Is it worth it for new players to try path of exile?

Is it worth it for new players to try path of exile?

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    not really. try grim dawn or even diablo 2

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    yes but only if you have autism

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    D2R, D3 beat it handily

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I know this is bait so I'm not mad. But do people actually enjoy d3 more than poe? Kinda weird

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yes? Combat actually feeling good being a really big deal in D3's favor

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        D3 can be fun for a week here and there. It's a breath of fresh air with how little tiresome bullshit there is but you run out of interesting things pretty quick.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        D3 is just really polished compared to all other games of this ilk. I wouldn't call it a better game, it just feels better to play for the few days it holds your interest.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        combat feels just much better

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        better feeling combat, can skip campaign, no mtx, you actually find your own loot instead of spamming trade etc.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >can skip campaign
          this is literally all I want from poe
          I can't be fucking bothered with the early acts man, so many seasons I quit around bandits

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        I can see it. Especially if you're a console simpleton.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        D3 and PoE do different things, it's not uncommon for people to like one and hate the other. D3 is a very simplistic ARPG that focuses on the action, so it's great when you want to just hop in and play around with a set of skills. Also helps that because every character has access to the same set of skills, the devs have an easier time balancing encounters. D3 doesn't really offer any decisions for the player to make in terms of his character, you just get incrementally better stuff as you play.

        PoE scratches the same itch someone has for fine tuning a car or a machine, the majority of your time is spent building your character's stats through the passive tree, gem links, or items, and when you're playing the game you're constantly reevaluating your build and tweaking it. It plays like a puzzle game in some regards with the action that comes later more like an afterthought.

        Both games diverged from the question "What would happen if we made a roguelike into an action game," with D3 ditching the choices for pure gameplay and PoE taking the nature of character building to its logical conclusion.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        They are blizz coomsoomers, ignore them. They are literal junkie shitheads and you can find their pity club on vg
        It`s "ok" but you have to be aware of other, Diablo 2 is on archive dot org also Remastered has chud looking women

        Yes? Combat actually feeling good being a really big deal in D3's favor

        D3 can be fun for a week here and there. It's a breath of fresh air with how little tiresome bullshit there is but you run out of interesting things pretty quick.

        D3 is just really polished compared to all other games of this ilk. I wouldn't call it a better game, it just feels better to play for the few days it holds your interest.

        better feeling combat, can skip campaign, no mtx, you actually find your own loot instead of spamming trade etc.

        In diablo 3 you just spam aoe abilities and kill everything, find videos about the demon hunter to see the truth. As a matter of fact, D Immortal is the same as D3

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          As opposed to PoE where you dedicate your entire build to a single active ability?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Basically smooth brains enjoy it. They can play and forget about learning any skill system. The people who play D3 are the basically just one deviation removed from a true skinner box.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Not even a PoE fan but holy fuck does it mog d3 content.

          D3 league - WOAH GUYS, GUYSSS , GUYSSS LOOK AT THIS CONTENT - WHENEVER YOU FIND A TREASURE GOBLIN, INSTEAD.. GET THIS.. THERE ARE 2!!!!! WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >try
    Yes, silly question, it's free and one of the top ARPG on market. There is no reason not to try this game.

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think it's a good game, but sure why not. It's free and the pay2win elements (most notably stash space) don't really come up if you're just going through the campaign or something to see if you actually like the gameplay. If you do like it, it's not like you're even irrecoverably behind (if you care about that sort of thing to begin with), because people mostly play seasonal, so you'd just have to wait for the next season and start from an even playing field.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >pay2win
      Who exactly are you "winning" over?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Your fellow players on ladder

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          What? Game have ladder?
          t. playing since 2012 closed beta

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          What ladder? There's no ladder. Also, literally who is retarded enough to care what "position" you're in on a fucking MMO game?

          And how is buying a stash tab going to make you "win"?

