Leave these fields empty (spam trap):
You can leave this blank to post anonymously, or you can create a Tripcode by using the format Name#Password
[i]Italic Text[/i]
[b]Bold Text[/b]
[spoiler]Spoiler Text[/spoiler]
>Highlight/Quote Text
[pre]Preformatted & Monospace Text[/pre]
[super]Superset Text[/super]
[sub]Subset Text[/sub]
1. Numbered lists become ordered lists
* Bulleted lists become unordered lists


Now Playing on /vg/tube -

Is Path of Exile the true Diablo 3?

- Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:50:16 EST LHBTEdOP No.744546
File: 1571777416243.jpg -(29186B / 28.50KB, 300x450) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Is Path of Exile the true Diablo 3?
So, there are some guys I know who are trying to convince me, I should finally try Path of Exile, since I am totally burned and disappointed by Diablo 3.

But I am really not sure, since my rather slow internet takes maybe 6 hours to download,
and I am not sure if its worth my time.

Many years ago I tried maybe an hour of the game, and it was totally laggy, buggy and not nearly as fluid and addicting as Diablo 2 or Torchlight. The style was barebones and unappealing to me, everything played and looked like a bad beta of a game that tried to be a bad DIablo-Clone.

Did it get any better?

Why is it free? Whats the catch? And if I decide to spend money on (stash? inventory-space? Character-slots?), is it disproportionately more than paying for a 10.- copy of Diablo 2 ?

Do I even need to pay money to have fun with this game?

Can you play Coop? How good is the Coop-Play?

Whats your opinion?

Anyone still plays it? Anyone stopped playing it?
Whats your experience?
Organic Roleplayer - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:26:23 EST LHBTEdOP No.744548 Reply
1571779583659.jpg -(165563B / 161.68KB, 1200x675) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I mean: People said the same about Grim Dawn,
and it just didn't click with me whe I tried.
The Arbiter - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:55:52 EST R3xoZJ22 No.744551 Reply
I put about 60 hours in to PoE before I dropped it. The loot grind RNG chasing games just don't do it for me any more; I put thousands of hours into d1,d2, and hundreds in to d3. I had a lot of fun in those 60 hours though.

PoE is great if you like the genre. Character customization comes in the form of skill gems you put in your gear (you can re-use them) and a skill grid that offers real choices that feel impactful. The amount of customization you can have is absurd; you can pretty much dual-class or triple-class, abilities and power aren't hard-locked to your starter class (it's going to be easier for the sorceress to spec into a necromancer than it is for the amazon to, though).

The whole game is about chasing that fat loot with perfect stats, but it goes a good way to keep that from feeling hopeless. When you sell an item, it's basically disenchanted into upgrade shards or reroll shards. You want an armor "of the whale" but got "of stamina" instead? Spend a few of your hundreds of shards and reroll that suffix. Spend another shard and add a prefix, too. Fuck it, spend a special shard and reroll that uncommon item into a rare.

There are even quests (randomly assigned and repeatable) that can guarantee loot, and you can trade the quests. Hunting a specific Unique item? Trade some reroll shards to another player for his "kill 3 elite mobs for 1 Unique drop" quest and hope you get what you're looking for.

Yes, PoE is more Diablo 3 than Diablo 3 was.
Cyan - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:32:43 EST 7uex4QDh No.744555 Reply

I hated Path of Exile but I can't say I exactly loved Diablo either. I put about 5 or 6 hours in Diablo 3 and enjoyed that.
Dr. Wright - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:49:16 EST 68Fhmdnn No.744563 Reply
No action RPG will ever bring me the joy that D2 did, but I enjoyed D3 for what it was, I played about 70 hours of Grim Dawn so far. Haven't bought the latest expac, may not ever. It was fun for awhile but the lack of multiplayer game channels is the only thing that keeps me from coming back. It's boring by myself and I only have one friend to play it with, and they're not into it right now.

PoE had TOO much customization for me. It was overwhelming, and it seemed like I would need to read A LOT into the game systems in order to really understand what i"m doing and not fuck it up and have to restart multiple times. I'm sure there was a skill reset or something, but it was just a lot. Grim Dawn seemed like a nice in-between from D3 and PoE cuz it had more customization than D3 but it wasn't gigantic and overwhelming.

