Path of Exile

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  1. Mokkat

    Mokkat [H]ard|Gawd

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    the Path of Exile beta just started. If you havent signed up for an account and a chance for a beta key, you can still do so.

    http://www.pathofexile.com/





    This game is looking great. The artstyle is definitely sinister and Diablo2- and Lovecraft-ish, while the gameplay and character/skill system is more like Diablo 1.

    Between this and Torchlight 2, Diablo 3 definitely has some rough competition
     
  2. AbsintheGuy

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    Definitely going to give this a shot. I like the graphics for one, and the story seems unique and interesting. I thought the following was VERY interesting and is what I would like to see if they are going to include microtransactions.

    Quoted from the website:
    "Completely free to download and play. Supported by ethical microtransactions.
    Path of Exile is completely free to play - no upfront costs or monthly fees are required to enjoy 100% of the game content.

    To fund the development and maintenance costs of the project, we plan to let players purchase aesthetic perks for their characters such as:

    Additional character animations (for example, taunts or PvP victory animations)
    Dyes and item skins
    Alternate spell effects
    Social pets
    We will also offer some optional paid services such as:

    Inter-realm/inter-account character transfers
    Character renaming
    You’ll notice nothing in the list above confers an actual gameplay advantage."
     
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  3. J Macker

    J Macker [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Very interesting!

    I registered on the site. Will it just randomly send a beta invite?
     
  4. Artificiary

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    Same here. I'm eagerly awaiting a chance to play the beta! Looks like a fun game.

    edit - Just found the following in the FAQ:

     
  5. Mokkat

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    Looks like the site randomly sends out a beta invite to a registered user every 5 minutes, regardless of date joined or postcount. Im hoping they will lower that time soon :)
     
  6. Superhuman

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    LOL. Thanks for the laugh.
     
  7. Mungojerrie

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    Honestly, I am much more interested in Torchlight 2, Path of Exile and Grim Dawn than I am in Diablo 3. As far as I am concerned, the Blizzard that made Diablo 1 and 2 is dead.
     
  8. Standpoint

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    Looks cool, but I just can't see their pay services being able to support the developement costs of this game. How many people do you think will pay for a charecter transfer or skin for a new, untested, relatively unknown game? I hate to say it but I could see this game tanking in months after release.
     
  9. Mungojerrie

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    It's a bit of a gamble for them at the start, but other companies have made it work. Their game will pull a crowd of people because it's free, if it is good then people will probably buy skins. People are crazy like that.
     
  10. J Macker

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    My buddy has spent about $50 just for skins on League of Legends.

    I won't pay $7-$10 for one skin. That's just crazy. Maybe $2-3.
     
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    like I said, people are crazy :) I have spent a bit on skins for LoL as well, I like the game I figure I should support them some how.
     
  12. AbsintheGuy

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    They also have an official irc channel on freenode. #pathofexile

    The devs give out beta keys there as well. If D3 doesn't pan out (dont really like the cartoony graphics) then maybe Path of Exile will fill the void. :)
     
  13. Mortuus

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    I wanna play this, looks really nice.
     
  14. Godmachine

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    Signed up , hope I get to try it out.
     
  15. Phoe

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    Looks pretty good, the forum is a joke however. It's completely filled with garbage and crying about beta invites. They also just changed the beta chance because of it, if you post you now have a 10x better chance of getting in!
     
  16. mtbush

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    thus being the reason why the forum is a joke... increasing one's chances of getting an invite based of forum activity is pretty naive on the devs behalf
     
  17. Mokkat

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    yeah the method of sending out beta invites doesnt really help the forum. The fact that noone really knows a whole lot about the game except for the teasers (so the forum can only really be used for speculation and ideas) means most people havent bothered to post there yet before know.



    Looking forward to some nice info and discussions of the beta though
     
  18. J Macker

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    hm... so I need to go make a few posts to get an invite... okay.
     
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    Do want! This looks awesome.
     
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    Looks a lot more epic than D3. Can't miss this.
     
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    I didn't know about this one. Thanks for the info. I just signed up for the beta.
     
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    Live stream of someone playing it.

    http://www.twitch.tv/youvegotmailgoodbye

    I personally think it looks incredibly slow paced, bland and boring compared to D2. But that could just be due to the fact that I've been playing Median XL mod for the last week or so where my screen is full of 50 enemies moving at mach 10 all throwing out visual effects constantly.

    I don't see it competing with D3, but Torchlight 2 and Grim Dawn might be able to put a chip in its monolithic armor.
     
  25. mr_zen256

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    I'm liking the look of PoE.

    It has a very familiar feel about it and oozes nostalgia but with a fresh coat of paint. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this as development progresses.

    .. and kiwi developers FTW! w00t :cool:
     
  26. Rofl-Mic-Lofl

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    Looks fun, when is it scheduled to come out? No desire to grab it since it'll probably be out not too long before Diablo 3.
     
  27. AbsintheGuy

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    Just an FYI, GGG the developers building Path of Exile will be attending PAX Prime this year and will be in booth #799 and giving out beta keys to those interested in testing the game!
     
  28. Mungojerrie

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    Skill tree blew my mind.
     
  29. AbsintheGuy

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    Yeah, I thought the skill tree looks awesome.
     
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    I want a beta key!!
     
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    The skill tree reminds me of FFX.
     
  32. Mungojerrie

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    That skill tree will ensure that I play this game
     
  33. mr_zen256

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    +1 for the skill tree love.

    Not sure how it could be perceived as retarded!
     
  34. ValeTudo

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    Thanks for the heads up, looks pretty cool, signing up for beta chance now.
     
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    Fast forward to 6:45 to see what Penny Arcade described as "a personal skill tree that resembles an infinite, madman’s version of the Sphere Grid".

    I'll bookmark this and wait until it releases. For now, I'm too busy obsessively playing Guild Wars (46 points on HoM Reward Calculator... must... have... 50).
     
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    Yup, the skill tree is INSANITY. This game looks promising. I wonder if it will be released before Diablo?
     
  37. Mortuus

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    If diablo comes out this year then no i heard that open beta wont start until next year or so but maybe that can change.
     
  38. TheToE!

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    This looks awesome.
     
  39. Syntaxx

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    I've been beta testing it for about two weeks now, its Ok. Not a bad game considering its free to play and low budget but its nothing comparing it to Big blockbuster hits with huge funding.

    I'm level 24 Templar, level 10 witch and a low level ranger.

    In beta right now is only Act 1 and Act 2.

    Still fun to log in and bash stuff :D
     
  40. BassTek

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    Anyone still playing this? I just got a key last night, must have sent out a Christmas batch.