Rebirth(Punish), Penitence(Judgement), Shield Cross(Shield Bash), Part the Clouds(Falling Sword), Zealous Glare(Shield Glare)

    Passives: Holy Cause

    Topics:

    • The great 2.0.5 shakeup (00:40)
    • Level 26 (10:28)
    • The loss of Nephalem Glory builds (16:33)
    • Level 27 (26:45)
    • Level 28 (39:51)
    • Legendary (42:03)
    • Crafting Corner (50:39)



    D3RoS Crusader Playthrough 8: Mind Over Mitigation

    http://youtu.be/FIU8McgpL1s

    Act I
    Levels 28-32
    Master

    Skills: Heaven's Fury

    Runes: Combust(Blessed Shield), Fire Starter(Akarat's Champion), Frozen Ground(Consecration), Bowmen(Phalanx), Immovable Object(Laws of Justice), Blessed Ground(Heaven's Fury), Wings of Angels(Laws of Hope), Mass Verdict(Judgement), Crack(Justice), Divine Well(Fist of the Heavens), Too Scared to Run(Provoke), Explosive Skin(Iron Skin)

    Passives: Wrathful, Divine Fortress

    Topics:

    • Level 29 (3:06)
    • The Crusaders Part, 4 (10:17)
    • Not many crusader changes planned for 2.0.1 (11:09)
    • Level 30 (11:45)
    • Why high HP isn't important (19:42)
    • Level 31 (27:48)
    • Level 32 (41:12)
    • Crafting Corner (42:56)
    • The Butcher (54:09)
    • Legendary (58:30)
    • Templar: Lessons (1:04:24)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Updated forum rules
    Going to admit I do like this change. I was always very cautious about putting video links up on the forums because I never wanted it to seem as some kind of click bait, I always tried to make sure I put some kind of description or discussion piece as I honestly like to get feedback and conversations started to see what everyone's opinions are.

    Seeing people that posted a link and nothing more always upset me, it just felt cheap. Not only that, but a good amount of my time here is usually while at work and I can't often watch a video. If a topic is given and I feel it's interesting I will tend to take the time to watch later to give the person the view as a form of respect as I know what it means as a content provider, but I'll often just ignore something that's just a big "click me" sign. That's my rant and reasoning for liking the change. :) Thumbs up.
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    posted a message on Seasons have officially begun!
    The youtube video has been linked but it's still uploading/rendering. should be online in a couple hours. Added a note from a blue post that Seasonal Legendaries are not active right now on PTR.



    Quote from KadMan

    • You can access Adventure mode right away and it unlocks your followers/artisans for Campaign mode (subject to change)
    Be kinda nice if that stayed that way playing through the entire campaign is kinda boring after the 1000th time though but I doubt it will.
    While it's nice that you don't have to do it again in the story, it just seems to undermine the whole point of making you start fresh if you can just unlock the artisans and followers right away by starting in Adventure mode. it also means you just go right to whatever farming route you want. I have no real strong opinion on it since I never really cared about ladders/seasons, so I won't mind either way, interested to see what others think about it though.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Seasons have officially begun!
    Looks like the 2.1.0 PTR has finally started its first Season. I'll attach a video later for those that don't like to use the PTR to see what's a little different and new.

    Update 6:55pm EST - Added update on difficulty unlocks for seasonal characters
    Update 9:16pm EST - Added note on seasonal legendaries due to blue post, video linked (still rendering)
    Update 10:28pm EST - Video done uploading and is live, may take some time for the HD version however

    So far, some observations:




    • Difficulty selection no longer uses a slider when choosing Torment I-VI, instead it's an extended glass window mural that slides to the side
    • the escape menu shows the change in benefits when you try to choose "lower difficulty"
    • The escape menu is more clear about how to increase difficulty
    • You can access Adventure mode right away and it unlocks your followers/artisans for Campaign mode (subject to change)
    • There's banner rewards listed, but they aren't implemented yet
    • The transmog set is not officially listed either
    • EVERYTHING is reset except for your banner, this includes having to unlock all stash tabs again
    • There is a separate "Achievements" tab for seasons as well as the previously mentioned "conquests"
    • Conquests do not currently have rewards attached
    • There's a little leaf icon in the lower left of a Legendary's artwork that will have an "X" in it if the legendary was found outside of a season ladder (this appears to only happen if an item is linked to a Seasonal character, more testing needed)
    • Seasonal characters have access to all your main character's difficulties (no need to unlock torment)
    • Seasonal Legendaries do not currently drop (per blue post) will be updated on next build
    That's all I really have right now, I was surprised that there were some changes to the UI outside of a patch (unless the patch was really small and I didn't see it).