That's my hot take.
Dr. Wright - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:50:23 EST 68Fhmdnn No.744564 Reply
Oh and word is D2 remastered is going to be revealed at BlizzCon so you can maybe look forward to that if you need a nostalgia fix.
Roxas - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:53:59 EST R3xoZJ22 No.744568 Reply
Yeah dude, there are books you can get in the game to reset your skill points. Placing a point isn't permanent like in D2. You don't need to reroll a whole character if you screw up, just grind out a bit of currency and craft/trade for a book.
Officer Tenpenny - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:13:24 EST j75OC4Vb No.744594 Reply
They fucked up so bad when they chose not to release it on phones with the ability to buy gems/runes as microtransactions. That would have sold hard.
Rebecca Chambers - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:28:04 EST S4c8HFon No.744595 Reply
my first char i simply spent 15 minutes looking through the skill tree at the beginning and gradually specced to get the most out of a couple promising abilities. got through all the story content and made it to the (then current) endgame before the build started to perform badly. my point here is that i am not a clever man and had little prior experience with games involving huge build trees.

it's not as bad as it looks.
the only tricky part is knowing which particular skills have been nerfed and which will actually perform well on whatever the current endgame activity is. (you can pretty much just google this.)

example: that first build of mine relied on an ability that had been nerfed, solely based on skill description it looked really strong but in reality had some damage-cap stuff behind the scenes. on the previous version it had apparently been very popular, hence the nerf.
Uriel Septim - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:10:17 EST 1YpbnP6a No.744599 Reply
Haven't played in years but had a whole shit to of fun making a necromancer Witch build, not sure if that's still viable or not. Last time I played I think they just unveiled the Labyrinth or whatever it's called
Meta Knight - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:31:37 EST F0thyOEE No.744602 Reply
Every build should be viable PvE in a well-crafted game, at least in terms of type of play. PoE seems too detail oriented early on, and makes it hard to enjoy unless you go meta

Fuck every game ever that requires you to go meta to play
Mr. Resetti - Thu, 24 Oct 2019 01:53:44 EST S4c8HFon No.744603 Reply
by design, you can do everything in the game including running post-game content for loot, without having to obsess over optimizing to fit the current meta. just gotta learn to use them ability hotkeys at the right time and not let yourself get bogged down.

IMO the meta shit is just more stuff to get into if you're interested.
Dregs - Thu, 24 Oct 2019 14:38:17 EST BmETl52y No.744616 Reply
As long as you choose a certain thing you want to be strong at, there's no problems in the end. Pretty much everything is viable as long as you play to certain strengths.

Then there's also crazy options like infinitely casting combos that proc when you get hit. This turns you into a walking death storm. But it's not needed, and it kills even the toughest bosses in 30 seconds. That's meta. And it's actually way overpowered.

Also pretty sure you can respec if you find yourself in a corner. I've never had to because I actually looked at the skill tree before I started investing points.
Zero - Thu, 24 Oct 2019 22:42:43 EST DwSXV5V+ No.744635 Reply

Meta will always exist if you really want to be #1. Statistics can't be avoided. Playing and having fun and doing decently is different than reaching the top.
Simon Sow - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:59:57 EST CZCxlFQN No.744669 Reply
1572029997097.png -(39993B / 39.06KB, 1143x378) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I really wanted to build a heavy shield and axe-guy,
but never found any real good golden or legendaries for my build.

So had to respec and went two-handed with fire-damage.
Kinda sucks.

>Inventory limited as fuck
>stash goes finally on sale
>still have to pay more than for Diablo 3 + RoS!

fuck this F2P-crap.
Stryker - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:02:25 EST j75OC4Vb No.744672 Reply
F2P only works if they either gouge you for funds, or have a large played base buying a bunch if small prices.

Anyone who spends that much on a game is retarded and doesn't deserve shit.
Soulless Reaver - Sat, 26 Oct 2019 04:52:08 EST BsQ3HgQe No.744691 Reply
1572079928790.png -(2295739B / 2.19MB, 1099x1439) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
The grind is very time consuming. You basically never get any decent gear from drop. Worst of all map drop is unsustainable for casual players like myself. eg you have to buy everything from other players, so you basically grind for money then buy stuff.

