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Old 01-30-2013, 2:21 PM
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Exclamation Path to Exile, what D3 should have been.

http://www.pathofexile.com/

Do far it does play like D2LOD, you can really lose a lot of time. Went on yesterday at 8pm and looked at the time and it was already 11pm, felt like 5 minutes.

I guess its free to play.
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Yeah, my wife started playing it last night... it seems like an improved version of LoD with the skill tree from Final Fantasy X thrown in. It's interesting and certainly good, but I can't say that it's what D3 should have been. Blizzard took a different approach than usual with D3 and I can't fault them for it--the game turned out reasonably well and managed to address some of D2/LoD's shortcomings in unexpected ways.
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Yea, definitely a shot at Blizzard right there. I'll have to give this a try, looks promising.
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Seems to not have a Mac version.
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Seems to not have a Mac version.
Game is still being worked on. I think it runs on openGL, would be easy to convert over to Mac.
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Seems to not have a Mac version.
Thats because they made it to work on real computers, not toys...

Its a pretty good game. I like it so far. I ripped through D3 and then it was like "now what?". For all the hype there wasn't much there. Path of Exile has some promise. Massive skill tree!
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Thats because they made it to work on real computers, not toys...

Its a pretty good game. I like it so far. I ripped through D3 and then it was like "now what?". For all the hype there wasn't much there. Path of Exile has some promise. Massive skill tree!
People are mixing it up, like bow witches and templer assassins.
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People are mixing it up, like bow witches and templer assassins.
Thats the coolest part I think. Of course theres always those online know-it-all douchebag kids who think if you don't play their "expertly crafted" build you suck... but F em'...
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man I still remember the days where I was baaling and doing uber leveling and uber runs....
not to mention chaos runs in hell mode :/

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Was very dissapointed in D3 looking for a new game.
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Thats the coolest part I think. Of course theres always those online know-it-all douchebag kids who think if you don't play their "expertly crafted" build you suck... but F em'...
there's bow mages, lol.
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Thanks for the heads up. The game looks great and the skill tree seems awesome.

Count me as another D3 refugee. I left after playing through a couple weeks and finding it to be lacking.....
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Friend just showed me some game-play videos of this game...looks legit.

Time to see if my laptop can run it. Anyone still playing it?
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I've been playing in the beta of Path of Exile for a bit over a year now. I got burned out on it months ago cause the devs were slowing down on the development, and there's only so many time you can run through the same levels before it's annoying. Great structure for the skills though. You definitely want to look on the outer areas of the ring where the major upgrades are to figure out the path you want to take in the tree.

I may have to log back in. It has been quite a while now.
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Just spent about 3 hours playing it, nice game. For a free game, it definitely makes Blizzard's $60 look like a butt-raping. D3 was ok, but not THAT much better.
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Thats the coolest part I think. Of course theres always those online know-it-all douchebag kids who think if you don't play their "expertly crafted" build you suck... but F em'...
Hey now.

I had a sorceress that could not do anything, but then I started following one of those d-bag builds and I was like, WOW, this is cool... Next thing you know I was throwing ice orbs and fire balls and actually beat the game in Hell mode... Now she is a matriarch or whatever...

Just saying, SOMETIMES some of those folks know what works good.

How big is this game? Space wise? I mean, I got 28GB free but it seems like it is taking a while to d/l after installing it and running it for the first time. I wonder if they do that to not scare people away from d/ling it the first time. Like, I would rather d/l a 6 MB file then a 2.4GB sized file... I hope this thing is fun.
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So I rolled a HC character and got to around lvl 23. Then I realized my friends play SC so I killed my toon and how he is SC.

If anyone wants to play some SC hit me up! My toons name is 'PlzDntKillMe'
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Interesting...
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OKay so it is a fun game to play annd YES, time FLIES very fast on this thing. Now that I know that you can control your grinding I am liking the idea of just running around picking things up. The effects seem to be decent too.
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I downloaded the game yesterday and played for a few mins, what the hell is going on? Is everyone on the same map? I never got away from the beach, it just seems to go on forever. Anyways, back to the game.
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I downloaded the game yesterday and played for a few mins, what the hell is going on? Is everyone on the same map? I never got away from the beach, it just seems to go on forever. Anyways, back to the game.
lulz the beach will end soon and you will be in a town after killing some huge guy

the maps are instanced so you only see other people out in the world if they are in your party
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Yeah, you will see the people when they show up in town and you can interact with them there aside from global chat but out in the world you do not typically see them.
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If anyone wants to party up and do some quests or grind let me know.

Currently playing default but might roll a HC toon in the near future.
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An HC Toon? Is that the new way of saying character?

HEre is my official synopsis of this game (did I use it right?) DAMN you better read a bit before you play because that character build is OFF THE CHART and you also better grab PUNCTURE when it is offered instead of INCINERATE. Incinerate is like tacobell farts where Puncture is more like pull a constantine wire out yer arse...

I am a level 27 shadow that it hitting slightly more than 111, but a level 35 shadow was dealing out a HUGE 3k+ damage multiplier... Said he killed brutus with one shot and the puncture did not do him in... WTF?
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An HC Toon? Is that the new way of saying character?

