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 Post subject: Path of Exile PostPosted: 2013-01-23 09:45pm
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So, anyone playing this? It just hit "open beta" (read: ninja game launch) and I'm liking what I see so far. It's 100% free in every way that matters, so I'm wondering how they'll keep it going long term.

The huge skill tree is nuts, and I love that your class merely biases your selections rather than pigeon-holes you into a specific set. The modular skill system is also pretty neat. Though so far my poor Templar has been speccing for sword-and-board and has ended up with a ton of staff and mage skills. :D

Playing with a friend can get a little cutthroat, though. The bind timer on item drops is hilariously short - if you don't snatch up your loot within about 2 seconds, it's fair game for everyone.



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 Post subject: Re: Path of Exile PostPosted: 2013-01-23 10:11pm
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Brother-Captain Gaius wrote:
So, anyone playing this? It just hit "open beta" (read: ninja game launch) and I'm liking what I see so far. It's 100% free in every way that matters, so I'm wondering how they'll keep it going long term.

The huge skill tree is nuts, and I love that your class merely biases your selections rather than pigeon-holes you into a specific set. The modular skill system is also pretty neat. Though so far my poor Templar has been speccing for sword-and-board and has ended up with a ton of staff and mage skills. :D

Playing with a friend can get a little cutthroat, though. The bind timer on item drops is hilariously short - if you don't snatch up your loot within about 2 seconds, it's fair game for everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Path of Exile PostPosted: 2013-01-23 10:30pm
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 Post subject: Re: Path of Exile PostPosted: 2013-01-25 09:57pm
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Here and there. It's a very fun game and it'd be even more if I had a better computer.



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 Post subject: Re: Path of Exile PostPosted: 2013-04-03 11:19pm
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I'll bump this to say I've been playing it a little in my spare time of late and have really come to enjoy it. It's basically nothing more than a free Diablo II clone with a more complex skill tree and an interesting way to acquire active skills, but it's that Diablo II sweet-spot very very well.



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