View Full Version : ** Official Path of Exile Thread**

05-11-12, 12:00 PM
For those not familiar, POE is an upcoming diablo~esque dungeon crawler style game that is currently in development.

This weekend (may 12th) is their free public beta open weekend to try it out. Very similar to what Blizzard did with D3 beta.

It appears to be a much much more in depth game in regards to skills and what not and all the previews I've read speak very highly of the game so it should be a fun weekend to take my mind off Diablo for a bit.

More info on the beta


And info on the game


Free to play, no monthly fees, etc. Follows an "always online" style system like diablo III and company will rely on micro transactions (which they specifically state nothing you can buy will give players any sort of tactical advantage in game)

video showing off some features.


05-11-12, 05:58 PM
I signed up for beta a few months back but never got in. I'm ready for the test weekend but I guess it hasn't started yet, I couldn't log into the game.

EDIT: I just went to the site and it looks like it starts in about an hour from now (7pm EDT).

05-12-12, 03:08 PM
whoops, didn't see this thread and went and created my own...

Um Yeah... I like the game. Hope the F2P model doesn't ruin it though.

05-12-12, 04:04 PM
just beat act 1 this morning. damn this game is HARD at times. Some of the rare mobs with the yellow monsters are BRUTALLY hard. WAY harder than some of the boss fights to be honest.

I came across one group in the lower prison that I swear I died at least 15 times trying to kill them all. the problem is that there were 2 rare monsters. One was one of those necromancers that kept raising the skeletons and another was a rare skeleton that shot out 3 freezing orbs. I typically go after the necromancers first so i don't have to keep killing the skeletons but the rare skeleton kept freezing me when I was attacking the necro.

my summon zombie was pretty much useless. he'd get one shotted by the rare skeleton.

I ended up making a mad dash past them to sort of spread them out (not much spreading room due to the cramped nature of the prison to begin with and then they killed me but when I went back, the necromancer ended up not following me down the corridor so he was pretty much by himself and that gave me the chance to take him out then the skeletons and then finally the rare skeleton.

It's been a LONG time since I've been that frustrated at a game.

Oh and not sure if it's just a glitch in the beta or if it's legitimately going to be this way but I was at the area right past the ship graveyard, used a town portal and spent some time cleaning out my inventory/stash etc and then when I went back to go to the portal, it was gone!

Not only that, I went to the waypoint to jump back to the ship graveyard and when I went back, everything had reset so I had to not only kill everyone again but the map did the whole randomizing thing and ended up making me run around to a different area to get back to where I previously was.

They need to fix that :/

05-12-12, 04:19 PM
Hows the MP in the game? I wana try it with my fiance.

05-12-12, 06:04 PM
Hows the MP in the game? I wana try it with my fiance.

I'm sure you want to try it on with her :p

Game looks good though. Will have to keep an eye on this one.

05-12-12, 09:48 PM
my main problem with the game right now is the same I have with diablo 3, no localized client so any loss of connection with the server = booted from the game.

I've also run into the exact same problem with this game as in D3 and that's the quick little intermittent delays that result in you attacking but the hits don't register and the enemies just stand there and don't move. D3 does the EXACT same thing.

I would honestly pay full price for this game to have it totally localized like diablo 2. Even if I had to login to validate or what not.

So far REALLY digging the game and it looks amazing.

The whole server thing and what seems like maybe just a touch too difficult at times are really the only 2 things I don't like. getting used to the "currency" is also a little strange given all the various little bits of ingredients they've got but they're refreshingly cool the way they can alter items.

It really does seem like they picked apart every aspect of diablo 2 and found a way to implement them or improve upon them. the skill "tree" is hilariously awesome.










05-12-12, 10:05 PM
Those screenshots lokk way more detailed than the video.

05-12-12, 10:58 PM
Those screenshots lokk way more detailed than the video.

youtube compresses the hell out of videos to begin with so that's probably the biggest factor.

the texture and lighting detail is incredible. It looks like it has all the per-pixel lighting and self shadowing and all that stuff.

The spells also have all the fancy distortion effects and all that. The poison clouds are amazing and the one that rains down fireballs is pretty sick too.


05-12-12, 11:13 PM
Just got done playing a few hours with my fiance, we both love the game. I think it's a lot better then Diablo 3. It has a lot of depth in the character creation without needing the generic skill trees and stat points thanks to their gem skill system and HUGE skill trees.

05-13-12, 04:09 AM
If anyone has an invite, I could use one. Thanks :p

05-13-12, 09:16 AM
If anyone has an invite, I could use one. Thanks :p

You can play without invite right now... after today it closes up shop again though.

05-13-12, 09:23 AM
or just spend 10$ for beta access its totally worth it.

05-13-12, 10:15 AM
This looks like a Diablo 3 killer or something. Least visually anyway.

05-13-12, 03:09 PM
Any idea on how often they wipe characters?

05-13-12, 07:39 PM
I liked the game, but I didn't care for the skill tree that literally is bigger than your display itself, holy crap. It has the diablo style combat, but for some reason it's not as satisfying. I can't explain it.

Graphics are great though and it runs very well. Nice textures and detail.

05-13-12, 08:34 PM
This will not beat Diablo lol...

I know people are upset with the skills in Diablo, but I think the dev's are on to something with this new system.

05-16-12, 03:45 PM
Yeah the skill gems are pretty interesting and I like the way they work. Seems like the class you choose largely dictates your stats vs skills but obviously, having for example, more dexterity starting out means you'll have an easier time using the bows vs 2 handed weapons.

I dropped 10 bucks on a beta key. They've done a really nice job on it, I feel like just this past weekend, I got easily 10 bucks worth of entertainment so having the game to play as much as I want is even sweeter of a deal.

Regarding it not "feeling" like diablo, I went back and played a few hours of diablo II with one of my lower level characters and it's actually surprising how similar it is in terms of the ebb and flow of combat and as much as it does get old, the same old boring hack and slash combat of the same enemies does get just as repetitive as diablo II.

If anything, I would say they need at least some decent voice acting to sort of breathe some life into the dialogue and give the story some personalization. The quests themselves are sort of empty and bland and suffer from the sort of "been there. Done that" situation.

It was fine in Diablo II because (for me at least) that was my first time doing something like that as I never played D1 but all the elements of the story telling in Diablo III are seamlessly integrated into the game and for me, it makes the game FAR more entertaining.

But yeah, aside from that, POE is a really nice game.

02-07-13, 09:50 AM
Download this game and play it. It's free to play and awesome.

02-07-13, 09:55 AM
^ +1 Loving this game so far. Skill tree is amazing

Anyone playing can add me to their friends list "FastRedPonyCar"

03-11-13, 11:06 PM
Shadow Freeze Pulse Tank build.

AWESOME build. I suggest you try it if you don't have a similar character already. :D