HEre is my official synopsis of this game (did I use it right?) DAMN you better read a bit before you play because that character build is OFF THE CHART and you also better grab PUNCTURE when it is offered instead of INCINERATE. Incinerate is like tacobell farts where Puncture is more like pull a constantine wire out yer arse...

I am a level 27 shadow that it hitting slightly more than 111, but a level 35 shadow was dealing out a HUGE 3k+ damage multiplier... Said he killed brutus with one shot and the puncture did not do him in... WTF?
HC = hardcore. There is default and hardcore.

As for builds, I just used some builds I found online as a guide and modified them: http://www.exilepro.com/

I'm level 30 something, I am still trying to find some decent gear.
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I just found out that there are three colors of things today.

White = normal every day junk
blue = magical every day junk
yellow = rarer but still pretty much magical blue junk, although yellow seems to be better than blue usually.

THEN I found orange. orange looks like some sort of SET items- I NEVER found any orange items until level 28, then I found two within ten minutes of each other and then I have found a total of about 4-6 set items.
They DID seem to be pretty cool.
It seems though that the vast majority of your damage you deal is primarily based on your weapons and stones. I like the D2/LOD way of looking at your skills and I like the synergy, but it seems that synergy here only comes in the form of heaped on intelligence, dexterity and strength.
I will have a look at exile pro though.
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I never see anyone from calguns on there playing...
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Everytime I get on I yell CALGUNS!

And get no responses. At this point I think that someone made the game up to try to make me think that other people were playing it. Oh ha ha. very funny.

Well my character is doing OK I guess. I get distracted with the nekid gold chicks but anyways, if anyone EVER does play, I am Cockchop :O
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I am working on getting this running under WINE. So far so good. This should be interesting.
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0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o. Now THAT can be very nice. How do you go about doing that? Try to run it in Linux first and then when there is an issue running get WINE and then run it through WINE and see what happens?
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Been playing for days. Flawless on Play On Linux, was a little more rough to get it running on vanilla wine. Frame rate is "acceptable" but nothing to wow about. Otherwise, glitch free.

The catch is if you get sound popping you are dealing with a screwed up part of linux that no one wanted but everyone uses: Pulse Audio. The Audio backend from HELL.. Years now and they haven't gotten it working right. The trick is to either switch to two channel in the sound control applet or just point wine at the front channel of Pulse Audio's 5.1 system. Aka, pulse and surround do not play well together. Hell they still have yet to figure out proper independent base level control in 5.1 mode resulting in booming audio. Yeah. Pulse needs to die in a fire.
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Been playing for days. Flawless on Play On Linux, was a little more rough to get it running on vanilla wine. Frame rate is "acceptable" but nothing to wow about. Otherwise, glitch free.

The catch is if you get sound popping you are dealing with a screwed up part of linux that no one wanted but everyone uses: Pulse Audio. The Audio backend from HELL.. Years now and they haven't gotten it working right. The trick is to either switch to two channel in the sound control applet or just point wine at the front channel of Pulse Audio's 5.1 system. Aka, pulse and surround do not play well together. Hell they still have yet to figure out proper independent base level control in 5.1 mode resulting in booming audio. Yeah. Pulse needs to die in a fire.
how can we as end users fix that or develop that properly? I thought Linux was all about user development and crap like that. :\
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Looks like I gotta try this. Considering I've played D2 for years, this might get me interested again. Because D3 blows chunks.
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I upgraded my 5-year computer (4GB, well 3.5GB RAM) just to play POE. Put in two SSDs and 16GB memory, and now it loads crazy quick.

FWIW, they should add a loading progress bar.
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I upgraded my 5-year computer (4GB, well 3.5GB RAM) just to play POE. Put in two SSDs and 16GB memory, and now it loads crazy quick.

FWIW, they should add a loading progress bar.
YEah cause I HATE seeing that damn screen as I just sit and wait and wait and wait...

I wonder now how torchlight is compared to this. I bought that some time ago, but because I purchased it I never loaded it up.
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how can we as end users fix that or develop that properly? I thought Linux was all about user development and crap like that. :\
Pulse seems to be driven by the same kind of crazy devs that drove Ubuntu to Unity and Gnome Team to Gnome 3, two decisions that actually broke the back of the community pretty heavily.

Pulse Audio is pretty much here to stay, the general concesus is that it will get fixed in time and 99% of distros support pulse and most of their systems are based about pulse. You can rip pulse out, I did once, it fixed the issue but broke a lot of other things. So far I have just decided to work about it's idiocyncracies because I don't have the cycles to go full on pulse back end dev and try to get to the root of the problem... which I personally believe was an attempt to make a single unified Audio Backend for all of linux. Before there were quite a few, OSS was getting long in the tooth, ALSA was where it was at but it seems everyone just stopped developing ALSA.

Essentially the problem with pulse is that it is a massive abstraction layer. It is probably one of the more powerful concepts, but it introduces latencies and buffer over-under runs. That is what is happening with the popping sound problem and other similar things. Everything works off of a virtual adapter really. JACK is probably the best for hardcore music making. Frankly I want ALSA back. I don't need network audio for example.

This will help explain it.

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