And to have a complete game you'll have to pay more than for any AAA-game.

On top of selling pets and "Supporter-Packs", skins and inventory-space to whales, these greedy fuckers now added loot-boxes.

Could've been a great game, but Twitch-streamers and greedy devs ruined it.
Saren - Sun, 27 Oct 2019 01:36:12 EST d1Yzuue0 No.744741 Reply
1572154572447.jpg -(212763B / 207.78KB, 639x924) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Good thing I only play PoE to try it out. Hate paying real $ for an on-line only game
Tron Bonne - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 01:59:25 EST 6aVXqLGX No.745458 Reply
1573196365168.jpg -(279815B / 273.26KB, 1280x905) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Diablo4 feels like D2 Remastered with better graphics and qol features.
Bob the Killer Goldfish - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 02:20:08 EST kKSHmi7l No.745461 Reply
Brainlet confirmed if you think D4 isn't going to be more of the same casual d3 shit
Travis Touchdown - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 02:57:21 EST j75OC4Vb No.745462 Reply
Not enough games give us things like D2 had. No stats, unlock all skills as you level. Builds are essentially useless. It becomes a game of googling "best build for" rather than different types of builds.
Mechar Enigmar - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:39:17 EST WtG18mdk No.745492 Reply
1573241957513.jpg -(586986B / 573.23KB, 2000x1496) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
people already confirmed tha it plays a lot like D3.

Even less RPG-oriented and less inventory-management (!).

Fuck D4.
I'm gonna stay with PoE and wait for Diablo 2 Remastered.
Kilik - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:32:56 EST j75OC4Vb No.745517 Reply
If blizzard wasn't run by retards they would've just put it on phones instead of trying to make a mobile diablo.
Four - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:16:00 EST KmUahc2D No.745576 Reply
I dont know why people are so against a Mobile Diablo. It seems like the perfect platform for such a game.
Mr. Resetti - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:36:13 EST 5LYJws1L No.745579 Reply
Because mobile sucks. It always sucked, it will always suck no matter how you think it doesn't suck.
Gary Oak - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:29:26 EST CNMetUeI No.745619 Reply
Yes a game where you point and click and real time reflexes are important is perfect for a phone Four you fucking retard
Bolozof Velasgo - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:52:35 EST AoFogKnq No.745621 Reply
There are plenty of things that don't suck on mobile.

They're not the same types of games we have on PC and consoles. And when they are, and they're good and feel great to play... They're literally the iPad launch version of Red Alert.

There are a few others but how often have you seen a game that does something unique to mobile or actually improves on the experience of a PC game. Red Alert is the only thing I can think of and they're not even selling it anymore lol.

Bring back RTS games IMO. They work fuckin great on a medium touchscreen.

Also Ascension with 2 players. Any more and bust out the cards because 3+ people watching each others turns every goddamn time you pass the iPad is gutter trash.
Bolozof Velasgo - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:53:29 EST AoFogKnq No.745622 Reply
Honestly I tihnk this is bullshit. The most fun version of Diablo to play is actually the console version with regular-ass controllers. Works great.
Matt Baker - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:09:09 EST KR/H/0r2 No.745624 Reply
1573423749621.jpg -(283923B / 277.27KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
nice try, troll.

whats a well-made short video that tells new players what makes PoE so great?

All I see are at least half-an hour ramblings of people who can't get to the point.
Bolozof Velasgo - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:12:20 EST AoFogKnq No.745625 Reply
>nice try, troll.
Shut the fuck up faggot. Jesus christ.
Christopher Belmont - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 18:34:05 EST j75OC4Vb No.745628 Reply
Because when your fans are waiting for the next installment, and you tell em it's in the form of a mobile version, which will have the depth of a puddle, you kinda spit in the fans face. Then add microtransactions amd you're really pissing in the fans face.

