Path of Exile

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by Krieger91, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Drexion

    Drexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hit Level 90 in Legion yesterday on my Champion 2H crit sword character. Good to see Melee getting some love, not only were there decent improvements for Melee builds, skills and animations - but a versatile array of supports and buffs to choose from so that there's fair amount of diversity even among players using the same primary skills.

    There's still some core issues which can drastically take the fun out the game, such as the bullshit 1-shot deaths or the over-tuning of the league mechanic to the point where players skip it so the game plays just like Standard league. (they just released a patch nerfing some of the league mechanic mobs, this is a common pattern every league)

    That said the game is in a great state right now, chock full of content and a lot of fun to be had for both new or returning players. The poemap.live tool has made trading maps a lot easier than the nightmare it used to be, give it a try if you're filling in your atlas.
     
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  2. Kajun614

    Kajun614 Limp Gawd

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    Yeah Hardcore players getting 1 shot by random League mobs but have no issues with bosses

    I had one of those deaths but though cause I let Fortify and flask run off.
     
  3. Drexion

    Drexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    Crafted this bad boy over the past couple days for my 2H crit sword champion in Legion league.
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    I usually don't craft melee weapons in Leagues, but improvements to crafting over the past year has made it quite viable to do so, though there will still be some RNG hurdles to cross.
     
  4. Drexion

    Drexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    Shaper down.

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    First time killing him in Legion, must have been my easiest shaper kill to date. Estimated I was doing somewhere around 2-3 mil dps. (PoB doesn't support Impale and some of the new ascendancy changes yet)
     
  5. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    I wish I could play this again. Need to invest some more time in to this game
     
  6. Lorien

    Lorien [H]ardness Supreme

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    Lorien [H]ardness Supreme

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    The meme master is at it again

     
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  8. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Dude never fails. Fucking screen-wide ice crashing.... In parties...
     
  9. Lorien

    Lorien [H]ardness Supreme

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    For Uber Elder fight do you focus on Elder or Shaper?

    Yes
     
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  10. Kajun614

    Kajun614 Limp Gawd

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    So, Cyclone is boring now lol. just hold one button. Rolled a witch now to change things up. Never played one. so why not. I have currency to get what I need. Cyclone was a fast a$$ mapper though
     
  11. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Had the same issue. I still don't like melee and how it feels. Rerolled into an incinerate chieftain, and having a blast. Hp is really good, as well as my dps. Fixing to start dipping into guardians and shaper. No problems so far... Good luck with your witch!
     
  12. soulesschild

    soulesschild [H]ardness Supreme

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    I went from ED/Bane to a Cycloner. The ES nerfs were just a bit too much. Was fun to destroy all the Legion mobs with a single ED/Cont spread though.

    I think the main problem I felt with a caster was just the flow of mapping was just not right. Stopping to cast Bane every now and then or setting up a ED/cont combo when I could just Cyclone though and blow them up just about the same. Liquidated most of my witch's gear which let me afford a nice cyclone build. Now I'm debating on switching it up to 2x 1H ...or buy a really GG watcher's eye...
     
  13. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Do your two 1h's first, then step into a watchers eye, or run for it yourself. But yeah, ED/Cont has always been a little clunky like that. Don't get me wrong, it works really well for chaining out packs, but it takes a certain rhythm to get going and get used to. I've been using incinerate and it doesn't have these problems.. i have to stop and channel for a bit, but then it's flamedash and it releases on it's own.. I'm surprised self-cast channelled skills aren't more popular this patch.
     
  14. Drexion

    Drexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    League's winding down, decided to throw some currency at a couple bases in my stash, crafted this 665 dps bad boy.
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    Hillock qualitied it myself. Took about 300 alts to hit T1 hybrid. Then 2 annuls, 1 regal, 222 fus to 6L, 2ex for multimod, 1ex for phys%, 1ex for attack speed, and a few chaos for the flat phys, accuracy+quality.

    Don't even use axes, it's just sitting in my stash. Don't know if I want to sell it or maybe respec a bit to have some fun with it.
     
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  15. soulesschild

    soulesschild [H]ardness Supreme

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    unfortunately I think if you're trying to sell without Fort it's pretty much useless to most people. Most 2H builds will want the supported by Fort on the base.
     
  16. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    I have yet to find anything like that.
     
  17. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    And you probably won't.. He said how he crafted it. Still, there is hope.. Temple corrupt it for the fortify and some more phys damage, aspd, or even aoe.

    I need to revisit my cycloner a bit later, when I'm done with challenges. Atm, Sitting at 32, and making a run, either for 36, or 37 just to have a proper totem topper. End-game grinds isn't one of the things I do, so no 40.. As in.. Ever. Side note, Sick axe.
     
  18. DogsofJune

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    I was generalizing, I understand craft vs find. My statement stands
     
  19. Drexion

    Drexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    Finished another Vaal Axe craft earlier today, works out to about 730 dps (with fortify multiplier).
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    Already respecced into axes and bought a watchers eye +2 impale hits for 9ex, planning on having some fun with this.
     
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  20. Kajun614

    Kajun614 Limp Gawd

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    I revisited my cyclone character and redid things to make it a facebreaker cyclone. it's freaking absurd damage. something fun for the weekend lol facebreaker and impale reaching retarded numbers
     
  21. Soujiroh

    Soujiroh n00b

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    Not many members here play poe? Recently returned to poe and enjoying 3.7 after a 2 year hiatus. A lot of new changes. Slayer Cyclone is super strong (about time). Beat shaper and elder for the first time. Thought the guardians were a tougher fight.
     
