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2021/05/18 14:58:08 (permalink)
I've found that PoE has been taking over my mind as of late. Like Diablo but better. Playing a necromancer with a hoard of minions is very fun, and the trade and drop system is pretty satisfying. So many minigames and replayability. The devs, GGG, seem like they've got a good thing going. Their microtransactions are pretty absurdly priced, though they are all cosmetic, so that's the only minor pitfall I can see. Having lots of fun with it after taking a long break.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/19 05:42:59 (permalink)
    I've played PoE for about 300 hours and have enjoyed my time.  I think of the high prices they charge as the price I pay for the game.  I spent about $25 on stash tabs and don't regret it.  The game has tons of replay value and is always getting updates.  With if being F2P, it also costs nothing to try it out.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/19 08:45:54 (permalink)
    I've thought about jumping into this one, though the 300 hours is a bit of an overwhelming number to me given the time I actually have to game.  I just played children of Morta, another dungeon crawler and had a great time with it.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/20 17:46:15 (permalink)
    PoE is really solid, and free, hard to beat that. I also spent like $20 on stash tabs, feels pretty worth it, especially since I got the tabs during their tab sales. The end-game isn't bad, but I just died twice, and don't feel like recovering the XP right now. Oof.
     
    But things like $20+ for a single cosmetic item when you can equip 10+... it gets to be pretty ridiculous. Not that some people don't spend many hundreds of dollars in other games for cosmetics.

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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/20 23:38:52 (permalink)
    I don't want to say how many hours Steam says I played PoE for. Lets just say its over 10k hours and have also played on the standalone client too. The game is addicting but slowly it has become less and less enjoyable for me. It is a totally different game than when I started playing in 2014. I miss the old PoE now...

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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/21 08:15:27 (permalink)
    I don't know if I've ever played any game other than WoW for more than 500 hours. I get burned out with most after 200-ish hours. PoE is pretty deep though. I hear rumblings of PoE 2, I wonder if that will be a return to the earlier days, maybe rekindle some of your interest?
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/21 09:10:03 (permalink)
    I had a ranger character all the way through some time ago.  Right now, I'm working on a Templar.  So far, loving it more than I ever liked Diablo 3.  The seasons aren't repetitive, at least.


     
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/21 14:33:58 (permalink)
    Yeah I'm loving this new Ultimatum league. So many good rewards and currency. I'm end-game with a Necromancer in the Ultimatum league right now; I feel like a warlord of the undead. Vaal summon skeletons is absolutely crazy. One spell and you summon like 40 skeletons to come battle for you. Not to mention all my other minions... so much fun.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/23 02:47:51 (permalink)
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    I don't know if I've ever played any game other than WoW for more than 500 hours. I get burned out with most after 200-ish hours. PoE is pretty deep though. I hear rumblings of PoE 2, I wonder if that will be a return to the earlier days, maybe rekindle some of your interest?




    PoE 2 is just a marketing gimmick. Sure it will bring new ascendancies, story and cut some bloat, but they said they will be slowing the game down somewhat too. Problem is they can't slow it down to back to how it was because it would upset the crowd that moved over to PoE after the whole Diablo Immortal debacle.

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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/23 12:47:13 (permalink)
    Lord Thunderin' Jaysus, this was *my* game for about 5 years - still have probably over 185 Inventory pages of rare and unique items. Divine Orbs, Exalted Orbs think in the hundreds, so much stuff.
     
    But I just couldn't keep facing waking up on that beach, all previous inventory items not usable unless in Standard Mode, which I've completed and won now on two different builds.
     
    Love this game, but just can't do it anymore. Doesn't really start to get interesting till you reach about Level 60.
     