All they had to do was say "we are releasing Diablo 2 for mobile, while you wait for Diablo 4" and I don't think anyone would have said shit.
Rock Howard - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 18:58:36 EST lmeASA0D No.745630 Reply
Don't you have Street Fighter fanart to be jerking off to?
Four - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 23:04:19 EST gmzr5yno No.745639 Reply
Eh, i don't think they wanted to announce Diablo 4 just yet. I doubt they made the cinematic from the time they announced the mobile game till the next blizcon so Diablo 4 was in the works but if they announced it, they wouldn't have had anything to show in the next blizcon. We didn't really see much anyways, Overwatch 2 is just a glorified PvE mode and everything else is just meh.
Jago - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:04:25 EST j75OC4Vb No.745641 Reply
Still, they should have remade D2 and released it, even for mobile. I have spent countless hours playing 2, and if it got new life on a new consoke or platform, I would buy it again.
Four - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:24:12 EST 0hGCUnjn No.745642 Reply
So would I man. This D2 remake can't arrive soon enough. I'm so excited to play WC3 again too.
Mini Rock - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 05:03:06 EST IgBKGTPF No.745645 Reply
1573466586255.png -(2940723B / 2.80MB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
yeah, luckily they revamped the combat.
I remember it played like a shitty amateur-mod back then, but its way more polished now.

The starting-areas are still way too cramped and small and look like dogshit, though but I love the mix of DIablo and Dark-Souls aesthetic!

Also the trading and "social interactions" are still pretty much a nogo for me. I just want to play the game find all the stuff by myself and not do my taxes in a game ffs!

I'm not playing games to interact with strangers!

Is it better than D3?
By far!
Is it a true successor to Diablo 2?
Not enough story / intro or cinematics and waaay too small and claustrophobic maps for that.

>Do I even need to pay money to have fun with this game?

You don't need to, but if you are planning to finish the story and especially proceed after that,I would suggest to wait for a stash-sale, buy the First-Blood-Starterpack!
You'll get one stash-tab with that
and with the 200 points you'll buy a
  • Quad Stash-Tab
and a
  • Currency-stash-tab

(stash-tabs go on sale every 4 weeks or so)

Thank me later.

PoE was kinda too much skill-fiddeling and meta for me at first
until I learned that its actually not that complicated, especially in your first playthrough.
Just skill the nodes/skills you need for your class (strength, dex or whatever) and take health and resistances with you (because these ones are mostly the only things that matter later in the game).
Dregs - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:52:39 EST TV9Za1Xo No.745653 Reply
Been playing D2 the last couple weeks. Battlenet still works. There's still plenty of people playing. Ladders got reset this year, and looks like very few people have reached level 99 so far.

Kind of crazy that I can fight hell bovines at level 16 as a paladin, though. I don't remember the game being this easy 10 years ago. Did they make loot better in a patch?
Naomi Hunter - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:43:03 EST IPAg8qXM No.745672 Reply
1573508583642.jpg -(156222B / 152.56KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Started playing this about a week ago. Pretty fun, but Witch seems overpowered because I'm on act 3 and hardly ever lose energy shield/health, and my minions do most of the work. Also seems like my character is always five or more levels ahead of the monster level.
R.O.B. - Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:42:02 EST 3leMZGxj No.746406 Reply
eah im playing a lightning witch/elementalist and with all my passive spells/buffs i have about 5% of my total mana left and i can still infinitely channel spells and cast whatever I want, the regen is so fucking fast
Sabrewulf - Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:45:08 EST IvLaC79V No.746744 Reply
I can *click**click**click**click**click* better than you *click**click**click**click**click**click**click*
Pigma Dengar - Thu, 19 Dec 2019 03:29:14 EST nSC9BIP7 No.747500 Reply
1576744154278.jpg -(901777B / 880.64KB, 3072x1728) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I highly doubt you had to spend more than 40 $ on PoE!

I spend only 20.- and got so much inventory-space that it'll last forever
and I am not going to spend any more.

and use a build-guide.
Act 3 will kick your balls otherwise.

Luckily there are free respecs every now and then.
Ms. Pac-Man - Thu, 19 Dec 2019 09:56:38 EST TDlhWPaa No.747507 Reply
I liked it for a bit at launch, but here we are what 6 years later with tons of new content that is just not interesting to me. It seems insurmountable to play, and to have to stick to rigid builds to remain viable seems retarded in a game with such a huge skilltree- almost removes the whole reason to have such a big tree if there's only a few paths that people need to go in order to keep playing the game.

