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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2013 7:44 a.m. PST

So Path of exile is a love story and success story.

A few Kiwies decided they wanted a diablo 2 type game, and nobdoy were really making it. so the decided to make thier own.

So the started a game developer grinding gears. And made path of exile, last year it was on closed beta, now it's in open beta.

So why is it good?

1. Free, the game is totaly free, download and play, no need to spend any money, and unlike other F2P games, you can not pay to win, the only stuff you can use money on is superfecial stuff, glowing weapons ect. that has no effect on gameplay, so those that spend no money can be just as good and awesome as those that has spent hundreds of dollars.
2. it's freaking awesome, the grapichs are so superiour to diablo 3, while diablo 3 has this childish cartonny graphics. While path of exile has a dark realistic look, the shadow effects are amazing. When your in a deep under water cave, the walls are wet and slimy.

3. varried and cool maps, from beaches, swamps, churches, jungles, mayan temples, dungens, roman style city ect.

4. over 1300 passive skills.

5. no real money auction house.

6. damn fun.

So you have 3 classes, 3 "pure" klasses and 3 hybrid.

The pure classes, are Marauder(warrior) Hunter(archer) and witch (mage) these you Strength, agility and intelligence respectaly.

The hybrid are Duelist(stength and agility. Shadow, agility and intelligence, and templar, strength and intelligence.

PaddySinclair30 Jul 2013 9:37 a.m. PST

So how is this game going to actually make any money?

Oh wait, it's not as free as you think it is. Yes, the high dollar items are for show only, but look under Account Features on the webstore and suddenly there are a whole bunch of things that are game effecting. Extra storage slots, extra character slots etc. Yes, you can play without buying those things but let's face it the game will be designed so that you don't.

Oh and there's the standard F2P mis-match between purchased currency amounts and item costs so that you'll always either have too much or not enough.

This will self destruct in about 12-18 months.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2013 9:57 a.m. PST

No need to buy any of that, I have allready 3 characters, and can make a fourth, how many more character slots do you need?

The game has allready made 2 million dollars during it's closed beta.

PaddySinclair30 Jul 2013 11:30 a.m. PST

Obviously not a hardened MMORPG player then ;)

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2013 3:19 p.m. PST

This isn't an MMORPG, it's an loot oriented action RPG, you can play the whole game with out having anything to do with other players, I only play it by my self or with a buddy.

Toy Soldier Green16 Apr 2014 5:11 a.m. PST


Hauptmann6 Inactive Member13 Jul 2014 7:00 p.m. PST

It's a great game overall. And Paddy is completely wrong on the need to spend money.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2014 3:30 p.m. PST

I started playing again, made a new character, they have made alot of changes since I played, made it even bloodier.

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