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Reaper of Souls Launch Party

Blizzard Entertainment held an “invite-only” Launch Party for the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion. This was the very first time they held a Launch Party for an expansion for any of their games. Shawn and I were lucky enough to attend because we are both involved with the Shattered Soulstone podcast. The Launch Party was really fun, and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to attend. In this blog, I will share my photos from the event.
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Reaper of Souls – Autographed Collectors Edition Unboxing

A few of us from the Shattered Soulstone podcast were invited to attend the Launch Party for the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion. Those that attended received a Collectors Edition and had the opportunity to have it signed by many of the people who were involved with the game (in one way or another). I am incredibly grateful to have been invited to this event and happy to have met so many wonderful people.

I decided to do an unboxing of my autographed Collectors Edition of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. I’m doing it with photos instead of a video. The photos will give you a clearer look at the signatures on the box.
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RoS Beta – Level 20: The Halls of Agony

This blog is part of my series about my thoughts and impressions of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta.  The beta is over, but I still think it is worth it to take the time to blog about it.  Doing so gives me the opportunity to share what I was thinking as I was playing through the beta.  As I have been writing this series, I realized that part of what I am doing is making a brief “tutorial” of sorts, that might be helpful to people who didn’t play Diablo III, but are going to be jumping into the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion.

I was playing a Crusader that I named Joan.  In the previous blog, Joan hit Level 19.  This blog is about her adventure from Level 19 to Level 20.  The screenshots that you see here were taken on January 4, 2014.
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RoS Beta – Level 19: Karyna’s Lost Wagon

This blog is part of my series about my experiences in the Diablo III: RoS beta. The beta has ended, but I still wanted to share my thoughts about it. Who knows? Maybe one or two of the things I write about for this series will end up being really relevant after the expansion comes out. If anything, I think my blogs about the beta are a good way for new players to get some information about the game.

I was playing a Crusader named Joan. The last blog ended with her hitting Level 18. This blog picks up from there and shares her adventure from Level 18 to Level 19. All of the screenshots you see in this blog were taken on January 4, 2014.
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RoS Beta – Level 18: Throwing Blessed Hammers

This blog is part of my series about my impressions of, and experiences in, the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta. The beta is over, and the expansion is coming out very soon! Even so, I am still interested in blogging about the RoS Beta. It gives me a chance to share what I was thinking about as I was playing through it.

Joan the Crusader hit Level 17 in the previous blog. This blog will pick up from there and show the highlights of her adventure from Level 17 to Level 18. All of the screenshots that you see in this post are from January 4, 2014.
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RoS Beta – Level 17: Snarky Crusader Comment for Magda

This blog is part of my series about my experience in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Beta.   It has ended, but I am still interested in sharing my thoughts about it.   I was playing a Crusader that I named Joan.

In the previous blog, Joan the Crusader hit Level 16 and was working her way to Level 17.  All of the screenshots that you see in this blog were taken on December 23, 2013.
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1984 – by George Orwell

The book 1984, by George Orwell, is an incredibly depressing dystopia about what it is like to live under a totalitarian government that wants to control absolutely everything – including people’s thoughts.  Written in 1949, the book describes a bleak, hopeless, future.

The reader views it all through the eyes of the main character, Winston Smith.  It is the book where the phrase “Big Brother is watching you” originated.

The first time I read this book was when I was in high school.  It was assigned reading for one of my English classes.  If I had to guess, I think this assignment was given when I was a Junior, so that would put the actual year at around 1989 or 1990.

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RoS Beta – Level 16: Carrion Farm Event

This blog is part of the series I have been writing about my experience in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta.  I played a female Crusader that I named Joan.   The beta, of course, is over.  Even so,  I wanted to continue to blog about it because it gives me the opportunity to share my thoughts about the beta.  Most of the screenshots in this blog were taken on December 20, 2013.  Some of the later ones were taken on December 23, 2013.  Previously, Joan the Crusader had just hit Level 15.  This blog picks up with her experience from Level 15 to Level 16.
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RoS Beta – Level 15: Griswold’s Scribblings

The Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta is over, but I’m still blogging about it.  I’m finding that doing this gives me the opportunity to note my thoughts about the game.   Odds are, I was probably thinking the things that I am writing while I was playing the beta.  Sanctuary is no place for writers, though.  Too busy fighting demons!

I was playing a Crusader named Joan.  In the previous blog, she just hit Level 14.  Here is her adventure from Level 14 to Level 15.  All of the screenshots that you see in this blog were taken on December 20, 2013.
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World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft Pets and Mounts 0 comments on The Hearthsteed

The Hearthsteed

Hearthstone has officially launched.  It came with a cool “special offer”. Win 3 games in Play Mode in Hearthstone, and the Hearthsteed is yours! You can get it for free.

Obviously, this is Blizzard’s way of trying to get WoW players interested in trying out Heartstone. I’d been playing the Hearthstone beta, and liked it enough to want to keep playing. So, for me, it was a “no brainer” to go get this mount.  I get a reward for doing something I was going to do anyway!

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