The currency system was cool at first but just sloppy in practice, with force-paid stash tabs and no quality of life or quality improvements like damage numbers or ragdolls, it just feels dated and bad to play to me.

Grim Dawn is cool but kinda has most of the same folleys of PoE in my opinion.
Master Hand - Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:21:38 EST v/AxPOA9 No.747508 Reply
I'm with the other guy. Having to use a build guide to beat the normal game takes all the fun out of these games.
Minsc - Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:42:51 EST ZTpnte/x No.747510 Reply
This, I only do specific builds after a third playthrough. Takes the fun out of the game if it's your first time.
Slippy Toad - Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:48:08 EST ELS9fqxS No.747516 Reply
>Use a build guide to beat the base game
Are you retarded? Here's the build guide to complete acts:

1) Pick a main skill gem for damage, and that's your damage specialization.
2) Take damage nodes that support your main skill until you kill everything quickly, then take defensive stats so you don't die instantly. (Life is the most important, mostly.)

That's it.
Slippy Toad - Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:54:15 EST ELS9fqxS No.747517 Reply
Minor correction, this only applies to acts 1-5. You take a -30% penalty to all resistances for acts 6-10, and resistances become your most important defensive stats.
Trish - Sat, 21 Dec 2019 20:44:22 EST hCMGNI7l No.747566 Reply
1576979062421.png -(330040B / 322.30KB, 665x241) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
stupid question,
but how do I increase my defensive- and "allow-me-to-use-weapons-of-my-choice"-stats?

Got some skill-tree recommendations?
Because I am skilling strength mostly with my Marauder and can't use 90% of all weapons.

>ripped strength marauder
>bashes skulls in with a mace (because I haven't found any good axe)
>want to skill and specialize in axes
>warrior/marauder can't use axes because too low of DEX

sometimes this game does not make any sense
Kolyat Krios - Sat, 21 Dec 2019 21:30:12 EST M9O0zCz8 No.747568 Reply
1576981812406.png -(395461B / 386.19KB, 621x417) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
You increase your defensive stats (armour, evasion, energy shield) by getting better gear and picking nodes that upgrade them, it's mostly % upgrades.

I'm not sure I fully understand the other part of the question. Your base stat increases primarily come from picking small and large stat nodes on the skill tree. Usually 1-2 large nodes is all you need to resolve requirement issues, in my experience. You can fulfil stat requirements for gems and gear with boosts from other gear, but you run the risk of depending on one piece of gear for 2-3 others to work, and finding yourself in a bind when you try to upgrade.

As for recommendations, cleave carried me through Acts and I'm still using it in the epilogue. If you want to use axes, that might work for you, it only works with those and swords. It's pretty braindead once it gets going, and allowed me to smash my way through most of the game without thinking. The most important thing is getting a two handed weapon, or a suit of armour with 4-5 links for your main skill. I'm using Cleave+Multistrike Support+Faster Attacks Support+Melee Physical Damage Support+Pulverise Support.

It basically goes as I described above, pick a bunch of damage/attack speed/crit/life leech nodes for your weapon selection (both weapon type and, like... style? One-handed, dual wielding, shield, etc,) pick some defensive nodes (based on your armour choice, I've taken a number for evasion/armour and some for resistances) and when you don't feel like you NEED to pick either of those, upgrade life.

I should note that this isn't a Good Build, but it's an easy character to cruise to the end of the game with so you have something to build Real Characters off of.
Waddle Dee - Sun, 22 Dec 2019 05:16:35 EST ec2svE68 No.747573 Reply
1577009795708.jpg -(143769B / 140.40KB, 1400x1400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
but I thought defensive-skills (especially for the later game) come from intelligence for the energy-shield?

meeting requirements with gear seems so unbelievebly convoluted and nonsensical. It doesn't feel right, that a marauder can't use good axes or swords.