    D3 PTR Season Video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atMofQKU86g
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Silly Nephalem, That doesn't go there!
    Quote from Shapookya
    Your DH is... special :D
    Right? but at least he's well protected from himself now. At least on one side of the face, I guess.:dh:
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Silly Nephalem, That doesn't go there!
    I don't usually just create a thread for a video without a discussion piece attached as I hate click bait type threads, but I just wanted to show this off. It's an update post about the PTR, mostly about what you see here on Diablofans anyway, but at around the 3:25 mark you'll see there's a slight issue with the new Transmog set that was added in last night's patch. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZDQ4G8KuYs

    For those that still don't care to click, the video shows the new Seasonal reward transmog set "Conqueror's Pauldrons" being used on a head piece instead of the shoulders. Hilarity ensues.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Patch 2.1 (PTR) - Undocumented Changes
    So apparently /dance is a thing now. Friend on B.net just had me try it out. Haven't found out if the dance is different per character/gender yet.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Patch 2.1 (PTR) - Undocumented Changes
    I noticed that pets from other party members are transparent now so it's easier to see what's going on if you're playing with another player with lots of pets. unless this change happened earlier and I just never noticed. >.>
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Your opinion about removing the crafting materials
    I'm glad the requirements for the materials are gone. I got seriously bored farming the same zone over and over again and would rather have been moving around maybe doing rifts or another bounty. The problem was that sometimes the best way to get one of the pieces was to make a game, run 10 yards to a specific mob, kill it, then restart the game. This made the items fairly easy to get but made doing so very tedious. I personally don't find this kind of thing compelling or even challenging.

    With that said, I am saddened the items are being removed. I like that they had a little bit of lore and flavor to the game. I wish they'd come up with something to make it worth while. I have no idea what kind of system they could use in its place, but I'm hoping we'll see these items come back in some capacity, maybe we'll see it again in another xpac as I have a feeling they'll be more concerned with the Tiered Rift and Seasons systems to put it back in for this expansion.
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    posted a message on Diablo Videos: Diablo Digest (D3 RoS News/opinion podcast) and analytic gameplay by KageKaze
    The Witch Doctor Returns!!

    D3 Witch Doctor 38: DoTs Don't Crit?!
    http://youtu.be/rTzktnngKHI

    Act I
    Levels 37-40
    Master
    Runes: Fire Pit(Firebomb), Umbral Shock(Spirit Walk), Slow Burn(Acid Cloud), Wrathful Protector(Gargantuan), Soul to Waste(Soul Harvest), Devoted Following(Fetish Army), Burning Dogs(Summon Zombie Dogs)

    Passives: Vision Quest

    Topics:


    • Main changes from Patch 2.0.5 (1:08)
    • Changes to Damage Over Time (DoT) Spells (2:38)
    • Doubling of Legendary Drops (4:14)
    • Changes to elemental builds (8:30)
    • Legendary Plan + Drop Rate Changes (14:44)
    • Level 38 (20:42)
    • The Lyceum (26:44)
    • Level 39 (32:02)
    • Level 40 (50:03)
    • Legendary (50:58)
    • Crafting Corner (1:05:15)


    also, bonus patch video for 2.0.6

    Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls: Removal of Legendary Crafting Materials - Patch 2.0.6 overview
    http://youtu.be/XsJOjLEFcfM

    Blizzard has removed Legendary Crafting Materials and has improved the drop rate of class specific set pieces! Find out what else lies in patch 2.0.6 here!

    Topics:

    • Barbarian Changes (00:53)
    • Monk Changes (3:03)
    • Changes to Items (5:40)
    • Removal of Legendary Materials (7:52)
    • Changes to Death's Breath (14:02)
    • Addition of +Damage to Details Sheet (18:11)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Diablo Videos: Diablo Digest (D3 RoS News/opinion podcast) and analytic gameplay by KageKaze
    New videos for Patch 2.0.5. Seeing as how the front page just got a TL:DR version posted I'd like to give you the "Way too long, probably won't watch" version of the patch notes because I'm excessively long winded. :) I tried to go into depth and give some of my own opinion regarding some of the recent changes. I guess you could say this is Diablo Digest: Patch Notes edition. Video 1 is 30 min and is about the general changes. Video 2 is 90 minutes and goes over all the class changes.



    Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls - Patch 2.0.5 General Changes Overview and Discussion

    http://youtu.be/Ltvn_VOAByc

    Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls - Patch 2.0.5 Overview Part 1
    General Changes and Discussion

    Topics:


    • Inclusion of patch Philosophy by Blizzard (00:34)
    • Important Known Issues with Patch 2.0.5 (1:31)
    • General Changes (2:42)
    • Item Changes (5:28)
    • Changes to Adventure Mode (14:27)
    • Crafting Changes (18:50)
    • Update on Followers (24:17)
    • Monster Changes (25:02)
    • User Interface (26:14)
    • General Bug Fixes (27:08)


    Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls - Patch 2.0.5 Class Changes and Discussion
    http://youtu.be/cNUmKe5WdmA

    Topics:

    • The General Philosophy for Characters (00:22)
    • Damage Over Time (DoT) skills changed (1:18)
    • Barbarian Skill changes (08:20)
    • My Seismic Slam Vs. Ancient Spear rant (9:57)
    • Crusader Philosophy (16:22)
    • Crusader Skill changes (22:26)
    • The removal of "Physical" Skills (29:25)
    • Loss of Nephalem Glory Synergy (39:22)
    • Demon Hunter Philosophy (1:00:09)
    • Demon Hunter Skill changes (1:01:14)
    • Monk Philosophy (1:06:02)
    • Monk Skill changes (1:06:37)
    • The lack of elemental builds for monks (1:09:21)
    • Witch Doctor Philosophy (1:11:58)
    • Witch Doctor Skill changes (1:13:54)
    • Wizard Philosophy (1:25:01)
    • Wizard Skill changes (1:26:11)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Diablo Videos: Diablo Digest (D3 RoS News/opinion podcast) and analytic gameplay by KageKaze
    D3RoS Crusader 6: Smoke on the Water

    http://youtu.be/2lEZ8PuWtyM

    Act I
    Levels 21-25
    Master

    Skills: Judgement, Laws of Hope, Akarat's Champion

    Runes: Thunderstruck(Blessed Hammer), Burst(Justice), Flee Fool(Provoke), Protect the Innocent(Laws of Justice), Bathed in Light(Consecration), Staggering Shield(Blessed Shield), Superheated(Falling Sword), Frozen in Terror(Laws of Valor), Nightmare(Steed Charge)

    Passives: Indestructible

    Topics:

    • Level 22 (2:43)
    • "It Smelled of Brothels and ale" (3:33)
    • "I have answered my call..." (6:35)
    • "We were so sure we could / finish them off" (12:12)
    • Foreshadowing for an innkeeper (12:24)
    • Level 23 (12:49)
    • "I am inspired by our friend here..." (13:57)
    • "Were I not a happily married man..." (25:09)
    • Level 24 (28:08)
    • Well that's too bad (33:55)
    • Some Legendary Plans (34:56)
    • That could have gone better (41:28)
    • Level 25 (47:43)
    • The Templar's Initiation (58:45)
    • Crafting Corner (59:48)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Diablo Videos: Diablo Digest (D3 RoS News/opinion podcast) and analytic gameplay by KageKaze
    You like crusaders? course you do. Got another one coming out tomorrow as well.




    D3RoS Crusader 5: The Holy Handgrenade

    http://youtu.be/BcVEfvX2-PM

    Act I
    Levels 18-21
    Master

    Skills: Falling Sword, Blessed Shield, Condemn

    Runes: Trip Attack(Sweep Attack), Ramming Speed(Steed Charge), Shackle(Smite), Steel Skin(Iron Skin), Invincible(Laws of Valor)

    Passives: Insurmountable, Nephalem Majesty

    Topics:

    • Significant in Battle.net lag (5:00)
    • Nephalem Orbs and breaking movement speed cap (16:19)
    • Legendary (23:40)
    • "Crusaders have no land" (25:39)
    • The feel of slow vs fast weapons (26:15)
    • Crafting Corner (34:20)
    • Area Damage as an underrated stat (36:12)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Diablo Videos: Diablo Digest (D3 RoS News/opinion podcast) and analytic gameplay by KageKaze
    D3 Witch Doctor 37: Fowl Play

    http://youtu.be/VDYwaS8omEU

    Act I
    Levels 35-37
    Master

    Runes: Angry Chicken(Hex), Pride(Sacrifice), Rain Dance(Big Bad Voodoo), Cloud of Insects(Locust Swarm), Phantasm(Spirit Barrage)

    Passives: Rush of Essence

    Topics:

    • Witch Doctor changes from patch 2.0.4 (00:30)
    • The Scoundrel hits on Leah (9:40)
    • "That's not exploration, it's a rescue mission" (11:06)
    • "I can teach you more about sin" (18:07)
    • "Give it back to her" (20:07)
    • Mystic: Dark Visions (20:30)
    • Scoundrel: The Unrepentant Rogue (23:47)
    • Cain is not a blacksmith (24:19)
    • Scoundrel: Kingsport Fighting (26:37)
    • Mystic: Cain's Passing (27:01)
    • Crafting Corner (30:00)
    • Araneae, The Spider Queen (46:50)
    • Crafting Corner 2: The Craftening (49:30)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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