Old 01-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Alright, so the game has become very popular and received lots of praise. I just started last night and I can already say the game is VERY dynamic. I didn't see a thread about this already, though.

Path of Exile is a (currently) free to play BETA game that has been claimed "what Diablo III should have been." It features about the same range of character types to choose from as D3, but the skill upgrading and attack combinations are outstanding.

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Note that what I'm saying below is just what I have observed; some of it may be not wholly correct

To start, I'd say I can tell I'll like it better than D3 already. For one, there is no auction house. It is pure trading, from what I've seen, although I believe you can pay with real money as well (not sure, haven't tried) and currency items include special items that you need to improve apparel and weapons. (as in, you sell an item to an NPC and in turn they will give you items like scrolls, etc.) Each item that you can wield and wear has a number of sockets on it, a minimum of 1 generally, and what I've seen, up to three. You have three skill stats, dexterity, intelligence, and strength, and each socket can randomly correspond to each of these stats. You can find gems that fit with the color that matches the gem, also matching a stat. These gems give you special abilities (usually attacks) that you can use, and these gems can even level up to produce more desired effects.

To me, it seems like they made the game very dynamic with which way you can choose to level your character up (or rather, focus on gem levelling) without making it overcomplicated.

What you bitches think?

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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I'd like to try it, but I'm having trouble connecting to the website. Anyone else?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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I just checked and yeah, it's being really slow. lot's slower than it was yesterday, I apologize. http://webcdn.pathofexile.com/downlo...eInstaller.msi is the link to download the installer, at least, thats the link i used. I'll remove the link if for whatever reason I shouldn't post it
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That skill tree. I feel like I'm going to invest 1 month learning it entirely and lurking threads before even being able to start a character~

Actually, I played the game in beta. It was cool but may have been more fun with people I knew.
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I played it and got to level 30. It's tons better than D3
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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Can you go into more detail about what it's about? If its a grind sesh again im out.

And dat skill tree. Daauuummm
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Can you go into more detail about what it's about? If its a grind sesh again im out.

And dat skill tree. Daauuummm
To me, it doesn't seem like it's one big grind fest, and the lack of an auctions house or gold means there really isn't any need for tons of weapon grinding, since you can just trade two good weapons to someone who needs them for an awesome weapon they dont want due to their character, so it definitely dumbs down the grinding.

It's a three act game, that they say will have a fourth act once they get further beyond bug fixes. If you've ever played Diablo 3, It plays like that. You choose your "hero" which was to be exiled for one reason or another, and you go on quests to, i believe, regain your honor and seek out your own fortunes.

It's a 3rd person, semi-top-down fighter, and you point and click where you want your attacks to go (or tap keys, depending on how you assigned) and special attacks use mana. You can gain shield, stuff like that, literally a normal sounding mmo, without it being too complex, but also being dynamic enough to not get boring.
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Heh I was going to start a topic about this

Currently level 36 marauder breaking into Cruel, name Babewizm. Let's get some usernames up and we can party/PvP together (o:

Planning a good character definitly takes some effort. I know I already messed up this guy by taking some dumb route to get Blood Magic.

Cool features about this game you might be interested in:
- Dat skill tree. (though not everyone might like this)
- Tons of customization in builds. I'm not sure how many are end-game viable, but check the Youtube series "Path of Exile Build of the Week" to see some of the clever things people came up with during closed beta. I think this one is pretty interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEDc5lSk87k
- The environments in this game are pretty nice. Downright creepy in Act III, you'll see if you play it through.
- Non-standard currency in orbs, which perform various tasks. It is a very experimental currency but I can see it working, and it doesn't inflate as much because of the gambling aspect involved with them.
- End-game involving the creation of 'custom' dungeons (or PvP which is out right now unlike D3's lel)
- It's free! (barring cosmetic microtransactions and such)

Some problems that I have with the game though:

- Combat/gameplay is kind of unfluid overall, if you're coming from something like D3. This is my one major issue with the game.
- Minimap is excessively detailed imo. Also doesn't work too well with transparency in bright lighting
- This game is pretty hard. It's not as noticeable in Act I, but Act III definitely caught me by surprise given that it was supposed to be normal difficulty.
- Right now servers are experiencing some issues and people are getting randomly disconnected and such, though this should pass with time.

I think if you like games like Torchlight, Diablo, or other ARPGs, this game is worth checking out. Plus it's free, what could go wrong (o:
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Well, when are the character wipes happening again?
I played shortly after it was able to be purchased for closed beta, which was AGES ago.
I've been keeping up with the e-mails they have been sending me because i've been interesting in playing again.
Nvm, just checked.
Jan 23 was the last day for the char wipe, cool
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Well, I just downloaded and installed this game but I guess I don't get to play any time soon


edit: clicked again 5 minutes later and now it's 25,004 what the hell, man?
edit2: Looks like they put this queue in due to some kind of stability issues. But it's going up by a couple thousand every minute. -_-
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I like how the "huge skill tree" image is maybe like 25% of the actual size of the skill tree.
Lots of options.

p.s. there is not a thing about this game that I found worse than Diablo 3 you should play it, it's basically the game Blizzard wished they made... maybe I'll find something to dislike about it eventually but so far I really can't complain. It's good.
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was gonna play this but resubbed rift instead

play hardcore you ******s its better

also a friend of mine is like 9th on the hardcore ladder pce
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Yeah played this for a bit and got kicked and have to wait for the queue :/ Will try playing again later though, it's pretty fun.

Edit: wow, was just able to log back in and my character's gone.....
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Yeah played this for a bit and got kicked and have to wait for the queue :/ Will try playing again later though, it's pretty fun.

Edit: wow, was just able to log back in and my character's gone.....
The fuck? that shouldnt have happened...i hope that didnt happen with me i didnt check. they said there will be no more char wipes so idk...

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Awesome game - been playing since alpha.

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this games sick just started playing it the other day.
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The fuck? that shouldnt have happened...i hope that didnt happen with me i didnt check. they said there will be no more char wipes so idk...

and mina, cool story bro
I don't think you have anything to worry about, it probably didn't save correctly or something and I was kicked off, sooo

Edit: Wow, and now he's back so nevermind. Some glitch I dunno
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Good heavens, this game is addicting, and thanks to it, I'm probably not going to get my homework done this weekend! xD

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Basically the two things that irk me are that I don't get usable active skills as often as I would like and some of the animations are weird. Not too concerned about net code issues since the game just went live a few days ago.

Other than that, the game is really fun and better than Diablo 3.
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I've been wanting to try this for awhile, but am very intimidated by the skill tree. I don't like having to figure out my own builds as I'm usually way off on something that works great. If there's any builds or anything that people have created and I can follow then I'll probably check this game out.
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