Well, I hope it gets better when I proceed through the acts.
Kolyat Krios - Sun, 22 Dec 2019 10:50:46 EST M9O0zCz8 No.747578 Reply
Ah, yes, true. In the case of energy shield it does scale pretty well with int. The evasion scaling on dex is not as noteworthy.

Take a closer look at available axes, too. They all require different ratios of str to dex, and there are some that don't use more than you'd get from just moving around the skill tree.
Blaze the Cat - Tue, 24 Dec 2019 04:57:17 EST TMeXpifu No.747622 Reply
Game is an absolute timesink.
Kilik - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 09:24:50 EST odcAW8Y0 No.747645 Reply
Some give back far more. PoE and other games like it are designed to waste your time with loops.

Personally I'm happy if this particular loop dies out for good. Diablo was fun, guys, but we can't just try to recapture magic from our youth
Michael Thorton - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 13:16:23 EST rTxXFbyM No.747647 Reply
>hobbies are an absolute timesink

Nah nigga, everything is a timesink- but different games have different pacings and POE's pace is extremely slow and long compared to other games and that bears mentioning.
Kefka - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 13:44:42 EST WAMLGFs2 No.747648 Reply

But like, the journey is the destination man! What if the best moments are the ones that SUCK because they define the peaks of your existence????

Don't know what game in OP is but looks dumb
Liu Kang - Sun, 29 Dec 2019 08:41:43 EST mpkjcQuq No.747718 Reply
I'm sad that I don't use all my time productively.

When I wake up from sleeping 5 hours a night, I am furious at my wasted productivity.

I only eat protein bars while carrying bricks to and from a worksite.
Rayman - Sun, 29 Dec 2019 16:36:20 EST TT2Rd+J7 No.747723 Reply
1577655380392.jpg -(101330B / 98.96KB, 1020x540) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
it gets better. But only at Act 3 and Act 4 gets even better imho.
Everything before is a slog.

Your base-skill (strength in your case) should be supported by your skill-tree (maybe take one node that gives you dex),
all other stats like dex and int should get support by amulets, rings and your gear in general.
Enchant gear early on in the game!

Your skill-tree should never look like a circle!

>suggesting to beat the game without guidance for a first-timer
sure, if you have too much time at hand and desperately want to experience failure
and make your char useless for endgame,
this is what you can do.
Lord of Shadowgate - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:12:57 EST M9O0zCz8 No.747741 Reply
You're forgetting about the, like, game part of the game. For some, fun in games is about more than playing the metagame.

Anyway, it takes like 2-3 days to level an off meta character to maps, hardly a gigantic investment of time.
UnamusementPark !ikwaNLFmBo - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 14:31:20 EST iEk136Ac No.747742 Reply
1577734280914.jpg -(39660B / 38.73KB, 300x300) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
You're holding back.
User is currently banned from all boardsUser is currently banned from all boards
Larry Laffer - Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:11:25 EST BEmHnr6J No.747759 Reply
The think the Diablo 3 season leaderboards just collude in small numbers and play all day, never can catch up.
Nightmare - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 01:25:52 EST 8md5aTIY No.747777 Reply
I knew a guy who was in the top 10 at one point. He just dabbed all day and didn't have a job, and was kind of a fucking loser.
Player Two - Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:06:30 EST hJLYHx02 No.748241 Reply
1578953190327.jpg -(87930B / 85.87KB, 448x335) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>Gets exiled for some actual crimes
>Immediately starts murdering locals and local wildlife
>Abuses forbidden art of thaumaturgy as hard as possible. Seriously the only reason (you) haven't stuffed your own body with gem links in addition to your gear is because game doesnt allow it yet
>After killing everything in zombie apocalypse land returns from exile and immediately makes it so that jolly african-american deity starts destroying the city and eating its population
>Helps very fishy dude literally named Sin to kill all local gods and claim their power for himself, for a small cut
>Bullies poor people who get trapped in the atlas until they completely lose their shit because (((Zana))) said they're evil

