Season 4 of Diablo III included something brand new. The Season Journey has several Chapters. Players who work their way through all of it will get a special Portrait Frame and Pet. So far, I’m having a great time with it and looking forward to completing the entire thing.
Players start with Chapter I of the Season Journey. You will be able to see all the tasks that are part of that chapter. I learned that it is possible to complete tasks from Chapter II before you finish Chapter I. However, you can’t unlock a new Chapter until you finish the previous one.
The screenshot above shows what Season Journey Chapter I looks like when you first start playing Season 4. You can check on your progress at any time by clicking on an icon that is at the top of the screen. It took me a little while before I noticed it, and I find it helpful. Before I saw it, I thought you could only check the Season Journey before you got into a game.
For Season 4, I am playing a hardcore Wizard. Her name is Sparkle (inspired by the Diamond Skin skill).
I like the outfit she is wearing because the colors go together and because it provides a reasonable amount of coverage for a Level 19 character. Last Season, I was playing a Crusader and I have not adjusted to the stylistic difference between the two quite yet. I want armor!
Each task in the Season Journey includes a brief explanation of how to go about completing it. I think this would be really helpful for players who are new to the game.
Iron Heart: Raise the Blacksmith to level 5. The Blacksmith crafts weapons and armors and salvages items into crafting materials for you.
Like A Boss: Slay the Butcher, Belial, Azmodan, Diablo or Malthael.
Shake It Fast: Raise the Mystic to level 5. The Mystic can replace one unwanted property on each item for you. The Mystic can also change the look of your items via Transmogrification.
Socket To Me: Socket a gem in an item. Gems and items that are socketable do not start dropping until level 15.
I Like Jewels: Raise the Jeweler to level 5. The Jeweler crafts gems and jewelry and unsockets gems for you.
A New Start: Complete 5 Bounties. Open up the Waypoint Map in Adventure Mode to see what Bounties are available.
Begin Again: Complete a Nephalem Rift. Click the Nephalem Obelisk in town while in Adventure Mode to start a Nephalem Rift.
Wasting My Young Years: Reach level 35. If enemies are too easy, raising the difficulty will also increase the amount of experience you gain. You can raise the difficulty outside of game through the Game Settings UI.
Season Journey (Chapter I) COMPLETE!
The top of Chapter I changes how it looks after you complete it. There’s a ribbon with a gold medal, and the entire thing looks shinier than it did before. Over at the side of the screen, you can see that completing Chapter I unlocks Chapter II.
It is possible to complete some tasks before you unlock the Chapter they belong to. If that happens, then your Chapter II will “start” with those tasks already checked off as completed. You should have also seen the pop-up on the screen the instant you finished one of those tasks.
It is a little weird, because you can end up with the game letting you know you completed something in Chapter II before you have unlocked that Chapter. Then, when you go to the Season Journey interface to find out more, you find that you can’t until you finish all the tasks in Chapter I. I’m guessing that Blizzard set things up this way so that at least part of each Chapter would be a surprise.