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  22. Westwood Arrakis

    Westwood Arrakis Gawd

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    I've dwindled down in my play time. I simply don't have the time anymore. After five years, made my first 6L. That was neat. I'm not good at this game at all. I max out at about 4ex for a season. Made a few different builds this time around. This season mostly a Flame Golem Necro. Does alright. Tried a Flicker Strike build which is hilariously fun, but man is it buggy. I always tend to get stuck and whatnot.
     
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  23. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    I get on and play when I can. Need to do more of the league stuff. Need more storage room too. I'm a hoarder!
     
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  24. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    There's a few of us who play. I do about everyday, but there's only so much one can do. League's winding down, anyhow. Had fun, compared to synthesis. Good loot pinata league, for sure. Played up to 90 on an incinerate chieftain.. Tanky af, great dmg.. Did the cyclone thing as well. Decent damage, less Tanky. /s
     
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  25. Soujiroh

    Soujiroh n00b

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    I agree that drops in general are fantastic this league. Exalts are dropping like crazy for me (20 so far) compared to when I played 2 years ago. Made it easier for me to gear my slayer cyclone. My next goal is to spawn and defeat both uber elder and shaper. I've read some guides, but most don't make sense on how to spawn them. I'll figure it out eventually.
     
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  26. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Uhh, do red maps.. get elder influence near your guardian maps.. do the guardian thats touching elder influence, then do the next guardian, elder infl will spread.. keep going.. then do all the guardians again.. then once theyre done, run a shaper set. if you mouse over the shaper area itll say occupied by the elder if you've done it right.
     
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  27. Astral Abyss

    Astral Abyss 2[H]4U

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    I've started playing. I had checked out the game back in early 2014 when it was new-ish, hated it, and totally forgot about it until my friend told me I should check it out again. That was right at the end of the Delve league that I started playing again. I was shocked how much better it got. I'm kind of just noobing my way through it, doing my own thing. Learning as I go... I made a frost witch using Cold Snap and Freezing Pulse this league, no special reason, just liked the passive aggressiveness of it. Feel like I'm getting a bit better each league... made it to 90 last league and in Legion just using whatever gear I find on my own. I've been told that's pretty good, so I'm satisfied.

    I'd been a Diablo 3 addict for a while, but man, there's really no way to go back to that game once I went down the rabbit hole in PoE.

    Still makes me laugh when I see on my account, "Joined: Jan 4, 2014". Was it really that long ago?
     
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  28. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    And now for something completely different:

     
  29. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    This is a hard skip for me. Not interested. You'd think they'd learn after the Synthesis shit show. Standard it is, then.
     
  30. Aix.

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    I'm sure I'll check it out but it looks like they're converting PoE to a tower defense game for a few months, which is not at all why I play ARPGs. I believe 4.0 is scheduled for December and that should be the next crazy expansion for the game as it was intended to compete with D4, but this league looks...strange.
     
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  31. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    Curious. I may give it a whirl. I dunno
     
  32. Astral Abyss

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    I played enough Dungeon Defenders back in the day to have a good grasp of tower defense. Problem is, I lost interest in those games a while ago because they're frustrating as hell at higher levels... just like I expect this will be.
     
  33. Westwood Arrakis

    Westwood Arrakis Gawd

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    Had to watch the video muted, but is that what that was? Tower Defense? I freaking love tower defense. I play entire games with it. Sanctum 2 was awesome. I'll be hooked for sure if that's what it is.
     
  34. Lorien

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    Summoner revamp is looking pretty damn good

    New golem plus 4 new support gems. Changes to passive tree and ascendancy will be revealed in the following 2 weeks.

     
  35. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    I believe 4.0 is a bit further off than that. Chris stated in some oddball interview that there would be a 3.10/3.11 and even more if need be to make sure 4.0 was done. With how the game is going ATM, things aren't looking too great.
     
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  37. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Annnd.. yep. Glad yoji took a bit of time off to get his life in order.. also glad he's back calling things exactly the way they are.
     
  38. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Honestly, the trailer didn't excite me and after watching a couple of other videos the whole concept just looks stupid as hell. Putting a tower defense mini-game in every zone is going to be really annoying, and why would I want to use towers to do anything when the whole point of these games is to develop my character with powerful skills and gear?

    Apparently they have two teams working on these expansions and the one responsible for Blight was also responsible for Bestiary and Synthesis (they tick/tock with the other team). Pretty much tells you everything.
     
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  39. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Yep. B squad for sure, but switch hitting, I guess they did give us delve, which would mean A squad gave us betrayal.. So.. I think it's time to shuffle the kids at recess and let new leaders choose new teams. Tired of being a consumer and being picked last in their imaginary game of kick ball.

    The last year or so just reeks of them catering to the console market.. (how hard is it to run up to your tower and hold left and punch x), and also to the Asian market. It almost seems like this league wasn't meant for us, and is more than likely a transition towards a more permanent userbase (take that as you will).

    I don't believe the game is being designed for 'us' any longer, but a more permanent market.

    In other news, I put together everything I need to do an eternity shroud char in standard this league(it's all stashed in lsc). As much as I bitch, I made damned good currency this league. I hope my skill/ascendancy changes survive the patch mess. RIP Loot pinata league, you will be missed.
     
  40. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Ugh, was going to do a Frost Blades Raider for league start, figuring it was pretty far removed from the league meta. But then LiftingNerdBro went and featured it in his league starter video and now it's the #2 build on https://www.poebuilds.cc/. Fawk me.
     
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