Are we the bad guys?
Dregs - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:47:48 EST BmETl52y No.748249 Reply
Well they did literally say you were exiled for your crimes. And all these crimes range from regular murder to murder for hire to magical murder to mass murder. And they make it clear this exile is pretty much an execution where they didn't give enough of a shit about your feelings to bother killing you. So yeah, you're actually the bad guys.
Anon - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:59:35 EST PxACYHIY No.748257 Reply
" in a well-crafted game"

you forgot to add "for dumbfuck cunts". WOW is now for dumbfuck, D3 is for Dumbfuck, POE is definitly not. Period
Gabe Logan - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:58:11 EST Y0bS9qQX No.748270 Reply
1579031891708.jpg -(34448B / 33.64KB, 540x540) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Does anyone have High-Res PoE-Art?
Anon - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 06:19:06 EST PxACYHIY No.748283 Reply
Well, if he means that since D3 is crap and mobile game is crap, so it is fit for D3 to be a mobile game, he is right.

if not, then you are right.
Gravelord Nito - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:32:05 EST k1lrif5z No.748289 Reply
its not very polished, is optimizationally-lacking, and is rather questionably-balanced (rather than settle at a certain benchmark of balance which people can universally be content with, at least, they drastically change stuff on the regular). i dont consider it to be a proper D2-successor. still a good game tho
Funky Kong - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 07:40:01 EST /ThnIaG3 No.748468 Reply
1579437601538.jpg -(191768B / 187.27KB, 1200x765) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I really hope they rework the forest in act 2. It makes the whole act is a chore! Nearly quit at that point and I can totally see new players will trash the game because of this pain-in-the-eye area! Its just very bad map-design with things obstructing your view and totally samey looking obvious tile-sets with not much happening inbetween.
But after act 2 I was really hooked.
The visuals got better and better, the areas more interesting and there was more going on!

Also whats with the shitty drop-rates for two-handed axes?

play till you get to the spiderweb infested area with the moving bodies, trigger the end-of-the-world thingy and proceed to the first boss (be warned! The bosses are really hard in this game! move a lot and pump him with your best attacks!)

If you aren't hooked after you've reached the solaris temple or even the lunaris temple then nobody can help you anymore and you should go back to Diablo 3.

Pro-Tip: use a build-guide and READ the describtions of your gear!

The Atlas and Maps wipe the floor with Diablo 3s samey Rifts and "Adventure modes"!
PoE gives you way more options to take the best out of farming for gear, like enhancing your Atlas (A mix of maps and mines, ) and going through the epic and atmospheric mines!

Its free but like others have already pointed out: Invest in stash-tabs if you want to play comfortably and come through Act 2 with a quality of life! Stash-tabs go on sale anyway! You'll still spend less than on Diablo 3 + RoS!
Its totally possible to finish the main-story without spending a dime, depends on how much gear you want to throw away and how much ressources you want to collect for crafting. I wouldn't suggest it though.

I will make a zip of all the artwork I've collected over the years and try to upload it as soon as I got some spare-time left!

Have fun Exile!
Gabriel Belmont - Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:45:12 EST YwSpqzIe No.748560 Reply
1579610712845.jpg -(13030B / 12.72KB, 400x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
anyone got artwork of the PoE bestiary and enemeies and characters in general?
Can't find nothing anywhere!
The man who has never been exiled - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:37:48 EST dsVjqMC8 No.748619 Reply
1579765068078.jpg -(557487B / 544.42KB, 1280x800) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

I've never played Path of Exile. That picture spoke to me though.

I loved Diablo 1 and 2 with company. Compared to the mindless shitty Roflstomp of Diablo 3 is Path Of Exile more enjoyable? How bout compared to the classic Diablo 1 or Diablo 2?

I hope Path of Exile Is better than that mindless paragon bullshit meaningless dungeon crawl of a smash and loot rainbow fart flurry of unicorn dick spells that want to give me a siezure.

I hated that in Diablo 3 you could not train yourself to use anything outside of player locked abilities and weapons, made it feel like that old Gauntlet game of N64. Pick up a sword as a wizard and it's just a damn dildo in D3 where as in D2 a necromancer can use a fucking warhammer, bad ass.

