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#1 Jan 31 2013 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
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This game went into open beta last week, but is basically being treated as a soft launch since there will be no more character wipes. It's a F2P ARPG / Diablo Clone, but with some interesting elements that I really like. The skill tree is absurdly big (think FFX sphere grid, but much bigger and much more intertwined), and abilities are determined not by your class, but rather by gems that you equip into gear. These gems gain exp while they are equipped, and have stat requirements. Stats are gained through the skill tree, so again there is a huge amount of customization possible regardless of class. Furthermore, there is no gold or main currency in the game. It's a barter based system, with the main "currency" being various orbs which are primarily used as crafting materials to improve gear. There is little risk of inflation since these orbs are constantly being consumed in order to actually produce gear. Anyway, it's F2P, and most of what you can buy is cosmetic stuff. The only stuff that really helps you in game to any degree is being able to buy more character slots (to have more characters) or a bigger stash (but the stash is already really big). It's a pretty good system from what I can tell, and the game is really fun. More fun than I was having with D3 for sure. End game in PoE is also a bit different - you find "maps" which let you spawn a randomly generated dungeon of a certain level. I haven't gotten to experience it yet myself but I'm looking forward to it. Anyway, you should give it a shot - not much to lose. The website is http://www.pathofexile.com.
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#2 Jan 31 2013 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
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It looks interesting. I'm not so sure I'm tired with Torchlight 2 enough to move onto it for my "CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK -> Receive Loot" urges. The skill tree looks pretty interesting, with quite a few meaningful decisions.
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#3 Feb 01 2013 at 12:01 AM Rating: Good
You just reminded me I forgot to finish TL2.
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#4 Feb 07 2013 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
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I question some of the **** you, that's why!" philosophy laden in some of the game's design choices, as it seems more a pandering to the hardcore user base. For example, they expect people to royally **** up specs their first few play throughs, and while you'll get some respec points here and there, you're more than likely better off just making a fresh character... which means a lot of time re-leveling. Some people may like that, some will just quit in frustration.

They also had a curiously sexist remark regarding while all the classes weren't open to both genders in implying women simply weren't strong enough for some things if trying to portray it a realistic medieval society. Yeah, you're citing realism while demons and magic are plentiful. Gotcha.

I'd knock the stiffness of PC art a bit, but I guess there's only so much you can expect of an indy studio.


That said, I may play it from time to time, but whether or not I pay for it is up for debate. Pandering to hardcores has just been one of my big gaming turn-offs of late, usually when it's more about time investment than actual skill involved.
#5 Feb 07 2013 at 8:30 PM Rating: Good
Seriha wrote:
when it's more about time investment than actual skill involved.


Amen to that.
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#6 Feb 10 2013 at 11:59 PM Rating: Good
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I downloaded it to play it, its installed just haven't gotten around to trying it. It looks like Final Diablo Fantasy 7.10

I mean its materia gems for skills, Sphere grid for stats, Diablo for lootwhoring.

Edited, Feb 10th 2013 11:59pm by BeanX
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#7 Feb 11 2013 at 12:05 AM Rating: Good
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Well... I guess that's one way to censor **** on humanoid female monsters. Don't cover the nipples, just tear them out and leave bleeding wounds where the nipple would be.
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#8 Feb 11 2013 at 5:09 PM Rating: Good
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#9 Feb 11 2013 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
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TirithRR wrote:
Well... I guess that's one way to censor **** on humanoid female monsters. Don't cover the nipples, just tear them out and leave bleeding wounds where the nipple would be.


Not all mobs have them torn out. There is actual nudity (both male and female) in the game, though it's not that much that I've seen. Mostly in 1 particular dungeon.
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