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >And how is buying a stash tab going to make you "win"?
            By making everything more efficient. Your idea of pay to win is from 2005.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Not really, the way they balance the game is shit and they pretend that adding bloat to force you to buy stash tabs isn't p2w

        You are winning over the version of yourself that didn't buy the tabs

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        …yourself?

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's difficult to get into, and while dying isn't particularly punishing in the campaign, it's also not fun and you'll probably do it a shitload if you go in blind. It can be rewarding once you learn it, but that takes straight up hundreds of hours.

    Also the drops are balanced around trade, and trade is cumbersome garbage.

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Do you want a second job? If yes, it's great, it'll eat up all of your time. You can engage with its many many many systems that got added over the years and you still won't make any meaningful progress without either major luck or major game knowledge.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Do you want a second job? If yes, it's great, it'll eat up all of your time.
      This is false, I can do 24 challenges per league with casual play in 2 weeks on SSF, easily one week on normal server. Hardly "eat up all of your time".

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but how long have you been playing this game? To reach your point would hundreds of hours.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          laffin that he didn't reply to this even though it was like a minute after he posted

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. People who play it regularly will throw out their angry thoughts since everything's tense around the changes coming with the new league, but the game is still overall great in regards to ARPGs and has a lot of value to get out of it before you get tired of it. It's a good time if you go into it with an open mind.
    >t. 7000+ hours

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    If you've never played it before you might find it interesting but know that the game is basically on hold until they release their big expansion some time in the future (they don't even use the word "soon").

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Nah that skill tree literally looks like the Quran

  11. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that only shitters play softcore in ARPGs

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >yes i do like my 100h of progress to be wiped a lag-spike, why do you ask?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I already did level 90 in SSFHC once, it's just kind of boring. You're less inclined to push harder during early maps unless you're actively racing.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I refuse to play HC online, but I've completed several Baal Hell kills in D2 offline. There's too much risk involved in online play, it's not worth the frustration.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >implying any game in this genre takes any actual skill

  12. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I started it this league and I had a lot of fun. But you WILL have to consult guides and wikis to understand a lot of stuff or to do well in the post-game content. There are a lot of things in the game that are overly complex just for the sake of it.

  13. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    wait a minute that anime

  14. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    i would have recommended it 5 years ago but there is way too much bloat to keep track of nowadays

  15. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't played this game since before it became free to play.

  16. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's okay, this genre in general has a "If you played one, you've played them all" feeling to it for me. Unless you absolutely have to scratch that itch I guess, but keep in mind this shit is a skinner box.

  17. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    how poe different from grim dawn and d2?
    why everyone is shilling it when arpg topic comes up

  18. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Play POE
    >Realize theres no actual classes and everyone just runs the same builds
    >close the game
    Nice try Gankeraggots.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Caring about what reddit and streamers play
      Must be boring playing games without any agency

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Why does it matter what other people are playing? Just do your own thing, man.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        You need to know what others are playing to engage in the economy properly. Read the newest manifest and ctrl+f "invest". This is Trading Gear Games after all

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Just go to SSF? Nobody force you to play path of trade.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Oh yes, languish with 0 drops because GGG purposefully balances around the expectation that you trade.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      what does this even mean
      occasionally you get a build which is class agnostic (usually a sc and hc variant) or utilize an item so overpowered it doesn't matter what you put it on (like omni) but most builds are locked to one ascendancy

  19. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    don't take the poor advice of those who did not make it.
    play the game, do not follow a guide, do not be a metagay.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      i bet everyone is metagay though

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        that's why all the redditors and the PoE general posters are all fucking miserable (and still play the game for some reason).

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly the game is basically unplayable its current state without playing a good build. They just keep making worse builds worse.

  20. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely not.

  21. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    No as all the fun playstyles have been nerfed to the ground with the latest being minion builds

  22. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >do you have time to spend hundreds of hours googling?
    if you answered yes-
    >do you have time to spend hundreds of hours RNG farming?
    if you answered yes-
    >do you enjoy RNG bricking items you craft?
    if you answered yes-
    >do you enjoy meta builds?
    if you answered yes-
    ......

