Diablo Game Play, Diablo III 0 comments on Paragon Portrait Frames – to 100

Paragon Portrait Frames – to 100

paragon-level-10-portraitA player who goes from Paragon 1 to Paragon 100 unlocks a total of 10 Paragon Portraits. They flash by on the screen as the player is fighting a mob. This makes it hard to take a close look at them. Players who have gotten many characters to Paragon 100 – and beyond – might not care about the corresponding portraits.

You could stop by the in-game Wardrobe and take a look at all of the portraits that you have unlocked. I doubt most players spend a lot of time with the Wardrobe. It takes seconds to pick a portrait frame and get back to fighting demons.

In this blog, I have collected screenshots of all the portrait frames players can unlock as they go from Paragon 10 to Paragon 100.

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Gifts From Kadala

Diablo III does not have any in-game world events that resemble real world holidays. Perhaps to make up for that, the @Diablo Twitter account has been putting together some holiday related tweets.

In October, there was a cute (and creepy) story called Queen Asylla’s Trick or Treat Tour. In December, they put together a story involving Kadala and and Legendary items. Who doesn’t love Legendaries? I think the title of this story is “Gifts from Kadala”.
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Prep – by Curtis Sittenfeld

Lee Fiora was very much looking forward to attending Ault School in Massachusetts. Both a boarding school and a prep school, Ault was a place that Lee had been fantasizing about attending. Her attraction to this particular school started when she first picked up a brochure.

Photos of carefully manicured green lawns, old brick buildings, and nicely dressed students gave Lee the impression that the school would be everything she had hoped for. Certainly, it would be world’s better than the public schools in South Bend, Indiana, that she had been attending so far. Lee was an overachiever, and as such, was ahead of her classmates and completely bored.

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Mosquito Swatter Achivement

josh-mosquiera-in-diablo-iiiMosquito Swatter is a Feat of Strength Achievement. I happened to earn it while playing my hard core Barbarian in a Torment II Nephalem Rift during Season 4 of Diablo III. Like many things in Diablo III, the ability to earn this Achievement depends on randomness.

When the Rift Boss appeared, it happened to be one named Josh Mosqueira – Reaper Of ‘Soles.

This Rift Boss is named after the Josh Mosqueira who is a Game Director for Diablo III. Players have to kill him to earn the Mosquito Swatter Achievement.

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Leveling Achievements (Season 4)


I rolled two hard core characters for Season 4 of Diablo III. One is a Wizard named Sparkle (whose name was inspired by the Diamond Skin spell). The other was a Barbarian named Zena (whose name was inspired by character on a TV show). At the time I am writing this blog, both of my hard core characters are still alive.

The purpose of this blog is to highlight the Seasonal Leveling Achievements that players earn as they work towards Level 70. I was playing my Wizard for the first ones, and finished up when I was playing my Barbarian. In the past, I’ve created one character for a Season and stuck with that one all the way through.

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Book Reviews, science fiction 1 comment on Far Shore – by Traci L. Slatton

Far Shore – by Traci L. Slatton

Far Shore is the third book in the After series. I highly recommend that you read Fallen (the first book in the series) and Cold Light (the second book in the series) before diving into Far Shore.

This book picks up not too long after the second book left off. I get the feeling it might be only a few months later. The post-apocolyptic world is still plagued with deadly mists that dissolve almost everything in their path.

At first, it appears that Emma has found some stability, but this changes quickly. She has to make some tough decisions, yet again. This time, however, her choices require her to give up everything she loves (but not at the same time).

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Season Journey Chapter IV (Season 4)


Season 4 of Diablo III gave players something new to work on – the Season Journey. Players that complete all of the objectives through Chapter 4 receive two special prizes – a Season 4 Portrait Frame and a Frost Hound pet.

It took me a long time to complete Chapter 4, but it was worth it. There were a few times when I thought I would not be able to do all the objectives. It turned out that all I needed was more Paragon points and some better gear.

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