Chapter IV of Season 8 took me longer than I would have liked. I’m not very good at Greater Rifts, and my Barbarian wasn’t quite ready to move the difficult up to Torment IV. The good news is that I did manage to complete Chapter IV before the end of Season 8.
The Season 8 version of Chapter III of the Season Journey was fairly easy for me to complete. My Barbarian was prepared for Master Difficulty, which was the minimum difficulty setting that a player could complete Chapter III objectives on.
I earned three of the Chapter III objectives before I unlocked Chapter III.
Blizzard decided to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Diablo by putting the original game into Diablo III. This was announced at BlizzCon 2016.
The Anniversary event is called The Darkening of Tristram. It will launch in January of 2017. The original Diablo game was released on December 31, 1996. Players who have the Reaper of Souls expansion will be able to enjoy The Darkening of Tristram event every January.
Myriam Jahzia, the Mystic, is a crafter that players could unlock in the Reaper of Souls expansion. The purpose of the Mystic is to enable players to transmogrify their items.
The other, perhaps more useful, purpose of the Mystic is to let players change an affix on their weapon, armor, or jewelry (and hopefully end up with a better affix than they started with.)
When I play a Season, I almost always do it in Adventure mode. I try to level the Mystic as quickly as I can. Doing so causes me to miss out on the beautiful artwork that Blizzard created for every level of the Mystic. There are a lot of details to see!
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I’ll be honest: I’ve been a slacker this Season. It’s not because Season 8 wasn’t interesting, or because I’m getting tired of Diablo III. Part of what is keeping me away from the game is that things have been very busy in real life lately.
The other thing keeping me from playing is my health. If I’m not working – I’m sleeping. Despite this, I managed to complete Chapter II of the Season Journey in Season 8.
The main purpose of Covetous Shen, the Jeweler, is to help the player level up the jewels that they find while adventuring. He can also remove jewels from a socket, which comes in handy.
Shen starts out at level 1. Players can raise each crafter up to Level 12.
When I play in Adventure mode during a Season, I try and level up the Jeweler as fast as I can. The downside of doing this so fast is that I miss out on the wonderful artwork that Blizzard created for each level of the Jeweler. There are so many details to see!
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The main purpose of Haedrig Eamon, the Blacksmith, is to craft armor and weapons for the player. He starts out at Level 1. Players can raise each crafter up to Level 12.
When I play in Adventure mode during a Season, I try and level up the Blacksmith as fast as I can (and I think other players do, too). Don’t forget to take a second to admire the artwork that changes each time you level up the Blacksmith. There are so many details to see!
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Season 8 started shortly before BlizzCon 2016. I decided to play a Hardcore Barbarian, so I used Season Rebirth on my Barbarian that I named Zena. I originally created her for …I think it was Season 5.
I’m moving very slowly through Season 8 because of a ton of real world stuff that is getting in my way. So far, I managed to complete Chapter I of the Season Journey.
Season 7 was the first time I had the opportunity to try out the Champion part of the Season Journey. I gave it my best try, but was unable to complete it.
Even so, this was the farthest I’ve gotten through the Season Journey. I wish I could have done better – but I’m not disappointed in what I accomplished.
Players who want to earn the special rewards that are offered during a Season need to complete the Season Journey Chapters I – IV. It’s fine to stop after that if all you wanted was those rewards.
That being said, there is more to the Season Journey than the Chapters. If you choose to continue, the next portion is called Slayer. It provides extra challenges for players. Those who complete Slayer will unlock more parts of the Season Journey.