    Crazy part is, I'm generally a "one game" person, been gaming for 30 years since the Commodore 64 days, and I've gone over to Destiny 2, call me crazy, but it's a lovely game, except for all it's problems, bad matchmaking, bugs, you name it...lol

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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/23 22:32:08 (permalink)
    Never played it but with the couple of Diablo references above I'll definitely be checking it out
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/23 22:53:20 (permalink)
    Never played it, but will check it out!
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/24 07:42:14 (permalink)
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    Never played it but with the couple of Diablo references above I'll definitely be checking it out



    You'll want to check out some build guides, the Skill Trees are huge and complex, and the path you take is a make or break for your character in later levels. The skill points may say one thing, but the effect and the pairing of them can be completely different than you suspect - definitely check out Reddit for some beginner tutorials and guides.
     
     
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/24 08:57:42 (permalink)
    Ive put some time in this game, have a few friends that play it daily.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/24 11:38:47 (permalink)
    PoE seems fun, i watch some alkaizer or modz play it, but when i tried myself learning curve was too damn high, that's why i never took it seriously.

    Still struggling with my old 970 :D
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/24 14:22:55 (permalink)
    It's a rare occurrence that a game captures my attention for a long time, but POE was one of them. I don't care about end game stuff, but I played through all of the acts last year for the first time. I think I totaled 85hrs (which is a lot for me) and it was the only game I played until I finished it.
     
    I'll probably come back some day to do the POE 2 campaign.

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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/24 15:10:47 (permalink)
    Path of Exile is great. One of those games where you can take breaks, months or years and come back to tons of new content. Excited for the Path of Exile 2 update.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/24 17:14:41 (permalink)
    I wanted to try this with my friend but it looks pretty daunting from the outside. He was probably showing me high-level stuff, but I'm not sure I want to mess with a game that uses like 15+ forms of currency. Is there any hope for someone who wants to play casually?
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/24 21:47:20 (permalink)
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    Never played it but with the couple of Diablo references above I'll definitely be checking it out



    You'll want to check out some build guides, the Skill Trees are huge and complex, and the path you take is a make or break for your character in later levels. The skill points may say one thing, but the effect and the pairing of them can be completely different than you suspect - definitely check out Reddit for some beginner tutorials and guides.
     
     


    Yeah will do, cheers for the heads up
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/25 19:17:59 (permalink)
    PoE definitely drained a lot of my time a few years ago, one of the most fun I had in a game for sure. Probably going to have to wait for the next big update to go back in.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/26 09:07:45 (permalink)
    It's a shame that PvP in PoE is non existent. Would have given it a try otherwise. Perhaps it changes with the PoE 2 release.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/26 14:53:42 (permalink)
    This game would have been totally up my ally 5 years ago but with a little kid running around over here now, I just can't find the energy to learn this game
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/27 23:15:07 (permalink)
    I'm in and out of PoE, with tons of hours having played since beta.  I love the build variety, but the grind just really creates a massive time gate that keeps me from playing all the different stuff I'd like to try.  In contrast, if there's something I want to play in D3 (also played since beta), I can take a brand new character into a basically complete state in a few hours with no twinking.  The floor for that sort of thing on most builds is just much higher on PoE.  Even then it might be relatively tolerable if trading wasn't such an absolute chore.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/28 07:29:43 (permalink)
    Never tryd it, but maby I should, im more in fps games tho..
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/29 22:14:35 (permalink)
    That arc witch build is nice
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/29 22:27:44 (permalink)
    When I saw the title for this thought I thought it was for the OG exile games then thought, who the heck still plays those games but me?  Looked it up and spiderwebsoftware site is still up and you can still download it lol
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/29 23:01:16 (permalink)
    Oh. This keeps coming up. I might have to check it out.
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/30 00:27:05 (permalink)
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    Oh. This keeps coming up. I might have to check it out.

    If you like Diablo clones and have too much free time, you wont regret it :)
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/30 13:25:26 (permalink)
    I'm doing 24h session at the start of each league, game is good but gets boring after 2-3 weeks. Then you wait for the next league and repeat ;p
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    Re: Path of Exile can be very addictive 2021/05/30 20:04:08 (permalink)
    When is the PoE 2 update supposed to release?
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