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Diablo III: Season 3 Wrap Up

At the time I am writing this blog, Season 3 in Diablo III isn’t quite over yet. It ends on August 23, 2015. I spent a few hours today trying to make progress with my Seasonal Crusader. It seems I’ve hit a wall, and cannot accomplish what it takes to earn the last few Seasonal Achievement points that I need in order to earn the special portrait.

Instead of grinding through the remaining hours left in Season 3, I’m going to put my energy into a blog that summarizes where I ended up this Season. Overall, I’d have to say that I found this Season to be more frustrating than the previous two.

For whatever reason, th...

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Diablo III: Remembering the Beta

I’ve been digging around on my computer, and found a few screenshots from the Diablo III beta. Back then, I had no idea how to take screenshots in Diablo III, or where they ended up. The computer I’m using now is not the same one as I used during the beta. Somehow, those few, precious, screenshots survived.

It seemed fitting to go ahead and incorporate them into a blog. All the memories about the Diablo III beta came rushing back to me when I found the screenshots. Although I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in several betas since then (and one Technical Alpha), there was just something about this beta that was extra exciting.

The screenshots you see in this blog were taken in January and April of 2012.  Whatever other screenshots I may have taken have been lost.

I played the orig...

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Diablo III: Archangel Auriel

Archangel Auriel is one of the members of the Angiris Council. Players encounter her in Diablo III, but very briefly. There’s a quest to rescue her. (She is taken prisoner by Rakanoth). After that, Auriel helps the player character by opening portals from one zone to the next.

There is more to Auriel than what you see in-game. Some of her story is found in The Book of Cain, and a small piece of it is in The Sin War trilogy. There’s also some online websites that give a brief story about who Auriel is. I decided to put all of that together in one place, in order to give people a clearer view of who Archangel Auriel is.

Auriel is t...

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Diablo III: Why am I doing Diablo Blogs for Blaugust?

This month, I have been participating in Blaugust. In short, it is one of those “write one blog every day for a month” type of challenges. It is my understanding that many, if not all, of the people who are participating are writing about video game related topics. (I suspect that other topics are also acceptable).

I’ve been working as a freelance writer since 2010, and there was a time when I was writing 5 blogs a day for work on topics that required me to do some research before I could write the blogs. There is no doubt in my mind that I am capable of writing more than one blog a day, and to keep that up for more than a month.

So, why did I get involved in Blaugust? Why did I decide that I was going to focus on Diablo related blogs for the whole month?

I’ve actually got...

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Diablo III: Some Thoughts About Leah’s Soul

What happened to Leah’s soul after we killed Diablo at the end of Act IV in Diablo III? There are no clear answers to this question. We can only speculate on where Leah’s soul went. That being said, we can also figure out some places where we know Leah’s soul couldn’t possibly have ended up.

For whatever reason, I seem to be haunted by Leah’s soul this week. I decided to share my thoughts on Leah’s soul mostly to get this stuff out of my head and into a blog post. Again, I’d like to point out that some of these thoughts are speculation and not “cannon”.

Isn’t Leah’s soul mixed with Diablo’s?

My original im...

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Diablo III: 16 Things That Won’t Happen in Diablo

A friend who I follow on Twitter mentioned the Portent’s Content Idea Generator. I’d never heard of it before, so I decided to give it a try. This blog is the result of the title it generated for me.

It was totally random that I ended up with a title with the number 16 in it. That works nicely with my Day 16 post for #Blaugust. Those of you who are also working your way through #Blaugust might want to give the generator a try. It’s better than being stuck for ideas.

1) PVP
Ever since...

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Diablo III: Lucky the Monk

On May 15, 2013, the hosts of the Shattered Soulstone podcast got together with some listeners on Mumble for a special event. We decided that on the first “birthday” of Diablo III everyone would get online and play Diablo III together.

Special rules were created for this game. In honor of Diablo III’s first birthday, everyone’s character would play the game in their “birthday suits”. In other words, players could equip whatever weapon they could find – but were not allowed to equip any kind of armor at all. Back then, every character started out in what looked a lot like underwear.

There were more rules...

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Diablo III: Cozy Bookstore

There are many small, random, quests that a player can find in Act V of Diablo III. Look for a brightly lit doorway, and go inside. Some kind of event will start.

Behind one of those brightly lit doorways is an event called “Cozy Bookstore”. It caught my attention because I love to read, have a tendency to buy more books that I can reasonably consume, and used to work in a big chain bookstore.

I love the ...

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Diablo III: Z is for Zayl

This blog is part of an “A to Z” challenge that I started over a year ago… and am finishing now. It’s also my Day 13 post for #Blaugust. Why not kill two blogs with one stone?

Z is for Zayl. He is a beloved character in the Diablo III universe, along with his friend Humbardt.

Zayl is a necromancer...

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Diablo III: Y is for Yellow Loot

This blog is part of a series I began about a year ago. I was involved in an “A to Z” challenge. People who participated were supposed to write one blog for each letter of the alphabet and post the blog on a specific day. I choose to write about stuff related to the “Diablo universe”. I failed to finish the challenge.

I’ve decided to finish up the last couple of “A to Z” blogs as part of my participation in #Blaugust. The topics were already planned out, and in my head, so now is a good time to actually sit down and write them.

Y is for Yellow loot. It’s not the worst kind of loot a player can pick up, but its far from the best.

When I think back to when I first started playi...

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