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FastRedPonyCar 05-11-12 12:00 PM

** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
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

http://www.pathofexile.com/publicweekend/


And info on the game

http://www.pathofexile.com/about/

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ooR47oHOE

Yaboze 05-11-12 05:58 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
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).

|MaguS| 05-12-12 03:08 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
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.

FastRedPonyCar 05-12-12 04:04 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
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 :/

|MaguS| 05-12-12 04:19 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
Hows the MP in the game? I wana try it with my fiance.

Muppet 05-12-12 06:04 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by |MaguS| (Post 2555264)
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.

FastRedPonyCar 05-12-12 09:48 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
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.

http://i.imgur.com/S1ULbh.png

http://i.imgur.com/QzIHXh.png

http://i.imgur.com/6hSDZh.png

http://i.imgur.com/DlnFYh.png

http://i.imgur.com/g1TxAh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dpsNhh.png

http://i.imgur.com/MoRtlh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/M3NWbh.png

http://i.imgur.com/b1KXfh.png

Muppet 05-12-12 10:05 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
Those screenshots lokk way more detailed than the video.

FastRedPonyCar 05-12-12 10:58 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Muppet (Post 2555320)
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.


http://i.imgur.com/GFEQH.png

|MaguS| 05-12-12 11:13 PM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
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.

Vardant 05-13-12 04:09 AM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
If anyone has an invite, I could use one. Thanks :p

|MaguS| 05-13-12 09:16 AM

Re: ** Official Path of Exile Thread**
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vardant (Post 2555367)
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.


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