  23. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's a shitty imitation of diablo except it's an infinite looter with no story or skill progression, you're just endlessly hunting +0.0001% stat boosts and paid cosmetics

  24. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >no new skills
    >no buffs to the wasteland that is most of the skills in the game
    >boring defensive aura meta
    >boring 3 decent ele builds all enabled by 1 amulet
    >mobs even MORE annoying to map now with archnemesis mods
    >boring uber uber uber bosses that are literally only interesting to streamer trannies playing gauntlet
    >hardcore a complete joke, non-stop one shot deaths, deaths to lag, deaths to server issues, deaths to game engine being a piece of shit
    >no real news on poe2 4 years later despite using the same engine as poe1
    >same shitty fucking trade site experience, zero attempts to make trading even slightly less cancer
    >same nerfed movement skills, enjoy your double movement skills to move like you used to be able to with just one
    >flasks still nerfed, diluted mod pool full of trash nobody asked for
    >flasks still require autism orbs to gain functionality they could've added with a few lines of code allowing you to bind multiple flasks to a single key
    >endless tedious micromanagement of tiny inventory leading to click-induced arthritis
    >ssf still an utter joke where you can play maybe 5 builds well because the drop rates are tuned around bots farming 24/7 for muh trade economy
    >requires a supercomputer to actually run decent in juiced maps and even then lags because the game engine is shit
    >oh you liked this build? Nerfed. Oh you liked this item? nerfed. Most anti-fun developers I have ever seen in my life
    It's actually insane how fast this fucking gay game fell apart. 3.13 it was the best game I'd ever played, and I could see myself playing it forever. In just a year they ruined it irredeemably, I've never seen a game fall from grace so hard, even WoW took many years to do the kind of damage that GGG managed to do in a single year. I would pay chris moron wilson over $100 for an offline copy of 3.13 but that gay will never do it and so I will simply not play and never give them money again. Fuck them

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      nice ramble. for over a 1 month i try to force myself back into the game to get more challenges and craft and build something with my explodi thicket bow, but i feel so annoyed by the same game, again and again with a shitty league on top.
      i got still 11 days left right?

  25. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it can be enjoyed casually, although your inventory wil probably get cluttered by useless left overs from 20 previous league mechanics and mini-games.

  26. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >pay 2 store items
    just play D2R, if you don't want to give them money get it from cs rin ru

  27. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's good but starting mid season always feels a bit redundant

  28. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Absolute new player here. I'd say yes, I only reach the prison area, hasn't even finished Act 1 but I have to say I enjoy every minute of it. Sure there are dozen of 'how x ruins PoE for me' youtube video out there, but it's almost always the minmaxer or endgame focused stuffs so I don't particularly care, in all honesty. This season will end soon anyway so I can just create a new character then.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'm new too and got a good bit into maps and I'd also say yes. You require some real planning if you're not trading but the actual gameplay experience is very fun if you're the kind of person that enjoys fucking around with skill trees and synergies.

      I can see what vets are complaining about but unless you're already in deep and have seen several patches it literally won't matter to you at all.
      If there's anything I'm hoping to see with PoE2 is an overall rework of many gem effects so you're forced to run more spell types and avoid passive autocast playstyles.

  29. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, play on hardcore and do not follow a guide. When you die, use what you learned to improve your next character. If you play this way you'll have significantly more fun than of you hit up softcore and blindly follow a guide.

  30. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    in its current state I cant recommend it. maybe when poe2 drops.
    the gem system will change dramatically from then and it will have a better campaign plus an influx of new players that are furries who want to play as the werewolf shapeshifter.
    Also they just nerfed the fuck out of minions ahead of the gem system in poe2 since every gem can be a six link. Having every minion be a six link is absurdly broken.

  31. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    No! Get Path of Building insted.
    It's an application, that let you make your own Path od Exile builds. This is exactly what you would try to do in actual game, but this application is more fun than actual game and will save you many hours of grinding and trading nightmare.

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