Any chance of some kind of coverage?

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#1 Posted by Cronus42 (372 posts) -

So POE officially releases tomorrow. With the weird schedule that it seems is gonna happen this week, is there any chance of some coverage from the few people in the office?

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#2 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10371 posts) -

A game that's been in open beta since forever suddenly releasing isn't really news; there are some additions that wouldn't impact a quick look at all.

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#3 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -
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#4 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10371 posts) -

@canteu: DoTA 2 wasn't news either, the "news" part was someone actually playing it, a phenomenon which will undoubtedly not occur with Path of Exile.

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#5 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -
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#6 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (1462 posts) -

I'd enjoy a quick look for this. I'm digging it so far, though I'm only level 7.

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#7 Posted by Dezztroy (1074 posts) -

A game that's been in open beta since forever suddenly releasing isn't really news; there are some additions that wouldn't impact a quick look at all.

Except that 1.0 actually brought some significant changes and content additions to the game.

Brad would probably like this game, seeing as he's crazy for randomized loot.

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#8 Posted by SamStrife (1330 posts) -

A game that's been in open beta since forever suddenly releasing isn't really news; there are some additions that wouldn't impact a quick look at all.

Giant Bomb always say they try to avoid covering games until they launch....now the game has launched it's too late all of a sudden?

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#9 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10371 posts) -

@samstrife: Don't really remember anyone saying that but they have plenty of coverage of games in that weird semi-released state.

@dezztroy: Yes, significant changes that don't impact a quick look as I said; QL would be somewhere in act 1 I imagine with them slowly plodding away killing zombies and skeletons; they wouldn't be able to explore the things that make the game interesting I'm sure.

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#10 Edited by SamStrife (1330 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: Jeff says it pretty much every time they talk about early access or paid alphas/betas.

And yeah, Path of Exile would be the first time they would show off the first part of a game and not the real "meat" of it....

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#11 Posted by RazielCuts (3278 posts) -

I could see some of the guys giving it a look that is quick at some point. From my slight awareness of the game it looks Diablo-esque and the guys like Diablo loot driven-ish games. I remember looking at the skill tree and thinking it looked very FFX sphere grid, which isn't a bad thing to mimic. that system was cool.

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#12 Edited by Veektarius (6155 posts) -

I played a bit of it last night, seems okay; I'm not convinced about the skill system though. That said, I really don't think a game like this offers much of a viewing experience.

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#13 Edited by alanm26v5 (555 posts) -

I know nothing about this game, is it still free to play even though it's "out"? Does that mean there's annoying microtransactions? I would hate to get invested in something only to hit a wall purposely designed to make me spend money all of a sudden. Note, I'll support free to play games I can trust, but a loot based ARPG would be hard for me to trust it was done correctly. I guess a quick look wouldn't get far enough to answer a question like that anyway, but one might lead me to check it out next time I'm bored.

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#14 Posted by SamStrife (1330 posts) -

I know nothing about this game, is it still free to play even though it's "out"? Does that mean there's annoying microtransactions? I would hate to get invested in something only to hit a wall purposely designed to make me spend money all of a sudden. Note, I'll support free to play games I can trust, but a loot based ARPG would be hard for me to trust it was done correctly. I guess a quick look wouldn't get far enough to answer a question like that anyway, but one might lead me to check it out next time I'm bored.

In fairness to Path Of Exile, they promised there would never be anything on their store that gave players an advantage. 2 years later and that's still the case. It's really refreshing to see.

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#15 Posted by groin (870 posts) -

I know nothing about this game, is it still free to play even though it's "out"? Does that mean there's annoying microtransactions? I would hate to get invested in something only to hit a wall purposely designed to make me spend money all of a sudden. Note, I'll support free to play games I can trust, but a loot based ARPG would be hard for me to trust it was done correctly. I guess a quick look wouldn't get far enough to answer a question like that anyway, but one might lead me to check it out next time I'm bored.

You can buy extra stash tabs, cosmetic items, and non-combat pets. There is no pay to win in this game and none of the content is behind a paywall.

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#16 Posted by Dimi3je (486 posts) -

I vote for a QL

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#17 Posted by Aviar (504 posts) -

I've played this game on and off for a bit. Haven't had a chance to d/l the update since it released but I think it definitely deserves a look by the GB crew.

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#18 Posted by Darji (5412 posts) -

This really deserves more attention. It is the best Diablo like game since Diablo 2.It is really fun if you like these kind of games with tons of different loot.

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#19 Edited by Sylinder (87 posts) -

Here`s your coverage: It`s good and it`s free.

The microtransaction part is really really minor. You can play through it, and get the full experience of the game, without ever having to spend a dime. In some ways it`s a shame because this game is so good I really wouldn`t mind having to pay for it.

It`s a surreal thing, because it feels like they missed a real oppurtunity to make money with this game just by the way their microtransactions are set up and insignificant.

Where others have failed by making their game to much about the microtransactions these guys have fucked themselves by not making it even a factor for the experience. The interresting part being that the game is just way to good for them not to make a shedload of profit.

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#20 Posted by stryker1121 (2114 posts) -

I downloaded this on Steam without knowing much about it...is it viable to solo this game? Or what about playing offline?

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#21 Posted by Darji (5412 posts) -

I downloaded this on Steam without knowing much about it...is it viable to solo this game? Or what about playing offline?

There is no offline play since it is a server based game. But you can totally play it solo of course.

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#22 Edited by PandaBear (1484 posts) -

As with a lot of games not usually covered here on GB if they do a QL it'll just piss of existing fans and drive away potential new ones.

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#23 Posted by CrystaljDesign (167 posts) -

@sylinder: When I was playing the beta I wanted to throw them some money, but what they offer is so meaningless that I decided to hold off until they possibly have more to offer with the steam release. Such an amazing game, can't wait to jump back in.

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#24 Posted by Epicurwin (10 posts) -

Don't think of it as buying useful things, think of it as supporting NPR. Sure that coffee mug isn't worth $100 a year, but the free news is.

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