Path of Exile

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

  1. Westwood Arrakis

    Westwood Arrakis [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'll join in on this league. I'm headed out for vacation so I'll be missing out on the first week or two. Oh well.

    I'm thinking of making some form of lighting build. Maybe Arc or something.
     
  2. Astral Abyss

    Astral Abyss 2[H]4U

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    I wonder if a poison ballista ranger would work this season? Extra defense for tower defense. Take advantage of the new poison and minion buffs a little bit...
     
  3. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Had no idea til about an hour til launch. Going to try poison bv and see how that treats me.. The poison part is meta, but not really. Give me a bunch of good rares and a coralitos, and I should be OK, budget wise.

    Dicking with the new mechanic wasn't bad at lower levels, but I can tell it's going to be a cluster fuck going in later.
     
  4. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Hmm.. Hoag with barrage totems? Minion buffs make your crawler pretty nutty. Unless you're talking about siege ballista, then that's a big nono. Very slow and a very low damage ceiling.
     
  5. WarriorX

    WarriorX 2[H]4U

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    Thought the league wasn't too bad. Until I did a blighted map and kept getting killed by off screen stuff and my FPS reduced to about <20 instead of 90+ that I get in a normal map. Mind you I play a zombie/skele/specter summoner and I can sit back and do nothing but dodge stuff...

    I think Blight map design went something like this

    Dev #1: How many mobs do you want to send during the blight maps

    GGG CEO: Yes
     
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  6. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Yeah, pretty sure your fps tanks aren't completely the clients fault. There's just way too much shit going on with the servers. When you have mobs in a normal map, they 'sleep' off screen til you come into a certain distance, then they wake up, and the server starts its thing. With blight, the roots go all over the map and you're getting all that fucking traffic at once, not to mention all that summoner bullshit going on.. (don't take it personally, it's just a hate thing I have).. But yeah.. Basically.

    Chris Wilson: Yes.
     
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  7. Lorien

    Lorien [H]ardness Supreme

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  8. tunatime

    tunatime 2[H]4U

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    What did I just watch? I haven't played Poe in years the fact Poe can handle that much stuff going on is impressive from what I remember a few spell's lagging everything.
     
  9. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That type of spamming absolutely ruins partyplay.

    Not one person can tell what’s going on. Not even the source player of the mess.
     
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  10. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Yep. There's Alot going on here you're not seeing..

     
  11. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Lol, haven't you seen his other videos? That's pretty much the point of everything he makes haha.

     
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  12. Parja

    Parja Whineologist

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    How is it that people are still clueless about vendor recipes? I needed some jeweler's orbs, so figured I'd check to see if there were any cheap 6-socket items up for sale. I must have picked up about 40 of them for an alch or less. At the time of writing this, there's some dude with 21 of them for sale for 1 alch each. 21 alch for 147 jeweler's? Easy money.
     
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  13. Lorien

    Lorien [H]ardness Supreme

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    When a meme build is actually viable (again)

     
  14. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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  15. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Yep. Looking forward to it. Showing off a new league and 4.0 which is still like a year off. Still, with the d4 announcement, we're in for a treat all around, as gamers.
     
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  16. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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  18. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Yep. Make sure your PoE account is linked to twitch. Drops have been enabled for the next few days during select times of the convention.. also.. top post in the sub atm..



    Way to go, Ziz.
     
  19. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    I need to work on my builds...... Winter project.
     
  20. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    It's starting in 2 minutes!
     
  21. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Watching.. This einhar shit is.. awful? I do believe it's Jay Simon (the voice actor for einhar and niko), though..
     
  22. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Aaand.. apparently poe is fixing to be on life support in about a year.. 4.0 scrapped.. Path of Exile 2 announced.
     
  23. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    That POE2 gameplay just made D4 look like...D3. No wonder they weren't worried! Will link some videos once they're available.
     
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  24. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Yep, looked tasty as well. New league looks dope.. bye bye shaper/elder.. new 'bosses'.. new exalted orbs.. and.. poe mobile.. actually a thing.
     