Please tell me Path of Exile is the Diablo I've always wanted.
The man about to be exiled - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:50:37 EST dsVjqMC8 No.748620 Reply
1579765837801.jpg -(59853B / 58.45KB, 567x705) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

Holy shit. After reading up the wiki page I think this is what I have been looking for. Fuckin amazing

Thanks Vidya!
Dregs - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 03:48:56 EST AaQteG9s No.748621 Reply
Yeah, it's create-a-class diablo. Sounds like what you wanted. Not for me, but it's a solid game.
Sheva Alomar - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:27:24 EST pYFM3dYE No.748626 Reply
1579793244261.jpg -(661571B / 646.07KB, 2560x1440) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
learn to pimp your gear early on.
Add sockets and link them and use the Blacksmiths Whetstone.

Find a weapon with good links, number of sockets and the colour and use the Alchemy-Orb on it.

Problem with the Diablo-player mindset is, your gear won't be gift-wrapped to you (that is until you enter the atlas). Unless you are really lucky and find a legendary early on.
But legendaries aren't better as good goldens per se. I fought up to 5 Acts with a sword that I upgraded all the way.
The Blob - Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:11:57 EST xeGdxQNX No.748706 Reply
>Problem with the Diablo-player mindset is, your gear won't be gift-wrapped to you
That's only the current Diablo3 players
Diablo1 & Diablo2 know the pain of unique item drops
ToeJam & Earl - Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:55:08 EST xeGdxQNX No.749097 Reply
PoE is better than Diablo4 cos it's available now!
Sonson - Thu, 28 May 2020 21:49:41 EST AOF5l01M No.752941 Reply
I've been no lifing the game due to quarantine recently, delirium league is ending soon™, if you don't know leagues run for about 3 months. Delirium = kill monsters fast -> get more loot, last league was metamorph which was build-a-boss, before that blight which was tower defense. Usually if a league is popular the mechanic it adds gets incorporated into the core game, like there is a 10% chance to find metamorphs or blights in maps.
I've played so much that being in delirium feels normal now, I'm worried next league maps will feel too empty without a bazillion monsters jumping out of the fog

To answer some of OP's questions, I haven't played the game that long but the gameplay has come a long way over the years judging from watching videos from past leagues. Performance is still pretty garbage, especially this league with the fog but it got a big performance patch today which helped a lot on my toaster PC. There is co-op but I've never tried it, in fact I'm too much of an autist to interact with people in game so I don't even play trade league, I hear there isn't much in-game support for guilds though.You don't need to spend any money to do the "story" but you'll probably need to buy stash tabs once you get to maps. The story took me about 30 hours to get through first time though so plenty time to decide if you like it enough to spend money. If you see gameplay videos where people are blowing up whole screens of monsters at 1,000,000mph you won't be anywhere near that powerful at the end of the story, I've got more than 300 hours logged on one character this league and there are still plenty of upgrades I could get. I think I've spent about $40 on stash tabs and it's more than I actually need, half of them are full of garbage I don't know why I'm keeping.
Nightmare - Sat, 30 May 2020 05:57:50 EST gzgLwhyX No.752972 Reply
Played it for maybe a year,
spend ~35 bucks on stash
didn't play again for a long time (because I kinda feel I have better things to do than to grind and study needlessly complicated skilltrees).
Archangel Tyrael - Sat, 30 May 2020 12:11:13 EST y5SBMC6t No.752976 Reply
hello again checking if video games needs an unmod
Alexander Romanov - Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:32:27 EST /3Ncu08x No.753646 Reply
The game started fun and looked complex enough to keep me invested
but the longer I played, the more the game just wasted my time.
Ecco the Dolphin - Tue, 30 Jun 2020 03:43:01 EST Uch3CgAg No.754059 Reply
1593502981019.png -(288824B / 282.05KB, 1205x649) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
nah it isn't.

I've been thinking about trying it again for months, but I dread the thought of boring levels and progression-blockers.

PoE ruined ARPGs for me. The progression is slow, every new area makes you question your build, drops are really inconsistent and unsatisfying. Especially when you try to get a perfect build.

You have many, many ways to build your character, but mostly only 3 - 4 builds are really effective.

I admire the devs for what they created. There are so many cool ideas in this game,
but it plays way too slow and without a constant flow.

Report Post
Please be descriptive with report notes,
this helps staff resolve issues quicker.