Season 4 of Diablo III came with something new – the Season Journey. Players who complete all of the objectives, in every chapter, before the end of the Season will receive a special Portrait Frame and a cool Pet. (I think the pet looks like the skeletal pug – before it became a skeleton).
I thought I would be able to blow through the Season Journey rather quickly, but it is taking longer than I though it would. I recently completed Chapter II, and have no idea if I’ll be able to finish everything in time.
For the record, I completed Chapter I of the Season Journey on September 9, 2015. Doing so unlocks Chapter II.
It turns out that players can complete objectives that correspond with Season Journey Chapters that they haven’t unlocked yet. To me, this makes sense. It avoids the problem of having to re-do something after the right Chapter had been opened, and the problem of figuring out how to handle situations where players already did something that cannot be re-done (such as leveling Crafters).
As you can see, I managed to complete two Objectives from Chapter II of the Season Journey before I’d completed Chapter I. I like that you can unlock things just by playing the game. I had no idea what the upcoming Chapters required, so it was fun to see that I’d made progress in them unintentionally.
The first two Chapter II objectives that I am posting into this blog were ones I completed before unlocking Chapter II.
Hard: Complete a Nephalem Rift on Hard difficulty or higher.
Friends With Benefits: Fully equip one of your followers.
Build Me Up Buttercup: Craft an item at the Blacksmith.
It doesn’t actually matter what item you have the Blacksmith craft for you. I completed this objective when I crafted Grand Master Etched Pants. So far, I wasn’t thrilled with the pants options for the female Wizard. They all seem to have these ridiculous cut outs – that I certainly don’t remember having appear when I leveled a male Wizard.
I cannot remember if the Grand Master Etched Pants had the annoying hip cut outs or not. As far as stats, they were a better pair of pants than what my Wizard was currently wearing.
A Life With Meaning: Raise the Blacksmith to level 10. Leveling up the Blacksmith unlocks access to higher level weapon and armor recipes.
Drop the Boss: Slay the Butcher, Belial, Azmodan, Diablo, or Malthael on Hard difficulty or higher. Higher difficulties also increase the amount of gold and experience you gain.
Shawn and I were playing Season 4 in Story Mode. Belial just so happened to be the next boss that we needed to beat. So, we completed the Drop the Boss objective with Belial.
Just A Hobby: Raise the Jeweler to level 10. Leveling up the Jeweler unlocks access to higher level gem recipes.
Watch Yourself: Raise the Mystic to level 10. Leveling up the Mystic enables her to enchant more item types and unlocks new Transmogrify looks.
While I was working my way through the Chapter II Objectives, I switched over from the Wizard I started Season 4 with to a brand new Barbarian. (My Wizard is sitting at somewhere around Level 56 or so.) I have learned that I’m not very good at playing a Wizard, and that I can get more done with a Barbarian.
Season Journey (Chapter II) COMPLETE!
I officially completed Season Journey Chapter II on October 16, 2015.