  25. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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  26. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    Oh, for those of us who play standard and whatnot, I suggest grabbing up shaper/elder 83+ bases.. they might just skyrocket, since they're going legacy.
     
  27. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    New expansion (with revamped endgame content) drops December 13th:



    New league also drops December 13th (not really sure how to describe this):

     
  28. Auer

    Auer [H]ard|Gawd

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    Come a long way from the simple (and fun) Diablo alternative for sure.

    The go to game for ARPG guys and gals that love to tinker with stats and builds.

    Glad they finally had a meaningful graphics update too. Was a bit overdue.
     
  29. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    Well POE2 better be on Steam and better be free,
     
  30. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    The game will continue to be free and all your past purchases (if any) will work with POE2. They're essentially upgrading the entire game to the new engine and going with "one game, two campaigns" as the slogan for now. The announcement was very good and had a bunch of this info straight from Chris's mouth, so that was nice.

    The game client has always been available directly from GGG and later made it to Steam so I'm sure it will continue to be available both ways.
     
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  31. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    I have played it since day one. I'm glad to see some improvements after all these years
     
  32. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Here's the entire first day live stream. You can find all the individual time stamps in the comments for easier viewing, but I took the liberty of linking the video below during Kripp's play through of the new content (with Jonathan providing some developer commentary). The part I linked is essentially the first side dungeon/optional boss you can do - essentially replacing Hailrake from POE1:

     
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  33. Kajun614

    Kajun614 Limp Gawd

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    Anyone playing league start today?

    Im down to 3 builds I will go with..dunno which yet..
    Arc Witch(Range just buffed)
    Ice Spear(High dmg)
    Trap build (Might be to squishy? dunno)

    Friend is doing a Herald of Agony build and wants me to do the same..lol one of the easiest starter builds he says
     
  34. Westwood Arrakis

    Westwood Arrakis [H]ard|Gawd

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    Haven't even looked at this game recently. I played Blight for the first month or so.

    Herald of Agony just steamrolled everything. I used...I forget the daggers, but they each added +3 to melee kills. So I had six there and I think two in my chest. It was like level 32 or something. Cyclone in, poison everything, and HoA would just melt everything.
     
  35. memnoch998

    memnoch998 Limp Gawd

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    I'll jump in for it. Going to roll caustic arrow on a raider, and see how that goes.
     
  36. Parja

    Parja Whineologist

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    Cold Iron Point
     
  37. Westwood Arrakis

    Westwood Arrakis [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yea, that's the one. I had two of those and Coming Calamity.

    Build I followed:
    https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2643210/page/1

    I'll swing back to this game next year probably. Fired up my World of Warcraft account after being dormant for a year. Get burnt out from that and return to POE.
     
  38. Kajun614

    Kajun614 Limp Gawd

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    Yeah, i've been playing WoW Classic and need a change for a bit. Basically just raid logging at this point.
     
  39. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    For anyone interested, Zizaran is running SSFHC "Awakener Kill" event: first to kill the new endgame boss "The Awakener" with a fully completed atlas wins $8,000. 30-day duration for the race.

    GGG also threw in some additional support with MTX prizes and some tracking infrastructure to track the kills. Full prize details here: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2684989

     
  40. Drexion

    Drexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hit L94 on my Slayer character in the Metamorph league. I'm pretty much done gearing him up I think, took about 32Ex which isn't too bad, considering that the price of watchers eyes went up about 1.5x to 2.0x this league due to rarity.

    The league mechanic is a lot more fun than I expected (summoning a boss based on the body parts you collect in the zone), and the reworked Atlas (end game maps) has some cool new features to play with.

    Fought the new big bad boss (Sirius the Awakener) though failed horribly at the fight. I'm not a fan of the dynamic arena during the fight, I won't get into it you should experience it yourself. After the holiday break I'm sure more tweaks will happen to that encounter.

    Still playing quite casually, filling out the new atlas. While it has some cool features, it's becoming clearer that the devs wanted to slow down end game progress a bit. Player retention has been a big part of their discussions at developer conferences.